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ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Remain On Top

by Gavin Ryan on April 18, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

The theme from ‘Furious 7’ for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth entitled “See You Again” holds at No.1 in Australia for a second week atop the ARIA Singles chart, the track picking up a Platinum in sales in the process.

“See You Again” jumped to No.1 here last week, and this feat has been repeated around the world this past week in New Zealand (18 to 1), The USA (10 to 1), Germany (39 to 1) and Switzerland (36 to 1), plus the song is set to debut at the top of the UK and many other charts this coming week.

Also notching up ▲Platinum sales is former No.1 “Lean On” for Major Lazer featuring M0 and DJ Snake which holds at No.2 this week, whilst climbing a place to a new peak of No.3 are Skrillex, Diplo (aka Jack U) with Justin Bieber performing “Where are U Now” which becomes J.B.’s equal highest charting song here, as he peaked at No.3 in early May 2010 with his first Top 10 single “Baby”. Leaping to No.4 (up eight spots from No.12) for Galantis is their electro track “Runaway (U & I)”, making Australia its second highest peak anywhere in the world, the song reached No.1 in The Netherlands for a single week back in January, and both Jack U and Galantis see their tracks also score Gold (●) in sales too.

Jarryd James is still the highest charting Australian act this week even though his track “Do You Remember” is down two places to No.5, whilst climbing up two spots to land a new peak of No.6 is Jason DeRulo with “Want to Want Me”. Last weeks highest new entry for Irish singer Jamie Lawson entitled “Wasn’t Expecting That” is up thirteen places to a new chart height of No.7 this week, with the song having previously peaked at No.3 in Ireland back in February 2011.

LunchMoney Lewis is down three places to No.8 with his “Bills” with Australia and New Zealand still the only two countries to make it a Top 10 hit (it’s climbing in The Netherlands, USA and just debuted in Canada). The third entry to the Top 10 this week becomes the first for the three piece London based act Years & Years with their former UK No.1 single “King”, which is up sixteen places to land at No.9 this week, and it beats their previous peak of No.20 on The Magician track “Sunlight” (peaked Nov 2014). Finally spending its 21st week within the Top 10 is Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with “Uptown Funk”, which is down four places to No.10 this week. The last song to spend this length of time within the Top 10 was “Roar” by Katy Perry back in 2013/14.

UP: Vance Joy hold at No.15 with “Georgia” and up three places to a new peak of No.16 is Natalie La Rose and Jeremih with “Somebody”, whilst right behind them at No.17, up a massive twenty-four places are Walk the Moon with their rock/pop track “Shut Up & Dance”, with the song just hitting #9 in the USA this week after 22 weeks within their Top 100. Hozier has “Someone New” at No.24 up twenty-one spots this week, and up thirteen are Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor with “Marvin Gaye” to No.25, whilst also jumping into the Top 30 is Jess Glynne with “Hold My Hand” up eight places to No.27. Flo Rida is up six places to a new chart height of No.36 with “GDFR” and climbing back up six to No.40 is Carly Rae Jepsen with “I Really Like You”, with new Top 50 entries coming from a returning Kendrick Lamar with “King Kunta” back up eleven places to its original entry position of No.43 and ‘Furious 7’ track “Get Low” for Dillon Francis and DJ Snake is up eight spots to a new peak of No.44.

DOWN: The three songs leaving the Top 10 this week are Sam Smith & John Legend with “Lay Me Down” (HP-3×2, WI10-5) down four to No.11, “FourFiveSeconds” for Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney (HP-1×1, WI10-10) down four to No.13 and after climbing back to No.10 a couple of weeks ago during his tour here, this week Hozier is down nine to No.19 with “Take Me to Church” (HP-2×3, WI10-16). Former No.1 “Cheerleader” for OMI is down six to No.20 but is newly certified 4x▲Platinum, whilst also down six to No.23 is Ed Sheeran and “Bloodstream” and down four to No.26 are Zedd with Selena Gomez on “I Want You to Know” with both tracks picking up Gold (●) in sales. Ed’s former No.1 “Thinking Out Loud” drops seven to No.30 as too does Ariana Grande with “One Last Time” (30 to 37), whilst “The Nights” for Avicii is down eight to No.39 and after returning at its former peak of No.36 last week, Sia drops back down twelve spots to No.48 with “Big Girls Cry”.

Lower 50: Last week Kygo and Conrad (Sewell) fell back for the first time in their (then) eleven week chart run with “Firestone”, but this week its blasts back up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.51 thanks to Conrad’s recent visit here, and the song is currently Top 10 in Norway (#9, former No.1 for six weeks), Portugal (#2), Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland (#6), Belgium (#4), and Austria (#5) whilst it jumped to No.11 in the UK and is also Top 20 in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Spain and Ireland.

Wiz and Iggy climb to a new peak of No.60 with “Go Hard or Go Home” and holding at No.63 for a second week are Martin Garrix and Usher with “Don’t Look Down”. “Ayo” for Chris Brown and Tyga is back up nine to No.65 and bulleting twenty-five spots to No.73 is “Forces” by local act Japanese Wallpaper featuring Airling and landing a Gold (●) certification this week is Big Sean with “I Don’t F**k with You” (down five to No.77), and landing its second consecutive year within the Top 100 (104 weeks) are Vance Joy with “Riptide”, which is down five to No.87 this week. Returning tracks this week are 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa with “We Own it” (HP-6) at No.85, Paloma Faith and her former No.1 “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” at No.89 and Florence + the Machine return at #100 with “What Kind of Man” (HP-16).

The highest new entry for this week occurs at No.53, “The Wolf” by Mumford & Sons, the second song lifted from their forthcoming third album “Wilder Mind” (due 4-May), whilst the first track “Believe” (HP-29) is down five to No.64 this week. The next new entry comes at No.61 entitled “Five More Hours” by Mexican DJ and artist Deorro (Erick Orrosquieta) who released the dance track “Five Hours” in 2014 where it went Top 10 in Belgium and France, and now Chris Brown has added his vocals and its been remixed and renamed “Five More Hours” and has so far gone Top 10 in Sweden and Norway.

Local dance act Justice Crew returns to the charts with their eleventh Top 100 chart entry at No.68 called “I Love My Life”, whilst also returning at No.75 are UK three-piece electro act Nero with their fourth chart entry “The Thrill”, with the groups last entry coming in June 2014 with “Satisfy” (HP-59).

Another local act Tame Impala debut at No.80 with “’Cause I’m a Man” which is the second entry from their forthcoming third album ‘Currents’ (no date known yet), as the first entry was last months’ “Let it Happen” (HP-84) and this becomes the bands fifth Top 100 entry. Also landing a second entry from their current album are Fifth Harmony who are new at No.86 with Kid Ink on their track “Worth it”, which lands a few places higher than their first entry “Sledgehammer” (HP-88) achieved back in March.

David Guetta teams up with Nicki Minaj and Afrojack for his new track “Hey Mama” which is new at No.90 and becomes the sixth single lifted from his most recent album “Listen”, with his last entry “What I Did for Love” (HP-20) dropping out this week. The final new entry occurs at No.93, Florence + the Machine with “Ship to Wreck”, which is the third single from their forthcoming third album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” (due June 1st), following on from “What Kind of Man” (HP-16, TW-100) and “St. Jude” (HP-90) from a couple of weeks ago.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.


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