With Ed Sheeran in the country this past week on a massive promo tour, it helps to cement him into the Top 2 for a fifth straight week with “Shape of You” at No.1 and “Castle on the Hill” at No.2.
The promo visit also helped to push both songs upwards in sales from the previous Gold sales certification to now 2x▲Platinum for ‘Shape’ and ▲Platinum for ‘Castle’. Whilst ‘Shape’ also matches the five weeks that “Thinking Out Loud” (5wks from 20th Oct, 2014) spent at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, it also increases Ed’s overall weeks at No.1 in Australia, pushing him to now eleven weeks on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’, putting him now equal ninth alongside Justice Crew from their two chart-topping songs for this decade. If Ed stays for a further sixth week he will be outright ninth, as his next target to reach is 13 overall weeks, so far achieved by Adele and Justin Bieber, but with a brand new Katy Perry track dropping on Friday (10th Feb), it could be the new No.1 next week (maybe).
Seven of the Top 10 singles all gain new certifications this week, as Amy Shark holds at No.3 with “Adore”, which is now ▲Platinum, also scoring the Platinum triangle are Zayn and Taylor Swift with “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, back up one spot to No.4 thanks to the film ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ opening around the country on Thursday, with a further boost coming next week once the film and soundtrack have had a full week to sell.
The fifth certified track in a row is “Paris” for The Chainsmokers, which is newly Gold (●) in sales and back up one spot to No.5, whilst dropping two spots to No.6 are Pnau and “Chameleon”. The only new entry to the Top 10 this week comes from Julia Michaels and her “Issues”, which climbs seven places to land at a new peak of No.7. Down one spot to No.8 are Clean Bandit with Sean Paul and Anne-Marie and their former No.1 “Rockabye”. Also down a single place each are Andy Grammer and his “Fresh Eyes” (now 2x▲Platinum) to No.9 and “I Feel it Coming” for The Weeknd and Daft Punk, which is down to No.10 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Starley is back up a couple of places to No.11 with her current UK Top 10 single “Call on Me”, which cracks a ▲Platinum cert this week too.
* Snakehips land their second Top 20 single as “Don’t Leave” with MØ jumps sixteen places to a new peak of No.12, plus it is also the fourth Top 20 for the Danish singer too.
* Landing their seventh entry to the twenty are Little Mix whose latest track “Touch” jumps eight places to land at No.13.
* Fourth in a row of five climbing tracks are Mura Masa and A$AP Rocky with “Love$ick”, which is up one spot to a new peak of No.14.
* The fifth climbing track blasts up twenty spots to No.15, the new Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa track “Scared to Be Lonely”, which becomes Martin’s second successive Top 20 and the third for Dua.
* Returning to the Top 20 this week is the ‘Moana’ theme song for Alessia Cara “How Far I’ll Go”, which is back up seven spots to No.17.
* After debuting at No.45 last week the Jon Bellion track “All Time Low” jumps up seventeen spots this week to a new peak of No.28.
* Former US No.1 song “Bad and Boujee” for Migos with Lil’ Uzi Vert is up three places here to a new peak of No.34, their second album C U L T U R E took out the top spot in the US this week too, but here it leaves the Top 100 albums from last weeks No.26 debut.
* The Sia song “Never Give Up” from the film ‘Lion’ leaps forty-two places to land at No.35.
* Continuing her chart trickle, Adele is up three places to a new peak of No.38 with “Water Under the Bridge”, but with the Grammys on this weekend in the US, and her pending tour here from late February, this song will continue to climb no doubt.
* After breaking into the Top 50 last week, The Vamps continue to climb with “All Night”, up five spots this week to a new chart height of No.43.
* Last week Jax Jones and Raye fell eleven places to No.55 with “You Don’t Know Me”, which is back up eleven places to its former peak of No.44 this week.
* Lady Gaga performed the half-time Super Bowl LI (51) show this past week, and that has helped one of recent singles which she sang on the night in “Million Reasons” (HP-34), to return to the Top 100 at No.46.
