It’s the third week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” track, the song also atop the charts in New Zealand, England, Ireland (all for a third week too), America and Canada (2nd week in both territories).
“7 Rings” becomes the equal longest running No.1 song for 2019, matching the three weeks achieved from the first week of the year by “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee which holds at No.2 for a third straight week, but with Ariana’s new album issued on Friday it will most likely help to keep “7 Rings” at the top for a few more weeks. On the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ she moves from equal 15th to now equal fourteenth alongside Bruno Mars (also 3 #1’s with a tally of ten weeks at the top during this decade), while on the listing for ‘Most Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2019)’, she moves from equal 98th to now equal 84th alongside other acts with three No.1’s and ten accumulated weeks at the top like Nelly, Suzi Quatro, Roxette, The Seekers and Del Shannon.
The highest new entry of the week is the third single taken from the forthcoming debut album for Billie Eilish called “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” (due 29th of March), the new track coming in at No.3 is entitled “Bury a Friend”, becoming not only her third Top 10 single in Australia, but now her highest charted single too, beating the peak of her first entry “Lovely” with Khalid (HP-5, peaked July 2018), with her new albums first two entries being “You Should See Me in a Crown” (HP-47, TW-96) and “When the Party’s Over” (HP-10, TW-22).
The second Top 10 entry this week for Post Malone is “Wow” holding at it’s peak of No.4 for a fourth broken week, while down two places to No.5 is the Ava Max song “Sweet but Psycho”, which goes from Gold certified to now 2x▲Platinum in sales. Halsey is down one spot to No,6 with her recent No.2 peaking track “Without Me”, while climbing three spots to a new peak of No.7 is the Sam Smith and Normani duet “Dancing with a Stranger” which spent the past two weeks at No.10 and is newly Gold (●) in sales. Dropping two places apiece are “Sicko Mode” for Travis Scott and Drake, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus and also “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to numbers eight, nine and ten respectively. The 15 weeks within the Top 10 for “Shallow” also makes it now the second longest running Top 10 single for Lady Gaga since her second chart entry and No.1 song here “Poker Face” logged sixteen weeks within the ten back in 2008/9.
* Rebounding eight places to No.13 is the former No.3 song “Happier” for Marshmello and Bastille.
* Dean Lewis holds at No.14 for a second week with his new song “7 Minutes”.
* Kian just issued a new single on Friday called “Childism”, and his current chart entry “Waiting” climbs four spots to a new peak of No.15 this week.
* After four weeks at a peak of No.18 the Hilltop Hoods song “Leave Me Lonely” is up one spot to a new peak of No.17.
* The Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man collaboration “Giant” holds at it’s peak of No.25 for a second week.
* Dominic Fike and his first entry “3 Nights” climbs into the Top 30 by moving up six places to No.26.
* There are a heap of Billie Eilish tracks climbing and returning to the chart this week with “When the Party’s Over” up one to No.22, “Lovely” with Khalid up nine spots to No.34, “Bellyache” returning at a new peak of No.66 (former peak was #75), “Ocean Eyes” returns at No.78 and lastly she is also back in at No.96 with “You Should See Me in a Crown”.
* The Chainsmokers just released a duet on Friday with 5SOS, but their current chart entry “Hope” with Winona Oak is up four spots to a new peak of No.36, while the current 5SOS entry “Lie to Me” is also up four to a new chart height of No.38 and now Gold (●) in sales.
* In between those two is a new peak at No.37 for “I’m So Tired” by Lauv and Troye Sivan which debuted last week at No.47 and this week is up ten places.
* Back up one spot to No.40 and newly certified Gold (●) is “Going Bad” for Meek Mill and Drake.
* Jumping into the Top 50 for the first time is the new Kehlani and Ty Dolla $ign track “Nights Like This”, rising eighteen spots to land at a new peak of No.41.
* Climbing back into the Top 50 is the NOTD track “So Close” (HP-45), back up six places to No.47.
* The Anne-Marie track “2002” is back up three places to No.53 and newly certified 3x▲Platinum.
* On the last chart of 2018 there was a No.92 debut for the 21 Savage song “A Lot”, this week the track returns to the chart at a new peak of No.61.
