Ahead of their self-titled second album being released here next week (1st April), Danish group Lukas Graham remain at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a sixth straight week with “7 Years”.
In the past five months of No.1 singles we have had six chart-topping tracks, three of which have stayed for six or more weeks (“Hello” by Adele for six weeks from 2-Nov, 2015 and then “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber for seven weeks from 14-Dec, 2015 were the first two), and then we had three successive single week No.1’s from Jonas Blue, Zayn and then Flume (1st, 8th and 15th of February, 2016), and now Lukas Graham and their sixth week at the top for “7 Years” (#1 digi/#1 stream).
Last weeks No.2 leap for Alan Walker with “Faded” (#2 digi/#3 stream) is on hold this week in second place, but the track is now ▲Platinum in sales and could take over the top either next week of the following week, but another song to put its hand up to become the new No.1 in Australia is the latest track from Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla $ign and “Work from Home” (#3 digi/#2 stream) which is up three spots to a new peak of No.3 this week (same position in the UK this week too), plus the song also picks up a Gold (●) in sales after only four weeks in the chart.
The highest charting single in Australia for The Hilltop Hoods and “1955” (HP-2, #4 digi/#5 stream) is down one more spot this week to No.4 and newly certified as ▲Platinum, and also down one to No.5 are twenty one pilots with “Stressed Out” (#6 digi/#14 stream). A couple of weeks ago Daya climbed to No.7 with “Hide Away” (#5 digi/#7 stream), but this week her track is back up three places to a new peak of No.6, whilst her Chainsmokers guest spot leaps into the Top 30.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis climb up seven places to No.7 with their fifth Top 10 hit in Australia “Dance off” (#7 digi/no stream T40), plus it also gives guest artists Idris Elba and Anderson.Paak their first Top 10 appearances in Australia, and the song also becomes the second Top 10 after “Downtown” (TW-60) to be taken from the duos second Top 10 album “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” (TW-9). After a couple of weeks at No.5 Charlie Puth is down three to No.8 with “One Call Away” (#9 digi/#25 stream), Flo Rida drops a spot to No.9 with “My House” (#11 digi/#17 stream) and falling three spots to No.10 is former No.1 “Never Be Like You” (#13 digi/#4 stream) for Flume and Kai which is now crowned 2x▲Platinum.
UP: Mike Posner is up five places to a new peak of No.12 with his current UK No.1 single (for a second week over there) “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (#10 digi/#12 stream), whilst right behind him is the new Meghan Trainor song “No” (#12 digi/#28 stream) which climbs seven places to a new chart height of No.13. Last weeks highest new entry of “Dangerous Woman” (#17 digi/#22 stream) by Ariana Grande climbs four places to a new peak of No.20 and back up one spot to No.22 is Zara Larsson with “Lush Life” (#23 digi/#15 stream and now 2x▲Platinum). Disturbed jump nine spots to a new peak of No.23 with their rendition of “The Sound of Silence” (#14 digi only) and leaping twenty spots to No.25 are The Chainsmokers and Daya with “Don’t Let Me Down” (#25 digi/#24 stream). The second single for Alessia Cara and “Wild Things” (#26 digi/#29 stream) is up sixteen places to a new peak of No.27 and up one spot to a new height are Little Mix and Jason DeRulo with “Secret Love Song” (#29 digi only) at No.34. Three of last weeks entries leap into the Top 50 this week, firstly Tinie Tempah and Zara Larsson with “Girls Like” (#30 digi) is up forty-four spots to No.37 giving Zara her third successive Top 40 hit here, after which “Company” (#40 digi/#39 stream) for Justin Bieber is up eleven to No.41 and finally Dua Lipa sees her first entry “Be the One” (#38 digi) become her first Top 50 hit in Australia as its up thirty-one spots to No.46.
