The Madden Brothers remain atop the ARIA Singles chart for a second week with “We Are Done”, the track picking up a ▲Platinum certification after achieving Gold in sales just last week.
David Guetta and Sam Martin debut at No.2 with “Lovers on the Sun” which becomes David’s first ever Top 10 debut and eighth overall as ‘highest new entry of the week’, his last being the re-entry of ‘Turn Me on” (HP-3, peaked Jan 2012, debuted 19-Dec-2011). It also becomes Guetta’s fourteenth Top 10 single in Australia and his now third successive after “Shot Me Down” (HP-3, peaked mid-March) and “Bad” (HP-5, peaked first week of May), with Australia being the first country to place this new song within the Top 10, plus this is the title track for David’s upcoming album. This is also the first entry for Con Bro Chill lead singer Sam Martin, who has previously written the songs “Daylight” for Maroon 5 and “Like a Drum” for Guy Sebastian.
Ella Henderson blasts up nine places to land at No.3 with “Ghost”, the track having spent two weeks at No.1 in England in early June, whilst last weeks highest new entry of “Break Free” for Ariana Grande and Zedd is down a place to No.4, whilst former No.1 “Que Sera” by Justice Crew drops three places to No.5, and Tove Lo is stable at No.6 with “Stay High”.
Paloma Faith snuck into the charts last week at No.82 with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”, but after NOVA put the track on high rotation plus the Channel 7 show ‘Winners & Losers’ used the track in their credits for the past two weeks, it all helps Paloma to land not only her first Top 50 hit, but her first Top 10 in Australia as the track bullets all the way to No.7. Paloma’s previous chart entry was “Can’t Rely on You” which climbed to No.64 back in March, and of course this helps her album “A Perfect Contradiction” (HP-22, mid-March) to return at No.26 this week.
After peaking at No.4 last week, Ed Sheeran drops four places to No.8 with “Don’t” and the debut album for Sheppard “Bombs Away” lands at No.2 this week, whilst their former No.1 “Geronimo” is back up four places to No.9, with Nico & Vinz rounding out the Top 10, dropping three places to No.10 with “Am I Wrong?”
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: G.R.L. leap twenty-five places to No.16 this week with their first solo entry “Ugly Heart”, whilst Illy is back up a couple of places to No.19 with “Tightrope” (HP-18), and the official new single for 5 Seconds of Summer “Amnesia” is back up eight places to No.20 this week. Will.i.am and Cody Wise debuted at No.1 in England this week with “It’s My Birthday”, which is up to a new peak of No.29 here, and after falling last week, Hilltop Hoods are back up to No.30 with “Won’t Let You Down”. George Ezra jumps up twenty-six spots to a new peak of No.32 with “Budapest”, and after creeping around the lower end of the Top 50 for the past three weeks, T.I. and Iggy Azalea jump up this week to a new peak of No.36 with “No Mediocre”, with Jeremih and YG are up eight places to a new peak of No.45 with “Don’t Tell ’em” which becomes his second Top 50 single in Australia.
DOWN DOWN: After nine broken weeks within the Top 10, “Stay with Me” (HP-5) by Sam Smith is down three places this week to No.11 and it scores a 2x▲Platinum certification, whilst after one week within the ten at No.9, “Boom Clap” for Charli XCX is down three to No.12. The third and final drop from the ten is Sia with “Chandelier” (HP-2×3) which has spent fifteen consecutive weeks inside the Top 10 and is down eight this week to No.13 now that her album “1000 Forms of Fear” is out (TW-5). “Waves” by Mr. Probz is down four to No.15 and is also 2x▲Platinum in sales, with Coldplay down four to No.18 with “A Sky Full of Stars”. Iggy’s “Fancy” and Zhu’s “Faded” both drop seven places each to No.23 and No.24 respectively, and “Sing” for Ed Sheeran falls eight to No.27. Idina Menzel also tumbles eight to No.34 with “Let it Go” and Andy Grammer is back down twelve to No.39 with “Back Home”. “Don’t Stop” for 5SOS and “MMM Yeah” for Austin Mahone both drop ten places to No.41 and No.42 respectively with “Bad” for David Guetta dropping eleven to No.48. Falling out from last weeks Top 50 are “Hideaway” by Kiesza (46 to 55), “Something’s Missing” by Sheppard (42 to 63), “Brave” by Sara Bareilles (47 to 72), and “Gold” by Chet Faker (40 to 91).
