Meghan Trainor maintains her No.1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart with “All About That Bass”.
The song is now the longest run at the top for a female artist this year, beating the single week achieved by Christina Aguilera (with A Great Big World) in February and Paloma Faith with her two weeks in late July.
The last female artist to spend three weeks at the top was Rihanna on the Eminem duet “The Monster” back in November 2013, whilst Katy Perry’s “Roar” was at the top for nine weeks from late August 2013. Maintaining their No.2 position for a third non-consecutive week are G.R.L. with “Ugly Heart” and climbing up one place to a new peak of No.3 are Klingande with “Jubel”, which is newly certified Gold ● in sales.
Both G.R.L. and Ella Henderson performed on The X-Factor this past week, which has helped Ella’s single “Ghost” to rebound this week, back up five places to No.4, whilst the highest new entry of the week helps to make it four-out-of-five female artists within the Top 5 this week; Taylor Swift debuts at No.5 with the first taste of her late October due fifth studio album ‘1989’, the new single entitled “Shake it Off”. This becomes her 27th Top 100 and 21st Top 50 appearance, plus it becomes Taylor’s eighth Top 10 placing, with her last entry being “Sweeter Than Fiction” (HP-44, Nov 2013) and her last Top 10 was “I Knew You Were Trouble” (HP-3, late Oct 2012).
After leaping into the Top 10 last week, “Freaks” for Timmy Trumpet (and the newly chart-mentioned) and Savage is up four places to a new peak of No.6, with New York brother trio AJR dropping back two places to No.7 with the Spongebob Squarepants infused “I’m Ready”. Holding at their No.8 peak are Lilly Wood & the Prick with the Robin Schultz remixed track “Prayer in C”, whilst tumbling six places to No.9 is former No.1 “Only Love Can Hurt like This” for Paloma Faith. Leaping twenty-four places to a new peak of No.10 is local artist Troye Sivan with “Happy Little Pill”, thanks in part to his five-track EP “Tryxe” being released this week containing this song.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Itch leaps fourteen places to a new peak of No.12 with his boppy track “Another Man”, whilst after dropping back a couple of places last week to No.16, “Amnesia” for 5SOS is back up to No.14, and right behind them, helped by her new video for the song out this week, “Break Free” for Ariana Grande and Zedd are back up five places to No.15 and now certified ▲Platinum in sales. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora jump up ten places to a new peak of No.18 with “Black Widow” (video also came out this week), with Katy Perry up a few notches to No.23 with her latest track “This is How We Do”. Sam Smith’s new track “I’m Not the Only One” is up eight places to a new chart height of No.27, and leaping up forty-one places to land at No.38 is Jason DeRulo with his new single “Bubblegum”, whilst Usher is back up six places to No.40 with “She Came to Give it to You”, and The Script sneak back into the Top 50 at No.50 (up five places) with their latest “Superheroes”.
DOWN DOWN: After three weeks within the Top 10, “Budapest” (HP-5) for George Ezra drops down five this week to No.11, whilst also leaving the ten are Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj with “Bang Bang” (HP-4) after only two weeks within, the song also picking up a Gold ● in sales. After debuting at No.13 last week, Guy Sebastian drops back three places to No.16 with his new song “Come Home with Me”, whilst The Madden Brothers descend five places to No.17 with “We Are Done”. Last weeks other Top 20 entry, “Gladiator” for Dami Im drops back ten places to No.21, meaning that she has now had back-to-back songs that peaked at No.11. Down seven to No.24 is Sam Smith with “Stay With Me” (now 3x▲Platinum) and down nine to No.28 are Justice Crew with “Que Sera”. Tove Lo falls seven spots to No.30 with “Stay High”, and also 3x▲Platinum are Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX with “Fancy” (to No.32), whilst David Guetta is down eight to No.35 with his recent No.2 single “Lovers on the Sun”. Local hip-hops acts Illy with “Tightrope” and Hilltop Hoods with “Won’t Let You Down” fall to No.43 and No.47 respectively, whilst leaving from last weeks Top 50 are 360 and Gossling with “Price of Fame” (44 to 52), Ariana Grande and Big Sean on “Best Mistake” (45 to 78) and Maroon 5 with their latest “It Was Always You” (43 to 91).
Lower 50: Landing at No.51 for a third time is Milky Chance with “Flashed Junk Mind”, whilst moving back up eight to No.61 is Peking Duk with “High”. Jesse Glynne with “Right Here” and Go Comet with “Worlds Apart” both hold their peaks of No.67 and No.68 respectively, whilst after sneaking in at No.100 last week, Hilary Duff is up thirty-one places to No.69 with her latest “All About You”. With the new Kiesza track about to chart here, her former No.25 single “Hideaway” is back up nine places to No.74 and scoring a ▲Platinum certification in the lower fifty is Dami Im with “Super Love” down to No.82. Returning tracks this week come via Alt-J with “Left Hand Free” (HP-94) at No.95 and at No.96 is the May 2013 No.81 single “Really Don’t Care” for Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd.
California native Rebecca Marie Gomez goes by the name Becky G, and she lands her first chart entry in Australia with the song “Shower”, which is new at No.53 and has reached the Top 20 in the USA and Sweden so far. Local DJ Will Sparks scores his third entry at No.55 with “This is What the Bounce is”, and US DJ’s and remixers The Chainsmokers score their second entry at No.59 with “Kanye” featuring Siren as guest vocalist. This is the follow-up to “#SELFIE” which made it to No.3 in early April of this year.
Nickelback have moved labels to Republic (part of Universal) from Roadrunner (through Warner) and their eighth album is set for release in early November entitled “No Fixed Address”. The first single from that album debuts at No.60 this week “Edge of a Revolution” and it becomes the bands twentieth Top 100 ARIA Singles Chart entry and their first since August 2012’s “Trying Not to Love You” made it to No.65.
British producer and DJ, Naughty Boy lands his second chart entry in Australia as his new single “Home” featuring Sam Romans debuts at No.70. He previously charted in June 2013 with “La La La” featuring current chart favorite Sam Smith which became Sam’s first Top 10 entry, the song reached No.5 in early August. This new track is taken from the deluxe edition of his newly repackaged debut set “Hotel Cabana” (HP-62, Sept 2013), which has an extra seven track on it now.
Chris Brown teams with Usher and Rick Ross on this weeks No.71 debut “New Flame”, whilst a couple of places lower and landing their second chart entry are X-Factor contestants Brothers 3 with their cover of the Willie Nelson (HP-39, 1982) penned, and Pet Shop Boys (HP-10, 1988) covered song “Always on My Mind” which comes in at No.73, whilst they move up to a new peak of No.98 (from #99) with last weeks entry “Just the Way You Are” (Bruno Mars).
The seventh Top 100 entry for local rapper Illy comes in at No.90 entitled “One for the City”, featuring Thomas Jules as guest on the track, whilst Illy is also at No.43 with his recent Top 20 entry “Tightrope”. Coming in at No.98 is California singer Tinashe (‘God is with us’ in her father’s native tongue of Zimbabwe), and her debut track “2 On” featuring rapper SchoolBoy Q, with the song having so far reached the US Top 30 and is taken from her early October due debut album “Aquarius”. And another US teaming, this time Wiz Khalifa with Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign on the song “You and Your Friends”, coming in at No.100, and this is taken from the just released album “Blacc Hollywood” for Wiz.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.