Delta Goodrem’s ‘Wings’ sure look they were made to fly; the singer’s hot new tune holding its position at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart for a second successive week. Over on the albums chart, it’s a different story entirely, with four debuts in the top five, including a new No.1. Who are they and what do they want with our Chart Watch!?
Let’s find out.
Yes, Delta scored her long-awaited ninth No.1 single last week after a concerted push by Sony Music to get ‘Wings’ to the top spot. It seems there’s been a bit of a halo effect around the track this week too, maintaining its No.1 position as well as picking up a gold sales certification (35,000 copies).
The new Calvin Harris/Disciples track, however, is beginning to make some serious chart noise, this week moving up from No.7 to No.2, ahead of The Weeknd’s now platinum ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, Lost Frequencies’ ‘Are You With Me’ and Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’.
Galantis smash through platinum (70,000 copies) with ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ (No.6), while the new Nico & Vinz single ‘That’s How You Know’, which made it to No.1 on iTunes late this week, bullets from No.16 to No.7.
Aston Merrygold tumbles into the top ten with his infectious debut solo single ‘Get Stupid’ (No.12 to No.10).
In position 13, Walk The Moon’s ‘Shut Up & Dance’ improves its sales accreditation to a triple platinum one and Silento’s ‘Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)’ does the same (now platinum) in the No.14 spot.
After her performance of the track on ‘The Voice’ last Sunday, Jessie J’s ‘Flashlight’ bullets from No.25 to No.16, ahead of a big move by Taylor Swift’s single ‘Wildest Dreams’; that single rocketing from No.43 to No.18.
Sam Feldt tumbles into the top 20 (No.23 to No.20) with ‘Show Me Love’, R City and Adam Levine’s single locks away the No.22 spot (up from No.35) and the frenzy caused by the announcement of the new 5 Seconds Of Summer album sees the instant grat track ‘Fly Away’ bag the title of the week’s highest debut; No.26.
Hardwell and Jason Derulo’s ‘Follow Me’ is up from No.44 to No.27, Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ is down nine (No.30 to No.39), while The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’ and Jamie Lawson’s ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ both jump into the top 50. The Rubens from No.65 to No.48 and Jamie Lawson from No.70 to No.49.
Just missing top 50 berths this week are debuts for Duke Dumont’s ‘Ocean Drive’ (No.51) and Jess Glynne’s ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ (No.54).
Jamie Lawson’s new single ‘Ahead Of Myself’ proves prophetic, what with his previous single leapfrogging it (No.72 to No.62).
Felix Jaehn’s ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ improves from No.80 to No.63, Jason Derulo’s ‘Cheyenne’ drops from No.49 to No.69 and the new Stafford Brothers single ‘When You Feel This’ debuts at No.70.
Meg Mac’s appearance in the top 50 last week – with the arrival of her new single ‘Never Be’ at No.39 – was short-lived; the single plunging 32 places to No.71.
Fetty Wap’s ‘Again’ is new at No.76, Disclosure and Kwabs’ ‘Willing & Able’ is new at No.78 and the new Rita Ora single ‘Body On Me’ improves to No.80, one spot higher than ‘Poison’.
Pharrell’s ‘Freedom’ is almost gone (No.63 to No.82), Jarryd James’ ‘Do You Remember’ is down 22 (No.66 to No.88), Havana Brown’s ‘Battle Cry’ slumps from its No.59 debut to No.91 and the new James Bay single ‘Scars’ leaves its mark on the top 100 with a No.96 debut.
Four debuts in the top five, we said. Including a new No.1, we said. And we ain’t lyin’!
Bullet For My Valentine claim their first No.1 down under with their new LP ‘Venom’, which claims the top spot this week, in the process knocking last week’s No.1 from Dr Dre down into the No.4 spot.
The top three is made up of new entries, with Bullet For My Valentine’s debut followed by premieres for Dead Letter Circus’ ‘Aesthesis’ (No.2) and Jimmy Barnes’ ‘Best Of The Soul Years’ (No.3).
Even the No.5 position isn’t safe from a new entry this week, with The Waifs achieving their fourth successive top five debut with ‘Beautiful You’.
James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ spends its 22nd week on the ARIA charts at No.10 and has done enough to notch over into gold-selling territory, having sold 35,000 copies.
Luke Bryan’s ‘Kill The Lights’ is down from No.4 to No.13, Gurrumul’s ‘The Gospel Album’ from No.9 to No.18, but Kendrick Lamar surges with ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ (No.29 to No.22) and there’s a re-entry for Avril Lavigne’s self-titled set (No.23).
Greta Bradman’s ‘My Hero’ drops from its No.11 debut to No.24, Dillon Francis’ ‘This Mixtape Is Fire’ debuts at No.25 (a physical edition will be released soon) and there are more debuts for Melanie Martinez’ ‘Cry Baby’ (No.27) and Neck Deep’s ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ (No.28).
Shane Nicholson loses ground with ‘Hell Breaks Loose’ (No.16 to No.37), Paul Simon gains it with ‘The Ultimate Collection’ (No.51 to No.39) and Soulfly and Andrew Hagger establish it, with debuts for their albums ‘Archangel’ and ‘Vivid’ at Nos.41 and 43 respectively.
There’s a debut at No.47 for Stories’ ‘The Youth To Become’, another at No.51 for the soundtrack to ‘True Detective’ and another for Stray From The Path’s newbie ‘Subliminal Criminals’ at No.53.
The Jungle Giants’ ‘Speakerzoid’, however, fails to fire in its second week of ARIA chart action, plummeting 27 places from last week’s No.25 debut.
The Basics command the No.60 position on debut with their latest album ‘The Age Of Entitlement’, but Buried In Verona’s stay in the top 50 with their new album ‘Vultures Above, Lions Below’ was brief; after debuting at No.17 last week, it’s down to No.65 this week. Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ is also down, 24 spots to No.66.
United Pursuit’s ‘Simple Gospel (Live)’ is new at No.67, Galantis’ ‘Pharmacy’ is down 23 to No.68, The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Born In The Echoes’ is also lower, down 28 to No.71. But The Wombats are lower still, with ‘Glitterbug’ losing 42 spots to No.76.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes debut in the No.81 spot with ‘Blossom’, Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’ is down 38 (No.50 to No.88), A$AP Rocky’s ‘A.L.L.A’ is down 36 (No.53 to No.89) and Tori Kelly’s ‘Unbreakable Smile’ tumbles 35 (No.62 to No.97).
Mac DeMarco’s ‘Another One’ (No.24) and Tommy Emmanuel’s ‘It’s Never Too Late’ (No.31) are gone from the top 100 after last week’s debuts (in the positions in brackets).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.