"Chandelier" is a song by Australian singer Sia from her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on 17 March 2014 as the lead single from the album. It is an electropop song, featuring electronica, R&B and reggae influences. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralisation and rationalisation of alcoholism through the typical thought process of a "party girl". The single received critical acclaim and reached the top 5 on record charts in 20 countries including France, Italy, Poland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, the single peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Sia's first single as a lead artist to appear on the Hot 100, and has sold over 2 million copies in the country. The song received 4 nominations at the 57th Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, with its video receiving a nomination for Best Music Video. "Chandelier" has gained plenty of airplay across Australia, which has plenty of adds across all the major networks on a slow week for new music. "Chandelier" moves up from #97 to #74, making a Jump of 23 places on The Hot 100, which makes "Chandelier", This Week's Power Hit..
Shuffle Sia’s "Chandelier" into a playlist of songs she’s written for pop stars bigger than herself, and at first you might think it was yet another surefire hit gifted away by the uncommonly prolific Australian singer. Is that Rihanna’s accent on the first verse? Is the call to have a drink Lea Michele’s attempt at a party rock anthem? But then, the chorus hits and Sia’s voice blasts off, the swelling strings propelling her past her contemporaries in the inspirational-pop stratosphere.
It’s a jaw-dropping vocal performance that’s enough to convince you she could have a stadium-touring career of her own, making her previously released solo material seem impossibly minor by comparison. The video, which features a dancer from Lifetime’s "Dance Moms" bouncing around a decrepit apartment, is filled with the same irrepressible spirit that colors this song—that if Sia is going to drink like everyone else and party until dawn like everyone else, you’re going to be sure it’s her when you hear this on the radio. It really is enough to make you want to swing from a chandelier.
Which is the reason "Chandelier" is still having around the Hot 100, five years after its intial release in 2014 and has now totalled up 50 weeks on the Hot 100 now.
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I Don't Care
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber I WMA/UMA
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber hang on to #1 on the the Hot 100 with "I Don't Care", for a fifth consecutive week, keeping the resurgent Pink and holding Katy Perry at bay. ‘I Don’t Care’ was most-played on Fox FM, Nova 96.9 and Nova 100 and holds the #1 spot in just two Australian metro markets (NSW, VIC).
Pink moves up two place to #2 with "Can We Pretend", which also features Cash Cash & is second single from "Hurts 2B Human" to make it into the Hot 100, top five, next up is Katy Perry with "Never Really Over" which remains steady at #3, "Perry’s celebrated return to the now decade-old sound that cemented her position as one of the most influential voices in pop music, has once again secured the singer Top 40 status on music charts in over 25 countries. Mabel enters the Top Five with "Don't Call Me Up" which moves up two places to #4, it also her debut release in Australia from debut studio album "High Expectations", which is to be released on 2 August 2019.
The Jonas Brothers remain steady with "Sucker" at #5 on the Hot 100 and Shawn Mendes drops up four places to #6 with "If I Can't Have You", which is Shawn's second single to reach #2 on radio in Australia, next we have Ed Sheeran with "Cross Me" which also features American rappers Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, which moves up one place to #7. next we have Lil Nas X with "Old Town Town" the remix which features Billy Ray Cyrus moves up two places to #8 and Lewis Capaldi remains at #9 with "Someone You Loved", which is his first ever hit on radio in Australia and finally Guy Sebastian breaks into the top ten with "Choir" which moves up three places to #10 and is a tribute to his late friend Luke Liang.
Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc makes a bounce back up the chart this week with "SOS", it rebounds up six places to #13.
The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds Of Summer also make a come back with " Who Do You Love", moving up four places to #16.
Meduza featuring the Goodboys move up four places to #20 with "Piece Of Your Heart".
Bazzi makes his move up the chart with "Paradise" moving up five places to #29.
Marhmello & Bastille move up the chart with "Happier", which is there former #1 and moves up four places to #40.
Post Malone & Swae Lee continue to hold on with "Sunflower', which is back up seven places to #45.
Kygo's top five single "Remind Me To Forget", which features the vocals of Miguel move's back up twelve places on the chart to #46.
Former #1 from Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels, "Hurt Somebody" moves nine places to #51.
Pnau featuring the vocals of Kira Divine & Marques Toliver moves up five places on the chart to #61 with " Solid Gold".
Martin Garrix moves up ten places on the chart with "Ocean" which features the vocals of Khalid and peaked at #8 in 2018.
Sampa The Great moves up eleven places to #68 with "Final Form", which is her first single to chart on the Hot 100.
Mark Ronson is up twenty one places with her former #1 "Uptown Funk", which features the vocals Bruno Mars and lands at #69.
