Ariana Grande holds for a second week with her third ARIA Singles Chart No.1 in “7 Rings”, which also stays for a second week at the top in England, Ireland, New Zealand and debuts at the summit in both America and Canada.
By staying for a second week at the top here in Australia the track “7 Rings” becomes Ariana’s second longest running of her three chart-toppers, beating the single week of “No Tears Left to Cry” (30 April, 2018, TW-75) and sitting behind the six weeks racked up last November and December with “thank u, next” (TW-11), plus with her new album of the same name now coming out next week (8th of February), she will probably hold the top of both charts in two weeks time (chart dated 18th of Feb, 2019).
On the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singes; 2010’s’ Ariana has now racked up nine weeks at the top during this decade, and she now moves from equal 18th to equal 15th alongside Pink (9 weeks from 5 #1’s), Eminem and 5SOS (both with 2 #1’s), plus on the overall tally board (1940 to 2019) she has climbed from equal 111th to now equal 98th alongside The Beach Boys who’ve also had three No.1’s with a total of 9 weeks at the top, although they did it in 1966, 1970 and 1988, unlike Ariana who has done so in just under 10 months. “7 Rings” also loses its No.1 spot on the digital sales chart, but is still the top streamed track of the week.
The Top 3 songs are all stable this week, with only a small movement within the Top 5; so on-hold are the Post Malone and Swae Lee track “Sunflower” (JJJ#27) and the Ava Max song “Sweet but Psycho” at No.2 and No.3 respectively, while swapping places are “Wow” by Post Malone (up one to its former peak of No.4) and “Without Me” (JJJ#56) by Halsey down one to No.5.
The Triple J Hottest 100 was broadcast for the Australian Day long weekend last week, and the results have boosted some tracks back up the charts, including the No.3 song on their countdown “Sicko Mode” for Travis Scott and Drake, which leaps back up six places to land at a new peak of No.6 and an overall ninth week inside the Top 10. Stable at No.7 is the Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus track “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (JJJ#80), while the returning No.1 digital selling track of the week is “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper which is back up three places to No.8 for a fourteenth week inside the ten.
The No.1 song for the JJJ100 was by local act Ocean Alley and “Confidence”, which debuted last week for the first time at No.93, and this week bullets up eighty-four places to land at a new peak of No.9, last week it became the bands first entry, now it also becomes their first ever Top 10 single. And holding at its peak of No.10 for a second week is the Sam Smith and Normani song “Dancing with a Stranger”, which had its video clip released on Friday, so it could/should rise next week.
* The new Dean Lewis track which debuted last week in “7 Minutes” rises two places to a new peak of No.14, while his former No.1 song “Be Alright” (JJJ#6) is back up three spots to No.16 and now certified 5x▲Platinum in sales.
* The Hilltop Hoods latest song “Leave Me Lonely” (JJJ#24) has now been on hold at its peak of No.18 for four weeks in a row.
* Billie Eilish is back up eight spots to No.23 with “When the Party’s Over” (JJJ#8), while her older entry “Lovely” (JJJ#17) is climbs up ten places to No.43.
* The Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man track “Giant” only rises three spots this week to a new peak of No.25.
* The Dominic Fike track “3 Nights” is up three places to a new chart height of No.32.
* The Chainsmokers latest track “Hope” is also up three spots, to a new peak of No.40.
* The latest single for 5 Seconds of Summer and “Lie to Me” holds at its peak of No.42 for a second week.
* The ARIA Award winning Amy Shark track “I Said Hi” also landed the JJJ#5 spot, and that helps it to rebound this week twenty-eight places to land at No.48.
* Last weeks entry for Kelani and Ty Dolla $ign with “Nights Like This” jumps up fourteen spots to a new peak of No.59.
* A$AP Rocky’s track “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” scored the JJJ#13 slot, and it rises back up seventeen places to No.61.
* Hayden James with Running Touch stay stable at their peak of No.63 for a second week with their song “Better Together” (JJJ#78), while Hayden’s older track “Just Friends” with Boy Matthews returns at No.70 thanks to it JJJ#15 placing.
* The three JJJ100 Drake placings all rise back up this week, the aforementioned “Sicko Mode” as well as his older entries in “God’s Plan” (JJJ#43, 71 to 65) and “Nice for What” (JJJ#40, 98 to 80).
* Further returning tracks this week are “This is America” by Childish Gambino (JJJ#4, No.77), “All the Stars” for Kendrick Lamar (JJJ#28, No.87), “Make My Bed” by King Princess (JJJ#34, No.93), “Never Ever” by The Rubens with Sarah (JJJ#21, No.94) and finally “Let Me Down Slowly” by Alec Benjamin (No.99).
