Drake and his track “God’s Plan” claims the No.1 spot in Australia for a fourth week, the track receiving it’s first certification this week, leaping straight to Platinum in sales.
Drake’s ‘Plan is also the No.1 song again in England, Ireland, America, Canada and New Zealand, while it is up to No.3 in Germany, plus it also racks up his tenth overall week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, placing him equal twelfth alongside Bruno Mas (3 #1’s) on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’. The song leaps back up from 16 to No.7 on the digital sales chart (it’s highest position so far) and remains the No.1 streamed song in the country.
There are two songs from the ‘Black Panther’ (TW-2) soundtrack within the Top 10, the first release from the album was “All the Stars” for the sets producer and compiler in Kendrick Lamar with SZA which is up three places to a new peak of No.2, becoming his fourth Top 2 single in Australia and second solo top two track, as “HUMBLE.” (TW-44) logged a single week at No.2 back in late April of 2017. He has also teamed with The Weeknd on this weeks No.10 new peaking track “Pray for Me”, which becomes the fifth Top 10 entry for the Canadian rapper/singer The Weeknd.
Down one spot to No.3 after peaking at No.2 last week is the Rudimental track “These Days” for Jess Glynne and Macklemore, which is newly certified Gold (●) in sales, and on hold at No.4 is the Bebe Rexha and Florida George Line track “Meant to Be”, which returns to the top of the digital sales chart No.1 position this week. Dropping two spots to No.5 is the Post Malone track “I Fall Apart”, which is now 3x▲Platinum (was previously 1xP) and back up one spot to No.6 and scoring its first cert is the Eminem and Ed Sheeran teaming “River”, now ▲Platinum, while Ed has his former No.1 song “Perfect” at No.8, down two spots in its 51st week within the Top 100. Dua Lipa rises two places to a new peak of No.8 with “IDGAF”, which is now Gold (●), while down one place to No.9 is the Bruno Mars and Cardi B teaming “Finesse”.
* Bazzi is sitting at No.3 in New Zealand this week with “Mine”, which here is up five spots to a new peak of No.12.
* The new German No.1 song is “For You” by Liam Payne and Rita Ora, which rises three spots here to a new chart height of No.16.
* US country singer Maren Morris lands her first Top 20 hit in Australia on the Zedd & Grey track “The Middle”, which jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.16.
* Justin Timberlake sees his pairing with another country singer in Chris Stapleton and “Say Something” move up four places to No.20.
* The third entry for Marshmello and “Friends” with Anne Marie jumps up ten spots to No.22.
* The No.40 entry last for Migos and “Stir Fry” is also up ten spots to a new peak of No.30.
* With the second Vance Joy album coming out on Friday (23rd Feb.), his current charting singles rises this week, with latest track “We’re Going Home” jumping thirteen spots to a new peak of No.31, while 32 week old “Lay it on Me” is back up two places to No.75.
* The No.11 digital track “Katchi” for Ofenback and Nick Waterhouse is up eight places nationally to a new peak of No.54.
* A third entry from the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack rises this week too, “King’s Dead” for Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake is up eight spots to a new chart height of No.58.
* There’s a four place rise to a new peak of No.59 for “Anyway” by Tyron Hapi with Mimoza.
* Third in a row new peak goes to “Do Right” for Glades, up eight places to No.60.
* Still making small rises each week is the Kesha version of “This is Me”, up three to No.71 this week.
* After dropping from 67 to 89 last week the Peking Duk track “Wasted” is back up sixteen spots to land at No.73 this week.
* Also rising back up are Gang of Youths and “Let Me Down Easy”, climbing nine spots to No.74.
* Keith Urban returns at No.77 with his recent No.47 entry “Parallel Lines”, the only re-entry to the chart this week.
* The third chart entry for the song “Never Be the Same” (HP-7, WI10-3) became the third Top 10 for that song title also, and this week the Camila Cabello track is down one spot to No.11, and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Marshmello’s two other chart entries drop and receive new certs too, with “Silence” with Khalid down three to No.17 and now 4x▲Platinum and “Wolves” with Selena Gomez down a place to No.26 and now 2x▲Platinum.
