After one week away from the ARIA Singles Chart top-spot, the Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus track “Old Town Road” reclaims the top of the Australian Singles Chart, for an overall fifth week at the top here.
“Old Town Road” retained it’s No.1 streaming spot and is sitting at No.2 (duet), No.11 (Lil’ Nas X only) and No.22 (Remix) on the digital charts, while it held again at the top in New Zealand, America (7th week for both) and Canada (6th week). This is the second song for 2019 to reclaim the top spot, as at the start of March Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper regained the No.1 throne with “Shallow” after sixteen weeks away from the top, whereas “Old Town Road” was only gone for a single week from the top spot.
Last weeks No.1 debut for Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber with “I Don’t Care” falls to No.2 this week (#1 digital and #2 streaming), while the song debuted at No.2 this past week in both America and Canada, plus it held for a second week at No.1 in Ireland and England. On Friday it was announced that this track was to be taken from a 12th of July new set from Ed called “No.6 Collaborations Project”, which will contain ALL duets and collaborations with Ed, as well as his next song “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, which was issued on Friday, the full set containing 15 tracks.
The first of five new certifications for Billie Eilish (4 tracks and her album) occurs for her former No.1 song “Bad Guy” which climbs from Gold to now 2x▲Platinum in sales, after which it’s a third week at it’s peak and entry position for the Shawn Mendes track “If I Can’t Have You”; at No.3 and No.4 respectively, while Shawn continues his multi-four-peaks after “Stitches” (4 weeks at #4), “Treat You Better” (3 weeks at #4) and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (2 weeks at #4).
The debut studio album for Lewis Capaldi enters within the Top 10 this week and at the top in England (where is set a record for the fastest selling album for 2019, so far), and that helps his first entry here “Someone You Loved” to rise two places to a new peak of No.5, plus it also scores its first certification and is newly ▲Platinum in sales. Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” track dips down one spot to No.6. after which are more new certs for “SOS” by Avicii and Aloe Blacc (8 to a new peak of No.7, newly Gold (●)) and “Sucker” for Jonas Brothers (9 to 8, from Gold to now 2x▲Platinum). Post Malone’s “Sunflower” is back up one spot to No.9 and logging its 30th week within the Top 10 (still the longest running Top 10 ever in Australia) and also back up one spot to No.10 for a twelfth week inside the ten is Khalid with “Talk”.
* Rising back up a couple of places to No.12 is the Marshmello & Chvrches track “Here With Me”.
* Lizzo sees her first entry here “Truth Hurts” rise again this week, up five places to a new peak of No.21.
* Drax Project with Hailee Steinfeld are up two spots to a new chart height of No.22 with “Woke Up Late”.
* With a second entry this week for local singer Tones and I, her first entry “Johnny Run Away” zooms fourteen places to a new peak of No.26.
* The dance track for MeduZa with UK trio Goodboys called “Piece of Your Heart” leaps up twenty-four places to land at a new peak of No.37.
* Stormzy is on hold at his peak of No.39 for “Vossi Bop”.
* Ruel jumps up eight spots to a new peak of No.55 with “Painkiller”, which if it rises into the Top 50 next week will be his highest charted song, as at the moment his second entry “Dazed & Confused” peaked at No.53.
* Two of last weeks new entries to rise to new chart heights this week are “Summer Days” for Martin Garrix with Macklemore & Patrick Stump (79 to 64) and “Falling Like the Stars” by James Arthur (94 to 67).
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie track “ME!” (HP-2, WI10-3), which drops down eight spots to No.14, but is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* With his tour here over, Post Malone drops this week with “Wow” (13 to 15), but more so with his older songs like “Better Now” (55 to 73, 56 weeks), “Rockstar” (69 to 82, 88 weeks), “I Fall Apart” (67 to 83, 86 weeks) and leaves with “Psycho” (#84, 64 weeks).
* Ava Max might not score a second Top 10 hit with her second entry as “So Am I” drops four to No.19, while her first entry “Sweet But Psycho” is down eight places to No.40.
* The further Billie Eilish certs and drops are for “Bury a Friend” (17 to 23, 2x▲Platinum), “When the Party’s Over” (20 to 24), “Wish You Were Gay” (27 to 36, newly ▲Platinum), “Lovely” with Khalid (36 to 41, now 4x▲Platinum), “My Strange Addiction” (52 to 72), “Ocean Eyes” (66 to 76), “You Should See Me in a Crown” (62 to 80) and “Bellyache” (77 to 99).
* There’s a six place slide to No.27 for the Lauv and Troye Sivan collaboration “I’m So Tired…”.
* P!nk’s “Walk Me Home” track drops down nine spots to No.28 and is newly ▲Platinum in sales.
* After peaking at No.29 last week the Amy Shark song “Mess Her Up” falls back four spots to No.33.
* Ariana Grande is down a little with “7 Rings” (30 to 35), but more so with “thank u, next” (68 to 78) and “Break Up With Your Boyfriend, I’m Bored” (56 to 81).
* Lil’ Dicky’s “Earth” track declines fourteen spots this week, down to No.42.
* The Chainsmokers and 5SOS track “Who Do You Love” slides down eleven places to No.46, while the 5 Seconds’ “Youngblood” is only down four places to No.58.
