The No.1 on the Australian charts this week match those of the UK for both the singles and albums, as “Rockabye” for Clean Bandit with Anne-Marie and Sean Paul spends a second week at the top here and a fifth week in the UK.
In fact the entire top seven tracks do not move from last week, with The Weeknd now racking up a seventh week at his No.2 peak for “Starboy” with Daft Punk, and a third week at No.3 for brother duo Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane and “Black Beatles”, which racked up a fourth week at the top in the US this past week. After falling from No.1 last week James Arthur stays at No.4 with his seven week running chart-topper “Say You Won’t Let Go”, whilst NEIKED is stuck at No.5 with “Sexual”, Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic” is on hold at No.6 and finally “Closer” for The Chainsmokers with Halsey is at No.7 for a seventeenth week within the Top 10.
Local dance act Peking Duk land their third Top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, as “Stranger” climbs up three and through the Top 10 window to land at No.8, also becoming the first Top 10 appearance for guest artist Elliphant. Previously the band has landed Top 10 berths with “High” (HP-5, April 2014) and “Take Me Over” (HP-6, Dec 2014). The eighth and final stable Top 10 entry this week are Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar with “Don’t Wanna Know” which during its six week run within the Top 10 has now spent three of those at No.9, whilst dropping two places to No.10 is Calum Scott with “Dancing on My Own”, and it is now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* The Weeknd could score two entries within the Top 10 again next week, but for now his second Daft Punk collaboration in “I Feel it Coming” jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.13.
* Alessia Cara grabs her second Top 20 hit as “Scars to Your Beautiful” jumps up nine spots to a new peak of No.14, two places lower than her highest charting entry “Here” (HP-12).
* “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” for Justin Timberlake is back up again this week, two places to No.16 whilst the soundtrack jumps to No.12 for “Trolls”.
* Capsize and Emily Warren jump up thirteen places to bypass the Top 30 all together and land at a new peak of No.17 with “Capsize”.
* Zara Larsson looks set for her fifth Top 20 appearance during 2016 (four solo, one with Tinie Tempah) as her latest track “I Would Like” is up six places to a new peak of No.21.
* The former No.45 single “Call on Me” by Starley returns to the Top 100 at No.28 this week with a new remix (Ryan Riback Remix) helping it to land in the Top 30. The song is currently No.1 in Sweden for a second week and No.4 in Norway for a third, whilst Top 20 in New Zealand, Germany and Finland, Top 30 in Ireland, Austria and Denmark and also charting in Switzerland (Top 40), Belgium, England (Top 50) and Canada (Top 70).
* With his new EP debuting within the Top 40 this week, the Guy Sebastian track “Set in Stone” from the “Part 1” mini-collection is back up five places to No.29 this week and now Gold (●) in sales.
* Charli XCX sees her “After the Afterparty” move up seven spots to land at the new peak of No.30, becoming her fifth Top 30 peaking track.
* Andy Grammer sees his “Fresh Eyes” break out of the 41-50 chart region and this week it jumps up thirteen places to land at a new chart height of No.32 and it is now certified Gold (●).
* Mura Masa and A$AP Rocky are up twelve places to No.37 this week with “Love$ick”.
* “Human” for Rag’N’Bone Man is up one place this week to a new peak of No.38.
* After returning to the chart at No.69 last week, the Mariah Carey seasonal standard “All I Want for Christmas is You” blasts back into the Top 40 this week, up thirty places to No.39, now racking up its 19th week within the Top 50 and also the fifth consecutive year of chart returning also (last year it climbed to No.17 the week of Christmas).
* “Shed a Light” for Robin Schulz, David Guetta and Cheat Codes debuted at No.61 last week and now this week it zooms up twenty-one places to land at No.40.
* With the first Top 10 entry for Childish Gambino on the albums chart this week, it also helps the album’s second single “Redbone” to leap up twenty-nine places and land at No.42, his second Top 50 entry, and first as a solo act, having previous hit the Top 50 on the Flux Pavillion No.48 single “Do or Die” (Feb 2013).
* Milky Chance stay stable at No.46 this week with “Cocoon”.
