This Week In Pop – 7 February, 2018

'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack stays at #1. 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack stays at #1.

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This week, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack continues its #1 reign and Drake tops the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Soundtrack ‘The Greatest Showman’ – It’s week five at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the soundtrack to 'The Greatest Showman'.
#4: Gang Of Youths ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ – With four entries in this year’s Triple J Hottest 100, including three in the top ten, Sydney’s Gang Of Youths jump back up 24 spots on this week’s chart to #4 with former #1 and 2017 ARIA Awards Album Of The Year winner 'Go Farther In Lightness'. It’s the album’s sixth week in the top ten. The band have also scored their first top 50 entry on the Singles Chart this week with ‘Let Me Down Easy’ hitting #49.
#5: Foo Fighters ‘Greatest Hits’ – In the week they wrap up their Australian tour, American rockers Foo Fighters re-enter the top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart at #5 with 'Greatest Hits'. Current studio album 'Concrete And Gold' is up one spot this week to #14.
#10: Machine Head ‘Catharsis’ (debut) – American metal band Machine Head take out their third top ten on the ARIA Charts with 'Catharsis'. The Californian group’s ninth studio album takes over from 'Unto The Locust' (#10 October ’11) and 'Bloodstones & Diamonds' (#10 November ’14) as their highest peak.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ – Canadian rapper Drake scores his second #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘God’s Plan’. Taken from the EP 'Scary Hours', the track debuted at #5 last week before making the jump to the top spot this week. Drake previously topped the ARIA Singles Chart for seven weeks with ‘One Dance’ (#1 May ’16).
#6: Bruno Mars Feat. Cardi B ‘Finesse’ – After a week out of the top ten, Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s ‘Finesse’ jumps back up five spots to claim a new peak at #6.
#7: Camila Cabello ‘Never Be The Same’ – Jumping up five spots in its third week in the top 50, ‘Never Be The Same’ cracks the top ten for the first time. It becomes Camila Cabello’s second top ten single, following on from ‘Havana’ (#1 November ’17).
#9: Pnau ‘Go Bang’ – Sydney’s Pnau pick up their second top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Go Bang’. Its move of five spots to #9 comes a year on from ‘Chameleon’ (#4 February ’17) giving the trio their highest peak to date.
#10: Rudimental Feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen ‘These Days’ – In its second week on the chart, Rudimental’s ‘These Days’ moves up eight spots to #10. It becomes the British group’s fifth top ten entry and their first since ‘Lay It On Me’ (#7 October ’15).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
2. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Beautiful Trauma' – P!nk
4. 'Go Farther In Lightness' – Gang Of Youths
5. 'Greatest Hits' – Foo Fighters
6. 'Stoney' – Post Malone
7. 'Camila' – Camila Cabello
8. 'Revival' – Eminem
9. 'Reputation' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Catharsis' – Machine Head

Top 10 Singles

1. 'God's Plan' – Drake
2. 'Perfect' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Meant To Be' – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
4. 'I Fall Apart' – Post Malone
5. 'River' – Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran
6. 'Finesse' – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
7. 'Never Be The Same' – Camila Cabello
8. 'Let You Down' – NF
9. 'Go Bang' – PNAU
10. 'These Days' – Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen


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