Despite a No.1 spot on the iTunes chart across most of the past sales week, Paloma Faith fails to crack the top spot on the official ARIA singles chart with her single ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’. The track, which has been used in high profile promotional spots for ‘Winners & Losers’ on Channel 7 is, in fact, more than a few spots off the No.1 position.
No.1 this week (for the second week in succession) is the Madden Brothers and their hit single ‘We Are Done’, which adds to its success by hitting platinum too.
There’s a debut at No.2, but it’s from David Guetta and Sam Martin and it’s their new collaboration ‘Lovers On The Sun’. And there’s a rush for the top too by former ‘X Factor UK’ songstress Ella Henderson and her debut single ‘Ghost’, which bullets from No.12 to No.3. (Read this week’s interview with Ella HERE).
Though Paloma might not have claimed the top spot with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, she does bullet a staggering 75 spots this week – from No.82 to No.7 – gifting her her first ever Aussie top 50 singles chart success.
With their album out and about, Sheppard’s ‘Geronimo’ leaps back into the top ten (No.13 to No.9), Sam Smith hits double platinum with ‘Stay With Me’ and Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ drops slightly after the album’s release last week (No.5 to No.13). Mr Probz joins the double platinum party with ‘Waves’, which is down from No.11 to No.15.
There’s a new girl group in town and they’re seemingly intent on making some serious waves on the Aussie charts. It’s G.R.L. out of the US and their breakout hit ‘Ugly Heart’ bullets from its No.41 debut last week to No.16.
The boys are doing it too… 5SOS improves eight places this week with ‘Amnesia’, bounding back up the charts to No.20. George Ezra doesn’t look like he’ll be going hung(a)ry any time soon, with his breakout hit ‘Budapest’ jumping 26 places and into the top 50 at No.32 and Vance Joy’s new track ‘Mess Is Mine’ debuts at No.37.
The best of ‘The Voice’ bunch this week is Team Kylie’s Johnny Rollins, whose cover of Percy Sledge’s ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ debuts at No.38. He’s the only contestant on the show to have a track inside the ARIA top 50; a little worrying considering the final is next week.
The new Usher track ‘She Came To Give It To You’, featuring vocals by Nicki Minaj, debuts at No.40 and Emeli Sandé’s ‘Clown’ re-enters the top 50 at No.43 (just nine shy of its peak) due to a performance on ‘The X Factor’.
Jeremih jumps into the top half of the chart at No.45 with ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ (No.53 last week).
Milky Chance are out to prove they’re more than just a one hit wonder, with follow-up single ‘Flashed Junk Mind’ bulleting from No.83 to No.51 in its third week of ARIA chart action.
Sheppard’s album release results in a halo effect for their previously-released EP, which shuffles up 11 spaces to No.52 and the new Broods track ‘Mother & Father’ enters the countdown at No.54.
Anja Nissen is the second best of ‘The Voice’ bunch; her rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ entering at No.57. Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ is up again (No.74 to No.58), but Sheppard’s new single ‘Something’s Missing’ is losing ground (No.42 to No.63).
In the mid 60s… Ricki-Lee debuts with ‘Happy Ever After’ (No.65), Salt-N-Pepa’s classic ‘Push It’ re-enters at No.66 thanks to its use in a high profile car commercial, Colbie Caillat’s ‘Try’ premieres at No.67 and ‘The Voice’ performer Jackson Thomas is in at No.68 with his cover of Cold Chisel’s ‘When The War Is Over’.
Big drops for Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave’ (No.47 to No.72) and Katy Perry’s ‘Birthday’ (No.57 to No.74) and despite a high profile performance of the track on ‘The Voice’ last week, Ricky Martin’s ‘Vida’ limps into the ARIA countdown at No.75.
The new Iggy Azalea track ‘Black Widow’, featuring British starlet Rita Ora on guest vocals, re-enters the countdown at a new peak of No.85, ahead of debuts for Gabrielle Aplin (‘Please Don’t Save You Love Me’ at No.86) and Beyoncé (‘Ave Maria’ at No.90).
Chet Faker’s ‘Gold’, however, plummets. It’s down a staggering 51 places this week, from No.40 to No.91.
The top 100 debuts conclude with Clipping’s ‘Work Work’ (No.94) and Ivan Gough vs Feenixpawl’s ‘Hear Me’ (No.98).
The battle was on this week. Sheppard’s No.1 spot on iTunes across the course of the week vs Taylor Henderson’s week of retail instores… it was always going to be an interesting battle. Especially with Rise Against selling well with their new album ‘The Black Market’. The close sales week resulted in the entire top three being made up of debuts.
But it’s Taylor Henderson who reigns supreme with his new album ‘Burnt Letters’. It claims the No.1 spot this week (the singer’s second) ahead of Sheppard’s ‘Bombs Away’ and Rise Against’s ‘The Black Market’, which debut in positions two and three respectively.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ drops from two to four, Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ from one to five and Allday’s ‘Startup Cult’ from No.3 to No.24.
With the movie in the cinemas, the ‘Jersey Boys’ soundtrack is into the top ten for the first time (No.13 to No.9) and three more albums premiere in the top 20; Pennywise’s ‘Yesterdays’ (No.16), Jason Mraz’ ‘Yes’ (No.17) and Jungle’s ‘Jungle’ (No.20).
Chet Faker’s ‘Built On Glass’ follows the single ‘Gold’ down the charts, albeit not in quite as dramatic a fashion (No.9 to No.21), ahead of a No.23 debut for Andy Bull’s new album ‘Sea Of Approval’ and a re-entry for Paloma Faith’s ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ at No.26, just four shy of the album’s No.22 peak.
More new entries in the 30s… Suicide Silence’s ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ at No.30, Judas Priest’s ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ at No.31 and D At Sea’s ‘Anchors & Diamonds’ at No.33. Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ re-enters the top 100 at No.35 and The Pierce Brothers’ ‘The Night Tree’ rebounds 43 spots from its impending chart oblivion to place at No.40.
The new deadmau5 album loses 20 spots, Jason Derulo’s ‘Tattoos’ drops ten, but with the Australian tour imminent, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ package leaps 25 spots to No.48.
Morrissey’s ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ debuts at No.58, Zhu’s ‘The Nightday EP’ plunges from No.33 to No.59 and more ‘Jersey Boys’ love comes in the form of a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons best-of through Rhino Music, which debuts at No.60.
Patrick James’ ‘Broken Lines’ is in at No.68, Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ drops from No.38 to No.69, Mastodon’s ‘One More ‘Round The Sun’ is down 37 spots to No.72 and The Black Keys’ ‘Turn Blue’ is also on the outer… dropping 33 places to No.75.
Example’s new album hasn’t really found its feet yet either… debuting at No.80. Chet Faker’s ‘Thinking In Textures’ loses 35 places, but poor Trey Songz… Last week his album ‘Trigga’ debuted at No.21. This week, it’s a worrying 63 spots lower at No.84.
Further top 100 debuts come from Kilter (‘Shade EP’ at No.88), Stu Larsen (‘Vagabond’ at No.92), George Ezra (‘Wanted On Voyage’ at No.94) and another Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons best-of (No.99).
25 albums disappear from this week’s top 100, including Sleepmakeswaves’ ‘Love Of Cartography’, which debuted at No.31 last week and David Gray’s ‘Mutineers’, which drops from the top 100 after three weeks in (No.40 last week).
All the Something For Kate album repackages leave the top 100 this week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.