Australian Singles: Major Lazer 'Cold Water' Stays At No 1 -
Major Lazer, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Major Lazer, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Singles: Major Lazer ‘Cold Water’ Stays At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on August 7, 2016

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Last weeks No.1 debut stays at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week, Major Lazer with Justin Bieber and M0 with their track “Cold Water” which achieves Gold (●) in sales this week, also holding the top spot in the UK for a second week too.

“Cold Water” helps improve Bieber’s tally of weeks at the top, moving him to equal seventh on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’ alongside the thirteen weeks that Adele has racked up this decade from her two No.1 songs, Bieber is achieving this with his third No.1 though. If he stays for another week he will tie the fourteen weeks achieved recently by Katy Perry (3 #1’s) and also Flo Rida (2 #1’s), plus Justin is equal 60th with Lionel Richie (solo) on the similar list, but for the entire Australian Chart history (1940 to today), both acts have racked up thirteen accumulated weeks at the top from three No.1’s.

Debuting at No.2 this week is the fourth Top 10 hit and first Top 10 debut for the dance duo The Chainsmokers, who this time have teamed with singer Halsey for the track “Closer”. Not only does it become the bands first Top 10 debut, but by entering at No.2 it also becomes their highest charting single, as they hit No.3 with their recent single “Don’t Let Me Down” (TW-17), which hit its peak in late April, staying in the Top 10 for 15 weeks, and their first entry “#Selfie” also made it to No.3 in April 2014, and that song was their previously fastest climbing track, jumping into the Top 10 in its second week within the Top 50. This also becomes the first Top 10 hit on the singles chart for Halsey, as her album “Badlands” (TW-64) debut at No.2 in September of 2015, and she was guest vocalist on the Justin Bieber track “The Feeling” (HP-22, Nov 2015), so this becomes her second Top 50 appearance and fifth within the Top 100.

With the high debut of The Chainsmokers it pushes down Illy and Vera Blue to No.3 with their “Papercuts” which also turns Gold (●) in sales, and back up to it’s former peak of No.4 for a third broken week is Shawn Mendes and “Treat You Better”, which swaps places with the former No.1 by Drake “One Dance”, down to No.5 this week. Halving its position from last week, dropping three to No.6 (and its lowest position so far) is Calvin Harris and Rihanna with “This is What You Came for” and is now 3x▲Platinum, whilst jumping up three places to a new peak of No.7 is the first Top 10 entry anywhere in the world for Anne-Marie and her song “Alarm”.

Dropping two places apiece are Justin Timberlake with “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and “Too Good” for Drake and Rihanna to numbers eight and nine respectively, whilst jumping up seven places to land at No.10 is Usher with “Crash”, which he performed live this past week on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon. This now becomes the fourteenth Top 10 hit in Australia for Usher, plus his first Top 10 entry since September 2011 when he was guest vocalist on the David Guetta track “Without You” (HP-6, eventually peaked mid-Nov 2011), plus the song achieves Gold (●) in sales.

UP: Leaping up a massive thirty-one places to land at No.11 this week is the second chart entry for Jonas Blue entitled “Perfect Strangers”, whilst on hold at No.13 for a fourth straight week is the Adele track “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”, with the other song jumping into the Top 20 being “Heathens” for twenty one pilots from the just released film ‘Suicide Squad’ (Thursday 4th of Aug), the song jumps up fourteen places to land at No.19, becoming the bands third Top 20 entry this year. M0 is a guest on the No.1 single this week, and her solo track “Final Song” is up three places to a new peak of No.23 and now Gold (●), whilst jumping twelve to land a new chart height of No.27 is the Mike Perry dance track “The Ocean”. Holding at No.28 is the current US No.1 single for a second week; the Sia track “Cheap Thrills”, and after only moving one spot last week, “Cruel” for Snakehips featuring Zayn climbs seven to land a new peak of No.34 this week. With Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in the country touring at the moment, their latest single “Brad Pitt’s Cousin” jumps up fourteen places to land at No.40 and Selena Gomez is on hold at No.45 with her latest track “Kill ’em with Kindness”, which should jump next week once her national ‘Revival’ tour starts here, plus “Needed Me” by Rihanna climbs back up one to it’s former peak of No.48 for a fourth non-consecutive week.

