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ARIA Singles: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘Downtown’ Spends Another Week At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on October 17, 2015

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are spending a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with their fourth chart-topping single “Downtown”.

“Downtown” helps the pair to notch up an overall fifteenth accumulated week at No.1 making them the fourth act on the list of ‘Most Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’ behind LMFAO and the pair tied for first place Rihanna and Pharrell Williams with 21 weeks so far this decade. If they stay for a further week they will tie with their previous four week run from Jan/Feb of 2013 with “Same Love”.

The top four songs from last week all hold their place this week, with Justin’s former No.1 “What Do You Mean?” at No.2, Ellie Goulding spending a second week at No.3 with “On My Mind” and Robin Schulz with Francesco Yates and their cover of “Sugar” at No.4, which peaked at No.3 two weeks ago and beats the peak of the earlier charting ‘Sugar’ (HP-6×3) we had from Maroon 5 back in early March, whilst it now becomes the third highest charting ‘sugar’ song in Australian chart history, the two which charted higher are (pre-ARIA) “Sugar Baby Love” by The Rubettes (HP-2×3, peaked August 1974) and “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (HP-1×3, peaked 23-Nov-1963).

Drake lands his first Top 5 single in Australia as “Hotline Bling” is up a place to a new peak of No.5, the song’s sample of “Why Can’t We Be Together” for Timmy Thomas only peaked at No.25 in August of 1973 (pre-ARIA). Landing the first Top 10 single from this season of the X-Factor is current front runner Cyrus Villanueva whose mentor Chris Isaak got him to cover his 1991 hit “Wicked Game” and it debuts at No.6 this week, making it the songs first appearance in the Australian Top 10, as Chris’s version made it to No.15 in late April of 1991, and then last year Parra for Cuva with Anna Naklab did an EDM version which climbed to No.14 in late November.

Rudimental land their fourth Top 10 single this week as their Ed Sheeran infused track “Lay it All on Me” is up four places to No.7, plus it also becomes the eleventh Top 10 for Ed and his third this year, whilst making their first Top 10 appearance in rapper Dawin with his track “Dessert”, which jumps nine spots to land at a new peak of No.8. R. City and Adam Levine are down two places to No.9 with “Locked Away” and the fourth and final entry to the ten this week is The Weeknd with “The Hills” which climbs two places to No.10 becoming his second entry to the Top 10 after “Can’t Feel My Face” went to No.2 (TW-18) back in late July for three weeks.

UP: LunchMoney Lewis is up two places to a new peak of No.11 with his song “Whip it!” and thanks to her X-Factor performance and promo visit to Australia, Jess Glynne is up twelve places to a new chart peak of No.12 with “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” which previously peaked at No.17 for two weeks back in late September. Disclosure and Lorde debuted at No.20 last week and climb four to a new peak of No.16 with “Magnets”, whilst Sia is back up four spots to No.21 with “Alive”. With the new Selena Gomez album debuting in the top three, her track “Good for You” is back up four spots to No.24, whilst Fetty Wap leaps back into the Top 50 with “679” (former peak #46), this week flying back up forty-three places to a new peak of No.27 {two places lower than his “Trap Queen” has so far reached}. Naughty Boy and Beyonce are up one spot to No.29 with “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” and after debuting at No.42 last week, Birds of Tokyo new track “I’d Go With You Anywhere” is up eleven spots to a new chart height of No.31. Duke Dumont’s EP “Blasé Boys Club” climbs five to No.33 and thanks to their promo tour and X-Factor performance on Tuesday, the latest Little Mix track “Love Me Like You” bullets up sixty-four spots to land within the Top 40 at No.36. Jarryd James’ first track “Do You Remember” is back into the Top 100 at No.39 thanks to Jess & Matt singing the song as a duet on X-Factor on Monday and also returning to the Top 50 is one of the other current charting single for Selena Gomez “Same Old Love” (HP-42), which rebounds thirty-two places to No.44 this week.

DOWN: The only new certification this week is the first of four Top 10 dropouts, OMI and his “Hula Hoop” (HP-8, WI10-3), which is down five to No.13 and newly Gold (●) in sales, “The Fix” (HP-3, WI10-7) by Nelly and Jeremih falls four to No.14 and is spending its first chart-week outside of the Top 10, whilst down six to No.15 is Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (HP-3, WI10-7), and lastly Jessica Mauboy descends fourteen spots to No.19 with “This Ain’t Love” (HP-5, WI10-2). Nico & Vinz drop five to No.23 with “That’s How You Know”, “Drag Me Down” for 1D is down nine to No.25, Galantis drop their “Peanut Butter Jelly” track seven to No.34, Walk the Moon are down seven to No.40 with “Shut Up & Dance”, Silento falls eight to No.42 with “Watch Me”, Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber are back down eleven to No.46 with “Where Are U Now”, Adam Lambert’s “Ghost Town” and Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” with John Legend both fall eight places to No.47 and No.48 respectively, whilst Pink drops seventeen spots to No.49 with “Today’s the Day”. Falling hard out of last weeks Top 50 are “Monday” for Matt Corby (45 to 58), “Infinity” by One Direction (44 to 59), “Wings” for Delta Goodrem (46 to 63), “Take Me to Church” by Hozier (47 to 66) and last weeks ARIA Awards nominated Dance track “Say My Name” by Peking Duk (50 to 84).

English group The 1975 land their first chart entry this week as the lead track from their February 2016 due second album “I Like it When You Sleep for You are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of it” debuts at No.35 entitled “Love Me”, which has so far landed in the UK Top 20 and Irish Top 40. The bands debut self-titled album first charted in September 2013 and finally peaked at No.29 in late January of 2015.

Lower 50: Diplo jumps back up eleven places to No.51 with “Be Right There” (HP-49) and Shawn Mendes leaps up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.55 with his track “Stitches”, the original version of “Wicked Game” for Chris Isaak is back in the charts at No.69 thanks in parts to Chris being a judge on the show and his contestant Cyrus debuting so high this week. Also back in due to it being covered on X-Factor by Cyrus is “Hold Back the River” by James Bay at No.78, and Big T’s rendition of the Sam Smith track “I’m Not the Only One” helps it to return at No.97. Further returning tracks are “Confident” by Demi Lovato at No.95, “Again” for Fetty Wap at No.96 and returning at #100 is David Zowie with “House Every Weekend”, whilst Hailee Steinfeld make it two weeks in a row for a new peak, as “Love Myself” is up four spots to No.92.

Conrad Sewell lands his fourth chart entry for this year as “Who You Lovin’” enters at No.52, whilst another local act in 5 Seconds of Summer debut at No.70 with the fifth track lifted from their forthcoming second album, “Hey Everybody”. Local rock act Violent Soho land their second chart entry, with “Like Soda” entering at No.81, one place lower than their previous entry “Covered in Chrome” (HP-80) achieved back in February of 2014, and this is the first track from their forthcoming third studio album.

Lost Frequencies debuts at No.86 with their second entry “Reality” featuring guest vocalist Janieck Devy, with the acts first entry “Are You With Me” (HP-1×2) sitting at No.32 this week. The final two entries are from X-Factor contestants, with Mahalia Simpson and her cover of “Hello” coming in at No.88 (original Lionel Richie, HP-1×3, peaked June 1984) and new at No.91 is Louise Adams with her rendition of “People Help the People” (original Birdy, HP-10, peaked early September 2012).


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Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.



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