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Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Hangs On To Top Two ARIA Spots

by Gavin Ryan on February 6, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

For a fourth straight week Ed Sheeran occupies the top two spots in Australia (and the UK) with “Shape of You” at No.1 and “Castle on the Hill” at No.2.

Ed will be in Australia this coming week on a promo tour, so that should keep the tracks up this high for a potentially a fifth week, and Ed has now amassed ten weeks at No.1 during this decade, moving him up to equal tenth on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s-Singles’ alongside Bruno Mars (also from 3 No.1’s), one more week will put him equal with a local dance troupe (more on that next week if it happens).

The No.2 song on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2016 is the new No.3 song on the ARIA Singles Chart, “Adore” by Amy Shark, which leaps up ten places to a new peak of No.3 becoming not only her first chart entry but now her first Top 10 and Top 5 single too. The J100 #11 song was “Chameleon” by Pnau, which this week rises three places to land at a new peak of No.4 for the local duo, whilst on hold at No.5 is Zayn and Taylor Swift with their duet “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, which the film it is taken from; “50 Shades Darker”, opening around the country this coming week, so this song might rise again next week.

After peaking at No.4 last week The Chainsmokers drop back two places to their original entry position of No.6 with their latest single “Paris”, and after three weeks at No.3 the Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie and Sean Paul track “Rockabye” drops four places to No.7. Andy Grammer is down two spots to No.8 with his “Fresh Eyes” and down one spot to No.9 are The Weeknd and Daft Punk with “I Feel it Coming”. The J100 #12 song was “Cocoon” by Milky Chance which for the past few weeks has been hovering around within the Top 30, but this week the track zooms fifteen places to land at No.10, becoming the pair’s second Top 10 entry here, after “Stolen Dance” which made it to No.2 for two weeks in June 2014.

* Last week’s highest entry of “Issues” for Julia Michaels blasts up seventeen spots to land at No.14 this week.
* Sage the Gemini climbs four places to a new peak of No.19 with “Now and Later”.
* Little Mix leap eleven chart places to No.21 with their latest single “Touch”.
* The duet “Bad Things” between Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello climbs four places to a new peak of No.22.
* Climbing one spot to a new peak of No.28 is Snakehips and MØ with “Don’t Leave”.
* Adele makes another small trickle up the chart with “Water Under the Bridge”, moving two spots this week to a new peak of No.41.
* After two weeks at No.51, The Vamps break into the Top 50 with “All Night”, up three places to land at a new chart height of No.48.
* After returning to the chart last week, the Isaiah debut single “It’s Gotta Be You” is back up seven spots to No.69.
* Also up a single spot to a new peak is Big Sean and “Bounce Back” to No.83.
Now that there has been a full week of sales after the 26th of January countdown of the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2016 (rather than the six to four hours during last week’s sales period), a lot of songs climb and resurge on this week’s chart.
* J#9 – Stranger by Peking Duk feat Elliphant is stable at No.12, but newly 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* J#13 – Love$ick by Mura Masa feat A$AP Rocky climbs three places to a new peak of No.15.
* J#1 – Never Be Like You for Flume was the No.1 song on the countdown and climbed ten places last week to No.54, now this week the highest voted for track blasts back up thirty-six spots to No.18.
* J#5 – Redbone by Childish Gambino rose thirteen places last week, whilst this week it is up seven places to a new peak of No.30 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* J#3 – Jungle for Tash Sultana is up a massive forty-four places to a new peak of No.39 becoming her first Top 40 (or even 50) entry on the ARIA Singles Chart.
* J#23 & J#7 – Catch 22 and Papercuts for Illy both benefit from the J countdown, with “Catch 22” stable at No.40 and “Papercuts” back up eighteen spots and into the Top 50 at No.46 this week.
* J#60 – Drinkee for Sofi Tukker, the New York duo (and not the friend of Bette Midler from the 70’s & the 80’s) see their first chart entry climb eight spots to land a new peak of No.42 this week.
* J#8 – Say it by Flume and Tove Lo sees a nineteen place resurgence this week to No.43.
* J#4 – 1955 by The Hilltop Hoods feat Montaigne & Tom Thum leaps back up twenty-four spots to land at No.50 this week and also racks up its one-year anniversary on the chart (52 weeks).
* J#43 – Final Song for MØ climbed a little last week, this week though it rises back up ten places to No.78.
* J#15 – Genghis Khan by Miike Snow returns to the Top 100 at No.91, whilst also back in thanks to a Triple J Hottest 100 surge are Drake and Rihanna with “Too Good” (J#99) at No.97 and back in at No.100 is “Panda” by Desiigner (J#81).

