It’s four weeks at No.1 for the Justice Crew boys this week. After premiering in the top spot earlier this month and achieving platinum status, they’ve gone nowhere fast, wedged in the top spot despite a number of worthy challengers.
Most worthy this week is Milky Chance and their ‘Stolen Dance’, which is still in the bridesmaid’s spot, albeit with a shiny new gold accreditation. Even Mr.Probz’ ‘Waves’, which bullets from No.8 to No.3 gets its gold on this week, but neither is shining quite as brightly as Sia’s ‘Chandelier’, which has its accreditation updated from gold to double platinum (140,000 copies).
Nico & Vinz move into the top five with ‘Am I Wrong?’ (No.11 to No.5) and Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ reaches a new peak of No.6, but even though ZHU’s single has ‘Faded’ slightly, it’s now got a platinum accreditation as a consolation prize.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’ is now platinum too (No.11), Dami Im’s new single ‘Super Love’ jumps from a No.25 debut to No.16 and Rita Ora’s ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ also picks up fresh platinum.
This week’s highest debut comes just outside the gates of the top 20; it’s Sigma’s former UK No.1 single ‘Nobody To Love’ and it’s new at No.21.
Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High (Habits Remix)’ jumps from No.29 to a new peak of No.22 and the One Direction boys, despite tickets going on sale earlier today for their upcoming stadium concert tour, can only manage a No.23 debut with their latest single ‘You & I’. Sammy Jade’s ‘Up!’ is up! (No.37 to No.32).
After a spectacular performance of the song as part of ‘The Voice : Battle Rounds’ last week, Emeli Sandé’s stunning ‘Clown’ premieres at No.34.
London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ bullets from No.87 to No.35 (again, thanks to ‘The Voice’), the new Nicki Minaj single ‘Pills N Potions’ is in at No.37 and 360’s ‘Live It Up’ spends its eighth week on the ARIA charts in position No.42 with a new gold accreditation.
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ also bounces back into the top half of the chart with thanks to ‘The Voice’ (No.73 to No.45).
The latest Tiesto single ‘Wasted’, which fell from the top 100 last week after debuting at No.51 the week prior, is back in the top 50 this week; re-entering the countdown at No.48. But the news isn’t quite so good for The Amity Affliction and their new track ‘Don’t Lean On Me’, which drops to No.51 from its No.24 debut.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Demon’ improves from No.79 to No.53 (again, thanks to ‘The Voice’), the new Angus & Julia Stone single ‘Heart Beats Slow’ is in at No.56, but 5 Seconds Of Summer’s track ‘Good Girl’ plunges from No.30 to No.62.
Havana Brown’s ‘Warrior’ is back in the top 100 after a performance of the track by all the judges on last Sunday night’s episode of ‘The Voice’ (No.65) and there’s a trio of debuts in the 60s; Nero’s ‘Satisfy’ (No.67), Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ (No.68) and Alison Wonderland’s ‘I Want U’ (No.69).
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Shades Of Cool’ premieres a little lower; No.79. Austin Mahone’s ‘Mmm Yeah’ re-enters at No.82, but MKTO’s ‘American Dream’ drops 30 spots to No.84 after peaking at No.40. Miley Cyrus’ classic ‘The Climb’ re-enters at No.89 (thanks ‘The Voice’).
Three more debuts wrap up the top 100; Megan Washington’s ‘Limitless’ (No.95), Allday’s ‘Cult’ (No.97) and Röyksopp & Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ (No.99).
British supergroup Coldplay solidifies its position atop the ARIA albums chart this week with ‘Ghost Stories’. After premiering in the top spot last week with a gold accreditation to boot, the band soars to new heights this week, picking up a platinum accreditation (70,000 copies) after just two weeks, proving just how much love there is for the band down under.
But it’s the No.2 debut for British singer songwriter Sam Smith which has impressed us. After having us wrapped around his little finger with his latest single ‘Stay With Me’, Sam debuts in the No.2 spot with his debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’, a result which no doubt has plenty of the peeps at EMI most pleased.
From there it’s the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack at three, Michael Jackson’s ‘Escape’ at No.4 and a No.5 debut for Her. She is Mariah… and her new album is ‘Me. I Am Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse’. Though No.5 might seem a little disappointing, it’s the singer’s highest album chart position in Australia since 2008.
Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ shuffles from No.12 to No.7, but three albums in last week’s top ten lose their grip; Michael Bublé’s ‘To Be Loved’, Chet Faker’s ‘Built On Glass’ and Rüfüs’ ‘Atlas’; the latter dropping from No.8 to No.16.
Norway’s Röyksopp and Sweden’s Robyn see their ‘Do It Again’ EP smash the No.14 spot on debut – the highest chart position for either artist here in Australia on either the albums or singles charts.
Russell Morris’ ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ bounces back from No.24 to No.15, the soundtrack to ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ enters at No.19 and the new Cher Lloyd album premieres at No.23, bettering the No.30 peak of her belatedly released debut album ‘Sticks + Stones’.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ collection jumps from No.37 to No.25, Boy & Bear’s ‘Harlequin Dream’ drops from No.13 to No.29 and a trio of debuts; No.31 for Kiss’ ‘Kiss 40’, No.32 for Kim Churchill’s ‘Silence/Win’ and No.34 for The Roots’ ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’.
Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey’s ‘The Great Country Songbook’ continues its pogoing journey all over the charts, rising from No.83 to No.36 and further top 50 debuts for The Ten Tenors (‘On Broadway Vol.1’ at No.44), Neil Young (‘A Letter Home’ at No.46) and Afrojack (‘Forget The World’ at No.49). Jess Mauboy’s ‘Beautiful’ drops from No.27 to No.47.
Beyond the 50, it’s a 23 place jump for Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’ (to No.51), a re-entry for James Vincent McMorrow’s ‘Post Tropical’ – no doubt helped along by his national tour – but the Rascal Flatts best-of plunges from a debut of No.17 to No.56.
One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ improves from No.99 to No.64, Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ drops from No.45 to No.65 and the Blondie compilation ‘Blondie 4(0) Ever/Ghosts Of Download’ debuts at No.72.
There’s another debut at No.74 – that’ll be from Austin Mahone and ‘The Secret’ – In Hearts Wake’s album ‘Earthwalker’ plunges 36 places to No.79 and Mark Vincent’s best-of continues its post-Mothers Day slide, down from No.42 to No.84.
Bradley Gilbert’s ‘Just As I Am’ is in at No.87, Ricky Martin’s ‘Greatest Hits’ plummets 50 spots to No.90 and Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Shine On’ also loses ground in a big way; No.49 to No.93.
The Eurovision compilation and Chromeo’s ‘White Women’, which were both in the top 50 last week (at Nos.39 and 50 respectively) are both 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.