Ed Sheeran holds for a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart this week with “Thinking Out Loud”, fending off X-Factor winner Marlisa with her debut single, which lands at No.2 this week.
15 year-old schoolgirl Marlisa Punzalan won the X-Factor on Monday night and her first official release “Stand by You” enters the charts at No.2, and to be fair, it’s only had half-a-week of sales, as it was released right after the show finished on Monday night, so maybe next week with a full seven days on sale, she can climb to the top, but runner-ups Dean Ray and Brothers 3 both released their debut singles as of Friday. This becomes Marlisa Punzalan’s first Top 50 appearance, as her highest entry during the rounds was in mid-September with “Nothing Else Matters” which made it to No.87, with this becoming her fourth Top 100 entry overall.
The Veronicas maintain their chart heights with “You Ruin Me” which is pushed down a place to No.3 and is now certified 2x▲Platinum, and helping the song maintain its height is the fact that it’s being used in the promos for Season 2 of ‘Resurrection’ (Ch.7), whilst a promo tour of the country and appearing in the X-Factor Grand Final, Taylor Swift is only down one spot to No.4 with “Shake it Off”, with the song now up to 3x▲Platinum in sales.
Another X-Factor G.F. act was Jessica Mauboy who performed with Marlisa on Sunday night singing “Never Be the Same” (returns this week at #69), and she enters at No.5 with her new single “Can I Get a Moment?”, which becomes her eighth Top 10 single, fifth Top 5 single and her third Top 10 debut, plus second highest entry as her highest entry point was with “Pop a Bottle” which came in at No.2 at the start of October 2013.
Timmy Trumpet is the fourth Australian act within the Top 10 this week, his song “Freaks” with NZ’er Savage is down a spot to No.6, whilst climbing two places to a new peak of No.7 are The Script with “Superheroes”. David Guetta and Sam Martin team up again for David’s new single “Dangerous”, which debuts at No.8 becoming his fifteenth Top 10 single here in Australia. Echosmith drop back down three places to No.9 after peaking at No.6 last week with “Cool Kids”, and Meghan Trainor drops six spots to No.10 with her former No.1 single “All about That Bass”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Alesso and Tove Lo are up a couple of places to No.11 with “Heroes (We Could Be)”, which is his highest chart placing in Australia, whilst Becky G holds at her peak of No.12 with “Shower” (now ▲Platinum). XF runner-up Dean Ray’s performance of “Budapest” on the Grand Final helps the original by George Ezra to climb back up four places to No.13 and the Dean Ray version to return at No.40, and after his two-night appearance on the XF GF, Olly Murs bullets up sixty-eight places to No.15 with his new track “Wrapped Up”, whilst his duet with Dean Ray on “Dear Darlin’” helps the song to return to the charts at No.39. Taylor Swift is up a couple of places with last weeks’ entry “Out of the Woods” to No.19 and Hilltop Hoods climb five places to a new peak of No.21 with “Cosby Sweater”. Marlon Roudette is up to a new chart height of No.28 with “When the Beat Drops Out” and Labrinth climbs a single place to a new peak of No.36 with “Let it Be”.
DOWN DOWN: After seven weeks within the Top 10, “New Thang” (HP-3) for Redfoo is down six places to No.14 and after five weeks within the ten, Nathaniel’s “Live Louder” (HP-4) is down eleven places to No.18 and the other Top 10 dropout is “The Days” by Avicii which leapt to No.10 last week and is down ten places to No.20 this week. After peaking at No.11 last week, Sam Smith drops back to his former peak of No.16 with “I’m Not the Only One”, whilst Calvin Harris and John Newman descend eight spots to No.22 with “Blame”. AJR drop eight too to No.24 with “I’m Ready”, whilst the team of Jessie, Ariana and Nicki are down seven to No.25 with “Bang Bang” which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales. Paloma Faith drops eleven to No.31 with “Only Love Can Hurt like This”, whilst One Direction drop ten spots to No.32 with “Steal My Girl”, furthermore Peking Duk plummet nineteen places to No.34 with their new single “Take Me Over”. Hilary Duff is down ten to No.38 with “All About You” and Sigma with Paloma drop eleven to No.43 with “Changing”, with 5 Seconds of Summer dropping back down seventeen spots to No.46 with “Amnesia”. Dropping out from last weeks Top 50 are Pitbull (39 to 52), Nico & Vinz (33 to 54), Beau Ryan & Justice Crew (44 to 59), Fences with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (34 to 61) and Mary Lambert (45 to 62).
Guy Sebastian was another X-Factor Grand Final double-performer, singing with Brothers 3 on Sunday night, and then performing his new single “Mama Ain’t Proud” featuring 2 Chainz on Monday night’s show. The song enters at No.17 this week to become his 22nd ARIA Singles chart entry, whilst a few places lower at No.23 is another XF guest, Taylor Swift with the third release from her Monday released album “1989”, the song is entitled “Welcome to New York”, which gives Taylor three songs within the Top 25 this week.
X-FACTOR GRAND FINAL: The Winner was… Marlisa, followed by Dean Ray and then Brothers 3 in third place. Marlisa as I mentioned above sees her debut single come in at No.2, whilst Dean’s rendition of the 1981 No.1 single by Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” debuts at No.33 this week, whilst he has further chart entries with “Budapest” returning at No.40, “Folsom Prison Blues/That’s All Right Mama” (Medley) (49 to 73), “Stolen Dance” (returning at No.87) and the Roy Orbison song “Crying” at No.92. Marlisa has two further entries, with her original audition song “Yesterday” (The Beatles, 1965) debuting at No.67 and her version of “Titanium” (HP-96) returning at No.99. Third placed Brothers 3 debut at No.82 with their version of “Safe and Sound” (Capitol Cities, 2013), their only entry this week.
Calvin Harris will release his new album “Motion” next week, and another track from the album debuts at No.49 this week entitled “Outside” featuring Ellie Goulding as guest vocalist on the track, which is their second collaboration after “I Need Your Love” made it to No.3 back in May 2013 and this becomes Calvin’s nineteenth ARIA Singles Chart appearance.
Lower 50: The Magician with Years & Years jumps up twenty-five places to a new peak of No.51 with “Sunlight”, whilst thanks to X-Factor appearances and performances, re-entries come from Jessica Mauboy with “Never Be the Same” (#69), “Love Runs Out” for OneRepublic (#88) and “Titanium” for David Guetta and Sia (#100), whilst thanks to her new album coming out Dami Im’s “Gladiator” is back up fourteen places to No.77.
Foo Fighters new album “Sonic Highways” is out in early November, and the first entry from the album is new at No.53, “Something from Nothing”, which becomes the bands 27th Top 100 Singles chart appearance and first new entry in just under three years, as they made it to No.60 in December 2011 with “These Days”.
Jessie J with 2 Chainz and the track “Burnin’ Up” debuts at No.63 this week, whilst a few places lower at No.65 is The Voice 2012 winner Karise Eden with “Dynamite”, taken from her newly Top 5 album “Things I’ve Done” (TW-5) and the song has been used in the current promos for the TV series ‘Gotham’ (Ch.9). The final new entry this week comes in at No.97, British house duo Waze & Odyssey with the potential new No.1 in the UK this coming week “Bump & Grind 2014”, which features the original singer R. Kelly, his version made it to No.82 here in May 1994.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.