The current US and UK No.1 single is still holding onto the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week (as Australia did so before the overseas charts), “Closer” for The Chainsmokers and Halsey, selling enough here to be newly classified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
“Closer” by staying atop for a fifth week becomes the third longest run at the top during 2016 behind the seven accumulated weeks for “One Dance” by Drake (TW-20) (between 9th May and 4th of July inclusive) and the leader at eight weeks was “7 Years” for Lukas Graham (TW-68) (between 22nd Feb and 11th April inclusive), whilst the track still retains the top on both the digital and streaming charts.
Having not moved from the No.2 spot for now a fourth straight week, DJ Snake with Justin Bieber and “Let Me Love You” stays at No.3 on streaming and drops to No.8 on the digital charts, and it is just ahead of a Top 10 bullet in “Dancing on My Own” by Calum Scott, which is up seven places to a new peak of No.3, but the song is at No.2 on the digital chart, but no Top 40 streaming info as yet, but with the new remixes just released, the song could gain a streaming placement soon. “Heathens” for twenty one pilots is back down one place to No.4 after it’s peak of No.3 last week, and the song is now certified ▲Platinum in sales.
Justin Bieber still has two songs within the Top 5 this week, as his Major Lazer vocal contribution with M0 on “Cold Water” is down one spot to No.5, which also pushes “Papercuts” for Illy and Vera Blue down one to No.6 after spending the past two weeks at five. Leaping up twenty-nine places to land at No.7 is the Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj track “Side to Side”, which they both recently performed at the MTV MVA’s, and it becomes the highest charting single from her latest album “Dangerous Woman” (TW-38), and only the albums second Top 10 entry after the first track “Focus” debuted and peaked at No.10 in November 2015. Overall this is the fifth Top 10 single for Ariana and the eleventh for Nicki, plus their second Top 10 collaboration, as they were both guests on the Jessie J track “Bang Bang” (HP-4, peaked Aug & Sept 2014).
The ensemble track “Sucker for Pain” is down one spot to No.8 this week for Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Ty Dolla $ign and Logic, and it picks up a Gold (●) sales certification, as to do Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha for their collaboration “In the Name of Love”, which jumped into the Top 10 last week to No.8 and is back down two to No.10 this week. In between those two newly certified tracks is the second Top 10 jumper this week, as Hailee Steinfeld sees her third chart entry “Starving” becoming her first Top 10 entry in Australia, the song is up fifteen places to No.9, and both Australian and New Zealand with this week’s chart become her first Top 10 positions anywhere in the world, as this song is at No.6 (up from #11) in NZ too.
UP: There are no climbing tracks within the Top 20 at all this week, and the first climber doesn’t occur until the lower end of the Top 30, but with the new ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ film opening soon, expect the first track released from the soundtrack album in “Still Falling for You” by Ellie Goulding to jump in the next few weeks, but for now it’s stable at a No.28 peak for the second week, and then “Cool Girl” for Tove Lo breaks away from its original debut peak of No.32 (which it reclaimed last week) and climbs a few spots to a new peak of No.30 this week. DNCE formerly peaked at No.41 with their “Toothbrush”, but this week is climbs to a new chart height of No.37, after which we see two songs break into the Top 50 for the first time; “Anywhere” for Passenger is up eight to No.43 and Cheat Codes score their second Top 50 hit as “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me on)” featuring vocalist Dante Klein is up three places to land at No.50.
