For the tenth straight week Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, whilst throughout the Top 100 he has 18 songs charting.
One chartifact I forgot to mention last week was that with Ed occupying both the top of the singles and albums chart, he becomes the 125th dual No.1 occupier, with the last such occurrence being in May 2016 when Drake’s “One Dance” topped the singles chart and its parent album “Views” was at the top of the albums chart. This is the first time that Ed Sheeran has achieved this feat, although he did come close in 2014 when his “x (Multiply)” album was at the top on the 6th & 13th of October, then his track “Thinking Out Loud” started a five-week run from the 20th of October.
Ed Sheeran has now amassed sixteen weeks at No.1 in Australia, placing him now equal fourth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’ alongside Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ similar tally from their four chart-topping songs this decade. Ed also moves from 66th to now equal 45th on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1 (1940 to 2017) alongside the sixteen weeks notched up by Britney Spears (5 No.1’s), Whitney Houston and Shaggy (3 No.1’s apiece), plus “Shape of You” is now equal 22nd in the list for ‘Most Weeks at No.1 (1940 to 2017) alongside “Mama Mia” (1975), Eagle Rock” (1971), “I Will Always Love You” (1993) and “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” (2006), whilst for this decade, the song is now the equal second longest running No.1 alongside the ten weeks notched up by “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO in 2011.
Last week Ed had five songs within the Top 10, three of those were debuts, whereas this week he has three songs inside the ten, with “Castle on the Hill” (which he performed on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ screened here last Friday night) holding at No.2 for an eighth broken week, and last weeks No.10 track (and still #1 in Ireland) in “Galway Girl” is up three places to a new peak of No.7.
After three weeks upon the chart, the Chainsmokers and Coldplay collaboration “Something Just Like This” is on hold at No.3 for a second week, but is newly certified Gold (●) in sales, whilst also on hold at No.4 (after debuting there last week) is the new Lorde track “Green Light”. Moving back up two places to No.5 is the Kygo and Selena Gomez teaming “It Ain’t Me”, which is also now Gold (●).
Another team-up in “Stay” by Zedd and Alessia Cara is up three places to a new peak of No.6, and in doing so it becomes Alessia’s highest chart appearance in Australia, beating the No.8 peak of her first Top 10 entry “Scars to Your Beautiful” (TW-66), whilst making it’s first Top 10 appearance this week is Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like”, jumping up six places to land at No.8, becoming Bruno’s thirteenth Top 10 single in Australia (nine as lead, four as guest vocalist) and now second from his current album “24k Magic” (TW-13). Down one spot to No.9 is Julia Michaels and her first chart entry “Issues”, and after leaving the Top 10 last week the Jon Bellion and Stormzy track “All Time Low” (HP-9) is back up seven places to No.10 and now certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* Calvin Harris with Frank Ocean and the duo Migos jump back up four places to No.14 with “Slide” (HP-12).
* Jax Jones leaps eight spots to land first week within the Top 20 at No.15 with “You Don’t Know Me”, which is the same peak that the last track entitled “You Don’t Know Me” achieved back in late April of 1999 for Armand Van Helden.
* Martin Garrix is on tour with Justin Bieber at the moment, which helps his duet with Dua Lipa in “Scared to Be Lonely” (HP-14) to rebound seven places to No.18 this week.
* Snakehips and MØ are back up one spot to No.20 with “Don’t Leave” which is now ▲Platinum.
* Adele’s national tour helps her current single “Water Under the Bridge” to leap up seven places to a new peak of No.23, whilst she is also charting and climbing with “Hello” (65 to 50), “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)” (69 to 59), “Someone Like You” (81 to 71), “When We Were Young” (92 to 79) and “Rolling in the Deep” (90 to 80).
* The video for The Weeknd and Daft Punk second Top 10 entry “I Feel it Coming” was released this past week, and the track is back up nine places to No.26, whilst “Starboy” is back up four spots to No.39.
* After tumbling last week, the Maroon 5 and Future team-up track “Cold” (HP-27) is back up eight places to No.34 this week.
* Jason DeRulo’s “Swalla” (HP-55) is back up to No.74 after sliding a little last week.
* Justin Bieber just wrapped up his national tour this past week, and he gets a rise for his tracks “Sorry” (89 to 75), “Love Yourself” (98 to 81) and a return at No.93 for “What Do You Mean?”.
* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week both debuted within the ten last week, and they’re both by Ed Sheeran, with “Dive” (HP-5) and “Perfect” (HP-6) both dropping six places to No.11 and No.12 respectively.
* The Zayn and Taylor Swift track from ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ in “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” drops again this week, down five spots to No.16.
* All but one Ed Sheeran track climbs this week, with almost all of last weeks entries down this week; “Supermarket Flowers” (19 to 21), “Happier” (16 to 24), “How Would You Feel (Paean)” (13 to 29), “New Man” (20 to 32), “What Do I Know?” (24 to 33), “Nancy Mulligan” (37 to 38), “Barcelona” (36 to 41), “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here” (32 to 44), “Eraser” (31 to 48), “Save Myself” (38 to 53), “Bibia Be Ye Ye” (39 to 54), whilst his older entries also move down, “Photograph” (88 to 98) and the still Oldest Charting single “Thinking Out Loud” (76 to 89) at 119 weeks within the Top 100.
* The Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello duet “Bad Things” drops seventeen places to No.63.
* “Selfish” for Future and Rihanna is down eighteen spots to No.67.
* Falling nine places apiece are “Bounce Back” by Big Sean and “Redbone” by Childish Gambino to No.76 and No.77 respectively.
* Sia falls ten places to No.82 with “Move Your Body” (HP-34), whilst her “Cheap Thrills” leaves the Top 100 after 62 weeks.
* Nevada and Mark Morrison with Fetty Wap are down eleven spots to No.84 with “The Mack”.
* The Linkin Park and Kiiara teaming in “Heavy” drops nineteen places to No.85.
* Flume is fast falling out with his first No.1 single “Never Be Like You”, down eighteen to No.88.
* Drake dropped the surprise album “More Life” this past weekend, and the lead single from the album “Fake Love” is down sixteen places to No.90, whilst his former No.1 “One Dance” is down ten spots to No.94.
* The Auli’i Cravalho version of the ‘Moana’ soundtrack song “How Far I’ll Go” drops twenty-one places to No.92.
* The other Maroon 5 entry this week in “Don’t Wanna Know” tumbles seventeen to No.96.
* Newly announced Eurovision 2017 contestant and 2016’s X-Factor winner Isaiah is down thirteen spots to No.99 with his debut single “It’s Gotta Be You”, which achieves Gold (●) this week.
* #19 – “Waterfall” by Stargate feat Pink and Sia is the first chart entry for the Norwegian songwriting and producers Mikkel and Tor Erik, who have been producing songs since the late 1990’s, such as “S Club Party”, “All Rise” by Blue, “So Sick” and “Because of You” by Ne-Yo, “Unfaithful”, “We Ride”, “Rude Boy” and “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna, “Irreplaceable” and “Beautiful Liar”, for Beyonce, “Black & Yellow” for Wiz Khalifa and “Firework” for Katy Perry. Their recent chart hits/produced tracks include “After the Afterparty” for Charli XCX, “Run Up” by Major Lazer and “So Good” by Zara Larsson.
* #42 – Liability by Lorde is the second track lifted from her June 16th second album entitled “Melodrama”, which saw its first track chart last week, this weeks No.4 song “Green Light”.
* #43 – Keep Me Crazy by Sheppard is the Brisbane sibling acts fifth Top 100 singles chart entry, and with the band recently touring the country as support on the Justin Bieber ‘Purpose’ tour, this is the third track released from their forthcoming second album to chart so far.
* #52 – Solo Dance by Martin Jensen becomes the Danish Tropical House DJ’s first chart entry, the track having reached No.7 in his home country plus Norway and Sweden.
* #58 – No Frauds by Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil’ Wayne is the first track from Nicki’s forthcoming fourth studio album (no date or title known as yet), whereas her last chart entry “Black Barbies” (HP-47, Dec 2016) was not from the new album.
* #72 – Mask Off by Future is taken from his recent fifth studio album FUTURE (HP-42), and follows on from his current other entry “Selfish” (TW-67) from his sixth album HNDRXX (HP-53).
* #97 – Breathe by Astrid S is the first chart entry for 20-year-old Norwegian singer Astrid Smeplass who placed fifth in the 2013 edition of Pop Idol in Norway and this is her fourth Top 10 hit in her home country so far.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com