Equalling this week the 2017 achievement by Ed Sheeran of spending 15 weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart is the Tones and I track “Dance Monkey”.
And “Dance Monkey” is at No.1 again in Norway (13 weeks), New Zealand (9th week), Austria, Switzerland (8th week), Belgium, Sweden (7th week), The Netherlands, England (6th week) and Germany (5th week), while it rises to new peaks of No.2 in Bulgaria, No.5 in Canada, No.12 in Portugal (up from #18) and No.41 in the U.S.A. (up from #51 last week).
The Ed Sheeran song “Shape of You” logged fifteen broken weeks at No.1 in 2017 (13 weeks and then one week off, and then a further two more weeks), while that year we had a 13 week running No.1 also in “Despacito” for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber, and this is similar to 2019 where we’ve had a 13 weeks running song in “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus and now a fifteen week runner in “Dance Monkey” for Tones and I, and with her many ARIA nominations for the Awards ceremony at the end of November, this could keep her on top for potentially 20 weeks.
“Dance Monkey” is now the equal longest running No.1 this decade tied with Ed’s track, and also the equal fifth longest run at the top of the singles chart between 1940 and 2019, with the seven songs above it all achieving their long runs at the top during the 1940’s, thus the current No.1 is now the equal longest running No.1 for not only ARIA, but for an Australian Female Performer, a Solo Modern-Rock-Era Female Performer and the equal longest runner for the modern-rock era (1955 onwards). If it stays again for next week it will be the outright song in that last category too.
Reclaiming it’s No.2 runner-up spot for an eighth week is the Post Malone track “Circles”, which now increase his #2 tally to 34 weeks in that position (from seven tracks) and also rising one place to a new peak of No.3 is the Regard remix of the Sean Paul song “Ride it”, which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales this week, followed by the Maroon 5 song “Memories”, back up one spot to No.4, while last weeks No.2 entry for Selena Gomez and “Lose You to Love Me” drops back here three spots to No.5, while it jumped to No.1 in both America and Canada this past week.
Stable at its peak of No.6 for a second week is the Lizzo song “Good as Hell”, followed by recent tourists here Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber and their ballad”10,000 Hours”, rising back up one place to No.7. The highest new entry this week at No.8 is also new at No.2 in England and No.1 in Ireland, plus she just announced her performance on the upcoming ARIA Awards here, Dua Lipa and “Don’t Start Now”, which by coming in at No.8 becomes her fifth Top 10 single in Australia plus her first new Top 10 single since 2018’s teaming with Calvin Harris on “One Kiss” (HP-3, June 2018) and this is also her first ever song to debut within the Top 10 too. Rapper blackbear rises back up one spot to No.9 with his track “Hot Girl Bummer”, while returning to it’s former peak of No.10 from two weeks ago is the Tones and I track “Never Seen the Rain” for a second week within the Top 10.
* Ed Sheeran is back up one spot with his current UK Top 5 single “South of the Border” to No.13, while his Bieber duet “I Don’t Care” is up four to No.24 and his older entries rising are for “Perfect” (83 to No.75) and the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (98 to No.91, 148 weeks in the T100).
* Rebounding five places to No.19 is the Billie Eilish former No.1 song “Bad Guy”, which is also newly certified 6x▲Platinum in sales.
* The older MeduZa entry “Piece of Your Heart” is back up three spots to No.20, but their new entry “Lose Control” jumps up fourteen places to a new peak of No.28.
* Also rebounding are the two Lil’ Nas X entries in his former No.1 “Old Town Road”, back up four to No.21 and his EP track “Panini” which flies back up fourteen chart rungs to No.34.
* There are a heap of rebounding tracks this week after last weeks Kanye West multiple entries this week falling down the charts, and back up nine spots to a new peak of No.25 is the first entry for Freya Ridings and “Castles”.
* Halsey has also been announced as a performer at the upcoming ARIA Awards at the end of November, and her current entry “Graveyard” (HP-24) resurrects itself back up four to No.26, while she is also back up on the Benny Blanco track “Eastside” (56 to No.45) and returns to the T100 at No.98 with her former No.2 single “Without Me”.
* 5 Seconds of Summer rise back up three to No.29 with their “Teeth” track, while their long running No.1 song “Youngblood” is back up nine to No.60 and now 10x▲Platinum in sales.
* The track by SHAED and Zayn in “Trampoline” just received some new remixes on Friday and this week the track springs up thirteen places to a new chart height of No.30.
* Post Malone’s “Sunflower” rises back up five to No.33, plus he is also up with “Goodbyes” (47 to No.40), “Wow.” (80 to No.73) and “Take What You Want” (95 to No.93).
* Camila Cabello’s “Liar” rises back up five to No.35 and her second solo entry “Easy” (HP-76) is back up six to No.82.
* Rebounding seven spots to No.38 is the Lil’ Tecca track “Ran$om”.
* Miley Cyrus’ “Slide Away” leaps back up ten spots to No.39.
