For a third consecutive week Danish group Lukas Graham stay atop the ARIA Singles Chart with their international No.1 single “7 Years”.
“7 Years” is currently spending its fourth week at the top in the UK and sixth week in Belgium, plus it’s also at the top in Ireland (3rd week) and New Zealand (2nd week), plus its previously been to No.1 in their home country of Denmark (6 wks), Austria (3 wks), The Netherlands and Sweden (both 2 wks).
Making a play for the top spot are locals The Hilltop Hoods with “1955”, which jumps up four places to a new peak of No.2, and in doing so it becomes the groups highest charting single in Australia, beating the No.4 peak that “Cosby Sweater” achieved in December of 2014 for two weeks, plus they also have their current album “Drinking from the Sun, Walking Under Stars: Restrung” within the Albums top five this week also.
Returning to its former peak of No.3 are twenty one pilots and “Stressed Out” which was this high four weeks ago, and could continue to climb as they will be touring here later in March. Dropping down two places to No.4 is Flume with “Never Be Like You” after a single week at No.1 and four broken weeks at No.2, whilst the current US No.1 Single “Work” for Rihanna and Drake jumps up five places to a new peak of No.5, becoming her seventeenth Top 5 single in Australia and the second for Drake (Hotline Bling was the first peaking at #2), plus the track achieves Gold (●) in sales this week too.
After two weeks at No.7 Flo Rida is up one place to a new peak of No.6 with “My House” and back up one spot to No.7 is Charlie Puth with “One Call Away”, but dropping five spots to No.8 is the debut single for Zayn entitled “Pillowtalk”, most likely falling due to his new single debuting this week. Down four to No.9 are The Chainsmokers with “Roses” which is now ▲Platinum in sales and down a single place to No.10 is Kiiara and her track “Gold”, meaning that no songs dropped or ascended into the Top 10 this week.
UP: Sia and her “Cheap Thrills” are on hold at No.12 this week, but leaping eleven spots to land at No.13 is Daya and her first entry “Hide Away” (she debuts as guest on a new lower fifty entry this week too), after which we see last weeks No.54 debut of “Faded” for Alan Walker bulleting up thirty-four spots to land at No.20 this week. Adele is up a couple of places to No.33 with “When We Were Young” and the biggest jump of the week goes to Mike Posner with his new song “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”, zooming up forty-one places to land at No.46 this week, becoming his fourth Top 50 entry in Australia.
DOWN: Most of the Top 20 songs are only down one place each this week, of note though is Selena Gomez and “Hands to Myself” which is down one to No.16 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales, after which we see “Me, Myself & I” by G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha dropping back four places to No.23 after peaking at No.19 last week. L.D.R.U and Paige IV are down four to No.27 with “Keeping Score” which is now ▲Platinum and “Middle” by DJ Snake drops seven to No.28, with “Hoops” for The Rubens down six to No.36 this week. “Here” by Alessia Cara is down six to No.44 and down five to No.50 is the Tobtok and River version of “Fast Car” which picks up its first certification this week by achieving Gold (●) sales status. Dropping into the lower fifty this week are Sia with “Alive” (44 to 64), Hilltop Hoods with “Higher” (48 to 65), Ellie Goulding and “Something in the Way You Move” (47 to 67), “Somebody Else” for The 1975 (34 to 69), Tim Minchin’s “Come Home (Cardinal Pell)” (32 to 89) and leaving the Top 100 from last weeks fifty is Missy Higgins and “Oh Canada” (#46).
The second album for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debuts in the ARIA Albums Chart Top 10 this week, and features the former No.1 track “Downtown” (TW-45), and the second track lifted from the set debuts at No.21 this week entitled “Dance Off” which features guest appearances from actor Idris Elba and California singer/rapper and producer Anderson.Paak, which becomes the acts eighth Top 100 and Top 50 entry. The final season of American Idol is currently broadcasting, and the winner of the first series Kelly Clarkson recently sang the title track from her album on the show entitled “Piece by Piece”, which blasts into the chart at No.24 this week becoming her 20th Top 100 and 19th Top 50 entry here and the second entry to chart here from the album.
Former One Direction member Zayn lands his second chart entry this week by coming in at No.38 with “It’s You”, the ballad landing a lot lower than his debut track “Pillowtalk” (TW-8) achieved five weeks ago when it entered at the No.1 spot. One place lower at No.39 is the first taste from the mid-May due second album for Fifth Harmony entitled “7/27”, the track entitled “Work from Home” features the rapper Ty Dolla $ign and becomes the girl troupes third Top 100 and second Top 50 entry, having already reached No.9 for two weeks last August with “Worth it”, which also featured a rapper in Kid Ink.
The final Top 50 entry this week is the seventh single lifted from Taylor Swift’s “1989” (TW-15) album which was originally a bonus track on the deluxe edition of the album, and is entitled “New Romantics” coming in at No.47 this week. Previously the album has launched the tracks “Shake it off” (HP-1×3 Sept 2014), “Blank Space: (HP-1×3 Nov/Dec 2014), “Style” (HP-8), “Bad Blood” (HP-1×3, June 2015), “Wildest Dreams” (HP-3) and the recent “Out of the Woods” (HP-19) which drops out of the Top 100 this week.
Lower 50: Rufus climb back up fourteen places to No.52 with “You Were Right” (possibly thanks to the Cider ad its featured in) and after tumbling last week the latest Cyrus track “Keep Talking” jumps back up thirty-seven spots to No.55 after which the second single from the new 1975 album “The Sound” (HP-53) returns at No.56. Little Mix and Jason DeRulo are up three places to a new peak of No.57 with “Secret Love Song” and Drake sees his “Hotline Bling” achieve 2x▲Platinum in sales this week at No.60.
Major Lazer jumps up eleven spots to a new peak of No.62 with “Light it Up” and further returning tracks are “Rumour Mill” by Rudimental at No.73 and “Back to Sleep” for Chris Brown at a new peak of No.74. Joel Adams is up eight spots to a new peak of No.77 with “Please Don’t Go” and the final return of the week is at No.96, Meghan Trainor with “Better When I’m Dancin’” from ‘The Peanuts Movie’.
Local rapper 360 is set to release his third album “Please Be Seated” soon, and from the album at No.70 is the track “My Favourite Downfall” featuring vocalist Joy, the track tackling mental illness and depression in its lyrics, and this becomes the 13th Top 100 entry for 360. The second and final new entry in the lower fifty is at No.82, and is the second Top 100 placing this week for The Chainsmokers who enter with “Don’t Let Me Down” which features guest singer Daya, who is currently at No.13 with her track “Hide Away”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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