Tones and I remains at No.1 in Australia with “Dance Monkey” for a ninth consecutive week, the equal longest running song at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for an Australian Artist (1983 to 2019).
In 2014 local dance troupe and singing group Justice Crew spent nine weeks at the top with their second chart-topper “Que Sera”, and now this week Tones and I equals that nine-week run at No.1 with her track “Dance Monkey” which is also at the summit in Norway (7th week), Ireland (5th week), New Zealand, Denmark (3rd week), Finland, Austria, France (2nd week) and it takes the top spot in Belgium for the first time, while it loses it’s German No.1 slot after one week and is at No.2 there and in Sweden (again), No.3 in The Netherlands, jumps up to No.7 in England and leaps fourteen spots in Canada to reach a new peak of No.35 there.
“Dance Monkey” is now one of 27 tracks (since 1940) that have spent nine weeks at No.1, making it the equal eleventh longest running No.1 single in Australian chart history (1940 to 2019), and for the list of ‘Longest Running Australian Performed No.1 Singles’ it is now equal second alongside the Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta track from ‘Grease’ in “You’re the One That I Want” (1978) and the aforementioned “Que Sera” for Justice Crew (2014), while if Tones holds for a tenth week next week she will equal the longest running Aussie sung No.1 song in “Eagle Rock” by Daddy Cool (1971, pre ARIA info). On a list for ‘Female Solo Singers at No.1′, there are only two female performed songs ahead of her at 10 weeks in “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” for Sandi Thom (2006) and Whitney Houston with “I Will Always Love You” (1993), and if I take into account the 1940’s charts, the longest running pre-Rock-N-Roll era No.1 was the 1949 song “Buttons & Bows” for Dinah Shore in 1949 at 12 weeks (also Vera Lynn logged 19 weeks at No.1 in 1941 with “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square”, but that was based on monthly charts broken down into weeks).
For this decade (2010 to 2019) “Dance Monkey” has now become the equal sixth longest running No.1 single at the top, equal alongside “Sexy and I Know it” by LMFAO (2011), “Roar” by Katy Perry (2013), “Que Sera” and “Closer” by The Chainsmokers with Halsey. Which also means for Tones and I that she is now the equal longest running female-performed No.1 song for this decade alongside Halsey and Katy Perry, with no other female singer lasting longer than nine weeks during this decade, thus if she stays again next week she will create more chart history, and with Toni performing this weekend at the AFL Grand Final (28th of September), she will most likely keep the top spot again next week.
Post Malone might have the No.1 album in the country, but he also has the No.2 song for a third week in “Circles”, while also on hold at No.3 in the Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello track “Senorita”, which is logging it’s fifth week at the top in Canada. After a couple of weeks at No.6 the Marshmello and Kane Brown track “One Right Thing” jumps up two places to land at a new peak of No.4, becoming Marshmello’s fifth Top 5 single (from six Top 10 placings) in Australia and now his equal second-highest charted song with “Friends” featuring Anne-Marie also peaking at No.4 in April 2018.
The second and final new peak and Brown named singer in the Top 10 this week is Blanco Brown who was in the country this past week, which has helped his song “The Git Up” to rebound two places and land at a new peak of No.5. Down one place to No.6 and it’s lowest chart position so far is “Beautiful People” for Ed Sheeran and Khalid (it’s spent it’s past twelve chart weeks at either No.4 or No.5 ONLY), while Ed is spending his fifth week at the top in England with the remixed version of “Take Me Back to London”.
Back up one place to No.7 is the 13 week running No.1 song “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus, logging its 25th week within the Top 10, making it the equal second longest running Top 10 entry of all time, and tying with the first song to reach 25 weeks inside the ten in “Perfect” for Ed Sheeran (2017/18), while he will have to hang around for a further six weeks inside the ten to tie or even surpass the current leader at 31 weeks in “Sunflower” by Post Malone (2018/19).
After two weeks at No.10 the MeduZa and Goodboys track “Piece of Your Heart” is back up two places to No.8, while last weeks returning track to the Top 10 is stable at No.9 in the current U.S. No.4 single by Lewis Capaldi and “Someone You Loved”, scoring a 17th week within our Top 10, making it the equal tenth longest running Top 10 song of all time. Lastly there is a six place fall to No.10 for last weeks Top 5 debuting track in “Don’t Call Me Angel” by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey.
* Eight weeks ago the Sam Smith single “How Do You Sleep?” peaked at No.11, after which it has bounced between 12 and 14 and this week is back up one spot to it’s former peak of No.11, while Sam issued a duet with Renee Zellweger for her new film about Judy Garland called ‘Judy’, the song released on Friday was cover of “Get Happy”.
* 5 Seconds of Summer rebound three places to a new peak of No.15 with “Teeth”, which is also newly certified Gold (●) in sales, while they rise four bvack up spots to No.55 with “Youngblood” and remain stable at No.65 with “Easier”.
* Lizzo is spending a fourth week at No.1 in America with “Truth Hurts”, which here is back to it’s former peak of No.18 (achieved in mid-July), with her other chart entry “Good as Hell” jumping up eight spots to a new peak of No.23.
* Guy Sebastian released an Alan Walker remix of his song “Choir” on Friday, and this week the track rebounds four spots to No.21.
