Last week’s charts were the first time in 13 weeks that Ed Sheeran was not on top with his single ‘Shape Of You’, having been dethroned by One Direction’s Harry Styles and his track ‘Sign Of The Times’. Plenty of music fans were overjoyed, happy to see the end of Sheeran’s reign on top of the charts, and happy that we won’t be breaking Coolio’s record of most weeks spent at number one. Well, this week’s charts shows that just wasn’t meant to be.
This week sees Sheeran returning to number one with ‘Shape Of You’, beating the record of most week’s spent at number one on the Aussie charts, a record set by Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise back in 1995. Sheeran’s previous rival, Harry Styles’ ‘Sign Of The Times’ has fallen down to number five this week, allowing Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ to jump to number two, and Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ to round out the top three.
The rest of the top 10 stays relatively similar to last week, with The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s ‘Something Just Like This’ at number four, Clean Bandit’s ‘Symphony’ at number six, swapping positions with Lorde’s ‘Green Light’, which falls from number six to number nine this week. Meanwhile, while Lady Gaga sees a debut at #17 with her new track ‘The Cure’, Kendrick Lamar makes two debut appearances, with ‘DNA.’, ‘LOYALTY.’, and ‘LOVE.’ at #16, #20 and #29, respectively.
Aussie talent is still relatively scarce, with our first Aussie artist, Dean Lewis, making an appearance at #21 with ‘Waves’. Ryan Riback’s remix of Starley’s ‘Call On Me’ hangs around at #30, while Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ falls two places to #34. Pnau’s ‘Chameleon’ reaches #37, and our last Aussie artist, Bliss N Eso’s ‘Moments’, sits at #43.