DOWN: After four weeks in the Top 10 and at its peak, the Imany track “Don’t Be So Shy” (HP-9×4, WI10-4) drops down five places to No.14, with the other Top 10 dropout being the former No.1 for The Veronica’s and “In My Blood” (HP-1×2, WI10-5), which falls ten places to No.18 and is their shortest Top 10 run for one of their three No.1 singles ever. After returning to its former peak of No.11 last week, the Ariana Grande track “Into You” falls down one this week to No.12 and after falling from the top to twelve last week, the Katy Perry track “Rise” is down three this week to No.15. “Say it” for Flume and Tove Lo drops four to No.16 and is now 2x▲Platinum in sales, Kent Jones peaked at No.19 last week with “Don’t Mind”, which drops back three to No.22 and down four to No.24 is DJ Mustard with Nicki Minaj and Jeremih on “Don’t Hurt Me” (HP-20). With one 21 pilots track going up, the other Top 30 entry drops this week, as “Ride” is down eight to No.29 and falling six to No.30 is the second Dua Lipa entry “Hotter Than Hell” (which she also performed on the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show, but here it was Thursday night, too late for this weeks sales chart). DNCE will be in the country next week on the Selena Gomez tour, and their “Cake by the Ocean” is down four to No.31 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales. Tumbling down ten to No.32 are Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap with “All in My Head (Flex)” and down eight to No.33 is another female ensemble in Little Mix with “Hair”, whilst Kungs and local act Cookin’ on 3 Burners are down eight to No.37, this week the track entered the US Singles chart. Pink enters on the back of the new Kenny Chesney track this week, and her former No.1 in “Just Like Fire” is down eight to No.38, “Home” for Topic drops seven to No.43 and Keith and Carrie’s “The Fighter” is down six to No.49 this week. Dropping into the lower fifty are “Be the One” for Dua Lipa (44 to 54), “Enough” by Delta Goodrem (48 to 65) and “M.I.L.F. $” for Fergie (37 to 67).

US country singer Kenny Chesney makes his first ARIA Singles Chart entry this week with the song “Setting the World on Fire”, which is helped onto our charts by the songs guest vocalist Pink. The song is taken from his late October due sixteenth studio album entitled “Cosmic Hallelujah” (28th Oct), with Kenny having previously charted with four of his album previously here (albums 12 to 15), his best so far being his last album “The Big Revival” (HP-31, early October 2014).

Lower 50: There are two new entries in the upper fifty and also in the lower fifty this week, but first some movers and climbers in the lower fifty starts with another ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack entry in “Sucker for Pain” from Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors jumping up twenty-four places to a new peak of No.53 after the song returned to the hundred last week. Joel Adams’ track “Please Don’t Go” is still Top 10 in Sweden this week, and here it jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.55, after falling down a little (72 to 74) last week, “Famous” for Kanye West drops eleven to No.62 and is now Gold (●) in sales the Digital Farm Animals and Cash Cash with Nelly track in “Millionaire” is up eleven places to a new peak of No.63. Troye Sivan started his national tour here this past week and his track “Wild” is back up a little this week to No.75, Frances rebounds this week up eleven to a new peak of No.83 with her first entry “Don’t Worry About Me”, and still retaining it’s ‘Longest Charting Single’ status again this week is Ed Sheeran with “Thinking of You” at No.97 in its 98th week within the Top 100.

The two lower fifty entries this week are at the top and bottom of the 51 to 100 chart region, with a No.51 entry for the new Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha track “In the Name of Love” being the first. This becomes the third Top 100 entry for Martin, his first being “Animals” (HP-29, peaked Sept 2013), and then he charted with “Don’t Look Down” (HP-63, peaked mid-April 2015) which featured Usher as guest vocalist. The other entry is down at No.99, and is “Holy Key”, the second track to chart here for DJ Khaled and is from his ninth studio album “Major Key” which debuts in the Top 10 albums here this week. This new track features guest vocalists Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and Betty Wright, and his other charting track at the moment is “For Free” (HP-70) featuring Drake which is on hold at No.79 this week.

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