News 17 December 2016

Clean Bandit's Rockabye holds #1 for third week

Debuts by Zayn, Taylor Swift and more!

Clean Bandit's Rockabye holds #1 for third week

Debuts by Zayn, Taylor Swift and more!

For the third week in a row, Clean Bandit holds the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Rockabye’.

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is #2 for a ninth week. It’s now one week away from joining Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ as the record holder for most weeks at #2 without reaching #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The Canadian artist also picks up a new peak this week with ‘I Feel It Coming’; it’s up two to #11.

A jump of two spots gives ‘24K Magic’ a new peak. It joins ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ (#4 Nov. ’12) as Bruno Mars’ second-highest Singles Chart peak.

Moving up six spots, ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’ becomes Alessia Cara’s first top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart. It takes over from ‘Here’ as the Canadian singer-songwriter’s highest peak.

Andy Grammer’s ‘Fresh Eyes’ moves up 16 spots to #16, becoming the American singer-songwriter’s ARIA Singles Chart peak.

This week’s Singles Chart also includes new peaks for Jonas Blue’s ‘By Your Side’ (#33), Lady Gaga’s ‘Million Reasons’ (#34), Musa Musa’s ‘Love$ick’ (#35), Robin Schulz & David Guetta’s ‘Shed A Light’ (#38) and Milky Chance’s ‘Cocoon’ (#42).


#3: Zayn & Taylor Swift ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ – Taylor Swift and Zayn join forces for the single ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’. The track is the first single to come from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey. It’s Swift’s first appearance in the top ten since ‘Wildest Dreams’ (#3 Sept. ’15) and Zayn’s first since ‘Pillowtalk’ (#1 Feb. ’16).

#25: Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson ‘Just Hold On’ – DJ/producer Steve Aoki and former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson join forces for the latter’s first post-1D release ‘Just Hold On’. As well as being Tomlinson’s first solo track, it’s Aoki’s first appearance in the top 50 since the Laidback Luke collaboration ‘Turbulence’ (#37 May ’11).

#45: J. Cole ‘Deja Vu’ – As well as scoring this week’s highest debut on the ARIA Albums Chart at #6 with 4 Your Eyez Only, American rapper J. Cole picks up his first top 50 appearance on the ARIA singles Chart with ‘Deja Vu’. The track features a sample of ‘Swing My Way’, a track from 1998 by K.P. and Envyi.