Tomas the Latin Boy feat Rayo Y Toby, Jory Boy & Mr. Saik
11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory
ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP
Gone is Gone
All But the Sun (Mini Album)
You Me at Six
Cone of Shame (Clear / Gold / Green / Red Vinyl)
Faith No More
Never Been in Love
The Franklin Electric
The Classical Album
Sherlock Series 4: The Lying Detective
TV Soundtrack by David Arnold & Michael Price
Australia has kept on buying "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit with Sean Paul and Anne-Marie into the new year, giving it a sixth straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.
Back in January 1949, the Australian charts went weekly, and since that time we have had 999 No.1 singles here, so the next one will become the 1000th weekly chart-topping song, whilst the charts between 1940 and 1948 were monthly, and during that period we had 59 No.1 songs, so overall "Rockabye" is still the 1059th chart leader, but as for a weekly number, it's number 999. I mention this because on Friday Ed Sheeran released two new songs from his forthcoming third album, one of which could become the 1000th weekly No.1 next week.
Alternately we could finally see The Weeknd and Daft Punk finally take over the top spot with "Starboy", which has now been sitting a No.2 for a record breaking twelve (broken) weeks without progressing any higher, which also breaks the eleven week record set by Taylor Swift's first big hit "Love Story" (2009), which eventually went to No.1 for two broken weeks, but did also amass eleven fractued weeks at No.2. And talking of The Weeknd and Daft Punk, they score a second combined Top 10 entry this week, as "I Feel it Coming" is up four places to a new peak of No.7 after sitting at No.11 for the past three weeks. This is the first time that both acts have had two songs in the Top 10 at the same time, The Weeknd almost came close in 2015 with his first two Top 10 hits "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills", but they are two weeks apart from leaving and entering the ten respectively.
With only five weeks until the release of the film 'Fifty Shades Darker' (2nd week of Feb), the lead single from the feature film rebounds back to it's original entry postition of No.3, as Zayn and Taylor Swift move back up two places with "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", which in turn pushes "24K Magic" for Bruno Mars down a place to No.4 after he peaked at No.3 for the past two weeks, whilst also down but two places to No.6 are The Chainsmokers and Halsey with the No.1 song for 2016 in "Closer", logging its 23rd week within the Top 10, now becoming the second longest (outright) run within the Top 10 (pre and post ARIA, 1983), and if it stays in for another week it will join three other songs which have spent 24 weeks within the ten, but if that happens next week I will reveal them then.
Peking Duk and Elliphant are up two places to a new peak of No.5 with "Stranger", becoming the duo's equal highest charted single after their first big chart entry "High" went to No.5 in April 2014. And other than The Weeknd scoring a second Top 10 this week, also climbing into the ten is local Sydney singer Starley with "Call on Me", who is up four places to a new peak of No.8, making her home country the fourth in the world to make it into a Top 10 hit after Sweden (HP-1, TW-5), Norway (HP-4, TW-5) and New Zealand (HP-9, TW-13). Also landing his first Top 10 hit here in Australia is Andy Grammer who climbs four spots to land at No.9 with his "Fresh Eyes" track, which so far has only us and New Zealand (TW/HP-8) making it into a Top 10 hit. Lastly dropping four places to No.10 is the former No.1 "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur.