* The Bazzi track “Paradise” drops ten places to No.47, after peaking last week at No.37.
* All three Dean Lewis tracks move down this week, only slightly for “Be Alright” (43 to 44) and “Stay Awake” (47 to 49), but a bigger tumble for “7 Minutes” (34 to 54).
* The Kygo & Rita Ora track from ‘Pokemon” Detective Pikachu’ peaked at No.45 last week, this week it drops down seven spots to No.52.
* A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s second solo entry “Swervin” is down ten places to No.60.
* There’s a second Khalid certification this week (“Lovely” at #41 was the first), as his John Mayer duet “Outta My Head” drops down eighteen places to No.66 and is now Gold (●) in sales, while he also slides down with “Saturday Nights” (75 to 90) and “My Bad” (70 to 96).
* Ed Sheeran’s two 100+weeks entries move back down this week with “Perfect” (60 to 68, 116 weeks) and “Shape of You” (76 to 87, 124 weeks), which is again the ‘Longest Charted Single’ this week.
* The Loud Luxury track “Body” is newly certified 3x▲Platinum and drops down ten spots to No.69.
* The BTS and Halsey track “Boy with Luv” plummets twenty-eight places to No.70.
* “Power is Power” for SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott drops down twenty-six spots to No.75.
* Two of last weeks debuts to drop down this week are “You Little Beauty” for Fisher (41 to 77) and the Luke Combs song “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (51 to 97).
* Imagine Dragons’ “Bad Liar” track drops down twelve places to No.84.
* Meek Mill and Drake’s “Going Bad” sours sixteen chart rungs to land at No.89.
* The Veronicas host Rage this weekend, maybe that will help their current single “Think of Me” to rise next week, as this week the song drops down twenty places to No.94.
* After peaking at No.78 last week the Why Don’t We and Macklemore collaboration “I Don’t Belong in This Club” drops down twenty-two places to the end of the chart at #100.
* #11 – Earfquake by Tyler, the Creator feat. Playboi Carti
* #30 – I Think by Tyler, the Creator feat. Solange
* #45 – Igor’s Theme by Tyler, the Creator feat. Lil’ Uzi vert
* #48 – Running Out of Time by Tyler, the Creator (features a Run-D.M.C. sample from “Hit it Run”)
* #53 – New Magic Wand by Tyler, the Creator
* #56 – A Boy is a Gun by Tyler, the Creator
* #62 – What’s Good by Tyler, the Creator
* #74 – Puppet by Tyler, the Creator feat. Kanye West
* #79 – Gone, Gone / Thank You by Tyler, the Creator are all taken from his fifth and new album “Igor”, which debuts here at No.3 to become his highest charted album and second Top 10 in Australia, and with nine songs debuting from the twelve track album, it increases his chart entries tally to ten in total, as he has only sent one song into the charts prior to this week with “Who Dat Boy” (HP-92, peaked July 2017), so he also lands his first Top 20, Top 50 and multiple entries crown too this week.
* #13 – Nightmare by Halsey is now the second single from a forthcoming third album for the U.S. singer (no title or date known as yet), after “Without Me” (HP-2, TW-38) which started charting 33 weeks ago (15th of Oct., 2018), and it becomes her sixteenth Top 100 entry here (14 solo, 2 as a guest), her tenth Top 50 and also her seventh Top 20 appearance.
* #32 – Just Us by DJ Khaled feat. SZA (contains a sample of “Ms. Jackson” by Outkast)
* #51 – Celebrate by DJ Khaled feat. Travis Scott & Post Malone
* #59 – Jealous by DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne & Big Sean
* #88 – Wish Wish by DJ Khaled feat. Cardi B. & 21 Savage are all taken from the eleventh studio album for DJ Khaled called “Father of Asahd” which debuts at No.7 this week, while DJ Khaled rises from eight previous entries to twelve in total within the Top 100 and now four inside the Top 50.
* #61 – Rescue Me by OneRepublic is now the fifteenth Top 100 entry for the group who first charted in 2007 with their first entry “Apologize” (HP-1) and last year reached No.67 with “Start Again” featuring rapper Logic, with this new track possibly coming from a forthcoming fifth studio album (no date or title known as yet).
* #85 – Dance Monkey by Tones and I is second entry for the local singer Toni Watson after her first entry “Johnny Run Away” which leapt to No.26 this week (up from #40).
* #86 – Unsainted by Slipknot is the lead single from the August 9th due sixth album for the U.S. heavy metal act called “We Are Not Your Kind”, with the band issuing their last album “5: The Gray Chapter” in October of 2014, with this new entry becoming their seventh Top 100 entry and first since “The Devil and I” (HP-88, 2014), with the band only ever scoring one Top 50 entry in Australia with “Wait & Bleed” (HP-46, April 2000).
* #91 – Suge by DaBaby is a U.S. rapper from Cleveland, Ohio who was born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk in late 1991, with this his first issued single which made it to No.16 in America and is taken from his debut album “Baby on Baby” which came out at the start of March this year.
* #95 – Zero Gravity (Australia’s 2019 Eurovision entry) by Kate Miller-Heidke was Australia’s Eurovision entry for 2019, which was held last weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel, and this track came in ninth place with a total of 285 points, this year the judge and public votes were close in totals to each other too.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com