Paloma Faith has the number one song in Australia this week.
After leaping into the Top 10 last week, Paloma Faith jumps to No.1 this week with “Only Love Can Hurt like This” which also gains a Gold (●) sales certification in the process.
With the song being played across radio, and for the past couple of weeks on Channel 7’s ‘Winners & Losers’, the song is the first Top 50, Top 10 and No.1 single in Australia for Paloma, plus we’re the first country to make it a No.1 hit, the song having peaked at No.6 in England and No.5 in Scotland back in mid-May. “Only Love Can Hurt like This” becomes the 1021st No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2014) and the 456th for ARIA (1983 to 2014), plus the eighth for this year.
It’s the 66th No.1 single in Australia for the RCA label, their last being by Pink back in February of 2013 with “Just Give Me a Reason”, and it’s the third song with ‘Only’ in its title to hit No.1, the others being “I Was Only 19” (May 1983) by Redgum and “Only Girl (in the World)” by Rihanna (Sept 2010), with the only other ‘Hurt’ at the top being December 1982’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” by Culture Club. It’s also the fourteenth ‘Like’ and the thirteenth ‘This’ to hit No.1 here. The last English Female solo artist to hit No.1 in Australia was Adele for seven weeks from 27-June-2011 with “Someone like You”, making Paloma Faith the 22nd English Female artist to hit the top here, plus she becomes the 116th English act with the 190th song performed by an English act.
After two weeks at No.1, The Madden Brothers drop down to No.2 with “We Are Done”, whilst another British Female artist leaps eighty-three places from last weeks debut of No.86 to No.3 this week, Gabrielle Aplin with “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, which benefits from an X-Factor performance, and becomes her second Top 10 single after “The Power of Love” made it to No.5 in April. Also jumping into the Top 5 is G.R.L. with “Ugly Heart”, up twelve places to No.4, plus it also becomes their second Top 10 hit after their guest vocalist appearance on the Pitbull song “Wild Wild Love” hit No.10 in early April.
After leaping into the Top 5 at No.3 last week, Ella Henderson drops back a couple of places to No.5 with “Ghost”, but the track does pick up a Gold (●) sales certification, and right behind her, up twenty-three places to a new peak of No.6 is Will.i.am and Cody Wise with “It’s My Birthday”, which they both performed on The Voice Grand Final on Monday night. The song becomes Will’s eighth Top 10 single in Australia (fourth as lead, the other four were as a guest vocalist) and his first appearance in the ten since “#ThatPower” hit No.6 in May 2013. Also benefitting from their live performance on The Voice is Sheppard who sung “Geronimo”, which is back up a place to No.8.
Last weeks highest new entry at No.2 for David Guetta and Sam Martin, “Lovers on the Sun” drops back to No.7 this week, whilst falling five places to No.9 is another coupling; Ariana Grande and Zedd with “Break Free”, and returning to the ten at No.10, up two places, its Charli XCX with “Boom Clap” (HP-9), which notches up a second week in the Top 10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “Amnesia” by 5 Seconds of Summer rises again this week, up to No.19 now, whilst jumping eleven places to a new peak of No.21 is “Budapest” by George Ezra. After sneaking back into the Top 100 last week at No.85, “Black Widow” for Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora this week leaps up fifty-seven places to No.28 now that it’s the official single from Iggy’s “The New Classic” album (TW-24). Usher and Nicki Minaj climb six places to a new peak of No.34 with “She Came to Give it to You” and after a heart-rending performance by a contestant on The X-Factor this past week, “All of Me” by John Legend jumps back up fifteen places to No.41.
