Justice Crew hold for an eighth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart, matching the only other eight week stretch at the top this decade, Gotye with “Somebody That I Used to Know” (from 15-Aug-2011).
In terms of other Australian acts with matching or more weeks at No.1, they are:
Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool (10 weeks, 1971) (started its run this week in 1971) (pre ARIA era)
You’re the One That I Want – Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (9 weeks, 1978) (pre ARIA era)
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat Kimbra (8 weeks, 2011)
Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden (8 weeks, 1997)
Australiana – Austen Tayshus (8 weeks, 1983)
Shaddup Your Face – Joe Dolce (8 weeks, 1980/1) (pre ARIA era)
The ensemble has also notch up ten accumulated weeks at No.1 for this decade, putting them seventh on the list of ‘Most Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’ behind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who notched up twelve weeks from their three chart-topping songs. Plus ‘Que Sera’ now matches the 8 weeks that the original song “Que Sera, Sera” achieved for Doris Day (1956) and Normie Rowe (1965), although they are totally different songs.
With Coldplay doing a promo tour last week, plus opening and closing ‘The Voice: Live Showdowns’ on Monday night, they blast up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.2 with “A Sky Full of Stars” (and achieve Gold ●), matching their previous best effort for “Viva la Vida” (HP-2, peaked late June 2008). Also scoring a new peak is Tove Lo with “Stay High”, up two places to No.3, whilst also blasting into the Top 5 are The Madden Brothers with “We Are Done”, up twelve places to No.4. It’s the brothers’ first Top 10 as a duo, although they did land three Top 10’s during their Good Charlotte years, with “Dance Party Anthem” debuting and peaking at No.2 in July 2007, and this new song now becomes their second highest charting single here, as G.C.’s “Keep Your Hands off My Girl” made it to No.5 in March 2007.
After three weeks at No.2, Nico & Vinz drop down three places to No.5 with “Am I Wrong?” whilst down a couple of places to No.6 is Mr. Probz with “Waves”. “Chandelier” by Sia is back up two places to No.8 helped by Sabrina from ‘The Voice’ performing the song on this weeks show, and Milky Chance drop four places to No.10 with “Stolen Dance”, whilst their album lands a Top 10 debut this week too.
There are two debuts within the Top 10 this week, the highest of which is 5 Seconds of Summer with “Amnesia” at No.7, whilst the boys also enter within the Top 20 at No.11 with “Everything I Didn’t Say” and at No.14 is “Kiss Me, Kiss Me”, all taken from their just released self-titled album as pre-order tracks, so expect them to drop dramatically next week once the album enters the charts, as last weeks No.3 track “Don’t Stop” for the boys this week is down to No.27, but it does achieves Gold (●) in sales. The other Top 10 entry is at No.9, Ed Sheeran with “Don’t”, taken from his second album “x” (multiply) which lands at the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week, and it becomes Ed’s seventh Top 10 single in Australia.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Coldplay also jump back up with their former No.5 single “Magic” (now 2x ▲Platinum) to No.22, whilst after being performed on The Voice this past week, “Happy” for Pharrell Williams is holding at No.28 and it picks up an 8x ▲Platinum certification. Charli XCX is up eight places to No.33 with “Boom Clap” and another of last weeks debuts “Maps” for Maroon 5 is up thirteen places to a new peak of No.37. Jumping up fifteen places to No.40 is Andy Grammer with “Back Home” and right behind at No.41 is Will.i.am with “It’s My Birthday”, up to a new peak of No.41.
DOWN DOWN: After seven weeks within the Top 10, “Stay With Me” (HP-5) by Sam Smith is down four this week to No.12, and right behind him and leaving the Top 10 after eleven weeks within the ten is “Geronimo” (HP-1×3) for Sheppard, which achieves 3x ▲Platinum this week, plus the group is on tour with Keith Urban at the moment. “Fancy” (HP-5) for Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX drops six places to No.15 after seven broken weeks within the ten, plus the aforementioned “Don’t Ask” for 5SOS drops from three to No.27 after a single week within the ten. ZHU is down five spots to No.16 with “Faded”, whilst Sigma drop four to No.17 with “Nobody to Love” (now Gold ●), and Ariana Grande is down seven to No.19 with “Problem”. “Super Love” for Dami Im falls down nine to No.26 and “Let it Go” for Idina Menzel is down five to No.31, but notches up 2x▲Platinum in sales. Jason DeRulo falls eleven to No.34 with his “Wiggle” and Peking Duk drop fourteen places to No.43 with “High”, whilst Rita Ora falls eleven to No.45 with “I Will Never Let You Down” and 5SOS also drop ten to No.47 with “She Looks So Perfect”. JT falls fifteen to No.48 with “Not a Bad Thing”, Katy Perry is down fourteen to No.49 with “Birthday” and John Legend tumbles nineteen to No.50 with his former No.1 “All of Me”. Big drops from out of the Top 50 include “Live it Up” for 360 (38 to 56), “Say Something” for A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera (40 to 61), “Holding You” for Stan Walker & Ginny Blackmore (43 to 64), “Never Be the Same” for Jessica Mauboy (45 to 66) and “Sundream” by Rufus (47 to 82).
