He may have relinquished the top spot on the ARIA singles chart to Sydney boys 5 Seconds Of Summer last week, but Pharrell Williams shows he’s got staying power with his infectious global earworm ‘Happy’, which retakes the No.1 crown this week. The 5SOS boys drop to No.4, allowing Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ to edge back to No.2 and The Chainsmokers’ chart favourite ‘#Selfie’ to move into No.3, picking up a gold sales gong in the process.
Gabrielle Aplin’s cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ also shows no signs of fading at this stage; it’s up to No.5 this week and also picks up a gold accreditation for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
David Guetta’s ‘Shot Me Down’ is down two, but hits platinum and Sia scores her first ever solo top ten hit with her glittering ‘Chandelier’, which improves from No.13 to No.10.
Pitbull’s single ‘Wild Wild Love’ has a golden sheen this week (35,000 copies in the bag), ahead of the week’s highest debut which comes courtesy of Joel Fletcher and Seany B, whose collective dance music powers see ‘Loco’ in at No.13. Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ also goes gold at No.14; so too Taylor Henderson’s ‘When You Were Mine’ (No.16).
Sheppard’s new tune ‘Geronimo’ parachutes into the top 20, improving ten places to No.18, Rudimental’s ‘Free’ achieves a triple platinum status and the former UK No.1 single from Route 94, ‘My Love’, jumps eleven spots to No.23.
A few debuts in the 30s this week; Jai Waetford’s ‘Get To Know You’ at No.32, Havana Brown’s ‘Whatever We Want’ at No.35 and The Vamps’ ‘Last Night’ at No.37. Idina Menzel’s ‘Let It Go’ from the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack hits platinum.
Mister Timberlake proves he’s still got the star power; his new single ‘Not A Bad Thing’ rocketing from a No.85 debut last week to a healthy No.39 this week.
Lily Allen’s ‘Air Balloon’ goes gold and Shakira and Rihanna’s duet ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ pops its head back into the top 50.
Outside the 50, Illy’s ‘Tightrope’ slackens from its No.39 debut last week to No.52, Glass Animals’ ‘Gooey’ improves 15 to No.54 and Nathaniel’s ‘You’re Beautiful’ slips 19 to No.59.
There’s a debut for The Black Keys’ new single ‘Fever’ at No.65, one for Sam Smith’s ‘Money On My Mind’ at No.76 and another for Enrique and Kylie’s duet ‘Beautiful’ at No.78.
DMA’s ‘Delete’ is in at No.84, Lady Gaga’s ‘G.U.Y’ debuts at No.88 and Thirty Seconds To Mars’ ‘City Of Angels’ scrapes into the top 100 countdown at No.93 on debut.
Trey Songz and Tonight Alive round up the top 100 debuts at Nos.99 and 100 respectively.
INXS continues their dominance of the ARIA albums chart this week with their ‘Very Best’ collection. Only Steel Panther really came close this week with their LP ‘All You Can Eat’, which debuted strongly at No.2; their first ever top ten LP.
Johnny Cash’s ‘Out Among The Stars’ is in at No.4 and the new Shakira LP becomes her first album in nine years to chart in Australia, premiering at No.8 – her second highest studio album chart position so far down under.
London Grammar’s ‘If You Wait’ bullets; ditto John Butler Trio’s ‘Flesh & Blood’ (No.17 to No.9 and No.15 to No.10 respectively) and The Aston Shuffle’s album ‘Photographs’ debuts strongly at No.12. Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘English Rain’ also improves – up ten places to No.14.
Eminem’s album is off ten spots this week after jumping nine last week and there’s a big bullet for Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey’s album ‘The Great Country Songbook’ (No.64 to No.19) as it maintains its record of bouncing all over the charts.
Plenty happening between No.20 and No.30 this week; the ‘Love Child’ soundtrack jumps seven spots to No.22, a trio of debuts from Christina Perri, Band Of Skulls and Architecture In Helsinki (‘Head Or Heart’, ‘Himalayan’ and ‘Now + 4Eva’ at Nos.23, 24 and 25 respectively, a big move for Violent Soho’s ‘Hungry Ghost’ (No.49 to No.26) and another for 30 Seconds To Mars’ ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’ (No.52 to No.29).
Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘O Vertigo’ suffers a big third week fall from No.10 to No.33 ahead of a debut for the ‘Glee’ 100th episode collection (No.35), a move for Bliss N Eso’s ‘Circus In The Sky’ (No.63 to No.31) and another from A Great Big World (‘Is There Anybody Out There’); the latter no doubt thanks in part to the band’s recent promotional visit.
Mr Little Jeans’ ‘Pocketknife’ drops into the countdown at No.40, My Chemical Romance’s album ‘May Death Never Stop You’ drops down the countdown from No.11 to No.43 in its second week, but P!nk’s best-of is up (No.79 to No.44). Karmin’s ‘Pulses’ rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.46.
Lea Michele’s ‘Louder’ falls another 22 places this week to No.55, there are re-entries for ‘The Essential Johnny Cash’ and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ at Nos.57 and 58 respectively and a 24 place fall for Flume’s self-titled set to No.60.
Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘Education, Education, Education’ is in at No.65, Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Sex + Love’ is out – of the top 50 at least – falling from its debut of No.23 to No.67, but it’s Avicii’s ‘True : Avicii By Avicii’ that’s really in freefall this week, plunging from a No.16 debut last week to No.69.
Good news for Animals As Leaders with ‘The Joy Of Motion’ debuting at No.77. Bad news for Aloe Blacc, whose album ‘Lift Your Spirit’ plummets from No.19 to No.79 in its second week on the chart. The Pretty Reckless join the second week slump with their album ‘Going To Hell’; No.20 to No.88.
Bam Bam’s ‘The Good Life EP’ is in at No.89, Mac Demarco’s ‘Salad Days’ debuts at No.91 and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon Days’ drops from No.45 to No.92.
Hillsong United’s ‘The White Album (Remix Project)’ spent its last week in the countdown at No.38. It’s gone entirely from this week’s top 100.
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