“Perfect” for Ed Sheeran has now spent two months at the top of the ARIA Singles chart, for an eight week stay.
Ed also has now amassed 29 weeks at No.1 in Australia from his four chart-topping singles, and on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ he is now outright leader, pulling ahead of the 28 weeks notched up by Justin Bieber, and on the overall list (1940 to 2018) of No.1 acts with the most weeks at the top he is outright 20th, behind the 30 weeks racked up by both Eminem and The Black Eyed Peas, with Kylie Minogue sits on 31 weeks.
The current No.1 digital single is “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, which within the Top 100 singles is up three places to a new peak of No.2, pushing aside former No.2 song “I Fall Apart” by Post Malone, which is down one place to No.3, while his former No.1 “Rockstar” slides three places this week to No.9. Eminem and Ed Sheeran’s teaming on “River” is also down one spot to No.4, down two to No.6 is the new US & Canadian No.1 single “Havana” by Camila Cabello, while on hold this week is NF at his peak of No.7 (for a fourth consecutive week) with “Let You Down”, “Silence” for Marshmello and Khalid is at No.8 and at its peak of No.10 for a second week is “This is Me” by Keala Settle with the Greatest Showman Ensemble.
The highest new entry of the week is the first of two entries this week for Canadian singer and rapper Drake entitled “God’s Plan”, which here comes in at No.5, and enters at the top in England. He is soon to release an EP entitled “Scary Hours”, which this and the second entry “Diplomatic Immunity” (enters at No.54) are initially taken from, the track “God’s Plan” scoring 4.3 million downloads in the US alone this past week, and by debuting so high on the charts here this becomes the eighth Top 10 song here for him.
* Camila Cabello’s second entry for the week in “Never Be the Same” rises five places to a new peak of No.12.
* After dropping from 13 to 16 last week, the Pnau dance track “Go Bang” is back up two to No.14.
* Holding their peaks this week are Post Malone with “Candy Paint” at No.19, “I Miss You” for Clean Bandit with Julia Michaels at No.20 and local act Sheppard at No.22 again with “Coming Home”.
* The new Dua Lipa track “IDGAF” zooms up thirty places from last weeks No.53 to No.23 this week.
* The only rising track from ‘The Greatest Showman’ this week is the Zac Efron and Zendaya duet “Rewrite the Stars”, up six places to a new peak of No.24.
* After leaping up last week to No.31, this week the Kendrick Lamar and SZA track “All the Stars” is only up two places to a new peak of No.29.
* With Sam Smith doing some promo work here this past week and his November tour getting promoted, his “Too Good at Goodbyes” track is back up three places to No.34, whilst his entry from last week in “One Last Song” rises four spots to a new peak of No.94.
* The Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran duet “End Game” is up two places to a new peak of No.36.
* After cracking the Top 50 last week the Angus & Julia Stone entry “Chateau” is up one spot to a new chart height of No.48.
* SZA is on hold at No.51 for with her track “The Weekend”, which is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Hayden James and GRAACE climb into the Top 60 with “Numb” up three to a new peak of No.59.
* Continuing his gradual climb up the chart is Tyron Hapi with “Anyway”, up six to No.83.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is last week entry to the ten in “Finesse” (HP-9, WI10-1) for Bruno Mars and Cardi B, down two places this week to No.11.
* G-Eazy and Halsey are down two places to No.15 with “Him & I”, which is now ▲Platinum.
* Last weeks highest entry in “My My My” by Troye Sivan slumps back down thirteen spots this week to No.27.
* With a new Dua Lipa track bulleting this week, her older entry “New Rules” is down eight to No.32.
* Justin Timberlake falls down six places to No.33 with his new track “Filthy”.
* Zayn and Sia move down seven spots to No.35 with their duet “Dusk Till Dawn”.
* Both older Macklemore entries fall this week, with “Good Old Days” dropping seven to No.40 and his “Glorious” track slips down twelve spots to No.55.
* Post Malone is down nine spots to No.43 with his (almost) one year old track “Congratulations”.
* Sliding down nine also to No.50 is Peking Duk with “Let You Down”.
* Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever it Takes” drops seven spots to No.53, whilst their 51 week old entry “Believer” is only down one to No.69.
* The Kygo EP “Stargazing” is down two places to No.56 and is now ▲Platinum in sales too.
* Pink falls thirteen places to No.60 with her “Beautiful Trauma” track, and “What About Us” slides down nine to No.78.
* Last weeks Vance Joy new entry “We’re Going Home” is down four to No.61, while their older track “Lay it on Me” is right behind that at No.62, down seventeen places this week.
* There’s a ten place drop to No.66 for the Logic track “1-800”.
* With the movie “Fifty Shades Freed” opening in a couple of weeks it should boost the soundtracks first release in “For You” by Liam Payne and Rita Ora, which falls again this week, down eleven to No.74.
* Only one of the three Cranberries returning tracks from last week remains this week, with their current 1995 No.1 song “Zombie”, which is down seventeen places to No.75, with “Linger” (#59) and “Dreams” (78) both dropping out of the Top 100.
* The “Gucci Gang” for Lil’ Pump drops fifteen spots to No.76.
* Big Shaq continues to tumble with “Man’s Not Hot”, this week it’s down fifteen places to No.79.
* There is a thirteen place drop to No.87 for “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin, Willy Williams and Beyonce.
* Guy Sebastian drops ten places to No.92 with his “Bloodstone” track.
* Ed Sheeran and his ‘Longest Charted Single’ entry “Thinking Out Loud” is down three places to #100 in its 153rd week within the Top 100.
* #18 – These Days by Rudimental feat Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen is the follow-up to the late 2017 track “Sun Comes Up” (HP-57) with James Arthur, and by debuting so high it becomes the bands seventh Top 50 entry and also twelfth Top 100 appearance.
* #42 – Sick Boy by The Chainsmokers becomes the US duos tenth Top 100 and Top 50 entry in Australia and first new material for 2018, plus its not from their debut album “Memories… Do Not Open”, whist the band are also still charting with “Something Just Like This” at No.67 and “Closer” at No.97 in its 78th week within the Top 100.
* #46 – Dancing by Kylie Minogue becomes the 57th Top 100 and 52nd Top 50 entry for Kylie, who is to release her thirteenth album in early April entitled “Golden” (she is turning 50 this year, thus her own Gold anniversary), with her last entry being here the EP “Kylie Monogue + Garibay (EP)” which made it to #100 for a single week in September of 2015.
* #47 – Parallel Line by Keith Urban becomes the 20th chart entry for the local country artist now based in the US, with this song co-written by Ed Sheeran and the second single from his eleventh forthcoming album “GraffitiU”, with the first release being “Female” which made it to No.55 in 2017.
* #91 – Miss You by Cashmere Cat feat Major Lazer and Tory Lanez becomes the Norwegian DJ’s third Top 100 entry in Australia after last years “Quit” (HP-56) with Ariana Grande and 2016’s “Trust Nobody” (HP-46).
* #93 – This is Me (from ‘The Greatest Showman” by Kesha is the non-cast recording of the films major song, with the Keala Settle and Greatest Showman ensemble version sitting at No.10 this week, with this becoming her 18th Top 100 entry.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com