ARIA Singles : Justin Bieber 'What Do You Mean' Keeps Top Spot -
Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

ARIA Singles : Justin Bieber ‘What Do You Mean’ Keeps Top Spot

by Gavin Ryan on September 19, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Scoring a ▲Platinum certification this week and retaining the lead on the ARIA Singles Chart, Justin Bieber with his track “What Do You Mean?” reigns at the top for a third consecutive week.

Whilst holding at No.2 for a second week are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with their menagerie of friends on “Downtown”, and climbing a place to a new peak of No.3 is Taylor Swift and her “Wildest Dreams”, which swaps places with last weeks number three track “Locked Away” for R. City and Adam Levine, with Nico & Vinz on hold at No.5 with “That’s How You Know”.

The Top 10 tracks from last weeks all remain within the ten this week, just a little shuffling around, like Nelly and Jeremih back up one place to No.6 with “The Fix”, while The Weeknd and “Can’t Feel My Face” is back up two places to No.7, meaning the top seven selling songs in the country have all peaked within the Top 3 during their chart runs. Last week Felix Jaehn climbed into the Top 10 with “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”, which this week rises two places to land a new peak of No.8, whilst the only former No.1 in the Top 10, “How Deep is Your Love” for Calvin Harris + Disciples is down one spot to No.9 and falling four places from last weeks peak of No.6 are Vance Joy with “Fire and the Flood”.

UP: Troye Sivan holds at his No.16 debut for the track “Wild” but right behind him, jumping up eleven places to a new peak of No.17 is Jess Glynne with “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”, which becomes her fifth Top 20 entry here, whilst scoring his third entry to the twenty, and gaining his second such entry within this weeks chart is The Weekend whose track “The Hills” is up to a new chart height of No.19 and now Gold (●) in sales, with OMI jumping up nine places to land his “Hula Hoop” at No.20 this week. LunchMoney Lewis is up four spots to a new peak of No.23 with “Whip it!” and Fetty Wap is back up to No.30 with his “Trap Queen”. The Rubens leap up into the Top 40 for the first time with “Hoops”, climbing eleven places to No.37 and returning to the hundred at No.47 is London Grammar with “Strong”, which like its July (#35, The Voice S4) return is helped back into the charts by the new season of “The X-Factor” which started last Sunday night. Climbing into the Top 50, up seven places to No.49 is Dawin with his current New Zealand Top 10 single “Dessert” and jumping up seventeen spots to No.50 is Drake with “Hotline Bling” becoming his fourth Top 50 entry.

DOWN: With no songs leaving the Top 10 this week and only one place drops for last weeks 11 to 14 songs, the first big drop comes from Adam Lambert and his former No.2 single “Ghost Town”, falling seven places to No.24, the same drop also for Aston Merrygold with “Get Stupid”, down seven to No.26 and falling thirteen places to No.28 is Delta Goodrem with “Wings”. Demi Lovato is now Gold (●) in sales with “Cool for the Summer”, which is down four to No.29 this week and down six to No.32 is Sam Feldt with “Show Me Love”. Hardwell and Jason DeRulo tumble down ten spots to No.40 and dropping twelve to No.48 is another former Voice S4 judge, Jessie J with “Flashlight”. Big dropouts from last weeks Top 50 include “F**k the Police” for N.W.A. (49 to 63) and “Ghost” for Ellie Drennan (38 to 87), whilst Reigan who debuted at No.37 last week with “Feels Like Heaven” leaves the Top 100 all together.

Pink returns to the ARIA Singles chart at No.11 with “Today’s the Day”, which she recorded as the theme for the 13th season of the US talk show ‘Ellen’, and it now becomes her 34th Top 100 entry and her 31st Top 50 entry. Twenty places lower at No.31 is the track “Sugar” by producer Robin Schulz featuring singer Francesco Yates, the track is a cover/sample of the 2004 song “Suga Suga” (HP-3, peaked April 2004) by Baby Bash and Frankie J. This track is now the fifth entry for Robin, the previous four all reaching the Top 10 (two remixes and two as lead artist), with his most recent “Headlights” (HP-2) dropping out of the Top 50 this week to No.51.

Jessica Mauboy is set to release her fourth studio album later this year, and the first single from the album debuts at No.41 this week entitled “This Ain’t Love”. This new entry becomes her 22nd Top 100 and 21st Top 50 entry and the song comes in at the same position her last entry debuted and peaked at back in late February, “The Day Before I Met You” (HP-41). One place lower at No.42 is Selena Gomez with more love for the charts, hers though is “Same Old Love” which is the second track lifted from her early October due second album “Revival”, the previous release was “Good for You” (TW-21) which became her first Top 10 hit here in Australia.

Lower 50: Like his current Top 30 hit, Fetty Wap is making weekly climbs with his follow-up “679”, which this week is up six places to a new peak of No.54, whilst his fourth entry “Again” (HP-63) is back up twelve spots to No.88. There is a heap of returning tracks this week, all helped back into the charts by them being performed/sung/trialed on the returning X-Factor series, which screened the audition rounds over five nights in the past week from Sunday through to Thursday. Sia was sung (and sometimes badly) by quite a few contestants, most couldn’t hit the high notes, but for those who did it helped her songs to return this week, firstly “Elastic Heart” (HP-5) is back in at No.73 and her former No.2 single “Chandelier” is back in at No.96, whilst her track “My Love” from the ‘Twilight: Eclipse’ soundtrack (2010) makes its first chart appearance at No.76.

Rihanna’s “B**ch Better Have My Money” is back in at No.75 (Ellen performed it during a Jimmy Kimmel segment this past week), and The Weeknd returns at No.84 with “Earned it” (XF sung) and “Georgia” by Vance Joy is back in at No.89 (XF sung), whilst the final re-entry is at No.93, “Hipsta” for Timmy Trumpet & Chardy, which has now got added vocals/commentary by Sydney comedy duo The Bondi Hipsters.

The Peter Allen biopic ‘Not the Boy Next Door’ screened last Sunday night (after XF) and this week we see his 1980 single “I Still Call Australia Home” make its ARIA Singles chart debut at No.60. The song first charted (pre-ARIA) in April 1980 where is climbed to No.82 before returning to the charts in mid-June where is spent two weeks at No.72, so now this return to the national charts means it also scores its highest chart placing.

Local EDM act Hermitude score their third Top 100 entry this week as “Searchlight” featuring vocalist Yeo enters at No.66, and is the second single from their recent No.1 album “Dark Night Sweet Light” (TW-98), whilst the first was the Top 20 single “The Buzz” (HP-20) which falls out of the hundred this week.

The third entry from the latest Mumford & Sons album “Wilder Mind” (TW-31) enters at No.80 entitled “Ditmas”, the title referring to the location Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, New York, which is close to where the band recorded the album. It follows on from their previous two entries from the album “Believe” (HP-29) and “The Wolf” (HP-53), and this new entry becomes the bands sixth Top 100 placement.

Finally sneaking in at #100 is Kylie Minogue and Garibay with their self titled “Kylie Minogue + Garibay (EP)”, which features the tracks “Black and White” featuring Shaggy, “If I Can’t Have You” with Sam Sparro and “Your Body” with Giorgio Moroder, with all of the song written by Giorgio and Fernando Garibay.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.


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