“Havana” by Camila Cabello and Young Thug maintains its ARIA Singles Chart No.1 position for a third week, becoming the fourth longest run at the top for 2017.
Of the ten No.1 songs for this year, there has been one staying at the top for a single week (“Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles 17th April), and five for two weeks in “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit (first two weeks of the year), “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber (8th May), “What About Us” for Pink (21st August), “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift (4th September) and “Too Good at Goodbyes” for Sam Smith (18th September), whilst “Rockstar” stayed for seven weeks (from 2nd October), “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber (13 weeks from 22nd May) and the years longest run went to Ed Sheeran with “Shape of You” (15 broken weeks from 16th January). “Havana” has now racked up three weeks, and again the song is the No.1 on the digital sales chart and No.2 over on the streaming chart, plus the track picks up a new certification, now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
The entire top seven songs stay in place this week, with “Rockstar” by Post Malone and 21 Savage and Post’s “I Fall Apart” at No.2 and No.3 repsectively, followed by Ed Sheeran and “Perfect”, which has just had a Beyonce duet version issued this past week. Holding at their peaks of No.5 and No.6 are “Wolves” by Selena Gomez with Marshmello, followed by Marsh’s other entry with Khalid in “Silence”, which leads into another Khalid Top 10 entry in “Young, Dumb & Broke” on hold at No.7. The rest of the Top 10 do small swaps, with Maroon 5 and SZA back up one to No.8 with “What Lovers Do” followed by “New Rules” by Dua Lipa also up one place, to No.9 and dropping down two spots to No.10 is the Sam Smith former No.1 “Too Good at Goodbyes”.
* NF is at No.8 on the streaming chart with his first entry “Let You Down”, and rises to No.30 on the digital chart this week, which all helps his track to jump up six places to No.11 on the Top 100.
* The Zayn and Sia duet “Dusk Till Dawn” is on hold at No.12 this week and is now 2x▲Platinum in sales, helped by her current national tour.
* The recent visit for Rita Ora keeps paying benefits, as her new track “Anywhere” jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.16.
* Charlie Puth rises one spot to a new peak of No.17 with his latest track “How Long”.
* Lil’ Pump and his track “Gucci Gang” rise three places to land within the Top 20 at No.18.
* All three Imagine Dragons entries within the Top 100 rise a little this week, with former No.2 entry “Thunder” back up two places to No.20, newer single “Whatever it Takes” is up one spot to a new peak of No.49 and oldest track “Believer” (HP-33) is back up four spots to No.72.
* With Lorde touring the country and appearing at the ARIA Awards this past week, her latest single “Homemade Dynamite” with Khalid, SZA and Post Malone rises three places to a new peak of No.23, whilst her performance of “Green Light” at the ARIA’s helps it to return at No.81 this week.
* Pink just released the video clip for her albums title track “Beautiful Trauma”, the clip featuring Channing Tatum and Pink dancing and living in a bright 1960’s house together which helps the track to rise seven places to a new peak of No.25, surpassing its former entry and peak position of No.27.
* Halving its position from last week and leaping up twenty-six places to a new peak of No.26 is “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line, becoming her sixth Top 50 appearance, but her first as lead artist, all previous five entries were as a guest vocalist.
* David Guetta with Afrojack, Charli XCX and French Montana are all up three places to a new peak of No.34 for “Dirty Sexy Money”.
* ARIA Awards winner Peking Duk (Song of the Year for “Stranger”) see their new track “Let You Down” rise three places to a new peak of No.37.
* And Pnau opened the performances at the ARIA Awards with their track “Chameleon”, and their new song “Go Bang” rises six spots to a new chart height of No.42.
* Julia Michaels was in the country on a promo tour recently, and her appearance on the new Clean Bandit single “I Miss You” jumps up thirteen places to a new peak of No.46.
* Kita Alexander holds at her peak of No.51 for a second week with “Hotel”.
* Angus & Julia Stone and their “Chateau” previously peaked at No.55, now this week the track is back up three places to a new height of No.54.
* ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Braithwaite performed his second No.1 single “The Horses” (1991) after his speach, alongside Guy Sebastian and Vera Blue, and the song returns to the chart at No.62, also helped by his new Greatest Hits collection debuting at No.5 too.
* Amy Shark won two awards at the ARIA’s (‘Best Newcomer’ and later for ‘Best Pop Release’) for her track “Adore”, which returns at No.67 this week also.
* Two of last weeks entries climbing to new peaks are “Plain Jane” by A$AP Ferg (79 to 74) and “Numb” for Hayden James with GRAACE (86 to 80).
* Jessica Maubody was nominated for many awards at the ARIA’s, but failed to claim any on the night, but she did perform with Peking Duk and sang her new track “Fallen” on the night, which she also sung in the season finale of “The Secret Daughter Seasonn 2”, which all helps the song to rise back up twenty places to No.78 this week.
* Dean Lewis was also multi-nominated but didn’t win any awards, but his track “Waves” is back up five to No.82 and newly certified 3x▲Platinum in sales, whilst his other entry “Lose My Mind” is on hold at No.85.
* The fourth and final re-entry for the week is now the new ‘Longest Charted Single’ entry of the week, back in at No.99 is Justin Timberlake with “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” for a 79th week within the Top 100.
* There are not Top 10 dropouts for this week, but Macklemore’s “Good Old Days” continues its yo-yo chart run, down two places this week to No.13.
* The Logic track “1-800…” leaves the Top 20 and is down six places to No.22.
* Three weeks ago the new Eminem track “Walk on Water” with Beyonce debuted at No.10, then last week it dropped to No.15, whilst this week is descends nine spots to No.24.
* One Pink track rises, whilst two of her other entires move down, with “What About Us” down four to No.28 and “Revenge” with Eminem slides down eleven places to No.84.
* French Montana has two tracks within the Top 40 this week, his Guetta appearance is up to No.34, whilst his track “Unforgettable” drops down five places to No.30.
* Niall Horan and his third entry “Too Much to Ask” is down five places to No.38, and “Slow Hands” slides down the chart six places to No.64.
* Cardi B and her “Bodak Yellow” track drop seven places to No.45.
* Taylor Swift has no songs within the Top 50 this week, as all three of her Top 100 entries drop this week, down thirteen to No.58 is “…Ready for it?”, whilst “Look What You Made Me Do” is down eleven to No.60, and descending a massive thirty-one places to No.92 is the track “Gorgeous”.
* The Avicii track “Without You” drops twelve places to No.77.
* Last weeks entry for “Get it Right” for Diplo and MØ is down fourteen places to No.91, even though she is on the current Sia tour as a guest artist.
* And another of last weeks entries to drop down this week is “Echame la Culpa” for Luis Fonsi with Demi Lovato, sliding down sixteen places to No.96.
* The CNCO and Little Mix track “Reggaeton Lento (Remix)” is down eight places to No.100, and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* #50 – Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) by BTS feat Desiigner becomes the Korean boy bands second singles chart entry and now first Top 50 hit, as back at the start of October they hit No.99 for a week with “DNA”, and both tracks are taken from their EP “Love Yourself: Her” (HP-8, peaked late Sept, 2017).
* #55 – Deja-Vu by Timmy Trumpet & Savage is the second teaming for the Australia DJ and New Zealand rapper, who hit No.3 in late September of 2014 with “Freaks”, which also hit the Top 10 in Belgium, Sweden, Poland and New Zealand (#1 there), and overall this is the fifth entry for Timmy Trumpet.
* #89 – Cola by Camelphat & Elderbrook is the first entry and second single for the UK production duo and DJ’s Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala who make up Camelphat, and they are joined by singer Alexander “Elderbook” Kotz on vocals, the song hit No.1 on the US Billboard Dance charts in mid-November and has so far cracked the Top 20 in the UK, Ireland and Hungary.
* #97 – Kiwi by Harry Styles was performed by the UK singer at this past weeks ARIA Awards, where he also scored a pyramid for ‘Best International Act’ on the night, plus with him in the country for a tour this becomes his third Top 100 entry overall as a solo artist.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com