* The first of two tracks leaving the Top 10 is the title track to the latest album for The Weeknd in “Starboy” (HP-2×12, WI10-18), which leaves the ten for the first time by dropping two places to No.11, making it one of eleven songs to last that long within the ten, and placing it equal seventh on the list for ‘Longest Run within the Top 10’.
* After three broken weeks within the Top 10 the track “Call on Me” (HP-8, WI10-3) by Starley drops down three spots to No.13 this week. The song is still Top 10 in The Netherlands, England, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Germany as of this week.
* The tenth studio album for Train is the highest new entry over on the albums chart this week, but the album’s lead single “Play That Song” is down five spots to No.16.
* Alessia Cara loses ground with her two current chart entries, with “Scars to Your Beautiful” down three places to No.20 and her ‘Moana’ theme song “How Far I’ll Go” drops nine to No.24.
* After half-a-year (26 weeks) within the Top 20, “Closer” for The Chainsmokers and Halsey leaves the twenty by dropping eight spots to No.23 this week. The duo also fall with “All We Know” (44 to 55), “Don’t Let Me Down” (72 to 81) and their EP “Collage” (78 to 93).
* Neiked see their “Sexual” track drop seven places this week to No.26.
* With a new Rag’N’Bone Man track debuting this week, his debut entry “Human” (HP-17) drops ten places this week to No.32.
* The same goes for Zara Larsson, whose new song enters in the Top 60 this week, which means her former No.16 entry “I Would Like” drops this week, down fourteen places to No.34.
* Justin Timberlake sees his “Trolls” (#1 LP TW) theme “Can’t Stop the Feeling” descends eight places to No.38.
* A third case of new entry-major drop, as Sia and her four week old entry “Move Your Body” is down ten places to No.44, as she also has a new song entering the Top 100 this week, whilst her older tracks “The Greatest” (60 to 71) and “Cheap Thrills” (73 to 80) also descend the chart.
* DJ Snake and Justin Bieber fall twelve to No.51 with “Let Me Love You”, whilst JB’s teaming with Major Lazer in “Cold Water” is down nine to No.58, dropping due to Major’s landing the highest new entry for this week (so that’s a fourth time for the new entry/major drop scenario).
* After peaking at No.44 last week, the current UK Top 5 single “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones and Raye is back down eleven places to No.55.
* Rae Sremmurd tumble twenty-one spots to No.56 with their Mannequin Challenge theme song “Black Beatles”.
* Hailee Steinfeld just released a new track with the Digital Farm Animals on Friday, thus her first Top 10 entry “Starving” falls nineteen places to No.57 this week.
* Calum Scott leaves the Top 50 for the first time with his former No.2 single “Dancing on My Own”, which is down fourteen places to No.61. Also leaving the fifty for the first time are “Shout Out to Ex” for Little Mix (46 to 63) and “Side to Side” for Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (48 to 64).
* John Legend should be on the charts again either next week or in a few weeks time with the duet alongside Ariana Grande for the live-action remake of ‘Beauty & the Beast’, but for this week his track “Love Me Now” is down nine spots to No.65 and is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Falling ten places to No.68 is Shawn Mendes’ track “Mercy”.
* The fifth occurrence for new entry/old-song-dropping goes to Martin Garrix, whose former No.8 single with BeBe Rexha in “In the Name of Love” is down sixteen places this week to No.75.
* Notching up its full year in the Top 100 (52 weeks) is “7 Years” for Lukas Graham, down one spot this week to No.76.
* Down nineteen spots to No.82 is Charli XCX with “After the Afterparty”.
* Jonas Blue drops nine spots to No.86 with his second Top 10 entry “Perfect Strangers”.
* Sixth time for a new entry and older song drop goes to Bruno Mars, as “Versace on the Floor” is down twenty-two spots to No.88 (plus “24K Magic” is down five to No.29).
* Ed Sheeran again has the longest charting single within the Top 100 at 113 weeks with “Thinking Out Loud”, down three to No.84, and matching the 113 weeks that “Uptown Funk” recently racked up for Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.
* Falling eight places to No.90 is Calvin Harris and Rihanna with their former No.1 “This is What You Came for”, which is now 6x▲Platinum in sales.

* #27 – Run Up by Major Lazer feat PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj is the highest new entry this week, and is the second entry from the forthcoming fourth album for the Major entitled “Music is the Weapon” (no date is known yet) after “Cold Water” (TW-58, HP-1×2), and features regular guest singer Nicki Minaj and Canadian musician PartyNextDoor.
* #35 – Scared to Be Lonely by Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa is the fourth chart entry for the Dutch DJ and producer Garrix, plus the fourth also for UK singer Dua, and follows on from Martin’s first Top 10 entry in Australia “In the Name of Love” (HP-8, TW-75).
* #45 – All Time Low by Jon Bellion is the first entry for the US singer/songwriter/producer/rapper, which has so far reached the Top 15 in the USA and is taken from his debut album “The Human Condition”.
* #59 – So Good by Zara Larsson feat Ty Dolla $ign is the fifth single to be lifted from her mid-March due second album “So Good”, and overall it becomes her seventh Top 100 entry.
* #77 – Never Give Up (from ‘Lion’) by Sia is also on her current re-packaged album “This is Acting” (TW-42), plus it can also be heard in the current Oscar-nominated film ‘Lion’. This song has so far reached the Top 10 in Germany (HP-8, TW-11) and the Top 20 in Austria (HP-12, TW-14), whilst also charting in The Netherland and Bulgaria (both TW-39) and Switzerland (TW-65).
* #85 – Down by Marian Hill are actually a duo and not a person. The pair of Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol came up with the name by combining two character names from “The Music Man” musical in Marian Paroo and Harold Hill, and this is their first chart entry which has so far climbed to No.52 in their home country of America and is taken from their debut album “Act One”.
* #87 – Skin by Rag’N’Bone Man is the second entry for the British singer-songwriter after “Human” (HP-17, TW-32), and is taken from his debut album also called “Human” which is out next Friday (10th February).
* #98 – That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars becomes the third Top 100 entry for him this week, plus the third issued from his third album “24K Magic” (TW-16) after the title track (TW-29) and “Versace on the Floor” (TW-88). overall it becomes his 21st Top 100 entry.

prepared by Gavin Ryan for
The X Studio



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