This Week's Power Hit comes from one of the classic's from Sia "Chandelier", which moves up twenty three places to #74 and has now totalled 50 weeks on the chart and has been charting since it was released to radio, back in 2014.
Kita Alexander moves up the chart with "Between You and I" which moves up sixteen places to #79 with a track that samples "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears.
Portugal. The Man move up six places to #80 with "Feel It Still".
Rihanna moves up seventeen places to #81 with Only Girl (In The World). which went to #1 in early 2011.
we have only one song leaving the Top 10 this week are "Easier" by 5 Seconds Of Summer (HP-7, WI10-2) is down seven places to #14.
Taylor Swift is down eight places to #19 with her former #1 "ME!", which features brendon Urie.
Khalid's track "Talk", which was produced by english producer Disclosure, which peaked at #8, is down five places to #22.
Halsey's track "Nightmare" which has so far peaked at #17, falls down six places to #24.
Birds Of Tokyo drops five places with their track "Good Lord" which is falling down the Hot 100 to #26 after having peaked at #5.
Hilltop Hood's single "Exit Sign", which features Illy & Ecca Vandal, drops five places to #34 and has only been able to peak at #21.
Ava Max's Single "So Am I" slides down the chart, as it falls five places to #36 to keep hold of a place in the Top Forty.
Dominic Fike drop's fifteen places to #42 with "3 Nights", which peaked at #4.
KIAN's track,"Waiting", which peaked at #10, falls five places to #43.
Rita Ora's former #1 track "Let You Love Me", drops four places to #53 on the chart.
Panic! At The Disco's track "High Hope" after peaking at #4, has dropped down four places to #59 on the chart.
Zedd & Alessia Cara is down six places to #62 with "Stay".
Jonas Blue continues to hang around, despite his dropping down the chart with his former #5 "Mama" which drops four places to #66.
Jimmy Barnes drop five places to #72 with "Shutting Down Our Town", which is featured on his seventeen studio album "My Criminal Record".
James Arthur & Anne-Marie has dropped four places to #75 with "Rewrite The Stars".
Ariana Grande has dropped four places to #77 with "No Tears Left To Cry".
Lizzo drops twenty eight places to #78 with "Truth Hurts", which is only her second single to chart in Australia, after "Juice" which peaked at #28.
Ocean Alley drops five places to #83 with "Infinity".
Justin Timberlake's former #1 "Can't Stop The Feeling!" drops twenty one places to #86 on the chart.
King Princess drops eight places to #93 with "Cheap Queen".
Rihanna's former #1 "We Found Love", featuring Calvin Harris drops six places to #95.
Charli XCX & Troye Sivan drop twenty four places to #96 with "1999".
Ariana Grande drops twenty places to #97 with her former #1 "thank u, next".
#18 - "You Need to Calm Down" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on June 14, 2019, as the second single off her upcoming seventh studio album, Lover. A lyric video was released on June 14, 2019, while the music video was released on June 17, 2019. Swift wrote and produced the song with Joel Little, who also co-wrote and co-produced the previous single "Me!". Swift addresses homophobia and her critics in the song..
#54 - "Call You Mine" is a song by American production duo The Chainsmokers featuring American singer Bebe Rexha. It was released as a single on May 31, 2019, along with its music video, serving as the fourth single from the duo's upcoming third studio album World War Joy.
#60 - "Heaven" is the third posthumous single by Swedish DJ Avicii, featuring singer Chris Martin of British band Coldplay. The song was released on 6 June 2019, as the third single from Avicii's posthumous studio album Tim..
#67 - "Only Human" is a song by American band Jonas Brothers from their 2019 album Happiness Begins. It was released on June 7, 2019, as track three on its parent album. The group co-wrote the song wtih its producer Shellback.
#88 - "Let You Know" is a song by Australian electronic musician Flume, co-written by and featuring singer Hannah Reid of the English indie pop band London Grammar. It was released as a single on 12 June 2019, by Australian music label Future Classic. The track was first premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show.
#94 - "No Plans" is a song by Australian rock band Dune Rats, was written by band members Danny Beus, BC Michaels & Brett Jansch and produced by James Tidswell and Dune Rats. It was Released On June 7, 2019 through BMG.
#99 - "Alligator" is a song by Icelandic indie folk/indie pop rock band Of Monsters and Men. The song was released as the lead single from their third studio album, Fever Dream (2019).
