Sheppard Spend Second Week At Number One -
Sheppard, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Sheppard, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Sheppard Spend Second Week At Number One

by Gavin Ryan on April 22, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Brisbane six-piece Sheppard retain their No.1 position on the ARIA Singles chart this week as “Geronimo” also claims Gold (●) in sales in its fourth week in the charts.

Plus as the past four Australian performed No.1 songs only stayed atop for a single week, “Geronimo” is now the longest run at the top by a local act since Guy Sebastian spent six weeks at No.1 from August 2012 with “Battle Scars”.

Jumping up a couple of places to a new peak of No.2, and also landing a Gold (●) certification is Sia with “Chandelier”, which becomes her second highest chart appearance, as her vocals appeared on the Flo Rida track “Wild Ones” which spent six weeks at the top from mid-January 2012. And with two Aussie acts occupying the top two, the last time this occurred was back in August 2012 when Guy Sebastian was at the top (see above), with Justice Crew and “Boom Boom” at No.2.

Pharrell is now spending his nineteenth week within the Top 10, and with “Happy” only dropping to No.3 this week, the song now racks up a seventeenth week within the Top 3. Climbing up two places to a new peak of No.4 is Calvin Harris with “Summer”, now his fourth Top 5 hit in Australia, whilst holding at their peak of No.5 for a second week is Peking Duk with “High”.

Jessica Mauboy leaps up eleven places to No.6 with “Never Be the Same”, landing her a seventh Top 10 placing in Australia, whilst “Rather Be” for Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne falls down four places to No.7 this week, and former No.1 “She Looks So Perfect” for 5 Seconds of Summer is down two places to No.9. Two acts make their ARIA Top 10 debut this week by climbing up into the ten, firstly Zendaya is up three places to No.8 with “Replay” and also up three to No.10 are DVBBS & Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah with “Tsunami (Jump)”. It also becomes Tinie’s third Top 10 appearance here, all now as guest vocalist (none as lead), the first was with Labrinth on “Earthquake” (HP-4, peaked April 2012) and the other was on the Rita Ora song “R.I.P.” (HP-10 peaked Oct 2012).

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Coldplay jump back up five places to No.11 with “Magic”, but leaping up ten to No.15 is Justin Timberlake with “Not a Bad Thing”, becoming his first Top 20 entry since “Mirrors” made it to No.10 in May 2013. Last weeks highest new entry for Rita Ora, “I Will Never Let You Down” is up three places this week to a new peak of No.16, whilst cracking the Top 20 for the first time, up a couple of places to No.20 are Route 94 with “My Love”. Iggy Azalea with “Fancy” (26 to 23) and Duke Dumont with “I Got U” (30 to 25) turn around and climb back up the charts, whilst cracking the Top 40 for the first time are John Martin with “Anywhere for You” (42 to 35) and from the ‘Divergent’ soundtrack, Ellie Goulding’s “Beating Heart” jumps up fourteen places to No.38.

DOWN DOWN: Dropping three places to No.12 is David Guetta and Skylar Grey with “Shot Me Down” (HP-3×2, WI10-6), but down five to No.13 is Gabrielle Aplin with her version of “The Power of Love” (HP-5, WI10-4), with the third top-ten dropout being “#SELFIE” (HP-3, WI10-4) for The Chainsmokers, which tumbles eleven places to No.21. Sara Bareilles with “Brave” (now 2x▲ Platinum) is down five to No.17 and Joel Fletcher is down four to No.19 with “Loco”. Kim Cesarion drops seven to No.30 with “Undressed” and last weeks debut at No.21 for 360 and Pez, “Live it Up”, falls ten to No.31 this week. John Legend continues to sell his now 5x▲ Platinum former No.1 “All of Me” (32 to 34), whilst Rihanna and her “Jump” tumble eight to No.41 this week. Falling out of the Top 50 are Chet Faker with “Talk is Cheap” (38 to 51), London Grammar with “Strong” (36 to 55), “Last Night” for The Vamps (41 to 69), “Gooey” for Glass Animals (40 to 77) and even though it’s being used across ‘The Voice S3’ promo’s, “Beautiful” for Enrique and Kylie tumbles from No.47 to No.79 this week.

