It’s seven weeks straight for Justice Crew atop the ARIA singles chart this week. According to chart guru Gavin Ryan, their single ‘Que Sera’ becomes one of the longest-running No.1 singles this decade. They’re currently equal with Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’, Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle’ and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’, who each notched up seven weeks in the top spot. And there only six other tracks since 2010 that have occupied the No.1 spot longer.
Nico & Vinz solidify their position at No.2, however, with ‘Am I Wrong?’ notching up a platinum accreditation this week, but Mr Probz has had to make way for 5 Seconds Of Summer, whose newly-released EP sees ‘Don’t Stop’ bullet from No.32 to No.3; not quite matching the peak of their previous single ‘She Looks So Perfect’ (No.1).
Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High (Habits Remix)’ bundles into the top ten, improving from No.12 to No.5 this week; picking up a gold accreditation in the process.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pills N Potions’ improves from No.20 to No.14, The Vamps’ single ‘Somebody To You’ (with Demi Lovato) improves from No.23 to No.15 and The Madden Brothers’ earworm ‘We Are Done’ proves they’re anything but, as they shift from No.28 to No.16.
Dami Im’s ‘Super Love’ goes gold (No.17) and with their appearances in Sydney this week (including their high profile stroll along King Street in Newtown), Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ jumps from No.33 to No.24. It’s currently within the iTunes top ten.
Bonnie Anderson’s ‘Blackout’ is the week’s highest debut – at No.27, Katy Perry’s ‘Birthday’ wasn’t quite the hit everyone was expecting it to be, but it still picks up a gold accreditation (down four to No.35) and after a performance on ‘The Voice’ last week, A Great Big World’s track ‘Say Something’ jumps from No.62 to No.40.
Charli XCX’s single ‘Boom Clap’ (from ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ soundtrack) debuts at No.41, there’s a big improvement for Will.I.Am’s single ‘It’s My Birthday’ (No.65 to No.42) and the belatedly released Stan Walker single ‘Holding You’ (a duet Ginny Blackmore) premieres at No.43.
Re-entering the top 50 this week are Jess Mauboy’s ‘Never Be The Same’, Rüfüs’ ‘Sundream’ and Tiesto’s ‘Wasted’ (at Nos.45, 47 and 48 respectively). Maroon 5’s new tune ‘Maps’ rounds out the top 50 debut – at No.50.
Only just missing the 50, however, was Nicole Scherzinger’s new single ‘Your Love’, which came in at No.51. Lorde’s cover of ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ seems to be finding fans (No.76 to No.53), Andy Grammer’s ‘Back Home’ is new at No.55 and the Benny Tipene single ‘Make You Mine’ improves 32 places from last week’s No.88 debut.
With the FIFA World Cup underway in Brazil, Pitbull, J-Lo and Claudia Leitte’s theme song ‘We Are One’ makes a re-appearance in the charts at No.61 (a new peak), while London Grammar’s ‘Wasting My Young Years’ follows them in, re-entering at a new peak of No.62. KYA’s ‘What I Live For’ also climbs to a new peak (of No.65) this week.
New Milky Chance track ‘Flashed Junk Mind’ debuts at No.71, but Sia’s ‘Eye Of The Needle’ loses ground – and plenty of it – dropping from No.36 to No.74.
Nero’s ‘Satisfy’ drops 20, deadmau5’s ‘Seeya’ is new at No.85, Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ tumbles from No.66 to No.89 and Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ drops from No.67 to No.91 after their tour.
Even Lana Del Rey’s track ‘Brooklyn Baby’ suffers the chart wobbles this week, though it could have a lot more to do with the fact the album was released. It’s down from a No.35 debut last week to No.94 this week. Jeremih wraps up the top 100 debuts, with ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ debuting at No.95.
Linkin Park’s ‘Final Masquerade’ and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Battle Cry’, which debuted back to back at Nos.43 and 44 last week, are both gone from the top 100.
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, it was all new at Nos.1, 2 and 3 last week. Those albums (from The Amity Affliction, Passenger and Jack White), however, are down to Nos.7, 9 and 5 respectively this week, leaving the door open for three more top three debuts.
It’s Lana Del Rey who triumphs. Though she can’t seem to get a radio or singles chart hit at the moment, her new album ‘Ultraviolence’ conquers this week’s ARIA albums charts by debuting at No.1. The No.2 spot has been claimed by 360 and his new LP ‘Utopia’ and No.3 goes to Linkin Park and ‘The Hunting Party’.
Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories’ holds at No.4.
The Amity Affliction can take comfort in the fact that their album, though only on sale for two weeks, has already been certified gold, meaning sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ jumps from No.20 to No.8 and the start of Keith Urban’s national tour helps his album ‘Fuse’ to regain lost ground, moving up from No.22 to No.10.
New entries at Nos.11 and 12 from Kasabian (’48:13′) and Deadmau5 (‘While (1<2)') respectively, a bullet for Rüfüs' 'Atlas' (No.34 to No.17) and another debut, this time for Tiesto's new album 'A Town Called Paradise' (No.18). Arctic Monkeys' 'AM" drops from No.7 to No.22 and Lorde's 'Pure Heroine' is down from No.6 to No.25. But Bastille's tour helps their album 'Bad Blood' back into the top 50. It improves 30 spots this week to No.26. Avicii's album 'True' also improves (No.47 to No.28); so too Imagine Dragons' 'Night Vision' (No.40 to No.29). Drops for James Blunt's 'Moon Landing' (No.15 to No.30) and Glass Animals' 'Zaba' (No.12 to No.31), but a jump for Queen's 'Greatest Hits' (No.71 to No.33). Led Zeppelin's repackages all suffer second week drops. Speaking of drops... Miranda Lambert scored herself a top ten debut with her 'Platinum' collection last week, but it's down a rather large 36 spots to No.44 this week. The Vamps' promo tour saw their album rise last week, but it falls this week (No.28 to No.46). Beyond the 50, it's a bullet for Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' (No.94 to No.51) and a debut for Arch Enemy's 'War Eternal' (No.52), but drops for Ellie Goulding's 'Halcyon Days' (No.26 to No.54), The Angels' 'Greatest Hits' (No.33 to No.57) and The Eagles' best-of (No.30 to No.60). Willie Nelson's 'Band Of Brothers' is new at No.66, Remi's 'Raw X Infinity' slumps from No.29 on debut to No.71 and Jason Derulo's 'Tattoos' is down 59 places to No.76. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' loses 42 spots. Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP2' drops 44. And Harrison Craig's 'L.O.V.E.' is down from No.55 to No.93. There are, however, a slew of re-entries from the likes of Of Monsters And Men, the 'Pitch Perfect' soundtrack, 360, John Legend, Haim and Andre Rieu. David Campbell's album 'Sings John Bucchino' scrapes into the top 100 by the skin of its teeth, debuting at No.98. John Butler Trio's album 'Flesh & Blood' was at No.19 last week. It's gone from the top 100 entirely this week, along with albums for Baby Animals and MKTO, both of which were in last week's top 50 mix. For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.