Sheppard's "Geronimo" Is The #1 Song On The ARIA Singles Chart!

7 months ago

We have a new No.1 single in Australia, Brisbane act Sheppard with their second release “Geronimo”, which lives up to its namesake, and leaps up seventeen places to land at the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week.

The last time a song jumped to the top of the charts from outside of the Top 10 (without debuting at #1) was back in October 2011 when Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know it All” went from 12 to 1 (helped by her promo tour at the time). Last week “Geronimo” matched the No.18 peak that the bands first entry “Let Me Down Easy” (from their self-titled EP) achieved, but this week they score not only their first No.1 single, but the groups’ first Top 10 entry.

So after twelve broken weeks at No.1, “Happy” for Pharrell Williams is back down to No.2 for a fourth time, although it has always bounced back, but maybe not again for next week. Also pushed down a place are Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne to No.3 with “Rather Be”, which is now certified 2xPlatinum in sales. Leaping up six places to a new peak of No.4 is Sia with “Chandelier”, and it now becomes her second highest charting single behind her No.1 appearance with Flo Rida on “Wild Ones” back in 2011.

Two more tracks climbing to new peaks within the Top 10 are Peking Duk with “High” and Calvin Harris with “Summer”, both up two places each to No.5 and No.6 respectively, both of them also scoring Gold in sales too. The last Aussie act to hit No.1 (two weeks ago), 5 Seconds of Summer drop three places to No.7 with “She Looks so Perfect”, the four-track EP debuting at No.2 on the US Albums chart this week (the single entered at #60), whilst other dropping tracks come via Gabrielle Aplin with “The Power of Love” (5 to 8), David Guetta and Skylar Grey with “Shot Me Down” (6 to 9) and tumbling seven places to No.10 are The Chainsmokers with “#SELFIE”.

Zendaya jumps up six spots to a new peak of No.11 with “Replay”, and after seven weeks within the Top 10, peaking at No.3, Sara Bareilles drops three places this week to No.12, whilst Jessica Mauboy is back up a couple of places to No.17 with “Never Be the Same” (now Gold), and up a spot to a new peak of No.22 is Route 94 with “My Love”. The next big drop comes from former No.1 “Say Something” for A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, falling nine places to No.24 this week, but it picks up a 3x Platinum certification. Justin Timberlake jumps up fourteen places to No.25 with his new track “Not a Bad Thing”, with Iggy Azalea going back up to No.26 with “Fancy”. “Free” for Rudimental and Emeli Sande is down five places to No.27. “All of Me” for John Legend drops six places to No.32, as too down six to No.35 is Jason DeRulo with “Stupid Love”. Chet Faker’s new album “Built on Glass” is out this coming week, and the current single from the set “Talk is Cheap” (HP-34) is back into the Top 40 at No.38.

Rita Ora lands the highest new entry of the week at No.19 with her fifth chart entry (four solo, one as featured vocalist) “I Will Never Let You Down”, with her last entry being the February 2013 track “Radioactive” (HP-23). A few places lower at No.21 is local rapper 360 featuring Pez with “Live it Up”, the second release from his June due album “Utopia”, the first being the Daniel Johns featured track “Impossible” (HP-25, Feb 2014). And by debuting so high, this track instantly becomes his second highest charting single, behind the No.3 single “Boys Like You” (peaked February 2012) and this is his fifth Top 40 placing, and new at No.40 are Glass Animals with “Gooey”.

Writtern by Gavin Ryan

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