Brisbane outfit Sheppard continue their reign in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart this week with their single ‘Geronimo’. And after just the two weeks on top – and four weeks in overall – they’ve managed an impressive gold sales accreditation.
Sia moves in behind them with her ‘Chandelier’, which also has a fresh golden sheen to it this week after five weeks of chart action.
Jess Mauboy must be doing something very right with her latest single ‘Never Be The Same Again’ which, after a swag of television advertising, jumps from No.17 to No.6 this week. Clean Bandit slips four, but Zendaya’s ‘Replay’ improves three to now be within the Aussie top ten (No.8).
Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ is up from No.16 to No.11, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Not A Bad Thing’ improves ten places to No.15 and the week’s highest debut is ‘Up!’ at No.18 – all thanks to Ms Samantha Jade. The Chainsmokers’ ‘#Selfie’, however, slides from No.10 to No.21.
New music from The Amity Affliction premieres at No.28 (‘Pittsburgh’), Ellie Goulding’s ‘Beating Heart’ pulses its way into the top 50 (No.52 on debut to No.38) and Katy Perry’s ‘Birthday’ parties its way to No.42 on debut, right ahead of Passenger’s ‘Hearts On Fire’ (No.43).
The return of Short Stack has their ‘Television’ switching on to chart action at No.47.
London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ drops 19 to No.55 and Joelle’s ‘Save Me’ premieres at No.56, ahead of a quartet of debuts in the 60s; Lily Allen’s ‘Our Time’ (No.60), Pitbull ftg. Jennifer Lopez’ ‘We Are One’ (No.61), Lana Del Rey’s ‘West Coast’ (No.64) and Timmy Trumpet’s ‘Freaks’ (No.67).
The Vamps’ ‘Last Night’ suffers a worrying third week sales slump (down from No.41 to No.69), but Havana Brown’s new tune ‘Whatever We Want’ is also on the slide prematurely (No.57 to No.72, also in week three).
Glass Animals’ ‘Gooey’ drops 37 spots, Enrique & Kylie’s brand of ‘Beautiful’ loses its shine (No.47 to No.79), Chet Faker’s ‘1998’ debuts at No.81 and Magic!’s earworm ‘Don’t Kill The Magic’ might be perfect for radio, but it seems the Aussie public isn’t buying it; down from No.53 to No.82 in its second week.
Showtek’s ‘We Like To Party’ premieres at No.88 and First Aid Kit’s ‘My Silver Lining’ is in at No.95, but Christina Perri’s ‘Human’ is out of the top 100 after sitting pretty at No.56 last week. It spent just six weeks on the ARIA charts.
After peppering the singles charts with his tracks over the past few weeks, Chet Faker’s gone and scored himself a No.1 album on debut with his debut long player ‘Built On Glass’. In doing so, he knocks INXS from the top spot, with last week’s No.3 – the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack’ remaining (ahem) frozen in place. Last week’s No.2 (Ball Park Music’s ‘Puddinghead’ on debut) slides to No.14.
There’s a duo of premieres at Nos.4 and 5… Russell Morris’ ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ and Harrison Craig’s ‘L.O.V.E.’ respectively, while the ‘ABBA Gold’ anniversary edition improves three spots on last week’s No.13 debut and is now a top ten Aussie album.
With Bliss N Eso’s national tour in full swing, their album ‘Circus In The Sky’ benefits on the charts; up 11 places to No.13 this week. Albums from London Grammar and Skrillex, however, ease.
TV advertising is paying big dividends for Jessica Mauboy at the moment, both on the singles chart, where her current smash ‘Never Be The Same Again’ is into the top ten) and here on the albums chart, where ‘Beautiful’ bullets from No.42 to No.17.
The ‘Divergent’ soundtrack is also bulleting and improves on last week’s No.54 debut to place at No.18.
A TV interview sees Cliff Richard’s ‘The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook’ bullet from No.94 to a new peak of No.27, but Steel Panther’s ‘All You Can Eat’ falters in its third week of chart action; down from No.11 to No.28.
Debuts in the 30s from Black Label Society (‘Catacombs Of The Black Vatican’ at No.31), American Authors (‘Oh, What A Life’ at No.35) and Rachael Leahcar (‘Here Comes The Sun’ at No.38). Saskwatch’s ‘Nose Dive’ rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.46.
George Michael’s ‘Symphonica’ slides some more (No.26 to No.53), Triple J’s ‘Like A Version 9′ re-emerges in the top 100 at No.63 and with his new album rolling at retail, there’s a bump for Russell Morris’ previous album ‘Sharkmouth’, which improves from No.95 to No.70.
Robbie Williams’ ‘Swings Both Ways’ drops from No.46 to No.72, Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘O Vertigo!’ slips from No.44 to No.81 and Shakira’s ‘Shakira’ plunges 47 places to No.95.
For the second week in a row, however, an album debuting at No.12 on the ARIA charts has plummeted out of the top 100 entirely after just one week. This week it’s The Used’s LP ‘Imaginary Enemy’.
Also gone from the top 100 entirely are last week’s new entries from Tim Campbell, Marcia Hines, Manchester Orchestra, Sohn and Ronnie James Dio.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.