Ed Sheeran is at the top of the ARIA Singles chart for a third week with his second No.1 in Australia “Thinking Out Loud”.
The track also racks up a second ▲Platinum sales certification having only cracked the single Platinum milestone two weeks ago (20-Oct).
X-Factor winner Marlisa holds at No.2 for a second week with her debut single “Stand by You”, which has now achieved Gold (●) in sales, whilst runner-up Dean Ray debuts at No.5 with his official debut single “Coming Back”, which becomes his tenth Top 100 and eighth Top 50 entry, his highest charting during the shows’ broadcast was his cover of “Budapest” (TW-77) which made it to No.15, so this now becomes his first Top 10 single on the ARIA Charts.
Taylor Swift’s new album debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week and the first of the nine tracks from her “1989” album within the Top 100 this week is the albums lead single “Shake it Off”, which is back up a place to No.3, swapping with The Veronicas’ “You Ruin Me”, which is down to No.4 now, whilst another local act in Timmy Trumpet with Savage and “Freaks” holds at No.6 again this week.
Meghan Trainor debuts at No.7 with her second Top 10 and chart entry “Lips are Movin‘”, which replaces her former No.1 single “All About That Bass” which drops out of the Top 10 to No.13 this week. David Guetta and Sam Martin hold at their debut position from last week of No.8 with their second collaboration “Dangerous”, whilst another of last weeks three Top 10 entries “Can I Get a Moment” for Jessica Mauboy falls down four places to No.9 and Echosmith are down one spot to No.10 with their “Cool Kids”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: The second teaming for Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding and “Outside” debuted at No.49 last week, but this week it leaps up thirty-five places to land at No.14 , which becomes Calvin’s thirteenth Top 20 hit in Australia, whilst landing his first solo Top 20 appearance is Marlon Roudette, who is up thirteen places to No.15 with “When the Beat Drops Out”, which now becomes his highest charting peak after his former band Mattafix peaked at No.19 with “Big City Life” (Feb 2006). The Hilltop Hoods land their fourth Top 20 hit (and second from their current album too), as “Cosby Sweater” is up four places to a new peak of No.17 this week. With the recent physical CD single release for One Direction’s “Steal My Girl”, the track is back up seven places to No.25, whilst breaking into the Top 50, up fourteen places to No.37 is The Magician with “Sunlight” and Waze & Odyssey with R. Kelly on the remix of his 1994 track “Bump & Grind” which leaps up forty-eight spots to land at No.49 this week.
DOWN DOWN: After two weeks within the Top 10, The Script drop back down five places to No.12 with “Superheroes” (HP-7) and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is down three to No.13 after thirteen weeks within the Top 10, four of those at No.1. Becky G spent the past two weeks in her “Shower” at No.12, which drops back to No.16 this week and after peaking at No.11 last week, “Heroes (We Could Be)” for Alesso and Tove Lo is down nine spots to No.20, but is new certified Gold (●) in sales. Guy Sebastian sees another song debut within the Top 20 then fall back the second week, as “Mama Ain’t Proud” is down five this week to No.22, whilst after also leaping into the Top 15 last week, Olly Murs’ “Wrapped Up” is down nine this week to No.24. Nathaniel falls nine also to No.27 with “Live Louder” and Calvin Harris’ “Blame” drops six to No.28 and achieves ▲Platinum in sales, whilst AJR drop nine too to No.33 with “I’m Ready” (newly 2x▲Platinum). Taylor Swift descends with two of her current tracks “Welcome to New York” (23 to 36) and “Out of the Woods” (19 to 38), whilst after peaking at No.36 last week Labrinth is back down eleven spots to No.47 with “Let it Be”. Leaving from last weeks Top 50 are Katy Perry with “This is How We Do” (48 to 52, newly ▲Platinum), “All About You” for Hilary Duff (38 to 54), “Amnesia” for 5SOS (46 to 56), Olly Murs’ “Dear Darlin’” (39 to 97) and two singles for Dean Ray drops with “Budapest” (40 to 77) and “Bette Davis Eyes” (33 to out).
Justice Crew debut at No.11 with their new single “Rise & Fall”, which becomes their tenth ARIA Singles Chart entry and seventh Top 20 appearance, whilst their two previous entries are still within the Top 100, “Que Sera” is at No.58 and their teaming with Beau Ryan on “Where You From” is down to No.74 this week. Two further local acts also score Top 30 entries this week, first is Timmy Trumpet with “Nightmare” at No.26, with T.T. currently sitting at No.6 with his first big hit “Freaks”, whilst coming in at No.29 is X-Factor third placed Brothers 3 with “The Lucky Ones”. The trio was the first act from this year XF to chart, and were consistently charting placing ten songs onto the charts during their time on the show, with their previous best entry being “Que Sera” (HP-42).
Lower 50: Charli XCX jumps back up thirty-two places to No.61 with “Break the Rules” (HP-50) and the only returning song this week is “Roar” for Katy Perry at No.86. The highest entry in the lower fifty are Imagine Dragons with “I Bet My Life” at No.53, which becomes their sixth chart entry here and the first single from their forthcoming second album (no date or title known as yet), whilst ten places lower are Sheppard with “Smile” at No.63 and a return for San Cisco at No.67 with “Run”, another act giving us a first taste from their second album.
Taylor Swift has six songs from her new album “1989” debut in the lower fifty this week, with “Blank Space” at No.57, “Style” at No.62, “Bad Blood” at No.76 followed by the No.84 entry “Wonderland”, then at No.92 is “Wildest Dreams” and finally at No.99 is “All You Had to do was Stay”.
Local duo Carmada score their first chart entry at No.73 this week with “Maybe”, and dance act Odd Mob are new at No.91 with “Is it a Banger?” Iggy Azalea enters at No.95 with her self-infused track “Iggy SZN” and BANKS is in at No.98 with her first ARIA Singles chart entry entitled “Beggin’ for Threads”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.