* All three Jonas Brothers entries rebound this week, first is their teaming with Diplo on “Lonely” (HP-40), which is back up ten spots to No.41, followed closely by “Only Human” (57 to No.44) and their former No.1 “Sucker” is back up five to No.72.
* The song “Post Malone” by Sam Feldt with RANI returns to the Top 50 and rebounds back up seventeen spots this week to No.42.
* The only two of last weeks new entries to climb to new peaks this week are “Trigger” for Major Lazer with Khalid (87 to No.46) and the Coldplay song “Orphans” (71 to No.68).
* Juice WRLD with YoungBoy Never Broke Again with their collaboration in “Bandit” is up seven spots to a new peak of No.47 this week.
* Currently Top 5 for a second week in their native New Zealand are Drax Project with Six60 on the track “Catching Feelings”, which here jumps up a massive eighteen places to a new peak of No.48 becoming the bands second Top 50 entry in Australia, while their former No.18 single “Woke Up Late” with Hailee Steinfeld is back up five to No.87 this week.
* Two of the three Lauv entries this week rise back up, starting with “Feelings” (HP-52) up thirteen spots to No.54, and then his appearance on the BTS track “Make it Right” (HP-53) is back up six to No.56.
* The Zedd and Kehlani track “Good Thing” jumps up fifteen spots to a new peak of No.58.
* Recently Shawn Mendes toured the country, finishing in Sydney last weekend, and his former No.4 single “If I Can’t Have You” rebounds eighteen spots to No.61.
* Niall Horan’s latest entry “Nice to Meet Ya” (HP-60) jumps back up ten spots to No.62.
* Rebounding eleven spots to No.65 is the Dominic Fike track “3 Nights”.
* Two former back-to-back No.1 singles rise back up each fifteen spots in “Shotgun” for George Ezra (81 to No.66) and “Be Alright” for Dean Lewis (82 to No.67).
* Noah Cyrus’ track “July” leaps up twenty-one spots to a new peak of No.76, becoming her second highest charted song here.
* After three weeks within the 80’s chart section the second entry for Lewis Capaldi and “Bruises” is this week up seven spots to a new peak of No.79.
* Bazzi flies back up eleven spots to No.81 with his entry “I.F.L.Y.”.
* Apart from the aforementioned Dua Lipa re-entry this week, there are also returns for “Then What” by Illy at No.95 and “Never Really Over” by Katy Perry at #100.
* Two songs leave the Top 10 this week starting with “Highest in the Room” for Travis Scott (HP-3, WI10-4) down two places to No.11 and last weeks Top 10 debut for Kanye West with “Follow God” (HP-7, WI10-1) halving its position this week and falling seven spots to No.14.
* With a new peak for the second Lewis Capaldi track this week, his recent US & Canadian No.1 single “Someone You Loved” is here down two spots to No.15 and now 5x▲Platinum.
* Harry Styles’ “Lights Up” falls five spots to No.27.
* The second entry last week for Selena Gomez in “Look at Her Now” is down this week eight places to No.37.
* The vast majority of falling tracks this week are those which debuted last week for Kanye West from his new album and current No.1 set “Jesus is King”, falling this week are “On God” (21 to No.70), “Closed on Sunday” (19 to No.74), “Selah” (18 to No.78), “Everything We Need” (26 to No.94) and “Use This Gospel” (36 to No.99), while departing are “Every Hour” (#33, highest dropout for the week), “Water” (#37), “God is” (#39), “Hands on” (#46) and “Jesus is Lord” (#55).
* I thought that with the new ‘Charlie’s Angels 2019’ soundtrack debuting this week that there wouldn’t be such a massive fall for the albums lead single in “Don’t Call Me Angel” for Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, but it tumbles down this week twenty-eight places to land at No.96, while a second single from the set enters this week, see below.
* #49 – Hot by Young Thug feat. Gunna is the sixth entry for the American rapper, whose last solo lead track “The London” debuted and peaked at No.13 (peaked mid-June 2019), while he is also currently charting on the Post Malone track “Goodbyes” (HP-5, TW-40), with this new track taken from his August issued debut set “So Much Fun” (HP-36), plus he has a new album called “Punk” due for release by the end of 2019.
* #63 – Bad to You (from ‘Charlie’s Angels 2019’) by Ariana Grande, Normani & Nicki Minaj is the second single from the new movie whose soundtrack debuts at No.58 this week, and it features five tracks by Ariana Grande, of which this is the second also from the new set by her to chart as eight weeks ago the first song “Don’t Call Me Angel” by Ariana, Lana Del Rey and Miley Cyrus debuted and peaked at No.4.
* #83 – Used to Love by Martin Garrix feat. Dean Lewis is the first teaming between the Dutch DJ Garrix and the local Aussie singer/songwriter Dean, and this is Martin’s eleventh Top 100 entry in Australia and also the sixth for Dean who is also charting with his former No.1 song “Be Alright” at No.67 this week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com