US artist Gnash along with vocalist Olivia O’Brien jump into the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles chart this week with “I Hate U, I Love U”, taken from the Gnash EP ‘us’, and giving the song not only its first charting around the world, but now his first ever No.1 song anywhere on the planet.
“I Hate U, I Love U” (#1 DL/#32 Stream) becomes the 1050th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2016) and the 485th for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 25th chart-topper for the Atlantic record label here, their last being the Conrad Sewell track “Start Again” (1 wk, 22nd June, 2015) and their first was way back in March 1970 with the Led Zeppelin song “Whole Lotta Love”, plus Warner also have the top on the albums chart this week too.
Gnash and Olivia are the first US act to claim a No.1 single here in Australia for 2016, as so far we’ve had a Canadian, two English acts, an Aussie and most recently a Danish group at the top during this year. Gnash becomes the 186th solo Male American artist to hit the top here, and he is the 405th American act to make it to No.1 plus the song is the 678th by an American to land at the chart pinnacle, with the last US act being Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “Downtown” (from 5th Oct, 2015). And like the first Atlantic No.1 back in 1970, this new track also has some ‘Love’ in its title, and “I Hate U, I Love U” becomes the 74th No.1 song with ‘Love’ mentioned in its title, but only the first with ‘Hate’, whilst the last No.1 song with some love in its title was the Justin Bieber track “Love Yourself” for seven weeks from mid-December of 2015.
Alan Walker has been waiting patiently for three weeks at No.2 with “Faded” (#4 DL/#2 Str), which is overstepped by Gnash this week and remains at No.2 for a fourth straight week, whilst climbing four spots to a new peak of No.3 are The Chainsmokers with Daya and “Don’t Let Me Down” (#4 DL, #3 Str), becoming the highest charting song for Daya, who recently hitting No.6 with “Hideaway” (TW-13, #14 DL/#8 Str) and Chainsmokers equal their “#SELFIE” peak of No.3 (April 7th, 2014) whilst their recent track “Roses” (TW-21, #24 DL/#13 Str) made it to No.5, giving them their third Top 5 hit in Australia.
After peaking at No.3 for the past two weeks the current No.1 streamed track in the country for Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign in “Work from Home” (#7 DL/#1 Str) is back down one to No.4 this week, whilst dropping four spots to No.5 are the recent eight week running No.1 for Lukas Graham in “7 Years” (#3 DL/#4 Str), with the new No.1 swapping places with the former one, plus the song earns a new certification at 2x▲Platinum.
Holding at No.6 for a second week is Mike Posner with “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (HP-5, #5 DL/#5 Str), which picks up a ▲Platinum cert this week, whilst Disturbed drop back down three to No.7 with their version of “The Sound of Silence” (#2 DL/no stream), which earns a Gold (●) in sales. Sia with her current Ireland, Bulgaria and Portugal No.1 single “Cheap Thrills” (#10 DL/#7 Str) and “No” (#8 DL/#12 Str) for Meghan Trainor are on hold at No.8 and No.9 respectively, whilst climbing back up two places to No.10 are twenty one pilots with “Stressed Out” (HP-2, #12 DL/#17 Str) for a ninth week within the Top 10 ahead of their Australian tour later this week.
UP: The new UK No.1 single for Drake with Wizkid and Kyla entitled “One Dance” (#9 DL/streaming was released on Friday) leaps up twenty-eight places to a new peak of No.15 this week, whilst also jumping into the Top 20 this week are Tinie Tempah and Zara Larsson with “Girls Like” (#13 DL/#25 Str), up eleven to No.17 giving Zara her third successive Top 20 hit and Tinie his fifth Top 20 entry overall. The “Secret Love Song” (#16 DL) for Little Mix and Jason DeRulo is up five places to a new peak of No.22 and Dua Lipa joins the Top 40 by moving up thirteen places to land at No.28 with “Be the One” (#17 DL). Broods debuted last week within the forty and are up three spots to a new peak of No.32 with “Free” (#26 DL) and returning to the Top 50 is the recent Taylor Swift track “New Romantics” (HP-35, #27 DL), back up twenty-six spots to No.39, whilst after her appearance on Ellen last week, Iggy Azalea and her “Team” (#35 DL) climbs seven to a new chart height of No.40. Three songs climbing into the Top 50 for the first time include the other Drake entry from last week in “Pop Style” (#33 DL) featuring guest artist The Throne, up eighteen to No.44, and another rapper in Desiigner sees his “Panda” (#35 Str) track jump up seventeen spots to land at No.47, whilst the Nick Jonas and Tove Lo track “Close” (#40 Str) is new to the fifty, also up eighteen to No.49 this week.
DOWN: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is from current tourists around the country The Hilltop Hoods, who see “1955” (HP-2, WI10-8, #11 DL/#9 Str) down one to No.11, whilst most of the Top 20 is only down one or two spots, of note “One Call Away” (#19 DL/#30 Str) for Charlie Puth which is now 2x▲Platinum in sales and down one to No.16. Dropping seven to No.23 is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “Dance off” (now Gold ●, #28 DL), and down five to No.26 is Justin Bieber with “Love Yourself” (#31 DL/#14 Str), and the Yo Preston (#25 DL) version drops six to No.35, whilst JB’s “Company” (#36 Str) drops nine places to No.43 and “Hello” for Adele is down five to No.45. Dropping hard into the lower fifty are Rufus with “You Were Right” (44 to 55), One Direction and “History” (48 to 60) and “Always” for Samantha Jade (50 to 65).
Lower 50: There are NO new entries debuting within the Top 50 this week, the highest this week is at No.53, but firstly some climbing tracks in the lower fifty are from Rihanna and her new song “Kiss it Better” (#DL 40), which is up thirty-four spots to No.52, and back up sixteen to No.83 is Kelly Clarkson with “Piece by Piece” after her recent re-appearance on the finale of American Idol, with the only re-entry this week being the official new single for Troye Sivan “Talk Me Down” (HP-36, peaked 26-Oct, 2015) at No.92, and the longest charting song for an 88th week is “All of Me” by John Legend at No.97.
Will.i.am is set to release his fifth solo album later this year, and the first single from the set is the highest new entry at No.53 this week entitled “Boys & Girls”, plus the female vocal guest on the track is Pia Mia, and this becomes Wills’ 24th Top 100 entry and first new entry since his two 2014 appearances. Also looking to release his fifth album is Jason DeRulo, who debuts at No.59 with his first single from a new album also, “If it Ain’t Love” which becomes his 24th Top 100 entry and his second in the chart this week after his appearance on the Little Mix track at No.22, whilst his recent No.77 single “Get Ugly” drops out of the chart this week.
What So Not scores their second chart entry this week at No.67 with “Lone” featuring Ganz and JOY. and the band hit No.52 in May of 2015 with the song “Gemini”. Scoring his first chart entry this week is US rapper and artist Luke Christopher, who enters at No.71 with “Lot to Learn”, and scoring her third entry this year is Halsey with “Castle” at No.76 after “Hold Me Down” (HP-78) in February and “Colors” (HP-99) in March.
Australian dance act Sneaky Sound System land their first chart entry in almost five years, as they enter at No.79 with “I Ain’t Over You”, becoming the groups eleventh Top 100 entry and first since they made it to No.58 in early October of 2011 with “Big”. And the final entry at No.94 is a cover of the recent Lukas Graham No.1 song for Nashville, Tennessee based artist and YouTuber Ben Schuller as “Once I Was 7 Years Old”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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