ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber Maintains Top Spot After Four Weeks -
Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber Maintains Top Spot After Four Weeks

by Gavin Ryan on September 26, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Justin Bieber’s first (and only so far) No.1 single in Australia “What Do You Mean?” holds for a fourth week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart, becoming the equal second longest running chart-topping track for 2015.

“See You Again” (Apr-May) by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth has so far had the longest stay atop the Aussie charts this year with six weeks, whilst also landing four weeks at the top were Ellie Goulding with “Love Me Like You Do” (Feb-Mar) and Meghan Trainor with John Legend on “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (June-July), putting Justin equal with Ellie and Meghan for the second longest run at the top for this year, BUT with Justin Bieber in the country this coming week, it could keep his track at the top for a fifth week, making him outright second longest for 2015.

So waiting for a third week at No.2 are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “Downtown”, but their track does achieve its first certification this week, cracking Gold (●) in sales. The entire top five songs this week remain stable, with Taylor Swift notching up a second week at No.3 with her “Wildest Dreams”, followed by “Locked Away” for R. City and Adam Levine at No.4 and Nico & Vinz stay still at No.5 with “That’s How You Know”.

Felix Jaehn climbs another two places this week (as he did the past two weeks) with his cover of “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”, up to a new peak of No.6, which pushes down one place each “The Fix” for Nelly & Jeremih and “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd to No.7 and No.8 respectively. Calvin Harris holds at No.9 again with his former No.1 “How Deep is Your Love”, and the only new entry to the Top 10 is at No.10, up ten places is OMI with his now second Top 10 hit “Hula Hoop”.

UP: Right behind OMI is Robin Schulz and Francesco Yates who get a “Sugar” rush by leaping twenty places to a new peak of No.11, whilst the new US No.1 single for The Weeknd, “The Hills” here rises three places to a new chart height of No.16, with Jess Glynne holding her No.17 peak for “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”. Scoring his second Top 20 hit by climbing three spots to No.20 is LunchMoney Lewis with his Dazz Band infused track “Whip it!”, whilst another track sampling older tunes in the form of Drake with “Hotline Bling” bullets up twenty-eight spots to land at No.22, which is taken from his forthcoming album “Views from the 6”, not the new set that just debuted at No.4 this week “What a Time to Be Alive”. Further down at No.32 are The Rubens with “Hoops”, up five this week, whilst rising sixteen spots to a new peak of No.33 is Dawin with “Dessert”, and “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars is back up five places to No.34, and Fetty Wap scores himself a second Top 50 entry this week as “679” is up eight places to a new peak of No.46, whilst his “Trap Queen” is at No.37 this week.

DOWN: Vance Joy are the only act to leave the Top 10 this week, with “Fire and the Flood” (HP-6×2, WI10-4) down two spots to No.12 and it picks up a ▲Platinum certification, with One Direction and “Drag Me Down” down one to No.14 and also cracking ▲Platinum in sales. Lost Frequencies fall seven to No.19 with “Are You With Me” and after two weeks within the Top 20, “Easy Love” for Sigala falls six to No.21 this week, with other dropouts from the twenty being Troye Sivan with “Wild” down eight to No.24 and “Do it Again” for Pia Mia falling seven to No.25. Adam Lambert is down six to No.30 with “Ghost Town” and Delta Goodrem drops seven places to No.35 with her “Wings”, newly christened ▲Platinum in sales. With a new Demi Lovato single out, her recent No.20 single “Cool for the Summer” is down ten spots this week to No.39 and falling eleven places to No.45 are Disclosure with Sam Smith on “Omen” (it could rise back up next week as their second album is out now), and last weeks debut for Selena Gomez of “Same Old Love” drops back eight to No.50. Falling hard out of last weeks fifty are “Follow Me” for Hardwell and Jason DeRulo (40 to 66), “This Ain’t Love” for Jessica Mauboy (41 to 75) and “Strong” by London Grammar (47 to 86).

Ellie Goulding will be in the country next week, not only singing at the AFL Grand Final, but promoting her new single “On My Mind”, which this week is the highest new entry at No.15, becoming her tenth Top 50 and Top 100 entry, and serves as the first single from her forthcoming 6th of November due third album “Delirium”. Dropping their fifth album a week later entitled “Made in the A.M.” will be One Direction, and the second single from that album debuts at No.27 entitled “Infinity”, and is the follow-up to this weeks No.14 track “Drag Me Down” (HP-1).

Naughty Boy returns to the singles chart at No.36 with the track “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” which features guest vocalists Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin. This becomes his third Top 100 and second Top 50 entry, as he previously teamed with Sam Smith for his first Top 10 entry “La La La” (HP-5, peaked August 2013), and this new track is taken from his forthcoming (as yet untitled) second album. And another DJ who enters within the Top 50 this week is Diplo who along with Sleepy Tom debuts at No.49 with the dance track “Be Right There”.

Lower 50: With a new Top 10 single for OMI, his former No.1 “Cheerleader” is back up five to No.54 and moving back up twelve places to No.57 is James Bay with “Let it Go”. Hozier and his first entry “Take Me to Church” is up seven to No.61 whilst Jamie Lawson returns to the chart at No.67 with his second entry “Ahead of Myself”, with his first entry “Wasn’t Expecting That” up seven to No.70. There are three new certifications in the lower fifty, two of which feature Sia, the first is “Golden” for Travie McCoy and Sia down fourteen to No.76 and now ▲Platinum, whilst her track “Elastic Heart” drops nine to No.82 and is 2x▲Platinum, and finally Galantis fall seven to No.85 with “Runaway (U & I)” and crack the 3x▲Platinum certification. “Start Again” for Conrad Sewell is back up eighteen places to No.81 and further re-entries come from Pharrell Williams with “Freedom” (#83) and “Happy” (#100), new No.1 albums artist Lana Del Rey with “High on the Beach” (#87), the official second single from Troye Sivan’s “Wild” EP is “Fools” (HP-85) which is back in at No.91, “Bang Bang” for Jessie J returns at No.93 and James Bay’s first entry “Hold Back the River” is back in at No.95.

The Peter Allen biopic ‘Not the Boy Next Door’ concluded last weekend, and his 1972 single “Tenterfield Saddler” makes its first chart appearance this week at No.53, whilst last weeks “I Still Call Australia Home” (HP-60) drops back down thirty-two places to No.92 this week. A more current Australian act in 5 Seconds of Summer see the fourth entry from their forthcoming second album debut this week, “Money” comes in at No.69.

Demi Lovato is “Confident” that her No.72 debut this week should rise, whilst further down at No.97 is the second entry for EDM act Zhu, who has teamed with AlunaGeorge for this weeks No.97 entry “Automatic”, with the final entry at No.98 coming from Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes and “Stitches”, which is his first solo entry to the ARIA Singles chart, but his second appearance, as he did guest vocals on The Vamps track “Oh Cecilia” (HP-46, peaked September 2014).

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.


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