The Veronicas stay for a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart with their ballad “You Ruin Me”, which has now been newly certified ▲Platinum in sales after claiming Gold only last week.
There are only a few slight movements within the Top 9 this week, with the top four songs in the country all staying put from last week, with Ed Sheeran spending a second week at No.2 with “Thinking Out Loud”, followed by the newly 4x▲Platinum “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor at No.3 and Taylor Swift at No.4 with “Shake it Off”.
Swapping places this week at five and six are “Freaks” for Timmy Trumpet and Savage up to No.5 and now 2x▲Platinum, whilst dropping one to No.6 is Nathaniel with “Live Louder” (now ▲Platinum). The same happens at seven and eight, with Echosmith up one place to a new peak of No.7 with “Cool Kids”, pushing Redfoo down to No.8 with “New Thang”. AJR hold at No.9 with “I’m Ready”, whilst back up one to No.10 is “Blame” for Calvin Harris and John Newman for a third week within the Top 10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “Budapest” for George Ezra is back up three places to No.11, whilst Becky G jumps five to claim a new peak of No.14 with “Shower”, plus the track scores Gold (●) in sales this week. Sam Smith spends a third week at his peak of No.16 with “I’m Not the Only One” and Alesso and Tove Lo leap up twelve places to No.18 with “Heroes (We Could Be)”, which gives Alesso his third (of three entries) Top 20 singles here in Australia. Nico & Vinz were in the country this week promoting their debut album, and they also performed their two singles on X-Factor, which this week helps their former No.2 song “Am I Wrong” to leap back up forty-three places to No.17 and their new single “In Your Arms” to zoom up sixty-two spots to No.21 after debuting at No.83 last week. Hilary Duff stays put at No.23 with “All About You” (newly Gold ●) and after dropping last week, rising back up eight places to No.30 are Beau Ryan and Justice Crew with “Where You From?” “Arrows” for Fences and Macklemore is up four places to a new peak of No.31, and also landing Gold (●) this week whilst rising back up to No.32 is Pitbull with “Fireball”. After a full week of sales, Lorde’s song “Yellow Flicker Beat” from ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ leaps nineteen places to land at No.33, and also landing new peaks are Marlon Roudette with “When the Beat Drops Out” (#41) and Labrinth with his new song “Let it Be” (#43).
DOWN DOWN: After eleven weeks within the Top 10, three of those at No.2, G.R.L. drop down to No.12 with “Ugly Heart”, the only song to leave the Top 10 this week. One Direction debuted at No.15 last week with “Steal My Girl”, which drops to No.19 this week, but with the CD Single out this weekend, it should rise back up next week, and leaving the Top 20, down to No.22 is Nicki Minaj with “Anaconda”, whilst Ed Sheeran’s boost last week for “Don’t” drops back six to No.27 this week. Iggy and Rita see their “Black Widow” descend eight to No.34 and down seven to No.36 is Katy Perry with “This is How We Do”, whilst 5SOS plummet thirteen to No.37 with “Amnesia”, but they’re on X-Factor this week, so expect it to rise next week. Iggy’s other partnering with J-Lo on “Booty” drops back down seventeen to No.44 and The Madden Brothers’ former No.1 “We Are Done” is down sixteen to No.46, with Mary Lambert’s “Secrets” down ten to No.49. Leaving from last weeks fifty are Sia, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran with “Sing”, Usher, Kendrick Lamar and American Authors.
X-FACTOR: Dean Ray might have been saved whilst in the bottom two this week, but he also lands the highest new entry again with his rendition of “Crying” by Roy Orbison (HP-1, peaked Nov 1961), whilst his second song was The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” (HP-2, peaked Feb 2012) which sneaks into the tail end of the charts at No.99. The best double debut from this weeks show are Brother3 with “Que Sera” (Justice Crew) at No.42 and then at No.48 “The Sound of Silence” the debut single from Simon & Garfunkel (HP-3, peaked Feb 1966). Dean Ray’s big debut from last week, “Into My Arms” falls down thirty-five places to No.71 this week, whilst further entries from this weeks show include Marlisa Punzalan with her two entries “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” the classic Judy Garland song from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at No.93 and a little more current at No.96 is “Titanium”, with the original by David Guetta and Sia returning one place lower at No.97.
The only other new entry to the Top 50 is at No.50, Avicii with “The Days” the first taste from his 2015 due second album. This becomes his tenth Top 100 entry and eighth Top 50 appearance, and is his first new entry since hitting No.34 in early May with “Lay Me Down”.
Lower 50: Enrique Iglesias climbs again to a new peak of No.52 with “Bailando”, whilst The Vamps are back up thirteen places to No.56 with “Oh Cecelia”. Idina Menzel is back up to No.59 with “Let it Go” from the ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack and the song is newly certified 4x▲Platinum, whilst the new Hilltop Hoods single “Cosby Sweater” leaps up seventeen places to a new peak of No.60. “Animals” for Maroon 5 returns at a new peak of No.62 this week and other returning tracks this week include two for Calvin Harris, “Under Control” at No.69 and “Summer” at No.77, both helped by the pre-orders for his new album “Motion” (out 30-Oct), and finally back in at No.88 are Train with their first big single here “Drops of Jupiter” (HP-5, peaked Aug 2001), which is helped by them playing at the NRL Grand Final last weekend.
Fergie debuts at No.53 with the first single from her forthcoming second album, the song is entitled “L.A. Love (la la)” and becomes her twelfth Top 100 entry and her first single since “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” (HP-43) peaked in June 2013 from the “Great Gatsby’ soundtrack. A few places lower at No.55 is Taylor Henderson with “Host of Angels”, which is helped into the charts after his performance of the song on X-Factor this past week.
Cobra Starship return after a three year chart absence at No.66 with Icona Pop as guests on the single “Never Been in Love”, which becomes Cobra’s third Top 100 entry and the fifth for Icona Pop. Further down at No.86, Flo Rida with Sage the Gemini and Lookas debut with “GDFR” which stands for ‘God Damn For Real’, and becomes his 27th Top 100 entry and the third release from his forthcoming album “The Perfect 10” after “Can’t Believe it” and “How I Feel”. The final lower new entry is at No.92, X-Factor 2013 winner Dami Im with “Heart Beats Again”, which is taken from her forthcoming second album “Heart Beats” which is out next Friday.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan
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