It’s been a full week of sales since Tones and I won four ARIA Awards last Thursday night for herself and her long-running No.1 song “Dance Monkey”, which naturally remains and also logs a nineteenth week a the top of the singles chart in Australia.
“Dance Monkey” is now the equal third longest running No.1 song in Australian chart history (1940 to 2019), tying with the only other previous 19 week #1 track in “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” by Vera Lynn from 1941, and if it stays for a 20th week it will become the outright third longest song at the top here, but the modern (1955 to now) and ARIA-era’s (1983 to now) of charts, this is still the longest running No.1. Another thing that “Dance Monkey” achieves this week is its 22nd week within the Top 10 too, and thus becomes the sixth equal longest running Top 10 single in Australia, tying with the longest running No.1 of the 1960’s here in “Hey Jude”/”Revolution” by The Beatles (1968), “Flaunt it” for TV Rock and Seany B (2006) and the last which was “Shallow” for Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (2018).
The track for Tones and I returns to the top in Norway (15th week), holds onto the top in Austria, Switzerland (both 12 weeks), Belgium (11th week), The Netherlands and England (10th week), Portugal (3rd week) and both Bulgaria and Canada (2nd week), while it’s at No.2 in France, New Zealand and Sweden, No.3 in Denmark, No.4 in Finland and leaves the Irish Top 10 for the first time and sits at No.11, which is also the same new peak it jumps to in the U.S.A. (up from #19).
The tenth week in England for “Dance Monkey” is now the longest running No.1 of 2019, and it ties a long standing solo female No.1 record too, as it’s tenth week at the UK summit matches “I Will Always Love You” for Whitney Houston and “Umbrella” for Rihanna (feat. Jay-Z), the most for any female singer there (check out their tally board here). And “Dance Monkey” also gives Tones and I the record for the Australian act with the most weeks at No.1 on the UK singles chart at ten weeks, surpassing the nine weeks Olivia Newton-John (with John Travolta) achieved in 1978 on their ‘Grease’ duet “You’re the One That I Want”. So if she holds for one more week in England, she will be the only female solo artist to land eleven weeks at No.1 there.
The fourth week running New Zealand No.1 song in “Roxanne” for Arizona Zervas holds at No.2 for a second week here, while the ARIA Awards international performer and presenter in Dua Lipa sees her new entry “Don’t Start Now” jump up four places to a new peak of No.3, which in turn becomes her fourth Top 3 single here, and is only surpassed by her No.2 single “New Rules” (2017). Post Malone is No.1 in America for a second week with “Circles”, and here the former long running No.2 single is back up one spot to No.4, swapping places with single-week-No.2 song “Memories” for Maroon 5, down a place to No.5. Halving its position from last week and dropping three spot to No.6 is “Ride it” for Regard and another song down one spot and landing at No.7 is the Billie Eilish track “everything i need”.
Climbing one spot to a new peak of No.8 is the second Top 10 entry for Tones and I with “Never Seen the Rain”, plus the track is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales also, and it swaps places with the Lizzo track “Good as Hell”, which slips one place to No.9. Debuting this week at No.10 is the comeback single of sorts for The Weeknd called “Heartless”, which in turn becomes his seventh Top 10 single in Australia and his first since he debuted and peaked at No.3 with “Call Out My Name” (HP-3, April 2018), plus he has a second new entry within the Top 20 too.
* MeduZa continue their gradual climb up the charts with their second entry “Lose Control”, which this week climbs two places to a new peak of No.13.
* The last No.1 of 2018 was Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”, which finally hit the top after 24 years, and this week it does its usual pre-Xmas climb by leaping up forty-eight spots to land at No.20, and I forgot to mention last week that the song has ticked over to now be 6x▲Platinum in sales since its last charted in 2018.
* Last weeks highest new entry for Lewis Capaldi and “Before You Go” remains at its entry position of No.24, while it also remains at No.1 in Ireland for a second week.
* Halsey’s recent visit and ARIA Awards performance helps her single “Graveyard” to climb back up one spot to No.30, while she is stable at No.98 with her former No.2 song “Without Me”.
* Winner for ‘ARIA Single of the Year’ in the Guy Sebastian single “Choir” is back up two places to No.43, while this past week in 2003 he was sitting at the top with his first single “Angels Brought Me Here” (2 of 3 weeks).
* The first entry for Tones and I in “Johnny Run Away” rebounds five spots this week to No.55.
* After leaping to No.62 last week the Tyga track “AYY Macarena” is stable this week at No.62.
* Two of last weeks new entries to climb to new peaks this week are “Turn Me On” for Riton x Oliver Heldens feat. Vula (70 to No.65) and “Loyal” for PARTYNEXTDOOR feat. Drake (99 to No.82).
* Khalid’s visit here last week helps some of his older songs to climb and sit back-to-back with each other in “Talk” (78 to No.77) followed right after by “Better” (84 to No.78) and then again he is beside himself with his Billie Eilish duet “Lovely” (88 to No.79).
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Selena Gomez single “Lose You to Love Me” (HP-2, WI10-5) which is down one spot to No.11, while her second entry in “Look at Her Now” falls nine chart rungs to No.67.
