5 Seconds of Summer log a fourth straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with the title track from their just released third studio album “Youngblood”.
An Aussie act hasn’t sat for this many weeks at No.1 in just over four years, as at this time in 2014 Justice Crew were up to their sixth of nine weeks at the top with “Que Sera” (12th May to 7th of July), plus the song “Youngblood” becomes the fourth longest No.1 song by an Australian act this decade behind at #1 “Que Sera” for Justice Crew (9 wks, 2014), then at #2 is “Somebody That I Used to Know” for Gotye (8 wks, 2011), followed by “Battle Scars” by Guy Sebastian (6 wks, 2012) and then equal fourth is “Good Night” (4 wks, 2011) for Reece Mastin. On the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ 5SOS now move up to equal 20th (from =24th) as they log a fifth overall week at the top for this decade alongside Snoop Dogg, Reece Mastin, Fun. and The Veronica’s (all with two #1’s and five accumulated weeks at No.1), and if the boys hold for another week and their new album (as expected) debuts at the top next week it will be the first time in seven years that an Aussie act has held the top of both charts, while their song also holds for a second week at No.1 in New Zealand.
Post Malone is the 2018 bridesmaid, as he has now logged sixteen weeks at No.2 with three different songs during the year, and his current runner-up in “Better Now” which logs a sixth week at No.2, but the track lands its first certification and is now ▲Platinum in sales. Last weeks highest new entry of “Girls Like You” for Maroon 5 with Cardi B is up two places to a new peak of No.3, becoming the bands fifth Top 3 single in Australia (and it’s #1 in Canada too), while Selena Gomez rises three spots to a new chart height of No.4 with “Back to You”, which becomes her equal highest charted single in Australia, as she also hit No.4 in March of 2017 on the Kygo track “It Ain’t Me”.
The current Irish No.1 song (9 wks) of “One Kiss” for Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa is down two spots to No.5 here, while holding at its peak of No.6 for a second week is the second Aussie act within the Top 10, Amy Shark with “I Said Hi”, while former No.1 “No Tears to Cry” for Ariana Grande is down three spots to No.7, with both songs now ▲Platinum in sales. Returning for a second week to the Top 10 is the Anne-Marie track “2002”, up three spots to a new peak of No.8 after hitting No.10 three weeks ago, while “Love Lies” for Khalid and Normani is down one place to No.9, and climbing up two spots to hit a new peak of No.10 is the Kanye West track “All Mine”, becoming his eighth Top 10 song in Australia and his first since he teamed with Rihanna and Paul McCartney for “FourFiveSeconds” in February of 2015.
* “Hurt Somebody” by Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels rises five spots to a new peak of No.14 and is also now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Logging a third non-consecutive week at No.16 is the Cardi B. track “I Like it”.
* Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato leap up eleven spots to land at a new peak of No.17 with “Solo”.
* Dennis Lloyd breaks into the Top 20 with “Nevermind” after his Voice performance this past week, up five places to a new chart height of No.19.
* “Lucid Dreams” for Juice WRLD rises seven spots to land at a new peak of No.20.
* Hayden James and Boy Matthews continue their climb up the charts with “Just Friends”, this week it is up four spots to No.26.
* Two of the long running Ed Sheeran tracks are back up this week in “Perfect” (32 to 27) and “Castle on the Hill (99 to 88).
* King Princess is back up three spots to No.31 after falling last week with “1950”.
* Post Malone has the new No.1 in America with “Psycho” (TW here #15), and he is back up and newly certified 5x▲Platinum with both “Rockstar” (36 to 32) and “I Fall Apart” (42 to 37, formerly 3xP).
* A$AP Rocky with Skepta jump up thirteen places to a new peak of No.34 with “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)”.
* Peking Duk score their seventh Top 40 hit locally as their latest track “Reprisal” is up seventeen places to a new peak of No.35.
* Drake takes his track “I’m Upset” up ten places to a new peak of No.38.
* Kyle and Kehlani move back up four spots to No.45 with “PlayinWitMe” (HP-38).
* Vance Joy score their third Top 50 hit from their second album ‘Nation of Two’ (TW-20), as “Saturday Sun” rises seven places to a new peak of No.47.
* The new UK No.1 song for Jess Glynne and “I’ll Be There” is here up eight spots to a new peak of No.48.
* Ruel just released his debut EP “Ready” on Friday, and his second chart entry “Dazed & Confused” leaps up twenty-one places to land this week at No.53.
* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are both former No.1 songs in “This is America” (HP-1×1, WI10-5) by Childish Gambino, which is down two to No.12 and “Nice for What” (HP-1×2, WI10-9) by Drake which is also down two places to No.11 and newly certified ▲Platinum, while he also drops with “God’s Plan” (23 to 25), “Look Alive” (53 to 56) with BlocBoy JB and “Yes Indeed” (80 to 96) alongside Lil’ Baby.
* Kygo and his track “Remind Me to Forget” pick up a ▲Platinum certification and the song is down one to No.18.
