5 Seconds of Summer continue to shine for an eighth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with their third albums title track “Youngblood”.
The last song to spend eight weeks at the top here was “Perfect” for Ed Sheeran from the 11th of December, 2017 up until the end of January 2018, while the song now becomes the equal second longest running No.1 song this decade by an Australian act, tying with the Gotye and Kimbra track “Somebody That I Used to Know” (8 wks from 15th of August, 2011), and the song is currently at No.2 in New Zealand, No.5 in Norway and Ireland, No.6 in Denmark, No.9 in Sweden and No.11 in England. For this decades listing of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ the group moves from equal 16th to now equal 14th as they have now racked up nine overall weeks at No.1 during this decade, and now sit alongside Pink (5 #1’s) and Eminem (2 #1’s), while the song “Youngblood” is one of six songs that have now spent six weeks at No.1 during this decade including “Whistle” by Flo Rida (2012). “Blurred Lines” for Robin Thicke (2013), “7 Years” for Lukas Graham (2016) and the aforementioned “Perfect” and “Somebody That I Used to Know”, all tied as equal seventh longest running No.1 songs for this current decade, and “Youngblood” also holds the top spot on both the digital and streaming charts again this week.
Maroon 5 remain at the top in New Zealand for a second week (and lose the top spot to a new Drake entry in Canada), while here their track with Cardi B and “Girls Like You” holds at No.2 for a fifth straight week, while speaking of Drake he jumps up twelve spots to a new peak of No.3 with “In My Feelings”, which has had a viral dance craze this past week blow-up on YouTube, and Drake’s second and final Top 10/5 single this week is the entry that came in at No.3 last week “Don’t Matter to Me” with Michael Jackson, down one spot to No.4.
The highest non-Drake entry from last week for Dean Lewis and “Be Alright” leaps this week fourteen places to land at No.5, becoming the local singers first Top 10 hit in Australia, beating the No.12 peak of his debut single “Waves” which returns at No.97 this week, followed by Post Malone and “Better Now” which is down two spots to No.6. Last week “Solo” for Clean Bandit with Demi Lovato fell back three spots to No.10, and now this week it rebounds back to its former peak of No.7, while also climbing three spots to a new peak of No.8 is Juice WRLD and “Lucid Dreams”, and making a bigger climb into the Top 10 is “Nevermind” by Dennis Lloyd, up ten spots to land at a new peak of No.10, both scoring their first entries to the ten and the songs’ first week inside the Top 10, while in between this two and stable at No.9 is Anne-Marie with “2002”.
* Peking Duk released a new track on Friday called “Fire”, but their current chart entry “Reprisal” halves its position from last week and leaps up twelve places to a new peak of No.12, potentially on the way to their fourth Top 10 entry locally too, plus the song is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Back up eight spots to its former peak of No.18 is “Ocean” for Martin Garrix and Khalid.
* Cracking a Top 20 position for the first time is NOTD with Bia Miller and “I Wanna Know”, which climbs six spots to a new peak of No.19.
* Conrad Sewell is stable at his peak of No.21 for a second week with his “Healing Hands” track.
* Ahead of the debut Amy Shark album released on Friday her latest track “I Said Hi” is back up to No.22.
* Former No.23 peaking track “Jackie Chan” for Tiesto with Post Malone is back up eight spots to No.24.
* Jess Glynne’s recent promo visit keeps helping her former UK No.1 single “I’ll Be There”, which leaps up nine spots to a new peak of No.26.
* Jonas Blue sees his song “Rise” do just that this week, up sixteen spots to a new chart height of No.27.
* Khalid not only rises with his appearance on the new Martin Garrix track, but he is also back up with “OTW” (30 to 28, HP-27), “Love Lies” (37 to 34 and now 3x▲Platinum), “Silence” (89 to 77) and “Young, Dumb & Broke” (98 to 80).
* The “Bed” (HP-17) track for Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande is back up nine spots to No.29, while Ariana’s teaming with Troye Sivan on “Dance to This” (HP-39) rises back up ten places to land at No.75.
* Hayden James’ track “Just Friends” with Boy Matthews is back up eleven spots to No.30.
* Post Malone is back up the charts with “Psycho” (34 to 31), “Rockstar” (53 to 45), “I Fall Apart” (65 to 54) and returns with two tracks in “Ball for Me” (#84) and “Candy Paint” (#95).
