The final No.1 for 2017 remains Ed Sheeran and Beyonce’s duet of “Perfect”, which logs its third week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.
“Perfect” now has three versions charting on the digital chart, his solo version (DL-TW #5) whilst the Ed and Beyonce duet drops from the top of the digital (DL) chart to No.3 this week, taken over by the new Ed and Andrea Bocelli version which enters at the top of the DL chart. Ed’s tally of weeks at No.1 now rises to 24 weeks, placing him outright second on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ behind Justin Bieber’s 28 weeks and taking over from the 23 weeks racked up by Rihanna. On the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles 1940 to 2017’ Ed is now equal 24th on the list alongside other acts like Dean Martin (6 #1’s) followed by Michael Jackson and Flo Rida (both with 4 #1’s each).
Debuting at No.2 is the second single from the new No.1 album in the country, Eminem’s “Revival”, the song is “The River” a duet between the rapper and it’s co-writer Ed Sheeran, giving Ed his fifth time of occupying the top two songs on the chart during 2017 for total of 12 weeks at numbers one and two with “Shape of You” along with “Castle on the Hill”, “How Would You Feel”, “Galway Girl” and now “The River”. This becomes the 18th Top 10 single in Australia for Ed and the 19th for Eminem, who also has nine more songs from his new album within the Top 100 this week.
Down one place to No.3 is “Havana” by Camila Cabello with Young Thug which also picks up a new certification and is now 4x▲Platinum, whilst Post Malone is at No.4 with “I Fall Apart” and his former No.1 “Rockstar” drops down two places to No.5 this week. Holding at their peak of No.6 is Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line with “Meant to Be”, whilst the first of two Marshmello tracks within the ten is “Silence” with Khalid which is down two to No.7, whilst his teaming with Selena Gomez on “Wolves” is down one place to No.9. NF is also down a place to No.8 after two weeks at No.7 with “Let You Down”, which is newly ▲Platinum in sales (it went Gold only last week), and holding at No.10 is “Feel it Still” by Portugal. The Man.
* Mariah Carey’s seasonal song “All I Want for Christmas is You” jumps up five places to No.11, its highest chart placing since it’s initial chart run in 1994, and the 1984 classic “Last Christmas” by Wham! leaps up eighteen places to No.37 as we head towards the one-year anniversary of George’s passing, with the song having reached No.23 last festive season.
* The new G-Eazy album debuts within the Top 40, and the two charting tracks from the album both move up this week, with “Him & I” climbing up nine weeks to a new peak of No.16 and older entry “No Limit” rises thirteen places to a new chart height of No.67.
* Pnau now have their second Top 20 single from their “Changa” album this week, as “Go Bang” is up four places to a new peak of No.17.
* After a couple of weeks making small moves up the chart, this week the David Guetta and Afrojack single “Dirty Sexy Money” jumps up ten places to No.23.
* The new Calum Scott song “You Are the Reason” rises nine places to a new peak of No.27.
* Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels are up one place to a new chart height of No.28 with “I Miss You”.
* Scoring their fifth Top 40 entry on the ARIA Singles Chart this week are Sheppard, whose recent re-entry for “Coming Home” is up ten spots to a new peak of No.33.
* The Pink single “Beautiful Trauma” is back up four places to No.36 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* The Eminem debuting album helps its first release in “Walk on Water” with Beyonce to jump back up twenty places to No.44.
* Camelphat and Edlerbrook with “Cola” bubbles up six places to a new peak of No.59.
* Older Ed Sheeran tracks rise back up this week with “Castle on the Hill” striding up three places to No.60, his “Galway Girl” jumps back up seven places, whilst he also reclaims the ‘Longest Charted Single’ record as “Thinking Out Loud” returns at No.97 for its 149th week within the Top 100.
* The new N*E*R*D album helps its lead single “Lemon” to move back up eight places to No.69.
* Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down” is back up one spot to No.70 and now 4x▲Platinum in sales, whilst former 1D member Niall Horan with “Too Much to Ask” is down eight to No.75 and newly certified ▲Platinum.
* The one track leaving the Top 10 this week is “Young, Dumb & Broke” by Khalid (HP-4×2, WI10-11), down four places to No.13. He is also down with “1-800” with Logic (34 to 40) and “Location” (56 to 68).
* After peaking at No.14 last week, the latest Rita Ora track “Anywhere” is down four to No.18.
* Charlie Puth has seen his Top 10 streak of five Top 10 singles broken as his latest track “How Long” drops down five places to No.24 after peaking at No.17, whilst his “Attention” track drops five to No.71.
* Lauv is down three places to No.29 with “I Like Me Better”, which is now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Lil’ Pump drops nine spots to No.32 with his “Gucci Gang”.
* Lorde’s remix of “Homemade Dynamite” with Khalid, SZA and Post Malone is down five places to No.35.
* French Montana drops seven spots to No.38 with “Unforgettable”.
* Last weeks jumps for Taylor Swift are back down this week, with “…Ready for it?” dropping seventeen places to No.56 and to a lesser extent “Look What You Made Me Do” is down six to No.65.
* DJ Khaled and Rihanna’s “Wild Thoughts” is down one spot to No.74 and now 4x▲Platinum.
* Last weeks entry for Camila Cabello and “Never Be the Same” plummets this week, down twenty-eight spots to No.80.
* 21 Savage drops fifteen places to No.84 with his “Bank Account” which is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Now that his tour is over here The Weeknd track “Starboy” falls ten places to No.88.
* Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson with “Symphony” fall nine spots to No.91.
* There’s an eleven place slide to No.95 for “Redbone” by Childish Gambino.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #66 – The Weekend by SZA is by US female rapper (Solana Imani Rowe) and is taken from her debut album “Ctrl” (HP-40, late June 2017) and this becomes her first solo chart entry and third within the current Top 100, as she also appears on the Maroon 5 track “What Lovers Do” (HP-7, TW-12) and the Lorde track “Homemade Dynamite” (TW-35) becoming her third chart entry overall.
* #73 – Believe by Eminem
* #76 – Nowhere Fast by Eminem feat Kehlania
* #77 – Like Home by Eminem feat Alicia Keys
* #83 – Remind Me by Eminem
* #87 – Tragic Endings by Eminem feat Skylar Grey
* #94 – Bad Husband by Eminem feat X Ambassadors
* #98 – Need Me by Eminem feat Pink
* #100 – Untouchable by Eminem are all taken from the ninth Eminem studio album “Revival” which enters at No.1 this week, with ten of the nineteen tracks on the album now within the ARIA Top 100 singles this week, with seven of the eight teamings/duets from the new set charting this week (the only one not to make it so far is “Chloraseptic” with Phresher). Plus the duet with Pink is a favor returned when he dueted with her on the track “Revenge” (HP-21, Oct 2017) from her recent album.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com