**Most record companies don't come back until Monday the 5th of January, so expect more releases updated next week.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars retain their No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles chart for a fourth consecutive week with “Uptown Funk”, the track is now 2x▲Platinum in sales too, and this week in 2010 (3-Jan) Bruno Mars was spending his third and final week at the top with “Grenade”, which now makes “Uptown Funk” his longest No.1 single in Australia thus far.
Another week at the top for Bruno also moves him up the ladder of ‘Most Weeks at No.1: 2010 Singles’, at now equal ninth alongside Guy Sebastian who have both notched up eight accumulated weeks at No.1 this decade, Bruno from three and Guy from two No.1’s. And if Bruno lasts another week, he will tie with Eminem’s nine for this decade so far.
Hozier matches his USA No.2 peak of the moment by climbing a place to a new peak in Australia at No.2 with his song “Take Me to Church”, whilst also back up one place to No.3 is Taylor Swift’s former chart-topper here (and current US #1 Single) “Blank Space”, with “I’m an Albatraoz” for AronChupa dropping two places to No.4 after the past two weeks at No.2, but good news for Aron is that the track has gone ▲Platinum here in Australia.
The top six tracks this week contains four No.1 singles, and holding at No.5 is Ed Sheeran and his former chart-topper “Thinking Out Loud”, whilst back up one place to No.6 is Taylor Swift with “Shake it off” spending its twentieth week within the Top 10, the last track to stay this long was “Happy” for Pharrell Williams, which debuted in the ten in mid-December 2013 and left in the first week of May 2014.
Swapping places with Taylor and dropping down one place to No.7 are The Hilltop Hoods with “Cosby Sweater”, with Meghan Trainor and “Lips are Movin’” holding at No.8 this week. Returning to the Top 10, up two places to No.9 are Timmy Trumpet and Savage with “Freaks”, now spending its 15th week within, but making its first appearance this week at No.10, up three places to a new peak, is Charli XCX with “Break the Rules”, which becomes her fourth (of four entries) Top 10 single. She first made it to the top ten as the guest vocals on the No.3 track “I Love it” for Icona Pop, then made it to No.5 on the Iggy Azalea song “Fancy”, whilst her first solo Top 10 was from ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Soundtrack and the No.9 single “Boom Clap”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: The week between Christmas and New Years sees a lot of downloading occurring due to new devices given as presents and digital providers gift vouchers being used, so there are two reasons that such on-line retailers provide best of the year lists for people to get those songs they might have missed out on, or even need to put into their new devices. Which is why we see older hits rising this week such as “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith (20 to 14), “Chandelier” for Sia (27 to 20), “Bang Bang” for Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (37 to 28), “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (35 to 30), “Geronimo” by Sheppard (41 to 34), “Ugly Heart” for G.R.L. (44 to 38), “Sing” by Ed Sheeran (45 to 41), “Fancy” for Iggy Azalea (49 to 45), “High” for Peking Duk (59 to 46), “This is How We Do” by Katy Perry (60 to 48) and Ariana Grande again with “Break Free” (58 to 49). Returning to the Top 20 and landing a new peak of No.19 is Ariana’s latest single “Love Me Harder”, whilst both of The Veronicas singles are back up and score new certifications too, with “If You Love Someone” (28 to 27, and newly Gold ●) and “You Ruin Me” (36 to 32, now 3x▲Platinum), with the final new peaking track within the Top 50 being James Bay with “Hold Back the River”, up three to No.43.
DOWN DOWN: The two dropouts from the Top 10 both spent three weeks apiece each within the ten, firstly dropping down a place to No.11 are Peking Duk with “Take Me Over” (HP-6) and down three to No.12 is Nicki Minaj with “Bed of Lies” (HP-7). Jeremih is down seven to No.26 with “Don’t Tell ‘em” and also down seven is Clean Bandit with “Real Love” to No.31. After jumping up to No.32 last week The Avener drop back ten to No.42 with “Fade Out Lines”, whilst Sam Smith drops fourteen spots to No.44 with “Like I Can” and dropping twenty to No.62 are Parra for Cuva with their cover of “Wicked Games”, whilst two Christmas themed tracks leave the entire hundred from last weeks Top 50, “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey from No.14 and Band Aid 30 with “Do They Know it’s Christmas” from No.33.
