Paul Walker tribute track and Lee Kernaghan hold top spots

Paul Walker tribute track and Lee Kernaghan hold top spots

•  Singles

The tribute to Fast And Furious star Paul Walker, “See You Again”, has spent a second week at the top of the ARIA singles chart. The song from Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth also tops the charts in the UK and the US and last week became the most-streamed song ever in a single day and a single week. Giving the song a bit more of a boost was Vin Diesel singing some at last week’s MTV Movie Awards.

Three new artists climbed into the top 10 from lower down the chart:
#12 to #4 Galantis with “Runaway” after six weeks
#20 to #7 Jamie Lawson with “Wasn’t Expecting That” after two weeks
#27 to #9 Years & Years with “King” after five weeks

No new tune debuted in the top 50 with the only new entry from the soundtrack to Fast And Furious 7Dillon Francis & DJ Snake with “Get Low” jumping from #52 to #44 after seven weeks.
Just missing a top 50 debut was Mumford & Sons with “The Wolf” which was the highest new entry in the top 100.
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•  Albums

Grabbing consecutive weeks on the album chart doesn’t happen as much as it seems to on the singles chart. Artists who landed more than one week at the top last year included Beyonce, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Chet Faker, INXS, Hilltop Hoods and Taylor Swift.

So far in 2015 there has been a number of artists locked in top spot with Taylor Swift owning the #1 album spot for five of the first six weeks of the year. The soundtrack for 50 Shades of Grey then took top spot over four consecutive weeks. Equalling that performance this week is Lee Kernaghan with “Spirit Of The Anzacs” as it holds #1 again.

The highest of eight new entries on the chart is the English trio from Liverpool, The Wombats, with “Glitterbug”.

The only other change in the top 10 was James Bray re-entering the top 10 with “Chaos And The Calm” up from #12 to #10 after previously peaking at #3.

Other top 50 debuts were:
#12 Bette Midler with “It’s The Girls”
#13 Tyler, The Creator with “Cherry Bomb”
#18 Shawn Mendes with “Handwritten”
#19 Beccy Cole with “Sweet Rebecca”
#38 Smokie with “Gold: Smokie Greatest Hits”
#44 Judith Durham with “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”
#46 Dwight  with “Second Hand Heart”

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