After nine weeks of waiting for a No.1 berth the Post Malone track with Ty Dolla $ign and “Psycho” climbs back up two places to land its first week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week, plus it is now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
“Psycho” becomes the 1073rd No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2018) and the 508th for ARIA (1983 to 2018), plus the second for Post Malone as he spent seven weeks at the top back in October and November of last year with “Rockstar” (TW-33 to 12), and also the first for Ty Dolla $ign and now the seventh for the record label Republic and also their fourth successive No.1 song in a row after two from Drake and last weeks newbie for Ariana Grande.
This is the first time that the word ‘Psycho’ has appeared in a No.1 title and it is the 690th No.1 song by an American performer (solo, duo or group) to hit the top in Australia, and now that Post Malone has landed two No.1 song here he now enters the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ having now racked up eight weeks at the top, placing him equal 16th alongside Meghan Trainor and Guy Sebastian (also both 2 #1’s). This is the fifth No.1 song for the year and as Post’s second album “Beerbongs & Bentleys” debuts at the top of the albums chart it now becomes the 127th time that one artist has occupied the top of both charts in Australia and the second time for this year as Ed Sheeran did is back on the 1st of January with the track “Perfect” and his “Divide” album, with the last rapper to achieve this feat being Drake two years ago this week with his track “One Dance” and his album “Views” (9th May, 2016).
Seventeen of the eighteen tracks from the new Post Malone set debut within the Top 60 this week (the interlude track ‘Jonestown’ does not chart) and two of those enter within the Top 10, coming in at No.4 is “Better Now” and new at No.10 is “Paranoid”, which means that the tally of Top 10 entries for Post Malone in Australia now climbs to five in total.
Drake has two songs within the Top 10 this week, with his former No.1’s “Nice for What” on hold at No.2 (and now Gold (●) in sales) and still the No.1 song in America, Canada and New Zealand, and his previous chart-topper “God’s Plan” is down one spot to No.9 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales. Last weeks No.1 debut for Ariana Grande and “No Tears Left to Cry” drops down two places to No.3, while the current UK and Irish No.1 song “One Kiss” for Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa is up one spot to a new peak of No.5 and the current No.1 digital track in this country, while four years ago this week he debuted at the top in both England and Ireland with “Summer”. Falling two places each are “Love Lies” for Khalid and Normani and “Call Out My Name” for The Weeknd (now Gold (●)) to No.6 and No.7 respectively, with the Lil’ Dicky and Chris Brown song “Freaky Friday” sliding one spot to land at No.8 this week.
* With fourteen new album tracks debuting for Post Malone, his new albums previous releases rise back up in “Rockstar” (33 to 12) and “Candy Paint” (64 to 29).
* The 5 Seconds of Summer title track from their forthcoming third album and “Youngblood” is up two places to a new peak of No.24.
* Jumping to No.4 on the digital chart this week is the new Amy Shark track “I Said Hi”, which within the Top 100 rises six places to a new peak of No.28.
* Kygo continues to rise a few places each week with “Remind Me to Forget You”, this week it is up two spots to a new chart height of No.33.
* Portugal.The Man are touring here at the moment as a part of ‘Groovin’ in the Moo’ shows, and they also played on The Project this past week, performing their current chart entry “Feel it Still”, which is back up to No.51.
* Kendrick Lamar is back up five spots to No.62 with his “HUMBLE.” track.
* Two of last weeks new entries rise to new heights this week, with “Lovely” by Billie Eilish with Khalid up five to No.67 and “Somebody” for The Chainsmokers with Drew Love leaping up twenty-two spots to No.74.
* After The Voice last Monday night Channel 9 played a Sam Smith live concert, and that has helped his former No.1 song “Too Good at Goodbyes” to rise back up fourteen places to No.80.
* With the new Keith Urban album entering within the Top 10 this week, his albums second single in “Parallel Line” returns to the chart at No.84 and is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Ed Sheeran has the second and final returning track this week with “Happier” (HP-16) back in at No.91, as it is his albums official fifth single.
* Two songs leave the Top 10 this week with “Friends” for Marshmello and Anne-Marie (HP-4, WI10-8) down two to No.11 and “The Middle” for Zedd & Grey with Maren Morris (HP-7×3, WI10-8) dropping three spots to No.13.
* The Kendrick Lamar track “All the Stars” with SZA is down five to No.18 and now 2x▲Platinum, with the other entry from the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack and “Pray For Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick dropping eleven places to No.66.
* Ed Sheeran leaves the Top 20 for the first time since he returned last October with “Perfect”, down five spots to No.22, and he also slides with “River” alongside Eminem (28 to 46), “Shape of You” (40 to 52) and “Castle on the Hill” (85 to 97), the last two entries at 69 weeks are the current ‘Longest Charting Single’ title holders.
