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Ed Sheeran Divide

Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Ends The Year With A Perfect No 1

by Gavin Ryan on December 31, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

The last sales figures for 2017 see the January 1st, 2018 chart log Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” at the top for a fourth straight week.

“Perfect” has three versions charting on the digital chart, none of which are No.1 there (it is at the top of the streaming chart though), as his solo version is at No.9 (down from #5), his Beyonce duet is at No.2 (up from #3) and his Andrea Bocelli classical version is at No.18 (down from a #1 debut last week). Ed has now racked up twenty-five weeks at No.1 in Australia from his four chart-topping songs, placing him outright 24th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 1940 to 2018’, one away from Al Jolson’s 26 weeks (during the 1940’s) and for this decade he is still at No.2 behind the 28 weeks accumulated by Justin Bieber.

The returning digital No.1 single is Camila Cabello and Young Thug with “Havana”, which is back up one notch overall to No.2, swapping places with last weeks debut at No.2 “River” by Eminem and Ed Sheeran, which moves down to No.3 this week. Swapping position occurs again at No.4 and No.5, as both Top 10 Post Malone songs re-arrange with “Rockstar” back up one to No.4 and “I Fall Apart” drops a place to No.5.

For the first time since it’s initial chart run in 1994 the Mariah Carey song “All I Want for Christmas is You” returns to the Top 10, up five places to No.6, giving it a third week within our Top 10 overall. On hold at No.7 is Marshmello and Khalid with “Silence”, with his other Top 10 “Wolves” with Selena Gomez down a place to No.10. Down two spots to No.8 are Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line and “Meant to Be”, whilst dropping a single place to No.9 is NF and “Let You Down”.

* With Mariah leaping with her seasonal tune, the second of three festive tracks within the chart this week also leaps up in “Last Christmas” (HP-3) by Wham!, which is up a massive twenty-six places to land at No.11, having not been this high since the 19th of February in 1985 when it was about to drop out of the Top 10 after having spent eight broken weeks at No.3, plus with it being the one year anniversary of George Michael’s passing during the sales week it was bound to climb anyway, with the song sitting at No.2 in the UK this week (behind Ed Sheeran).
* The first new peak for the week occurs at No.22 as the David Guetta and Afrojack track “Dirty Sexy Money” climbs a single spot.
* Pink and her “Beautiful Trauma” (HP-25) jump back up ten places to No.26, landing just behind their former peak, whilst her “What About us” track moves up seven spots to No.39.
* Big Shag is up two places to a new peak of No.28 with “Man’s Not Hot”.
* Sheppard climb into the Top 30, up three places to No.30 with “Coming Home”.
* All three Top 100 entries for Imagine Dragons are up this week, with new single “Whatever it Takes” leaping fourteen spots to a new peak of No.34, with their second single from “Evole” in “Thunder” back up two places to No.20, and the albums first release “Believe” (HP-33) rises back up fourteen places also, to land at No.44.
* After sitting at the bottom of the Top 50 for the past couple of weeks, the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee track with Justin Bieber in “Despacito” is back up seven spots to No.42.
* Ed Sheeran climbs with earlier singles “Galway Girl” (61 to 50), “Castle on the Hill” (60 to 51) and his ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Thinking Out Loud” (97 to 85) in its 150th week in the chart.
* Producers Camelphat and singer Elderbrook see their track “Cola” rise a few places to a new peak of No.57.
* Cardi B and her “Bodak Yellow” track are back up seven places to No.65.
* Camila Cabello tumbled last week with her second entry within the Top 100 “Never Be the Same” from 52 to 80, which this week is back up nine places to No.71.
* Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” slide back up nine spots also, to land at No.72.
* The second longest charted single in “Closer” by The Chainsmokers is back up seven to No.84.
* Six songs re-enter at the lower end of the chart, starting with Justin Timberlake and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” at No.91, followed by “Green Light” for Lorde (#93), “I’m the One” for DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber (#96), “The Horses” by Daryl Braithwaite (#98), Pnau and their “Chameleon” (#99) and Dean Lewis and his first entry “Waves” (#100).

* After two weeks back within the Top 10 at No.10, the Portugal.The Man track “Feel it Still” (HP-5×2, WI10-7a) drops down three places to No.13.
* Sam Smith leaves the Top 20 and is down four spots to No.23 with “Too Good at Goodbyes”.
* After peaking at No.28 last week the Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels track “I Miss You” is back down three places to No.31.
* Post Malone drops six spots to No.32 with his Furious track “Candy Paint”.
* Lauv is down six spots to No.35 with his debut entry “I Like Me Better”.
* After climbing to a peak of No.27 last week the Calum Scott entry “You Are the Reason” drops back down nineteen places to No.46.
* French Montana’s “Unforgettable” is down nine places to No.47.
* Avicii drops down seven spots to No.58 with his track “Lonely Together”.
* After a surge last week thanks to his new album, the Eminem and Beyonce track “Walk on Water” drops back down fifteen places to No.61, with his other eight entries from last week ALL leaving the chart after a single week within the Top 100 (all eight of the Eminem songs are the only tracks leaving the chart this week).
* The Kita Alexander track “Hotel” tumbles down thirteen places to No.67.
* The SZA debut from last week “The Weekend” drops back down seven places to No.73.
* The N*E*R*D injection last week into their “Lemon” sees it this week drop twelve spots to No.81.

* #54 – How to Make Gravy – Rather Be Blind (EP) by Paul Kelly was originally released in November of 1996 as a four track EP and nominated in 1998 for an APRA Award, and tells the story of a man in prison writing to his brother lamenting the things he will be missing for Christmas. The recipe for gravy that is quoted in the song is taken from Paul’s father-in-laws’ recipe too. This week is the songs first chart entry in Australia and helps his “Songs from the South Vol.1 & 2” collection to rise this week to No.25.

* #79 – This is Me by Keala Settle & the Greatest Showman Ensemble is taken from the newly released film “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams, with the soundtrack leaping into the Top 10 this week thanks to film opening on December 26th.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to



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