It’s been over two months since a new No.1 song in Australia, and this week “Senorita” for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello climbs from it’s runner-ups spot of the past four weeks to take out the top berth on the ARIA Singles Chart and score a ▲Platinum sales certificate.
“Senorita” is now the 1088th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2019), the 523rd for ARIA (1983 to 2019), the 8th No.1 for 2019, the 15th for the record label Island (and their second this year after the Jones Brothers’ “Sucker” back in March), the first ever No.1 song here for Canadian singer Shawn Mendes and now the second for US singer Camila Cabello after she logged three weeks in the last weeks of November and first week of December in 2017 with “Havana”.
This is the first time that the word ‘Senorita’ has appeared in a No.1 song title and the second to chart and land within the Top 10, as Justin Timberlake took a same titled song to No.6 in early October of 2003. Shawn Mendes becomes the eighth Solo Canadian Male Artist to score a No.1 song here since the first in 1950 (Guy Lombardo), with the last new No.1 in this country also sung by an Canadian artist in the Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber duet “I Don’t Care” (1 week on 20th of May, 2019, TW-7). Overall Shawn is also the fifteenth Canadian act at No.1 here (solo, duo, group, male or female), with “Senorita” becoming the 30th No.1 song by a Canadian artist or group, plus for an American singer (in Camila Cabello) this is the 700th to hit the top by a U.S. artist.
With this also becoming the second No.1 song for Camila in Australia, she now enters the tally board for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles’ 2010’s’ at No.28 (out of 31 acts with two or more No.1’s this decade) just behind Jason Derulo (3 No.1’s with four amassed weeks at the top). “Senorita” also climbs back to the top spot in both England and Germany (2nd week apiece) and holds again at the top in New Zealand (4th week) and Ireland (5th week) and is the No.1 streamed song locally (#3 on digital sales).
After 13 broken weeks at No.1 the track “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus drops to No.2 and is now 6x▲Platinum in sales, while it is now the equal second longest running No.1 of this decade and it retains it’s top spot in both America (16th week) and Canada (15th week). Local singer Tones and I played at Splendour in the Grass last weekend and her second single “Dance Monkey” swings up the within the Top 10 tree five branches to a new peak of No.3, plus the song is the No.1 digital selling track and jumps to No.4 on the streaming chart, making her (once again) the highest placed Australian act this week, plus she debuts with her third single within the Top 40 and her first entry rebounds back into the Top 20 too.
The Billie Eilish former No.1 “Bad Guy” rebounded last week thanks to a new Justin Bieber duet version of the song, this week the song is down one spot to No.4 and newly certified 4x▲Platinum in sales, while Ed Sheeran this week is back down to only two songs within the Top 10, “Beautiful People” with Khalid (4 to 5) and “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber (5 to 7), while stable in between those two Ed-tracks at No.6 is Post Malone with Young Thug on “Goodbyes”.
After leaving the Top 10 last week and falling to No.12, MeduZa with Goodboys are back up four spots to No.8 with “Piece of Your Heart” (HP-7), for a fourth week inside the Top 10, plus the song also scores a ▲Platinum sales cert too. Swapping places this week are Lewis Capaldi with “Someone You Loved” (10 to 9) and Guy Sebastian with “Choir” (9 to 10).
* After two weeks sitting at No.13 the Blanco Brown track “The Git Up” trots up a couple of spots to a new peak of No.11.
* Tones and I’s first entry “Johnny Run Away” rebounds six places to No.15 after her Splendour festival appearance last weekend, with further singles chart Splendour climbers being Dean Lewis with “Be Alright” (69 to 58) and Kian with “Waiting” (95 to 88).
* After four weeks within the Top 30 (from debut onwards) the Ali Gatie track “It’s You” is this week up five spots to a new peak of No.19.
* The Kygo and Whitney Houston teaming for their cover of “Higher Love” jumps up eight spots to a new chart height of No.20, becoming the fifth Top 20 hit for Kygo in Australia and the first NEW Top 20 hit for Whitney since her duet with Enrique Igleasis “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” (HP-12, peaked late August of 2000), with her last overall Top 20 appearance occurring after her passing in February of 2012 (“I Will Always Love You” came back in at No.9).
* Two raps acts with three week old entries rising up the charts are “Lalala” for Y2K (33 to 25) and “I Think I’m Okay” for Machine Gun Kelly (59 to 54).
* The latest Marshmello collaboration with Kane Brown called “One Thing Right” jumps up nineteen places to land at a new peak of No.28, becoming the sixth Top 30 single here for the mystery DJ and producer, with his five previous Top 30 hits all eventually climbing into the Top 10.
* After falling last week to No.34, the current Top 40 entry for OneRepublic and “Rescue Me” (HP-26) is back up a couple of places to No.32 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Illy issued a new track on Friday called “Codes”, while his four week old entry “Then What” is up eight places and into the Top 40 at No.36, now his fifth Top 40 placing, with his appearance on the current Hilltop Hoods track “Exit Sign” (HP-16) climbing back up four spots to No.51.
* Jessica Mauboy rises five places to a new chart height of No.44 with her latest track “Little Things”.