UP: * Zara Larsson landed her fifth Top 20 hit last week with "I Would Like", which is up again this week two places to a new peak of No.16. * Also climbing a couple of spots are Frendship with Emily Warren on the song "Capsize", to a new chart height of No.19. * Cracking the Top 20 for the first time are Mura Ma$a and A$AP Rocky with "Love$ick", who jump up seven places to land at No.18. * Last week Pnau snagged their second Top 50 entry with "Chameleon", and now this week the song bullets twenty-one places to No.22, becoming the duo's highest charting single in the process, beating the No.34 peak of their first entry "Baby" from 2008. * Train shunt up twelve places to a new peak of No.23 with their latest track "Play That Song". * Last week "The Mack" by Nevada dropped thirteen places to No.32, and now this week it is back up seven places to No.25. * Also last week Milky Chance dropped down a little to No.40 with their latest track "Cocoon", which this week blasts back up eleven places to score a new chart height of No.29. * Also rebounding after it initially peaked at No.37 is "Shed a Light" for Robin Schulz, David Guetta and Cheat Codes, which this week is back up seventeen places to a new peak of No.31. * Current UK No.2 single "Human" by Rag'N'Bone Man is up eight places here to a new peak of No.34, plus the track is newly certified Gold (●) in sales. * Sage the Gemini sees his track "Now and Later" jump up twelve places to land at No.40, becoming his first solo Top 40 entry, but second appearance within the forty, having previously been to No.36 on the Flo Rida track "G.D.F.R." (late April 2015). * The xx return to their former entry and peak position of No.45 with "On Hold" this week. * Sofi Tukker land just outside of the Top 50 this week, as "Drinkee" is up sixteen spots to No.51. * Sia and her "Cheap Thrills" are back up eleven places to No.52 after becoming one of the two highest EOY Aussie acts (#8), Flume was a bit higher at No.4 with "Never Be Lke You". * The duet between Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello in "Bad Things" jumps up fourteen places to a new peak of No.54. * Local singer Amy Shark rebounds fourteen spots to land at a new peak of No.56 with "Adore", which had previously gone as high as No.57. * Last week "Redbone" by Childish Gambino fell from 55 to No.70, now this week it bounces almost back to the same position, rising thirteen spots to No.57. * Bruno Mars' second single from "24K Magic" is "Versace on the Floor", which is up five spots to a new chart height of No.60. * Local acts Pon Cho and Paige IV see their collaboration "Frozen" move up seven to No.66. * The Vamps also fell hard last week with their latest track "All Night" (68 to 82), and this week it is back up thirteen places to No.69. * The first of eight returning track this week is led by Galantis with Hook N' Sling and "Love on Me" (HP-72) which is back in at No.76. * Cashmere Cat with Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez rebound eighteen places to No.77 with their collab-track "Trust Nobody". * Back up two places to No.79 is the 15th biggest song for 2016 "Work from Home" for Fifth Harmony, which is the second and final new Top 100 certification this week, now 5x▲Platinum in sales. * The Longest Charting single crown again goes to "Uptown Funk" for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, at 112 weeks within the Top 100 it is back up eleven places this week to No.80, and it set a new record earlier this week, when the song was also the 94th biggest selling song for 2016, a first for a track to log three consecutive years in the EOY Chart, as in 2014 it was the 29th biggest for that year (6 weeks worth of sales during '14), and then in 2015 it was the #1 song of the year. * The further seven returning songs this week are "Make Me (Cry)" for Noah Cryus with Labrinth (#88), "Final Song" by MØ (#89), Bliss N' Eso with Lee Fields and "Friend Like You" (#93), "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez (#95), "Panda" for Desiigner (#96), "Into You" by Ariana Grande (#98) and finally D.R.A.M. with Lil' Yachty on "Broccoli" (#99).
