No movement atop the Aussie charts this week; it’s still all about Ellie Goulding, her single ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and, over on the albums chart, the soundtrack it’s lifted from.
Read on, you chart aficionados… It’s Chart Watch.
Yes, Ellie Goulding makes it two weeks on the trot in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart. Her ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ number ‘Love Me Like You Do’ holding all other players at bay and picking up a platinum sales certification in the process.
The rest of the top ten is virtually at a standstill, with only the No.6 and 7 positions swapping and Avicii swapping places with Meghan Trainor in positions 10 and 11. Australia’s love affair with Taylor Swift continues unabated; we’ve just gifted her latest single ‘Style’ (No.8) a platinum accreditation.
Jessie J’s ‘Masterpiece’ edges a little higher (No.18 to No.14), followed by the new Iggy Azalea track ‘Trouble’, which rockets from a No.75 debut to No.15.
Labrinth’s ‘Jealous’ bullets from No.30 to No.18 and the new David Guetta/Emeli Sandé collaboration ‘What I Did For Love’ jumps from a No.37 debut to No.20. LunchMoney Lewis is also higher (i.e. a LOT higher) this week with ‘Bills’, which soars from a No.79 debut to No.21.
Bullets too for Nick Jonas’ ‘Jealous’ (No.31 to No.24), Olly Murs & Demi Lovato’s ‘Up’ (No.60 to No.26), Ariana Grande’s ‘One Last Time’ (No.51 to No.27) and Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ (No.50 to No.28). Anyone would think that pop’s making a big comeback!
But it’s not such good news for Florence & The Machine and their new tune ‘What Kind Of Man’. In the flurry of excitement surrounding the announcement of their upcoming album, fans gifted the single a No.16 debut on last week’s ARIA singles chart. This week, however, the single finds itself 13 places lower at No.29.
Despite his national arena tour, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Linger’ lingers lower (No.22 to No.32); so too George Ezra’s ‘Blame It On Me’, which is also ten places off the pace (No.23 to No.33)
A debut for the new Timmy Trumpet single ‘Hipsta’ (with Chardy) at No.35 and improvement in chart fortunes for Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s ‘Time Of Our Lives’ (No.47 to No.38).
Sam Smith’s back catalogue tumbles, however; ‘Stay With Me’ down from No.26 to No.39, ‘Like I Can’ down from No.35 to No.40 and ‘I’m Not The Only One’ down from No.25 to No.43.
Jarryd James’ ‘Do You Remember’ is into the top 40 (No.57 to No.44) and the new Zedd/Selena Gomez single ‘I Want You To Know’ is new at No.49.
Outside the 50 this week, it’s a 17 place fall for Yolanda Be Cool & DCup’s ‘Sugar Man’ (No.36 to No.53) and debuts for Kilngande’s ‘Riva (Restart The Game)’ at No.56 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bloodstream’ at No.58.
Jessica Mauboy’s ‘The Day Before I Met You’, which debuted at No.41 last week, finds itself 21 places lower at No.62, just six places ahead of a debut for the new Charli XCX single ‘Doing It’ (No.68).
Childish Gambino’s ‘Retro’ picks up 18 places from last week’s No.94 debut, Prince Royal’s ‘Stuck On A Feeling’ premieres at No.80, Fifth Harmony’s ‘Sledgehammer’ finally gets a little Aussie chart love (on debut at No.88), but no love for Imagine Dragons’ new single ‘Shots’, which drops 25 places to No.91.
Vallis Alps’ ‘Young’ is new at No.93, but it’s all over for Clean Bandit’s ‘Real Love’, which slumps another 34 places to No.96 and on the precipice of chart oblivion.
It might have a section of the female demographic swooning, but ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ also seems to have a hold on the wider demographic of Aussie music buyers, with its soundtrack maintaining its No.1 position for a third straight week on tonight’s ARIA albums chart.
Taylor Swift gains to No.2 and Sam Smith’s now officially double platinum album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ edges to No.3.
Foo Fighters’ Aussie tour sees not only their latest album ‘Sonic Highways’ 13 places higher (No.19 to No.6), but their greatest hits set too; the latter bulleting from No.40 to No.7.
The week’s highest new entry is at No.8 and it’s courtesy of Falling In Reverse and their new LP ‘Just Like You’, while Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ is eight places below last week’s No.2 debut.
A bullet for Roxette’s ‘The Roxbox’ (No.17 to No.12), a debut for Jason Aldean’s ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ at No.13 and another for The Avener’s ‘The Wanderings Of The Avener’ at No.17.
The Eagles’ visit to Australia also pays dividends for their ‘Selected Works : 1972-1999’ album, which rises a further seven places to No.23.
One Direction’s touring commitments over, their album ‘Four’ slips 12 places to No.26.
Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ is new at No.28, the ‘Songs Of Anarchy Vol.4′ soundtrack is new at No.30 and Jose Gonzales’ ‘Vestiges & Claws’ premieres at No.34.
Bob Dylan’s ‘Shadows In The Night’ drops from 20 to 40, Rise Against are back in the chart mix with ‘The Black Market’ (No.43), The Eagles’ ‘Complete Greatest Hits’ jumps 22 to No.44 and Kid Rock’s ‘First Kiss’ puckers up to the Aussie countdown and smooches the No.45 position on debut.
Alt-J’s ‘This Is All Yours’ loses 17 places.
Debuts beyond the 50 from Alaskan outfit 36 Crazyfists (‘Time And Trauma’ at No.56), Steve Earle & The Dukes (‘Terraplane’ at No.58) and Mary Lambert (‘Heart On My Sleeve’ at No.61) but the ‘Sound Of The 80s’ compile drops 19 places to No.64.
Kid Ink’s ‘Full Speed’ is also lower this week (No.49 to No.70), but not quite to the same degree as Ne-Yo’s album ‘Non-Fiction’. After debuting at No.25 last week, it’s down 46 places to No.71.
Also dropping are The Robertson Brothers’ ‘Celebrating The Hits Of The Everly Brothers’ (No.54 on debut to No.80), Paul Kelly’s ‘The Merri Soul Sessions’ (No.57 to No.85) and Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ (No.35 to No.89).
Jason Aldean’s ‘Night Train’ pulls up at station No.97, but albums from Travis Collins and Fifth Harmony, which were both in the top 50 last week, are gone entirely from this week’s 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.