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Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ Spends Sixth Week At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on January 13, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

It’s a sixth week at No.1 in Australia for Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” track, now becoming his second longest running chart-topper on the ARIA Singles Chart.

“Perfect” is again the No.1 streamed track in the country, and its three versions on the digital chart are at No.4 (Beyonce duet), No.11 (solo version) and No.26 (Andrea Bocelli duet), plus Ed now has amassed 27 weeks at No.1 from his four chart topping singles here, placing him equal second for this decade (behind Bieber’s 28 weeks) and on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1940 to 2018’ he is now outright 22nd on this list, one week behind the aforementioned Justin Bieber and also Olivia Newton-John who both have amassed 28 weeks at No.1 here.

Post Malone lands a new peak on the albums chart, and his track “I Fall Apart” rebounds two places to land at a new peak also of No.2 this week as its No.2 on both the digital sales and streaming chart and the rise is helped by his current national tour here, whilst on hold at No.3 is Eminem with Ed Sheeran and “River” for a third week. The new No.1 digital selling track this week is “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line (#8 Strm), which climbs nationally three places to land at a new peak of No.4.

Camila Cabello just released her self-titled debut album on Friday, and her former No.1 single in “Havana” drops down three places to No.5, but scores a new certification as it is now 5x▲Platinum in sales followed by an on hold “Rockstar” for Post Malone and 21 Savage at No.6, after which “Silence” for Marshmello and Khalid is down two spots to No.7 and now 3x▲Platinum, whilst Marshmello is again at No.9 on hold with Selena Gomez and “Wolves” and also on hold at No.8 is rapper NF and “Let You Down”. Climbing six places to land at No.10 and scoring his first solo entry to the ten (second overall, as he appeared on the Grace track “You Don’t Own Me” in 2015) is G-Eazy with Halsey and “Him & I”, which also becomes the second Top 10 placing for Halsey, as she too sang on a former No.1 song with The Chainsmokers and “Closer” in 2016 (TW-84).

* Returning to its former peak of No.12 is the Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line track “Let Me Go”, whilst on hold at its peak of No.13 for a second week is Pnau and “Go Bang”.
* All three tracks from the current No.1 album “The Greatest Showman” leap up this week, with “This is Me” rising fifteen places to a new peak of No.19, leaping into the Top 50 is “Re-write the Stars” for Zac Efron and Zendaya (59 to 42) and moving up fourteen places to No.54 is the title theme “The Greatest Show” for Zendaya, Zac Efron and the movie cast.
* After bouncing around the Top 30 for the past five weeks the Post Malone track “Candy Paint” is up six places to a new peak of No.20, whilst his 45 week old entry in “Congratulations” (HP-30) is back up five spots to No.33 no doubt thanks to his current tour.
* Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels are up four spots to a new peak of No.21 with “I Miss You”.
* Sheppard continue their climb up the chart with “Coming Home”, rising five spots to a new peak of No.23.
* Producers Camelphat with singer Elderbook entered the Top 50 last week with their first entry in “Cola”, which this week is up eight places to a new chart height of No.40.
* G-Eazy is not only scoring a new Top 10 entry, but also a new Top 50 placing, as his track “No Limit” with A$AP Rocky and Cardi B is up thirteen places to a new peak of No.43 and now Gold (●).
* SZA (pronounced Scissor) sees her entry for “The Weekend” rise four places to land at a new peak of No.49.
* Angus & Julia Stone turn around their “Chateau” as it rises four places to a new peak of No.51.
* Camila Cabello’s second entry this week in the five week old “Never Be the Same” (HP-52), which is back up nine spots to No.57.
* Hayden James and GRAACE continue their gradual climb with “Numb”, up three to a new peak of No.70.
* Back up seven places to No.72 is “So Far Away” (HP-58) for Martin Garrix & David Guetta.
* Last weeks entry for local DJ and producer Tyron Hapi and “Anyway” rises four spots to a new chart height of No.85 this week.
* The first of four re-entries this week starts with “Motorsport” (HP-85) for Migos at No.87, Ed Sheeran reclaims the ‘Longest Charted Single’ crown as “Thinking Out Loud” returns at No.96 for a 151st week within the Top100. “Plain Jane” (HP-74) for A$AP Ferg returns at No.98 and back in at #100 is “Came Here for Love” (HP-53) for Sigala and Elle Eyre.
* Last week “Echame La Culpa” (HP-80) for Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato returned at No.97 and this week it rises back up nine spots to land at No.88.

