After three weeks on the trot in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart, Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ has finally shaken off the boil, replaced in the top spot by Ms Megan Trainor and her smash hit ‘All About That Bass’. An appearance on ‘The X Factor’ certainly didn’t harm the single’s sales any; returning to the No.1 position with a shiny new triple platinum accreditation.
That’s not to say Taylor’s gone too far at this stage, though. She’s only down to No.2, with Timmy Trumpet’s ‘Freaks’ bulleting from No.7 to No.3. Nathaniel also has a top five hit on his hands with ‘Live Louder’ which, also thanks to an ‘X Factor’ performance, bullets from No.22 on debut to No.5.
Calvin Harris and John Newman hit the top ten (at No.10) after premiering in the No.19 position last week, while Lilly Wood’s ‘Prayer In C’ has hit platinum (No.12).
The new Sigma single ‘Changing’, which features the vocals of British starlet Paloma Faith, premieres at No.19. The week’s highest debut, the single gives Paloma two entries in the top 20 (behind ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ at No.13).
5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Amnesia’ drops 13 places to No.24, Maroon 5’s ‘Maps’ regains some chart ground to place at No.31, just one place shy of its peak position thus far, Fences, Macklemore & Lewis are up 20 spots with ‘Arrows’ (No.55 to No.35) and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ re-enters at a new peak of No.41.
Dean Ray’s ‘X Factor’ cover of ‘Budapest’ slides 28 positions to No.43, Charli XCX’s ‘Boom Clap’ drops 11 and the Eminem/Sia collaboration ‘Guts Over Fear’ drops ten places to No.45, just one spot higher than The Vamps’ debut with ‘Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)’.
Dami Im’s ‘Gladiator’ drops out of the top 50 this week, but as predicted during last week’s Chart Watch, that gold sales accreditation wasn’t far away. It’s officially certified gold as of this week (No.51).
Delta Goodrem’s cover of Martika’s ‘Love… Thy Will Be Done’ premieres at No.59, Vance Joy’s ‘Mess Is Mine’ drops 19 positions to No.60 and Flight Facilities’ new single ‘Two Bodies’, featuring vocals by Brisbane starlet Emma Louise, debuts at No.67, just three places higher than Alesso’s ‘Heroes (We Could Be)’.
Duke Dumont’s ‘Won’t Look Back’ stumbles 24 places (No.51 to No.75), Kid Ink’s ‘Body Language’ is new at No.77 and Alt-J’s ‘Left Hand Free’ re-enters the top 100 for a fourth week at a new peak of No.80.
There’s a new entry for Havana Brown (‘Better Not Said’ at No.81), another for ‘The X Factor’ songstress Marlisa Punzalan (‘Nothing Else Matters’ at No.87) and more for Alex & Sierra (‘Scarecrow’ at No.89), Dean Ray (‘New Sensation’ at No.90) and Meg Mac (‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ at No.97).
As always, some big second week drops on this week’s ARIA albums chart, but we’ll get to those in due time. For now, let’s talk about Australia’s love of The Madden Brothers, which continues with their new album ‘Greetings From California’, which us Aussies have sent straight to the top of the ARIA albums chart. So we guess, “Greetings from Australia”, boys!
New at No.2 is Slash’s LP ‘World On Fire’, while Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ improves to No.3. The new Megan Washington album premieres at a respectable No.5, while Vance Joy’s LP ‘Dream Your Life Away’ slides five spots from its No.1 debut last week to No.6.
New at No.15 is Train’s ‘Bulletproof Picasso’, up seven to No.14 is 5 Seconds Of Summer’s eponymously-titled set, up 11 is Kingswood’s ‘Microscopic Wars’ and Motionless In White’s ‘Reincarnate’ premieres at No.19.
The Eagles’ ‘Selected Works’ drops 12 positions in week No.6, Robbie Williams’ national tour sees his album ‘Swings Both Ways’ kick into top 30 gear (it’s up from No.60 to No.25), but big second week drops for Ryan Adams’ ‘Ryan Adams’ (No.10 to No.27) and Interpol’s ‘El Pintor’ (No.11 to No.28).
Improvements for Sia, 360, Taylor Henderson, P!nk and Chet Faker. Drops for The Wolfe Brothers, The Kooks, The Tea Party and Banks (the latter down 27 places to No.44).
Queen’s ‘The Platinum Collection’ takes a dive now that their tour is over (No.28 to No.46), but The Wiggles’ best-of improves from No.77 to No.47.
Justin Timberlake’s national tour pays dividends for ‘The 20/20 Experience’, which re-enters the countdown at No.54. Willow Beats’ ‘Water’ trickles into the top 100 on debut at No.56 and John Williamson’s ‘Honest People’ is off 38 places to No.59.
Counting Crows’ ‘Somewhere Under Wonderland’ also suffers a second week sales plunge… down from No.27 to No.62.
Seekae’s ‘The Worry’ is new at No.64, Adam Harvey’s ‘Family Life’ drops from No.36 to No.70 and Brad Paisley’s ‘Moonshine In The Drunk’ slumps 31 spots to No.78.
In Flames’ ‘Siren Charms’ and The Black Keys’ ‘Turn Blue’ are some of the week’s biggest drops, however, down 48 and 55 positions respectively. Russell Morris’ ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ sheds 39 positions (No.51 to No.90).
There’s a new entry for the ‘Chef’ soundtrack at No.96 and last week’s top 50 albums for Tina Arena and Justin Townes Earle 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.