HARRY STYLES has ended Ed Sheeran’s chance of making Australian chart history, but Lady Gaga could be about to blow both of them away.
Styles’ Sign Of the Times entered the ARIA singles chart at No. 1 this week, the first solo single for the One Direction member.
That ended Ed Sheeran’s 13-week run at No. 1 — he was on track to beat ABBA’s record of 14 weeks on top in 1976 with Fernando. Sheeran’s Shape Of You is still the longest-running No. 1 this century.
The queen of my playlist has a surprise contender for next week’s charts, Lady Gaga, who released a brand new song, The Cure, this weekend.
The new song is a more deliberately commercial R & B direction after her divisive rock-flavoured Joanne project.
The Cure is already No. 1 on iTunes and is outselling No. 2 — Sheeran’s next single Galway Girl — by two to one.
UK Singles Charts Top 5
1. SIGN OF THE TIMES
2. SHAPE OF YOU
3. GALWAY GIRL
5. SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS
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