After waiting for five weeks at No.2, the Camila Cabello and Young Thug slow-salsa track “Havana” climbs to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, matching its current peak in England, Ireland and Canada.
“Havana” becomes the 1068th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2017) and the 503rd for ARIA (1983 to 2017), plus the 11th chart-topping song of 2017, whilst its also the first to feature the word ‘Havana’ and the 42nd No.1 for the Epic record label and second this year after the DJ Khaled track “I’m the One” hit the top for two weeks in mid-May.
This is the 96th No.1 song by an American Female artist and the 409th by an American act, and the 687th song to hit the top by an American performer (solo, duo or group) and the fifth by an American artist in 2017 after DJ Khaled, Pink, Taylor Swift and Post Malone. The song “Havana” loses its No.1 spot on the digital charts and is at No.2 on both the digi and streaming charts for this week.
So after seven weeks at the top of the charts the Post Malone and 21 Savage track “Rockstar” slips down one spot to No.2 (#1 streamed still, #4 digital), but he does have two songs within the Top 5 this week, as his older released and newest chart entry in “I Fall Apart” is up two places to a new peak of No.4. In between the two Post’s and returning to its former peak of No.3 for a fourth broken week is the Ed Sheeran track “Perfect”, which is the current No.1 selling digital track and this song matches his “÷ (Divide)” position over on the albums chart.
There are three acts with two songs apiece within the Top 10 this week, and next is Khalid who is stable at No.5 with “Young, Dumb & Broke”, whilst his appearance on the Marshmello track “Silence” is up two places to a new peak of No.7, and Marshmello is the third act with a second Top 10 this week, as his teaming with Selena Gomez on “Wolves” is up four spots to a new peak of No.9, giving him his second Top 10 in Australia and it becomes the fourth Top 10 in Australia for Selena and now her second highest charted after “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo hit No.4 in March of this year.
Last weeks new-album-entry-surge for Sam Smith and “Too Good at Goodbyes” is over as the song is back down three places to No.6, whilst Maroon 5 with SZA and “What Lovers Do” moves down one spot to No.8 after it peaked at No.7 last week. Debuting at No.10 this week is the first taste from the forthcoming Eminem album “Revival” (no date known as yet); it’s “Walk on Water” and features guest vocals by Beyonce, and by entering at No.10 it gives him his eighteenth Top 10 here and it also becomes the thirteenth solo Top 10 entry for Beyonce too.
* Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso’s “Let Me Go” and “How Long” for Charlie Puth are up only one spot apiece to new peaks of No.16 and No.18 respectively.
* NF is up five places to a new chart height of No.22 with “Let You Down”.
* Jumping up six to No.26 is the Lil’ Pump homage track “Gucci Gang”.
* Big Shaq jumps into the Top 40, up thirteen spots to a new peak of No.34 with “Man’s Not Hot”.
* Only one of the four Taylor Swift tracks is back up this week, “…Ready for it?”, up ten to No.35.
* The new Rita Ora (solo) entry “Anywhere” leaps up twelve spots to a new chart-height of No.37.
* The Kygo EP “Stargazing” rises four spots to a new peak of No.40.
* Landing their fifth Top 50 entry are Cheat Codes whose track “Feels Great” rises nine spots to a new peak of No.45, and for guest rapper Fetty Wap it becomes his sixth Top 50 appearance (four as a guest, two as a lead).
* The older Khalid track “Location” is back up five spots to No.45.
* Halsey returns to the Top 50 with “Bad at Love” (HP-42), up ten this week to No.48 and he former entry “Now or Never” leaves the Top 100 but goes from Gold to now 2x▲Platinum in sales, whilst she also appears on the ‘Longest Charted Single’ again this week, with “Closer” for The Chainsmokers and herself back up one spot to No.92 and spending its 68th week within the Top 100.
* Last week the new David Guetta track with Afrojack, Charli XCX and French Montana came in at No.52, and this week it rises one place to a new peak of No.51.
* Kita Alexander and her “Hotel” return to its former peak of No.56 for a third week, the track newly certified Gold (●) in sales too.
* With new remixes for the Imagine Dragons track “Whatever it Takes” just released, the song leaps up twenty-nine places to a new peak of No.60, whilst their “Thunder” track is back up one spot to No.20.
* The high entry for the new Pnau album (#11) helps their new single “Go Bang” to leap up thirty-six spots to land at a new peak of No.62.
