1. No but I won't be surprised if he does 2. Galway Girl 3. Symphony 4. I Feel It Coming 5. Pretty Girl 6. 9 7. Chameleon 8. Yes 9. Yes 10. No 11. Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Alessia Cara will all get 4 12. Can't Stop the Feeling 13. Thunder 14. 9 14a. Rockabye 15. Paris 16. No 17. Rockstar 18. Yes 18a. Strip That Down 19. Feels 20. Yes Last edited:
1. No 2. Perfect 3. Symphony 4. I Feel It Coming 5. Pretty Girl 6. 7 7. Chameleon 8. make it 9. she will 10. he will 11. [s]Quavo[/s] Khalid (taking a risk here) 12. Can't Stop The Feeling 13. Thunder 14. 5 14a. Rockabye 15. Paris 16. nah 17. Rockstar 18. I think Louis will just miss out so no 18a. Strip That Down 19. Feels 20. Yes
it was just pointed out to me that I missed 14a, thanks 392 Last edited:
1. No 2. Galway Girl 3. Rockabye 4. Starboy 5. Pretty Girl 6. 8 7. Chameleon (though maybe Waves will get a boost back if he performs it at the ARIAs or something) 8. It will make it 9. Yes 10. Yes 11. a tie between Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber (if I can only pick one, Ed Sheeran) 12. CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! 13. Thunder 14. 9 14a. Rockabye 15. Paris 16. No 17. rockstar 18. Yes 18a. Strip That Down 19. Feels 20. Yes
1. No, only the first three 2. Galway Girl 3. Symphony just 4. again close, probably Starboy just ahead 5. Pretty Girl 6. 10 7. this one is really difficult but I'll go Chameleon because that's what I hope will win 8. Fallin' will make it 9. she will beat it 10. Gonna guess that he'll be just in or just outside the top 10. So no beating his best of #9 11. Alessia Cara , Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber - 4 entries each 12. don't see Never Be Like You making an appearance but Can't Stop The Feeling definitely will, unfortunately 13. feel the lightning and the thunder thunder 14. 8 feels low but I can only be certain of 8 making it honestly 14a. Rockabye 15. Paris has had slightly better longevity so I'm going with that 16. Havana maybe doesn't have enough time left to end up as high as #15 this year. I'll go no 17. rockstar no competition 18. Yes 18a. Strip That Down, as much as I'd love it to be Slow Hands 19. Feels 20. Yes Last edited:
1. No 2. Galway Girl 3. Symphony 4. I Feel It Coming 5. Pretty Girl 6. 12 7. Waves 8. It will make it 9. Yes 10. He'll equal it, so no. 11. Ed with 5 12. CSTF 13. Thunder 14. 10 14a. Rockabye 15. Paris 16. Yes 17. Rockstar 18. Yes 18a. Strip That Down 19. Feels 20. Yes
Yeah, I'm actually starting to agree with you I.E, considering its spent 36 weeks in the top 100 I won't be surprised if people underestimate it. I did a bit of research and I'm pretty sure 2 or 3 would definitely be the record as well
The EOY albums will be super hard to predict this year because...
1. A massive lack of big albums. Compared to the last 5 or 6 years, 2017 has barely had any albums that will go down as massive albums. 2016 had the same problem but there were way more big albums than this year
2. A massive lack of certifications. I know certifications don't always mean everything but it would be a lot easier if there were certifications so it could give people a rough idea of where everything will place
2016 didn't particularly have any big albums either. You just need to look at the Year End Top 10: 2 Christmas albums, one of them having been released in 2011, an album of covers and 2 other 2015 LPs, with 25 even topping the chart. It really was à dead year. At least in 2017 we've had new LPs by Ed Sheeran, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.
The changes of consumer habits who now prefer streaming and who are buying / downloading less and less albums as well as the poor inclusion of streaming in the albums chart explain why albums chart sales are still miserable and why less and less albums are certified.
I'd Say that there are some big eras but due to the changes of consumer habits, it is no longer well reflected into the albums chart.
