The lead single released last Friday from the 20th November due third album for Adele entitled “25” debuts at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, as “Hello” simply greets the No.1 spot in it’s first week on the charts, but also sells enough to be certified Gold (●) in sales, which is over 35,000+ in its first week of release.
“Hello” becomes the 1044th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 479th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 109th song to debut at No.1 and only the second for the XL Record Label, as their/her previous chart-topping single was in late June to early August of 2011 with the song “Someone Like You” (7 weeks), which now gives Adele her eighth accumulated weeks at the top in Australia, placing her equal eleventh on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s (Singles)’ alongside the eight weeks that Guy Sebastian and Meghan Trainor have also notched up this decade.
This new No.1 becomes the fifth song to feature a ‘Hello’ in its title, the last one being the classic Lionel Richie track “Hello” (4-June-1984) which spent three weeks at No.1. The song also debuted at the top of the UK charts this week too selling over 333,000 this past week, and the new No.1 for Adele becomes the 196th for an English act to hit the top here and the fourth this year after Paul McCartney (on the Rihanna track), Ellie Goulding and One Direction.
We have two new entries at the top of the chart this week, with Justin Bieber coming in at No.2 with “Sorry” his follow-up to this weeks No.6 track “What Do You Mean” which became his first No.1 here, and now this becomes his third Top 3 hit for 2015, and only his fourth overall. This is the second track lifted from his November 13th due fourth album ‘Purpose’ and its also came in at #2 in the UK, whilst the last time that we had debuts within the top two here was almost ten years ago, late January 2006 when “Run it!” by Chris Brown and “When I’m Gone” by Eminem entered in the top two spots.
The new No.1 streaming single this week is “Hotline Bling” for Drake which is pushed back down to No.3 on the main singles chart this week, whilst also down one spot is The Weeknd with “The Hills” to No.4, and dropping four places to No.5 after spending the past four weeks at No.1 are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “Downtown”, whilst the chart-topping track prior to that, “What Do You Mean” for Justin Bieber is also down one to No.6 this week.
Back to back again this week are the sweetness of Robin Schulz and Francesco Yates with “Sugar” at No.7 and rapper Dawin with the equally tasty “Dessert” at No.8, whilst blasting up twenty-two places to land at No.9 is Swedish singer Zara Larsson and MNEK with “Never Forget You” making it her first appearance in the Australian Top 10, whilst dropping two places to No.10 is Ellie Goulding with “On My Mind”.
UP: LunchMoney Lewis was in the country this past week on a promo tour, performing his track “Whip it!” wherever he appeared, including X-Factor, but his song remains at No.11 for a third consecutive week. Last week Duke Dumont and “Ocean Drive” equaled his previous best peak of No.17, but this week the song jumps up four places to a new peak of No.13 making it now his highest charting single in Australia. Conrad Sewell lands his third Top 20 hit for 2015 as his latest song “Who You Lovin” is up twelve places to a new chart height of No.17. Shawn Mendes halves his position from last week as he is up twenty-four places to a new peak of No.24 with “Stitches” and up nine places from last weeks debut at No.37 to No.28 this week are Marcus Marr & Chet Faker with “The Trouble With us”. Diplo snuck back into the Top 50 last week at No.50 with “Be Right There”, which this week leaps up sixteen spots to a new peak of No.34 and Birds of Tokyo are back up five places to No.35 with “I’d Go with You Anywhere” (HP-31). James Bay returns to the Top 100 at No.40 with his former No.55 single “Scars” and returning to the Top 50 this week are Major Lazer and DJ Snake with “Lean On” at No.49.
DOWN: After debuting at No.4 last week, One Direction’s “Perfect” drops eight spots to No.12 this week, whilst “Lay it All on Me” (HP-7, WI10-2) for Rudimental and Ed Sheeran is down five to No.14 and after a single week within the Top 10, Jess Glynne drops eight to No.18 with “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”. “Hula Hoop” for OMI falls nine to No.22, Taylor’s “Wildest Dreams” dwindle down seven places to No.23, Calvin’s former No.1 “How Deep is Your Love” drops seven to No.27, and after peaking at No.22 last week “Runnin” for Naughty Boy & Beyonce is also down seven to No.29 this week. “Good for You” for Selena Gomez drops eight to No.31, Little Mix tumble eleven to No.38 with “Love Me Like You” after peaking at No.27 last week, “Wild” for Troye Sivan is down seven to No.39 and Jessica Mauboy is down eight to No.42 with “This Ain’t Love”. Dropping into the lower fifty are Adam Lambert with “Ghost Town” (44 to 55), “Easy Love” for Sigala (39 to 59), “Cool for the Summer” by Demi Lovato (47 to 62), “Talk Me Down” by Troye Sivan (36 to 63), Demi Lovato with “Confident” (35 to 64) and “Like an Animal” by Rufus (46 to 67).
US alt-rock band X Ambassadors land their first singles chart entry this week by debuting at No.43 with “Renegades”, which is being used in the latest Jeep ads on TV, whilst the final new entry to the Top 50 this week comes in at No.48, “Home” by One Direction, the fourth song to chart from their November 13th (also) due fifth studio album “Made in the A.M.”.
Lower 50: Lost Frequencies jump up six places to a new peak of No.51 with their second entry “Reality”, and back up twelve spots to No.77 is the latest Matt Corby track “Monday”. “The Horses” for Daryl Braithwaite snuck back into the charts at No.99 last week, but jumps up twenty places to No.79 this week and returning tracks this week include Peking Duk with “Say My Name”, which they sang on X-Factor this past week, and Adele’s first No.1 single “Someone Like You” is back in at No.87. 5 Seconds of Summer return at No.93 with “Hey Everybody!” at No.93 and “Here” for Alessia Cara is back in at No.94, Sam Smith returns at No.98 with his Bond theme “Writings on the Wall”, which should jump up next week as he performed it on Graham Norton on Friday night (here) and the film is due soon too.
Dance acts ZHU, Skrillex and newcomers THEY team up for the track “Working for it” which comes in at No.52, whilst a few places lower at No.58 is the new ballad for Gwen Stefani entitled “Used to Love You”, whilst the new Joe Jonas band DNCE comes in ten places lower at No.68 with their debut single “Cake by the Ocean”.
Ellie Goulding marks another week with another new entry as the track “Lost and Found” comes in at No.70, with last weeks entry “Something in the Way You Move” (HP-90) leaving the Top 100 this week. One place lower at No.71 is “Keeping Score” for Sydney dance act/producer L.D.R.U. featuring vocalist Paige IV, and finally coming in at No.80 is Meghan Trainor with “Better When I’m Dancin‘”, which is the theme song to the upcoming ‘Peanuts’ movie.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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