After four weeks wedged in the No.1 spot on the Aussie singles chart, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ is finally overtaken. And it’s not just the No.1 spot on the singles chart that’s changed this week; the albums chart featuring a new No.1 in a week where precisely half of the top 20 is made up of new releases.
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Yes, Ms Ellie Goulding is No.1 no more. The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ single did pretty well in hanging on to the top spot for the past four weeks, but Ellie’s lost the crown this week to LunchMoney Lewis’ breakout smash ‘Bills’, which jumps from No.5 to No.1, picking up a gold sales certification in the process.
Ellie’s down to number two, with Sam Smith’s new tune ‘Lay Me Down’ picking up the pace right behind her (No.8 to No.3). The song, now with added John Legend, becomes Sam’s biggest Aussie hit to date, eclipsing the chart performance of his breakout single ‘Stay With Me’ and his Naughty Boy collaboration ‘La La La’, both of which peaked at No.5.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ hits a shiny new six times platinum mark at No.5, Jarryd James’ ‘Do You Remember’ continues its chart ascension (No.17 to No.8), as does Major Lazer’s new track ‘Lean On’ (No.23 on debut to No.10).
Olly Murs’ ‘Up’ (with Demi Lovato) maybe slightly down this week (just the one spot), but it does pick up a gold accreditation. Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bloodstream’, on the other hand, drops from No.9 to No.16.
Jessie J’s tour cancellation sees her single ‘Masterpiece’ slip back slightly, but Daniel Johns’ ‘Aerial Love’ EP bullets from No.95 to No.21 after the full EP dropped at retail last week.
Nick Jonas’ ‘Jealous’ drops back a little (No.15 to No.23), there’s a No.27 debut for Jason Derulo’s new single ‘Want To Want Me’ and a No.29 debut for Mumford & Sons’ ‘Believe’.
Labrinth’s ‘Jealous’ hits platinum (steady at No.34) and Galantis’ single ‘Runaway (U&I)’ rockets from last week’s No.70 debut to No.30. A bullet too for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Live And Let Go’ (No.65 to No.42).
After Muse confirmed the release of their upcoming album ‘Drones’, fans instantly went to retail to nab the first grat tack ‘Psycho’. It debuts on the Aussie charts at No.44 this week, just two places ahead of Delta Goodrem’s new track ‘Only Human’, released to coincide with the ‘Neighbours’ 30th anniversary week.
Sandwiched in the middle of the two is GRL’s single ‘Lighthouse’, which improves 19 positions to No.45.
Redfoo’s ‘Juicy Wiggle’ slips back 15 places from its No.35 peak, despite the official video dropping during the week.
Jess Glynne, who’s lent her vocals to the Clean Bandit singles ‘Rather Be’ and ‘Real Love’, sees some chart action in her own right, with her solo track ‘Hold My Hand’ bulleting from last week’s No.69 debut to No.52.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s another enjoying a little second week sales sunshine; her new tune ‘I Really Like You’ debuted at No.71 last week and is 18 spots higher at No.53 in week two.
The new James Bay single ‘Let It Go’ parachutes into the No.58 position on debut.
But Guy Sebastian’s ‘Linger’ loses its grip on the top 50, sliding from No.45 to No.61. Florence & The Machine’s ‘What Kind Of Man’ drops further, however; No.46 to No.65.
‘Marvin Gaye’ (the song, not the singer) is new at No.66 for Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor, The Veronicas’ ‘Cruel’ drops 13 to No.70, Timmy Trumpet and Chardy’s ‘Hipsta’ drops 24 to No.74 and Kanye West’s ‘All Day’ plunges from a No.42 debut to No.78.
British act Years & Years debuted at No.1 on the UK charts a couple of weeks back with their new tune ‘King’. Here, it’s not such a high debut (No.79), but there’s hope yet that us Aussies will take it to our hearts.
The new ‘Frozen’ single ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ – featuring Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and the rest of the ‘Frozen’ cast – debuts at No.80, there’s a new entry for Tame Impala (‘Let It Happen’) at No.84 and another for Safia (‘Counting Sheep’) at No.86.
But The Avener’s ‘Fade Out Lines’ tumbles from No.62 to No.90 and Yolanda Be Cool & DCup’s ‘Sugar Man’ drops 23 places to No.97.
