For a second week the ensemble of DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber and rappers Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil’ Wayne retain the No.1 spot in Australia with their track “I’m the One”.
The song also climbs to the top in New Zealand and debuted at No.1 in the USA and Canada this past week, whilst it lost its top spot in the UK. And by staying another week it takes Justin’s tally of weeks at the top here to 15 in total, placing him now outright sixth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’, one week behind the 16 notched up by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Plus Justin moves up on the similar list for the period 1940 to 2017 from equal 54th to now equal 49th alongside the 15 weeks racked up by Roy Orbison and Guy Sebastian (6 No.1’s), and George Michael (5 No.1’s).
The song which knocked Justin off the top in the UK, debuted there last week in Ireland, and has been at the top in over 20 countries already, and here “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber leaps up eight places to land at a new peak of No.2. Which gives Justin his third set of Top 3 placings in Australia, as he first did it back in mid-November of 2015 with “Sorry” and “Love Yourself” (which both went to No.2 and No.1 respectively for a single week together), and then he did it again last year as guest vocalist on “Cold Water” with Major Lazer and “Let Me Love You” with DJ Snake (at No.2 and No.3 respectively in mid-August of 2016).
And like Ed Sheeran didn’t create enough records already during 2017, he has gone and done it again, alongside Justin (whom he has written several songs for), as not only does Justin have two songs in the Top 5, but so does Ed this week, as “Galway Girl” is back up one to No.3 and his former No.1 “Shape of You” is down two places to No.4, it’s lowest chart position during its 18 weeks within the Top 5.
Also down two places is the former No.2 for Kendrick Lamar and “Humble.”, which drops to No.5, whilst on hold at its peak of No.6 is the new Shawn Mendes track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson also move down two places to No.7 with their “Symphony” track and another teaming in The Chainsmokers and Coldplay are down a spot to No.8 with “Something Just Like This”. On hold at No.9 is the Harry Styles track “Sign of the Times”, which should retain its Top 10 status again next week due to the screening on Friday of him performing on the Graham Norton Show, and his debut self-titled solo album being issued on Friday (12th May) too. The final two place drop within the ten goes to Zedd and Alessia Cara who are down to No.10 with “Stay”, meaning no songs entered or left the Top 10 this week.
* Jason DeRulo lands his seventeenth Top 20 hit in Australia, as his latest “Swalla” with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, with three of the previous sixteen Top 20 entries only landing within the twenty, the rest all moved on up and into the Top 10.
* Bliss N’ Eso might have lost their No.1 albums position this week, but the “Off the Grid”s latest release in “Moments” holds its No.25 peak for the second week.
* Also on hold at its peak is last weeks No.29 debut for Kygo and Ellie Goulding with “First Time”.
* Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato are up six places to a new peak of No.30 with “No Promises”, becoming the fifth Top 30 hit in Australia for Demi, her two highest (both peaked at No.14) were as guest vocalist with Olly Murs (“Up”, 2015) and The Vamps (“Somebody to You”, 2014).
* Charlie Puth climbs eight spots to a new peak of No.32 with his “Attention” track.
* Five weeks ago Martin Jensen peaked at No.40 with his “Solo Dance”, where it re-peaks at again this week, up two places.
* After ten weeks within the Top 100, Post Malone finally break into the Top 50 with their first chart entry “Congratulations”, which this week is up fifteen places to a new peak of No.45.
* With the new Harry Styles album out, the album’s second release in “Sweet Creature” jumps up fifteen places to a new peak of No.63.
* Now that streaming is being incorporated into the Albums chart as of this week, and Ed Sheeran regains the No.1 spot over there, some of his lower tracks move back up this week, with “Perfect” (53 to 51), “Dive” (74 to 69), “Supermarket Flowers” (87 to 77), and returning are “How Would You Feel (Paean)?” (#100) and regaining its longest charted single status is “Thinking Out Loud” which is back in at No.94 for its 126th week within the hundred (still the longest).
