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Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran and Beyonce Have The Perfect No 1

by Gavin Ryan on December 16, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Ed Sheeran and Beyonce stay at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their duet “Perfect”, which also took the top spot in the US this past week.

“Perfect” now moves Ed’s tally of weeks at No.1 in Australia to 23 weeks, moving him to now equal second on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1; 2010’s; Singles’ alongside the 23 weeks racked up by Rihanna from her seven chart-toppers this decade. and on the overall list (1940 to 2017 Accumulated weeks at No.1) he is now equal 27th alongside the 23 weeks achieved by John Farnham from his four No.1s songs.

Another version of the track “Perfect” was released on Friday, this time a classical duet alongside Andrea Bocelli, and this week Ed’s album “÷ (Divide)” returns to the top of the albums chart, which gives him his second time occupying both the singles and albums charts, as he did so for seven weeks from mid-March until the first week of May with Divide and “Shape of You”. The last act to have the top of both charts with two songs from the same album was Delta Goodrem from her “Innocent Eyes” album back in June and September of 2003 with the albums title track (June) and “Not Me, Not I” (Sept), and overall this becomes the second time that Ed has done this and also the 126th time that the one artist (or album track) has occupied the top of both charts.

Seven of the Top 10 singles this week are on hold, with the entire top five stable from last week, as at No.2 again is Camila Cabello and “Havana”, followed by two Post Malone tracks in “Rockstar” and I Fall Apart” at No.3 and No.4 respectively, and holding at it’s peak of No.5 for a second week is the Marshmello and Khalid collaboration “Silence”. Two of last weeks Top 10 entries are back to back again this week, with “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line up two places to a new peak of No.6, and stable at his No.7 peak is NF and “Let You Down”, which is now Gold (●) in sales. Selena Gomez and Marshmello drop down two places to No.8 with their “Wolves” track, stable at No.9 is Khalid and “Young, Dumb and Broke” and returning to the Top 10 for a sixth week is the Portugal. The Man track “Feel it Still”, rising back up four places and returning due to its use in the new 2018 promo for Neighbours, with Natalie Baasingthwaite’s character Izzy’s returning to the show, and using one of the song’s hooks throughout the ad (“is it coming, is it coming, is it coming back”)

* Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso are stable at their peak of No,12 with “Let Me Go”.
* Rita Ora climbs one spot to a new peak of No.14 for her latest track “Anywhere”.
* After returning to the charts last week at No.18, the Mariah Carey classic “All I Want for Christmas is You” is back up two spots to No.16 and now 4x▲Platinum, whilst the 1984/85 Xmas track by Wham! and “Last Christmas” returns at No.55 this week, almost one year on from George Michael’s passing.
* Pnau have a ten place jump to a new peak of No.21 with “Go Bang”, and their former entry in “Chameleon” returns at No.95 this week.
* Coming close to its one year anniversary (3 weeks away) is “Shape of You” for Ed Sheeran, which is back up three spots to No.22, whilst his “Castle on the Hill’ climbs seven to No.63 and his “Galway Girl” is on hold at No.68.
* Last weeks new entry at No.24 for the Post Malone track “Candy Paint” stays on hold this week.
* The new G-Eazy album was released on Friday, and the new entry from last week in “Him & I” jumps up twelve places to land at No.25.
* With new remixes just released for the Big Shaq track “Man’s Not Hot”, the song climbs five places this week to a new peak of No.28.
* David Guetta and Afrojack climb one spot to a new chart height of No.33 with their “Dirty Sexy Money” song.
* The new Calum Scott song which returned to the chart last week in “You Are the Reason” bullets up twenty-six places to land at No.36 giving him his second Top 50 entry in Australia.
* Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.” jumps back up nine spots to No.37 after it received four Grammy nominations this past week.
* After a couple of weeks of tumbles, the Taylor Swift singles rebound this week, with “…Ready for it?” jumping back up forty places to land at No.39, “Look What You Made Me Do” is back up twenty-six spots to No.59 and “Gorgeous” returns at No.87.
* Pink and “What About us” performed on the Graham Norton Show screened here last Friday, and the song is back up one spot to No.42 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales too.
* Like Calum Scott, the Sheppard track also re-entered the Top 100 last week, and this week it too jumps, up eighteen places to a new peak of No.43 and becoming the local bands fifth Top 50 entry.
* Returning to its former peak of No.51 is Kita Alexander and her highest charted single “Hotel”.
* The oldest of the three Imagine Dragons tracks in “Believer” is back up ten places to No.57 in its 45th week within the Top 100.
* Landing a 6x▲Platinum certification this week is The Chainsmokers and Coldplay collaboration “Something Just Like This”, which is back up six places to No.58, whilst the ‘smokers older track “Closer” is back up nine spots to No.88.
* Producers Camelphat and singer Elderbrook see their track “Cola” bubble up four spots to a new peak of No.65 this week.
* Recent tourist here The Weeknd sees his “Starboy” track move back up six places to No.78.
* Further returning tracks this week are “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” for Justin Timberlake at No.96, and it regains it’s ‘Longest Charted Single’ status at 80 weeks within the Top 100; and following JT at No.97 is the former No.1 single “I’m the One” for DJ Khaled, whilst Miguel is back in at No.98 with “Motorsport” (HP-74).

* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Maroon 5 single “What Lovers Do” (HP-7, WI10-5), down one spot to No.11.
* Sam Smith is down four spots to No.15 with “Too Good at Goodbyes”.
* Lil’ Pump leaves the Top 20 after two weeks with “Gucci Gang”, down three to No.23.
* Three Khalid entries drop down this week, with his appearance on the Lorde track “Homemade Dynamite” down four to No.30, the Logic track “1-800” is down seven to No.34 and his final entry in “Location” moves down three spots to No.56.
* J Balvin and Willy Williams with Beyonce on “Mi Gente” is down nine to No.49, whilst her Eminem duet “Walk on Water” crashes down twenty-six places to No.64.
* The Angus and Julia Stone track “Chateau” is down five to No.60 and now Gold (●) in sales.
* Shawn Mendes and his track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” moves down eight to No.62.
* Niall Horan and his third entry “Too Much to Ask” drops down sixteen spots to No.67, “Bedroom Floor” for Liam Payne falls eleven places to No.94, whilst the Louis Tomlinson entry from last week in “Miss You” falls out of the Top 100 from No.66 and the Harry Styles track “Kiwi” also leaves (#92).
* 21 Savage drains his “Bank Account” and Cardi B with her “Bodak Yellow” track both drop thirteen spots to land at No.69 and No.70 respectively
* With the new N.E.R.D. album released on Friday it might give a boost to their falling “Lemon” track, which this week is down fourteen spots to No.77.
* Last weeks debut for Martin Garrix and David Guetta in “So Far Away” is down twenty-three places to No.81.
* Kesha has a nine place fall to No.85 with her track “Praying”.
* A$AP Ferg is down eight spots to No.86 with his track “Plain Jane”.
* After a rebound last week, this week the DJ Snake and Lauv track “A Different Way” falls back down twenty-four places to No.89.

* #52 – Never Be the Same by Camila Cabello is the seventh Top 100 entry here (three as lead, four as guest vocalist) and second from her January 12th due debut solo album ‘Camila’, and follows up the recent No.1 single “Havana” (TW-2).

* #72 – I Do by Morgan Evans is the second entry for the US based Australian country singer, who intially wrote the song to his then girlfriend and now wife (2nd Dec, 2017) Kelsea Ballerini, and this is the second track from his forthcoming second album (no date or title known as yet). His first entry “Kiss Somebody” made it to No.53 in September.

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