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Australian Charts: Drake Scores His Third Number One For 2018

by Gavin Ryan on July 22, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Drake scores his third No.1 song of 2018 as the viral hit “In My Feelings” over takes the 5SOS track to claim the top in Australia, plus it also went to No.1 in New Zealand, America, England and his home country of Canada.

“In My Feelings” becomes the 1076th No.1 song in Australia (1940 to 2018) and the 511th for ARIA (1983 to 2018), plus eighth for the Republic record label and the third this year for Drake who also took out the top spot with “God’s Plan” (11 wks from 5-Feb) and “Nice for What” (2 wks on 23rd April and 14th of May), becoming the first artist since 2013 to land three No.1 songs in the same calendar year, which was when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did it with “Thrift Shop”, “Same Love” (back to back also) and then “Can’t Hold Us”.

This is the first time that a song has hit No.1 to feature within its title the word ‘Feelings’, but its the seventh time that the ‘In My’ has been to the top, the last being back in July 2016 when “In My Blood” by The Veronicas went to the top for two weeks. Drake is now also the equal second highest tallied Canadian act to hit No.1 in Australia, behind the five racked up by Justin Bieber and Drake is sitting alongside Bryan Adams’ tally of four, moving ahead of the three achieved by Celine Dion too, and overall this is the 28th song performed by a Canadian artist to hit the top in Australia.

This new No.1 for Drake also moves his tally of weeks at No.1 to now 21 in total, placing him at equal fourth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ alongside Pharrell Williams (3 #1’s), and on the overall listing (1940 to 2018) he is now equal 31st on that list alongside fellow country man Bryan Adams (21 weeks from 4 #1’s).

So after eight weeks at No.1 the 5 Seconds of Summer hit “Youngblood” drops back down a place to No.2, which also pushes down the four weeks running No.2 song for Maroon 5 and Cardi B “Girls Like You” to No.3, with Dean Lewis moving up one spot to a new peak of No.4 with “be Alright”. The official second single from August 17th due fourth album “Sweetener” for Ariana Grande is titled “God is a Woman” and it debuts at No.5 this week, following on from the No.1 initial track “No Tears Left to Cry” (TW-27), while a few weeks ago another song from the album in “The Light is Coming” (HP-60) made a small dent on the charts.

Post Malone is stable at No.6 with his track “Better Now” and Drake’s second Top 10 entry this week is his collaboration with Michael Jackson and “Don’t Matter to Me”, down three spots to No.7, while leaping back up fourteen spots to land at No.8 is the recent No.6 hit for Amy Shark and “I Said Hi” (now its 7th wk in Top 10) thanks to her debut album entering at No.1 this week. Anne-Marie holds for a third week at No.9 with “2002”, and falling three spots to No.10 is “Solo” for Clean Bandit with Demi Lovato having so far traveled 7-10-7-10 within the Top 10 so far.

* Thanks to new remixes of the Martin Garrix and Khalid track “Ocean” rises six spots to a new peak of No.12.
* After two weeks at No.21 the Conrad Sewell track “Healing Hands” jumps up seven places to No.14.
* “Jackie Chan” leaps up nine spots to a new peak of No.15 for Tiesto & Dzeko with Post Malone.
* Moving up one spot to a new chart height of No.18 is “I Wanna Know” for NOTD with Bia Miller.
* Jonas Blue has a small “Rise” with his song this week, up two places to No.25.
* Jess Glynne holds at her peak of No.26 with her latest track “I’ll Be There”.
* Kygo and Imagine Dragons move up eight places to a new peak of No.29 with “Born to Be Yours”, while the Kygo solo entry “Remind Me to Forget” moves back up two places to No.42.
* Panic! At the Disco score a new peak of No.34 with their latest track “High Hopes”.
* After returning to their former peak of No.53 The Carters are up two spots to a new height of No.51 with their song “Apeshit”.
* The Rubens with Sarah and their track “Never Ever” leaps up twelve spots to land at No.52.
* Bebe Rexha continues her climb with her latest single “I’m a Mess”, up eight spots to a new peak of No.54.
* The new Amy Shark album features her breakout single “Adore” (HP-3), which this week returns at No.68, with further re-entries from Shawn Mendes and “Like to Be You” (#92) and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ me Back” (#96), “A Thousand Years” for Christina Perri (#97) and “Audio” by LSD (#99).
* The first Dean Lewis track “Waves” which returned at No.97 last week is up fourteen spots this week to No.83.

* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week both logged a single week within the ten, “Lucid Dreams” for Juice WRLD (HP-8, WI10-1) which is down three to No.11 and “Nevermind” for Dennis Lloyd (HP-10, WI10-1), which is also down three places also, to No.13.
* Peking Duk has renamed their “Reprisal” track “Fire/Reprisal” and this week it drops back down four spots to No.16.
* Drake might have the new No.1 song in the country, but he also falls down with “Nice for What” (13 to 17), “Nonstop” (17 to 23), “God’s Plan” (23 to 28), “I’m Upset” (35 to 43), “Emotionless” (33 to 69), “Mob Ties” (56 to 72) and “Look Alive” with BlocBoy JB (72 to 74) leaving him with nine Top 100 entries this week.
* Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa fall six spots to No.20 with “One Kiss”, while solo Dua tracks also fall “IDGAF” (61 to 70) and “New Rules” (78 to 84).
* XXXTentaction sees his “Sad!” track plummet thirteen places to No.24, while he is also down with “Jocelyn Flores” (39 to 44) and “Changes” (40 to 45).
* Hayden James and Boy Matthews move back down six spots to No.36 with “Just Friends”.
* Post Malone falls with “Psycho” (31 to 37), “Rockstar” (45 to 47), “I Fall Apart” (54 to 57) and “Ball for Me” (84 to 95).
* All but one Khalid track falls this week, with “Love Lies” alongside Normani down five to No.39, as well as “Silence” (77 to 88) and “Young, Dumb & Broke” (80 to 91).
* Last week Ella Mai leapt fifty places to No.46 with “Boo’d Up”, this week it falls back ten spots to No.56.
* ‘The Greatest Showman’ lead single “This is Me” for Keala Settle is down nine spots to No.67.
* The Weeknd plummets twenty places to No.71 with “Call Out My Name”.
* Portugal.The Man drops thirteen spots to No.80 with “Feel it Still”.
* Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande take a ten place drop to No.85 with “Dance to This”.
* The only new certification this week is also for the new ‘Longest Charted Single’ at 82 weeks its “Closer” for The Chainsmokers with Halsey, down two spots to No.93 and now 14x▲Platinum.

* #31 – Summertime Magic by Childish Gambino is the eighth Top 100 and fourth Top 50 entry for the actor, singer and producer born Donald Glover, and this is the follow-up to his recent No.1 song “This is America” (TW-55).

* #32 – Eastside by Benny Bianco, Halsey and Khalid is the first solo entry for the US musician and producer Benny Biano, who has written songs in the past for Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Sia, Kesha, The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West among his works.

* #48 – Clark Griswold by The Hilltop Hoods feat. Adrian Eagle becomes the Adelaide group’s fifteenth Top 100 entry locally and their first since “1955” (HP-2, March 2016), and is the first taste from a forthcoming as yet untitled and date unknown eighth album, while the name Clark Griswold is best remembered in the past as the Chevy Chase character from the ‘National Lampoons: Vacation’ movies.

* #58 – Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish is the second entry for the sixteen year old US singer/songwriter after her recent first entry here “Lovely” with Khalid hit No.5 (TW-21)

* #76 – Jumpsuit by twenty one pilots is the first taste from the October 5th due fifth album for the duo titled “Trench”, and this is now their sixth Top 100 entry in Australia.

* #77 – Let Me Live by Rudimental x Major Lazer feat Anne-Marie & Mr. Eazi becomes the UK drum and bass acts thirteen chart entry in Australia, and now the third track issued from their September 7th due third album “Toast to Our Differences” after “Sun Comes Up” (HP-57, 2017) and their current chart entry “These Days” (HP-2, TW-60), which clocks up its half year mark on the charts this week.

* #82 – Body by Loud Luxury feat Brando are a Canadian production duo made up of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace who went to school together and got their first break remixing the Martin Garrix track “Scared to be Lonely” in 2017, while this track has so far reached No.4 in Canada, and cracked the Top 40 in Denmark, Austria, The Netherlands and England.

* #87 – Shotgun by George Ezra is the recent UK No.1 song and current Irish chart topper and second single released from his second album “Staying at Tamara’s” (HP-7, TW-89) and it becomes his third chart entry here.

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