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Australian Charts: Tones & I ‘Dance Monkey’ is no 1 single for third week

by Gavin Ryan on August 19, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

It’s a third week atop the ARIA Singles Chart tree for local singer Tones and I with her track “Dance Monkey”.

The last Australian act to spent three (or more) weeks at No.1 was Dean Lewis with “Be Alright” at this time last year (5 weeks from 20th August, 2018), the last Solo Female Aussie singer to log three or more weeks was over eleven years ago, “Sweet About Me” by Gabriella Cilma (5 broken weeks from 14th April, 2008).

The top three singles are all on hold again this week, with the current English, German (5th weeks apiece), New Zealand (6th week) and Irish (8th week) No.1 song “Senorita” for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello stable at No.2 again and another former No.1 in the strangle-holder in America (19th week, new record) and Canada (18th week) and the track “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus here it’s at No.3 again, plus the track is newly certified 7x▲Platinum in sales, the same amount as the first No.1 of the year in “Sunflower” for Post Malone and Swae Lee (TW-24).

Rising back up one spot to it’s former peak of No.4 for a fourth week in the slot are Ed Sheeran and Khalid with “Beautiful People”, Ed’s only Top 10 placing this week, while also back up a spot each are “Bad Guy for Billie Eilish and “Goodbyes” for Post Malone and Young Thug to No.5 and No.6 respectively.

Last weeks highest entry for Ariana Grande with the duo Social House and “Boyfriend” is down three places this week to No.7, while rising again one more spot to a new peak of No.8 is “The Git Up” for Blanco Brown, followed by two more single-rising tracks in “Piece of Your Heart” for MeduZa (10 to 9) and returning for a fifteenth week inside the Top 10 (and a third overall run) is the Lewis Capaldi track “Someone You Loved” (11 to 10).

* Marshmello with Kane Brown and their track “One Thing Right” rises three places to a new peak of No.12 this week, which could score him a sixth Top 10 single next week, while two Top 10 tracks ago in his collaboration with Bastille and “Happier” is up one to No.59 and now cracks the one-year mark (52 weeks) on the chart this week.
* The former No.7 single of “No Guidance” for Chris Brown and Drake is on hold at No.14 again this week, while the song is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* Lauv and his debut from last week “F**k, I’m Lonely” with Anne-Marie leaps up eighteen places to land at No.19, becoming his third Top 20 single in Australia, and the sixth T20 placing for Anne-Marie.
* Tones and I and her third entry “Never Seen the Rain” is up two spots to a new chart height of No.22.
* Jessica Mauboy climbs up eight places to a new peak of No.25 with her latest ballad “Little Things”.
* Bulleting back up nine places to No.30 is the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper former No.1 and Oscar winning song from this year in “Shallow”, while her other track from ‘A Star is Born’ in “Always Remember us This Way” returns to the Top 100 at No.79 this week.
* With a new mixtape debuting within the Top 30 this week for Bazzi, his new singles chart entry from last week (and from the new album) in “I.F.L.Y.” flies up seven places to No.41, while his older entry “Paradise” (HP-37, WI-18) moves up five spots to No.86, also thanks to his recent tour here.
* Khalid returned last week at No.66 with “Right Back”, which this week jumps up fourteen spots to land at a new peak of No.52.
* Dean Lewis scores three new certifications this week (two singles and his album), with his No.1 song from this week last year (see paragraph two above) “Be Alright”, which is back up one spot to No.54 and is newly 7x▲Platinum, while he departs from the Top 100 from #100 with “Stay Awake” (now ▲Platinum in sales).
* The final ▲Platinum cert this week is for the George Ezra track “Shotgun” which is stable at No.58 and now 8xP in sales.
* After five weeks within the 80-89 chart region the Sam Feldt track “Post Malone” breaks out of the 80’s and climbs three places to a new peak of No.78, plus with new remixes just issued on Friday it might climb again next week.
* The second and final returning track of the week is the 1976 Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which is back in at No.87 after leaving the chart last week for a single week.
* Lizzo and her second entry from last week in “Good as Hell” rises four spots to a new peak of No.94, plus this past week she announced an early 2020 tour of Australia.

