Dean Lewis lands a fifth straight week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with his track “Be Alright”, becoming now the equal third longest run at the top during 2018.
“Be Alright” ties with the five weeks spent at the start of the year at No.1 by Ed Sheeran and his track “Perfect”, while the second longest for 2018 is the 5 Seconds of Summer track “Youngblood” (8 wks) and Drake’s “God’s Plan” spent eleven week at the top from the start of February until mid-April to be this years longest running No.1. This could also be the last week at the top for Dean’s track as it is No.2 on both the digital and streaming charts this week, but has enough overall sales to lead this week.
The current No.1 streamed track is the fourth week No.1 New Zealand chart-topper “Eastside” for Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid (No.5 on the digital chart), which holds at No.2 for a fourth straight week, but it does pick up a ▲Platinum sales certification this week. The No.1 digital track (No.3 streamed) is the former UK and Irish No.1 song for George Ezra and “Shotgun” which logs a second week at its peak of No.3, while the current UK & Irish chart-topping song for Calvin Harris and Sam Smith with “Promises” (2nd week at the top in both countries) leaps up eight spots here to land at a new peak of No.4 helped by the recent remixes released, and this becomes the 15th Top 10 and 9th Top 5 for Calvin Harris and also the 6th Top 10 and Top 5 for Sam Smith.
The Maroon 5 and Cardi B track “Girls Like You” is back up two spots to No.5 and leaps from 1xP to now 3x▲Platinum in sales and is No.1 in Canada for a sixth broken week, while logging a 19th week within the Top 10 and on hold at No.6 are 5 Seconds of Summer with “Youngblood”, which is now the equal sixth longest running Top 10 single in Australian Chart history and for Australian acts it is now the third longest running Top 10 song and matches previous 19 weeks runs in the Top 10 hits as “The Pushbike Song” by The Mixtures (1971) and “Eagle Rock” by Daddy Cool (1971).
Gazzy Garcia in the birth name of rapper Lil’ Pump who debuts at No.7 with his third chart entry here “I Love it” alongside Kanye West. which is NOT from his forthcoming second album ‘Harverd Dropout’ (yes it’s meant to spelled that way for him!!), with his previous entries here being “Gucci Gang” (HP-18, Dec 2017) and most recently with Diplo and French Montana on the ‘Deadpool 2’ soundtrack song “Welcome to the Party” (HP-87), while this song also enters so high because of its overuse of F-bomb and comedy from Adele Givens. Panic! at the Disco hold for a third straight week at No.8 with their first Top 10 in Australia in “High Hopes” (HP-7), while Jonas Blue returns to the Top 10 for a third time with “Rise” (HP-8), logging an overall fourth week within the ten, and down one place to No.10 is the former No.1 for Drake and “In My Feelings”, which also goes from 1xPlatinum to now 3x▲Platinum in sales (US No.1 song for a ninth week).
* Marshmello could be scoring his fourth Top 10 single next week as his latest track with Bastille and “Happier” is up six places to a new peak of No.13.
* Bazzi lands his second Top 20 hit in Australia as his latest track “Beautiful” rises six spots to a new chart height of No.15 (his first entry “Mine” peaked at No.11 in early March of this year).
* The Martin Garrix and Khalid track “Ocean” (HP-12) has spent 13 weeks on the chart and nine of those weeks have been within the Top 20, as the song is back up three spots this week to No.17. Khalid is also on hold at No.45 with Billie Eilish on “Lovely” (now 2x▲Platinum) and rises slightly with Normani on “Love Lies” (65 to 62).
* Juice WRLD sees his former No.8 single “Lucid Dreams” move back up three spots to No.23 and the song is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Loud Luxury get back to making bigger jumps with their track “Body”, up seven this week to a new peak of No.25.
* The Zedd and Elley Duhe track “Happy Now” rises eight spots to a new peak of No.27.
* Imagine Dragons lands their twelfth Top 50 hit in Australia as their latest single “Natural” leaps up twenty-one places to land at a new peak of No.37, while their older entries also rise in “Thunder” (86 to 85) and “Believer” (95 to 91).
* Two Ed Sheeran tracks move back up this week in “Perfect” (43 to 39) and “Shape of You” (60 to 52).
* The current German No.1 song for Lithuanian artist Dynoro and “In My Mind” (8 wks there) jumps up here twelve places to land at a new peak of No.41, and I couldn’t find another act from Lithuania to have ever charted within the Top 50 (or even Top 100) here in Australia.
* The new David Guetta album “7” was issued on Friday, and from that double album comes the new peaking No.48 track “Goodbye” with Jason DeRulo and Nicki Minaj, with the French producers other entry this week in “Don’t Leave me Alone” (HP-43) with Anne-Marie up one spot to No.55.
* Triple J’s ‘Unearthed’ winner Kian now has his first Top 50 hit as “Waiting” rises twelve places this week to a new peak of No.50.
