For a third week in a row we have a new No.1 single atop the ARIA Singles Chart, with local EDM artist Flume with the newly crowned Gold (●) track “Never Be Like You” featuring vocals from Kai after holding at No.2 for the past two weeks.
“Never Be Like You” (#1 digital/#2 streamed) becomes the 1048th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2016) and the 483rd for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the first EVER (on the singles chart) for record label Future Classic. This is the twelfth track to feature the word ‘Never’ and the seventeenth with ‘Like’ (the last being 51 weeks ago with Ellie Goulding with “Love Me Like You Do” from 23-Feb, 2015) in its title.
Flume is the first Aussie act to hit the top this year and he also becomes the 39th Aussie Solo Male artist to reach No.1, the last being Conrad Sewell in June of 2015 with “Start Again”, plus he also becomes the 106th Australian act to reach the top and the song is the 162nd No.1 performed by an Australia artist, with the last local act to reach No.1 being “Wings” for Delta Goodrem in mid-August of 2015.
Last weeks No.1 debut for Zayn of “Pillowtalk” drops a place to No.2 this week and is also Gold (●) in sales and the new No.1 streamed track of the week, whilst jumping up eight places to make their first chart entry become their first Top 10 hit are twenty one pilots with “Stressed Out” (it has also reached No.3 in the USA, #4 this week), which is the #2 downloaded track around the country, but it’s streaming position is only #15 (up from #30).
The pilots’ jump pushes Charlie Puth down one place to No.4 with “One Call Away” and climbing a single spot to a new peak of No.5 is Kiiara with “Gold”, whilst falling two places apiece are Justin Bieber with “Love Yourself” and another former No.1 in “Fast Car” by Jonas Blue feat Dakota to No.6 and No.7 respectively. Holding at No.8 for another week is Zara Larsson with “Lush Life” whilst also down two spots are Snakehips with Tinashe and Chance the Rapper on “All My Friends” to No.9. Leaping nine places to land their second Top 10 at No.10 are The Chainsmokers with “Roses”, which also achieves Gold (●) in sales this week, with their first Top 10 being “#Selfie” (HP-3, April 2014).
UP: Selena Gomez is back to her former peak of No.13 with “Hands to Myself” and “My House” by Flo Rida is up five spots to No.15 (#9 digi/#23 stream), whilst just outside of the Top 20 we see G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha jump up seventeen spots to a new peak of No.21 with “Me, Myself & I”. Sia continues to climb with her “Cheap Thrills”, up five to No.22 this week and the new One Direction track “History” is back up six to it’s original late November 2015 peak of No.29. Coldplay performed the half-time Superbowl show this past week, and their new entry from last week “Hymn for the Weekend” featuring Beyonce is up sixty-three spots to No.32, whilst their former Top 20 hit “Adventure of a Lifetime” rebounds thirty-two spots to return to the Top 50 at No.45. When the Adele “25” album came out last year, a heap of album tracks leapt onto the charts, including the albums now official second release “When We Were Young” (HP-13), which this week returns to the Top 100 at No.39, and climbing into the Top 50 with his new track is Conrad Sewell, up eleven places to No.44 with “Remind Me”, becoming his fifth Top 50 hit here.
DOWN: After debuting at No.10 last week, Rihanna is down one spot to No.11 with her new track “Work” (HP-10), with the other Top 10 dropout being “Hoops” (HP-9, WI10-2) for The Rubens, which drops fourteen places to No.23 this week. The Top 20 consists of mostly one and two places drops, and of note is Adele’s “Hello” which is down a place to No.19 and newly certified 5x▲Platinum in sales. “Youth” for Troye Sivan debuted on the US Singles chart this past week, and here it is down four spots to No.26, whilst Justin’s “What Do You Mean” is down three to No.27 and now 4x▲Platinum. “IN2” for WSTRN is down five to No.33 and falling six places each are ZHU, Skrillex & THEY with “Working for it” (now Gold (●)) and “The Trouble with Us” for Marcus Marr & Chet Faker, both down to No.36 and No.37 respectively. Falling hard into the lower fifty are last weeks’ debut of “Summer Sixteen” by Drake (25 to 51), “King Kunta” by Kendrick Lamar (37 to 55), “Flip it” by Charlotte Devaney and Snoop Dogg (47 to 58) and the other high debut from last week; Flume with “Smoke & Retribution” (23 to 60).
Lukas Graham Forchhammer is the lead singer of the four piece Danish act Lukas Graham, who have so far landed five No.1 singles in their home country and their first two self-titled albums have also gone to the top, whilst here they debut with their first chart entry at No.20 entitled “7 Years”, which is the new No.1 single in the UK this week and the track has also reached the top spot in Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland and Sweden, whilst it jumped from No.57 to #43 in the US this past week.
The Hilltop Hoods are releasing their new re-strung album next week, entitled “Drinking from the Sun, Walking under Stars Restrung”, which features tracks from their past two albums along with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Recently we had the #10 single “Higher” (TW-42) released from the album, and now the second track lifted from the new release debuts at No.25 entitled “1955”, which features guest artists Montaigne and Tom Thum, and this becomes the Adelaide groups fourteenth Top 100 entry and their tenth Top 50 placing.
Lower 50: 2015’s No.1 single “Uptown Funk” rebounds six places to No.57 after being sung by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars at the Superbowl half-time show this past week, and the track also lands its tenth ▲Platinum certification too. Rachel Platten also lands a ▲Platinum cert for her track “Stand by You” which is down six to No.62 and rising again this week are Kygo and Maty Noyes with “Stay”, up five to a new peak of No.67. “See You Again” for Wiz and Charlie rises back up nine to No.71 and jumping up fourteen places to a new peak of No.80 is the team of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello with “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. No further peaks in the lower fifty, but there are four more certifications, with “Whip it!” for LunchMoney Lewis (#84, 2x▲Platinum), “Locked Away” for R.City & Adam Levine (#86, 3x▲Platinum), “Shut Up & Dance” by Walk the Moon (#90, 4x▲Platinum) and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” for Meghan Trainor and John Legend (#95, 3x▲Platinum), whilst Meghan returns at No.96 with her ‘Peanuts Movie’ theme “Better When I’m Dancin’” and her teaming with Charlie Puth in “Marvin Gaye” is back in at No.98.
Swedish indie-pop act Miike Snow land their first singles chart entry this week with the second released song from their forthcoming third album “iii” (no date known as yet) entitled “Genghis Khan” which debuts at No.59 (it’s not a cover of the 1979 disco song by the group of the same name either). Also making her first chart appearance is Halsey who debuts at No.78 with “Hold Me Down” thanks to her recent tour here and this track is taken from her album “Badlands” which leaps up to #12 this week.
The fourth song to chart from the Major Lazer album “Peace is the Mission” enters at No.74 entitled “Light it Up” featuring guest acts in Jamaican singer Nyle and English based, Ghanaian born artist/musician Fuse ODG, and it becomes the eighth Top 100 entry for Major Lazer, who is also within the Top 100 this week with “Lean on” (#38) and “Be Together” (#100). The final new entry for the week comes in at No.88, “Secret Love Song” for Little Mix and Jason DeRulo, and this is the third single from the girls’ third album “Get Weird” (HP-2) after “Black Magic” (HP-8) and “Love Me Like You” (HP-27).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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