The Voice: Live Showdowns: The Voice went back to once a week, with the final four in each team (16 in totals) performing for the first time on live TV. Sabrina Batshon is the highest entry from the show this week at No.39 with her rendition of “Chandelier” (Sia) at No.39, whilst the next entry is in the lower fifty, Jackson Thomas with “This is What it Feels Like” (Armin van Burren) at No.53. Holly Tapp did a version of “Bang Bang” (Nancy Sinatra) which is new at No.60 and Kat James did “Brave” (Sara Bareilles) which debuts at No.67 and right behind at No.68 is Robbie Balmer with “By My Side” (INXS). Further lower entries from Monday night come via ZK with “With or Without You” (U2) at No.76, Taila Gouge with “Who Knew” (Pink) at No.84 and finally coming in at No.96 is Elly Oh with “If I Ain’t Got You” (Alicia Keys).
The No.1 song in the UK for the past two weeks has been “Ghost” by Ella Henderson, which debuts on the ARIA Singles chart at No.35 this week. Ella finished sixth on the 2012 UK X-Factor series (James Arthur won that year). Right behind at No.36 is Sia with another pre-release track from her forthcoming album “1000 Forms of Fear” (due July) entitled “Big Girls Cry”, the other recent entries being “Eye of the Needle” (HP-36, TW-83) and current her Top 10 entry “Chandelier” (TW-8).
2013 X-Factor runner-up Taylor Henderson also sees his new album out in July, and another track from the album entering at No.42 is “Already Gone”, whilst recent releases “Sail Away” and former No.5 single “When You Were Mine” (TW-94) will also be on the album. The final Top 50 debut is in at No.46, T.I. featuring Iggy Azalea with “No Mediocre”, and this is the first single from his forthcoming ninth album “Paperwork: The Motion Picture”. It also becomes his eighteenth Top 100 and thirteenth Top 50 placing, his last being on the Iggy track “Change Your Life” (HP-44, Oct 2013).
Lower 50: Jeremih and YG leap up forty one places to a new peak of No.54 with “Don’t Tell ‘em” and after being sung on ‘The Voice’, American Authors are back up eleven places to No.57 with “Best Day of My Life”. 5SOS also bullet back up with “Good Girls”, zooming up thirty-four places to No.58 and returning to the Top 100 at No.59 is the self-titled debut EP for Sheppard. Other returning songs this week include “Radioactive” for Imagine Dragons at No.80, “Undressed” for Kim Cesarion at No.86, “Window to the Sky” for Kim Churchill at No.88 and “Right Now” by AllDay at No.93. And a couple of last weeks high flying tracks drop out of the Top 100 this week, “Your Love” by Nicole Scherzinger (#51), “Make You Mine” by Benny Tipene (#56) and “West Coast” for Lana Del Rey (#57).
US band Rise Against are releasing their seventh album “The Black Market” in the middle of July, and the first track issued from the album “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” enters at No.69 to become the bands first ARIA Singles chart entry. Another group releasing a new album (although its way off in September) is Alt-J whose new set is to be entitled “This is All Yours”, and the first taste of which enters at No.75 called “Hunger of the Pine”, becoming their second singles chart entry after “Breezeblock” made it to No.41 in February 2013.
Another Ed Sheeran track enters this week after “Don’t” came in at No.9, coming in at No.78 is “Thinking Out Loud”, which is now the fourth track from the new “x” (multiply) album after “Sing”, “Don’t” and “I See Fire”. The final entry of the week comes in at No.81, PSY and Snoop Dogg on “Hangover”, which becomes the third chart entry here for PSY and first for this year.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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