Yes, Justice Crew make it five from five, notching up yet another week atop the ARIA singles chart with their smash ‘Que Sera’. Though the boys have been displaced by Nico & Vinz on the iTunes chart throughout the course of last week, they hold steady on the official countdown, but for how much longer? Nico & Vinz’ ‘Am I Wrong?’, with a new gold sales accreditation in tow, improve a further three spots this week and are now right behind Justice Crew in the singles chart stakes.
Both Milky Chance’s ‘Stolen Dance’ and Mr Probz’ ‘Waves’ drop one spot, but both pick up new platinum accreditations as their sail past the 70,000 sales mark.
Dami Im’s ‘Super Love’ is beginning to find its feet at retail. After spending time within the top ten on digital charts throughout the week, the track moves up from No.16 to a new peak of No.11. Sigma’s former UK No.1 ‘Nobody To Love’ also improves – up eight to No.13.
David Guetta, Showtek & Vassy’s ‘Bad’ hits platinum (No.14); so too DJ Snake’s ‘Turn Down For What’ (No.15), while Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High (Habits Remix)’ and Illy’s ‘Tightrope’ both hit the top 20 (Nos.17 and 19 respectively, the latter with a new gold accreditation).
Nicki Minaj bursts into the top 30 with her ‘Pills N Potions’, up from No.37 to No.22, while Pharrell Williams’ global monster ‘Happy’ spends its first week outside the Aussie top 20 since debuting on the charts in December.
Plenty of promo throughout the course of the week sees The Collective’s new track ‘Burn The Bright Lights’ debuting in the No.34 spot. It’s the week’s highest chart debut and comes just one place higher than Keith Urban’s ‘Shame’ which, after an impressive performance on ‘The Voice’ last week, re-enters the top 100 with a new peak.
Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ smashes through triple platinum (210,000 copies) at No.36 and Angus & Julia Stone’s new single ‘Heart Beats Slow’ improves 19 places from last week’s No.56 debut.
There’s a debut for Will.I.Am’s ‘It’s My Birthday’ (No.43), an improvement for Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ (No.68 on debut to No.47), another premiere from The Vamps (‘Somebody Told You’ at No.49) and a bullet for Lana Del Rey’s ‘Shades Of Cool’ (No.79 on debut to No.50).
Beyond the 50, Austin Mahone’s single ‘Mmm Yeah’, featuring Pitbull, bullets 31 places from No.82 to No.51, but London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ falls back after its use on ‘The Voice’ a couple of weeks back (No.35 to No.54). New Sia album track ‘Eye Of The Needle’ enters the countdown at No.57, Gabrielle Aplin’s Australian visit does wonders for her latest single ‘Salvation’, which moves up 20 places to No.60 (a new peak), while Passenger’s ‘Hearts On Fire’ benefits from the impending release of album ‘Whispers’. It re-enters the top 100 at No.61.
Debuts for The Madden Brothers’ ‘We Are Done’ (No.65) and Linkin Park’s ‘Wastelands’ (No.71), plus a new peak for Lana Del Rey’s ‘Once Upon A Dream’ (No.73).
But there’s been a massive plunge for the One Direction boys’ latest single ‘You And I’. After debuting at No.23 last week – itself clearly disappointing – it plunges to No.77 in its second week. On this trajectory, it won’t see a third.
Tiesto’s ‘Wasted’ continues its chart bounce, back down the charts to No.80 this week (down from No.48), with John Mayer’s ‘XO’ entering the countdown one spot behind.
Kim Cesarion’s ‘I Love This Life’ debuts belatedly at No.87, while his previous single ‘Undressed’ drops 25 spots to No.91.
No change atop the ARIA albums chart this week, with Coldplay maintaining their heading over all others with their ‘Ghost Stories’. The ‘Frozen’ soundtrack and Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ swap places in positions two and three (the latter debuting at No.2 last week).
Then it’s all about Ellie Goulding. The British singer’s Aussie tour does wonders for her album ‘Halcyon Days’, which re-enters the top 100 at No.4. The album’s highest peak prior to this point was No.12 in its release week back in September.
Keith Urban’s appearance on ‘The Voice’ sparks interest in his album ‘Fuse’ (up from No.39 to No.6), with James Blunt’s Australian tour also paying dividends for him. His album ‘Moon Landing’ surges from No.59 to No.8.
The week’s highest debut belongs to Die Antwoord, with the South African alternative outfit’s LP ‘Donker Mag’ premiering in the No.11 spot.
50 Cent gets the second highest debut with ‘Animal Ambition’, which is in at No.16.
Following the death of Angels lead singer Doc Neeson this week, the band’s recently released best-of ’40 Years Of Rock Vol.1′ bullets from No.63 to No.20. The band’s ‘Greatest Hits’ collection also performs well, re-entering the countdown at No.26 in what was no doubt a fan-led tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll legend.
The Pierce Brothers’ album ‘The Night Tree’ is new at No.21 Dune Rats’ self-titled set premieres at No.22, but Mariah Carey’s new album’ tumbles in its second week in. After debuting at No.5 last week, ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’ drops to No.29 in week two.
Tours and tour announcements do good things for Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘English Rain’ (No.40 to No.31) and The Eagles’ best-of (No.50 to No.35), Röyksopp and Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ falls 32 places from last week’s No.14 debut and The Vamps’ Australian promotional visit does wonders for their album ‘Meet The Vamps’, which improves from No.91 to No.47.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ collection drops back from No.25 to No.54, Passenger’s previous album ‘All The Little Lights’ picks up steam ahead of the release of ‘Whispers’ (No.77 to No.57) and there’s a trio of re-entries from No.58 to No.60 from Busby Marou, Lana Del Rey and Queen.
Mind Over Matter’s album ‘This Way To Elsewhere’ debuts right behind the re-entries at No.61, but Neil Young’s ‘A Letter Home’ suffers a second-week sales slump, down to No.68 (from No.46). Sol3 Mio’s ‘Sol3 Mio’ drops from No.48 to No.70, Rascal Flatts’ ‘Rewind’ is down from No.56 to No.80 and Flume’s self-titled debut drops from No.58 to No.85.
It would appear that Cher Lloyd’s Aussie fans picked up her album in the week of debut and that Sony will have a lot of work on its hands to reignite the project. ‘Sorry I’m Late’ debuted at No.23 last week. It’s gone from the top 100 this week.
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