“Old Town Road” for rapper Lil’ Nas X with country singer Billy Ray Cyrus holds for a ninth broken week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, plus the song is now 5x▲Platinum in sales.
The nine weeks at No.1 for “Old Town Road” is the longest berth since “God’s Plan” by Drake held for eleven straight weeks from the start of February until mid-April in 2018, and Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray’s chart topper now surpasses both “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Youngblood” for 5 Seconds of Summer which logged eight weeks at the summit in Australia.
“Old Town Road” is now one of five songs this decade which has spent nine weeks at No.1 here, the others were “Sexy and I Know it” for LMFAO (2011), “Roar” by Katy Perry (2013), “Que Sera” by Justice Crew (2014) and “Closer” by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey (2016). If “Old Town Road” stays again next week it will tie with only one other 10-week running No.1 this decade (the other LMFAO #1 song), while the “Old Town Road” song also remains at the top in New Zealand, America (11 weeks), Canada (10 weeks) and both of the digital and streaming local charts too. Plus Billy Ray Cyrus’s tally of weeks at No.1 rises to sixteen weeks from his two chart-topping appearances (1992 & 2019) moving him from 57th to now equal 51st on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles 1940 to 2019′ alongside 1974’s two-hit-wonders Paper Lace (two No.1 with 16 weeks at the top).
The Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber track “I Don’t Care” is at the top in both England and Ireland for a sixth week, while here it is spending its fifth week at No.2 (it spent one week at No.1 upon debut six weeks ago), plus Ed is down one spot to No.6 with his second Top 10 entry this week in “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock. I mentioned last week a new Taylor Swift single dropping called “You Need to Calm Down”, which this week debuts at No.3, eight weeks after she debuted at No.2 with “ME!” (TW-22), both tracks taken from her just announced seventh album “Lover” (due August 23rd), and this new Top 10 debut becomes her eighteenth Top 10 single in Australia, plus her twelfth Top 3 track too. And with Taylor debuting so high, she has pushed down three songs one place apiece, with former No.1 song “Bad Guy” for Billie Eilish moving to No.4, “Someone You Loved” for Lewis Capaldi to No.5 and the previously noted “Cross Me” for Ed Sheeran to No.6.
Scoring his fourteenth Top 10 single this week is Chris Brown who was last weeks highest new entry with “No Guidance” featuring Drake, which jumps up ten places to a new peak of No.7, while it also becomes the thirteenth Top 10 song for the Canadian rapper Drake, who this week debuts with two new tracks too. The remainder of the Top 10 are all down two spots each in “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes, “Never Really Over” by Katy Perry and “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers” to numbers 8, 9 and 10 respectively.
* MeduZa with Goodboys could land themselves all a Top 10 spot next week as “Piece of Your Heart” rises three places this week to a new peak of No.11.
* Taylor Swift’s new entry at No.3 pulls her eight week old entry “ME!” back up four places to No.22.
* OneRepublic’s “Rescue Me” is the week up three spots to a new chart height of No.27.
* Last week Guy Sebastian leapt up 58 places with “Choir”, which this week rises five to a new peak of No.33.
* Tones and I last week had two Top 50 entries, this week that margin decreases to two Top 40 berths, as she is down one spot to No.13 with “Johnny Run Away” (newly Gold (●) in sales), while her newer entry “Dance Monkey” swings up six places to a new peak of No.37.
* The Billie Eilish and Khalid duet “Lovely” rebounds five spots to No.52, while Billie re-enters at No.94 with her album track “I Love You” (HP-20).
* Andy Grammer continues his climb with “Don’t Give Up on Me”, which this week is up seven places to new height of No.62.
* Bulleting back up twenty-six places to No.70 is the Calum Scott track “You Are the Reason”.
* Polo G with Lil’ TJay and “Pop Out” sees a third successive rise, this week up nine spots to No.73.
* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are “3 Nights” (HP-3, WI10-14) for Dominic Fike, down five to No.15 and “SOS” (HP-7, WI10-8) for Avicii with Aloe Blacc which drops seven spots to No.16, while Avicii’s debut from last week and “Heaven” drops down three spots to No.23.
* Post Malone moves away from the Top 10 with “Sunflower” (31 weeks in total within T10) and is down three spots to No.14, while he also drops with “Wow.” (22 to 24), “Better Now” (76 to 83), “I Fall Apart” (87 to 95) and “Rockstar” (89 to 97).
* Tyler, the Creator and his former and first Top 10 entry “Earfquake” is down five places to No.18, but is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Khalid is down to No.20 with “Talk”, while he also slides with his other entries in “Better” (42 to 49) and leaves with “Saturday Nights” (newly 2x▲Platinum).
* Miley’s “Mother’s Daughter” peaked at No.21 last week and is down four this week to No.25.
