The Music Network Chart Wrap: May 14


1. Que Sera by Justice Crew (hear it below)

2. Problem by Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea

3. Stay with me by Sam Smith

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Sea of flags by Jessica Mauboy


HOT 100

Sheppard hold onto the top spot for another week, but there are a number of singles charging up the charts. Ed Sheeran’s Sing jumps to #2 from #6, following his recent trip to Australia and the track’s ARIA #1 debut. It’s looking likely that Sheeran will topple Sheppard next week, but a charge from Ariana Grande’s Problem, which leaped a stunning 55 places from #67 to hit #14 in only its second week at radio, could see it become a challenger for the crown.

After appearing a challenge to #1 last week, Justin Timberlake’s Not A Bad Thing has fallen from #3 to #7, while She Looks So Perfect from 5 Seconds Of Summer has climbed again, jumping from #7 to #4, just one spot away from its previous peak.

At #21 and #22 respectively, Zhu’s Faded and Justice Crew’s Que Sera made impressive leaps, moving from #47 and #66. A little lower Iggy Azalea’s Fancy jumped from #46 to #27, a new high position for this track which was no doubt bolstered by both her guest verse on Problem, and her debut album entering the ARIA chart at #2.

The other big movers comes from Milky Chance, whose Stolen Dance jumped from #83 to #31, and DJ Snake’s Turn Down For What (#94 to #42).



1. Geronimo by Sheppard

2. Sing by Ed Sheeran

3. Summer by Calvin Harris

4. She looks so perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer

5. Chandelier by Sia

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Justice Crew’s Que Sera debuts in pole position this week, the second week in a row where a track has entered the chart in the top spot. The song’s sync with My Kitchen Rules promos last week helped propel it to the top spot, selling Gold in the process. This is Justice Crew’s second #1 single, following Boom Boom in August 2012. As an example of how the landscape has changed since less than two years ago, back then Boom Boom was the first single from an Aussie band to hit #1 since Straight Lines by Silverchair back in March 2006; this year, we’ve already seen three Aussie bands reach the top spot.

Que Sera blocked Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s Problem from hitting the top spot in its second week in the chart (and full first week of sales, after debuting at #4 last week with half a week’s worth), with Ed Sheeran’s Sing dropping from #1 to #3. Geronimo by Sheppard is still hanging around the top reaches, sitting at #4 in its seventh week on the chart. Two other Aussies sit in the Top 10: Sia, whose Gold-selling Chandelier drops from #6 to #9 in its eighth week, and Iggy Azalea’s Fancy, which jumps two places to sit at a new high place at #6. UK singer songwriter Sam Smith’s Stay With Me moves from #22 – where it debuted last week – to #8, while Faded by Zhu climbs eleven places to sit at #10.

Just outside the Top 10, Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars debuts at #11, and Stolen Dance by Milky Chance moves from #35 to #13. Let It Go by Idina Menzel benefits from a commercial radio service, climbing from #27 to #16, and Turn Down For What by DJ Snake and Lil Jon moves up to #21 after a surprisingly low #43 debut last week.

The third highest debut lands at #31, with Michael Jackson’s ‘new’ single Love Never Felt So Good, while lower in the chart Ricki Lee’s All We Need Is Love enters at #39, with Mr. Probz’ Waves debuting at #42.


Three debuts landed in the Top 5 this week, including two Australian independent albums: Blue Mountains hip hop group Thundamentals’ So We Can Remember at #3 and Byron Bay metalcore band In Hearts Wake, whose Earthwalker debuts at #5. Between them, Lily Allen’s Sheezus enters at #4.

Mother’s Day, and Michael Buble’s presence in this country combined to see his album To Be Loved move from #5 to #2, while Mother’s Day can also be held responsible for jumps by Sol3 Mio (#20 to #6), Andre Rieu’s Magic Of The Musicals (#29 to #17), and Engelbert Calling (#40 to #22), as well as re-entries by Robbie Williams’ Swings Both Ways (#30) and Hugh Laurie’s Didn’t It Rain (#31). If this isn’t proof of an ageing population, I’m not sure what is.

As with Buble, being in Australia did wonders for the Arctic Monkeys’ sales last week, with AM moving from #25 to #13. After a #2 debut last week, Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea saw The New Classic fall to #14.

Highest debut outside the Top 5 this week belongs to The Angels, with their 40 Years Of Rock: Volume 1 collection entering at #21 (live companion Vol 2 entered at #38). Scrappy punk/garage band DZ Deathrays’ second album Black Rat debuts at #23, while other new entries include David Hobson and Rachael Beck’s My Baby Just Cares For Me (#39), Childhood Home by Ben and Ellen Harper (#40), and Supernova by Ray LaMontagne (#49).


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