* Ed Sheeran’s former No.1 songs rising are “Perfect”” (40 to 32) and “Shape of You” (60 to 47) with further rises for “Happier” (55 to 50) and “River” alongside Eminem (100 to 90) and he also returns with “Castle on the Hill” (#86).
* Kygo rises back up with his two chart entries in “Born to Be Yours” alongside Imagine Dragons (HP-32, 49 to 37), and his older entry “Remind Me to Forget” (47 to 44). Imagine Dragons are also back up with “Thunder” (86 to 74) and “Believer” (96 to 85).
* The recently returned track for Panic! at the Disco with “High Hopes” jumps up ten places to a new peak of No.38.
* The A$AP Rocky and Skepta track “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” (HP-33) is back up four spots to No.42 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Bebe Rexha was in the country on a promo trip this past week and her two chart entries are both up this week in “Meant to Be” (56 to 43) and her newer single “I’m a Mess” (88 to new peak of No.62).
* Last week Ella Mai snuck into the chart at No.99 with “Boo’d Up”, which this week bullets up fifty-three spots to land at a new peak of No.46.
* The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z) climb back up six spots with “Apeshit” to its former peak of No.53.
* Shawn Mendes has three songs within the Top 100 and they are all back up this week with “In My Blood” (61 to 57), “Nervous” (80 to 65) and “Youth” (94 to 93).
* Climbing back to No.2 on the albums chart this week is “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack, and its lead single “This is Me” for Keala Settle is back up eleven spots to No.58.
* After a dramatic fall last week (52 to 76) The Chainsmokers track “Somebody” is back up this week seventeen spots to No.59.
* Dua Lipa rises back up with “IDGAF” (70 to 61) and “New Rules” (92 to 78).
* Kendrick Lamar started a national tour here this week and he rises back up with “Humble” (79 to 63) and his ‘Black Panther’ track “All the Stars” (81 to 69).
* The Rubens entry last week with Sarah and “Never Ever” rises seven spots to a new peak of No.64.
* “Havana” for Camila Cabello is back up eleven spots to No.66.
* Portugal.The Man rise back up sixteen places to No.67 with “Feel it Still”.
* Kyle with Kehlani and their track “PlayinWitMe” is back up eleven spots to No.71.
* Vance Joy scores a Gold (●) in sales for “Saturday Sun” as it rises back up five spots to No.73.
* There are ELEVEN re-entries this week to the chart and NO NEW ENTRIES, the first time since the 4th of January 2016 (it also happened on 9th of Jan, 2012, thanks for the info Matt Ryan), and the first of those returning tracks is “Younger” for local singer Ruel at a new peak of No.76, followed by “Despacito” (#82), the two aforementioned Post Malone tracks and Ed Sheeran return, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers (#91), “Say You Won’t Let Go” for James Arthur (reclaims the ‘Longest Charted Single’ crown at 87 weeks, returns #92), “Waves” for Dean Lewis (#97), “Better Not” by Louis the Child feat Wafia (#98, HP-88), “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith (#99) and current national tourist Pink at #100 with “What About Us”.
* Robinson is back up ten places to No.81 with “Nothing to Regret”.
* The King Princess EP “Make My Bed” featuring “1950” is up one spot to No.89 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* There are four songs leaving the Top 10 this week led by the recent returned “Sad!” by XXXTentacion (HP-4, Wi10-4a), down five to No.11, followed by three Drake tracks in the returned US No.1 single (8th wk) “Nice for What” (HP-1×2, WI10-10a) down six to No.13, the new Canadian No.1 song “Nonstop” (HP-5, WI10-1) down twelve spots to No.17 and “God’s Plan” (HP-1×11, WI10-15a), plummeting fifteen places to No.23.
* Drake is down from 23 to now 13 tracks within the Top 100 as he also falls with “Emotionless” (12 to 33), “I’m Upset” (17 to 35), “Mob Ties” (28 to 56), “Can’t Take a Joke” (36 to 70), “8 out of 10” (27 to 79), “After Dark” (63 to 87) and “Talk Up” with Jay-Z (33 to 88), and he leaves with ten of last weeks entries also.
* XXXTentacion also moves downwards with “Jocelyn Flores” (29 to 39) and right behind that with “Changes” (31 to 40).
* Kanye West is down four spots this week to No.48 with his only entry “All Mine”.
* Calum Scott falls again this week with “You Are the Reason”, back down eight spots to No.83.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com