Scoring a second week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart is the fourth Jamaican act to achieve a chart-topping single here, Omi (Omar Pasley) and “Cheerleader”.
The entire top five is the same as last week, with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” at No.2, and it is newly certified 4x▲Platinum in sales, with Hozier and “Take Me to Church” at No.3, James Bay at his peak of No.4 for a third straight week with “Hold Back the River” and for a second week at No.5, Sia and her “Elastic Heart” maintain their peak position.
Monday past in this country was Australia Day, and the annual Triple J Hottest 100 countdown for 2014 was broadcast throughout the day, with local singer/songwriter Chet Faker taking out the top spot with his track “Talk is Cheap”, which helps it to leap from No.52 to No.6 this week, picking up a ▲Platinum certification in the process and it becomes Chet’s first Top 10 single on the ARIA Charts, plus it beats the No.31 peak that the song achieved back in mid-December 2014, plus “Talk is Cheap” also peaks higher than his previous best effort, “Drop the Game” with Flume which made it to No.18 in February 2014 (helped then by the 2013 JJJ Countdown).
The second of four new entries to the Top 10 is Robin Schulz with guest vocalist Jasmine Thompson and “Sun Goes Down”, which is up six places to a new peak of No.7, becoming Robin’s first lead Top 10 single, but second overall as he is credited on the track “Prayer in C” by Lilly Wood & The Prick (TW-70), which peaked at No.7, giving him two number seven singles so far (he did also remix “Waves” by Mr. Probz but was not credited on the charts for that).
The soundtrack for the new film ’50 Shades of Grey’ saw its first chart entry four weeks ago with “Earned it” by The Weeknd (TW-47), now the second song lifted from the soundtrack debuts at No.8, Ellie Goulding and “Love Me Like You Do”, which also becomes her fourth Top 10 single in Australia, and her first Top 10 debut too. Landing his sixth Top 10 is Avicii with “The Nights”, which leaps up fourteen places to No.9 in similar fashion as “The Days” (TW-76) did back in October 2014 when it leapt to and peaked at No.10. Climbing back up one place to No.10 are The Hilltop Hoods with “Cosby Sweater” which benefits from the JJJ broadcast by being the No.3 song on their countdown for 2014, more J100 info down further too.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Meghan Trainor is poised for her third Top 10 single (ahead of her visit here soon too), as “Dear Future Husband” is up five places to No.11 and it’s newly crowned Gold (●) in sales, whilst Taylor Swift is up four to a new peak of No.17 with “Style” and also jumping into the Top 20, up six; is Guy Sebastian with “Linger” to No.20. Maroon 5 debuted at No.39 last week with “Sugar”, which is up twelve places this week to No.27 and the other Top 40 entry from last week, G.R.L. with “Lighthouse” is up eight to a new peak of No.30 this week. Two tracks jumping into the Top 50 this week are local dance act Mashd N Kutcher with “Do it Now” up fifteen to No.41 and former UK No.2 single “Wish You Were Mine” (the Stevie Wonder sampled track) by Philip George, which is up sixteen places to a new peak of No.43.
DOWN DOWN: After eleven weeks within the Top 10, “Blank Space” (HP-1×3) for Taylor Swift drops six places to No.12, with the other four evacuees being “Pray to God” (HP-10) for Calvin Harris and HAIM down five to No.15, “Fade Out Lines” for The Avener dropping eight to No.16 (and newly Gold (●) both leaving after only one week within the Top 10 each. “Thinking Out Loud” for Ed Sheeran (HP-1×5) is down nine to No.18 after seventeen weeks within the Top 10, now becoming Ed’s longest run ever here, beating the eleven weeks that “Lego House” achieved back in 2012, and finally AronChupa drops twelve to No.19 with “I’m an Albatraoz” (HP-2×2), which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales. Taylor also drops with “Shake it Off”, which is down nine to No.21, and Labrinth is down four to No.23 with “Jealous”, picking up its first cert by going Gold (●) this week. Dropping nine to No.24 is “Blame it on Me” for George Ezra, Meghan’s second single “Lips are Movin” descends eleven to No.25, “Real Love” for Clean Bandit drops eleven to No.28, Nicki’s “Bed of Lies” and Ariana’s “Love Me Harder” are both down ten places apiece to No.32 and No.34 respectively, with Ms Trainor’s first single “All About That Bass” down nine to No.38. Sam Smith picks up a Gold (●) cert for “Like I Can” which is down eleven to No.42, whilst One Direction’s “Night Changes” is down eight to No.45 and also now Gold (●) in sales. The Veronicas’ “If You Love Someone” is down ten to No.46, David Guetta with “Dangerous” drops sixteen places to No.48 and the biggest descent from last weeks fifty is Nico & Vinz with “In Your Arms”, dropping thirty-four places this week to No.74.
