As the new year clicks into 2017, the last weeks sales for 2016 have Clean Bandit with Anne-Marie and Sean Paul and their song "Rockabye" at No.1 for a fifth straight week atop the ARIA Singles Chart.
In fact the entire top three songs from last week remain stable this week, with the new US No.1 single "Starboy" for The Weeknd and Daft Punk staying at No.2 for an eleventh non-consecutive week, making it now the longest run (without hitting #1) in that position, whilst Bruno Mars is stable at No.3 for a second week with the title track from this weeks No.7 album "24k Magic".
Jumping back up five places is the former No.1 (and potential #1 single for 2016) "Closer" for The Chainsmokers and Halsey, which logs its 22nd week within the Top 10, becoming the equal second longest run in Australian chart history, tying with "Hey Jude" (1968/69) and the most recent effort "Flaunt it" by TV Rock and Seany B (2006), whilst if it is to tie with the three leading tracks, the song requires a total of 24 weeks within the Top 10, so if the next few weeks become stagnant within the Top 10, "Closer" could crack or even break that record.
Three weeks ago Zayn and Taylor Swift debuted at No.3 with their duet "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" and each successive week since the song has slipped a single chart rung, with it moving down a spot to No.5 this week. Also down one to No.6 is James Arthur and his former No.1 "Say You Won't Let Go", whilst stable at it's No.7 peak is "Stranger" for Peking Duk and Elliphant. Back up two places to No.8 are the duo Rae Sremmurd and "Black Beatles", whilst leaping back into the Top 10, back up seven spots to No.9 is Justin Timberlake and "Can't Stop the Feeling!", giving the song its fourteenth week within the Top 10, plus the track is newly certified 5x▲Platinum in sales. Finally falling four spots to land at No.10 is Neiked and their track "Sexual".
UP: * The three songs which sat outside the Top 10 last week are all their again, with The Weeknd and Daft Punk at No.11 for a third straight week with "I Feel it Coming", Starley and "Call on Me" at No.12 and Andy Grammer with his "Fresh Eyes" stays at No.13. * Zara Larsson lands her fifth Top 20 single in Australia (four solo, one as guest vocalist) as her new track "I Would Like" is up four places to a new peak of No.18. * Mura Masa and A$AP Rocky stay on hold at their No.25 peak with "Love$ick". * Shawn Mendes released a live album last week, and his track "Mercy" is back up nine spots this week to No.26. * "On Your Side" for The Veronicas recently blasted back into the Top 50, and this week it rises three places to No.29. * The new Train single "Play That Song" jumped into the Top 50 last week, and now it pulls into the Top 40 station by climbing twelve places to land a new peak of No.35. * With the recent DVD and Blu-Ray release of the DC film "Suicide Club", the songs weaved into the film the most in "Heathens" by twenty one pilots, which is back up fourteen places to No.36, whilst the other charting track from the album "Sucker for Pain" is back up fifteen spots to No.56. * The "Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)" track climbs back up five spots this week to No.39. * Local dance duo Pnau land their second ever Top 50 entry, as their new track "Chameleon" is up fourteen places this week to a new peak of No.43. Their only other Top 50 entry was "Baby" which made it to No.34 in March 2008. * The Chainsmokers not only climb with their old No.1 single, but their former No.3 entry "Don't Let Me Down" is back up eight spots to No.46 and newly crowned 6x▲Platinum in sales. * The first long running No.1 single of 2016 in "7 Years" for Lukas Graham blasts back up twenty-six places to land at No.49. * After returning to the Top 100 last week, the Sage the Gemini track "Now and Later" this week leaps up forty-six spots to land at a new peak of No.52. * Rising back up ten places to No.57 is the Calvin Harris and Rihanna teaming "This is What You Came for". * The Alan Walker track "Faded" is being used in the current 'Neighbours' promos for the return of the series, and that has been helping the track to climb back up the charts, this week it's up twelve to No.62. * After re-entering last week, the Bruno Mars track "Versace on the Floor" climbs five to a new peak of No.65. * Two weeks ago the twenty one pilots track "Stressed Out" had left the Top 100, now this week it is back up eighteen places to No.66, plus "Ride" sneaks back in at #100. * The last new entry for 2016 was for local artists Pon Cho and Paige IV with "Frozen", which this week is up eighteen places to new peak of No.73. * Another song which left the Top 100 a few weeks ago was the former No.1 "I Love U, I Hate U" for Gnash, which this week is back up twenty spots to No.74. * The first new No.1 for 2016 was "Fast Car" for Jonas Blue, which this week is back up eighteen spots to No.78. * For the final two weeks of 2016 the Adele song "Hello" was sitting at #100, but this week it is back up sixteen places to No.84. * There are only re-entries on this weeks chart, and also returning are "Just Like Fire" for Pink (#92), "One Call Away" by Charlie Puth (#97), "The Sound of Silence" for Disturbed (#99).
