Australian Charts: Drake Stays No 1 With 'God's Plan' -
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Australian Charts: Drake Stays No 1 With ‘God’s Plan’

by Gavin Ryan on March 4, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

It’s a fifth consecutive week at No.1 for the Drake track “God’s Plan” logging as many weeks at the top during 2018 as “Perfect” by current tourist Ed Sheeran.

“God’s Plan” tops the following six charts as well in England (6th wk), America, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand (5th wk) and starts at the top in Germany, while on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ Drake moves up to equal tenth alongside Taylor Swift (4 #1’s) and Justice Crew (2 #1’s) as he racks up his overall eleventh week at the top in Australia, and the song is at No.4 on the digital chart and the No.1 streamed track again.

The new No.1 digital selling track is the new Post Malone song “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, the song coming in at No.2 nationally and also No.2 on the streaming chart. It serves as the second song from his forthcoming second album “Beerbongs & Bentley’s” (no date known as yet) after the former No.1 song “Rockstar” (TW-21), and the song also entered at No.2 in New Zealand, Norway, Ireland, No.4 in England and No.1 in both Belgium and Sweden (so far), while Post had a second song within the Top 10 as “I Fall Apart” is down two spots to No.7 and this new entry becomes his third Top 10 song in Australia.

The high new entry pushes down last weeks Top 4 by a single spot, with “All the Stars” for Kenrick Lamar and SZA to No.3, “These Days” by Rudimental with Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen to No.4 and “Meant to Be” for Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line down to No.5. Dua Lipa is up one spot to a new peak of No.6 with “IDGAF” and down two places apiece are “River” by Eminem and Ed Sheeran to No.8 and Ed Sheeran alone with “Perfect” to No.10, which logs its one-year anniversary within the Top 100 and its 22nd week within the Top 10, with his longest Top 10 run being 24 weeks for “Shape of You” (TW-34), plus the song might stay within the ten as he started his national tour here on Friday in Perth. The second and final new peaking track within the Top 10 is up one spot to No.9 and is also the second song from the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack inside the ten, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar with “Pray for Me”.

* Current New Zealand Top 5 single “Mine” by Bazzi is up one spot here to a new peak of No.11.
* Zedd and Grey with Maren Morris rise four spots to a new peak of No.12 with “The Middle”.
* The new Marshmello and Anne-Marie song “Friends” is up nine spots to a new height of No.13.
* The new No.1 album for Vance Joy sees the albums latest single “We’re Going Home” bullet fifteen spots to a new peak of No.16, while the new sets first release “Lay it on Me” (HP-18) is back up twenty-five places to No.50, this new Top 20 entry becoming his fifth to peak this high.
* The debut last week for Khalid and Normani with “Love Lies” is up ten spots to a new peak of No.19.
* Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton are on hold at their No.20 peak with “Say Something”, which achieves Gold (●) in sales this week.
* The current Migos song “Stir Fry” is up five places to a new chart height of No.25.
* The entry last week for BlocBoy JB with Drake and “Look Alive” jumps up fifteen places to No.36.
* Whilst the Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop debut for last week “Capital Letters” rises four spots to a new peak of No.39.
* Two of last weeks back-to-back new peaks land another chart-high this week in “Do Right” for Glades up four to No.56 and “Anyway” for Tyron Hapi with Mimoza rising one to No.58 and the track is newly Gold (●) in sales too.
* Calum Scott was in the country this week on a promo tour for his March 9th released debut album ‘Only Human’, which could be why his single “You Are the Reason” is back up six spots to No.64.
* Cashmere Cat with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez and their track “Miss You” are up three spots to a new peak of No.65.
* Peking Duk rise back up seven spots to land at a new peak of No.66 with “Wasted”.
* Gang of Youths are up six spots to No.68 with “Let Me Down Easy”.
* The new Chainsmokers entry from last week and “You Owe Me” jumps up nine spots to a new chart height of No.73.
* With Ed Sheeran’s national touring starting in Perth on Friday he is up eleven spots to No.75 with “Castle on the Hill”, “Supermarket Flowers” return at No.77, “Galway Girl” celebrates its one-year chart anniversary and is back up eight spots to No.80, and he reclaims the ‘Longest Charted Single’ crown as “Thinking Out Loud” returns at No.98 for its 155th week within the Top 100.
* The new entry last week for Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels with “Hurt Somebody” rises six spots to a new peak of No.90.

* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Bruno Mars and Cardi B song “Finesse” (HP-6×2, WI10-5), which drops down nine spots to No.18.
* Both Camila Cabello entries are down this week with “Never Be the Same” dropping three places to No.14 and her former No.1 “Havana” is down five to No.26.
* NF drops eight spots to No.22 with his first chart entry and Top 10 single “Let You Down”.
* Marshmello sees his second and third entry this week move down, with “Silence” featuring Khalid dropping ten spots to No.27 and “Wolves” with Selena Gomez down three to No.29.
* There’s a six place slide to No.30 for the G-Eazy and Halsey collaboration “Him & I”, while her “Bad at Love” track leaves the Top 100 from No.83.
* With the new Hailee Steinfeld track climbing, her older entry “Let Me Go” with Alesso and Florida Georgia Line is down six spots to No.33.
* There is a new Maroon 5 track debuting lower down this week and their former No.7 track “What Lovers Do” with SZA descends seven spots to No.40.
* Khalid is also down with his solo track “Young, Dumb & Broke”, moving eight spots to No.44.
* The Imagine Dragons song “Thunder” drops seven places to No.46, while their one-year+ entry “Believer” (56 wks) is down five to No.81, plus they enter with a new track this week too.
* The Chainsmokers new entry from last week climbs, but their six week old track “Sick Boy” is down fifteen places to No.55 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Cheat Codes with Fetty Wap and CVBZ on the track “Feels Great” drop eight spots to No.70.
* Last weeks entry at No.32 for Delta Goodrem with “Think About You” plummets fifty-six places to land down at No.88.
* The return last week for the Keith Urban song “Parallel Line” drops back down twelve spots to No.89.
* Peking Duk climb with the new track, while their older entry “Let You Down” tumbles thirty-three places to No.97.

* #32 – Want You Back by 5 Seconds of Summer is the four-piece Sydney pop-rock bands sixteenth Top 100 entry and eleventh Top 50 placing, with this track serving as the lead single from their forthcoming third album (no date or title known as yet). The song debuted within the Top 20 in both Belgium and Scotland, while it also entered in the Top 30 in England and Ireland.

* #85 – 44 More by Logic becomes the US rappers fourth Top 100 entry in Australia, and serves as the first release from a forthcoming fourth album (no date or title known as yet), while he is also at No.82 this week with “1-800-273-8255” (HP-5) alongside Alessia Cara and Khalid.

* #91 – Wait by Maroon 5 is the fourth song released from their current album “Red Pill Blues” (TW-91) and this is the 23rd Top 100 entry for the band since their first appearance in 2002 with “Harder to Breathe” (HP-37), while the band are down to No.40 with the albums third entry “Whats Lovers Do” (HP-7), this new entry also their first song in three releases not to feature a guest Rap/RnB artist too.

* #96 – Next to Me by Imagine Dragons is the fourth song from the band’s “Evolve” (TW-15) album with all four songs within the Top 100 this week, first entry “Believer” is at No.81, second single “Thunder” drops to No.46 and third entry “Whatever it Takes” is back up two spots to No.59, with the band in the country for a national tour in mid-May, and this is their twelfth Top 100 entry here.

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