After premiering atop the ARIA singles chart a couple of weeks back, Justice Crew are still hanging in there with their latest single ‘Que Sera’. But they could very well be under attack in the days ahead from Milky Chance’s belatedly released ‘Stolen Dance’, which was a huge hit throughout Europe in April last year.
International man of mystery Zhu improves to No.3 with ‘Faded’ (now gold accredited) and Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ wears a shiny new platinum badge, while Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ improves five spots to No.5 in the wake of her amazing performance on ‘Ellen’.
Sheppard’s ‘Geronimo’ is now double platinum (140,000 copies down), Sam Smith’s gorgeous ‘Stay With Me’ achieves its gold accreditation and Mr Probz’ ‘Waves’ jumps from No.15 to No.8. The accreditations continue, with Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ achieving a platinum certification.
The release of the new Coldplay album results in a halo effect for most of the band’s songs (including some from their back catalogue – see below). ‘Magic’ is the best of the bunch, improving seven places to No.10. Nico & Vinz’ ‘Am I Wrong?’ wasn’t too far behind, however; No.29 to No.11 this week.
Those few songs making their way into the top ten can’t do so without an equal number being displaced, however. This week it’s Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’ (No.5 to No.12), David Guetta’s ‘Bad’ (No.6 to No.13) and Jason Derulo’s newly platinum ‘Wiggle’ (No.7 to No.14) making way.
Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ rebounds slightly from last week’s 14 place drop; up seven to No.18.
Though they’re not within the top 20, there are debuts on this week’s ARIA singles chart. And the first two come back to back in the mid 20s… The Amity Affliction’s new single ‘Don’t Lean On Me’ at No.24 and Dami Im’s ‘Super Love’ at No.25.
Tove Lo’s a big improver with ‘Stay High (Habits Remix)’, which bullets from No.55 to No.29, but the news isn’t so good for the boys from 5 Seconds Of Summer, whose tracks ‘Good Girls’ and ‘Don’t Stop’ both falter in their second chart week; the former from No.19 to No.30 and the latter (the single proper) from No.12 to No.36.
Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’ bullets from No.54 to No.35, but Dvbbs’ ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ seems to have run out of steam. Although it’s now got a shiny new platinum certification hanging around its neck, it’s down 14 places to No.40. Duke Dumont’s ‘I Got U’ is gold.
Bullets this week for The Amity Affliction’s ‘Pittsburgh’ (No.78 to No.58) and Lorde’s ‘The Love Club EP ftg. Royals’ (No.92 to No.59), a re-entry for Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ at No.78, a big second week drop for the new Usher single ‘Good Kisser’ (No.44 to No.81) and more back catalogue Coldplay love for ‘Fix You’ and ‘Paradise’, which re-enter at Nos.83 and 84 respectively.
Kim Churchill’s ‘Window To The Sky’ is new at No.86 and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Once Upon A Dream’ debuts at No.96, but it looks like it’s all over too soon for Linkin Park’s ‘Until It’s Gone’ (No.58 on debut to No.100), Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Sea Of Flags’ (gone from the top 100 after a No.40 debut last week) and Tiesto’s ‘Wasted’ (also gone from the top 100 after premiering at No.51 last week).
It’s naturally all about Coldplay this week, as the band notches up their fifth consecutive No.1 album with ‘Ghost Stories’. The boys’ new album premieres in the top spot this week having already achieved a gold sales accreditation for sales of 35,000 copies of more.
And though Michael Jackson’s team might have been a little disappointed that he couldn’t shake off the touch competition from The Black Keys or Michael Bublé in the quest for a No.1 album last week, they’ll no doubt be buoyed by the fact the album rises to No.2 this week, with the aforementioned dropping to Nos.4 and 5 respectively. Michael Bublé won’t be too worried though. His album ‘To Be Loved’ is now double platinum (140,000 copies down) after its many incarnations.
Zhu’s ‘The Nightday EP’ jumps from No.18 to No.6, but it’s probably Rüfüs with the widest smiles this week; their album ‘Atlas’ bulleting from No.50 to No.8.
Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ jumps back up from No.21 to No.12, Boy & Bear’s ‘Harlequin Dream’ is back into the top 50 at No.13 (up from No.64 last week) and Rascal Flatts’ best-of ‘Rewind’ debuts at a respectable No.17.
Jumps for London Grammar (‘If You Wait’ from No.28 to No.19) and Illy (‘Cinematic’ from No.52 to No.21), but in the post-Mothers Day sales period, a number of previous chart favourites start to become a little ‘on the nose’; Cliff Richard’s ‘The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook’ slumps from No.7 to No.22.
Rudimental’s ‘Home’ is up from No.51 to No.23 and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ improves from No.46 to No.25, but drops for Jess Mauboy’s ‘Beautiful’ (No.15 to No.27) and ABBA’s ‘Gold & More’ (No.11 to No.29).
The post-Mothers Day pain continues, with two albums that were top ten last week dropping into the 30s this week; Sol3 Mio’s self-titled set and Harrison Craig’s ‘L.O.V.E.’ dive from Nos.9 and 6 respectively to No.31 and 32 respectively.
Jumping, however, are albums for OneRepublic, Bastille, Michael Jackson and Bliss N Eso, the latter three of which re-enter the top 50. The post-Eurovision haze is over for the official compilation album, however, as it drops from No.13 to No.39.
Ricky Martin’s ‘Greatest Hits’ re-enters the countdown at No.40, but Mark Vincent’s ‘Best So Far’ tumbles from No.19 to No.42. Andre Rieu’s ‘Magic Of The Musicals’ also takes a post-Mothers Day turn for the worse… down from No.23 to No.47.
Sarah McLachlan’s new album ‘Shine On’ suffers a second week sales slump; No.26 to No.49. Chromeo’s ‘White Women’ debuts at No.50.
Beyond the walls of the 50, there’s a stack of best-of and classic albums bulleting up or re-entering the charts including Flume’s self-titled set and best-ofs for The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.
Northeast Party House’s ‘Any Given Weekend’ debuts at No.62, Wagons’ ‘Acid Rain & Sugar Cane’ is in at No.65, but Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Engelbert Calling’ slides 44 spots to No.66 after Mothers Day.
The Black Sorrows’ ‘Certified Blue’ is in at No.73 and there are re-entries for Russell Morris, Northlane, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey, Roy Orbison, Crowded House, Coldplay, Cold Chisel, Chvrches, Guns N Roses, The 1975 and more. Woodlock’s ‘Labour Of Love’ rounds out the top 100 debuts at No.97.
Albums that were in the top 50 last week that have disappeared completely from the top 100 this week are (last week’s position in brackets); The Beards’ ‘The Beard Album’ (No.30), Robbie Williams’ ‘Swings Both Ways’ (No.31), Foxes’ ‘Glorious’ (No.36), Lykke Li’s ‘I Never Learn’ (No.38), Tina Arena’s ‘Reset’ (No.45) and the ‘Love Child’ soundtrack (No.49).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.