Holding at No.1 again this week is the recent Oscar-winning song “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, plus the song log its first week at the top in both Canada and America (after charting for the past 21 weeks in both locales).
“Shallow” and it’s overall fifth week at No.1 increases Lady Gaga’s tally on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles: 2010’s’ to a total of six weeks at the top during this decade, placing her outright 22nd on the list, while on the overall listing (1940 to 2019) she moves up to be equal 52nd (from equal 57th) to sit alongside other acts who’ve racked up 15 overall weeks at No.1 like Roy Orbison, Guy Sebastian (both from 6 #1’s) and George Michael (from 5 #1’s).
The entire Top 4 songs are all stable this week, with Ariana Grande holding down the next two spots with her former No.1 “7 Rings” at No.2 and the current third week running New Zealand No.1 song “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” at No.3. “Sunflower” for Post Malone and Swae Lee holds at No.4, while last weeks No.5 song for Post Malone and “Wow” is down one place to No.6.
The highest new entry of the week occurs in between those two Post Malone tracks, coming in at No.5 are the newly reformed Jonas Brothers and the first track from their forthcoming fifth studio album (and first in ten years) with the song “Sucker”, with the brothers appearing on The Late, Late Show with James Corden for the past week promoting their comeback, with this their first new single in six years and their first chart entry since 2009’s “Paranoid” (HP-60). By debuting at No.5 “Sucker” also becomes the band’s first ever Top 10 single in Australia, having previously charted as high as No.31 with “Burnin’ Up” (peaked late October in 2008).
Khalid is up one spot to a new peak of No.7 with his four-week old entry “Talk”, which is newly certified Gold (●) in sales, while down two spots to No.8 after last week peaking at No.6 is the Sam Smith and Normani song “Dancing with a Stranger”. On hold at No.9 is the Ava Max song “Sweet but Psycho” and falling three spots to No.10 is the Billie Eilish song “Bury a Friend”, possibly down due to her scoring a new entry within the Top 60.
* Dominic Fike climbed into the Top 20 last week with “3 Nights”, which this week jumps up six spots to a new peak of No.12.
* The Chainsmokers and 5SOS are on hold at their peak of No.13 with “Who Do You Love”, while twenty places lower they are also on hold at No.33 with “Youngblood”, while the band’s third entry “Lie to Me” is back up one spot to No.62.
* The Lauv and Troye Sivan duet “I’m So Tired” rises seven spots to a new peak of No.22.
* J. Cole’s “Middle Child” (HP-15) track rises back up two spots to No.25 and is now Gold (●) in sales.
* After falling in its second week on the chart, the Cardi B and Bruno Mars second teaming in “Please Me” rises back up three spots to No.28, while Cardi jumps back up nine spots to No.82 with “I Like it”.
* With the new Triple J Hottest 100 of 2018 album out now and sitting at No.1 on the compilation chart, some of its tracks have slowed their descent this week, with #1 poled song “Confidence” for Ocean Alley remains stable at No.34 and is now newly certified ▲Platinum.
* This week in 1976 Queen hit the Top 3 with what would become their first No.1 song in Australia in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which is back up one spot to No.36 this week and after 43 years of charting on it’s third full-on chart run (as opposed to the small one-off weeks it has also had) it has finally been sales certified (this didn’t happen in 1991/92 either), with the track sitting at 6x▲Platinum in sales, while the band are also up three spots to No.70 with “Don’t Stop Me Now” and return at #100 with Somebody to Love” (which Queen and Adam Lambert performed at the Oscars opening).
* A Boogie wit da Hoodie holds at his peak of No.41 with “Look Back at it”.
* The third chart entry here for Juice WRLD now becomes his second Top 50 hit, as “Robbery” jumps up fifteen places to a new peak of No.46, with his new album “Death Race for Love” digitally issued on Friday.
* Khalid also issued a new track on Friday called “My Bad”, and his track “Saturday Nights” jumps back up ten places to No.50.
* Mustard and Migos score another new peak with “Pure Water”, it’s up two spots to No.54.
* The current UK Top 5 single and new entry here from last week for Mabel called “Don’t Call Me Up” jumps up sixteen spots to a new peak of No.59.
