Justice Crew claim a seventh straight week at No.1 with “Que Sera”.
As I have shown over the past couple of weeks with the listings included in my report, they are now equal fifth for longest No.1 of this decade, now alongside Adele with “Someone Like You” (from 27-June-2011), “Whistle” by Flo Rida (from 7-May-2012) and “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis( from 3-Dec-2012), plus they are now one week behind Gotye with his “Somebody That I Used to Know” (from 15-Aug-2011) as the second longest stay at No.1 this decade for an Australian act.
Another record the ‘crew are close to tying is that the of original 1956 by Doris Day and the 1965 remake by Normie Rowe of “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” which both stayed atop for eight weeks, although the current song has nothing to do with the original other than the name, it’s a strange coincidence that the words ‘Que Sera’ seems to stick around in the No.1 position.
It was a close race for the No.1 spot this week, as Nico & Vinz were at No.1 on some digital retailers by the end of the sales week (Thursday), but “Am I Wrong” sits at No.2 for a third consecutive week, and also scores a ▲Platinum certification. Leaping up twenty-nine places to No.3 are 5 Seconds of Summer with their track “Don’t Stop”. The CD Single and online EP were both released last week, so fans have brought up the extra tracks, with this now becoming the boys’ second Top 10 single after their No.1 “She Looks So Perfect” (TW-37).
Mr. Probz drops back to No.4 with “Waves”, whilst another European act in Tove Lo (from Sweden) leaps into the Top 10 with her single “Stay High”, up seven places this week to No.5, with German duo Milky Chance down two places to No.6 with “Stolen Dance”. Sheppard’s current national tour helps keep “Geronimo” within the Top 10 this week, down a place to No.7, whilst Sam Smith is down three spots to No.8 with “Stay With Me”. Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX with “Fancy” along with another local female artist, Sia with “Chandelier” are both down two places to No.9 and No.10 respectively.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Nicki Minaj jumps up six places to a new peak of No.14 with “Pills N’ Potions”, whilst The Vamps land their highest charting single here by leaping up eight places to No.15 with “Somebody to You”, beating the No.17 peak that their first single “Can We Dance” achieved back in late January. And right behind them, up twelve places to No.16 are The Madden Brothers with “We Are Done”. Coldplay’s visit and show here this week sees “A Sky Full of Stars” jumps up nine places to No.24, the video for that song was shot in Sydney on Tuesday and released on Thursday. Kiesza holds at No.25 with “Hideaway” and due to them being sung on ‘The Voice: Showdowns’ this past week, two former No.1 single jumps back up; “All of Me” for John Legend (38 to 31) and “Say Something” for A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera (62 to 40). Austin Mahone with Pitbull are up seven places to a new peak of No.32 with “MMM Yeah” and Will.i.am and Cody Wise jump back up twenty-three places to a new peak of No.42 with “It’s My Birthday”, one place higher than its debut position from there weeks ago. Jessica Mauboy is back up ten places to No.45 with “Never Be the Same” and also back within the Top 50, even returning to its former peak of No.48 is Tiesto with “Wasted”.
DOWN DOWN: After six weeks within the Top 10, “Faded” (HP-3) for ZHU is down a place this week to No.11, with the other dropout from the Top 10 being “Problem” for Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea, with this being its first week outside of the ten after seven weeks within, spending two weeks at No.2. Sigma drop back to No.13 after waiting at No.11 last week with “Nobody to Love” and Dami Im also peaked at No.11 with “Super Love”, which this week is down to No.17, but is newly certified Gold (●) in sales. After a third run at its peak of No.13, DJ Snake is down six places to No.19 with “Turn Down for What”, whilst Jason DeRulo also drops six to No.23 with “Wiggle”. Rita Ora falls seven places to No.34 with “I Will Never Let You Down” and Katy Perry is back down four places to No.35 with “Birthday” (now Gold ●), and falling out of this weeks Top 50 are Lana Del Rey with “West Coast” (45 to 57), “My Love” for Route 94 (47 to 59, now ▲Platinum), “Free” by Rudimental (48 to 66), “Love Never Felt So Good” for MJ & JT (49 to 67), “Eye of the Needle” by Sia (36 to 74), “Brooklyn Baby” by Lana Del Rey (35 to 94) and falling out the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are “Final Masquerade” by Linkin Park (#43) and “Battle Cry” for Imagine Dragons (#44), which will most likely return when ‘Transformers 4’ is out in cinemas.
