James Arthur’s ballad “Say You Won’t Let Go” becomes the fourth longest running No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for 2016, as it holds for a fifth straight week at the top.
By staying for a fifth week, “Say You Won’t Let Go” is now the fourth longest run for 2016 behind “Closer” (9 wks) for The Chainsmokers (from 15-Aug), “7 Years” (8 wks) for Lukas Graham (from 22-Feb) and third is “One Dance” (7 wks) for Drake with Wizkid and Kyla (from 9-May), and now resting in fifth place for this year is the hangover from 2015, when “Love Yourself” for Justin Bieber managed the first four weeks of 2016 (first hit the top 14-Dec-15).
Last week the top six songs all stayed put, this week it’s only the Top 3, with The Weeknd and Daft Punk on hold at No.2 for a fifth week (same as No.1) and with his multiple wins at the EUVMA’s this past week, it could’ve climbed to the top (it is #1 on the streaming chart though), but alas not again, then at No.3 for also a fifth week is the former No.1 “Closer” for The Chainsmokers and Halsey, which has now been within the Top 3 for three straight months (debuted at #2, then nine weeks at No.1, followed by five at No.3), and is now 5x▲Platinum in sales.
Back up one spot to No.4 is former No.,2 single “Dancing on My Own” for Calum Scott which swaps places with “Shout Out to My Ex” by Little Mix, which after two weeks at No.4 is down one to No.5, but the girls are in the country this coming week and appearing on X-Factor, so this single could climb back up next week.
Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar are up three places to a new peak of No.6 with “Don’t Wanna Know”, which is now Gold (●) in sales and it matches the No.6 peak that their last Top 10 entry achieved, “Sugar” (HP-6×3) back in March of 2015. Jumping up fourteen places to land a new peak of No.7 with their first Top 10 hit is NEIKED with their “Sexual” track featuring Dyo, which also becomes her first Top 10 appearance, as when she first charted as Ms.D on the Wiley track “Heatwave” (peaked early Oct 2012) it only climbed to No.31.
Holding at No.8 is Bruno Mars with his “24K Magic” track which also cracks the Gold (●) in sales, and another dance act who land their first Top 10 entry is Nevada whose re-do of “The Mack” moves up two places to land a new peak of No.9, taking only four weeks to climb into the ten, whereas the original Mark Morrison version of “Return of The Mack” took five weeks within the Top 50 (but nine weeks within the Top 100) to climb to the ten. Not only does this become the first Top 10 for Nevada here, but also the first for Fetty Wap and now the second for Mark Morrison. Finally falling down four places to land at No.10 is Hailee Steinfeld with Zedd and Grey and their track “Starving”, spending its tenth week within the Top 10 and is now 2x▲Platinum in sales too.
* Peking Duk jump up seven places to land a new peak of No.12 with “Stranger” featuring Elliphant.
* The second of three rising Aussie acts this week is local rapper Illy along with singer Anne-Marie who climb two places to a new peak of No.14 with “Catch 22”, with his older track “Papercuts” down four this week to No.29.
* “Set in Stone” for Guy Sebastian jumps up eight places to a new chart height of No.21 after he performed the track on Monday’s edition of X-Factor and this Friday the physical single was also issued. The track is at No.5 on the digital sales chart, but not within the streaming Top 40 which is what is holding it back this week.
* With the opening of the film ‘Trolls’ around the country, the Justin Timberlake six-month-old theme from the film “Can’t Shake the Feeling!” is back up three spots to No.27.
* After breaking into the Top 40 last week “Capsize” for Frenship with Emily Warren climbs again, up this week six spots to a new peak of No.32.
* “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)” is up five places and into the Top 40 this week to a new peak of No.36.
* The new No.1 single in the UK this week is “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit with Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, which here bullets up fifty-five spots to land at No.38, becoming the duo’s third Top 50 hit in Australia, and the fourth here for Anne-Marie (all of them this year too).
* For a third week within the Top 50, Andy Grammer is up again to a new chart height of No.44 with his track “Fresh Eyes”.
* After their appearance on X-Factor on Monday, and their shows around the country Disturbed bullet back up thirty-eights places to No.46 with their cover of “The Sound of Silence” (HP-4).
* The Veronicas have just released the video clip for their new single “On Your Side” and were doing promotion around the country for the track this past week, which helps the former No.40 single to jump back up sixteen spots this week to No.63, whilst their former No.1 “In My Blood” is down fourteen to No.72.
* After returning to the Top 100 last week, the Musa Masa with A$AP Rocky track “Love$ick” jumps this week twenty-six spots to land at a new peak of No.69.
* “Tear in My Heart” (HP-60) for twenty one pilots is back up eight spots to No.73 this week.
* There are two returning tracks to the Top 100 this week, with Dami Im back in at No.90 with the song she performed on X-Factor this past week, her new single “Fighting for Love”, and Jonas Blue sneaks back in at No.99 with his former No.1 cover of “Fast Car”.
