Taylor Swift spends a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with her second chart-topping song here “Shake it off”.
The song equals the two weeks her former No.1 “Love Story” achieved back in 2009, although that was during two separate weeks at the top.
The entire Top 5 stays stable this week, with Meghan Trainor and her former No.1 “All About That Bass” at No.2, G.R.L. and their “Ugly Heart” at No.3, “Jubel” for Klingande at No.4 and Timmy Trumpet and Savage spend a second week at No.5 with “Freaks”. Climbing back up four places to No.6 is Paloma Faith with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”, which is helped by her current promo tour here and her performance of the song on the X-Factor this past week.
Also holding steady are Lilly Wood & the Prick with the Robin Shultz remix of “Prayer in C”, which debuted at No.1 in the UK this past week, and Nicki Minaj keeps her “Anaconda” steady at No.8 for a second week (Sir Mix-a-Lot also spent his first two weeks in the Top 10 at No.8 this time back in 1992), the track achieving Gold ● in sales. X-Factor judge Redfoo lands his second solo Top 10 single, as last weeks highest new entry “New Thang” jumps up fifteen places to No.9, helped him performing the track on XF this week, whilst his former No.1 single “Let’s Get Ridiculous” from this time last year (16-Sept-13) returns at No.99. Rounding out the Top 10, down one place to No.10 is AJR with “I’m Ready”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS
“Bang Bang” for Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande climbs back up four places to No.11 and “Another Man” by Itch returns to its former peak of No.12 this week, plus the song achieves Gold ● in sales, and up next climbing a couple of places to a new peak of No.15 is Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora on “Black Widow”, whilst Sam Smith has two entries within the Top 20 this week, his former No.5 song “Stay With Me” is back up three places to No.18 (helped by an X-F rendition) and his new song “I’m Not the Only One” is up six places to a new peak of No.19. Eminem and Sia jump up seven places to No.22 with “Guts Over Glory” and Becky G is up six spots to a new peak of No.28 in her “Shower”. Echosmith halve their position from last week, bulleting up thirty places to land at No.30 with “Cool Kids” and up thirteen places to No.31 is Pitbull with his “Fireball”. Ahead of their debut album which was released on Friday, Vance Joy returns to the Top 50 with “Mess is Mine” (55 to 45) and “Riptide” (65 to 48).
After seven weeks within the Top 10, “Ghost” (HP-3) by Ella Henderson falls down seven places to No.13 this week, whilst “Amnesia” for 5 Seconds of Summer is back down four places to No.17, but their physical and digital EP for the song is out this week, so it could rebound next week. After only one week within the twenty, Katy Perry’s “This is How We Do” drops back down three to No.21, whilst Gabrielle Aplin tumbles twelve places to No.23 with “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”. “Don’t” for Ed Sheeran is down six to No.25 and Sia drops back down nine to No.32 with “Chandelier” after the XF boost last week. Will.i.am and Cody Wise are down seven to No.34 with “It’s My Birthday”, “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance is also down seven to No.36 and down nine to No.37 is Tove Lo with “Stay High”. Falling out from last weeks Top 50 are Hilltop Hoods with “Won’t Let You Down” (46 to 54 and now ▲Platinum), The Vamps and Demi Lovato with “Somebody to You” (49 to 55), “Nobody to Love” by Sigma (48 to 60), “Wasted Time” by Vance Joy (43 to 68) and “Reckless” for XF performer Dean Ray (50 to 93).
X-FACTOR: Reigan Derry lands the highest entry of the week and the first Top 20 placing for the current season of X-Factor, as her rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” debuts at No.20 this week. Lower down their are further songs from the show by weekly entrants Brothers3 with their version of Avicii’s “Hey Brother” at No.58, with the original version back in at No.70. The same thing happens with Sydnee Carter and her version of “Say Something” new at No.73; the original by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera is back in at No.66. Reigan’s is also down four places to No.85 with “Chandelier” and Dean Ray’s “Reckless” drops to No.93, whilst also debuting at No.98 is Jason Heerah with his cover of the Stevie Wonder/Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Higher Ground”.
The third single for Duke Dumont debuts at No.37 entitled “Won’t Look Back”, which has a heavy helping of Black Box sounds and vocals through it. The song instantly becomes his third Top 40 hit here in Australia after reaching No.17 in March with “I Got U”, whilst back in June 2013 he peaked at No.40 with “Need U 100%”.
The Script are back up seven places to No.51 with “Superheroes” (HP-25) and Chris Brown jumps up nine places to a new peak of No.52 with “New Flame”. T.I. and Iggy are back up seven to No.61 with “No Mediocre” and leaping up twenty-five spots to No.60 is Illy with his latest “One for the City”. Further returning songs include “Cosby Sweater” for The Hilltop Hoods, which is back in at a new peak of No.88, Rita Ora with “I Will Never Let You Down” at No.92, “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic at No.95, “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus at No.97, and further Avicii comes back in with “Wake Me Up” returning at 100.
The second single for The Madden Brothers is entitled “Dear Jane”, which is new at No.63 and is the follow-up to their first No.1 single here “We Are Done” (TW-22). New artist Fences (Christopher Mansfield) teams up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for his first chart entry “Arrows” at No.76, taken from his January 2015 due second album entitled ‘Lesser Oceans’.
The first of four local acts to debut are The Preatures at No.79 with their second ARIA Singles Chart entry entitled “Somebody’s Talking”, with their EP “Is This How You Feel?” having reached No.46 back in February of this year. Another local Vance Joy lands at No.82 with “My Kind of Man”, giving the band four songs within the Top 100 this week, all of which are from the just issued set “Dream Your Life Away”. Further Aussie acts to enter this week include Missy Higgins with her cover of the Don Walker penned track “The Way You Are Tonight” at No.83 and Melbourne EDM duo Hopium with guest vocalist Phoebe Lou and their track “Dreamers” new at No.84 and finally at No.89 is another electro duo, this one from Portland, Oregon called PRIORY and their debut single is “Weekend”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.