Ariana Grande jumps straight into the No.1 slot on the ARIA Singles Chart with her new track “7 Rings”, which also starts at the top in England, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland and Sweden.
“7 Rings” is now the 1083rd No.1 Song in Australia (1940 to 2019), the 518th for ARIA (1983 to 2019), the 120th song to debut at the top of the Aussie charts (the last one was Ariana’s first chart-topper here back on April 30th of 2018 and “No Tears Left to Cry”), plus the song also becomes the eleventh No.1 here on the Republic Record label (the new song knocks off another Republic title from Post Malone too).
This new chart-leader is also the third No.1 song in Australia for Ariana after the aforementioned “No Tears Left to Cry” (TW-62, 1 week on 30-April, 2018) and her long running “thank u, next” (6 weeks from 19-Nov, 2018, TW-6), taking her tally of weeks here to now eight overall, placing her equal 18th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’ alongside Guy Sebastian and Meghan Trainer (8 weeks from 2 #1’s each), and on the list for ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1 (1940 to 2019)’ she is now equal 111th alongside Celine Dion and Shakira (both 8 weeks from 3 #1’s apiece).
This is the fourth time that the number “7” has appeared in a song title, the first was way back in March of 1950 with the Bing Crosby song “The Four Winds and the Seven Seas” (3 weeks), then in early June of 1998 Steps spent a week at the top with their first single “5, 6, 7, 8”, and the last seven at the top was “7 Years” for Lukas Graham (8 weeks from 22nd of Feb, 2016). “7 Rings” is also now the 696th No.1 song by an American artist (solo male or female, duo or group), and now the third charted song from Ariana’s forthcoming new album also titled “thank u, next” after the title song and second issued track “Imagine” (HP-15, TW-49), and this new song also features an interpolation of ‘The Sound of Music’ track “My Favourite Things”, plus also The Notorious B.I.G. song “Gimme the Loot” in the bridge of Ariana’s song.
Ariana’s debut at the top pushes last weeks Top 5 down one spot each, with three-week-running No.1 “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee down to No.2 (it’s still at the top in Canada for a 2nd week), followed by Ava Max and her No.2 stalled song “Sweet but Psycho” to No.3, while the returning U.S. No.1 song (for a second week) is sitting here at No.4 in the Halsey track “Without Me”. Post Malone’s second Top 5 song peaked at No.4 last week titled “Wow”, it drops to No.5 while the second Top 10 this week for Ariana Grande and “thank u, next” is down to No.6.
Rising back up two spots to No.7 is the Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus collaboration in “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (HP-6), while spending its 23rd week within the Top 10 and dropping down two spots to No.8 is George Ezra with “Shotgun” (making it now the equal third longest run within the Top 10), while logging a 24th week inside the Top 10 is Benny Blanco’s track with Halsey and Khalid called “Eastside”, which is down two places to No.9 and now the equal second longest running Top 10 single in Australia, tying with “Fernando” by ABBA (1976), “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses (1992/93), “Breathe” by The Prodigy (1996/97) and “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran (2017, TW-61). Scoring his sixth Top 10 single in Australia this week is Sam Smith alongside Normani (this is now her second here too) with last weeks highest entry “Dancing with a Stranger”, which this week jumps up nine spots to land at a new peak of No.10.
* Spending a third week at its peak of No.18 is “Leave Me Lonely” for The Hilltop Hoods.
* Last weeks entry for Gesaffelstein with The Weeknd and “Lost in the Fire” moves up one spot to a new peak of No.24.
* Doubling that by climbing two places to a new chart height of No.25 is the latest track for Ellie Goulding and “Close to Me” with Diplo and Swae Lee.
* Khalid climbs two spots also, to a new peak of No.27 with his track “Saturday Nights”.
* The entry last week for Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man with “Giant” strides up the chart a massive nineteen places to land at No.28, while Calvin’s teaming with Benny Blanco on “I Found You” (HP-54) rises back up eleven places to No.86.
* Dominic Fike cracks the Top 40 this week with his track “3 Nights”, rising four spots to a new peak of No.38.
* 5 Seconds of Summer score their third Top 50 entry from their third album “Youngblood” (TW-98) as the recent entry “Lie to Me” jumps up this week fifteen spots to a new peak of No.42.
* The Chainsmokers swap out their older “This Feeling” track (49 to 52) for a newer Top 50 placement as “Hope” with Winona Oak jumps up nine spots to a new chart height of No.43.
* Returning to the Top 50, up three spots to No.48, is the latest entry for Guy Sebastian and “Before I Go” (HP-43), which is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* The James Arthur and Anne-Marie cover of “Rewrite the Stars” holds at its peak of No.60 for a second week.
* Ariana Grande’s new No.1 song helps pull her former chart-topping song “No Tears Left to Cry” back up twelve spots to No.62, while she also re-enters at No.84 with her track “Breathin” (HP-8).
* Up one spot to a new peak of No.63 is Hayden James’ track “Better Together” featuring Running Touch.
* Three weeks ago Chris Brown debut with “Undecided” at No.58, the song falling last week to No.77, and now this week it rebounds back up thirteen places to land at No.64.
* Little Mix released a new track on Friday called “Think About Us”, and their current chart entry “Woman Like Me” (HP-23) is back up six spots to No.70 and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales too.
