Meghan Trainor makes it two weeks in the top spot this week with her smash ‘All About That Bass’. Not only does it hold the No.1 position, but it’s streaking away in the sales race, picking up a platinum accreditation after being certified gold just last week. Paloma Faith and G.R.L play swapsies, with the latter edging back to No.2, thanks mainly to their Australian promotional visit.
But there are four bullets into the top ten this week; Klingande’s ‘Jubel’ may have only spent three weeks on the charts, but it’s certainly making its presence felt. It’s up from No.11 to No.4 this week, ahead of a fast-charging ‘I’m Ready’ by New York siblings AJR. Also in the charts for three weeks, the track is up from No.16 to No.5.
Another bulleting into the top ten is Lilly Wood, with her single ‘Prayer In C’. It’s up an impressive 17 places to No.8 this week, with Timmy Trumpet’s new single ‘Freaks’ rocketing into top ten contention behind her… No.83 to No.10.
With both artists playing ‘The X Factor’ stage earlier in the week, there was always going to be a little chart tussle between former judge Guy Sebastian and last year’s winner Dami Im. But it was Dami who came out on top; new single ‘Gladiator’ the highest debut on this week’s chart at No.11. But that’s not to say Guy’s premiere was disappointing… ‘Come Home With Me’ debuting at (an unlucky for some) No.13.
Sandwiched between the two are The Madden Brothers with ‘We Are Done’ which, despite being down five spots, picks up a shiny new double platinum accreditation.
Gabrielle Aplin goes gold with ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ (No.14); ditto 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Amnesia’ (No.16). Sam Smith’s track ‘Stay With Me’ tumbles 11 spots; out of the top ten to No.17.
Nicki Minaj is back in chart favour with ‘Anaconda’ (No.39 to No.18), Charli XCX’ single ‘Boom Clap’ thunders past the platinum sales mark (No.21), as does Ed Sheeran’s latest single ‘Don’t’, right behind her in position No.22.
Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High (Habits Remix)’ hits double platinum at No.23, Sheppard’s ‘Geronimo’ smashes through quadruple platinum at No.24 (280,000 copies) and there’s an Itch to scratch at No.26. His single ‘Another Man’ jumps from No.43 on debut.
David Guetta’s track ‘Lovers On The Sun’ stumbles ten places (No.17 to No.27), but picks up a gold accreditation. The Vamps’ ‘Somebody To You’ has an accreditation update… nothing last week, but platinum this week.
A couple of big moves into the 30s though… Sam Smith’s new single ‘I’m Not The Only One’ begins to fire, rising 23 places to No.35 and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Won’t Let You Down’ picks up ten places, up to No.39.
Maroon 5’s new track ‘It Was Always You’ bullets into the top 50 (up from No.71 to No.43), while Ariana Grande notches up another top 50 track (three in there at the moment) with her Big Sean collaboration ‘Best Mistake’, which debuts at No.45.
But where Maroon 5’s ‘It Was Always You’ improves, the lead single from their upcoming album ‘V’ tanks. ‘Maps’ only ever got as high as No.30 on the ARIA singles chart – that was last week. This week, it loses 23 places, tumbling out of the top 50.
Also dropping out of the 50 this week is The Script’s new single ‘Superheroes’. It debuted at No.25 just two weeks back, but already finds itself out of favour with the Aussie record buying public; down from No.48 to No.55.
Jess Glynne’s ‘Right Here’ is new at No.67, Go Comet’s track ‘Worlds Apart’ re-enters the countdown at a new peak of No.68 and three debuts through the 70s; Missy Higgins’ ‘Shark Fin Blues’ at No.71, Alt-J’s ‘Every Other Freckle’ at No.73 and Bluejuice’s ‘I’ll Go Crazy’ at No.74.
Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave’ runs out of chart steam (No.50 to No.80), but Andy Grammer’s ‘Back Home’ regains (No.100 to No.81). Jess Mauboy’s ‘Never Be The Same’ loses 21 spots (No.73 to No.94).
And three debuts to wrap up this week’s top 100; Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Cosby Sweater’ (No.96), Brothers 3’s ‘Just The Way You Are’ (No.99) and Hilary Duff’s new track ‘All About You’ (No.100).
‘The Hard Road’? Check. ‘State Of The Art’? Check. ‘Drinking From The Sun’? Check. ‘Walking Under Stars’? You betcha. Check. Hilltop Hoods notch up their fourth No.1 album on the trot with their new long player ‘Walking Under Stars’. The new piece follows on from its predecessors by debuting at No.1 on this week’s ARIA albums chart, scooping Angus & Julia Stone out of the top spot after just one week.
But like it’s been doing in the US, the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.1’ soundtrack is headed towards the top, improving from No.7 on debut to No.3 this week.
There are two other top ten debuts on this week’s albums chart; Adam Brand’s ‘My Side Of The Street’ and The Kite String Tangle’s ‘Vessel’ EP, which premiere at Nos.5 and 8 respectively.
More debuts; No.11 for The Gaslight Anthem’s ‘Get Hurt’ and No.13 for Porter Robinson’s ‘Worlds’. The Eagles’ ‘Selected Works : 1972-1999’ is new into the countdown at No.21.
One Day’s ‘Mainline’ suffers a big second week slide. After debuting at No.2 on last week’s chart, it finds itself out of the top 20 this week (No.23). Eric Clapton & Friends’ ‘The Breeze’ doesn’t fall quite as far; No.17 to No.29.
The Rüfüs re-package does the trick though. Yes, the album may have dropped 20 places to No.69 last week, but that was because the repackage was incoming. It helps the album regain chart traction – and then some – jumping from No.69 to No.30.
Sticky Fingers’ ‘Land Of Pleasure’ drops 28 places to No.31, FKA Twigs’ ‘LP1’ debuts at No.34, Richard Clapton’s ‘Best Years : 1974-2014’ is in at No.36, but not such good news for ‘The Voice’ winner Anja Nissen, with her album tumbling in its second week. It’s down from No.11 on debut to No.37.
Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’ drops from No.21 to No.49, while Nirvana’s classic ‘Nevermind’ jumps from No.88 to No.56.
More new entries a little further down; the ‘Begin Again’ soundtrack is in at No.59 and Geoff Sewell’s ‘Live, Love, Sing!’ debuts at No.61. But Whitney Houston’s ‘Ultimate Collection’ stumbles (No.45 to No.70); so too Allday’s ‘Startup Cult’ (No.53 to No.74).
#1 Dads perform an ‘About Face’, debuting at No.80, but Dan Sultan’s ‘Blackbird’ has been shot out of the chart sky, last week flying at No.31, this week plunging to No.81. ‘Bad Blood’ for Bastille (down from No.70 to No.92) and Lana Del Rey (‘Born To Die’ down from No.62 to No.95).
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Spoon and Choir Of King’s College are both out of the top 100 after just one week.
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