Local Aussie artist Tones and I remains swinging at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart tree for a fifth straight week with her second single “Dance Monkey”, which is at the top in three other countries this week too.
“Dance Monkey” remains for a fourth week at the summit in Norway and a third week in Sweden, while it jumps from 11 to No.1 in Ireland, becoming the first Australian act at the top of their charts since Sia teamed with Sean Paul for her track “Cheap Thrills” (5 weeks from 31st of March, 2016). The Tones and I track is also at No.2 in Finland and jumps from 10 to No.2 in New Zealand, with a No.3 placing in Denmark also. In Austria it jumps thirteen places to No.18, in Germany 39 to No.19 in its second week on their charts. In England it only rises from 48 to No.40 and in France it jets up from 70 to No.45, while lastly it debuted in Canada at No.93 this week.
The Tones and I track is also now the equal second longest running No.1 song in Australia for 2019, tying at five weeks with Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” (5 weeks from 28th of Jan, 2019) and the current five week running No.1 song “Dance Monkey” also becomes the longest continual run at No.1 by a local female singer since 1995’s “Mouth” by Merrill Brainbrige logged six straight weeks at the top from the 21st of May, 1995 (“Sweet About Me” by Gabriella Cilmi scored five broken weeks at No.1 in 2008). And with Toni releasing her debut EP on Friday called “The Kids are Coming” the song could stay at the top for a few more weeks.
Stuck at No.2 again this week is the Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello track “Senorita” (HP-1 for one week), which this weeks claims the top spot for the first time in both the U.S.A. and Canada, while it also remains at the top again in New Zealand (8th week), but loses the top in England, Ireland and Germany.
All eighteen tracks from the new Taylor Swift album called “Lover” are within the Top 100 this week, and with her seventh studio album debuting at the top this week, the albums title track becomes the new sets third Top 10/Top 5 single after debuting at No.15 last week it jumps to No.3 this week, becoming her overall 19th Top 10 single in Australia. Taylor’s jump pushes down a single spot both of the tracks “Old Town Road” by Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (21st week inside the Top 10, and now equal sixth longest running Top 10 of all time) and “Beautiful People” for Ed Sheeran and Khalid to No.4 and No.5 respectively, while Ed scores a new No.1 single in England this week with “Take Me Back to London” with Stormzy.
Blanco Brown holds at his peak of No.6 for a second week with “The Git Up”, while rising two places to a new peak of No.7 is the Marshmello and Kane Brown track “One Thing Right”, followed by dropping tracks “Bad Guy” for Billie Eilish (5 to No.8, 22nd week in the Top 10, now equal fifth longest Top 10 run in Australian chart history), “Goodbyes” for Post Malone with Young Thug (7 to No.9) and “Ransom” for Lil’ Tecca (8 to No.10), with his track scoring Gold (●) after only three weeks on the chart, while he dropped his debut album “We Love You Tecca” on Friday.
* The current Sam Smith single “How Do You Sleep?” has only peaked at No.11 so far, and this week is stable at No.13 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* The older Taylor Swift singles from her latest album “Lover” rebound thanks to the albums entry at the top of the albums’ chart this week, with MTV VMA winner for ‘Video of the Year’ (awarded this past week) going to her track “You Need to Calm Down” (24 to 14), followed by “The Archer” (88 to 36) and “ME!” (70 to 41).
* Miley Cyrus performed her new track “Slide Away” at the MTV VMA’s this week, that new song jumping up four spots to a new chart height of No.18 in it’s second week on the chart.
* Another of last weeks debuts to rise this week is the third overall entry and first solo chart appearance for Normani, whose song “Motivation” jumps up twelve places to new peak of No.35.
* With the sway of new Taylor Swift tracks entering this week, most songs are pushed down the charts, with the next and final new peaking track occurring down at the lower end of the Top 100, the Lizzo song “Good as Hell” continues a gradual climb up the charts, rising seven spots this week to a new peak of No.86.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the MeduZa and Goodboys track “Piece of Your Heart” (HP-7, WI10-9), down one spot to No.11.
