The trio of Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber remain at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a third straight week with their worldwide chart-topping track “Despacito”.
Once again it is also at the top in America, Canada, England, Ireland and New Zealand this week, and here it helps Justin to rack up his eighteenth overall week at No.1, placing him equal 36th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1940 to 2017′ and by doing so JB joins other acts with 18 weeks at the top here, all of which occurred in the last century, The Rolling Stones (six #1’s), Johnnie Ray (four #1’s) and Judy Garland (two #1’s), and for this decade Justin is one week behind the 19 weeks racked up by the two No.1’s by LMFAO from the start of the decade.
Justin is again in the top two positions this week, as his appearance in the former No.1 “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled with Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil’ Wayne is on hold at No.2 for a third straight week, plus the track cracks the ▲Platinum sales certification this week too, whilst scoring a Gold (●) in sales is Miley Cyrus and her new song “Malibu”, which holds at No.3 for a third straight week (where it debuted three weeks ago), and jumping up four places to a new peak of No.4 is Shawn Mendes and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, which matches the peak of his two previous Top 10 hits “Stitches” (4 weeks from mid-Dec 2015) and “Treat You Better” (3 weeks from mid-July 2016).
Ed Sheeran again has two singles within the Top 10, with his former long-running No.1 “Shape of You” back up one place to No.5 for its 21st weeks within the Top 10, making it the equal-fourth longest running Top 10 single in Australia (24 weeks is the longest), whilst his former No.2 hit “Galway Girl” drops down two spots this week to No.6, and on hold at No.7 is Kendrick Lamar and his “Humble.” track, which by staying within the Top 10 for an ninth week it becomes his longest run inside the ARIA Top 10, beating the eight weeks that he achieved on the Sia track “The Greatest” (HP-2) back in September of 2016.
After jumping into the Top 10 last week, the Niall Horan track “Slow Hands” is up two places to a new peak of No.8, plus the track is now Gold (●) in sales too, whilst last weeks highest new entry at No.11 was “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne with Quavo (giving Quavo two Top 10 entries this week too), is up two places also, to a new peak of No.9, meaning that we have two former One Direction members in the Top 10 at the same time this week, a first for the band, and as Harry slips out of the ten unfortunately we don’t have three members from the one band inside the ten at once. That final Top 10 placing goes to Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson with their “Symphony”, which is down one to No.10.
* Future continues to climb with his “Mask Off”, this week the track jumps up eight to a new peak of No.13 and is also now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Charlie Puth is up three spots to a new chart height of No.16 with his latest track “Attention”.
* Julia Michaels’ first entry “Issues” is back up seven spots to No.18.
* Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato nudge up one spot to a new peak of No.19 with “No Promises”, which cracks the Gold (●) sales certification.
* Jonas Blue lands his third Top 20 hit here, as his William Singe (from local boy-band The Collective) featured track “Mama” jumps up nine spots to land a new peak at No.20.
* Scoring their sixth Top 30 hit here are Imagine Dragons with “Believer”, which is up nine places to a new peak of No.29, their first Top 30 entry since their “Sucker for Pain” appearance last August.
* Post Malone peaked at No.37 three weeks ago with his first entry “Congratulations”, which is back up six spots this week to No.38.
* Hailee Steinfeld lands her third Top 50 entry this week, as he new single “Most Girls” is up seventeen places to land at No.43.
* With some recent streaming and digital information not matching for the past couple of weeks, now that it’s been fixed the Starley former Top 10 “Call on Me (Ryan Riback Remix)” jumps back into the Top 100 this week at No.49.
* Childish Gambino is back up fourteen spots to No.59 with his “Redbone” track.
* With a duet performance on ‘The Voice: Battles’ last week of “Dancing on My Own” for Calum Scott, the song jumps back up thirty-four spots to No.66, whilst a Voice performance of “Human” by Rag’N’Bone Man also helps it to move back up eight to No.78.
* The second and third re-entries this week are Night With You (HP-73) by MØ at No.74, and “One Last Time” by Ariana Grande at No.86.
