It’s an eleventh week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the Drake track “God’s Plan”, becoming one of the four longest running No.1’s songs of this decade, plus he has a new entry within the ten also, and the songs racks up its eleventh week in America too.
The eleven week stay for “God’s Plan” by Drake becomes the fourth longest stay during this current decade of No.1 songs, ahead of it are “Happy” for Pharrell Williams (12 wks, 2014), then last years “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber (12 wks, 2017) and also “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran (15 wks, 2017). While the song also becomes the equal 22nd longest of all time alongside other eleven week No.1-holders like “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You” by Bryan Adams (1991), “Wannabe” for The Spice Girls (1996) and “Mull of Kintyre” for Wings (1978), plus Drake has now racked up eighteen overall weeks at No.1 in Australia, which moves him up to equal 38th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 1940 to 2018’ alongside The Rolling Stones (6 #1’s), Johnnie Ray (4 #1’s) and Judy Garland (2 #1’s).
The record for most weeks at No.2 could be broken or tied in a few weeks time, as “Psycho” for Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign hold for a seventh straight week in the runners-up position, although with his new album due in a couple of weeks it could push the track into the top spot, but for now it is chasing the ten week stay achieved between August and October in 2011 for “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera.
Khalid lands his highest charting single in Australia as his duet with Normani and “Love Lies” from the film ‘Love, Simon’ is up five spots to a new peak of No.3 and is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales plus it is now his fourth Top 5 single here, while on hold for a second week at its peak of No.4 is the current New Zealand No.1 song “Freaky Friday” by Lil’ Dicky with Chris Brown with “Friends” by Marhsmello and Anne-Marie again at No.5.
Last weeks highest new entry for The Weeknd and “Call Out My Name” takes the top spot in his home country of Canada this week, while here it drops three places to No.6, while this weeks highest entry comes in at No.7 and debut’s at the top in England, Drake and “Nice for What”, which contains a sample of Lauryn Hill’s 1998 song “Ex-Factor” and this becomes his ninth Top 10 single in Australia. Dua Lipa is down two spots to No.8 with “IDGAF”, while stable at No.9 is Zedd and Grey with Maren Morris singing “The Middle”, with “These Days” for Rudimental with Jess Glynne and Macklemore falling three spots to land at No.10.
* Bazzi released his album on Friday called “Cosmic”, and his current song “Mine” is back up to No.14.
* The CD Single issued last week for the new Delta Goodrem song “Think About You” helps it to blast back up forty-nine places to a new peak of No.19, plus with ‘The Voice’ starting this weekend it should keep her up this high for another week or two at least.
* The Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels duet “Hurt Somebody”: jumps up sixteen places to a new peak of No.22, while her teaming with Clean Bandit and “I Miss You” is back up four to No.38.
* The BlocBoy JB and Drake entry “Look Alive” (HP-24) is back up three places to No.25, while the Migos and Drake collaboration “Walk it, Talk it” is stable at No.64 for a second week.
* Taylor Swift cracks the Top 30 with her “Delicate” track, up three to a new height of No.28.
* New Zealander Robinson continues her rise here in Australia with “Nothing to Regret”, up a massive seventeen spots to a new chart height of No.31.
* The Bad Wolves rendition of “Zombie” is the No.1 digital selling track this week, helping the song to break into the Top 50 for the first time, up sixteen spots to a new peak of No.36.
* Kygo peaked at No.48 two weeks ago with “Remind Me to Forget”, which is back up sixteen spots to a new peak of No.43 this week.
* King Princess also cracks the fifty for the first time with “1950”, up ten spots to a No.44.
* The Top 10 entry for the new Alison Wonderland album helps boost her singles chart entry “Church”, up eleven spots to its highest peak so far of No.54.
* Glades is back up eight places to No.69 with “Do Right” (HP-51).
* 5 Seconds of Summer turn back around and move up eleven spots to No.73 with “Want You Back” (HP-32).
* Keith Urban climbs back up ten spot to No.82 with his “Parallel Lines” song.
* The Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber track “Despacito” holds at No.83 on it’s one year anniversary of chart entry (52 weeks).
* The second and third re-entry this week are “Dancing” for Kylie Minogue (#93, thanks to her high new albums chart entry) and “Flames” for David Guetta and Sia (HP-95) at No.96.
