News 8 January 2016

Justin Bieber hits three weeks at #1 with 'Love Yourself'

No change at the top of this week’s ARIA Charts with Adele making it week seven at #1 on the Albums Chart with 25 and Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself notching up its fifth week at the top of the Singles Chart.

Justin Bieber hits three weeks at #1 with 'Love Yourself'

Justin Bieber remains at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a third week with “Love Yourself”, but he also moves back up to No.2 with “Sorry” which has already notched up four weeks at that position, after which it spent four more weeks at No.3, and now this week it racks up a fifth week in the second position.

Justin also racks up a seventh week at No.1 for this decade moving him up to equal fourteenth alongside John Legend who has also been at the top for seven weeks from his two appearances on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles, 2010’s’, plus Justin also gets the trophy for ‘Final No.1 Song of 2015’. The last time we had one act occupy the top two spots was back in February of 2013 when Macklemore held the top with “Same Love” and his former No.1 “Thrift Shop” was at No.2, but you could also count Pharrell Williams later on that year in May 2013, but both of those appearances were as guest vocalist on “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk (#2) and “Blurred Lines” for Robin Thicke (#1).

Justin holds three positions within the Top 10 again this week, as his former No.1 “What Do You Mean?” is on hold at No.8 again, notching up a seventeenth week within the Top 10. The last time we had an act with three of more singles in the Top 10 was back in late June of 2012 when The Voice winner Karise Eden occupied the top three places with “Stay With Me Baby” (#1), “Hallelujah” (#2) and “I Was Your Girl” (#3), plus she had a fourth hit at No.5 “You Won’t Let Me”, which even beats Justin’s current three in the Top 10.

Adele drops to her lowest position so far, as “Hello” is down one spot to No.3 and scoring the highest new entry of the week, coming in at No.4 is London based producer Jonas Blue who teams up with English singer Dakota, whom he first heard singing in the basement of an East London pub, the next day they recorded their tropical house version of the song “Fast Car”; the original by Tracy Chapman climbed to the peak of No.4 back in late June of 1988, so both songs have matching peaks (so far), plus a second version of the song debuts lower down too.