Logging a record ninth week at No.1 are The Chainsmokers and Halsey with “Closer”, which becomes the longest run at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for 2016, and unless the next national No.1 stays for the final eleven weeks of the year there won’t be any competition for the longevity crown.
“Closer” stayed for a seventh week in the US also this week, and here it becomes the third equal longest running No.1 for this decade alongside “Sexy and I Know it” for LMFAO (2011), “Roar” by Katy Perry (2013) and the last track to spend this long at the top was for local act Justice Crew and “Que Sera” (2014), plus only two songs have spent longer this decade at the top, “Party Rock Anthem” for LMFAO (10 wks in 2011) and the longest was for Pharrell Williams and “Happy” (12 wks in 2014).
The top three songs are all on hold this week, at No.2 for a third straight week is Calum Scott and his cover of “Dancing on My Own” which is now ▲Platinum in sales, whilst James Arthur is at No.3 for a second week with his second Top 10 entry “Say You Won’t Let Go”, which is logging a second week at the top in the UK and here is Gold (●) after three weeks on the chart. Last weeks highest new entry of “Starboy” for The Weeknd and Daft Punk jumps up five places this week to a new peak of No.4, giving The Weeknd his third Top 5 hit, whilst right behind him is the highest debut for this week, coming in at No.5 is the first solo single for One Direction member Niall Horan and “This Town”, which makes both himself and former chart-topper Zayn (Feb 2016) the first two members from the five-piece band to have Top 10 hits in Australia.
Dropping two places this week to No.6 are Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj with “Side to Side” and down one spot to No.7 is Hailee Steinfeld and her track “Starving”, which have both avoided being certified Gold and both tracks are newly certified for the first time ▲Platinum in sales; whilst falling three places this week to No.8 is Sia and Kendrick Lamar with “The Greatest”. Achieving 2x▲Platinum this week is the track for DJ Snake and Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”, which is down one spot to No.9 and the only Bieber track within the Top 10 this week, whilst climbing two places to land a new peak of No.10 is Calvin Harris and his three week old song “My Way”, which becomes his 13th Top 10 hit in Australia, three of which he has done the vocals for (“Summer” in 2014 HP-4 and “Feels So Close” in 2011 HP-7), nine with guest vocalists, and one as a guest act.
UP: Shawn Mendes’ album might have fallen from 3 to 10 this week, but his fourth chart entry “Mercy” climbs four spots to a new peak of No.18 giving him two songs within the Top 20 this week, after which Zara Larsson is up a couple of places to a new peak of No.22 with “Ain’t My Fault”. With Keith Urban playing the NRL (rugby) Grand Final last weekend and performing his latest charting entry “The Fighter” (HP-19) with Jessica Mauboy replacing Carrie Underwood for the female vocals, it has helped the song to jump back up twenty-nine spots this week to No.31, and speaking of Jess, Australia saw her first TV series “The Secret Daughter” debut last Monday night on Channel 7, and this has helped the shows forthcoming soundtrack’s (out Oct 14) first single “Wake Me Up” (the Avicii song) to bullet up sixty places this week to land at No.37 becoming her 24th Top 50 entry, and also climbing into the Top 50 this week is the second chart entry for Cheat Codes entitled “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me on)” featuring vocalist Dante Klein, which is up eight spots to a new chart height of No.43.
