Chart Wrap: Australian country music receives high debuts
The Hot 100 sees Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s FourFiveSeconds remain at #1 for its fourth week in a row as has Taylor Swift’s Style which has remained at #2 for the same amount of time.Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Dohits at new peak at #3 up from #4, as does Iggy Azalea’s Trouble featuring Jennifer Hudson, which hits #6 from #9. LunchMoney Lewis’ Bills makes for the only new Top 10 entry landing at #9 from #11.
The chart sees a healthy dose of movement this week starting with Pitbull’s Time Of Our Lives featuring Ne-Yo break the Top 30 at #23 from #36. Kelly Clarkson’s Heartbeat Song hits #32 from #47 and Jess Glynne’s Hold My Hand makes #3 from #45. Hilltop Hoods see their latest single Live And Let Go make progress up the chart at #66 from #83 while Jason Derulo’s Want To Want Me takes out most moved this week leaping from #89 to #16, a total of 73 positions.
Debuts are scattered throughout the Top 50 and 60 this week with the first happening at #40 with Charlie Puth’s Marvin Gaye. The next few enter at #45 with Natalie La Rose’s Somebody, #51 with The Script’s Man On A Wire and #55 with Katy Tiz’s Whistle (While You Work It).
The ARIA Singles chart sees a new #1 this week with LunchMoney Lewis’ Bills making the leap from #5. This pushes Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do down to #2 following four weeks at the top of the chart. Another jump of five sees Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down take a new highpoint of #3 on the Singles chart and becomes his highest charting single in the process, beating Stay With Me which peaked at #5.Jarryd James’ Do You Remember makes its Top 10 debut at #8 from #17 as does Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s Lean On featuring MÖ, which comes in at #10 from #23. Three entries happen in the Top 30 this week with Daniel Johns’ Aerial Love re-entering at #21 followed by Jason Derulo’s Want To Want Me debuting at #27 and Mumford & Sons’ Believe at #29.
Four debuts take place in the Top 5 of the ARIA Albums chart this week with Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly at #1, Lee Kernaghan’s Spirit Of The Anzacs at #2, Troy Cassar-Daley’s Freedom Ride at #4 and British India’s Nothing Touches Me at #5. Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has performed impressively well given the fact the album was released a week ahead of schedule following a leak. It’s a great week for Australian country music with both debuts from Lee Kernaghan and Troy Cassar-Daley debuting in the Top 5. Kernaghan’s Spirit Of The Azacs marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing while Cassar-Daley’s Freedom Ridebecomes his highest ever ARIA debut and follows his last performance of the Freedom Ride tour following the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Ride.Freedom Ride saw 29 University Of Sydney students visit regional NSW to highlight the discrimination against Aboriginal people in regards to health, housing and education.
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