Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth are No.1 for a fourth week atop the ARIA Singles chart with their collaboration “See You Again”, which is now at the top in 55 countries this week.
“See You Again” is also the equal longest run at No.1 within 2015, matching the four weeks that Ellie Goulding and her song “Love Me Like You Do” (both tracks are from big movies too) achieved during late February and the first three weeks of March (btw: “Uptown Funk” spent three of its six weeks at the top during 2015). And former No.1 “Lean on” for Major Lazer is No.2 for a fourth week, whilst also holding at No.3 is recent tourist here Jamie Lawson with “Wasn’t Expecting That”.
Walk the Moon stroll up a place to a new peak of No.4 with “Shut Up & Dance”, which also grabs Gold (●) in sales, whilst leaping up nine places to land at No.5 is current co-No.1 holder Charlie Puth with former chart-topping artist Meghan Trainor on their tribute to the smooth sounds of “Marvin Gaye”, and in doing so it gives Charlie his second Top 5 hit and Meghan her fourth Top 10 and third Top 5 hit.
After jumping to No.4 last week, Jason DeRulo falls back down two places to No.6 with “Want to Want Me” and back up a place to No.7 are Galantis with “Runaway (U & I)”, whilst also down two places each are Jarryd James with “Do You Remember” and “Where Are U Now” for Jack U feat Justin Bieber to No.8 and No.9 respectively. Earning his sixteenth Top 10 single by jumping up seventeen places to land at No.10 is David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Afrojack with “Hey Mama”, which also becomes the fifth Top 10 single from his latest album “Listen” (TW-44). ‘Mama’ also becomes the tenth Top 10 for Nicki Minaj and the second such appearance for Afrojack whose first was on the first teaming for Pitbull and Ne-Yo on the song “Give Me Everything (HP-2, April 20111).
UP: Landing his second Top 20 single this week is James Bay who sees his new song “Let it Go” climb six places to a new peak of No.20, whilst right behind him and leaping sixteen spots to No.21 is Sia with “Big Girls Cry”. Kygo and Conrad (Sewell) jump up twelve places to land at No.30 with their “Firestone” and as last weekend was ANZAC day, the title track from Lee Kernaghan’s recent No.1 album “Spirit of the ANZACS” (HP-32) blasts back into the Top 50, up forty-one places to land at No.38, whilst we also see the 1983 Vietnam war tribute “I Was Only 19” (HP-1, mid-May 1983) by Redgum back in at No.42 (it also returned in 2014 at #78). Tori Kelly is up five places from last weeks debut to land at a new peak of No.40 with “Nobody Love” and up ten places to land within the Top 50 for the first time is Deorro with Chris Brown on his remixed track “Five More Hours”.
DOWN: After two weeks at No.9, Years & Years drop down two places to No.11 with “King”, but the track does pick up a Gold (●) sales certification this week, whilst after back for a single week within the ten was Sam Smith’s and “Lay Me Down” which is now back down two to No.12, although it could have remained within the Top 10 if he didn’t have to cancel his tour. Former No.1’s “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis is down four to No.15 and “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars drops three to No.16, but is now certified 7x ▲Platinum in sales. Demi Lovato toured here this past week, and her teaming with Olly Murs on “Up” only falls two places to No.22 and is crowned ▲Platinum, whilst achieving 3x ▲Platinum are Ellie Goulding with “Love Me Like You Do” and “4-5-Seconds” For Rihanna which are both down five places to No.23 and No.24 respectively. Falling ten spots to No.31 are Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson with “Trouble” (now ▲Platinum) and also down ten to No.34 are Pitbull and Ne-Yo with “Time of Our Lives”. “Elastic Heart” for Sia drops seven to No.35 and “Style” for Taylor Swift is only down four to No.37 but newly crowned 2x ▲Platinum in sales. Zedd and Selena Gomez tumble eleven places to No.41 with “I Want You to Know” and down nineteen to No.50 is Hozier with his recent second entry “Someone New”.
Conrad Sewell has two songs within the Top 100 this week, “Hold Me Up” (#76) and guest vocalist on the Kygo track “Firestone” (#30), but now his sister Grace (Sewell) lands the highest new entry of the week thanks to its use in the promo’s for the upcoming second season of Channel 9’s ‘Love Child’. G-Eazy teams with Grace for the cover of “You Don’t Own Me” which debuts at No.14, meaning this week Conrad’s sister has charted higher than him in her first week on the charts, and the Brisbane born singer had the song co-produced by legend Quincy Jones, who also produced the original by Lesley Gore from late 1963 (HP-4, peaked March 1964). The song was previously covered and a No.5 hit in September 1973 for New Zealand based act, The Ormsby Brothers, and Grace is expecting to release her as yet untitled debut album in the next few months.
Two further Australian acts to debut within the Top 50 this week are Blue Mountains EDM act Hermitude with their second entry entitled “The Buzz” featuring Mataya and Young Tapz coming in at No.26. The act first charted with “Hyperparadise (Flume Remix)” (HP-38, peaked Feb 2014) and this new track is taken from their forthcoming fifth album “Dark Night, Sweet Light” (due May 2015). And coming in at No.33 are Birds of Tokyo with the “Anchor (EP)”, becoming the bands seventh Top 100 and sixth Top 50 appearance, the act touring this EP in June around the country too.
Lower 50: The Hilltop Hoods jump back up ten places to No.53 with “Live and Let Go” and climbing a spot to a new peak of No.55 is Tinashe with “All Hands on Deck (Remix)” with Iggy Azalea. Kelly Clarkson might be dropping eight places to No.67 with “Heartbeat Song”, but the track is newly certified Gold (●) in sales and back up twenty places to No.70 is Vance Joy with “Mess is Mine”, whilst the act also creates ARIA Chart history as their debut single “Riptide” is spending its uninterrupted 106th week within the Top 100 at No.75 (meaning it has never left the 100). The song now ties for the longest run within the hundred against “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga, which had 104 initial broken weeks in the Top 100 (Sept 08 to Oct 10), then came back for two more weeks in July 2011 when she toured here, and now in second place at 105 accumulated weeks are The Black Eyed Peas with “I Gotta Feeling” (103 weeks initially then two more single weeks in Oct 2011 and Jan 2012).
Meghan Trainor started her national tour here this week, and her first entry “All About That Bass” is back up eleven places to No.74 and landing new peaks are Fifth Harmony with “Worth it” (82 to 78), Usher with Juicy J on “I Don’t Mind” (95 to 80) and Asta with AllDay on “Dynamite” (88 to 86), whilst the last certification for the week is Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding with “Outside” down nine to No.89 and now 2x▲Platinum.
Ed Sheeran returns at No.95 with “Don’t” and at No.98 with “The A Team”, but he also debuts at No.84 with the sixth entry from his current No.3 album “x” entitled “Photograph”, plus Ed has just announced a December tour for this year, which helps give him his five Top 100 entries this week.
Sydney based electro outfit What So Not was made up of Flume and Emoh Instead, but now its just Emoh, and the act scores their first entry to the ARIA Singles chart as their “Gemini” EP debuts at No.85, the lead track featuring the vocals of George Maple and they’ve been touring the USA since January, with What So Not back in the country in June. Touring the country at the moment though is Ricky Martin who enters at No.97 with “Mr. Put it Down” featuring Pitbull, plus this becomes the fifteenth chart entry in Australia for Ricky.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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