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Ariana Grande Sweetener

Ariana Grande Sweetener

Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ spends fifth week at number one

by Gavin Ryan on December 15, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

It’s a fifth week at the summit of the ARIA Singles Chart for the Ariana Grande track “thank u, next”, which also lands a fifth week at the top in New Zealand and Canada, a sixth week in both Ireland and England and it returns for a fourth week at No.1 in America.

“thank u, next” increases Ariana’s tally of weeks at No.1 in Australia to now six weeks moving her to outright 21st on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ (as no one else this decade has racked up six weeks from multiple chart-toppers) and puts her one week behind the seven tallied by John Legend.

The entire top four songs are all on hold this week with Halsey patiently waiting (again) for her second No.1 song berth, as “Without Me” is at No.2 for a second week, while George Ezra’s “Shotgun” and the duet for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in “Shallow” (#1 digital track too) are at No.3 and No.4 again respectively. The third week running German No.1 song for Ava Max and “Sweet but Psycho” climbs three places here to a new peak of No.5, pushing down “Sunflower” by Post Malone with Swae Lee and “Happier” for Marshmello and Bastille to No.6 and No.7 respectively.

Last weeks highest new entry for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus with “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” jumps up nine places to land at a new chart height of No.8, becoming the eighth Top 10 for Miley and the second for Mark who started a six week run at the top this time four years ago with his Bruno Mars infused track “Uptown Funk”. The song also benefits from a massively viewed video, the pairs appearance on Graham Norton screened here last week and the song is currently No.3 on the digital chart and jumps up from #27 to #15 on the streaming chart.

After leaping back into the Top 10 last week the Travis Scott and Drake track “Sicko Mode” drops back down two places this week to No.9, and Halsey almost book-ends the Top 10 this week as her appearance on the Benny Blanco track “Eastside” along with Khalid is down one spot to No.10.

* Loud Luxury fell out of the Top 10 last week with “Body”, which this week stays at its dropout position of No.11 and is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Dynoro is back up one spot to No.18 with “In My Mind” (HP-7) and the song is now ▲Platinum.
* Lukas Graham climbs back up six places to a new peak of No.20 for their song “Love Someone”.
* After slowing dropping the past few weeks, this week the Maroon 5 and Cardi B track “Girls Like You” is back up six spots to No.21 and now certified 4x▲Platinum in sales too, while Cardi jumps back up eighteen places to No.58 with “I Like it”.
* Returning to their former peak of No.23 is Charli XCX and Troye Sivan with “1999”, up two spots.
* Panic! At the Disco rebound thirteen spots to No.24 with “High Hopes”.
* The new song for The Hilltop Hoods and “Leave Me Lonely” jumps up twelve spots to a new chart height of No.26.
* Post Malone is back up with “Better Now” (31 to 28), “I Fall Apart” (66 to 55), “Rockstar” (72 to 61), “Psycho” (95 to 66), and his appearance on the Tiesto track “Jackie Chan” (93 to 90).
* Also climbing back up to its former peak is Morgan Evans’ “Day Drunk”, up three to No.35.
* Last weeks debut for Meek Mill with Drake and “Going Bad” rises nine spots to a new peak of No.33, while Drake is also back up with “In My Feelings” (55 to 49), “God’s Plan” (86 to 51, most streamed song in Australia {and the world} for 2018), “Nice for What” (returns at No.81) and “Nonstop” (99 to 97).
* The third studio album and first posthumous release for XXXTentacion debuts in the Top 10 this week and his singles rising are “Bad” (78 to 35), “Sad!” (62 to 52) and “Jocelyn Flores” (returns at No.86).
* After dropping last week the Tom Walker track “Leave a Light on” is back up five to No.36.
* The Chainsmokers track “This Feeling” jumps back up seven spots to No.37 and is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* The new remix for Shawn Mendes’ track “Lost in Japan” (HP-27) helps it to zoom up nineteen spots this week to No.38.
* The No.1 song this time last year was “Perfect” for Ed Sheeran, which this week is back up six places to No.40 while he also holds the title for ‘Longest Charted Single’ with “Shape of You”, which climbs back up five spots to No.62 in its 101st week within the Top 100.
* The only climbing Billie Eilish track this week is “Lovely” with Khalid, up two spots to No.43, while Khalid sees his returned track from last week in “Saturday Nights” jump up nine places to a new peak of No.54, with his Normani duet “Love Lies” back up sixteen places to No.82.
* After tumbling down last week the Guy Sebastian track “Before I Go” (HP-62) rebounds twenty-four spots to jump back up to No.64.
* The Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa song “One Kiss” is back up thirteen spots to No.67.
* Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” rebounds fifteen spots to No.75.
* After leaving last week the first single from ‘The Greatest Showman’ in “This is Me” for Keala Settle returns at No.76, while we only have re-entries to the chart this week with “Nevermind” for Dennis LLoyd (#91), “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons (#95) and “The Middle” for Zedd & Grey with Maren Morris (#98).

