Australian Charts: Drake 'God's Plan' Is Still The No 1 Song -
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Charts: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ Is Still The No 1 Song

by Gavin Ryan on February 17, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

ARIA’s No.1 single for a third week is the Drake track “God’s Plan”, holding at the top again in New Zealand, England, Ireland, America and Canada.

Drake’s tally on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ moves up to equal thirteen alongside Pink (from 5 #1’s) and Eminem (2 #1 songs) as he has now amassed nine weeks at the top with his former chart-topper “One Dance” (9th May to 4th July, 2016) and current leader “God’s Plan”, which saw its video clip released late this past week, and the song is again the No.1 streamed track in the country while it climbs back up to No.16 on the digital sales chart.

The remaining No.1 digital selling track (#4 streamed) again this week is the Rudimental track “These Days” with Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen which nationally is up two spots to a new peak of No.2, and by moving up to No.2 it becomes the groups highest charted single in Australia, beating the No.3 peak of their first entry “Feel the Love” (HP-3×3, peaked May 2012), while it becomes the second No.2 track for Jess Glynne whose first chart appearance was on the Clean Bandit debut entry “Rather Be” (HP-2×5, peaked March 2014), while for Macklemore it becomes his sixth Top 2 single, having last been here with his current No.57 song “Glorious” (HP-2×2, peaked late August 2017).

Holding at No.3 again this week is the Post Malone track “I Fall Apart”, while back up one spot to No.4 is the Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line song “Meant to Be” which is being used on the new promo’s for Channel 10’s ‘Bachelors in Paradise’ series. Kendrick Lamar lands his fifth Top 10 and fourth Top 5 single as the lead release from the new No.2 album “Black Panther: The Album” soundtrack in “All the Stars” rides up fourteen places to land at No.5, while the song also becomes the second Top 10 for guest artist SZA (scissor) and now her highest charted as she previously hit No.7 on the Maroon 5 track “What Lovers Do” (HP-7, TW-30) back in November of 2017.

Ed Sheeran drops down four spots to No.6 with his multi-track “Perfect”, while he is again at No.7 on the Eminem single “River” which is on hold this week, while down two places each are “Finesse” for Bruno Mars and Cardi B and “Never Be the Same” for Camila Cabello to No.8 and No.10 respectively, while the second entry to the Top 10 this week is the new Dua Lipa track “IDGAF” (I Don’t Give a F**k), which is up two spots to a new peak of No.9 and becomes her third Top 10 hit and now sixth Top 20 (out of six entries) also.

* The second of three ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack entries is last weeks highest entry for The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar with “Pray for Me”, which is up six spots to a new peak of No.12.
* Bazzi debuted at No.84 three weeks ago with his track “Mine”, last week it leapt to No.33 and now this week it’s up a further sixteen spots to a new peak of No.17.
* With the movie out in cinemas now and the new soundtrack for “Fifty Shades Freed” debuting within the Top 5, the albums lead single “For You” by Liam Payne and Rita Ora is this week up a massive twenty-seven spots to land at No.18 becoming the third Top 20 hit for Liam and the seventh Top 20 hit for Rita Ora also.
* Three of last weeks climbers are all on hold this week with “Say Something” for Justin Timberlake with Chris Stapleton at No.24, “Sick Boy” for The Chainsmokers at No.37 and “Numb” for Hayden James with GRAACE at No.48.
* The Zedd track “The Middle” with Maren Morris leaps up twenty-three spots to No.27.
* Leaping back up fifty-one spots to No.49 is former No.27 single “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott.
* Last weeks entry for Ofenbach and Nick Waterhouse with “Katchi” is up sixteen places to a new peak of No.62.
* Cashmere Cat with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez climbs again five places to No.65.
* Glades rises sixteen spots to a new peak of No.68 with last weeks entry “Do Right”.
* The Kesha version of The Greatest Showman track “This is Me” rises nine spots to a new chart height of No.74.
* Last weeks re-entry at No.99 for the Jason DeRulo track “Tip Toe” surpasses it’s No.99 former peak by leaping up eighteen places to No.81.
* Reclaiming it’s ‘Longest Charted Single’ crown is “Thinking Out Loud” for Ed Sheeran, coming back in at No.96 for its 154th Top 100 week.

* Two songs leave the Top 10 this week as “Let You Down” (HP-7×4, WI10-10) by NF drops two places to No.11 and falling four spots to No.14 is the Marshmello and Khalid track “Silence” (HP-5, WI10-13).
* Pnau drop back down three places with their former No.9 single “Go Bang”, which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* There’s a five place drop for the Camila Cabello song “Havana” and also for “Feel it Still” by Portugal.The Man to No.20 and No.21 respectively.
* Sheppard see a six place drop to No.34 for their “Coming Home” track.
* With new Kendrick Lamar tracks climbing, his older entries drop in “Humble”, down seven to No.39, and “LOVE.” drops seven also to No.98.
* There’s a six place fall to No.42 for “Dirty Sexy Money” by David Guetta and Afrojack, while David’s teaming with Martin Garrix and “So Far Away” plummets twenty spots to No.92.
* The Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran duet “End Game” drops down eight places to No.55.
* Justin Timberlake drops back down with his “Filthy” song, falling fifteen spots to No.59.
* The French Montana track “Unforgettable” is down a spot to No.64 and now 5x▲Platinum in sales.
* The Kygo EP “Stargazing” is down twelve spots to No.73 with a new remix version of the EP just released on Friday.
* Vance Joy drops fifteen places to No.77 with “Lay it On Me”.
* Gang of Youths fall fourteen places to No.83 with “Let Me Down Easy”, which is now Gold (●).
* The entry last week for Peking Duk and “Wasted” drops back down twenty-two spots to No.89.
* Pink drops out of the Top 100 with “Beautiful Trauma” (#90), while her older single “What About Us” is down twelve spots to No.93.
* Migos score a new Top 40 debut this week, while their older track “MotorSport” drops back down fifteen places to No.95 and is now Gold (●) in sales.

* #32 – Friends by Marshmello and Anne-Marie becomes the third Top 40 entry this week for the DJ and producer who is also on the charts with “Silence” with Khalid at No.14 and “Wolves” with Selena Gomez at No.25, while its the tenth Top 100 entry for Anne-Marie also.

* #40 – Stir Fry by Migos is the fifth Top 100 entry for the trio and second within the Top 100 this week after “MotorSport” with Nicki Minaj (HP-73) which is at No.95 this week, both from their current No.20 album “Culture II”.

* #66 – King’s Dead (from ‘Black Panther’) by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake is the third entry this week from the newly released Marvel film ‘Black Panther” whose album is the highest new entry at No.2 and follows on from “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA (TW-5) and The Weekend with Kendrick on “Pray for Me” (TW-12).

* #100 – Futon Couch by Missy Higgins is the first release from her forthcoming fifth album (no date known as yet) “Solastalgia” and becomes her twelfth Top 100 entry, plus during March she is the support act for the Ed Sheeran national tour.

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