Justin Bieber remains at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a third week with “Love Yourself”, but he also moves back up to No.2 with “Sorry” which has already notched up four weeks at that position, after which it spent four more weeks at No.3, and now this week it racks up a fifth week in the second position.
Justin also racks up a seventh week at No.1 for this decade moving him up to equal fourteenth alongside John Legend who has also been at the top for seven weeks from his two appearances on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles, 2010’s’, plus Justin also gets the trophy for ‘Final No.1 Song of 2015’. The last time we had one act occupy the top two spots was back in February of 2013 when Macklemore held the top with “Same Love” and his former No.1 “Thrift Shop” was at No.2, but you could also count Pharrell Williams later on that year in May 2013, but both of those appearances were as guest vocalist on “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk (#2) and “Blurred Lines” for Robin Thicke (#1).
Justin holds three positions within the Top 10 again this week, as his former No.1 “What Do You Mean?” is on hold at No.8 again this week, notching up a seventeenth week within the Top 10. The last time we had an act with three of more singles in the Top 10 was back in late June of 2012 when The Voice winner Karise Eden occupied the top three places with “Stay With Me Baby” (#1), “Hallelujah” (#2) and “I Was Your Girl” (#3), plus she had a fourth hit at No.5 “You Won’t Let Me”, which even beats Justin’s current three in the Top 10.
Adele drops to her lowest position so far, as “Hello” is down one spot to No.3 and scoring the highest new entry to the Top 50 this week, coming in at No.4 is London based producer Jonas Blue who teams up with English singer Dakota, whom he first heard singing in the basement of an East London pub, the next day they recorded their tropical house version of the song “Fast Car”. The song actually leaps from its debut of No.82 last week into the top five this week, and the original by Tracy Chapman climbed to the peak of No.4 back in late June of 1988, so both songs have matching peaks (so far), plus a second version of the song debuts lower down too.
With Jonas Blue debuting so high, it pushes down three songs a single place, with “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes, “Middle” for DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine and “Ocean Drive” for Duke Dumont down one to No.5, No.6 and No.7 respectively. Zara Larsson and MNEK step back two places to No.9 with “Never Forget You”, breaking the one place a week steps the song has been taking over the past six weeks. Jumping up eight places to land at a new peak of No.10 is West London trio WSTRN with their debut hit “IN2”, and if it goes higher than No.9 next week, it will beat its English peak from a few weeks ago.
UP: With Snakehips in the country this coming week for NYE/NYD shows, their first chart entry “All My Friends” with Tinashe and Chance the Rapper, bullets up sixteen places to land at a new peak of No.11, which also gives Tinashe her highest charting single too, as previously she had climbed as high as No.29 back in mid February with her first entry “2 On”. Marcus Marr and Chet Faker climb back up three places to No.12 with “The Trouble With us” which is now ▲Platinum in sales, and this week last year Mariah Carey’s festive season classic “All I Want for Christmas is you” jumped up to No.14, well this year it’s back up seventeen places to land at No.17 and scores itself a 3x▲Platinum certification too. And making her Top 20 debut this week is Elle King with “Ex’s & Oh’s” which is up fourteen places to a new peak of No.19 this week. Troye Sivan is up one spot to a new chart height of No.30 with “Youth” and climbing two to reach No.33 are 99 Souls with “The Girl is Mine”. Charlie Puth debuted at No.77 last week with his new track “One Call Away”, which this week bullets up thirty-six places to land at No.41, whilst returning to the top 50 are Lost Frequencies with their recent No.35 single “Reality” (53 to 44) and One Direction with “Drag Me Down” (55 to 47).
DOWN: After returning to the Top 10 last week, “Downtown” (HP-1×4, WI10-15) for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is back down three places to No.13 and a song which returned to the ten at the start of the month, also drops this week too, as “Lay it All on Me” (HP-7, WI10-5) for Rudimental with Ed Sheeran falls five spots to No.14 this week. “Flip it” for Charlotte Devaney and Snoop Dogg leapt to No.12 last week but is down three this week to No.15, the same also happens for The Weeknd song “In the Night” which drops from thirteen to No.20 this week, and after debuting at No.11 and remaining there last week, “Sweet Lovin” for Sigala drops seven this week to No.18. The Rachel Platten track “Stand by You” was another of those ‘songs-that-leapt’ last week, and this week it descends back down twelve places to No.25, whilst X-Factor winner Cyrus sees his track “Stone” drop down seven to No.32 this week. “Fire & the Flood” for Vance Joy drops six to No.35 and “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay is down seven to No.39, whilst plummeting seventeen to No.40 is Conrad Sewell and “Who You Lovin”.
Zara Larsson has already had a No.3 hit and is currently at No.9 with her first entry “Never Forget You”, and her previous Scandinavian hit enters this week at No.34 entitled “Lush Life”. The song has so far gone to No.1 in her home country of Sweden and reached No.2 in Denmark, Norway and Belgium plus a No.3 hit in The Netherlands, Switzerland and Poland, whilst No.4 in Germany and Austria. A few places lower at No.37 is the second version of the Tracy Chapman song “Fast Car”, this one is by Swedish DJ Tobias Karlsson who goes by the stage name of Tobtok, and his more pop/dance version of the song features vocals by a girl called River.
Lower 50: Almost returning to their original peak of No.60 are LDRU & Paige IV with “Keeping Score”, which is back up four to No.61 this week, and back up eight to No.84 are Jess & Matt with their debut single “Nothing Matters”, whilst the only returning track to the Top 100 this week is the original “Fast Car” for Tracy Chapman at No.93.
Sia’s new album “This is Acting” is out at the end of January 2016, and the next track lifted from the album is “Cheap Thrills” which comes in at No.65. New at No.83 is “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed, taken from their recent No.1 album “Immortalized”, whilst a few places lower at No.87 is the latest for Selena Gomez, “Hands to Myself”. UK X-Factor contestant Fleur East sees her debut single “Sax” comes in at No.94 and the final new entry for the year is at No.98, and is the latest for Jess Glynne, “Take Me Home (Tiesto Remix)”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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