It’s an eighth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for “Old Town Road (I Got Horses in the Back) for rapper Lil’ Nas X and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.
“Old Town Road” and it’s eight non-consecutive weeks at No.1 here now becomes the longest running chart-topper for Billy Ray Cyrus, surpassing the seven weeks his first hit “Achy Breaky Heart” achieved in 1992, while the song is at the top of both our Digital Sales and Streaming charts, plus it maintains its lead at the summits in Germany (4th week), Canada (9th week), America and New Zealand (10th week in both locales), becoming N.Z.’s first 10 week running No.1 song since “Despacito” began a 13 weeks run at the top there almost two years ago (from 26th of May, 2017).
The song “Old Town Road” has now spent four weeks at the top on two separate occasions, plus it helps build Billy Ray’s accumulated weeks at the top to now fifteen overall weeks, moving him from equal 62nd to now outright 57th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2019), almost alongside Lady Gaga (15 weeks from 4 #1’s), George Michael (15 weeks from 5 #1’s), Roy Orbison and Guy Sebastian (15 weeks from 6 #1’s).
Eight of the Top 10 songs are all on hold this week, with the entire top seven songs not moving from last week, with the current five-week-running Irish and English No.1 song “I Don’t Care” for Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber stable at No.2, followed by another former No.1 track “Bad Guy” for Billie Eilish at No.3. After which there are two tracks holding their peak positions in “Someone You Loved” for Lewis Capaldi and “Cross Me” for Ed Sheeran with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock at No.4 and No.5 respectively.
Shawn Mendes logs his sixth week within the Top 100 and Top 10 by remaining in place at No.6 with “If I Can’t Have You”, after which last weeks highest new entry for Katy Perry and “Never Really Over” holds onto its No.7 debut spot. With the first new Jonas Brothers album issued in six years and first studio album in ten years debuting high on the albums chart this week, the new albums first single and the former No.1 song “Sucker” rebounds four places this week to jump back into the Top 10 at No.8, logging its fourteenth week within the Top 10. Avicii also has a new album debuting within the albums Top 10, thus his single “SOS” with Aloe Blacc is stable at No.9 this week, and falling two places to No.10 is the former No.3 single “3 Nights” for Dominic Fike, which just rose to No.2 in Ireland this week and here is spending its 14th week inside the ten.
* Tones and I climbs four places to a new peak of No.12 with her first entry “Johnny Run Away”, while she lands her second Top 50 entry this week as “Dance Monkey” swings up thirteen chart-branches to a new peak of No.43.
* MeduZa and Goodboys see their collaboration “Piece of Your Heart” leap nine spots to a new peak of No.14.
* Last weeks entry for Miley Cyrus called “Mother’s Daughter” rises four places to No.21 this week.
* Both the soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’ and its lead single “Shallow” rise back up this week, the song moves up three places to No.24.
* The latest entry for OneRepublic called “Rescue Me” is up six places to a new peak of No.30.
* The Chainsmokers entry from last week in “Call You Mine” with Bebe Rexha is this week up a massive twenty-two spots to land at No.32, the duos seventeenth Top 50 hit in Australia.
* Stormzy is up one spot to a new peak of No.34 with “Vossi Bop”.
* Ruel’s first Top 50 entry from last week with “Painkiller” is this week up five spots to a new chart height of No.35.
* Guy Sebastian’s latest single “Choir” snuck into the Top 100 last week at No.96, then on Sunday nights ’60 Minutes’ he and his wife were interviewed, where Guy explained the meaning behind the song, plus he also received this past week an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for his music and charity work, thus this all added up to the new song leaping up fifty eight places to land at No.38, becoming his 27th Top 50 single in Australia (24 as lead, 3 as guest vocalist).
* Another of last weeks new entries to rise, albeit only five spots this week to No.41, is rapper YG with Tyga and Jon Z with “Go Loko”.
* Luke Combs just released a new EP called “The Prequel” (7th of June), which features his first and recent chart entry “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (HP-51), which this week returns to the Top 100 at a new peak of No.44.
* The final song from last weeks new batch of tracks to score a new peak this week is the Andy Grammer song “Don’t Give Up on Me”, which is up fifteen places to No.69.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” rises back up a couple of spot to No.78 this week in its 127 week within the Top 100, once again the ‘Longest Charted Single’ for the week.
