While it may not have been an extended run, two weeks on top for Paloma Faith and her single ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ was seemingly profitable. The single drops to No.2 this week, but picks up a shiny new platinum accreditation, meaning it’s sold more than 70,000 copies down under in its five weeks on the ARIA top 100.
She’s been replaced in the top spot by Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’, which follows up a mammoth 33 place jump from No.36 to No.3 last week with a rise to No.1 this week. It’s been on the top 100 for just three weeks and has already surpassed the gold sales mark of 35,000 copies.
G.R.L. also gets a shiny new accreditation for ‘Ugly Heart’, which though down from No.2 to No.3, now has a platinum sheen to it.
Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’ explodes into the ARIA top ten. After debuting at No.22 last week, the track, which features guest vocals from both Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, bullets to No.4, ahead of George Ezra’s now gold-certified ‘Budapest’ (No.9 to No.5).
Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ is still haunting the top ten. Though it’s down one position to No.8 this week, it also picks up a platinum accreditation.
The team at Neon in Sydney are most pleased with the performance of Klingande’s single ‘Jubel’. The French duo picks up their first ever ARIA top 40 placing with the track, which bullets 30 places from No.41 to No.11.
5 Seconds Of Summer’s new single ‘Amnesia’ is on the way up (No.19 to No.14); so too ‘I’m Ready’, the breakout hit for New York pop sibling trio AJR, which bullets from a No.58 debut last week to No.16 this week.
Justice Crew’s ‘Que Sera’ picks up a fourth platinum gong at No.19 (down two), Lilly Wood’s ‘Prayer In C’ bullets from No.59 to No.25, Katy Perry’s ‘This Is How We Do’ is up from No.54 to No.27 and Maroon 5’s ‘Maps’ reaches its highest peak thus far… up from No.67 to No.30.
But Troye Sivan’s breakout hit ‘Happy Little Pill’ slides a little from its No.16 debut last week. It’s down to No.35 in week No.2, no doubt as fans hold out for the release of the EP this Friday.
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Ms Nicki Minaj, who clearly knows how to stir up some controversy (yep, we’re talking the cover of her new single ‘Anaconda’). The cheeky-covered track debuts on the ARIA countdown at No.39 just ahead of the week’s only other top 50 debut; Itch’s ‘Another Man’ (No.43).
There is a worrying drop for The Script’s new single, however. ‘Superheroes’ debuted at a respectable No.25 last week, but finds itself teetering on the brink of falling out of the top 50 this week, down 23 places to No.48.
Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave’ re-enters the top 50 at No.50 (up from No.73), no doubt helped along by the tour announcement, while the new Milky Chance single ‘Flashed Junk Mind’ improves 20 places to a new peak of No.51.
Bonnie Anderson’s ‘Blackout’ is now gone from the top 50 (down from No.40 to No.52 this week), but it’ll be heartening to all involved to know that the track at least scores itself a gold sales accreditation (35,000 copies in the bag).
Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Pyramid Building’ bullets from No.89 to No.57 ahead of the release of their new album ‘Walking Under Stars’ yesterday. Sam Smith’s new track ‘I’m Not The Only One’ debuts at No.58.
The new Jason Derulo track ‘Bubblegum’ also seems to be doing the business. It’s up from No.99 on debut last week to No.61.
Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Get Home’ debuts at No.64, Lil Jon’s ‘Bend Ova’ drops 20 places from last week’s No.48 debut, Maroon 5’s ‘It Was Always You’ is new at No.71 and post-Splendour, Lily Allen’s ‘As Long As I Got You’ (new at No.45 last week) finds itself 27 places off the pace.
New music for Slipknot at No.76 with the debut of their track ‘The Negative One’, Dami’s ‘Super Love’ drops from No.56 to No.80, Meg Mac says ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ with a debut at No.81 and it’s almost over for Cheryl Cole’s ‘Crazy Stupid Love’, which plunges from No.51 to No.90 in just its third week of ARIA chart action.
Hilary Duff’s chart comeback was short-lived. After debuting at No.72 last week, ‘Chasing The Sun’ is gone from the top 100.
40% of this week’s top ten is made up of new releases. Ed Sheeran’s gone from the top spot. And what of Anja Nissen’s winner’s album?
Well our new No.1 was never really going to be in doubt. Was it? Angus & Julia Stone follow up their No.1 debut with 2010’s ‘Down The Way’ with a No.1 debut for their new self-titled set. But other new entries weren’t too far behind.
One Day’s album ‘Mainline’ premieres at No.2. Sticky Fingers’ new album ‘Land Of Pleasure’ is in at No.3. And the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ soundtrack launches itself upon the ARIA charts with a No.7 debut.
‘The Voice’ winner Anja Nissen will have to settle for the No.11 debut she scores for her ‘journey’ album. Taylor Henderson’s ‘Burnt Letters’ drops from No.7 to No.17 and the new Eric Clapton release ‘The Breeze – An Appreciation Of JJ Cale’ debuts at No.17.
George Ezra seems to be finding plenty of fans down under. Not only is ‘Budapest’ doing the business over on the singles chart, his album ‘Wanted On Voyage’ continues to improve on the albums chart. It’s up a further 11 places this week to a new peak of No.20.
Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’, however, loses ground after the conclusion of her Australian visit. It’s down from No.9 to No.21. Hillsong’s ‘No Other Name’ drops 17, Dan Sultan’s ‘Blackbird’ jumps 55 (to No.31) and Rudimental’s ‘Home’ is up 13 to No.33.
Also improving this week is John Legend’s album ‘Love In The Future’ (No.56 to No.37), but The McClymonts’ ‘Here’s To You & I’ loses 17 spots.
A new entry for Spoon at No.43 (‘They Want My Soul’), Whitney Houston’s ‘Ultimate Collection’ bullets from No.66 to No.45, but the ‘Mandatory Fun’ seems to be over for Weird Al Yankovic. The album debuted at No.9 two weeks back, dropped to No.21 last week and is down further to No.47 this week.
The last of the top 100 debuts comes from the Choir Of King’s College and ‘I Was Glad : The Immortal Sound’, which is in at No.50.
Asgeir’s ‘In Silence’ drops from No.20 to No.58. Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ is back in the top 100 at No.59. Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ also makes a chart comeback, re-entering at No.61.
But Pharrell’s ‘GIRL’ drops 20 places to No.64, Rüfüs’ ‘Atlas’ is down from No.49 to No.69 (ahead of the album repackage, released yesterday), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ ‘Hypnotic Eye’ plunges 42 spots to No.72 and the soundtrack to ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ is also down (No.51 to No.74).
The drops continue; The 1975’s self-titled set (No.45 to No.78), The Angels’ best-of (No.57 to No.80), Eminem’s ‘Curtain Call : The Hits’ (No.72 to No.93) and Jungle’s ‘Jungle’ (No.53 to No.97).
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Anberlin (No.32) and Neon Jungle (No.48) are gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.