It’s now double-week figures at No.1 for “Old Town Road” by Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus as their country and hip-hop mash-up logs a tenth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.
I mentioned last week that the last song to log double-digit weeks at No.1 was “God’s Plan” by Drake in 2018 (11 weeks), and the tenth week at the summit for “Old Town Road” becomes the equal fifth longest running No.1 for this decade, tying with 2011’s “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, which also logged ten weeks at the top in Australia. In the overall chart-timeline (1940 to 2019) the Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus song is now the equal 26th longest running No.1 song, alongside further ten-week holders in “Mamma Mia” by ABBA (1975), “Eage Rock” for Daddy Cool (1971), “I Will Always Love You” for Whitney Houston (1993), “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” for The Platters (1959) and “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” by Sandi Thom (2006).
Billy Ray’s accumulative total of weeks at No.1 now climbs to seventeen weeks from his two chart toppers, moving him from equal 51st to 45th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 1940 to 2019’ just behind The Platters and Kesha who’ve both racked up 17 weeks from three No.1 songs. “Old Town Road” is also the No.1 single again in New Zealand, North America (U.S.A.) (12th week in both regions) and Canada (11th week).
Scoring his highest charted single and the weeks highest new entry is Shawn Mendes who has teamed with Camila Cabello for the second time on their new track “Señorita”, the single issued from a forthcoming fifth studio album for Shawn, whose first single from that upcoming set was “If I Can’t Have You” (HP-4) which drops out of the Top 10 this week. This song debuted at No.2 in a heap of territories, but did take out the No.1 slot in Ireland, The Netherlands and Norway (so far). This is now the sixth Top 10 single in Australia for Shawn, and his first to break-out of his #4 holding pattern, as he has only previously ever peaked at No.4 with four songs, while for Camila this is her third Top 10 single and second Top 2, as she hit No.1 with “Havana” (3 weeks from 20-Nov, 2017), while the pair first collaborated in 2016 on “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (HP-33, peaked late February, 2016).
So after five weeks at No.2 and a single week at the top, the Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber teaming “I Don’t Care” is down one spot to No.3, while the song remains for a seventh week at the top in England, and Ed has a second Top 10 entry in “Cross Me”, which is down two places to No.8. Could we see a third Top 10 entry next week for Ed, as he issued a new song from his forthcoming duets/collaborative album on Friday called “Beautiful People” alongside Khalid.
Former No.1 song “Bad Guy” for Billie Eilish is stable at No.4 this week, plus it is also newly certified as 3x▲Platinum in sales, and this is followed by last weeks highest new entry for Taylor Swift and “You Need to Calm Down” which falls down two spots to No.5, after which is the Lewis Capaldi track “Someone You Loved” which is only down one place to No.6 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
Drake’s higher of two debuts from last week in “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross jumps up five places to land at a new peak of No.7, becoming the 14th Top 10 single in Australia for the Canadian rapper who scored his 13th last week thanks to a guesting on Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” (which falls out of the T10 this week), while for his guest Rick this is his first ever Top 10 berth here.
The Italian producer MeduZa with UK production trio GoodBoys take their track “Piece of Your Heart” up two places to a new peak here of No.9 and it is now Gold (●) in sales, while the song has already hit the Top 10 in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico (#1), The Netherlands, Scotland, England and the US Dance Club chart. Holding for a fourth week inside the Top 10 is Katy Perry’s “Never Really Over”, which is down one place to No.10.
* Tones and I holds at No.13 with her first entry “Johnny Run Away” (HP-12), plus her second entry “Dance Monkey” jumps up six places to a new peak of No.31.
* Guy Sebastian lands his 22nd Top 20 single in Australia this week, as his latest song “Choir” jumps up thirteen places to land at No.20.
* OneRepublic move up only one place this week to a new peak of No.26 with “Rescue Me”.
* Last weeks debut for Blanco Brown and “The Git Up” rides up eighteen places to a new chart height of No.27, thanks to it’s country-hip-hop mash-up like the current No.1 song.
* The Chainsmokers with Bebe Rexhas and “Call You Mine” rises three spots to a new peak of No.32.
* The 62 week old entry “Lovely” for Billie Eilish and Khalid rebounds seven places to No.45.
* With Mark Ronson’s new album debuting within the Top 10 this week the albums latest single “Find U Again” with Camila Cabello is up seven places to a new height of No.53, while the set first release in the Miley Cyrus duet “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” returns to the chart at No.87.
* The second Mabel entry, which was new last week, called “Mad Love” is this week up thirteen spots to a new peak of No.67.
* After getting to its lowest spot ever last week, the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” for Ed Sheeran at 129 weeks, is this week back up eight places to No.76.
* With a new doco about Queen and Adam Lambert’s teaming screened this past week on TV, the band’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” jumps back up eleven places to No.78, the song landing its 35th week during its current chart run, surpassing the initial 30 weeks it logged in 1976, while it’s 1992 chart run was for 18 weeks.
* There are three songs leaving the Top 10 this week, starting with last weeks climber into the ten and “No Guidance” for Chris Brown and Drake (HP-7, WI10-1, 7 to 11), which might return there next week thanks to his new album “Indigo” which came out on Friday. This is followed by “If I Can’t Have You” (HP-4×3, WI10-7, 8 to 12) for Shawn Mendes, which drops due to his new entry at No.2, and leaving for a second time is “Sucker” (HP-1×3, WI10-15a, 10 to 14) for Jonas Brothers.
