It’s a Saturday night… and you know what that means? Well besides heading out onto the town for a few bevies with mates, naturally, it means it’s time for your weekly wrap of all things ARIA chart.
On this week’s Chart Watch, we’ve got a pair of new number ones, with both Meghan Trainor and John Legend, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John losing their No.1 spots. Who’s replaced them? Find out below.
After four weeks in the No.1 position in Australia, Meghan Trainor and John Legend have finally relinquished the No.1 position with their gorgeous duet ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’. In fact, they drop to No.3 this week, replaced in the top spot by the former British number one… Lost Frequencies’ ‘Are You With Me’.
That single jumps from No.3 to No.1, leaving The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ in the runners-up position for the second successive week.
Though they quickly hit the top on the iTunes chart on Friday last week, the boys from 5 Seconds Of Summer have to settle for a No.6 debut for their brand new track ‘She’s Kinda Hot’.
Two places behind them is another debut; Calvin Harris and Disciples with their newbie ‘How Deep Is Your Love’.
Pia Mia bullets into the top ten with her track ‘Do It Again’ (No.22 to No.10), while there are slight stumbles for Major Lazer’s ‘Powerful’ (No.8 to No.13) and Travie McCoy’s Sia-featuring single ‘Golden’ (No.9 to No.15).
Conrad Sewell’s ‘Start Again’ loses eight places (No.14 to No.22).
Former JLS member Aston Merrygold looks like having a big Aussie hit on his hands with the infectious ‘Get Stupid’. The track has been in a hurry on its way towards the top, moving from No.63 on debut to No.50 last week to No.28 this week.
Years & Years’ new one ‘Shine’ picks up another 17 places (No.48 to No.31), while the new Samantha Jade single ‘Shake That’ debuts at No.32. (Look for our new Sammi Jade interview going live soon!).
Rita Ora’s ‘Poison’ drops eight to No.40, Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’ picks up 13 to No.41 and Peking Duk’s latest ‘Say My Name’ is down 14 from last week’s No.29 debut.
It might not be a super-smash just yet, but there’s seemingly still some life in Pharrell Williams’ latest track ‘Freedom’, which makes its way into the top 50 for the first time this week; No.55 to No.47. Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ also into the fifty (No.51 to No.49).
Sia’s ‘Elastic Heart’ ascends by 12 (No.53), but Years & Years’ ‘King’ vacates the top 50 throne (No.40 to No.55).
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ spends the full six months in the charts at No.57 (down four), there’s a debut for Sam Bruno’s ‘Search Party’ at No.61 and Eminem’s ‘Kings Never Die’ picks up the pace. After debuting at No.94 last week, it’s up 32 places to No.62.
More new entries follow; Fetty Wap’s ‘679’ at No.63 and Chvrches’ ‘Leave A Trace’ at No.64.
Jessie J, Ariana and Nicki’s ‘Bang Bang’ drops 15 to No.78, Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ drops 18 to No.75, but Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bloodstream’ is clearly still pumping, up from No.100 to No.80.
Jessie J’s ‘Masterpiece’ drops from No.63 to No.86, it would appear that repeats of the ‘Graham Norton Show’ can still have an impact on the charts – Jessie Ware’s ‘Say You Love Me’ appearing in the countdown at No.91 – but there are more drops to follow… from Tkay Maidza’s ‘M.O.B’ (No.72 to No.98), Demi Lovato’s ‘Cool For The Summer’ (No.77 to No.99) and Lakyn’s ‘Not Original Material EP’ (No.44 to out of the top 100).
Plenty of big drops and debuts on this week’s ARIA albums chart, but the debuts don’t come higher than No.1. And that’s where Perth outfit Tame Impala find themselves this week with their new album ‘Currents’.
Staggeringly, it’s the first time a Tame Impala album has cracked the top spot, with both of their previous LPs only managing number four. And the result will be made a little sweeter with news overnight that ‘Currents’ also bagged a No.3 debut in the UK.
So John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John have been knocked from their No.1 perch after three weeks – and how. They drop to No.6 this week, leaving Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran in positions two, three and four respectively, with a debut for The Chemical Brothers’ new album ‘Born In The Echoes’ at No.5.
Josh Groban, who’s been in the country this week for a whirlwind promotional visit, sees his album ‘Stages’ bullet from No.42 to No.7.
There’s a No.10 debut for the new ‘Magic Mike XXL’ soundtrack, a new gold certification for Mumford & Sons’ ‘A Wilder Mind’ (No.11), a No.12 debut for MS MR’s ‘How Does It Feel’ and a re-entry for ‘The Complete Greatest Hits’ by The Eagles at No.20.
Years & Years’ debut album ‘Communion’ slides 17 places from last week’s No.5 debut, Muse’s ‘Drones’ drops ten to No.25 and a couple of debuts follow closely behind; Art Of Sleeping’s ‘Shake Shiver’ at No.27 and Ratatat’s ‘Magnifique’ at No.29.
Tuka’s ‘Life Death Time Eternal’ slumps 25 places from last week’s No.6 debut, Jason Isbell’s ‘Something More Than Free’ is new at No.32 and A$AP Rock’s album ‘At Long Last A$AP’ leaps 24 places to No.33.
Jessie Ware’s ‘Tough Love’ might have been released in October last year, but it’s only now that it appears in the Aussie charts, debuting at No.36.
There’s a 23 place jump for The Wombats’ ‘Glitterbug’ (No.64 to No.41), a re-entry for Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’ (No.42), a giant leap for the ‘Paper Towns’ soundtrack (No.97 on debut to No.44) and another re-entry from Rod Stewart (‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’ at No.49).
Beyond the 50, Flight Facilities’ album ‘Down To Earth’ re-enters (No.31), Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses debut at No.52 with ‘Tunnel At The End Of The Light’, Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’ improves from No.77 to No.53 and Phil Collins’ ‘Hits’ is back in at No.55.
There are, as mentioned earlier, a few big drops this week, however. Take James Taylor’s ‘Before This World’, for example. It was at No.29 last week, but is 31 places lower this week at No.60.
Or how about the greatest hits collection from The Notorious B.I.G, which was at No.36 last week, but is also 31 places lower at No.67.
Or Jason Derulo’s ‘Everything Is 4’, 25 places lower at No.72, Jamie XX’s ‘In Colour’, 27 places lower at No.81, Faith No More’s ‘Sol Invictus’, suffering a 21 place fall to No.82 or even Adele’s ’21’, which slides 27 places to No.89.
Big drops they may be, but they don’t come bigger than those for Cradle Of Filth’s ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ (down 65 places to No.93), Alpine’s ‘Yuck’ (down 50 places to No.98) or R5’s ‘Sometime Last Night’ (down more than 81 places and out of the top 100 entirely after debuting at No.19 last week).
Owl City’s album ‘Mobile Orchestra’ and Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ didn’t fare much better, both out of the top 100 after placing at Nos.33 and 39 last week respectively.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.