Ed Sheeran might have overtaken Eminem’s record of twelve weeks on top of the charts this week, but with the Englishman looking poised to break the record for most consecutive weeks at number one, Aussies are yet again doing their best to knock him from the top.
This week’s singles charts see Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ hitting the chart peak for its thirteenth consecutive week. If Sheeran is able to last one more week at this position, he will have overtaken the current record holder for most weeks on top, which is currently Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, released back in 1995. This chart milestone has also given the top two a shake up, with The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s ‘Something Just Like This’ collaboration being relegated to number three, while Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ sneaks into number two from number nine last week.
The rest of the top ten sees little difference from last week, with the exception of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ seeing its chart debut with a number six position. Meanwhile, Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’ drops down one spot to number five, Bruno Mars’ ‘That’s What I Like’ drops from number five to seven, Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ drops one spot to number eight, and Ed Sheeran rounds out the top ten with ‘Castle On The Hill’.
Our Aussies are yet again seeing comparatively low representation in the charts, with Ryan Riback’s remix of Starley’s ‘Call On Me’ being our highest placeholder, at #25. Pnau’s ‘Chameleon’ follows closely at #27, while Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ sits at #30. Sia features though her collaboration with Pink and Stargate on ‘Waterfall’ at #40, Sheppard’s ‘Keep Me Crazy’ falls down from #37 to #48. Meanwhile, Bliss N Eso’s ‘Moments’, and Dean Lewis’ ‘Waves’ both debut in the charts, appearing at #41 and #50, respectively.