Last week the rapper Lil’ Nas X and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus went 3x▲Platinum with their No.1 song “Old Town Road”, while this week it logs a seventh stay at the top in Australia, and is now 4xP in sales too.
The seventh week at the top for “Old Town Road” ties with the first chart entry and No.1 song for Billy Ray Cyrus in “Achy Breaky Heart” which also spent seven weeks at the top from 4th of October, 1992. This tally of fourteen weeks at the top for Billy Ray Cyrus moves him up to equal 62nd on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles 1940 to 2019’, alongside Bill Haley and John Travolta who have also logged 14 weeks from two number one songs in the past. The song also holds again at the top in New Zealand, America (9th week in both territories), Canada (8th week) and returns to No.1 in Germany (3rd overall week).
“Old Town Road” is also the longest stay at No.1 since last years highest selling song “Youngblood” for 5 Seconds of Summer logged eight consecutive weeks at the top from 28th of May, 2018, and seventh week at No.1 also makes “Old Town Road” the equal eighth longest running No.1 song for this decade, sitting alongside other seven week chart-toppers like “Someone Like You” (2011) ,”Thrift Shop” (2012), “Love Yourself” (2015-16), “One Dance”, “Say You Won’t Let Go” (both 2016) and “Rockstar” (2017).
The top four songs all remain on hold this week, with the current English and Irish No.1 song (for a 4th week) in “I Don’t Care” for Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber at No.2, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish at No.3 and spending a second week at his peak of No.4 is Lewis Capaldi with “Someone You Loved”, while last weeks highest entry for Ed Sheeran called “Cross Me” featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock is up one spot to a new peak of No.5, swapping places with the Shawn Mendes song “If I Can’t Have You” down to No.6 and landing it’s first certification by achieving Gold (●) this week.
Katy Perry lands the highest new entry of the week by debuting at No.7 with “Never Really Over”, the first taste of a forthcoming sixth album (no date or title known as yet), and this is her second entry for the year as back in late February she was on the Zedd No.38 song “365”, and with this new entry landing in the Top 10 first week it becomes overall her sixteenth Top 10 single in Australia and her first Top 10 since the lead single from her previous album in “Chained to the Rhythm” (HP-4, peaked late February of 2017).
Dominic Fike and his track “3 Nights” is now 3x▲Platinum in sales, and with the new Avicii album “Tim” issued on Friday, will his current Top 10 entry “SOS” rise back up next week, but for this week both songs are down a place to No.8 and No.9 respectively, while rising back up one spot to No.10 for an overall 31st week inside the Top 10 is “Sunflower” for Post Malone and Swae Lee.
* Last weeks second Top 20 entry in “The London” for Young Thug with J. Cole and Travis Scott is up four spots to a new peak of No.13.
* Tones and I scores her first Top 20 entry this week with “Johnny Run Away”, which jogs up six spots to a new peak of No.16, while her newer entry “Dance Monkey” swings up six places also, to a new height of No.56.
* Drax Project with Hailee Steinfeld and “Woke Up Late” rises two places to a new peak of No.18.
* MeduZa with Goodboys and their track “Piece of Your Heart” is up three spots to No.23.
* Amy Shark is up only one spot to a new peak of No.29 with her latest track “Mess Her Up”.
* Stromzy continues to make small steps up the charts here with “Vossi Bop”, this week up three spots to new chart height of No.35.
* Ruel last week equalled his previous best peak with his latest song “Painkiller”, which this week becomes his first ever Top 50 and Top 40 berth, as the song jumps up thirteen places to No.40.
* The Martin Garrix, Macklemore and Patrick Stump track “Summer Days” is up only two places this week to a new peak of No.47.
* James Arthur climbs to a new peak just outside of the Top 50 to No.51 with “Falling Like the Stars”.
* Jess Glynne made a surprise appearance on ‘The Voice: Blinds’ this past week singing “I’ll Be There”, which this week returns at No.64.
* The second and final return for the week is Calum Scott’s “You Are the Reason” at No.70.
* The final new peak of the week comes from last weeks entry for Polo G called “Pop Out”, which this week is up eight places to a new height of No.88.
* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are “Earfquake” (HP-9,WI10-1) for Tyler, the Creator, down two places to No.11, and former No.1 “Sucker” (HP-1×3, WI10-12) by Jonas Brothers, which is down two spots to No.12 and could return next week thanks to their new album “Happiness Begins” being issued on Friday, while for Tyler he also has the highest dropout with “I Think” from No.70.
* The first of three of last weeks new entries to drop is the 5 Seconds of Summer song “Easier”, which is only down two places to No.12, while they also fall with “Youngblood” (51 to 58) and on the Chainsmokers song “Who Do You Love” (65 to 69).
* Taylor Swift’s “ME!” with Brandon Urie is down four spots to No.20 and now ▲Platinum in sales, while her performance of the song (without Brandon) on Friday nights screened (here) Graham Norton Show could holt its fall next week slightly.
* Halsey tumbles down eight places to No.21 with her three week old entry “Nightmare”.
* After peaking at No.21 last week with “Truth Hurts”, this week the Lizzo song is down three spots to No.24.