The only new entry to the entire Top 100 this week comes in at No.22, and is by Jamaican artist Omar Samuel Pasley who goes simply by the name of Omi, and his debut single is entitled “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”. The original version came out in 2012, but last year German DJ and producer Felix Jaehn remixed the track and it is currently the No.1 single in Denmark (third week) and Sweden (seventh week) plus it just debuted on the Norwegian and Irish charts this past week.
Lower 50: Further ‘Best of 2014’ tracks to climb in the lower fifty include “Que Sera” for Justice Crew (59 to 52), “Am I Wrong” for Nico & Vinz (63 to 58), “Problem” for Ariana Grande (68 to 59), “Ghost” by Ella Henderson (71 to 60), “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX (77 to 66), 5SOS with “She Looks So Perfect” (87 to 69), “Anaconda” for Nicki Minaj (91 to 74), “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit (92 to 77), “Faded” for ZHU (94 to 83), and “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake (96 to 85), plus a heap of returning tracks this week including “Amnesia” (#86) and “Good Girls for 5SOS (#96), “Rise & Fall” by Justice Crew (#91), “Beg for it” for Iggy Azalea (#95), “I’m Ready” by AJR (#97), “Nobody to Love” for Sigma (#98) and finally “I Bet My Life” for Imagine Dragons (#99).
There are also two new certifications in the lower fifty, Jessica Mauboy with “Can I Get a Witness” at No.54 and newly ▲Platinum in sales, whilst dropping to the bottom of the chart at #100 is Olly Murs with “Wrapped Up”, which picks up its first certification of Gold (●). The two further charting Christmas tunes from last week also leave this week, with Wham and “Last Christmas” out from No.61 and Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me” from No.80, plus the three Joe Cocker returned tracks from last weeks chart also leave, plus the final new entry for 2014 leaves from #100, Big Sean and E-40 with “I Don’t F**k with You”.
Returning for a fourth run at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week is Taylor Swift with “1989”, which notches up its fifth overall week at the top, helped by her current two Top 10 singles “Blank Space” (#3) and “Shake it off” (#6).
Taylor Swift now accumulates nine weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart from her three chart-topping albums “Speak Now” (1 week, Nov 2010), “Red” (3 weeks, Oct 2012) and now “1989” (5 weeks from Nov 2014), which puts her equal 67th on the list of ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1965 to 2015’ alongside other nine-week-accum-acts Pearl Jam, Avril Lavigne, Powderfinger, One Direction, Olivia Newton-John, Lionel Richie and Norah Jones. For this decade, Taylor is now equal fourth for ‘Most Weeks at No.1: Accumulated’ alongside One Direction who have also notched up nine weeks from their four No.1 albums.
Taylor swaps places with last weeks No.1, Ed Sheeran and his second set “x” which is back down to No.2, whilst jumping up three places to No.3 is Sam Smith with his former No.2 set “In the Lonely Hour”, whilst also climbing back up is the ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack to No.4 (it debuted on the charts this week last year) and The Hilltop Hoods with “Walking Under Stars” up five to No.5.