DOWN DOWN: With four entries to the Top 10 this week, dropping down are Tove Lo with “Stay High” (6 to 11, WI10-5, HP-3), “Que Sera” (5 to 12, WI10-11, HP-1×9) for Justice Crew which leaves the Top 10 for the first time, and down six to No.14 is Ed Sheeran with “Don’t” (WI10-4, HP-4), but his “x” album does go back to No.1 this week, so it all balances out for him, and finally “Am I Wrong” (10 to 15, WI10-8, HP-2×3) for Nico & Vinz is the fourth and final dropout. Coldplay fall out of the Top 20 with “A Sky Full of Stars” (18 to 22) and down four to No.26 is Sigma with “Nobody to Love” (now ▲Platinum), whilst Gossling and 360 pick up Gold (●) in sales for “Price of Fame” (25 to 27). “Sing” for Ed Sheeran is also down this week, dropping six to No.33, whilst Nicki Minaj and “Pills N’ Potions” falls seven to No.35. Also down seven are The Hilltop Hoods with “Won’t Let You Down” to No.37 and after leaping up into the Top 40 last week, T.I. and Iggy Azalea fall back eight to No.44 with “No Mediocre”, with Dami Im and “Super Love” tumbling ten this week to No.45. Falling out from last week Top 50 are “Clown” by Emeli Sande (43 to 53), “Don’t Tell ‘em” for Jeremih and YG (45 to 55), “Magic” for Coldplay (46 to 58), and “Already Gone” by Taylor Henderson (49 to 70).
Meghan Trainor is a twenty-one year old singer from Nantucket, Massachusetts, who has been writing songs since the age of eleven. She enters at No.36 with her debut single “All About the Bass” which is currently No.54 in the USA and No.69 in Canada, meaning Australia has placed her higher here than any other country (so far), and she describes her sound being similar to Trinidadian Soca Music (slightly reggae and hip-hop infused).
The Hilltop Hoods release their new album “Walking Under the Stars” on August 8th, and the second track issued from the forthcoming set debuts at No.42 entitled “Pyramid Building”, whilst the albums first release “Won’t Let You Down” is five places higher at No.37 this week. The final Top 50 entry this week is in at No.43, Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah with “sckotupid Love”, which becomes Cheryl’s fifth Top 100 entry and third Top 50 placing, with her last chart appearance here being “Call My Name” (under just ‘Cheryl’) which climbed to No.49 in July 2012.
Lower 50: The Voice winner Anja Nissen will be releasing her debut single (not a cover) next week, but for now she climbs to a new peak of No.54 with her version of “I Have Nothing”, whilst The Voice: Kids (Battle Rounds) helps “Halo” by Beyonce to rise twenty-three places to No.57 this week, and The Voice coach Joel Madden and his final entrant Frank Lakoudis performed “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons on the show, with the original re-entering at No.59 this week. Will.i.am, Anja and his other finalists ZK did a rendition of The Black Eyed Peas single “Where is the Love”, which returns at No.73 this week. The X-Factor saw a contestant sing “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit, which helps it back up six places to No.82 and The Voice third placed Johnny Rollins re-sang his audition song “Beneath Your Beautiful” on the Grand Final, which helps the Labrinth and Emeli Sande song return at No.91 this week, whilst the final re-entry this week is at No.97, Avicii with “Wake Me Up”, whilst Iggy Azalea picks up a Gold (●) sales cert for “Work”, which holds at No.93 this week, and is one of the lowest peaking songs to ever receive a certification, having only reached No.79 so far.
Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens is signed to Tiesto’s Black Hole Recordings label, and his recent UK No.1 single (four weeks ago) “Gecko (Overdrive)” enters at No.71 and features Becky Hill who was a contestant on The Voice UK first series in 2012, where she was knocked out in the fifth week of the series. A few places lower at No.74 is “Alex (Day by Day)” by Darryl Bowen, the song was sung on The Footy Show last week and at every Round 19 match (last weekend). The song was written for Alex McKinnon who got dumped on the field back in March and suffered spine injuries, and the song is sung by a family friend from Aberdeen, Scotland.
English three-piece Daughter land their first ARIA Singles Chart entry this week, by debuting at No.87 with “Youth”, although they have entered the Albums chart with “If You Leave” (HP-50, March 2013), which this song is taken from. The final entry at No.92 is from GO COMET! entitled “Worlds Apart”, and this local act is signed to the Ministry of Sound label, and the song has been used in the promos for Channel 7’s news of recent.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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