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Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

Australian Charts: Luis Fonsi Is Still No 1 After Nine Weeks

by Gavin Ryan on July 17, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

For a ninth straight week the song “Despacito” has claimed the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, plus the song is once again at the top in England, Ireland, America, Canada and New Zealand, and returns to the top of the Digital Sales chart here after one week off, and retains its No.1 streaming position too.

“Despacito”‘s nine weeks at No.1 equals the longest run in the top spot for a Spanish sung song, matching the Los Del Rio song “Macarena” (1st Sept, 1996), and it also helps Justin Bieber to set a new record for ‘Most Weeks at No.1; 2010’s: Singles’, as he now has been at the top this decade for 24 accumulated weeks with his five No.1’s, overtaking the 23 weeks achieved by Rihanna for her seven chart-toppers. And on the overall list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1; Singles, 1940-2017′, he moves up to equal 23rd alongside Dean Martin (6 #1’s), Michael Jackson and Flo Rida (4 No.1’s each), and if he stays for another week, he will be outright 23rd, as so far no one has amassed just 25 weeks (24wks or 26 wks so far).

Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” stays at its No.2 peak for a second week and also on hold is another former 1D member in Liam Payne with “Strip That Down” at No.4. The No.3 song is also stable this week, “Wild Thoughts” for DJ Khaled with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, with all three aforementioned songs having peaked at No.2; whilst DJ Khaled’s second Top 10 entry this week in “I’m the One” with Justin Bieber is down two spots to No.7.

Calvin Harris scores his seventh Top 5 single here this week, as “Feels” jumps up four places to a new peak of No.5, matching his current place over on the albums chart for his new set, and this new peak also gives Katy Perry her fourteenth Top 5 and it is now the highest charted song that Big Sean has featured on, as he previously got as high as No.6 as a guest on the Jessie J track “Wild” in July of 2013. Holding at it’s No.6 peak for a second week is “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons, spending twice as long now at that peak than their other #6 song “Radioactive”. Down one place apiece are Shawn Mendes with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and “Mama” for Jonas Blue with William Singe to No.8 and No.9 respectively, whilst back up one spot to No.10 is the David Guetta track “2U” featuring Justin Bieber after spending a single week outside of the ten, giving Justin three Top 10 hits again this week.

* Another small climb to a new peak for the Rita Ora track “Your Song”, up two this week to No.12.
* Maggie Lindemann jumps up seven places to land within the Top 20 with her first entry “Pretty Girls” (23 to 16).
* French Montana just released his new album “Jungle Rules” digitally on Friday (14th July), and the albums lead track “Unforgettable” is up three spots to a new peak of No.18.
* The new Macklemore track “Glorious” bullets back up twenty-nine places this week to land at a new peak of No.22, thanks to the just released video clip features Mack’s 100 year old Gran.
* After three weeks slowly moving up the lower fifty, this week Sam Hunt jumps up twenty places to land at a new peak of No.23 with “Body Like a Back Road”.
* After 34 weeks within the Top 100, the Childish Gambino track “Redbone” surpasses its former peak of No.30 (achieved in mid-February) and is up three spots to a new peak of No.28.
* Returning to its former peak of No.31 (achieved two weeks ago) is Post Malone with his song “Congratulations”, back up two spots this week.
* Peking Duk with Aluna George climb back up eight spots to No.42 with “Fake Magic”.
* Camila Cabello is up two spots to a new peak of No.43 with “Crying in the Club”.
* Last weeks debut for Axwell/\Ingrosso in “More Than You Know” this week jumps twenty-four spots to a new peak of No.54.
* Another of last weeks entries in the new Rudimental track with James Arthur “Sun Comes Up”, which rises only two chart-rungs to a new peak of No.62.
* After two months of charting the MØ track “Nights with You” surpasses its former peak of No.67 and is this week up four spots to No.65.
* Ed Sheeran climbs back up seven spots to No.78 with “Happier”, whilst he is on hold at No.83 with “Thinking Out Loud”, still the longest running Top 100 entry at 135 weeks, whilst his other older track “Photograph” sneaks back in #99.
* Further returning track this week come from Haim with “Want You Back” at No.95 (thanks to a Top 5 albums chart debut for their new album), “Lose Youself” for Eminem is back in at No.96 and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Starving” returns at No.97.

* The Charlie Puth song “Attention” (HP-10×2, WI10-2) might not have reached the Top 10 heights of his previous four Top 10 hits, but it did nontheless becomes his fifth consecutive Top 10 hit, as this week it’s down one spot to No.11 and is the only Top 10 dropout this week.
* After eighteen weeks within the Top 20, “Galway Girl” for Ed Sheeran is down three to No.21.
* After peaking at No.15 last week the Jessica Mauboy track “Fallin'” drops down ten to No.25.
* With her post promo-tour now over, the two other Katy Perry chart entries fall this week, with “Swish Swish” back down eight to No.30 and “Chained to the Rhythm” drops twenty-three places to land at #100.
* Drake is down five spots to No.37 with his latest track “Signs”.
* The only newly certified track this week is a 2x▲Platinum for “Slide” by Calvin Harris, down two spots to No.40, with his “Rollin'” track down four to No.57.
* Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” falls eight to No.48 and his David Guetta remix for “Versace on the Floor” is down four to No.61.
* Harry Styles just started promotion for his movie debut ‘Dunkirk’ this past week, but his debut single “Sign Of the Times” drops eighteen spots this week to No.52.
* The Voice 2017 winner Judah Kelly entered within the Top 20 last week with his debut song “Count on Me”, which this week plummets thirty-four spots to No.53, whilst his version of “Hallelujah” leaves the Top 100 from #61, the shows runner-up Hoseah Partsch sees his single “Paper Planes” leave the Top 100 from #35 this week.
* Starley drops seventeen spots to No.76 with “Call on Me”.

* #19 – Praying by Kesha is the first new material from the singer in four years after her recent legal issues, and is the first taste off of her forthcoming third album entitled “Rainbow” (due 11th August). This becomes her fifteenth Top 100 entry and by debuting so high it also becomes her thirteenth Top 20 hit here.
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* #39 – Get Low by Zedd and Liam Payne is the tenth entry in Australia for Zedd, who this time has teamed up with current Top 5 former 1D member Liam Payne for now his second chart entry at the moment, whilst Zedd is also at No.34 with the Alessia Cara sung track “Stay” (HP-3).
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* #55 – Horses by Teddy Cream are two Melbourne DJ’s who go by the names of Brandon Mangion and Vincent Calderone and they have done a dance cover of the Rickie Lee Jones penned and Darly Braithwaite covered #1 single from 1990.
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* #90 – Sorry, Not Sorry by Demi Lovato is the first taste from a forthcoming sixth album and becomes her fourteenth Top 100 entry in Australia, as she is currently charting on the Cheat Codes track “No Promises” (HP-17, TW-29), whilst last month she hit No.72 on the Jax Jones track “Instruction”.
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