DOWN: * The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the first Top 10 for Alessia Cara and "Scars to Your Beautiful" (HP-8x2, WI10-2) which drops six spots this week to No.14. * After peaking at No.20 last week, the Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson track "Just Hold on" is back down four spots to No.24. * Nevada plummet thirteen spots to No.32 with their rendition of "The Mack". * Drake drops six spots to No.33 with his "Fake Love". * Last week the Milky Chance track "Cocoon" climbed to No.36, but this week it is back down four spots to No.40. * It looks like Jonas Blue might not achieve a third straight Top 10 single in Australia, as his latest track "By Your Side" is back down six places this week to No.44. * The triple producer track "Shed a Light" for Robin Schulz, David Guetta and Cheat Codes drops back down fourteen spots to No.48. * Calvin Harris leaves the Top 50 with his recent No.9 single "My Way", down twelve to No.51. * John Legend drops twelve spots to No.54 with his track "Love Me Now". * After returning to the Top 40, the Lady Gaga track "Million Reasons" is back down twenty-four places this week to No.61. * The duo Sofi Tukker jumped to No.59 last week with "Drinkee", which this week loses some of its fizz, and drops back down eight to No.67. * Also scoring a new peak last week was the duet between Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello in "Bad Things", which this week is back down six to No.68. * "Redbone" for Childish Gambino is down fifteen to No.70 and "The Ocean" for Mike Perry recedes thirteen places to No.71, whilst beating both of those is Guy Sebastian and "Set in Stone" which crumbles nineteen spots to No.72. * The Vamps drop down fourteen places to No.82 with "All Night". * Now that their tour is over and done with, the Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood duet "The Fighter" is back down eighteen places this week to No.87. * J. Cole plummets thirty-seven places to No. 89 with his first Top 50 entry "Deja Vu" (HP-46). * Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars still hold the longest charting single crown, as "Uptown Funk" is down nineteen places this week to No.91 in its 111th week within the Top 100. * Two more big drops occur for Cashmere Cat with "Trust Nobody" (73 to 95) and The Weeknd and "Party Monster" (65 to 98).
GEORGE MICHAEL: * The sudden passing of singer George Michael on December 25th helps several of his former solo and Wham! tracks to return to the chart this week. Last week (prior to his passing) we had the seasonal return of his Wham! song "Last Christmas", which this week (given the poignancy) blasts up thirty-seven spots to land at No.23, its first Top 50 appearance since the 1997 re-issue hit No.46 in December, plus the track is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales. * George's third No.1 single in Australia was the title track from his debut solo album "Faith" (peaked third week of January 1988 for a single week), and it returns at No.50 this week. * While George was within Wham! he released his first solo single (overseas it was credited in some places to Wham! featuring George Michael), and it became his first No.1 single here in Australia, peaking here for four weeks, taking three weeks to climb to the top in September 1984, this week it is back in at No.64. * The second track lifted from George's second album "Waiting for Patience Vol.1" was "Freedom '90" (HP-18, peaked late Feb 1991 for three broken weeks) and it also returns this week at No.75. * The second Wham! track within the Top 100 this week is the bands first and only No.1 single in Australia, "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go", which spent seven broken weeks at No.1 during July, August and September of 1984, and is back in at No.88. * Finally the sixth entry for Geogre this week is a return at No.93 for his cover of and duet with Elton John on "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (HP-3x3, peaked Feb 1992), which was his second teaming with Elton, as he had done backing vocals on Elton's 1986 track "Wrap Her Up" (HP-22x2, peaked late February).