* After falling last week, the new Clean Bandit track with Julia Michaels and “I Miss You” (HP-65) is back up twelve places to No.72.
* The Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line teaming “Meant to Be” (HP-84) is back up five places to No.85, and another track rising and one-place-lower-than-its-peak is the Guy Sebastian song “Bloodstone” (HP-90), back up three to No.91.
* The first of two Top 10 dropouts is the Dua Lipa track “New Rules” (HP-2×2, WI10-12), down one spot to No.11, followed by “Feel it Still” (HP-5×2, WI10-5) by Portugal.The Man, down four to No.12.
* The Macklemore and Kesha teaming “Good Old Days” is down two places to No.13 and newly crowned ▲Platinum in sales, whilst his “Glorious” track drops two spots also, to No.17.
* All three Pink entries move down this week, with “What About Us” sliding three places to No.23, “Beautiful Trauma” is down a single place to No.44 and “Revenge” with Eminem drops ten places to No.69, and with her late-in-the-week appearance on Carpool Karaoke it could boost some of her songs back up next week.
* Niall Horan and “Too Much to Ask” is down four to No.30, whilst Liam Payne’s and his “Bedroom Floor” drops thirteen places to No.66.
* The Cardi B. track “Bodak Yellow” peaked at No.33 last week, and is back down three spots to No.36, and newly certified Gold (●).
* Kesha’s other chart entry this week in “Praying” drops down eight spots to No.42.
* As I mentioned above there is one rising Swift track this week, her other three move down, with former No.1 “Look What You Made Me Do” down one to No.43, four week old song “Gorgeous” drops eleven spots to No.49 and last weeks entry for “Call it What You Want” plummets thirty-six places to land at No.52.
* Dropping a massive fifteen places to No.50 is the Calvin Harris track “Feels” with Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean, but the track is now 3x▲Platinum in sales, whilst last weeks entry for Pharrell’s group N.E.R.D. with Rihanna and “Lemon” slides back down fifteen spots to No.63.
* Sam Smith only has two tracks in the Top 100 this week (with “Burning” falling out from #75), and down thirteen places to No.54 is his albums second entry “Pray”.
* With a new Avicii track debuting within the Top 40 this week, his previous entry “Without You” drops down eighteen places to No.57.
* The two Top 100 entries for Dean Lewis might move back up next week thanks to his new acoustic rendition of his debut album just released, but his tracks both fall this week, with “Lose My Mind” down nine to No.75, and “Waves” slides down four to No.87.
* After a new albums chart surge recently, this week the Chris Brown track “Questions” drops down eight places to No.76.
* The new Rita Ora song rises (and she is on the Avicii track), but her older entry “Your Song” drops down nine spots to No.84.
* Childish Gambino and his entry “Redbone” are down five places to No.86, with the track racking up its one year anniversary within the Top 100 (52 weeks).
* The former No.12 track for Maggie Lindemann and “Pretty Girl” plummets thirty-two spots this week to land at No.89.
* Bliss N’ Eso with Gavin James on “Moments” drops twelve spots to No.94.
* Last weeks entry at No.69 for 21 Savage and “Ghostface Killers” drops dramatically down twenty-nine places to No.98.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
#32 – Lonely Together by Avicii feat Rita Ora is the second release from the recent album “Avici (01)” and follows on from “Without You” (HP-20, TW-57) featuring Sandro Cavazza, and this is the third entry within the Top 100 for Rita Ora this week too.
* #55 – Female by Keith Urban is the first single lifted off a forthcoming album for the local country singer, with his first performance of the song last week at the ’51st annual Country Music Association Awards’ (8th Nov) and it becomes his eighteenth Top 100 entry in Australia.
* #79 – Coming Home by Sheppard is the local bands second entry for this year, having hit No.37 with “Keep Me Crazy” back in early April, and this is the sixth singles chart entry (five tracks and 1 EP).
* #96 – No Limit by G-Eazy feat A$AP Rocky & Cardi B. is taken from the December 5th due fifth studio album for the US rapper entitled “The Beautiful & Damned”, with this track already hitting No.13 in the USA and it has cracked the Top 50 in Canada, and this is his fifth Top 100 entry (3 as lead, 2 as guest rapper).
* #99 – Tip Toe by Jason DeRulo feat French Montana is the 28th Top 100 entry for the US singer and third from his recent album “777” after “Swalla” (HP-17) and the recent “If I’m Lucky” (HP-59, drops out this week), and it also gives guest rapper French Montana his third Top too appearance for this week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com