It was this time last week when we were congratulating Brisbane band Sheppard for picking up a gold sales accreditation for their No.1 smash ‘Geronimo’. The congratulatory tone should, therefore, be extended this week for not only a third successive week in the top spot, but a brand new platinum accreditation, meaning the song smashed out another 35,000 copies in its last week of sales.
Sia remains in the No.2 spot with her ‘Chandelier’, while Jason Derulo and Snoop Doog’s collaborative single ‘Wiggle’ shuffles its way into the ARIA charts, with a very respectable No.3 debut.
Rita Ora (thanks for the follow, BTW…) smashes the Aussie top ten this week with her new track ‘I Will Never Let You Down’. The Calvin Harris-produced single (Calvin’s still at No.4 with ‘Summer’) bullets a further eleven spots to No.5; in the process becoming her biggest ever hit in Australia.
Pharrell Williams might not be ‘Happy’ that his global smash drops three to No.6 this week, but he’ll be very ‘Happy’ indeed to note that the single has blasted its way through the seven times platinum barrier and is now just shy of half a million sales locally.
Peking Duk’s ‘High’ goes platinum (No.8) and Mister Timberlake finds himself back in the Aussie top ten with his latest track ‘Not A Bad Thing’, which improves five to No.10.
Zendaya’s ‘Replay’ jumped from No.11 to No.8 last week, but slides back from No.8 to No.11 this week. The single, however, now has a gold certification.
After spending plenty of time in the iTunes top five this week, US indie pop producer Zhu premieres at No.14 on the ARIA charts with ‘Faded’ from his ‘The Nighday’ EP, which also premieres this week (albeit over on the albums chart).
DVBBS’ single ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ is now gold (down five to No.15), so too Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ (No.23 to No.17).
Debuts through the 20s from David Guetta, Showtek & Vassy (‘Bad’ at No.21), OneRepublic (‘Love Runs Out’ at No.22) and Coldplay (‘Midnight’ at No.25), but drops for both Joel Fletcher & Seany B’s ‘Loco’ (No.19 to No.29) and Samantha Jade’s ‘Up!’ (No.18 to No.30).
Sweden’s Kim Cesarion sees his chart smash ‘Undressed’ pick up a double platinum accreditation at No.36 and Passenger’s ‘Heart’s On Fire’ improves from No.43 to No.38 in its second week of chart love. Lana Del Rey’s new tune ‘West Coast’ also improves this week; from a No.64 debut last week to No.44.
Beyond the 50, it’s a debut at No.53 for the new Pharrell Williams single ‘Marilyn Monroe’ and a 26 place jump for Chet Faker’s ‘1998’ (No.81 to No.55).
‘Stolen Dance’ by Milky Chance (love the rhyme) debuts at No.60, but the news isn’t so good for vocalist John Martin. His solo offering ‘Anywhere For You’ slides from No.35 to No.70, indicating his chart run may very well be over.
Chet Faker’s ‘Talk Is Cheap’ slides from No.51 to No.79, We The Kings’ ‘Just Keep Breathing’ debuts at No.81 and Jai Waetford bounces back from chart oblivion with his ‘Get To Know You’ EP, no thanks in part to his appearance on the Justice Crew tour.
Debuts also for the new Alicia Keys single ‘It’s On Again’ (No.85), The Kooks’ ‘Down’ (No.90) and the Avicii/Adam Lambert collaboration ‘Lay Me Down’ (No.99).
Short Stack’s comeback seems to have been short lived, with punters switching off their new single ‘Television’ (No.47 last week; gone from this week’s top 100). Joelle’s ‘Save Me’ suffers a similar chart fate, along with Pitbull’s ‘We Are One’.
Seems like glass might be a pretty good foundation on which to build on. If Chet Faker’s debut album is anything to go by it is. ‘Built On Glass’ is a smash, retaining its No.1 status for the second successive week this week on the ARIA albums chart.
With kids on school holidays across the country, the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack swaps places with the INXS best-of, improving to No.2.
Jess Mauboy’s on a roll with her album ‘Beautiful’. With ‘Never Be The Same’ still flying high on the singles chart, the album improves from No.17 to No.4. (Could the name of her upcoming Eurovision single be very similar to an ocean of bunting?).
The week’s highest album debut belong to Paolo Nutini and his new LP ‘Caustic Love’, which follows up a No.1 debut in the UK earlier this week. It’s the singer’s first ever Aussie top ten album.
Nickelback’s best-of bullets back into the top 100 at No.11, the repackage of Jason Derulo’s ‘Tattoos’ does the trick (No.52 to No.13); bullets too for Cliff Richard’s ‘The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook’ (No.27 to No.16), Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ (No.39 to No.17) and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ (No.30 to No.18).
Zhu’s ‘The Nightday’ EP premieres at No.20, OneRepublic’s ‘Native’ surges from No.80 to No.26, Kylie’s ‘Kiss Me Once’ is also up (No.41 to No.27) and New Empire’s new album ‘In A Breath’ awakens its chart story at No.28.
Avicii’s ‘True : Avicii By Avicii’ re-emerges at No.31, John Butler Trio’s ‘Flesh & Blood’ plunges from No.9 to No.33 and big improvements for Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon Days’ (No.83 to No.34) and John Legend’s ‘Love In The Future’ (No.55 to No.35).
Ball Park Music’s ‘Puddinghead’ drops another 23 spots to No.37.
Up : Robbie Williams’ ‘Swings Both Ways’ (No.72 to No.40). Debut : Bonjah’s ‘Beautiful Wild’ (No.41). Down : Asgeir’s ‘In The Silence’ (No.20 to No.42) and the ‘Divergent’ soundtrack (No.18 to No.44).
Squeezing back into the top 50 this week are recent albums for Daft Punk, Disclosure, Miley Cyrus and Haim (Nos.47, 48, 49 and 50 respectively).
Beyond the 50, there’s a re-entry for Jake Bugg’s ‘Shangri La’ (No.62), a new entries for Andre Rieu (‘Magic Of The Musicals’ at No.63), Engelbert Humperdinck (‘Engelbert Calling’ at No.67), the ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ soundtrack (No.71), Celtic Thunder (‘My Land’ at No.77) and the ‘Eurovision’ album (No.78).
George Michael’s ‘Symphonica’ slides from No.53 to No.90, Tame Impala’s ‘Live Versions’ premieres at No.91, Chet Faker’s ‘Thinking In Textures’ drops from No.43 to No.95 and last week’s top 50 new entries from Black Label Society, American Authors, Rachael Leahcar and Saskwatch 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 AEST.