* Leaving the Top 10 for the third time is “Feel it Still” (HP-5×2, WI10-8a) for Portugal.The Man, which is down one spot to No.11 this week and is the only Top 10 dropout.
* Khalid drops down six places to No.18 with his “Young, Dumb & Broke” song, which is newly certified 4x▲Platinum in sales, whilst his appearance in the Logic track “1-800” is down six places to No.48.
* After peaking at No.18 last week the David Guetta and Afrojack song “Dirty Sexy Money” drops back four places to No.22.
* Last week Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” celebrated its one year anniversary by climbing back into the Top 20, this week it is back down five places to No.24, whilst also dropping down are “Castle on the Hill” (54 to 62) and “Galway Girl” (57 to 69).
* Zayn and Sia with “Dusk Till Dawn” and “Thunder” for Imagine Dragons both drop down six places to No.26 and No.27 respectively, whilst the Dragons “Believer” falls twelve spots to No.64.
* Sam Smith sees an eight place slump for his former No.1 single “Too Good at Goodbyes” to No.32.
* Macklemore is touring Australia later this week, so his drops this week might turn around, with “Good Old Days” down six to No.29 and “Glorious” drops eight places to No.35.
* Both Pink entries this week drop down, with “Beautiful Trauma” sliding seven spots to No.36 and “What About Us” drops sixteen spots to No.60.
* Big Shaq drops fourteen places to No.44 with his first entry “Man’s Not Big”.
* Lil’ Pump falls again this week with his “Gucci Gang”, down fourteen spots to No.55.
* After a resurgence last week the No.2 song of 2017 in “Despacito” is back down twenty to No.56.
* There’s a twelve places fall this week for Sam Hunt and his “Body Like a Back Road” to No.59.
* Down ten places to No.61 are The Chainsmokers and Coldplay with “Something Just Like This”, while their “Closer” track is down eight to No.84.
* “Mi Gente” for J Balvin & Willy William with Beyonce falls sixteen places to No.66, whilst her appearance on the Eminem track “Walk on Water” drops nine spots to No.89.
* There are nine place drops for “Lonely Together” by Avicii, “Strip That Down” for Liam Payne and the Shawn Mendes track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ me Back” to No.67, No.71 and No.73 respectively.
* Calvin Harris’ “Feels” rebounded last week, but this week the track falls back down sixteen spots to No.77.
* Both Taylor Swift entries fall again (but she does have a new entry), with “…Ready for it?” dropping seventeen places to No.80 and “Look What You Made me Do” down ten to No.82.
* Niall Horan scores a 4th ▲Platinum certification for “Slow Hands” which is down eight to No.83.
* Pnau saw a rise last week for their “Chameleon” to No.81, which turns back around and drops fourteen places this week to No.95.

* #15 – Finesse by Bruno Mars feat Cardi B is the fifth single (here) lifted from Bruno Mars’ third album “24K Magic” (TW-14), with the albums second release “That’s What I Like” leaving the Top 100 this week after 36 weeks, peaking at No.5, with the albums title track peaked at No.3, and this is the third Top 100 entry this week for US female rapper Cardi B, as she is also at No.43 on the G-Eazy track “No Limit”: and her solo entry “Bodak Yellow” is on hold at No.65.

* #28 – Filthy by Justin Timberlake is the first taste of Justin’s fifth studio album “Man of the Woods” due in early February, with the video clip being released this past week scoring 20+ million views already and this becomes his 27th Top 100 entry in Australia too.

* #34 – All the Stars (from ‘Black Panther’) by Kendrick Lamar and SZA is the first taste of the Kendrick producer soundtrack for the February due Marvel film of the African hero ‘Black Panther’, and this new entry gives guest rapper SZA her fourth Top 100 entry this week.

* #52 – End Game by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran featuring Future becomes the 43rd Top 100 entry for Taylor and is the official third single from her “Reputation” album and it becomes the second duet between Taylor and Ed, as they first collaborated back in 2013 on her track “Everything Has Changed” (HP-28).

* #58 – For You (from ‘Fifty Shades Freed’) by Liam Payne and Rita Ora is the first single issued from the also February due third instalment of the film franchise, this one titled “Fifty Shades Freed”, with the soundtrack also featuring songs by Miike Snow, Sia, Ellie Goulding and Hailee Steinfeld.

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