Lukas Graham remains the No.1 singles act this week for a fifth straight run at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with “7 Years”.
The song “7 Years” also becomes the outright second longest Danish performed No.1 single here behind the seven weeks that Aqua with their “Doctor Jones” achieved from late December of 1997. But challenging the top spot this week is another Scandinavian artist in Alan Walker (from Norway) whose song “Faded” leaps up twelve places this week to land at No.2, and it also receives a Gold (●) in sales, and it has reached the top spot so far in Norway, Finland, Germany and Sweden.
Holding at No.3 again this week is “1955” by The Hilltop Hoods whilst last weeks No.2 of “Stressed Out” by twenty one pilots is back down two spots to No.4, but it does receive a ▲Platinum sales certification this week. Charlie Puth is on hold at No.5 with “One Call Away”, after which Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign are up seven places to a new peak of No.6 with “Work from Home”, which becomes Ty’s first Top 10 hit here but the second for the female five-piece and their highest placed single in Australia, as “Worth it” with Kid Ink climbed to No.9 for two weeks in early August of 2015, and that track took sixteen weeks to reach the Top 10, whereas their new hit has done it in just three weeks.
Flume is down three spots to No.7 with his former No.1 single “Never Be Like You”, and the song this past week entered the German (#86) and English (#95) singles chart, whilst it is also charting in Belgium (#21), Austria (#64) and New Zealand (#3). Dropping two places each are Flo Rida with “My House” (now ▲Platinum), “Hide Away” for Daya and “Cheap Thrills” for Sia (after peaking at No.8 last week) to numbers eight, nine and ten respectively.
UP: Zayn is back up one spot to No.11 with his “Pillowtalk” and rising up five spots to a new peak of No.14 is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “Dance off”, after which there are three songs that leap into the Top 20 this week; firstly is Yo Preston and Kelly Kiara with “Love Yourself vs [email protected]*k Yourself” (28 to 16), then the new UK No.1 single this week for Mike Posner in “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (23 to 17) and last weeks new entry for Meghan Trainor with “No” blasts up the chart thirty-eight places to land at No.20. Elle King appeared on both ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ and ‘The Graham Norton Show’ last week and that has helped her album to leap, but also her single “Ex’s & Oh’s” to remain stable at No.22 this week, whilst Samantha Jade is the new cast member on ‘Home and Away’, and her single “Always” is being used in the current promos, which helps see her song climb eight places to a new chart height of No.28 this week. Disturbed see their rendition of “The Sound of Silence” leap into the Top 50, up twenty-three places to No.32, which becomes their second Top 50 entry, as back in June 2008 they made it to No.43 with “Inside the Fire”, whilst Little Mix and Jason DeRulo’s teaming sees “Secret Love Song” climb six places to a new peak of No.35 and lower down Miike Snow climbs a few places to a new height of No.44 with “Genghis Khan” and scoring a second Top 50 entry this week are both The Chainsmokers and Daya who have teamed up for the track “Don’t Let Me Down” which climbs seventeen places to No.45.
DOWN: There are two songs leaving the Top 10 this week, with Kiiara and her “Gold” (HP-5, WI10-6) down two to No.12 and The Chainsmokers with “Roses” (HP-5, WI10-4) dropping six places to No.15. Zara Larsson falls seven to No.23 with her “Lush Life” and dropping nine to No.29 are Snakehips with “All My Friends”. L D R U falls seven to No.38 with “Keeping Score” and Kelly Clarkson tumbles thirteen to No.40 with her live rendition of “Piece by Piece” and Adele’s second single from “25” in “When We Were Young” is down eight to No.47, with “Hoops” for The Rubens falling seven to No.49. Dropping into the lower fifty this week are Conrad Sewell with “Remind Me” (32 to 51), ZHU x Skrillex x They with “Working for it” (45 to 53), Rufus and “You Were Right” (46 to 57), Tobtok and his rendition of “Fast Car” (48 to 62) and “IN2” for WSTRN (50 to 64).
Ariana Grande is set to release her third album in mid-May, and the second single and title track from the album is the highest new entry this week at No.24 entitled “Dangerous Woman”, which follows on from the first single released from the album, the No.10 song “Focus” (Nov 2015) and this becomes her 15th Top 100 chart entry too.
Zayn lands his third Top 40 hit in the past seven weeks as the track “Like I Would” debuts at No.31, whilst three weeks ago he entered with “It’s You” (HP-38, TW-96) and seven weeks ago he entered at No.1 with “Pillowtalk” (TW-11). The third and final Top 50 entry this week is the second Top 50 hit for Alessia Cara at No.43 entitled “Wild Things”, the follow-up to “Here” (HP-12, TW-67), with both tracks taken from her debut album “Know-it-All” which comes in at No.16 this week.
Lower 50: The official next single from Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” album returns at a new peak of No.52 this week, “Company” (former peak #54, 23-Nov, 2015) after which we see Major Lazer rise a couple of places to a new peak of No.58 with “Light it Up” and “The Sound” (HP-53) by The 1975 is back up eleven spots to No.61 and returning to its December 2015 peak of No.85 is Jason DeRulo with “Get Ugly”.
The second official entrant by Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest was revealed a few weeks ago, X-Factor 2013 winner Dami Im whose song for the contest enters at No.68 this week, “Sound of Silence” (not the Disturbed/Simon & Garfunkel song), and this becomes the eighteenth Top 100 singles chart entry for Dam too.
Gwen Stefani has released her third solo album as of Friday entitled “This is What the Truth Feels Like”, and the third chart entry from the album is new at No.74 this week “Misery”, whilst a few places lower at No.77 is the first chart entry for English-Albanian singer/songwriter/model Dua Lipa entitled “Be the One” which is a former No.1 in Belgium and Top 10 in Austria.
Townsville based city-meets-country act King Social see their 2014 track “Big Man” enter for the first time at No.80 this week, and one place lower at No.81 is the teaming of Tinie Tempah and Zara Larsson on his track “Girls Like”. US metal act A Day to Remember gain their first singles chart entry at No.86 with “Paranoia” (from an unknown album as yet), and the final entry at No.94 is the first new material from New Zealand act Ladyhawke in over four years entitled “A Love Song”, which is taken from her forthcoming third album “Wild Things” (no date known as yet), with her last entry here being “My Delirium” (HP-8, peaked in late April 2009) almost seven years ago.
MILESTONES: Hitting the half-year mark within the Top 100 this week are Shawn Mendes with “Stitches” (TW-30) and Rufus with “You Were Right” (TW-57, accumulated half-year), and hitting the one-year mark is Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth with “See You Again” (TW-84), and the final certification this week is at No.95, One Direction and “Perfect” which is now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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