You Need To Calm Down
Taylor Swift | REP/UMA
"You Need to Calm Down" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on June 14, 2019, as the second single off her upcoming seventh studio album, Lover. A lyric video was released on June 14, 2019, while the music video was released on June 17, 2019. Swift wrote and produced the song with Joel Little, who also co-wrote and co-produced the previous single "Me!". Swift addresses homophobia and her critics in the song.The song received mixed reviews from music critics. An accompanying music video was premiered on June 17, 2019 and features a large number of celebrity cameos. "You Need To Cam Down" is This Week's Hot Debut entering the Hot 100 at #18.
Like so many of us, Taylor Swift could probably use a break from Twitter. Her last album, the improbably solid Reputation, saw Swift leaning into something like a newfound dark side, taking on the unnamed masses of internet gossipers by slipping into the snakeskin garments of her insecurity. She railed against the proverbial critics by digging in her heels, posturing as the nightmare she seemed to think everyone thought she was; the result was an album fueled by gossip, by internet controversy (“another day, another drama”), and the idea that while everyone may be a critic, there’s catharsis in embracing the villain archetype.
“You Need to Calm Down” draws inspiration from the Twitter mobs, too, but takes a more aloof approach. It starts with the single art, which features a shot of Swift with shades down, back turned away from the haters. What her posture suggests, her shockingly literal (fake) back tattoo makes explicit: the snake is now the butterfly, and Swift is moving on from the bullshit. At least, that’s what she appears to be going for.
“You Need to Calm Down” repurposes the generic bubblegum of “ME!” but puts across a more pointed message. “You are somebody that I don’t know / But you’re takin’ shots at me like it’s Patrón,” sings Swift, before affecting exhaustion with a sneer: “And I’m just like damn… / It’s 7 AM…” Something about writing a song about how you’re over it all suggests that you’re not, in fact, over it all. There’s new promise in the decisive bass line that underpins “You Need to Calm Down,” but the stacked “oh-oh”s of the chorus feel like a retread of “ME!”s wannabe anthemic sheen, which in itself felt reminiscent of past blockbuster pop experiments. Rather than moving onto bigger and better things, Swift sounds stuck.
She uses the second and third verses to address more real issues, but maintains the political reticence that’s defined her album cycle thus far. It’s no surprise that Swift would ask, “Why be mad when you could be GLAAD?” since the reference to one of the country’s most prominent LGBTQ+ nonprofits initially scans as just “glad.” The GLAAD double entendre makes “You Need to Calm Down” both apolitical enough for the Top 40, and just progressive enough to get media outlets talking. While Swift’s bare-minimum claim to have voted for a Democrat sparked controversy among her more conservative fans, the easy, inoffensive lyrics of “You Need to Calm Down” feel engineered to appeal to the broadest possible demographic. An accompanying lyric video also highlights “EA” in the words “peace” and “scream,” in an apparent allusion to Swift’s support for the Equality Act; like “glad/GLAAD,” it’s an expression of coded politics.
From the sarcastic plod of the chorus (“You need to just stop, like can you just not step on my gown”) to the political treasure hunt of the lyric video, “You Need to Calm Down” itself feels a little like a “cop out.” Swift remains one of the decade’s most important pop stars—it’s just a shame Lover is shaping up to be so safe.
Tiesto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora | REP/UMA
Alpine | MUSHROOM
||Spill The Wine
Michael Hutchence | PET/UMA
||Hold Your Nerve
Boy & Bear | ISL/UMA
CamelPhat & Jake Bugg | SME
Ruby Fields | IND
||My Cheating Heart
Love Fame Tragedy | IND
Montaigne | WL/SME
Clairo | CAR/UMA
Peking Duk ft. Al Wright | SME
Guy Sebastian | SME
5 Seconds Of Summer | EMI
||Who Do You Love
The Chainsmokers ft. 5 Seconds Of Summer | EMI/SME
Illy | SME
||i'm so tired...
Lauv & Troye Sivan | EMI/IND
Birds Of Tokyo | EMI
||Mess Her Up
Amy Shark | WL/SME
Hilltop Hoods ft. Illy & Ecca Vandal | HTH/UMA
Ruel | RCA/SME
Dean Lewis | ISL/UMA
||You Need To Calm Down
Taylor Swift | REP/UMA
Jonas Brothers | REP/UMA
Little Mix | RCA/SME
||WHO DO U LOVE?
Monsta X ft. French Montana | EPIC/SME
Seaforth | SME
||Call You Mine
The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha | COL/SME
Avicii | IGA/UMA
Polish Club | ISL/UMA
||Every Day My Mother’s Voice
Paul Kelly & Dan Sultan | EMI
||Hold Me Up
LIVE | UMA
88 Keys ft. Mac Miller & Sia
|All The Time
|Make It Hot
Major Lazer ft. Anitta
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
|Pieces Of Us
Mark Ronson ft. King Princess
|Left Me Yet
|Glad He's Gone