After ascending to the top spot last week with her new single ‘Shake It Off’, Taylor Swift maintains her heading in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart, ahead of Meghan Trainor, G.R.L., Klingande and Timmy Trumpet. Yes, the top five is completely unchanged this week; no moves, no new accreditations to speak of.
Paloma Faith’s Australian promotional visit pays dividends for her single ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, however… It moves up four places to No.6 on the back of her performance on ‘The X Factor’ earlier in the week.
Nicki Minaj picks up a gold accreditation this week for ‘Anaconda’, however. It’s steady in the No.8 spot behind Lilly Wood’s ‘Prayer In C’.
His performance on ‘The X Factor’ stage sees Redfoo’s single ‘New Thang’ jump from No.24 on debut to No.9, knocking AJR’s ‘I’m Ready’ to No.10.
As mentioned in our Saturday News Wrap earlier today, Itch’s single ‘Another Man’ continues to pick up steam, with a fresh new gold sales certification. His upcoming promo visit certainly won’t hurt the campaign any.
Sam Smith continues to kick goals with the singles from his latest album. ‘Stay With Me’ re-enters the top 20 this week (No.18), while new single ‘I’m Not The Only One’ joins its predecessor in basking in top 20 success, moving from No.25 to No.19. And all connected to Sam’s success down under is the highest debut of the week, which goes to ‘X Factor’ starlet Reigan Derry, whose cover of Sam’s ‘Stay With Me’ premieres at No.20.
Eminem & Sia’s ‘Guts Over Fear’ jumps seven spots from last week’s No.29 debut, but Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ drops 12.
Becky G’s ‘Shower’ hits a fresh new peak of No.28, Echosmith’s ‘Cool Kids’ jumps from a No.60 debut to No.30 and Pitbull’s ‘Fireball’ bullets from No.44 on debut to No.31.
Duke Dumont notches up his third straight ARIA hit with smashing new single ‘Won’t Look Back’, which is in at No.37. Vance Joy’s ‘Mess Is Mine’ is up ten to No.45; his hit ‘Riptide’ gains 17 places to No.48.
On the verge of breaking into the top 50 this week (but not quite making it) were The Script’s ‘Superheroes’ (No.58 to No.51) and Chris Brown’s ‘New Flame’ (No.61 to No.52. Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Won’t Let You Down’ might be off eight spots, but it’s now got a double platinum accreditation shining next to it.
‘X Factor’ trio Brothers 3 premiere at No.58 with ‘Hey Brother’, The Madden Brothers’ ‘Dear Jane’ is new at No.63, Illy’s ‘One For The City’ hits a new peak at No.65 (up 25) and thanks to Sydnee Carter’s performance of the song on ‘X Factor’ earlier in the week, A Great Big World’s ‘Say Something’ re-enters the top 100 countdown at No.66 (Sydnee’s own version premieres seven places lower).
Though he’s got two tracks in the top 50 this week, the news isn’t all good for Vance Joy, with his track ‘Wasted Time’ dropping 25 spots to No.68 this week. Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother’ re-enters at No.70 (thanks Brothers 3), Fences with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take their first shot at the top 100 with a No.76 debut for ‘Arrows’ and The Preatures’ new single ‘Somebody’s Talking’ debuts at No.79.
Four debuts in the 80s follow; Vance Joy’s ‘My Kind Of Man’ (No.82), Missy Higgins’ ‘The Way You Are Tonight’ (No.83), Hopium’s ‘Dreamers’ (No.84) and Priory’s ‘Weekend’ (No.89).
Dean Ray’s ‘X Factor’ cover of ‘Reckless’ slides from No.50 to No.93 and Jason Heerah’s ‘X Factor’ cover of ‘Higher Ground’ wraps up the top 100 debuts at No.98.
Jimmy Barnes proves he’s still got pulling power at retail, with his new ’30:30 Hindsight’ collection premiering at No.1 on the Australian albums chart this week. It’s the singer’s seventh No.1 album and his first to achieve the feat in five years. It’s also got a shiny new gold sales accreditation next to it, meaning that more than 35,000 copies were shipped into stores in the past week.
However, Jimmy’s success has prevented another Aussie favourite from claiming the top spot… Kasey Chambers’ new album ‘Bittersweet’ has to settle for a No.2 debut, edging Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ (also now sporting a gold sales accreditation) to No.3.
Wouldn’t it have been more apt for Maroon 5’s fifth album ‘V’ to debut at No.5? Potentially yes, but it comes in at No.4 instead. The No.5 spot goes to Paloma Faith’s ‘A Perfect Contradiction’, which improves from No.15 in the wake of her Australian promotional visit.
Ariana Grande’s album ‘My Everything’, which debuted in the top spot last week, falls to No.8 in its second week, ahead of bullets for The Eagles’ ‘Selected Works : 1972-1999’ (No.19 to No.11) and John Williamson’s ‘Honest People’ (No.23 to No.13). Brad Paisley’s ‘Moonshine In The Trunk’ debuts at No.14.
Royal Blood’s self-titled set drops 12 from last week’s No.3 debut, The Amity Affliction’s ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ jumps from No.40 to No.19, Adam Harvey’s ‘Family Life’ drops 11 and Phil Rudd’ gives the charts a ‘Head Job’ at No.22 on debut. Yes, we went there.
Dead Letter Circus follow with a No.24 debut for their ‘Stand Apart’ EP, but there are drops for Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ (No.13 to No.25) and Broods’ ‘Evergreen’ (No.5 to No.27), the latter on debut last week.
The Vines are back with ‘Wicked Nature’ (No.29 on debut). Queen’s ‘The Platinum Collection’ re-enters at No.32 with the band on tour. But the second week news isn’t encouraging for Kingswood, with their album ‘Microscopic Wars’ dropping from No.6 to No.33.
Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Waking The Fallen : Resurrected’ debuts at No.34, Pharrell’s ‘GIRL’ jumps 28 places to No.38, but Opeth’s ‘Pale Communion’ also suffers the second week sales slump, dropping from No.17 to No.41.
Beyond the top 50 wall, Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ leaps 21 spots to No.53, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’ ‘Jersey Beat’ compilation rises 24 to No.57, but the ‘Begin Again’ soundtrack is off 25 and Briggs’ ‘Sheplife’, which debuted at No.16 last week, is down to No.63.
A debut at No.65 for Godsmack (‘1000HP’), a 46 place plunge for Wiz Khalifa (‘Blacc Hollywood’), a debut for the ‘If I Stay’ soundtrack (No.77) and another worrying drop for Kimbra’s album ‘The Golden Echo’ (No.41 to No.78).
In the 80s, The Sunny Cowgirls’ ‘My Old Man’ premieres at No.85.
In the 90s, ‘The Voice Kids’ compilation is at No.93, 36 places lower than last week and Shihad’s ‘Fvey’ drops from No.55 in week two to No.97.
DragonForce’s ‘Maximum Overload’ is out of the top 100; so too Lady Gaga’s ‘Artpop’, which re-entered last week at No.54 during her Aussie tour.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.