Jessie J, Adam Lambert, Chemical Brothers and Charli XCX are among the artists debuting on the ARIA top 100 singles chart this week, while Mumford & Sons lose their No.1 and the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack proves a hit on the top 100 albums chart. There’s plenty more juice to be squeezed out of this week’s Chart Watch.
Wiz makes it six in the No.1 spot down under with his single ‘See You Again’; the ‘Furious 7’ song also notching up a double platinum accreditation this week, with Grace’s cover of ‘You Don’t Own Me’ hitting gold in the runners-up position.
Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor’s ‘Marvin Gaye’ also swings over into gold territory, edging up to No.4 in the process.
In what’s obviously a big week for certification updates, Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ also achieves one. The song is down one spot to No.5, but hits double platinum, just ahead of David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s freshly gold ‘Hey Mama’ in position six.
No.7 is Jamie Lawson’s ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’, which has also gone gold, James Bay’s ‘Let It Go’ moves into the top ten for the first time (No.11 to No.8), Jason Derulo’s ‘Want To Want Me’ hits platinum at No.9 and although it’s now been prised out of its top ten position, Galantis’ ‘Runaway (U & I)’ also achieves a platinum certification at No.11.
Kygo and Conrad Sewell’s collaboration has a bullet next to it; shifting eight places higher to No.12, while the accreditations continue to roll in via the Skrillex/Diplo/Bieber collaboration ‘Where Are U Now’, which hits platinum.
Jessie J achieves the highest debut for the week with ‘Flashlight’ from the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack. The song premieres in the No.15 position, just ahead of Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’, which is up eight places and now gold.
No doubt helped along by the unveiling of the video, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photographs’ is developing into a big hit, rocketing from No.60 to No.18 in just its third week of ARIA chart action.
Tori Kelly almost cracks this week’s top 20, but ‘Nobody Love’ will have to settle for No.21, rising six places from last week’s No.27 spot.
Hermitude’s ‘The Buzz’ dropped back six places on last week’s ARIA chart, but regains them and a few more, jumping to No.23.
Deorro and Chris Brown’s ‘Five More Hours’ picks up nine more places (No.34 to No.25), but Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’ loses nine (No.17 to No.26).
Vance Joy’s ‘Georgia’ hits platinum (No.27), Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Anchor EP’ is up nine to No.29 and Jess Glynne achieves a gold certification for her top 20 hit ‘Hold My Hand’ (No.32).
Ed Sheeran’s done alright for himself this week. Along with a bullet for his latest single ‘Photograph’ (see above), he also smashes through the six times platinum ceiling with ‘Thinking Out Loud’, which is down six spots to No.36.
Flo Rida’s ‘I Don’t Like It, I Love It’ is in favour with Aussie music fans, bulleting from No.77 on debut to No.39 and more love for Ed Sheeran, with ‘Bloodstream’ picking up a platinum accreditation after just 12 weeks in (No.41).
T-Wayne’s ‘Nasty Freestyle’ debuts at No.45, Iggy Azalea’s ‘Trouble’ drops 12 and Kelly Clarkson’s Aussie visit pays dividends for ‘Heartbeat Song’, which bullets from No.72 into the No.50 spot.
Beyond the 50, it’s The Chemical Brothers who debut highest with ‘Go’ (No.56), while Vance Joy’s record-breaking top 100 run continues with his five times platinum ‘Riptide’, which is up 23 places to No.62 as fans no doubt celebrate the feat.
Safia are ‘Counting Sheep’ a little higher (No.83 to No.67), Oh Snap and Bombs Away’s ‘Squats’ improves 31 places from last week’s No.100 debut, but Meghan Trainor loses ground with ‘Lips Are Movin’ and ‘All About That Bass’ following her tour and Logies appearance; the former down 13 to No.72 and the latter down 18 to No.73.
Debuts for Charli XCX (‘Famous’ at No.75), Miguel ftg. Wale (‘Coffee’ at No.78) and Adam Lambert (‘Ghost Town’ at No.79), while Rudimental’s ‘Never Let You Go’ drops 20 places from last week’s No.61 debut.
Paloma Faith’s ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ plunges from No.45 to No.84, Seth Sentry’s ‘Hell Boy’ premieres at No.88, What So Not’s ‘Gemini’ is down 41 to No.93, Cold War Kids debut at No.96 with ‘First’ and Ester Dean’s ‘Crazy Youngsters’ is new at No.99. Reece Mastin’s ‘Rebel And The Reason’ is out of the top 100 after one week (No.51 on debut).
So you know how we were banging on in the singles section about what a good week Ed Sheeran was having, what with all his bullets and new accreditations? That seems to be continuing over here on the albums chart too, with his album ‘X’ shifting back to the No.1 spot. But not only that, the LP has enjoyed a major accreditation tweak; blasting from four times platinum to six times platinum (that’d be 420,000 copies).
Josh Groban’s ‘Stages’ was no slouch in the past week either. It debuted at No.6 a couple of weeks back, slipped to No.11 last week and has now bulleted to a new peak of No.2.
The ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ soundtrack debuts at No.3, Mumford & Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’ (No.1 last week) is down to No.5, Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ bullets from No.15 to No.7 and Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ edges from No.12 to No.9, picking up a fifth platinum certification in the process (350,000 copies).
In Hearts Wake’s ‘Skydancer’ debuted at No.2 last week, but is down to No.14 this week. The new ‘Pitch Perfect’ movie soundtrack’s release results in a halo effect for the original edition, which moves from No.26 to No.16.
Zac Brown Band’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ drops from a No.6 debut to No.17 and Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ picks up ten spots to settle just inside the top 20 (No.19).
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece By Piece’ jumps 14, the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ soundtrack leaps seven, but The Wombats’ ‘Glitterbug’ is headed in the opposite direction, down from No.17 to No.28.
The ‘Empire’ soundtrack is new at No.31. Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bush’ is new at No.32 and Paul Potts’ ‘Home’ premieres at No.36.
Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’ loses 18, Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ gains 29, David Guetta’s ‘Listen’ drops 19 and there’s a re-entry for Spandau Ballet’s ‘The Story : The Very Best Of’ at No.46, a debut for Ed Sheeran’s ‘5’ at No.48 and a re-entry for ‘The Very Best Of’ for the Backstreet Boys at No.50.
From there, it’s a No.53 debut for Ciara’s ‘Jackie’, a 22 place jump for Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years : The Chain’ (No.76 to No.54), a No.57 debut for Roisin Murphy’s ‘Hairless Toys’, a 24 place drop for Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Freedom Ride’ (No.36 to No.60) and a re-entry for Eminem’s best-of ‘Curtain Call’ at No.61.
The Script’s Aussie touring commitments now over, their album ‘No Sound Without Silence’ plunges 38 places to No.62, while the Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell collaboration ‘The Traveling Kind’ premieres in the No.64 spot.
The Backstreet Boys Aussie tour also pays dividends for their album ‘In A World Like This’, which re-enters at No.69.
Smokie’s ‘Gold : Smokie Greatest Hits’ drops 20, Paul Kelly’s ‘The Merri Soul Sessions’ leaps 19, The Preatures’ ‘Blue Planet Eyes’ is down 25, Gang Of Youths’ ‘The Positions’ plunges 47 and Best Coast’s ‘California Nights’ is down 38.
The Tallest Man In Earth wraps this week’s top 100 debuts, with ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ coming in at No.98, while Millencolin’s star in the charts with ‘True Brew’ is seemingly over from here. The album debuted at No.16, shed 30 places in its second week and has fallen a further 53 places in week three.
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