Justice Crew stays at the top of the ARIA Singles chart for a ninth week with “Que Sera”, which also notches up 3x▲Platinum in sales, plus it also becomes the longest run at the top of the ARIA charts for an Australian act (1983 to 2014).
“Que Sera” joins “Roar” (2013) by Katy Perry and “Sexy and I know it” (2011) for LMFAO as equal third longest stay at the top this decade, and the last Australian to stay atop for nine weeks was Olivia Newton-John in 1978 in the duet with John Travolta, “You’re the One That I Want”, which is pre-ARIA. This is the 25th song to notch up nine weeks at the top since 1940, and it joins other such nine-weekers’ as “Macarena”, “We are the World”, “MMMBop”, Big Girls Don’t Cry” (Fergie), Hips Don’t Lie” and “Blue (da ba de)”.
Sia leaps back up six places to her former peak of No.2 with “Chandelier”, the song having spent two weeks here back in late April, which makes the top two both Aussie acts this week and her album “1000 Forms of Fear” came out on Friday. After being performed on The Voice this past week, Nico & Vinz climb back up two places to No.3 with “Am I Wrong” and The Madden Brothers hold at No.4 with “We are Done”, which picks up a Gold (●) certification (plus the boys will be performing the song on Monday’s Voice, so it might climb next week), whilst Tove Lo has swapped places with Nico & Vinz to drop two to No.5 with “Stay High”, but picks up a ▲Platinum certification.
After debuting at No.9 last week, Ed Sheeran climbs to a new peak of No.6 with “Don’t” and after leaping to No.2 last week, Coldplay fall back five spots to No.7 with “A Sky Full of Stars”, whilst Mr. Probz is down a couple of places to No.8 with “Waves”. Milky Chance climbs back up one spot to No.9 with “Stolen Dance” and returning to the Top 10 at No.10 (up two places) is Sam Smith with “Stay With Me”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Sheppard’s “Geronimo” is back up two places to No.11 and Charli XCX leaps up twenty-one places to No.12 with “Boom Clap”, which gives her a third Top 20 placing after her appearances with Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea, in fact her spot on “Fancy” is back up two places to No.13 and is now 2x▲Platinum. The Vamps leap back up six spots to a new peak of No.14 with “Somebody to You”, whilst Iggy’s guest spot with Ariana Grande on “Problem” is back up four spots to No.15 and also now 2x▲Platinum. Illy climbs back up with his “Tightrope” to No.20 (now ▲Platinum in sales) and Ella Henderson is up twelve spots to No.23 with “Ghost”. 5 Seconds of Summer jump back up with “Don’t Stop” (27 to 21) and their former No.1 single “She Looks so Perfect” (47 to 24) as the bonus editions of each song on their self-titled album score more sales. Austin Mahone is back up five to No.33 with “MMM Yeah” and Will.i.am and Cody Wise climb into the Top 40 at No.37 with “It’s My Birthday”, as too Andy Grammer with “Back Home”, up to No.39. In between those two, Alison Wonderland bullets forty-nine places to No.38 with “I Want U”, thanks to the “Calm Down” EP selling well this week.
DOWN DOWN: “Amnesia” for 5SOS is the only dropout from the Top 10, falling twenty-nine spots to No.36, with the bands two other Top 20 entries from last week “Everything I Didn’t Say” (11 to 80) and “Kiss Me, Kiss Me” (14 to 78) suffering worse drops, as now that their self-titled album has entered at No.1, people are buying that instead of individual tracks. With the three 5SOS singles dropping, most things rebound back up this week, with the next big drop coming from Coldplay and “Magic”, which is down eight to No.30, followed by “Happy” for Pharrell Williams down six to No.34. “Hideaway” for Kiesza falls nine to No.41 and “Big Girl Cry” by Sia falls eight to No.44, with a further drop from the Top 50 being “Maps” for Maroon 5 (37 to 52).
All fourteen of the Top 100 new entries this week are by Australian acts, with the highest new entry being the new Hilltop Hoods track featuring guest rapper Maverick Sabre, the first single from their forthcoming album “Walking under Stars”. The song “Won’t Let You Down” interpolates the Ph.D song “I Won’t Let You Down” (HP-5, peaked Sept 1981) which was more recently covered by Kate Ceberano (HP-50, peaked Aug 1999). This becomes the groups ninth Top 100 entry and fifth Top 50 appearance, having last cracked the fifty with “I Love it” (HP-6, peaked Feb 2012) and their last Top 100 placing being “Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom” (HP-63, peaked Oct 2012).
Sheppard release their debut album “Bombs Away” next week (11-July), and their new single from the album “Something’s Missing” comes in at No.35, with their previous two entries also currently charting, the former No.1 “Geronimo” is No.11 and their self-titled EP featuring the song “Let Me Down Easy” is at No.63 this week, thus this becomes the bands third ARIA chart entry.
The Voice: Live Finals; Two acts from this weeks performances debut within the Top 50, both of them are the only two duo’s within the competition. The highest at No.40 is Gabriel & Cecelia with “I Dreamed a Dream” (from Les Miserables) followed at No.46 by ZK with their rendition of “Imagine” (John Lennon). Lower down we see that Sabrina Batshon is new at No.57 with “Empire” (Shakira), Jackson Thomas and “Kiss from a Rose” (Seal ) at No.62, with Isaac McGovern close behind at No.64 with “Iris”, the original by The Goo Goo Dolls of “Iris” (HP-1, Aug 1998) back in at No.68. Johnny Rollins scores a second entry at No.70 with “Am I Wrong” (Nico & Vinz) and due to a performance of “Stay” by Rihanna on ‘The Voice:Kids’ last Sunday night, that track returns at No.85. Kat Jade is in at No.90 with “Dark Horse” (Katy Perry) and Robbie Balmer sneaks in at No.100 with “The Scientist”, but the original of “The Scientist” by Coldplay returns even higher at No.95.
Lower 50: “Roar” by Katy Perry is back up ten places to No.61 and “Eye of the Needle” for Sia jumps back up seventeen spots to No.66. Alt-J climb to a new peak of No.71 with “Hunger of the Pine” and Lorde’s pending tour helps her rendition of “Everybody Want to Rule the World” climb back up ten places to No.75. Further returning tracks include “Battle Cry” for Imagine Dragons at No.88 (from the newly released ‘Transformers 4’ film), Kristen Bell with “For the First Time in Forever” (from ‘Frozen’) at No.92, “Tsunami (Jump)” for DVBBS at No.96 and Lana Del Rey returns at No.98 with “Young & Beautiful”.
Will Sparks scores his third chart entry at No.54 with “When the Lights Go Out” featuring Troi as guest vocalist. Will’s previous entries were “Bring it Back” (HP-33, peaked Oct 2013) and “Catch” (HP-22, March 2014). Another local dance act in The Stafford Brothers debut at No.58 with “This Girl” featuring Eva Simons and T.I. as guests on the track, which becomes the brothers’ fourth ARIA Singles chart entry, their last being back in January 2014 with “Wicked Child” (HP-61), plus its also the fourth entry for Eva Simons.
Chet Faker debuts at No.65 with a Flume remixed version of “Gold”, helped by his current tour wrapping up in Hobart tonight (July 5th), before he starts his European tour next week in Spain. The final new entry at No.72 is by the foundation set up in memory of Chrissie Amphlett from The Divinyls called the ‘I Touch Myself Project’, which helps raise awareness and money for breast cancer, their rendition of the February 1991 No.1 single “I Touch Myself” comes in at No.72 this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.