Australian Charts: Drake 'God's Plan' Is No 1 For 10th Week -
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Charts: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ Is No 1 For 10th Week

by Gavin Ryan on April 7, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Drake enters double-digit week as his “God’s Plan” notches up a tenth stay atop the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, picking up a 2x▲Platinum sales certification this week, while the track also holds for a tenth week in America, Canada and Ireland.

“God’s Plan” is now the equal fourth longest running No.1 song for this decade alongside 2011’s “Party Rock Anthem” for LMFAO, and for the list of ‘Longest Running No.1’s: 1940 to 2018’ Drake’s song is now equal 25th alongside previous ten week running tracks as “Mamma Mia” by ABBA (1975) “Eagle Rock” for Daddy Cool (1971), “I Will Always Love You” for Whitney Houston (1992/93), “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” for Sandi Thom (2006) and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” for The Platters (1959). Drake also moves from equal 44th to now equal 42nd alongside The Platters and Kesha on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles, 1940 to 2018’ as he racks up his seventeenth overall week at No.1, while for the same listing for this decade he is now outright sixth on that list.

It’s a sixth week at No.2 for the Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign track “Psycho”, which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, while the third R’N’B singer in a row debuts at No.3 in The Weeknd with the first of six entries this week and “Call Out My Name”, which by entering so high becomes his sixth Top 10 single in Australia and his fourth to crack the Top 3, while the EP his track is taken from also enters at No.3 over on the albums chart.

The new No.1 song in both England and New Zealand is up one spot here to a new peak of No.4 in the Lil’ Dicky and Chris Brown duet “Freaky Friday”, swapping places with the new No.1 digital selling track in “Friends” for Marshmello and Anne-Marie which logs its fourth week at the top in Germany and is down one to No.5 here. Dua Lipa leapt to No.3 last week with “IDGAF”, which drops three places to No.6, while down one to No.7 is “These Days” for Rudimental with Jess Glynne and Macklemore. “Love Lies” for Khalid and Normani is up two places to a new peak of No.8, while down two places each are “The Middle” for Zedd & Grey with Marien Morris and “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar with SZA to No.9 and No.10 respectively, both songs picking up a ▲Platinum sales certification too.

* After leaving the Top 10 and becoming the longest running song within the ten, “Perfect” for Ed Sheeran is back one spot to No.11.
* Returning for a third non-consecutive week to its peak of No.19 is the Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton duet “Say Something”.
* After her Graham Norton performance last week (screened here) “This is Me” for Keala Settle with the Greatest Showman Cast is back up three spots to No.20, while it is up to No.3 in England.
* Taylor Swift jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.31 with “Delicate”.
* The duet between Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels and “Hurt Somebody” is up five spots to a new chart height of No.38.
* The Bad Wolf cover of “Zombie” (HP-51) jumps back up fourteen places to No.52, while it is back up to No.3 on the digital sales chart.
* Last weeks entry for King Princess and “1950” is up eleven spots to a new peak of No.54.
* The Migos and Drake entry for last week and “Walk it, Talk it” jump up twenty-three to No.64.
* Alison Wonderland rises six spots to a new peak of No.65 with her “Church” track, while her new album was issued on Friday, so the song could rise again next week.
* The new Delta Goodrem song “Think About You” rebounds thirty-one spots to No.68, while the CD single for the song was issued on Friday, plus further remixes.
* Sam Smith recently issued a remix of his track “Pray” (HP-41) with rapper Logic, which helps it to return this week at No.85.
* The other returning track this week is at No.99, “Closer” for The Chainsmokers with Halsey.

* Last weeks highest new entry for Shawn Mendes and “In My Blood” (HP-9, WI10-1) drops back down five spots to No.14, while his second entry from last week in “Lost in Japan” falls fourteen to No.41 and his re-entry from last week “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is down eight to No.88, that track is now being used in a SUV ad on TV.
* Camila Cabello is down two spots to No.16 with “Never Be the Same”, which is 2x ▲Platinum, while “Havana” is down one to No.27.
* After peaking at No.24 last week the BlocBoy JB and Drake track “Look Alive” is down four to No.28.
* The Liam Payne and Rita Ora duet from ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ and “For You” drops down eight spots to No.30 and scores its first certification and is now ▲Platinum (DVD/BR out 9th of May here), while Rita’s track “Anywhere” falls nine spots to No.60.
* Last week the Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop collaboration “Capital Letters” peaked at No.32, and this week is drops seven spots to No.39 and is newly Gold (●) in sales, while her song with Alesso and “Let Me Go” falls eight to No.53.
* “I Miss You” for Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels is down eight to No.42, while her duet with Keith Urban and “Coming Home” leaves the Top 100 from No.84.
* Post Malone drops ten places with “Candy Paint” to No.46 and eleven spots to No.75 with his older track “Congratulations”.
* Migos dive down fourteen places to No.47 with “Stir Fry”.
* The G-Eazy and Halsey track “Him and I” drops seven to No.39 and is now 2x▲Platinum.
* Troye Sivan falls nine places to No.50 with his song “My, My, My!”.
* The Angus & Julia Stone “Chateau” slides down the chart hill seven places to No.57.
* Kygo peaked at No.48 last week with “Remind Me to Forget”, which is down eleven to No.59.
* The Logic and Marshmello pairing in “Everyday” falls down seventeen spots to No.66.
* Rapper XXXTentacion plummets twenty-three spots to No.70 with “Changes”.
* Ed Sheeran tracks sliding down include “Galway Girl” (62 to 71) and “Thinking Out Loud” (76 to 86), still the ‘Longest Charted Single’ at 160 weeks.
* Calum Scott sees his older entry “Dancing on My Own” down eleven to No.72 and it has now accumulated a years worth on the chart (52 weeks).
* The newer Chainsmokers track “Everybody Hates Me” tumbles twenty places to No.73.
* Sheppard and “Coming Home” along with “Do Right” for Glades are both down seventeen places to No.76 and No.77 respectively.
* Imagine Dragons are down four to No.79 with “Whatever it Takes”, which scores its first cert and is newly ▲Platinum in sales.
* Sam Smith’s older entry “Too Good at Goodbyes” is back down eight to No.80.
* 5 Seconds of Summer slide seven to No.84 with “Want You Back”.
* The Cashmere Cat with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez song “Miss You” drops nineteen to No.89.
* Down seventeen places to No.90 is “Like I Do” for David Guetta, Martin Garrix & Brooks.
* Keith Urban exited the chart with “Coming Home” (#84), while his other entry “Parallel Line” drops fourteen spots to No.92.
* There’s a fourteen place slide for “King’s Dead” for Jay Rock, Kendick Lamar, Future and James Blake to #100.

* #3 Call Out My Name, #23 Wasted Times, #24 Try Me, #37 Hurt You, #40 I Was Never There both featuring Gesaffelstein and #45 Privilege by The Weeknd are all taken from his new six track EP “My Dear Melancholy,” which also enters at No.3 this week.

* #94 – Chasing Fire by Lauv is the second solo and third overall entry for the recent tourist here (Late Feb, early March), and follows on from his first solo entry “I Like Me Better” (HP-8, TW-87).

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