Adele holds the top spot on both ARIA Charts again this week with her third album “25” and its lead single “Hello”, which now racks up its sixth week at the top of the Australian Singles chart.
“Hello” is now the equal longest running No.1 for 2015, alongside the six weeks that Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth achieved with their ‘Furious 7’ theme song “See You Again” (TW-79), plus Adele notches up her 13th overall week at the top of our charts with her two No.1’s, placing her at equal sixth on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1, Singles: 2010’s’ alongside Katy Perry and her thirteen weeks at the chart pinnacle.
Whilst “Hello” is the No.1 downloaded/selling track this week, it’s Justin Bieber who is closing in on taking over at the top, as his fourth top two single for 2015 “Love Yourself” is the No.1 streamed track in the country, and newly certified Gold (●) in sales, whilst he also holds down the top three spots on the streaming chart this week (Adele is at #4), with “Sorry” at No.3 nationally (#2 streamed) and his third Top 10 placing this week, “What Do You Mean” holds at No.7 (#3 on the streaming chart), plus he has six songs within the Top 50 and still has eleven tracks within the Top 100.
Shawn Mendes jumps up two places to a new peak of No.4 with his track “Stitches” and also climbing to a new peak is Duke Dumont with “Ocean Drive”, up three to No.5 thanks to his Stereosonic performances. This in turn pushes down Zara Larsson and MNEK a single place to No.6 with “Never Forget You”, and Rudimental were in the country for a promo tour and also appeared at the Stereosonic Music Festival recently, which helps their former No.7 single “Lay it All on Me” to jump back up four places to No.8 whilst also returning to the Top 10, up two places to No.9 are “The Hills” for The Weeknd, and down one spot to No.10 is former No.1 single “Downtown” for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
UP: “Hotline Bling” for Drake is back up a couple of place to No.13 and after opening the ARIA Awards recently, Vance Joy’s “Fire & the Flood” is back up four to No.16. DJ Snake scores his fourth Top 20 hit in Australia (third this year) as “Middle” jumps up seven spots to a new peak of No.19 thanks to his Stereosonic shows, whilst David Guetta with Sia and Fetty Wap are up two places to a new chart height of No.21 with “Bang My Head”. Conrad Sewell’s ARIA Award win helps two of his songs to land within the Top 30 this week, his current single “Who You Lovin’” is back up eight places to No.24 and his former No.1 “Start Again” (winner for ‘Song of the Year’) bullets back up 64 places to No.28. Ed Sheeran is touring here at the moment and his former No.9 single “Photograph” jumps back up thirty-one places to No.30, whilst entering the Top 50 for the first time, up eighteen spots to a new peak of No.38 is Charlotte Devany with Snoop Dogg on “Flip it”. Further Stereosonic acts to benefit from their recent shows include Major Lazer who is at No.42 with “Be Together” and back up fourteen places and into the Top 50 at No.44 is his former No.1 “Lean on” whilst another act from the festival in Diplo is back up five to No.46 with his Justin Bieber infused track “Where Are U Now”, whilst the final track returning to the Top 50 is “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars at No.49, which is now 9x▲Platinum in sales.
DOWN: The two songs leaving the top 10 this week are “The Trouble With us” (HP-8, WI10-3) for Marcus Marr & Chet Faker, which is down one spot to No.11 and could rise back up now that the Marcus Marr EP “Work” featuring the track has been released, plus the song scores Gold (●) in sales this week too. X-Factor winner for 2015 Cyrus sees his debut single “Stone” (HP-4, WI10-1) drop down eight places to No.12, but with his album coming out on the 9th of December it could help it rise back up next week. After several weeks within the top 15 “Perfect” for One Direction falls down three to No.17 this week, whilst Guy Sebastian and “Black and Blue” drops six to No.25. Rachel Platten re-peaked at No.22 last week with “Stand by You”, which this week drops nine spots to No.31 and after debuting at No.13 last week, the Adele track “When We Were Young” falls down nineteen places to No.33 and with Taylor Swift in the country on tour at the moment, her only dropping track is her most recent Top 10 entry “Wildest Dreams” which is down five to No.34. “Locked Away” for R. City is down seven to No.37, Disclosure and Lorde lose their grip with “Magnets”, falling eleven to No.39 and dropping down into the lower fifty are Avicii with “Broken Arrows” (40 to 54), Jess Glynne with “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” (48 to 57), Sam Smith’s Bond theme “Writings on the Wall” (46 to 64), Birds of Tokyo and “I’d Go With You Anywhere” (47 to 66) and after returning to the chart last week, dropping down is “Someone Like You” for Adele (41 to 86) and falling out of the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Cyrus with his version of “Wicked Game” (#36) and his cover of “Jealous” of Labrinth (#37) replaces the original from last week.
