Conrad Sewell and Florence & The Machine were both flying high on top of last week’s ARIA charts, but both have succumbed to the pressure of the top spot, with new number ones again on both charts this week. Who’s been pipping them at the post? Check out this week’s Chart Watch to find out.
Meghan Trainor continues her run of chart success in Australia, with her latest single ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’ continuing its fast-paced rise to the top of the ARIA singles chart. After bulleting from No.19 to No.5 on last week’s chart, the new track, which features John Legend in guest vocal mode, jumps the remaining five places to claim this week’s No.1 spot, picking up a gold sales certification in the process.
Though Conrad Sewell’s reign in the top spot with ‘Start Again’ was short lived, he’s certainly far from disgraced in the sales department either, also picking up a gold certification after just five weeks on the chart.
And his younger sister Grace is right there behind him, improving one spot with the platinum-selling ‘You Don’t Own Me’.
British girl group Little Mix notch up another top ten chart success down under, with their latest tune ‘Black Magic’ bulleting from No.12 to No.8, while Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photographs’ snaps back into the top ten and to an equal peak of No.9.
And how about Kygo and Conrad Sewell’s ‘Firestone’, which improves four places to No.10, picking up a platinum certification and giving Brisbane’s Sewell family three songs in the Aussie top ten.
Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ falls from No.8 to No.11, but hits quadruple platinum (280,000 copies), The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ jumps 14 spots to No.13 and Jessie J’s ‘Flashlight’ illuminates with a new platinum certification, despite falling four places to No.14.
Even David Guetta’s ‘Hey Mama’ (down six to No.15) has a platinum sheen to it this week, Flo Rida’s ‘I Don’t Like It, I Love It’ hits gold at No.21 and Robin Schulz’ ‘Headlights’ jumps 14 from No.36 to No.22.
Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Anchor EP’ is now gold (steady at No.23), Silento’s earworm ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ bullets from No.47 to No.28, Fifth Harmony’s ‘Worth It’ improves 12 to No.29 and the new Travie McCoy/Sia collaboration ‘Golden’ makes its top 50 presence felt, premiering at No.36.
Selena Gomez scores a top 50 debut for her latest single ‘Good For You’ (No.41) and there are further top 50 debuts for Galantis (‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ at No.47) and Chet Faker (‘Bend’ at No.48).
Beyond the 50… And as mentioned throughout the week, Sia’s single ‘Big Girls Cry’ gets an accreditation update; it’s now platinum, while falling from No.45 to No.51.
The extensive run of promos in the build up to ‘The Voice’ premiere tomorrow night on Channel 9 sees Jessie J’s Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj collaboration ‘Bang Bang’ back in the top 100 (No.52 on re-entry).
There are new entries at Nos.56 and 57 from Golden Features and Tkay Maidza (‘XXIV’ and ‘M.O.B.’ respectively); Tkay in a Golden Features sandwich, with the band’s single ‘No One’ up two places to No.58.
Britney and Iggy’s ‘Pretty Girls’ is down 12 to No.61, T-Wayne’s ‘Nasty Freestyle’ drops 14 to No.66, but there’s a new entry for Nova & The Experience at No.70 (‘Whole Body’).
The new Armin Van Buuren single ‘Another You’ tumbles 21 to No.79, Cold War Kids’ ‘First’ slumps 20 to No.82 and Lost Frequencies enter the countdown with ‘Are You With Me’ at No.83.
One of the biggest drops this week, however, is from Guy Sebastian’s Eurovision entry ‘Tonight Again’. It did super-well in the competition, but Australian commercial media hasn’t really got behind it (way to support the home team, guys), so it’s pretty much out of there. It’s down from No.50 to No.90.
There’s been plenty of change happening atop the ARIA albums chart over the past few weeks and the game of No.1 musical chart chairs doesn’t seem to have abated this week, with Ed Sheeran retaking the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart with ‘X’.
Florence & The Machine drop from No.1 to No.2, with Meghan Trainor’s album ‘Title’ jumping seven spots on the back of her latest No.1 success over on the singles chart.
US starlet Hilary Duff scores her one of her highest ever album chart debuts in Australia with ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.’. The album premieres at No.4, even beating out the album’s No.5 debut in the United States and is beaten only down under by her best-of collection ‘Most Wanted’, released ten years ago.
Relative unknown Leon Bridges also scores a bit of Aussie chart love, with his debut album ‘Coming Home’ debuting at a very respectable No.8. Suffice to say, there’ll be plenty of smiles at Sony’s Sydney HQ.
Debuts just outside the top ten for Breaking Benjamin (‘Dark Before Dawn’ at No.11) and James Taylor (‘Before This World’ at No.12), plus Lindemann (‘Skills In Pills’ at No.17).
Adam Lambert’s latest album ‘The Original High’ suffers an 18 spot drop in its second week of chart action (No.4 on debut to No.22), the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of re-enters at No.24 and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ jumps from No.37 to No.25.
Debuts too at Nos.28 (Oh Mercy’s ‘When We Talk About Love’) and 29 (Everything Everything’s ‘Get To Heaven’, but a 15 spot second week slump for Alpine’s ‘Yuck’ (No.16 to No.31).
Tim McGraw’s ’35 Biggest Hits’ premieres at No.32, Savage Garden’s ‘The Singles’ drops from No.15 to No.35 in its second week, The Wombats’ ‘Glitterbug’ jumps from No.51 to No.37 and Wolf Alice’s ‘My Love Is Cool’ slides into the top 100 at No.41 on debut.
The Rolling Stones’ repackage of ‘Sticky Fingers’ drops from No.30 to No.47, The Offspring’s ‘Greatest Hits’ re-enters at No.49 and, on the back of last week’s tour announcement, Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ re-emerges in the ARIA top 100 at No.50.
Outside the 50, Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ is up (No.82 to No.52), the 5SOS album is back (re-entry at No.56), so too Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun’ (No.61) and Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ (No.64), but the ‘Eurovision’ compilation slides 28 (No.47 to No.75), Zac Brown Band’s ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ is down 23 (No.54 to No.77) and Ta-Ku’s ‘Songs To Make Up To’ plunges 65 from last week’s No.18 debut (No.83).
Walk The Moon get a No.85 debut with ‘Talking Is Hard’, big drops for Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard (No.56 to No.90), Alabama Shakes (No.63 to No.94) and Alison Wonderland (No.60 to No.95) and a debut at No.96 for Walk Off The Earth’s ‘Sing It All Away’.
Giorgio Moroder’s ‘Deja Vu’, which debuted at No.23 on last week’s top 100, is already gone entirely from this week’s chart.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.