Five years after making her first chart appearance in Australia (1st of April, 2013) Ariana Grande returns to the chart this week with her first No.1 song, debuting at the top with “No Tears Left to Cry”, also her first release since the bomb attack at her Manchester Show in May 2017.
“No Tears Left to Cry” becomes the 1072nd No.1 song in Australia (1940 to 2018) and the 507th for ARIA (1983 to 2018), plus the 119th to debut at the top and the first to do so since mid-September of last year when Sam Smith did it with “Too Good at Goodbyes” (18th Sept), while it is also the sixth chart topping single for the Republic label and their third in a row after two Drake No.1’s.
This is the twelfth No.1 song with ‘Time’ in its title (last was “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles on April 17, 2017, 1 wk), the second with a ‘Left’ within its title (“Left Outside Alone” for Anastacia was the other one back on 10th of May, 2004, 1 wk) and the sixth with a ‘Cry’ in its title. Ariana becomes the 98th solo Female America singer to hit the top (the last was Camila Cabello on 20th of Nov, 2017), and the 410th America artist (solo, duo or group) to hit No.1 here and also the song is the 689th performed by an American act. The song also debuted at the top in Ireland and came in at No.2 in England and Germany, and No.4 in New Zealand
The song also becomes Ariana’s sixth Top 10 single, with her 1st of May 2014 appearance alongside Iggy Azalea and “Problem” being her first Top 10 here (HP-2, 8th of May), and this song serves as the lead single from her forthcoming fourth studio album (no date or title known as yet), plus it also the No.1 digital selling track and came in at No.2 on the streaming chart, something which Drake has not achieved during the past twelve weeks at the top, as his two former No.1’s achieved their No.1 status on streaming points mostly, with “God’s Plan” peaking at No.3 on the digital chart and “Nice for What” peaked at No.9 last week (down to No.19 this week).
Drake lasted one week at the top of the overall Top 100 chart with “Nice for What” which is down one place to No.2, and holds onto the top of the streaming chart and remains at No.1 in New Zealand, America and his home country of Canada, while his previous No.1 song “God’s Plan” drops down five spots to land at No.8. The Post Malone song “Psycho” leaves the No.2 spot for the first time since its debut nine weeks ago, down one to No.3, but with his new album “Beerbongs and Bentleys” came out on Friday, and it could debut at the top next week and boost this song into the top spot, unless Ariana can hold on, while on hold are “Love Lies” for Khalid with Normani and “Call Out My Name” for The Weeknd at No.4 and No.5 respectively. The current English and new German No.1 song for Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa with “One Kiss” is up three places to a new peak of No.6 thanks in part to them performing the song on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ last week (here), while dropping down are “Freaky Friday” for Lil’ Dicky and Chris Brown (6 to 7), “Friends” for Marshmello and Anne-Marie (7 to 9, Anne-Marie had her debut album released on Friday so this could get a boost back up next week, as it’s on the album) and “The Middle” for Zedd & Grey with Maren Morris (8 to 10).
* This past week saw the passing of EDM and electro whizkid Avicii, thus he returns with many of his songs this week, with his former No.1 song “Wake Me Up” (HP-1×6, July 2013) coming back in at No.14 (No.2 digitally), followed by “Levels” (HP-24, March 2012) returning at it’s former peak of No.24, “Without You” (HP-20, Oct 2017) at No.36, “Hey Brother” (HP-2, Oct 2013) at No.38, “Waiting for Love” (HP-15, June 2015) at No.60, “The Nights” (HP-9, Feb 2015)at No.62 and “Lonely Together” (HP-32, Nov 2017) with Rita Ora at No.63.
* The Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels collaboration “Hurt Somebody” is up one place to a new peak of No.15.
* Cardi B lands her first solo Top 20 hit in Australia as “I Like it” jumps up nine spots to No.16.
* Last weeks entry for 5SOS and “Youngblood” leaps twenty spots to a new peak of No.26.
* While the Amy Shark debut from last week and “I Said Hi” is up four places to No.34.
* Kygo rises two places to a new peak of No.35 with “Remind Me to Forget You”.
* The teaming of Kyle with Kehlani and “PlayinWitMe” is up nine spots to a new peak of No.55, helped also by Kehlani joining Halsey on her tour here this past week (21st to 28th of April).
* There are two more returning tracks this week in “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE at No.77 helped by the bands lead singer Joe Jonas now a judge on ‘The Voice’ in Australia, while Lauv sneaks back in at No.98 with his second entry “Chasing Fire” (HP-94).
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is “These Days” (HP-2, WI10-11) for Rudimental with Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen, which is down one place to No.11, while Mack’s track “Glorious” is down twenty places to No.99 too.
* Ed Sheeran drops three spots to No.17 with his “Perfect” track, while he hands over his ‘Longest Charted Single’ status from the dropout “Thinking Out Loud” (161 wks) to two of his other tunes in “Shape of You” (28 to 40) and “Castle on the Hill” (76 to 85), both sitting on 68 weeks apiece, while he also drops with “River” with Eminem (22 fo 28) and “Galway Girl” leaves after 59 weeks.
* The Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton track “Say Something” peaked at No.18 last week and is back down four spots to No.22 this week.
* XXXTentacion drops five spots to No.25 with “Sad!”.
