Katy Perry’s Rio Olympics anthem “Rise” (Capitol/EMI) is the new champion on Australia’s singles chart.
Perry’s new release becomes her fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart following “I Kissed A Girl” (Aug. 2008), “California Gurls” (June 2010) and “Roar” (Aug. 2013) and it’s her first new entry on the chart since “This Is How We Do” reached No. 18 in Sept. 2014.
“Rise,” which dropped July 14 and will tie-in with NBC's coverage of next month's Olympic Games, bumps The Veronicas’ “In My Blood” (Sony Music) into second place, while Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For" (which holds at No. 3 via Sony/Columbia), Shawn Mendes’ "Treat You Better" (unchanged at No. 4 via Island/Universal) and Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla’s “One Dance” (down 2-5 via Republic/Universal) complete the top 5.
Melbourne rapper Illy lands his first top 10 single with "Papercuts" (Warner Music) featuring Vera Blue, which rises 37-8 to eclipse his previous best of No. 18 with "Tightrope" from June 2014.
The week’s other best debut comes from homegrown pop-punk band 5 Seconds Of Summer, whose "Girls Talk Boys" (Capitol/EMI) from the new Ghostbusters soundtrack appears at No. 21. It’s the Sydney group’s 10th top 50 single in Australia.
Meanwhile, Good Charlotte leads the national albums chart with Youth Authority, their first release in six years. Youth Authority opens at the ARIA Albums Chart summit to give the U.S. pop-punk act their second No. 1 on these shores after The Chronicles Of Life And Death, which reached the top in October 2004, and their first No. 1 as an independent artist (it’s released through the Madden Brothers’ label MDDN and distributed worldwide by Kobalt Label Services). The twins, who have high profiles Down Under thanks to their stints as coaches on the local production of The Voice, scored No. 1s with their 2014 Madden Brothers album Greetings From California and single "We Are Done".
The Avalanches' Wildflower (Modular/EMI) wilts 2-1; Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett’s debut solo album A Version Of Now (Sony) opens at No. 3; Delta Goodrem’s Wings Of The Wild’ (Sony) slips 2-4 and Adele’s 25 (XL/Inertia) is down 4-5.
Notable entries on the chart include Emma Louise’s Super Cry (Liberation/Universal) at No. 14, sister rock act Stonefield’s As Above, So Below (WDK/Universal) at No. 19 and the Ghostbusters soundtrack (RCA/Sony) at No. 21.