* The Post Malone ‘Longest Running Top 10 Single ever’ in “Sunflower” with Swae Lee is down one spot to No.15 and now certified 6x▲Platinum, while his former No.2 track “Wow.” drop five places to No.29 and is newly 4x▲Platinum in sales at it’s half-year mark (26 weeks).
* Another song logging it’s 26th week/half-year on the charts is “3 Nights” for Dominic Fike, which is down three places to No.18.
* The Avicii and Aloe Blacc track “SOS” drops three places to No.19 and is now ▲Platinum, while the passed Swedish artists’ second entry in “Heaven” with Chris Martin falls ten spots to No.33.
* New Zealand act Drax Project who teamed with Hailee Steinfeld for “Woke Up Late” are down a spot to No.22, but more so their goes from no certifications to now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Tyler, the Creator sees his first ever Top 10 entry “Earfquake” leave to Top 20 and drop five places to No.23.
* Khalid is down with “Talk” (20 to 25), on the Benny Blanco song “Eastside” (30 to 36, and now from 5xP to newly 7x▲Platinum) and “Better” (49 to 51).
* Two more songs who leap in certifications this week are “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper which is down six places to No.34 and goes from 3xP to now 6x▲Platinum, and “Good Lord” for Birds of Tokyo, down two to No.41 and goes from no certification to ▲Platinum (bypassing Gold).
* The Miley Cyrus track from her EP in “Mother’s Daughter” drops ten places this week to No.35.
* With a newer Taylor Swift song embedded within the Top 10, her nine week old entry “ME!” this week drops fifteen spots to No.37.
* With Mabel’s new single climbing the charts, her first entry “Don’t Call Me Up” falls eleven places to No.43 and is newly ▲Platinum in sales too.
* Last weeks new entries to drop this week are “Let You Know” by Flume and London Grammar (31 to 44) and “Sanctuary” by Joji (42 to 60), while leaving after a single week are “Omerta” by Drake (#69, the highest dropout) and “Bounce Back” by Little Mix (#86).
* The Billie Eilish track “Bury a Friend” falls six places to No.50, while she also tumbles with “Wish You Were Gay” (71 to 90), and her older entry “Ocean Eyes” (HP-58) leaves after 28 overall weeks on the chart.
* The Sam Smith and Normani track “Dancing with a Stranger” leaves the Top 50 for the first time after 23 weeks, down four spots to No.52 and newly re-certified 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* The Halsey “Nightmare” continues to tumble, this week it drops twenty places to No.54, with her older entry “Without Me” is down five spots to No.61.
* Dean Lewis’s former No.1 “Be Alright” logs its ‘one-year’ anniversary on the charts (52 weeks) and is down four spots to No.55, while he also slides with “Stay Awake” (64 to 73) and “7 Minutes” (77 to 82).
* 5 Seconds of Summer and their No.1 song of 2018 in “Youngblood” is down three spots to No.58 and is now 9x▲Platinum.
* Ava Max and “Sweet But Psycho” is down seven spots to No.65, while her second entry in “So Am I” leap-frogs over it and is down fifteen places to No.69.
* DaBaby and his track “Suge” falls twenty places to land at No.83.
* DJ Khaled and SZA with “Just Us” tumbles down twenty spots to No.85.
* The Calum Scott returned track “You are the Reason” slumps back down sixteen places to No.85.
* James Arthur’s “Falling Like the Stars” descends nine spots this week to No.91.
* Polo G and Lil’ TJay with “Pop Out” falls twenty-one chart-rungs to land at No.94.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #17 – Panini by Lil’ Nas X
* #72 – Rodeo by Lil’ Nas X feat. Cardi B. are both taken from the U.S. rappers debut EP called “7” which is the highest new entry to the albums chart this week, while he also occupies the No.1 spot with his lead single “Old Town Road” for a tenth broken week. “Panini” also contains a sample/interpolation of the track “In Bloom” (1992) by Nirvana.
* #24 – It’s You by Ali Gatie is the eleventh single released by the 22 year old Canadian singer and songwriter whose previous song “Moonlight” has had 13m Spotify plays and 15m YouTube views, with Ali originally born in Yemen before moving to Dubai and then Canada as a child.
* #56 – One Right Thing – Marshmello feat. Kane Brown is the eighth entry here for the mysterious DJ and producer, who is also charting with his two former Top 10 singles “Here With Me” (HP-9, TW-30) with CHVRCHES and “Happier” (HP-3, TW-48) with Bastille, while he has a new album out next week (July 3rd) called “Joytime III”, which this new track is NOT featured on.
* #62 – Little Things by Jessica Mauboy becomes the 27th Top 100 entry for the Darwin native, and it is taken from her mid-October due fourth studio album “Hilda”, and this is the second track lifted from tate album as the first track issued was “Sunday” (which failed to hit the Top 100), while her last entry was “We Got Love” (HP-31, peaked late May 2018) her Eurovision Song Contest entry for 2018.
* #89 – Megatron by Nicki Minaj is the first new material for 2019 for the U.S. female rapper, and is the first taste of a forthcoming fifth studio album (no date or title known as yet), and is her first lead sung track since “Barbie Dreams” (HP-57) and “Majesty” (HP-60) both charted in late August of 2018, while she last appeared on the charts as guest on the 6ix9nine track “Mama” (HP-22, mid-Dec, 2018).
* 92 – Focus by Bazzi feat. 21 Savage is the fourth entry for the U.S. singer/songwriter, rapper and producer born Andrew Bazzi, whose previous entries were “Mine” (HP-11, peaked 5-March 2018), “Beautiful” (HP-15, peaked 17-Sep, 2018) and his other current entry “Paradise” (HP-37, peaked 20-May, 2019, TW-77).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com