* “Side to Side” (HP-3, WI10-9) for Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj is down four to No.11, lodging only its second week outside of the Top 10, as it first debuted at No.36 and then leapt into the Top 10 in its second week on the chart, and is now the most successful single here from her latest album “Dangerous Woman” (TW-86) and it is now certified 2x▲Platinum.
* “The Greatest” (HP-2, WI10-8) by Sia and Kendrick Lamar is the second of two top ten dropouts, down three to No.13 and was her ninth Top 10 here, plus it too is spending only its second week out of the Top 10, having originally entered at No.25 before jumping to No.2 in its second week back in mid-September.
* With the new Chainsmokers EP debuting within the Top 30, their previous new entry “All We Know” is down this week four places to No.16, and their older track “Don’t Let Me Down” is down four too to No.40.
* “My Way” for Calvin Harris falls five spots to No.18 this week, but his previous entry in the number one track “This is What You Came For” with Rihanna drops eight places this week to land at No.45, but is newly certified 5x▲Platinum in sales.
* After peaking at No.18 last week “Fake Love” for Drake is down four this week to No.22, whilst his former No.1 “One Dance” is only down two spots to No.37.
* “Heathens” for twenty one pilots falls four to No.30 and the other ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack song within the fifty at the moment “Sucker for Pain” falls six to No.34.
* Falling ten spots to No.42 is local singer Betty Who and her cover of “I Love You Always Forever”, and she just released a new track on Friday.
* “Say it” for Flume and Tove Lo drops fifteen places this week to No.48 and is now certified as 3x▲Platinum, but Tove’s track “Cool Girl” is back up one to No.39.
* Dropping to just outside of the Top 50 is Cheat Codes with “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me on)” featuring Dante Klein, down nine to No.51 and it is now Gold (●) in sales.
* “Love Me Now” for John Legend falls ten this week to No.53.
* “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez is down six to No.60 this week and is now 2x▲Platinum selling.
* Ariana Grande also drops with her former No.11 single “Into You” this week, down twelve to No.62.
* “Controlla” by Drake is down eleven to No.70, whilst his two further lower fifty entries are “Too Good” with Rihanna (49 to 56) and the recent entry “Sneakin'” which plummets thirty-eights places this week to No.100.
* Lady Gaga was back on the rise with her two entries since her “Joanne” (TW-13) album came out, but now one drops out (“Perfect Illusion” from No.73), and “Million Reasons” falls twenty-eight places this week to No.80.
* “Still Falling for You” by Ellie Goulding does just that, keep falling, as it is down seventeen spots this week to No.82.
* Empire of the Sun see their “High and Low” drop this week twenty spots to No.88, whilst another local in Jessica Mauboy is down twenty-three to No.94 with her cover of “Wake Me Up”.
* Ed Sheeran again takes the crown for having the longest charting song within the Top 100 as “Thinking Out Loud” is down three to No.95 in its 109th Top 100 week.
* Finally crashing down the chart twenty-four places is Usher and his former No.10 hit “Crash”. to No.98 this week.
* #23 – Collage (EP) – The Chainsmokers is a five track EP featuring their current hits “Closer” (TW-3), “All We Know” (TW-16) and “Don’t Let Me Down” (TW-40) along with two new tracks in “Setting Fires” with Xylo and “Inside Out” with guest vocalist Charlee.
* #33 – Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd land their first chart entry this week as their newly US Top 10 single “Black Beatles” is helped onto the charts by the current mannequins craze on social media.
* #41 – Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara is the third single from her debut album “Know-it-All” (HP-16) and her fourth chart entry overall (I included her Troye Sivan duet) and it becomes her third Top 50 in the process.
* #61 – Broccoli – D.R.A.M. feat Lil’ Yachty is the current Top 5 single for US rapper Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith who goes by the stage name D.R.A.M. (Does.Real.Ass.Music.) and this becomes his first chart entry here in Australia.
* # 75 – Female Gold Coast singer/songwriter Amy Shark lands a No.75 entry this week with her track “Adore”.
* #83 – Swedish duo Galantis have teamed up with Australian act Hook N’ Sling for the pairs fifth Top 100 entry and the Aussie DJ’s second entry, as back in late August of 2008 they hit No.27 with their remixed track “The Best Thing (2008)” (a cover of the Boom Crash Opera song).
* #86 – The tenth Top 100 entry for US hip hop artist Big Sean is “Bounce Back” which enters at No.86 this week and features label mate Kanye West as a guest on the track.
* #92 – The entry this week for the song “Stop Me (Stop You)” is under the name Nick Murphy, who we generally see chart under his stage name Chet Faker at most times, so this is his first entry under his original name.
* #97 – Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello lands her second chart entry this week as her track “Bad Things” enters at No.97 featuring US rapper Machine Gun Kelly, and her first chart appearance was as guest vocalist on the Shawn Mendes track “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (HP-33, March 2016).