DOWN: * The first of three songs leaving the Top 10 this week is "Can't Stop the Feeling!" (HP-3x5, WI10-14) for Justin Timberlake, dropping only two places to No.11 thanks to it now being on the new No.1 album in the country. * Neiked drop two spots also, down to No.12 with "Sexual" (HP-4, WI10-12). * Finally Top 10 evacuee are Rae Sremmurd with their "Black Beatles" (HP-3x3, WI10-7), dropping seven spots to No.15, whilst it went back to the top in the US this week. * Illy and Anne-Marie are down four places to No.26 with "Catch 22", whilst his "Papercuts" with Vea Blue drops five to No.43. * Another pairing who drop are Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj with "Side to Side", down five to No.36. * After rebounding last week the Shawn Mendes track "Mercy" is back down twelve to No.38. * Also another rebound song from last week which descends this week is "Heathens" for twenty one pilots, down eleven to No.47. * Leaving the Top 50 from last week are "Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)" down twenty-two to No.61 and after one week back inside the fifty, "7 Years" for Lukas Graham is back down thirteen spots to No.62, becoming the third biggest song for 2016. * The other 'Suicide Squad' charting song is "Sucker for Pain", which is also back down this week, fifteen spots to No.71. * The onyl surviving George Michael song from last weeks return's is "Faith", which is down thirty-six places to No.86, with "Last Christmas" by Wham! leaving the Top 100 from No.23 (bigger drop was "All I Want for Christmas is You" for Mariah Carey leaving from #16), and also of note is that even though "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" leaves the Top 100 from No.88, it is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
NEW ENTRY: * #67 - How Far I'll Go - Alessia Cara, who recently scored her first Top 10 single with this weeks No.13 song "Scars to Your Beautiful" (HP-8) has the only new entry to the Top 100 this week with a song featured on the 'Moana' soundtrack, which blasts into the Top 5 albums this week.
Now that Christmas is over, the chart sweeps aside the festive albums, and with School Holidays in full swing, its over to the animated soundtracks to rush into the vacated seasonal void. The musical treat that are the 'Trolls' sees its soundtrack leap up five places to land at No.1, becoming the first new chart-topping album for 2017.
"Trolls" becomes the 793rd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2017) and the 644th for ARIA (1983 to 2017), plus the 37th for the RCA Record label (their last here was the Zayn album in early April 2016), and the 48th film soundtrack/cast recording/TV Soundtrack to make it to the No.1 spots in Australia.
This is the first time the word "Trolls" has appeared in a No.1 album title (in fact I can't even find a previously charted troll in Australia), and this is the fourth animated film soundtrack to take out the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, the first was "Chef Aid-The South Park Album" (Dec 1998), followed by "Shrek 2" (July 2004) and the last was for the Disney film "Frozen" (May 2014), and last year we saw three soundtrack reach the top here (Molly, Suicide Squad and The Secret Daughter), the most since 2001's three No.1's, so for 2017 to kick off with a soundtrack could mean we saw more this year than ever before, the record so far was 1998 which had six No.1 soundtracks.
Adele will be here on tour in February and March, and her "25" album is back up one spot to No.2 this week, plus it is newly certified 9x▲Platinum in sales (the only LP cert this week too), plus the album was the #1 selling set for 2016, a second year in a row after it took out the top sale-honours in 2015 too, after which there are two more animated soundtracks blasting into the Top 5. "Sing" jumps eighteen spots to land at No.3 this week, followed by the new Disney film 'Moana' which is up twenty-one spots to a new peak of No.4, plus with the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack back up one to No.9, it means we have four film soundtracks within the Top 10 this week, also a new record.
Spending it's fifth week within the Top 5, and down one place to land at No.5 are The Rolling Stones with "Blue & Lonesome", whilst also dropping a single chart rung to No.6 is the No.2 selling album for 2016, and the highest placed Aussie in the EOY chart, Keith Urban and "Ripcord", and on hold at No.7 is Bruno Mars' "24K Magic". Last week two George Michael best of albums returned within the Top 15, and this week his first collection "Ladies & Gentlemen... The Best of" is up six places to land at No.8, the first time this century that the album has made a Top 10 berth, as it was last up this high in September of 1999, giving the album a 15th week within the ten. And with The Weeknd now having two Top 10 singles, his parent album "Starboy" is back up three places to No.10 logging a third week overall within the ten now.