* With a new entry this week for Mabel, her first entry here “Don’t Call Me Up” drops seven spots to No.32.
* Halsey’s “Nightmare” drop continues, this week it is down seven places to No.34, while her 37 week old entry “Without Me” descends four to No.56.
* The Hilltop Hoods fall seven places to No.36 with “Exit Sign”, and their previous single “Leave Me Lonely” falls eight spots to No.91.
* Birds of Tokyo and their song “Good Lord” is down eight places to No.39.
* After a slow rise to No.34 last week with “Vossi Bop”, this week Stormzy’s first entry here falls six spots to No.40.
* Dropping Billie Eilish tracks this week include “When the Party’s Over” (36 to 41), “Bury a Friend” (37 to 44), “Wish You Were Gay” (61 to 71) and “Ocean Eyes” (86 to 99).
* Amy Shark swims down eight places to No.47 with “Mess Her Up”.
* Ariana Grande has NO songs within the Top 50 this week as her last No.1 song “7 Rings” is this week down six places to No.53, and she is also down to just two songs within the Top 100, as her other former No.1 entry “thank u, next” is down one spot to No.81.
* Ama Max also has NO Top 50 entries this week as her second single “So Am I” plummets fourteen places this week to No.54, while her former and only Top 10 entry “Sweet But Psycho” drops five places to No.58.
* Martin Garrix with Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy drop down eight places to No.59 with their collaborative track “Summer Days”.
* DJ Khaled drops down nine places to No.65 with his only chart entry “Just Us” featuring SZA.
* Bazzi’s “Paradise” declines fourteen spots this week to drop to No.72.
* There were two entries last week in which Chris Brown was either singing or being a guest vocalist, his lead track climbed into the Top 10, while his guest feature drops in the Tyga track “Haute” (50 to 78).
* James Arthur was so close to scoring a Top 50 entry a few weeks ago with “Falling Like the Stars” (HP-51), this week the song descends seventeen places to land at No.82.
* The ‘Longest Charted Single’ is again “Shape of You” for Ed Sheeran at 128 weeks within the Top 100, the song dropping seven places this week to No.84. It has only ever been as low as No.87 on the 13th and 27th of May this year.
* After a triumphant return to the chart last week at a new peak of No.44, this week the Luke Combs track “Beer Never Broke My Heart” drops like an empty schooner and plummets forty-one spots to No.85.
* The Logic and Eminem collaboration “Homicide” falls twenty places this week to No.87.
* Both sides of the 1972 single for Elton John drop down this week in “Rocket Man” (79 to 88) and Tiny Dancer” (85 to 93).
* Queen’s only entry “Bohemian Rhapsody” falls this week eight places to No.89.
* The Kygo and Rita Ora track “Carry On” drops eighteen places to No.90.
* After 55 weeks of charting the Maroon 5 and Cardi B track “Girls Like You” falls seven to the end of the chart at No.100.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #12 – Money in the Grave by Drake with Rick Ross
* #69 – Omertà by Drake are the two tracks from the just issued EP called “The Best in the World Pack” and they become the 60th and 61st chart entry here for the Canadian artist (45 solo, 16 as guest), who also cracked the Top 10 this week on the back of the new Chris Brown track “No Guidance” (TW-7), with this new song serving as a ‘celebration release’ for his team and NBA Champions the Toronto Raptors.
* #31 – Let You Know by Flume with London Grammar is the fourteenth Top 100 entry for the local EDM artist who earlier this year hit No.72 with “Friends” (8th of April), while for London Grammar this is only their third entry here (two as lead, now this one as guest).
* #42 – Sanctuary by Joji is the first singles chart entry for the Japanese singer and rapper, who last November saw his debut album “Ballads 1” hit No.17 here, that album returns at No.63 this week, and this new song is from a forthcoming second album (no date or title known as yet), plus the track has also charted in England and Ireland (Top 70) and New Zealand (#32).
* #45 – The Git Up by Blanco Brown is the debut single for Atlanta, Georgia born country and rap singer, who in the past was more known for his production work with Chris Brown and Pitbull. This song has been No.1 on Spotify’s Viral Top 50 for the past week and debuted at No.19 in New Zealand this week.
* #80 – Mad Love by Mabel is the second chart entry here for the English singer, who hit No.16 with “Don’t Call Me Up” (TW-32), and is also the second song issued from her August 2nd due debut album called “High Expectations”.
* #86 – Bounce Back by Little Mix becomes the 19th Top 100 entry for the English four-piece female outfit, and the first new material from a forthcoming sixth album, the girls last charting in 2018 with “Woman Like Me” (HP-23, peaked 22-Oct-2018), while earlier this year they made it to No.49 on the digital charts with “Think About Us” (4-Feb-2019) featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com