After nine long weeks atop the ARIA singles chart, the Justice Crew boys have finally relinquished the top spot, succumbing to the pressure of The Madden Brothers and their single ‘We Are Done’. No doubt with many thanks to their performance of the track on ‘The Voice’ earlier in the week, the siblings improve from No.4 to No.1 this week, knocking Justice Crew into second.
That’s not to say there wasn’t a huge challenge to both artists from Ariana Grande this week. Her new single ‘Break Free’ (featuring Zedd) spent time at No.1 on the iTunes chart and has sold enough throughout the course of the week to debut at a very healthy No.3, meaning she’s now got two tracks from her upcoming album within the Aussie top 20.
The new Ed Sheeran single ‘Don’t’ continues its climb up the singles ladder. Fresh from debuting at No.9 a couple of weeks back and climbing to No.6 last week, ‘Don’t is now officially in the top five, improving to No.4, leaving Sia’s now three times platinum ‘Chandelier’ sitting pretty at No.5.
Charli XCX now has a top ten Aussie solo hit on her hands with ‘Boom Clap’, from the soundtrack of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (up from No.12 to No.9). And although Milky Chance’s ‘Stolen Dance’ moves down from No.9 to No.10 this week, the German duo will be thrilled with their fresh double platinum accreditation.
Another British starlet headed for the top ten down under is Ella Henderson. She’s already conquered the charts in her homeland with her debut single ‘Ghost’ and it looks very much like she’s hell-bent on doing the same down under. It’s up from No.23 to No.12 this week, and with a position inside the iTunes top ten now in the bag, she may very well take her chart run all the way into the top ten this time next week. Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ drops from No.7 to No.14.
Nicki MInaj’s change of direction may not have gotten her into the ARIA top ten, but ‘Pills N Potions’ does pick up a gold sales accreditation this week; it’s down one spot to No.23.
Bonnie Anderson’s single ‘Blackout’ might finally be starting to gain some traction too. It’s been floating around the mid to lower 20s since its debut four weeks ago, but improves from No.28 to No.24 on this week’s chart; the song’s highest peak so far.
Improvements this week for Andy Grammer’s ‘Back Home’ (No.39 to No.27) and 5 Seconds Of Summer’s new single ‘Amnesia’ (No.36 to No.28). Will.I.Am’s ‘It’s Your Birthday’ also reaches a new peak… it’s up to No.30.
But with many improvements come many drops and 5SOS’ ‘Don’t Stop’ (No.21 to No.31) and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Won’t Let You Down’ (No.17 to No.33) are two examples.
The best of this week’s ‘Voice’ bunch was duo ZK, whose rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ seemingly struck a chord with viewers. It debuts at No.35; still a long way shy of last year’s ‘Voice’ chart performances.
5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘She Looks So Perfect’ drops from No.24 to No.39 and Chet Faker’s ‘Gold’ improves from last week’s No.65 debut to a respectable No.40 in week No.2.
G.R.L’s ‘Ugly Heart’ is new into the 50 at No.41, but Sheppard’s new single ‘Something’s Missing’ drops seven places from last week’s No.35 debut. Both Tiesto’s ‘Wasted’ and Taylor Henderson’s ‘Already Gone’ pop their heads back into the top half of the chart… at Nos.44 and 45 respectively.
Johnny Rollins’ cover of ‘Stay With Me’ and Gabriel & Cecilia’s rendition of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, both from ‘The Voice’ wrap up this week’s top 50 debuts – at Nos.48 and 50 respectively. From there, it’s Jackson Thomas’ cover of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ debuting at No.52.
Also new this week is the latest George Ezra track ‘Budapest’, which comes in at No.58.
Stan Walker & Ginny Blackmore’s track ‘Holding You’ regains a little lost ground, back up to No.65 this week, but still short of its No.43 peak thus far. Alison Wonderland’s ‘I Want U’ plunges from No.38 to No.67, while the new Angus & Julia Stone track ‘A Heartbreak’ premieres at No.68.
More ‘Voice’ action comes courtesy of Sabrina Batshon and Frank Lakoudis at Nos.75 and 76 respectively, London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ is back in the chart mix at No.79 and a double debut for Dillon Francis & DJ Snake’s ‘Get Low’ at No.81 and Paloma Faith’s ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ at No.82.
Also new this week is Bon Iver’s ‘Heavenly Father’ (No.85), Trey Songz’ ‘Touchin, Lovin’ (No.88), Thundamentals’ ‘Quit Your Job’ (No.91), One Day’s ‘Love Me Less’ (No.92) and Alt-J’s ‘Left Hand Free’ (No.94).
Sia has done it… picked up her first ever Aussie No.1 album with ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’. Not that it was in much doubt, really, given the outpouring of love and support she’s received from the Aussie public via her smash single ‘Chandelier’. Its debut comes ahead of Ed Sheeran’s rise from No.3 to No.2 with ‘X’, Allday’s debut at No.3 with ‘Startup Cult’ and 5 Seconds Of Summer’s self-titled debut, which falls from last week’s No.1 debut to No.4.
The lovely lasses of The McClymonts premiere at a very decent No.8 with their new long player ‘Here’s To You & I’.
Lorde’s ‘Pur Heroine’ is up from No.18 to No.11, but a bigger jump is achieved by the ‘Jersey Boys’ soundtrack (No.27 to No.13).
The new Treg Songz album ‘Trigga’ can’t quite match its No.1 debut in the United States this week, having to settle for a No.21 debut here in Australia, ahead of Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’ (down from No.13 to No.22), Passenger’s ‘Whispers’ (down from No.14 to No.24) and deadmau5’s ‘While (1/2)’, which drops from No.9 to No.25.
The Violent Soho album ‘Hungry Ghost’ is up (No.42 to No.28), with a debut three places lower for Sleepmakeswaves’ album ‘Love Of Cartography’. The Vamps’ debut ‘Meet The Vamps’ re-enters the upper half of the chart at No.36 (from No.51).
The Something For Kate repackages also do rather well; ‘Leave Your Soul To Science’ the best of the bunch, re-entering at No.44.
Fleetwood Mac’s best-of jumps from No.98 to No.47 and Chet Faker’s ‘Thinking In Textures’ improves from No.66 to No.48.
Beyond the 50, more love for the Something For Kate repackages, with re-entries for ‘Beautiful Sharks’, ‘The Official Fiction’, ‘Desert Lights’ and ‘Elsewhere For Eight Minutes’ (Nos.50, 51, 52 and 54 respectively).
But Rüfüs’ ‘Atlas’ drops from No.31 to No.59, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon Days’ is down from No.37 to No.61 and Boy & Bear’s ‘Harlequin Dream’ drops from No.44 to No.63.
Magic!’s ‘Don’t Kill The Magic’ album debuts at No.66, Pharrell’s album plunges from No.29 to No.67, Keith Urban’s best-of drops 24 spots after his national tour and the Pierce Brothers’ album ‘The Night Tree’ plunges from No.38 to No.83.
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