* Lil’ Nas X and his “Panini” track continues to climb back up the chart, this week it’s up two spots to No.24.
* Y2K and bbno$ with their track “LaLaLa” (HP-16) is on hold at No.27 this week and is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* Last weeks debut for Halsey and “Graveyard” is up three spots to a new chart height of No.31, while her (almost at 51 weeks) one-year old entry “Without Me” is back up four to No.84.
* The Kygo and Whitney Houston cover of “Higher Love” is back up two spots to No.34, currently Top 3 in England, and here it is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* There’s a twelve place rebound to No.36 for the Ed Sheeran track with Camila Cabello and Cardi B in “South of the Border”, which just got a Cheat Codes remix issued on Friday, with Ed also rising with his older entries in “Perfect” (74 to No.67) and ‘Longest Charted Single’ “Shape of You” (90 to No.82, 142nd week within the Top 100).
* The artist blackbear jumped into the Top 50 last week with “Hot Girl Bummer”, which this week is up nine spots to a new peak of No.38.
* After re-peaking at No.49 last week the Jonas Brothers song “Only Human” is up nine spots to a new chart height of No.40.
* Two of last weeks lower entries to zoom up the chart this week are the dance track “Ride it” for Regard (80 to No.42) and “Castles” by Freya Ridings (91 to No.56).
* After scoring a Gold cert last week, this week The Chainsmokers track “Takeaway” (HP-32) is back up six spots to No.44.
* With ‘The Masked Singer’ debuting on TV this past week, one song which was sung that rises this week is “Shotgun” by George Ezra (64 to No.57).
* Finally charging up the chart after twelve weeks is the Sam Feldt song called “Post Malone”, this week it jumps up twelve places to a new peak of No.64.
* Loud Luxury is back up nine places to No.73 with “Body”.
* Not only does Marshmello climb to a new peak within the Top 10, but his two older entries move back up the charts in “Happier” with Bastille (72 to No.69) and “Here With Me” alongside CHVRCHES (95 to No.89).
* Two more of last weeks lower entries to rise to new peaks are from OneRepublic with their track “Wanted” (97 to No.78) and “Catching Feeling” for Drax Project (94 to No.85), which could climb again next week as they just issued their self-titled debut album on Friday.
* There are more re-entries than new entries this week, with the four returning tracks being Queen with “Bohemian Rhapsody” (#92), “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande (#96), “Lovely” by Billie Eilish and Khalid (#97) and another Billie track in “When the Party’s Over” (#100).
* No songs leave the Top 10 this week.
* Post Malone drops down with “Goodbyes” (11 to No.12), “Sunflower” (17 to No.20), “Saint Tropez” (22 to No.28), “Take What You Want” (39 to No.43), “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (32 to No.45), “Enemies” (38 to No.47), “Wow.” (40 to No.50), “On the Road” (43 to No.59), “A Thousand Bad Times” (54 to No.98) and he also has the highest dropout in “Die for Me” (#45).
* Taylor Swift has no songs within the Top 20 this week, with her albums title track in “Lover” dipping down three spots to No.22, followed by drops for “You Need to Calm Down” (35 to No.39) and “ME!” (83 to No.86) plus she departs with “The Man” (#75) and “Cruel Summer” (#99), giving her just three songs within the Top 100 this week.
* The track for Ariana Grande and the rap duo Social House in “Boyfriend” falls down seven spots to No.35.
* Jessica Mauboy is issuing her fourth studio album in three weeks time (18th of October), off which is the track “Little Things”, which is down five this week to No.49.
* Dominic Fike and his former No.3 song “3 Nights” is down two to No.58 and now 4x▲ Platinum in sales.
* Alongside Tones and I, the two other acts performing at the AFL Grand Final were Paul Kelly and Dean Lewis, with Dean’s former No.1 “Be Alright” down two spots this week to No.63 and it is now 8x▲Platinum in sales.
* With the new OneRepublic track “Wanted” climbing to No.78, their older entry “Rescue Me” drops down seven spots this week to No.70.
* Last weeks surge for Ruel tracks was due to his second EP entering at No.3, this week the songs move back down in “Painkiller” (60 to No.76) and last weeks new entry “Real Thing” (73 to No.90).
* With one Chainsmokers track climbing, their other entry falls down in “Call You Mine” with Bebe Rexha, falling nine spots to No.93.
* #32 – Memories by Maroon 5 is the first song from a forthcoming seventh album, their 25th Top 100 entry and also their 21st Top 50 placing, with their last chart entry being the massive No.2 song “Girls Like You” with Cardi B (peaked for four weeks from late June 2018), while the song is based on the melody of “Pachelbel’s Canon” by Johann Pachelbel (circa 1680 onwards).
* #87 – Feelings by Lauv is now the sixth entry (5 as lead, one as guest) here for Are Leff, which will appear on his March 2020 debut album called “How I’m Feeling”, which will also contain his other current chart entry in “Fuck, I’m Lonely” with Anne-Marie (HP-19, TW-26).
* #99 – Heartless by Diplo feat. Morgan Wallen is the overall sixth entry for the American DJ and producer (five as lead, one as a guest), who last charted here on the Ellie Goulding track “Close to Me” (HP-25, peaked late Jan. of 2019), while Diplo also issued a new track on Friday called “Lonely”, this one with The Jonas Brothers on vocals.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com