Paul McCartney may have broken a chart record last week when he popped into the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart as part of Rihanna’s latest single ‘FourFiveSeconds’, but his reign is already over. Yep, we’ve got a new number one. Find out what in this week’s Chart Watch.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney ascended to the No.1 position on last week’s chart with their collaborative single ‘FourFiveSeconds’, making Paul the oldest person in Australian chart history to score a No.1 single.
But though the success was no doubt sweet for the former Beatles star, it was short lived; the trio replaced in the top spot this week by Ms Ellie Goulding and her ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ anthem ‘Love Me Like You Do’.
It’s now officially Ellie’s first ever Australian number one single, jumping from No.4 to No.1 as the movie impacts in Australian cinemas.
That’s not to say it’s all bad news for Rihanna, however, with her single now hitting the platinum accreditation mark for sales in excess of 70,000 copies, which ain’t bad in just four weeks.
Maroon 5 jumps into the top 10 with their new smash ‘Sugar’, picking up a gold certification, in the process achieving their first bonafide hit from their album ‘V’, after both ‘Maps’ and ‘It Was Always You’ failed to fire.
Meghan Trainor’s ‘Dear Future Husband’ slips one spot to No.10, but picks up a platinum accreditation, while a little lower, The Weeknd’s sultry ‘Earned It’ (also from the ‘Fifty Shades’ soundtrack) continues to pick up steam, jumping from No.29 to No.13.
Florence & The Machine make an immediate impact with their new single ‘What Kind Of Man’, debuting at No.16, while Jessie J’s new single ‘Masterpiece’ rockets from a No.91 debut last week to No.18.
Hilltop Hoods have the certification for ‘Cosby Sweater’ upgraded (and how); platinum to triple platinum, despite a drop from No.15 to No.20.
Sam Smith’s ‘I’m Not The Only One’ leaps again (No.40 to No.25), but The Avener’s ‘Fade Out Lines’ falls nine from No.19 to No.28.
It’s a ‘Jealous’ double at Nos.30 and 31; Labrinth’s edition down from No.26 to No.30, but Nick Jonas’ version finally firing, up from No.49 to No.31 ahead of his Mardi Gras visit.
A bit of Aussie chart love for the David Guetta/Emeli Sandé collaboration ‘What I Did For Love’, which debuts at No.37, Vance Joy’s ‘Georgia’ is up from No.81 on debut to No.40 and Jess Mauboy scores herself another chart hit with ‘The Day Before I Met You’, which debuts at No.41.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Love Me Harder’ has a certification tweak; now platinum at No.45, while the Pitbull/Ne-Yo collaboration ‘Time Of Our Lives’ picks up a little chart steam; No.68 to No.47.
Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ bullets from No.94 on debut to No.50 to wrap up the first half of the hundred.
Next in the chart line it’s Ariana Grande’s ‘One Last Time’; a debut at No.51.
G.R.L’s ‘Lighthouse’ dims slightly (No.36 to No.53), One Direction’s ‘Night Changes’ is down 13 despite the tour, but Olly Murs and Demi Lovato’s new single ‘Up’ does exactly what it says on the box, rising from No.75 on debut to No.60.
Clean Bandit’s ‘Real Love’ is headed in the opposite direction; No.44 to No.62, Peking Duk’s Triple J favourite ‘High’ drops from No.50 to No.64, David Guetta’s ‘Dangerous’ drops 16 to No.72 and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Heartbeat Song’ continues its chart yo-yoing, this week back down by 23 places to No.74.
We’re then peppered by debuts; No.75 for Iggy Azalea’s ‘Trouble’, No.77 for Drake’s ‘Energy’, No.79 for LunchMoney Lewis’ ‘Bills’ and, following her spellbinding performance at the Grammys, No.81 for Annie Lennox’s ‘I Put A Spell On You’, the singer’s first Australian singles chart placing in 20 years.
Beyoncé’s ‘7/11′ drops from No.70 to No.86, Imagine Dragons’ ‘I Bet My Life’ pops its head back in at No.90 and debuts for Childish Gambino (‘Retro’ at No.94) and Chris Brown (‘B****es N Marijuana’ at No.96).
Ella Henderson’s ‘Empire’, which debuted at No.66 last week, exits the top 100.
The No.1 movie in the country also has the No.1 single and No.1 album in the country. It seems that, despite mixes reviews, there’s no denying the power or the allure of the megahit ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’.
Ellie Goulding’s No.1 single ‘Love Me Like You Do’ is part of the soundtrack and the soundtrack is all tied up at No.1 for the second successive week. It’s gonna take some whipping to get it out of there.
Drake gave it a crack with his new album ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, which debuts confidently at No.2. Taylor Swift’s still hanging in there at No.3 with ‘1989’ and the new Imagine Dragons album ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ debuts in the No.4 spot.
George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’ improves from No.14 to No.9, Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’ loses a little ground (No.6 to No.12) and the Angus & Julia Stone album bullets from No.39 to No.13.
With the band in the country for their national tour, a bullet too for Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ (No.26 to No.19), but a 12 place drop for the new Bob Dylan album ‘Shadows In The Night’ (No.8 on debut to No.20). Diana Krall’s ‘Wallflower’ also suffers the second week sales blues; No.7 to No.21.
With their new single ‘Sugar’ sweetening up the singles chart, Maroon 5’s album ‘V’ is back in the top 30 mix, improving from No.33 to No.24. Ne-Yo’s ‘Non Fiction’ is new at No.25, Travis Collins’ ‘Wired’ is new at No.26 and Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ improves from No.35 to No.27.
Bullets for best-ofs by The Eagles (‘Selected Works’ from No.47 to No.30) and Roxette (‘The 30 Biggest Hits XXX’ from No.52 on debut to No.31), improvements for Milky Chance (‘Sadnecessary’ from No.53 to No.36) and Father John Misty (‘I Love You Honeybear’ from No.50 to No.38), but not such good news for US girl group Fifth Harmony who, despite an Australian promotional visit, see their album ‘Reflection’ drop from No.16 on debut to No.41.
McBusted’s self-titled album jumps from No.62 on debut to No.48, thanks no doubt to their appearance on the One Direction tour, while Kid Ink’s ‘Full Speed’ looks like hitting its title straps in a southerly direction (No.15 to No.49).
Royal Blood’s eponymously-titled set is down from No.27 to No.50, The Robertson Brothers’ ‘Celebrating The Hits Of The Everly Brothers’ is new at No.54, Flight Facilities’ ‘Down To Earth’ crash lands (No.18 to No.55) and Paul Kelly’s ‘The Merri Soul Sessions’ drops 19 places to No.57.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ is up (No.85 to No.60), Stick To Your Guns’ ‘Disobedient’ is new at No.68, but The Amity Affliction’s ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ washes away in the chart tide (No.41 to No.69).
Ricky Martin’s ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar’ premieres in the No.76 position, the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack is 30 places lower (No.87) and there’s a No.98 debut for G-Eazy’s ‘These Things Happen’.
Last week’s top 40 debut for Neil Finn (‘iTunes Session’ at No.31) and Kodaline (‘Coming Up For Air’ at No.37) are gone entirely from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.