US songstress Meghan Trainor is in the top spot on the ARIA singles chart for the third successive week with her global smash ‘All About That Bass’ this week, but there’s plenty of movement in the top ten behind her.
Despite an ‘X Factor’ appearance earlier in the week, G.R.L. maintain their No.2 position with ‘Ugly Heart’, but Klingande’s ‘Jubel’ moves a little higher (No.4 to No.3) and picks up a gold accreditation.
Ella Henderson’s ‘X Factor’ performance did her breakout smash ‘Ghost’ the world of good. It’s resurgent this week – up from No.9 to No.4.
Credit where due to Taylor Swift, who after only three days on sale, sees her new single ‘Shake It Off’ premiere in the No.5 position down under. Release date Stateside is a Tuesday, so no doubt the label there will be seeing a rather delicious debut on the Billboard charts come Thursday.
Timmy Trumpet’s new single ‘Freaks’ rises from No.10 to No.6 and with the ‘TRXYE’ EP finally out (it doesn’t register as a release in its own right), Troye Sivan’s ‘Happy Little Pill’ bullets from No.34 to No.10 on the singles chart.
Also moving on up this week (yes, that’s a wayward M People reference) is Itch’s ‘Another Man’, but Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’ slides from No.7 to No.13 (it’s now gold certified).
Ariana Grande’s now-platinum ‘Break Free’ jumps five to No.15, Iggy Azalea’s ‘Black Widow’ sinks its teeth into the countdown (No.28 to a new peak of No.18), but Dami Im’s ‘Gladiator’ drops ten places to No.21.
Sam Smith will be smiling, however; while his hit single ‘Stay With Me’ hits the triple platinum mark down under (210,000 copies), his new track ‘I’m Not The Only One’ jumps from No.35 to No.27.
Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ hits triple platinum at No.32, Jason Derulo’s ‘Bubblegum’ pops into the top 50 at No.38 (up from No.79 last week) and The Script regains some lost ground with ‘Superheroes’, which improves five positions back into the No.50 spot.
Outside the 50 there are new entries from Becky G (‘Shower’ at No.53), Will Sparks (‘This Is What The Bounce Is’ at No.55), The Chainsmokers (‘Kanye; at No.59) and Nickelback (‘Edge Of A Revolution’ at No.60).
Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ smashes ten times platinum at No.64 (700,000 copies down under) and the new Hilary Duff single ‘All About You’ bullets 31 places from its No.100 debut.
More newbies; No.70 for Naughty Boy’s ‘Home’, No.71 for Chris Brown’s ‘New Flame’ and No.73 for ‘X Factor’ trio Brothers 3 and their cover of ‘Always On My Mind’.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Best Mistake’ plunges from No.45 on debut to No.78, Avicii’s ‘Addicted To You’ also drops (No.58 to No.79) and Pharrell’s ‘Come Get It Bae’ is off 21 places to No.83.
Illy’s ‘One For The City’ premieres at No.90, but Maroon 5 are seemingly on the nose at the moment and just can’t get themselves a big Aussie chart hit. After the failure of ‘Maps’ to set the charts alight, new track ‘It Was Always You’ also falters; plummeting from a hopeful No.43 last week to No.91 this week.
The top 100 debuts are wrapped up by Tinashe’s ‘2 On’ (No.99) and Wiz Khalifa’s track ‘You And Your Friends’ (No.100).
As mentioned in the header, it’s the second week in a row at No.1 for the Hilltop Hoods with their new LP ‘Walking Under Stars’ this week.
The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix’ improves to No.2 and swaps places with Angus & Julia Stone’s self-titled set, leaving Ed Sheeran in the No.4 position.
The week’s highest debut is courtesy of Kimbra, whose ‘The Golden Echo’ can’t quite match the chart peak of previous album ‘Vows’ (No.4) just yet. It’s new at No.5.
Shihad’s ‘Fvey’ debuts at No.9 ahead of big bullets for Violent Soho (‘Hungry Ghost’ up from No.51 to No.11), ‘The Very Best Of INXS’, which jumps from No.28 to No.13, The Eagles’ ‘Selected Works : 1972-1999′ (No.21 to No.14) and Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ (No.39 to No.15).
Adam Brand suffers a big second week sales slump; ‘My Side Of The Street’ debuted in the No.5 position last week, but finds itself 17 places lower in week No.2.
A No.25 re-entry for David Guetta’s last album ‘Nothing But The Beat Ultimate’, an 18 place drop for The Kite String Tangle’s ‘Vessel’ EP, but a 22 place jump for Passenger’s ‘Whispers’.
The Gaslight Anthem’s ‘Get Hurt’ drops from No.11 to No.34 in its second week of Aussie chart action. But there’s hope for the ‘Begin Again’ soundtrack which, in its second week, improves from No.59 to No.36.
The McClymonts’ ‘Here’s To You & I’ is up ten to No.37, ‘The Voice Kids 2014′ compilation just scrapes into the top 40 with a No.38 debut and some more big drops in the final few places of the fifty; Eric Clapton & Friends’ ‘The Breeze’ down 19 spots to No.48, One Day’s ‘Mainline’ down 26 spots to No.49 and Porter Robinson’s ‘Worlds’ plunging 37 places from last week’s No.13 debut to languish at No.50.
FKA Twigs’ album ‘LP1’ is also off (No.34 to No.59 in week two), Anja Nissen’s LP continues to slide (No.37 to No.62 in week three) and Rudimental’s ‘Home’ is also down (No.42 to No.64).
With their tour sweeping the country and a limited time nice price on their album ‘Anthem’, Hanson enjoys a little splash of Aussie chart sunshine; it debuts at No.65.
The success of the Rüfüs album repackage was seemingly short-lived. It bulleted to No.30 last week, but plunges 37 places to No.67 this week.
Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’ drops 35 places to No.84, Weird Al Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ is surely spending its last week in the ARIA top 100 (No.65 to No.90) and there’s a debut at No.95 for another Franki Valli & The Four Seasons album; this one entitled ‘Jersey Beat’.
Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ slides from No.57 to No.97 and Kasabian’s ’48:13′ plunges 50 spots to No.98.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.