Taylor Swift spends a second week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with her fourth No.1 in Australia “Bad Blood”, plus the track has sold enough during its three weeks within the Top 10 to be certified ▲Platinum in sales this week.
“Bad Blood” also takes the tally of weeks at the top this decade for Taylor to eight, the same amount of time that Guy Sebastian has notched up too. Jumping up three places to land at No.2 is Jessie J with her rendition of the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ song “Flashlight” which is new crowned Gold (●) in sales and becomes her equal highest charting single in Australia, matching the No.2 peak that her first Top 10 hit “Price Tag” achieved for three weeks from late March in 2011. “Flashlight” pushes former No.1 “See You Again” for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth down a place to No.3 and another previous chart-topper in “You Don’t Own Me” for Grace is also down a place to No.4, with Walk the Moon and “Shut Up and Dance” dropping one to No.5.
The third chart entry for Conrad Sewell “Start Again” debuted at No.60 last week, but this week it becomes his first Top 10 hit here as it drops the zero from last weeks position and leaps fifty-four places to land at No.6 this week, whilst his guest vocals on the Kygo track “Firestone” is down a single spot to No.15 this week. And Conrad’s jump into the ten also means that he and his sister Grace (TW-4) are the first Aussie siblings to meet within the Top 10 (with two separate songs, as opposed to a duet like ‘Scream’ for Michael & Janet Jackson or even Sheppard and/or Haim who have siblings within the band). The last time both a brother and sister were in the Top 10 together was back in November 1995 when Janet Jackson was in the ten with “Runaway” and Michael Jackson was about to leave the ten with “You Are Not Alone”. There was also a sister and sister occurrence ten years later in November 2005 when Jessica and Ashlee Simpson were in the Top 10 together with Jess’s rendition of “These Boots are Made for Walkin’” and Ashlee debuted with her song “Boyfriend” (thanks to SavageGrant for the research).
Holding at its peak of No.7 is Deorro and Chris Brown with “Five More Hours” which picks up a Gold (●) sales certification and returning to its former peak of No.8 is James Bay with “Let it Go”, up three places this week, whilst falling three to No.9 is David Guetta and Nicki Minaj with “Hey Mama”. And landing his tenth Top 10 single by climbing three places to No.10 is Ed Sheeran with “Photograph”, which also becomes the sixth Top 10 single from his current No.4 album “x”.
UP: Rachel Platten is back up three places to No.12 with “Fight Song” (HP-10) and climbing a single place to a new peak of No.17 is Flo Rida and Robin Thicke with “I Don’t Like it, I Love it”. Leaping seventy-three places from last weeks debut of No.92 to No.19 this week is the new track for Avicii, “Waiting for Love”, which becomes his eighth Top 20 hit in Australia, whilst back up nine spots to No.21 are Maroon 5 with “Sugar”. Another song that leaps up after debuting in the lower fifty last week is the new track for Little Mix entitled “Black Magic”, which is up thirty spots to No.25 and climbing one spot to a new peak of No.28 is the EP “Anchor” for Birds of Tokyo, followed by two further climbers, Adam Lambert with “Ghost Town”, up three to No.29 and Anja Nissen with her version of “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, jumping ten spots to No.30. “Someone New” for Hozier benefits from its commercial ads for his album by jumping up sixteen spots to No.32 and with a big push this past week for the new Bradley Cooper film ‘Aloha’, the song from the soundtrack by Cold War Kids entitled “First” is up a massive forty-four places to land at No.38 giving the band their first Top 50 chart entry here. Two former Top 50 entries jump back in this week, with “You Know You Like it” for DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge back up twelve spots to new chart heights of No.41 and Tinashe with Iggy Azalea and “All Hands on Deck” leaps back up thirty-eight places to a new peak of No.45.
DOWN: After five weeks within the Top 10 Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor drop three places to No.11 with “Marvin Gaye” and the other dropouts include the current No.1 streamed song in the country, “Lean On” for Major Lazer (HP-1×1, WI10-11) which dips four spots to No.13 this week and also down four to No.14 is Jamie Lawson with “Wasn’t Expecting That” (HP-3×2, WI10-7). After debuting at No.12 last week Guy Sebastian drops six places to No.18 with his Eurovision song “Tonight Again” whilst the winner from Sweden with “Heroes” descends from nineteen to No.61 this week. Sia is down seven to No.33 with her “Big Girls Cry” song and down ten to No.35 is “King” for Years & Years followed at No.36 by “Somebody” by Natalie La Rose with descends fifteen places to No.36 (both songs now ▲Platinum) and ringing up 2x▲Platinum in sales and down six to No.37 is LunchMoney Lewis with “Bills”. “Lay Me Down” for Sam Smith is down nine to No.43, “Georgia” by Vance Joy drops twelve to No.49 and falling seventeen to No.50 is Tori Kelly with “Nobody Love”.
Flume lands the highest new entry this week by debuting at No.27 with Andrew Wyatt on the track “Some Minds”, which becomes the third Top 50 and eighth Top 100 entry for Flume and the first for Andrew Wyatt, plus the first track is taken from the forthcoming second album for Flume. The third album for Major Lazer debuts in the Top 5 this week entitled “Peace is the Mission”, and the second single lifted from the album debuts at No.42 featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley as guest artists, the song is entitled “Powerful”. The final Top 50 entry of the week is from X-Factor winner for 2013 Dami Im with her ninth Top 50 and seventeenth Top 100 entry “Smile”, which is new at No.48 this week.
Lower 50: Armin van Buuren and Mr. Probz jump up thirteen places to a new peak of No.53 with “Another You” and after falling to #100 last week, Pia Mia with Chris Brown and Tyga rebounds thirty-two places to a new chart height of No.58 with “Do it Again”. “Shake it Off” for Taylor Swift is back up ten places to No.59 and also up ten to No.70 is Maroon 5 with their new track “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf****r”, with the final new peak coming at No.87 for Robin Schulz and Ilsey with “Headlights” up six places to No.87. Two major longevity songs drop out this week for the first time, Vance Joy and the (now) longest Top 100 stay of 110 weeks for “Riptide” and after 77 weeks within the hundred, Pharrell Williams drops out with his former No.1 “Happy”, leaving Sia and her “Chandelier” at 64 weeks as the current longest charting single.
Jason DeRulo debuts in the Top 15 albums this week with his fourth album “Everything is 4” and the second single from the album enters at No.52 entitled “Cheyenne”, which becomes his twentieth Top 100 entry. Local rapper Drapht comes in at No.76 with the track “Dancin’ John Doe” and a place lower at No.77 is the new entry “Holding On” by Disclosure featuring the vocals of Gregory Porter, which becomes the fifth chart entry for Disclosure, and second for this year after “Bang That” (HP-94).
Meghan Trainor has released the ballad “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” from her “Title” album featuring John Legend as her duet partner, and that song comes in at No.80 this week. The remainder of new entries are all from RnB or Hip-Hop acts, with A$AP Rocky entering at No.83 with the track “L$D” (Love, $ex, Dreams) taken from his current Top 10 album “A.L.L.A.” (TW-7). The Weeknd enters at No.88 with “The Hills”, and new at No.90 is this weeks No.2 album artist Jamie XX with his first singles chart entry “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” featuring Young Thug, and finally the recent No.2 single in America for rapper Fetty Wap entitled “Trap Queen” is the final new entry at No.95 this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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