Taylor Swift holds for a second week with her single “Look What You Made Me Do”, whilst also landing a new entry at No.3 this week too.
Taylor’s ‘Look’ now matches her previous No.1 singles by NOT staying at the top for a single week (none of them have done so, even though ‘Love Story’ did spend two solo weeks at No.1), and this stay brings Ms. Swift’s tally of weeks at No.1 for this decade here to 11 weeks, putting her now equal tenth alongside Justice Crew (from 2 #1’s) on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’, whilst on the overall list of ‘Most Weeks at No.1: 1940 to 2017′ she notches up her thirteenth tallied week at No.1, placing her equal 62nd alongside Doris Day and Lionel Richie (2 #1’s apiece) who’ve also racked up thirteen weeks at the top in Australia.
Taylor also debuts at No.3 with her new albums second release entitled “…Ready for it?”, with the last time she had two songs within the Top 10 being back in November of 2014 when “Shake it Off” was at No.3 and follow-up “Blank Space” jumped from 29 to 2. And wedged in-between two Taylor songs is the former No.1 for Pink in “What About Us”, which cracks a ▲Platinum sales certification this week and gives Australia a Top 3 of female singers too.
Taylor high entry pushes two songs down a place, with Macklemore & Skylar Grey dropping one to No.4 with “Glorious” and “Friends” for Justin Bieber and BloodPop declining one to No.5, whilst on hold at No.6 is the returning Irish No.1 single “New Rules” by Dua Lipa. Imagine Dragons are down two places to No.7 with “Thunder”, which is newly crowned 2x▲Platinum in sales, whilst for the first time Demi Lovato has landed a Top 10 single in Australia, as “Sorry, Not Sorry” is up three places to a new peak of No.8. Calvin Harris’ ensemble of Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean are down one spot to No.9 with “Feels” and dropping three places to No.10 is French Montana and “Unforgettable”, which is also 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Lauv scores an eleven place jump to a new peak of No.13 with “I Like Me Better”.
* All four Khalid lead and featured tracks climb this week, with his appearance on the Logic track “1-800-273-8255” jumping twenty places to land at No.17, followed by his new single “Young, Dumb & Broke” climbing seven spots to be at a peak of No.21, whilst his vocals on the Marshmello track “Silence” helps it to climb three places to No.27, and his older track “Location” is up two to No.42.
* Avicii and Sandro Cavazza continue their slight chart-climb on “Without You”, up three places this week to No.22.
* Vance Joy did a big promo tour of the country this past week, and that has not only helped his former album to bullet back into the Top 10, but his new single “Lay it on Me” jumps up fifteen places to land at a new peak of No.25, and is now Gold (●) in sales, plus he regains the ‘Longest Charted Single’ within the Top 100 this week, as “Riptide” returns at No.93 for its 124th week on the chart (Ed’s ‘Thinking’ dropped out).
* Portugal.The Man climbs into the Top 40 with “Feel it Still”, up four spots to a new peak of No.39.
* The current German No.1 single in “More Than You Know” by Axwell/\Ingrosso is back up one to No.45, one place shy of its former peak at No.44.
* Chris Brown’s “Questions” formerly peaked at No.56, not it’s back up a couple of spots to a new peak of No.55.
* After falling last week, the John Gibbons version of “P.Y.T.” is back up nine places to No.66.
* Other than the Vance Joy re-entry, one other song returns to the chart this week in “Way Down We Go” for Kaleo at No.94.
* Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, with former long-running No.1 “Despacito” (HP-1×13, WI10-18) for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber down a couple of places this week to No.11 and now 5x▲Platinum, and Kesha drops two spots also, to No.12 with “Praying” (HP-6, WI10-5).
* Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Sam Hunt all drop two places to No.14, 15 and No.16 respectively, with Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” now ▲Platinum in sales.
* DJ Khaled with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller are down three to No.18 with “Wild Thoughts”, which cracks the 2x▲Platinum sales mark.
* After climbing back into the Top 20 last week, the Shawn Mendes track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is this week down six places to No.24.
* Hailee Steinfeld just released a new song on Friday (“Let Me Go” with Alesso), and her current chart entry “Most Girls” is down five to No.28 and now certified ▲Platinum.
* Jessica Mauboy has “Fallin'” seven spots this week to No.29, whilst there’s a ten place fall to No.30 for Maggie Lindemann’s “Pretty Girl”.
* The newly certified 3x▲Platinum “Humble” (it was single P previously) for Kendrick Lamar drops three spots this week to No.34.
* Dean Lewis’ “Waves” are the last Top 50 cert this week, down one to No.43 and now 2x▲ Platinum in sales.
* Miley Cyrus tumbles seventeen places to No.50 with her track “Malibu”.
* Selena Gomez drops out of the Top 50 with “Fetish”, down twelve to No.49 and now Gold (●).
* Lorde falls ten places to No.80 with her comeback track “Green Light”.
* Julia Michaels is the last new cert for this week, as her track “Issues” is down four to No.81 and new crowned 3x▲Platinum.
* Bruno Mars is down eleven places to No.84 with “That’s What I Like”, whilst his David Guetta remixed version of “Versace on the Floor” is down eight to No.95.
* Harry Styles plummets sixteen spots to No.98 with his “Sign of the Times” track.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #33 – What Lovers Do by Maroon 5 feat SZA is the third single from the band from a forthcoming studio album (no date or title known as yet), and also the third-in-a-row to feature a rapper as guest too, following on from “Don’t Wanna Know” (HP-6) with Kendrick Lamar and “Cold” (HP-27) with Future.
* #59 – If I’m Lucky by Jason DeRulo is the second single to be issued from Jason’s next album “777” (his fifth album, no date known as yet), following on from “Swalla” (HP-17, TW-69) and this becomes his 27th Top 100 entry here too.
* #73 – High on Me by Guy Sebastian is the first taste from Guy’s second EP for this year, the first one produced “Candle” (HP-59) and “Set in Stone” (HP-11) plus the track “Mind on You”.
* #83 – Not Too Late by Ricki-Lee is the 18th Top 100 entry and first new material for Ricki-Lee since 2014’s “Happy Ever After” (HP-65), and the first taste of a new album due later in the year (potentionally).
* #96 – Girls on Boys – Galantis feat ROZES is taken from the Swedish duo’s Sept 15th due second album “The Aviary”, which has so far produced the singles “No Money” (HP-6) and “Love on Me” (HP-69) with Hook N’ Sling.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com