UP: * The current UK No.1 album is the Little Mix fourth album "Glory Days" (4th week there), and here it is back up five places to No.14 ahead of their July tour here. * Two multi-year charting best of sets jump back into the Top 20 this week, with "Greatest Hits" for Guns N' Roses back up eleven spots to No.18 ahead of their early February 2017 tour, and the INXS "Very Best of" jumps eighteen places to No.19. * Shawn Mendes is back up ten places to No.24 with his "Illuminate" album. * Beyonce sees her "Lemonade" re-energized this week by climbing back up twenty-two spots to No.25. * twenty one pilots jump back up nine to No.26 with their "Blurryface" set. * Two more best of sets also rise, "The Very Best of" for Prince (56 to 30) and Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Greatest Hits" (63 to 39). * Two RnB acts who climb back up are Drake with "Views" (45 to 32) and Childish Gambino's latest "Awaken, My Love!" (46 to 34). * The debut solo album for George Michael in "Faith" jumps back up seventeen places to No.36, giving him four albums within the Top 100 this week. * After sitting at the bottom of the Top 50 for the past couple of weeks, the James Arthur second album "Back from the Edge" is up nine to No.40 this week. * With the whiff of a new Ed Sheeran single announced earlier in the week (and released on Friday the 6th of Jan), his second album "x" is back up fourteen places to No.45. * Leaping back up forty-one spots to No.50 is "Bloom" for Rufus. * Halsey sees her "Badlands" set jump back up twenty-one chart rungs to No.52. * Best of sets to rise in the lower fifty include The Wiggles (84 to 55), both David Bowie comps "Legacy" (76 to 61) and "Nothing Has Changed" (82 to 75) ahead of the one year anniversary of his passing occuring this coming week, whilst his "Blackstar" is also up (95 to 84). "The Essential" for Leonard Cohen (77 to 62), Queen (85 to 63), "Abba Gold" returns at No.65, Fleetwood Mac's "Very Best of" (89 to 72), Neil Diamond (94 to 79), Play School's "50 Best Songs" is back in at No.89, and finally at No.99 is "The Essential" for Michael Jackson. * Further returns are for Hillsong Worship and "Let There Be Light" (#58), "The Ride" by Catfish & the Bottlemen (#76), "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1" Soundtrack (#78), Alessia Cara's "Know-it-All" (#87), "Nine Track Mind" by Charlie Puth (#90), "Death of a Bachelor" by Panic! at the Disco (#91), "Title" by Meghan Trainor (#92, with her "Thank You" set jumping back up twenty-four spots to No.73) and the last is The Weeknd with "Beauty Behind the Madness" (#98). * Further big rises in the lower fifty are for A Tribe Called Quest (98 to 59), Hilltop Hoods (88 to 69) and the "Just... Fabulous Rock 'N' Roll" by Cliff Richard (87 to 71).
DOWN: * After six weeks within the Top 10 the Metallica album "Hardwired... to Self Destruct" (HP-1x1, WI10-6) drops down two places to No.11. * Leaving the Top 10 for the first time also is the Jessica Mauboy "The Secret Daughter" (HP-1x3, WI10-11) TV Soundtrack, which by staying so long within the Top 10 becomes her longest charted album within that chart region, beating the four weeks for "Beautiful" (2013 & 2014). * "Nobody But Me" for Michael Buble is down eight to No.20 this week, more on his seasonal drop in the lower and final Christmas wrap-up. * The trio of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt see their compilation "My Dear Companion" drop thirteen spots to No.35. * Seeing as their tour here is over, the Coldplay "4CD Catalogue Set" drops sixteen places this week to No.48, and also falling the same chart distance is the Robbie Williams "Heavy Entertainment Show", to No.49. * After three weeks within the Top 50 the self-titled album for XF'16 winner Isaiah is down fiffteen to No.54. * One Fleetwood Mac best of is up, their "Greatest Hits" set is down, dropping fifteen to No.70. * Norah Jones returned at No.57 last week with her latest set "Day Breaks", which this week is down twenty places to No.77. * The Cold Chisel best of "All for You" is up to No.23 this week, whilst their recent "Live Tapes Vol.3" is down twenty-eight to No.80. * Green Day drop seventeen spots to No.81 with their "Revolution Radio" album. * The Bruce Springsteen compilation "Chapter and Verse" drops down twenty-six to No.95, whilst the Beatles "#1" best of is down eighteen to No.97.
