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Australian Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus No 1 for 4th Week

by Gavin Ryan on May 13, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Nas X along with U.S. country singer Billy Ray Cyrus log a fourth straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with their track “Old Town Road (I Got Horses in the Back)”.

“Old Town Road” was certified ▲Platinum last week, and this week it rises to 2x▲Platinum in sales plus it is also the ONLY Top 100 new certification this week (there is one outside of the T100), and at four weeks at No.1 the song also becomes the second longest running No.1 for 2019, as ahead of it on five weeks at the top was Ariana Grande with “7 Rings” (from 28th of Jan). “Old Town Road” also holds for a fourth week at the top in Canada and racks up a fifth week at the singles-summit in both America and New Zealand. The song also regains the top spot on the digital sales chart (where further versions are at No.12 {Lil’ Nas X only} and a newer version enters at No.31 {possibly the new Diplo remixed version}, while it holds onto the No.1 streaming spot too).

Rising back up one spot to No.2 is recent tourist here Billie Eilish and “Bad Guy”, which swaps places with last weeks highest new entry of “ME!” by Taylor Swift with Brendon Urie, dipping one spot to No.3. New at No.4 is the first taste from a forthcoming fifth studio album for Shawn Mendes as he debuts with “If I Can’t Have You”, which also entered within the Top 10 in Ireland, New Zealand (both #7), England (#9), Sweden (#10) and the only entry higher than here was in Scotland (#3). This becomes his fifth Top 10 single in Australia, and enters at the peak three of those former Top 10 entries have peaked at in No.4 with “Stitches” (2015), “Treat You Better” (2016) and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (2017).

Dominic Fike and his song “3 Nights” drops back one spot to No.5, which is followed by the second and final Top 10 debut for the week in “Homicide” for rappers Logic and Eminem coming in at No.6. This is taken from the next week released new album for Logic called “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (due May 17th) and overall this is the ninth Top 100 entry for Logic (6 as lead, three as guest), while for Eminem this is his 22nd Top 10 single in Australia. Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” rises back up one spot to No.7, while current tourist here Post Malone drops two places to No.8 with “Sunflower”, logging its 28th week within the Top 10, while on hold at No.9 is the Avicii and Aloe Blacc song “SOS”, followed by a five place drop to No.10 for the Khalid single “Talk”.

* After a couple of weeks at No.22 the Hilltop Hoods song “Exit Sign” is up a few spots to a new peak of No.20, the first new peak song of the week.
* With Billie Eilish finishing her tour here last week, there are still some rises for her older entries again this week in “Lovely” with Khalid (34 to 30), new song “My Strange Addiction” (45 to 39), and older tracks again in “Ocean Eyes” (HP-58, 69 to 61) and “Bellyache” (75 to former peak of #66).
* The second new peak of the week occurs down at No.36 for Amy Shark with “Mess Her Up”, rising four places this week.
* The current UK No.1 song for a second week is “Vossi Bop” for rapper Stormzy, which jumps up here seventeen places to No.42.
* Another of last weeks new entries to zoom this week is from U.S. female rapper Lizzo with “Truth Hurts”, leaping this week thirty spots to a new peak of No.44.
* Post Malone’s older tracks rise again this week thanks to his current tour here in “Better Now” (54 to 46), “I Fall Apart” (68 to 58), “Rockstar” (67 to 60), “Psycho” (81 to 71) and returning at No.98 “Congratulations”.
* Bazzi is up one spot to a new chart height of No,49 with “Paradise”.
* With the film ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ opening this coming week, expect its theme song in “Carry on for Kygo and Rita Ora to jump next week, this week it rises only two spots to a new peak of No.51.
* The Veronicas rebound a little bit this week with “Think of Me”, back up to No.76.
* Why Don’t We and Macklemore rise to a new peak again this week with “I Don’t Belong in This Club”, up seven places to No.80.

* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are “Wow.” for Post Malone (HP-2×2, WI10-18) which is down four places to No.11, leaving the ten for its first time, and then “Someone You Loved” (HP-10×2, WI10-2) for Lewis Capaldi, only down two spots to No.12, while his new single “Hold Me While You Wait” enters at No.4 in England and at No.1 in Ireland.
* After her new albums entry surge last week, the lead song from the new P!nk album “Walk Me Home” drops back down four places to No.17, while her entry and title track from last week “Hurts 2B Human” with Khalid tumbles down seventeen spots to No.65.
* Two of last weeks Top 20 peakers slip back two spots this week in “Don’t Call Me Up” from Mabel and “Earth” for Lil’ Dicky to No.18 and No.19 respectively.
* Birds of Tokyo picked up a Top 40 berth on the streaming singles chart this week with “Good Lord”, but it still falls down four spots to No.23 nationally.
* All three of Ariana Grande’s entries move down this week in “7 Rings” (24 to 27), “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” (39 to 48) and “thank u, next” (58 to 64).
* BTS and Halsey drop down six spots to No.31 with “Boy with Luv”, while fellow Koreans Blackpink see a ten place slide to No.62 with “Kill This Love”.
* While The Chainsmokers and 5SOS track “Who Do You Love” is only down three places to No.32, the Sydney-boys former No.1 “Youngblood” falls nine places to No.55 after 55 weeks within the Top 50.
* Falling Khalid tracks this week continue with “Better” (31 to 33), “Outta My Head” (36 to 40), “My Bad” (55 to 63) and “Saturday Nights” (66 to 78).
* The surge for the SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott track “Power is Power” last week is over, as the song falls back down thirteen places to No.43.
* Falling Billie Eilish tracks this week include “You Should See Me in a Crown” (43 to 47), “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” (42 to 53), “Xanny” (63 to 70) and down one place each are “I Love You” (72 to 73) and “Ilomilo” (91 to 92).
* Both of the Ed Sheeran 100+ week entries move down a little this week in “Perfect” (65 to 67) and the ‘Longest Charting Single’ in “Shape of You” (86 to 87 at 122 weeks), while a surprise new track from Ed alongside Justin Bieber called “I Don’t Care” secretly dropped on Friday.
* Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man with “Giant” fall ten places to No.72.
* Imagine Dragons’ track “Bad Liar” drops eleven spots to land at No.75.
* The new entry last week for Marhsmello with Tyga and Chris Brown on “Light it Up” falls back down this week twenty-three spots to No.83, while the solo Tyga track “Goddamn” falls eleven places to No.93.
* Rapper YNW Melly and his track “Murder on My Mind” drops thirteen places to No.86.
* Yungblud with Halsey and Travis Barker on “11 Minutes” falls down thirteen spots also, to No.90.
* The George Ezra newer entry “Hold My Girl” drops down twelve places to No.91.
* Jonas Brothers’ “Cool” track is down ten spots to land at the end of the chart at #100.

* #68 – Painkiller by Ruel is the fourth entry locally for the 16 year old from Sydney, and by entering so high it becomes his second highest chart entry in Australia, he peaked at No.53 with “Dazed & Confused”, while he has also charted with “Don’t Tell Me” (HP-86, 2017) and his last entry “Younger” (HP-76, 2018).

* #79 – Piece of Your Heart by MeduZa feat. Goodboys is the February 2019 UK No.2 single by two trios, one of which are the Italian producers MeduZa and the other is the British pop trio Goodboys, the song having also cracked the Top 10 in Ireland (#3), Scotland (#2) and the U.S. Dance Charts (#4).

* #94 – Solid Gold by Pnau feat. Kira Divine & Marques Toliver is only the eighth Top 100 entry for the Aussie duo since they first charted in 2001, again using the vocals of Kira Divine, who was the singer on their last Top 10 entry “Go Bang” (HP-9, peaked early Feb., 2018).

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