* With the fourth Big Sean studio album “I Decided” debuting in the Top 15 albums here this week, his albums first single “Bounce Back” zooms up twenty-five spots to a new peak of No.58.
* The third track from the third Bruno Mars album in “That’s What I Like” leaps up thirty-eight spots to land at a new chart height of No.60.
* 2016 X-Factor winner Isaiah is back up a couple of spots to No.67 with “It’s Gotta Be You”, which is also currently Top 20 in Sweden and Denmark.
* Galantis and Hook N’ Sling return to their former peak of No.69 with “Love on Me”.
* With Ed Sheeran in the country this last week, his older tracks jump up too, with the Longest Charted song at the moment in “Thinking Out Loud” (114 weeks) back up ten spots to No.74 and his “Photograph” climbs up seven to No.87.
* One of the new iPod TV ads helps its song to climb this week, with duo Marian Hill and their track “Down” moving up nine spots to a new peak of No.76.
* And other than Lady Gaga’s return, we have one more re-entry this week at No.95, Slumberjack with Vera Blue and “Fracture” (HP-89) back for a third week within the Top 100.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is one of the two new Top 10 berths from last week, the Milky Chance track “Cocoon” (HP-10, WI10-1) drops ten places to No.20 after it’s Triple J surge.
* Dropping five places to No.16 are The Weeknd and Daft Punk with “Starboy”.
* Down nine spots to No.21 after a stable two weeks at No.12 are Peking Duk with “Stranger”.
* Alessia Cara sees her “Scars to Your Beautiful” track fall four to No.24, and it is now ▲Platinum.
* Falling three spots to No.25 are Machine Gun Kelly and former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello with “Bad Things”, which is now Gold (●) in sales.
* After debuting at No.27 last week, the new Major Lazer song “Run Up” is back down two spots to No.29 this week.
* Four songs dropping within the Top 50 that had a Triple J Hottest 100 resurgance last week are “Redbone” for Childish Gambino (30 to 37), Flume and “Never Be Like You” (18 to 39), “Catch 22” for Illy and Anne-Marie (40 to 47) and Tash Sultana with “Jungle” (39 to 50).
* Rag’N’Bone Man released his debut album on Friday, and the first single/title track from that album “Human” is down nine spots this week to No.41, and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* Zara Larsson drops with both of her chart entries this week, the older “I Would Like” is down eight to No.42 and the new entry from last week in “So Good” is down eleven to No.70.
* Further former J100-surging tracks that fall this week are “Drinkee” for Sofi Tukker (42 to 55), “Say it” for Flume and Tove Lo (43 to 57), the other Illy charted track in “Papercuts” (46 to 66), “On Hold” by The xx (62 to 78), “1955” by The Hilltop Hoods (50 to 79), and Final Song for MØ (78 to 94).
* Rae Sremmurd and their “Black Beatles” fall nine places to No.65.
* Mike Perry and “The Ocean” retreat down the chart eleven places to No.81.
* Shawn Mendes falls fifteen places to No.83 with his recent Top 10 entry “Mercy”.
* With one Martin Garrix track rising, his first Top 10 entry “In the Name of Love” is down eleven spots to No.86 this week.
* #33 – Believer by Imagine Dragons is the lead single from the groups forthcoming third studio album (no date or title known as yet), and becomes the bands ninth Top 100 entry here for the boys.
* #73 – Not Easy by Alex da Kid feat X Ambassadors, Elle King and Wiz Khalifa is the first entry and single for Alexander Grant from Bristol, England; who is best known for his production work in the past, having worked on such songs as “Airplanes” for B.o.B, “Love the Way You Lie” for Eminem and Rihanna and “Radioactive” for Imagine Dragons.
* #77 – No Favors by Big Sean feat Eminem is the second single to chart from his fourth studio album ” I Decided”, and becomes his eleventh Top 100 entry overall (this includes guest vocals).
* #99 – Beauty and the Beast by John Legend and Ariana Grande is the theme to the March 17th due Disney live action remake of 1991 animated film. The original theme song was sung by Peabo Bryan and Celine Dion, and climbed to seventeen for two weeks in late July of 1992.