--------------------//-------------------- For the fifth time at No.1 the Michael Buble "Christmas" album reclaims the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, racking up a fourteenth overall week at the top in Australia.
"Christmas" was the 638th No.1 Album in Australia and the 489th for ARIA, and because the seasonal sales period fell three days within the last chart sales period, it was enough for the set to climb back to the top the first time since the 15th of December, 2014 (last year it was kept from the top spot by "25" by Adele). The set now has fourteen overall weeks at No.1, becoming equal 24th longest running album in Australian chart history, alongside "So Far So Good" for Bryan Adams (from 21-Nov, 1993) and "Only by the Night" for Kings of Leon (from 29-Sept, 2008), with the album having previously been at the top in 2011 (5 wks), 2012 (4 wks), 2013 (3 wks) and 2014 (1 wk). The rarity of an album going back to the No.1 spot more than twice has only ever happened twice before, with the "Grease" soundtrack having hit the top three times (1978, 1991 and 1998), so for Michael to have done it five times now is an amazing feat.
Overall Michael Buble has now racked up 32 weeks at the top from five No.1 albums so far, placing him at equal tenth on the list of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1965-2017' alongside Delta Goodrem, and one place behind Jimmy Barnes (33 wks). And for this decade he remains at No.3 on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1:2010's', having now racked up 22 weeks this decade, and is one week behind the 23 by Pink. Plus Michael retains his No.1 ranking on the list of Canadian No.1 Albums acts, as his 32 weeks moves further away from second placed Celine Dion and her 24 wks from her five chart topping albums.
Three weeks ago John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John's "Friends for Christmas" became the first local artists seasonal-set to reach the top spot, and only the second Xmas album to make it to No.1 here, now this week that set falls to No.2, making it the first time that a Christmas album has been replaced with another festive season set. It also helped move Olivia Newton-John up the list of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1965-2017' from equal 42nd to now equal 39th alongside the fifteen weeks racked up by Red Hot Chili Peppers (6 #1's), Matchbox 20 (4 #1's) and Split Enz (3 #1's), whilst John is only one week away from tying the 53 weeks racked up by Dire Straits from their four No.1 albums (#2 on that list).
Similar to the one and two spots, the next two positions swap around this week too, with "25" by Adele back up one place to No.3 and after two weeks at No.3 "Blue & Lonesome" for The Rolling Stones is down a spot to No.4. And other than the tail end of the Top 10, the remainder of albums are stable from last week, with "Ripcord" for Keith Urban at No.5, the "Trolls" soundtrack is spending a second week at its No.6 peak, "24k Magic" for Bruno Mars is at No.7, Jessica Mauboy and her TV Soundtrack "The Secret Daughter" is at No.8 and Metallica remain at No.9 with "Hardwired...to Self Destruct". Returning to the Top 10 thanks to the DVD and Blu-Ray release a few weeks ago is the soundtrack to "Suicide Squad", which is up three places to No.10 and making its first appearance in the ten since early November 2016, notching up a twelfth week inside the Top 10 also.
UP: * The Weeknd rises back up three places to No.13 with his "Starboy" set. * With the new animated film "Sing" opening around the country, its soundtrack halves its position from last week by jumping up twenty-one places to a new peak of No.21, and another animated film which just opened is the Disney film "Moana" which made it #100 three weeks ago, so its return this week at No.25 gives the soundtrack a new peak instantly. * Flume is back up eight places to No.23 with his second album "Skin". * Some best of collections which jump back up are for Cold Chisel (65 to 27), Guns N' Roses (49 to 29) and INXS (43 to 37). * Shawn Mendes not only rises on the singles chart, his second album "Illuminate" is back up thirteen spots this week to No.34. * And another singles chart act who sees multiple rises this week are twenty one pilots, whose most recent album "Blurryface" is back up twenty-five to No.35. * Illy is back within the Top 50 with his first No.1 album "Two Degrees", back up eight to No.43. * Two multiple-Grammy Award nominees see their albums return to the Top 50 this week, firstly Drake and "Views" is back up twenty-nine spots to No.45 and Beyonce with "Lemonade" blasts back up twenty-three places to No.47. * Taylor Swift and her "1989" set is back up thirteen to No.54. * The next non-George return is the "Greatest Hits" for Fleetwood Mac at No.55, followed by Norah Jones' "Day Breaks" at No.57. Re-entries also occur for Melanie Martinez with "Cry Baby" (#62), Halsey and her debut "Badlands" (#73), The Beatles #1 (#79), "Bloom" for RuFus (#91), Kerser and his recent album "Tradition" (#92) and the final A Tribe Called Quest set "We Got it from Here..." is back in at No.98. * Best of collections for Prince (78 to 56) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (84 to 63) also rise. * "WACO" for Violent Soho is back up fifteen places to No.71.