AC/DC drop two places to No.6 with “Rock or Bust”, whilst One Direction climb back up one spot to No.7 with “FOUR”, after which there are three albums all returning to the Top 10 after a long absence. With the DVD and BR of the film released only a couple of weeks ago, the “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1” (HP-2) soundtrack jumps up fourteen spots to No.8 after being away for the past fifteen weeks, now logging its seventh week within the Top 10 (last appeared late Sept 2014). After 31 weeks outside of the ten, INXS’ “The Very Best” jumps back up eleven places to No.9 to log a 21st week within the ten (last appeared June 2014) and back up eleven also is another local act with a former No.1 (two weeks) album, Chet Faker with “Built on Glass”, which has been out of the ten since July 2014 (24 weeks ago) and now is back for its ninth week inside the Top 10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: The self-titled third album for The Veronicas is back up to No.11 and Calvin Harris’ latest “Motion” (HP-3) leaps back up twenty-one places to No.14, and with the new No.2 single in the country, the self-titled album for Hozier is up to a new peak of No.18 jumping sixteen spots this week. Another self-titled set in the form of 5 Seconds of Summer debut album is up thirteen spots to No.19, with their “LiveSOS” up three to No.16 and up eight to No.20 is the first of two new certified albums this week, “Wanted on Voyage” for George Ezra which is Gold (●) in sales, and we also see Nicki Minaj jump back up seven to No.22 with her new album “The Pinkprint”. Ariana Grande is up twelve to No.24 with her second album “My Everything” and Vance Joy see their debut set “Dream Your Life Away” also jumps twelve to No.27, whilst David Guetta is up eleven to No.29 with “Listen”. The repackaged “Ghost Stories” for Coldplay jumps again this week, up sixteen places to No.31 and the current self-titled album for Angus & Julia Stone is back up nine to No.34, with The Foo Fighters “Greatest Hits” leaping thirty-two places to No.35. Further collections returning to the Top 50 this week come from Fleetwood Mac and their “Greatest Hits” set re-entering the hundred at No.38, Pink with “Greatest Hits… So Far” (65 to 39), Guns N’ Roses’ “Greatest Hits” (60 to 41), “Curtain Call: The Hits” for Eminem (71 to 45) and re-entering the Top 100 at No.50 is “Abba Gold & More”. Also back into the fifty are “This is All Yours” for Alt-J (58 to 44), “Red” by Taylor Swift (70 to 46) and “5: The Gray Chapter” for Slipknot (61 to 48).
DOWN DOWN: After nine straight weeks in the Top 10, Human Nature drops seven places to No.12 this week with “Jukebox” (HP-2x2) and another album leaving the ten for the first time is “Sonic Highways” for The Foo Fighters (HP-1x1) down six to No.15 after seven weeks within the ten, whilst the final Top 10 dropout is Michael Buble with “Christmas”, which drop from 3 to No.36 which is the only festive season album left in the Top 100 this week, and follows the big drop it achieved in previous years (2011: 1 to 29; 2012: 1 to 28 and 2013: 1 to 36) now notching up 24 weeks in total within the Top 10, with five of those occurring in the recent run. Pink Floyd drops five to No.21 with “The Endless River”, and last weeks jump to No.12 for “Like a Version Volume 10” is down eleven this week to No.23. Jimmy Barnes is down seven to No.25 with “30:30 Hindsight” and Barbra Streisand descends fifteen places to No.26 with “Partners” with The Eagles’ “Selected Works 1972-1999” dropping sixteen to No.30. The self-titled album for Dean Ray is down six to No.32 and newly certified Gold (●), with his X-Factor rival/winner Marlisa down nine to No.47 this week and the Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga album “Cheek to Cheek” down sixteen places to No.49 this week. Dropping down into the lower fifty this week are albums by Garth Brooks (37 to 56), Jessica Mauboy (45 to 62), Neil Diamond (31 to 64), “The Art of McCartney” compilation (44 to 69) and Paul Kelly (41 to 100), whilst leaving the Top 100 from last week Top 50 are Christmas albums for Human Nature (#23), Mariah Carey (#24), Pentatonix (#27), Lee Kernaghan (#48) and the Susan Boyle album “Hope” (#50).
Lower 50: The repackaged and remixed album for Iggy Azalea “Reclassified” leaps back up thirty-two places to No.51, whilst last weeks highest new entry “Sucker” for Charli XCX is up three places to a new peak of No.53. Bon Jovi’s “Greatest Hits” is back up twenty-six spots to No.59, with the self-titled album for Royal Blood back up twenty-four places to No.65, “The Very Very Best of” for Crowded House is up twenty-three to No.67 and the only surviving debut from last weeks four entries for Joe Cocker is “The Best of”, which jumps up eighteen places to a new peak of No.70.
There is one new entry to the albums chart this week, and like this week last year when the ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack debuted in the first week of the year, we also have a kid-themed film with a well known soundtrack, the 2014 remake of the 1977 classic “Annie”, with this being the first time that the musical has charted in Australia, neither the film or stage productions have managed to enter the local charts before, and this new soundtrack has a couple of songs that have been re-worked by local artist Sia.