DOWN: The two songs that leave the Top 10 this week are “I Love You Always Forever” by Betty Who (HP-6×2, WI10-2) down five to No.11, with the potential to re-enter next week, and dropping three to No.12 is the second Top 10 here for Jonas Blue in “Perfect Strangers” (HP-6, WI10-4). Falling two places each are “Alarm” for Anne-Marie and “Final Song” for M0 to No.13 and No.14 respectively, with both songs now certified ▲Platinum, whilst falling out of the Top 20, down three to No.21 is the now 3x▲Platinum selling “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” for Justin Timberlake. The recent No.11 single for Ariana Grande “Into You” is down four to No.26 and also dropping four to No.27 is “Crash” for Usher which is now ▲Platinum, and after peaking at No.26 last week the latest Shawn Mendes track in “Mercy” is down nine to No.35 this week. Kent Jones falls seven to No.38 with “Don’t Mind” and “Me Too” for Meghan Trainor drops six to No.40, whilst there is an eight place slide for Imany’s track “Don’t Be So Shy”. Falling into the lower fifty this week are Pink and “Just Like Fire” (now 3x▲Platinum) to No.51, “Rise” for Katy Perry (39 to 52), “Hair” by Little Mix (44 to 55), “Work from Home” for Fifth Harmony (49 to 58) and after returning to the Top 50 last week the Britney Spears track “Make Me…” drops back nineteen spots to No.62 this week.
This week thirteen years ago The Black Eyed Peas teamed up with then newly solo singer Justin Timberlake for their first of eight No.1 singles here in Australia “Where’s is the Love?” (TW-67), which stayed at the top for six broken weeks between late August and mid-October. Now the band has redone the song, with more vocalists and guest acts, in fact as their guest vocalists on the track just goes by the phrase ‘The World’, and they’ve also retitled the track “#WherestheLove”. The new slower version debuts at No.15 this week and is the 20th Top 100 entry for the band, with their last chart entry being “Don’t Stop the Party” (HP-16) back in May 2011, and the new version features guest vocalists Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Pink, Usher, DJ Khaled, Jaden Smith and original guest vocalist Justin Timberlake among its many cameos and guests.
Sia is set to release an eighth studio album in the future entitled “We are Your Children” (no date as yet), and the first single to be released from the new set dropped mid-chart week and comes in at No.25 this week entitled “The Greatest” featuring guest rapper/vocalist Kendrick Lamar. The video clip was also put out this week, featuring her usual dancer Maddie Ziegler painting rainbow stripes on her face, the song being dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shooting, and the song becomes her eighteenth Top 50 and 29th Top 100 entry. The third and final Top 50 entry is the new entry for Swedish singer Zara Larsson entitled “Ain’t My Fault”, it debuts at No.32 this week and instantly becomes fourth Top 50 hit after two other solo tracks in “Never Forget You” (HP-3) and “Lush Life” (HP-4), plus her guest appearance on the Tinie Tempah track “Girls Like” (HP-15), all of which charted during 2016.
Lower 50: “Capsize” for Frenship with Emily Warren jumps eleven spots to a new peak of No.57, whilst climbing six to land a fifth straight new peak is Marc E. Bassy with his “Groovy People” EP. The original version of “Where is the Love?” for The Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake is back in the chart at No.67 this week, and other than the Pink certification I mentioned before at No.51, the only other new cert in the lower fifty is “The Sound of Silence” for Disturbed, which is down three to No.88 and is now 2x▲Platinum in sales. Also a very RARE chart occurrence happens at the tail of the singles chart this week, as last weeks returning track of “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran holds at #100 this week, PLUS it also racks up its 100th week within the Top 100, so it is shown as TW-100, LW-100, WI-100, HP-1 with a track rarely spending 100 weeks on the chart, let alone sitting at #100 in its 100th chart week (also we have a hold at #100 on the albums chart too).
Adelaide artist Tkay Maidza teams with Killer Mike for the No.89 entry “Carry On”, her fourth singles chart entry and the track is taken from late October due debut album “Tkay”. Also due at the end of October is the third album for Australian duo Empire of the Sun entitled “Two Vines”, and the first single lifted from the album enters at No.91 entitled “High and Low”, which becomes the pair’s fourth Top 100 entry. Finally coming in at No.95 are Rudimental with vocalist J. Angel and the track “Healing”, which becomes the band’s tenth Top 100 entry.
Compiled by Gavin Ryan for Australian-Charts.com
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