Drake holds for a seventh broken week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week with his track “One Dance”, which is also spending a seventh week at the top in the US and now 12th week in the UK (a new record for this century over there).
For a ninth week within the Top 2 are Calvin Harris and Rihanna with “This is What You Came for”, having now spent seven accumulated weeks at No.2 and two weeks in the top spot, plus the track achieves 2x▲Platinum in sales this week too. The Veronicas score their tenth Top 10 single in Australia this week as their new single “In My Blood” bullets up nineteen places to land at No.3, also becoming their fifth Top 3 single in the process. The girls released the physical CD Single for the track last week, and then last Sunday (26th May) the pair sat in as guest coaches on The Voice while The Madden Brothers were in Europe for a Good Charlotte tour, and then at the end of the night The Veronicas performed their new track.
Like this weeks No.2 holding place, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is on hold at No.4, having now spent four broken weeks at both No.3 and No.4 during its eight weeks on the chart. “Too Good” for Drake and Rihanna drops back down two places to No.5 and the third and final stable track in the Top 10 for the week are The Chainsmokers with Daya on “Don’t Let Me Down”, which is helped this past week by a contestant on The Voice performing the song.
“Me Too” for Meghan Trainor is down two places to No.7 this week whilst down a place each are “Panda” by Desiigner (now ▲Platinum) and “Just Like Fire” for Pink (newly crowned 2x▲Platinum) to No.8 and No.9 respectively. The second song climbing into the Top 10 this week is by Shawn Mendes entitled “Treat You Better”, which climbs five spots to land at No.10, becoming his second Top 10 entry here after “Stitches” (TW-81) made it to No.4 back in December 2015 and again in January 2016.
UP: Three songs climb into the Top 20 this week, first of which is Imany with her first chart entry “Don’t Be So Shy”, up ten places to No.16 followed by Glastonbury Festival stand-out Adele with “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, which is up seven spots to a new peak of No.17, whilst twenty one pilots return to the twenty with “Ride”, but at a new peak of No.19 this week. “Hair” by Little Mix climbs two to a new chart height of No.23 and back up three spots to a new peak of No.27 are Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood with “The Fighter”. OneRepublic were on The Voice last Sunday and doing a promo tour here this past week, and that helps their new single “Wherever I Go” to jump up eighteen places to No.32, whilst Selena Gomez climbs a few spots to a new peak of No.33 with “Kill ’em with Kindness”, with Kent Jones also entering the Top 40 this week with “Don’t Mind”, up ten to No.39 and Beyonce returns to the Top 50 with “Hold up” (HP-25), back up twelve to No.43, and lastly Rihanna holds at No.48 with “Needed Me”, the track now Gold (●) in sales.
DOWN: Flume and Tove Lo leave the Top 10 for the first time in their ten week chart run, as “Say it” (HP-5, WI10-9) is down two to No.11, whilst DNCE and “Cake by the Ocean” (HP-6, WI10-5) is also down two to No.12 this week. After two weeks at No.11 “Into You” by Ariana Grande drops three to No.14 and is now Gold (●), with “No Money” for Galantis down a place to No.15 and now ▲Platinum in sales. Gnash and Olivia O’Brien fall four to No.20 with “I Hate U, I Love U” and are now 2x▲Platinum; Dua Lipa and her leap back into the Top 20 last week is down eight to No.21 this week, whilst “Sex” for Cheat Codes drops to No.22 and is now Gold (●). Mike Posner is down seven to No.25 with “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” and the next certification is for twenty one pilots’ first entry “Stressed Out”, which is down four to No.38 and now 3x▲Platinum, with two big drops into the 41-50 region being “Do it Right” for Anne-Marie (down nine to No.47) and “Sound of Silence” for Dami Im (down twenty to No.49). Two major drops below the Top 50 are “Mama Said” for Lukas Graham (42 to 71) and last weeks No.47 debut for Jarryd James “1000x” leaves the Top 100.
