The new Drake single “God’s Plan” holds for a second week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.
“God’s Plan” also holds for a second week at No.1 in New Zealand, America, Canada, Ireland and a third week in England, and while it is the No.1 streamed track in the country it does drop from 10 to 19 on the digital sales chart, and by staying for a second week it takes Drake’s tally of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ to now eight weeks, placing him equal fifteenth on the aforementioned listing alongside Guy Sebastian and Meghan Trainor who have also amassed eight weeks from two No.1 songs during this decade.
Holding at No.2 again this week is Ed Sheeran’s multiple versions of “Perfect”, whilst back up one spot to No.3 is Post Malone with “I Fall Apart”, and that is followed by a six place rise to a new peak of No.4 for the new No.1 digital seller this week and “These Days” for Rudimental with Jess Glynne and current tourist here Macklemore, the track is also up to No.2 in England and No.3 Ireland this week.
The song that “These Days” knocked off the top of the digital chart was “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line which nationally drops down two places to No.5, followed by an on-hold peak at No.6 for “Finesse” by Bruno Mars with Cardi B. Also moving down this week are “River” by Eminem and Ed Sheeran (5 to 7), “Never Be the Same” for Camila Cabello (7 to 8) and NF with “Let You Down” (8 to 9), while returning to the Top 10 for a thirteenth overall week is one of last weeks drop-outs in “Silence” by Marshmello and Khalid, back up one spot to No.10.
* Dua Lipa looks set to land her third Top 10 single next week as her latest entry “IDGAF” is up five places to a new peak of No.11.
* After four weeks in the lower Top 30 this week the lead single from the Kendrick Lamar produced and sung ‘Black Panther’ album and “All the Stars” jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.19, one place behind the soundtracks second entry which debuts this week, and the return last week for Kendrick’s track “LOVE.” at #100 is up nine spots to No.91.
* Four years ago this week (10th Feb, 2014) a song called “Say Something” topped the ARIA Singles chart for one week for A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, and now a new song entitled “Say Something” for two acts (one seasoned and one new) in Justin Timberlake and country singer Chris Stapleton is up twelve places to a new peak of No.24, while JT’s first release from his new #2 album “Man of the Woods” and “Filthy” is back up thirteen spots to No.44.
* Last weeks debut at No.84 for US rapper Bazzi and “Mine” bullets up fifty-one places to new peak of No.33.
* The Chainsmokers just released remixes for “Sick Boy” on Friday and this week it is up one spot to a new peak of No.37.
* Macklemore is in the country touring at the moment, and with a new Top 5 single this week he also rises back up two spots to No.40 with his Kesha duet “Good Old Days”.
* Jumping fourteen places to a new chart height of No.41 is Vance Joy and “We’re Going Home”, becoming the acts seventh Top 50 entry in Australia.
* The ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ film opened on Thursday (8th Feb) locally, and the lead single from the soundtrack (released on Friday) and “For You” by Liam Payne & Rita Ora is up nineteen places to a new peak of No.45 and its first week within the Top 50.
* The Hayden James track “Numb” is up two places to a new peak of No.48.
* Last weeks debut for Zedd and Grey with Maren Morris and “The Middle” is up eight spots to a new chart height of No.50.
* The Tyron Hapi with Mimoza track “Anyway” continues its climb, up fourteen spots this week to No.60.
* Two songs that fell out from the Top 50 last week (due to the Triple J Hottest 100 rises) are both back into the Top 100 this week, with “Dancing” by Kylie Minogue returning at No.64 (the video clip came out this past week), and the Keith Urban track “Parallel Line” at No.95.
* The Kesha version of The Greatest Showman theme “This is Me” is up eight places to a new peak of No.83.
* There is a new song claiming the ‘Longest Charted Single’ crown this week with the James Arthur track “Say You Won’t Let Go” back in at No.94 for its 72nd week within the Top 100, while further returning songs are “Attention” for Charlie Puth (#97), “Plain Jan” for A$AP Ferg (#98) and “Tip Toe” by Jason DeRulo with French Montana which returns at its former peak of No.99 where it spent a single week at back on November 20th, 2017.
* After a single week within the Top 10 the Pnau track “Go Bang” (HP-9, WI10-1) is back down four spots to No.13.
* Camila Cabello and her former No.1 “Havana” is down two spots to No.15 and newly certified 6x▲Platinum in sales.
* Selena Gomez leaves the Top 20 with her Marshmello infused track “Wolves”, down four to No.22.
* Sheppard see a five place drop to No.28 for their track “Coming Home”.
* After leaping to a new peak of No.26 last week the Angus & Julia Stone track “Chateau” is back down three spots to No.29 and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* And the recent Triple J Hottest 100 winner for 2017 in “Humble” for Kendrick Lamar drops back twelve places to No.32.
* There’s a six place dip to No.38 for “Cola” by Camelphat and Elderbrook.
* The Lorde remixed track “Homemade Dynamite” with Khalid, SZA and Post Malone drops down five spots to No.42 and is now ▲Platinum, its first ever certification, while her re-entry from last week “Green Light” plummets twenty-eight spots to No.93.
* The Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran duet “End Game” drops seven spots to No.47.
* Sam Smith leaves the Top 50 for the first time with “Too Good at Goodbyes”, down seven spots to No.53.
* With a former 1D member’s duet rising, another falls in “Dusk Till Dawn” for Zayn and Sia, down eleven places to No.56.
* And also with one Vance Joy track rising their older entry “Lay it On Me” is back down fifteen spots to No.62.
* Last week entry at No.49 for Gang of Youths and “Let Me Down Easy” tumbles twenty places this week to No.69, whilst their other entry from last week and “The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows” leaves the Top 100 from No.93.
* The Demi Lovato track “Sorry, Not Sorry” and the Big Shaq entry “Man’s Not Hot” both fall thirteen spots to No.75 and No.79 respectively.
* The Kita Alexander song “Hotel” is only down three places to No.86 and newly ▲Platinum.
* Pink leaps over her older track “What About Us” (79 to 81) as “Beautiful Trauma” drops down fourteen spots to No.90.
* The Kesha track “Praying” which she performed at the Grammys two weeks ago is back down eleven spots to No.92 after returning last week.
* The Calum Scott track “You Are the Reason” drops a massive twenty-eight spots to #100.
* #18 – Pray for Me by The Weeknd feat Kendrick Lamar is taken from the just released soundtrack for the new Marvel film “Black Panther” which opens around the world this coming Thursday (15th Feb), and follows this week No.19 entry from five weeks ago “All the Stars” for the soundtracks producer Kendrick Lamar.
* #67 – Wasted by Peking Duk is the Aussie duos eighth Top 100 entry and fourth from an as yet unknown second album, with former entry “Fake Magic” (HP-34) leaving the Top 100 this week and follow-up “Let You Down” sitting at No.51 also.
* #78 – Katchi by Ofenbach and Nick Waterhouse is the first entry for the French duo of Dorian Lo and Cesar de Rummel based in Paris, who have teamed up with US jazz, blues and soul guitarist Nick Waterhouse for this doo-wop infused dance track who so far has hit No.1 in their native France and also Mexico, plus is a Top 10 hit in Austria, Germany, Poland and Switzerland.
* #84 – Do Right by Glades is the first entry for the alt-pop trio from Sydney made up of vocalist Karina Wkyes and musicians Cam Robertson and Joey Wenceslao who will appear at the Laneway Festival in mid-March and recently toured as a support act for Clean Bandit.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com