* The Weeknd is down six places to No.21 with “Call out My Name”, while his track from the ‘Black Panther’ film and “Pray for Me” is on hold at No.77 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Shawn Mendes falls two spots to No.22 with “In My Blood”, which is now ▲Platinum.
* Also down two to No.23 and now 2x▲Platinum is the Zedd & Grey with Maren Morris track “The Middle”.
* Of the seven debuts last week for Kanye West, six drop down this week starting with “Ghost Town” (22 to 30), then followed by “Yikes” (18 to 33), “Wouldn’t Leave” (33 to 60), “Violent Crimes” (40 to 61), “I Thought About Killing You” (41 to 81) and “No Mistakes” (46 to 86).
* After climbing up the charts to No.26 last week, the current Ed Sheeran single “Happier” drops back down fourteen places to No.40, while he is also down with “Shape of You” (50 to 51) and on the Eminem track “River” (71 to 73) which is now 3x▲Platinum (previously only single Platinum too).
* Dua Lipa’s two older entries drop again this week with “IDGAF” down five to No.49 and “New Rules” falls eight to No.80.
* The other ‘Black Panther’ charting track is “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar with SZA which is down seven to No.52, while Kendrick’s track “Humble” is down three to No.68 and now 5x▲Platinum in sales.
* The Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton duet “Say Something” is down two places to No.64 and newly certified 2x▲Platinum, while Post Malone picks up his third new cert for the week with “Candy Paint”, down three to No.67 and also 2x▲Platinum in sales, while he also drops thirty spots to No.90 with “Paranoid”.
* Imagine Dragons still have two songs within the Top 100 after their recent tour here, with “Thunder” down four to No.79 and “Believer” down one to No.91 and newly 3x▲Platinum in sales (it was 1xP before).
* Rufus Du Sol’s first new entry in a couple of years with “No Place” drops down sixteen spots to No.82.
* After rebounding last week the Calum Scott song “You Are the Reason” falls back down twenty-five places to No.83.
* The last Top 5 single for Selena Gomez alongside Marshmello with “Wolves” is down nine spots this week to No.92 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* NF drops twelve spots to No.94 with “Let You Down”.
* Rich the Kid scores the only Gold (●) sales cert this week for “Plug Walk”, which is down nine spots to No.97.
* Bruno Mars with Cardi B and their track “Finesse” drops fourteen spots to No.98.
* Last weeks entry for James Arthur and “You Deserve Better” leaves the Top 100 from No.68, while he claims the ‘Longest Charted Single’ for another week with “Say You Won’t Let Go”, which at 84 weeks within the Top 100 is down twelve spots to No.99.
* #44 – I Wanna Know by NOTD feat Bia Miller is the debut single for the 17 and 19 year old Swedish production duo who have teamed up with US X-Factor Season (2014) two ninth placed Bia Miller, the song having cracked the Top 40 in Denmark, Top 30 in Sweden and Top 20 in Norway so far.
* #46 – 4th Dimension by Kids See Ghosts feat Louis Prima, samples ‘What Will Santa Claus Say’ by Louis Prima and also ‘Someday’ by Shirley Ann Lee.
* #55 – Reborn by Kids See Ghosts
* #57 – Feel the Love by Kids See Ghosts feat Pusha T.
* #69 – Fire by Kids See Ghosts, samples ‘They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa’ by Napoleon XIV
* #72 – Freeee (Part 2) by Kids See Ghosts, samples ‘Stark’ by Corin ‘Mr Chop’ Littler
* #84 – Kids See Ghosts by Kids See Ghosts feat Yasiin Bey
* #89 – Cudi Montage by Kids See Ghosts, samples ‘Burn the Rain’ by Kurt Cobain; are all of the seven tracks taken from the self-titled collaboration as Kids See Ghosts between Kanye West and Kid Cudi, with their set debuting at No.4 this week, giving Kanye two Top 10 albums this week and now these seven extra songs added to last weeks seven entries giving him now fourteen Top 100 entries this week.
* #54 – Healing Hands by Conrad Sewell is the sixth chart entry for the Aussie singer songwriter, which he performed on The Voice last Sunday night and is his first new material since 2016’s “Remind Me” (HP-22) and the track was released at the same time as “Come Clean”.
* #74 – Jackie Chan by Tiesto & Dzeko feat Preme and Post Malone sees the Dutch DJ Tiesto team up with Canadian producer Dzeko alongside fellow Canadian rapper Preme and US rapper Post Malone for a song named after the famous film actor Jackie Chan.
* #87 – Day Drunk by Morgan Evans is the third Top 100 entry for the Australian country singer who scored a Gold single last year with “Kiss Somebody” (HP-53) and followed it up with “I Do” (HP-72), with all three tracks (the two old ones and this new entry) set to appear on his forthcoming second album (no date or title known as yet).
* #95 – Start Again by OneRepublic feat Logic is taken from the current Top 40 soundtrack for the TV series ’13 Reason Why: Season 2′ (TW-33), and follows on from current entries “Back to You” by Selena Gomez (TW-4) and “Lovely” by Billie Eilish with Khalid (TW-13), plus this is the bands fourteenth Top 100 entry in Australia.