DOWN: * The only album leaving the Top 10 this week is from the current No.1 albums chart holder, Mr. Michael Buble, as his latest studio album "Nobody But Me" (HP-2, WI10-5) is down two to No.12. * After blasting back up into the Top 15 last week, the Dolly, Emmylou and Linda collection "My Dear Companion" is back down eight to No.22 this week. * Leonard Cohen drops ten places to No.30 with his last studio album "You Want it Darker". * Robbie Williams is down nine to No.33 with "The Heavy Entertainment Show". * Human Nature fall fifteen places to No.36 with "Gimme Some Lovin': Jukebox Vol.II". * A third week tumble for X-Factor 2016 winner Isaiah, his self-titled album drops thirteen to No.39. * Two recent first time Top 10 entrants who drop again this week are J. Cole with "4 Your Eyez Only" (34 to 42) and Childish Gambino with "Awaken, My Love!" (37 to 46). * Dropping out of the Top 50 is Garth Brooks' "Gunslinger", down sixteen to No.51. * One Cold Chisel album rises, whilst the most recent entry "Live Tapes Vol.3" is down twenty to No.52. * Carrie Underwood falls twenty-three to No.61 with "Storyteller". * Susan Boyle plummets thirty-six spots to No.66 with "A Wonderful World". * After blasting back into the Top 100 last week, the Guy Sebastian "Part 1 EP" is back down forty-one spots to No.74 this week. * Andre Rieu drops thirty-one places to No.75 with his "Falling in Love" album. * Falling nineteen spots to No.78 is the second Barry Gibb solo album "In the Now". * Down twenty places to No.84 is The Wiggles "Best of" collection. * The Cliff Richard set "Just... Fabulous Rock 'N' Roll" is down thirty spots to No.87.
CHRISTMAS TITLES: * Most seasonal titles move down this week, and most will be gone by next week, as last weeks chart week included three days of Christmas sales. The third and final Top 20 set this week is the Mariah Carey "Merry Christmas" album which is down three to No.20. * The recent US No.1 "A Pentatonix Christmas" is down four to No.26, whilst their older set "That's Christmas to Me" plummets twenty-nine spots to No.68. * "The Christmas Album" for Human Nature is down sixteen to No.41 and the fifth and final Top 50 seasonal set this week. * Down ten to No.60 is the re-packaged "Kylie Christmas" for Kylie Minogue. * Descending thirty-four places to No.70 is The Ten Tenors with "Our Christmas Wish". * The final Top 100 seasonal entry is the Rod Stewart "Merry Christmas, Baby" album (61 to 90). * The only album leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 is the Neil Diamond set "Acoustic Christmas", out from No.46, with the other festive season album to leave being "Best of Christmas" for Andre Rieu (#66).
GEORGE MICHAEL: * With the December 25th passing of George Michael at only 53, we see five of his previous entries return to the albums chart this week, with his last collection of hits "Twenty-Five" (HP-9, peaked March 2010 during his tour here) returning at No.11. * His first solo best of collection "Ladies & Gentlemen... The Best of" (HP-2x2, peaked Nov 1998) is not far behind, returning at No.14 this week. * George's first solo album "Faith" (HP-3x3, peaked April 1988) is back in at No.53. * The only Wham! album to return is the groups first best of "The Final" (HP-5, peaked August 1986) which is back in at No.80, followed a few places lower at No.83 by his last released album, the live set "Symphonica" (HP-11, peaked March 2014).