* The Hilltop Hoods drop down three places to No.26 with “Exit Sign”, and their older entry “Leave Me Lonely” falls ten places to No.77 and is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Ava Max’s “So Am I” drops down six places to No.30.
* The Logic and Eminem track “Homicide” dives a further nine spots this week to No.38.
* Pink strolls down eight places to No.44 with “Walk Me Home”.
* Three weeks ago DJ Khaled debuted with four new songs from his latest album, and now this week he is down to one song within the Top 100, as “Just Us” drops down seventeen spots to No.50.
* Bazzi leaves the Top 50 with “Paradise”, down seven places to No.52.
* Four songs for Billie Eilish tumble harder than the rest this week in “Wish You Were Gay” (46 to 57), “Ocean Eyes” (72 to 81), “You Should See Me in Crown” (79 to 95) and “I Love You” (93 to 100).
* Kygo and Rita Ora’s song “Carry On” drops down seventeen spots this week to No.60.
* The second of the second week entries to slide down is “Isis” for rapper Joyner Lucas (41 to 62).
* Kian’s first entry “Waiting” tumbles seventeen spots this week to land at No.71.
* The J. Cole track “Middle Child” drops nine spots to No.73.
* The ‘Longest Charted Single’ again is “Shape of You” for Ed Sheeran at 126 weeks, the song dips five spots to No.80.
* Lil’ Dicky loses more “Earth” points this week as his song drops down twenty-two spots to No.83.
* The third and final of last weeks new entries to slide this week is the new theme from ‘Aladdin’ in “A Whole New World” for Zhavia Ward and Zayn, which drops twelve places to No.85.
* Post Malone’s older entries moving down are “Better Now” (69 to 75), “Rockstar” (80 to 87) and “I Fall Apart” (78 to 89).
* The Khalid and John Mayer track “Outta My Head” plummets twenty-three spots to land down at No.91, while Khalid’s “Saturday Nights” decreases nine places to No.97.
* Ariana Grande’s “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” falls twelve spots to No.93.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #25 – Mother’s Daughter by Miley Cyrus is taken from her second EP “She is Coming” which debuts at No.10 this week on the Album charts, and the six tracks are all new and include guest artists on the set such as Ghostface Killah, Swae Lee, Mike Will Made it and RuPaul. This is her second entry for the year after she hit No.6 on the Mark Ronson track “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (peaked late Dec of 2018) and overall this is her eighteenth Top 50 entry in Australia.
* #46 – Go Loko by YG Feat. Tyga & Jon Z., is overall the fifth (3 as lead, 2 as guest) chart entry in Australia for the U.S. rapper, who last charted as guest on the Post Malone track “Same Bitches” (HP-25, early May 2018) and last week saw his fourth album “4Real 4Real” enter at No.25, this week it drops down to No.36.
* #53 – Find U Again by Mark Ronson Feat. Camila Cabello is the eleventh entry (9 as lead, two as guest) for the UK producer and songwriter, and now the second to chart from his forthcoming fifth studio album called “Late Night Feelings” (due June 21st), which also features the above mentioned duet with Miley Cyrus from late last year.
* #54 – Call You Mine – The Chainsmokers Feat. Bebe Rexha is the fourth release from the building new album “World War Joy” (each time there is a new song issued, the album is built up to more tracks), and overall this is their twentieth overall entry in Australia.
* #65 – Press by Cardi B. becomes now the fourteenth (8 as lead, six as guest) entry here for the U.S. female rapper, and also the third issued song from a forthcoming new album (no date or title known as yet) after “Money” (HP-65) and her second teaming with Bruno Mars “Please Me” (HP-22).
* #74 – Rocket Man (I Think it’s Going to Be A Long Long Time) by Elton John
* #79 – Tiny Dancer by Elton John were originally A and B sides of the song “Rocket Man” for Elton, which first charted in Australia from the 15th of May, 1972, peaking at No.13 for two broken weeks on 24th of July and again on the 21st of August, while the song hit the Top 10 in both Sydney (HP-6) and Melbourne (HP-10) and was the fourth entry here for Elton. “Tiny Dancer” did hit the digital chart for two weeks in April of 2007, making it to No.42, and both of these songs return to the chart thanks to the current film/biopic for Elton called “Rocketman”.
* #84 – Don’t Give Up on Me (from ‘Five Feet Apart’) by Andy Grammer is taken from the new film ‘Five Feet Apart’ about two patients dealing with cystic fibrosis, starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse (from ‘Big Daddy’ and more recently as Jughead from ‘Riverdale’). This is now the fifth chart entry in Australia for Andy, who last charted with “Fresh Eyes” (HP-5, peaked mid-Jan, 2017), while his fourth album “Naïve” will be out July 26th.
* #96 – Choir by Guy Sebastian is the follow-up to the No.43 single “Before I Go” (peaked Jan, 2019) and overall is 30th Top 100 entry (27 solo, three as guest vocalist) for the initial Australian Idol winner who is now a new coach on ‘The Voice’ in Australia which started back on TV’s a few weeks ago.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com