The Veronicas stay atop the ARIA Singles chart for a second week with “You Ruin Me”.
Staying another week gives The Veronicas their longest run on top of the Australian charts, as their previous No.1 “Hook Me Up” was only at the peak for a single week back in November 2007.
“You Ruin Me” achieves Gold (●) in sales this week, and the girls’ stay at No.1 is helped by their appearance this past week on The X-Factor. Leaping to No.2, up ten places from last week is Ed Sheeran with “Thinking Out Loud” (also Gold ●), which is helped by his X-Factor and AFL Grand Final appearances, plus his promotion around the country announcing his 2015 Australian tour. ‘Thinking’ becomes Ed’s eighth Top 10 single in Australia and fourth consecutive entry to the ten here too, whilst it also becomes his third top two single after “The A Team” (HP-2) and “Sing” (HP-1).
With Ed’s jump, the rest of last weeks Top 6 songs all drop back one place apiece, Meghan Trainor with “All About That Bass” (#3), Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” (#4), “Live Louder” by Nathaniel (#5), Timmy Trumpet and Savage with “Freaks” (#6) and Redfoo with “New Thang” (#7).
Australia is the first country in the world to give Echosmith a Top 10 placing with their song “Cool Kids”, which is up five places to a new peak of No.8 and achieves Gold (●) in sales too, whilst right behind them and jumping back up eight places to No.9 are AJR with “I’m Ready”, which is helped by their current visit to our shores and their performing the song on XF this week, and rounding out the ten at No.10 are G.R.L. with “Ugly Heart”, which is down two places this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Sam Smith holds his peak of No.16 with “I’m Not the Only One”, whilst Ed’s former No.4 single “Don’t” is back up fourteen places to No.21 thanks to his promo tour, whilst his only No.1 here, “Sing” is back up thirty-five places to No.41. Itch holds at No.22 this week and is newly ▲Platinum in sales for “Another Man”, Brothers3 performed “Amnesia” by 5SOS on XF this past week, and that helps the original back up six places to No.24, whilst leaping into the Top 50 this week are J-Lo and Iggy Azalea with “Booty” (59 to 27) and former Mattafix lead singer Marlon Roudette with “When the Beat Drops Out” (88 to 44). American Authors’ current tour here helps “Best Day of My Life” back into the fifty at No.46 and after a full week of sales, Kendrick Lamar is up forty-four places to No.48 with “i (Love Myself)”, which becomes his first solo lead entry to the Top 50, but third appearance, as he has previously featured on tracks by The Lonely Island (Yolo HP-31) and Robin Thicke (Give it 2 U HP-41).
DOWN DOWN: After two weeks within the Top 10, peaking at No.9, “Blame” for Calvin Harris and John Newman is down a couple of places to No.11, but also picks up a Gold (●) certification, whilst also leaving and dropping five places to No.12 after five broken weeks within the ten are Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj with “Bang Bang” (HP-4×2), and Klingande drop three places to No.13 with “Jubel” (HP-3), which spent seven weeks within the Top 10 and is newly certified 2x▲Platinum, which also applies to “Budapest” for George Ezra which drops down to No.14 this week. Sigma and Paloma Faith drop eight places to No.31 with “Changing” and after debuting within the Top 20 last week, Beau Ryan and The Justice Crew with “Where You From?” halve themselves and down nineteen places to No.38. Usher and Nicki Minaj drop fourteen places to No.50 with “She Came to Give it to You”, with the songs leaving from last weeks fifty including “Maps” for Maroon 5 (TW-#51), Guy Sebastian’s “Come Home With Me Baby” (#53), “Problem” for Ariana and Iggy (#55), “Boom Clap” for Charli XCX (#58), Will.i.am and Cody Wise with “It’s My Birthday” (#66) and dropping hard are “Glow” by Ella Henderson (49 to 73) and “Latch” by Disclosure with Sam Smith (47 to 76).
With only half a weeks sales under their belt (the song came out late Monday evening here in Australia), One Direction debut at No.15 with “Steal My Girl”, the first single from their forthcoming fourth studio album entitled “Four” (due 17th November). This becomes the boys’ seventeenth Top 100 entry and twelfth Top 50, plus also their ninth Top 20 appearance, with their last entry here being “You & I” which peaked at No.23 in early June of this year.
X-Factor: Dean Ray lands the highest new entry from the show this week, coming in at No.36 with “Into My Arms”, a cover of the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds song from February 1997 which peaked at No.26. Dean’s debut from last week “Stolen Dance” drops back down sixteen places to No.56, whilst the next new entry is for Reigan Derry with her cover of the John Farnham late 1990 No.5 single “Burn for You”, which debuts at No.78. Reigan also had to sing for her life and performed “Stay” by Rihanna (written by Sia), which helps the original to sneak back in at No.100, whilst Marlisa’s rendition of last years winner Dami Im’s song “Super Love” helps the original to return at No.84. Lastly Jason Heerah debuted at No.38 last week with “Latch”, which this week leaves the Top 100 all together.
Mary Lambert is best known here for her vocals on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis track “Same Love” (HP-1×4, peaked Jan 2013), but this week she lands her own Top 50 entry, coming in at No.39 with “Secrets”. This becomes her third Top 100 entry, as the original vocal track which Macklemore sampled entitled “She Keeps Me Warm” made it to No.81 in August of 2013. The other Top 50 debut this week is new at No.47, Labrinth with “Let it Be”, which is the first taste from his forthcoming second album ‘Take Me to the Truth’ (out at the end of September). This becomes his fifth Top 100 and Top 50 ARIA Singles Chart appearance, and his first new entry since “Beneath Your Beautiful” went to No.5 in early March 2013.
Lower 50: Enrique Iglesias is up seven spots to a new peak of No.57 with “Bailando”, and back up a couple of places to No.60 are Nico & Vinz with “Am I Wrong” (newly 3x ▲Platinum), whilst “All of Me” for John Legend rises back up seven to No.64, The Madden Brothers rebound nine to No.68 with “Dear Jane” and landing a new peak of No.77 is “Cosby Sweater” for The Hilltop Hoods. The David Guetta and Sam Martin song “Lovers on the Sun” is now ▲Platinum, and down six to No.72, whilst dropping seven to No.79 are Vance Joy with “Mess is Mine”, which is Gold (●) in sales; and back up twenty to No.80 are A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera with “Say Something”. Further returning tracks this week include “Hideaway” for Kiesza at No.82, Ed Sheeran lands two returnees, “The A Team” at No.87 and “Lego House” at No.90, both of which are newly crowned 5x▲Platinum, whilst also back in are Fall Out Boy with “Centuries” (#93) and Kid Ink with “Body Language” (#98).
The lead single from the forthcoming “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” soundtrack debuts at No.52, Lorde with “Yellow Flicker Beat”, which becomes her sixth Top 100 chart entry here. The next new entry occurs down at No.81, Andy Grammar who enters with “Honey, I’m Good”, the second entry this year for Andy, who hit No.27 back in mid July with “Back Home”, this new track is the second single from his second album ‘Magazines & Novels’, plus this becomes his third Top 100 entry overall.
Nico & Vinz debut at No.83 with their second chart entry entitled “In Your Arms”, the second single from their just released debut album “Black Star Elephant”. And the final new entry comes in at No.94, “Delirious (Boneless)” by DJ and producer Steve Aoki featuring guest vocalists Chris Lake, Tujamo and Kid Ink. This is the first single from his late September due second album “Neon Future 1”, which also includes him working with Fall Out Boy, Will.i.am, Plux Pavilion amongst the many artists. This new entry also becomes Steve’s fourth Top 100 entry and second solo entry.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.