The Post Malone and 21 Savage rap-hip-hop track “Rockstar” retains its lead on the ARIA Singles Chart for a seventh straight week.
“Rockstar” is now the equal seventh longest running No.1 this decade alongside other seven-week-strectches for such songs as “Someone Like You” by Adele (2011), “Thrift Shop” for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (almost this week in 2012), “Love Yourself” for Justin Bieber (2015/16), “One Dance” by Drake and “Say You Won’t Let Go for James Arthur both from 2016, and the song is now the second longest running ‘Rock’ titled track behind 10 weeks runners “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” for Sandi Thom (2006), “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO (2011) and “Eagle Rock” for Daddy Cool (1971).
The new Canadian No.1 and the current Irish and English chart-topper is “Havana” by Camila Cabello with Young Thug, and here it stays at No.2 for a fourth week, although it is the No.1 digital selling track of the week, it lacks behind Post Malone’s streams, but thankfully the track is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales, and former No.1 “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith jumps back up seven places to land at No.3 thanks to add-on sales from his second album coming in at No.2.
Sam’s jump pushes down “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran to No.4 and recent visitor to our shores in Khalid with “Young, Dumb & Broke”, that track also scoring a 2x▲Platinum cert this week, and the 19 year-old rapper also lands a second entry to the Top 10 this week, as his collaboration with Marshmello and “Silence” jumps up three places to land at No.9 and it becomes his third Top 10 in Australia (all occurring in the past two months). Another rap act who has two Top 10 entries this week is Post Malone, who stays at his peak-from-last-week of No.6 with “I Fall Apart”.
Scoring their tenth Top 10 single in Australia this week are Maroon 5, as their latest single “What Lovers Do” halves its position from last week and climbs seven places to land at No.7, and becomes the second single from their Top 10 debuting album “Red Pill Blues” after “Don’t Wanna Know” hit No.6 a year ago (14-Nov-2016). After two weeks at a peak of No.5 the Portugal.The Man track “Feel it Still” slips back down three places to No.8, and after a slight surge last week the Dua Lipa track “New Rules” returns to No.10 for a fourth time.
* Marshmello has two upward moving track this week, as his second entry which debuted last week at No.15 in “Wolves” featuring Selena Gomez is up a couple of spots to a new peak of No.13.
* Scoring her third Top 20 entry and now second highest charted track is Hailee Steinfeld and “Let Me Go”, as the Alesso and Florida Georgia Line featured track rises four to No.17.
* Six from six as Charlie Puth lands his sixth consecutive Top 20 hit in Australia, with his newest song “How Long” moving up five places to land at a new peak of No.19 this week.
* Rapper NF continues his rise with his first entry “Let You Down”, up four to No.27.
* Post Malone is spending a third non-consecutive week at his peak of No.30 with “Congratulations”.
* Lil’ Pump jumps thirteen places to score a new chart height of No.32 with his “Gucci Gang” track.
* Cardi B is up one spot to a new peak of No.33 with her “Bodak Yellow” single.
* The other charting “Let You Down” by Peking Duk with Icona Pop cracks the Top 40 for the first time, up twelve places this week to No.37 thanks to their current national tour.
* With the second Sam Smith album debuting high this week, his other entries also climb, with “Pray” (former peak #45) bulleting forty-seven spots to land at a new peak of No.41, and last weeks entry of “Burning” heats up five places to score a new peak at No.75.
* British comedian and rapper Big Shaq sees his entry from last week “Man’s Not Hot” jump up twenty-one places to land at No.47.
* Rita Ora’s “Anywhere” song becomes her ninth Top 50 entry as it moves up eight places to land at a new peak of No.49.
* Khalid has two songs certified this week, as “Location” is up two to No.51 and now 2x▲Platinum.
* “Bedroom Floor” for Liam Payne debuted at No.52 three weeks ago, and then fell to No.58 last week, but rises back up five places to land at No.53 this week.
* The new Cheat Codes track with Fetty Wap entitled “Feels Great” jumps up twenty-one spots to score a new peak of No.54.
* The Imagine Dragons track “Believer” is back up five spots to No.71, possibly due to it being played in the TV promo’s for the soon-to-be-released “Justice League” film this coming week, and the bands newer single “Whatever it Takes” returns to the chart at a new peak of No.89, whilst the only other returning track to the Top 100 is the Guy Sebastian single “Bloodstone” (HP-90) at No.94.