* The final new peak of the week is the Polo G three week old entry “Pop Out”, up six spots to No.82.
* After returning to the Top 10 last week the ‘Longest Running Top 10 Single of all Time’ in the Post Malone and Swae Lee track “Sunflower” (HP-1×3, WI10-31a) is back down a spot this week to No.11.
* Last week Young Thug peaked at No.13 with “The London”, which this week dips three spots to No.16.
* Marshmello and CHVRCHES depart from the Top 20 and drop down eight places to No.23 with their track “Here With Me”.
* Taylor Swift dropped a new song on Friday called “You Need to Calm Down”, which she revealed on Instagram this past week, while last weeks performance of “ME!” on Graham Norton sees that song fall only six places this week to No.26.
* Halsey’s latest entry “Nightmare” slides six spots to No.27, while her older entry “Without Me” leaves the Top 50 and is down nine places to No.52.
* Billie Eilish drops this week with “When the Party’s Over” (32 to 36), “Bury a Friend” (31 to 37), her Khalid duet “Lovely” (42 to 57), “Wish You Were Gay” (57 to 61), “Ocean Eyes” (81 to 86) and “You Should See Me in a Crown” (95 to 99).
* Amy Shark last week peaked at No.29 with “Mess Her Up”, which this week drops ten places to No.39.
* Also dropping ten places to No.40 is the Ava Max second single “So Am I”, while her first hit “Sweet But Psycho” falls five places to No.53.
* The teaming of Lauv and Troye Sivan with “I’m So Tired…” is down eleven places to No.45.
* Ariana could be logging her last week within the Top 50 as “7 Rings” is down eight places to No.47, while lower down she drops with “thank u, next” (76 to 80) and “Break Up with Your Boyfriend, I’m Bored” (93 to 97).
* Pink’s “Walk Me Home” plummets twenty-two spots this week to No.66.
* Logic and Eminem’s “Homicide” track tumbles down twenty-nine places to No.67.
* Kygo and Rita Ora’s ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ theme “Carry On” drops down twelve places this week to No.72 and is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Both of the Elton John returned tracks from last week slip back down a little this week in “Rocket Man” (74 to 79) and it’s original b-side “Tiny Dancer” (79 to 85).
* Joyner Lucas’ “Isis” track dives twenty-two spots this week to No.84.
* Two of last weeks returned tracks drop back down this week in the Jess Glynne track “I’ll Be There” (64 to 88) and “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott (70 to 96).
* Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” falls twelve places this week to No.90 and is now certified 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* Meek Mill and Drake’s “Going Bad” declines eight spots to No.94 as Drake rides into the chart as a guest on the new Chris Brown song.
* Lil’ Dicky and his “Earth” track manage an eighth week within the Top 100 by dropping seventeen places this week to the end of the chart at #100.
* #17 – No Guidance by Chris Brown feat. Drake is the fourth track issued and now second to chart from Chris’ forthcoming ninth studio album called “Indigo” (due June 28th) and overall this is his 59th Top 100 (36 as lead, 23 as guest vocalist), 39th Top 50 entry and also his 15th Top 20 placing, plus this is his highest charting song since he appeared on the Lil’ Dicky track “Freaky Friday” (HP-4, April 2018).
* #20 – Heaven by Avicii feat. Chris Martin (from Coldplay) is the second entry from the posthumous album “Tim” by Avicii which lands within the Top 10 this week and follows on from “SOS” which is sitting at No.9 this week. Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin supplies the vocals for the track and it becomes the 15th Top 50 and 11th Top 20 entry here for the passed Swedish DJ and producer.
* #50 – Haute by Tyga feat. J. Balvin & Chris Brown is now the eighth Top 100 entry here for the U.S. rapper, who also rises to No.41 on last weeks entry for YG called “Go Loko”, this new track is taken from his new entry album for this week “Legendary”, while this is the second entry this week for Chris Brown taking his tally of Top 100 entries to 60, and also 40 Top 50 entries too.
* #77 – Dream Glow by BTS feat. Charli XCX is the lead single from the Korean boy-bands upcoming movie and documentary “BTS World” (out June 26th), with this song originally written by Charli as “Glow” in 2016, but when she met BTS in 2017 they decided to write a song together, so Charli sent them her rough-cut of Glow and they together wrote this new song. Overall for the Korean band this is their eleventh Top 100 entry.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com