Yet another week at the top, number five, for the Paul Walker tribute “See You Again”. Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth are now being credited with bringing back the rap ballad, with perhaps the biggest song in the genre since Puff Daddy‘s “I’ll Be Missing You” way back in 1997.
The only new entry in the top 10 is Grace with “You Don’t Own Me” featuring G–Eazy. The Australian teenager received plenty of airtime during the Logie Awards last week with the song, which climbed from #14 to #2 this week, featuring heavily in the Love Child promos which peppered the awards show.
Just missing a top 10 berth was James Bray with “Let It Go” climbing from #20 to #11 and its chart peak to-date on its eighth week on the chart.
Just one new entry in the chart and it belongs to a pop music veteran – Britney Spears. Her “Pretty Girls” featuring Iggy Azalea was new at #40. It is Britney’s first chart action since “Work Bitch” nearly 18 months ago.
Failing to crack the top 50 only just is Reece Mastin with his new “Rebel and the Reason” debuting on the ARIA Singles Chart at #51.
ARIA has noted a chart record this week for “Riptide” by Melbourne singer-songwriter Vance Joy. Spending its 107th consecutive week in the top 100 the single sets a new record for the most weeks in the Top 100 of the ARIA Singles Chart.
“Riptide” overtakes Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”, which spent 106 non-consecutive weeks in the top 100.
Four of the seven new albums to debut inside the top 50 made the top 10 this week.
The new #1 is Mumford & Sons with “Wilder Mind”. This is the band’s third album with this and their first both making it to #1 as their second album just missed that mark and peaking at #2.
Another artist’s third album sits at #2 in its first week – Byron Bay metalcore band In Hearts Wake if you don’t mind. The band’s Aussie fans have warmed to the material on this album that was apparently recorded at the same time they knocked over their tunes on their second album.
The other top 10 newbies are:
#6 “Jekyll + Hyde” from the American country rock outfit Zac Brown Band
#10 “Beat The Drum” Triple J January live concert album
The remainder of the top 50 debuts are:
#22 “Choose Your Weapon” from Melbourne neo-soul group Hiatus Kaiyote
#41 “Boneshaker” from Central Coast singer and former ABC music host Catherine Britt, which was recorded in Seattle
#43 “California Nights” from Los Angeles-based guitar-pop band Best Coast