Meghan Trainor holds for a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart with “All About that Bass”.
The track is selling enough to go from Gold last week to ▲Platinum this week, plus the song also went to the top of the New Zealand charts as of Friday, and jumped 8 to 4 in the USA on Thursday.
G.R.L. are in the country at the moment on a promotional tour, and this has helped their single “Ugly Heart” to climb back to it’s former peak of No.2, swapping places with former No.1 “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” for Paloma Faith, giving us an all-girl Top 3 this week (last week it was the top four songs). Jumping up seven places to a new peak of No.4 is Klingande with “Jubel” and right behind them, up eleven spots to No.5 is AJR with “I’m Ready”, with Australian being the first country in the world to give this song a Top 10 placing, having so far peaked at No.65 in the USA (TW-80) (it’s only other chart entry).
George Ezra slips back one place to No.6 with “Budapest”, and after charging into the Top 5 last week, “Bang Bang” for Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj drops back three places to No.7 this week. The third of four tracks to leap into the Top 10 this week is “Prayer in C” for Lilly Wood & The Prick featuring Robin Schulz, which is up seventeen spots to No.8, with the song currently sitting at No.1 in Belgium, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland (7 weeks and counting), plus it only just fell from the top of the German and Austrian charts. Dropping down a place to No.9 is Ella Henderson with “Ghost” and the final leap into the ten comes from local DJ Timmy Trumpet with NZ rapper Savage on the dance track “Freaks”, which leaps seventy-three places from last weeks No.83 to No.10 this week, giving him not only his first Top 50 placing, but first Top 10 all in the same week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Nicki Minaj slithers up twenty-one places to No.18 with her Sir Mix-a-Lot infused track “Anaconda” (features ‘Baby Got Back’, HP-8, Sept 1992), and Katy Perry is up a few places to a new peak of No.25 with “This is How We Do”. Another of last weeks Top 50 debuts, “Another Man” by Itch is up seventeen places to No.26 and jumping into the fifty is a song that landed in the Top 60 last week, the new Sam Smith song “I’m Not the Only One”, which is up twenty-three spots to No.35. With the new Hilltop Hoods album taking the No.1 spot, their current single “Won’t Let You Down” is back up ten places to No.39 and after coming in at No.71 last week, Maroon 5’s new single “It Was Always You” jumps up twenty-eight spots to No.43 this week.
DOWN DOWN: With four songs entering the Top 10 this week, the dropouts come from The Madden Brothers with “We Are Done” (7 to 12, HP-1×2, WI10-7, now 2x▲Platinum), “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” for Gabrielle Aplin (10 to 14, HP-3, WI10-3, now Gold ●), “It’s My Birthday” by Will.i.am and Cody Wise (9 to 15, HP-4, WI10-3) and “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith (6 to 17, HP-5, WI10-11). After climbing back up to No.14 last week, “Amnesia” for 5SOS is down a couple of places to No.16, but is newly certified Gold (●) in sales, whilst dropping down seven to No.20 is Ariana Grande with “Break Free”. Four songs leaving the Top 20 which all gain new certifications are “Boom Clap” for Charli XCX down nine to No.21 (now ▲Platinum), “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran drops seven to No.22 (now ▲Platinum), “Stay High” for Tove Lo is down five to No.23 (now 2x▲Platinum) and “Geronimo” for Sheppard entered the Irish charts this week, here it is down four to No.24 and newly 4x▲Platinum in sales. David Guetta and Sam Martin tumble ten places to No.27 with “Lovers on the Sun” but they do pick up Gold (●) in sales, with Milky Chance dropping eight to No.29 with “Stolen Dance”. Mr Probz sees his “Waves” crash eight to No.31 and down ten to No.32 is this weeks UK No.1 single “Am I Wrong” for Nico and Vince. The Vamps and Demi Lovato are down five to No.33 with “Somebody to You” (now ▲Platinum), and Sia and her “Chandelier” drop twelve to No.36. Vance Joy climbed to No.33 last week with “Mess is Mine”, which is down nine this week to No.42 and down ten to No.44 are 360 and Gossling with “Price of Fame”. Sigma tumbles eleven places to No.47 with “Nobody to Love” and Zhu has “Faded” down eleven spots to No.48 this week, whilst dropping out of the Top 50 are John Legend with “All of Me” (41 to 52), “Maps” by Maroon 5 (30 to 53), and “Pills N’ Potions” for Nicki Minaj (45 to 54).
Dami Im and Guy Sebastian both appeared on X-Factor this past week, and their new singles are the two highest new entries this week. Dami Im is in at No.11 with “Gladiator”, which matches the peak her other currently charting single “Super Love” reached back in mid-June, but it climbed to that height, whereas Gladiator could surge again next week, whilst this becomes Dami’s fifteenth Top 100 entry and eighth Top 50. Guy Sebastian enters at No.13 with “Come Home With Me” which becomes his 21st Top 100 entry 20th Top 50 placing, and the track is to be featured on his upcoming new album, due later in the year.
The third and final Top 50 entry of the week is from Ariana Grande with a ballad featuring Big Sean entitled “Best Mistake”, which is new at No.45 and was released at the start of the week (Monday), so it’s only had half-a-weeks sales so far, meaning it could surge next week. Ariana has four songs within the Top 50 this week, she is featuring on the No.7 track “Bang Bang”, her recent No.3 single “Break Free” is at No.20 and she is sitting at No.41 with “Problem” (HP-2) featuring Iggy Azalea, all four songs are to be featured on her second album “My Everything” which is due at the end of August.
Lower 50: With Dami’s new single charting, it has boosted her other entry “Super Love”, back up fifteen places to No.65 and holding at No.66 in its 53rd week on the charts is “Roar” by Katy Perry, which notches up 10x▲Platinum in sales. GO COMET! re-enter at a new peak of No.68 with “Worlds Apart”, which formerly came in a for one week at No.92 in late July. “Summer” for Calvin Harris drops to No.70 but is now 2x▲Platinum and jumping back up thirteen places to No.72 are OneRepublic with “Love Runs Out”, which recently had some new remixes released. Rita Ora climbs back up thirteen places to No.76 with “I Will Never Let You Down” and rebounding nineteen to No.81 is Andy Grammer with “Back Home”. Returning tracks this week come from American Authors with “Best Day of My Life” (#88), Eminem with “Berzerk” (#92), and “Braveheart” for Neon Jungle (#93).
UK singer Jess Glynne has featured on two previous entries, “Rather Be” (HP-2, TW-86) with Clean Bandit and “My Love” (HP-18) with Route 94, and now she lands her first solo entry at No.67 entitled “Right Here”, and another English act coming in at No.73 is the third track from the forthcoming second album for Alt-J “This is All Yours” (due mid-Sept), the new single is called “Every Other Freckle” and follows on from “Left Hand Free” (HP-94) and “Hunger of the Pine” (HP-71). The final overseas act to enter is Hilary Duff, who follows-up the recent No.72 single “Chasing the Sun” with a new entry at No.100, “All About You”.
There are four more local Australian acts debuting lower this week too, with Missy Higgins in at No.71 with her cover of The Drones song “Shark Fin Blues”, the first taste from her upcoming cover of Aussie songs entitled “OZ” (due mid September), and it becomes her eleventh Top 100 entry, whilst Bluejuice come in at No.74 with “I’ll Go Crazy” which becomes their fourth chart entry. Coming in at No.96 are The Hilltop Hoods with the track “Cosby Sweater” taken from their new No.1 album this week, and the first X-Factor act for 2014 to land a chart entry sneaks in at No.99, Brothers 3 with their cover of “Just the Way You Are”, the Bruno Mars song.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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