Notching up a sixth consecutive week at No.1 are Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth with their ‘Furious 7’ song “See You Again”, plus the track has sold enough now to be newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales, with seven of the Top 10 tracks all scoring new certs this week.
“See You Again” is now the longest running No.1 song for 2015 (so far) and the last track to spend this long at the top was this weeks No.20 single “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (15-Dec-14 to 19-Jan-15), but “See You Again” is not the No.1 selling song in the country, it’s No.2 but it sits at the top of the streaming chart this week, which helps put it at the top. Whereas the top selling digital track this week is at No.2 for a second week; Grace and G-Eazy with “You Don’t Own Me”, which is debuting at No.29 on the streaming chart, but it does achieve Gold (●) in sales in only its third week on the charts.
Also holding for a second week at their peak are Walk the Moon with “Shut Up and Dance” at No.3 whilst climbing up two places to a new peak of No.4 are Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor with “Marvin Gaye”, giving Charlie two songs within the Top 5 this week, this song also scoring Gold (●) in sales. Former No.1 “Lean On” for Major Lazer is down a spot to No.5, but is newly crowned 2x▲Platinum, and up a place to a new chart height of No.6 is David Guetta and Nicki Minaj with Afrojack on “Hey Mama”, whilst dropping two places to No.7 is Jamie Lawson with his track “Wasn’t Expecting That”, with both songs picking up a Gold (●) sales certification this week.
James Bay lands his second Top 10 this week as his second chart entry “Let it Go” is up three places to a new peak of No.8, but dropping one spot to No.9 is Jason DeRulo with “Want to Want Me” which is the final certification in the Top 10 this week, now ▲Platinum in sales and holding at No.10 is Jarryd James with “Do You Remember”.
UP: Rising eight places to a new peak of No.12 is Kygo and Conrad with “Firestone”, meaning the Sewell siblings (Grace and Conrad) could both be within the Top 10 next week. Rachel Platten jumps up eight also to a new peak of No.16 with her “Fight Song” (now Gold ●) and bulleting forty-two places to land at No.18 is Ed Sheeran with his eleventh Top 20 appearance entitled “Photograph”, plus the sixth (out of six) Top 20 hit from his returning No.1 album “x”. Tori Kelly is up six places to land at No.21 with “Nobody Love” and after sliding a little last week Hermitude and their new single “The Buzz” is back up nine places to a new peak of No.23. Deorro and Chris Brown are also up nine to No.25 with “Five More Hours” and cracking the Top 30 for the first time, and back up nine to a new peak of No.29 are Birds of Tokyo with their “Anchor” (EP). Kendrick Lamar holds at No.33 with his “King Kunta” and Flo Rida with Robin Thicke blast up thirty-eight places to land at No.39 with “I Don’t Like it, I Love it”, whilst also entering the Top 50 for the first time is “Ship to Wreck” for Florence + the Machine, up five to a new peak of No.48 and after her promo visit here last week Kelly Clarkson is back up twenty-two places to No.50 with her “Heartbeat Song”.
DOWN: After four weeks within the Top 10 Galantis drop two places to No.11 this week with “Runaway (U & I) (HP-4) and down one spot to No.13 are Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber with “Where Are U Now”, both songs scoring ▲Platinum in sales too, and down three to No.14 are Years & Years with “King”. Sam Smith drops eight places to No.24 with “Lay Me Down” and dropping nine to No.26 is Sia with “Big Girls Cry” with Vance Joy and “Georgia” dropping four to No.27 but newly certified ▲Platinum. Olly Murs and Demi Lovato drop ten spots to No.31 with “Up”, Jess Glynne is down seven to No.32 with “Hold My Hand” (now Gold ●), Ed Sheeran sees his former Top 10 songs “Thinking Out Loud” down six to No.36 (now 6x▲Platinum) and “Bloodstream” which is also down six to No.41 (now ▲Platinum) whilst in-between those two Meghan Trainor is back down nine to No.38 with “Dear Future Husband”. Pitbull and Ne-Yo are down seven to No.43 with “Time of Our Lives” and Iggy Azalea with Jennifer Hudson drop twelve to No.49 with “Trouble”.
The sequel film ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ opened in Australia on Thursday and the soundtrack comes in at No.3 this week, whilst we have two entries from the album also landing on the singles chart, the first of which is Jessie J with “Flashlight” which debuts at No.15 this week and becomes her eleventh Top 50 and the 15th Top 100 entry, plus by debuting so high it also gives Jessie her ninth Top 20 hit.
Houston, Texas rapper Rickey Wayne who uses the stage name T-Wayne lands at No.45 with his current USA Top 10 single “Nasty Freestyle”, which is his first entry there and here also.
Lower 50: Two long running Aussie hits rise back up this week, with “Chandelier” for Sia up nine places to No.57 and last weeks crowned ‘Longest Charting Single’ “Riptide” for Vance Joy is back up twenty-three spots to No.62, now in its 108th week within the Top 100. Safia climb back up sixteen spots to No.67 with “Counting Sheep” (HP-67) and leaping thirty-one spots to a new peak of No.69 are US rapper Oh Snap! with local act Bombs Away and their dance track “Squats”. After two weeks at No.78 Fifth Harmony climb six spots to a new peak of No.71 with “Worth it” and climbing thirteen spots to a new peak of No.83 is the second entry for Nick Jonas “Chains”, with the only re-entry this week coming from Asta and Allday with “Dynamite” (HP-86), back in at No.87.
The UK electro duo The Chemical Brothers will release their first album in five years in mud July entitled “Born in the Echoes”, and the first single from that set comes in at No.56 this week entitled “Go”, which becomes their first entry in ten years (and one week) plus their eleventh single to chart here in Australia.
Charli XCX has been touring here and she lands a new entry at No.75 with “Famous” taken from her re-packaged album “Sucker”. US singer Miguel and US rapper Wale debut at No.78 with a track “Coffee” from the forthcoming third album for Miguel entitled “Wildheart” (due late June). And one place lower at No.79 is the return of former American Idol (2009) winner Adam Lambert with the first taste from his mid-June third album “The Original High”, the track is called “Ghost Town”.
Keeping with the supernatural song title, coming in at No.88 is local hip-hop artist Seth Sentry with his track “Hell Boy”, the first entry from his forthcoming second album “Strange New Past” (due early June) and it becomes his fifth Top 100 singles chart entry. US act Cold War Kids score their first singles chart entry at No.96 with the aptly titled “First” taken from their 2014 album “Hold My Home” (HP-61, Oct 2014) and the final new entry coming in at No.99 is from Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 actress Ester Dean and taken from the “P.P.2” soundtrack, with the song “Crazy Youngsters”, which is her first chart entry in Australia.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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