Australian Charts: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X is no 1 for sixth week -
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Australian Charts: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X is no 1 for sixth week

by Gavin Ryan on June 1, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

The song “Old Town Road (I Got Horses in the Back)” for rapper Lil’ Nas X and country artist Billy Ray Cyrus holds for a sixth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week.

“Old Town Road” and its sixth week at the top in Australia is only one week shy of the seven weeks achieved by Billy Ray Cyrus’ first big hit “Achy Breaky Heart” (7 weeks from 4-Oct, 1992), plus the song holds again at the top in New Zealand (BRC was 6 weeks in ’92 here, so now his longest #1 in N.Z.), America (both 8th week) and Canada (7th week), while the track here after ten weeks of charting is now 3x▲Platinum in sales.

The current English and Irish No.1 song again is “I Don’t Care” for Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, which here is at No.2 for a second week after initially debuting at No.1 three weeks ago, but Ed also lands a No.6 debut with his next single “Cross Me” featuring guests Chance the Rapper and also PnB Rock (his first Top 10/50 entry), becoming the fourth Top 10 single in Australia for Chance, all of which have been as a guest artist (2 with DJ Khaled, 1 with Snakehips and now Ed), while for Ed Sheeran this is his 20th Top 10 single in Australia and second to be issued from his forthcoming new duets album “No.6 Collaborations Project” due July 12th.

The top three are stable this week with current and former No.1 songs, as the Billie Eilish track “Bad Guy” is at No.3, while Lewis Capaldi and Shawn Mendes swap places, as the Scottish singer Lewis is up one place to a new peak of No.4 with his first entry “Someone You Loved”, pushing back down to No.5 Mendes’ “If I Can’t Have You” after it spent the past three weeks at its peak of No.4 (same as his other previously highest charted singles).

Down a single spot each are “3 Nights” for Dominic Fike and “SOS” for Avicii with Aloe Blacc to No.7 and No.8 respectively, but with the Avicii posthumous set “Tim” out next Saturday (6th of June), the “SOS” song could rebound in two weeks time. Last weeks highest new entry for Tyler, the Creator and “Earfquake” is up two places to a new peak of No.9 (his only rising song this week), which also becomes his first Top 10 single in Australia, while dropping two places to No.10 for possibly its last week within the Top 10 is “Sucker” for Jonas Brothers, unless their new album on June 7th called “Happiness Begins” helps to keep or return it to the Top 10 in two weeks time.

* The Halsey debut from last week called “Nightmare” is stable at its entry point of No.13.
* Scoring her fourth Top 20 in Australia is Hailee Steinfeld, who appears on the New Zealand act Drax Project’s track “Woke Up Late”, which rises two places to a new peak of No.20.
* Another track holding its peak for a second week is Lizzo with “Truth Hurts” at No.21.
* Tones and I rises again this week with her first entry “Johnny Run Away”, up four places to a new peak of No.22, while her entry from last week “Dance Monkey” swings up the chart twenty three places to a new chart-rung of No.62.
* MeduZa casts a leap-spell this week as “Piece of Your Heart” zooms up eleven places to a new peak of No.26 with the UK trio Goodboys as vocalists.
* Amy Shark swims back up three places to No.30 with her latest entry “Mess Her Up” (HP-29), while the track is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* For the first time in almost three years (2 years and eleven months to be exact) OneRepublic land themselves a Top 50 berth as last weeks new entry “Rescue Me” bullets twenty-six spots to a new peak of No.35, the bands last Top 50 entry being “Wherever I Go” (HP-32, July 2016).
* After two weeks at No.39 the recent UK No.1 song for Stormzy called “Vossi Bop” is here up one spot to a new chart height of No.38.
* After dipping out of the Top 50 last week the Kygo and Rita Ora song from the film ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ movie called “Carry On” rebounds nine places to a new peak of No.43, while Kygo scores a new entry at the end of the Top 100 also.
* Landing his sixth Top 50 hit this week is Martin Garrix with his three week old entry “Summer Days”, featuring Macklemore and Patrick Stump (from Fall Out Boy), which is up fifteen places to a new peak of No.49, becoming Martin’s first Top 50 placing for 2019.
* With a new entry in the Top 20 this week the 5 Seconds of Summer No.1 selling song of 2018 in “Youngblood” is back up seven places this week to No.51.
* James Arthur has a meteoric rise this week with his latest entry “Falling Like the Stars”, which zooms up fifteen places to a new peak of No.52.
* Ruel is up a couple of places to a new peak of No.53 with “Painkiller”, which is now his equal highest charted single in Australia, tying with his second entry “Dazed & Confused” (peaked 18th of June, 2018, 50 weeks ago).
* With Ed Sheeran scoring two Top 10 entries this week, his 100+ tracks rise again like they did three ago when “I Don’t Care” hit the charts, with “Perfect” up eleven to No.57 (117 weeks) and the retaining ‘Longest Charted Single’ hat goes to “Shape of You” (87 to 75, 125 weeks).
* The final rising entry to land a new peak from last weeks batch is “Suge” for rapper DaBaby, who crawls up thirty-three places to land at a new peak of No.58.
* Older Post Malone entries (those from 2017 and early 2018 that is) rise back up this week in “Better Now” (73 to 69), “I Fall Apart” (83 to 78) and “Rockstar” (82 to 80).
* Two of the three Ariana Grande entries this week DON’T drop down, with former No.1 “thank u, next” back up seven places to No.71 and holding at No.81 is “Break Up With Your Boyfriend, I’m Bored”.
* Older Billie Eilish tracks rising this week are for “Ocean Eyes” (76 to 72), “You Should See Me in a Crown” (80 to 79), “Bellyache” (99 to 91) and returning at No.93 is “I Love You”.
* Further re-entries this week are led by a song which was performed on the new season of The Voice this past week in the Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus track “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” at No.77, followed lower down by “Confidence” by Ocean Alley at No.89, “Let Me Down Slowly” for Alec Benjamin (#92), “Pure Water” for Mustard and Migos (#97) and finally “Giant” by Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man (#100).

