Australian Charts : Ariana Grande 'thank u, next' is no 1 for a second week -
Ariana Grande Sweetener

Ariana Grande Sweetener

Australian Charts : Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ is no 1 for a second week

by Gavin Ryan on November 24, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

It’s a second week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the second Ariana Grande No.1 this year (and ever) in “thank u, next”, which also holds for a second week in New Zealand, America and Canada while a third week at the summit in both England and Ireland.

“thank u, next” now becomes Ariana’s longest running No.1 song here in Australia, as its second week at the top is twice as long as her former No.1 “No Tears Left to Cry” (TW-76), and it takes her tally of weeks at No.1 here to now three in total. placing her equal 27th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ alongside the three racked-up weeks from Calvin Harris, Major Lazer and M0 this decade, while the song after three weeks of charting is now Gold (●).

The entire top seven songs this week are on hold from last week with former No.1 “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper at No.2 again followed by the Halsey track “Without Me” at its No.3 peak for a second week, the track newly certified ▲Platinum (both songs have been charting for 7 weeks apiece but only Halsey has been certified {twice now} yet the former No.1 “Shallow” has not as yet been given a certification).

This coming week the ARIA Awards will be held and two of the performers on the night are both within the Top 10 this week with former No.1 songs in “Shotgun” by George Ezra on hold at No.4 and Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” down one spot to No.9, that song currently No.1 in Belgium and Top 10 in Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, while it climbs No.81 in the US and No.56 in the Canadian singles’ charts.

Marshmello and Bastille with “Happier”, “Sunflower” by Post Malone with Swae Lee and “Eastside” by Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid are also all on hold at No.5, No.6 and No.7 respectively, while swapping places with Dean Lewis this week is Loud Luxury with “Body”, up one spot to No.8, and on hold at its No.10 peak for a third non consecutive week is the Billie Eilish track “When the Party’s Over”.

* Khalid is on hold at No.11 just outside of the Top 10 with “Better” which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, while he also climbs back up nine spots to No.40 with his Billie Eilish duet “Lovely”.
* Two more ARIA Awards performers on the climb are Rita Ora with “Let You Love Me” up two spots to a new peak of No.12 (her new album came out on Friday too), while the 5 Seconds of Summer long running No.1 song “Youngblood” is back up one place to No.18.
* Queen move up one spot to No.17 with their classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, while they also climb up with “Another One Bites the Dust” (39 to 37), “Somebody to Love” (50 to 47), “We Are the Champions” (on hold at #52), “Don’t Stop Me Now” (58 to a new peak of No.53), “Under Pressure” (60 to 59) and last weeks returning track “Killer Queen” (85 to 77).
* The Chainsmokers enter with a new track, but their older entry “This Feeling” is on hold at No.20 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* The new No.1 song in Germany this week is the Ava Max track “Sweet but Psycho” which here is up six spots to a new peak of No.22.
* With their fifth studio album entering within the Top 10 this week the current Little Mix entry “Woman Like Me” (HP-23) with Nicki Minaj is back up four spots to No.26.
* And another track that benefits from a new Top 10 LP entry is the Pink cover of “A Million Dreams” (HP-26) which jumps back twenty places to No.27, the track taken from ‘The Greatest Showman: Reimagined’.
* Imagine Dragons’ “Bad Liar” is up six spots to a new peak of No.29.
* Lukas Graham and their track “Love Someone” rises six places to land at a new chart height of No.31.
* Tom Walker is on hold at No.34 with “Leave a Light on”, which is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Sheck Wes takes his ode to basket ball athlete “Mo Bamba” into the top 40 this week, up three spots to No.39.
* Zara Larsson scores her seventh Top 50 single in Australia as her latest song “Ruin My Life” jumps up nine spots to a new peak of No.42.
* After returning last week at No.81 the new Kygo track with Sandro Cavazza and “Happy Now” this week bounds up twenty-seven places to a new peak of No.55.
* The second and newer entry for Benny Blanco in “I Found You” with Calvin Harris is up four places to No.61, while Calvin’s entry with Dua Lipa and “One Kiss” is back up seven places to No.68.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is four weeks away from its two year anniversary and this week the song is again the ‘Longest Charted Single’ at 98 weeks and the song is up seven places to No.64.
* The newer entry for Hayden James and “Better Together” is up one spot to a new peak of No.71.
* Amy Shark rebounds twelve places to No.78 with her former Top 10 single “I Said Hi”.
* Last week entries rising to new peaks are “Close to Me” for Ellie Gouling with Diplo and Swae Lee (97 to 80) and the Guy Sebastian track “Before I Go” (96 to 87).
* There are three re-entries this week lead by “This is Me” by Keala Settle from ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack at No.85, followed by “Changing” by Conrad Sewell at No.93 and finally back in at No.98 is the Sam Smith No.1 song “Too Good at Goodbyes” at No.98 thanks to his current national tour here.

* There are no songs leaving the Top 10 this week. The Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper tracks from ‘A Star is Born’ continue to move back down with “Always Remember Us This Way” sliding four to No.19, followed by “I’ll Never Love Again” (26 to 35) and Bradley’s “Maybe it’s Time” (HP-58) leaves after four weeks of charting.
* Lil’ Pump and Kanye West’s track “I Love it” drops down seven places to No.32.
* Three of the five Top 100 entries for XXXTentacion are down this week in last weeks entry “Bad” (31 to 38), and older tracks “Falling Down” with Lil’ Peep (33 to 44) and “Sad!” (53 to 56).
* Silk City with Dua Lipa and “Electricity” drops down nine spots to No.49, while Dua is also down with her solo entry “Kiss and Make Up” (54 to 58).
* Ariana Grande rebounded last week with her track “Breathin” which this week is back down thirteen places to No.51, but the track is now ▲Platinum in sales, while she also slides with “No Tears Left to Cry” (66 to 76) and “God is a Woman” (78 to 94).
* Khalid is down with “Ocean” with Martin Garrix (45 to 48), “Suncity” (55 to 60) and “Love Lies” (79 to 83).
* The three Top 100 entries for Eminem all move down this week in “Lucky You” (68 to 74), “Venom” (76 to 91) and “Killshot” (82 to 92).
* Imagine Dragons plummet thirty-one places to No.90 with their track “Natural”.
* Zedd and Elley Duhe’s track “Happy Now” drops down thirteen places to No.99.

* #95 – No Candle No Light by Zayn feat. Nicki Minaj becomes the tenth solo entry for the former One Direction member, with this being his seventh single to be released since his debut album last year to not appear on that album, while this is his second entry for 2018 having last charted in April with “Let Me” (HP-29).

* #96 – Beach House by The Chainsmokers is the overall sixteenth entry for the US duo who are currently charting at No.20 with “This Feeling” (HP-17), and this is now the ninth track issued from their ever expanding EP “Sick Boy” and the seventh to chart here from that set.

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