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The Veronicas In My Blood

Australian Singles : The Veronicas ‘In My Blood’ Is No 1

by Gavin Ryan on July 11, 2016

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Two local female acts for Sony both occupy the top of the ARIA Charts this week, on the singles chart The Veronicas land their third No.1 single as their latest track “In My Blood” climbs to the top spot after four weeks on the chart and also cracks Gold (●) in sales.

“In My Blood” becomes the 1054th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2016) and the 489th for ARIA (this week in July 1983 to 2016), plus the 26th for the Sony (direct) label and their second this year after the Calvin & Rihanna song “This is What You Came for” stayed for two weeks at the start of June.

This is only the second song with ‘Blood’ in its title to reach the top in Australia, the other was only just over a year ago when Taylor Swift with Kendrick Lamar spent three weeks at the top with “Bad Blood” (1st June, 2015), and this is the sixth song with ‘In My’ to reach the top, with the last one being Jason DeRulo and “In My Head” for two weeks back in late February of 2010.

The Veronicas becomes the first Australian duo to land three No.1 singles, beating the two that Savage Garden achieved in the 1990’s, and for all the duo’s that have landed at the top, the girls join two other acts who have also had three No.1’s in The Carpenters (1970’s) and Roxette (1980/90’s), with only Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scoring more for a pair (four in total).

“In My Blood” also becomes the 163rd No.1 single for an Australian act and the second this year after Flume (15th Feb), and as this is the girls’ third No.1, it is also their second for this decade, as they also spent three weeks at the top from late September in 2014 with “You Ruin Me”, putting them on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s, Singles’ equal with the aforementioned Jason DeRulo at #21 who has also had four weeks at the top (but from 3 #1’s this decade), plus all three Veronicas #1 singles have been three word titles too, with “Hook me Up” {12-Nov, 2007 1 week} being their first #1.

So after seven broken weeks at the top “One Dance” for Drake is back down to No.2 (but still the #1 streamed song in the country) and climbing back up one place to its former peak for a now fifth week is Justin Timberlake and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” and falling to its lowest position so far are Calvin and Rihanna with “This is What You Came for”, down two to No.4, and holding at No.5 again is the other Drake Top 5 single at the moment, “Too Good”, also featuring Rihanna, the song is now ▲Platinum in sales.

The Chainsmokers and Daya with “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Me Too” (now ▲Platinum) for Meghan Trainor are also both on hold this week at No.6 and No.7 respectively, while climbing two places to a new peak of No.8 is Shawn Mendes and his second Top 10 single here “Treat You Better”. Australia becomes the sixth country in the world to make the Imany track “Don’t Be So Shy” a Top 10 hit, and first outside of Europe, and her song climbs seven places to land at a new peak of No.9, so far its been #1 in Germany (two weeks, TW-2) and Bulgaria (10 weeks in Dec 15/Jan 2016), and dropping two places to No.10 is Desiigner and his “Panda”.

UP: “We Don’t Talk Anymore” for Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez returns to its former peak of No.12 and Adele climbs a single spot to a new peak of No.16 with her latest track “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”, whilst Mike Posner was in the country during the past week on a promo tour, playing The Voice stage last Sunday night, and his former No.5 single “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” is back up eight places to No.17 this week. “Ride” for twenty one pilots is also up a spot to a new peak of No.18 this week and right behind them and landing only his third Top 20 hit in Australia is Keith Urban along with Carrie Underwood and “The Fighter”, which this week jumps up eight to a new peak of No.19 and is now Gold (●) in sales. Little Mix and their “Hair” are up two to a new peak of No.21 and Kent Jones jumps nine to land a new chart height of No.30 with “Don’t Mind”. Delta Goodrem’s new album debuts at the top this week and she also performed her new entry from last week “Enough” on The Voice last Sunday night, this week the track flies up thirteen places to land at No.33 and Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap see their teaming on “All in My Head (Flex)” rise a couple of spots to a new peak of No.34, the same small rise for Usher and “Crash”, up two to No.38 after two weeks at its debut spot of No.40. Three songs climbing into the Top 50 this week includes last weeks debut for Kanye West and “Famous” which leaps thirty-nine to No.43, M0 and her “Final Song” jump up ten to a new peak of No.45 and first time charter Era Istrefi sees her international hit “Bonbon” jump up fifteen places to land a new peak of No.46.

DOWN: Leaving the Top 10 for the first time is Pink and “Just Like Fire” (HP-1×1, WI10-11) which is down two this week to No.11 and is the only Top 10 dropout, “Say it” for Flume and Tove Lo is down four to No.15 and “No Money” by Galantis drops five to No.20. “Be the One” by Dua Lipa falls six to No.27 and last weeks push by OneRepublic and “Wherever I Go” is down this week nine places to No.41, and the reworking for Troye Sivan and his track “Wild” featuring Alessia Cara falls this week eighteen spots to No.44. “Heathens” by twenty one pilots slips down eleven to No.48 (but should rise in early-August after the ‘Suicide Squad’ film opens), and former No.1 “Fast Car” for Jonas Blue and Dakota drops five to No.50 and is now 4x▲Platinum in sales, and falling hard into the lower fifty are Anne-Marie and “Do it Right” (47 to 59), “Hard Love” for Ellie Drennan (41 to 68) and Dami Im’s “Sound of Silence” (49 to 77).

Fergie is set to release her second album “Double Dutchess” ten years after her first (“The Dutchess” came out Sept 2006) and the first taste from the album is this weeks highest new entry at No.26 entitled “M.I.L.F. $” and becomes her twelfth Top 50 appearance during her career. The other debut within the Top 50 is actually a Top 100 return which spent a single week at #100 back on May 23rd, but this week returns as the official second chart entry for Dua Lipa at No.31 entitled “Hotter than Hell”.

Lower 50: Delta not only climbs with her new song “Enough”, but her new albums first two singles bookend the lower fifty this week, as “Dear Life” (HP-3) jumps back up twenty-five places to No.52 and the albums first entry “Wings” (HP-1) returns at #100. The “Zootopia” theme by Shakira and “Try Everything” is up seven places to a new peak of No.57 and the new Anne-Marie track “Alarm” jumps up thirteen spots to score a new chart peak of No.63. Joel Adams is still riding high in Scandinavia with “Please Don’t Go” (HP-65), which here jumps to almost it’s former peak, up thirteen to No.66 this week. DJ Khaled and Drake are back up ten spots to No.74 with “For Free” (HP-70) and the only lower fifty new certification this week is for the Shawn Mendes track “Stitches” (TW-79) which is now 4x▲Platinum. “All of Me” by John Legend (90 wks) returns to the Top 100 at No.96 after being sung on The Voice last week and after a single week out of the chart the Ed Sheeran track “Thinking Out Loud” returns at No.98 to reclaim the longest charting song again, now at 95 weeks.

The first of three lower fifty entries comes in at No.65 this week for French singer Héloïse Letissier who goes by the stage name Christine and the Queens, who performed on The Graham Norton Show screened here last Friday (1st July), and this has helped propel her debut self-titled album into the Top 10 this week, plus the song she sang on the show “Tilted” debuts at No.65 also. The third installment in the revamped ‘Star Trek’ franchise entitled “Star Trek: Beyond” sees its theme song debut this week at No.69, being “Sledgehammer” for Rihanna, giving both herself and Drake five songs within the Top 100 this week. Finally coming in at No.80 is local act Safia with “Over You”, which becomes the Canberra bands sixth chart entry (one a guest act, five as lead), and the third to be lifted from their September due debut album entitled “Internal” after “Make Them Wheels Roll” (HP-45) and “Embracing Me” (HP-69).


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