* After two weeks within the Top 10 the Rita Ora track “Let You Love Me” (HP-8, WI10-2) drops down two spots to No.12, the only song leaving the Top 10 this week.
* With a bunch of his songs climbing this week, the two XXXTentacion duets both fall, with “Arms Around You” alongside Lil’ Pump (21 to 25) and “Falling Down” with Lil’ Peep (68 to 96).
* Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” track racks up its overall 52nd week within the Top 100 (1975 to 2018) and is down four spots this week to No.27 (plus this week it became the most streamed song released in the 20th century), while the band are also down with “Another One Bites the Dust” (56 to 72), “Don’t Stop Me Now” (75 to 88), “Somebody to Love” (71 to 89) and leave with “Under Pressure” (#84) and “We Are the Champions” (#87).
* The current Imagine Dragons single “Bad Liar” is on hold at No.29, while their Kygo duet “Born to Be Yours” is down one spots to No.93 and newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales, plus they returned at No.95 with “Thunder”, and Kygo’s other entry “Happy Now” falls twenty-one places to No.73.
* The Kian track “Waiting” peaked at No.24 last week and is down six this week to No.30 (I have a feeling this song will crack the Top 10 in late January after its high placing in the JJJ100 for 2018).
* Sheck Wes drops again with his basketballer ode “Mo Bamba”, down seven this week to No.39.
* The two other charting tracks from ‘A Star is Born’ fall again this week in “Always Remember Us This Way” (39 to 44) and “I’ll Never Love Again” (64 to 77).
* Billie Eilish tumbles seventeen places to No.45 with “Come Out and Play”, while she is also down with “Bellyache” (89 to 94) and her higher placed “When the Party’s Over” (15 to 19).
* The Little Mix track “Woman Like Me” falls down fourteen spots to No.47.
* Pink’s version of “A Million Dreams” is on hold at No.48, while the James Arthur and Anne-Marie rendition of “Rewrite the Stars” falls eleven places to No.84.
* Both of last weeks entries for 6ix9ine fall this week with “Mama” down twenty-eight spots to No.50 and “Kika” falling thirty-three places to No.63, while his older track “Fefe” leaves after 18 weeks on the chart.
* DJ Snake with Selena Gomez and Cardi B on “Taki Taki” drops down ten spots to No.53.
* Both entries for Amy Shark move back down with “I Said Hi” down five to No.56 and “All Loved Up” falling twelve spots to No.70.
* After climbing into the Top 50 last week the latest Ellie Goulding track “Close to Me” falls back down eight spots to No.57.
* Dua Lipa with Silk City and “Electricity” is down six spots to No.65 and newly crowned ▲Platinum in sales.
* Lauv tumbles twenty-seven places to No.80 with “There’s No Way”.
* Ariana Grande is down thirteen spots to No.87 with “Breathin”.
* Hayden James with Running Touch and their track “Better Together” drops nine spots to No.92.

* Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is down one place this week to No.15.
* Wham!’s “Last Christmas” returned at No.47 last week and is up thirteen spots to No.34 this week.
* Another of last weeks returns was “Do They Know it’s Christmas” for Band Aid 30 which zooms up thirty-five places to land at No.59.
* Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me” drops down twenty places to No.74.
* The seventh and final re-entry this week is the late 1972 song for John Lennon and Yoko Ono in “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” which is back in at #100 this week. It first charted this week in ’72 (18th of December, 1972) and peaked at No.9 in the second week of February, 1973, charting for 15 weeks. The song returned on the 22nd of December, 1980 after John was assassinated (HP-77, 3 weeks), and later that decade (19-Dec, 1988) teamed along with “Imagine” and “Jealous Guy” (HP-23, 9 weeks). This century it has also charted in 2007 (HP-71, 3 wks), 2008 (HP-66, 3 wks) and lastly in 2011 (HP-79, 1 wk), making its total of weeks in the chart now 35 weeks as of this week. PLUS Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus just issued their version of this track this morning (Saturday), so we could have two versions of the song charting next week.
* Mention must also go to the Grant Denyer single “Driving Home for Christmas” whose profits go towards our struggling farmers, with his track coming in at No.28 on the digital sales chart, no Top 100 entry for it as yet.


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