* Leaving the Top 10 for a second time is the Macklemore and Kesha teaming on “Good Old Days” (HP-8, WI10-2a), which is down three places to No.11, and the second and final Top 10 exit is for the Zayn and Sia collaboration “Dusk Till Dawn” (HP-6×2, WI10-8), down three spots also, to No.12 and it’s the first time the track has left the Top 10 too.
* Pink is down three places to No.20 with “What About US’, whilst her teaming with Eminem on the track “Revenge” drops twenty-two places to No.59.
* Demi Lovato leaves the Top 20 after eleven weeks within it with “Sorry, Not Sorry”, down four to No.22 this week.
* With the new Taylor Swift album out on Friday (10-Nov), expect big rises next week from her current and new entries, but this week falling for her are “Gorgeous” (26 to 38), “Look What You Made Me Do” (32 to 42), and barely falling is “…Ready for it?” (44 to 45).
* Dropping seven spots to No.46 is the former No.1 “Despacito” for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, whilst The Bieb also drops with his “Friends” track (20 to 23) and is also down on the DJ Khaled track “I’m the One” (87 to 96), with the DJ’s other entry “Wild Thoughts” with Rihanna dropping fourteen spots to No.64.
* Older Niall Horan track “Slow Hands” tumbles fourteen places this week to No.55, and Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down” descends twenty-one spots to No.63.
* Maggie Lindemann’s “Pretty Girl” track is down seven places to No.57.
* After both peaking last week are two local acts both sliding down in “Hotel” for Kita Alexander (56 to 60) and Angus & Julia Stone’s “Chateau” (55 to 61).
* Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is down eleven spots to No.62.
* Chris Brown’s “Questions” (HP-55) are down five places to No.68 and now Gold (●) in sales.
* After two weeks at its entry peak of No.62, the 21 Savage track “Bank Account” is down eight to No.70 this week.
* The new Rita Ora song rises, and her older entry in “Your Song” is down seven places to No.74.
* DJ Snake and Lauv drop fifteen places to No.76 with “A Different Way”.
* There’s a thirteen place slide for the Skrillex and Poo Bear entry “Would You Ever” to No.79.
* Bliss N’ Eso drop down nine spots to No.82 with their entry “Moments”.
* Last weeks entry for Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels drops nineteen spots to No.84, and their entry “Symphony” with Zara Larsson is down ten spots to No.92.
* Jason DeRulo falls eighteen places to No.90 with his track “If I’m Lucky”.
* There is a new ‘Longest Charted Single’ this week in 2016’s No.1 single “Closer” by The Chainsmokers with Halsey, which is spending its 67th week within the Top 100, down eight places to No.93, as both “Thinking Out Loud” (148 wks) by Ed Sheeran and “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (78 wks) for Justin Timberlake fall out of the Top 100 this week.
* The entry last week for Pnau and “Go Bang” is down seventeen places to No.98, but should rebound next week as their new album “Changa” was released on Friday (10-Nov).
* #16 – Call it What You Want by Taylor Swift is the fourth entry from the just released sixth studio album “Reputation” (10-Nov) which should chart next week, and this becomes the fourth Top 20 single from the new set also, and overall her twentieth Top 20 entry in Australia.
* #48 – Lemon by N*E*R*D feat Rihanna is the sixth Top 100 entry for the trio which is led by Pharrell Williams, and their first new material in over seven years, last charting with “Hot-n-Fun” (HP-52, peaked early June 2010) featuring then Nelly Furtado, and this new track is taken from their January 2018 due fifth self-titled album “No_One Ever Really Dies (N.E.R.D.)”.
* #52 – Dirty Sexy Money by David Guetta & Afrojack feat Charli XCX and French Montana is the third entry and fourth track lifted from an upcoming (and untitled) new album by the French producer, following on from “Light Up My Body” (with Nicki Minaj, HP-29) and the recent “2U” with Justin Bieber (HP-2).
* #69 – Ghostface Killers by 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin’ feat Travis Scott is taken from the trio’s mixtape album “Without Warning” which crack the album charts Top 40 this week, the track hitting No.57 in the USA so far too.
* #85 – The Way Life Goes by Lil’ Uzi Vert feat Nicki Minaj is the US rappers third chart entry here, and his second entry (and first solo) is sitting one place lower than this track at No.86 “XO Tour Llif3” (HP-37).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com