After four weeks at No.2, the Calvin Harris and Rihanna track “This is What You Came for” climbs to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the second No.1 for Calvin and now the tenth in Australia for Rihanna.
“This is What You Came For” (#2 DL/#3 Str) becomes the 1053rd (1940 to 2016) No.1 Single in Australia and the 488th (1983 to 2016) for ARIA, plus the ninth for 2016 and the 25th for the Sony (direct) label, their last was “Wings” by Delta Goodrem (17th Aug, 2015). The new No.1 also is the ninth for a Scottish act, and Calvin becomes the ONLY Scottish artist to land a second chart-topping single here in Australia, since the first act did so back in late June of 1961 (Andy Stewart with “A Scottish Soldier”).
Rihanna has landed her tenth No.1 single here and matches the ten that Kylie Minogue has achieved (and Nat King Cole also), placing her equal ninth on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Overall’ and is still the leader for this decade too, as she moves away from the tie with Pharrell at the top of the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’, now Rihanna has 22 weeks for this decade, one ahead of Pharrell, and Rihanna still has the most No.1 songs for this decade at seven. Calvin now enters that list too at No.22, having previously been at the top at the end of August last year with “How Deep is Your Love” for a single week with the act Disciples.
This is the first time that the word ‘Came’ has appeared in a No.1 title, the 13th for a ‘What’ and the 14th for a song with ‘This’, and overall the 19th with ‘For’; in fact one song has two of those words in previously, Dionne Warwick with her only Australian No.1 single, “That’s What Friends are For” (3rd March, 1986 for 1 week).
So after four weeks Drake drops down one spot to No.2 with his current UK (7th wk) and US (3rd broken week) No.1 song “One Dance” (#5 DL/#1 Str), whilst the new No.1 digital single is Pink and “Just Like Fire” (#1 DL/#14 Str) which is back up one spot to No.3 having previously been the national No.1 seven weeks ago; its rise is due to the opening of the film its taken from ‘Alice: Through the Looking Glass’, plus Pink’s “Live in Australia” was screened on Monday night after ‘The Voice: Battles’.
Justin Timberlake is down one spot to No.3 with his track “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (#3 DL/#6 Str) and up one place to a new peak of No.5 is Flume with “Say it” (#6 DL/#2 Str), helped by his second album “Skin” debuting at the top of the albums chart this week, whilst also landing a new peak are DNCE with “Cake by the Ocean” (#7 DL/#11 Str) who are up to No.6. The Chainsmokers and Daya fall two places to No.7 with “Don’t Let Me Down” (#9 DL/#5 Str), which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales this week.
“Panda” (#11 DL/#4 Str) by Desiigner is up one place to a new chart height of No.8 and landing her seventh consecutive Top 10 single in Australia is Meghan Trainor who rises three spots to a new peak of No.9 with the second single from her second album “Thank You” (TW-7) entitled “Me Too” (#4 DL/#33 Str), the same position that the albums first single “No” (TW-38, #31 DL) peaked at back in mid-April, whilst holding at No.10 for a second week is the third Top 10 track for Galantis entitled “No Money” (#10 DL/#8 Str)
UP: Holding at No.11 for a second week is Topic with Nico Santos and “Home” (#8 DL/#20 Str) and jumping up again this week, this time up nine spots to a new peak of No.13 is Drake and Rihanna with “Too Good” (#12 DL/#10 Str), whilst the new Ariana Grande track which she performed recently at the Billboard Music Awards entitled “Into You” (#16 DL/#24 Str) leaps up twenty-seven places to land at No.19, and thanks to the second Flume album entering at No.1 this week, the first track lifted from the new set “Never Be Like You” (HP-1, #36 DL/#7 Str) is back up three to No.20. Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners is up four places to a new peak of No.23 with “This Girl” (#22 DL), up six to No.24 is the new Adele track “Send My Love (to Your New Lover) (#19 DL) and jumping nine to land at No.25 is Little Mix with “Hair” (#28 DL). The “Sex” (#18 Str) track for Cheat Codes jumps eight to a new peak of No.28 and leaping into the Top 50 to become twenty one pilots’ second Top 50 is “Ride” (#27 DL), up thirty-four to land at No.29. “The Fighter” (HP-30, #18 DL) for Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood is back up eleven spots to No.33 and three more tracks that make their first appearance within the Top 50 are Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez with “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (88 to 36, #23 DL), and another Selena track which also debuted last week in “Kill ’em with Kindness” (74 to 43, #35 DL) and lastly Flo Rida and Jason DeRulo with “Hello Friday” (62 to 41, #32 DL).