Bye to Christmas Titles: * Last week saw the tail end of the Christmas period affect the charts, and now that we are two weeks shy of the seasonal sales, we see a massive drop for last weeks Top 2 albums, with the John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John set "Friends for Christmas" (HP-1x2, WI10-7) down fifty-one spots to No.53 this week, and after returning for a fourteenth broken week at the top, the Michael Buble "Christmas" (HP-1x14, WI10-4) set is down eighty-four places to No.85, his biggest drop from the top spot ever (and any other #1 drop too), previously he has dropped hard, but not this hard, as in 2011 (1 to 29), 2012 (1 to 28), 2013 and 2014 (both 1 to 36). * These are the only two seasonal sets left within the Top 100 this week, as we say goodbye to big drops and Top 100 evacuees Mariah Carey (#20), Pentatonix (#26 and #68), Human Nature (#41) and from the lower fifty were Kylie Minogue (#60), The Ten Tenors (#70) and Rod Stewart (#90).
NEW ENTRIES: * #31 - La La Land - Soundtrack, features music from the new Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling romantic film, the score composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz. * #89 - Red Dog: True Blue - Soundtrack; well to keep the summer movie soundtracks coming, we only have two new entries this week and both are from films. The main music is by Cezary Skubiszewski, but the album also features music from Australian acts like The Easybeats (two songs), Daddy Cool, Ted Mulry Gang and Sherbet, plus a Traveling Wilburys track too. This is the follow-up to the film "Red Dog", whose soundtrack debuted and peaked at No.30 in October 2011.
Someone else out there may be more knowledgable but jas a record been set this week with 3 of the Top 5 albums being soundtracks to animated films. Just a shame the top spot is taken by the most disappointing one.
Next 20 Albums (plus dropouts) 101 r Conscious - Broods 102 - Young as the Morning - Passenger 103 - A Wonderful World - Susan Boyle (LW-66) 104 - This Could Be Heartbreak - Amity Affliction 105 - 2 Vines - Empire of the Sun 106 - Six Ribbons: Best of - Jon English 107 - Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande 108 - Rogue One: Star Wars Story - Soundtrack 109 - 22, A Million - Bon Iver 110 - Currents - Tame Impala (LW-81) 111 - Lifelines - I Previal 112 - Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars 113 - Westway - Sticky Fingers 114 - The Final - Wham! (LW-80) 115 - Blue Neighbourhood - Troye SIvan 116 - Falling in Love - Andre Rieu (LW-75) 117 - GH - RHCP 118 - Walls - Kings of Leon 119 - Very Best of - The Eagles 120 - Dream Your Life Away - Vance Joy 124 - 57th & 9th - Sting (LW-96) 146 - Tradition - Kerser (LW-92) 286 - Kylie Xmas - Kylie Minogue (LW-60) 309 - A Pentatonix Xmas - Pentatonix (LW-26) 352 - The Xmas Album - Human Nature (LW-41) 402 - Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey (LW-16) 421 - That's Xmas to Me - Pentatonix (LW-68) 429 - Merry Xmas, Baby - Rod Stewart (LW-90) out - Our Xmas Wish - 10 Tenors (LW-70)
7010+ #1 digital & in every state
7790+ #1 streamed
Next 20 Tracks (and dropouts) 101- Too Good - Drake & Rihanna 102 - On My Blood - The Veronicas 103 - Lean on - Major Lazer 104 - The Sound of Silence - Disturbed (LW-99) 105 - True Colors - Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake 106 - One Call Away - Charlie Puth (LW-97) 107 - Ride - 21 Pilots (LW-100) 108 - This Girl - Kungs 109 - My House - Flo Rida 110 - Lose Yourself - Eminem 111 - Lush Life - Zara Larson 112 - Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 113 - Careless Whisper - George Michael (LW-64) 114 - Gold - Kiiara 115 - What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber 116 - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham! (LW-88) 117 - Work - Rihanna feat Drake 118 - Me too - Meghan Trainor 119 - Freedom '90 - George Michael (LW-75) 120 - Stitches - Shawn Mendes 134 - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - George Michael & Elton John (LW-93) 189 - Last Christmas - Wham! (LW-23) 199 - Father Figure - George Michael 253 - Too Funky - George Michael 304 - I'm Your Man - Wham! 312 - I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me) - George & Aretha Franklin 340 - Fastlove - George Michael 424 - I Want You Sex - George Michael 449 - All I Want for Xmas is Sales - Mariah Carey (LW-16)
