Australian Charts: Ariana Grande '7 Rings' is number one for fifth week -
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Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘7 Rings’ is number one for fifth week

by Gavin Ryan on February 18, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Ariana Grande logs a fourth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with her song “7 Rings”, plus she is also joined at No.2 by one of the many tracks from her fifth album “thank u, next”.

The “7 Rings” track is again at the top in New Zealand, America and Canada (also 4th week), and the song is also joined by a new debut at No.2 entitled “Break Up With Your Boyfriend, I’m Bored”, which took out the top spot in both England and Ireland this week, while her albums title track “thank u, next” rises back up four spots to land a thirteenth week inside the Top 10, giving Ariana the Top 2 singles and three songs within the Top 10, with Ariana now the first female artist since late June of 2012 to do this in Australia, back then Karise Eden had the top 3 singles, with “Stay With Me Baby” at No.1, “Hallelujah” at No.2 and “I Was Your Girl” at No.3, plus there was a fourth Top 10 single at No.5 with “You Won’t Let Me”.

These are some of the other multiple Top 10 entries since then to now…
* Drake in mid-July of 2018 had four Top 10 singles.
* Ed Sheeran had the top 2 songs on the first week of 2018 with ‘Perfect” at No.2 and his Eminem duet “River” debuted at No.2, prior to that he did tied-up the top two in early January of 2017 with “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” holding the two spots for six weeks before Ed scored the Top 3 with the added song “How Would You Feel (Paean)” in early March.
* In September of 2017 Taylor Swift had the #1 and #3 songs with “Look What You Made Me Do” at the top and debuting at No.3 was “….Ready for it?”, the next week they were back to back at No.2 and No.3 respectively.
* And Taylor Swift also had the #2 and #3 spots in November of 2014 with “Blank Space” and “Shake it Off”.

On the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles: 2010’s’ Ariana now moves from equal 14th to now equal twelfth alongside Post Malone who has also racked up eleven weeks from three No.1’s this decade. And on the overall listings (1940 to 2019) she moves from 84th to now equal 75th alongside Diana Ross (also eleven weeks at No.1 from three chart topping singles).

Ariana’s dual occupancy at the top of the charts pushes down last weeks Top 4 songs by one spot, with the Post Malone and Swae Lee track “Sunflower” down to No.3, last weeks highest entry for Billie Eilish and “Bury a Friend” is down a spot to No.4 and the second Post Malone Top 5 entry again is “Wow”, dropping one to No.5.

This past week The Grammy Awards were held, which helps current chart entry and three-time-winning track “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to climb back up four spots to No.6, giving Gaga her sixteenth week within the Top 10, tying her previous record for the sixteen weeks racked up by her second chart entry “Poker Face” (November 2008 to late February 2009).

The final three Top 10 placings are all down three places apiece, “Sweet But Psycho” for Ava Max (5 to 8), “Without Me” by Halsey (6 to 9) and after peaking at No.7 last week its back to it’s former position of No.10 (it spent two weeks at #10 prior to its climb last week) for the Sam Smith and Normani song “Dancing With a Stranger”.

* There are only TWO new peaks within the entire Top 100 this week thanks to the influx of album tracks from Ariana Grande, with her new sets previously charted entry flying back up the charts too in “Imagine” (HP-15), zooming up from last weeks No.94 to No.25 this week (a sixty-nine place leap).
* The Grammy wins for Lady Gaga also affect her other chart entries in “Always Remember Us This Way” up nine spots to No.53 and re-entering at No.84 is her other Bradley Cooper duet “I’ll Never Love Again”.
* The first of the two new peaks is “A Lot” by 21 Savage with J. Cole, which is up four places to a new chart height of No.57.
* Three weeks ago the Dan + Shay track “Tequila” entered the ARIA Singles Chart, and this past week it won the Grammy Award for ‘Best Country Duo/Group Performance’, and the song is up four spots to a new peak here of No,79.

* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott and Drake (HP-6, WI10-9a), down four to No.12 and the Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus song “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (HP-6, WI10-7), dropping five to No.14.
* Benny Blanco’s “Eastside” drops down seven spots to No.19.
* After peaking at No.17 last week the Hilltop Hoods song “Leave Me Lonely” is back down three spots to No.20 and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, while the band will be supporting Eminem on his upcoming tour and they release their new album by the end of the month.
* George Ezra scores a new singles chart entry this week, and his older entry “Shotgun” falls down seven spots to No.23.
* Khalid also debuts with a new song, thus his “Better” track drops seven places to No.27, while he is also down with “Lovely” with Billie Eilish (34 to 46) and “Saturday Night” (32 to 52).
* Loud Luxury drop down eight to No.29 with their former No,7 single “Body”.
* Dominic Fike climbed to No.26 last week with his first entry “3 Nights”, which dips down this week four spots to No.30 and is now certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Billie Eilish drops down with “When the Party’s Over” (22 to 31), the aforementioned “Lovely” (34 to 46), “Bellyache” (66 to 72) and leaves with last weeks return “You Should See Me in a Crown” (#96).
* Imagine Dragons’ track “Bad Liar” drops down eight places to No.32.
* Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man’s duet “Giant” also falls eight places to No.33, while Calvin is also down sixteen spots to No.49 with his Sam Smith track “Promises”.
* Dean Lewis’s first and former No.1 song “Be Alright” tumbles eleven spots to No.34.
* The three week old J. Cole track “Middle Child” plummets sixteen spots this week to No.35.
* The JJJ100 winner for 2019 in “Confidence” for Ocean Alley drops nineteen spots this week to No.37, but with the count down compilations released digitally this week and physically next week it might not drop as hard after this week.
* The new entry for 5 Seconds of Summer with The Chainsmokers makes their older entries drop down in “Youngblood” (28 to 39) and “Lie to Me” (38 to 54).
* Lukas Graham drops down nine spots to No.40 with “Love Someone”.
* Ellie Goulding’s track “Close to Me” is down fifteen spots to No.42.
* Charli XCX and Troye Sivan’s “1999” falls thirteen places to No.43, while Troye’s teaming with Lauv and “I’m So Tired” falls down eight spots to No.45.
* Post Malone drops down with “Better Now” (35 to 48), “Rockstar” (70 to 77), “I Fall Apart” (72 to 80), and “Psycho” (74 to 85).
* Dynoro and “In My Mind” drops eleven spots to No.50.
* There’s a ten place fall to No.51 for “Nights Like This” by Kehlani and Ty Dolla $ign.
* Maroon 5 with Cardi B and “Girls Like You” will rebound soon once the band are in the country touring, but for this week the track is down twelve spots to No.53.
* The third and final certification for this week is a ▲Platinum in sales for the Zara Larsson song “Ruin My Life”, which falls down twelve places to No.56.
* Panic! At the Disco drop down sixteen spots to No.58 with their first Top 10 here “High Hopes”.
* There’s a thirteen place fall to No.59 for the Kodak Black entry “Zeze”.
* NOTD fall fourteen chart rungs to No.61 with “So Close”.
* The Sheck Wes basketballer tribute to “Mo Bamba” drops down thirteen slots to No.62.
* Guy Sebastian’s track “Before I Go” falls fourteen places to No.64.
* A thirty place drop to No.66 occurs for The Chainsmokers song “Hope”, while their other older entry in “This Feeling” tumbles thirteen places to No.70.
* Both falling thirteen places apiece are “Rise” for Jonas Blue and “Sugar” for Peking Duk to No.68 and No.69 respectively, Peking’s other entry “Fire”/”Reprisal” falls twenty-one spots to No.90.
* The two Anne-Marie entries falling are “2002” (53 to 71) and her cover and duet of “Rewrite the Stars” with James Arthur (79 to 97).
* Morgan Evans’ “Day Drunk” track stumbles down thirteen places this week to No.73.
* Hayden James and Running Touch fall fourteen places to No.78 with “Better Together”.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” again claims the ‘Oldest Singles Chart Entry’ at 110 weeks, falling eight spots to No.81.
* Two former JJJ100 entrants fall in “Groceries” for Mallrat (59 to 82) and “Losing it” for Fisher (54 to 83, which was nominated for a Grammy in ‘Best Dance Recording’, which was won by “Electricity” for Silk City {falling out from #100 this week}).
* Drake’s oldest entry is now “God’s Plan” which falls down fifteen places to No.86.
* Juice WRLD issued a new song on Wednesday called “Robbery”, while their current entry “Lucid Dreams” is down twelve places to No.87.
* A$AP Rocky’s “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” falls twenty-two places this week to No.88.
* Amy Shark’s “I Said Hi” track plummets twenty-six spots to No.89 this week.
* Dua Lipa might have won two Grammys this past week (Best New Artist and Best Dance Track) but her newer entry “Swan Song” is down twenty-six places to No.94 (the film its from opened this past week so the song could rise next week).
* The biggest drop of the week is a fifty place plummet to No.98 for “Lost in the Fire” for Gesaffelstein and The Weekend.
* The song “I Love it” for Lil’ Pump and Kanye West drops down twelve places to #100.

* #2 – Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored by Ariana Grande
* #11 – Bloodline by Ariana Grande
* #13 – Needy by Ariana Grande
* #16 – NASA by Ariana Grande
* #21 – Bad Idea by Ariana Grande
* #22 – Fake Smile by Ariana Grande
* #26 – Ghostin’ by Ariana Grande
* #36 – In My Head by Ariana Grande
* #41 – Make Up by Ariana Grande are all taken from her fifth album “thank u, next” which debuts at No.1 this week, and all twelve tracks from the album are within the Top 50 this week, as the three previous entries released from the album were the title track (TW-7,) “Imagine” (TW-25) and “7 Rings” (TW-1). When her last album “Sweetener” came out at the end of August in 2018 she managed five songs from the album landing within the Top 50, but the entire 15 tracks from the set were also within the Top 100.

* #24 – Talk by Khalid is the first single from a forthcoming second album for the RnB artist, this song being produced by UK duo Disclosure. This is the seventeenth Top 100, the 16th Top 50 and one of five songs within the chart this week.

* #28 – Who Do You Love by The Chainsmokers feat. 5 Seconds of Summer becomes the 18th entry here for the US dance duo, plus their fifteenth Top 50 entry too, while for 5SOS this is their 20th Top 100 entry and for both acts this is their third Top 100 entries this week. The only place so far that this song has charted higher is in Ireland where it debuted at No.27.

* #67 – Anxiety by Julia Michaels feat. Selena Gomez is issued from the second EP for Julia called “Inner Monologues Part 1” and it is her eleventh Top 100 entry in Australia and it charts just after her recent support tour for Keith Urban in early February.

* #99 – Hold My Girl by George Ezra is the fourth single issued from his second album “Staying at Tamara’s” (TW-18) and it becomes the second entry here from that album following on from his former No.1 sing “Shotgun” (TW-23).

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