Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is still Australia’s number one record.
For a fourth week, Ed Sheeran holds the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles chart with his track “Thinking Out Loud”, whilst former chart-topper “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift (which went back to the top of the US charts this week after an eight week break) rises back up to No.2 here in Australia.
Making a bid for the top spot is the second single by Meghan Trainor “Lips are Movin” which climbs up four places to a new peak of No.3, and former No.1 “You Ruin Me” by The Veronicas holds at No.4, whilst the song which spent the past two weeks at No.2, X-Factor winner Marlisa and her debut single “Stand by You” drops down three this week to No.5.
Timmy Trumpet & Savage are at No.6 for a third straight week (and fifth week at No.6 overall) with “Freaks”, whilst after two weeks at their entry position of No.8, climbing up one place this week to a new peak of No.7 with “Dangerous” is David Guetta and Sam Martin. Calvin Harris lands his third consecutive Top 10 single from this weeks’ highest new album entry “Motion” (#3), as “Outside” featuring Ellie Goulding jumps up six places to No.8, which also becomes her Ellie’s third Top 10 placing. Also scoring their third Top 10 entry are The Hilltop Hoods with “Cosby Sweater”, which is up eight spots to No.9, and is the first Top 10 from their current ten-entrenched album “Walking Under Stars” (TW-8), all of which is helped by their current national tour, and finally holding on for sixth week within the ten at No.10 are Echosmith with “Cool Kids”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Becky G had previously spent two weeks at No.12 in her “Shower”, but this week the song flows back up five spots to a new peak of No.11, whilst also jumping back up are “Heroes (We Could Be)” for Alesso and Tove Lo (20 to 13), “The Days” by Avicii and Robbie Williams (23 to 15), One Direction with “Steal My Girl” (25 to 17, newly Gold ●) and “Blame” by Calvin Harris and John Newman (28 to 19). Sam Smith with “I’m Not the Only One” is on hold at No.21 and is newly ▲Platinum in sales, and jumping up fifteen places to a new peak of No.22 is The Magician with “Sunlight”, whilst climbing back up are Nico & Vinz with “In Your Arms” (35 to 24) and Peking Duk with “Take Me Over” (40 to 25). The Taylor Swift track “Blank Space” jumps up twenty-eight places to a new peak of No.29 and Sheppard are back up six places to No.35 with “Geronimo” which is now Top 10 in Austria, Germany and Belgium. Imagine Dragons jump into the Top 50 with “I Bet My Life” (53 to 36) and up ten places to a new peak of No.39 are Waze & Odyssey with R. Kelly on “Bump & Grind 2014”, with “Happy” for Pharrell Williams climbing back into the fifty at No.50.
DOWN DOWN: After two weeks within the Top 10, Jessica Mauboy and “Can I Get a Moment” (HP-5) drops down five places to No.14 and after debuting at No.5 last week, Dean Ray tumbles twenty-seven places to No.32 with “Coming Back”, whilst another of last week new entries, “Rise & Fall” by Justice Crew drops twenty places to No.31 this week. George Ezra falls five places to No.23 with “Budapest” and down nine to No.33 are Olly Murs and Travie McCoy with “Wrapped Up”. Timmy Trumpet saw his second entry “Nightmare” come in at No.26 last week, with it dropping fourteen places to No.40 this week and down six to No.45 is Paloma Faith with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” (now 3x▲Platinum) and some of the tracks leaving from last weeks Top 50 include “Out of the Woods” (38 to 52) and “Welcome to New York (36 to 55) both by Taylor Swift, “Changing” by Sigma and Paloma Faith (50 to 56, now Gold ●), “Let it Be” by Labrinth (47 to 64), and plummeting are X-Factor third placed act Brothers3 with “The Lucky Ones” (26 to 98).
There are three new entries within the Top 50 this week, the highest of which is in at No.38, James Blunt with “When I Find Love Again”, which becomes his ninth Top 50 and tenth Top 100 entry and is the title track from the similar titled EP which came in at No.36 over on the albums chart. The Voice winner for 2014 Anja Nissen (late July) sees her first solo single enter at No.42 this week helped by Will.i.am and Cody Wise on the track “I’m So Excited”, whilst coming in at No.43 is Berlin, Germany house producer Parra for Cuva with guest vocalist Anna Naklab on a dance cover of the Chris Issak song “Wicked Games”, which originally made it to No.15 in late April 1991, this new version has reached the UK Top 10 too.
Lower 50: Justice Crew’s “Que Sera” is back up a place to No.57, but more-so it is now certified 5x▲Platinum, whilst jumping up eleven places to a new peak of No.62 are Carmada with “Maybe”, The Foo Fighters climb back up fifteen places to No.75 with “Something from Nothing” (HP-53), whilst their former No.5 single “Best of You” (June 2005) returns at No.78. Also landing a new lower-peak is Banks with her track “Beggin for Thread” up eighteen places to No.80, whilst further returning track come from Jeremih with “Don’t Tell ‘em” (#74), “Stay High” by Tove Lo (#95) and “High” for Peking Duk (#97).
Ariana Grande teams with The Weeknd for her new entry “Love Me Harder”, which is new at No.53 this week, whilst making her long-overdue return to the charts is former No Doubt lead singer (and soloist) Gwen Stefani, who enters at No.61 with “Baby Don’t Lie”, which becomes her twelfth ARIA Singles chart entry and her first since the No.37 track “Now That You Got it”, which entered the charts this very week seven years ago (8th October, 2007).
French musician and producer Watermät sees his first entry here occur at No.66 with the dance track “Bullitt”, which has so far reached the Top 10 in Belgium and the UK Dance charts, whilst Iggy Azalea’s new US Chart entry at No.92 this week “Beg for it” enters here at No.73. Nicki Minaj teams with Drake, Lil’ Wayne and Chris Brown for her new track “Only” which is new at No.76 this week and one place lower at No.77 is the third Top 100 placing for Calvin Harris this week entitled “Open Wide” and featuring Big Sean as guest vocalist. The final new entry comes in at No.85 and is by local EDM act Flight Facilities with the song “Sunshine”, this track featuring free-style vocalist Reggie Watts as guest singer, the track taken from their debut album and this weeks’ No.10 album “Down to Earth”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.