Justice Crew blast into the charts and debut at No.1 with “Que Sera”, becoming the groups’ second No.1 single, plus the track sold enough in its first week that it debuts with a Gold (●) sales certification.
“Que Sera” is the 1019th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 454th for ARIA (1983 to 2014), plus as I mentioned, the second for the group, as back in the first week of August 2012, they took “Boom Boom” to the top for two weeks. And as with their previous No.1, this song title has appeared in the No.1 spot two times in the past, both the same song by two different people. “Que Sera, Sera” (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) gave Doris Day her second No.1 in Australia back in September 1956, staying atop for eight weeks, whilst the song also spent another eight weeks at No.1 from early October in 1965 for Normie Rowe, the first of three No.1’s for him.
“Que Sera” becomes the 22nd No.1 single in Australia for the Sony (direct) label, the last being Taylor Henderson back in November of 2013, and the song becomes the 157th No.1 by an Australian group to hit the top, and the third this year. Plus Justice Crew becomes the first act since Reece Mastin to notch up two No.1 singles and the first all Male Group (or duo) since Savage Garden in 1997 to achieve two chart-topping singles.
Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea climb a couple of spots to No.2 with “Problem”, whilst Iggy’s other Top 10 entry “Fancy” is also up two places to a new peak of No.7. Last weeks No.1 debut of “Sing” for Ed Sheeran is down two places to No.3, but also picks up a Gold (●) in sales, whilst the previous No.1 to Ed, “Geronimo” for Sheppard and the recent two-weeks-at-No.3 for Jason DeRulo in “Wiggle” are both down two places each to No.4 and No.5 respectively.
The third and final Gold (●) achieved in the Top 10 this week is for “Bad” by David Guetta, Showtek and local act Vassy, with the song down a place to No.6, whilst lodging his second Top 10 appearance is recent visitor to our shores Sam Smith, who leaps up fourteen places to No.8 with “Stay With Me”, with his previous Top 10 placing being his gust vocals on the Naughty Boy single “La La La” (HP-5, peaked early August 2013). Sia drops down three notches to No.9 with “Chandelier”, but another Top 10 jump comes from Zhu with “Faded”, which is up eleven places to No.10 now that mainstream radio is playing the track on high rotation.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Milky Chance bullet up twenty-two places to No.13 this week with “Stolen Dance”, and due to the DVD and BR renting and selling wells, the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack returns its former Top 20 placed track “Let it Go” for Idina Menzel back within the twenty; up eleven spots this week to a new peak of No.16. DJ Snake and Lil’ Jon leap up twenty-two places to No.21 with “Turn Down for What” and Pharrell jumps eleven to land at a new peak of No.29 with “Marilyn Monroe”. Demi Lovato’s version of “Let it Go” is back up eight spots to No.37 and thanks to the Gallipoli mini-series promo’s, “Young & Beautiful” for Lana Del Rey returns to the Top 40, up eleven this week to No.38. MKTO are up two places to a new peak of No.40 with “American Dream” thanks to their recent tour and the recent UK No.1 single “Waves” for Mr. Probz re-enters the ARIA Top 100 at No.42, scoring a new peak, as it originally made it to No.94 for a week in mid-February. Finally a third ‘Frozen’ track is up and back to it’s former peak of No.45, Kristen Bell with “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” whilst also returning to the Top 50 is Illy with “Tightrope”, up eight to No.48 this week.
DOWN DOWN: Rita Ora leaves the Top 10 after two weeks with “I Will Never Let You Down” (HP-5) and is down five to No.12, and also falling five is Peking Duk with “High” (HP-5, WI10-6), down to No.15 and finally this weeks new No.1 in the UK, “Summer” (HP-4, WI10-6) for Calvin Harris tumbles eleven spots to No.19. Coldplay debut high with a new song, so “Magic” drops five to No.17 this week, cracking ▲ Platinum in sales too, with JT dropping to No.18 with “Not a Bad Thing”, whilst 5SOS are at No.20 with the now 2x▲ Platinum “She Looks so Perfect”. Zendaya is also ▲ Platinum with “Replay”, which drops eight this week to No.24, whilst down eleven to No.26 is ”Rather Be” for Clean Bandit and falling thirteen to No.27 is Jessica Mauboy with “Never Be the Same”. After a couple of weeks in the Top 30, Passenger is down nine to No.35 with “Hearts on Fire” and Samantha Jade is down twelve to No.36 with “Up!” with David Guetta falling ten to No.41 with “Shot Me Down”. Taylor Henderson is now ▲ Platinum in sales for “When You Were Mine”, which is down twelve to No.44 this week, whilst American Authors fall fourteen spots to No.37 and The Chainsmokers tumble thirteen to No.49 with “#SELFIE”. Gabrielle Aplin is now ▲ Platinum in sales for “The Power of Love”, which is down twelve to No.50 and Joel Fletcher and Seany B are also down twelve to No.51 with “Loco” (now Gold ●). Leaving the Top 50 are “Undressed” for Kim Cesarion (44 to 52), “Lay Me Down” for Avicii (34 to 53), “Loyal” for Chris Brown (48 to 57), and “The Man” by Aloe Blacc (47 to 58).
