The Veronica’s retain the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with their third local No.1 song “In My Blood”.
The duo now claim a fifth week at the top during this decade, and that moves them from equal 22nd to equal 18th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s, Singles’, alongside Snoop Dogg, Reece Mastin and Fun., who’ve also racked up five weeks from two No.1’s during this decade. The song “In My Blood” might be the No.1 selling single in the country, but it’s at No.16 on the streaming chart, whilst former No.1 “One Dance” is still at the top of the streaming songs chart, but down at No.6 on the digital sales chart, plus the Drake track racks up a ninth week at the top in the USA and a new record for this century in the UK by staying atop for a fourteenth week there, and here the song racks up a 3x▲Platinum in sales too.
Back up one spot to No.3 are Calvin Harris and Rihanna with “This is What You Came for”, which means that the song has now occupied the top four spots (only) during its eleven week run on the chart. Jumping four places to a new peak of No.4 this week is the No.2 selling digital track for Shawn Mendes and “Treat You Better”, which matches the peak of his previous best selling track “Stitches” (TW-82) which spent four weeks at No.4 during December 2015 and January 2016, plus the new song for Shawn is Gold (●) in sales too.
After ten weeks within the Top 10 the Justin Timberlake track “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is down two places to No.5, only the third position on the chart that the song has stayed at, as its previously occupied number three (5 wks), four (4 wks) and now five (1st wk), and down one spot each are Drake & Rihanna with “Too Good”, The Chainsmokers with Daya and “Don’t Let Me Down” (now 3x▲Platinum) and “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor to No.6, No.7 and No.8 respectively. Imany holds at the No.9 peak for a second week with her first chart entry “Don’t Be So Shy” and the only song climbing into the Top 10 this week is “We Don’t Talk Anymore” for Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez, which becomes the fourth Top 10 entry for Charlie (plus his third Top 10 duet) and the second for Selena, whose previous peak of No.10 for two weeks came via the track “Good for You” (peaked August 2015) and featured the rapper A$AP Rocky.
UP: Leaping ten places to a new peak of No.11 is “Hair” by Little Mix, which if it reaches the Top 10 next week will become the girls’ fourth Top 10 here, whilst “Say it” for Flume and Tove Lo is back up three places to No.12, the song now also charting in New Zealand, Canada and Belgium. Adele rises three places to a new peak of No.13 with “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”; holding its No.18 peak for a second week are twenty one pilots and “Ride” whilst the promo tour last week and performance on The Voice Grand Final on Sunday night helps the new Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap song “All in My Head (Flex)” to jump up fifteen places to a new chart height of No.19 this week. After three weeks in the Top 40 the new Usher track “Crash” leaps up fifteen places to a new peak of No.23 this week, whilst Kent Jones sees his song “Don’t Mind” move up six to a new peak of No.24, followed by Dua Lipa and her second chart entry “Hotter Than Hell”, up six places also, to No.25. Delta’s latest track “Enough” climbs six to No.27, the track is No.10 on the digital chart and must be very low on the streaming chart. Blasting into the Top 50, leaping up thirty-three places to land at No.30 is Anne-Marie with “Alarm”, with the next new peak occurring down at No.41, as “Final Song” by M0 is up four places to a new peak of No.41 and finally the Drake track “Controlla” returns to it’s debut position of No.50, where it entered three weeks ago.
DOWN: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is “Panda” (HP-7, WI10-8) by Desiigner which drops six places to No.16 and down four to No.17 is “Cake by the Ocean” for DNCE. After peaking at No.19 last week, “The Fighter” for Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood is down three to No.22 whilst Galantis drop eight places to No.28 with “No Money” and down six to No.31 are Topic with Nico Santos and “Home” and promo tourists Fifth Harmony former No.3 song “Work from Home” is down four to No.32 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales too. “Cheap Thrills” for Sia is down four to No.33 and it is spending a third week at No.1 in Canada and is now her highest charting solo (non-guest vocalist) track in the USA hitting No.5 this week. “Be the One” by Dua Lipa drops seven to No.34 and last weeks highest entry for Fergie and her new track “M.I.L.F. $” drops nine this week to No.35. With the new Little Mix track blasting up the chart, their former Top 20 single “Secret Love Song” with Jason DeRulo drops this week eleven places to No.43, with two big drops into the lower fifty from Kanye West and “Famous” (43 to 70) and “Wild” for Troye Sivan and Alessia Cara (44 to 74).