* Back up ten spots to No.51 is the Drake track “Nonstop”, while he also rises with “God’s Plan” (57 to 54).
* Last weeks debut for Alesso with Conor Maynard and “Remedy” leaps up twenty-five spots to No.56.
* Breaking out of its Top 70 hold this week is the LSD (Labrinth, Sia & Diplo) track “Thunderclouds”, which is up eleven spots to a new peak of No.58.
* Tom Walker rises again with his first chart entry “Leave a Light on”, up seven places to a new peak of No.64.
* Morgan Evans was in the country touring for the past few weeks and his 19th of June No.87 single “Day Drunk” returns this week at a new peak of No.74.
* Vance Joy are up one spot to No.96 from last weeks return of “Riptide”, and it retains the longest charting single status at 126 weeks.
* The second and final re-entry for the week is at No.98, “Closer” for The Chainsmokers with Halsey.
* The DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber track “No Brainer” (HP-6×4, WI10-6) is down two places to No.12, while the other two Top 10 dropouts this week are the Eminem debuts from last week in “Lucky You” (HP-4, WI10-1) down seven to No.11 and “The Ringer” (HP-5, WI10-1) sliding thirteen places to No.18, plus he is also down with “Kamikaze” (13 to 14), “Not Alike” (23 to 32), “Fall” (22 to 36), “Greatest” (15 to 38), “Venom” (37 to 65), “Stepping Stone” (34 to 67), “Normal” (33 to 69), “Good Guy” (46 to 75) and “Nice Guy” (48 to 94), meaning all eleven tracks from the ‘Kamikaze’ album remain within the Top 100 this week.
* Conrad Sewell just issued a new track called “Changing”, and his recent Top 10 hit “Healing Hands” is down five places this week to No.19.
* Ariana Grande grabs a ▲Platinum certification for “God is a Woman”, which is down four to No.20, and she is also down with “Breathin” (18 to 21), “No Tears Left to Cry” (42 to 44) and on the Nicki Minaj track “Bed” (91 to 100), while her return last week on the Troye Sivan track “Dance to This” departs from No.87 and it scores its first certification and is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Anne-Marie is down five spots to No.43 with her recent Top 10 hit “2002”.
* Clean Bandit with Demi Lovato slide down eight spots to No.49 with “Solo”.
* The Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels song “Hurt Somebody” drops down eight places to No.57.
* Both entries this week for Bebe Rexha move down in “I’m a Mess” (51 to 60) and “Meant to Be” (68 to 73).
* Selena Gomez is down eleven spots to No.70 with “Back to You”.
* Dean Lewis first entry in “Waves” is down eight spots this week to No.80.
* The Hilltop Hoods’ track “Clark Griswold” drops nine places to land at No.82.
* Kygo’s older entry “Remind Me to Forget” drops eleven spots to No.87 while his Imagine Dragons track “Born to Be Yours” is only down two spots to No.30.
* Travis Scott drops ten places to No.93 with “Stargazing”.
* The biggest drop that’s not an Eminem track this week is for Billie Eilish and her song “You Should See Me in a Crown”, which plummets twenty-two spots to land at No.99.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #33 – Electricity by Silk City and Dua Lipa is a project between DJ’s and producers Diplo & Mark Ronson with this being their fourth single in the past four months, but this is the first from the pair to chart, with the song already Top 20 in England and Belgium and Top 10 in Ireland and Scotland so far, with this also being the eighth Top 100 and seventh Top 50 entry for Dua Lipa also.
* #61 – Rap Devil by Machine Gun Kelly is a response track from the US rapper after Eminem referenced him in his ‘Kamikaze’ track “Not Alike” (HP-23, TW-32), and now next week we could see a new Eminem track called “Killshot” in response to this song also. For MGK this is his fourth Top 100 entry in Australia.
* #79 – Feels Like Summer by Childish Gambino becomes the ninth Top 100 entry in Australia for Donald Glover under his moniker of Childish Gambino, and follows on from “Summertime Magic” (HP-31), with both tracks released together under the ‘Summer Pack’ double single, and the animated video clip for this song features such artists as Lil’ Pump, 21 Savage, Migos, Chance the Rapper, Will & Willow Smith, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Drake, Future, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Beyonce & Solange Knowles, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Sean Combs, Chris Brown, Outkast, Rihanna and also Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston among the many faces he sees walking down the street.
* #83 – Self Care by Mac Miller who passed away on September 7th from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 26, thus he sees two of his albums return to the chart this week, and this track which was issued in July makes its first chart appearance to become his third overall chart entry in Australia, having previously charted with “Dang!” (HP-99, 2016) and initially on the Ariana Grande track “The Way” (HP-37, peaked April 2013).
* #92 – All I Am by Jess Glynne is now the eleventh Top 100 entry here for the UK singer and the second single to be lifted from her October 12th due second album “Always in Between”, with the albums first release being “I’ll Be There” (HP-23, TW-34).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com