It’s a sixth straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for local artist Tones and I and her track “Dance Monkey”, which is joined over on the albums chart at No.3 by her debut EP.
“Dance Monkey” and its six weeks at No.1 makes it the second longest running chart-topper for 2019, behind the 13 broken weeks racked up by this weeks No.3 single “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, and surpassing the five weeks achieved by “7 Rings” in February for Ariana Grande, and as I mentioned last week its the longest run at No.1 for a solo Australian Female singer since Merril Bainbridge placed her “Mouth” on the top spot for 6 weeks in 1995 and the last local act to spend this long at the chart summit was last years No.1 song “Youngblood” for 5 Seconds of Summer for eight weeks from late May until mid-July in 2018.
Around the world “Dance Monkey” continues its chart dominance, scoring three more No.1 placings this week in Denmark, Finland and across the ditch in New Zealand, while it remains at the top also in Ireland (2nd week) and Norway (5th week), but loses the top spot in Sweden after three weeks. It rises in Germany (19 to No.8), Austria (18 to No.10), France (45 to No.18), England (40 to No.31), Canada (93 to No.86) and debuts in both The Netherlands (#23) and Belgium (#18).
The (almost) eternal No.2 song “Senorita” for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello again stays at No.2 in Australia for a ninth week (plus it has scored one week at #1 and one week at #3), while it is only at the top this week in Canada (2nd week), with a rebound of one place each for both “Old Town Road” by Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (logging a 22nd week within the Top 10, equal fifth longest running Top 10 of all time in Australia), and “Beautiful People” for Ed Sheeran and Khalid to No.3 and No.4 respectively, the Ed and Khalid track now back to its former peak for a sixth week (it’s also only spent four weeks at No.5 during it’s ten weeks on the chart and within the Top 10), while Ed retains the English No.1 single with “Take Me Back to London” for a second week.
Post Malone issued his third album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” on Friday and with the albums third single leaving the Top 10 this week he replaces it with the new sets fourth single “Circles” (with no nominated guest vocalist) which debuts at No.5, the same place his track “Goodbyes” entered and peaked at 9 weeks ago. This now becomes his ninth Top 10 and eighth Top 5 single here in Australia too.
Holding their peaks this week are “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown (third week at peak) and “One Thing Right” for Marshmello and Kane Brown (second week at peak, newly ▲Platinum in sales) at No.6 and No.7 respectively, while last weeks bulleting track into the Top 10 in the title track of the new Taylor Swift album “Lover” drops back down five places to No.8. Rising back up one spot to No.9 is the Lil’ Tecca track “Ran$om”, helped by his debut mixtape entering the albums chart this week, and the former No.1 track “Bad Guy” for Billie Eilish is down two spots to No.10 and logging its 23rd week within the Top 10, making it the equal fourth longest running Top 10 single in Australian chart history, tying with “Closer” for The Chainsmokers (2016/17) and “Shotgun” for George Ezra (2018), while it’s drop to No.10 could be it’s last week inside the Top 10.
* Miley Cyrus continues her gradual climb with her latest ballad “Slide Away”, this week rising three spots to a new peak of No.15.
* Last weeks debut for 5 Seconds of Summer with “Teeth” jumps up thirteen places this week to land at No.17, becoming the local lads’ eleventh Top 20 single in Australia, with the other track from the newly released soundtrack for the third season of ’13 Reasons Why’ also rises in “F**k, I’m Lonely” by Lauv and Anne-Marie (HP-19) back up two spots to No.21. 5SOS also move back up with their older tracks “Easier” (46 to No.44) and more so with “Youngblood” (71 to No.58).
* Tones and I rises from three to five tracks within the Top 100 this week as two new songs from her debuting and debut EP enter lower down, but that new EP entry also boosts her current charting tracks too, as her third single “Never Seen the Rain” (HP-21) is back up three places to No.22 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales, while her first single “Johnny Run Away” is stable at No.26.
* Lizzo lands two singles within the Top 50 this week, with her 19 weeks old charting song “Truth Hurts” (HP-18) back up five places to No.23, while the song rose from four to No.1 in America this week, while her track “Good as Hell” has been slowly climbing the lower end of the Top 100, this week it bullets up fifty-four places to land at a new peak of No.32.
* Normani sees her entry “Motivation” continue to rise, this week up seven spots to No.28.
* Post Malone moves back up with his older tracks this week in “Sunflower” (31 to No.29), “Wow.” (68 to No.55), returns at No.98 with “Better Now” and the Sam Feldt track named after him “Post Malone” rebounds twenty-three spots to land at a new peak of No.64.
