For the first time in over four years, a Pink song has stayed at No.1 in Australia for a second week, as her latest track “What About Us” retains its hold at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with competition debuting at No.2 in the form of a new Justin Bieber track.
Pink has now amassed nineteen weeks at No.1 in her over seventeen years of charting (she first hit our charts in April 2000 and her first No.1 was on the 2nd of October that same year), and that moves her up from equal 37th to now equal 35th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1940 to 2017’ alongside Katy Perry (3 #1’s) and LMFAO (2 #1’s), and for this decade Pink has now racked up nine weeks at No.1, making her now equal 12th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1; Singles 2010’s’ along with Taylor Swift (from 3 #1’s) and Eminem (2 #1’s). The song after two weeks on sale is now certified Gold (●) too.
Debuting at No.2 is a new lead-sung Justin Bieber track (as opposed to the three other current songs where he is guest vocalist on this week) entitled “Friends” featuring producer BloodPop® as his guest, and by debuting so high its becomes his eighth Top 2 single here and also JB’s fourteenth Top 10 single in Australia, and it also restores his dual occupation within the Top 10, as his appearance on the recent long-running No.1 “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee is down another two places this week to No.5.
After two weeks at No.2 and now its second week at No.1 on the streaming chart, the Macklemore track “Glorious” (now #1 in New Zealand) is back down one place to No.3, whilst on hold at No.4 are Imagine Dragons with their track “Thunder”. Calvin Harris with Pharrell and Katy Perry are down one spot to No.6 with “Feels”, whilst rising back up one spot to its former peak of No.7 is French Montana and “Unforgettable”, which swaps places with the Liam Payne track “Strip That Down”, dipping one spot to No.8. After peaking at No.6 last week the new Kesha track “Praying” drops three spots to No.9 and climbing up five chart-rungs to a new peak of No.10 is Dua Lipa and the current second week running UK No.1 “New Rules”, which becomes her second Top 10 entry in Australia, after her first release “Be the One” peaked at No.6 in May of 2016.
* Demi Lovato lands her third song to peak at No.14 this week, as “Sorry, Not Sorry” jumps up seven places to land at a new peak of No.14. It’s her highest solo chart entry here, as previously she appeared as a guest vocalist on two tracks which only made it to No.14, “Somebody to You” with The Vamps in July 2014 and “Up” with Olly Murs in March 2015.
* With every other track within the Top 20 moving down this week, the next rise occurs at No.26 where the new Avicii entry from last week “Without You” is up seven spots to a new peak.
* J. Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” is up three spots to No.28.
* After three weeks of five place climbs, this week Lauv jumps eleven spots to land at a new chart height of No.29 with “I Like Me Better”.
* Three of the four Khalid entries this week rise (“Location” is down one spot to No.42), with “Young, Dumb & Broke” jumping up eleven places to land at a new peak of No.44, whilst in the lower fifty his entry from last week on the Marshmello track “Silence” bullets thirty-six places to land at No.64, and his appearance on the Logic track “1-800-273-8255” (HP-43) is back up seventeen spots to No.67.
* Another of last weeks lower entries that leaps up too is “Feel it Still” by Portugal.The Man, up a massive thirty-seven places to land at No.58.
* The only track returning to the Top 100 this week is “Adore” by Amy Shark at #100.
* Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, with “Wild Thoughts” (HP-2, WI10-9) by DJ Khaled with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller down two to No.11 and also down a couple of places to No.12 is “Body Like a Back Road” (HP-9, WI10-3) for Sam Hunt.
* After peaking at No.11 last week, the Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha track “Back to You” is down two spots to No.13 and now certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Jonas Blue and William Singe drop three spots to No.16 with “Mama”, which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum.
* Jessica Mauboy rose a little last week with “Fallin'”, which this week is back down two spots to No.20 and newly crowned ▲Platinum in sales.
* It’s a four place drop to No.21 for the Shawn Mendes track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”.
* With a new Miley Cyrus track debuting within the Top 50, her older single “Malibu” is down five to No.31.
* After scoring a new peak of No.27 last week, the track “Redbone” by Childish Gambino drops back down twelve places to No.39.
* The three Selena Gomez entries this week all move down, with “Bad Liar” dropping ten places to No.40, followed by her “Fetish” track down two places to No.41, and then her appearance on the Kygo track “It Ain’t Me” is down one spot to No.63.
* After climbing back up to No.45 last week, the other Imagine Dragons entry at the moment is called “Believer”, which drops back down eight places to No.53.
* There’s an eleven place drop to No.70 for Drake and his “Signs”, with his “Passionfruit” sagging nine places to No.86.
* Camila Cabello debuts with another new song this week, and her older track “Crying in the Club” plummets twenty-four places to land at No.74, whilst she is on hold on the Major Lazer track “Know No Better” at No.43 and is down one spot to No.93 with “OMG”.
* It’s a nineteen place drop for the Calvin Harris track “Slide” to No.75 this week.
* Harry Styles new single “Two Ghosts” is sitting outside of the Top 100 this week, and his former No.1 “Sign of the Times” drops down thirteen places to No.80.
* “The Cure” for Lady Gaga is down seventeen places to No.83.
* Kaleo fall eleven spots to No.89 with their first entry “Way Down We Go”.
* Kendrick Lamar has two songs back-to-back in the lower end of the chart, with “DNA.” down eight to No.90 and “Loyalty.” with Rihanna dropping nineteen places to No.91.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is spending its 140th week within the Top 100, down nine places to No.96 and still the oldest charted single in Australian chart history.
* Last weeks debut for teenager Ruel in “Don’t Tell Me” drops down twelve places to No.98.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #49 – Younger Now by Miley Cyrus is the second single to be released from her forthcoming sixth studio album, also entitled “Younger Now” (due Sept. 29th), and it follows on from “Malibu” (HP-3×3, June 2017) and by debuting so high it becomes her sixteenth Top 50 entry in Australia.
* #56 – Questions by Chris Brown is the third entry and now highest charted single from Chris’ most recent studio album “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”, with previous entries being “Privacy” (HP-61) and “Party” (HP-82).
* #62 – Havana by Camila Cabello feat Young Thug is her fourth entry this week and the sixth entry overall for the former Fifth Harmony member Camila, whose debut album “The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.” is due a week before Miley’s new one on September 22nd. Check the ‘down’ section above for her other chart entries for this week.
* #68 – Reggaeton Lento (Remix) by CNCO feat Little Mix is a mix of the five-piece boy bands third single and new added English vocals by UK girl group Little Mix, with the original by the boys reaching No.1 in Mexico in 2016 and No.2 in Spain and Argentina. CNCO are the first winners of the Latin American singing reality TV series ‘La Banda’ (The Band) put together by Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell.
* #94 – Bodak Yellow by Cardi B is the first entry for US female rapper, songwriter, TV and social media star Belcalis Almanzar, with this song jumping in the US from No.8 to No.3 this week, and the song was inspired by Florida-based rapper Kodak Black and his 2015 track “No Flockin'”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com