* Climbing again this week is the Mustard and Migos track “Pure Water”, rising up nineteen places to a new peak of No.65.
* The Dua Lipa new entry from last week “Swan Song” is up four spots to a new peak of No.68, while she also has the final returning track being “Electricity” with Silk City at #100.
* Last week Alec Benjamin returned at No.99 with “Let Me Down Slowly”, which this week jumps up twenty three spots to a new peak of No.76 (it reached No.80 previously), and the track is newly certified as Gold (●) in sales too.
* Vera Blue is up seven spots to a new peak of No.82 with “All the Pretty Girls”, followed at No.83 by the Dan + Shay track “Tequila”, up seven places and now Gold (●) in sales.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Ocean Alley track “Confidence” (HP-9, WI10-1) which after winning the JJJ100 and claiming its first Top 10 berth last week drops down nine to No.18 this week.
* Last weeks highest Top 100 entry was “Middle Child” for J. Cole, which this week falls back down four places to No.19.
* Dean Lewis drops down seven places to No.23 with his former No.1 “Be Alright” after 31 weeks within the Top 20, this is its lowest chart position ever as it originally debuted at No.19.
* The Charli XCX and Troye Sivan duet “1999” is down six to No.30 and now ▲Platinum.
* Also collecting a ▲Platinum certification is the Lukas Graham track “Love Someone”, down two places to No.31.
* Panic! At the Disco fall five spots to No.42 with “High Hopes”, which is now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* Zara Larsson drops down six spots to No.44 with her latest entry “Ruin My Life”.
* The Kodak Black track “Zeze” is only down two places to No.46 and now ▲Platinum.
* The collaboration between Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd with “Lost in the Fire” tumbles down twelve spots to No.48.
* Two of last weeks debuts which featured in the JJJ100 drop this week, being the Fisher track “Losing it” (35 to 54) and “Groceries” for Mallrat (57 to 59).
* Jonas Blue drops down ten places to No.55 with “Rise”.
* Queen are down to only one entry this week in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which drops only seven places to No.58 (and is still not certified, even from its 1991/92 run too).
* Morgan Evans’ “Day Drunk” stumbles down eight places to rest at No.60.
* Amy Shark’s JJJ100 resurge last week for “I Said Hi” is over as it drops back down fifteen spots to land at No.63.
* Ed Sheeran again claims the crown for ‘Longest Charted Single’ as “Shape of You” is down two places to No.73 and spending its 109th week within the Top 100.
* The XXXTenatacion and Lil’ Pump track “Arms Around You” falls eighteen places to No.80 and is also now certified ▲Platinum in sales, while XXXT is also at No.81 with “Sad!” (up one spot this week), while Lil’ Pump and Kanye West’s “I Love it” falls ten spots to No.88.
* Ariana Grande falls down eleven places to No.86 with her first No.1 here “No Tears Left to Cry”, while her fourth and final entry this week is “Imagine” which is down twenty-seven spots to No.94, but that song should rebound next week thanks to it being on her Friday issued new album “thank u, next”.
* Cardi B’s track “I Like it” is down six to No.89 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* Currently touring the country is Jess Glynne who this week is down a couple of spots to No.90 with her song “I’ll Be There”, which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum.
* The Drake track “In My Feelings” drops down sixteen places to No.92.
* Last weeks return for the Kendrick Lamar song “All the Stars” is this week down eleven to No.98.
* Pink’s cover of “A Million Stars” falls down fourteen places to No.99 and is now Gold (●) in sales.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #45 – Look Back at it by A Boogie wit da Hoodie becomes the first Top 100 (solo or guest act) chart entry for the U.S. rapper born Artist Julius Dubose, whose second album “Hoodie SZN” started charting here five weeks ago and the set is up to a new peak of No.26 this week. This song is currently Top 40 in America and at No.23 in Canada.
* #97 – Girls Have Fun by Tyga, Rich the Kid and G-Eazy becomes the sixth Top 100 entry for Tyga (5 as lead, one as guest act), the second for Rich the Kid (one as lead, now one as a guest) and the seventh for G-Eazy (four as lead, three as a guest), with this track to come from a forthcoming seventh studio album for Tyga.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com