For the first time this year, the No.1 single and album both belong to the same person, that being Adele who debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with “25”, and the lead single from her third set “Hello” retains its No.1 hold on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth straight week.
By holding at No.1 for a fifth week, “Hello” now becomes the second longest running chart-topper for 2015, behind the six weeks that “See You Again” for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth achieved in April and May. And although I mentioned it’s the first time this year that both No.1’s for ARIA are occupied by the same person, it’s actually the second time that the album and single have been from the same source, as Ellie Goulding’s March No.1 “Love Me Like You Do” was at the top the same time the soundtrack for the film it was featured in “Fifty Shades of Grey” was at No.1, staying both at the top for three weeks (23-Feb to 9-March).
This is the second time that Adele has been at the top of both charts; back in late June until early August of 2011 “Someone Like You” (TW-41) and her second album “21” spent seven weeks at the top together. The last time that happened for a song and artist was this week last year (1-Dec-2014) when Taylor Swift and her “1989” album shared the top spot with “Blank Space” for a single week, and overall this is the 122nd time that the top of both charts in Australia have been shared by the same act/album. Adele also climbs from eighth to No.7 on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles, 2010’s’ now that she has racked up twelve total weeks at the top in Australia, placing her one spot behind Katy Perry on 13 weeks this decade.
Last week Justin Bieber had eleven songs in the Top 100, as he does again this week too, and once again he also has three single within the Top 10, with last weeks highest new entry “Love Yourself” rising one spot to a new peak of No.2, swapping with his former four weeks running No.2 song “Sorry” which is down a place to No.3 this week and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, whilst his former No.1 “What Do You Mean” holds at No.7 again this week.
After three days on sale, the X-Factor 2015 winner Cyrus Villanueva sees his debut single “Stone” come in at No.4, becoming his highest charting single and second Top 10 hit, as “Wicked Game” (TW-36) hit No.6 in early October, plus he also joins previous winners who all debuted during this month in the past, Marlisa (2-Nov, 2014) Dami Im (4-Nov, 2013), Samantha Jade (26-Nov, 2012), and Reece Mastin (28-Nov, 2011), whilst also in their was second placed Taylor Henderson (11-Nov, 2013), with only Cyrus and Marlisa not hitting the top spot first week, and with Cyrus having a full week of sales next week he could rise again, helped by his debut album coming out soon too.
Another single step back again this week for Zara Larsson and MNEK as “Never Forget You” is down one spot to No.5 and rising four places to a new peak of No.6 is Shawn Mendes with “Stitches” which gains its first certification of Gold (●) this week, whilst back up one spot to No.8 and now ▲Platinum is “Ocean Drive” for Duke Dumont. Former No.1 “Downtown” for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is down four spots to No.9 and after peaking at No.8 last week, the Marcus Marr and Chet Faker teaming “The Trouble With us” is back down to the position it was three weeks ago, No.10.
UP: Rudimental were in the country this past week, performing on X-Factor and appearing at the ARIA Awards, which helps their current entry “Lay it All on Me” (HP-7) to climb back up six spots to No.12, and ARIA Award winner and the first performer of the night Vance Joy sees his “Fire & the Flood” jump back up fifteen places to No.20. “Stand by You” for Rachel Platten is up a couple of places to a new peak of No.22, whilst climbing five spots to a new chart height of No.23 is David Guetta with Sia and Fetty Wap on “Bang My Head”. After falling the past few weeks, DJ Snake with Bipolar Sunshine leap back up twenty places to a new peak of No.26 with “Middle” and returning to the chart are “Wicked Game” by XF winner Cyrus and a song that he also performed on the show this past week, Labrinth’s “Jealous” at No.36 and No.37 respectively. Also returning to the chart this week is Adele with her first No.1 “Someone Like You” at No.41, plus climbing back up fourteen spots to No.45 are X Ambassadors with “Renegade” (HP-43).
