Would you believe it? It’s a pair of new number ones on this week’s ARIA charts. Who’s knocked the fizz out of Wiz on the singles chart and who’s knocked Ed on the head over on the albums chart? You’ll find the answers to those pearlers and more in this week’s Chart Watch.
The single has been doing big business over the past few weeks, thanks mainly to its high profile use in a TV sync deal with Channel 9’s hit series ‘Love Child’, but Grace, the sister of up and coming chart star Conrad Sewell has managed to beat her brother to the top, claiming this week’s No.1 position with ‘You Don’t Own Me’.
The cover of Leslie Gore’s hit from the ’60s has been swanning about on the countdown for the past four weeks, but this week it takes over the top spot, knocking Wiz (and Charlie Puth, mind you) to No.2.
The release of the new Taylor Swift video clip (‘Bad Blood’ broke the Vevo viewing record, smashing more than 20 million views in its first 24 hours online) has helped the single to re-enter the Australian charts at No.3. The track had previous spent one week on the Aussie charts back on November 01 last year when it popped its head in at No.76 during the release week of Tay’s album ‘1989’, before promptly disappearing.
‘Shut Up & Dance’ by Walk The Moon therefore loses one position, but there’ll be no bad blood there, given the song notches up a platinum certification in the process.
Jessie J is back in the Australian top ten. Despite cancelling concerts earlier this year, there’s clearly still a lot of love for the British singer and upcoming ‘The Voice’ judge, with ‘Flashlight’ bulleting from a No.15 debut to lucky No.7.
Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’, the video for which was also released this week, also leaps into the top ten; from last week’s No.16 to No.10.
Deorro’s ‘Five More Hours’, featuring Chris Brown, also continues its march northwards on the Aussie singles chart, up from No.25 to No.13. But Jason Derulo’s ‘Want To Want Me’ drops back (No.9 to No.14). Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’ reaches a new peak of No.16 (up ten).
With his new single now confirmed, Jarryd James finally gets an accreditation for his breakout smash ‘Do You Remember’, which has sailed through the 70,000 sales mark to bag platinum.
Skrillex, Diplo and Bieber are down nine, Flo Rida, Robin Thicke and Verdine White are up 14 an LunchMoney Lewis is down eight.
Just when we thought Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s single ‘Pretty Girls’ was doomed to chart oblivion, it leaps up an impressive 16 places to nab a new peak of No.28, right ahead of the week’s highest debut (that’d be The Barden Belles from the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack with ‘World Championship Finale 2’ at No.29).
Vance Joy’s ‘Georgia’ stumbles slightly (No.27 to No.36); so too T-Wayne’s ‘Nasty Freestyle’ (No.37 to No.45). Kendrick Lamar’s ‘King Kunta’ also loses nine positions to settle at No.42.
Rounding out the top 50 this week is a pair of chart debuts; DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge’s ‘You Know You Like It’ at No.48 and A$AP Rocky with Rod Stewart, Miguel and Mark Ronson’s ‘Everyday’ at No.49.
Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ never looked like even getting anywhere near the top 50 here in Australia, but he’s closing in this week; the track, which debuted at No.79 last week, has rocketed to a new peak of No.52, just ahead of a fast-charging Rudimental with ‘Never Let You Go’ (No.81 to No.54).
New at No.56 is Tone Hangers, The Treblemakers, The Barden Bellas, Green Bay Packers and Das Sound with ‘Riff Off’, lifted from the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack.
Florence & The Machine loses ten with ‘Ship To Wreck’ (No.48 to No.58), but Fifth Harmony picks up 11 positions with ‘Worth It’ (No.71 to No.60).
Asta ftg. Allday’s ‘Dynamite’ blasts its way from No.87 to No.66, Andy Grammer’s ‘Honey, I’m Good’ re-enters at No.67, but Hozier’s ‘Something New’ tumbles 18.
Nicki Minaj and Beyonce are new at No.72 with ‘Feeling Myself’, Pia Mia, Chris Brown and Tyga are new at No.74 with ‘Do It Again’, but The Chemical Brothers lose 19 places in just their second week of chart action with ‘Go’ (No.56 to No.75).