* Camila Cabello just released a new remix of “Never Be the Same” with Kane Brown, with the original dropping nine places to No.30 this week, while her “Havana” plummets sixteen to No.48.
* Post Malone falls ten places to No.33 with his former No.1 “Rockstar”, his “Candy Paint” track drops thirteen to No.64 and his 60 week running entry “Congratulations” falls seventeen spots to No.95.
* Taylor Swift falls seven places to No.37 with “Delicate”.
* The BlocBoy JB and Drake track “Look Alive” is down fifteen places this week to No.39.
* After climbing to No.26 last week the Bad Wolves rendition of “Zombie” is back down sixteen spots to No.42.
* Pnau drop down fourteen spots to land at No.49 with “Go Bang”.
* There is only one song from ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack on the charts this week, with “This is Me” down fourteen places to No.36, and “Rewrite the Stars” leaves from No.91, but with the movie out on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 5th, they could rise or return soon.
* Selena Gomez and Marshmello drop down twelve places to No.51 with “Wolves”, while the Khalid and Marshmello teaming of “Silence” is down twenty-four to No.68 and now 5x▲Platinum in sales, while the Khalid track “Young, Dumb & Broke” drops down fourteen to No.75.
* Portugal. The Man tumbles eighteen spots to No.52 with “Feel it Still”.
* The Bruno Mars and Cardi B teaming in “Finesse” plummets twenty-two to No.53, with Cardi also descends with “Be Careful” (59 to 70) and “Bodak Yellow” (71 to 83).
* “Pray for Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar is down twenty-one spots to No.54, while The Weeknd is also down with “Wasted Times” (49 to 88), with Kendrick dropping back down with “Humble.” (52 to 67).
* Vance Joy fall sixteen places to No.56 with “We’re Going Home”.
* After peaking at No.45 last week, this week Rich the Kid drops down thirteen spots to No.57.
* The Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels track “I Miss You” falls sixteen places to No.58.
* Calum Scott drops down fifteen places to No.65 with “You Are the Reason”, while “Dancing on My Own” is down twenty spots to No.90.
* Dua Lipa sees her “New Rules” drop eighteen places to No.66.
* NF plummets twenty-two spots to No.69 with “Never Let You Down”.
* The Liam Payne and Rita Ora duet “For You” drops twenty places to No.73.
* There’s a fourteen place slump to No.74 for the G-Eazy and Halsey teaming on “Him & I”.
* Imagine Dragons slide down with “Thunder” (65 to 76) and “Believer” (86 to 100).
* The two Nicki Minaj debuts from last week reduce to one entry this week, with “Chun-Li’ down twenty-four places to No.78, and “Barbie Tingz” leaves the Top 100 from last weeks No.41.
* Both entries for Hailee Steinfeld drop down, with her Alesso teaming “Let Me Go” down twenty four spots to No.80 and her BloodPop track “Capital Letters” dropping sixteen places to No.84.
* The Hayden James and GRAACE track “Numb” drops twelve to No.81 and is now ▲Platinum.
* Alison Wonderland and her “Church” dives down sixteen spots to No.82.
* After climbing back up last week to No.72, “Despacito” this week is back down fourteen places to No.86 for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.
* The third and final ▲Platinum certification for this week is “Ric Flair Drip” for Offset, Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, which drops down fourteen spots to No.89.
* Shawn Mendes plummets thirty-four spots to land at No.91 with “Lost in Japan”.
* There’s a twenty-five place drop to No.92 for the Migos track “Stir Fry”.
* N.E.R.D. with Rihanna and Drake on their track “Lemon” are down thirty-one spots to No.93.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #20 – KOD by J. Cole
* #32 – ATM by J. Cole
* #41 – Photograph by J. Cole
* #46 – Kevin’s Heart by J. Cole
* #47 – Motiv8 by J. Cole are all taken from the new No.1 album in the country for J. Cole also titled “KOD” (Kids on Drugs or King Overdosed or Kill Our Demons) and they become his third to seventh chart entries here, as he has only charted with two previous entries in “Immortal” (HP-57, 2016) and “Deja Vu” (HP-45, peaked Dec 2016).
* #27 – 2002 by Anne-Marie is the English singers eleventh overall chart entry (6 as main artist, 5 as guest vocalist) and becomes the fourth single lifted from her debut album “Speak Your Mind” which was released on Friday and also contains her current Top 10 single “Friends” (TW-9, HP-4).
* #43 – Nevermind by Dennis Lloyd is the first chart entry for the Israeli singer and producer, first released in 2016.
* #44 – OTW by Khalid x Ty Dolla $ign x 6lack is a booty-call track which stands for ‘On the Way’ and is the ninth Top 100 entry for the US teenager Khalid and is one of five songs within the chart this week for him.
* #72 – Lovely by Billie Eilish & Khalid is the first entry for the US singer born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell from L.A. California, and she was the Apple Music UpNext artist from October of 2017 and this is the second new entry this week for Khalid.
* #96 – Somebody by The Chainsmokers and Drew Love is the fourth release from the EP “Sick Boy” for the US duo following on from the title track (HP-37), “You Owe Me” (HP-73) and “Everybody Hates Me” (HP-50) which all charted this year, and this becomes their thirteenth Top 100 entry in Australia.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com