DOWN: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is “The Hills” (HP-3, WI10-6) for The Weeknd, down five to No.11, with a big dropping occurring for Ellie Goulding and “On My Mind”, down eight to No.21 but it is newly crowned ▲Platinum in sales. Justin Bieber and his many entries from last week all drop some this week, with “I’ll Show You” down seven to No.20, “The Feeling” falling nine to No.31, with dropouts being “Purpose” (40 to 55) and “Mark My Words” (49 to 73). “679” for Fetty Wap drops a couple of spots to No.38 and is newly Gold (●) in sales, whilst “Drag Me Down” for One Direction plummets twelve spots to No.44 this week. Birds of Tokyo fall nine to No.47 with “I’d Go With You Anywhere”, which is also Gold (●) now and dropping ten to No.49 is OMI with his “Hula Hoop”. Further Top 50 dropouts include “Hoops” (47 to 54) for The Rubens, “WTF (Where They From)” (45 to 80) for Missy Elliott, “Youth” (44 to 91) for Troye Sivan, Jess & Matt from X-Factor with “You’re the One That I Want” (30 to 95) and dropping out of the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 is “Shine On” for The Amity Affliction (#19).
Like last weeks eleven entries for JB, Adele’s “25” has produced quite a few entries this week, but not as many as Justin, and even some from her older albums. But new from “25” is “When We Were Young” which comes in at No.13 and was her most performed song other than “Hello” last week during her many TV appearances. Her former No.1 “Someone Like You” is back in at No.41 and the preceding single “Rolling in the Deep” (HP-3) is back on the chart at No.52. There are further Adele entries in the form of “Water Under the Bridge” at No.82, “Million Years Ago” at No.84 and “Remedy” at No.94 all from the new “25” album, whilst from her first album “19” coming in at No.88, “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)” which is the first time charting here in Australia, having reached No.4 in the UK back in 2008.
The ‘Stereosonic’ Music festival kicks off in Sydney this weekend, and one of the acts on the tour debuts at No.33 this week, Major Lazer with Wild Belle on his new track “Be Together”, and this is the third single from his album “Peace is the Mission” following “Powerful” (HP-3) with Ellie Goulding and “Lean on” (HP-1, TW-57) with M0 and DJ Snake. The final Top 50 entry of the week is the debut single for West-London based four piece WSTRN, coming in at No.42 is their former No.4 UK song “In2”.
Lower 50: After sneaking into the chart last week, Charlotte Devaney with Snoop Dogg blasts up forty-two places to No.56 with “Flip it”, and back up eight spots to No.59 is Selena Gomez with “Same Old Love”, and ARIA Award winner Jarryd James (who also performed on the night) sees his winning track “Do You Remember” jump back up twenty-four spots to No.60. Returning to the chart at No.67 is the ensemble of Zhu, They and Skrillex with “Working for it” (HP-52) and climbing back up thirteen spots to No.74 is L.D.R.U. with “Keeping Score” (HP-71), whilst the final returning track this week is for the ARIA Award winner Conrad Sewell and his former No.1 “Start Again” at No.92, which he also sang on the night. More ARIA Award winners will most likely climb or return next week, as the show was broadcast at the end of the chart week (Thursday night, 26th of November).
The third release this year for local dance/EDM act Rufus enters at No.65 entitled “Innerbloom”, following up from “Like an Animal” (HP-44, TW-99) and “You Were Right” (HP-22). X-Factor winner Cyrus also debuts with his rendition of the 1981 No.2 single for Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight” at No.71 and third-placed duo Jess & Matt see their cover of the Lady Antebellum song “Need You Now” coming in at No.77.
Final local act to enter this week is Tkay Maidza who comes in at No.96 with her new track “Ghost”, which becomes her third Top 100 entry, followed at No.97 by Sigma who teams up with Rita Ora for “Coming Home”, becoming the electro duo’s fourth chart entry, and finally coming in at No.100 is Shawn Mendes who teams up with Camila Cabello for the track “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, now his second solo entry and third overall.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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