Vance Joy lands the second highest new entry of the week, as their second chart entry “Mess is Mine” comes in at No.37, whilst their first entry “Riptide” is still charting after 65 weeks, having peaked at No.6 and sitting at No.58 this week. This new track is taken from his forthcoming debut album “Dream Your Life Away” which is due in early September. Also due for a new album later this year is Usher, who debuts at No.40 with “She Came to Give it to You” featuring Nicki Minaj as guest vocalist. It’s the second track this year for Usher, who also hit No.44 in May with “Good Kisser”, plus this becomes his 32nd Top 100 and his 28th Top 50 appearance.
The Voice: Live Finals; With only eight contestants left in this years series, Johnny Rollins lands the highest entry from this weeks show with his rendition of “When a Man Loves a Woman” at No.38 (Percy Sledge 1966, Jimmy Barnes 1988). Anja Nissen is the next entry from the show at No.57 with “I Have Nothing” (Whitney Houston) and then Jackson Thomas with “When the War is Over” (Cold Chisel 1982, Cosima 2004), whilst the last entry via the show is Ricky Martin at No.75 who performed his new track “Vida” at the end of the show, and it becomes his fourteenth entry on the ARIA Charts, his last being in late June 2013 when “Come With Me” debuted and peaked at No.3. The X-Factor also started this week, and tracks sung by contestants on the show which re-enter this week include “Clown” (HP-34) by Emeli Sande back in at No.43, along with “Halo” and “Ave Maria” by Beyonce at No.80 and No.90 respectively.
Lower 50: After returning at No.83 last week, Milky Chance leap up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.51 with their second entry “Flashed Junk Mind”, and due to his new entry this week “Riptide” by Vance Joy is back up sixteen places to No.58. Taylor Henderson’s debut at No.1 with his second album “Burnt Letters” helps his former No.5 single “When You Were Mine” back up eighteen spots to No.71. Dillon Francis and DJ Snake are up four places to a new peak of No.77 with “Get Low” and Lorde’s current tour helps her first entry “The Love Club” EP to rise back up to No.82 this week. Salt-N-Pepa return at No.66 with their first entry “Push it” (HP-3, peaked Oct 1988) at No.66 thanks to its use in a new car commercial, and also returning is “Black Widow” for Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora at a new peak of No.85, plus Iggy’s “Work” (HP-79) is back in at No.93, with “Loyal” by Chris Brown returning at No.92 and Avicii’s “Hey Brother” back at No.99.
The Broods land their second chart entry at No.54 with “Mother & Father”; their self-titled EP peaked at No.51 back in mid-June when they toured with Ellie Goulding. New at No.65 is Ricki-Lee with “Happy Ever After” which is taken from her recent ‘All You Need is Love” (EP) (HP-39, May) and this new entry becomes her sixteenth chart entry.
Colbie Caillat debuts at No.67 with “Try” which becomes her fourth chart entry here, and her first since 2012’s “Brighter Than the Sun” (HP-94, Feb 2012). Gabrielle Aplin is new at No.86 with her third entry “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, which has been used in the current ‘House Husbands’ ads on Channel 9, whilst coming in at No.94 is rapper Clipping featuring Cocc Pistol Cree and the track “WorkWork”, his first chart entry. The final new entry is at No.98, “Hear Me” for Ivan Gough featuring Feenixpawl and Christine Hoberg, becoming both Ivan’s and Feenix’s second entry, as they both teamed up for “In My Mind” (HP-29, peaked early June 2012).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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