At the 2007 ARIA Awards the teaming of The John Butler Trio with Keith Urban created the No.11 hit and cover of John’s track “Funky Tonight”. At this years’ ARIA Awards the ARIA Hall of Fame inductee was Tina Arena who teamed up with Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas to do a cover of Tina’s 1994 song “Chains” (HP-4), which this week sees the version of the three acts performing the song enter the ARIA Singles chart at No.14. The only other Top 50 debut this week is for third placed X-Factor act Jess & Matt with their debut single “Nothing Matters” which comes in at No.29, becoming the duos second Top 50 entry and now their highest charting song as they previously charted with their version of the ‘Grease’ classic “You’re the One That I Want” (HP-30, three weeks ago).
Lower 50: ARIA Award winner for “Best Pop Release” was Jarryd James who jumped last week with “Do You Remember”, and this week the track is back up eight to No.52. Ed Sheeran’s tour helps his former No.1 song “Thinking of You” to jump back up twenty spots to No.55 and the annual return of the Mariah Carey song “All I Want for Christmas is You” (HP-2, Dec 1994) is back in at No.59 this week. L.D.R.U. feat Paige IV jumps up fourteen places to a new peak of No.60 with “Keeping Score” and the Justin Bieber track “Company” (HP-54) is back up eight to No.62, whilst his song “Mark My Words” climbs back up seven to No.67. Vance Joy won the ARIA Award for ‘Best Male Artist’ and that also helps his former chart entries “Riptide” (#70) and “Georgia” (#78) return to the chart this week, whilst also returning is Taylor Swift with her “Bad Blood” (now 3x▲Platinum) at No.84 and her first release from “1989” in “Shake it Off” is back up sixteen spots to No.73 thanks to her tour here. Kita Alexander just released the four track EP for her recent chart entry “Like You Want to”, which returns to the chart this week at a new peak of No.82 and further returning tracks to the Top 100 this week are ARIA Award performers “Hermitude” with “The Buzz” (#92) and Conrad Sewell on the Kygo track “Firestone” (#93) whilst sneaking back in at No.99 is Adam Lambert with “Ghost Town”.
UK act 99 Souls have taken the vocal from the Destiny’s Child 2004 song “Girl” and the Brandy & Monica duet from 1998 “The Boy is Mine” and fused them together for the dance track “The Girl is Mine” which debuts at No.80 this week. One place lower at No.81 is X-Factor 2015 winner Cyrus with his version of the Labrinth track “Jealous” whilst the final entry within the eighty is the third single from the Jason DeRulo album “Everything is 4” entitled “Get Ugly”, coming in atNo.85 and he performed the track at the recent X-Factor Grand Final.
X-Factor second placed Louise Adams sees her original song “History” debut at No.91 this week and Elle King makes her first chart appearance with her recent US Top 10 single “Ex’s & Oh’s” at No.94. The daughter of actor Rob Schneider has also cracked the Top 10 in Belgium and Top 20 in Canada, whilst the track is taken from her debut album “Love Stuff” and the song has taken almost a half-a-year to climb into the US Top 10 (TW-US#12).
The Weeknd comes in at No.95 with the fourth release from his album “Beauty Behind the Madness” (TW-21) entitled “In the Night” which comes in at No.95, and with the new Coldplay album “A Head Full of Dreams” was out as of Friday and the second entry from the album enters at No.97 entitled “Everglow”, with the albums first single being “Adventure of a Lifetime” (TW-36). The final debut of the week is the first chart entry for UK duo Snakehips entitled “All My Friends” featuring guest acts Tinashe and Chance the Rapper which is new at No.98 this week, and as the pair will be in Australia for EOY shows in Melbourne (30th Dec), Perth (NYE) and Sydney (1-Jan), expect this track to climb as those tour dates get closer.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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