Holding for a second week atop the ARIA Singles Chart are Meghan Trainor and John Legend with the ballad “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”, which takes Meghan’s tally of weeks at No.1 to six now, as here first single “All About That Bass” spent four broken weeks at the top in August and September of 2014.
On the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s Singles’ Meghan moves from eighteenth to equal twelfth alongside Pink and Ed Sheeran who have also notched up six weeks from two No.1 singles and John Legend moves from nineteenth to now equal fifteenth alongside Snoop Dogg, Reece Mastin and Fun for scoring two or more No.1’s in Australia and accumulating five weeks at the top.
Challenging for the top spot though is Rachel Platten with her “Fight Song”, which jumps back up two places to score a new peak of No.2, pushing Conrad Sewell out of the way and down a place to No.3 with his former No.1 song “Start Again”. The first of two new entries to the Top 10 this week occurs at No.4, as The Weeknd lands his first Top 10 hit in Australia with his new single “Can’t Feel My Face” which is up nine places from last week, whilst back up one place to No.5 is Walk the Moon with “Shut Up & Dance” with the track now scoring a 2x▲Platinum sales certification.
The second and final entry to the ten this week occurs at No.6, up sixteen places are Robin Schulz and Ilsey with “Headlights”, which gives Robin his fourth Top 10 single here, although the first two were as remixer on “Waves” (HP-3) for Mr Probz and “Prayer in C” (HP-7) for Lilly Wood, and then earlier this year in February he went to No.7 again with “Sun Goes Down” featuring the vocals of Jasmine Thompson, so “Headlights” becomes his highest charting solo single and second highest chart appearance after “Waves”.
Taylor Swift drops two places to No.7 with “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar, plus the track also achieves 2x▲Platinum in sales, and another former No.1 single follows it at No.8, “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace which drops five spots this week. Down a single spot to No.9 are Little Mix with their “Black Magic” which notches up sales of Gold (●) this week and falling three places to No.10 is Major Lazer with Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley on the single “Powerful”.
UP: DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge are poised to enter the Top 10 next week with their dance track “You Know You Like it”, up five spots to No.11 and after her appearance as a new judge on ‘The Voice’ this week, Jessie J’s latest single “Flashlight” climbs back up to No.13. Three tracks leaping into the Top 20 this week are “Good for You” by Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky, up twenty-five places to No.16 and becoming the first Top 20 hit in Australia for Selena. Next track climbing up is “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) for Silento, which is up eleven places to No.17, and halving its position from last week and jumping eighteen places to No.18 are Travie McCoy and Sia with the song “Golden”. After debuting last week at No.47 the second entry for Galantis “Peanut Butter Jelly” leaps up twenty-two spots to a new peak of No.25 whilst also scoring a new peak are Fifth Harmony and Kid Ink with “Worth it”, climbing to No.27 this week. Rita Ora again climbs a couple of places to a new peak of No.30 with “Poison” and two tracks returning to the Top 50 thanks to performances on ‘The Voice: The Blinds” this past week are “Strong” by London Grammar at No.35 (Top 100 re-entry too) and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, which all of the judges for the new series sang at the top of the show last Sunday night, the song rising seven places to No.45. Three songs jump into the Top 50 this week too, with “Not Letting Go” for Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne flying up fifty-two places to No.37, becoming Tinie’s ninth Top 50 hit, and this is followed by Lost Frequencies with “Are You With Me”, which jumps up forty-two spots to land at No.41 becoming the acts first Top 50 hit and also landing her first entry to the fifty is Pia Mia who along with Chris Brown and Tyga are up twenty-three places to No.42 with “Do it Again”.
DOWN: After four broken weeks in the Top 10 and three uneven weeks at No.9, Ed Sheeran drops down three places to No.12 with his “Photograph”, whilst the other track to leave the Top 10 this week was only in for a single week, “Firestone” (HP-10) for Kygo and Conrad (Sewell) is down nine this week to No.19. Deorro and Chris Brown drop to No.14 with “Five More Hours” with the track scoring a ▲Platinum certification this week and former No.1 “See You Again” for Wiz and Charlie Puth drops four to No.15. “Hey Mama” for Guetta and Minaj falls six to No.21, “Lean On” by Major Lazer falls four to No.23 and down six to No.24 is Adam Lambert’s “Ghost Town”. James Bay is down eight to No.28 with his “Let it Go” track and “The Buzz” for Hermitude drops seven to No.32 and scores Gold (●) in sales. The “Anchor” EP for Birds of Tokyo drops eleven spots to No.34 and Jamie Lawson “Wasn’t Expecting That” to drop eleven spots also to No.38. Jason DeRulo is down seven to No.44 with “Cheyenne” and two former No.1 singles that also fall are “Cheerleader” for OMI down seven to No.47 and “Bills” for LunchMoney Lewis falls nine to No.48.
Sydney alt-dance act RÜFÜS land this weeks highest new entry with the first taste from their forthcoming second album (no date or title known as yet) entitled “You Were Right”, which by debuting at No.22 becomes the bands highest charting single here and their second to land within the Top 50, as the re-issued remix of their third single “Sundream” made it to No.47 in June 2014. Another Sydney act debuting this week are four-piece pop-rock act Little Sea with their first entry to the ARIA Singles chart entitled “Change for Love” taken from their second EP “With You, Without You”.
Lower 50: There are NO further new entries to the Top 100 this week, so let’s take a look at what’s moving and shaking in the lower fifty. Adelaide artist Tkay Maidza is up five places to No.52 with her track “M.O.B.” and back up ten to No.54 is Taylor Swift with “Shake it Off”. Whilst climbing to a new peak of No.56 is Fetty Wap with “Trap Queen”. Jessie J has a third chart entry this week, as returning at No.62 is her former No.14 single “Masterpiece” which she also performed on ‘The Voice’ this past week.
The second of three returning tracks this week is at No.68, the second single from the recent No.2 album for Daniel Johns entitled “Cool on Fire” and by returning so high it surpasses the No.99 peak it achieved two weeks ago. Rihanna is back up nine spots to No.72 with “Bitch Better Have My Money” and also climbing back up are Florence + the Machine with “Ship to Wreck” (92 to 79) and thanks to her debut album entering within the Top 10, Tori Kelly is back up seventeen places to No.80 with “Nobody Love”. Taylor Swift also climbs with her track “Blank Space” which is back up nine to No.86 and the final re-entry this week is at No.98, Omarion with “Post to Be”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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