The Chainsmokers and Halsey hold for a second week atop the ARIA Singles Chart with their first No.1 in Australia, “Closer”, which is also ▲Platinum in sales too.
Last week “Closer” was at No.2 on both the digital and streaming charts, but its overall total was enough to push it to the top, as the No.1’s on both of those charts were different, and therefore didn’t accumulate enough to either debut at the top (Let Me Love You) or retain its No.1 spot (Cold Water). But this week “Closer” is at the top of both the digital and streaming charts, and thus it scores its second week at No.1, outright this time around.
Last week’s No.1 digital song (and debut) was “Let Me Love You” for DJ Snake and Justin Bieber, which is up one place to a new peak of No.2 this week after its entry at No.3 last week and is now Gold (●) in sales, whilst the song swaps places with the other Top 5 Justin track this week, the former No.1 “Cold Water” for Major Lazer with JB and M0, which also means that last week’s top three songs stay within the three, but only a couple of them move, plus all three acts at the top are DJ acts who have teamed up with guest vocalists.
The second of three one-place-swaps occurs at numbers four and five, as “Heathens” for twenty one pilots is up one spot to a new peak of No.4, pushing the song “Papercuts” for Illy and Vera Blue down one to No.5, the song continuing its weekly single-place drop since it peaked at No.2 four weeks ago. That third swap-over sees Jonas Blue climb one spot to a new peak of No.6 with “Perfect Strangers” (newly Gold (●)), and down one to No.7 is the Shawn Mendes track “Treat You Better”, with both Jonas and Shawn releasing new tracks here as of Friday.
“Alarm” (HP-7) for Anne-Marie is spending its fourth week within the Top 10 by staying hold at No.8, whilst blasting into the Top 10, up a massive forty-nine spots from its debut within the Top 100 last week at No.58 to No.9 this week is local singer Betty Who and her first entry “I Love You Always Forever”, the cover of the Donna Lewis track from 1996, which took six weeks to enter the Top 10 (unlike the second week for the new version) and eventually went on to peak at No.2 for three weeks in mid-October. Finally holding for another week within the Top 10 at No.10 are Calvin Harris and Rihanna with “This is What You Came For”, the songs sixteenth week within the ten now.
UP: “Sucker for Pain” for Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons and X-Ambassadors is up five places to a new peak of No.12, whilst “The Ocean” for Mike Perry breaks the Top 20 shores by climbing eight spots to a new peak of No.14 and on the beach it finds Gold (●) in sales, with “Final Song” for M0 up one spot to a new chart height of No.17. The newly released remixes for “Into You” by Ariana Grande put it on hold at No.21 this week (it might climb back up next week as the remixes were issued late in the chart week), and then way down at No.32 we see Tove Lo jumping up twenty places with her new track “Cool Girl”, followed by the new Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha track “In the Name of Love”, which is up twenty-three spots to land at No.33 for its first week within the Top 50, becoming his second entry to the fifty too, and the final new entry within the Top 50 is the next DNCE track “Toothbrush”, which thanks to their recent tour here with Selena Gomez, is up twenty-five places to No.41.
DOWN: There is only one song leaving the Top 10 this week, the Drake with Wizkid and Kyla track “One Dance” (HP-1×6, WI10-17, now 4x▲Platinum in sales) which drops two places to No.11 this week, whilst his other Top 20 track at the moment is “Too Good” featuring Rihanna, which is down four to No.16, and also down four to No.18 is the Adele track “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”. “Crash” for Usher drops five to No.20 and “Rise” by Katy Perry does not climb, it drops eight to No.24 (and could drop more next week after the Olympics are over), and on hold at No.26 is Imany and “Don’t Be So Shy” which is now ▲Platinum in sales; whilst there are no major drops within the fifty until lower down, where “All in My Head (Flex)” for Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap is down seven to No.42, “Don’t Hurt Me” by DJ Mustard with Nicki Minaj and Jeremih falls twelve to No.44 and after jumping back up last week after her national tour, the Selena Gomez track “Kill ’em with Kindness” drops back nine to No.45, and the final fifty drop is for Dua Lipa and her second entry “Hotter Than Hell” which is down six to No.48.
Lower 50: All of the debuts this week are within the lower fifty, but firstly some lower chart action for the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack song “Gangsta” for Kehlani, which is up eight to a new peak of No.61, after which Hailee Steinfeld is also up eight and to a new peak of No.63 with her track “Starving”. “Secret Love Song” for Little Mix and Jason DeRulo drops down six to No.82, but is newly crowned 2x▲Platinum in sales. The Eminem No.1 song from 2002 “Without Me” (also from ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack) jumps back up twenty places to No.73 this week, plus Eminem re-enters at No.87 with his biggest No.1 single “Lose Yourself”. The other re-entry this week is for Lukas Graham and “Mama Said” at No.97, whilst the final new peak in the lower fifty this week is at No.98, the “Groovy People” EP for Marc E. Bassy is up two spots this week. “Uptown Funk” retains its ‘Oldest Charting Song’ status by spending its 92nd week within the fifty at No.94.
A three track EP from UK act Florence + the Machine is the highest new entry at No.57 this week, “Songs From Final Fantasy XV (15)” features a cover of the Ben E. King track “Stand by Me” (HP-45, entry 24-Jun, 1961), and is to be featured on the late November due game ‘Final Fantasy XV’. Another UK act debuting this week is new at No.70, Calum Scott with his rendition of “Dancing On My Own” (originally done by Robyn in 2010). Calum was a finalist on the 2015 edition of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, placing sixth in the final, but more importantly his song has been within the UK Top 10 for the past ten weeks, and is still at No.3 this week, having peaked at No.2 (behind Drake) and hitting No.1 in Scotland.
OneRepublic recently peaked at No.32 with their track “Wherever I Go”, which is at No.67 this week, and now the act debuts at No.72 with their next release “Kids”, which becomes the band’s eleventh Top 100 entry and second from their forthcoming (no date or title known) fourth studio album. Another rock act who are set to release a new album soon (Oct 21st) are Bon Jovi, and the title track from that fourteenth studio album debuts at No.81 this week, “This House is Not for Sale”, becoming the bands 34th Top 100 Singles Chart entry, and their first since the track “Because We Can” (HP-56, Jan 2013).
The Bon Jovi new album might be coming out at the end of October, but another long-running rock act will be releasing their twelfth studio set at the start of the month. Green Day will issue “Revolution Radio” on October 7th, and the first single from the album “Bang Bang” debuts at No.83 this week, giving the band their 23rd Top 100 singles chart entry, and their first for this decade, as the band were last within the singles chart back in 2009 when “21 Guns” climbed to No.14 in late July.
The final two entries occur at the tail end of the chart, with the duo of Galantis teaming with Dutch duo East & Young (Marc van Oosterbaan and Ivo de Jong) for the track “Make Me Feel” which comes in at No.99 this week, and is taken from the August 26th released Netflix title “XOXO”, about the lives of six people colliding at a music festival. Finally at #100 is local duo Big Scary (Tom Iansek and Jo Syme) who land their first singles chart entry with “The Opposite of Us”, taken from the early September due third album “Animal”, with the band’s first two albums both debuting and peaking within the Top 40.
Compiled by Gavin Ruan for Australian-Charts.com
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