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Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Charts: Drake Returns To No 1 Singles Spot

by Gavin Ryan on May 12, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

After two weeks away from the top of the ARIA Singles Chart the Drake track “Nice for What” reclaims the pole position this week for a second stay at No.1, while it holds for a fourth week in both New Zealand and America.

With the return of “Nice for What” by Drake it becomes the first song since “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran to reclaim the No.1 slot, it did so at the end of April in 2017, and by returning to the top it increases the total of weeks Drake has now spent at the summit to 20 weeks in total, moving him to fifth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’, one week shy of the 21 weeks racked up Pharrell Williams, while for the 1940 to 2018 listing he is now equal 34th alongside 50’s crooner Eddie Fisher (7 #1’s).

Last weeks highest new entry for Post Malone and “Better Now” climbs up two places to a new peak of No.2 and is the new No.1 streamed track in the country, while his former Drake-waiting track and last weeks No.1 “Psycho” drops down four places to land at No.5 this week and is sitting at No.3 on the streaming chart. The other former No.1 song recently was Ariana Grande with “No Tears Left to Cry” which is on hold at No.3, and the fourth-week running UK and Irish No.1 song in “One Kiss” for Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa is again up one spot to a new peak of No.4, both tracks newly certified as Gold (●) in sales too.

Khalid and Normani stay stable at No.6 with their track from the film ‘Love, Simon’ with “Love Lies” and this is followed by the highest new entry this week for Childish Gambino and “This is America”, the track and controversial/interesting clip released this past week, and by entering within the ten it becomes his first ever Top 10 hit in Australia and surpasses the No.27 peak of his previous best effort “Redbone” (peaked August 2017). Also holding this week at No.8 are Lil’ Dicky and Chris Brown with “Freaky Friday”, which is now ▲Platinum in sales and leaping up fifteen places to score a new peak at No.9 are 5 Seconds of Summer with “Youngblood”, becoming the bands fifth Top 10 single in Australia and their first since the late July of 2015 track “She’s Kinda Hot” (HP-6), and lastly down three places to No.10 is The Weeknd with “Call Out My Name”.

* The new No.1 digital track for the week is the Amy Shark tune “I Said Hi”, which nationally jumps up fifteen places to a new peak of No.13.
* Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels climb one spot to a new peak of No.15 with “Hurt Somebody”.
* Bulleting sixty-seven places to land at No.19 are David Guetta and Sia with “Flames”, becoming her fourteenth Top 20 hit and his 23rd Top 20 entry and of their five collaborations it is also their third Top 20 hit together.
* With new remixes out for the Kygo track “Remind Me to Forget” it is up twelve places to a new chart height of No.21.
* After falling back down last week the new Anne-Marie track “2002” is back up eleven spots to a new peak of No.24.
* New Zealand singer Robinson saw her first entry here “Nothing to Regret” slide to No.38 from No.27, now this week it is back up ten spots to No.28 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Billie Eilish with Khalid leap up thirty-five places to land at No.32 with “Lovely”, becoming her first Top 50 hit here, while the Khalid, Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack track “OTW” cracks the Top 40 by climbing fourteen spots to No.39.
* After a couple of weeks at the lower end of the Top 50 King Princess this week leaps up twelve spots to a new peak of No.35 with “King”.
* BlocBoy JB and Drake are back up eight spots to No.42 with “Look Alive” (HP-24).
* With the recent DVD and Blu-Ray release for ‘The Greatest Showman’ (May 5th), two songs from the soundtrack are back up this week in “This is Me” (57 to 45) and “Rewrite the Stars” (returns at No.89).
* After one week out of the Top 50 Ed Sheeran is back up four spots to No.48 with “Shape of You”, while his official fifth single and last week returnee “Happier” jumps up twenty-seven places to No.64.
* KYLE and Kehlani slide up five spots to land just outside of the Top 50 at a new peak of No.51 with “PlayinWitMe”.
* Alison Wonderland returns to her former peak of No.54 with “Church”, jumping up twenty-two spots this week.
* Rich the Kid hit No.45 a few weeks ago with “Plug Walk”, which is back up ten spots to No.56.
* The new Hayden James track with Boy Matthews and “Just Friends” jumps up eighteen places to a new peak of No.60.
* The ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ film was also recently issued here for home viewing, and the song from the soundtrack for Liam Payne and Rita Ora in “For You” is back up twelve places to No.77.
* Further returning track this week are from about-to-be tourists Imagine Dragons with “Believer” (#96, “Thunder” is back up six to No.76 too), the new ‘Longest Charted Single’ holder at 79 weeks in the James Arthur ballad “Say You Won’t Let Go” (#97), “Need You” (HP-96) by Flight Facilities with NIKA (#98) and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes (#99).

