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Ariana Grande Sweetener

Ariana Grande Sweetener

Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ number one for 4th week

by Gavin Ryan on December 9, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Could the Ariana Grande track “thank u, next” become the final No.1 of 2018, as this week it lands a fourth week atop the ARIA Singles Chart, plus also a fourth stay in New Zealand and Canada and logs a fifth week atop the UK and Irish singles charts too.

The title track from Ariana’s forthcoming fifth album “thank u, next” is the No.1 streamed track again and leaps from No.13 to No.3 on the digital sales chart, while the fourth week at the top of the Top 100 Singles chart gives Ariana her overall fifth week at No.1 in Australia, moving her up to equal 21st (from 26th) on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ alongside Snoop Dogg, Reece Mastin, Fun. and The Veronicas who have all had two No.1 singles this decade with five overall weeks at the top.

Halsey lands her second No.2 single in Australia this week as her track “Without Me” rises two places to land at a new peak of No.2, matching the peak of this weeks No.9 song “Eastside” for Benny Blanco featuring Halsey and Khalid achieved back in September and October for eight broken weeks, while overall this is her third Top 2 single as she spent nine weeks at No.1 from August of 2016 on The Chainsmokers chart-topping hit “Closer”.

With George Ezra performing at the ARIA Awards last week he maintains his No.3 position this week with his former No.1 “Shotgun”, which is now 4x▲Platinum in sales, while another former No.1 song in “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper is down two spots to No.4 and still not certified in this country. With the new ‘Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse’ opening in a couple of weeks the first song from the soundtrack in “Sunflower” for Post Malone and Swae Lee is up one spot to a new peak of No.5.

Down one place to No.6 is the Marshmello and Bastille track “Happier” which is now 2x▲Platinum in sales, while returning to its original debut position and also climbing to the No.1 spot in the US this week is the Travis Scott with Drake track “Sicko Mode”, back up seven places to re-peak at No.7, logging its overall third week in the Top 10 and the track is also newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales. The returning German No.1 song this week (2nd overall week) is the Ava Max track “Sweet but Psycho” which here is up five places to a new peak of No.8 for its first week within the Top 10, plus the track is also newly certified Gold (●), while also scoring Gold this week is last weeks Top 10 entry for Rita Ora and “Let You Love Me” which falls back down two places to land at No.10.

* Post ARIA Award wins for 5 Seconds of Summer and their track “Youngblood” sees is climb again this week one place to No.16, but unlike last week the song is newly certified 6x▲Platinum in sales.
* After several weeks of lower Top 30 movements up and down the Kian track “Waiting” this week jumps up four places to a new peak of No.24.
* Back up one place to No.25 is the Charli XCX and Troye Sivan duet “1999” (HP-23), which scores a Gold (●) in sales this week too.
* Morgan Evans holds at his peak of No.35 with “Day Drunk” and the song is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Zara Larsson climbs four spots to a new peak of No.36 with “Ruin My Life”.
* Last weeks debut for The Hilltop Hoods and “Leave Me Lonely” rises this week four places to a new chart height of No.38.
* Ellie Goulding with Diplo and Swae Lee leaps up fifteen places to land at No.49 with her new song “Close to Me”, becoming her fourteenth Top 50 entry in Australia.
* Post ARIA Awards wins for Amy Shark sees her two singles chart entries move up and be stable, with “I Said Hi” up one to No.51 and her more recent entry “All Love Up” stable at its peak of No.58.
* Shawn Mendes’ “Lost in Japan” jumps back up nine places to No.57 this week.
* The Khalid track “Saturday Night” made it to No.84 upon release and this week the song returns at a new peak of No.63.
* The second release from the covers album ‘The Greatest Showman: Reimagined’ in the James Arthur and Anne-Marie rendition of “Rewrite the Stars” jumps up fifteen places to a new peak of No.73, while the original soundtracks first single “This is Me” by Keala Settle departs from No.94 but is newly certified 3x▲Platinum in sales.

* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are “Body” (HP-7, WI10-8) for Loud Luxury down one to No.11 and after 22 weeks inside the ten leaving for the first time is “Be Alright” (HP-1×5, WI10-22) for Dean Lewis, down four spots to No.13.
* All five chart entries this week for Billie Eilish are down starting with “When the Party’s Over” (12 to 15), followed by “Come Out and Play” (last weeks debut at No.23 down to No.28), “Lovely” with Khalid (39 to 45), last weeks second debut “Bellyache” (75 to 89) and leaving is “Ocean Eyes” from No.96.
* The second Travis Scott certification this week is his appearance on the Kodak Black track “Zeze” which is down one to No.20 and now Gold (●).
* Also landing a Gold (●) sales certification is “Arms Around You” for XXXTentacion x Lil’ Pump with Swae Lee and Maluma, which is down three spots to No.21, with the other Lil’ Pump entry alongside Kanye West in “I Love it” falling six to No.40, while further XXXTentacion drops are with “Sad!” (57 to 62), “Falling Down” (48 to 68, newly ▲Platinum), “Bad” (47 to 78) and leaving from #100 is “Jocelyn Flores” after 23 weeks on the charts.
* Queen leave the Top 20 with “Bohemian Rhapsody” (#1 this week in the UK in 1975), down three spots to No.23, while they also move down with “Another One Bites the Dust” (41 to 56), “Somebody to Love” (51 to 71), ‘Don’t Stop Me Now” (59 to 75), “Under Pressure” (69 to 84), “We Are the Champions” (61 to 87) and leave the chart with “We Will Rock You” (#86) and “Killer Queen” (#87).
* Last week Lukas Graham peaked at No.22 with “Love Someone” which this week is back down four places to No.26 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Another song moving back down a little after peaking last week is the Imagine Dragons’ latest entry “Bad Liar” down two to No.29, while they also slide with “Born to Be Yours” alongside Kygo, down nineteen spots to No.92, while the second Kygo entry “Happy Now” (HP-50) with Sandro Cavazza drop back down two places to No.52.
* Panic! At the Disco’s first ever Top 10 single in Australia “High Hopes” drops down thirteen places this week to No.37, but the good news is it is now 2x▲Platinum in sales now.
* Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember us This Way” drops down eighteen places to No.39, while the ‘A Star is Born’ soundtracks’ third entry “I’ll Never Love Again” falls twenty-one spots to No.64.
* Down seven places to No.43 is “Taki Taki” for DJ Snake with Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B.
* Both entries this week for The Chainsmokers fall down in “This Feeling” (31 to 44) and “Beach House” (89 to 100).
* The two Ed Sheeran entries this week both move down a little bit, but they also score new certs too as “Perfect” is down two to No.46 and now 10x▲Platinum while “Shape of You” drops three places to No.67 and is newly certified 13x▲Platinum and that song is again the ‘Longest Charted Single’ within the Top 100 at 100 weeks (4 weeks shy of its debut two years ago).
* Pink’s rendition of “A Million Dreams” drops down ten places to land at No.48.
* Lauv leaves the Top 50 this week with “There’s No Way” (HP-37), down seven spots to No.53.
* Drake is down with “In My Feelings” (49 to 55), “God’s Plan” (82 to 86), stable with “Nonstop” (#99) and leaves the chart on the Bad Bunny track “MIA” (#95).
* Martin Garrix and Kkalid drop down eight spots to No.61 with “Ocean”, while Khalid is also down with “Love Lies” (93 to 98) and leaves with “Suncity” (#92).
* Post Malone’s older entries drop in “I Fall Apart” (55 to 66), “Rockstar” (68 to 72), on the track “Jackie Chan” with Tiesto (77 to 93) and “Psycho” (85 to 95).
* Two Ariana Grande tracks that drop are “Breathin” (70 to 74) and “No Tears Left to Cry” (83 to 79).
* The Bazzi track “Beautiful” (HP-15) is down five spots to No.77 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Dua Lipa drops with “Electricity” alongside Silk City (56 to 59), “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris (74 to 80) and “Kiss and Make Up” her solo entry (67 to 82).
* After leaping to No.62 last week the latest Guy Sebastian single “Before I Go” drops back down this week twenty-six spots to No.88, this past week being the anniversary of his first No.1 solo single back in 2003.
* Eminem’s only chart entry “Lucky You” drops down fifteen places to No.96.

* Mariah Carey’s 1994 seasonal song “All I Want for Christmas is You” returned to the chart last week at No.65, this week the song leaps up fifty-one places to land at No.14, it’s highest placing since it cracked the Top 10 last year.
* Since George Michael passed away two years ago his group Wham!’s seasonal single “Last Christmas” has made a return to the charts, this year its starts its silly-season run at No.47, the song having first charted at this time back in 1984 reaching No.3.
* Back in 2014 Ariana released the Christmas song “Santa Tell Me” which made it to No.80, now this year the song returns to the chart at a new peak of No.54.
* The fourth and final seasonal entry first saw its construction and recording at this time in 1984, while the version that charts this week is the fourth incarnation of the song in “Do They Know it’s Christmas” by Band Aid 30 (HP-3, charted and peaked late November 2014), that version returns at No.94 this week.

* #17 – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart by Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus is the lead single from the early 2019 due fifth album for Ronson entitled “Late Night Feelings”, and it becomes his ninth singles chart entry and first since his massive early 2014 song “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars, while for Miley this is her 24th Top 100 entry in Australia.

* #22 – Mama by 6ix9ine feat. Nicki Minaj and Kanye West
* #30 – Kika by 6ix9ine feat. Tory Lanez are both taken from the debut album for the U.S. rapper born Daniel Hernandez, that set “Dummy Boy” was issued in late November and follows on from the albums first entry “Fefe” (HP-8, TW-90 to 81), and second entry “Stoopid” (HP-63).

* #42 – Going Bad by Meek Mill feat. Drake is taken from the new Meek Mill fourth studio album called “Championships” which lands a Top 30 debut this week in Australia and this becomes only his second singles chart entry here after peaking at No.51 with “All Eyes on Me” featuring Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown back in 2015.

* #69 – So Close by NOTD feat Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts and Georgia Ku is the second entry here for the Swedish duo (NOTD) who first charted with “I Wanna Know” (HP-18, peaked late July 2018).

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