Though he may be down 14 places this week, Vance Joy is still hanging in with ‘Riptide’ (No.76) and there are debuts for Joelle (‘Wish I Never’ at No.85), Yolanda Be Cool & DCup (‘Soul Makossa (Money)’ at No.86) and The Treblemakers (‘Lollipop’ at No.88).
Another trio of new entries follow at Nos.93, 94 and 95 (Zedd’s ‘Papercut’, Hopium’s ‘Right Now’ and Tove Lo’s ‘Talking Body’ respectively).
Miguel and Wale’s ‘Coffee’ didn’t provide the hit they hoped it would; down from No.78 on debut to No.100.
Given the proliferation of songs from the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack, you may assume that it’s the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack that’s ascended to No.1 on this week’s ARIA albums chart. But you’d be wrong. It’s still at No.3, with two new entries appearing above it.
They might have had a couple of 40 albums so far, but Blue Mountains electronic duo Hermitude will be grinning like the cats who got the cream, with their new album ‘Dark Night Sweet Light’ debuting at No.1.
Right behind them, it’s Faith No More who claim the No.2 spot with ‘Sol Invictus’.
Ed Sheeran falls from No.1 to No.4, Josh Groban falls from No.2 to No.9.
There’s a debut at No.11 for Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Blurryface’. Brandon Flowers makes the No.14 position his with his sophomore album ‘The Desired Effect’.
With the film now available on DVD and Blu Ray, the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ soundtrack leaps ten places to No.16, Ed Sheeran’s ‘5’ jumps 31 to No.17 and the new Zedd album ‘True Colours’ enters the countdown at No.19.
The debuts continue with King Parrot’s ‘Dead Set’ at No.21, ahead of jumps for Eminem (‘Curtain Call’ from No.61 to No.24) and Nickelback (‘No Fixed Address’ from No.58 to No.25).
Austrian queen Conchita Wurst has fans here in Australia; in sufficient numbers to have her album ‘Conchita’ debut at No.26.
Hot Chip’s album ‘Why Make Sense?’ comes in at No.29.
San Cisco’s ‘Gracetown’ rockets from No.95 to No.32, Gang Of Youths’ ‘The Positions’ rebounds strongly (No.80 to No.33) and ‘The Story : The Very Best Of’ from Spandau Ballet is up 11 as the band touches down for their Aussie tour dates.
After remaining steady for five weeks, Bette Midler’s album ‘It’s The Girls’ takes a tumble (No.12 to No.38), Leonard Cohen’s ‘Can’t Forget’ is new at No.39 and the Triple J compilation ‘Beat The Drum’ slumps 25 spots to No.40.
Another debut at No.41 from Jasmine Rae (‘Heartbeat’), a mammoth 42 place drop for Human Nature’s ‘Jukebox’ (No.8 to No.50) and a premiere at No.53 for the Eurovision Song Contest compilation.
Stan Walker’s ‘Truth & Soul’ drops 35, Paul Weller’s ‘Saturns Pattern’ is new at No.58 and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece By Piece’ sheds 36 places.
Eric Clapton’s ‘Forever Man’ makes its Aussie chart entrance at No.62, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bush’ has been snuffed out (No.32 on debut to No.67), Fozzey & Vanc’s ‘No Feat.’ premieres at No.69 and BB King’s ‘Live At The Regal’ comes in at No.75.
Naturally, with all these debuts, some albums have to suffer falls. Among those that have are; Patrizio Buanne’s ‘Viva La Dolce Vita’ (down 45 places), Hiatus Kaiyote (down 24), ‘Empire : Season 1’ (55 places down) and Damien Leith’s ‘Songs From Ireland’ (off 45).
The ‘Max Max : Fury Road’ soundtrack comes in at No.92 and Paul Potts’ latest album ‘Home’, which entered the countdown at No.36 last week, is already out of the top 100 running.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.