* The Kygo and Whitney Houston cover of “Higher Love” (HP-20) is back up six to No.31.
* Two of the three Drake entries rise back up in “Money in the Grave” (39 to No.33) and on the Travis Scott track “Sicko Mode” (91 to No.54, up a massive thirty seven places this week).
* “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper rebounds nine spots to No.34.
* Illy rises back up with “Then What” (HP-33, 44 to No.36) and on the Hilltop Hoods track “Exit Sign” (78 to No.72).
* Ed Sheeran’s track “South of the Border” with Camila Cabello rebounds eleven places this week to No.39, while his older entries also rise in “Perfect” (80 to No.75) and the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (94 to 93, 139 weeks within the Top 100).
* After leaving the Top 50 for the first time last week the Benny Blanco track “Eastside” rebounds seventeen places to No.41, also rising back into the fifty are “Right Back” for Khalid (51 to No.42), “I.F.L.Y.” for Bazzi (55 to No.45), “Rescue Me” by OneRepublic (56 to No.46) and “Takeaway” for The Chainsmokers with Illenium and Lennon Stella (52 to No.48).
* The Jonas Brothers land a second Top 50 hit from their comeback album “Happiness Begins” (TW-88) as “Only Human” jumps up fourteen places to a new peak of No.49, they are also two places lower as “Sucker” rises back up nine chart rungs to No.51.
* Rising back up to almost it’s former peak of No.64 is “Hot Summer Girl” for Megan Thee Stallion, this week it’s up seven spots to No.66.
* Marshmello might be stable with his current Top 10 single, but his older entries move back up in “Happier” (81 to No.73) and “Here With Me” (92 to No.92).
* Ava Max was at #100 last week with “Sweet But Psycho”, but with the Taylor Swift drop down this week she rebounds nine places to No.91.
* The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is by an artist who also replaces himself inside the ten, Post Malone with Young Thug on “Goodbyes” (HP-5, WI10-8), which is down two places to No.11.
* Dropping one spot to No.12 is the former Top 10 single “Piece of Your Heart” by MeduZa and Goodboys, which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* There a heap of rising and rebounding tracks this week as the deluge of Taylor Swift tracks from last week move back down the chart, as she is down from 18 to 13 entries this week. I mentioned her Top 10 drop down earlier, after which also falling are “You Need to Calm Down” (14 to No.19), “The Man” (17 to No.30), “Cruel Summer” (22 to No.35), “ME!” (41 to No.50), “I Forgot That You Existed” (24 to No.52), “Paper Rings” (29 to No.59), “Miss America…” (32 to No.67), “The Archer” (36 to No.70), “I Think He Knows” (34 to No.71), “Cornelia Street” (40 to No.83), “London Boy” (42 to No.87) and “Death by a 1000 Cuts” (48 to No.95), while she also departs with five tracks, one being the highest dropout in “Soon You’ll Get Better” (#54).
* Ariana Grande’s “Boyfriend” with Social House drops five spots to No.20, with her second and final Top 100 entry being “7 Rings” (95 to No.96).
* Guy Sebastian’s “Choir” drops down four places to No.24.
* Also down four to No.37 is the Jessica Mauboy ballad “Little Things”.
* Katy Perry’s latest entry “Small Talk” falls down nine places this week to No.76.
* Last weeks non-Swift entries to drop down include the Jorja Smith track “Be Honest” (77 to No.85), with the two Brockhampton debuts leave after one week in “No Halo” (#65) and “Sugar” (#98).
* The only falling Ed Sheeran track this week is “Antisocial” with Travis Scott, declining fifteen spots to No.99.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #60 – Babushka Boi by A$AP Rocky becomes the eleventh Top 100 entry for the U.S. rapper (6 as lead, 5 as guest artist) and his first new entry since he peaked at No.33 in early July of 2018 with “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)”, and this is the first taste of a forthcoming fourth studio album (no date or title known as yet).
* #65 – The Kids are Coming by Tones and I
* #79 – Jimmy by Tones and I, are two of the three new tracks featured on Toni’s debut EP called “The Kids are Coming”, which enters at No.3 this week and features her other current chart entries in “Johnny Run Away” (TW-26, HP-12), “Dance Monkey” (TW-1 for a sixth week) and “Never Seen the Rain” (TW-22, HP-21).
* #78 – Pneuma by Tool
* #89 – Invincible by Tool are the second and third entries ever for the band Tool, with their first entry being the title track from the sixth album “Fear Inoculum” which enters at No.1 on the albums chart this week, while the same named track (HP-68, peaked 19-Aug, 2019) re-enters the chart this week at #100.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com