Only two debuts in this week’s ARIA singles top 40, but there’s still plenty happening, including Mister Sheeran finally overtaking The Veronicas in the sales race. The albums chart, meanwhile, comes complete with some big falls, some re-entries and a dozen debuts. Who’s come in where? Best you get your teeth into this week’s Chart Watch!
Right, so it’s been three weeks of Australia loving The Veronicas new single ‘You Ruin Me’ so much that they’ve been cemented in the number one position. But no more, Lisa & Jess! For a ballroom dancing Brit by the name of Ed Sheeran has waltzed you right out of there, overtaking the Aussie No.1 spot with his latest single ‘Thinking Of You’.
Not only does he tango the twins to the cha cha chart kerb, but he also picks up a shiny new platinum sales accreditation in doing so.
Australians are clearly getting excited about the impending release of the new Taylor Swift album, with lead single ‘Shake It Off’ improving to No.3 this week, swapping places with Meghan’s ‘All About That Bass’.
Echosmith proves that the ‘Cool Kids’ can have fun too, edging one place higher with a fresh platinum sheen.
Sony’s been trying their hardest to get The Script’s new single ‘Superheroes’ away at Aussie retail, but one little promotional visit with an appearance on ‘The X Factor’ and… voila! The track’s been floundering for the best part of seven weeks, thus far reaching a peak of No.25. But no longer! No, the Irish band now has a bonafide top ten smash on their hands; the track leaping from No.39 to No.9 and nabbing a gold sales certification at the same time.
A 30 place jump is good news. A 40 place jump is even better. And that’s what Avicii has done with his new single ‘The Days’. No doubt with a little help from the star power of vocalist Robbie Williams, ‘The Days’ pole vaults from No.50 on debut to No.10, while Sam Smith’s newbie ‘I’m Not The Only One’ edges from No.16 to No.11.
Alesso and Tove Lo’s ‘Heroes (We Could Be)’ is up five places and the week’s highest debut is courtesy of Canberra’s Peking Duk (featuring Safia, no less) with ‘Take Me Over’ at No.15.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Out Of The Woods’ and into the charts again at No.21 on debut, but Klingande’s ‘Jubel’ slides 11 to No.24.
Hilltop Hoods pull on their ‘Cosby Sweater’, which keeps the ARIA top 50 nice and cosy in its eighth week of chart action… it bullets from No.60 to No.26, with 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Amnesia’ (No.37 to No.29) and Marlon Roudette’s ‘When The Beat Drops Out’ jumping from No.37 to No.29 and No.41 to No.30 respectively behind them.
Post their ‘X Factor’ performance last week, Nico & Vinz’ past chart hit ‘Am I Wrong?’ stumbles from No.17 to No.33, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Don’t’ leaves us this way (down 14), Beau Ryan & Justice Crew’s ‘Where You From?’ is down from No.30 to No.44 and two debuts to wrap up the top 50; Dean Ray’s ‘X Factor’ performance of ‘Folsom Prison Blues/That’s All Right Mama’ at No.49 and Charli XCX’ ‘Break The Rules’ at the even 50.
Beyond the gates of the fifty, Calvin Harris, Alesso and Hurts’ collaboration ‘Under Control’ surges from No.69 to No.51, AC/DC ‘Play Ball’ with a debut at No.53, but Lorde’s ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ looks like flaming out. After improving in week two, it’s down 22 places in week three to No.55.
Flo Rida’s ‘GDFR’ jumps from No.86 to No.59, Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ is up 27 places, J-Lo’s ‘Booty’ sags to No.61 and more ‘X Factor’ chart love for Reigan Derry (‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ at No.63) and Dean Ray (‘The Power Of Love’ at No.65).
The Magician appears in a puff of smoke at No.76 with ‘Sunlight’, there’s Busby Marou, new for you at 82 (we seriously should contemplate a move into songwriting… maybe for Redfoo) and another debut at No.83 for the new Olly Murs single ‘Wrapped Up’.
OneRepublic’s ‘I Lived’ comes in at No.86, but Brothers 3 struggle in the chart stakes this week; their cover of The Bee Gees’ ‘Massachusetts’ manages to scrape into the top 100 at No.87.
