For the first time in 2015 an act has scored their second No.1 during the year, and that honour goes to Justin Bieber, as one of his current high flying singles “Love Yourself” climbs to the top of the ARIA Singles chart this week and also lands a ▲Platinum sales certification too.
“Love Yourself” becomes the 1045th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 480th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus it follows Justin’s former No.1 “What Do You Mean?” (TW-10) which was at the top for four weeks during all of September, with the last act to score two chart-topping singles in a calendar year being Taylor Swift who exactly a year ago was at the top with “Blank Space” (3 weeks), whilst “Shake it Off” had been at the top for three weeks in September of 2014.
This is the third song to feature the word ‘Yourself’ in it’s title to make it to No.1, the previous two being “Help Yourself” for Tom Jones (14-Sept-68, 2 weeks) and “Lose Yourself” by Eminem (from 9-Dec-2002, 12 weeks), and the 77th with some ‘Love’ within the title. “Love Yourself” also becomes the ninth No.1 here for the Def Jam record label and the 21st for a Canadian artist, whilst Justin also joins the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles, 2010’s’ as he is now equal 17th alongside the five accumulated weeks that Snoop Dogg, Reece Mastin and Fun have also racked up this decade with their two No.1 songs. And finally Australia becomes the sixth country to make “Love Youself” a No.1 song after Sweden (3 wks), England (2 wks), New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark (1 week so far).
So after six weeks at the top Adele drops back to No.2 with “Hello”, which is newly crowned 3x▲Platinum in sales, whilst the remainder of the Top 6 stays stable this week with Justin again at No.3 with “Sorry”; holding their peaks this week are Shawn Mendes with “Stitches” and “Ocean Drive” for Duke Dumont at No.4 and No.5 respectively, whilst Zara Larsson and MNEK are at No.6 again with “Never Forget You” which is now ▲Platinum in sales.
After his recent Stereosonic shows around the country DJ Snake this week leaps up twelve spots to land his second Top 10 entry this year as “Middle” lands at a new peak of No.7. Previously he went to No.1 on the Major Lazer track “Lean on” back in April for a single week. Another Stereosonic act is right behind and on hold at No.8; Rudimental with Ed Sheeran and “Lay it All on Me” and debuting at No.9 are The Hilltop Hoods with Sydney musician James Chatburn on the track “Higher” which becomes their fourth Top 10 entry and their first to debut within the Top 10. Previously they have landed in the ten with the tracks “Chase That Feeling” (HP-8, 2009), “I Love it” with Sia (HP-6, 2011) and last years “Cosby Sweater” (HP-4, 2014).
UP: One Direction’s “Perfect” has now spent eight weeks on the chart and seven of those have been within the Top 20 (12-17-17-14-14-17-16) as it rises back up one spot to No.16 and returning to the twenty, up five to No.19 is Conrad Sewell with “Who You Lovin’” (HP-17) and thanks to the high debut of their new album the current Coldplay track “Adventure of a Lifetime” is up sixteen places to a new peak of No.20. UK trio WSTRN see their debut single “In2” leap twenty-two spots to land a new peak of No.21 and the Snoop Dogg infused Charlotte Devaney track “Flip it” is up fourteen spots to a new chart height of No.24. “Can’t Feel My Face” for The Weeknd was Grammy nominated this past week and is back up seven spots to No.27, whilst current tourist Taylor Swift is back up four places to No.30 with “Wildest Dreams” and returning to the Top 50 is last November’s Top 20 hit “Out of the Woods” (HP-19) at No.38. Lost Frequencies returns to the Top 100 and the Top 50 for the first time with the former No.51 single “Reality” blasting back into the chart at No.35 and returning to the Top 50 this week is the seasonal favorite from Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas is You” (59 to 36) and from Rachel Platten her former No.2 song “Fight Song” (74 to 37). Landing a third Top 50 entry this week is The Weeknd as his new track “In the Night” bullets up fifty-four places to land at No.41, whilst the new Top 10 entry for Troye Sivan’s debut album helps his former singles to re-enter the Top 50 this week, as “Youth” is up fifty-one places to No.45 and “Wild” returns to the chart at No.49, plus sneaking back into the Top 50 is Diplo with “Be Right There” at No.48.
DOWN: “Downtown” (HP-1×4, WI10-14) for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis leaves the Top 10 for the first time this week, down two spots to No.12 and after returning to the ten last week The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (HP-3, WI10-7) is back down five to No.14 and is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales. Now that his album has been released the debut single for Cyrus “Stone” drops ten spots to No.22 and after his ARIA Awards rebound last week, the Vance Joy track “Fire & the Flood” is back down nine to No.25 this week. “On My Mind” for Ellie Goulding drops seven to No.29 and Sia is losing her chart-life as “Alive” drops nine this week to No.32, whilst down seven places each are Ariana Grande with “Focus” and Justin Bieber’s “I’ll Show You” to No.33 and No.34 respectively. After a big tumble last week, the Adele track “When We Were Young” is down seven to No.39 this week, Justin’s “The Feeler” drops eleven spots to No.44 and Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” is down sixteen spots to No.46. Falling hard into the lower fifty this week are “Magnets” for Disclosure (39 to 54), “Be Together” by Major Lazer (42 to 55), “Where are U Now” for Skrillex and Diplo (46 to 58), “Drag Me Down” by One Direction (47 to 59), “Renegades” by X Ambassadors (48 to 73), Jess & Matt with their debut single “Nothing Matters” (29 to 76) and dropping out from last weeks Top 50 are “Chains” for Tina Arena, Jessica Mauboy & The Veronicas (#14) and “Start Again” for Conrad Sewell (#28).
Back in September UK artist Sigala debuted and peaked at No.14 with his first entry “Easy Love”, and this week he debuts higher with his second entry “Sweet Lovin’” coming in at No.11 (#3 debut in the UK) and this one does not feature a sample, but the vocals of I See MONSTAS front-man Bryn Christopher. The final Top 50 debut for the week is the “Work (EP)” for Marcus Marr and Chet Faker. The four track EP features the current No.13 single “The Trouble with Us” (HP-8) and comes in at No.42 this week.
Lower 50: Returning to the chart this week at No.52 is Alessia Cara with “Here” (former peak #90) and jumping up twenty-four spots to No.56 are 99 Souls with “The Girl is Mine”, whilst the Taylor Swift tour helps her older songs to rise too, with “Shake it Off” up eleven to No.62 and “Bad Blood” rises three to No.81. Snakehips with Tinashe and Chance the Rapper entered at No.98 last week and blast up thirty-five spots to No.63 with “All My Friends” and Zhu, Skrillex and They are back up fifteen spots to No.68 with “Working for it” (HP-52). The two final peaks in the lower fifty are from Elle King with “Ex’s & Oh’s” up ten to No.84 and “Everglow” for Coldplay is up four to No.93. There are two more re-entries this week too, with “Innerbloom” for RuFus at No.95 and “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding at No.99.
Kygo scores his fifth chart entry for 2015 as the track “Stay” featuring Maty Noyes comes in at No.88 and right behind at No.89 is local rapper Illy with his new entry “Swear Jar” and this becomes his first entry for this year and his fourth overall. Finally at No.97 is a non-album Christmas single for Michael Buble entitled “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.