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Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

Australian Charts: Luis Fonsi Spends Fifth Week With Number One Song

by Gavin Ryan on June 19, 2017

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For the fifth week in a row the Spanish infused song “Despacito” for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber is at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, plus the track scores it’s first certification achieving 2x▲Platinum in sales.

This song now becomes Justin’s second longest running No.1 here (“What Do You Mean?” spent four weeks at the top in September of 2015) taking his tally of weeks at the top in Australia to 20 overall, placing him outright fifth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1; Singles, 2010’s’, one week behind the 21 weeks racked up by Pharrell and Ed Sheeran this decade, plus on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 1940 to 2017′ he is equal 33rd alongside 50’s crooner Eddie Fisher who also garnered 20 weeks at the top here from his seven No.1’s. And for the seventh week in a row, Justin Bieber appears in the Top 2 songs, as debuting at No.2 is David Guetta with JB and “2U”, also becoming David’s fourth top two single and his first since “Lovers on the Sun” debuted and peaked at No.2 in late July of 2014.

Liam Payne climbs two spots to a new peak of No.3 this week with his debut single “Strip That Down” (it could climb again next week thanks to his Graham Norton appearance on Friday the 16th of June), plus the song scores a Gold (●) sales certification too. Rapper Quavo is back to back as a guest this week, appearing on the Liam track and also on the DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Lil’ Wayne former No.1 “I’m the One”, which after six weeks within the Top 2 is down two spots this week to No.4. And also falling two places apiece are “Slow Hands” for Niall Horan (peaked at No.3 last week) and two-week running No.4 hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes (his third #4 in a row), down to No.5 and No.6 respectively.

Miley Cyrus sneaks into the lower 100 this week with another track, but her current Top 10 entry “Malibu” is down one place to No.7, with Ed Sheeran down a single place with “Shape of You” to No.8 and “Galway Girl” to No.9, with his ‘Shape’ track now notching up its 23rd week within the Top 10, that matches The Chainsmokers No.1 from last year in “Closer” for the ‘Most Weeks in the Top 10′ for this century, and only three songs have spent any longer in the Top 10 at 24 weeks from the last century (more info if this occurs next week). Finally Kendrick Lamar moves down one spot to No.10 with “Humble”, which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.

* Charlie Puth is up one spot to a new peak of No.12 with “Attention”.
* Also up a single place are Jonas Blue and William Singe with “Mama”, hitting a new peak of No.13.
* Landing her fifth Top 20 entry this week is Rita Ora and “Your Song”, up two to No.19.
* Also scoring a fifth song to land within the twenty are Imagine Dragons with “Thunder”, rolling up eight spots this week to a new chart height of No.20.
* After falling back a place last week, the Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan teaming “There for You” is this week up three spots to a new peak of No.23, whilst Martin’s Dua Lipa teaming “Scared to Be Lonely” drops down thirteen spots to No.55.
* Post Malone continues his “Congratulations” climb, as this week the song hits a new peak of No.32.
* Last week Major Lazer with Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo entered at No.38 with “Know No Better”, which is up four this week to No.34.
* Childish Gambino leaps back up fifteen places to No.36 with “Redbone” (HP-30).
* Hailee Steinfeld re-enters at No.100 with her former No.5 single “Starving”, whilst her new entry “Most Girls” is up two spots to a new peak of No.37.
* Maggie Lindemann scores her first Top 40 hit here as her first entry “Pretty Girl” is up four spots this week to a new peak of No.40.
* The Veronicas performed their new single “The Only High” on The Voice last Sunday night, and that helps it this week to zoom up thirty-eight spots to land at No.41, becoming the sister duo’s sixteenth Top 50 appearance.
* French Montana lands his second Top 50 entry in Australia as last weeks debut “Unforgettable” climbs eleven spots to land at No.45, with his only previous entry being on the track “Feelin’ Myself” (also with Miley Cyrus and Wiz Khalifa) (HP-34, Jan 2014).
* One of the contestants on The Voice sang the Kaleo track “Way Down We Go”, which helps it to rise back up five to No.47.
* The fifth Katy Perry album is the highest new entry this week at No.2, and the albums three chart entries all climb this week, with “Bon Appetit” moving back up ten to No.48, “Swish Swish climbs twenty-one spots to No.52 and the albums first release “Chained to the Rhythm” rises eighteen places to No.78.
* Sam Hunt’s entry from last week “Body Like a Back Road” jumps up sixteen spots to No.64.
* MØ takes her latest track “Nights With You” up eight places to a new peak of No.67.
* The Longest Charted single in Australian history in Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is back up nine spots to No.69 in its 131st week within the Top 100, and his 82 week running “Photograph” is back up nine too, to No.88.
* Andy Grammer’s “Fresh Eyes” is back up one spot to No.82, but more-so it is now 3x▲Platinum.
* Last Friday’s Graham Norton Show (9th June) had Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban as guests, Keith singing “The Fighter” with Melanie C on the show, helping the track to return at No.87 this week.

* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson teaming in “Symphony” (HP-4, WI10-9), which drops down a place to No.11 after two weeks at No.10.
* The Chainsmokers and Coldplay see their collaboration “Something Just Like This” move down three to No.14, but it picks up a third ▲Platinum certification this week, whilst The C’Smokers “Paris” drops seven places to No.74.
* After peaking at No.16 last week, the Halsey track “Now or Never” drops back down five places to No.21.
* Lady Gaga leaves the Top 20 with her track “The Cure”, down five to No.19, and it picks up its first cert this week too, now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Julia Michaels drops down seven places to No.31 with her first entry “Issues”, while her entry from last week in “Uh Huh” leaves after a single week at No.88.
* Drake sees his “Passionfruit” drop down six to No.39, but it is also now ▲Platinum in sales, whilst his No.1 song from this time last year, “One Dance” returns at No.99, plus he also appears on a new entry too.
* Kygo and Ellie Goulding see their collaboration “First Time” drop eight to No.44, plus the song is newly Gold (●) in sales.
* Leaving the Top 50 this week and newly 2x▲Platinum in sales are Snakehips and MØ with “Don’t Leave”, only down a single place to No.51.
* Fifth Harmony and Gucci Mane debuted at No.66 last week with “Down”, which does just that this week, move down eleven places to No.77.
* After last weeks resurgance for Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” (86 to 35 last week), after her performance at 1LoveManchester, the song this week drops back down forty-four places to No.79.
* Pnau descend twelve places to No.81 with their track “Chameleon”.
* Future and Rihanna drop twenty-three places to No.83 with “Selfish”.

* #65 – Touch Me by Starley is the second entry for the local singer, following on from “Call on Me” (HP-8) which is sitting at No.56 this week. This song’s chorus also features a 95% copy of the late 1995 song “Tell Me” by Groove Theory (HP-6×3, peaked Feb 1996), just the words ‘Tell Me’ have been replaced by ‘Touch Me’.

* #70 – To the Max by DJ Khaled feat Drake is the sixth entry for the US DJ Khaled, and his fifth (so far) not to peak within the Top 50, as his former No.1 “I’m the One” is sitting at No.4 this week.

* #91 – Fallin’ by Jessica Mauboy is the first new release for 2017 for local singer Jess, this becoming her 25th Top 100 entry, also this song is NOT a cover of the Alicia Keys track from 2001.

* #93 – Sober by Lorde is the fourth track lifted from the just released second album for Lorde entitled “Melodrama” (June 16th) and follows on from “Liability” (HP-42), “Perfect Places” (HP-46, TW-57) and “Green Light” (HP-4, TW-27)

* #97 – Inspired by Miley Cyrus was sung by the artist at the recent 1LoveManchester concert, and becomes her 23rd Top 100 entry, joining her current Top 10 single “Malibu” (TW-7).

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

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