* The first of two Top 10 dropouts this week is “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (HP-1×3, WI10-13) which is down three to No.11 (but could rebound after or just before The Oscars) and after three runs within the Top 10 down two to No.12 is “Sicko Mode” (HP-7×2, WI10-8a) for Travis Scott and Drake.
* With a new entry by Dean Lewis his former No.1 “Be Alright” drops down four spots to No.19.
* Leaving the Top 20 for the first time since May of 2018 is “Youngblood” for 5SOS which is down eight spots to No.22 after having logged 36 weeks inside the Top 20, this is also due to their new track jumping up into the Top 50 this week.
* Two Calvin Harris tracks climb this week, his other two entries are down in “Promises” with Sam Smith (22 to 26) and “One Kiss” with Dua Lipa (66 to 74).
* Lukas Graham fall down six places to No.29 with their latest entry “Love Someone”.
* Dynoro also slides down six spots to land at No.30 with their former Top 10 entry “In My Mind”.
* Morgan Evans stumbles down seven places to No.41 with his song “Day Drunk”.
* The Queen 1975/76 classic and current biopic title “Bohemian Rhapsody” drops down eight places to No.45, while they also slide with “Another One Bites the Dust” (81 to 91) and “Don’t Stop Me Now” (92 to 95).
* The No.1 song from this time last year in “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran is down six spots to No.47 and his No.1 song from this week two years ago in “Shape of You” drops five places to No.61 and it is still ‘The Longest Charted Single’ again at 107 weeks within the Top 100.
* Ariana Grande drops down ten places to No.49 with her forthcoming albums second issued track “Imagine”.
* There’s an eight place drop to No.51 for the XXXTentacion and Lil’ Pump track “Arms Around You”, with his older entry “Sad!” also down eight spots to No.75, while the Lil’ Pump and Kanye West track “I Love it” drops ten chart-rungs to No.65.
* Post Malone is also down with his older entries like “Rockstar” (48 to 55), “I Fall Apart” (45 to 59), “Psycho” (58 to 66) and higher up the chart with “Better Now” (31 to 35).
* Drake has a nine place slump to No.71 with “God’s Plan”, while he is also down with “Nonstop” (89 to 97) and “Nice for What” (88 to 98).
* The Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line track “Meant to Be” slumps sixteen spots to No.79.
* Tom Walker and his song “Leave a Light on” drops down thirteen places to No.82, plus he issued a new track on Friday entitled “Just You and I”.
* “The Middle” for Zedd & Grey with Maren Morris tumbles fourteen spots to land at No.96.
* Dua Lipa drops sixteen spots to the end of the chart at #100 with “Kiss and Make Up”, and she also issued a new track on Friday called “Swan Song” (from the new movie ‘Alita: Battle Angel’).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #16 – 7 Minutes by Dean Lewis is the second track issued from Dean’s forthcoming second studio album (no title or date known as yet) following on from his monster No.1 song “Be Alright” (TW-19), so with this new song debuting within the Top 20 it becomes his third Top 20 entry, and the first time that he has had two songs within the twenty at the same time, plus overall this is his fourth Top 50 and Top 100 entry.
* #54 – Sugar by Peking Duk & Jack River is now the tenth Top 100 entry for the Australian electro duo who last charted with “Fire”/”Reprisal” (HP-12, peaked July 2018) and is now their sixth single in a row not to appear on an album (they’ve not yet released any albums actually).
* #73 – Nights Like This by Kehlani feat. Ty Dolla $ign is the sixth Top 100 entry for the U.S. female singer/songwriter born Kehlani Ashley Parrish in California (1995). Of those six chart entries here this is only her second as lead artist, having hit No.61 in 2016 with “Gangsta” from the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack, while her highest charted effort so far has been on the G-Eazy track “Good Life” (HP-23, peaked May 2017).
* #85 – Tequila by Dan + Shay is the first singles chart entry here (they’ve had two albums chart previously) for the U.S. country duo comprised of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney who started their duo in 2012, and this song is taken from their self-titled third album which hit No.15 here in early July of 2018. The video clip for this track (which is NOT a cover of the old Champs song from 1958) featured deaf model Nyle DiMarco and the song has hit No.1 on the Canadian Country chart and No.2 on the similar U.S. chart.
* #92 – Keanu Reeves by Logic is the lead single from a forthcoming fifth studio album for the U.S. rapper (no date or title known as yet), and it becomes the overall ninth chart entry here, six solo and three as guest act.
* #93 – Confidence by Ocean Alley was issued in early February of 2018 and was certified as Gold (●) in sales earlier this month (Jan, 2019), and it now becomes the Sydney six-piece rock bands first singles chart entry, the song’s video clip already having 2.06m views (probably from Roller Skating fans) and it is taken from their former No.15 album “Chiaroscuro” (which falls out of the Top 100 this week).
* #99 – Pure Water by Mustard feat Migos is now the third overall entry here for (DJ) Mustard who previously charted on the Will.i.am track “Feelin’ Myself” (HP-34, Jan 2014) and alongside Nicki Minaj and Jeremih on “Don’t Hurt Me” (HP-20, late July 2016), while this is also the seventh entry for Migos also, the song “Pure Water” is from a forthcoming third album for Mustard too.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com