Joel and Benji Madden score their first ever No.1 single in Australia this week, as their tune “We Are Done”.
The song, under the moniker of The Madden Brothers, climbs up three places to land at the top of the ARIA Singles chart this week.
“We Are Done” becomes the 1020th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2014) and the 455th for ARIA (1983 to 2014), plus it’s the 57th chart topping single for Capitol Records, the second this year after 5SOS back in March. It’s also the first time in almost two years that an American group has been at the top of the Australian charts, the last act was Fun with “Some Nights” (from 23-July-2012), with the last USA act at the top being the duo A Great Big World back in February with “Say Something” for a single week.
The Madden Brothers become the 400th American act to hit the top of our charts, with the 666th song performed by an American group or performer. There have been a few previous tracks to reach No.1 with ‘We Are’ in the title including ‘We Are the World” by USA for Africa in 1985 and more recently Fun with “We Are Young” (March 2012), whilst there have only been two previous chart-topping songs with ‘Done’ in the title, Martika with “Love…Thy Will Be Done” (Oct 1991) and recently Samantha Jade with “What You’ve Done to Me” (Nov 2012). The guys also performed the song at the closing of Monday nights episode of ‘The Voice’ (where Joel is a judge), which no doubt helped boost the track to the top this week.
So after nine straight weeks at the top, Justice Crew drop back to No.2 with “Que Sera” which still holds the record for the longest run at the top for an Australian act in the ARIA era (1983 onwards). Back in May Ariana Grande debut at No.4 with “Problem” (TW-18), but this week she enters at No.3 with her new single “Break Free” featuring DJ and producer Zedd, which instantly becomes her second Top 3 single and her highest new entry.
Ed Sheeran is up to a new peak of No.4 this week with “Don’t”, whilst dropping back to No.5 (down from two) is Sia with “Chandelier”, but she does gain a 3x▲Platinum certification for the song and also land her first No.1 album with “100 Forms of Fear”. Tove Lo drops a place to No.6 with “Stay High”, but down four to No.7 is Nico & Vinz with “Am I Wrong”, whilst climbing back up two to No.8 is Sam Smith with “Stay With Me” which was sung on The Voice on Monday night. Milky Chance are down a place to No.10 with “Stolen Dance”, which picks up a new sales cert, 2x▲Platinum, and wedged in between at No.9 is the second entry to the Top 10 this week, Charli XCX with “Boom Clap”, which climbs three and becomes her first solo entry to the ten, and her third overall after guesting on “Fancy” for Iggy Azalea and last years “I Love it” (HP-3, Jan 2013) for Icona Pop.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Ella Henderson jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.12 with “Ghost”, also appearing on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ this past week singing the song, whilst climbing back up five to No.22 is 360 and Gossling with “Price of Fame”, and Bonnie Anderson breaks out of her chart-funk by climbing four places to a new peak of No.24 with “Blackout”. Andy Grammer leaps up twelve places to No.27 with “Back Home” and 5 Seconds of Summer are back up eight to No.28 with “Amnesia”, whilst also climbing into the Top 30 at No.30 is Will.i.am with Cody Wise on “It’s My Birthday”. Austin Mahone climbs back to his former peak of No.32 with “MMM Yeah” and after debuting at No.65 last week, Chet Faker leaps up to No.40 with the Flume remixed version of “Gold”. T.I. and Iggy Azalea are up to a new peak of No.43 with “No Mediocre” and jumping back up seven to a new peak of No.44 is Tiesto and Matthew Koma with “Wasted”. Last week Taylor Henderson fell from 42 to 79 with “Already Gone”, which this week is back up to No.45.
DOWN DOWN: After seven with within the Top 10, “Waves” by Mr. Probz (HP-3×2) drops down three to No.11, with the other dropout from the ten being “A Sky Full of Stars” (HP-2) for Coldplay which spent two weeks within the ten and is down seven to No.14 this week. There are no major drops in the chart until No.31, where 5 Seconds of Summer are down ten with “Don’t Stop”, with last weeks highest entry for Hilltop Hoods in “Won’t Let You Down”, dropping sixteen places to No.33. “Magic” for Coldplay is down eight to No.38 and another 5SOS track, “She Looks So Perfect” is down fifteen to No.39, whilst the debut last week for Sheppard of “Something’s Missing” falls seven to No.42.
The Voice: Live Finals; Duo ZK land the highest entry from Monday nights show, with their rendition of “Time After Time” (Cyndi Lauper), which comes in at No.35. Further within the Top 50 is Johnny Rollins who enters at No.48 with his version of “Stay with Me” (Sam Smith), with a few places lower at No.50 is Gabriel & Cecelia with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana). Further down there are entries from Jackson Thomas who is in at No.52 with “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Simon & Garfunkel), Sabrina Batshon with “Spectrum (Say My Name)” at No.75, followed right behind at No.76 by Frank Lakoudis with “We are the Champions”.
New five piece girl group G.R.L. land their second chart entry, but first solo, as the track “Ugly Heart” debuts at No.41. They have previously appeared on the charts alongside Pitbull on his track Wild Wild Love” which made it to No.10 back at the end of March.
Lower 50: Jeremih climbs back up to a new peak of No.53 with “Don’t Tell ‘em” and Stan Walker and Ginny Blackmore climb back up nine places to No.65 with “Holding You”. Jessica Mauboy’s “Never Be the Same Again” (TW-69) and OneRepublic with “Counting Stars” (TW-78) were both performed on The Voice Monday night and climb back up this week, whilst the Lorde tour helps her “Love Club” EP (featuring ‘Royals’) to re-enter at No.87.
George Ezra enters at No.58 with his first entry here entitled “Budapest” and Angus & Julia Stone are new at No.68 with “A Heartbreak”, with their former Top 50 entry “Hearts Beat Slow” returning at No.99 this week. Dillon Francis teams up with DJ Snake for “Get Low” which debuts at No.81 and thanks to Nova picking it up and the song being used in ‘Winners & Losers’ this past week, Paloma Faith lands her second chart entry at No.82 with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”.
Bon Iver is new at No.85 with “Heavenly Father (from ‘Wish I Was Here’)”, his first singles chart entry, and taken from the new Zac Braff film, whilst Trey Songz with Nicki Minaj is new at No.88 with “Touchin’, Lovin’”, taken from this weeks new No.21 album “Trigga”. The Thundamentals score their second chart entry at No.91 with “Quit Your Job” and One Day land their first at No.92 with “Love Me Less”, whilst Alt-J see a second single chart from their forthcoming set “This is All Yours” (due Sept) come in at No.94 entitled “Left Hand Free”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.