Paloma Faith Maintains Top Australian Single Position ARIA SINGLES
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Paloma Faith Maintains Top Australian Single Position ARIA SINGLES

by Gavin Ryan on August 2, 2014

in News,Noise Pro

Paloma Faith holds for a second week with her first ARIA No.1 single “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”, and it’s all about the girls’ this week as female acts occupy the top three places on the singles chart.

Girl troupe G.R.L. climbs two places to a new peak of No.2 with “Ugly Heart”, which also cracks Gold (●) in sales, whilst last weeks highest new entry, “All About the Bass” for Meghan Trainor bullets up thirty-three places to land at No.3 this week. Also landing a new peak and a Gold (●) certification are and Cody Wise who climb two places to No.4 with “It’s My Birthday”, whilst fellow Voice judges The Madden Brothers drop three places to No.5 with their former No.1 single “We Are Done”.

Gabrielle Aplin leapt into the top three last week with “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, which this week is back down three places to No.6 and falling two to No.7 is “Ghost” by Ella Henderson. After an X-Factor performance by a contestant this past week, Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” is back up five places to No.8 and landing his first Top 10 entry with his first release is George Ezra who jumps up twelve places to land at No.9 with “Budapest”, whilst down a place to No.10 is Ariana Grande and Zedd with “Break Free”, which this week also cracks Gold (●) in sales.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With Ed Sheeran holding the No.1 album in the country again this week, his most recent Top 10 single “Don’t” is back up to No.12 this week, and now certified Gold (●), whilst the next climbing track is “Black Widow” for Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, which is up five to a new peak of No.23 this week. Three weeks ago Vance Joy debuted at No.37 with his new track “Mess is Mine”, which this week rebounds back up to a new peak of No.36 thanks to his Splendour in the Grass appearances, and back into the Top 40 at No.49 (up from #83) is Avicii with “Addicted to You”, which Channel TEN have been using in promo’s for ‘Wonderland” and moreso for the just launched season two of ‘The Bachelor’.

DOWN DOWN: After two broken weeks within the Top 10, “Boom Clap” (HP-9) for Charli XCX is back down a spot to No.11, and now Gold (●) in sales, whilst the other two dropouts from the ten are “Lovers on the Sun” for David Guetta (HP-2, WI10-2) down six to No.13 and after a couple of more weeks within the ten, “Geronimo” (HP-1×3) by Sheppard is back down seven to No.15. Justice Crew drop five to No.17 with “Que Sera” and Nico & Vinz are down three to No.18 with “Am I Wrong”, which is now 2x▲ Platinum in sales as of this week. Sia falls seven to No.24 with “Chandelier” and The Vamps with “Somebody to You” plus “A Sky Full of Stars” for Coldplay both fall six places to No.26 and No28 respectively, with the latter picking up a ▲Platinum sales certification. DJ Snake is down seven to No.37 with “Turn Down for What”, whilst Ed Sheeran’s former No.1 single “Sing” drop six to No.39 (now 2x▲Platinum) and Bonnie Anderson tumbles nine spots to No.40 with “Blackout”. After debuting at No.43, Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah drop out of the Top 50 to No.51, whilst also leaving last weeks fifty are Dami Im with “Super Love” (45 to 56), 5SOS with “She Looks So Perfect” (50 to 57), Andy Grammer with “Back Home” (39 to 70), Splendour in the Grass act The Hilltop Hoods with “Pyramid Building” (42 to 89) and Johnny Rollins leaves the Top 100 with “When a Man Loves a Woman” (LW-48).

19 year old Perth singer/songwriter/actor Troye Sivan (Mellet) sees his debut single “Happy Little Pill” land the highest new entry of the week at No.16, taken from his mid-August due EP “TRXYE”. Troye has appeared on stage in ‘Oliver!’ and in the ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ film and has built up his following from YouTube posts, plus he recently sang the theme tune from the film ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, and “Happy Little Pill” debuted at No.2 in New Zealand this weekend, and has also charted in the USA, Denmark and The Netherlands.

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande team up for the single “Bang Bang” (not a cover), which enters at No.22, giving both Nicki and Ariana three Top 50 entries this week. A few places lower at No.25 are The Script with their eleventh Top 100 entry (and tenth Top 50 placing) entitled “Superheroes”. The song is the first single lifted from their mid-September due fourth album “No Sound without Silence”.

French deep-house duo Klingande took their name for the Swedish word ‘klinga’ which means ‘to chime’ or ‘to make a sound’, and also in homage to their Melodic House contemporaries Swedish House Mafia. The guys enter at No.41 with the saxophone infused track “Jubel” which has so far hit No.1 in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

Recent tourist and Splendour in the Grass headliner Lily Allen sees the fourth entry from her current album “Sheezus” (TW-9) debut at No.45 entitled “As Long As I Got You”, and a few places lower at No.48 are Lil’ Jon with Tyga with the track “Bend Ova”, giving both acts two entries in the charts this week, with Jon on the current DJ Snake track “Turn Down for What” (TW-37) and Tyga on the new Jason DeRulo single “Bubblegum”.

Lower 50: Peking Duk jump back up fifteen places to No.52 with “High” and Jessica Mauboy is back up twelve to No.65 with “Never Be the Same”. Angus & Julia Stone were also at Splendour, and they rebound with “Hearts Beats Slow” (99 to 68) and re-enter with “A Heartbreak” (TW-91). Broods song “Mother and Father” is back up eighteen places to No.80 and a further returning track is “Free” for Rudimental and Emeli Sande at No.79.

Katy Perry enters at No.54 with “This is How We Do”, whilst a few places lower at No.58 is New York trio Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, who go under their initials AJR and see their debut single “I’m Ready” land higher than their US debut of #65. Also landing a Top 60 entry are Lilly Wood & the Prick with the song “Prayer in C (Robin Shultz Remix)”. The French duo has so far hit No.1 in their home country along with Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.

Pharrell Williams lands the third entry from his current album ‘G I R L’ (TW-44) at No.61 entitled “Come Get it Bae” which features Miley Cyrus as guest vocalist. Hilary Duff lands her first entry in almost six years, as she enters at No.72 with “Chasing the Sun”, her last entry here being the November 2008 song “Reach Out” which debuted and peaked at No.51.

Sia lands another entry from her current Top 10 album “1000 Forms of Fear”, as the song “Burn the Pages” comes in at No.82, and then at No.85 is One Day with the track “Mainline”, whilst the final two entries come via The Kite String Tangle from their ‘Vessel’ EP at No.96, the track is entitled “Arcadia”, and at No.99 is Jason DeRulo with Tyga and the song “Bubblegum”.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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