Australian Charts : George Ezra 'Shotgun' Spends Second Week At No 1 -
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Australian Charts : George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ Spends Second Week At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on September 30, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

George Ezra hits the No.1 target for a second week with his song “Shotgun”, with Australia now the fifth country to make it a chart-topping hit, previously it hit No.1 in England (4 wks), Ireland (9 wks), The Netherlands (2 wks) and currently sits at the top in Belgium (3rd wk).

The hold at the top for “Shotgun” keeps “Eastside” for Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid away from the summit again, as the song moves back up one spot to its former peak of No.2 for a fifth broken week in that position, but the song is the No.1 streamed track once again, while it swaps places in the Top 10 with “Be Alright” for Dean Lewis, down one spot to No.3 this week, while the remainder of the Top 5 is on hold with “I Love it” for Lil’ Pump and Kanye West and the current UK & Irish No.1 song for a fourth week “Promises” by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith at No.4 and No.5 respectively.

Marhsmello and Bastille issued their clip this past week for “Happier”, which is up two places to a new peak of No.6 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales. After which is the highest entry of the week at No.7 “Falling Down” for Lil’ Peep and XXXTentacion, with the two rappers seeing a posthumous entry for Gustav Elijah Ahr (Lil Peep, passed 15-Nov-2017) and Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (XXXTentacion, passed 18-June-2018) blending their voices on this track, which was originally recorded by Lil’ Peep as “Sunlight on Your Skin”, and this becomes his first ever chart entry in Australia, while for XXXTentacion this is his fourth entry and now third Top 10 placing.

Panic! At the Disco are back up one spot to No.8 with their first ever Top 10 here in “High Hopes”, which is now certified ▲Platinum in sales, while dropping two places from its peak last week to No.9 is Jonas Blue with “Rise”, and the new US No.1 single (1st wk) is sitting here at No.10, down four places this week, it’s “Girls Like You” for Maroon 5 and Cardi B, racking up its 17th week within the Top 10.

* Last weeks debut for Khalid and “Better” is up three spots this week to a new peak of No.12.
* After jumping to No.14 last week with their first entry “Body”, Loud Luxury are on hold this week.
* Dynoro with Gigi D’Agostino return for a ninth week at No.1 in Germany this week, and here “In My Mind” jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.18.
* The Tom Walker track “Leave a Light on” is now featured in a Bravia TV commercial, and this could be why it jumps up fourteen places this week to a new peak of No.27.
* Jess Glynne’s older entry “I’ll Be There” is back up nine spots to No.30, while she just issued a new track on Friday called “1 2 3”.
* David Guetta with Jason DeRulo and Nicki Minaj rise three places to a new peak of No.33 with “Goodbye”.
* Alesso rises five places to a new peak of No.51 with “Remedy”.
* Back up one spot to No.59 is “Just Friends” for Hayden James with Boy Matthews, which scores its first sales certification and is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Morgan Evans’ “Day Drunk” track jumps up nine spots to land at a new chart height of No.64.
* Bebe Rexha debuts on a new Guetta track this week, and her teaming with Florida Georgia Line and “Meant to Be” is back up three spots to No.67 and now 5x▲Platinum in sales.
* The 74 week running Imagine Dragons track “Thunder” is back up three to No.78 and now 6x▲Platinum.
* Amy Shark returned last week at No.92 with “All Loved Up” (HP-72), which this week is up ten spots to No.82.
* Vance Joy again have the ‘Longest Charted Single’ award this week with “Riptide”, up one spot to No.88 in its 128th week within the Top 100.

* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is “Youngblood” for 5 Seconds of Summer (HP-1×8, WI10-20) which is now one of five other songs that have spent 20 weeks within the Australian Top 10 (fifth longest overall) along with “You’re the One That I Want” for Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (1978), “Tomorrow” by Silverchair (1994/95), “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO (2011), “Happy” for Pharrell Williams (2014) and “Shake it Off” for Taylor Swift (2014/15).
* Eminem has the second highest entry this week, but he still falls with his albums tracks in “Lucky You” (11 to 15), “The Ringer” (31 to 48), “Kamikaze” (23 to 52), “Not Alike” (44 to 71), and “Greatest” (59 to 96), while he also has the highest dropout in “Fall” from No.61.
* Drake tumbles this week with his tracks “In My Feelings” (12 to 17), “Sicko Mode” with Travis Scott (16 to 20 and now ▲Platinum), “Nonstop” (55 to 60) and “Nice for What” (64 to 68).
* The Martin Garrix and Khalid track “Ocean” is down four to No.22, while Khalid also drops with “Love Lies” (with Normani, 59 to 62) and “OTW” with Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack (80 to 94).
* Ariana Grande is down five spots to No.24 with “Breathin”, and is also down with “God is a Woman” (27 to 41).
* The Rubens move down six spots to No.32 with “Never Ever”.
* After peaking at No.28 last week the Imagine Dragons track “Natural” is back down seven spots to No.35, while they’re also down with “Born to Be Yours” with Kygo (30 to 31) and “Believer” (90 to 92) and miss the chart with their new release “Zero” (#39 on the digital chart).
* The Cardi B track “I Like it” is down two spots to No.42 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Dennis Lloyd is also 2x▲Platinum with “Nevermind”, dropping four places this week to No.47.
* Machine Gun Kelly debuts with his new EP on the albums chart, but his current single “Rap Devil” is back down twelve spots to No.57.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is down eight places to No.58 in its 90th week on the chart, and his track “Happier” rack up its 50th week and moves down five to No.80 and is now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* Jess Glynne’s older song climbs this week, but her three week old entry “All I Am” drops down six spots to No.84.
* Dean Lewis’ debut single “Waves” drops down twelve spots to No.91.
* The LSD (Labrinth, Sia, Diplo) song “Thunderclouds” crashes thirty-six places to No.98.
* Childish Gambino’s three week old entry “Feels Like Summer” drops down twenty-three spots to No.99.
* David Guetta and Anne-Marie’s teaming on “Don’t Leave Me Alone” plummets thirty-seven chart rungs to land at #100.

* #11 – Killshot by Eminem is NOT on his latest No.1 album “Kamikaze”, but is a diss track towards Machine Gun Kelly whose track “Rap Devil” dissed Eminem after E originally started a diss-track of MGK in “Not Alike”, which all stemmed back to Kelly in 2012 calling Eminem’s daughter Hailie Mathers hot at the age of 16 (when MGK was 22). This song debuted at No.1 in Canada and No.3 in America in the past week as is now the record holder for ‘Fastest Song to hit a Million Views’ as it did so in 8 hours, the previous record was 41 hours.

* #46 – Wake Up in the Sky by Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars and Kodak Black is taken from the thirteenth studio album for Gucci due on October 22nd entitled ‘Evil Genius’, and this is the albums lead single and has an interpolation of the Nat King Cole 1951 track “Unforgettable”.

* #49 – This Feeling by The Chainsmokers feat Kelsea Ballerini is taken from the bands new EP “Sick Boy… This Feeling” which debuts this week and has so far had six of its seven tracks chart within the Top 100, with this being their 15th Top 100 entry since “#Selfie” in 2014.

* #70 – Say My Name by David Guetta feat Bebe Rexha and J. Balvin is taken from David’s latest album “7” (TW-15) and is his 45th Top 100 entry overall here and the fifth track from the latest album.

* #72 – Love Someone by Lukas Graham is the lead single from the bands October 26th due third album entitled “3 (The Purple Album)”, and this song is now their ninth No.1 song in their native Denmark also.

* #75 – Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne is the lead single from a forthcoming sixth studio album (no date or title known as yet), and is her first new material in almost three years and it becomes her seventeenth Top 100 entry here since she first charted in 2002 with “Complicated”, with this track debuting at No.8 on the digital chart here this week.

* #77 – Let Me Love You by Rita Ora comes in at No.16 on the digital chart and this is her 16th Top 100 entry and second from her forthcoming second album “Phoenix” (due 23rd Nov) after “Girls” (HP-52) with Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX.

* #81 – No Stylist by French Montana feat Drake is one of three tracks on the new EP “No Stylist” for French Montana, and it samples “Long Red” by US rock band Mountain, and becomes his sixth Top 100 entry here.

* #83 – Want to by Dua Lipa is her ninth Top 100 entry in Australia and this track is taken from her debut self-titled album (TW-100), which has just been repackaged as a two disc set containing 25 tracks instead of the original 12 tracks which will also have her current Calvin Harris track “One Kiss” (TW-53) and the Silk City song “Electricity” (TW-26).

* #86 – Trip by Ella Mai is the second entry here for the 23 year old UK singer after “Boo’d Up” went to No.46 in August, and both tracks will be on her debut self-titled album due October 12th.

* #97 – I’m With You by Vance Joy is the fifth single from the bands second album “Nation of Two” (TW-12) and charts thanks to their current national tour and is their twelfth overall Top 100 entry, with their first single “Riptide” currently sitting at No.88.

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