* Adele sees her fourth entry from “25” in “Water Under the Bridge” jump up eighteen spots to a new peak of No.57.
* Amy Shark climbs again with her first entry “Adore” (HP-57), back up four to No.59 this week.
* Pnau jumps twenty-one spots to No.60 with their latest track “Chameleon”.
* Train snuck in at No.99 last week with “Play That Song”, which jumps up thirty-two spots to No.67 this week.
* Further returning tracks (after Starley) this week are from Lady Gaga and “Million Reasons” (#71), two songs which fell out last week for a single week both return at new peaks, firstly is “Bad Things” for Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello (#73) and “Drinkee” for Sofi Tukker (#78).
* The 108 weeks within the Top 100 for “Uptown Funk” makes it still the longest charting single within the chart again this week, and it’s stable at No.85.
* Current tourists to our shore in Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood see their duet “The Fighter” return at No.87, whilst the first entry from the current Childish Gambino album “Me and Your Mama” (HP-75) returns at No.90, with further returns for “Work from Home” by Fifth Harmony (#92), “Stressed Out” by twenty one pilots (#98) and “Hallelujah” by Pentatonix (#100).
* The final new peak in the lower hundred goes to last weeks entry by Sage the Gemini with “Now and Later”, which moves up one spot to a new peak of No.96.
* Little Mix are down one spot to No.11 with “Shout Out to My Ex” (HP-4×2, WI10-6), being the only Top 10 dropout for this week, and it also became the girls’ second highest charting single here too.
* “The Greatest” for Sia and Kendrick Lamar drops four places to No.18 and is now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* “Side to Side” for Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj drops five places this week to No.20.
* Hailee Steinfeld leaves the Top 20 for the first time since mid-September with “Starving” down six to No.23.
* The Chainsmokers might still be within the Top 10 with “Closer”, but their follow-up “All We Know” with Phoebe Ryan this week leaves the Top 20, down six to No.25.
* “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)” is back down five this week to No.31.
* Illy and Vera Blue fall after their ARIA Awards performance with “Papercuts”, back down seven to No.35.
* After leaping into the Top 40 last week, one Weeknd track climbs and the other falls, the drop goes to “Party Monster” which is down ten spots this week to No.43.
* Jonas Blue is stable at No.36 with his current track “By Your Side”, whilst his previous entry “Perfect Strangers” falls again this week, down eleven places to No.49.
* And with one Zara track climbing, she too has the older song falling this week, as “Ain’t My Fault” is down nineteen spots to land just outside of the fifty at No.51.
* “Sucker for Pain” from the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack falls ten places to No.65.
* Niall Horan left the Top 50 last week, and this week his debut entry “This Town” slips down a further fourteen places to No.66.
* After a post ARIA surge, “In My Blood” for The Veronicas this week drops sixteen places to No.74.
* And the big ARIA Awards winner Flume sees his highest entry from last week in the “Skin Companion” EP plummet fifty-two places from 29 to No.81 this week.
* And the last ARIA Awards drop goes to Crowded House, whose medley debut at No.53 of “Better Be Home Soon / Fall at Your Feet / Distant Sun” along with Missy Higgins and Bernard Fanning leaves the Top 100 from No.53, whilst last weeks returns of “Don’t Dream it’s Over” (#82) and “Better Be Home Soon” (#89) both also fall out of this weeks chart.
* #47 – Black Barbies – Nicki Minaj feat Mike Will Made-it, is the highest (new) entry this week, becoming her 36th Top 100 entry, plus the song is a remix of the current No.3 single “Black Beatles”.
* #69 – All Night – The Vamps feat Matoma becomes the UK groups seventh Top 100 entry and first taste of their forthcoming third album in early 2017, and this is the first entry for the Norway DJ Matoma as well (real name Tom Stræte Lagergren)
* #82 – I Don’t Know My Name – Grace VanderWaal is the 2016 winner of the TV show ‘America’s Got Talent’, and at the age of 12 too. This track is her debut single and taken from her just released debut EP ‘Perfectly Imperfect’.