Streaming has actually been included into albums accreditations since Friday, May 5th. However, "the two tracks attracting most streams are reduced to the level of the average of the next eight highest streamed tracks associated with the album". This rule is a bit stupid IMO. If an album generates some big hits, then it is penalized simply because it includes hits...
I think it's valid, since it's supposed to be measuring the popularity of albums. You need to omit the top two tracks as outliers because otherwise you get a mess like in the US charts where pretty much any big one hit wonder will get a decently charting album if it had already been released, or nothing if it was delayed, even though the album itself is no more popular in the former case.
There's also a manipulation factor to it, where artists will shove old hits on albums just to generate big numbers (and possibly instant certifications). Post Malone's debut album actually went platinum in the US back in March, largely because White Iverson was on it, and I imagine Drake slapped Hotline Bling on Views because it was the only one of his loose singles lying around that'd gotten really popular. Chris Brown encouraged his fans to spam plays for his 45 track album as a transparent way to get numbers.
When people are interested or like an album they do stream it, and the numbers are fair. I'd like to see them higher but they will get there I think. I just blame the way Spotify encourages people to just listen to the top 50 hits, and artists like Taylor Swift snekking to get higher sales.
I think the rule is fair but it is a bit annoying for albums like divide and damn because they were massive and I think damn should be at least platinum. But the rule is good for some albums. DJ Khaled's Grateful hit #7 and only spent a few weeks in the top 50 but without that rule it could've been gold due to the success of 'I'm the One' and 'Wild Thoughts'
The main thing is that more and more consumers don't care for albums as a whole and it is reflected into the ridiculous albums figures. You can just compare albums market in 2000 to today to realize it. I won't be surprised if albums disappear in the next future.
If you want to have an interesting read about changes of the music industry, you shouyld try this blog held by MJDangerous. He's been analysing the music industry on the internet for about 15 years. In his past three articles, he's been explaining the impact of streaming on the music industry and music consumers. If you've got some time, try to give it a go because it's highly interesting and sums up perfectly what I want to explain lol:
Will try to read that later when I get the free time.
Don't get me wrong though I do agree with you in regards to how people consume/don't consume albums (I apologise if my post last night read as a bit too 'YOU'RE WRONG'), but in a sense, that apathy should be what's shown in the chart. I don't think we should artificially prop up the numbers to make it seem like people care more than they do, that's just hiding from the truth.
Don't worry Hijhinx. I didn't read your post as 'You're too wrong' at all lol.
I do understand your point but at the same time I can't help thinking that reducing the impact of the 2 most streamed tracks of an album is unfair.
A lot of one hit wonders in the past got big albums (see MC Hammer or Vanilla Ice).
In regards to manipulation, well, that already existed in the past with some acts deliberately releasing or re-releasing albums to artificially inflate sales thanks to fans. Not to mention fans of boy bands buying multiple copies of albums to get the best chart showing ever. It is easier for a fan top buy multiple copies of an album than stream tracks of an album to equal I album sale.
Most people in the past used to buy CD albums thanks to the big hits it generated without being particularly being interested in other tracks or the artist. Without those hits, albums wouldn't have sold as many units. With that ARIA rule, you completely take off the strength of albums, hence the pitiful streaming figures. I know we have the Singles Chart but it should also be reflected in the albums chart IMO. Even though streaming will keep growing, I doubt we'll get much higher figures than what they already are and won't be big enough to compensate the collapse of digital and physical albums sales.