Last week was a big one for top ten albums chart debuts (four in total, including Madonna’s 11th No.1 Aussie album in ‘Rebel Heart’), but this week’s even bigger, with five top ten debuts.
Madonna’s already gone from the top spot (and how), replaced by Kendrick Lamar’s new album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, which claims the No.1 mantle on debut.
Though Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Spirit Of The Anzacs’ debuts at No.2, he must take a little comfort from the fact that the LP is his highest ever chart placing in a more than 20 year career.
Fellow Aussie country legend Troy Cassar-Daley is also in the ARIA action this week. His latest, ‘Freedom Ride’, debuts at No.4; his highest ever (solo) chart placing too. His position no doubt helped by his appearance at CMC Rocks Queensland.
British India is new at No.5 with ‘Nothing Touches Me’ and Xavier Rudd rounds out the list of top ten debuts, with ‘Nanna’ shuffling in at No.8.
The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ soundtrack slips back from No.4 to No.9 and just outside the top ten, there are more premieres; Damien Leith’s ‘Songs From Ireland’ at No.11, Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘Froot’ at No.12, Sleeping With Sirens’ ‘Madness’ at No.13, Modest Mouse’s ‘Strangers To Ourselves’ at No.15 and Luke Bryan’s ‘Spring Break… Checkin’ Out’ at No.16.
Of course, so many debuts means that some artists who’ve been in the top 20 are sliding.
Madonna’s probably the highest profile casualty, however. After debuting at No.1 last week, her ‘Rebel Heart’ tumbles to No.18 this week. It’s no doubt hoped that second single ‘GhostTown’ – which was serviced to Aussie media last week – can help arrest the slide.
Lady Antebellum’s ‘747’ takes off again (No.74 to No.20), no doubt thanks to their Sydney and Melbourne headline shows, along with their appearance at CMC Rocks Queensland.
The Eagles are another act suffering under the weight of all these new releases; ‘Selected Works’ dropping back from No.11 to No.21.
Ditto San Cisco. ‘Gracetown’ was No.2 on debut last week. It’s now all the way down at No.23.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece By Piece’, too, suffers from the influx of new entries, down 20 places to No.30.
Kristian Bush’s ‘Southern Gravity’ premieres at No.31, Björk’s ‘Vulnicura’ re-enters the countdown at No.32 (thanks deluxe package), but albums from Chris Brown & Tyga and Roxette are down (No.16 to No.33 and No.15 to No.34 respectively).
New? The Celtic Thunder best-of (No.39). Down? Foo Fighters’ best-of (No.18 to No.42). Also down? London Grammar’s ‘If You Wait’ (No.28 to No.45). And re-entering? Brooke Fraser’s ‘Brutal Romantic’ (No.48).
How’s about that second week drop for Jason Owen, however? The former ‘X Factor’ star debuted at a very healthy No.9 last week with his long-awaited sophomore album ‘Friday Night’. But in just its second week, the LP dives 42 places to No.51. Guy Sebastian’s album ‘Madness’ loses 23 chart places (No.30 to No.53).
But it’s Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds that are crashing back down to earth this week. The new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ must some day hope to chase chart positions past. Because after debuting at No.8 last week, it’s a huge 47 places lower this week at No.55.
Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ also tumbles – No.24 to No.56 – ahead of debuts from Psycroptic (‘Psycroptic’ at No.59) and Fences (‘Lesser Oceans’ at No.60).
Olly Murs’ ‘Never Been Better is back (No.65 on re-entry), One Direction’s ‘Four’ slides 26 places to No.69 and Calvin Harris’ ‘Motion’ is down 21 spots to No.70.
The big tumbles continue; Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’ (No.37 to No.73), the Fleetwood Mac best-of (No.50 to No.74), AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ (No.53 to No.75) and Fall Out Boy’s ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ (No.46 to No.76).
Kasey Musgraves’ ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ is new at No.77, The Eagles’ best-of slumps 51 places (No.29 to No.80) and Slipknot’s ‘.5 : The Grey Chapter’ is down 31.
Also down are Royal Blood’s ‘Royal Blood’ (No.59 to No.87) and the Bon Jovi best-of (No.44 to No.88).
This week’s list of new entries is rounded up by Judas Priest and Lee Brice, whose respective albums debuts in positions 90 and 91.
Nick Jonas’ chart stay was short-lived, however. After debuting at No.40 last week, it’s now gone entirely from the top 100.
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