The Chainsmokers and Halsey remain at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for an eighth straight week with their track “Closer”, becoming the equal longest running No.1 single for 2016 along with “7 Years” for Lukas Graham (TW-64, from February & March).
“Closer” also becomes the equal fourth longest run at the top for this decade (2010’s) alongside the eight weeks spent at the top by “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and Kimbra (2011), “Whistle” for Flo Rida (2012) and “Blurred Lines” for Robin Thicke with T.I. and Pharrell Williams (2013) plus the aforementioned “7 Years” (2016). If the song stays for a ninth berth next week it will tie with three other nine weeks track, which I will reveal if that occurs next week, and “Closer” has lost the top spot in the UK this week, but it still at the top for a sixth week in the USA.
Staying put at No.2 for a second week is the Calum Scott cover of the Robyn track “Dancing on My Own”, which now has spent more time at it’s #2 peak here than it did in his home country of England, whilst the another UK ex-reality-singing-show-contestant in James Arthur bullets up twenty three places to a new peak of No.3 (it went to No.1 on the UK singles chart this week), and it becomes his second Top 10 and Top 3 single, as his first entry “Impossible” peaked at No.2 for two broken weeks in February and March of 2013, plus this song has gone into the Top 10 faster than his first entry, as “Impossible” took three weeks to reach the ten and four weeks to enter the top three.
With James jumping into the Top 10 it pushes last weeks top seven down a single place each, with “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (3 to 4), “The Greatest” for Sia and Kendrick Lamar (4 to 5) which is now Gold (●) in sales, followed by “Starving” for Hailee Steinfeld (5 to 6), “Heathens” by twenty one pilots (6 to 7) and “Let Me Love You” for DJ Snake and Justin Bieber (7 to 8), whilst the other Bieber infused track in “Cold Water” for Major Lazer, also with M0, is the biggest drop within the Top 10 this week, down two places to No.10.
The highest and only Top 50 entry this week is new at No.9, and is the title track taken from the October 14th due third album for The Weeknd, both the album and track are entitled “Starboy”, and the single features guest artists Daft Punk. This is the first time that a Weeknd track has debuted within the Top 10, and overall it becomes his third Top 10 entry, as last year he had “Can’t Feel My Face” (HP-2, peaked July 2015) and then “The Hills” (HP-3, peaked October 2015), plus overall this is his sixth Top 20 appearance. For guest artists Daft Punk this also becomes their third Top 10 single in Australia, but their’s are spread out a bit more, with their first being “One More Time” (HP-10, peaked April 2001) and then “Get Lucky” (HP-1×1, peaked May 2013).
UP: Last weeks highest new entry in “My Way” for Calvin Harris climbs a single place to a new peak of No.12, and is the only climbing track within the Top 20, whilst just outside of the twenty on hold at No.21 is the Ellie Goulding track “Still Falling for You”, after which the new single for Shawn Mendes and “Mercy” leaps up thirteen spots to No.22 helped by his second album debuting at No.3 this week. Zara Larsson climbs three places to a new peak of No.24 with “Ain’t My Fault” and the third and final Top 50 entry from last week in the ensemble of country artists under the banner Artists of Then, Now & Forever see their medley track “Forever Country” jump up seventeen spots to land a new peak of No.26. With Passenger scoring his first No.1 album here this week, the lead single from the album “Always” (HP-43) is back up six spots to No.46 and also returning to the Top 50 is “Controlla” (HP-49) for Drake, back up eleven spots to No.50.
DOWN: The first of two Top 10 dropouts this week is by the ensemble of Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Ty Dolla $ign and Logic with “Sucker for Pain” (HP-7, WI10-5) down two spots to No.11 and falling four to No.14 is Illy and Vera Blue with “Papercuts” (HP-2, WI10-10), which is new certified 2x▲Platinum, whilst also down four to No.15 is Betty Who and “I Love You Always Forever”, which is now ▲Platinum in sales. “Final Song” for M0 leaves the Top 20 and drops down three to No.23, whilst the new Calvin Harris track is selling well, his former No.1 single with Rihanna in “This is What You Came for” drops eight to No.27 this week. “One Dance” for Drake is spending it’s half-year mark (26 weeks) in the chart and is down six to No.28 and further six places drops are seen by “We Don’t Talk Anymore” for Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez (24 to 30), “Crash” for Usher (29 to 35), “Toothbrush” by DNCE (33 to 39), “Perfect Illusion” by Lady Gaga (34 to 40) and finally down five to No.45 is the other current DNCE entry “Cake by the Ocean”.
Lower 50: As I mentioned above only the one upper fifty entry this week, but just below we see twenty one pilots back up six to No.52 with “Stressed out”, after which the EP “Groovy People” by Marc E. Bassey scores its seventh consecutive new peak, as this week it is up two spots to No.54, and holding for fourth non-consecutive week at a peak of No.55 is Joel Adams and “Please Don’t Go”. “Capsize” (HP-57) for Frenship with Emily Warren is back up ten places to No.62 and local artist Throttle who has teamed with LunchMoney Lewis and Aston Merrygold for his track “Money Maker” sees the track leap up twenty-one spots to a new peak of No.65.
“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber is back up six spots to No.69, whilst dropping eight to No.74 is the Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap track “All in My Head (Flex)” which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales. “Thinking Out Loud” for Ed Sheeran is back up nine spots to No.75 and still the oldest charting single in the Top 100 at 103 weeks now, whilst his song “Photograph” re-enters at No.87, with the only other song returning this week being “Lean on” by Major Lazer with M0 and DJ Snake at No.92. The new Shawn Mendes debut also helps his former albums first entry in “Stitches” to climb back up fourteen places to No.82, whilst returning to its former peak of No.83 is “Luv” for Tory Lanez, and “Hello” for Adele is back up nine spots to No.84, whilst the final new peak in the lower fifty is “Do You Mind” for DJ Khaled, up two places from last weeks debut to a new chart height of No.87.
The fifth single lifted from Delta Goodrem’s latest album “Wings of the Wild” (TW-18) is entitled “The River”, and it comes in at No.89 this week, ahead of her forthcoming national tour too starting on the 27th of October. The previous entries from the set were “Only Human” (HP-45) and “Wings” (HP-1×2) from 2015 and then “Dear Life” (HP-3) and “Enough” (HP-27) from this year. Two weeks ago the first single from the October 14th due seventh album for Kings of Leon entitled “We All Like Love Songs” (W.A.L.L.S.); the song entitled “Waste a Moment” debuted and peaked at No.81, and now the second entry from the set in “Walls” debuts at No.95 this week, whilst they also just issued “Around the World” this past week. The final new entry this week at No.97 is for local singer Jessica Mauboy and her cover of the Avicii track “Wake Me Up” (original HP-1×6, peaked July & August of 2013), which has been used in the promo’s for the past couple of weeks to promote her debut TV series “The Secret Daughter”, which starts on October the 3rd, so the new entry could climb next week after the screening.
Compiled by Gavin Ryan for Australian-Charts.com