DOWN: The first of two Top 10 dropouts this week is the former No.1 “Cold Water” (HP-1×2, WI10-10) for Major Lazer with Justin Bieber and M0, down two to No.12, whilst falling six spots to No.13 this week is the second Top 10 in Australia for twenty one pilots entitled “Heathens” (HP-3, WI10-8). The other ‘Suicide Squad’ Top 20 entry in “Sucker for Pain” is right behind it at No.14 and down three places this week, whilst also down three are Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha with “In the Name of Love” (now ▲Platinum) to No.19 and Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” falls three to No.20 and is now 2x▲Platinum in sales. After two weeks at No.21 Ellie Goulding is back down three places to No.24 with “Still Falling for You”, which achieves Gold (●) in sales, and could rise back up next week as she just started her national tour here this past week. Justin Timberlake is down five to No.25 with “Can’t Stop the Feeling”, but with his appearance this past Friday (7th Oct) night of the returning series of ‘The Graham Norton Show’ promoting his new animated film ‘Trolls’, the song could go back up next week. Ariana Grande lands two new certs this week as her older track “Into You” drops three to No.35 and is now 2x▲Platinum, whilst also down three to No.36 is Tove Lo and “Cool Girl” which is newly Gold (●). The Black Eyed Peas re-do of “#WherestheLove” drops eight to No.42 and down six to No.45 is DNCE and “Toothbrush” which is newly Gold (●) in sales, and its a seven place tumble to No.49 for twenty one pilots’ “Ride”, whilst falling into the lower fifty this week are Rihanna and “Needed Me” (HP-48 and now ▲Platinum in sales) down four to No.52, plus big drops from Artists of Then, Now & Forever with “Forever Country” (26 to 60), “Panda” by Desiigner (49 to 63) and “Perfect Illusion” by Lady Gaga (40 to 73).
Right outside the Top 10 this week is the second of three Top 50 entries for this week, The Chainsmokers along with US singer/songwriter Phoebe Ryan debut at No.11 with “All We Know”, becoming the duo’s third Top 30 entry for this week, as they are still at the top with “Closer”, and the former Top 10 single “Don’t Let Me Down” (HP-3) is sitting at No.30 this week. The final new entry this week comes in at No.38, “Dopamine” for local hip hop act Bliss N’ Eso who’ve teamed with MC and rapper Thief for the bands eighth Top 50 and fourteenth Top 100 entry.
Lower 50: Frenship and Emily Warren re-peaked at No.62 last week with “Capsize”, and now this week they climb nine places to a new peak of No.53, whilst the new Delta Goodrem single “The River” leaps up thirty-one spots to land at No.58 this week. Vance Joy was one of the acts performing at this years AFL Grand Final (along with The Living End and Sting), and the group get two re-entries this week and re-crown themselves for ‘Longest Charting Single’, as the record setting “Riptide” is back in at No.65 for a 122nd week within the Top 100, and then back in at No.64 is “Fire & the Flood”. Former long-runner “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran is spending its 104th week at No.77 (thanks to appearing in the current Bridget Jones movie), and cracking the 100 next week should be “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, which is notching up its 99th week at No.90, and with a new Bruno track out as of Friday (24 Karat), it could stay around for a bit longer.
Shannon Noll is set to release his fifth studio album by the end of the year, and the title track from the album “Who I Am” debuts at No.56 this week becoming his fourteenth chart entry and first on his new label of Warner, plus his first new entry since 2011’s “Switch Me on” (HP-42, peaked October 2011). A few places lower at No.59 is Norwegian DJ and turntablist Cashmere Cat (real name Magnus August Høiberg) who has guest vocalists Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez on his first chart entry “Trust Nobody”.
Joe Jonas’ band DNCE land their fourth chart entry (three as lead, one as guest act) at No.62 entitled “Body Moves”, with their previous two entries still in the Top 50 this week “Toothbrush” (#45) and “Cake by the Ocean” (#47). Five-piece girl-group Fifth Harmony land their fifth Top 100 entry at No.79 with “That’s My Girl”, which is the third entry from their second album “7/27”, and then at No.85 is “Fresh Eyes” for Andy Grammar, the first single from his forthcoming third studio album (no date or title known as yet), and this becomes his fourth Top 100 entry, and then the final entry at No.97 was originally a No.11 hit in 1978 (peaked early August) and the biggest charting single for Bob Marley & the Wailers in Australia, which has now had a remix by LVNDSCAPE and Boiler, and this is the fourth remixed Bob Marley song to chart here in Australia, the last was way back in 2000 when “Rainbow Country” remixed by Funkstar De Luxe made it to No.62 in early March.
Compiled by Gavin Ryan for Australian-Charts.com