The Chainsmokers and 'Suicide Squad' Rule Australia's Charts
The Chainsmokers have lit their first No. 1 Down Under with "Closer" (Columbia/Sony), featuring the vocals of rising talent Halsey. The American EDM duo’s track rises 2-1 on the latest ARIA Singles Chart to bump Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ’s “Cold Water” (Mad Decent/Warner) into second place (“Cold Water”, however, is No. 1 on the Streaming Singles chart).
"Closer" is the Chainsmokers’ fourth top five track on Australia's main singles survey, following “#SELFIE” (No. 3 in April 2014) and the triple-platinum 2016 releases “Roses” (No. 5 in February) and “Don't Let Me Down” (No. 3 in April).
Another track featuring the vocals of Justin Bieber, DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” (Interscope/Universal), debuts this week at No. 3. The track is lifted from the French producer’s debut album Encore (which opens at No. 10 this week) and eclipses his previous singles chart peak of No. 5 with the 2015 release “Middle”.
The top five is rounded out by Illy featuring Vera Blue's “Papercuts” (Warner), which slips 3-4; and Twenty One Pilots’ Suicide Squad: The Album track “Heathens” (Atlantic/Warner), which vaults 19-5 for the alternative rockers’ second top 10 single.
“Heathens” leads a string of new arrivals connected with the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Another track from it, “Sucker For Pain,” Lil Wayne’s collab with Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Ty Dolla $ign and Logic, starts at No. 17 while Skrillex and Rick Ross’s “Purple Lamborghini” slips inside the top 40 with a No. 39 debut.
The Suicide Squad (Atlantic/Warner) LP starts at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart to deny former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning the top spot. Fanning’s Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal) is new at No. 2, potentially ending the Brisbane-raised singer's streak of seven studio albums to hit the top, a run which included five Powderfinger studio albums and Fanning’s two solo sets, Departures (from June 2013) and Tea And Sympathy (from November 2005).
Human Nature’s former chart topper Gimme Some Lovin': Jukebox Vol. II (Sony) is at No. 3, Sydney singer-songwriter Montaigne’s Glorious Heights (Wonderlick/Sony) debuts at No. 4 and Adele’s 25 (XL/Inertia) drops 3-5.
Also starting high this week are Christian band Skillet’s Unleashed (Atlantic/Warner) at No. 7 and Elvis Presley’s two-disc Way Down In The Jungle Room (RCA/Sony) at No. 9.