Not such good news for Taylor Henderson’s new single ‘Host Of Angels’ either. It debuted at No.55 last week and finds itself 33 places lower at No.88 this week.
Huge drops though for Dean Ray’s cover of ‘Crying’ (down 68 spots to No.94) and Fergie’s ‘L.A. Love (La La)’, down from No.53 on debut to No.100.
Yes, we’re loving Ed Sheeran on the ARIA singles chart, but it appears we’re loving a collection of Triple J cover versions more on the ARIA albums chart, with the tenth edition of Triple J’s celebrated ‘Like A Version’ series premiering in the top spot on this week’s ARIA albums chart.
Even the might of Pink, who features on the new You + Me album ‘Rose Ave.’ couldn’t topple the Triple J team, debuting in the No.2 spot. Expect the ‘Rose Ave’ sales to spike in the lead-up to Christmas, however.
That leaves Ed (last week’s No.1) down in the No.3 spot and the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack (last week’s No.2) in the No.4 position.
iPhone users with iCloud switched on already had it on their technology (whether they wanted it to be there or not), so the debut of U2’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’ was always going to be a little softer on the official charts… it’s in at No.7.
The Script’s promotional visit pays dividends not only for their single ‘Superheroes’, but their album ‘No Sound Without Silence’ too; it rises eight spots to No.11.
Jessie J proves she’s a ‘Sweet Talker’ as well as a powerhouse singer, debuting with her new LP at No.14.
Taylor Henderson’s ‘Burnt Letters’ drops nine from No.8 to No.17, 5SOS’ eponymous set jumps nine from No.28 to No.19 and the debut LP from Hozier enters the Aussie chart at No.20.
Yellowcard’s ‘Lift A Sail’ is in next (No.21), followed up a nine place third week drop for Leonard Cohen’s ‘Popular Problems’ (No.13 to No.22).
The best of INXS jumps; so too Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’, now that she’s in the country… It’s up from No.64 to No.25.
The Slash album ‘World On Fire’ drops 15, New Found Glory’s ‘Resurrection’ enters at No.33 (though no sign of Anastacia’s album of the same name, sadly) and Banks’ ‘Goddess’ gets a second wind, climbing from chart oblivion down in position No.81 to No.35.
The Delta Riggs debut at No.38 with ‘Dipz Zebazios’, the Gunners jump 20 into the No.39 spot and Bon Jovi’s best-of is back in chart action at No.40.
But Nico & Vinz suffer the second week sales blues with their album. Though enough Aussies took a ride on their ‘Black Star Elephant’ for it to debut at No.17 last week, its trunk is apparently packed, down to No.44 in week two.
Also packing her bags this week is Stevie Nicks. ’24 Karat Gold : Songs From The Vault’ looks like being one for the fans… down 35 spots from a debut of No.16.
Tim McGraw’s ‘Sundown Heaven Town’ loses 20 positions, Tinashe’s ‘Aquarius’ dawns at No.57, but the ‘Jersey Beat’ compile of Frankie Valli hits slumps 20 places to No.58.
Bryan Adams’ ‘Tracks Of My Years’? Manages a No.61 debut. Caribou’s ‘Our Love’? Drops 40 spots from last week’s No.26 debut. Augie March? An even bigger drop than Caribou… down 55 places on last week’s No.14 debut.
Flying Lotus’ ‘You’re Dead!’ is down 25, SBTRKT’s ‘Wonder Where We Land’ is down 39, Weezer’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ is down 40.
The last of the top 100 debuts land at Nos.88 and 92… from The Piano Guys (‘Wonders’) and Kele (‘Trick’) respectively.
Sixx AM’s ‘Modern Vintage’ is already relegated to the chart history bins… down 69 spots to No.100 in just its second week in.
The Beautiful Girls’ ‘Dancehall Days’ was at No.30 last week. It’s gone from the top 100 entirely this week, joining Prince’s ‘Art Official Age’ as one of only two albums to fall out of the top 100 from the top 50.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEDT.