James Arthur is not about to let go of his No.1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart, spending a third straight week at the top with “Say You Won’t Let Go”.
Last week the top four songs were all on hold, but this is reduced by one this week as the Top 3 tracks remain stable, with “Starboy” for The Weeknd and Daft Punk at No.2 for a third consecutive week and moving up to No.1 on the streaming chart, whilst former No.1 “Closer” for The Chainsmokers and Halsey is at No.3 again this week, as it finally loses its No.1 streamed position to The Weeknd, whilst it is still on hold for a tenth week at the top of the US Singles Chart this week also.
At the top of the UK Singles Chart for a second week is our highest new entry from last week, and this weeks No.4 track; “Shout Out to My Ex” for Little Mix, which is up twelve places this week, and the girls will be in the country in a few weeks time to promote their forthcoming fourth album “Glory Days” (due Nov 18th) and appear on our X-Factor around that time (mid-Nov). This now becomes the band’s fifth Top 10 hit and only second Top 5, as their first entry here “Wings” climbed to No.3 in mid-November of 2012.
The Little Mix leap pushes down two tracks a place each, with Calum Scott and “Dancing on My Own” and “Starving” for Hailee Steinfeld with Grey and Zedd dropping to No.5 and No.6 respectively. After entering the Top 10 last week, Bruno Mars is up two places to a new peak of No.7 with “24k Magic”, after which are three more tracks moving down the ten this week, “The Greatest” for Sia and Kendrick Lamar is down one to No.8, “Side to Side” for Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj drops three to No.9 (this is now Ariana’s longest running Top 10 single too, racking up an eighth straight week in the ten, beating the seven weeks that “Problem” with Iggy Azalea (HP-2) achieved back in mid-2014), and then “All We Know” for The Chainsmokers and Phoebe Ryan falls back two to No.10 after peaking at No.8 last week, but the good news is that it’s now Gold (●) in sales.
UP: Two of last week’s three highest tracks jump up this week, with Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar on the track “Don’t Wanna Know” up ten places to No.11 and the third being “Catch 22” by Illy and Anne-Marie, which is down one to No.19. Zara Larsson was in the country this past week on a promo tour, and she appeared on X-Factor last Monday night performing her latest track “Ain’t My Fault”, which this week rebounds seven places to land a new peak within the Top 20 of No.17. A fourth of last week’s Top 50 entries is the remake of “The Mack” by Nevada with original vocalist Mark Morrison and rapper Fetty Wap, which jumps up ten places to a new peak of No.20 whilst the new remixes for Flume and Tove Lo’s track “Say it” (HP-5) sees it rebound fourteen spots to No.27. Cheat Codes land their second Top 40 hit this week as “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me on) is up four spots to a new peak of No.38, whilst “Capsize” for Frenship and Emily Warren finally breaks into the Top 50 this week, climbing six spots to a new peak of No.46 and cracking a Gold (●) sales certification too and also charging into the fifty, and right behind at No.47 (up nineteen places) are Zayion McCall and Zay Hillgerrr with “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”. Returning to the Top 50 this week thanks to an album repackaging is Sia and “Cheap Thrills”, up six to No.49, and landing his second Top 50 hit in Australia is Andy Grammer with “Fresh Eyes”, climbing four spots to land at No.50, his other entry previously to the fifty was “Back Home” (HP-27, July 2014).
DOWN: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is “Let Me Love You” (HP-2×4, WI10-11) for DJ Snake and Justin Bieber, which drops two places to No.12, it’s first week outside of the Top 10 too. Also down two is “Mercy” for Shawn Mendes to No.15, but he is in the country next week, also appearing on X-Factor, so it should get a boost after that. Dropping six places to No.21 is “Heathens” for twenty one pilots and down five is the next ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack entry “Sucker for Pain” to No.24. “I Love You Always Forever” for Donna Lewis falls six to No.29, “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers and Daya is down two places to No.34 and newly 5x▲Platinum, whilst falling four to No.35 is M0 and “The Final Song”. “Love Me Now” by John Legend falls again this week, down eight spots to No.41, “Wake Me Up” for Jessica Mauboy falls back ten places to No.44, and falling hard into the lower fifty are The Veronicas two tracks “In My Blood” (45 to 56) and “On Your Side” (40 to 72) and “Party Till We Die” for Timmy Trumpet (46 to 70)
Peking Duk returns to the ARIA Singles Chart with their first new material for this year at No.18 entitled “Stranger” and featuring female Swedish singer, rapper and songwriter Elliphant (Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter), and it becomes the boys’ fifth Top 100 and fourth Top 50 entry, plus their third Top 20 placing, and also their second highest entry too, as “Take Me Over” (HP-6) featuring SAFIA debuted at No.15 two years and one week ago (20-Oct, 2014).
Victor Rådström is a Swedish producer who goes by the name Neiked, and he has teamed with UK singer Dayo Olatunji who goes by the name of Dyo (and formerly as Ms D, which is the name she used on her first chart appearance here “Heatwave” by Wiley in 2012 (HP-31)), and they enter at No.33 with the dance track “Sexual” which hit No.32 in his home country and is currently at No.6 in England.
Drake is releasing a new three track EP entitled “More Life” in December, and two of the three tracks enter the chart this week, the highest of which is “Fake Love” at No.40, which features samples of the song “Back Stabbers” by The O’Jays (HP-92, Nov 1972), and the other song is “Sneakin'” featuring rapper 21 Savage at No.81.
Lower 50: Starley sees her first chart entry “Call on Me” jumps up twenty-six places to a new peak of No.61, Lady Gaga sees a rise of her new album’s second entry “Million Reasons” of seventeen places to No.65 whilst the sets first release “Perfect Illusion” returns at No.86. possibly also due to her Carpool Karaoke session this week. Four more songs return to the lower half of the chart this week after Gaga, the next being “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed at No.89, “Photograph” for Ed Sheeran at No.92 and two Little Mix tracks follow with “Secret Love Song” back in at No.97 and “Hair” at #100. Once again “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran is the longest charting single at 107 weeks, down six this week to No.90.
The second Pentatonix seasonal album debuts in the Albums Chart Top 20 this week, and coming in at No.59 is the band’s second chart entry for this year (and overall), a cover of the Leonard Cohen song “Halleujah” which has charted previously for k.d. Lang, Jeff Buckely and Karise Eden, and follows their recent No.92 single with Dolly Parton and “Jolene”.
The debut single for Australian singer/songwriter Dean Lewis entitled “Waves’ enters at No.63, followed at No.64 by Dami Im with her nineteenth Top 100 entry entitled “Fighting for Love”, her first new music since her “Classic Carpenters” album. Finally at No.66 is Johnny Cash with his cover of the Nine Inch Nails track recorded back in 2002 entitled “Hurt”, becoming his first entry on the ARIA Singles Chart and his 38th Top 100 entry since his first June 1957.
compiled by Gavin Ryan for Australian-Charts.com