Coldplay released their new album “Ghost Stories” next week, and the third track lifted from the album debuts at No.11 this week, “A Sky Full of Stars”, which follows on from “Midnight” (HP-25, TW-56) and the first release “Magic” (HP-5, TW-17), and this now becomes the bands twenty-sixth chart entry.
Also releasing a new album next week is Michael Jackson, entitled “Xscape”, the first track lifted from the album debuts at No.31 entitled “Love Never Felt So Good” and features Justin Timberlake as guest vocalist. This new song becomes the 56th singles chart entry for Michael since his first solo appearance in February 1972, and his last chart entry (of new material) was back in December 2010 when “Hold My Hand” (feat. Akon) debuted and peaked at No.37.
The fourth and final new entry to the Top 50 this week is in at No.39, Ricki-Lee with “All We Need is Love”, becoming her fifteenth chart entry and first for 2014, as she last charted in September of 2013 with “Come in Get in Trouble With Me” (HP-28), and all fifteen of Ricki-Lee’s chart entries have cracked the Top 50.
Lower 50: Jason DeRulo’s recent tour has helped his older tracks to keep selling, and this week he picks up two certifications for his songs “Trumpets” (now 4x▲ Platinum) (TW-60) and “Stupid Love” (Gold ●) (TW-81). Rixton climb back up a few places to No.61 with “Me and My Broken Heart”, and The Thundamentals return at No.72 with “Something I Said” (HP-68) thanks to their new album debuting at No.3 this week, whilst the No.1 album in the country (Frozen) sees a return for Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel with “For the First Time in Forever” (HP-62) at No.70 and a new entry at No.96 for Kristen Bell with “Love is an Open Door”, becoming the sixth single to chart from the album. First Aid Kit leap up seventeen places to a new peak of No.76 with “My Silver Lining” and further returning tracks this week come from The Black Keys with “Fever” (HP-65) at No.87, “Beneath Your Beautiful” for Labrinth & Emeli Sande (HP-5) at No.91, the only song from ‘The Voice: 2014’ to return to the Top 100 this week, “The Bones” (HP-90) (now an EP) for Dustin Tebbutt at No.94, and for current tourists here The Arctic Monkeys, their former Top 40 single “Do I Wanna Know” (HP-37) is back in at No.98.
Norwegian duo Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery were formerly known as Envy, but are now known as Nico & Vinz, and their former No.2 single in Norway, Denmark and Sweden debuts here at No.59 this week entitled “Am I Wrong”, the track also cracking the Top 5 in Germany and Finland. And another Scandinavian act who debuts a little lower down at No.62 is Tove Lo (Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson) from Sweden with “Stay High (Habits Remix)”, which cracked the UK Top 10 recently and features Hippie Sabotage as guest on the track.
The UK No.1 single from three weeks ago was “Hideaway” by Kiesza (Kiesa Rae Ellestad), which this week debuts at No.80 on the ARIA Singles Chart, whilst Gabrielle Aplin lands her second singles chart entry at No.82 with “Salvation”, her first entry the cover of “The Power of Love” (F.G.T.H.) is sitting at No.50 this week, having reached No.5 in early April, and this was the fifth single released from her “English Rain” (TW-33) album overseas.
Local singer Christina Parie (and X-Factor 2011 contestant) debuts at No.93 alongside KYA and LDN Noise with the track “What I Live for”, becoming her second chart entry, as back in July 2012 she hit No.69 with the single “16 and Unstoppable”. The final new entry is at the tail-end of the hundred, coming in at #100 is Lorde with “Glory and Gore”, the fourth track to be released here from her former No.1 album “Pure Heroine” (TW-27).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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