Drake scores a ninth week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart with his track “God’s Plan”, just in time for his son’s resurrection this weekend (i.e. Easter). The track holds the top spot in America, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland also (9th week in each territory).
“God’s Plan” and its ninth week at No.1 becomes the equal fifth longest No.1 for this decade along with other 9 week chart leaders as “Sexy and I Know it” by LMFAO (2011), “Roar” for Katy Perry (2013), “Que Sera” by Justice Crew (2014) and “Closer” for The Chainsmokers (2016). Drake has now amassed sixteen weeks at No.1 and he climbs to equal 44th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 1940 to 2018′ alongside other sixteen weeks racked up by Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Shaggy and Paper Lace and on the same lists for this decade (2010 to 2018) he is now equal sixth alongside Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (4 #1’s).
It’s a fifth consecutive week at No.2 for the Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign track “Psycho”, while jumping up five places to land at a new peak of No.3 is Dua Lipa with “IDGAF”, helped by her solo shows performed around the country in the past week (plus a Nova Red Room show too). This is followed by two more new peaking track in “Friends” for Marshmello and Anne-Marie up two to No.4 (now his highest charting song here) and leaping into the Top 10 is last weeks highest new entry for Lil’ Dicky and Chris Brown and “Freaky Friday”, up thirteen places to No.5, becoming the first Top 10 for Lil’ Dicky and the thirteenth for Chris Brown.
The new No.1 song in England is “These Days” for Rudimental with Jess Glynne and Macklemore, which here is down two spots to No.6, while on hold at No.7 for a second week are Zedd and Grey with Maren Morris and “The Middle”. From the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack the Kendrick Lamar and SZA track “All the Stars” drops three spots to No.8, and from the newly released film ‘Love, Simon’ (drops out from #82) is the duet between Khalid and Normani in “Love Lies”, which is up one spot to a new peak of No.10 and it becomes the fourth Top 10 here for Khalid. Debuting on the charts between those two soundtrack songs at No.9 is Shawn Mendes with “In the Blood” (#1 digital seller, #13 streamed), which instantly becomes his fourth Top 10 single and is the lead release from his forthcoming third album (no date or title known as yet), plus he also enters within the Top 30 with another new song too.
* For a fourth non-consecutive week at No.20 is “Say Something” for Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton (HP-19×2), which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* BlockBoy JB with Drake are up one spot to a new peak of No.24 with “Look Alive”, while the addition of Drake to the older N.E.R.D. with Rihanna track and “Lemon” (former peak #48) sees it jump up nineteen places to a new peak of No.44.
* Both Camila Cabello tracks are on hold this week (she performed on Graham Norton screened here last week) with “Never Be the Same” at No.14 again and her former No.1 “Havana” at No.26 (the song she sung on GNS), which is newly 7x▲Platinum.
* Dua Lipa rises back up nine places to No.30 with her former No.2 song “New Rules” thanks to her solo shows after the Bruno Mars tour.
* After slowly climbing a few places the past couple of weeks the Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop track “Capital Letters” rises four spots to a new peak of No.32.
* Calum Scott sees both of his entries climb this week, with “You Are the Reason” (HP-27) up three to No.35 and his 51 week charting first entry “Dancing on My Own” is back up fifteen to No.61.
* Last weeks entry for Taylor Swift and “Delicate” jumps up eighteen places to a new peak of No.38.
* Julia Michael debuts on the new Keith Urban track, but her older entry with Noah Kahan and “Hurt Somebody” is up three to a new chart height of No.43.
* Three weeks ago New Zealander Robinson debuted at No.100 with “Nothing to Regret”, which this week leaps up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.46.
* XXXTentacion drops out of the Top 10 with his “Sad!” song, while his “Changes” is up one spot to a new peak of No.47.
* The Kygo entry “Remind Me to Forget” rises four spots to land within the Top 50 at No.48.
* Kendrick Lamar marks the one-year mark with his “Humble.” track by moving back up three spots to No.52 (in it’s 52nd week!!)
* Offset and Metro Boomin’ with 21 Savage are up four spots to a new peak of No.56 with “Ric Flair Drip”.
* The Peking Duk track “Wasted” previously peaked at No.66, this week its back up six to a new chart height of No.63.
* Post Malone is back up eight to No.64 with his “Congratulations” track.
* Alison Wonderland jumps up seventeen places to a new peak of No.71 with her “Church” track.
* Sam Smith just redid his “Pray” track with rapper Logic, but his older former No.1 track “Too Good at Goodbyes” is back up eleven to No.72.
