Justin Bieber holds for a seventh straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with his track “Love Yourself”, becoming the longest running No.1 track for almost a year-and-a-half.
The last time an act stayed at the top this long was between 12-May and 7-July in 2014 when “Que Sera” for Justice Crew spent nine consecutive weeks at the top, with no song doing it since then. The other thing that Justin Bieber and Justice Crew have in common is that they have both racked up eleven weeks at the top from their two No.1 singles for this decade, placing them equal eighth on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’.
And Justin might not hold on for another week, as “Fast Car” by Jonas Blue and Dakota (now ▲Platinum) which holds at No.2 for a second week, is the new No.1 downloaded track in the country, but doesn’t take over the top spot due to it being #4 on the streaming chart. Also on hold at No.3 for another week are Snakehips with Tinashe and Chance the Rapper for the track “All My Friends”.
Zara Larsson this week lands her second Top 5 single in Australia as her new song “Lush Life” leaps up four places to a new peak of No.4 and newcomer Elle King is up two spots to a new chart height of No.5 with “Ex’s & Oh’s”, with Australia making it the first country in the world to land within the Top 5. Former one and two strugglers “Hello” for Adele and “Sorry” by Justin Bieber are at No.6 and No.7 respectively, DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine are back up one spot to No.8 with “Middle” and the new UK No.1 single this week (as of Jan 22) “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes drops four places to No.9 this week. Debuting at No.10 is the new single by Flume featuring vocals by Kai entitled “Never Be Like You”, which becomes his first Top 10 single in Australia and is the second single from his forthcoming second album entitled ‘Skin’ (date unknown as yet), the first entry being the June 2015 track “Some Minds” (HP-27) featuring Andrew Wyatt.
UP: Charlie Puth could be headed for his third Top 10 single next week as “One Call Away” jumps up twelve places to a new peak of No.11 and also jumping into the Top 20 is last weeks highest new entry “My Sunshine” by Mashd N’ Kutcher, which is up eight to No.18 and “Fast Car” by Tobtok and River is up a couple of spots to a new peak of No.19, whilst “Youth” for Troye Sivan climbs a single place to a new peak of No.17 and the track is newly certified Gold (●) in sales. After dropping fourteen places last week to No.34, this week the track “In the Night” by The Weeknd is back up twelve spots to No.22 and jumping eleven to a new peak of No.30 is Selena Gomez and her latest track “Hands to Myself”, which becomes her third highest charting single here in the process. After returning to the Top 50 last week, local artist L D R U with Paige IV jumps up thirteen places to a No.32 with “Keeping Score” and the biggest leap of the week goes to new act Kiiara with her track “Gold” which flies up fifty-nine spots to land at No.33, whilst former #33 peaking track “The Girl is Mine” by 99 Souls is back up four to No.34. Two further entries that climb into the Top 50 are “Roses” by The Chainsmokers featuring Rozes which leaps thirty-eight places to No.37 and becomes the duos second Top 50 entry, whilst the teaming of ZHU, Skrillex and THEY on the track “Working for it” is up twelve places to spend its first week in the fifty at No.45.
DOWN: After four weeks at No.10 UK trio WSTRN fall five places to No.15 with “IN2” whilst dropping nine to No.23 is Marcus Marr and Chet Faker with “The Trouble with us”. The Hilltop Hoods drop eight to No.27 with “Higher” and continuing the up-and-down track record for Rachel Platten’s “Stand by You”, it is back down fifteen spots to No.31 this week. “Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift drops nine to No.36 and “The Hills” by The Weeknd descends eight places to No.40. Two of David Bowie’s re-entries from last week retain their Top 50 status this week, with “Space Oddity” down thirteen to No.44 and “Heroes” dropping twelve to No.48 whilst the final drop within the fifty is Vance Joy with “Fire & the Flood” which is down fourteen places to No.49. Big drops into the lower fifty come via “Under Pressure” for Queen and Bowie (42 to 60) and “Magnets” for Disclosure and Lorde (40 to 63).
Lower 50: “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie is back up ten places to No.53 and the only one of his six Top 100 entries this week to rise back up, whilst dropping nine to No.67 is “Locked Away” for R. City and Adam Levine which is now 2x▲Platinum, and the first of two new peaks in the lower fifty comes from Kygo with “Stay”, up eighteen to No.80 and “Reaper” by Sia climbs four to a new peak of No.89. Three songs return this week, two by Adele in the form of “Someone Like You” at No.93 and “Rolling in the Deep” at No.98 (see why in the last paragraph) whilst “History” by One Direction returns at #100.
US electro/hip-hop duo Twenty One Pilots land their first singles chart entry with their current US #4 single “Stressed Out” which debuts here at No.56, whilst scoring his first solo chart entry at No.58 is California rapper G-Eazy with his track “Me, Myself & I” featuring guest artist Bebe Rexha. His first chart entry was as guest rapper on the Grace No.1 single “You Don’t Own Me” from May 2015.
Adele sees a sixth track from her returning No.1 album “25” debut at No.65 entitled “All I Ask”, whilst one place lower at No.66 is the third track to be lifted from the newly released second album for local EDM act RuFuS entitled “Bloom”, the track is “Say a Prayer for Me” and it debuts at No.66 this week. The 1975 enter at No.73 with their second singles chart entry called “The Sound” and the two final entries are at No.87, Flo Rida with “My House” and the 2010 Kanye West track “Monster” featuring Jay-Z, Bon Iver, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj which was on his album “My Dark Twisted Fantasy” makes its first chart appearance at No.91 this week thanks to Adele and her singing it with James Corden in his segment ‘Carpool Karaoke’ where she did the Nicki Minaj rap from the song amongst singing her own songs including the two re-entries and her No.6 track “Hello” (plus ‘Wannabe’ by The Spice Girls too).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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