* Redbone is back up six places to No.73 with “Redbone”, which is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* After being sung on The Voice this past week, the Calum Scott version of “Dancing on My Own” is back up seventeen places to No.82.
* The third and final re-entry this week is the latest Anne-Marie track “Ciao Adios” which returns at a new peak of No.88 thanks to her promo tour here this past week.
* Within the Top 20 there are only two major moves, up was Jason DeRulo, and down is the Drake track “Passionfruit” which falls four places to No.20.
* Also dropping four are Jax Jones with Raye and “You Don’t Know Me” to No.24.
* Calvin Harris drops five spots to No.36 with his “Heatstroke” track.
* Zayn and PartyNextDoor fall down seven places to No.39 with “Still Got Time”.
* Also down seven to No.44 is Amy Shark and her first entry “Adore”, whilst her second entry “Weekends” is down a spot to No.56.
* Last week’s debut for Katy Perry in “Bon Appetit” drops down eleven places this week to No.46, whilst her other entry “Chained to the Rhythm” is also down eleven to No.57.
* Kendrick Lamar is down with two more of his three entries for this week, as “DNA” (27 to 31) and “Loyalty” (44 to 50) both drop (“Love” is up two places to No.47).
* Leaving the Top 50 for the first time is the duet between Zayn and Taylor Swift and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, down this week eight places to No.55.
* Imagine Dragons’ two entries both fall this week, with “Thunder” down seven to No.68 and then “Believer” tumbles nineteen spots to No.92.
* Dropping twelve to No.70 is Andy Grammer and his “Fresh Eyes” track.
* Falling down a massive twenty-one spots to No.84 is Mura Masa and “Love$ick”.
* But a bigger drop occurs for Stargate with Pink and Sia on “Waterfall”, down twenty-four to No.90, but it does pick up a Gold (●) in sales this week.
* Down eleven to No.93 is Lord Huron and their first entry “The Night We Met”.
* The biggest drop of the week though goes to Sheppard and “Keep Me Crazy”, down twenty-seven chart-rungs to land at No.98.
* #11 – Slow Hands by Niall Horan is the second chart entry for the former One Direction member and his follow-up to “This Town” which hit No.5 back in October of 2016, and supposedly his debut album will be out in mid-June when he will also be in the country for a promo tour.
* #37 – Mama by Jonas Blue feat William Singe is the fourth chart entry for the English DJ and producer born Guy James Robin, and with this song debuting within the Top 40 it automatically becomes his fourth Top 40 hit after “Fast Car” (HP-1), Perfect Strangers” (HP-6) and “By Your Side” (HP-33).
* #54 – Want You Back by HAIM is the first chart entry in two years for the three-sister led band, and this is the first taste of their July 7th due second album “Something to Tell You”, plus this becomes their sixth (five as lead, one as guest) Top 100 entry.
* #60 – Hyperreal by Flume feat Kucka is the final in the ‘Skin’ series to be released (according to Flume at least), and this track is taken from the recently vinyl-issued “Skin Companion II” EP (HP-67) and becomes his thirteenth Top 100 entry (eleven singles and two EP’s).
* #62 – Eyes Closed by Halsey is the second release from the forthcoming second album for Halsey entitled “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” due in three weeks time (June 2nd), and follows on from the current chart entry “Now or Never” (HP-21, TW-27) and becomes her eighth Top 100 entry (six as lead, two a guest vocalist).
* #95 – 1-800-273-8255 by Logic feat Alessia Cara and Khalid is taken from the third Logic album “Everybody” (New TW-25) and it becomes his third Top 100 entry and first as lead artist, having previously been within the ensemble that did “Sucker for Pain” (HP-7, 2016) and then as guest on the Gin Wigmore song “Willing to Die” (HP-88, 2016), whilst its the first for Khalid (his second will most likely be next week with the new Calvin Harris track “Rollin'”) and the seventh overall for Alessia Cara.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com