2017 seems to be a pretty average year all round in terms of music. I haven't followed the ARIA charts much this year but after a quick glance of lists above it appears very pop flavoured Hopefully 2018 will be a better uear!
iTunes just released their top songs of 2017 in Australia and I thought I'd post the top 50 it here bc this will be a big part of the ARIA EOY
1. Shape of You (of course) - Ed Sheeran 2. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran 3. Despacito - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber 4. Rockabye - Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie 5. Something Just like This - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 6. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - ZAYN and Taylor Swift 7. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran 8. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur 9. Starboy - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk 10. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars 11. Slow Hands - Niall Horan 12. Fresh Eyes - Andy Grammer 13. Thunder - Imagine Dragons 14. Green Light - Lorde 15. Closer - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey 16. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk 17. Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake 18. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes 19. Stranger - Peking Duk feat. Elliphant 20. Issues - Julia Michaels 21. Sexual - NEIKED feat. Dyo 22. I'm the One - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne 23. It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez 24. Strip That Down - Liam Payne feat. Quavo 25. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars 26. Chameleon - Pnau 27. Adore - Amy Shark 28. Symphony - Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson 29. Human - Rag 'N' Bone Man 30. Stay - Zedd and Alessia Cara 31. Play That Song - Train 32. Dancing on My Own - Calum Scott 33. Sign of the Times - Harry Styles 34. Shout Out to My Ex - Little Mix 35. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar 36. Scars to Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara 37. Malibu - Miley Cyrus 38. You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones feat. RAYE 39. Paris - The Chainsmokers 40. All Time Low - Jon Bellion 41. Waves - Dean Lewis 42. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane 43. Capsize - Frenship and Emily Warren 44. Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt 45. Glorious - Macklemore feat. Skylar Grey 46. What About Us - P!nk 47. Mama - Jonas Blue feat. William Singe 48. Chained to the Rhythm - Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley 49. Call on Me - Starley 50. Feels - Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean Last edited:
1. No 2. Galway Girl 3. Symphony 4. I Feel It Coming 5. Pretty Girl 6. 9 7. Chameleon 8. It will make it. 9. Yes 10. Yes 11. Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Post Malone & Khalid will get 4 each. 12. I reckon both will miss out. 13. Thunder 14. 8 - Rockabye 15. Paris 16. No 17. Rockstar 18. Yes - Strip That Down 19. Feels 20. Yes
1. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran 2. Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber 3. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran 4. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar 5. Thunder - Imagine Dragons 6. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 7. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran 8. rockstar - Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 9. Glorious - Macklemore featuring Skylar Grey 10. New Rules - Dua Lipa 11. Strip That Down - Liam Payne featuring Quavo 12. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara 13. Slow Hands - Niall Horan 14. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes 15. I'm The One - DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne 16. Perfect - Ed Sheeran 17. It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez 18. Havana - Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 19. Issues - Julia Michaels 20. Too Good At Goodbyes - Sam Smith 21. Symphony - Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson 22. What About Us - P!nk 23. Feels - Calvin Harris featuring Big Sean, Pharrell Williams & Katy Perry 24. Rockabye - Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie 25. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift 26. Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller 27. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars 28. Green Light - Lorde 29. Mama - Jonas Blue featuring William Singe 30. Unforgettable - French Montana featuring Swae Lee 31. Attention - Charlie Puth 32. Young Dumb & Broke - Khalid 33. Paris - The Chainsmokers 34. Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) - Starley 35. Your Song - Rita Ora 36. Slide - Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos 37. Waves - Dean Lewis 38. Sign Of The Times - Harry Styles 39. Friends - Justin Bieber & BloodPop 40. Scared To Be Lonely - Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa 41. Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift 42. 1-800-273-8255 - Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid 43. Malibu - Miley Cyrus 44. Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man 45. Starboy - The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 46. You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones featuring Raye 47. Chameleon - Pnau 48. 2U - David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber 49. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 50. Adore - Amy Shark 51. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt 52. Fresh Eyes - Andy Grammer 53. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur 54. Dusk Till Dawn - Zayn featuring Sia 55. I Fall Apart - Post Malone 56. Praying - Kesha 57. Don't Leave - Snakehips & MØ 58. Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato 59. Closer - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 60. All Time Low - Jon Bellion 61. Passionfruit - Drake 62. Mask Off - Future 63. I Like Me Better - Lauv 64. Stranger - Peking Duk featuring Elliphant 65. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley 66. Bad Liar - Selena Gomez 67. Pretty Girl (Cheat Codes & CADE Remix) - Maggie Lindemann 68. No Promises - Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato 69. Swalla - Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign 70. Now Or Never - Halsey 71. Silence - Marshmello featuring Khalid 72. Touch - Little Mix 73. What Lovers Do - Maroon 5 featuring SZA 74. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars 75. Most Girls - Hailee Steinfeld 76. The Cure - Lady Gaga 77. CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake 78. Mi Gente - J Balvin & Willy William 79. Capsize - FRENSHIP & Emily Warren 80. Play That Song - Train 81. Love$ick - Mura Masa featuring A$AP Rocky 82. Redbone - Childish Gambino 83. How Far I'll Go - Alessia Cara 84. Wolves - Selena Gomez & Marshmello 85. Fallin' - Jessica Mauboy 86. Back To You - Louis Tomlison featuring Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals 87. Good Old Days - Macklemore featuring Kesha 88. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara 89. Let Me Go - Hailee Steinfeld featuring Florida Georgia Line & watt 90. Sexual - NEIKED featuring Dyo 91. Congratulations - Post Malone featuring Quavo 92. Human - Rag'N'Bone Man 93. Moments - Bliss N Eso featuring Gavin James 94. Lay It On Me - Vance Joy 95. Believer - Imagine Dragons 96. There For You - Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan 97. Cocoon - Milky Chance 98. Location - Khalid 99. DNA. - Kendrick Lamar 100. XO Tour Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert (probably wishful thinking but I can always hope ) Last edited:
Based on the top 10 sales figures provided by bulion each week and a formula for the rest of the top 100 (although I think it slightly overestimates sales), here is my predicted 2017 top 100 with sales:
Shape of You
Castle On The Hill
Something Just Like This
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
Strip That Down
I'm The One
It Ain't Me
I Don't Wanna Live Forever
That's What I Like
Body Like A Back Road
What About Us
Say You Won't Let Go
Young, Dumb & Broke
Sorry Not Sorry
Call On Me
I Feel It Coming
Too Good At Goodbyes
Scared To Be Lonely
I Like Me Better
Look What You Made Me Do
All Time Low
Feel It Still
You Don't Know Me
Can't Stop The Feeling
Sign Of The Times
Dusk Till Dawn
Now Or Never
Lay It On Me
What Lovers Do
I Fall Apart
There For You
How Far I'll Go
Good Old Days
Chained to the Rhythm
Back To You
Let Me Go
Play That Song
Ready For It?
XO Tour Llif3
Homemade Dynamite (Remix)
Scars To Your Beautiful
Edit: Had missed Homemade Dynamite before, which would give Khalid his 5th track in the top 100. Last edited:
Thanks, will be very interesting. I suppose I should answer the quiz too.
