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ARIA Charts this week

Written by Dave Bruce

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New number ones on this week’s ARIA Charts …

Meghan Trainor leaps to No. 1 on singles chart as Angus & Julia Stone debut at peak of albums chart


Top 5:

1. Meghan Trainor ‘All About That Bass’

2. Paloma Faith ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’

3. G.R.L. ‘Ugly Heart’

4. Jessie J Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande ‘Bang Bang’

5. George Ezra ‘Budapest’


Singles Chartifacts:


#1: Meghan Trainor ‘All About That Bass’ – In its third week in the top 50, ‘All About That Bass’ by 20 year old American Meghan Trainor has hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Up two spots from #3 last week.


#4: Jessie J Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande ‘Bang Bang’ – A jump of 18 spots for ‘Bang Bang’ in its second week on the chart gives Jessie J her fifth top ten single on the ARIA Charts. It’s the first single to come from the British pop star’s forthcoming third album. Jessie J first hit the top ten with ‘Price Tag’ (#2 Mar. ’11). She’s also charted with ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ (#9 Jun.’11), ‘Domino’ (#5 Sept. ’11) and ‘Wild’ (#6 Jul. ’13).


#11: Klingande ‘Jubel’ (debut) – French deep house duo Klingande rocket up 30 spots in their second week in the top 50 with ‘Jubel’. The track hit #1 in a number of European countries and the top five in their homeland and the UK.


#14: 5 Seconds Of Summer ‘Amnesia’ – After two straight weeks at #19, ‘Amnesia’ jumps five spots to #14. It previously peaked at #7 back in June before dropping to #36 the following week. It’s been making a slow climb back up the chart ever since.


#16: AJR ‘I’m Ready’ (debut) – The debut ARIA Charts appearance for American trio AJR. The New York-based band is made up of brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met. ‘I’m Ready’ features a sample of SpongeBob SquarePants repeatedly singing his catchphrase, “I’m ready.”



Top 5:

1. Angus & Julia Stone ‘Angus & Julia Stone’ (debut)

2. One Day ‘Mainline’ (debut)

3. Sticky Fingers ‘Land Of Pleasure’ (debut)

4. Ed Sheeran ‘x’

5. Soundtrack ‘Frozen’

Albums Chartifacts:

#1: Angus & Julia Stone ‘Angus & Julia Stone’ (debut) – The third studio album from brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone is their second to top the ARIA Charts. The follow-up to ‘Down The Way’ (#1 Mar ’10) is the duo’s first album in four years and was produced by Rick Rubin (Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Johnny Cash). In between albums together both Stones charted with solo releases: Julia with ‘By The Horns’ (#11 Jun. ’12) and Angus with ‘Broken Brights’ (#2 Jul. ’12).


#2: One Day ‘Mainline’ (debut) – Sydney hip hop collective’s debut album. Founded in 2006, One Day comprises members of Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, Joyride and Jackie Onassis. The crew met at high school and run a monthly party called One Day Sundays. They’ll be touring nationally in September.


#3: Sticky Fingers ‘Land Of Pleasure’ (debut) – The second album from Sydney quintet Sticky Fingers. It comes just over a year on from their debut album ‘Caress Your Soul’ (#39 Mar. ’13). They’re hitting the road in September and October in support of the album.


#7: Soundtrack ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1’ (debut) – Soundtrack to the new Marvel superhero film. It features tracks by 10CC, The Jackson 5, David Bowie and The Runaways, amongst others.


#11: Anja Nissen ‘Anja Nissen’ (debut) – The debut album from the winner of the 2014 season of The Voice. It contains covers of tracks by artists including Beyonce, Jason Mraz, Tom Petty and Jessie J.


Streaming Tracks

Top 5:

1. Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’

2. Nico & Vinz ‘Am I Wrong?’

3. Ariana Grande feat. Zedd ‘Break Free’

4. Meghan Trainor ‘All About That Bass’ (debut)

5. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX ‘Fancy’

For all the ARIA Charts go HERE at 7pm Saturday


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The national ARIA Chart is Australia’s pre-eminent music chart representing a broad cross section of retail outlets. More than 1200 music retailers, including department stores, chain stores, independent retailers, streaming outlets, and digital providers contribute their data to ARIA to ensure that comprehensive charts are compiled across various genres and categories during any given week.

Dave Bruce

August 10th, 2014

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