Jamaican artist Omi holds for a third straight week atop the ARIA Singles chart with his remixed version of “Cheerleader”.
Omi is spending his third week atop the Dutch charts and is holding for an eighth week in Denmark, having already done nine weeks in Sweden.
“Cheerleader” is also currently Top 10 in Norway (#5), New Zealand (#6), Belgium (#3), Sweden (#4) and Germany (#8), and just entered the Austrian and Finish charts. Sitting behind Omi for a third week too are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with “Uptown Funk”, which is spending its eleventh consecutive week within the top two songs in Australia (since 1-Dec-2014).
After landing at No.13 last week, Rihanna with Kanye West and Paul McCartney jump up ten places this week to land at No.3 with “FourFiveSeconds”, which instantly becomes her 27th Top 10 and 13th Top 3 single here in Australia, plus on this day (7-Feb) in 2011 she was spending the first of five weeks at the top with “S&M”, and Rihanna’s last Top 10 entry was this week in 2014 (10-Feb-14) when “Jump” leapt in its second week (too) from 21 to No.9. This is also the second Top 10 this year for the Kanye West/Paul McCartney collaboration, as they debuted and peaked at No.8 with “Only One” on the second week of January (12-Jan-15), this week that song returns at No.67 after the just released video clip this week.
Hozier is down a place to No.4 with “Take Me to Church” and spending a third week at its No.5 peak is Sia with her “Elastic Heart”, whilst after three weeks at No.4, James Bay is down two spots to No.6 this week with “Hold Back the River”, but the track does achieve ▲Platinum in sales though. Ellie Goulding debuted at No.8 last week with her track from the ’50 Shades of Grey’ soundtrack entitled “Love Me Like You Do”, which is up a spot to a new peak of No.7, whilst dropping two places each are Chet Faker with “Talk is Cheap” and Robin Schulz with “Sun Goes Down” to No.8 and No.9 respectively, and Avicii dips one place to No.10 with “The Nights”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Taylor Swift and her track “Style” jumps up six places to a new peak of No.11 this week, the tracking also gaining a Gold (●) sales cert too, whilst Maroon 5 charge up fourteen places to land at No.13 with “Sugar”, which becomes their latest album “V’s” (TW-41) highest charted of its four singles issued, and this is the first time since January 2013 that the band have been in the ARIA Top 20 singles, their last this high was “Daylight” (HP-19). Ed Sheeran and his former No.1 “Thinking Out Loud” is back up a couple of places to No.16 and now 5x▲Platinum, and Guy Sebastian continues to climb with “Linger”, up a couple of places to No.18 and the song is now Gold (●) in sales. Wretch 32 debuted at No.29 last week and is up a couple of places to a new peak of No.27 with “6 Words”, whilst the Stevie Wonder sampled “Wish You Were Mine” by Philip George blasts up fifteen spots to a new chart height of No.28, and jumping up seven to No.29 is Tinashe with Schoolboy Q and the song “2 On”. Local electro-dance act Mashd N’ Kutcher are up six to a new peak of No.35, whilst the other ’50 Shades of Grey’ song is The Weeknd with his ballad “Earned it”, which climbs five to a new peak of No.42, whilst climbing into the fifty this week are Big Sean with “I Don’t F**k with You”, up five to a new peak of No.48 and local DJ Hayden James with “Something About You”, up thirteen places to No.49.
DOWN DOWN: After climbing to No.11 last week, Meghan Trainor and her “Dear Future Husband” track drops down a place to No.12, and the only song leaving the Top 10 this week is “Cosby Sweater” for The Hilltop Hoods, down four to No.14 after returning last week; whilst Peking Duk drop three to No.17 with “Take Me Over” and the song achieves 2x▲Platinum in sales, whilst Calvin Harris and HAIM drop five to No.20 with “Pray to God”, and notch up a Gold (●) sales certification. George Ezra holds at No.24 with “Blame it on Me” and is now ▲Platinum, whilst the other Peking Duk entry “High” drops down ten places to No.36 and Clean Bandit tumble nine spots to No.37 with “Real Love”.
The only entry to the fifty this week is at No.50, former Silverchair lead singer Daniel Johns sees his debut single “Aerial Love” come in at No.50, ahead of his four track EP in mid-March and later in the year his solo debut album. “Aerial Love” does also become his second chart entry, as appeared on the 360 track “Impossible” (HP-25, 27-Jan-14) from this time last year.
Lower 50: After crashing out of the Top 50 last week, Chris Brown and Tyga are back up thirty-two places to No.52 with “AYO”, and also leaping back up thirty-two is John Legend with “All of Me” to No.59. Kelly Clarkson and her “Heartbeat Song” turns back around and is up eighteen to No.60, whilst landing new peaks are lower entries “Firestone” for Kygo and Conrad and Pitbull with Ne-Yo on “Time of Our Lives”, both tracks up four places each to No.90 and No.92 respectively. Returning tracks this week apart from Kanye & Sir McCartney are Katy Perry with “Roar” (#82) thanks to her Super Bowl half-time performance this week, “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne (#86), “Centuries” for Fall Out Boy (#99) and BANKS with “Beggin’ for Thread” (#100).
Former Jonas Brothers member Nick Jonas lands his first solo chart entry this week with his current US Top 10 single “Jealous” at No.65, and the second single from the forthcoming album for Imagine Dragons entitled ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ (out 17-Feb), the song being “Shots” is new at No.73 and it’s the follow-up to the albums first track “I Bet Your Life” (HP-36, Nov 2014). The fourth and final entry for this week is at No.91, “Do You Remember” by Jarryd James, who hails from Brisbane and is on tour with Angus & Julia Stone at the moment.
Legend: DL = Download. VS = Video Single. RT = Ring Tone. Phys = Physical CD Single. C/D = CD and DVD combo. BR = Blu-Ray.
Written, Researched and Compiled by Gavin Ryan.
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