Holding for a third week on top of the ARIA Singles chart is the song from the ‘Furious 7’ soundtrack by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth entitled “See You Again”.
When the track first leapt to No.1 three weeks ago, Australia was one of the first countries to place it at the top of their charts, and in last weeks report I mentioned how it had also jumped to No.1 in four other countries. Well this week “See You Again” is at the top of over twenty international charts, debuting at the top this past week in Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, but more-so it bulleted to the top in Austria (54 to 1), Canada (22 to 1), Ireland (9 to 1), Norway (15 to 1), Portugal (18 to 1) and England (22 to 1) and almost made it to the top in France (35 to 2). Plus throughout Asia it’s at the top in Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Former No.1 “Lean On” by Major Lazer, M0 & DJ Snake holds at No.2 for a third week, but climbing four places to a new peak of No.3 and equaling it’s February 2011 debut position in his homeland of Ireland is recent tourist here Jamie Lawson (with Ed Sheeran) and his track “Wasn’t Expecting That”, whilst also landing a new peak is Jason DeRulo with “Want to Want Me”, up two places to No.4, becoming his eleventh Top 5 single in Australia and now all four lead-singles from his albums have reached the Top 5 here, plus we and New Zealand are the two countries who have placed it this high.
Last week “Shut Up & Dance” for US act Walk the Moon jumped into the Top 20, this week it leaps up twelve places to land at a new peak of No.5, making Australia its highest charting placing so far. It is spending its second week in the US Top 10 (#8) and just entered the Canadian Top 10 at No.9 (up from 15) this week. Down one spot to No.6 is Jarryd James with his former No.2 track “Do You Remember”, but dropping four to No.7 after peaking at No.3 last week is Skrillex & Diplo (aka Jack U) with Justin Bieber on “Where Are U Now”, whilst the same four places drop occurs for Galantis with “Runaway (U & I)” down to No.8. Holding at their peak of No.9 for a second week is Years & Years with “King” and after one week out of the Top 10, Sam Smith with John Legend are back up one spot to No.10 with “Lay Me Down” (HP-3), notching up a six overall week within the ten and it’s helped back up by Sam’s national tour starting here this weekend.
UP: Natalie La Rose and Jeremih are up four places to a new peak of No.12, which also gives Jeremih his highest chart placing here, beating the No.14 peak his last hit “Don’t Tell ‘em” achieved back in late December 2014, but leaping into the Top 20, both up eleven places apiece are Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor with “Marvin Gaye” and Jess Glynne with her former UK No.1 (for 3 weeks) “Hold My Hand” at No.14 and No.16 respectively. Rachel Platten jumps up seven spots to a new peak of No.25 with “Fight Song” and James Bay lands his second Top 30 hit this week as “Let it Go” is up eight spots to No.26. Last weeks debut for David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack for the track “Hey Mama” is this week’s highest flying track, up a massive sixty-three places to No.27 which in turns means that all six singles from David’s album “Listen” have now reached the Top 30 here. Sia and her “Elastic Heart” are stable at No.28 this week and the track is the only new certification within the Top 100, now ranked at 2x▲Platinum in sales, whilst her recent entry “Big Girls Cry” (HP-36) is back up eleven places to No.37 after her recent return to our shores. Kendrick Lamar returned to the Top 50 last week with “King Kunta”, which this week is up eight places to a new peak of No.35 and thanks to his tour starting in Brisbane on the 25th of April, Sam Smith sees two of his older tracks returning to the Top 50, with “Stay With Me” (55 to 38) and it’s follow-up “I’m Not the Only One” (71 to 50), whilst also returning to the fifty is Paloma Faith who starts her national tour on the 5th of May in Melbourne; her former No.1 “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” leaps back up forty-one spots to No.48, and landing within the Top 50 for the first time, up nine spots to No.42 is current European Top 10 single “Firestone” for Kygo and guest vocalist Conrad (Sewell), who is also within the Top 50 with “Hold Me Up” (TW-49).
DOWN: LunchMoney Lewis and his “Bills” drop three places to No.11 this week after seven weeks within the Top 10, two of them at No.1, and another former No.1 in the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars collaboration “Uptown Funk” also drops three spots to No.13 after a massive twenty-one weeks within the Top 10, six of those at the No.1 position. “Uptown Funk” now ranks equal third for the longest run in the Top 10 in Australia alongside “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Queen (1976 & 1992), “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. (1984), “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley (1987/88), “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” for Sandi Thom” (2006/7) “I Gotta Feeling” for The Black Eyed Peas (2009) and most recently “Roar” by Katy Perry” (2013). “4-5-Seconds” for Rihanna is down six to No.19 and Pitbull and Ne-Yo dive six to No.24 with “Time of Our Lives”, with Hozier dropping with both tracks; “Take Me to Church” (19 to 23) and “Someone New” (24 to 31). Meghan Trainor drops down ten spots to No.43 with “Dear Future Husband” and down eight to No.47 is Avicii with “The Nights”, dropping hard out of last weeks Top 50 are Kelly Clarkson with “Heartbeat Song” (46 to 59). “Blank Space” for Taylor Swift (49 to 61) and “Ride Out” for YG (47 to 68).
Other than David Guetta and his huge rise into the Top 50 with “Hey Mama”, the highest new entry this week is in at No.45, “Nobody Love” by Tori Kelly who is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from California who has been posting YouTube clips since she was 14, auditioned and got into the Top 24 for Season 9 of “American Idol” (she progressed no further though) and is set to release her debut album “Unbreakable Smile” in July, with the song also debuting in the New Zealand Top 40 this week (#32) and it is currently within the US and Canadian Top 100’s.
Lower 50: Florence + the Machine blast up forty-one places to No.52 with “Ship to Wreck” and also scoring new peaks are Deorro and Chris Brown with “Five More Hours” up to No.55 and Tinashe and Iggy Azalea with “All Hands on Deck (Remix)” up eighteen spots to No.56. Sam Smith’s fourth Top 100 entry “Like I Can” is back up eighteen places to No.66, whilst up a single place to a new peak of No.71 is Japanese Wallpaper with “Forces”. Fifth Harmony are up four to No.82 with “Worth it” and re-entries this week are lead by Lee Kernaghan with “Spirit of the ANZACS” at No.79, a new peak of No.88 for Asta and AllDay with “Dynamite”, Vance Joy are back in at No.90 with “Mess is Mine” (as featured in the current KFC ads), and The Avener returns at No.98 with “Fade Out Lines”.
British producer, DJ and remixer Alex Adair debuts at No.51 with his first single “Make Me Feel Better” the song having reached No.13 in early March in the UK and Alex recently remixed the Ed Sheeran former No.1 “Thinking out Loud” (TW-32), whilst the next new entry occurs at No.65, Rihanna with “American Oxygen”, which is the third entry from her forthcoming eighth studio album after “4-5-Seconds” (TW-19) and “Bitch Better Have My Money” (TW-34) and becomes her 48th Top 100 chart entry in Australia.
French nu disco DJ and producer Martin Solveig scores his fifth ARIA Top 100 Singles chart entry this week by debuting at No.81 with “Intoxicated” featuring GTA. Martin’s highest charting single here was the 2010 track “Hello” which reached No.13 in February 2011. And the final entry at No.95 is Usher and Juicy J with “I Don’t Mind” becoming the 39th Top 100 entry for Usher and the third track to be lifted from his forthcoming album “UR” (no date known yet) after “Good Kisser” (HP-44, May 2014) and “She Came to Give it to You” (HP-32, peaked Sept 2014), whilst Usher is also on the charts at No.64 on the latest Martin Garrix track “Don’t Look Down”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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