For a fourth week Adele holds onto the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart with her track “Hello”, which could topple next week as her new album “25” came out on Friday, so people will be buying that and not so much the albums lead single.
This extra week for “Hello” means that Adele has now notched up her eleventh overall week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart, putting her equal seventh alongside Justice Crew on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’, as they have also racked up eleven weeks from their two chart topping singles this decade. The other reason Adele could topple next week is that the X-Factor Grand Final is this coming week, so the winners single might debut at the top next week.
Also holding for a fourth week behind Adele is Justin Bieber with “Sorry” (#1 streamed for a third week though), but he backs it up by debuting at No.3 with a track written by Ed Sheeran and is lifted from his new album “Purpose” entitled “Love Yourself”, plus his first and former No.1 single “What Do You Mean?” is back up two places to No.7 this week, giving Justin three singles within the Top 10 this week, a first for him in Australia, plus by debuting at No.3 it becomes his fifth Top 3 single in Australia, four of which occurred this year, more on Justin and his multiple entries later on.
After jumping to No.3 last week, Sweden’s Zara Larsson with MNEK are back down one place to No.4 with “Never Forget You” and remaining at No.5 for another week are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “Downtown”. Dropping two places to No.6 is The Weeknd with “The Hills” and rising two places to a new peak of No.8 is Marcus Marr & Chet Faker with “The Trouble with Us”, whilst Duke Dumont drops two spots to No.9 with “Ocean Drive” and the second entry to the Top 10 this week is Shawn Mendes who climbs three places to No.10 with “Stitches”, which becomes his now highest charting song and his first Top 10 single in Australia.
UP: Helped by the high34 debut of the new One Direction album “Made in the A.M.”, the bands recent single “Perfect” is back up three places to No.14, plus they also performed the song on X-Factor this past week, whilst another XF appearance from Rudimental keeps their current song with Ed Sheeran “Lay it All On Me” stable at No.18 this week. The Conrad Sewell EP which debuts in the Top 10 this week helps boost “Who You Lovin’” back up nine spots to No.26, whilst the songs remixes are out as of Friday. 1D’s “Drag Me Down” is also back up six places to No.32 and now that the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ has opened in cinemas, the films theme “Writings on the Wall” for Sam Smith blasts back up thirty-eight places to a new peak of No.43 (it first entered the charts at No.44 seven weeks ago).
DOWN: Drake drops five places to No.11 this week with his track “Hotline Bling” (HP-2, WI10-6) and the other exit from the ten is “Dessert” for Dawin (HP-7×2, WI10-5) which is down four spots to No.12 this week. “Sugar” for Robin Schulz and “Whip it!” for LunchMoney Lewis both drop four places to No.15 and No.16 respectively, whilst “Magnets” for Disclosure and Lorde tumbles eight spots to No.23. “The Fix” for Nelly & Jeremih is down seven to No.33, Vance Joy with “Fire & the Flood” drops ten to No.35, Birds of Tokyo halve their position from last week by dropping nineteen places to No.38 with “I’d Go With You Anywhere” and OMI drops his “Hula Hoop” down eleven to No.39 this week. Coldplay’s debut from last week “Adventure of a Lifetime” is down eight this week to No.41 and falling ten to No.42 is Jess Glynne with “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”. Down seven places each are DJ Snake with “Middle” and The Rubens with “Hoops” to No.46 and No.47 respectively, whilst leaving the Top 50 are “Good for You” by Selena Gomez (41 to 53), after a full year in the Top 50, “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars (45 to 56), “History” by One Direction (29 to 62), “Peanut Butter Jelly” for Galantis (48 to 63), “Bird Set Free” by Sia (36 to 67), “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten (43 to 71), “Touch” for Pia Mia (47 to 80) and “Like an Animal” for Rufus (44 to 85).
Current X-Factor judge Guy Sebastian debuts at No.17 with the new song “Black & Blue”, which he performed on the show this past week, and it becomes his 25th Top 100 entry and his twentieth Top 20 hit in Australia. A few places lower at No.19 is local metalcore act The Amity Affliction with “Shine on”, which by entering so high becomes their highest charting single here and their first to crack the Top 20, plus it becomes their fourth Top 100 chart entry and second for this year, as back in July their song “Skeletons” made it to No.87.
