Chartifacts: Historical Chart Freeze As Jack Harlow Retains #1

25 April 2022 | 10:27 am | Gavin Ryan

Jack Harlow's single "First Class" logs a second week at No.1 in Australia this week.

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"First Class" also holds the top spot in New Zealand for a second week, while the song has debuted at the top in both The U.S.A. and Canada this past week, overtaking last weeks No.1 entry in both locales of the Harry Styles song "As it Was", which here is on hold at No.2 and again at the top in both England and Ireland (3rd week) and rises to the top in Germany, plus after three weeks on the chart, Harry's track is newly certified Gold (●) in sales locally. 

Something of a chart rarity occurs this week, the entire Top 15 tracks are all on hold, not a single moving song until a single place move at No.16. Thus the holders of 'Longest Charted Top 10 Single' increase their tallies this week, some with some new chart feats: 

#3 - Heat Waves by Glass Animals (WI10 - 64 weeks; #1 on the listing)

#4 - Stay by Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber (WI10 - 41; #3 on the list, and because the song hasn't left the Top 10 in it's 41 week chart run, it's now the longest 'continual' run within the Top 10 EVER (surpassing the previous record holder of "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I), plus he issued a new track on Friday called "Thousand Miles" (not a cover of the Vanessa Carlton track), so that could enter the Top 10 next week). 

#5 - Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran (WI10 - 42; NEW #2 on the listing)

#6 - Cold Heart by Elton John and Dua Lipa (WI10 - 36; #5 on the list)

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#8 - Shivers by Ed Sheeran (WI10 - 31)

#10- Industry Baby by Lil' Nas X (WI10 - 31; both equal #6 on the listing alongside "Levitating" by Dua Lipa (2020-21) and "Sunflower" by Post Malone (2018-19)). 

Lost Frequencies and Calum Scott's "Where Are You Now" is at No.7 and only logging it's 14th week within the Top 10, while Gayle's "abcdeFU" holds at No.9, racking up it's 21st overall week inside the ten, placing is now equal 15th on the listing of 'Longest Charted Top 10 Singles'. Some of the possible reason behind the stagnant chart this week could be due to the fact of Easter occurring last weekend, and for the first time in several years, people were actually able to leave their houses and go away for the long-weekend, thus more familiar tracks were played at parties, less new music was heard, plus there was less new 'big-name' acts issuing songs, thus for the first time we have a stable Top 15, something which I can't seem to find a precedent for. 


Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran's duet "Bam Bam" holds at it's peak of No.11 for a second week, JB's "Ghost" hovers at No.13 while logging it's half-year (total) within the Top 20 (26 weeks), while the Latto single "Big Energy" remains at No.14 and is the second and final Top 50 certification for this week, now Gold (●) in sales after seven weeks of charting (within the Top 100, it was initially issued in late December of 2021). 

The first song to actually move UP the chart this week is a single place rise to No.16 for The Weeknd track "Save Your Tears'', while another one-place move occurs for "Levitating" by Dua Lipa, to No.19, while her album "Future Nostalgia" went back to No.1 this week. The most significant rise within the Top 20 is a four place jump to a new peak of No.18 for SUPER-HI and Neeka's track "Following the Sun", it's first Top 20 appearance. 

Doja Cat rises back up two spots to No.22 with her one-year+ entry "Kiss Me More", while she's on hold at No.35 with "Woman". Elley Duhe's "Middle of the Night" (HP-25) rises back up five spots to No.27, followed by a six place rebound to No.28 for The Killers 2004 track "Mr. Brightside", but the biggest climber of the week goes to an even older track, 1977's "Dreams" for Fleetwood Mac, which jumps back up thirteen places to land at No.30. 

Lil' TJay yo-yo's his track "In My Head", having so far debuted at No.27 three weeks ago, then it fell to No.39 last week, and it now rebounds eight spots this week to No.31, after which The Weeknd's second rising single is his late 2019 issued "Blinding Lights", back up four to No.32. Harry Styles performed at Coachella this past week, which was also streamed live around the world, and his "Watermelon Sugar" single rises back up eight places to No.37. 

"Happier Than Ever" for Billie Eilish is back up a couple of places to No.40, Willow's 2015 song "Wait a Minute!" moves up one spot to a new peak of No.46 (the second and final new peak within the Top 50 this week) and returning to the Top 50 for the first time since July 12th, 2021 (#50) is the former 'Longest Running Top 10 Single #1' for Tones and I with "Dance Monkey", climbing back up the chart-tree eight places to perch at No.49. 


After the stable Top 15, the first song to move down the chart is a one place dip to No.17 for the Olivia Rodrigo song "Good 4 U", while her second Top 50 entry "Driver's License" is down two spots to No.48. The first significant decline occurs for "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from the 'Encanto' soundtrack, which drops five places to land at No.23, it's lowest ever chart position, as the song started it's chart run at No.20 on January 10th of this year, so it's logged 15 weeks within the Top 20.

Remixed tracks down one spot each are "Down Under" for Luude and Colin Hay (UK #10, NZ #8) and "Tom's Diner" for AnnenMayKantereit & Giant Rocks to No.24 and No.25 respectively, while the new Shawn Mendes entry "When You're Gone" drops again this week, down two spots to No.29. 

After two weeks at it's entry position of No.29, the new Dean Lewis track "Hurtless" is this week down four spots to No.33, followed by another four-drop for ACraze and Cherish with "Do it To it" to No.34. The teaming of local acts Joel Fletcher and Brothers with their drill track "Let's Trot" canters down seven places to No.38, while dropping into the lower section of the Top 50 are "Boyfriend" by Dove Cameron and "Numb Little Bug" by Em Beihold to No.41 and No.44 respectively. The biggest fall within the Top 50 this week goes to last week's rebounding Jack Harlow song "Nail Tech", which tarnishes nineteen spots this week to land down at No.45, while J. Cole's "No Role Modelz" track dips two spots to land at No.50, it is now logging it's one-year Top 100 chart anniversary, an accumulated total, as it started it's T100 chart run on February 15th, 2021. 


* #42 - Flowers by Lauren Spencer-Smith (Three Name/Island/Republic) is the second chart entry for the Canadian singer-songwriter, following on from her first entry "Fingers Crossed", which was the first NEW Top 10 single and debut for this year, debuting and peaking at No.8 on January 17th. This new single has also debuted (so far) within the Top 20 in Norway (#12), Ireland (#13) and England (#18). 

HP = Highest Position

LW = Last Week

WI10 - Weeks in Top 10

*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 15th to the 21st of April, 2022.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.