Meghan Trainor was in Australia during the past week on a promo tour, appearing on many shows, including a live performance on The X-Factor on Monday night.
Her new EP “Title” was out this week too, which all adds up to her song “All About That Bass” climbing back to the top of the ARIA Singles chart this week, for a fourth non-consecutive week, plus it picks up a third ▲Platinum certification in the process.
“Bass” is only the second song this year to reclaim the top spot, as “Happy” by Pharrell Williams went back to the top in February after week off the No.1 spot. Taylor Swift drops back down to No.2 with “Shake it off”, but she will be in the country in a couple of weeks (also appearing on XF) to promote her new album ‘1989’, so the song could climb back to the top. Leaping to a new peak of No.3 is “Freaks” for Timmy Trumpet and Savage, which becomes the second top three single for Savage, whom peaked at No.2 back in January on the Joel Fletcher track “Swing”.
X-Factor judge Redfoo drops back a place to No.4 with “New Thang”, whilst the other performer on this weeks’ X-Factor was local singer Nathaniel, who sang his new song “Live Louder” on the show, and this week that song leaps up seventeen places to land at No.5, which becomes his second Top 5 and Top 10 single, as his other entry to the ten was “You” which peaked at No.4 in mid-October 2013.
Dropping two places to No.6 is the trio of Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande with “Bang Bang” and back up one place to No.7 is Klingande with “Jubel”, whilst also down are G.R.L. with “Ugly Heart” and “Budapest” for George Ezra, both songs dropping three places to No.8 and No.9 respectively. Another of last weeks entries also leaps into the Top 10 this week, Calvin Harris and John Newman are up nine places to No.10 with “Blame” (the new UK No.1 single this week). It becomes the Scottish DJ’s eighth Top 10 single in Australia and the third for John, who was last in the Top 10 this time last year with his first solo entry (and second entry to the ten) “Love Me Again” (HP-4).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Nicki Minaj is back up a place to No.11 with her “Anaconda”, whilst climbing to new peaks within the Top 20 are Echosmith with “Cool Kids” (#16), Sam Smith and “I’m Not the Only One” (#17) and “All About You” for Hilary Diff (#20). Becky G is up six places to a new peak of No.21 with “Shower” and climbing back up six places to No.31 is “Maps” (HP-30) for Maroon 5, which the X-Factor contestant performed in a group number this week. Usher and Nicki Minaj hold at their peak of No.32 with “She Came to Give it to You”, whilst jumping up twenty places to a new chart height of No.33 is Fences with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the track “Arrows”. Nickelback debuted at No.44 last week with “What Are You Waiting for?” which this week is up four places to No.40, whilst returning to the fifty at No.50 (up twelve spots) are The Script with “Superheroes” ahead of their new album which came out on Friday.
DOWN DOWN: After five weeks within the Top 10, two of those at No.7, “Prayer in C” (Robin Schultz Remix) for Lilly Wood & the Prick is down a couple of places to No.12, plus the track is now certified ▲Platinum in sales. And after nine weeks in the ten, Paloma Faith is down four places to No.13 with her former No.1 single “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”. Ella Henderson is down five to No.22 with “Ghost”, and after climbing back up to No.11 last week, “Amnesia” for 5 Seconds of Summer drops back thirteen places to No.24 this week. Gabrielle Aplin is down to No.39 with “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” and down eleven to No.44 is Charli XCX with “Boom Clap”, followed by Eminem and Sia who drop ten places to No.45 with “Guts Over Fear”. Falling out of the Top 50 this week are Dami Im with “Gladiator” (now Gold ●) (36 to 51), “Stay High” by Tove Lo (46 to 52), “Waves” for Mr. Probz (48 to 53) and “Mess is Mine” by Vance Joy (41 to 60).
English Drum N’ Bass duo Sigma score the highest new entry this week, by debuting at No.19 with their second chart entry here “Changing”, which features Paloma Faith as guest vocalist. They peaked at No.11 in late June with “Nobody to Love”, the song is sitting at No.69 this week.
Ed Sheeran returns to the Top 100 at No.41 with the third single from his ‘x’ (TW-10) album entitled “Thinking out Loud”, the song having previously charted in late June reaching No.78 for a single week, but now it’s the official third track lifted from his album, becoming his eleventh Top 100 and Top 50 entry here in the process. The final entry for the fifty comes in at No.46, The Vamps with Sean Mendes and the song “Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)”, which becomes the bands fifth Top 100 and fourth Top 50 entry. This track uses the chorus from the Simon & Garfunkel song “Cecilia” (HP-6, peaked late June 1970).
Lower 50: Fall Out Boy climbs to a new peak of No.55 with “Centuries” and also up is The Madden Brothers with “Dear Jane” to No.57. Illy holds at No.63 with “One for the City”, and back up twenty two places to No.65 is Chris Brown with “Loyal”, whilst his track “New Flame” is back up twelve to No.66. From the TMNT-2014 film “Shell Shocked” for Juicy J leaps up twenty-four places to a new peak of No.72, whilst “Cosby Sweater” for The Hilltop Hoods is up five places to a new chart height of No.85. Alt-J returns with all three of their recent singles “Every Other Freckle” (#76), “Left Hand Free” (new Peak #80) and “Hunger of the Pine” (#83). Other re-entries come from Slipknot with “The Devil in I” (#91), “Love More” for Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj (#94; HP-29), “Latch” for Disclosure featuring Sam Smith, and Meg Mac with “Roll Up Your Sleeves” (#97).
To coincide with her national tour with Andrea Bocelli, Delta Goodrem has covered the Martika October 1991 No.1 single “Love… Thy Will Be Done”, which comes in at No.59 and becomes her first entry for 2014 and her 23rd chart entry overall. Another local act, EDM duo Flight Facilities enter at No.67 with their fourth Top 100 chart entry “Two Bodies”, which features Emma Louise as guest vocalist, which becomes her second entry too.
Swedish DJ Alessandro Lindblad is better know as Alesso, and he teams up with fellow country-woman Tove Lo for his new single “Heroes (We Could be)”, which comes in at No.70 and becomes her second entry and his third, although it’s Alesso’s first lead single, as he previously charted as the guest on the Calvin Harris track “Under Control” (HP-17, Oct 2013) and the remixer of the OneRepublic track “If I Lose Myself” (HP-14, Feb 2014). Kid Ink teams with Usher and Tinashe for the No.77 entry “Body Language”, which also becomes his first lead entry, but third overall entry, as Kid has appeared on two previous Chris Brown tracks “Show Me” (HP-46, peaked Jan 2014) and “Main Chick” (HP-86, Feb 2014).
The ninth chart entry for local DJ Havana Brown comes in at No.81 entitled “Better Not Said”, and X-Factor entries this week are only three, two of which are by local contestants. Firstly coming in at No.87 is Marlisa Punzalan at No.87 with her cover of the Metallica song “Nothing Else Matters”, whilst Dean Ray who drops from 15 to 43 with his version of “Budapest”, he is also new at No.90 with his rendition of the INXS song “New Sensation”. Sandwiched in-between those two locals, is an act from the 2013 USA edition of X-Factor, couple Alex and Sierra; who placed third last year, and they debut at No.89 with their first single “Scarecrow”.
Written, Researched and Compiled by Gavin Ryan.
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