* After leaving the Top 10 last week after only two weeks inside the ten, the Ariana Grande track with rap duo Social House and “Boyfriend” is this week down four places to No.15 and now Gold (●) in sales, while she also falls twenty-three places to No.95 with her former No.1 song “7 Rings”.
* With only one Ed Sheeran track inside the Top 10 this week he falls outside of the ten with “I Don’t Care” (14 to No.16), “Cross Me” (25 to No.38), “South of the Border” (36 to No.50), “Perfect” (63 to No.80, it’s lowest position so far), “Antisocial” (52 to No.84) and his ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (81 to No.94, it’s lowest chart placing too, 138 weeks within the Top 100).
* After two weeks at No.19 the Lauv and Anne-Marie track “F**k, I’m Lonely” drops back down four spots to No.23, but with the album it comes from just issued in the soundtrack to Season 3 of “13 Reasons Why” on Friday, the song should climb back up, as the second lifted single from the TV soundtrack debuts this week in “Teeth” for 5SOS.
* With the massive influx of Taylor Swift tracks this week many of the rising songs slump back slightly this week, but next week expect a burst back up the charts for the two other charting tracks for Tones and I, as I mentioned before she issued her debut EP on Friday, which contains her first single “Johnny Run Away” (20 to No.26) and third single “Never Seen the Rain” (21 to No.25).
* Post Malone slides down with “Sunflower” (26 to No.31) and “Wow” (54 to No.68), while the Sam Feldt dance track named after him in “Post Malone” drops back down nine to No.87.
* All three Drake chart appearances drop down this week in “No Guidance” by Chris Brown (17 to No.21), “Money in the Grave” with Rick Ross (28 to No.39) and “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott (74 to No.91).
* After climbing back up the past couple of weeks the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper former No.1 single “Shallow” is this week back down eleven spots to No.43.
* Local rapper Illy is down nine to No.44 with “Then What”, with his Hilltop Hoods appearance on “Exit Sign” falling eighteen spots to No.78.
* Katy Perry sees both of her chart entries decline this week in “Never Really Over” (33 to 45) and her newer entry which issued its video clip on Friday in “Small Talk” (45 to No.67).
* 5 Seconds of Summer debut with a new track this week, while they drop down with “Easier” (30 to No.46), “Youngblood” (56 to No.71, it’s lowest position), and depart the charts on The Chainsmokers song “Who Do You Love” (28 weeks, newly 2x▲Platinum).
* Shawn Mendes falls thirteen places to No.47 with “If I Can’t Have You”.
* NF falls ten spots to No.49 with his track “Time”.
* After climbing to No.41 last week the Khalid track “Right Back” this week declines ten spots to No.51, while he is also down on the Benny Blanco track “Eastside” (42 to No.58, first week outside of the Top 50, logging 58 weeks inside the Top 50), “Talk” (48 to No.64), “Better” (67 to No.85) and “Lovely” with Billie Eilish (76 to No.93).
* The Chainsmokers drop down with “Takeaway” (37 to No.52), “Call You Mine” (53 to No.79) and the aforementioned 5SOS collaboration.
* Lil’ Nas X and his “Panini” track falls down sixteen spots this week to No.53, and also falling sixteen places each are OneRepublic with “Rescue Me” (40 to No.56), “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers (44 to No.60, while their entry from last week in “Only Human” is down from 57 to No.63), “Painkiller” by Ruel (50 to No.66 and newly certified ▲Platinum), “Dancing With a Stranger” by Sam Smith (66 to No.82) and “Without Me” by Halsey (73 to No.89).
* Bazzi is back down to only one track within the Top 100 this week, with his latest entry “I.F.L.Y.” sliding down twelve spots to No.55.
* There’s a fifteen place fall for “3 Nights” by Dominic Fike to No.61.
