Ed Sheeran climbs to No.1 with his single “Thinking Out Loud” after two weeks of sitting in second position, plus the song also achieves ▲Platinum in sales this week.
“Thinking Out Loud” becomes the 1025th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2014) and the 460th for ARIA (1983 to 2014), plus Ed becomes the first British Solo Male Singer to achieve two No.1 singles in a calendar year since George Michael back in 1996 with “Jesus to a Child” (Jan) and “Fastlove” (May). Plus this also becomes the 22nd No.1 single for the Atlantic label, and the second No.1 single Ed, who’s “Sing” debuted at the top at the start of May this year.
This is only the second song with ‘Thinking’ in its title to reach No.1 here in Australia, the other one was Londonbeat with “I’ve Been Thinking About You” (Feb 1991), and the first time the word ‘Loud’ has appeared in a No.1 song. Plus “Thinking Out Loud” becomes the 191st No.1 single by an act from England to hit the top of the ARIA Singles chart, the last one being Paloma Faith back in late July.
After three weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles chart, The Veronicas drop back to No.2 with “You Ruin Me”, whilst ahead of her promo visit here this week, Taylor Swift is back up one spot to No.3 with “Shake it Off”, swapping places with Meaghan Trainor and “All About That Bass” down to No.4, meaning that the top four songs in the country are all current or former No.1 singles.
Timmy Trumpet and Savage hold at No.5 with “Trumpets”, and moving up again one single place to a new peak of No.6 are Echosmith with “Cool Kids”, plus the track grabs a ▲Platinum sales certification. It also swaps places with “Live Louder” by Nathaniel which is down one spot to No.7, whilst Redfoo stays put at No.8 with “New Thang”.
The Script were in the country this past week, and played “Superheroes” on X-Factor too, which all helps the single to rebound back up thirty places to a new peak of No.9, and it grabs a Gold (●) in sales and becomes the bands fourth Top 10 single here in Australia, their last was back in August 2012 with “Hall of Fame”. Also leaping into the Top 10 at No.10 is Avicii with Robbie Williams on the track “The Days” which only entered at No.50 last week, so a leap of forty places this week. It becomes his fifth Top 10 and first since “Addicted to You” reached No.5 in February of this year.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: After three weeks at No.16, Sam Smith jumps up five places to a new peak of No.11 with “I’m Not the Only One”, whilst also scoring new peaks are Becky G with “Shower”, up two to No.12 and Alesso featuring Tove Lo with “Heroes (We Could Be)” is up five to No.13. Paloma Faith is back up four places to No.20 with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” thanks to an X-Factor performance by Reigan, and now that they’re tour is in full swing, The Hilltop Hoods latest single “Cosby Sweater” leaps up thirty-four places to land at No.26, which becomes the bands fifth Top 30 placing and second from the latest album, as “Won’t Let You Down” made it to No.17 in late July. Another X-Factor performance that helps is for 5 Seconds of Summer, who performed two tracks, their current single “Amnesia” one of them, and its back up eight places to No.29, whilst Marlon Roudette is up eleven places to a new peak of No.30 with “When the Beat Drops Out” and Labrinth is up six places to No.37 with “Let it Be”.
DOWN DOWN: After three broken weeks within the Top 10, “Blame” (HP-9) for Calvin Harris and John Newman is down four to No.14 and after returning last week after the promo visit, AJR slip back down seven to No.16 with “I’m Ready”. “Budapest” for George Ezra drops six to No.17 and “Ugly Heart” by G.R.L. is down seven to No.19, whilst “Jubel” for Klingande tumbles eleven places to No.24 this week. Also after their promo visit here, Nico & Vinz’s first single “Am I Wrong” drops back down sixteen places to No.33 and Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” tumbles ten places to No.38 and Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” drops fourteen spots to No.41, whilst Beau Ryan and Justice Crew fall fourteen also to No.44 with “Where You From?” Leaving from last weeks Top 50 are Lorde (#33), Milky Chance (#45), Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea (#44), Dean Ray (#26) and the two Brothers 3 entries from last week both leave this weeks Top 100, “Que Sera” (#42) and “The Sound of Silence” (#48).
Peking Duk score their second Top 20 single by debuting at No.15 with their new track “Take Me Over” featuring SAFIA as guest vocalist. The duo made it to No.5 in late April with “High”, and this also becomes their third Top 100 entry, as they made it to No.81 in September 2013 with “Feels Like”. And entering at No.21 after half a week of sales is Taylor Swift with “Out of the Woods” taken from her about to be released fifth album “1989”, whilst the only other Top 50 entry comes in at No.50, Charli XCX with “Break the Rules”, which becomes her fourth Top 50 and Top 100 song here in Australia and is taken from her December duo third album “Sucker”.
X-FACTOR: The highest entry from this weeks Semi-Final is new at No.49, Dean Ray with a medley of “Folsom Prison Blues / That’s All Right Mama” (Johnny Cash 1968 / Elvis Presley 1955), with further entries lower down being Reigan Derry with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” (Paloma Faith) at No.63, followed a few places lower at No.65 by Dean Ray “The Power of Love” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood / Gabrielle Aplin), whilst Dean’s debut from last week “Crying” drops down sixty-eight places from 26 to 94 this week, whilst the final entry from this weeks show are Brother 3 at No.87 with “Massachusetts” (Bee Gees, HP-2×6, peaked Nov & Dec 1967).
Lower 50: Enrique’s Bailando” holds at No.52 for a second week, whilst Flo Rida leaps up twenty-seven places to a new peak of No.59 with “GDFR”, and Taylor Swift’s rendition of “Riptide” has helped the original by Vance Joy to climb back up twenty-seven places to No.60. Returning songs to the Top 100 are “Good Girls” (#79), “She Looks So Perfect” (#84) and “Don’t Stop” (#93) for 5 Seconds of Summer after their X-Factor performances, and thanks to her national tour Miley Cyrus is back in at No.99 with “Wrecking Ball”.
AC/DC are set to release a new album at the end of November entitled “Rock or Bust”, and the first single from the new set is entitled “Play Ball” and it debuts at No.53, becoming the rock groups 33rd Top 100 entry and first new material to chart since “Satellite Blues” (HP-23) back in January 2001.
Belgian DJ, producer and remixer The Magician (aka Stephen Fasano) enters at No.76 with the dance track “Sunlight” feat Years & Years as guest vocalist, whilst new at No.82 are Busby Marou with the title track from their new EP “Days of Gold”, which becomes the bands first Singles Chart entry.
Olly Murs with Travie McCoy debuts at No.83 with his new single “Wrapped Up” which is the first single from his forthcoming fourth album “Never Been Better” (due late November), and it becomes his ninth chart entry here and first for 2014. The final new entry is at No.86, OneRepublic with “I Lived”, which is the sixth single released from their current album “Native” and the fifth to chart from that album.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.