* Post Malone also had two more certifications in his former No.1 “Rockstar” (now 4x▲Platinum) and down three to No.18, while “Candy Paint” is down two to No.28 and newly ▲Platinum.
* Halsey on the G-Eazy track “Him and I” drops down five to No.24, while her solo entry “Bad at Love” is down seven spots to No.83.
* Hailee Steinfeld debuts with a new entry this week, while her older entry “Let Me Go” with Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt is down four to No.27 and now 2x▲Platinum (had no certs prior).
* The Zac Efron and Zendaya duet “Rewrite the Stars” is down five to No.34 and now Gold (●).
* Khalid takes an eight place drop to No.36 with “Young, Dumb & Broke”, while he scores a second new cert this week as his appearance on the Logic track “1-800-273-8255” is now 3x▲Platinum and drops ten places to No.79.
* Troye Sivan and his latest track “My My My” is down two to No.37 and newly Gold (●) in sales.
* Imagine Dragons and “Thunder” drop down eight to No.39 and is now 5x▲Platinum.
* The Chainsmokers score a new entry this week, and their two older entries drop, with “Sick Boy” down three to No.40 and their one-year-charting Coldplay duet “Something Just Like This” is down three places to No.81.
* Local act Sheppard score a ▲Platinum for “Coming Home”, which is down seven to No.41.
* The Lauv track “I Like Me Better” is newly 3x▲Platinum in sales and down two spots to No.49.
* The Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift teaming for “End Game” is down eight to No.63 and now Gold (●) in sales.
* Peking Duk drops eight spots to No.64 with “Let You Down”.
* Charlie Puth tumbles seventeen spots to No.67 with his latest track “How Long”.
* After leaping back up to No.49 last week the Calum Scott track “You Are the Reason” is back down twenty-one places to No.70.
* Justin Timberlake plummets twenty-five places to No.84 with “Filthy”, which is newly Gold (●).
* Kylie Minogue’s “Dancing” drops down thirteen places to No.85.
* Avicii has a ten place slide to No.90 with “Lonely Together”.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” (154 wks) drops out of the Top 100, so the crown for ‘Longest Charted Single’ goes back to “Say You Won’t Let Go” for James Arthur, down eight to No.95 in its 74th week within the Top 100.
* #29 – Love Lies (from ‘Love, Simon’) by Khalid and Normani becomes the eighth Top 100 entry for the 19 year old US singer/rapper, with the track taken from the new Greg Berlanti film (Supegirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow producer) “Love, Simon”, being billed as the first gay romantic comedy starring Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, 5th Wave) as Simon , with the films first screening in the world this coming week in Australia (27th Feb) as a part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney, the films opening nationally March 29th.
* #32 – Think About You – Delta Goodrem is the 28th Top 100 and 25th Top 50 entry for the local singer who has gone brunette for her new look, and this serves as the first single from a forthcoming sixth studio album.
* #43 – Capital Letters (from ‘Fifty Shades Freed’) by Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop is the official second single from this week No.4 soundtrack for “Fifty Shades Freed”, with the albums first song being “For You” for Liam Payne and Rita Ora, up to No.15 this week. This becomes the second BloodPop entry and now the seventh Top 100 and fifth Top 50 entry for Hailee.
* #51 – Look Alive by BlocBoy JD feat. Drake is a recent No.4 Canadian and No.6 US hit, with the song the first single for the US rapper (real name James Baker) from Memphis, Tennessee, with the song sampling lyrics from “Out There (Blunt to My Lips)” for Project Pats.
* #82 – You Owe Me by The Chainsmokers is the second release from a forthcoming second album for the US electro duo following on from “Sick Boy” (TW-40, HP-37) entitled “Sick Boy…You Owe Me”, and overall this is their eleventh Top 100 chart entry.
* #96 – Hurt Somebody by Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels is the first entry for Noah and the sixth for Julia, who is also in the chart at the moment with Clean Bandits on “I Miss You” (TW-23, HP-20), with this song now a duet between the two as Noah released a solo version in September of 2017.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com