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Australian Charts: Its Still Drake Loitering Around The No 1 Spot

by Gavin Ryan on March 10, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Drake holds for a sixth consecutive week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with his “God’s Plan” tune, now equalling his former run at the top in Australia.

Drake spent six broken week at No.1 in 2016 with “One Dance” (9-May to 4th July), the track initially holding for three weeks, then two weeks off, then a further three weeks, whereas his current track has now held for six straight weeks (#1 streamed again, #3 digital) and the song is now the longest running track for this year, beating the five weeks during 2018 (8 wks all up) that Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” achieved. Drake also is outright tenth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’, one week shy of Adele’s thirteen weeks.

The entire Top 5 singles are on hold this week, with last weeks No.2 debut for Post Malone and “Psycho” stable, the track dropping from No.1 to No.9 on the digital chart, while there are two more rappers/R&B artists in “All the Stars” for Kendrick Lamar and SZA along with “These Days” by Rudimental with Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen (now ▲Platinum) at No.3 and No.4 respectively, with the returning No.1 digital selling track (and current ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ promo song) “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line at No.5.

The No.1 album returnee Ed Sheeran is currently on a national tour here, and his former year-end No.1 song “Perfect” is back up four places to No.6 and newly certified 7x▲Platinum in sales and it celebrated its one year on the chart and now it’s 23rd week within the Top 10 too. Dua Lipa is in the country at the moment as a guest on the Bruno Mars national tour and her current single “IDGAF” is down one place to No.7. Zedd and Grey land their second Top 10 single together as their Maren Morris sung track “The Middle” rises four places to a new peak of No.8, they first hit the Top 10 on the Hailee Steinfeld track “Starving” (HP-5, peaked late Oct 2016) plus it becomes the fourth Top 10 for Zedd alone, while also climbing into the Top 10, up four to a new peak of No.9 is Marshmello and Anne-Marie with “Friends”, becoming the third Top 10 single for both acts, while down three places to No.10 is Post Malone with “I Fall Apart”.

* Oscar nominated and performed track “This is Me” from ‘The Greatest Showman’ is on hold at No.15 this week and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* The ‘Love, Simon’ soundtrack song “Love Lies” for Khalid and Fifth Harmony member Normani is up three places to a new peak of No.16.
* Bruno Mars’ current national tour sees his album “24k Magic” rise back into the Top 10, while the albums current single “Finesse” with Cardi B. in on hold at No.18 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* After two weeks of sitting at No.20 the Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton track “Say Something” is up one spot to a new peak of No.19.
* Migos rise one place to a new chart height of No.24 for their “Stir Fry” track.
* With Ed Sheeran touring the nation at the moment his songs rise back up this week, with “Shape of You” (34 to 25), “Castle on the Hill” (75 to 54), “Galway Girl” (80 to 62), “Supermarket Flowers” (77 to 75), ‘Longest Charted Single’ winner “Thinking Out Loud” (98 to 78 in its 156th week), returning are “Happier” (#82), “Photograph” (#97) and “Dive” (#98). This gives him nine solo entries and eleven in total (two duets are also charting).
* Two further small rises occur with new peaks for “Look Alive” for BlocBoy JB feat Drake (36 to 35) and “Capital Letters” by Hailee Steinfeld with BloodPop (39 to 37).
* The recent Calum Scott promo tour and pending debut album see his latest single “You Are the Reason” (HP-27) bullet back up twenty-four spots to No.40, while his debut single “Dancing on My Own” (HP-2) returns at No.77.
* Holding at its peak of No.56 are Glades with “Do Right” for a second week there.
* Cashmere Cat with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez are up one place to a new peak of No.64 with “Miss You”.
* Keith Urban sees his “Parallel Lines” (HP-47) bullet up twenty-two places to No.67.
* The Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels duet “Hurt Somebody” rises six places to a new peak of No.84.