The highest new entry this week is a reworking of a 2015 track called “Wild” (HP-16, Sept 2015) by Troye Sivan, this time Troye has re-done the track with singer Alessia Cara as guest vocalist, and the new version returns the song to the Top 100 at No.26. 2015 Voice winner Ellie Drennan performed her new single “Hard Love” last Sunday night on the show, and this week the song debuts at No.41 becoming her second chart entry after her winners single “Ghost” (HP-25, Sept 2015).
The third and final Aussie act to debut within the Top 50 this week is Voice judge Delta Goodrem and “Enough”, featuring rapper Gizzle (her first rap feature), which comes in at No.46 and is the third single from her just released (1st July) fifth studio album “Wings of the Wild”, after “Wings” (HP-1, August 2015) and the recent “Dear Life” (TW-77, HP-3) and this becomes her 27th Top 100 entry. The fourth and final entry to this weeks fifty is new at No.50, Drake and “Controlla”, which gives the rapper his sixth Top 100 appearance this week, as he is at No.1, No.5 and lower down “Work” with Rihanna (TW-59), “For Free” with DJ Khaled (TW-84) and “Hotline Bling” (TW-97). The new song also features a sample of the Beenie Man track “Tear off Mi Garment”.
Lower 50: “Girls Like” for Tinie Tempah and Zara Larsson is down eight to No.51 this week and now ▲Platinum in sales; “Final Song” for M0 jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.55; “Gold” for Kiiara holds at No.60 is now 2x▲Platinum in sales; “Bonbon” for Era Istrefi leaps up twenty places to a new peak of No.61; Charlie Puth and his “Once Call Away” drops three to No.62 but is now 3x▲Platinum; RHCP’s return with “Dark Necessities” last week at No.52 is down seventeen to No.69 this week, whilst “My House” for Flo Rida drops six to No.68 and is now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
Major Lazer and “Light it Up” has been on the charts for 21 weeks now, never climbing higher than No.54, but the track is now Gold (●) in sales, dropping a couple of places this week to No.75, whilst the new Anne-Marie track “Alarm” is up two spots to a new peak of No.76. Local singer Joel Adams is currently Top 15 in Norway and Sweden and picked up entries in England and Ireland recently for his track “Please Don’t Go” (HP-65), which here is back up eighteen places to No.79 this week. The final certification for the week is Coldplay and “Hymn for the Weekend” (TW-85) which is now ▲Platinum, whilst the only lower fifty re-entry is from this weeks highest debuting album for New Zealand act Broods, back in at No.86 is “Free” (HP-30), and as Ed Sheeran leaves the Top 100 with “Thinking of You” (after 94 weeks), we have a new longest charting song this week, the No.1 song of 2015 “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, which is down five to No.89 and spending its 85th week on the chart.
Like the Top 50, there are four new entries to the lower fifty this week, first of which is “Up&Up” for Coldplay at No.74, becoming the third single lifted from their current album “A Head Full of Dreams” (TW-13) after “Adventure of a Lifetime” (HP-20) and “Hymn for the Weekend” (HP-24), whilst a fourth (unofficial) track from the set “Everglow” also charted making it to No.93. The next entry at No.82 is “Famous” by Kanye West feat Rihanna as guest vocalist, with the track being the first entry from his recent album “The Life of Pablo”, and the video clip premiering recently with a cast of the famous (!).
The two final new entries this week are both from film soundtracks, the first of which is new at No.93, “Sucker for Pain” by Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons with guests Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors, and is the second entry for the upcoming “Suicide Squad” film after last weeks 21 pilots track “Heathens” (TW-37). One of the acts within that previous debut also makes their own entry at No.94, X Ambassadors who are new at No.94 with “Unsteady”, which is on the new film soundtrack “Me Before You” (TW-30), and is the groups third ARIA Singles Chart entry.
Compiled by Gavin Ryan with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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