Triple J Hottest 100: 2014: The top eleven songs for the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2014 are all within the ARIA Top 100 singles this week, so below is a list of where they landed on the J100, and where they are on this week’s national chart:
JNo.|Titles – Artists|ARIA Position
#01|Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker|52 to 6
#02|High – Peking Duk feat Nicole Millar|64 to 26
#03|Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods|11 to 10
#04|Stolen Dance – Milky Chance|58 to 40
#05|Take Me Over – Peking Duk feat SAFIA|20 to 14
#06|Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars|on hold at No.2
#07|Gold – Chet Faker|returns at No.52
#08|1998 – Chet Faker|returns at No.66
#09|Chandelier – Sia|33 to 37
#10|King and Cross – Asgeir|returns at No.80
#11|Faded – ZHU|returns at No.65
#13|Mess is Mine – Vance Joy|98 to 67
#16|Left Hand Drive – Alt-J|returns at No.99
#17|Tightrope – Illy|returns at No.97
#18|Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde|87 to 61
#24|Roll Up Your Sleeves – Meg Mac|returns at No.73
#31|Sober – Childish Gambino|76 to 82
#41|Maybe – Carmada|73 to 59
#44|Flashed Junk Mind – Milky Chance|returns at No.44
#70|Is it a Banger? – Odd Mob|100 to 79
The second highest new entry this week comes in at No.13, Rihanna with Paul McCartney and Kanye West with the mid-week released song “FourFiveSeconds”, which becomes her 46th Top 100 and 42nd Top 50 chart entry, plus its her first new entry in exactly one year, as on the 3rd of February in 2014 she debuted at No.21 with the future No.5 single “Jump”, and it’s the first taste from her upcoming eighth studio album (no date or title known yet).
The final Top 50 entry for this week is by British rapper Wretch 32 (Jermaine Scott Sinclair from Tottenham, London), who makes his first chart entry in Australia with the former UK Top 10 track “6 Words”, which also managed to make it to No.12 in Scotland and is taken from his second album entitled ‘Growing Over Life’.
Lower 50: Kid Ink and Chris Brown jump up twenty-one places to No.60 with “Hotel”, whilst local artist Hayden James jumps up twenty-three spots to a new peak of No.62 with “Something About You”. Apart from the above mentioned J100 re-entries, there are also returns by The Hilltop Hoods with “The Nosebleed Section” (#92) and Jessica Mauboy with “Can I Get a Moment?” (#98).
Local female DJ, producer and classical cellist Alison Wonderland is set to release her debut album ‘Run’ in mid-March, and taken from that album is this weeks No.63 new entry “U Don’t Know”, and this becomes her second chart entry, as “I Want U” made it to No.38 last July and was J100’s No.37 for 2014. Another DJ entering this week is from Norway, Kygo (Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll) who teams up with Conrad for the chill-out track “Firestone” which comes in at No.94, and the final new entry is in at No.96, Pitbull who teams up with Ne-Yo for “Time of Our Lives”, which becomes the 34th Top 100 entry for Pitbull and the 22nd Top 100 entry for Ne-Yo, plus its their second teaming, as back in May and June of 2011 they spent six straight weeks at No.2 with “Give Me Everything”.
Two special chart-feat mentions this week must go to Idina Menzel with “Let it Go” which leaves the Top 100 after 56 weeks within the chart, peaking at No.16 almost halfway through its run, and also that “Riptide” by Vance Joy is back up three places to No.69 this week, and it notches up its 93rd week within the Top 100, making it now the fourth longest running charted song for ARIA. It now sits behind the leaders “Poker Face” (106 weeks) for Lady Gaga, “I Gotta Feeling” (105 weeks) for Black Eyes Peas and “Single Ladies” (98 weeks) by Beyonce, plus it also becomes the longest run on the charts for an Australia act, and pulls ahead of fifth placed Lady Gaga again with “Just Dance” (89 weeks).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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