1. Yes (Shape Of You 1st, Castle On The Hill 3rd, Perfect 4th, Galway Girl 6th) 2. Perfect 3. Symphony (14th vs 36th) 4. Starboy (45th vs 47th) 5. Most Girls (65th vs 66th - separated by only 200 sales!) 6. 12 (Mama, Waves, Call On Me, Chameleon, Adore, Moments, Dusk Till Dawn, Lay It On Me, There For You, Fallin', Stranger, Fake Magic) 7. Waves (30th vs 44th) 8. Yes (80th) 9. Yes (42nd) 10. Tie (9th) 11. Khalid (5) 12. Can't Stop The Feeling (64th) 13. Thunder (8th vs 10th) 14. 7 14a. Say You Won't Let Go (35th, Rockabye 36th, Closer 37th) 15. Paris (43rd vs 48th) 16. No (18th) 17. Rockstar (16th vs 21st) 18. Yes (11th, 12th, 24th/70th, 68th, 90th) 18a. Strip That Down (11th vs 12th) 19. Feels (26th vs 46th) 20. Yes Last edited:
The UK top 40 singles and albums have been released, I'll post the top 20 of each
1. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran 2. Despacito - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber 3. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran 4. Unforgettable - French Montana feat. Swae Lee 5. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran 6. Perfect - Ed Sheeran 7. Symphony - Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson 8. Human - Rag'N'Bone Man 9. Something Just like This - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 10. You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones feat. RAYE 11. New Rules - Dua Lipa 12. I'm the One - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne 13. Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller 14. Mama - Jonas Blue feat. William Singe 15. Solo Dance - Martin Jensen 16. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes 17. Touch - Little Mix 18. Havana - Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug 19. Swalla - Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign 20. Strip That Down - Liam Payne feat. Quavo
1. Divide - Ed Sheeran 2. Human - Rag'N'Bone Man 3. The Thrill of It All - Sam Smith 4. Glory Days - Little Mix 5. Beautiful Trauma - P!nk 6. X - Ed Sheeran 7. Together Again - Michael Ball and Alfie Boy 8. More Life - Drake 9. As You Were - Liam Gallagher 10. Gang Signs & Prayer - Stormzy 11. A Love So Beautiful - Roy Orbison 12. Moana - Various Artists 13. Wonderland - Take That 14. The Architect - Paloma Faith 15. Reputation - Taylor Swift 16. + - Ed Sheeran 17. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 - George Michael 18. 25 - Adele 19. Who Built the Moon - Noel Gallagher's High Flying 20. Revival - Eminem
ftr it didn't 'outsell' (well it probably did on iTunes) them, but ARIA were late on letting both of them into the chart, and they never retroactively fix that, so they both missed a bunch of weeks like that. And then ARIA didn't add Lil Uzi's album streams so it started sinking down the chart even though its streams were (and are!) still really good.
To put it in perspective, Location is #36 on the Streaming Singles chart, no way should it have missed the main list
Yeah, on the albums side of things pretty surprising to see Eminem at #21 after only 2 weeks compared to an album like More Life that spent over 30 weeks in the top 50 (ik More Life had lower debut sales)
I suppose I can be glad Coldplay were finally able to make an ARIA EOY Top 10 for the 1st time ever, top 5 even. Even if it isn't their best track from this year. I'm think the last time we had 4 tracks by the same artist in the EOY Top 10 was The Beatles. Also lol at Eminem getting to #3 with only 2 weeks of sales.
Now all we have to do is wait for the Quick List Vote Game to start.
The oldest song on the Australian EOY songs was Highway to Hell followed by You Shook me all night long. AC/DC had three songs in the Australian top 50 with Thunderstruck from 1990 the latest of them. The Horses is at number 31 with Never Tear Us Apart at 47. Shame ARIA doesn't have a Catalogue songs chart. Last edited:
I'm surprised 'Bloodstone' missed out the Top 50 Australian Artist Singles chart...
Also quite interesting how some of the Top 10 smashes fron Sep-Nov (e.g. Too Good At Goodbyes, Friends, What Lovers Do, I Fall Apart) are quite lower than anticipated, just like a few tracks from last year, highlighting a slower sales period which wasn't as slow as a few years before.
Also, great to see heaps of Aussies in the Top 100 Albums chart...
I'm pleasantly surprised at how accurate my system was. I think I had 95 out of the top 100, and should've had Water Under The Bridge but I didn't include it in my original calculations. My system would've had it at number 95 with 112,200 sales. I also hadn't calculated Happier, but my system only has it at around number 107 with 93,600 sales.
Location was definitely robbed, as I had it comfortably in the top 100. XO Tour Llif3 was touch and go so I'm not overly surprised it didn't make it.
For the record, the sales figures I had for the other songs that weren't in my top 100 but ended up making the official list were Shed A Light (98,400 - #104), Sexual (95,200 - #106) and Never Be Like You (91,000 - #110, although I had a feeling my system had underestimated this one). Last edited:
Well to put it in perspective, Lil Uzi was #70 on the overall streaming chart, but based on kworb's Spotify AU numbers http://kworb.net/spotify/country/au_daily.html he really should be in the top 40 there, so much just isn't being attributed.
