News 10 September 2016

Chainsmokers’ Closer notches up fifth week at #1

Debuts for The Black Eyed Peas, Sia, Zara Larsson and more!

Chainsmokers’ Closer notches up fifth week at #1

Debuts for The Black Eyed Peas, Sia, Zara Larsson and more!

A fifth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for ‘Closer’ gives The Chainsmokers the third longest run in the top spot for 2016. It sits behind Lukas Graham’s ‘7 Years’ (eight weeks) and Drake’s ‘One Dance’ (seven weeks).

After debuting at #45, then jumping to #10 last week, Calum Scott’s debut single ‘Dancing On My Own’ has climbed another seven spots to #3 to hit the top three for the first time.

Moving up 29 spots from last week’s debut at #36, ‘Side By Side’ becomes Ariana Grande’s fourth top ten as a lead artist on the ARIA Singles Chart. The American artist has previously hit the top ten with ‘Problem’ (#2 May ’14), ‘Break Free’ (#3 Jul. ’14) and ‘Focus’ (#10 Nov. ’15).

Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Starving’ has jumped 15 spots to #9, giving Steinfeld a first top ten.

There are also new peaks for Tove Lo’s ‘Cool Girl’ (#30) and DNCE’s ‘Toothbrush’ (#37).


#15: The Black Eyed Peas Feat. The World ‘#Wheresthelove’ – The Black Eyed Peas make their return to the Singles Chart for the first time since 2011 with a re-working of their first ARIA Charts #1. The new version features vocals from a plethora of artists and celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jamie Foxx, The Game, Mary J. Blige, Jessie J, Nicole Scherzinger, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Jaden Smith, ASAP Rocky, Vanessa Hudgens, Snoop Dogg, Connie Britton and LL Cool J. The original version of ‘Where Is The Love?’ spent six weeks at #1 between August and October in 2003. The group last charted with ‘Don’t Stop The Party’ (#16 Jun. ’11).

#25: Sia Feat. Kendrick Lamar ‘The Greatest’ – Sia picks up her second top 50 entry for 2016 with ‘The Greatest’. It’s the first single released from the ARIA winner’s forthcoming eighth studio album We Are Your Children and features a verse from rapper Kendrick Lamar. Sia peaked at #6 in April with ‘Cheap Thrills’, her first US #1.

#32: Zara Larsson ‘Ain't My Fault’ – A third top 50 single for Swede Zara Larsson. ‘Ain’t My Fault’ follows on from ‘Never Forget You’ (#3 Nov. ’15) and ‘Lush Life’ (#4 Jan. ’16).

#43: Passenger ‘Anywhere’ – British singer-songwriter Passenger returns to the top 50 for the first time since 2014 with ‘Anywhere’. It’s the first single to chart from his forthcoming seventh album Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea. Passenger last charted with ‘Hearts On Fire’ (#25 May ’14).

#50: Cheat Codes & Dante Klein ‘Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)’ – The second entry on the chart in 2016 for American electronic band Cheat Codes. The follow-up to ‘Sex’ (#17 Jun. ’16) features Dutch DJ Dante Klein.