It’s now a thirteenth straight week at No.1 for “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with guest vocalist Justin Bieber, becoming the second longest running No.1 this decade and this century.
“Despacito” might only be the fifth No.1 for 2017 (this time last year we were up to 13 #1’s), and is only the second for the year in Germany, but the song has now logged enough weeks at the top to be the second longest running No.1 for this year (2017) and for the decade and century, surpassing the 12 weeks that “Happy” for Pharrell Williams achieved in 2014.
And for vocalist Justin Bieber it becomes his 28th accumulated week at No.1 (the most for this decade), which on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1940 to 2017’, he is now equal 20th alongside Olivia Newton-John who has also amassed 28 weeks at the top from five No.1 singles (hers were between Oct 1971 and June 1991, so almost twenty years, whereas Bieber’s have been from Sept 2015 to now). The other thing that the song does is move up the list for ‘Most Weeks at No.1: Singles, 1940 to 2017’ to be now equal thirteenth on the list, alongside “Hey Jude”/”Revolution” for The Beatles (1968), “Gangsta’s Paradise” for Coolio (1995) and two songs from the 1940’s “Don’t Fence Me in” for Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (1945) and “You’ll Never Know” for Vera Lynn (1943).
There was a new Pink single released on Friday entitled “What About us”, which could debut at No.1 next week, but the current No.1 selling digital track is sitting at No.2 nationally (both for a third week), “Thunder” for Imagine Dragons, whilst the new No.2 streamed track of the week (#9 digitally) is the new Macklemore song “Glorious”, which is up two places to a new peak of No.3. Mack’s climb pushes last weeks No.3 and No.4 tracks down a place, with the new UK No.1 single in “Feels” for Calvin Harris with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean down a spot to No.4 and now certified ▲Platinum in sales, with Liam Payne and his “Strip That Down” single dips a place to No.5 and newly 2x▲Platinum in sales.
The third and final track on hold within the Top 10 this week is “Wild Thoughts” at No.6 for DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, whilst landing his first Top 10 entry (solo or guest vocalist) is French Montana who is up four places to a new peak of No.7 with “Unforgettable”. Kesha just released her first album in almost four years on Friday entitled “Rainbow”, and the first track from it in “Praying” is down a spot to No.8 and lands its first certification, achieving Gold (●) in sales. Moving up one place to a new peak of No.9 is Sam Hunt with the No.3 digital track this week “Body Like a Back Road” and down two places to No.10 is Niall Horan with “Slow Hands”, which cracks the 2x▲Platinum sales mark this week.
* Maggie Lindemann climbs two places to a new peak of No.12 with her track “Pretty Girl”.
* Could we see finally see three former 1D members in the Top 10 next week, or will Niall’s hands be replaced by the now highest charted single for Louis Tomlinson in “Back to You”, which this week rises seven places to a new peak of No.13.
* Hailee Steinfeld is on hold at No.18 for a second week with the second ‘girl’ track within the Top 20 this week in “Most Girls”.
* Dua Lipa lands her fourth (from four entries) Top 20 single in Australia this week as “New Rules” climbs six places to a new peak of No.20.
* Also on hold this week are two Demi Lovato tracks in “Sorry, Not Sorry” at its peak of No.24 and her Cheat Codes appearance in “No Promises” (HP-17) at No.33.
* After debuting last week at No.53, the Willy William & J. Balvin track “Mi Gente” leaps up fifteen places to land within the Top 40 at No.38.
* A couple of weeks ago Khalid’s track “Location” peaked at No.41, but this week it breaks through into the Top 40, climbing five spots to a new peak of No.39, whilst his appearance on the Logic track “1-800-273-8255” (HP-43) is on hold at No.83 and he also has the highest new entry this week.
* Last weeks highest entry was “I Like Me Better” for Lauv, which this week climbs five places to a new peak of No.45.
* Cracking the Top 50 for the first time in its six week Top 100 chart run are Axwell/\Ingrosso with “More Than You Know”, up four to No.48.
* Rudimental and James Arthur are up two spots to a new peak of No.55 with “Sun Comes Up”.
* Future is on hold at No.56 with his “Mask Off”, which is now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* After sneaking in at #100 last week, the Morgan Evans track “Kiss Somebody” flies up forty-one places to land at No.59 this week.
* Charli XCX’s homage to “Boys” is up one place to a new peak of No.60 after debuting last week.
* That new Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna video clip for “Loyalty”, which helped bring the track back into the Top 100 last week, helps it again by seeing the song climb fourteen places to No.65.
* A couple of weeks ago the MØ track “Nights with You” (HP-65) was set to drop out, but now a second week of rising sees it up nine to No.71.
* Sigala and Ella Eyre jump up eleven places to a new peak of No.81 with “Came Here for Love”.
* Ed Sheeran again retains the ‘Longest Charted Song’ record as “Thinking Out Loud” is up five places to No.86 in its 138th week within the Top 100.
* Calvin Harris picks up a second certification this week, but this time it’s down at the other end of the Top 100, as “Rollin'” with Future and Khalid is back up three to No.94 and now Gold (●) in sales.
* The only returning track this week also benefits from a long overdue video-clip, Lorde’s “Perfect Places” (HP-44) returns at No.96.
* After six weeks within the Top 10 “Mama” (HP-7×2, WI10-6) for Jonas Blue and William Singe is down two places to No.11 this week.
* “Humble” for Kendrick Lamar is down four places to No.23, leaving the Top 20 for the first time in its nineteen weeks on the chart.
* The first major drop of the week occurs down at No.47, as the Ed Sheeran track “Galway Girl” falls eleven places to No.47, with Ed’s other big drop being for “Happier” (77 to 89).
* Last weeks debut for Skrillex and Poo Bear in “Would You Ever” drops down eight to No.63.
* The track “Human” for Rag’N’Bone Man drops thirteen places to No.80 and after a single week back in, his “Skin” departs from No.86.
* Two more of last weeks debuts which drop this week are a twenty place slide for the new track by Snakehips entitled “Either Way” featuring Anne-Marie to No.84 and the second Macklemore song within the Top 100 this week “Marmalade”, which is down eight spots to No.90.
* Three weeks ago there were sixteen tracks by Linkin Park in the Top 100, last week it fell to just three and this week there are two, with “In the End” down twenty-nine places to No.91 and “Numb” falls thirty spots to No.95.
* #57 – Young, Dumb and Broke by Khalid is the fourth Top 100 entry this week for the 19 year old US rapper born Khalid Robinson, with “Location” up to a new peak of No.39, plus he is on the current Logic (#83) and Calvin Harris’ “Rollin'” (#94) tracks too, plus his debut album leaps into the Top 25 this week too for the first time here.
* #77 – OMG by Camila Cabello feat Quavo is the fifth chart entry overall and currently her third Top 100 entry, as her other solo hit at the moment is “Crying in the Club”, which is down one to No.40 and her appearance on the Major Lazer song “Know No Better” (HP-34) is up one to No.37, that song also featuring Camila’s new guest rapper on “OMG”, Quavo; who this week has the four Top 100 appearances, he is also featured as a guest on tracks by Liam Payne (#5) and DJ Khaled (#19).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com