* Dua Lipa is now 2x▲Platinum with “IDGAF”, which tumbles eleven places to No.23, while she is down four spots to No.70 with her older track “New Rules”.
* The Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line song “Meant to Be” drops eight spots to No.26.
* The previous ‘Stoney’ tracks for Post Malone are his only two declining singles this week, with “I Fall Apart” down eight to No.31 and “Congratulations” down one spot to No.96.
* “Say Something” for Justin Timberlake with Chris Stapleton is down twelve places to No.34.
* Last weeks No.27 entry for Anne-Marie and “2002” drops down eight spots to No.35.
* Bazzi tumbles sixteen places to No.37 with his former No.11 song “Mine”.
* Robinson drops nine spots to No.38 with her song “Nothing to Regret”.
* Both Camila Cabello entries move down this week with “Never Be the Same” sliding nine to No.39 and “Havana” drops eleven spots to No.59.
* XXXTentaction drops fifteen places to No.40 with his track “Sad!”.
* Zayn has a second week of falling with “Let Me”, down eleven spots this week to No.42.
* Last week there was a slew of J. Cole tracks debuting, which are all down this week starting with his albums title track “KOD” (29 to 45), followed by “ATM” (32 to 71), “Kevin’s Heart” (46 to 79), and falling out of the Top 100 are “Photograph” (#41) and “Motiv8” (#47).
* Taylor Swift and her “Delicate” track are down eleven spots to No.48.
* BlocBoy JB with Drake and “Look Alive” drop eleven spots also to No.50, while the Migos and Drake entry “Walk it, Talk it” falls fifteen spots to No.77.
* Last weeks entry of “OTW” for Khalid x Ty Dolla Sign x 6lack is down nine spots to No.53, while also falling for Khalid is “Silence” with Marshmello (68 to 73).
* The passing of Avicii brought back many of his songs last week, with three of them remaining within the Top 100 this week in “Wake Me Up” (14 to 54), “Levels” (24 to 87) and “Without You” (36 to 92), and falling out are “Hey Brother” (#38, highest dropout this week), “Waiting for Love” (#60), “The Nights” (#62) and “Lonely Together” (#63).
* The current No.2 digital selling song is the Bad Wolves version of “Zombie”, which drops thirteen places nationally to No.55, but could rise back up next week due to their new album released on Friday (4th of May).
* The Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels track “I Miss You” is only down two places this week to No.60 and newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* While Pnau descend twelve places to No.61 with “Go Bang”, which is also now 2x▲Platinum.
* The Marshmello and Selena Gomez teaming on “Wolves” is down thirteen spots to No.64.
* Cardi B has three songs within the Top 100 this week with her Bruno Mars appearance and “Finesse” down fifteen to No.68, while her solo entries are “be Careful” (70 to 88) and “Bodak Yellow” (83 to 98).
* Troye Sivan released a new track on Friday entitled “Bloom”, and his current chart entry “My My My!” is down ten places to No.69.
* Calum Scott has two entries on the chart again, with “You Are the Reason” down sixteen spots to No.81 and his older entry “Dancing on My Own” dropping ten spots to No.100.
* Vance Joy plummets twenty-nine places to No.85 with “We’re Coming Home”.
* The third ’50 Shades’ film ‘Freed’ is out this coming week (9th of May) in Australia on DVD & Blu-Ray, so next week we might see a boost for the Liam Payne and Rita Ora duet “For You”, this week it is down sixteen places to No.89.
* Nicki Minaj sees her track “Chun-Li” fall again this week, down twelve places to No.90.
* The G-Eazy and Halsey duet “Him & I” falls twenty places this week to land at No.94.
* Offset and Metro Boomin with 21 Savage are down ten places to No.99 with “Ric Flair Drip”.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #14 – Ball for Me by Post Malone feat Nicki Minaj
* #19 – Spoil My Night by Post Malone feat Swae Lee
* #21 – Rich & Sad by Post Malone
* #25 – Same Bitches by Post Malone feat G-Eazy & YG
* #27 – Over Now by Post Malone
* #30 – Stay by Post Malone
* #32 – Zack and Codeine by Post Malone
* #36 – Takin’ Shots by Post Malone
* #41 – Otherside by Post Malone
* #43 – Blame it on Me by Post Malone
* #44 – 92 Explorer by Post Malone
* #58 – Sugar Wraith by Post Malone are all taken from his new second album “Beerbongs & Bentleys” which debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, with these fourteen entries charting alongside three more of the albums songs, while the albums eighteenth and final track “Jonestown (Interlude)” is the only song not to chart from the album (it goes for 1:51).
* #78 – Just Friends by Hayden James feat Boy Matthews follows on from his other current chart entry “Numb” (HP-48) featuring GRAACE which has been charting for 24 weeks now and overall this becomes his third Top 100 entry.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com