DOWN: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week if the former No.1 for Gnash and Olivia O’Brien in “I Hate U, I Love U” (7 to 12, HP-1×1, WI10-8, #13 DL/#15 Str) which is down five places this week to No.12, and leaving the Top 20 for the first time is Lukas Graham and “7 Years” (#25 DL/#16 Str), which is down three to No.21, after which three tracks all dropping seven places each are “Dear Life” (#21 DL) for Delta Goodrem, “Do it Right” (#33 DL/#31 Str) for Anne-Marie and “Sound of Silence” (#26 DL) by Dami Im falling to No.27, No.31 and No.32 respectively. “Dangerous Woman” (#38 DL/#32 Str) by Ariana Grande tumbles fourteen to No.35 and is now ▲Platinum in sales and the third and final new certification this week goes to Luke Christoper and “Lot to Learn” (#37 Str) which is down five to No.40 and now Gold (●) in sales. “Hide Away” (#25 Str) for Daya is down six to No.44 and falling eight to No.45 is Justin Bieber and “Love Yourself” (#34 Str), with “My Boo” for Ghost Town DJ’s the big tumble into the lower fifty, dropping from 47 to No.61 this week.
Lower 50: There are no new entries debuting in the Top 50 this week, and in the lower fifty we see last weeks No.56 debut for Martin Solveig and Tkay Maidza with “Do it Right” stable this week; “Stitches” for Shawn Mendes is back up four to No.64 after being sung in ‘The Voice: Battles’ last week; “Hold Up” (HP-25, #37 DL) for Beyonce rises back up six to No.67; “Stay” (HP-67) by Kygo jumps back up fourteen spots to land at No.69; “Company” (HP-34) by Justin Bieber jumps back up fifteen places to No.82 and “When We Were Young” (HP-13) by Adele is back up fifteen also to No.85. Ed Sheeran still has the oldest charting song this week with “Thinking Out Loud” at No.88 in its 91st week within the Top 100, and he also returns at No.92 with “Photograph”, whilst the other return goes to D.M.X. with his track “X Gon’ Give it to Ya” at #100, now that the film ‘Deadpool’ is out on DVD and BR.
There is a third returning track this week at No.76, “Smoke & Retribution” (HP-76) for Flume with Vince Staples and Kucka, which is the third of five Flume tracks within the Top 100 this week, as he debuts with two tracks from his new No.1 album “Skin”, the first of which is new at No.63 “Lose it”, featuring vocals by Vic Mensa, and a few places lower at No.65 is “Take a Chance” with Little Dragon on vocal duties for this track.
Another act who sees their second album enter within the Top 10 this week are Fifth Harmony, and they debut at No.66 with the second single from the new album “All in My Head (Flex)” featuring guest rapper Fetty Wap, whilst the girls are still within the Top 20 with the albums first release “Work from Home” (#17 DL/#9 Str). Anne-Marie sees her third Top 100 entry and second solo single “Alarm” new at No.89 this week and sneaking in at the lower end of the chart is Imany (real name Nadia Mladjao), who is a French based pop singer who has gone to No.1 in Poland and Russia, whilst No.2 in her home country with this weeks No.99 entry “Don’t Be So Shy”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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