* Down eleven spots is “Woke Up Late” for Drax Project with Hailee Steinfeld (51 to No.62).
* Tumbling twenty places is the Young Thug track “The London” (49 to No.69), taken from his newly debuting first album “So Much Fun” (TW-36, No.1 in both America and Canada this week), with the two further Marshmello songs falling twenty places in “Happier” with Bastille (61 to No.81) and his “Here With Me” with Chvrches (77 to No.97), while Billie Eilish also falls 20 spots to No.99 with “When the Party’s Over” too.
* Andy Grammer falls nineteen places to No.74 with “Don’t Give Up on Me”, as too does “Body” by Loud Luxury (71 to No.90).
* Dean Lewis was at No.1 this time in 2018 with “Be Alright”, which this week falls eighteen places to land at No.76, while also sliding 18 places are “Exit Sign” for The Hilltop Hoods (60 to No.78) and “Sweet But Psycho” for Ava Max (82 to No.100).
* Amy Shark plummets twenty-one spots to No.83 with “Mess Her Up”.
* Mabel’s first entry “Don’t Call Me Up” tumbles down twenty-three places this week to No.88.
* Birds of Tokyo could see their new single enter next week, but for this week their recent Top 20 track “Good Lord” falls seventeen spots to No.92.
* Avicii with Aloe Blacc and “SOS” drops down a massive twenty-eight spots to No.96.
* Lastly the song “Earfquake” for Tyler, the Creator (HP-9) leaves the chart from #100 after fourteen weeks of charting, more so the song is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* #17 – The Man by Taylor Swift
* #22 – Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift
* #24 – I Forgot That You Existed by Taylor Swift
* #29 – Paper Rings by Taylor Swift
* #32 – Miss America & The Heartbreak Prince by Taylor Swift
* #34 – I Think He Knows by Taylor Swift
* #40 – Cornelia Street by Taylor Swift
* #42 – London Boy by Taylor Swift
* #48 – Death by a Thousand Cuts by Taylor Swift
* #54 – Soon You’ll Get Better by Taylor Swift feat. The Dixie Chicks
* #57 – Afterglow by Taylor Swift
* #59 – False God by Taylor Swift
* #70 – Daylight by Taylor Swift
* #72 – It’s Nice to Have a Friend by Taylor Swift are all taken from her seventh studio album called “Lover”, with these fourteen new tracks joining the albums previous four entries on the charts in “ME!” (HP-2, TW-70 to No.41), “You Need to Calm Down” (HP-3, 24 to No.14), “The Archer” (HP-19, TW-88 to No.36) and the title track of the album which debuted last week and jumps to No.3 this week. This more than doubles her previous effort of nine songs within the first week on the charts for 2014 set “1989” (TW-42) , while only seven songs charted from her last album “Reputation” (TW-30).
* #30 – Teeth (from ’13 Reasons Why: Season 3) by 5 Seconds of Summer becomes the 23rd Top 100 and 17th Top 50 single for the Australian four-piece rock-pop band from Sydney, with this new song becoming their second to chart from a soundtrack, as “Teeth” is featured on the Season 3 soundtrack of the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ (the new Lauv track with Anne-Marie was the first issued from the new album, TW-23), with the boys’ first song from a soundtrack being from the 2016 remake of “Ghostbusters” (HP-21, peaked late July, 2016) called “Girls Talk Boys”.
* #65 – No Halo by Brockhampton
* #98 – Sugar by Brockhampton are both taken from the U.S. rap collective’s new No.3 album this week “Ginger”, and these two songs are the first singles chart entries here in Australia for the band.
* #77 – Be Honest by Jorja Smith feat. Burna Boy is the first singles chart entry here for the English singer and songwriter, as her debut album “Lost & Found” made it to No.13 in mid-June of 2018, and this new track has cracked her home countries Top 20, and is her second collaboration with Nigerian singer Burna Boy, having previously worked on the single “Gum Body” on his album from 2018.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com