Adele is spending a third week atop the ARIA Singles Chart with her song “Hello”, which three weeks ago debuted with Gold sales status, last week it went Platinum, and now this week it notches up 2x▲Platinum in sales, that’s over 140,000+ sold in just three weeks.
Adele also notches up her tenth accumulated week at No.1 for this decade, moving her from equal tenth to equal eight on the list of ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’ alongside the ten weeks that Bruno Mars has racked up from his three chart topping singles this year (more on Bruno lower down too).
“Sorry” to say but Justin Bieber is at No.2 for a third straight week also, but he has had his best chart year ever in Australia with a No.3 song; “Where Are U Now” (TW-63), his first #1 single with this weeks No.9 track “What Do You Mean?” and he leaps into the Top 20 with his next single, whilst his new album has just been released too. 2008 ‘Sweden’s Got Talent’ winner (when she was 11) Zara Larsson along with MNEK jump up two places to a new peak of No.3 with “Never Forget You”, which is newly certified Gold (●) in sales, and it swaps places with “Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, back down two to No.5, and holding steady in-between those swaps is The Weeknd with “The Hills” at No.4.
Also holding steady this week is Drake and his “Hotline Bling”, which is going unanswered at No.6 this week, after which last weeks 7 & 8 swap places this week, with “Ocean Drive” for Duke Dumont up one spot to a new peak of No.7, and now Gold (●), whilst down one place to No.8 is Dawin with his “Dessert”, which is now ▲Platinum. The only entry to the Top 10 this week is at No.10, Marcus Marr & Chet Faker with “The Trouble With us”, which becomes the second Top 10 for Chet Faker after “Talk is Cheap” went to No.6 back in February of this year.
UP: Shawn Mendes is up three places to a new peak of No.13 with “Stitches” and “Magnets” (HP-14) for Disclosure and Lorde is back up four places to No.15 and holding at No.17 is One Direction with “Perfect”, both tracks now Gold (●) in sales. “I’ll Show You” for Justin Bieber jumps up thirteen spots to No.16 and with Rachel Platten in the country recently and performing on X-Factor her second chart entry “Stand by You” leaps up nineteen spots to a new peak of No.22 this week. Vance Joy appeared on X-Factor this past week performing his latest track “Fire & the Flood” which helps it to jump back up six places to No.25 and David Guetta, Sia and Fetty Wap are up six spots to a new chart height of No.27 with “Bang My Head”. Rachel’s first single “Fight Song” jumps back up thirteen places to return to the Top 50 at No.43 and Rufus also re-enter the fifty with “Like an Animal”, leaping up twenty-eight spots to a new peak of No.44 and last weeks No.50 debut for Pai Mia, “Touch” is up three places to a new chart height of No.47.
DOWN: The only dropout from the Top 10 is last weeks highest new entry “Focus” by Ariana Grande, which is down ten places to No.20 this week. After four weeks at No.11, “Whip it!” for LunchMoney Lewis is back down one to No.12 and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, and Sia is down one spot to No.21 with “Alive” which is now Gold (●). “679” for Fetty Wap and “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” for Jess Glynne both fall six places to No.31 and No.32 respectively, whilst down seven are The Weeknd with “Can’t Feel My Face” and Conrad Sewell with “Who You Lovin” to No.34 and No.35. The Rubens fall down five to No.40 with “Hoops” which is now Gold (●) in sales and falling nine spots to No.41 is Selena Gomez with A$AP Rocky on “Good for You”. Celebrating one full year (52 weeks) on the charts is the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars teaming “Uptown Funk” which is down a couple of places to No.45 and falling nine spots to No.46 is Felix Jaehn with “Ain’t Nobody”. Falling out of this weeks Top 50 are Naughty Boy & Beyonce with “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” (36 to 52), “Same Old Love” for Selena Gomez (42 to 56), “This Ain’t Love” for Jessica Mauboy (49 to 66, now Gold (●) and “Wild” for Troye Sivan (47 to 67).
There will be a battle next week for the No.1 albums spot with both Justin Bieber and One Direction releasing new albums on Friday, and so far JB has issued three tracks, whilst One Direction this week see their fourth, fifth and sixth releases from their fifth album “Made in the A.M.”. Coming in at No.29 is the track “History”, which follows on from previous entries “Home” (HP-48), “Perfect” (HP-4, TW-17) and the first issued from the new set “Drag Me Down” (HP-1, TW-38). Further down the Top 100 they also enter with the new album tracks “End of the Day” at No.65 and then lower down at No.86 is “Love You Goodbye”, which gives them a total of 24 Top 100 Singles chart entries now.
One place lower at No.30 is Avicii with the latest single from his second album “Stories” (TW-89), the track featuring Zac Brown (from Zac Brown Band) is entitled “Broken Arrows” and is the fifth single from the new album to chart here. Coldplay announced they are releasing their seventh and final album on December 4th entitled “A Head Full of Dreams”, and the first track lifted from the album debuts at No.33 this week called “Adventure of a Lifetime”, which becomes the bands 27th Top 100 and 20th Top 50 chart entry. The final new entry to this weeks Top 50 is in at No.36, Sia with the second track lifted from her January 2016 due album “This is Art”, the new track is “Bird Set Free”, giving her three entries within the Top 40 this week.
Lower 50: The third Little Mix album is the highest new entry on the albums chart this week, and the second single released; “Love Me Like You”, is back up to No.54 this week. Samantha Jade sang and danced on The X-Factor on Tuesday night performing her recent entry “Shake That” featuring Pitbull, which returns to the Top 100 at No.69, whilst an X-Factor performance of “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding helps it to rebound twenty-six places to No.71, with Big T’s performance on the show of “All of Me”, plus the ‘Mary’ promos on Channel 10 all helping the John Legend original to jump back up eighteen places to No.77 this week. “Keeping Score” (HP-71) for L.D.R.U. with Paige IV is back up fifteen places to No.83 and further returning tracks include “Do You Remember” by Jarryd James at No.78, current tourists AC/DC with “Thunderstruck” at No.97 and “Headlights” for Robin Schulz is back in at No.98.
The newly re-packaged Sam Smith album “In the Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows” features a heap of extra tracks (but not the Bond theme) and it leaps back into the Top 10 Albums this week, and the new song from the album “Drowning Shadows” is a new entry at No.55. The only other non-XF act to enter this lower fifty this week is new at No.90, Tinashe with Chris Brown on the single “Player”.
As X-Factor is only two weeks away from the Grand Final and with the Top 4 now decided, three of the shows popular acts debut this week with songs and last years winner is also in this week. Firstly the duo of Matt & Jess debut at No.68 with their version of the Rihanna song “Stay”. X-Factor 2014 winner Marlisa sung her new single “Forever Young” on Monday night, which helps it to debut at No.72 this week becoming her sixth Top 100 chart entry. Cyrus Villaneuva covered the Bob Dylan classic “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” which comes in at No.80 and finally Louise Adams’ version of the Lesley Gore/Grace song “You Don’t Own Me” debuts at No.94 this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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