In 2013 Justin Bieber released eleven tracks (one per week) from his album “The Journals”, but only three of those hit the Top 50, then in 2014 Taylor Swift managed to land 9 tracks from her album “1989” within the Top 100 at the same time, but this year Justin Bieber out-does Taylor and also himself, as eleven tracks from his new album “Purpose” are within the Top 100 at the moment. He has three songs within the Top 10 (as mentioned above), Tracks 3, 4 & 5 from the new album ‘Purpose’, whilst Tk.2 “I’ll Show You” is at No.20 this week. Debuting at No.22 is track 9 “The Feeling”, and further down within the Top 50 is two further entries from the album, the title track “Purpose” (Tk13) is new at No.40 and “Mark My Words” (Tk 1) comes in at No.49, plus the albums very first release (also via the Skrillex & Diplo Jack U album) “Where Are U Now” (Tk 11) is back up thirteen places to No.50, meaning he has eight songs within the Top 50 this week. Lower down he also enters with “Children” (Tk 12) at No.52, a couple of places lower at No.54 is “Company” (Tk 6) and finally his teaming with Big Sean comes in at No.60, “No Pressure” (Tk 7), which gives him eleven Top 100 entries this week, the most by one artist since July 2009 when Michael Jackson’s passing landed 30 of his tracks on the chart at once, and the most for a living artist, and so far only tracks 8 and 10 of the 13 song ‘Purpose’ album have yet to chart, plus every song on the album does have its own individual clip to accompany it.
The X-Factor Grand Final is this coming week, and one of the three acts through to the final are the duo of Matt & Jess who debut at No.30 with their laid-back reinterpretation of “You’re the One That I Want” from the film ‘Grease’ (HP-1×9, June to Oct of 1978). Another local act to debut this week comes in at No.44, Troye Sivan with the second song released from his forthcoming album ‘Blue Neighborhood’, the song entitled “Youth” is the follow-up to the recent entry “Talk Me Down” (HP-36, early November). The final Top 50 entry is the first new material from Missy Elliott in almost nine years, coming in at No.45 is “W.T.F. (Where They From)” featuring guest vocalist Pharrell Williams. This becomes Missy’s eighteenth Top 100 and fifteenth Top 50 entry since she first graced our charts back in late October 1998 on the first Mel B single “I Want You Back” (HP-12).
Lower 50: Not to be too outdone this week, One Direction have six entries within the Top 100 this week, as their new album “Made in the A.M.” also debuts high on the albums chart this week. In the Top 50 they are at No.14 and No.32, whilst in the lower fifty they climb seven places to a new peak of No.58 with “End of the Day” and drop down to No.62 with “History”. “Love You Goodbye” which debuted last week is up eleven spots to a new peak of No.75 after which they debut with the song “What a Feeling”, which comes in at No.77 and returning at No.96 is the albums second entry “Infinity” (HP-22).
Rob Thomas; solo artist and Matchbox 20 lead-singer, was in the country this past week on a promo tour for his current album “The Great Unknown” (TW-16), and he also sang his No.55 entry this week “Hold on Forever” on X-Factor on Tuesday night too, whilst overall it becomes his tenth Top 100 solo entry. Also on XF this week was Justice Crew who did a medley with their former No.1 “Que Sera” along with the entry at No.79 “Good Time”, which is the dance troupe’s thirteen Top 100 entry overall.
Gin Wigmore teams with Suffa (from The Hilltop Hoods) and US rapper Logic for her No.88 entry “Willing to Die”, which features the 1940’s song “Rosie” by Alex Lomax which was also used earlier this year in the David Guetta track “Hey Mama”, whilst this becomes only the second ever entry here for Gin. Making her chart debut though is Charlotte Devany with Snoop Dogg on the RnB/dance track “Flip it” which debuts at No.98. The final entry at #100 is from the re-packed ‘Wembley Live’ edition of the current Ed Sheeran album “x” (TW-4), the track is entitled “Touch and Go”, and is Ed nineteenth Top 100 entry for Australia.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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