Justin Bieber scores his longest running No.1 single in Australia this week, as “Love Yourself” is atop the ARIA Singles chart for a fifth consecutive week.
“Love Yourself” is also spending a fifth broken week at the top in the UK and here it his longest run at the top, beating the four weeks that “What Do You Mean?” (TW-9) spent during all of September 2015, in fact Justin has been in the Top 5 with one of his three current Top 10 singles since the first week of September (7th) of last year, that’s nineteen weeks and counting. Justin is also at No.3 again this week with “Sorry” which has only been in two chart spots since it debuted eleven weeks ago, number two (5 weeks) and three (6 weeks), plus he also moves up the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles, 2010’s’ from equal twelfth to now equal tenth alongside the nine weeks that Taylor Swift (3 #1’s) and Eminem (2 #1’s) have also notched up this decade.
Adele is on hold at No.2 again with her former No.1 “Hello” and after JB’s “Sorry” is one of three versions of “Fast Car” within the Top 100 this week, the tropical house version by Jonas Blue and Dakota is back up one place to its former peak of No.4, swapping places with Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” which drops back a spot to No.5 after which recent tourists here Snakehips along with Tinashe and Chance the Rapper climb two places to a new peak of No.6 with “All My Friends”, which in turn pushes “Middle” by DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine down one spot to No.7.
Elle King jumps up six places to land at No.8 with her debut single “Ex’s & Oh’s”, which also achieves Gold (●) in sales, plus Australia becomes the highest chart placing for the track, having so far only peaked at No.10 in the USA and New Zealand. Justin is on hold at No.9 again with “What Do You Mean” and also stalling at No.10 for a third straight week are WSTRN with their debut single “IN2”.
UP: Marcus Marr and Chet Faker climb back up to No.11 with “The Trouble with Us” and jumping ten places to land at No.15 is the second entry for Zara Larsson, “Lush Life” whilst also new to the Top 20 is Alessia Cara with “Here”, which is also up ten places to land at No.19. “Hotline Bling” for Drake is back up four places to No.18 and up three places to a new peak of No.23 is Troye Sivan with “Youth”. With her album debuting high this week, the Rachel Platten track “Stand by You” is back up five spots to No.26 and now certified Gold (●) in sales whilst the official video for Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods” (HP-19) debuted on Tuesday (5th Jan) and has helped the song to bullet up forty-one places to land at No.29. The No.1 single for 2015 was “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, which is back up six to No.32 this week, followed by the rock/dance version of “Fast Car” by Tobtok and River, up six places to a new peak of No.33, “Magnets” for Disclosure and Lorde rises back up seven to No.34 and climbing two places to a new chart height of No.35 is Charlie Puth with Tyga on “One Call Away”. Last week “The Girl is Mine” by 99 Souls plummeted down the chart, but this week is back up nine to No.37, “Lean on” by Major Lazer is back up five to No.39 and also jumping back into the Top 50 is Selena Gomez with her “Same Old Love” (HP-33) which is back up sixteen spots to No.40, followed by Lost Frequencies and “Reality”, back up seventeen spots to No.41, whilst the final returnee to the fifty is Calvin Harris with his former No.1 single “How Deep is Your Love”, back up three to No.48 and now certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
DOWN: The only dropout from this weeks Top 10 is “Never Forget You” (HP-3, WI10-10) for Zara Larsson and MNEK, dropping six places to No.13, whilst spending its first week out of the Top 20 is “Perfect” by One Direction, which has so far spent a single week in the Top 10 and then ten weeks within the twenty, this week it drops seven to No.22. “The Hills” fall six to No.27 for The Weeknd, but falling eleven places to No.28 is “Dessert” for Dawin, whilst “Fire & the Flood” for Vance Joy is down six to No.30. “Whip it!” for LunchMoney Lewis falls eight to No.36, after which Guy Sebastian is “Black & Blue” and One Direction has seen “Drag Me Down” both fall nine places to No.44 and No.45 respectively, with the biggest drop of the week goes to X-Factor 2015 winner Cyrus with his debut track “Stone” falling nineteen places to No.39, but it does pick up its first certification, going Gold (●) this week. Big drops into the lower fifty include “Keeping Score” for L D R U (49 to 59), “Focus” by Ariana Grande (42 to 62) and “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” for Silento (47 to 71).
Lower 50: Again this week there are NO new entries to the Top 100, but plenty of movement in the lower fifty, with “Be Right There” for Diplo back up eight to No.52, “Be Together” (HP-33) for Major Lazer and Wild Belle rising back up fifteen places to No.54, and Selena Gomez with “Good for You” is back up ten to No.56. Rachel Platten’s Top 20 album debut also helps her first entry “Fight Song” rise back up fourteen spots to No.60 and the third and original version of “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman jumps back up seventeen places to No.61 this week.
“Alive” by Sia is down ten spots to No.63 but is newly crowned ▲Platinum in sales, after which the #2 song for 2015, “Cheerleader” by OMI is back up seven to No.66, whilst his follow-up “Hula Hoop” drops sixteen to No.75 but is now ▲Platinum too. Fleur East jumps up eighteen places to a new peak of No.68 with “Sax” and “Working for it” by Zhu, They and Skrillex is back up fifteen spots to No.69. Jumping back up eleven spots to No.72 is Felix Jaehn and his version of “Ain’t Nobody (Does it Better)”, and back up thirteen places to No.84 is Ellie Goulding with “Love Me Like You Do”, and Meghan Trainor’s theme from the ‘Peanuts Movie’ “Better When I’m Dancin” jumps back up ten spots to No.90.
There are four returning tracks to the Top 100 this week, led by the No.82 return for “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith and then Rufus is back in at No.94 with “You Were Right”, and the two final returnees are both by Kygo, firstly his biggest hit which made it to No.10 and featured Conrad Sewell; “Firestone” returns at No.98 and then back in at #100 is “Stay” which featured Maty Noyes as guest vocalist.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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