It’s a thirteenth week at No.1 for the fused rap/country track “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, the song now the equal second longest running No.1 song for this decade.
“Old Town Road” now ties with 2017’s “Despacito” for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (22-May to 14-Aug, 2017) as the equal second longest No.1 span for this decade, while in the overall scheme of No.1 songs from 1940 to today, “Old Town Road” is now the equal 14th longest running No.1 of all time in Australia, tying with “Hey Jude”/”Revolution” for The Beatles (1968), “Gangsta’s Paradise” for Coolio (1995) and the already mentioned “Despacito”. For Billy Ray this is now his 20th overall week at No.1 from his two chart-toppers, moving him on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2019)’ to equal 35th alongside 50’s crooner Eddie Fisher (20 weeks from seven No.1 songs). The song again retains it’s lead on the digital sales chart here (it’s at No.3 on the streaming chart) and stays at the top in both America (15th week) and Canada (14th week).
It’s a fourth week of waiting for the top spot for the Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello duet “Senorita”, stable at No.2 nationally (#2 digital and #1 streamed), while it holds for a fourth week at the summit in Ireland and third week in New Zealand, after which is a rebounding former No.1 song in “Bad Guy” for Billie Eilish, which climbs back up three places to No.3 after a duet of the song between Billie and Justin Bieber was issued last Friday, pushing the song back up to No.2 on the streaming chart (#9 on the digital chart).
With the fourth studio album for Ed Sheeran naturally taking out the top spot on the albums chart this week, he has ten debuts and twelve tracks outside of the Top 10 this week, but his albums initial three releases are all within the Top 10 this week, with the albums third release “Beautiful People” with Khalid stable at it’s peak of No.4 (and it climbs to No.1 in England this week), followed by the sets first single in “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber, which moves down two places to No.5, while the second issued song in “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock (HP-5) rebounds back up seven places to No.7 for a seventh week within the Top 10 after leaving for one week; last week.
The highest new entry from last week was the new Post Malone track “Goodbyes” with Young Thug, which dips a single spot to No.6 this week, while climbing two places to a new peak of No.8 is the Tones and I track “Dance Monkey”, which is also the first of four new certifications this week and is now Gold (●) in sales, plus she issued her third single on Friday called “Never Seen the Rain”. The second and final Australian act within the Top 10 is right behind Tones in the Guy Sebastian single “Choir”, which is down two places to No.9, followed by the Lewis Capaldi ballad “Someone You Loved”, also dipping two spots to land at No.10.
* Blanco Brown jumped to No.13 last week with his RnB/country infused track “The Git Up”, which holds at that peak this week.
* Ed Sheeran’s two entries from last week benefit from his new album release and climb this week in “Best Part of Me” with YEBBA (24 to 17) and the albums heavy-rock track “Blow” with Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars (40 to 31).
* Another of last weeks new entries to climb is “Lalala” for Y2K & bbno$, up eight places to a new peak of No.33.
* Illy rises three places to a new chart height of No.44 with his latest track “Then What”.
* Last weeks debut for Machine Gun Kelly with Yungblud and Travis Barker in “I Think I’m Okay” rises this week eighteen spots to a new peak of No.59.
* The Billie Eilish track “I Love You” returned to the chart last week at No.95, this week it jumps up ten to No.85.
* With ten new Ed Sheeran entries this week there are no other new titles to debut, but one song does return to the chart at No.99 in the Ocean Alley track “Confidence”.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the collaboration between MeduZa and the trio Goodboys with “Piece of Your Heart” (HP-7, WI10-3) which is down three places to No.12.
* The three Drake entries this week all move down in “Money in the Grave” with Rick Ross (11 to 16), his guest appearance on the Chris Brown track “No Guidance” (22 to 27) and on the long running Travis Scott entry “Sicko Mode” (76 to 81, 50 weeks).
* Taylor Swift slides with “You Need to Calm Down” (12 to 18) and “ME!” (58 to 73).
* Tones and I climbs higher with her second single, but her first entry “Johnny Run Away” leaves the Top 20 and is down five spots to No.21.
* Lizzo scored a new peak of No.18 last week with “Truth Hurts”, while this week it drops eight places to No.26.
* Both of The Chainsmokers entries move down in “Call You Mine” (peak of No.26 to No.30) and on “Who Do You Love” (84 to 91).
* Miley Cyrus’ track “Mother’s Daughter” drops seven places to No.36 and also picks up a Gold (●) in sales.
* “SOS” for Avicii and Aloe Blacc declines six places to No.37, while his “Heaven” track with Chris Martin descends fourteen spots to No.62.
* Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” falls eleven spots to No.39.
* Post Malone and his track “Wow.” falls eight places to No.43, while he also slides with “Better Now” (82 to 89) and the song titled “Post Malone” by Sam Feldt is down one spot to No.86 after debuting last week.
* While the soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’ is back into the Top 10 this week, the albums lead single in “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper falls eleven spots to No.45.
* The three Marshmello entries all move down this week, starting with his most recent entry in “One Thing Right” with Kane Brown (42 to 47), then “Here with Me” alongside CHVRCHES (37 to 52) and finally his long running “Happier” with Bastille (49 to 63, 48 weeks).
* Andy Grammer was on the verge of entering the Top 50 last week with “Don’t Give Up on Me”, which this week is back down two places to No.53, but more so it’s newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* The Hilltop Hoods latest entry with Illy in “Exit Sign” slides down ten places this week to No.55.
* “Go Loko” for YG with Tyga and Jon Z dips down eight spots to No.60.
* Falling Billie Eilish tracks this week are “When the Party’s Over” (57 to 67), “Lovely” (64 to 74) with Khalid, and “Bury a Friend” (69 to 79).
* George Ezra’s one-year old entry “Shotgun” (53 weeks now) falls thirteen chart rungs to No.68.
* Mabel tumbles seventeen places with both of her entries this week, firstly her older song “Don’t Call Me Up” (54 to 71) and then with her second entry “Mad Love” (80 to 97).
* Sam Smith issued a new track on Friday called “How Do You Sleep?”, and his current chart entry “Dancing with a Stranger” alongside Normani is down twelve places to No.72.
* The “Nightmare” (HP-13) is now over for Halsey and her track, as after eight weeks the song leaves the chart, and is the highest dropout this week (#81), while she also drops with her song “Without Me” (62 to 75).
* Apart from the Billie Eilish duet “Lovely” falling for Khalid, his other declining track is “Better” (66 to 76).
* Ariana Grande falls with “7 Rings” (68 to 77) and “thank u, next” (87 to 94).
* There’s a landslide fall of twenty-two places for the Tyler, the Creator track “Earfquake” to No.78.
* Flume with London Grammar and “Let You Know” falls thirteen places to No.80.
* Loud Luxury’s “Body” track also logged it’s one-year on the charts last week, this week it falls ten to No.82.
* Ava Max drops with her two entries in “Sweet but Psycho” (70 to 83) and her second entry “So Am I” (83 to 98).
* Ed Sheeran has seventeen tracks within the Top 100 this week, two of which are 100+ week holders, as his ‘Longest Charted Single’ holder “Shape of You” (132 wks) is down ten spots to No.84, and his “Perfect” ballad dips two places to No.66 (124 weeks).
* The fourth and final new singles chart certification for this week is the Martin Garrix with Macklemore and Patrick Strump track “Summer Days”, which is down nine to No.87 and newly Gold (●) in sales.
* Joji and his “Sanctuary” track slides down thirteen places to No.88.
* There’s a nineteen place fall for both the tracks “I’m So Tired…” for Lauv & Troye Sivan (71 to 90) and P!nk with “Walk Me Home” (73 to 92).
* J. Cole’s “Middle Child” leapt back up last week thanks to his new albums chart entry, but this week it drops back down fourteen spots to No.93.
* Queen’s long running “Bohemian Rhapsody” falls eight places to the end of the chart this week to #100.
* #11 – Antisocial by Ed Sheeran feat. Travis Scott
* #14 – South of the Border by Ed Sheeran feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B.
* #15 – Remember the Name by Ed Sheeran feat. Eminem & 50 Cent
* #29 – Take Me Back to London by Ed Sheeran feat. Stormzy
* #48 – Put it All on Me by Ed Sheeran feat. Ella Mai
* #50 – Way Back to My Heart by Ed Sheeran feat. Skrillex
* #54 – Feels by Ed Sheeran feat. Young Thug & J. Hus
* #56 – 1000 Nights by Ed Sheeran feat. Meek Mill & A Boogie wit da Hoodie
* #64 – I Don’t Want Your Money by Ed Sheeran feat. H.E.R.
* #65 – Nothing on You by Ed Sheeran feat. Paulo Londra & Dave are all taken from the fourth studio and new No.1 album in Australia called “No.6 Collaborations Project”, and with five previous entries from the album, it means that all fifteen songs from the album are now within the Top 100, twelve of which are sitting within the Top 50. Back on March 13th of 2017 Ed placed sixteen songs from this third album “÷ (Divide)” (TW-8) all within the Top 40 in one week, so this weeks fifteen tracks in the Top 100 and twelve in the Top 50 is less than his last album, but still a feat in itself. There are the three Top 100 entries this week for Camila Cabello (#2, #11 and #57), Travis Scott (#11, #46 and #81) and Young Thug (#6, #46 and #54); the third entry overall for A Boogie wit da Hoodie and also the now highest charted single for Stormzy, whose first entry here “Vossi Bop” peaked at No.34 and is down five to No.70 this week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com