Local singer Bonnie Anderson lands the highest new entry of the week, as her second ARIA Top 100 chart entry “Blackout” debuts at No.27 this week. It also becomes her first Top 50 placing, as her previous chart entry “Raise the Bar” climbed to No.55 in late December 2013. Another female act debuting is English rapper and singer Charli XCX, who enters at No.41 with “Boom Clap”, which is featured on ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ soundtrack, and becomes her first lead chart entry, as she has charted twice before as guest vocalists on “Fancy” (HP-5, TW-9) for Iggy Azalea and “I Love it” for Icona Pop (HP-3, peaked Jan 2013).
Stan Walker makes a return to the ARIA chart at No.43 in a duet with Ginny Blackmore entitled “Holding You”, a No.1 single over in New Zealand back in April, and it becomes the first entry here for Ginny and the eighth entry for Stan, who last charted back in March 2012 with “Music Won’t Break Your Heart” (HP-25, peaked April 2012). Local EDM act Rufus score their first ever Top 50 entry, as this week “Sundream” returns to the ARIA Charts at No.47, having previously reached No.65 in August 2013, whilst the final Top 50 debut is at No.50, “Maps” for Maroon 5, the first taste from their September due fifth album simply entitled “V” (five in Roman numerals).
Lower 50: Lorde leaps up twenty-three places to a new peak of No.53 with her cover of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, whilst jumping up thirty-two spots to No.56 is Benny Tipene with “Make You Mine”. Demi Lovato’s version of “Let it Go” is back up twelve spots to No.60 and KYA (Christina Parie vs. LDN Noise) jump up thirteen places to a new peak of No.65 with “What I Live for”. ‘The Voice: Showdowns’ help a couple more tracks to return and rise this week, with “Addicted to You” by Avicii up eighteen to No.75 and his former No.1 single “Wake Me Up” returning at No.77. Further returning tracks include the FIFA 2014 World Cup theme for Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte “We are One” at a new peak of No.61 after they all performed it together at the opening ceremony the week prior. Also back in at a new peak of No.62 are London Grammar with “Wasting My Young Years”, which originally made it to No.98 in September 2013. Also re-entering are “Good Girls” (HP-19) for 5 Seconds of Summer at No.92, “I Love This Life” (HP-87) by Kim Cesarion at No.96 and back in at #100 is “#SELFIE” (HP-3) for The Chainsmokers.
Nicole Scherzinger debuts at No.51 with the first taste from her forthcoming second album (no date or title known as yet) “Your Love”, which she also performed on this weeks screened edition of ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man’. This becomes her ninth ARIA Singles chart entry, and her first in almost three years entry, as her last entry was “Wet” (HP-34, peaked late Oct 2011). Also returning to the charts after a couple of years is local artist Andy Grammer who enters at No.55 with “Back Home”, which becomes his second Top 100 entry, as his previous song to chart was “Keep Your Head Up” (HP-53, peaked February 2012), which also debuted at No.55.
With their recent No.2 single “Stolen Dance” (TW-6) still within the Top 10, and their album “Sadnecessary” out as of Friday (20th June), Milky Chance debut with their second ARIA Singles chart entry “Flashed Junk Mind” at No.71, whilst also scoring his second chart entry at No.85 is deadmau5 with “seeya” featuring Colleen D’Agostino as guest vocalist. deadmau5 only landed his first singles chart entry last week when “Phantoms Can’t Hang” came in at No.97, which drops out this week, both tracks are taken from his new album “While (1<2)” (New TW-12). The final entry at No.95 is “Don't Tell 'em” for Jeremih feat YG, becoming his third chart entry after “Birthday Sex” (HP-37, July 2009) and “Down on Me” (HP-91, April 2011) which featured 50 Cent.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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