5 Seconds Of Summer Hit No. 1 on Australia's Singles Chart With 'Youngblood'


5 Seconds Of Summer hit the summit Australia’s singles chart with “Youngblood” (Capitol/EMI), which rises 3-1 in its sixth week. It’s the second No. 1 for the Aussie pop-punk outfit, who ruled the ARIA Singles Chart in March 2014 for a week with “She Looks So Perfect.”

“Youngblood” is the first homegrown track to hit the top this year. In fact, you’d have to go back more than two years to find the last Australian single to hit No. 1, “In My Blood” by The Veronicas, which spent two weeks in the penthouse in July 2016.

The Sydney four-piece is currently on home soil for a promotional tour ahead the release third studio album, also titled Youngblood, on June 22, with a national Meet You There tour booked for August and announced last week.

With 5SOS flying high, Post Malone’s “Better Now” (Republic/Universal) holds at No. 2, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (Liberator) dips 3-1, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” (Columbia/Sony) is up 5-4 and Drake’s “Nice For What” (Republic/Universal) slips 4-5.

On the latest singles survey, Amy Shark makes her move with “I Said Hi” (Wonderlick/Sony), which climbs one place to No. 8, a new peak, while Anne-Marie’s “2002”(EastWest/Warner) gains two spots to No. 10, earning the English artist her third top 10 entry after “Alarm” (No. 7 in Aug. 2016) and her Marshmello collaboration “Friends” (No. 4 in April 2018).

On the ARIA Albums Chart, Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys (Universal) returns to the zenith with a 5-1 climb, as his debut album Stoney improves 20-17.

Also, Melbourne singer-songwriter: Courtney Barnett enjoys a career high placing with Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk/Inertia), which starts at No. 2, eclipsing the No. 4 peak her 2015 solo album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit and the No. 5 best for her 2017 collaboration with American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile on Lotta Sea Lice.

American metal band Five Finger Death Punch land a second top 10 entry with And Justice For None (ES1/Sony), their seventh album. It’s new at No. 4. 

Another group making a big impression on the current chart frame is K-pop boy band BTS, who snag a new albums chart peak with Love Yourself: Tear (BHT/ORCH). The pop superstars' Billboard 200 chart leader enters the Australian chart at No.  6.