Wiz keeps on flying the flag atop the ARIA singles chart, despite a concerted effort by a cover. But on the albums chart, it’s a new number one (and two and six and ten!). Who can it be now? Check out this week’s Chart Watch to find out!
Yes, it’s Wiz again on top of the ARIA singles chart; ‘See You Again’ ticking over the five week mark in the No.1 position, although the single’s accreditation (platinum) remains unchanged. But he and his track are under challenge.
Grace and G-Eazy have rocketed into this week’s No.2 position with their cover of the ’60s Leslie Gore classic ‘You Don’t Own Me’, which has benefited from its highly publicised syncing with the promos for the return of Channel 9’s ‘Love Child’, jumping from No.14.
Walk The Moon’s ‘Shut Up And Dance’ edges higher, Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ is slightly lower and David Guetta’s newbie ‘Hey Mama’ (with Nicki Minaj and Afrojack along for the ride) improves from No.10 to No.7.
The new James Bay single ‘Let It Go’ really begins to hit its chart strides. The single hit the top 20 for the first time last week and this week jumps from No.20 to No.11, achieving a gold sales certification in the process.
Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’ also reaches a new peak (No.17), while the Kygo/Conrad Sewell collaboration ‘Firestone’ bullets ten places to No.20 in its 15th week on the countdown.
EMI will be happy to see Tori Kelly’s ‘Nobody Love’ heading in a northerly chart direction. The heavily publicised track improves a further 13 places after premiering on the countdown at No.45 a couple of weeks back.
Meghan Trainor leaps ten spots with ‘Dear Future Husband’, Deorro and Chris Brown’s ‘Five More Hours’ is up 11 to No.34 and the new Britney Spears/Iggy Azalea single ‘Pretty Girls’ premieres in Australia at the even No.40.
Paloma Faith’s Aussie visit sees ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ jump 11 places to No.45, while Tinashe & Iggy Azalea’s ‘All Hands On Deck’ improves from No.55 to No.49.
Outside the top 50, newly independent Reece Mastin debuts at No.51 with ‘Rebel And The Reason’, there’s a huge 33 place jump for What So Not’s ‘Gemini’ (No.85 to No.52) and a 12 place improvement for Florence & The Machine’s ‘Ship To Wreck’ (No.65 to No.53).
Fellow ‘Logies’ performers Meghan Trainor and The Script both see improvements in their chart fortunes; Meghan’s ‘All About That Bass’ bouncing 19 places and The Script’s double platinum ‘Superheroes’ re-entering the top 100 just one place below.
Meghan’s ‘Lips Are Moving’ also up this week (No.79 to No.59), along with Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photograph’ (No.84 on debut to No.60).
Rudimental’s ‘Never Let You Go’ debuts at No.61, The Broncos’ ‘We’re The Broncos’ premieres at No.70, Carmada’s ‘On Fire’ is new at No.76 and there’s another debut right behind; Flo Rida’s ‘I Don’t Like It, I Love It’.
In the lower reaches, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Live And Let Go’ does a lot more of the latter; plunging 40 spots to No.93. And there are four debuts to wrap the 90s; Disclosure’s ‘Bang That’ (No.94), Nick Jonas’ ‘Chains’ (No.96), The Kite String Tangle’s ‘Illuminate’ (No.99) and Oh Snap! & Bombs Away’s ‘Squats’ (No.100).
The post-ANZAC week wasn’t kind to either Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Spirit Of The ANZACs’ or Redgum’s ‘I Was Only 19’. Both were in the top 50 last week (Nos.38 and 42 respectively). They’re both now gone from the top 100.
Right… singles out of the way, now let’s check out the albums, where Sam Smith has lost his two week hold on the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart.
Sam’s been replaced in the top spot this week by Mumford & Sons, whose new album ‘Wilder Mind’ debuts at No.1 down under, giving the band their second Aussie No.1 album and their first since their debut album ‘Sigh No More’ back in 2009.
But Byron Bay outfit In Hearts Wake gave it a good crack; the band’s third LP ‘Skydancer’ debuting at No.2 – their highest album chart position yet and bettering the No.5 achieved by its predecessor ‘Earthwalker’.
Now officially triple platinum, Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is down at No.3, followed by Ed, Meghan and a debut at No.6 for Zac Brown Band and ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, not quite matching its No.1 debut over in the US.
Human Nature’s ‘Jukebox’ continues to play nicely on the albums chart; improving from No.12 to No.7, while Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Spirit Of The ANZACs’ slides from No.2 to No.8.
Triple J’s ‘Beat The Drum’ live concert is the other new entry within the ARIA top ten this week. The celebration of 40 years of our national broadcaster lobs in at No.10 on debut.
Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’, which premiered at No.5 last week, is 15 places lower in its second week. Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ is also down (eight places to No.21) ahead of a debut for the new Hiatus Kaiyote album ‘Choose Your Weapon’ (No.22).
Bullets for David Guetta’s ‘Listen’ (No.44 to No.25) and the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack (No.42 to No.26), along with Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Freedom Ride’ (No.53 to No.36), Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece By Piece’ (No.66 to No.37) and Patrizio Buanne’s ‘Viva La Dolce Vita’ (No.72 to a new peak of No.40).
Catherine Britt’s ‘Boneshaker’ premieres at No.41, two places higher than ‘California Nights’ from Best Coast, while Alt-J’s ‘This Is All Yours’ leaps from No.78 to No.44.
Millencolin’s ‘True Brew’ plunges 30 places from last week’s No.16 debut, but Paloma Faith’s tour does wonders for ‘A Perfect Contradiction’, which leaps from No.83 to No.48.
Beyond the walls of the 50, Broods’ ‘Evergreen’ re-emerges (No.51), The Meeting Tree’s ‘R U A Cop’ debuts (No.53) and The Preatures’ ‘Blue Planet Eyes’ leaps (No.91 to No.54).
Django Django debut with ‘Born Under Saturn’ (No.56), there are re-entries for Roxette and Nickelback at Nos.59 and 60 respectively, a jump for Flight Facilities’ ‘Down To Earth’ (No.94 to No.63), but a big 34 place drop for Yelawolf’s ‘Love Story’ (No.30 to No.64).
Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ loses 23 places, My Morning Jacket debut at No.69 with ‘The Waterfall’, The Veronicas fall 26 places with their self-titled LP and Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ is down 23.
Also tumbling this week; All Time Low’s ‘Future Hearts’ (24 spots), San Cisco’s ‘Gracetown’ (22 spots), Beccy Cole’s ‘Sweet Rebecca’ (48 spots), First Aid Kit’s ‘Stay Gold’ (63 spots) and Paul Kelly’s ‘The Merri Soul Sessions’ (54 spots).
Deez Nuts’ ‘Word Is Bond’ debuted at No.20 last week, but is gone from this week’s top 100, losing more than 80 places in its second week. Passenger’s ‘Whispers II’ loses more than 71 places to disappear from the top 100 and Marlon Williams’ ‘Marlon Willams’ also drops out of the top 100 after debuting at No.31 last week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.