Samantha Jade lands the highest new entry of the week, as her song “Up!” is new at No.18, with the track recorded as a theme for the Socceroos at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This becomes Sammi’s ninth Top 100 entry and fifth Top 40 entry, plus her first new entry for 2014. And another local act debuts at No.28, Gympie NSW metalcore act The Amity Affliction with “Pittsburgh”, which becomes their first Top 40 entry and third Top 100 entry, and is the first taste of their June due fourth album “Let the Ocean Take Me”. Their previous Top 100 entries have been “Chasing Ghosts” (HP-100, August 2012) and their version of Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” (HP-82, February 2014).

There are three more Top 50 entries this week, with the third (local) chart entry from Katy Perry’s “Prism” album coming in at No.42 entitled “Birthday”, with previous entries from the album being “Roar” (TW-50) and “Unconditionally” (drops out this week). The fifth album for Passenger is due in June entitled “Whispers”, with the title track selling on the digital charts for the past couple of weeks, now the first single from the album debuts at No.43 this week “Hearts on Fire”, whilst his former No.1 single “Let Her Go” is at No.98 this week, and this becomes his third chart entry. The final Top 50 entry is in at No.47, “Television” for the recently reformed local band Short Stack. This new entry becomes the bands ninth Top 100 entry, with their last being the late September 2011 single “Bang, Bang Sexy” (HP-56).

Lower 50: Eminem and Rihanna performed their former No.1 single “The Monster” at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards this past week, which could be why the track is back up eight places to No.53 this week, whilst up a place to a new peak of No.54 is DJ Snake with “Turn Down for What”. Sam Smith climbs a couple of places to a new peak of No.57 with “Money on My Mind”, and Lily Allen’s performance of “Air Balloon” on Graham Norton Show last Sunday night (here) helps the song to climb back up ten places to No.63. Asgeir continues to climb ever so slightly each week, with “King and Cross” up to a new peak of No.75 this week, and there are two re-entries to lower section of the chart this week, “Fever” (HP-65) for The Black Keys at No.87 and coming back in at No.96 are Bliss N’ Eso with “My Life” (HP-26) helped by their current tour.

X-Factor 2013 contestant Joelle (Hadjia) lands her second chart entry this week, as her first mainstream single “Save Me” debuts at No.56. During the 2013 season of XF, she managed at No.33 placing with her rendition of the Concrete Blonde track “Joey” (Sept 2013). Lily Allen sees the third single from her forthcoming third album “Sheezus” debut at No.60 entitled “Our Time”, becoming her fourteenth Top 100 entry.

A second 2014 World Cup anthem debuts at No.61, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez with Claudita Leitte and the track “We Are One (Ole Ola)”, whilst the first new materiel from Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming album “Ultraviolence” (no date as yet) debuts at No.64 entitled “West Coast”, which becomes her sixth chart entry here in Australia.

The final Top 70 entry is by local DJ, Timmy Trumpet and his first entry at No.67 is entitled “Freaks”. Landing the new No.1 album in the country is another local act; Chet Faker with “Built on Glass”, with the next track lifted from the album debuting at No.81 entitled “1998”. Chet is also charting at No.51 with “Talk is Cheap” and alongside fellow label-mate Flume with “Drop the Game” at No.84. Landing their third Top 100 chart entry is Showtek with “We Like to Party” (not the Vengaboys song), with their previous entries being “Hell Yeah!” (as guest of Tiesto) (HP-92, Nov 2012) and “Booyah” (HP-87, Sept 2013). And the final new entry at No.95 is the first singles chart entry for First Aid Kit with “My Silver Lining”, the first new material from the bands forthcoming third album “Stay Gold” (due June).

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