DJ, songwriter and producer Dijon McFarlane goes by the stage name DJ Mustard, and he has the highest new entry this week coming in at No.36 with “Don’t Hurt Me”, which features guest vocalists Nicki Minaj and Jeremih, plus it’s his second chart entry (first as lead act though), as he appeared on the Will.i.am track “Feelin’ Myself” (HP-34, January 2014) alongside Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and French Montana. Right behind at No.37 is the second and final Top 50 debut this week, this time for local rapper Illy who has teamed with vocalist Vera Blue for the track “Papercuts”, which is the second track lifted from his pending fifth album after “Swear Jar” made it to No.89 in mid-December of 2015, plus this becomes the fourth Top 50 and eighth Top 100 entry for Illy and now his second highest charting track too, his best so far is “Tightrope” which made it to No.18 in June of 2014.
Lower 50: Jumping up eleven places to a new peak of No.54 are Christine & the Queens with “Tilted”, “My House” for Flo Rida jumps back up fourteen to No.57 on it’s half-year chart anniversary (26 weeks), whilst Joel Adams jumps to a new chart height of No.59 with “Please Don’t Go”, which is still Top 10 in Sweden, up to No.11 in Norway and cracked the Top 40 in Ireland this past week too. Safia see their new track “Over You” leap seventeen spots to land a new peak of No.63. And after one week back in the Top 100, Ed Sheeran leaves again with “Thinking Out Loud”, and the new crown for longest charting track within the Top 100 goes to John Legend and “All of Me” at 91 weeks, which returned last weeks after a performance by The Voice winner Alfie the previous week.
The Voice judges The Madden Brothers are back with their original band Good Charlotte, who performed their new song “Life Can’t Get Much Better” on The Voice Grand Final last Sunday night, which helps the track to debut at No.53 this week, becoming the bands eighteenth Top 100 appearance and first new material since their last chart entry in August of 2011, whilst this time in 2014 “We are Done” by The Madden Brothers was sitting at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart. The new track is the first single lifted from the just released sixth Good Charlotte album “Youth Authority” which is predicted to debut high next week.
Swedish DJ and producer Mikael Persson goes by the stage name Mike Perry, whose first chart entry “The Ocean” debuts at No.64 this week, the song having so far reached the top in his home country, plus a Top 10 berth in Norway and Finland. Another European DJ (this one French) who enters this week at No.67 is David Guetta who teams with Zara Larsson for “This One’s for You”, which is the official theme to the EUFA 2016 football tournament which also features the added vocals of over a million fans from around the world via a special app created just for the song.
Olly Murs is due to release his fifth studio album later this year, and the first single lifted from the album debuts at No.77 this week entitled “You Don’t Know Love”, and it becomes his eleventh Top 100 entry here, whilst the new No.1 album act for this week are The Avalanches, and they debut at No.81 with the second entry from the album entitled “Subways”, which features a looped sample of “Warm Ride” as sung by Graham Bonnet (HP-2, peaked late August of 1978) plus “Subways” by Chandra and “Black Water” by Patrick Simmons. It follows on from the albums first entry “Frankie Sinatra” which made it to No.34 in mid-June and this becomes the bands fourth Top 100 entry overall.
23 year old English singer Sophie Frances Cooke goes by her middle name Frances and she debuts at No.88 with her first entry here entitled “Don’t Worry About Me”, whilst also landing his first chart entry at No.89 is The Voice 2016 winner Alfie Arcuri, who won the contest last Sunday night (10th July) and his debut track “Cruel” sneaks into the Top 100 (the song is not reflective of his vocal range either), after which two further local Aussie acts also debut. The Amity Affliction are set to release their fifth studio album on the 12th of August, and the title track from the album enters at No.94 entitled “This Could Be Heartbreak”, and is the second entry from the forthcoming album after “I Bring the Weather with Me” made it to No.53 earlier in the year. Sneaking in at No.97 are the Blue Mountains hip hop group Thundamentals and their third Top 100 entry “Late Nights”, which is the first taste from their forthcoming fourth album, and lyrically their intertwine the choruses from “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart (1984) and “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” by Timbuk 3 (1986/7) through their songs chorus.
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