Tones and I remains at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a thirteenth straight week with her massive hit “Dance Monkey”, making 2019 a very unique year indeed for long-running chart-toppers, as we’ve never had two 13 weeks running No.1 songs in the same year, plus she also lands her second Top 10 single this week too.
“Dance Monkey” now ties with it’s No.1 predecessor in “Old Town Road” for spending thirteen weeks at No.1, something which has never occurred in Australian chart history previously, while Toni’s run of thirteen weeks now becomes the equal seventh longest running No.1 in Australia and the third for this century, apart from this years “Old Town Road”, 2017’s “Despacito” for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber also logged 13 weeks at the top, making all three songs the second-equal longest running No.1 for this decade, while further 13 week pinnacle-holders (last century) were “Gangsta’s Paradise” for Coolio (No.1 this week in 1995 and the longest running No.1 of the 1990’s) and also “Hey Jude” / “Revolution” for The Beatles (No.1 this week in 1968, plus again the longest running No.1 of the 1960’s).
Two weeks ago the song cracked 4xP in sales, and this week it climbs to 5x▲Platinum, and apart from Tones and I holding the No.1 spot this week, she also increases her strange-hold on the fact that she is now the longest No.1 by both an Australian act and a Solo Female artist, plus she remains at No.1 internationally in Norway (11 weeks), New Zealand (7th week), Austria, France (both 6 weeks), Finland, Belgium, Sweden (all five weeks), England, Switzerland, The Netherlands (all four weeks), but loses the top spot in Ireland (8 weeks) and Germany (3 weeks), while it again jumps up in Canada (15 to No.11), Bulgaria (16 to No.13) and Portugal (46 to No.28). Tones and I also book-ends the Top 10 in Australia this week as her fourteen week old third entry in “Never Seen the Rain” leaps up from it’s re-peak position last week of No.21 to a new peak this week of No.10, becoming her second Top 10 single locally and third Top 15 single all up.
Circling or holding at No.2 for a seventh week is the newly ▲Platinum track for Post Malone called “Circles”, giving him his overall 33rd week at No.2 in Australia (from seven different tracks), while holding at No.3 for a second week is the Maroon 5 track “Memories”. The new No.1 song in Ireland this week is the Regard remix of the Sean Paul track “Ride it”, which here is up two places to a new peak of No.4 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales, thus this pushes down “10,000 Hours” for Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber to No.5 after two weeks at it’s entry position of No.4.
The other song that debuted in the Top 5 three weeks ago was the Travis Scott song “Highest in the Room”, which this week is down one spot to No.6, but scores it’s first cert and is now Gold (●) in sales, while rising back up one spot to No.7 is the dance-country fusion track “One Thing Right” for Marshmello and Kane Brown, now re-certified at 2x▲Platinum. After jumping into the Top 10 last week the blackbear track “Hot Girl Bummer” is this week up two places to a new peak of No.8 while rising back up two spots to No.9 and into the Top 10 for a fifth time is the new Canadian No.1 single in “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi which is logging its nineteenth week within the Top 10 here now, becoming the equal ninth longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia.
* Three of the six entries this week for Ed Sheeran rise back up one spot apiece in “Beautiful People” (12 to No.11), “South of the Border” (13 to a new peak of No.12) and “I Don’t Care” (23 to No.22).
* Lizzo returns to No.1 in the U.S.A. for a seventh week with her track “Truth Hurts” (#23 here), while her second entry here “Good as Hell” rises one spot to a new peak of No.13.
* Flume just issued a new remix of his current chart entry “Rushing Back” with Vera Blue on Friday (Petit Biscuit remix), and this week the track rises three places to a new peak of No.16.
* Halsey again rises slowly up the chart with her current single “Graveyard”, this week it’s up two places to a new chart height of No.24.
* Normani returns to her former peak of No.28 with her song “Motivation”.
* Freya Ridings jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.29 with her first entry “Castles”.
* Diplo and the Jonas Brothers collaboration “Lonely” rises four spots to a new peak of No.40, while two places lower at No.42 they are on hold with their latest group entry “Only Human”. Plus Diplo’s second entry in “Heartless” with Morgan Wallen rises back up three places to it’s former peak of No.88.
* For the first time in it’s 16 week Top 100 chart run the song “Post Malone” by Sam Feldt makes an appearance in the Top 50, this week it rises six spots to No.45.
* Zayn bounces into the Top 50 this week too with his entry from last week “Trampoline” alongside Shaed, the song jumps up fifteen places to a new peak of No.47.
* Juice WRLD along with the new No.1 album holder in America in rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again and their track “Bandit” rises here seven places to a new chart height of No.48.
* When the Korean boyband BTS released their EP “Map of the Soul: Persona” in April they logged four track from the set into the charts, one of which was “Make it Right” which stayed for a single week at No.89, and now this week a remixed version of the song featuring US singer and rapper Lauv returns the track to the chart at a new peak of No.53.
* Two songs leave the Top 10 this week in the former and first No.1 for Shawn Mendes and “Senorita” featuring Camila Cabello (her second #1 song) (HP-1×1, WI10-17), down five spots to No.14, followed by last weeks highest new entry in “Lights Up” for Harry Styles (HP-7, WI10-1) down eight spots to No.15.
