George Ezra keeps his “Shotgun” loaded at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a third straight week, plus the song is now at the top in New Zealand (1st week) and is also 2x▲Platinum in sales here.
It’s a stable top four songs this week with Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid at No.2 with “Eastside” for a sixth non-consecutive stay at that peak and the song is newly certified 2x▲Platinum, while former No.1 “Be Alright” for Dean Lewis is on hold at No.3 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales, while it’s a third straight week at its peak of No.4 for the Lil’ Pump and Kanye West track “I Love it”.
Marshmello and Bastille move up one spot to a new peak of No.5 with “Happier”, with this song now becoming the fourth Top 5 (and also Top 10) hit for Marshmello and the second Top 5 for Bastille. The current five week running English and Irish No.1 song in “Promises” for Calvin Harris and Sam Smith is down one spot to No.6 here, and is now ▲Platinum in sales, while rising back up two places to its former peak of No.7 is the Jonas Blue track “Rise”.
Khalid now has two songs within the Top 10 this week and his seventh overall Top 10 appearance as his latest entry “Better” is up four places to a new peak of No.8, pushing down the Panic! At the Disco track “High Hopes” for No.9, while the second new entry to the ten this week at No.10, up four places, it’s “Body” for Loud Luxury, becoming not only their first chart entry but not their first Top 10 hit here.
* Dynoro with Gigi D’Agostino spend their tenth week at No.1 in Germany with “In My Mind” and here the song climbs five places to a new peak of No.13.
* Two further (but older) Khalid tracks climbing back up this week are his appearance on the Martin Garrix track “Ocean” (22 to 20) and his duet with Normani and “Love Lies” (62 to 58).
* Silk City (aka Diplo and Mark Ronson) with Dua Lipa and their collaboration “Electricity” climbs four spots to land at a new peak of No.22.
* The Chainsmokers score their highest charting single for 2018 (so far) as their latest track “This Feeling” with Kelsea Ballerini leaps up twenty-six places to a new peak of No.23 after entering last week at No.49, the band’s previously highest charted song for 2018 was “Sick Boy” (HP-37, Feb 2018).
* Tom Walker continues to climb with “Leave a Light on”, this week it rises three spots to No.24.
* The A$AP Rocky with Skepta track “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” (HP-33) jumps back up six places to No.34.
* Kian jumped into the Top 40 last week with his debut entry “Waiting”, which this week is up only one spots to a new peak of No.38.
* Conor Maynard is the guest vocalist on the current Alesso track “Remedy”, which this week is up two spots to a new peak of No.49, and becomes his first Top 50 entry since Nov 2012, and overall the fourth Top 50 entry for Alesso.
* Morgan Evans’ “Day Drunk” track jumps up ten places to a new chart height of No.54.
* Lukas Graham debuted last week with “Love Someone” which this week climbs fifteen spots to land at a new peak of No.57.
* The new remix of the Shawn Mendes track “Lost in Japan” helps the track re-enter this week at No.69 and the song is the only returning track for this week.
* Another of last weeks climbing debuts is “Trip” for Ella Mai, which is up five chart rungs to No.81.
* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are last weeks highest entry for Lil’ Peep and fellow fallen rapper XXXTentacion with “Falling Down” (HP-7, WI10-1) down four to No.11 and long running “Girls Like You” for Maroon 5 with Cardi B (HP-2×4, WI10-17, current US #1 song for a second week), dropping two spots to No.12.
* Eminem’s “Killshot” debut from last week is down six places this week to No.17, while he also drops with “Lucky You” (15 to 19), “The Ringer” (48 to 76), “Kamikaze” (52 to 78), and has the highest dropout with “Not Alike” (#71).
* After climbing back up last week to No.21 the track “Jackie Chan” is back down four to No.25 for Tiesto & Dzeko with Post Malone, who is also down with his tracks “Rockstar” (65 to 66), “I Fall Apart” (69 to 73) and “Psycho” (73 to 74).
* The two Zedd entries both move down this week in “Happy Now” with Elle Duhe (28 to 32) and “The Middle” with Grey and Maren Morris (76 to 82).
* There are small drops for the three Ariana Grande entries this week in “Breathin” (24 to 27), “No Tears Left to Cry” (43 to 44) and “God is a Woman” (41 to 46).
* Juice WRLD are also down four places to No.29 with their former No.8 track “Lucid Dreams”.
* “Fefe” for 6ix9ine with Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz is down five places to No.43.
* Drake is down with “God’s Plan” (50 to 53), “Nonstop” (60 to 70), “Nice for What” (68 to 75) and departs with last weeks debut on the French Montana track “No Stylist” (#81).
* Last week’s debuting tracks that fall this week also include “Wake Up in the Sky” for Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars and Kodak Black (46 to 59), “Say My Name” for David Guetta with Bebe Rexha and J. Balvin (70 to 79) and “Want to” for Dua Lipa (83 to 87).
* Clean Bandit with Demi Lovato and their track “Solo” drops down eight spots to No.64.
* Machine Gun Kelly plummets thirty-two spots this week to No.89 with “Rap Devil”.
* Vance Joy again claims the ‘Longest Charted Single’ crown with “Riptide”, down four to No.92 in its 129th week within the Top 100.
* Jess Glynne drops down ten spots to No.94 with “All I Am”.
* #41 – Taki Taki by DJ Snake feat Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B is the ninth entry here for French producer and DJ born William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, with his last entry here being “A Different Way” (HP-59, 2017) with fellow new-entry act Lauv.
* #42 – Mona Lisa by Lil’ Wayne feat Kendrick Lamar
* #50 – Don’t Cry by Lil’ Wayne feat XXXTentacion
* #71 – Let it Fly by Lil’ Wayne feat Travis Scott
* #91 – Dedicate by Lil’ Wayne (features sample of a speech by Barack Obama)
* #95 – What About Me by Lil’ Wayne feat Sosamann
* #100- Uproar by Lil’ Wayne (contains a sample of ‘Special Delivery’ by P.Diddy & G-Dep) are all taken from his latest album “Tha Carter V (5)’ which debuts within the ARIA Top 10 Albums this week and by scoring two new Top 50 entries this week he has amassed a total of 23 Top 50 appearances (5 as lead artist, 18 as guest rapper/vocalist).
* #61 – There’s No Way by Lauv feat. Julia Michaels is the third entry overall for the US singer and songwriter born Ari Strapans Leff, while for Julia Michaels this is her ninth Top 100 appearance and her second for this week, as she is sitting at No.68 this week on the duet “Hurt Somebody” with Noah Kahan.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com