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Australian Charts: Tones and I Spends Eighth Week at No 1

by Gavin Ryan on September 21, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

After 32 years of waiting for a local solo female singer to surpass the seven weeks at No.1 previously set by Kylie Mingoue with her debut single “Locomotion” in 1987, current Aussie female singer Tones and I has now logged her eighth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with her track “Dance Monkey”.

The song is also again at the top in Norway (7th week), Ireland (4th week), Denmark (3rd week), Finland (2nd week), New Zealand (returns for a 2nd week) and it takes out the top spot for the first time in Austria, France, Switzerland and Germany, while it sits at No.2 in both Sweden and Belgium (former No.1 locales), and is also charting in The Netherlands (#5) climbs up five spots to No.14 in England, debuts at No.34 in Bulgaria and climbs into the Top 50 in Canada (new peak of No.49, up from No.52 last week).

For this decade “Dance Monkey” is now the equal seventh longest running No.1 (local or overseas) and joins other eight week runners this decade like “Somebody That I Used to Know” for Gotye & Kimbra (2011), “Whistle” for Flo Rida (2012), “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke (2013), “7 Years” by Lukas Graham (2016), “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran (2016/17) and the last one was “Youngblood” by 5SOS last year (2018), with both “Youngblood” and “Dance Monkey” tied in second place for the longest running Australian performed No.1 of the 2010’s, with only Justice Crew and “Que Sera” ahead of them both on 9 weeks.

In the overall timeline of charts in Australia (1940 to 2019), the current No.1 track is the twelfth equal longest running No.1 of all time, and the 47th track to log eight weeks at the top, and Toni joins fellow Aussie acts at eight weeks like “Shaddup You Face” by Joe Dolce (1980), “Que Sera, Sera”/”Shakin’ All Over” for Normie Rowe & the Playboys (1965), “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Savage Garden (1997), “Australiana” by Austen Tayshus (No.1 at this time in 1983) and the aforementioned tracks by Gotye and 5 Seconds of Summer.

In 1987 the debut single for Kylie Minogue in “Locomotion” logged it’s seventh and final week at the top on this weekend (21-Sept, 1987), and since then no other local Aussie Female artist has managed to surpass this run at the top, until this week for Tones and I with her second single “Dance Monkey”. There is only ONE female sung song that has had more weeks at No.1 in Australia by a local female singer and that was the Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta track (Pre-ARIA) from ‘Grease’ in “You’re the One That I Want” (9 broken weeks in 1978), while the leader on the tally board for ‘Most Weeks at No.1 by an Australian Act (solo, duo or group) is the 1971 debut single for Daddy Cool in “Eagle Rock”, which stayed at the top for ten weeks.

Post Malone holds at No.2 for a second week with his track “Circles”, and this is his only Top 10 entry this week after a massive surge last week from his current No.1 album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, while the first of three new certifications within the Top 10 occurs for the former No.1 song “Senorita” for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello which is on hold at No.3 and is now 3x▲Platinum in sales, plus the song stays for a 4th week at No.1 in Canada.

The 2019 film reboot of the TV and film franchise ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is set to be released in the middle of November, but the theme tune for the film was dropped last week (two months earlier) and it debuts at No.4 this week called “Don’t Call Me Angel” it is performed by three power-house female artists in Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, becoming the thirteenth Top 10 here for Ariana, the ninth for Miley and only the third for Lana (and her first since 2013), while the track also came in at No.2 in England and was kept off the top spot there by the four-week running Ed Sheeran and Stormzy track “Take Me Back to London”, while here Ed is at No.5 with Khalid on “Beautiful People”, which is down one spot this week.

Rising one chart-rung to a new peak of No.6 is the Marshmello and Kane Brown track “One Thing Right”, followed by a one place rebound to No.7 for the other T10-Brown act in Blanco Brown with “The Git Up”. The other hip-hop/country track within the Top 10 follows at No.8 in “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, down two spots this week but newly certified 8x▲Platinum and logging its 24th week inside the Top 10, the equal third longest running Top 10 single of all time, with the last song to log 24 weeks in the Top 10 (and nothing further) being “Eastside” for Benny Blanco over 2018/19 EOY/New Years period. Returning to the Top 10 for a sixteenth overall week and a fourth run within the ten is the Lewis Capaldi track “Someone That You Loved” up four places to No.9, while last weeks “returned-track-to-the-10” in “Piece of My Heart” for MeduZa is on hold at No.10 this week.