* MeduZa and Goodboys reteam for a new entry this week, while their former Top 10 single in “Piece of Your Heart” is down one to No.17 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* Blanco Brown is down four spots this week to No.19 with “The Git Up”, with another country-hip-hop infused track in the former No.1 “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus falling three spots this week to No.21, the song is now 9x▲Platinum too.
* Camila Cabello also sees a new entry and a small fall for her most recent entry in “Liar” which is down one to No.32 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Both Miley Cyrus entries this week drop down, but they also both get newly certified too, with “Slide Away” down two to No.35 and now ▲Platinum in sales, while her teaming with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey with “Don’t Call Me Angel” falls ten to No.49 and is newly Gold (●), plus Ariana’s second entry “Boyfriend” plummets a massive twenty-three spots to No.71.
* Guy Sebastian’s “Choir” is down three spots to No.37 this week, and it could climb back up next week as he just issued the song as a laidback duet with Samantha Jade on Friday.
* Lauv has three songs within ten places of each other this week; his Anne-Marie duet “F**k, I’m Lonely” drops nine spots to No.44 and picks up it’s first certification this week and it goes straight to ▲Platinum, while he enters at No.53 alongside BTS and his five week old entry in “Feelings” is down two spots to No.54.
* The two Taylor Swift entries this week drop down in “Lover” (45 to No.50, newly ▲Platinum) and “You Need to Calm Down” (54 to No.58).
* Of the seven Post Malone songs within the Top 100 there are drops for his appearance on the French Montana track “Writing on the Wall” (47 to No.51), a massive fall for “Saint-Tropez” (49 to No.70) and “Take What You Want” (69 to No.78).
* Even though her new album debuts at No.1 this week the Jessica Mauboy single “Little Things” falls down five spots to No.63.
* Declining Ed Sheeran tracks this week are “Perfect” (68 to No.72), “Cross Me” (74 to No.79) and the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (79 to No.86, 146th week in the Top 100).
* Bazzi slips down nine spots to No.80 with his track “I.F.L.Y.”.
* Katy Perry lands the highest new entry this week, while her 21 week old song “Never Really Over” falls down seven places to No.84.
* Local rapper Illy is back down to two entries within the Top 100 this week in his track “Then What” (76 to No.85) and on the Hilltop Hoods song “Exit Sign” (93 to No.94), while he only logged two weeks with “Lean on Me” (HP-90) featuring Robinson which departs from No.96.
* OneRepublic’s “Rescue Me” drops down seven places to No.89, while their “Wanted” single drops five spots to land at the end of the chart at #100.
* Sam Smith and his 41 week old entry “Dancing With a Stranger” featuring Normani is down three spots to No.90 and now 4x▲Platinum in sales.
* Summer Walker slides down twelve places this week to No.92 with “Summer Games”.
* The NF track “Time” falls thirteen spots this week to No.97.
* #36 – Harley’s in Hawaii by Katy Perry is the fourth entry in 2019 for the pop singer, who recently charted with “Small Talk” (HP-33) is still charting with “Never Really Over” (HP-7, TW-84) and also cracked the Top 40 earlier in the year on the Zedd track “365” (HP-38), overall becoming her 29th Top 100 entry in Australia (25th as lead, four as guest vocalist).
* #56 – 223’s by YNW Melly feat. 9lokkNine is now the second entry for the U.S. rapper and it lands one place higher than his previous entry from earlier this year in “Murder On My Mind” which made it to No.57, while this is the first entry for his collaborator in 9lokkNine (GlokkNine, born Jacquvaius Dennard Smith, and he’s from Orlando, Florida).
* #60 – Lose Control by MeduZa feat. Becky Hill and Goodboys, sees the two production trios in the Italian (MeduZa) and English (Goodbots) producers team up again, this time with UK singer Becky Hill, to both land their second chart entry, as MeduZa & Goodboys are sitting at No.17 this week with their former No.7 track “Piece of Your Heart”, while Becky has only charted here as a guest vocalist on the Oliver Heldens track “Gecko (Overdrive)” which hit No.71 here in 2014.
* #76 – Easy by Camila Cabello is the fourth track lifted from her forthcoming second album called “Romance” which is due before the end of the year, and follows on from “Liar” (HP-31, TW-32) and “Shameless” (HP-62), while she has also issued the track “Cry for Me” (no T100 entry here yet), plus this week this new entry becomes her fourth Top 100 placing of the week as she has her solo entry plus she appears on tracks by Shawn Mendes and also Ed Sheeran, while overall this is her fourtheenth Top 100 entry here.
* #83 – Find an Island by Benee is the first singles chart entry here for the New Zealand singer born Stella Bennett, who took her debut EP “Fire on Marzz” to No.75 here in Australia in July of this year.
* #98 – Better Than Ever by Flight Facilities feat. Aloe Blacc is the seventh Top 100 entry for the local EDM duo who last hit No.96 in 2018 with “Need You”, while their 2014 debut album “Down to Earth” has just been issued on vinyl on Friday as “DTE Repress”.
* #99 – July by Noah Cyrus is now the fourth entry here (3 as lead, 1 as guest) for the younger sister of Miley, and this song she sang live on the James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ this past week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com