NO NEW ENTRIES THIS WEEK.
NEW CERTIFICATIONS: Singles; CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! Justin Timberlake ▲ 5 LAST CHRISTMAS Wham ▲ 2 DON'T LET ME DOWN The Chainsmokers Feat. Daya ▲ 6
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Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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Next 20 Albums (plus dropouts) 101 - Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco 102 - Rogue One - S'track (LW-80) 103 - Acoustic Xmas - Neil Diamond (LW-46) 104 - The Getaway - RHCP 105 - Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande 106 - 2 Vines - Empire of the Sun 107 - This Could Be Heartbreak - Amity Affliction 108 - 50 Best Songs - Play School (LW-76) 109 - Abba Gold - ABBA 110 - Walls - Kings of Leon (LW-89) 111 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 - Soundtrack 112 - Westway - Sticky Fingers (LW-91) 113 - Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd 114 - Encore - Barbra Streisand (LW-58) 115 - Title - Meghan Trainor (LW-100) 116 - Blue Neighbourhood - Troye Sivan 117 - GH - N.W.A. 118 - 22, A Million - Bon Iver 119 - Young as the Morning... - Passenger 120 - Reclaim Australia - A.B.Original (LW-96) 123 - Let There Be Light - Hillsong Worship (LW-92) 126 - Unorithodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars (LW-94) 137 - Best of Xmas - Andre Rieu (LW-66) 146 * La La Land - Soundtrack 147 - Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars (LW-98) 165 * Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels 167 r Older - George Michael 201 - Bach - Slava Grigoryan (LW-77) 361 - Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' - Kid Cudi (LW-88)
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Next 20 Tracks (and dropouts); 101 - Broccoli - DRAM (LW-99) 102 - Padna - Desiigner 103 - Into You - Ariana Grande (LW-97) 104 - Make Me (Cry) - Noah Cyrus (LW-79) 105 - We Don't Talk Anymore - Puth & Gomez (LW-93) 106 - Love on Me - Galantis (LW-88) 107 - My House - Flo Rida 108 - Too Good - Drake & Rihanna (LW-92) 109 - Final Song - M0 (LW-85) 110 - Hallelujah - Pentatonix 111 - Lose Yourself - Eminem 112 r Father Figure - George Michael 113 - Friend Like You - Bliss N' Eso 114 - Lush Life - Zara Larsson 115 - Stitches - Shawn Mendes 116 - In My Blood - Veronicas 117 - True Colors - Anna Kendrick & JT 118 - Me Too - Meghan Trainor 119 - Gold - Kiiara 120 - Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 130 r Too Funky - George Michael 137 r I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me) - George & Aretha 147 r Too Funky - George Michael 149 - Immortal - J. Cole (LW-87) 190 r Too Funky - George Michael
1. Rockabye 2. Starboy 3. I Don't Wanna Live Forever 4. 24K Magic 5. Stranger 6. Closer 7. I Feel It Coming 8. Call On Me 9. Fresh Eyes 10. Can't Stop The Feeling 11. Say You Won't Let Go 12. Sexual 13. Scars To Your Beautiful 14. Don't Wanna Know 15. Black Beatles 16. Capsize 17. I Would Like 18. Love$ick 19. Chameleon 20. Let Me Love You Last edited:
1. Clean Bandit - Rockabye 2. ZAYN & Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever 3. The Weeknd - Starboy 4. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 5. The Chainsmokers - Closer 6. Peking Duk - Stranger 7. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go 8. The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming 9. Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) 10. NEIKED - Sexual 11. Andy Grammer - Fresh Eyes 12. Justin Timberlake - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! 13. Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles 14. Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful 15. Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know 16. FRENSHIP & Emily Warren - Capsize 17. Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex 18. Train - Play That Song 19. Pnau - Chameleon 20. Zara Larsson - I Would Like
1. Adele - 25 2. Soundtrack - Trolls 3. The Weeknd - Starboy 4. Keith Urban - Ripcord 5. George Michael - Twenty Five 6. George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen 7. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 8. Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams 9. The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome 10. Soundtrack - Suicide Squad