I just heard and watched XO Tour Llif3 for the first time today... ummm overrated much? It didn't even chart that well! Anyway the Top 100 looks absolutely fine if I was to swallow that fried spotify spamwich. Love seeing Backwater Swift sully her comeback song somewhere in the lower reaches where it belongs!
I'd definitely be down for a catalogue singles chart considering greatest hits are no longer confined to albums in the digital (reporting) era.
I swear I'm not intentionally trying to sound like a broken record, but my point is that ARIA's EOY is absolutely based on the chart runs contained within the top 100, and my point is that the chart run is factually incorrect. If you look at its Spotify chart run, it should have spent maybe 30 weeks within the ARIA top 60, but it didn't even spend that long in the top 100 because ARIA messed it up http://kworb.net/spotify/track/2eMwDehkIC1j68U6FA3Eiq.html Regardless of what you think of the song, the chart is pretty useless if it can't even serve an accurate barometer of what it's supposed to measure.
That barometer has been around for a long time, e.g. chart denials, under reporting, under/over certification etc, ARIA have a long history of factual incorrectness and that is not helped by the over zealous big four promoting only the solid gold hits.
Have you noted it to ARIA directly? That seems to be the best way as they do retroactively fix/acknowledge bad data as far as I'm aware but it could also be ATL/WARs fault for not declaring the song to ARIA properly (possibly not realising how well it was streaming while also actively not promoting it, it seems more of a social media/streaming-only hit than something I'd see commercially in a JB HiFi for example).
I have tuned out of Aria so much that I don't even know half the songs in the top 100 year end. I hate what Aria has become. As much as I love Flume and Never Be Like You it should not have made this year end especially when it was released 2 years ago now and in January.
Good to see Jax Jones, Future, Milky Chance, Vance Joy, Childish Gambino, Amy Shark, Mura Masa, Snakehips, Lorde, Khalid, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Pnau, Calvin Harris, Julia Michaels, Rag n Bone Man and Drake make it with a song and that song being it's first and probably only time to make a year end countdown.
I did calculate some singles and albums sales to figure out figures for the various year end charts. Unfortunately, I've had problems with my Excel files and lost some of the detailed calculations I did.
However, I do remember that I had Body Like A Back Road on only 200,000 units with weeks within the Top 100 whereas the Year End Chart suggests that it did around 215,000 units.
In regards to Never be Like You, it would have never made the cut had only the charted weeks within the Top 100 been included.
In fact, in the same way the Year End Singles Chart includes units accumulated outside the Top 100, the specific genre charts work the same way. For instance, tracks like Poker Face, Tik Tok, I Gotta Feeling and Timber made the Year End Dance Chart while they never charted within the weekly Top 25 Dance Chart.
If you still have some doubts, then I can try to re-calculate tracks such as Never be Like You, Water Under the Bridge or Body Like A Back Road without non charted weeks and with charted weeks. But, without wanting to sound pretentious, I'm pretty sure that ARIA now includes non charted weeks in their Year End Charts, even though it wasn't the case prior to 2012.
Haha, I'm willing to concede and save you the effort, though I do wonder if they go all the way down to #500 or if they cut off sooner. It's a good decision to do so though, as it's clear that songs can nowadays accumulate a lot of sales while not charting. I did make the same observation, at least with the Australian singles chart, has anyone checked if there are inconsistencies between any of the charts with the main year end? (Aside from when ARIA are slow to add tracks to genre charts, like every urban hit )
Given the weekly charts actually are a Top 500, I think that they go all the way down to #500 to compile the year end charts.
In regards to inconstencies between the year end genre charts and the Top 100 Year End chart, I haven't spotted a single one, at least for the singles (haven't checked the albums).
By the way, not trying to defend ARIA again lol but it may very well be up to record companies to request a track to enter a genre chart or not. If I remember well, it is written in ARIA's code of practice.