* While another of last weeks entries in “Woke Up Late” for NZ act Drax Project with Hailee Steinfeld bullets thirty-five places to a new chart height of No.60.
* George Ezra’s “Hold My Girl” (HP-55) rebounds nine spots to No.63 and is now Gold (●) in sales.
* After several weeks in the 70’s section, this week Alec Benjamin jumps up eight spots to land at a new peak of No.66 with “Let Me Down Slowly”.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” log its 113th week in the chart, again the ‘Longest Charted Single’, as it rises back up five spots to No.73.
* Four songs re-enter the Top 100 at the end of the chart this week, “Praise the Lord” for A$AP Rocky (#97), “Sad!” for XXXTentacion (#98), “In My Feelings” for Drake (#99) and the aforementioned Queen track at #100.
* This past week we lost one of the lead singers from The Prodigy in Keith Flint, and while none of their songs re-enters within the Top 100, they do score two returns on the digital chart in “Breathe” (#33) and “Firestarter” (#36), while their biggest album also returns to the charts.
* Halsey has the only song leaving the Top 10 this week as “Without Me” (HP-2×2, WI10-20) is down one place to No.11 and is now the equal fifth longest-running Top 10 in Australian Chart history, with the last 20 week running Top 10 single being “Youngblood” for 5 Seconds of Summer last year. Halsey has also achieved a 23 week running Top 10 in “Closer” with The Chainsmokers and as part of the ensemble for a 24 week run within the ten for “Eastside” by Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid.
* After a new albums chart entry surge last week to No.11 with “Leave Me Lonely”, this week The Hilltop Hoods drop back down three places to No.14, with this possibly becoming their first album not to include a Top 10 single, while their entry from last week “Exit Sign” is down five to No.49.
* Last weeks highest entry for Pink and “Walk Me Home” drops back down three spots to No.15.
* Leaving the Top 20 and down two spots to No.21 is the Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus teaming on “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”, which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Loud Luxury drop down five places to No.29 with “Body”.
* Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” jumps to 6x▲Platinum in sales and it is down two spots to No.30, while his newer song “7 Minutes” is also down two places to No.17.
* Imagine Dragons’ “Bad Liar” falls back down five spots to No.31.
* Lukas Graham slide down six spots to No.38 with “Love Someone”.
* The Zedd and Katy Perry teaming on “365” drops back down seven spots to No.45.
* Now that their tour is over the Maroon 5 and Cardi B track “Girls Like You” falls down seven places to No.56.
* After peaking at No.51 last week the Savage 21 and J. Cole entry “A Lot” drop back ten spots to No.61.
* Zara Larsson sees a thirteen place slide to No.65 with “Ruin My Life”.
* The James Bay and Julia Michaels entry from last week in “Peer Pressure” is down four to No.72.
* The album track entries for Ariana Grande slide again this week with “Bloodline” (45 to 74), “NASA” (55 to 84), “Imagine” (59 to 85), “Needy” (58 to 86) and she departs with “Bad Idea” (highest dropout from #64), “Fake Smile” (#86) and “Ghostin'” (#100).
* Sheck Wes drops down ten rungs to No.81 with “Mo Bamba”.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #44 – I Can’t Get Enough by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J. Balvin becomes the third chart entry for U.S. producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist after his former No.2 song “Eastside” (TW-20) and “I Found You” (HP-54) with Calvin Harris. For Selena it becomes her 18th Top 100 entry in Australia, for producer and remixer Tainy this is his first.
* #57 – Wish You Were Gay by Billie Eilish is the fourth song to be issued off of her March 29th due debut studio album (she is currently charting with her debut EP), and follows on from the new albums other current entries in “You Should See Me in a Crown” (HP-47), “When the Party’s Over” (HP-10, TW-35) and “Bury a Friend” (HP-3, TW-10) and overall this is her eighth singles chart entry.
* #96 – Last Hurrah by Bebe Rexha is now the sixteenth Top 100 entry for the American singer (10 as lead, 6 as guest artist), and it acts as the first single from a forthcoming second album for her (no date or title known as yet).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com