* The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are both double-digit-runners, with “Sunflower” (HP-1×3, WI10-30) by Post Malone with Swae Lee down two places to No.11 after 30 straight weeks within the Top 10, the record holder for the ‘Longest Running Top 10 Single’ in Australia, while down five places to No.15 is “Talk” (HP-4, WI10-12a) for Khalid, which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* One place higher at No.14 is the Marshmello and Chvrches track “Here With Me” which is down two places and now ▲Platinum in sales, while the mystery DJ’s older entry “Happier” with Bastille drops four places to No.47.
* Hilltop Hoods leave the Top 20 this week via the “Exit Sign”, down six places to No.23 and the song is now ▲Platinum too.
* Ava Max slides down five places to No.24 with her second entry “So Am I”, while her first song “Sweet but Psycho” drops ten spots to land at the end of the Top 50 at No.50.
* Billie Eilish tracks falling this week are “Bury a Friend” (23 to 28), “When the Party’s Over” (24 to 32), “Lovely” with Khalid (41 to 44), “Wish You Were Gay” (36 to 46) and “My Strange Addiction” (72 to 74).
* The Logic and Eminem track “Homicide” tumbles thirteen spots this week to No.29.
* P!nk just issued a heap of new remixes for “Walk Me Home” on Friday, but this week the song falls down twelve places to No.36.
* The Sam Smith and Normani duet “Dancing with a Stranger” drops eleven spots to No.40.
* Dean Lewis is down to one song within the Top 50 this week as “Be Alright” drops four to No.48, while just within the 51-60 region are his two other entries in “Stay Awake” (49 to 55) and “7 Minutes” (54 to 60).
* After five weeks within the Top 50, leaving it’s orbit and sliding down nineteen spots to No.61 is the Lil’ Dicky track “Earth” (HP-17).
* The Chainsmokers and 5SOS track “Who Do You Love” also drops nineteen places, to No.65.
* Last week rapper Tyler, the Creator landed nine songs within the Top 100, and this week that tally is down to just two entries, with “Earfquake” up to No.9 and falling forty places to No.70 is his second highest entry “I Think”, while two of his songs which entered within the Top 50 are this weeks highest drop-outs in “Igor’s Theme” (#45) and “Running Out of Time” (#48).
* DJ Khaled also landed four new entries last week, three of which remain this week, but the two big drop-downs for him are “Jealous” with Chris Brown (59 to 76) and “Celebrate” with Post Malone and Travis Scott (51 to 98) and to a lesser extent “Just us” (32 to 33) with SZA.
* Local DJ and producer Fisher drops again this week with “You Little Beauty”, down nine spots to No.86.
* The longest charted single now for Korean boyband BTS and “Boy with Luv” featuring Halsey is down twenty-five places to No.95 in its seven Top 100 week (most of their previous entries only lasted one to three weeks).

* #12 – Easier by 5 Seconds of Summer is a new track from a forthcoming fourth studio album for the Aussie four-piece band (no date or title known as yet), and is their 21st Top 100 entry, the 15th Top 50 and also the tenth Top 20 placing for the act since they first charted in 2014.

* #17 – The London by Young Thug feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott is the first solo entry for Jeffery Lamar Williams, aka Young Thug, while overall this is his fourth Top 100 appearance, having been a guest artists on three previous occasions with Jamie XX, Calvin Harris and also on the No.1 song for Camila Cabello called “Havana”.

* #41 – Isis by Joyner Lucas feat. Logic is taken from the forthcoming debut album for the US rapper born Gary Maurice Lucas Jr., called “ADHD”, while overall this is his third chart entry in Australia, he teamed with Chris Brown for “Stranger Things” (HP-100, 12-March, 2018) and he also appeared on the Eminem track “Lucky You” (HP-4, 10-Sept, 2018).

* #73 – A Whole New World (Movie Theme-end titles) by Zhavia Ward and Zayn is the theme from the live-action remake of the 1993 Disney animated film ‘Aladdin’, with this original theme being performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, peaking at No.10 in late June of 1993, while the film also has the two lead actors singing the song during the film in Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott. This is the second entry here for Zhavia Ward, who appeared in 2018 on another movie song in “Welcome to the Party” by Diplo (from ‘Deadpool 2’) which hit No.87 {making this new entry her highest charted now}, while for Zayn this is his eleventh Top 100 entry (9 as lead, two as guest) and his second from a movie too, as he did the duet with Taylor Swift for the ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ called “I Don’t Wanna Live for Forever” (HP-3 in late December 2016 and again in mid-January of 2017).

* #94 – Get You the Moon by Kina feat. Snøw, is the first entry for the 19 year-old Italian producer Kina from Milan, Italy, who has already amassed 61+ million views on YouTube and 85+ million on Spotify for this song, plus the track has also chart in Ireland (HP-71).

* #96 – Pop Out by Polo G feat. Lil’ TJay is debut single for the Chicago rapper born Taurus Termani Bartlett in 1999 (he was born in January, but Taurus is the star-sign for April-May!!), with this song so far climbing into the Top 30 in both America and Canada and it has also cracked the Top 60 in England.

* #99 – Not OK by Kygo feat. Chelsea Cutler is the 15th Top 100 entry for the Norwegian artist who is also at No.43 this week with “Carry On” featuring Rita Ora.

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