* Leaving the Top 10 for the first time is the former Drake No.1 song “God’s Plan” (HP-1×11, WI10-15), down two to No.11, while the second song to leave this week is another of last weeks Post Malone debuts “Paranoid” (HP-10, WI10-1), falling sixteen to No.26.
* Post Malone sees most of last weeks entries fall, but firstly his former No.1 “Rockstar” is back down five to No.17 and his other drops are for “Ball for Me” (14 to 30), “Candy Paint” (29 to 33), “Spoil My Night” (19 to 40), “Stay” (30 to 43), “Rich & Sad” (21 to 44), “Over Now” (27 to 50), “Same Bitches” (25 to 52), “Zack & Codeine” (32 to 62), “92 Explorer” (44 to 70), “Takin’ Shots” (36 to 72), “Otherside” (41 to 74), “Blame it on Me” (43 to 85) and falling out is “Sugar Wraith” (#58).
* Kendrick Lamar’s track with SZA from the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack and “All the Stars” drops down five to No.23.
* The current Zayn track “Let Me” (HP-29) drops again, down five places to No.47.
* J. Cole and his albums title track “KOD” drops thirteen spots to No.58, with his former entries “ATM” leaving from No.71 and “Kevin’s Heart” exits from No.79.
* The Eminem and Ed Sheeran duet “River” falls thirteen places to No.59.
* The Selena Gomez and Marshmello collaboration “Wolves” is down eleven spots to No.75.
* Pnau slump down eighteen spots to No.79 with their dance track “Go Bang”.
* There’s a seventeen place slide for the Angus & Julia Stone track “Chateau” to No.80.
* While it’s a twenty-one place drop for the Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels track “I Miss You”, down to No.81.
* Last week The Chainsmokers latest track “Somebody” jumped to No.74, this week it is back down ten to No.84.
* Avicii plummets thirty-six spots to No.90 with his former No.1 song “Wake Me Up”.
* The only Cardi B track left on the charts this week is “Be Careful”, which drops down six spots to No.94.

* #27 – Youth by Shawn Mendes feat Khalid is the third track from the 25th of May due self-titled third album for the Canadian singer and follows on from “In My Blood” (HP-9, TW-20) and “Lost in Japan” (HP-27) and this is his ninth Top 100 entry.

* #34 – Bloom by Troye Sivan is the title track from his second forthcoming album (no date known as yet) and follows on from “My My My!” (HP-14, TW-71) and it is now his eighth Top 100 entry here.

* #65 – Watch by Travis Scott feat Kanye West and Lil’ Uzi Vert is the second new track from his forthcoming third studio album entitled ‘AstroWorld’ (no date known as yet) and is a follow-up to his recent release “Butterfly Effect”.

* #92 – Hunger by Florence + the Machine is the second charted song from the band’s June 29th due fourth album “High as Hope” as a couple of weeks ago “Sky Full of Songs” debuted and peaked at No.87.

* #93 – I’ll Be There by Jess Glynne is the tenth overall entry for the UK singer (six as a solo act, four as guest vocalist) and is her first new material for the year and the song is currently Top 20 in England, plus she sang the song on the just screened Graham Norton Show (11th of May) episode, so the song could climb next week here.

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