After debuting at No.2 last week Pink climbs to the top of the ARIA Singles chart this week with her eighth No.1 in Australia entitled “Just Like Fire”, plus the track achieves Gold (●) in sales in its second week on the chart also.
“Just Like Fire” (#1 DL/#20 Str) becomes the 1051st No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2016) and the 486th for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 69th for the RCA record label and second this year after Zayn spent a week at the top with “Pillowtalk” (8th Feb), whilst the song becomes the eighth No.1 for 2016 too.
There have been eighteen songs to hit No.1 that have featured the word ‘Like’ in it’s title, plus thirteen with a ‘Just’ in the name, with this new number one fitting in alphabetically next to her other ‘just’ chart-topper “Just Give Me a Reason” (4 broken weeks from 18th Feb, 2013), and finally this is only the third ‘Fire’ to rage at the top of the Australian charts, the last was “Sex on Fire” for Kings of Leon (4 weeks from 20th Oct, 2008).
Pink’s track becomes the 679th No.1 by an American act (group or solo) to make it to No.1, plus she also claims her fourth No.1 for this decade, moving her to equal fifteenth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s, Singles’, and as this is her eighth No.1 in Australia she also moves up to equal fourteenth in the overall list ‘Most No.1’s, Singles’ alongside The Black Eyed Peas and Eminem who’ve also racked up eight No.1’s, and Pink’s now tally of seventeen weeks racked up at No.1 from her eight hits moves her from 41st to 39th on the list Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1940 to 2016’ alongside the 17 weeks Ke$ha has notched up, one behind the 18 achieved by The Rolling Stones (from six number ones).
After two weeks in the No.1 spot, Gnash and Olivia O’Brien are down one spot to No.2 with “I Hate U, I Love U” (#5 DL/#16 Str), and after his passing last week the classic Prince track “Purple Rain” (#2 DL) returns as the first of eleven Top 100 entries this week at No.3. The title track from his first movie and No.1 album, “Purple Rain” originally was the third single lifted from the album and climbed to No.41 in mid-November of 1984, so by returning at No.3 this week it becomes a Top 10 for the first time and his twelfth Top 10 hit overall, with his last one occurring back in 1994 with his second and last No.1 “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” (peaked late May 1994). More on the Prince returns later on.
After two weeks at No.3, The Chainsmokers and Daya drop down one spot to No.4 with “Don’t Let Me Down” (#6 DL/#2 Str) and the No.1 single in the UK for a third week and new No.1 streaming song here is up five spots to a new peak of No.5 here, Drake with Wizkid and Kyla on the song “One Dance” (#11 DL/#1 Str), whilst also scoring a new peak at No.6 is Dua Lipa with “Be the One” (#3 DL/#25 Str), the song also cracking Gold (●) in sales here.
Flume is set to release his second album “Skin” in the last week of May, and the third entry from the album debuts at No.7 this week, “Say it” (#7 DL/#7 Str) featuring Tove Lo as guest vocalist, and in debuting so high it becomes the second Top 10 single for both acts, as the new Flume albums’ first release “Never Be Like You” (TW-18, #28 DL/#9 Str) spent a week at No.1 back on the 15th of February, whilst the second track released from the set was “Smoke & Retribution” (HP-23, late Feb). Mike Posner is back up one spot to No.8 with “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (#9 DL/#5 Str), former long running No.1 “7 Years” (#10 DL/#6 Str) by Lukas Graham drops five to No.9 and down four to No.10 are Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign with “Work from Home” (#13 DL/#1 Str).
UP: Galantis debuted at No.66 last week with the first taste from the forthcoming second album, and this week the track “No Money” (#19 DL/#36 Str) leaps up forty-seven places to land at No.19, whilst holding at their No.20 peak are Little Mix and Jason DeRulo with “Secret Love Song” (#20 DL/#37 Str), with the only other new peak for this week occurring down at No.32, where Luke Christopher is up seven places to No.32 with “Lot to Learn” (#26 DL).
DOWN: There are two songs leaving the Top 10 this week, the first being Alan Walker with “Faded” (HP-2×5, WI10-6, #16 DL/#4 Str) which is down seven to No.12 this week and falling five to No.13 are Disturbed with “The Sound of Silence” (HP-4, WI10-3, #8 DL), which picks up a ▲Platinum sales certification too. No.1 in Ireland (4th wk), Portugal (3rd wk), Sweden (2nd wk) and now Germany (1st wk) is Sia with her “Cheap Thrills” (#23 DL/#8 Str) which is down three to No.14 here and after peaking at No.15 last week Tinie Tempah and Zara Larsson drop down six to No.21 with “Girls Like” (#22 DL/#24 Str). Charlie Puth falls seven to No.25 with “One Call Away” (#30 DL/#39 Str) and down ten to No.29 is Daya with “Hide Away” (#35 DL/#14 Str). “Gold” (#26 Str) by Kiiara drops down thirteen to No.36 and “Pillowtalk” (#18 Str) for Zayn plummets sixteen to No.37, with further big drops occurring for Rihanna and Drake with “Work” (26 to 38, #13 Str), “Roses” by Chainsmokers (24 to 39, #17 Str) and “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber (28 to 40, #27 Str). “Fast Car” by Jonas Blue is down ten to No.41 (#22 Str), Selena Gomez loses touch with her track “Hands to Myself” (#29 Str) slipping seventeen to No.42, “Lush Life” by Zara Larsson is down ten to No.43 (#23 Str), Macklemore’s “Dance off” trips down fifteen to No.44, Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend” loses ten places and drops to No.46 whilst Jason DeRulo’s new song “If it Ain’t Love” falls fourteen to No.48.
