Ed Sheeran lands his longest running No.1 single in Australia this week, as “Shape of You” stays atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a sixth straight week, whilst his “Castle on the Hill” is still overlooking his shape, by staying stable at No.2 for a sixth week also.
Ed’s Grammy performance during the week helps to keep the track flying high, and he has now amassed twelve weeks at No.1 on the Australian Singles chart with his three No.1’s, moving him to outright ninth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’, and if he stays again next week he will tie with Adele and Justin Bieber on 13 accumulated weeks. Plus I have added Ed’s tally to the list for ‘Most Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2017)’, and he is now equal 64th on that list, along with The Carpenters (3 #1’s), Paul McCartney and Racey (2 #1’s each).
With the film ‘Fifty Shades of Darker’ opening on the 9th of February, we have now had a full week of sales for the soundtrack (which debuts at No.1), plus it also helps the album’s lead single from Zayn and Taylor Swift with “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” to return to its original entry and peak position of No.3 this week, whilst we could see two further tracks enter the Top 100 soon (they debut on the digital chart this week), with Sia and “Helium” (DL #24) and the Corrine Bailey Rae cover of the Coldplay track “The Scientist” (DL #38), plus the albums second single from Halsey “Not Afraid Anymore” (HP-55) returns to the Top 100 at No.96 this week.
The highest of three new Top 100 entries this week is at No.4 and it is from Katy Perry entitled “Chained to the Rhythm”, featuring guest vocalist Skip Marley. This is the lead single from her fourth studio album (no date or title known as yet), and becomes her 22nd Top 100 entry, 13th Top 10 and by entering at No.4 it becomes her 12th Top 5 single, plus it got an extra boost this past week when she performed the song (with Skip) at The Grammy Awards.
The next three songs are all stable this week, with The Chainsmokers and “Paris” at No.5, Pnau staying at No.6 with “Chameleon”, which is now ▲Platinum, and on hold at its No.7 peak is Julia Michaels and her track “Issues”. After two weeks at No.3 the Amy Shark song “Adore” drops five places to No.8, whilst down one spot each are Clean Bandit and “Rockabye” (newly 3x▲Platinum in sales) and Andy Grammer and his “Fresh Eyes” to No.9 and No.10 respectively.
* Snakehips and MØ are stable at No.12 for a second week with “Don’t Leave”, which is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa move up one spot to a new peak of No.14 with “Scared to be Lonely”.
* Jon Bellion blasts up twelve places to land within the Top 20 at a new peak of No.16 with his first chart entry “All Time Low”.
* Sage the Gemini holds at No.19 for a third straight week with “Now and Later”.
* Also on hold at No.23 are Frenship with Emily Warren with “Capsize”, now 2x▲Platinum.
* The film “Lion” was No.1 in the Australian box-office for the past three weeks (down to No.2 this week), and from the film is the Sia song “Never Give Up”, which climbs three to a new peak of No.30 this week.
* With his debut album landing within the Top 3 this week, the title track to his album “Human” (HP-17) is back up seven places to No.41 this week, whilst his follow-up “Skin” moves up a couple of spots to No.88.
* The big Grammy winner this past week was Adele for her third album “25”, plus her two performances on the show helps her current single “Water Under the Bridge” to climb three places to a new peak of No.35, and she also scores two re-entries in the lower fifty, with show-opener “Hello” returning at No.89 and then “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)” back in at No.94.
* Flume picked up his first Grammy this week, for ‘Best Electronic Album’, and the already award winning song “Never Be Like You” (ARIA Award, #1 selling Oz single of 2016, Triple J Hottest 100 winner for 2016) is again back up, rising this time three places to No.36 this week.
* Jax Jones and Raye break into the Top 40 this week with “You Don’t Know Me”, up six to No.38.
* The Vamps continue their steady climb up the chart with “All Night”, up two to No.41 this week.
* Bruno Mars performed at The Grammys twice, secondly dressed as ‘Purple Rain’ era Prince to perform one of his songs, and earlier he wowed the ladies with his latest single “That’s What I Like”, which he climbs nine spots to a new peak of No.51.
* Big Sean rises six places to a new peak of No.52 with “Bounce Back”.
* “Cold Water” is stable at No.54 for Major Lazer and Justin Bieber, plus it’s 4x▲Platinum too.
* The iPod ad featuring Marian Hill’s track “Down” has helped the duo’s track to leap twenty spots this week to a new chart height of No.56.
* X-Factor 2016 winner Isaiah again climbs with “It’s Gotta Be You”, up six to No.61.
* Longest Charted single again goes to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”, which is back up four places to No.70 this week, whilst his “Photograph” jumps back up nine places to No.78.
* Local artists Pon Cho and Paige IV are back up five spots to No.77 with “Frozen” (HP-66).
* The only song leaving the Top 10 is by Grammy performers The Weeknd and Daft Punk and the song they did on the night “I Feel it Coming” (HP-7×3, WI10-6), which is down one to No.11, whilst their first pairing “Starboy” bookends the Top 20, down four to No.20 this week.
* Little Mix peaked at No.13 last week with “Touch”, which drops back two spots this week to No.15, but is newly crowned Gold (●) in sales.
* Train’s ‘chopsticks’ infused track “Play That Song” leaves the Top 20 by dropping three spots to No.21, and is now ▲Platinum certified.
* Three weeks ago (after the J 100) Milky Chance leapt to No.10 with “Cocoon”, which now drops back down five spots this week to No.25.
* Peking Duk and Elliphant fall six to No.27 with “Stranger”.
* Maroon 5 released a new single “Cold” on Friday, as their former No.6 single “Don’t Wanna Know” with Kendrick Lamar drops five to No.37 this week.
* After peaking at No.34 last week, “Bad and Boujee” for Migos is back down five to No.39.
* Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson fall six spots to No.42 with “Just Hold on”.
* Last week’s No.33 debut for Imagine Dragons and “Believer” falls back down ten to No.43.
* The Chainsmokers track “All We Know” is down eight to No.60 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Illy and Anne-Marie tumble down eighteen places to No.65 with “Catch 22”.
* The Auli’i Cravalho version of “How Far I’ll Go” from the ‘Moana’ soundtrack drops down eight spots to No.76, whilst the Dwayne Johnson single “You’re Welcome” (HP-77) leaves the Top 100.
* Another of last week’s entries drops down in “Not Easy” for Alex da Kid, falling eighteen to No.91.
* #85 – Don’t Kill My Vibe by Sigrid is the first entry for this Norwegian singer/songwriter, the song produced by Martin Sjølie who has worked with Ella Henderson, Sam Smith and Nathan Sykes.
* #93 – Ciao Adios by Anne-Marie is the sixth Top 100 entry for this English singer, three as a solo artist, the other three as guest vocalist, two of which are still charting in “Rockabye” with Clean Bandit (HP-1×2, TW-9) and “Catch 22” with Illy (HP-11, TW-65), whilst her highest charting (solo) single was last years “Alarm” (HP-7, peaked August 2016).
Compiled by Gavin Ryan for Australian-Charts.com