Another week and Australia is still in the grip of Pharrell’s brand of ‘Happy’, which holds off all comers for the fifth week in a row. Behind him, the rest of the top four remains completely unchanged, while Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ improves one spot to edge itself into a No.5 spot.
A couple of bullets into the ten this week, with The Chainsmokers’ ‘#Selfie’ up from No.30 to No.7 and Gabrielle Aplin’s cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ rising from No.15 to No.8. Aloe Blacc hits the top ten for the first time with his single ‘The Man’ (No.12 to No.10).
More chart love for Pitbull follows (‘Wild Wild Love’ up from No.24 to No.12), as well as Peking Duk (‘High’ seven places higher at No.13), followed shortly thereafter by the week’s highest debut (No.17), which is reserved for Duke Dumont’s new tune ‘I Got U’ with Jax Jones.
Joel Fletcher’s ‘Swing’ slides five spots, but is now triple platinum certified at No.18 and another debut – this time for Calvin Harris’ late burst of ‘Summer’ at No.21.
Cash Cash’s ‘Take Me Home’ drops 13 places to No.24 and another debut; this time from Dvbbs ftg. Borgeous & Tinie Tempah’s ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ at No.27.
Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ suffers a second week fall of nine places, Eminem & Nate Ruess’ ‘Headlights’ shine with a golden glow this week (certified for sales of 35,000 copies) and Magic!’s ‘Rude’ is now four times platinum.
A big jump into the 50 for Zendaya’s ‘Replay’. The track has been rolling around in the top 100 for the past five weeks, but it finally makes its way into the top 50 at No.37. Sia’s breathtaking ‘Chandelier’ premieres at No.39, ahead of debuts for Little Mix’ ‘Word Up’ (No.45) and Skrillex’ ‘Recess’ (No.49).
Outside the 50, Christina Perri’s ‘Human’ drops 15 places from last week’s No.39 debut, Horrowshow’s ‘Nice Guys Finish Last’ debuts at No.65, DJ Snake’s ‘Turn Down For What’ improves 14 spots and Glass Animals’ ‘Gooey’ debuts at No.69.
Example debuts at No.74 with ‘Kids Again’, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ is finally falling from grace – down 18 places to No.75 this week – and Beyoncé’s ‘XO’ seems to be over too. It’s down from No.69 last week to No.84.
Kylie’s ‘Into The Blue’ re-enters the countdown at No.88, debuts at Nos.90 and 92 for Sticky Fingers’ ‘Gold Snafu’ and Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ respectively and a big drop for One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’, which plunges 50 spots to No.95.
Three more debuts rumble around the lower reaches of the hundred; Cody Simpson’s ‘Surfboard’ (No.97), Blackjack Billy’s ‘Get Some’ (No.98) and Asgeir’s ‘King And Cross’ (No.99).
She’s done it. Kylie Minogue has bagged the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart with her new LP ‘Kiss Me Once’. It’s the first time since her 2007 album ‘X’ that Kylie’s had an album in the No.1 spot down under (‘Aphrodite’ only managed No.2).
INXS remains in the No.2 spot, with Pharrell Williams’ now-gold certified ‘GIRL’ dropping from No.1 to No.3.
But it’s not all about the Kylie debut this week, with four other albums premiering in the top ten; Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘O Vertigo!’ at No.4, Skrillex’ ‘Recess’ at No.5 and Foster The People’s ‘Supermodel’ at No.8.
George Michael’s album ‘Symphonica’ (which we’re currently giving away – in the sidebar) premieres at No.11, with Architects’ ‘Lost Forever, Lost Together’ bullets from No.76 to No.13. Avicii’s ‘True’ is down six to No.15.
Three other albums also debut in the top 20 this week; Asgeir’s ‘In The Silence’ (No.18), Toby Keith’s ’35 Biggest Hits’ (No.19) and Morgan Evans’ self-titled set (No.20).
But with lots of debuts, there are the inevitable big falls – and there are some corkers this week (more about those later). Lea Michele’s ‘Louder’ suffers the second week sales blues, dropping from a No.4 debut to No.22. Robbie Williams’ ‘Swings Both Ways’ is down from No.10 to No.24.
There was a jump in sales of Rolling Stones’ ‘Grrr!’ prior to their now-postponed concert series (No.40 to No.26), a debut at No.28 for The War On Drugs’ ‘Lost In A Dream’ and a jump for MKTO’s ‘MKTO’ (No.43 to No.29).
There’s another premiere for The Audreys’ album ‘Til My Tears Roll Away’ (No.32), a second week drop for Elbow’s ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything’ (No.12 to No.33) and re-entries for Hillsong Young & Free’s ‘We Are Young & Free’ (No.34) and Toby Keith’s ‘Drinks After Work’ (No.37). But Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ drops from No.21 to No.39 in week No.4.
There are re-entries into the top 50 from Lionel Richie, Tina Arena and Eli Young Band.
Outside the top 50, ‘The Essential John Farnham 3.0’ re-enters at No.51 now his tour’s underway, Adam Eckersley Band’s ‘The First Album’ debuts at No.52, but there are a number of big plunges this week too;
A 20 place drop for James Blunt’s ‘Moon Landing’ (No.37 to No.57), Paloma Faith’s ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ plummets from a No.22 debut to No.68 and sales of Dolly Parton’s ‘Blue Smoke’ evaporate (No.41 to No.75).
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘The Heist’ plunges from No.35 to No.79 and Planetshakers’ ‘Endless Praise’ is in freefall, dropping 50 places to No.80 this week.
Sunnyboys’ ‘Sunnyboys’ is in at No.82.
Think the big drops are over? Think again… Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey’s ‘The Great Country Songbook’ drops 67 places (No.20 to No.87) and Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ is down 51 spots to No.89. But it’s Buried In Verona who are in our thoughts most this week. Their album ‘Faceless’ debuted at No.15 last week, but finds itself an extraordinary 78 places lower this week at No.93.
Debuts for Taking Back Sunday’s ‘Happiness Is’ at No.94 and Craig Campbell’s ‘Never Regret’ at No.97.
Last week’s debuts at Nos.23, 26 and 44 from Lior, Calling All Cars and JTR are all gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEDT.