Last week US brother-trio The Jonas Brothers scored their first Top 10 hit in Australia with their new song “Sucker”, which this week leaps up to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart to now become their first ever No.1 song here.
“Sucker” is the 1084th No.1 song in Australia (1940 to 2019), the 519th for ARIA (1983 to 2019), the fourth for 2019 and now the first for the three brothers, while in Australia it is on the Island Records label, becoming that labels 14th chart-topping song and first since Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” (Aug 2018).
This is the second time that the world ‘Sucker’ has appeared in a No.1 song title, the last time was next week in 1991 (24th of March, 91) when Dimples D logged two weeks at the top with her ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ theme infused track “Sucker DJ”. This new No.1 song is also the new chart topper in New Zealand, Canada and America, with the U.S. charts last placing a boy-band at the top in “Bump, Bump, Bump” by B2K back in 2003 (no 1D, 5SOS, BTS or Wanted hit the top there), while here the last boy-band to claim a No.1 song was 5 Seconds of Summer with “Youngblood” (late May 2018), and also the last siblings to hit the top here were The Veronicas in July 2016 with “In My Blood”.
The Jonas Brothers become the 41st American Group to hit the top, plus they are also the 413th American act (solo, duo or group) to hit No.1, while “Sucker” is also the 697th chart-topping song performed by an America act, with another thing of note is that ALL four of this years No.1 songs have been performed by American acts (Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & Bradly Cooper) and all four have also started with the letter ‘S’ (Sunflower, 7 Rings, Shallow and now Sucker).
Scoring his sixth Top 2 single in Australia is rapper Post Malone with his song “Wow” which jumps up four places to a new peak of No.2, while his fifth Top 2 and third No.1 song “Sunflower” with Swae Lee is back up one spot to No.3. All these rises push down last weeks Top 3, with Ariana Grade’s “7 Rings” down two to No.4 and her runner-up song “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” falling three places to No.6, while in-between those two is recent returning No.1 song “Shallow” for Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper which falls four spots this week to land at No.5.
Swapping places are “Dancing with a Stranger” for Sam Smith and Normani up one place to No.7, and down a spot to No.8 is “Talk” for Khalid. Cracking the Top 10 for the first time and up three spots to a new peak of No.9 is Dominic Fike with “3 Nights”, which also lands a new sales certification of ▲Platinum, and down one spot to No.10 is Ava Max with “Sweet But Psycho” as her new single enters at the bottom end of the Top 100.
* With the debut Billie Eilish album a few weeks away her latest single “Wish You Were Gay” bullets up forty-five places to land at No.12, while her older tracks rising are “Bellyache” (87 to 83) and “Ocean Eyes” (94 to 90).
* Pink has the No.1 digital selling track in the country with “Walk Me Home” (#38 streamed), with the song back up to No.14 nationally this week.
* A new Marshmello track debuts this week, while his most recent and highest charted song “Happier” with Bastille is stable at No.16 this week and newly 4x▲Platinum in sales.
* Scoring his sixth Top 20 single is Troye Sivan on the Lauv song “I’m So Tired…”, which is up five spots to a new peak of No.17, while Lauv’s first entry “I Like Me Better” returns at No.98.
* With a bunch of new remixes issued last week for the Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man track “Giant” it is back up three spots to its former peak of No.24.
* New Zealand act Drax Project who teamed with Hailee Steinfeld for “Woke Up Late” jump up twenty places to land within the Top 50 at No.40.
* The new Juice WRLD album debuting in the Top 10 helps the rapper to land a new entry and also his four week old entry “Robbery” is up five places to a new peak of No.41.
* (DJ) Mustard scores his third Top 50 song this week as his latest song with Migos called “Pure Water” rises five places to a new chart height of No.49.
* Mabel sees her first entry “Don’t Call Me Up” jump eight spots to a new peak of No.51.
* Alec Benjamin continues his steady climb with “Let Me Down Slowly”, this week it is up four spots to a new height of No.62.
* Bebe Rexha’s entry from last week “Last Hurrah” jumps up twenty-four spots to No.72, plus her former No.2 song “Meant to Be” sneaks back into the chart at #100.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Billie Eilish track “Bury a Friend” (HP-3, WI10-5) which is down one spot to No.11 (her new song jumped to #12).
* The Chainsmokers and 5SOS collaboration “Who Do You Love” is down two spots to No.15 and is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Hilltop Hoods’ “Leave Me Lonely” drops back down six spots to No.20.
* Ariana Grande’s former No.1 “thank u, next” falls seven spots to No.25 and is her lowest charted single this week, as she leaves the chart with “Bloodline” (#74, highest dropout), “NASA” (#84), “Imagine” (#85) and “Needy” (#86).
* J. Cole’s “Middle Child” track is down three to No.28, while his teaming on the 21 Savage track “A Lot” drops down seventeen spots to No.78 and that track is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Ellie Goulding with Diplo and Swae Lee on “Close to Me” is down two places to No.44 and is now 2x▲Platinum.
* Lukas Graham with “Love Someone” falls seven places to land this week at No.45.
* A Boogie with da Hoodie drops down nine spots to No.50 with “Look Back at it”.
* As “Shallow” drops from #1 to No.5 this week for Lady Gaga, she is also down fourteen places to No.53 with “Always Remember Us This Way”.
* Rita Ora declines nine spots to No.57 with “Let You Love Me”.
* There’s an eleven place slide to No.58 for Kehlani and Ty Dolla $ign with “Nights Like This”.
* The Zedd and Katy Perry teaming on “365” plummets twenty spots this week to No.65, and is the first of three back-to-back numbered songs, as it is followed by “1999” by Charli XCX and Troye Sivan (55 to 66) and then “2002” for Anne-Marie (#67).
* Queen is down with “Another One Bites the Dust” (71 to 77) and “Don’t Stop Me Now” (70 to 79).
* Peking Duk with Jack River on “Sugar” drop-down nine spots to No.86.
* #30 – My Bad by Khalid is the second track to be lifted from the April 5th due second album for Khalid titled “Free Spirit”, and joins the albums first single in “Talk” (HP-7, TW-8) on the charts to become his overall eighteenth Top 100 entry in Australia (12 as lead, 6 as guest vocalist).
* #54 – Hear Me Calling by Juice WRLD is the fourth singles chart entry for the U.S. rapper after first hitting No.8 with “Lucid Dreams” (TW-80) then with “Fine China” (HP-85), and his most recent entry “Robbery” (TW-41), with this new track taken from his second album “Death Race for Love” which debuts within the Top 10 this week.
* #64 – Here With Me by Marshmello feat. CHVRCHES is the sixth Top 100 entry for the mysterious producer who has so far landed four Top 5 singles in Australia, with his last entry “Happier” with Bastille stable at No.16 this week for its 30th week on the charts.
* #87 – Girls Need Love by Summer Walker feat. Drake is the debut single for the U.S. singer from Atlanta, Georgia, with the original version of this song being issued in August of 2018, and now a newer version remixed with Drake becomes her first entry in Australia.
* #91 – So Am I by Ava Max is the second entry for the U.S. singer and follows up her massive No.2 single “Sweet But Psycho” (TW-10).
* #94 – Mess Her Up by Amy Shark is now the fifth Top 100 entry for the local singer/songwriter and also the third single from her debut album “Love Monster” (TW-26) after “I Said Hi” (HP-6) and “All Loved Up” (HP-58).
* #96 – Drink too Much by G Flip is now the second Top 100 entry for the Melbourne based singer born Georgina Flipo, as in 2018 she hit No.79 with “Killing My Time”.
* #97 – You Say by Lauren Daigle is the first entry for U.S. Christian Contemporary artist, with this song winning the Grammy this year for ‘Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song’ and this track is taken from her fourth album “Look Up Child” (HP-38, Sept 2018).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com