* Leaving the Top 10 for the first time is “River” by Eminem and Ed Sheeran (HP-2, WI10-11), down three places to No.11, while the second and final Top 10 exit goes to “Pray for Me” by The Weeknd with Kendrick Lamar (HP-9, WI10-2) also down three places to No.12.
* After peaking at No.11 last week the Bazzi track “Mine” is down two to No.13 and now Gold (●) in sales.
* The Vance Joy bullet last week for “We’re Going Home” is over as it drops back down four spots to No.20, but the good news is that it now Gold (●) in sales, while his older track “Lay it On Me” plummets twenty-three spots to No.73.
* The first major drop is “Rewrite the Stars” for Zac Efron and Zendaya (37 to 44), while the other entry from ‘The Greatest Showman’ and “The Greatest Show” drops seven spots to No.70 and is newly certified Gold (●) in sales, while the Ke$ha rendition of “This is Me” drops fifteen places to No.91.
* Maroon 5 with SZA drop eleven places to No.51 with “What Lovers Do”, while their entry from last week and “Wait” (#91) leaves the Top 100.
* The 5 Seconds of Summer entry for last week and “Want You Back” drops this week twenty spots to No.52.
* The Ofenbach and Nick Waterhouse doo-wop infused track “Katchi” is down twelve places to No.69.
* Sam Smith is down nine to No.71 with his former No.1 “Too Good at Goodbyes”.
* The three Chainsmokers entries all drop down this week, with “Sick Boy” sliding seventeen to No.72, “You Owe Me” is down fifteen to No.88 and “Something Just Like This” drops ten to No.93.
* Gang of Youths fall eight spots to No.76 with “Let Me Down Easy”.
* Both Ed Sheeran guest duets drops this week, with his appearance on the Taylor Swift track “End Game” down ten to No.79.
* The Cheat Codes with Fetty Wap track “Feels Great” drops thirteen spots to No.83 and goes from no certification to now ▲Platinum.
* G-Eazy and A$AP Rocky with Cardi B drop eleven spots to No.89 with “No Limit”.
* The Logic track “1-800” falls ten places to No.92, while his entry from last week “44 More” (#85) leaves the Top 100.
* Charlie Puth drops a massive twenty spots to No.94 with “How Long”, with two new tracks for him (one a duet with G-Eazy) released on Friday.
* The Liam Payne track “Strip That Down” is down nine spots to No.95 in its 42nd Top 100 week.

* #33 – Sad! by XXXTentaction
* #87 – Changes by XXXTentaction are both taken from his forthcoming second album “?” (no date known as yet), with his debut set “17” peaking at No.29 last September, and “Sad!” debuted within the Top 20 in New Zealand and Ireland, while it also charted well in Norway (#22), England (#26) and Sweden (#34).

* #60 – No Excuses by Meghan Trainor is the lead single from a forthcoming as yet untitled third album for the American singer, with this becoming her ninth Top 100 entry in Australia and her first since “Me Too” hit No.4 in late June of 2016.

* #61 – Everyday by Logic and Marshmello is the rapper and producers first collaboration, with it also being the second track released from the seventh mixtape by Logic “Bobby Tarantino II” (out on Friday 9th of March) following on from last weeks debut “44 More” (out this week), plus it also becomes the fourth Top 100 entry this week for Marshmello who landed his third Top 10 single this week too.

* #66 – Ric Flair Drip by Offset & Metro Boomin’ feat 21 Savage is taken from the November 2017 collaborative album for the trio “Without Warning” (HP-39) and is the second entry from the set after “Ghostface Killers” with Travis Scott made it to No.69 late last year.

* #96 – Need You by Flight Facilities feat NIKA is the first new material from the local duo of Hugo & Jimmy in awhile to chart, the pair will be a part of the ‘Groovin’ the Moo’ music festival during April and May in both Australia and New Zealand before heading off overseas to the USA in late May, with this becoming the bands sixth Top 100 entry in Australia.

* #100 – Stranger Things by Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown is a collaboration between the pair for an upcoming mixtape entitled “Angels & Demons” (no date known as yet), and it becomes the first entry here for US rapper Joyner (Gary Lucas).

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