Ava Max scores second week at Number 1 with Sweet But Psycho in a Top 40 packed with climbers

Plus, brand new entries from Post Malone, Jax Jones and Years & Years, Cardi B, and Russ.

Congratulations to Ava Max, who lands the first Number 1 of 2019 on the Official Singles Chart.

Sweet But Psycho snatched the top spot at the very end of last year, and now scores a second week at the summit with over 71,000 combined sales, including 7.95 million streams.

Ava told OfficialCharts.com, "Oh my god! This is so surreal for me! Thank you to everyone for your support. I am beyond excited to share more music with you all very soon!"

The US singer heads up an unusual singles chart this week, as the post-Christmas comedown means festive favourites make way for a host of returnees and new entries, with many tracks claiming a new chart peak. There are 28 songs reentering or breaking into the Top 40, and not a single track going down. What a positive start to 2019!

Post Malone benefits the most, with two tracks leaping into the Top 10: Sunflower, feat Swae Lee, hits a new peak of 3, while latest release Wow enters the Top 40 the first time at 5, and between them, Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus collaboration Nothing Breaks Like a Heart matches its previous peak of 4. 

Baby Shark, from Korean cartoon Pinkfong and the soundtrack to a viral dance craze in the latter half of 2018, enjoys a huge New Year boost, hitting the Top 10 for the first time at Number 6, while Zara Larsson's Ruin my Life at a new peak of Number 9. 

MORE: What is Baby Shark and why is it climbing the charts?

George Ezra's Hold My Girl is at 14, breaking the Top 20 for the first time, and Clean Bandit and Marina's Baby does the same, hitting a new high of 15, while the Jax Jones and Years & Years collaboration Play makes its Top 40 debut, leaping 61 slots to 19.

Cadet and Deno Driz return to the Top 40 with Advice, achieving a new peak at 27, and two more songs make a Top 40 debut: Cardi lands her ninth Top 40 hit with Money rocketing 56 places to Number 35, and rapper Russ climbs 25 rungs to debut at 36 with Gun Lean.

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Yolanda Merkel


Interesting chart... I bet the week-on-week numbers are down significantly. People complain a lot about Xmas singles, but they keep the industry in a healthy state. I also find it hard to believe that EVERY single song from the holidays simply disappeared. So the Mariah single dropped from #2 to oblivion? Seriously doubt it.

The more that I hear that song at #1 the less that I care for it. And who on Earth is playing that "Baby Shark" rubbish?
It's interesting to see "Shotgun" making that huge leap from 33-8. I wonder what its real position (and that of "Without Me') would be without the whole ACR foolishness.




Yeah, it's crazy to think that all 55 Christmas songs from last week dropped out (including Mariah from #2) but that's exactly what happened!
'Baby Shark' is getting most of its points from YouTube & Trending because parents won't stop playing it for their kids, but even with that, I'm surprised it's as high as it is.
'Shotgun' probably wouldn't be much higher without ACR, since it gained because of sales & ACR only really damages songs that benefit from just streaming.


Tony De Bernardinis


All Christmas song have vanished mostly because a looooooooot of people have downloaded all the hit songs of the past year for New Year's eve playlists. I guess.....




Good to see 'Sweet But Psycho' at #1 for a second week & 'Ruin My Life' finally make the Top 10! :)
I also like Post Malone having two songs in the Top 5 today.
'Baby Shark' taking that massive climb in the first week of 2019 though... I'm confused as to why it's got this big, but it's actually kind of funny at the same time.