It’s all steady again at the top of this week’s ARIA charts, with Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and the soundtrack it’s lifted from (‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’) continuing their dominance over all others. But as always, it’s not always just about the number ones in our weekly Chart Watch.
And Ellie makes it three. Ms Goulding’s ‘Fifty Shade Of Grey’ anthem, ‘Love Me Like You Do’, marks three weeks in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart this week, once again besting Rihanna and co, as well as Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (No.3) and Omi (No.4); the latter picking up a shiny new triple platinum accreditation for ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix).
After debuting at No.58 last week with his new tune ‘Bloodstream’, Ed Sheeran is back in the ARIA top ten, bulleting 51 places to No.7, giving us a bit of an indication that Australia’s love affair with the British singer is far from over.
LunchMoney Lewis is another who’s been impressing in this week’s sales race. His breakout smash ‘Bills’ debuted at No.21 last week, but is a very healthy 12 places higher this week; No.9.
We might have been in love with the track since September last year, but it’s clear the rest of the country is now finally starting to fall for the charms of Nick Jonas’ single ‘Jealous’. The track picks up another seven places this week (No.24 to No.17) and ought to nudge a little higher next week, given his Australian promotional visit and tonight’s Mardi Gras performance.
The Weeknd’s ‘Earned It’ (from the ‘Fifty Shades’ soundtrack) drops five places, but moving up are Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ (No.28 to No.20) and Olly Murs ftg. Demi Lovato’s ‘Up’ (No.26 to No.21); the latter taking three months to start impacting here.
No such issue for Zedd and Selena Gomez’ new single ‘I Want You To Know’, however. After debuting last week at No.49, the single bullets 26 places to No.23 this week. A bullet too for Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s ‘Time Of Our Lives’ (No.38 to No.25) and another for Jarryd James’ ‘Do You Remember?’ (No.44 to No.27).
Lee Kernaghan’s new single ‘Spirit Of The Anzacs’, which brings together some pop performers (Guy Sebastian and Jess Mauboy to name two), debuts in the No.32 spot this week and will no doubt gain more traction as the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings approaches.
Vance Joy’s ‘Georgia’ is a little higher (No.46 to No.39), but Florence & The Machine’s ‘What Kind Of Man’ is a little lower (No.29 to No.42).
The release of Kelly Clarkson’s new album ‘Piece By Piece’ (debut info below) results in a halo effect for her single ‘Heartbeat Song’. It’s not been able to crack the Aussie top 50 (peaking at No.51)… until now. It jumps from No.77 to No.44 this week.
The same could be said for the Chris Brown/Tyga album ‘Fan Of A Fan’ and the current single from it, ‘B****es N Marijuana’, which jumps from No.81 to No.49.
Prince Royce and Snoop Dogg are ‘Stuck On A Feeling’ and up 29 places to No.51, but there’s a 20 place drop for Tinashe’s ‘2 On’ (No.36 to No.56) and a drop back for Mashd N Kutcher’s ‘Do It Now’ (No.41 to No.59).
After slaying at the Oscars, John Legend and Common’s ‘Glory’ finally pops its head into the ARIA top 100 (No.62 on debut), followed directly behind with a premiere for Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber with ‘Where Are U Now’.
Sigma and Labrinth’s ‘Higher’? That’s new at No.72. Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Live And Let Go’? That’d be new at No.78. And Paloma Faith’s ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’? After he Brit Awards performance, the song’s back in the ARIA top 100 (No.86).
It does seem, however, that there’s a bit of a disconnect with Jessica Mauboy’s new single ‘The Day Before I Met You’. The fans have it already, that’s clear. It’s on the ‘Beautiful : Platinum Edition’ album after all. But it’s not finding its feet beyond the fan group, dropping from No.62 to No.97.
It’s four from four for the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ soundtrack. A combination of a hit movie and a star-studded album have helped the release maintain its position on the ARIA albums chart over the past month.
There are two top five debuts this week; there’s Chris Brown & Tyga’s ‘Fan Of A Fan : The Album’ at No.3 and there’s Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece By Piece’, which premieres at No.5. It’s the singer’s fifth consecutive (non-Christmas) album to place in the ARIA top five.
Skrillex and Diplo’s ‘Present Jack U’ is new at No.12, a repackage of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’ does the trick (re-entry at No.13) and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ jumps from No.22 to No.16.
Hozier’s self-titled debut falls from No.9 to No.17 and Jason Aldean’s ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ drops from a No.13 debut to No.24, but Purity Ring premieres at No.25 with ‘Another Eternity’.
With his tour now over, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Madness’ drops eight placed, but Rise Against’s ‘The Black Market’ is up from No.43 to No.29. The Avener, on the other hand, is also down; 18 places from last week’s No.17 debut with ‘The Wanderings Of The Avener’.
Royal Blood’s self-titled set jumps from No.51 to No.36, Robin Schulz’ ‘Prayer’ prayers are answered, leaping back into the top 100 at No.37, but ‘Just Like You’ by Falling In Reverse’ is falling… just not in reverse. It’s down 33 spots from last week’s No.8 debut.
Tori Darke’s ‘Silver Lining’? That’s new at No.47. BadBadNotGood ftg. Ghostface Killah’s ‘Sour Soul’? That’s new at No.54. And Avicii’s ‘True’? Well that’ll be back in the chart mix at No.56.
So are Drake (‘Nothing Was The Same’ at No.58), Paloma Faith (‘A Perfect Contradiction’ at No.60) and Drake again (‘Take Care’ at No.65).
A couple more debuts through the seventies; All That Remains’ ‘The Order Of Things’ at No.72 and Of Mice & Men’s ‘Restoring Force : Full Circle’ at No.74.
But David Guetta’s ‘Listen’ is down 17, Father John Misty’s ‘I Love You Honeybear’ is down 31 and Jose Gonzalez’ ‘Vestiges & Claws’ is down 51 from last week’s No.34 debut.
Terror Universal’s ‘Reign Of Terror’ is limited to the No.84 position on debut and last week’s top 50 debuts for the ‘Songs Of Anarchy Vol.4’ soundtrack and Kid Rock’s ‘First Kiss’ are gone from the top 100.
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