Australian Charts: Luis Fonsi Despacito Spends 10th Week At No 1 With -
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

Australian Charts: Luis Fonsi Despacito Spends 10th Week At No 1 With

by Gavin Ryan on July 24, 2017

in News

It’s a record breaking TENTH week at No.1 in Australia for “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, as it sets or breaks several chart feats this week.

Firstly “Despacito” becomes the longest running No.1 foreign language song in Australia, beating the previous record of 9 weeks set by the Los Del Rio version of “Macarena” (1996), and last week it became the longest run at the top for Justin Bieber, and now it helps increase JB’s overall weeks at No.1 in Australia to 25 weeks, moving him further ahead on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’ to now a two week lead over Rihanna (at #2) at the top of that list, and for the overall listing (1940 to 2017), Justin is now outright 23rd between the 26 weeks racked up by Al Jolson (1940’s) and moving ahead of the 24 weeks achieved by Michael Jackson, Dean Martin and Flo Rida.

Now that the song “Despacito” has cracked double figures during its weeks at the top in Australia, it is now one of six songs this century to achieved 10 or more weeks. Currently in the lead is the first No.1 for 2017, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (15 weeks), followed by “Lose Yourself” for Eminem (2002/3) and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (2014; both 12 weeks), and then two more songs have racked up ten weeks during this century, “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” for Sandi Thom (2006) and “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO (2011). Currently for this decade “Despacito” is sitting equal third along with the aforementioned LMFAO track. On the list for ‘Most Weeks at No.1: 1940-2017′, the song is equal 22nd alongside other former ten-week-running No.1’s “Mama Mia” for ABBA (1975), “Eagle Rock” for Daddy Cool (#1 at this time in 1971), “I Will Always Love You” for Whitney Houston (1993/4) and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by The Platters (1959).

Five weeks ago the Liam Payne and Quavo track “Strip That Down” climbed to No.2, and now this week the track is back up two spots to its former peak, whilst on hold is the new US No.1 single “Wild Thoughts” for DJ Khaled with Rhanna and Bryson Tiller at No.3 here. Claiming their highest charted single in Australia this week are Imagine Dragons with “Thunder”, which climbs two spots to a new peak of No.4, and also on hold at No.5 for a second week is “Feels” for Calvin Harris with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean, the track achieving Gold (●) in sales this week too.

The second former 1D member within the Top 10 this week is Niall Horan, who is down four spots to No.6 with “Slow Hands”, and could we see three former Directioners within the Top 10 next week after Louis Tomlinson released a track on Friday entitled “Back to You”. When “Mama” by Jonas Blue and William Singe initially entered the Top 10 four weeks ago, they did it by climbing from 11 to No.7, which is where the song returns to this week, its former peak of No.7, up two spots. Down one place apiece are DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber on “I’m the One” and the Shawn Mendes track “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” to No.8 and No.9 respectively. Up one spot to it’s former peak of No.10 for a third non-consecutive week is the Charlie Puth track “Attention”.

* Jessica Mauboy was on several programs this past week promoting her new single “Fallin'”, including ‘Have You Been Paying Attention?’ and ‘The Project’, which helps the track to leap up fourteen spots and to land at a new peak of No.11.
* With the second French Montana album entering this week, his current single “Unforgettable” is up four places to a new peak of No.14.
* Macklemore jumps into the Top 20 with “Glorious”, up seven to a new peak of No.15.
* Making his first Top 20 appearance is Sam Hunt with his debut entry “Body Like a Back Road”, up six spots to a new chart height of No.17.
* The Major Lazer song “Know No Better” with Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo is this week up ten places to it’s former peak of No.34 from six weeks ago, whilst Camila’s solo entry “Crying in the Club” cracks the Top 40 for the first time, up three places to a new peak of No.40.
* Demi Lovato snuck into the Top 100 last week at No.90 with Sorry, Not Sorry”, which this week bullets up fifty-five spots to land at No.35, becoming her tenth Top 50 and seventh Top 40 entry here, whilst she is also on hold at No.29 this week on the Cheat Codes track “No Promises”.
* Peking Duk and AlunaGeorge are up five spots to a new peak of No.37 with their “Fake Magic”.
* Khalid is also up four spots, to a new peak of No.41 with his track “Location”.
* Before falling out the Top 50, the Bliss N’ Eso track “Moments” is back up one spot to No.49 and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* Ed Sheeran has two climbing tracks this week in “Perfect” (64 to 60) and “Happier” (78 to 68).
* Rag’N’Bone Man rebounds thirteen places this week to No.75 with his first entry “Human” thanks to his tour here.
* On hold at No.86 this week is the Flume former No.1 track “Never Be Like You”, which is newly 6x▲Platinum in sales, and still the second longest running track in the Top 100 at 79 weeks.
* The only song returning to the Top 100 this week is “Love$ick” for Mura Masa, helped by the debut self-titled album entering within the Top 50 this week.

* After one week back within the Top 10, the David Guetta and Justin Bieber teaming on “2U” (HP-2, WI10-5a) is back down two spots to No.12.
* Ed Sheeran drops with quite a few tracks this week, notably is “Shape of You” leaving the Top 20 for the first time, down eight spots to No.21, whilst his “Galway Girl” is down five to No.26. Lastly “Thinking Out Loud” is down four to No.87 and still the ‘Longest Charted Single’ at 136 weeks.
* The Drake track “Signs” drops down seven to No.44.
* Katy Perry’s leap back up the chart with “Swish Swish” ends, as it drops back down fifteen places to No.45.
* Calvin Harris is down six to No.46 with “Slide”, whilst his “Rollin'” drops thirteen spots to No.70.
* Lady Gaga is down twelve to No.47 with her track “The Cure”.
* Lorde slips seventeen places to No.50 with her “Green Light”, and her “Perfect Places” drop thirteen spots to No.88.
* Last weeks entry for Zedd & Liam Payne in “Get Low” drops thirteen spots to No.52.
* It’s a fourteen place drop to No.72 for the Kyle track “iSpy”.
* After peaking at No.65 last week the MØ track “Nights with You” is down nine to No.74.
* Another of last weeks debuts to drop if the Teddy Cream version of “Horses” (55 to 76).
* The final certification for the week goes to the Jax Jones and Raye track “You Don’t Know Me”, which is now 2x▲Platinum and drops twelve spots to No.91.
* The Jon Bellion track “All Time Low” descends twenty-two places this week to land at No.94.
* Big dropout this week is The Voice 2017 winners’ debut single “Count on Me” by Judah Kelly, which leaves the Top 100 from No.53 after two weeks, but with his album out next week it could return in two weeks time to the chart.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

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