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ARIA Singles: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘Downtown’ Still No 1

by Gavin Ryan on October 24, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

The ARIA Singles Chart are still cruising “Downtown” with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, now for a fourth week, grabbing a ▲Platinum certification in the process and becoming the duo’s equal second longest running No.1 in Australia, as their second chart-topping single “Same Love” (from 21-Jan-2013) also spent four weeks at No.1.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are now equal second for the longest run at No.1 this year alongside Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor & John Legend and Ellie Goulding with their four week running No.1’s, and the pair now rack up their sixteenth accumulated week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart, but knocking on the door this week is the first Top 5 single for Drake, “Hotline Bling”, which this week jumps up three places to a new peak of No.2, followed at No.3 by another jumping track “The Hills” for The Weekend which entered the Top 10 last week at No.10 and becomes his second top three single, as “Can’t Feel My Face” spent three weeks at No.2 back in late July, whilst the song is spending its fifth week at No.1 in the USA.

The second official and third to chart track from the forthcoming fifth album by One Direction is entitled “Perfect” and it comes in at No.4 this week to becomes the bands tenth Top 10 single in Australia, whilst the song also debuted at No.2 in the UK this week, and is taken from their early November due album ‘Made in the A.M.’, and is the follow-up to their first No.1 single in Australia “Drag Me Down” which is sitting at No.28 this week, with album track “Infinity” recently making it to No.22 and down at No.60 this week.

After three weeks at No.2 and its four weeks at No.1, Justin Bieber falls three places to No.5 with “What Do You Mean?” and down two places to No.6 is Robin Schulz and Francesco Yates with “Sugar”, which picks up its first sales certification this week, grabbing a Gold (●) in sales. Up one place to a new peak of No.7 is rapper Dawin with his “Dessert” track and after two weeks at No.3 Ellie Goulding falls five places to No.8 with “On My Mind”, and after peaking at No.7 last week Rudimental and Ed Sheeran are back down two spots to No.9 with “Lay it All on Me”. Also grabbing Gold (●) this week is Jess Glynne with “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”, which is up two places to a new chart height of No.10, becoming her first solo Top 10 and second appearance within the ten, as she first reached this end of the chart on the Clean Bandit track “Rather Be” (HP-2×6, from March 2014).

UP: “Whip it” for LunchMoney Lewis is on hold at its peak of No.11 this week, but with him coming to Australia this week it should jump up next week, whilst Disclosure and Lorde are up two places to a new peak of No.14 with “Magnets”. Duke Dumont lands his second Top 20 hit this week as “Ocean Drive” is up sixteen places to a new peak of No.17, which is the same place that his first Top 20 appearance “I Got U” achieved back in late March, 2014. Fetty Wap lands his first Top 20 hit as “679” jumps up eight spots to No.19 and after climbing a few places for the past four weeks, Naughty Boy with Beyonce and “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” jumps up seven spots this week to No.22. The recent visit here for Little Mix is still paying off, as their new song “Love Me Like You” is up nine this week to No.27 and after his X-Factor appearance this past week the new Conrad Sewell song “Who You Lovin’” leaps up twenty-three places to No.29 making it all of his four chart entries this year that have reach the Top 40. Selena Gomez jumps eleven places to No.33 with her “Same Old Love” and the title track for this weeks No.3 new entry on the albums chart is Demi Lovato with “Confident” which blasts up sixty places to No.35. Adam Lamberts appearance on X-Factor this week helps his former No.2 single “Ghost Town” to climb back up to No.44 and also new to the Top 50 this week are Rufus with “Like an Animal”, up sixteen spots to a new peak of No.46 and Shawn Mendes scores his second Top 50 appearance, but first as a solo act, as “Stitches” climbs seven spots to a new peak of No.48 this week.

DOWN: “Locked Away” (HP-2, WI10-8) by R. City and Adam Levin is down three places to No.12 after two months within the Top 10 and the other dropout is X-Factor contestant Cyrus and his version of “Wicked Game” which entered at No.6 last week and falls down to No.81 this week. “The Fix” for Nelly and Jeremih is down a spot to No.15 and is newly crowned ▲Platinum, whilst the first big drop comes from Nico & Vinz with “That’s How You Know”, down seven to No.30. Jessica Mauboy drops fifteen spots to No.34 with “This Ain’t Love” and Sigala with his “Easy Love” and Birds of Tokyo and their latest “I’d Go With You Anywhere” are both down nine spots to No.39 and No.40 respectively. Dropping out of the Top 50 this week are Pia Mia with “Do it Again” (37 to 51), “Today’s the Day” for Pink (49 to 59) and “Do You Remember” by Jarryd James (39 to 63), with “Love Me” by The 1975 dropping out the Top 100 from last weeks #35 entry.

Coming in at No.31 is Swedish singer Zara Larsson with British artist/producer MNEK on the track “Never Forget You”, which is currently Top 10 in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway and at No.15 in the UK, whilst it has already become her third No.1 in her home country, as Zara won the Sweden’s Got Talent series in 2008, and this becomes her first chart entry here.

Troye Sivan’s “Wild” EP sees its third entry this week as “Take Me Down”, the third in the ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ trilogy of clips/songs comes in at No.36 this week, whilst “Wild” is sitting at No.32, and the second entry was “Fool” (HP-85). One place lower is UK singer/songwriter Marcus Marr who has teamed with local singer Chet Faker for the forthcoming EP “Wild” which is out December 4th, the first track from the set comes in at No.37 entitled “The Trouble with us”, which becomes Chet’s fifth Top 50 appearance.

Lower 50: Lost Frequencies blasts up twenty-nine places to No.57 with their second entry “Reality”, and the first re-entry this week is down at No.83, Conrad Sewell with “Start Again”, which is helped by his X-Factor appearance this past week, whilst the Jamie Lawson album debuting in the Top 10 helps his first entry “Wasn’t Expecting That” to jump back up eleven spots to No.87. Pharrell Williams is back in with two tracks; “Freedom” at No.93 and “Happy” is back in at No.95 spending its 93rd week within the Top 100. whilst the new TV ads for insurance company Bingle help Daryl Braithwaite’s No.1 single “The Horses” (May 1991) to return at No.99.

There are two X-Factor acts which enter within the lower fifty this week, with the duo of Jess & Matt and their rendition of the Jarryd James song “Do You Remember” at No.53 and Cyrus Villanueva with his version of the James Bay song “Hold Back the River” sneaking in at #100. Another local reality contestant that debuts is The Voice runner-up for 2015 Joe Moore with his second chart entry at No.68, and what would have been his winner’s single if he had won, “Invincible”. His first entry was his EP “Symphony” which made it to No.52 back in early September (originally released in August 2013).

The fifth chart entry for DJ Snake occurs at No.74 this week entitled “Middle” with guest vocals by Bipolar Sunshine, and the final new entry at No.90 is Ellie Goulding with “Something in the Way You Move”, which is the second track to chart from her early November due third album ‘Delirium’, the first being the current Top 10 single “On My Mind” (TW-8) and next we could also see the song “Lost and Found” chart as it was released this week.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.


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