DOWN: The only dropout from the Top 10 is Sia and her “Cheap Thrills” (HP-8, WI10-2, #15 digi/#13 stream), which drops down one spot to No.11 and is still currently within the Top 10 in Norway, Ireland (both #3), Germany, Finland (both #6), Bulgaria (#7), Portugal (#8) plus also Switzerland and New Zealand (both #9) giving it eight Top 10 o/s placings. Zayn drops four to No.15 with “Pillowtalk” (#19 digi/#9 stream) ahead of his new album being released on Friday (25th March), and the current US No.1 single for Rihanna and Drake in “Work” (#21 digi/#6 stream) is down three to No.16 here, and now certified ▲Platinum. Yo Preston and Kelly Kiara are back down two spots to No.18 with “Love Yourself vs. F**k Yourself” (#8 digi) and the song they’re interpolating in “Love Yourself” (#24 digi/#10 stream) by Justin Bieber is right behind them at No.19. Elle King’s album might be up this week, but her song “Ex’s & Oh’s” (#16 digi) is down four to No.26 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales whilst scoring their first ▲Platinum cert are G-Eazy with Bebe Rexha on “Me, Myself and I” (#34 digi/#18 stream) which is down three to No.28 this week. After climbing to a new peak last week Samantha Jade is down five to No.33 with “Always” (#28 digi) and falling eleven this week to No.42 is last weeks entry for Zayn “Like I Would” (#31 stream). Taylor Swift and her “New Romantics” (#32 digi) are back down six to No.45 and after peaking at No.44 last week Miike Snow and their first Top 50 entry “Genghis Khan” is down five to No.49, and falling hard into the lower fifty is Kelly Clarkson with “Piece by Piece” (40 to 61).
Lower 50: There are no new entries in the Top 50 this week, but moving around in the lower fifty are Major Lazer with “Light it Up” (#37 stream) up three spots again this week to a new peak of No.55, after which “King Kunta” (HP-32) by Kendrick Lamar is back up eleven places to No.64 and local act Safia leaps nineteen spots to a new peak of No.68 with “Make Them Wheels Roll”. Up twenty-four spots to land at No.69, just behind their former peak, are DNCE with “Cake By the Ocean” (HP-68), whilst Jason DeRulo is up eight spots to a new peak of No.77 with “Get Ugly”, and the only re-entry in the lower fifty this week is at No.88 for RuFus and the new remixes of the track “Innerbloom” help it to return.
Milestones: Rudimental with Ed Sheeran on “Lay it All on Me” (HP-7) at No.66 and “Alive” by Sia (HP-10) down ten to No.99 both score half-year marks in the charts (26 weeks) and still the oldest charting song within the Top 100 is Ed Sheeran with “Thinking Out Loud” (HP-1) for an 81st week, whilst the only new certification in the lower fifty this week is Marcus Marr & Chet Faker with “The Trouble with Us” which is down fifteen places to No.84 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
Ariana Grande again wins the ‘Highest New Entry of the Week’ award for a second week in a row, as another track from her forthcoming mid-May due third album “Dangerous Woman” debuts at No.52 this week entitled “Be Alright” (#39 digi). Ten places lower at No.62 is the debut single for Sydney based singer/songwriter Celia Pavey (Top 4 in Season 2 of ‘The Voice’) under her new moniker Vera Blue whose first chart entry is entitled “Hold”, with Celia scoring nine Top 100 entries and a No.14 album in entitled “This Music” in 2013.
Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield make up the Bristol (UK) duo of Blonde who enter at No.71 with their first chart entry here “Nothing Like This”, which features early 2000’s artist Craig David as guest vocalist, and this song will be featured on his forthcoming album “Following My Intuition”, and this becomes Craig’s 17th Top 100 entry, and his second for this year, as back in February he made it to No.74 with “When the Bassline Drops”. Another early 2000’s act who returns this week at No.72 is Shakira whose theme from the current animated film ‘Zootopia’ is entitled “Try Everything” and becomes her first entry here in just over two years and her twelfth overall.
Kygo and his fifteen week running song “Stay” is down one spot to No.73 this week, and right behind at No.74 is his new track “Fragile” featuring vocalist Labrinth, which becomes the sixth Top 100 entry for Kygo and the eight for Labrinth. Iggy Azalea is set to release her second album ‘Digital Distortion’ around mid-year, and the first single from the new album enters at No.79 entitled “Team” which becomes her 14th Top 100 entry and her first since the mid-May 2015 appearance on the Britney Spears track “Pretty Girls” (HP-27).
The just released debut album for former One Direction member Zayn is entitled “Mind of Mine” and the fourth chart entry from the set is “Befour” and it comes in at No.86 this week, with two of his former three entries still in the chart this week, “Pillowtalk” at No.15, last weeks entry “Like I Would” at No.42 and falling out the chart this week is the ballad “It’s You” (HP-38).
There looks to be a third studio album on the way for The Temper Trap, as entering at No.92 this week is a new song from the group entitled “Thick as Thieves”, which becomes the local acts sixth Top 100 entry and first since the July 2012 entry of “Trembling Hands” (HP-38, peaked Oct 2012). A special Easter released track from local church Hillsong under their name of Hillsong Worship enters at No.93 entitled “Grace to Grace”, and the final new entry at No.96 this week is from The Weeknd and “Acquainted”, the fifth track to chart here from his second album “Beauty Behind the Madness” (TW-37).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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