Who knew? Justice Crew premieres in the top spot with their brand new single ‘Que Sera’, the release of which (as mentioned above) was brought forward a week due to “popular demand”. That demand has seen the track spend the entire past week at No.1 on the local iTunes chart and the single premieres atop the ARIA singles chart with an impressive gold sales accreditation. It’s the boys’ second No.1 single, following on from 2012’s ‘Boom Boom’ and their fourth top ten hit.
Ariana Grande’s new single ‘Problem’ improves to No.2 from last week’s No.4 debut, leaving Ed Sheeran’s new single ‘Sing’ to drop to No.3 after its No.1 debut last week (it’s already certified gold for sales in excess of 35,000 copies).
David Guetta, Showtek & Vassy’s ‘Bad’ is also now gold, but drops one position to No.6.
The big mover into the top ten this week is British singer Sam Smith’s single ‘Stay With Me’. That promotional visit worked wonders and the single soars from No.22 to No.8, giving the singer his first solo top ten hit down under (after previously being featured on Naughty Boy’s top five smash ‘La La La’).
Zhu’s ‘Faded’ bullets from No.21 to a new peak of No.10, there’s a debut for Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ at No.11, a five place drop for Rita Ora’s ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ and a 22 place bullet for Neon’s new chart darling Milky Chance and their ‘Stolen Dance’ (No.35 to No.13).
Strangely, though Idina Menzel’s ‘Let It Go’ has been doing the chart rounds for 19 weeks, for some reason it’s only now that it’s starting to find its feet (it’s being used in a TV sync). The track jumps from No.27 to a new peak of No.16. Its previous high had been No.19 on February 02; its third week on the charts.
Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ might be down five spots, but it’s now sporting a shiny new platinum accreditation. Justin Timberlake’s ‘Not A Bad Thing’ is also down five, but Calvin Harris’ ‘Summer’ drops from No.8 to No.19.
DJ Snake’s single ‘Turn Down For What’ hits a new peak of No.21 (up from No.43), Jess Mauboy’s ‘Never Be The Same’ falls 13 places to No.27, Pharrell Williams’ new single ‘Marilyn Monroe’ spends week No.3 on the ARIA charts at No.29 (up from No.40) and there’s a debut for Michael Jackson; his new single ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ debuting in the No.31 position.
Channel 9’s hammering of their 2015 series (really, Channel 9!? 2015!?) ‘Gallipoli’ sees Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful’ surge 11 places to No.38, albeit in its Cedric Gervais guise. And Ricki-Lee’s back in the top 40, this time with her new single ‘All We Need Is Love’, which debuts at No.39; her 12th top 40 single.
Mr Probz’ single ‘Waves’ re-enters the top 100 at No.42, Kristen Bell’s ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman?’ reaches a new peak of No.45 (up from No.59) and Illy’s ‘Tightrope’ pops its head back into the top 50 at No.48.
Gabrielle Aplin’s cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ hits platinum (No.50), Joel Fletcher and Seany B’s ‘Loco’ goes gold (No.51), but the tide has seemingly already turned for the latest Avicii single ‘Lay Me Down’, which spends week No.3 on the ARIA singles chart down 19 spots to No.53.
Nico & Vinz are in at No.59 with ‘Am I Wrong?’, Tove Lo’s Habits remix of ‘Stay High’ finally gets some Aussie chart love, premiering at No.62 and there are re-entries at Nos.70 and 72 for Kristen Bell’s ‘For The First Time In Forever’ and Thundamentals’ ‘Something I Said’ respectively.
Debuts further down for Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’ and Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘Salvation’ (Nos.80 and 82 respectively), a re-entry for The Black Keys’ ‘Fever’ and three more top 100 debuts; KYA’s ‘What I Live For’ at No.93, Kristen Bell’s ‘Love Is An Open Door’ at No.96 and Lorde’s ‘Glory And Gore’ at No.100.
As we slowly but surely get used to the idea of winter knocking on our door here in Australia, the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack continues to ice over the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart. It hasn’t left the top ten since Australia Day and now spends its second week (and second successive week) in the No.1 position down under.
Pre-Mother’s Day shopping indicates some of the albums mums might be getting tomorrow, including the latest edition of Michael Bublé’s ‘To Be Loved’ which improves from No.5 to No.2. It’s followed by a trio of top five debuts; No.3 for Thundamentals’ ‘So We Can Remember’, No.4 for Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’ and No.5 for In Hearts Wake’s ‘Earthwalker’.
Mum’s Day choice No.2; Sol3 Mio’s ‘Sol3 Mio’, which improves from No.20 to No.6, then Harrison Craig’s ‘L.O.V.E.’ (steady at No.7) and Cliff Richard’s ‘The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook’ (No.11 to No.8).
Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ bullets from No.25 to No.13 (thankyou tour), but Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ suffers a second week fall from No.2 to No.14.
Andre Rieu’s ‘Magic Of The Movies’ benefits from a bit of pre-Mother’s Day TV advertising (No.29 to No.17).
There’s a debut for ’40 Years Of Rock : Vol.1′ from The Angels at No.21, an 18 place jump for Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Engelbert Calling’ (No.40 to No.22), a debut at No.23 for DZ Deathrays’ ‘Black Rat’, but a 16 place drop for Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’.
Jumps for Robbie Williams’ ‘Swings Both Ways’ (No.63 to No.30), Hugh Laurie’s ‘Didn’t It Rain’ (No.57 to No.31) and the soundtrack to ‘Love Child’ (No.45 to No.32), along with Tina Arena’s ‘Reset’ (No.93 to No.36).
But the news isn’t quite so good for UK boyband The Vamps, whose debut album ‘Meet The Vamps’ plunges from its No.3 debut last week to No.37 this week.
Looks like the Aussie public prefer The Angels’ studio hits rather than their live versions, with ’40 Years Of Rock : Vol.2′ debuting 17 places lower than volume one.
David Hobson & Rachael Beck’s ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ bullets from its No.64 debut to No.39 and Ben Harper’s ‘Childhood Home’ settles into the No.40 position on debut.
MKTO’s self-titled album suffers after their tour; plummeting 36 places to No.44.
Keith Urban’s ‘Fuse’ improves from No.80 to No.49 and a No.49 debut for Ray LaMontagne’s ‘Supernova’.
Beyond the walls of the 50, Kylie’s ‘Kiss Me Once’ is teetering (No.51), Pixies’ ‘Indie Cindy’ slumps 32 places from its No.21 debut and Bethel Music’s ‘You Make Me Brave (Live)’ also falls (No.34 to No.56).
Santana’s new album ‘Corazon’ sees chart action at No.67 on debut, Fleetwood Mac’s best-of slides from No.32 to No.70, ‘The Very Best Of The Eagles’ drops from No.39 to No.74 and Damon Albarn’s ‘Everyday Robots’ is down 50 spots on last week’s No.26 debut.
‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’ debuts at No.78 for Bobby Fox, Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ collection drops 38 places and there’s a trio of 80s debuts; The Wiggles’ ‘Wiggle House’ (No.86), Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Shine On’ (No.87) and The Horrors’ ‘Luminous’ (No.89).
The ‘Divergent’ soundtrack falls from No.54 to No.100 and the Bee Gees’ ‘The Number Ones’ collection is now out of the top 100 after placing at No.47 last week.
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