Australian Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus keep Taylor Swift away from number one -
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Australian Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus keep Taylor Swift away from number one

by Gavin Ryan on May 5, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Fighting off stiff competition from a new Taylor Swift song the No.1 song remains “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus for a third straight week, the song now ▲Platinum in sales.

The current No.1 song is also at the top of the streaming chart and at No.3 (BRC version) and No.10 over on the digital charts, while the new certification comes ahead of the previous two #1’s, which are still Gold in sales (“Bad Guy” and “Sucker”), thus “Old Town Road” has been selling way more than the two previous chart-toppers. The song also remains at the top in New Zealand, America, Ireland (all fourth week), Canada (3rd week) and Germany (2nd week).

Debuting at No.2 (and No.1 digitally) is the lead single from the forthcoming seventh studio album for Taylor Swift (no date or title known as yet) called “ME!”, which by debuting so high instantly becomes her seventeenth Top 10 single, plus her eleventh Top 3 song and overall her 45 Top 100 entry (43 as lead, two as guest). The song is also a duet with the lead singer of Panic! At the Disco in Brendon Urie, with his band scoring their first ever Top 10 single in Australia last year with “High Hopes” (HP -7, peaked mid-Aug 2018, TW-80) since they first started charting here in 2006.

Billie Eilish is three-quarters of the way through her national Australian tour, with two more shows to come this week, and her recent No.1 song “Bad Guy” is only down one spot to No.3, while also dipping a place is Dominic Fike with “3 Nights”, moving to No.4 this week and picking up a 2x▲Platinum sales certification too.

The next three tracks are all on hold this week, with “Talk” by Khalid at No.5, followed by another current tourist in Post Malone with “Sunflower” (climbs from 3xP to now 5x▲Platinum in sales) and “Wow” (climbs from 1xP to now 3x▲Platinum) at No.6 and No.7 respectively, with “Sunflower” now climbing to 27 weeks within the Top 10 as the ‘Longest Running Top 10 Single in Australian Chart History’. Former No.1 for the Jonas Brothers and “Sucker” halves its position from last week and falls four places to No.8, while the Avicii and Aloe Blacc posthumous single “SOS” dips one spot to No.9 and holding at its peak of No.10 for a second week is the Lewis Capaldi track “Someone You Loved”.

* The new Pink album debuts at the top of the albums chart this week, and that’s helps to revive the sets lead single “Walk Me Home” (HP-11) back up seven spots to No.13.
* Ava Max has both of her tracks in a holding pattern this week as she was in the country on a promo tour, with newer entry “So Am I” stable at its peak of No.14, and at No.26 for a fourth straight week is her first hit “Sweet But Psycho”.
* The Billie Eilish national tour also helps her outer Top 10 entries to rise this week, starting with “When the Party’s Over” (18 to 15), then followed by “Wish You Were Gay” (21 to 20), “Lovely” with Khalid (37 to 34), “You Should See Me in a Crown” (47 to 43, which I recently heard in the Netflix series ‘Hanna’), “My Strange Addiction” (50 to 45), “Xanny” (64 to 63), “Ocean Eyes” (78 to 69), “I Love You” (80 to 72), “Bellyache” (84 to 75) and “Listen Before I Go (re-enters at No.96).
* UK singer Mabel appeared and sung on the Graham Norton Show screened here last Friday (26th of April) and this week her track “Don’t Call Me Up” is up one spot to a new peak of No.16.
* Last weeks highest new entry for Lil’ Dickie called “Earth” leaps up twenty-nine spots to land at No.17, becoming his second Top 20 hit in Australia.
* Birds of Tokyo fly into the Top 20 this week with “Good Lord”, up six spots to a new peak of No.19, making it the Perth bands’ fourth entry to this section of the chart from eight overall Top 50 entries.
* Holding at its peak of No.22 this week is the latest Hilltop Hoods track “Exit Sign”, which is newly certified Gold (●) in sales also.
* The entry from last week for SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott called “Power is Power”, taken from the new Game of Thrones album, jumps up twenty-four spots this week to land at No.30.
* Dean Lewis on Monday played the ‘World Famous Rooftop’ stage in Melbourne, appearing on The Project to promote the event also, which helps his track “Stay Awake” to climb up seven to No.33 (his two other entries move down a couple of places).
* Amy Shark is up four places to a new peak of No.40 with her latest track “Mess Her Up”, which is also newly crowned Gold (●) in sales.
* Bazzi lands his third Top 50 hit in Australia this week as his latest song “Paradise” rises six spots to a new chart height of No.50.
* Two more of last weeks new entries climb to new peaks this week in “Carry On” for Kygo with Rita Ora (79 to 53) and “Goddamn” for Tyga (90 to 82).
* With Post Malone starting his national tour this past week, his older entries rise and one of them scores a new certs this week too, starting with “Better Now” (65 to 54 now 5x▲Platinum), “Rockstar” (81 to 67), “I Fall Apart” (82 to 68) and “Psycho” (91 to 81).
* Final new peaking track of the week is the Why Don’t We and Macklemore track “I Don’t Belong in This Club” (former peak was #88) which is up six spots to a new chart height of No.87.
* Further returning tracks this week are “Drink too Much” (HP-67) for G Flip at No.94 and “Sorry” for Beyoncé (HP-74) at No.97, thanks to her new Live album and repacked ‘Lemonade’ set.

* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the teaming of Marshmello and CHVRCHES on “Here With Me” (HP-9×2, WI10-2) which is only down two spots this week to No.11, while the mystery DJ also drops seven places to No.38 with his previous Top 10 entry alongside Bastille and “Happier” (31 to 38).
* While Billie Eilish is rising with most of her 14 Top 100 entries this week, a few of them actually move down the chart in “Bury a Friend” (11 to 12), “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” (38 to 42) and “Ilomilo” (85 to 91).
* Falling five spots to No.18 is the Lauv and Troye Sivan track “I’m So Tired…”.
* Sam Smith drops nine places to No.21 with his Normani duet “Dancing with a Stranger”, while his teaming with Calvin Harris on “Promises” falls twelve places to No.98.
* In the second week of October in 2018 was the last time that the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper track “Shallow” was outside of the Top 20, when it debuted at No.25, and now 29 weeks later the song drops down eight places to land at No.23.
* Ariana Grande also has NO Top 20 entries this week too, as “7 Rings” slips down five spots to No.24, while she also descends with “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” (33 to 39), “thank u, next” (51 to 58) and departs with “Monopoly” after four weeks of charting from No.66 (which is also the highest dropout).
* Both of the Korean groups charting this week move down in BTS with Halsey and “Boy with Love” (16 to 25) and Blackpink with “Kill This Love” (43 to 52).
* Khalid on the Benny Blanco song “Eastside” is down four to No.28, while he also moves down four to No.31 with “Better” (now 4x▲Platinum in sales), plus he drops seven places to No.36 on his duet with John Mayer “Outta My Head”, slides with “My Bad” (39 to 55) and “Saturday Nights” (58 to 66).
* Kian is set to release his debut EP “Bliss” next Friday (May 10th), and his lead single “Waiting” is this week down seven places to No.41.
* Both George Ezra entries move down double figures this week, with his older song “Shotgun” falling twelve places to No.47 and his newer song “Hold My Girl” falling ten spots to No.79.
* Both Drake guest appearances drop down and are newly certified this week in the Travis Scott song “Sicko Mode” (42 to 51 and now 5x▲Platinum) and on the Meek Mill track “Going Bad” (68 to 71, now ▲Platinum).
* Imagine Dragons tumble down fifteen places to No.64 with “Bad Liar”.
* Both of the Ed Sheeran long running Top 100 entries are down and re-certified this week, with “Perfect” (113 weeks, 59 to 63, now 11x▲Platinum) and the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (121 weeks, 74 to 86 and now 14x▲Platinum).
* Alec Benjamin is down nine spots to No.70 with “Let Me Down Slowly”, newly ▲Platinum in sales too.
* Dropping ten places are YNW Melly and his track “Murder on My Mind” (63 to 73), “11 Minutes” for Yungblud with Halsey and Travis Barker (67 to 77) and “Love Someone” by Lukas Graham (83 to 93 and newly certified 2x▲Platinum).
* Tumbling fourteen spots to No.76 is the Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus track “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”.
* The Veronicas appeared on the returning season of ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation’ and also on ‘The Project’ this past week, which might help boost their latest single “Think of Me” back up next week, as this week it drops eight places to No.78.
* With massive drops for Queen on the albums chart this week, they return to just one song within the Top 100 in their first No.1 song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which plummets thirty places to No.83.
* Ocean Alley swim down thirteen places to No.85 with their track “Confidence”.
* Maroon 5 with Cardi B on “Girls Like You” falls fifteen spots this week to No.88.
* Jonas Brothers’ second and newer entry in “Cool” falls nineteen places to No.90.
* Last weeks entry for Ellie Goulding call “Sixteen” drops back down fifteen spots this week to No.92, while her 25 week old entry “Close to Me” dips down eight places to No.95.

* #48 – Hurts 2B Human by Pink feat. Khalid is the title track from her eighth studio album which takes out the top spot over on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, and follows on from the sets previous entries “Walk Me Home” (HP-11, TW-13) and “Hustle” (HP-69, peaked early April) and overall this is her 46th Top 100 and 39th Top 50 entry to the Australian charts since her first in the year 2000.

* #59 – Vossi Bop by Stormzy is the new No.1 song in his home country of England (and his first there too), pushing aside the “Old Town Road” track and stalling the new Taylor Swift song at No.3 in the U.K. this week, while here this is the first entry for the rapper born Michael Owuo Jr. and also the first taste of his forthcoming second album, with his first set “Gang Signs & Prayers” hitting No.11 here in early March 2017.

* #60 – Light it Up by Marshmello with Tyga and Chris Brown is the now the seventh Top 100 entry for the mystery DJ, having just dropped out of the Top 10 to No.11 with his fifth Top 10 hit song “Here With Me” (HP-9), this time teaming again with a rapper in Tyga and an RnB singer in Chris Brown, having previously worked with rapper Logic (on “Everyday” his lowest charted song at No.38 and only non-Top 10 hit here so far) and on his first entry with RnB singer Khalid on “Silence” (HP-5).

* #74 – Truth Hurts by Lizzo is taken from last weeks entry for the U.S. female rapper Lizzo and her third album “Cuz I Love You” (HP-38, TW-91), with this song being her first entry here and also first entry in Ireland (#35), Scotland (#72) and England (#67).

* #89 – Floating by ScHoolboy Q feat. 21 Savage is taken from this weeks debuting fifth studio album for the U.S. rapper called “Crash Talk” (#11), and overall this is his fifth Top 100 entry (2 as lead, 3 as guest artist) and is the second entry from the new album after “Numb Numb Juice” made it to No.70 back in March 22nd.

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