Justin Bieber manages to hold onto the top spot on the ARIA Singles chart this week with his (now) worldwide No.1 track “What Do You Mean?”
And by staying at the top for a second week, it’s the first song that has debuted at the top that has managed to stay for a second week since “You Ruin Me” by The Veronicas entered at No.1 (29-Sep-2014) and then stayed at the chart summit for three weeks, whereas the song prior to Justin’s debut at the top, “Drag Me Down” by One Direction only stayed for a single week.
Challenging Justin this week is three-time-chart-leader Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with their new track “Downtown”, which leaps from last weeks No.9 debut spot, up to No.2 this week, pushing last weeks two-track “Locked Away” for R. City and Adam Levine down a place to No.3, whilst Taylor Swift holds at No.4 with her “Wildest Dreams” for a second week. Two “Downtown” guest acts make new chart peaks this week too, as two of the guests have previously charted, with Kool Moe Dee having appeared on the Will Smith track/theme “Wild, Wild West” (HP-8, peaked Sept 1999) and Grandmaster Melle Mel scored two hits in 1984, the highest being “White Lines” (HP-27, peaked April 1984).
After tumbling down to No.8 last week, Nico & Vinz are back up three places to No.5 with “That’s How You Know” and also on hold this week within the Top 10 is Vance Joy with “Fire and the Flood”. Nelly & Jeremih fall from three to No.7 this week with “The Fix”, which after three weeks on the chart achieves Gold (●) in sales, whilst down only one spot to No.8 is Calvin Harris with “How Deep is Your Love”, after which The Weeknd descends four spots to No.9 with “Can’t Feel My Face”. The only new entry to the Top 10 this week is Felix Jaehn who is up two places to a new peak of No.10 with his rendition of “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”.
UP: Holding at No.11 again this week is Lost Frequencies with “Are You With Me”, which also achieves Gold (●) in sales, with 1D’s “Drag Me Down” back up a spot to No.12 this week, and also back up one is Delta Goodrem’s “Wings” to No.15. Landing just outside the Top 20, up six places to a new peak of No.21 is The Weeknd with “The Hills” and then down at No.27 is the new LunchMoney Lewis track “Whip it”, up six spots this week. After only climbing one spot last week to No.36 Jess Glynne now leaps eight spots to a new peak of No.28 with her recent UK No.1 single “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” and swirling up sixteen places to land at No.29 is OMI with his second entry “Hula Hoop”. Ed Sheeran returns to the Top 50 with his former No.1 “Thinking Out Loud”, up ten spots to No.44 and also returning to the fifty, and right back to their former peak of No.48 are The Rubens with “Hoops”.
DOWN: The only dropout from the Top 10 this week is “Peanut Butter Jelly” (HP-3, WI10-9) for Galantis, down three to No.13 and it spent more than twice as long in the Top 10 than their first entry “Runaway (U & I)” did (four weeks). “Do it Again” for Pia Mia drops four spots to No.18 and down a couple of places to No.20 is Selena Gomez with “Good for You”, which is newly certified ▲Platinum, whilst the final certification of the week goes to Sam Feldt with “Show Me Love”, which is down to No.26 and now Gold (●) in sales. Fifth Harmony fall ten places to No.32 with “Worth it” and Years & Years fall six to No.34 with “Shine”, whilst Jessie J drops seven to No.36 with “Flashlight”. The Voice 2015 winner Ellie Drennan tumbles down thirteen places to No.38 with her debut single “Ghost” and Little Mix are down seven spots to No.42 with “Black Magic”. The “Headlights” for Robin Schulz dip down seven to No.45 and tumbling eleven spots to No.50 is Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding with “Powerful”. The two 5 Seconds of Summer tracks in last weeks Top 50 see drastic drops this week, with “She’s Kinda Hot” back down twenty-nine places to No.77 and last weeks debut at No.34 for “Jet Black Heart” leaves the Top 100 all together this week.
The new UK No.1 single (as of Friday) is by producer and songwriter Sigala (Bruce Fielder), and here his debut song is the highest new entry this week, coming in at No.14 is “Easy Love”, which contains the vocals from the Jackson 5’s second single “ABC” (HP-14, peaked here August 1970), which was the groups highest charting single here during their early period, meaning that the new version enters at the same place that the original peaked 45 years ago.
A few places lower is the title track from the new Perth singer/songwriter Troye Sivan’s EP “Wild”, the set debuting at No.1 over on the albums chart, and the title track comes in at No.16 on the singles chart. The song debuts in the same position that his first entry “Happy Little Pill” entered at in the first week of August, 2014, eventually climbing to No.10 four weeks later.
Another local artist who first made her chart appearance in 2014 is former X-Factor contestant Reigan (Derry), who debuts at No.37 this week with “Feels Like Heaven”, which becomes her third Top 50 entry so far, as her cover of “Stay With Me” (HP-20) and her first post-show release “All of the Pieces” (HP-33) have previously reached the Top 50 and overall this becomes her eighth Top 100 entry.
With the recent cinema opening of the biopic “Straight Outta Compton” here in Australia, the N.W.A. back catalogue has been reclaiming the album charts and this week they’re exploding with their older sets, but debuting over on the singles chart at No.49 is their 1988 track from their debut album, “Fuck the Police”. By debuting within the Top 50 it becomes their second entry to this region of the chart, as their single “100 Miles and Running” climbed to No.33 in January of 1991, whilst it also becomes their third Top 100 entry all up.
Lower 50: Kygo climbs with his second chart entry “Stole the Show”, up fourteen places to a new peak of No.53 and after falling last week to No.68, Dawin is back up thirteen spots to No.56 with “Dessert” (HP-53). “679” for Fetty Wap is back up four places to a new peak of No.60 (formerly it climbed as high as #61), and with his debut album released as of Friday, Jarryd James is back up ten places to No.62 with his former No.2 single “Do You Remember”. Taylor Swift sees her older singles all climb this week (or return) with “Shake it Off” back up ten places to No.64, and “Style” (#94) and “Blank Space” (#97) returning to the Top 100. Drake leaps up again this week with his Timmy Thomas infused track “Hotline Bling”, up thirteen spots to a new peak of No.67 and Nick Jonas is back to his former peak of No.79 with “Levels”. “Ocean Drive” by Duke Dumont is back up thirteen spots to No.86 and further returning tracks this week come from Vance Joy with “Riptide” (#95, 115 weeks now), “Happy” (#96, 89 weeks) by Pharrell, and “All of Me” by John Legend at #99, which is notching up its 82nd week within the Top 100.
With a N.W.A. track entering in the Top 50, band member Eazy-E makes his first singles chart entry at No.69 this week with “Boyz-N-The Hood (Remix)”, which was his very first single release back in 1987, the remix appeared a year later, which is the version entering this week from his album “Eazy-Duz-it” (TW-81).
Tina Arena is set to release her new album “Eleven” on November 13th, and the first track from the album enters at No.72 this week entitled “I Want to Love You”, which Tina performed this past week on the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Grand Final, and this now becomes her 21st Top 100 singles chart entry. Another local act who we saw debut in the Top 20 this week also gains a second entry this week, Troye Sivan also enters at No.85 with the track “Fools”, giving him his fourth overall Top 100 entry.
Canadian artist Alessia Cara (Alessia Caracciolo) sees her debut single “Here” enter at No.90 this week, and the final entry for this week at No.93 is Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy who team up for the track “Stayin’ Out All Night”. The original Wiz only version appeared on his album from 2014 “Blacc Hollywood” and was the fourth overseas single lifted from the album, now the new version with Fall Out Boy becomes his fifteenth Top 100 singles chart entry.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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