* Another of last weeks new entries climbing to a new peak is “Pure Water” by Mustard feat Migos (99 to 84).
* Three songs leave the Top 10 this week, firstly is “thank u, next” (HP-1×5, WI10-12) for Ariana Grande which is down five spots to No.11, followed by “Shotgun” by George Ezra (HP-1×5, WI10-23, equal third longest running Top 10 in Australia) dropping down four to No.12, and “Eastside” for Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid (HP-2×8, WI10-24, JJJ#68, equal second longest running Top 10 in Australia) dipping four spots to No.13.
* Kian and his first entry “Waiting” (JJJ#20) is down two spots to No.19.
* Khalid is also down with his track “Better” (JJJ#52), sliding five places to No.20, while he also drops with “Saturday Nights” (27 to 30).
* The Marshmello and Bastille teaming “Happier” drops down seven places to No.21.
* Rita Ora slides back down five spots to No.26 with her recent Top 10 entry “Let You Love Me”.
* The Calvin Harris and Sam Smith track “Promises” is down five to No.31 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales, while Calvin also drops with his Dua Lipa collaboration “One Kiss” (74 to 86).
* The track “Lost in the Fire” for Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd falls back down twelve places to No.36.
* Meek Mill and Drake drop five spots to No.41 with their track “Going Bad”, while Drake is also down with his entry “In My Feelings” (68 to 76) and leaves with “Nonstop” (#97).
* There’s a seven place drop to No.44 for “Zeze” for Kodak Black with Travis Scott and Offset.
* The Shawn Mendes track “Lost in Japan” falls eleven places to land at No.50.
* Queen leave the Top 50 this week with “Bohemian Rhapsody” (45 to 51), while they’re also down with “Another One Bites the Dust” (91 to 95) and leave with “Don’t Stop Me Now” (#95).
* Morgan Evans’ “Day Drunk” slips down eleven places this week to No.52.
* Peking Duk with Jack River hold at No.54 for a second week with “Sugar”, while their older entry “Fire”/”Reprisal” (JJJ#29) is down six places to No.64.
* Ed Sheeran and his track “Perfect” falls eight places to No.55, while his other entry “Shape of You” drops ten spots to No.71, but it is still the ‘Longest Charting Single’ at 108 weeks within the Top 100.
* XXXTentation has both entries falling this week in “Arms Around You” (51 to 62) and “Sad!” (75 to 82).
* Post Malone’s older entries moving down include “Rockstar” (55 to 66), “Psycho” (JJJ#90, 66 to 68) and “I Fall Apart” (59 to 73).
* Give it two weeks and the Ariana Grande track “Imagine” will rebound once her new album is issued next week, but for this week the track drops down eighteen places to No.67, while her first No.1 “No Tears Left to Cry” is down thirteen places to No.75, and she falls out with last weeks returning song “Breathin” (#84).
* Juice WRLD tumble down twelve places to No.69 with “Lucid Dreams”.
* There’s a fourteen place slide to No.74 for the James Arthur and Anne-Marie cover of “Rewrite the Stars”, while the Pink cover of “A Million Dreams” from the same album (The Greatest Showman: Reimagined) drops down sixteen places to No.85.
* Lil’ Pump and Kanye West’s track “I Love it” drops thirteen spots this week to No.78.
* Chris Brown’s entry from four weeks ago is yo-yoing on the charts (it has gone from 58 to 77 then to 64 and now 79), as this week “Undecided” is down fifteen spots to No.79.
* Cardi B’s track “I Like it” falls sixteen places to No.83, while her “Money” track descends nineteen to No.97.
* Jess Glynne is also down sixteen spots to No.88 with her latest entry “I’ll Be There”.
* Bazzi has a twelve place drop to No.92 with “Beautiful” (HP-15), which cracks the half-year mark (26 weeks) within the Top 100.
* Little Mix slump down twenty-six spots this week to No.96 with “Woman Like Me”, their new track “Think About us” with Ty Dolla $ign was issued here on Friday.
* The recent return for the 1983 No.5 song by Toto and “Africa” was helped by two factors, their national tour here and the songs inclusion in the film ‘Aquaman’, and although the song drops down nine spots to No.98 this week it is also newly certified 6x▲Platinum in sales.
* Tom Walker’s “Leave a Light on” drops down eighteen places to land at the end of the chart at #100.
TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 INFO:
* As I mentioned before the Triple J Hottest 100 was held last weekend, and the annual post-ARIA charts from that countdown reflect the countries post-broadcast sales, here are the results in total:
JJJ#|ARIA info|Titles – Artsist
J#01|93 to 9|Confidence by Ocean Alley (NEW PEAK)
J#02|NEW#35|Losing is by Fisher
J#03|12 to 6|Sicko Mode by Travis Scott and Drake (NEW PEAK)
J#04|R/E#77|This is America by Childish Gambino
J#05|76 to 48|I Said Hi by Amy Shark
J#06|19 to 16|Be Alright by Dean Lewis
J#07|NEW#57|Groceries by Mallrat
J#13|88 to 61|Praise the Lord (Da Shine) by A$AP Rocky feat Skepta
J#15|R/E#70|Just Friends by Hayden James feat Boy Matthews
J#16|NEW#91|Baby Come Back (Like a Version) by Ocean Alley
J#17|53 to 43|Lovely by Billie Eilish feat Khalid
J#20|17 to 19|Waiting by Kian
J#21|R/E#94|Never Ever by The Rubens feat Sarah
J#24|Hold#18|Leave Me Lonely by Hilltop Hoods
J#26|NEW#89|All the Pretty Girls by Vera Blue
J#27|Hold#2|Sunflower by Post Malone feat Swae Lee
J#34|R/E#93|Make my Bed by King Princess
J#38|R/E#89|All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar feat SZA
J#29|58 to 6|Fire/Reprisal by Peking Duk
J#33|35 to 34|Better Now by Post Malone
J#40|98 to 80|Nice for What by Drake
J#43|71 to 65|God’s Plan by Drake
J#52|31 to 23|When the Party’s Over by Billie Eilish
J#56|4 to 5| Without Me by Halsey
J#68|9 to 13|Eastside by Benny Blanco feat Halsey & Khalid
J#78|Hold#63|Better Together by Hayden James feat Running Touch
J#80|Hold#7|Nothing Breaks Like a Heart – Mark Ronson feat Miley Cyrus
J#90|66 to 68|Psycho by Post Malone feat Ty Dolla $ign
* #15 – Middle Child by J. Cole becomes the ninth Top 100, the seventh Top 50, the second Top 20 and now the highest charted single in Australia for the US hip hop artist, with this new track the first taste of his forthcoming sixth studio album called “The Fall Off” (no date known as yet), with his previous highest charted single being the title track from his April 2018 album “KOD” (HP-20, peaked late April of 2018).
* #35 – Losing it by Fisher is the Australian music producer born Paul Nicholas Fisher, who has been nominated for both an ARIA Award and a Grammy (for the upcoming 61st Grammy Awards, ‘Best Dance Recording’ for this song). This techno dance track has been to No.1 on the ARIA Club Chart (it was the #3 track for 2018) and has also topped the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, while it has also charted in Belgium (Top 30), Hungary (Top 40), England (#60), Scotland (#42) and Ireland (#60), while the songs makes it first ARIA Singles Chart appearance thanks to its No.2 placing on the JJJ100 for 2018 and is already certified Gold (●) in sales.
* #47 – I’m So Tired by Lauv and Troye Sivan becomes the fifth Top 100 entry for Lauv (third Top 50) and also the twelfth for local singer Troye Sivan (10th Top 50), this song being an anti-love-song track, it also joins Troye’s other current chart entry with Charli XCX called “1999” (HP-18, TW-24).
* #57 – Groceries by Mallrat is the fifth released single for Brisbane born musician, singer and rapper born Grace Shaw, and now the first chart entry to the ARIA Top 100 chart. The track was issued five months ago and has also achieved Gold (●) in sales, plus it also charts due to its JJJ100 No.7 ranking.
* #72 – Swan Song (from ‘Alita: Battle Angel’) by Dua Lipa is the theme song to the new James Cameron film ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ which opens on February 14th around the world, and this song now becomes the twelfth Top 100 entry here for Dua Lipa, who is also charting this week with “One Kiss” alongside Calvin Harris (#86) and departs with both the Silk City track “Electricity” (#81) and her solo song “Kiss and Make Up” (#100).
* #89 – All the Pretty Girls by Vera Blue scored her the JJJ#26 spot for 2018, and this song becomes her fifteenth Top 100 entry since she first charted as Celia Pavey back in 2013.
* #91 – Baby Come Back (Like a Version) by Ocean Alley is now the second entry since last weeks debut for the Sydney band, who this past week took out the No.1 song on the JJJ Top 100 countdown for 2018 with this weeks No.9 song (up from #93) “Confidence”. This song features on the current Triple J album ‘Like a Version Vol.14’ (TW-95) and is a cover of the Player track which hit No.15 here in late February of 1978 for four broken weeks.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com