There are a heap of returning albums this week apart from the single debut, firstly the collections come from Michael Jackson (#54 #1’s and #86 Essential), Bruce Springsteen (#57), Cold Chisel (#58), Bob Marley & the Wailers (#60), Phil Collins (#71), Elvis Presley (#73), Blink 182 (#75), Neil Diamond (#78), The Angels (#89), Elton John (#90), Nickelback (#91) and albums from Pharrell Williams (#63), Imagine Dragons (#66), The Amity Affliction (#77), Beyonce (#79), Maroon 5 (#82), Lorde (#87), Daft Punk (#88), Lana Del Rey (#94), D’Angelo (#98) and the recently DVD and BR released films’ soundtrack to “Begin Again” (#93).
NEW CERTIFICATIONS: Singles; UPTOWN FUNK Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars ▲ 2 I'M AN ALBATRAOZ AronChupa ▲ IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE The Veronicas ● YOU RUIN ME The Veronicas ▲ 3 CAN I GET A MOMENT? Jessica Mauboy ▲ WRAPPED UP Olly Murs Feat. Travie McCoy ●
Albums; WANTED ON VOYAGE George Ezra ● DEAN RAY Dean Ray ●
Written, Researched and Compiled by Gavin Ryan.
Visit ARIA’s website for full chart information: http://www.ariacharts.com.au/ (updated after 6pm on Saturday) Produced with the co-operation of ARIA Last edited:
To note: This week again, I won't be broadcasting the chart (it's still stuck in EOY celebrations and not much in the way of new hits). But I will be posting the chart as usual, and in that meantime, anton will be broadcasting his Mid-Decade chart! Which is detailed here http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=43857 Last edited:
Lucky Wrapped Up to get that suspicious streaming boost in the past few weeks! And how nice to see D'Angelo back! I hope he can somehow rebound some more next week when we get a full Christmas chart clean out.
Some freshness this week fortunately, will be great to have Linger and Pray To God chart after weeks of missing out
1. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2. Take Me To Church - Hozier 3. I'm An Albatraoz - AronChupa 4. Blank Space - Taylor Swift 5. Cheerleader - Omi 6. Take Me Over - Peking Duk featuring SAFIA 7. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 8. Lips Are Movin - Meghan Trainor 9. Only One - Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney 10. Cosby Sweater - Hilltop Hoods 11. Break The Rules - Charli XCX 12. Piss Off - Taylor Swift 13. Bed Of Lies - Nicki Minaj featuring Skylar Grey 14. Hold Back The River - James Bay 15. Outside - Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding 16. Sugar Man - Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP 17. Freaks - Timmy Trumpet 18. Blame It On Me - George Ezra 19. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande & The Weeknd 20. Dangerous - David Guetta featuring Sam Martin 21. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor 22. Don't Tell 'Em - Jeremih featuring YG 23. Stay With Me - Sam Smith 24. Fade Out Lines - The Avener 25. Real Love - Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne 26. Chandelier - Sia 27. Steal My Girl - One Direction 28. Superheroes - The Script 29. In Your Arms - Nico & Vinz 30. Budapest - George Ezra 31. Linger - Guy Sebastian featuring Lupe Fiasco 32. Ah Yeah So What - Will Sparks featuring Wiley & Elen Levon 33. If You Love Someone - The Veronicas 34. Geronimo - Sheppard 35. Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 36. Jealous - Labrinth 37. Like I Can - Sam Smith 38. Happy - Pharrell Williams 39. Ugly Heart - G.R.L. 40. Night Changes - One Direction 41. Heroes (We Could Be) - Alesso featuring Tove Lo 42. I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith 43. You Ruin Me - The Veronicas 44. Cool Kids - Echosmith 45. Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde 46. Stolen Dance - Milky Chance 47. Shower - Becky G 48. Pray To God - Calvin Harris featuring Haim 49. I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean featuring E-40 50. Stand By You - Marlisa 51. Don't - Ed Sheeran 52. High - Peking Duk 53. Wicked Games - Parra For Cuva featuring Anna Naklab 54. Sing - Ed Sheeran 55. Break Free - Ariana Grande featuring Zedd 56. Prayer In C - Lilly Wood & The Prick 57. Jubel - Klingande 58. Talk Is Cheap - Chet Faker 59. This Is How We Do - Katy Perry 60. Blame - Calvin Harris featuring John Newman 61. Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX 62. Style - Taylor Swift 63. Stay High - Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage 64. A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay 65. Can I Get A Moment? - Jessica Mauboy 66. Maybe - Carmada 67. Let It Go - Idina Menzel 68. Que Sera - Justice Crew 69. Ghost - Ella Henderson 70. Ayo - Chris Brown & Tyga 71. All Of Me - John Legend 72. One - Ed Sheeran 73. Black Widow - Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora 74. The Nights - Avicii 75. Only Love Can Hurt Like This - Paloma Faith 76. The Hanging Tree - James Newton Howard 77. Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea 78. Sunlight - The Magician featuring Years & Years 79. Boom Clap - Charli XCX 80. Come With Me Now - KONGOS 81. The Days - Avicii 82. Magic - Coldplay 83. Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz 84. I Bet My Life - Imagine Dragons 85. Rather Be - Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne 86. Live Louder - Nathaniel 87. Faded - Zhu 88. Immortals - Fall Out Boy 89. Roar - Katy Perry 90. Earned It - The Weeknd 91. 7/11 - Beyoncé 92. Waves - Mr. Probz 93. Counting Stars - OneRepublic 94. Riptide - Vance Joy 95. Bullit (So Real) - Watermät 96. Mess Is Mine - Vance Joy 97. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj 98. Something About You - Hayden James 99. The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez 100. Turn Down For What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
101. Up - Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato 102. Summer - Calvin Harris --. Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 103. When The Beat Drops Out - Marlon Roudette 104. Irresistible - Fall Out Boy 105. New Thang - Redfoo 106. Animals - Maroon 5 107. Beg For It - Iggy Azalea featuring Mø 108. I See Fire - Ed Sheeran 109. Mama Ain't Proud - Guy Sebastian featuring 2 Chainz 110. Centuries - Fall Out Boy Last edited:
Singles 1. Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk 2. Hozier - Take Me To Church 3. AronChupa - I'm An Albatraoz 4. Taylor Swift - Blank Space 5. Omi - Cheerleader 6. Peking Duk - Take Me Over 7. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud 8. Kanye West - Only One 9. Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin 10. Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater 11. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off 12. Nicki Minaj - Bed Of Lies 13. Charli XCX - Break The Rules 14. James Bay - Hold Back The River 15. George Ezra - Blame It On Me 16. Yolanda Be Cool - Sugar Man 17. Timmy Trumpets - Freaks 18. Calvin Harris - Outside 19. The Avener - Fade Out Lines 20. Ariana Grande - Love Me Harder
Albums 1. Taylor Swift - 1989 2. Ed Sheeran - X 3. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour 4. Hilltop Hoods - Walking Under Stars 5. Soundtrack - Frozen 6. George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage 7. One Direction - FOUR 8. AC/DC - Rock Or Bust 9. INXS - The Very Best INXS 10. Calvin Harris - Motion
1. Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk 2. Hozier - Take Me To Church 3. AronChupa - I'm An Albatraoz 4. Omi - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) 5. Taylor Swift - Blank Space 6. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud 7. Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin 8. Peking Duk - Take Me Over 9. Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater 10. Charli XCX - Break The Rules 11. Nicki Minaj - Bed Of Lies 12. Kanye West - Only One 13. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off 14. James Bay - Hold Back The River 15. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - Sugar Man 16. George Ezra - Blame It On Me 17. Calvin Harris - Outside 18. The Avener - Fade Out Lines 19. Ariana Grande & The Weeknd - Love Me Harder 20. Sam Smith - Stay With Me
1. Taylor Swift - 1989 2. Ed Sheeran - x 3. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour 4. Soundtrack - Frozen 5. Hilltop Hoods - Walking Under Stars 6. Soundtrack - Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy - AWESOME!!! Mix Vol. 1 7. AC/DC - Rock Or Bust 8. INXS - The Very Best 9. Chet Faker - Built On Glass 10. One Direction - Four
I'm not sure if it has happened in previous weeks, but the ARIA Facebook page just posted the number one album and single for the upcoming chart. There is also a link to the standard ARIA page, but the charts aren't updated. Does anyone know if the chart release date has changed?