* Andy Grammer issued his fourth studio album “Naïve” on Friday, and it’s current chart entry “Don’t Give Up on Me” is up three spots to a new peak of No.50, it’s first week within the Top 50 as it stalled at No.51 three weeks ago, plus it also becomes his third Top 50 placing in Australia too.
* With a new Sam Smith single entering within the Top 15 this week, his older song “Dancing with a Stranger” alongside Normani, rebounds fifteen places to No.57.
* Stormzy rises back up ten places to No.60 with his “Vossi Bop” single.
* Mabel is also back up, nine places to No.62, with her first entry “Don’t Call Me Up”.
* Halsey’s “Without Me” single is back up five to No.70, but more so it’s is now 6x▲Platinum in sales.
* Ocean Alley fell out of the Top 100 three weeks ago with “Confidence”, then last week it snuck back in at No.99, while this week it jumps back up fourteen places to No.85.
* The only song returning to the chart this week is the latest Ellie Goulding track “Hate Me” with Juice WRLD (HP-85), which returns at No.89.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the track that returned to the ten last week in the Ed Sheeran with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock track “Cross Me” (HP-5, WI10-7a), which is down five places to No.12, while Ed also drops down with last weeks entries in “Antisocial” (11 to 13), “South of the Border” (14 to 16) with Camila Cabello, “Remember the Name” (15 to 30), “Best Part of Me” (17 to 46), “Take Me Back to London” (29 to 52), “Blow” (31 to 64), stable are “Perfect” (#66) and “Shape of You” (#84 at 133 weeks this is again the ‘Longest Charted Single’ of the week), “Way to Break My Heart” (50 to 96) and “Put it All on Me” (48 to 97), while exiting after a single week are “Feels” (#54, the highest drop out of the week), “1000 Nights” (#56), “I Don’t Want Your Money” (#64) and “Nothing on You” (#65), giving Ed thirteen songs within the Top 100 this week.
* Rick Ross has teamed with Drake again for “Gold Roses” (out on Friday 26th of July), but the current Drake track “Money in the Grave” with Rick Ross is down one spot to No.17 and now Gold (●) in sales, while Drake is down two spots to No.29 on the Chris Brown song “No Guidance”.
* As Shawn Mendes ascends to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the first time this week, his former and fourth No.4 single “If I Can’t Have You” is down two places to No.24 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* 5 Seconds of Summer drop down six places to No.26 with “Easier”, their only dropping track of three entries this week.
* The only falling Post Malone track this week is “Wow”, down just four spots to No.47.
* The third and final Camila Cabello duet within the Top 100 this week is on the current Mark Ronson song “Find U Again”, which is down six places to No.63.
* With the new Marshmello track leaping 19 spots, his older songs dropping are “Happier” with Bastille (63 to 65) and a bigger tumble for “Here with Me” alongside CHVRCHES (52 to 69).
* Avicii’s “Heaven” with Chis Martin plummets sixteen places this week to No.78, while his Aloe Blacc teaming “SOS” is only down two spots to No.39.
* #14 – How Do You Sleep? by Sam Smith is now the third track from a forthcoming third album for Sam Smith (no date or title known as yet), after the Top 10 hits “Promises” with Calvin Harris (HP-4, peaked mid-Sept 2018) and his other current chart entry “Dancing with a Stranger” (HP-6, peaked late March of 2019, TW-57), and overall this is his 19th Top 100 entry, his fourteenth Top 50 and also ninth Top 20 chart placing.
* #38 – Never Seen the Rain by Tones and I is the third overall entry for the local singer born Toni Watson, and also her first to debut within the Top 50, and with her appearance at the festival Splendour in the Grass last weekend she is also up with “Johnny Run Away” (21 to 15, entered at #94) and “Dance Money” (8 to 3, entered at No.85). This song is NOT a cover of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, that this past week has been covered by Willie Nelson, with his version coming in at No.31 on the digital sales chart.
* #48 – Mood 4 Eva by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z & Childish Gambino
* #93 – Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from ‘The Lion King 2019’) by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eicher & Seth Rogan
* #99 – Spirit (from ‘The Lion King’) by Beyoncé are all taken from two new albums, the first being the just released “The Lion King: The Gift” by Beyoncé, featuring songs written as inspiration and sung with some of the performers from the photorealistic animated remake of ‘The Lion King’ which opened in cinemas last week. The two other Beyoncé entries are taken from the soundtrack for the Disney remake of ‘The Lion King’, whose album jumps to No.3 this week, and as Donald Glover has been on the charts many times under his moniker of Childish Gambino, it’s a first time welcome to the actors and comedians Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) and Seth Rogan (Pineapple Express, Green Hornet, Knocked Up). The track “Spirit” appears on both of the aforementioned albums too.
* #55 – The Archer by Taylor Swift is the third track lifted from the August 23rd due seventh studio album for Taylor called “Lover”, following on from “You Need to Calm Down” (2nd track, on hold at #18, HP-3) and “ME!” (1st track, 73 to #68, HP-2), and overall this is her 47th Top 100 entry in Australia.
* #73 – Time by NF is the second singles chart entry for the US rapper born Nathan Feuerstein and it is taken from his Friday issued fourth album called “The Search”, with his only other chart entry here being his former Top 10 song “Let You Down” which peaked at No.7 in late December of 2018 and again in late January of 2019.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com