* The only dropout from the Top 10 is “All the Stars” for Kendrick Lamar with SZA (HP-2, WI10-8), down one spot to No.11, while the soundtracks it’s taken from “Black Panther” leaves the albums Top 10 also first the time.
* Rapper XXXTentacion drops three spots to No.16 with “Sad!”, which is now Gold (●) in sales, while his other entry “Changes” plummets twenty-seven places to No.97.
* After three non-consecutive weeks at its peak of No.19 the Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton track “Say Something” is down two spots to No.21.
* The Eminem and Ed Sheeran duet “River” falls five to No.23, while Ed is also down with “Shape of You” (26 to 29), “Castle on the Hill” (62 to 71), which are now both the ‘Longest Charted Single’ at 66 weeks apiece as his older track “Thinking Out Loud” leaves after 160 weeks, and also down is his “Galway Girl” (71 to 92).
* The other ‘Black Panther’ entry this week is “Pray for Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar which drops five places to No.26, while all of last weeks entries for The Weeknd fall this week in “Wasted Times” (23 to 30), “Try Me” (24 to 55), “Hurt You” (37 to 76), “I Was Never There” (40 to 86), and dropping out from No.45 is “Privilege”.
* Bruno Mars with Cardi B fall five to No.27 with “Finesse”.
* After climbing back up last week the Keala Settle version of “This is Me” drops down fifteen places to No.35, while the other ‘The Greatest Showman’ entries also move down in “Rewrite in the Stars” (67 to 81) and “The Greatest Show” (out from #93).
* Vance Joy slides eight places to No.37 with “We’re Going Home”.
* Dua Lipa also moves down seven spots to No.40 with “New Rules”.
* Calum Scott scores a ▲Platinum sales cert for “You Are the Reason”, which is down eight to No.42, while “Dancing on My Own” tumbles nineteen spots to No.91.
* The Liam Payne and Rita Ora duet “For You” slides seventeen spots to No.47, while her solo entry “Anywhere” drops ten chart-rungs to No.70.
* One of the three Shawn Mendes entries drops more than the other, with “Lost in Japan” down eight to No.49.
* N*E*R*D are down five places to No.56 with “Lemon” featuring Rihanna and now Drake, and the song is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Migos see their “Stir Fry” track slide down ten spots to No.57.
* The Logic and Marshmello teaming for “Everyday” drops down sixteen spots to No.80.
* The Chainsmokers are left with only one song within the Top 100 this week as “Everybody Hates Me” is down fifteen spots to No.98.
* Imagine Dragons fall twenty-one places to #100 with “Whatever it Takes”.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #17 – One Kiss by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa is the 29th singles chart entry for the Scottish DJ and producer Calvin and the seventh here for Dua who also has two other songs within the Top 40 in “IDGAF” (#8) and “New Rules” (#40), with this song featuring a slight interpolation of (IMO) the Crystal Waters 1991 single “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”.
* #48 – Plug Walk by Rich the Kid is the first entry here for the US rapper, taken from his March released debut album “The World is Yours”, the song has hit No.13 in America and No.18 in Canada so far.
* #60 – Drip by Cardi B
* #65 – Be Careful by Cardi B feat Migos
* #77 – Bartier Cardi by Cardi B feat 21 Savage
* #79 – I Like it – Cardi B feat J. Balvin & Bad Bunny are all taken from her debut album “Invasion of Privacy” which enters within the Top 10 here, plus her first release “Bodak Yellow” (HP-33) returns at No.67, and with her Bruno Mars appearance on “Finesse” (TW-27) it gives her six songs within the Top 100 this week. “Be Careful” contains samples of “Ex-Factor” by Lauryn Hill, “Can It Be So Simple” for Wu-Tang Clan and “The Way We Were” as performed by Marvin Hamlisch, while “I Like it” contains a loop of the Pete Rodriguez tune “I Like it Like That” from 1967.
* #72 – A$AP Forever by A$AP Rocky feat Moby is the first release for the US rapper from a forthcoming third studio album (no date or title known as yet), with the Moby sample in this song being from his 2000 album ‘Play’ and “Porcelain”.
* #85 – PlayinWitMe by Kyle feat Kehlani is the second entry here for the California rapper who hit No.33 in May of 2017 with “iSpy”, and this is the first taste from an upcoming third studio album, and is also the fourth entry for female singer Kehlani who last charted on the G-Eazy track “Good Life” (HP-23, May 2017).