* Ed Sheeran is down with “South of the Border” (13 to No.15), “Beautiful People” (25 to No.27), “I Don’t Care” (26 to No.32), on the Stormzy entry from last week in “Own it” (55 to No.72), “Perfect” (72 to No.75) and his only rising track is the ‘Longest Running Chart Single’ and “Shape of You” (90 to No.88 at 152 weeks).
* The second of five new certifications this week is a 3x▲Platinum sales cert for the track “One Thing Right” by Marshmello and Kane Brown, down two spots to No.19.
* “Lover” by Taylor Swift drops back down seven places to No.23, with her second entry in “You Need to Calm Down” dips two spots to No.83.
* This week the two Harry Styles entries slip back down in “Watermelon Sugar” (20 to No.28) and “Lights Up” (33 to No.41), while his second solo album will be out next Friday, so there should be a rebound for the songs on the pre-Christmas week’s chart (23-Dec).
* Falling six places each are two former Top 10 singles in “Piece of Your Heart” for MeduZa (27 to No.33) and “The Git Up” by Kane Brown (29 to No.35).
* Sam Smith falls down six places to No.44 with “How Do You Sleep?”.
* The first entry for Lizzo and “Truth Hurts” slips down seven places to No.46.
* Kanye West is having to “Follow God” down nine spot this week to pray at No.49.
* Lauv is reduced down to only one entry in his three week old song “Mean it” with Lany, which is down seven places to No.51.
* After five weeks of sitting at No.50 the Kygo and Whitney Houston cover of “Higher Love” is down two places to No.52.
* Camila Cabello released her second album on Friday called “Romance”, and her current solo entry “Liar” is this week down five spots to No.53.
* Both Cyrus sisters drop down this week in Miley with “Slide Away” (49 to No.54) and Noah with her highest charted single (so far) in “July” (56 to No.63).
* Ali Gatie takes a fifteen place tumble to No.56 with “It’s You”.
* Normani has a ten place drop of her “Motivation” to land at No.61.
* OneFour see a second week of tumbling for their first entry “In the Beginning”, dropping fourteen spots to No.66.
* Niall Horan was in the country on a promo tour this past week, yet his current chart entry “Nice to Meet Ya” is down three places to No.68.
* Lil’ Nas X and his track “Panini” are down nine spots to No.73 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales also.
* The fifth (#4 is listed in the new entries) and final new singles sales cert this week is a Gold (●) for the Diplo and Jonas Brothers collaboration “Lonely”, which drops down five spots to No.81, while the boys solo are down six to No.86 with “Sucker”.
* Drax Project with Hailee Steinfeld sees an eight place slide to No.85 with “Woke Up Late”.
* Coldplay’s “Orphans” rebounded last week thanks to their new No.1 album “Everyday Life”, but this week that album drops to No.8 and the lead single from the album falls eighteen places to No.89.
* A second track sliding down eighteen spots is “Bandit” for Juice WRLD, landing at No.93.
* But the biggest fall of the week is a twenty-five place drop to No.99 for the Young Thug song “Hot” featuring rapper Gunna.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #10 – Heartless by The Weeknd
* #16 – Blinding Lights by The Weeknd are the two lead singles from a forthcoming fourth studio album for the Canadian singer, and these become his 26th and 27th (22 as lead, 5 as guest) chart entries, plus as I mentioned before his seventh Top 10 single, plus also his tenth Top 20 placing as well.
* #38 – Last Christmas (re-entry) by Wham! makes it’s annual return to the chart this week, but this time it’s also thanks to the rom-com film of the same (LP TW-17), and it’s previous entries were in 1984 (HP-3×8), 1997 (HP-46), 2014 (HP-14), 2016 (HP-23 after George Michael passed away), 2017 (HP-11) and last year it returned and scored an extra week within the Top 10 peaking at No.5, so now the question is can it go higher this year, as its just ticked over the 3x▲Platinum sales mark since its last visit here last year.
* #42 – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (re-entry) by Michael Buble
* #97 – Holly Jolly Christmas by Michael Buble are two songs from his 2011 “Christmas” album which returns to the Top 10 this week, and “It’s Beginning to Look…” is making it’s third chart appearance, but at a new peak and its first week within the Top 50, as it previously charted in 2011 (HP-89) and then again in 2013 (HP-94) (it did hit the digital charts in 2014, HP-11 and in 2015, HP-30). “Holly Jolly Christmas” was first recorded by Burl Ives and issued in November of 1964, but it didn’t hit our charts until last Christmas when his version made it to No.42, while for Michael this song has logged three separate digital chart entries in 2012 (HP-19), 2013 (HP-31) and again in 2014 (HP-48).
* #87 – Sorry by Joel Corry was originally used in the UK edition of ‘Love Island’ in July of this year, and became a No.6 hit in England and No.5 in Scotland, while Joel’s background was as a DJ and personal trainer, before featuring on the 2013 edition of the UK reality series ‘Geordie Shore’, and this is his thirteenth released single (since his first in 2015) and first to chart.
* #94 – No Idea by Don Toliver is the sixth issued single for the Houston, Texas rapper, singer and songwriter who was born Caleb Zackery Toliver and issued his debut album “Donny Womack” in 2018, making this his first chart entry in Australia.
* #100 – Bop by DaBaby becomes the third singles chart appearance here (2 as lead, one a guest) for the U.S. rapper who previously charted with his solo entry “Suge” which made it to No.58 earlier in the year, while this new track is taken from his second album “KIRK” which made it to No.11 here in early October.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com