* Last weeks entry for David Guetta and Martin Garrix with Brooks and “Like I Do” jumps up twenty places to new peak of No.73.
* Former 2017 No.1 song “Despacito” for Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber is back up thirteen places to No.82.
* The Chainsmokers and Coldplay duet “Something Just Like This” is back up one spot to No.98 and newly certified 7x▲Platinum in sales.
* There are three songs leaving the Top 10 this week, “Sad!” by XXXTentacion (HP-9, WI10-1) is down two places to No.11, “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line (HP-2, WI10-16) drops three to No.13 and “Perfect” for Ed Sheeran descends nine spots to No.12 (HP-1×8, WI10-25a) and now holds the record for ‘Longest Running Top 10 in Australia’.
* The Eminem and Ed Sheeran teaming in “River” is down five to No.18, while with Ed’s tour here now over his tracks start to move back down with “Shape of You” dropping six to No.25, plus “Castle on the Hill” (42 to 57), “Galway Girl” (43 to 62), “Thinking Out Loud” (59 to 76, still ‘Longest Charted Single’ at 159 weks), “Happier” (62 to 94), while dropping out are “Supermarket Flowers” (#71), “Dive” (#79), “Photograph” (#84) and “The A Team” (#89).
* NF is down two spots to No.31 with “Never Let You Down”, and is now 3x▲Platinum.
* Migos are down three spots to No.33 with their “Stir Fry”, while it is newly Gold (●) in sales.
* The second of three Julia Michaels duets this week is “I Miss You” with Clean Bandit, down seven spots to No.34.
* Marshmello sees his two older entries drop in “Silence” with Khalid (35 to 39) and “Wolves” with Selena Gomez (34 to 40), while his four week old entry with Logic and “Everyday” is down nine spots to land at No.49.
* Troye Sivan falls ten places to No.41 with “My My My!”.
* The Khalid track “Young, Dumb & Broke” drops down seven to No.54 and is now 5x▲Platinum, while his appearance on the Lorde track “Homemade Dynamite” descends thirty-three to No.89.
* Sheppard fall ten places to land at No.59 with “Coming Home”.
* After leaping to No.51 last week the Bad Wolves cover of “Zombie” is back down fifteen to No.66.
* Lauv drops again this week with “I Like Me Better”, down sixteen to No.81.
* The “Cola” dance track for Camelphat and Elderbrook falls twenty-two spots to No.83.
* With two new David Guetta tracks rising/entering, his older song “Dirty Sexy Money” plummets thirty-five places to No.92.
* Delta Goodrem drops nineteen places to land at No.99 with “Think About You”.
* SZA is down twenty-three places to #100 with her track “The Weekend”.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #9 – In My Blood by Shawn Mendes
* #27 – Lost in Japan by Shawn Mendes are both from his mid-year due third album (no date or title known yet), and his older song “There’s Nothing Holdin’ me Back” (HP-4) returns to the chart at No.80, while his second album “Illuminate” leaps back up to No.41 too.
* #65 – 1950 by King Princess is the debut single for the Brooklyn, New York based singer whose song is about unrequited queer love, the title paying homage to how far we’ve come in queer culture and love.
* #74 – Powerglide by Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi feat Juicy J is the first release from the forthcoming third album for the US hip-hop duo titled “SR3MM”, but I don’t know why the pair had to include their name within the artists section of the song, as Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi are the duo of Rae Sremmurd!!
* #84 – Coming Home by Keith Urban featuring Julia Michaels is the third entry to chart from his forthcoming album “Graffiti U” (date TBD), alongside “Female” (HP-55) and his other current chart entry “Parallel Line” (HP-47) which is back up four spots to No.78, and this new song becomes his 21st singles chart entry here.
* #87 – Walk it Talk it by Migos feat Drake is the sixth entry for Migos and the third to chart from their current album “Culture II” (HP-13, TW-24) after “Motorsport” (HP-73) and “Stir Fry” (HP-24, TW-33).
* #90 – Say Amen (Saturday Night) by Panic! At the Disco is the ninth Top 100 entry here for the Las Vegas band, and this is the first single released from the June 22nd due sixth studio album “Pray for the Wicked”.
* #95 – Flames by David Guetta and Sia is the fifth collaboration between the French DJ and producer and the Australian singer/songwriter after “Titanium” (HP-5, 2011), “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) (HP-11, 2012), “Bang My Head” (HP-21, 2015) and earlier this year “Helium” (HP-88).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com