The Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie and Sean Paul track “Rockabye” is atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth straight week, and now the last No.1 for the 2016 chart period.
“Rockabye” is also at the top in the UK for the seventh week, and here it is the equal fourth longest run at the top for 2016, matching the four weeks that Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” notched up in the first four weeks of the year. Holding at No.2 for a broken tenth week are The Weeknd and Daft Punk with “Starboy”, matching the ten weeks that Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera notched up with “Moves Like Jagger” between August and October in 2011.
Climbing one place to a new peak of No.3 is Bruno Mars and “24k Magic”, which swaps places with last weeks No.3 debut for Zayn and Taylor Swift on “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, moving to No.4 this week, and keeping everything within the Top 5 for another week by being on hold at No.5, is James Arthur with “Say You Won’t Let Go”, which is newly certified 3x▲Platinum.
The former No.4 track “Sexual” by Neiked is back up one spot this week to No.6 and climbing to a new peak of No.7 are Peking Duk featuring Elliphant with “Stranger”, beating its former peak of No.8 from three weeks ago and it is now ▲Platinum in sales. Last week Alessia Cara entered the Top 10 at No.8 with her first entry to the ten “Scars to Your Beautiful”, which remains at eight for a second week, whilst also on hold at No.9 is former No.1 “Closer” for The Chainsmokers with Halsey which logs the 21st week within the Top 10, and it becomes the equal third longest run in Australian Chart history, with seven previous songs logging that amount of time within the Top 10, the last song to do so was “Uptown Funk” two years ago for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. If it lasts for one more week it will be the longest run within the Top 10 for this decade, and the song is newly certified 7x▲Platinum in sales. And lastly dropping four places to No.10 is the current US No.1 single “Black Beatles” for Rae Sremmurd, which cracks ▲Platinum in sales too.
* The current Swedish No.1 single for Sydney singer Starley “Call on Me” (Ryan Riback Remix) zooms up nineteen places to land at a new peak of No.12 here.
* Andy Grammer could land his first Top 10 single here in Australia in the new year, as his current chart entry “Fresh Eyes” is up three places to a new peak of No.13.
* Blasting back into the Top 20, up twenty-one places to No.15 is Mariah Carey with “All I Want for Christmas is You”. Last year it re-entered the twenty at No.17, in 2014 it made it back up to No.14, overall this is its seventh week within the Top 20 (the first four were during its original chart run in 1994 where it peaked at No.2 for two weeks).
* Last week’s second highest entry and second former-1D entry in the track “Just Hold on” for Steve Aoki with Louis Tomlinson is up five places this week to a new peak of No.20.
* Making its first double-figures jump within the Top 50 this week is Mura Masa with A$AP Rocky and “Love$ick” which is up ten places to land at a new chart height of No.25.
* The only certified song outside of the Top 10 this week is a Gold (●) gong for the new Veronica’s track “On Your Side” (HP-19), which this week jumps back up eleven places to land at No.32.
* The ensemble of producers Robin Schulz, David Guetta and Cheat Codes take their collaborative track “Shed a Light” four places higher this week to a new peak of No.34.
* And after three weeks in the 41-50 chart region the new Milky Chance track “Cocoon” breaks into the Top 40 by rising six places to a new peak of No.36.
* After tumbling last week, the track “Human” (HP-38) for Rag’N’Bone Man is back six spots to No.41.
* Back in late November the track “On Hold” for The xx debuted at No.49, and now five weeks later the Hall & Oates infused track (with “I Can’t Got for That (No Can Do)”) returns to the Top 50 by jumping up thirteen places to a new peak of No.45, beating the No.46 peak that their first entry to the fifty “Angels” achieved in late July 2012.
* Making their first Top 50 chart appearance in four and a half years is US rock band Train, whose latest track “Play That Song” bullets up twenty-four places to land at No.47 this week. Their last Top 50 entry was “Drive By” which made it to No.13 in April of 2012.
* Flume has two tracks at the tail end of the Top 50 this week making small upward gains. “Say it” with Tove Lo is back up one spot to No.48 and his former and first No.1 song “Never Be Like You” is back up five spots to No.49.
* Pnau slither up four places to a new peak of No.57 with their “Chameleon” track.
* After falling to No.98 last week the Sofi Tukker track “Drinkee” this week blasts up thirty-nine spots to land at a new peak of No.59.
* The first of four re-entries this week is a return of 1984 single by Wham! in “Last Christmas”, which jumps back in at No.60.
* This past week Fifth Harmony lost the vocal contribution of member Camilla Cabello to their group, as she announced a solo career, and her teaming with Machine Gun Kelly on “Bad Things” is up eight spots this week to a new peak of No.62.
* The second single lifted from the latest Bruno Mars album “24k Magic” is “Versace on the Floor”, which previously charted at No.84 for a week on the 28th of November chart, and now this week the song returns to the Top 100 at a new peak of No.70. Plus Bruno also has ALL of his albums with the Top 100 this week, and his throne as ‘Longest Charting Single’ continues on the Mark Ronson-produced track “Uptown Funk”, which this week logs its 110th week within the hundred and the single is back up fourteen places to No.72.
* Noah Cyrus and Labrinth returned to the chart last week with “Make Me (Cry)”, which this week is up nine spots to a new chart height of No.79.
* The final two returning tracks this week are “Fast Car” for Jonas Blue at No.96 and back in at No.98 is Sage the Gemini for a third week in the charts with “Now and Later” (HP-96).
* The Weeknd and Daft Punk stay stuck at No.11 for a second week with their second chart collaboration “I Feel it Coming”, as no songs fell out of the Top 10 this week to make way for it.
* After slowly climbing back up the charts for the past five weeks (29-23-18-16-13), Justin Timberlake is back down three places to No.16 with his ‘Trolls’ (TW-6) theme “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”.
* Leaving the Top 20 for the first time since early September is Calum Scott with his version of “Dancing on My Own”, dropping six spots this week to No.21.
* Three songs dropping five places each are “Cheap Thrills” for Sia (21-26), “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (24-29) and “All We Know” for The Chainsmokers (28-33).
* Falling ten places to No.39 is the Calvin Harris solo track “My Way”.
* “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)” for Zay and Zayion is down seven to No.44.
* Last weeks two J. Cole tracks both fall down the chart this week, with “Deja Vu” dropping seven to No.52 whilst “Immortal” plummets thirty spots from 57 to No.87.
* Guy Sebastian sees his Part 1 EP return to the albums chart this week at No.33 thanks to its physical release, but the second single from the EP “Set in Stone” is down twelve places to No.53.
* “Party Monster” for The Weeknd drops nine this week to No.65.
* Cashmere Cat with Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez with “Trust Nobody” is down eleven to No.73.
* Zara Larsson drops thirteen to No.76 with “Ain’t My Fault”.
* Falling twenty places to No.89 is the former No.7 single “Alarm” for Anne-Marie.
* #82 – Party by Chris Brown with Gucci Mane & Usher; is taken from Chris Brown’s early 2017 due, eighth studio album “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”, and follows on from the album’s first entry “Grass Ain’t Greener” (HP-97).
* #91 – Frozen by Pon Cho feat Paige IV; the first entry for local artist (he comes from The Blue Mountains in NSW) Pon Cho who has teamed with another local singer in Paige IV, who appeared on the L.D.R.U. track “Keeping Score” which made it to No.14 in late January. So this becomes her second chart entry and the final new entry for 2016.