1. Shape Of You 2. Castle On A Hill 3. Rockabye 4. I Don't Wanna Live Forever 5. Fresh Eyes 6. Starboy 7. I Feel It Coming 8. Play That Song 9. Stranger 10. 24K Magic 11. Call On Me 12. Say You Won't Let Go 13. Scars To Your Beautiful 14. Sexual 15. Chameleon 16. Closer 17. I Would Like 18. Don't Wanna Know 19. Love$ick 20. Capsize
I Haven't done this in ages, but I'd hate for preds to die out so I'll do my best. Might be a few weeks before I get into the swing of how to predict spotify age charts
1. Shape Of You 2. Castle On A Hill 3. Rockabye 4. I Don't Wanna Live Forever 5. Play That Song 6. Starboy 7. I Feel It Coming 8. Fresh Eyes 9. 24K Magic 10. Stranger 11. Call On Me 12. Sexual 13. Closer 14. Scars To Your Beautiful 15. Say You Won't Let Go 16. Chameleon 17. Human 18. Capsize 19. I Would Like 20. Shout Out To My Ex
Might as well do this now before I end up forgetting
1. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran 2. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran 3. Rockabye - Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie 4. Starboy - The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 5. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Taylor Swift & Zayn 6. Fresh Eyes - Andy Grammer 7. Stranger - Peking Duk featuring Elliphant 8. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 9. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars 10. Play That Song - Train 11. Closer - The Chainsmokers feasturing Halsey 12. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur 13. Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) - Starley 14. Chameleon - Pnau 15. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara 16. Sexual - NEIKED featuring Dyo 17. Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar 18. Human - Rag'n'Bone Man 19. I Would Like - Zara Larsson 20. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane
1. Shape of you 2. Castle on the hill 3. Rockabye 4. Starboy 5. I Don't Wanna Live Forever 6. Fresh eyes 7. I Feel it coming 8. Stranger 9. 24K Magic 10. Play that song 11. Say you won't let go 12. Closer 13. Call on me 14. Scars to your beautiful 15. Chameleon 16. Sexual 17. Capsize 18. Love$ick 19. I Would Like 20. I Don't wanna know
1. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You 2. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill 3. Clean Bandit - Rockabye 4. ZAYN & Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever 5. The Weeknd - Starboy 6. Andy Grammer - Fresh Eyes 7. The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming 8. Peking Duk - Stranger 9. Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) 10. Train - Play That Song 11. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 12. NEIKED - Sexual 13. The Chainsmokers - Closer 14. Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful 15. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go 16. Pnau - Chameleon 17. Mura Masa - Love$ick 18. FRENSHIP & Emily Warren - Capsize 19. Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know 20. Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles
1. Soundtrack - Trolls 2. Adele - 25 3. Soundtrack - Sing 4. Soundtrack - Moana 5. Keith Urban - Ripcord 6. The Weeknd - Starboy 7. The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome 8. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 9. Soundtrack - Suicide Squad 10. Soundtrack - La La Land