* After 13 weeks within the Top 10 and a single week at No.1 upon debut, the Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber duet “I Don’t Care” (HP-1×1, WI10-13) is down three places to No.11, while Ed also moves down with “Cross Me” (18 to 21), “South of the Border” (29 to 34), “Antisocial” (31 to 43), “Shape of You” (80 to 81, 136 weeks in the Top 100), “Remember the Name” (74 to 93) and leaves with “Best Part of Me” (#83, 5 weeks, HP-17).
* Guy Sebastian’s “Choir” dips three places to No.16.
* The Drake and Rick Ross track “Money in the Grave” falls three spots to No.23, with his other downward moving track being on the Travis Scott single “Sicko Mode” (67 to 70).
* With her new album out next week, and it’s title track “Lover” issued on Friday, Taylor Swift has three songs within the Top 100 this week, all declining this week in “You Need to Calm Down” (22 to 26), her newest entry “The Archer” (45 to 66) and the albums first release “ME!” (75 to 83).
* The Kygo and Whitney Houston cover of “Higher Love” is now yo-yoing on the charts (25 to 28 to 20 to 28 to 21 to now 27) and drops down six places to No.27, plus the song is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Two of the three 5 Seconds of Summer tracks drop down this week, first of which is “Easier” (28 to 32), while their Chainsmokers duet “Who Do You Love” is also down (92 to 100), but they are stable with “Youngblood” at No.53 in it’s 70th week within the Top 100.
* Lil’ Nas X and his second entry “Panini” falls five spots to No.35.
* The second Gold (●) sales cert this week is for the latest Illy track “Then What”, which is only down one spot to No.36, while his second entry on The Hilltop Hoods track “Exit Sign” is back up five places to No.56.
* The Chainsmokers drop down with all three of their entries this week, the aforementioned “Who Do You Love”, plus their three week old track “Takeaway” (32 to 37) and the eleven week old entry “Call You Mine” (36 to 44).
* The Avicii and Aloe Blacc track “SOS” falls nine places and out of the Top 50 down to No.55, plus he drops also down nine to No.98 with “Heaven” featuring Chris Martin.
* Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter” falls six places to No.60.
* After a slight resurgence last week thanks to her debut album charting, this week the Mabel first entry “Don’t Call Me Up” drops seven places to No.63.
* Four of the five Billie Eilish entries this week drop down, starting with her long running ballad with Khalid in “Lovely” (69 weeks) which is down seven to No.72, followed by “When the Party’s Over” (72 to 77), “Bury a Friend” (87 to 91) and “I Love You” (84 to 92).
* Stormzy and his first entry “Vossi Bop” falls eight spots to No.76.
* The Chris Brown duet with Justin Bieber and “Don’t Check on Me” plummets thirty-one places this week down to No.80.
* Tyler, the Creator and his first Top 10 entry “Earfquake” falls seven places to No.85.
* The YG track with Tyga and Jon Z falls fourteen spots to No.96 with “Go Loko”.
* The final new certification this week is for the Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello track “Find U Again” (out from #79), which is now Gold (●) in sales.

* #15 – Ran$om by Lil’ Tecca (born Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe in 2002, who will turn 17 next week {Aug 26th}) has been climbing the streaming chart recently (it peaked at #10 two weeks ago), and is now the first entry here for the young rapper and singer from Queens, New York, with this track so far reaching the Top 10 in Sweden, Norway (#3), Canada, Finland (#5), Ireland, New Zealand (#6) and America (#10).

* #33 – Small Talk by Katy Perry is the second single this year from a forthcoming new album for Katy, following on from “Never Really Over” (HP-7, TW-25 to 29), the song partly co-written with Charlie Puth and Johan Carlsson (from Carolina Liar), and it becomes her 28th Top 50 and 29th Top 100 entry in Australia.

* #64 – Hot Girl Summer by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign is the first entry here for the US female rapper, singer and songwriter born Megan Pete (in 1995), who issued her first mixtape “Fever” three months ago (May 17th, 2019), plus this track was produced by rapper Juicy J.

* #68 – Fear Inoculum by Tool is the title track from the forthcoming fifth album and first in 13 years for the U.S. rock band, and this debuting track becomes their first ever ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart entry since they first issued tracks back in 1992.

* #73 – Face to Face by Ruel is now the fifth entry for local singer Ruel Vincent Van Dijk (he’ll be turning 17 in late October) and also the second track lifted from his September 13th due second EP called “Free Time”, which also has his first ever Top 50/40 entry “Painkiller” (HP-35), which is sitting at No.46 this week.

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