5 Seconds Of Summer, ‘The Greatest Showman’ Rule Australia’s 2018 Year-End Charts


5 Seconds Of Summer injected some youngblood into Australia’s year-end singles chart by changing into the primary homegrown act in 13 years to high the annual survey.

The Sydney pop-rock outfit’s potent single “Youngblood” accomplished eight weeks atop the ARIA Singles Chart in the course of the 12 months, equaling the second longest stint on the high by an Australian act (Justice Crew’s “Que Sera” has the report with 9 weeks). The monitor, lifted from the chart-topping album of the identical identify, is six-times platinum licensed and formally the highest-selling single of 2018, in accordance with charts compiler ARIA.

5SOS develop into the primary native act to behave high the End Of Year Singles Chart since classical crossover singer Anthony Callea did so with “The Prayer” in 2005.

“Youngblood” pipped Drake's “God’s Plan” for high spot, whereas Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” and Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant To Be” full the highest 5, respectively. Post Malone made a huge impact on the year-end singles tally with seven titles within the Top 100, together with two within the high 10 -- “I Fall Apart” at No. 6 and “Psycho” at No. 7. 

Singles by Amy Shark, Pnau, Peking Duk, Conrad Sewell and Troye Sivan have been among the many 11 locally-bred recordings to crack the end-of-year record. 

There was an Aussie taste to the end-of-year albums chart because the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, starring Sydney-born actor and singer Hugh Jackman, was topped the best-seller. Movie scores accounted for 3 of the highest 5, as Ed Sheeran’s Divide -- the best-seller for 2017 -- got here in at No. 2, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack lit up at No. three, Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys got here in at No. four and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack snatched fifth place. 

Amy Shark’s ARIA Award-winning debut Love Monster was the highest-selling Australian artist album, ending the 12 months in 14th place. All informed, 19 Australian albums cracked the Top 100.

2018 was an "distinctive 12 months for Australian music as we noticed an array of recent and established native expertise attain the highest of the ARIA Charts,” feedback ARIA chief government Dan Rosen in an announcement. “It is extremely thrilling to see our 2018 ARIA Song Of The Year winners 5 Seconds Of Summer have the No. 1 single for the 12 months. This is an enormous achievement given that it's the first time an Australian act has topped the End Of Year ARIA Singles Chart in 13 years.”

Drake, Ed Sheeran and Post Malone have been among the many dominant forces amongst Aussie music followers final 12 months, with all three charting within the high 10 of each the 2018 End Of Year Singles and Albums Charts. Also, Sheeran and Malone every landed two albums within the year-end high 10.