Justice Crew’s dominance of the ARIA singles chart seemingly shows no sign of waning at this stage, with ‘Que Sera’ maintaining its No.1 heading for the second successive week, impressively notching up platinum sales in the process.
Ariana Grande is still kicking around at No.2 with her ‘Problem’, but with Sheppard and Zhu improving this week (the latter from No.10 to No.4), Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’ stumbles two places to No.5.
Milky Dance’s ‘Stolen Chance’ is the only new entry into the top ten this week, rising from No.13 last week to place at No.9.
The boys from 5 Seconds Of Summer have had a rather busy week, with their album release being revealed. This, in turn, has resulted in more exposure for their new single ‘Don’t Stop’, which can’t quite match the frenzy surrounding predecessor ‘She Looks So Perfect’, settling for a No.12 debut. Their track ‘Good Girls’ also premieres in the top 20 this week; albeit seven places lower at No.19, meaning they now have three tracks in the top 20 (‘She Looks So Perfect’ steady at No.20).
DJ Snake’s ‘Turn Down For What’ reaches another new peak, rising from No.21 to No.13; at the same time notching up gold sales (35,000 copies), while Mr Probz’ single ‘Waves’ jumps from No.42 to No.15.
Idina Menzel’s ‘Let It Go’ drops five to No.21, Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ is down 14 to No.25 as the album’s release approached, but Nico & Vinz’ track ‘Am I Wrong?’ improves greatly, 30 spots higher in its second week at No.29.
Illy gets a bit of chart love with ‘Tightrope’, which surpasses its previous peak of No.39, rising 15 places to No.33 this week. But it seems the love really has run out for OneRepublic’s single, which drops 12 to No.35.
Jessica Mauboy did us proud at last week’s Eurovision Song Contest and her Eurovision single ‘Sea Of Flags’ debuts at No.40 on this week’s ARIA singles chart.
John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ hangs on to a top 50 spot (No.43), Usher’s ‘Good Kisser’ debuts at No.44 and Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ improves from No.69 to No.48, perhaps off the back of John Lingard’s performance on ‘The Voice’.
Tiesto’s new single ‘Wasted’ just misses the top 50 on debut (No.51), Demi Lovato’s version of ‘Let It Go’ drops 15 to No.52, Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’ bullets from No.80 to No.54 and there’s a debut for Linkin Park’s new single ‘Until It’s Gone’ at No.58. Passenger’s ‘Hearts On Fire’ slumps 30 places to No.65, however.
Last week’s Eurovision Song Contest threw up some huge surprises, but for Australians, it would appear that Conchita Wurst wasn’t one of the better ones. Although her single ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’ misses the top 100 entirely, Netherlands’ entry ‘Calm Before The Storm’ by The Common Linnets debuts highest at No.66. The only other place-getter in Australia was Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen, whose track ‘Undo’ debuts at No.81.
The Janoskians’ ‘Real Girls Eat Cake’ split the two Eurovision entries’ debuts, premiering at No.72. Avicii’s new single ‘Lay Me Down’ is floundering, down another 26 spots this week and there are also drops for Sam Smith’s ‘Money On My Mind’ (No.55 to No.87), Ellie Goulding’s ‘Beating Heart’ (No.74 to No.95) and (yikes) Ricki-Lee’s ‘All We Need Is Love’ (No.39 to No.98).
For the first time in their 13 year career, US duo The Black Keys finally have a No.1 album in Australia, premiering in the top spot this week with their new album ‘Turn Blue’. The boys’ previous best effort was their last album ‘El Camino’, released in 2011.
Michael Jackson misses out on the top spot only by a couple of positions, debuting at No.3 with ‘Xscape’, leaving Michael Bublé sandwiched in between with his ‘To Be Loved’ set, flying on the charts due to his national tour.
The ‘Frozen’ soundtrack thaws to No.4 this week, with a four place move for INXS’ best-of and a five place jump for the Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ not too far behind.
Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’ drops from a No.4 debut to No.12 in its second week, but after three days of intense competition in Copenhagen last week, the Eurovision Song Contest compilation bullets from No.97 to No.13.
Jess Mauboy’s Eurovision performance does wonders for her album ‘Beautiful’, which improves ten spots to No.15 (a repackage with ‘Sea Of Flags’ would be ace) and Thundamentals’ ‘So We Can Remember’ dives from No.3 to No.20 in its second week.
Avicii’s ‘True’ improves from No.34 to No.24, Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Shine On’ jumps from No.87 to No.26, but In Hearts Wake’s ‘Earthwalker’ drops from No.5 on debut to No.29.
New at No.30 is The Beards’ ‘The Beard Album’. New at No.36 is Foxes’ ‘Glorious’ and new at No.38 is Lykke Li’s ‘I Never Learn’.
James Blunt’s ‘Moon Landing’ re-appears in the top 50 (No.54 to No.41), Little Dragon’s ‘Nabuma Rubberband’ is in at No.44 and Killer Be Killed’s self-titled set wraps up the top 50 debuts at No.47.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ bounces up in the halo effect of ‘Xscape’, jumping from No.82 to No.56. Closure In Moscow’s ‘Pink Lemonade’ debuts at No.58, Tori Amos’ ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ debuts at No.61 and Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ re-enters the top 100 at No.69.
Drops, however, for Ben Harper’s ‘Childhood Home’ (No.40 to No.73), Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ (No.50 to No.74) and DZ Deathrays’ ‘Black Rat’ (No.23 to No.75).
Down’s ‘Part II EP’ premieres at No.79, MKTO’s self-titled set drops from No.44 to No.82 post their tour and there’s a debut for Natalie Merchant’s self-titled album at No.87.
But the biggest drops this week come courtesy of Hugh Laurie’s ‘Didn’t It Rain’ and The Angels’ ’40 Years Of Rock : Volume 2′, which after placing at Nos.31 and 38 respectively last week, find themselves at Nos.93 and 94 this week. Pixies’ ‘Indie Cindy’ also plunges; No.53 to No.96.
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