* Ed Sheeran has the ‘Longest Charted’ single again this week with “Thinking Out Loud”, back up one to No.79 in its 129th week within the Top 100.
* With two former One Direction members within the Top 10 this week, one has slipped out in Harry Styles and his former No.1 “Sign Of the Times” (HP-1×1, WI10-7) which is down six places to No.11, but could rebound next week after a Voice performance on Sunday (4th June) night, whilst Harry’s “Sweet Creature” track drops fifteen spots to No.54.
* The Selena Gomez debut from last week in “Bad Liar” is only down one spot this week to No.14, whilst her Kygo appearance “It Ain’t Me” slips down four chart-rungs to No.21.
* Dean Lewis tumbles down six places to No.22 with his track “Waves”.
* Bruno Mars leaves the Top 20 with “That’s What I Like”, down five to No.23, but it is now 2x▲ Platinum in sales now.
* Halsey just released her second album on Friday (2nd June), and her first hit from the album in “Now or Never” is down one to No.27 and newly certified Gold (●).
* Katy Perry’s two Top 50 entries both fall this week, with “Bon Appetit” down ten places to No.45 and her entry from last week in “Swish Swish” falls thirteen spots to No.50, plus her “Chained to the Rhythm” track falls eleven to No.81.
* Ed Sheeran drops down five spots to No.53 with “Perfect”, which is now ▲Platinum.
* Zayn and PartyNextDoor fall down sixteen places this week with No.68 with “Still Got Time”.
* Little Mix drop twenty-two places to No.75 with their track “Touch”.
* The final certification within the Top 100 occurs at No.90 for Frenship and “Capsize”, which is now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* Last weeks return for “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden at No.49 leaves the Top 100 this week.
* #25 – There for You by Martin Garrix feat Troye Sivan instantly becomes the fourth Top 30 hit in Australia for the Dutch producer and DJ and also local singer Troye Sivan (fifth Top 50 entry too), and follows on from recent teaming’s with Bebe Rexha (HP-8, “In the Name of Love”) and Dua Lipa (HP-14, “Scared to Be Lonely”).
* #31 – Your Song by Rita Ora is now the twelfth Top 100 entry for Rita, and this new track (not a cover of the Elton John song from 1971) is her first entry since she hit No.97 in late November of 2015 on the Sigma track “Coming Home” (HP-97).
* #40 – XO Tour Llif3 by Lil’ Uzi Vert is the first solo and second overall chart entry for Symere Woods who goes by the stage name of Lil’ Uzi Vert. His first entry was as guest vocalist on the dropout for this week “Bad and Boujee” (HP-34) by the duo Migos. This track is taken from his third EP “Luv is Rage 1.5” and the track has so far peaked at No.8 in the USA.
* #42 – Pretty Girl by Maggie Lindemann is the debut entry here for the 18 year old Dallas, Texas native who has so far cracked the Top 10 in Norway (#8) and Sweden (#4) and the Top 20’s in Demark and England with this song.
* #89 – Remember I Told You by Nick Jonas feat Anne-Marie & Mike Posner is the lead single from the forthcoming fourth studio album for Nick Jonas, and it becomes his fifth Top 100 entry here too.
* #93 – Strangers by Halsey feat Lauren Jauregui is the third released track from her second album “hopeless fountain kingdom” which was released on Friday (2nd June), and follows on from the first two releases “Now or Never” (TW-27) and “Eyes Closed” (HP-62), with this new track featuring guest vocals from Fifth Harmony member Lauren. Overall this becomes Halsey’s ninth Top 100 appearance, as she is also sitting at No.65 on The Chainsmokers track “Closer” (HP-1).
* #96 – Mended by Vera Blue is the third entry this year for the local singer after “Private” (HP-84) earlier in the year, plus she also appeared on the Slumberjack track “Fracture” (HP-89) and overall this is her thirteenth Top 100 entry (6 as Vera, seven as Celia Pavey).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com