PRINCE: All these major drops are due to the influx of Prince titles to the chart after his passing on April 21st (US date), and eight of the eleven returning tracks for his purple majesty are back within the Top 50 this week. I’ve already mentioned “Purple Rain” back in at No.3, but his next re-entry occurs at No.11 with his first (of two) No.1 singles in “When Doves Cry” (peaked for 1 week, 20th August, 1984, #4 DL), the lead track from his ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack/album. Back in at No.22 is the second Top 10 single in Australia (and his fourth T100 chart entry) “Little Red Corvette” (HP-8×2, peaked early July 1983, #12 DL) after which there is four tracks which enter close to each other. “Kiss” (HP-2, peaked early May 1986, #15 DL) and “1999” (HP-2; peaked mid-May 1983, returned again in late 1988 where it went to No.47 in January 1999, #34 DL & #37 DL) are back in at No.27 and No.28 respectively, after which “Cream” (HP-2×4, peaked all through January 1992, #18 DL) with The New Power Generation and “Raspberry Beret” (HP-13×2, peaked last two weeks of August 1985, #21 DL) with The Revolution are back in at No.30 and No.31 respectively also. His eighth and final Top 50 return is another NPG featured track and the title of his 1991/2 album “Diamonds and Pearls” (HP-13 peaked late February 1992) which is back in at No.50. In the lower fifty we see his second single and Top 10 from the ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack in “Let’s Go Crazy” (HP-10, peaked mid-October 1984, #31 DL) coming back to the chart at No.52, with the two final tracks for Prince being his very first chart entry in Australia, “Controversy” (HP-15×2, peaked July 1982) back in at No.89 and his first single from his NPG album “Diamonds & Pearls” in the track “Gett Off” (HP-8, peaked late October 1991) making its return at No.91 this week. The eleven tracks back into the Top 100 also beat’s the eight that David Bowie pushed back in after his passing for the 18th of January chart earlier this year.
The other big entries this week is the seven songs from the new Beyonce album “Lemonade” (TW-1), the first of which “Formation” (#14 DL) debuts at No.24 this week and which it also becomes her 27th Top 50 entry and her 35th Top 100 debut. The remainder of her new albums’ entries all occur in the lower fifty this week, with “Hold Up” (#33 DL) coming in at No.51, “6 inch” (#38 DL) featuring The Weeknd new at No.61 and another teaming, this time with Kendrick Lamar debuting at No.67, “Freedom” (#40 DL). At No.78 we see “Sorry” enter and then her two final debuts are “Don’t Hurt Yourself” with Jack White at No.93 and finally at No.97 is “Pray You Catch Me”.
The final Top 50 debut this week is from German DJ and producer Topic who sees his first entry “Home” (#36 DL) featuring vocalist Nico Santos debut at No.49, the song so far peaking at No.10 in Austria and No.12 in Germany.
Lower 50: After returning at No.92 last week the Little Mix track “Hair” blasts up thirty-two spots to a new peak of No.60 this week to become the only new peak in the lower fifty this week. Of note also we see “Uptown Funk” in its 76th Top 100 week pick up a new certification, achieving 11x▲Platinum in sales and dropping twelve to No.80, whilst scoring its first ▲Platinum certification is the final One Direction song (for now?) “History” which is down twenty-five places to No.94, and one place lower at No.95 is the oldest charting track, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran which is spending its 86th week within the hundred and down eleven places this week.
The non-Prince and Beyonce tracks to enter in the lower fifty this week start with French act Kungs (Brunel Valentin) who has teamed with mixers Cookin’ with 3 Burners for his recent three-week-running No.1 song in his home country of “This Girl”, which here debuts at No.70. Also making her first (solo) chart entry is London based singer/songwriter Anne-Marie at No.73 with “Do it Right”, whilst she first appeared on our charts in July 2015 on the Rudimental track “Rumour Mill” which returned for a few weeks earlier this year.
A third song from the Rihanna album “ANTI” (TW-56) debuts at No.75 entitled “Needed Me”, whilst last weeks Top 50 placing for her “Kiss it Better” is one place higher, falling from No.48 to No.74 this week. AlunaGeorge is set to release a second album sometime soon, and the second single and title track from that forthcoming set debuts at No.87 entitled “I Remember”, whilst the first single “I’m in Control” peaked at No.64 a few months ago.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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