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Australian Charts: Drake Hangs In On Top For Another No 1 Single

by Gavin Ryan on July 28, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Drake retains the No.1 slot on the ARIA Singles Chart with his third chart-topper for the year “In My Feelings”, which also holds at the top in New Zealand, England, America and his native Canada.

Drake has now amassed 22 weeks at the top of the Australian Charts with his four No.1 songs, moving him from equal fourth to now outright fourth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’, one week behind his former partner Rihanna (23 weeks), and six weeks away from catching fellow country-man Justin Bieber (28 weeks), while sitting at the top of that list is Ed Sheeran (29 weeks).

5 Seconds of Summer stay stable at No.2 for a second week after their eight week rule at No.1 with their albums title track “Youngblood”, which is newly certified 3x▲Platinum in sales, while the second Aussie act within the Top 10 (of 3 in total) is Dean Lewis who is up one spot to a new peak of No.3 with “Be Alright”, the third and final Aussie is Conrad Sewell who jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.7 with his latest song “Healing Hands” (newly Gold (●) in sales), becoming his third Top 10 single locally too and now second highest charted.

Maroon 5 is down one place to No.4 with “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B., while last weeks highest new entry for Ariana Grande and “God is a Woman” and the Post Malone track “Better Now” are both on hold at No.5 and No.6 respectively. Anne-Marie is back up one spot to No.8 after two weeks at No.9 with “2002” and returning to the Top 10 for a second week apiece are “Lucid Dreams” for Juice WRLD (11 to 9, HP-8) and the Dennis Lloyd track “Nevermind” (13 to former peak of No.10).

* Last weeks entry for Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid and “Eastside” leaps up twenty places this week to land at a new peak of No.12, helped possibly by Khalid being in the country for the Splendor in the Grass festival.
* Tiesto with Dzeko and Post Malone climbs two spots to a new chart height of No.13 with “Jackie Chan”.
* Jonas Blue scores his fourth Top 20 single in Australia as “Rise” is up nine spots to a new peak of No.16.
* There’s a new entry for Imagine Dragons this week, but their six week old teaming with Kygo and “Born to Be Yours” is up five spots to a new peak of No.24.
* Jess Glynne seems to be stuck at No.26 with “I’ll Be There”, holding now for a third straight week.
* All of the Top 50 entries in Australia for Panic! At the Disco have made it into the Top 30, and their latest entry “High Hopes” becomes the Las Vegas bands’ sixth Top 30 entry as it is up four spots to land at No.30.
* Local pop-rock act The Rubens score their second Top 40 entry this week as their latest track “Never Ever” jumps up twenty places to land at a new peak of No.32.
* Ed Sheeran takes the crown this week for the ‘Longest Charted Single’ as “Shape of You” cracks its 81st week within the Top 100 and is back up three spots to No.47.
* All of the previous seven Top 50 appearances for Bebe Rexha have managed to climb into the Top 20, and now her solo entry “I’m a Mess” is up six spots to a new peak of No.48.
* Shawn Mendes sees four of his five Top 100 entries climb back up this week, with “In My Blood” (61 to 49), “Nervous” (63 to a new peak of No.51), “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (96 to 81) and “Youth” (100 to 93).
* With Troye Sivan doing promotional interviews this past week (including Andrew Denton’s “interview”) his duet with Ariana Grande and “Dance to This” (HP-39) is back up twenty-two spots to No.63.
* The current Irish No.1 song (5th wk) for George Ezra and “Shotgun” blasts up eighteen places here, to a new peak of No.69.
* Another of last weeks entries rising is “Body” by Loud Luxury, up eight spots to a new chart height of No.74.
* Last week the 2011 track for Christina Perri and “A Thousand Years” returned at No.97, and now this week it rises back up twelve spots to land at No.85.
* The only returning track this week is the Calum Scott song “You Are the Reason” at No.95.

* There are three songs leaving the Top 10 this week starting with “Solo” for Clean Bandit with Demi Lovato (HP-7×2, WI10-4) down one to No.11, last weeks returnee “I Said Hi” (HP-6, WI10-7a) for Amy Shark, down seven to No.15 and the Drake and Michael Jackson track “Don’t Matter to Me” (HP-3, WI10-3) falling eleven places to No.18.
* Khalid climbed to No.12 this week on the Benny Blanco track “Eastside”, while his spot at No.12 last week on the Martin Garrix song “Ocean” is back down two places to No.14 and now Gold (●) in sales.
* Selena Gomez is down four spots to No.23 with her recent No.4 single “Back to You”.
* Drake also falls with “Nice for What”{ (17 to 27), “God’s Plan” (28 to 31), “Nonstop” (23 to 33), “I’m Upset” (43 to 53), “Look Alive” with BlocBoy JB (74 to 83) and “Mob Ties” (72 to 96).
* Some of last weeks entries are back down this week in “Summertime Magic” for Childish Gambino (31 to 34), “Ocean Eyes” for Billie Eilish (58 to 60), “Clark Griswold” by The Hilltop Hoods (48 to 73), “Let Me Live” for Rudimental (77 to 88) and leaving is “Jumpsuit” for twenty one pilots (#76).
* Kanye West drops down ten places to No.59 with his only chart entry this week “All Mine”.
* The Carters peaked at No.51 last week with “Apeshit”, which this week falls eleven spots to No.62.
* Ella Mai falls again this week with “Boo’d Up”, down twelve places to No.68.
* The former No.1 “This is America” for Childish Gambino drops down sixteen spots to No.71.
* The Lil’ Dicky and Chris Brown track “Freaky Friday” falls nine places to No.84.
* After returning last week at No.68 the first Top 10 single for Amy Shark and “Adore” falls back down twenty six spots to No.94.
* Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber and their No.1 from this time last year “Despacito” is back down eleven spots to No.97, while a new JB featured track with DJ Khaled titled “No Brainer” was released on Friday.

* #52 – Fefe by 6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz is the first entry here for the Mexican/Puerto Rican rapper born Daniel Hernandez who grew up in Brooklyn, New York who sports multi colored hair and grills on his teeth, with this track so far having cracked the Top 40 in England.

* #55 – Natural by Imagine Dragons is now the fourth entry here this week for the US rock band and joins “Born To Be Yours” with Kygo (#24), “Thunder” (79 to 80) and “Believer” (89 to 91), while the track is to be used in the USA for 2018 season of ESPN College Football and it becomes the bands fourteenth entry overall.

* #64 – Happy Now by Zedd & Elley Duhe is the twelfth entry here for the Russian-German producer alongside US singer/songwriter Elley Duhe, and this new entry joins his former No.7 single “The Middle” which featured Grey and Maren Morris and is back up two places to No.57 this week.

* #66 – You Should See Me in a Crown by Billie Eilish is the third entry this week on the ARIA Singles Chart for the 16 year old US singer, who last week entered with her 2016 track “Ocean Eyes” (TW-60), and she became the first person born this century to crack the Top 10 when “Lovely” made it to No.5 (TW-20).

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