* Sam Smith holds at No.12 with his former No.11 peaking track “How Do You Sleep?”, which is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* The new Top 10 debut for Miley Cyrus helps pull her solo track “Slide Away” back up to its former peak of No.15, while the song is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Several Ed Sheeran tracks rebound slightly this week in “I Don’t Care” (18 to No.16), “South of the Border” (50 to No.48) and his older entries “Perfect” (80 to No.74) and the once again the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (95 to No.90, 141 weeks within the Top 100).
* 5 Seconds of Summer appeared on the James Corden Late Late Show last Friday night (during this weeks chart period) and they performer their current single “Teeth” which is back up two spots this week to No.18, while their No.1 song from last year in “Youngblood” is back up four to No.59.
* The current U.S.A. No.1 single is the Lizzo track “Truth Hurts” (4th week), while here the song is up one spot to No.20, with her second entry “Good as Hell” rising back up five spots to a new peak of No.31.
* Tones and I is back up one spot to No.24 with “Never Seen the Rain” (HP-21), while her first single “Johnny Run Away” is on hold at No.37 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Guy Sebastian rebounds four places to No.25 with his track “Choir”.
* The former No.15 song for Lil’ Nas X and “Panini” rebounds this week fifteen places to No.26, thanks to two factors; the video was released two weeks ago and this past week a remix with rapper DaBaby was also issued, which helps it to now become ▲Platinum in sales.
* Last week Camila Cabello debuted with two new tracks, one of which “Liar” jumps up nine places to a new peak of No.33.
* While last weeks last new entry down at No.96 in “Hot Girl Bummer” for blackbear bullets this week a massive forty-nine places to land at No.47.
* The Jonas Brothers peaked at No.49 two weeks ago with “Only Human”, which this week rebounds a couple of places to regain that peak of No.49, while they’re also up two spots to No.55 with their first and former No.1 song “Sucker”.
* The two Chainsmokers entries rise and score new certifications this week as “Takeaway”, back up eight spots to No.50 and now Gold (●), while “Call You Mine” is stable at No.84 and now ▲Platinum.
* With the second Ruel EP debuting at No.3 this week, his twenty-week old entry “Painkiller” (HP-35) rebounds this week twenty-three places to No.60.
* Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” is back up nine spots to No.61.
* Stable at No.67 and now 6x▲Platinum in sales is “Sicko Mode” for Travis Scott with Drake.
* The Sam Feldt track “Post Malone” (HP-64) scored some more remixes being issued on Friday, and this week the song rebounded ten places to No.76.
* The only song returning to the Top 100 this week is “Confidence” by Ocean Alley at #100.

* Two songs leave the Top 10 this week “Ran$om” for Lil’ Tecca (HP-8, WI10-4, 9 to No.13, newly ▲Platinum in sales) and after returning into the ten last week it’s back down for “Goodbyes” by Post Malone with Young Thug (HP-5×2, WI10-9, 5 to No.11), which is also now ▲Platinum.
* Between number 11 and 16 this week all of the songs score new certifications, while there are seven in total within the Top 20, with the Billie Eilish track “Bad Guy” down three to No.11 and now 5x▲Platinum selling.
* Post Malone also slides down with “Sunflower” (14 to No.17, now 8x▲Platinum), “Saint-Tropez” (19 to No.22), “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (17 to No.32), “Enemies” (28 to No.38), “Take What You Want” (30 to No.39), “Wow.” (34 to No.40), “On the Road” (35 to No.43), “Die for Me” (23 to No.45), giving him ten songs within the Top 50 this week, after which is “A Thousand Bad Times” (39 to No.54), “Staring at the Sun” (48 to No.71), “Allergic” (45 to No.86), “I’m Gonna Be” (54 to No.98) and leaving are “Myself” (#71, highest dropout), “I Know” (#76) and “Internet” (#77).
* Taylor Swift is also descending the charts with her many entries from her “Lover” album, with the title track down four places to No.19 and newly certified Gold (●), and she also drops with “You Need to Calm Down” (31 to No.35), “The Man” (55 to No.75), “ME!” (75 to No.83) and “Cruel Summer” (73 to No.99).
* The current Jessica Mauboy single “Little Things” falls down four places to No.44.
* Illy leaves the Top 50 with “Then What”, down five places to No.52.
* The second and final falling Ed Sheeran track this week is “Cross Me”, down five to No.58.
* With two rising singles for 5 Seconds of Summer this week, their only declining entry is “Easier”, down five to No.65.
* Katy Perry falls seven spots to No.66 with “Never Really Over”.
* Rapper NF scores a Gold (●) sales cert for his track “Time”, which falls this week nine to No.77.
* The second entry last week for Camila Cabello and “Shameless” falls down twenty-three spots to land at No.85.

* #34 – Graveyard by Halsey is the second single from the recently announced third album for the U.S. singer and songwriter, which is due in mid January of 2020, with the albums first release being her No.2 single here “Without Me” (2018) and at the moment it doesn’t seem to feature her most recent chart entry “Nightmare” (HP-13, peaked early June 2019), while overall this is her twelfth Top 50 and her 18th Top 100 entry too (14 as lead, 4 as guest vocalist).

* #73 – Real Thing by Ruel is the third track and now entry from the second EP for the sixteen year old Sydney-sider called “Free Time” which is the highest new entry on the albums chart this week and follows on from “Painkiller” (HP-35, TW-60) and the more recent entry “Face to Face” (HP-73, 19th of August, 2019).

* #80 – Ride it by Regard is the stage name of the Kosovo DJ born Bardan Aliu who started DJing in his native country in 2008, becoming a major deep house DJ, and this song is a remix of the 2008 Jay Sean track (it didn’t chart, as his first entry here was in 2009 with “Down” {HP-2}), with the song being a major hit in Russia, Bulgaria and Romania originally.

* #91 – Castles by Freya Ridings is the first entry here for the 26 year old English singer whose self titled debut album was issued in mid-July and has yet to make it into the Top 100 here.

* #94 – Catching Feelings by Drax Project feat Six60 is the second entry for the New Zealand act who hit No.18 back in mid-June with “Woke Up Late” featuring Hailee Steinfeld (TW-69, 30th week in T100) and it is taken from their self-titled debut album which is due for release next week (Sept 27th), while the Drax Project have teamed with another local N.Z. act in Six60 who have been charting in New Zealand since 2010 and have scored both two No.1 songs and also two chart-topping albums.

* #97 – Wanted by OneRepublic is the sixteenth Top 100 entry in Australia for the U.S. rock/pop group and is the follow-up to their recent Top 30 entry “Rescue Me” (HP-26, TW-63) and is the fourth song released in the past year for an upcoming fifth studio album (no date or title known as yet).

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