Ed Sheeran Rules Australia's Singles Chart for a Fourth Week
Ed Sheeran locks down the top two slots on Australia’s singles chart for a fourth week while the Trolls soundtrack climbs back to No. 1 on the albums survey.
A week after Sheeran dropped the official video for "Shape Of You" (Asylum/Warner), his gold-certified hit banks another stint at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The second of his comeback tracks “Castle On The Hill” (also gold-certified) follows behind at No. 2. Sheeran is currently in the market for a handful of intimate promo gigs.
After snagging No. 2 on the Triple J Hottest 100 with “Adore,” Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark swims up the national sales chart. “Adore” (Wonderlick/Sony) rises 13-3, for her first stint inside the top ten.
Another Aussie act enjoying high times is Pnau, the electronic music group whose “Chameleon” (MoS/Universal) ascends the chart 7-4 for a new peak.
Zayn & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (Republic/Universal), from the forthcoming Fifty Shades Darker movie, holds at No. 5.
German electronic act Milky Chance has one of the top climbers with "Cocoon" (Neon/Universal), up 25-10 in its 10th week on the chart, while Major Lazer featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj has the highest debut with “Run Up,” new at No. 27. It’s the third track lifted from Major Lazer’s forthcoming fourth album Music Is The Weapon (Mad Decent/Warner) and follows ”Cold Water,” which led the chart last August.
A slew of entries in the Jan. 26 Hottest 100 countdown enjoy spikes on the national singles survey this week. The winner of the annual poll, Flume feat. Kai’s “Never Be Like You” (Future Classic), reenters the chart at No. 18 in its 44th week while Tash Sultana swings onto the ARIA chart for the first time with "Jungle" (Lonely Lands Records), at No. 39. "Jungle" cruised into the Hottest 100 poll last month at No. 3.
The soundtrack to Moana (Walt Disney/Universal) improves 4-3, the Sing (Universal) soundtrack dips 3-4 and Train arrives with the week’s highest new entry with A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat (Columbia/Sony), new at No. 5.
Also dropping into the top 10 are American worship duo Brian & Jenn Johnson’s After All These Years (Ind), new at No. 7, while Tash Sultana’s Notion returns to the chart at No. 8, a new peak.
Following its release on limited edition iridescent blue vinyl, The Avalanches’ celebrated debut sample patchwork LP, Since I Left You (Modular/EMI), hits a new chart high more than 15 years after its release. The album climbs to No. 15 on the ARIA Albums Chart, eclipsing its previous high of No. 21 set back in October 2001. The recording also clocks up its 30th week in the top 50.