It’s a second week at the lofty top of the ARIA Singles chart tree for the Tones and I single “Dance Monkey”, plus she now has three songs within the Top 30 this week.
Last week I stated that “Dance Monkey” for Tones and I was the first No.1 single for a local female artist since Grace in 2015, when what I should have said was “the first No.1 single by a NEW female artist”, as some people pointed out to me about “Wings” by Delta Goodrem being the last by a local female singer to hit the top (two weeks from 17th August, 2015, two months after Grace). Well that previous No.1 for Delta is now the last time that a local female Aussie singer logged two weeks at the top here, as Tones and I scores her second stay at the chart-pinnacle.
The song that was replaced at the top last week was “Senorita” for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, which is back up one spot this week to it’s former runners-up spot of No.2, where it spent four weeks upon it’s initial debut seven weeks ago, while the song is again the No.1 selling track in England, Germany (4 weeks apiece), New Zealand (5 weeks) and Ireland (7th week). Shawn’s duet swaps places with the other former No.1 song “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, which is down one spot to No.3 and just last week broke the longest running No.1 single in America record, as this week it logs it’s 18th week at the top of their charts, and also a 17th week at the top in Canada.
Ariana Grande along with rap duo Social House debut at No.4 with their collaboration “Boyfriend”, which is featured on the debut EP for the pair called “Everything Changed…”. This new entry for Ariana Grande now becomes her 55th Top 100 entry (50 as lead, 5 as guest), 34th Top 50 placing and also her 12th Top 10 and 10th Top 5 single in Australia, while the song has also entered high in Ireland (#3), New Zealand, Scotland and England (#4) so far.
Ed Sheeran retains two songs within the Top 10 again this week from the current No.1 album “No.6 Collaborations Project” in the tracks “Beautiful People” with Khalid (stable at #5) and “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber which is down one place to No.8. The other Justin Bieber duet in the Top 10 is on the Billie Eilish track “Bad Guy”, which is down two places to No.7, followed by the Post Malone track “Goodbyes” which dips one spot to No.8. Blanco Brown trots up only one spot this week to a new peak of No.9 with his first entry “The Git Up”, while dropping two places to land at No.10 is “Piece of Your Heart” for MeduZa and Goodboys.
* Marshmello with Kane Brown and “One Thing Right” rises three places to a new peak of No.15, plus the track is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* The Chris Brown and Drake track “No Guidance” (HP-7) rebounded and climbed in a lot of charts this week, here it is up six spots to No.14, while it jumped into the Top 10 in America and Canada, with the only other Drake entry climbing being on the Travis Scott track “Sicko Mode” (72 to 67).
* After tumbling down to No.28 last week the Kygo and Whitney Houston version of “Higher Love” (HP-20) is this week back up seven places to No.21.
* Tones and I and her third entry “Never Seen the Rain” gives her a third Top 30 placement this week, the new song rising eight spots to a new peak of No.24.
* With new remixes just out for the Katy Perry track “Never Really Over”, it rises back up to No.25, plus she dropped a new track on Friday called “Small Talk”.
* Last weeks highest debut (of two entries!!) was The Chainsmokers with ILLENIUM and Lennon Stella with “Takeaway”, which this week is up two places to a new peak of No.32.
* With the release last week of the video clip for Jessica Mauboy’s newest entry “Little Things”, the song this week rises seven places to a new chart height of No.33.
* Rapper NF jumped into the Top 40 last week with “Time”, which this week is up one spot to No.38.
* “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper rebounds seven spots this week to No.39.
* With the first Mabel album hitting the charts this week her first singles chart entry here “Don’t Call Me Up” is back up five to No.56.
* With a new Top 5 entry this week for Ariana Grande her Top 100 tally for this week rises from one to three entries, with her last No.1 “7 Rings” jumping back up eleven spots to No.64, while her previous chart topper “thank u, next” returns to the chart at No.94.
* When Khalid issued his “Free Spirit” album back in mid-April one of the many entries from the album was “Right Back” (HP-90, 15th April, 2019), well that track is now his next official single and returns to the charts this week at a new peak of No.66.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” logs its 135th week within the Top 100 and is up one spot to No.80.
* Also moving up one place, but to a new peak of No.81, is “Post Malone” for Sam Feldt with Rani.
* The only other returning track this week is at a new peak of No.93, “Solid Gold” for Pnau with Kira Divine and Marques Toliver, which previously spent two weeks on the chart peaking at No.94 in the second and third week of May, 2019.
* Lewis Capaldi has the only Top 10 dropout this week with his first entry “Someone You Loved” (HP-4×3, WI10-14a) which is down two places to No.11.
* The Guy Sebastian song “Choir” is only down one spot this week to No.13 and is now ▲Platinum.
* Ed Sheeran falls five spots to No.18 with “Cross Me”, while he also declines with the tracks “South of the Border” (24 to 29), “Antisocial” (21 to 31), “Perfect” (60 to 62, 127 weeks), “Remember the Name” (53 to 74), “Best Part of Me” (66 to 83) and departs with “Take Me Back to London” (#80) and “Blow” (#89).
* Drake and Rick Ross are down three spots to No.20 with “Money in the Grave”, while their second pairing and entry from last week “Gold Roses” leaves after a single week on the chart from No.91.
* Taylor Swift’s falls with two of her three entries this week, which are “You Need to Calm Down” (on hold at #22), “The Archer” (plummets from No.19 to No.45) and “ME!” (68 to 75).
* Illy peaked at No.33 last week with “Then What”, which drops two places to No.35 this week, while his Hilltop Hoods appearance on “Exit Sign” falls seven to No.61.
* The third and final new certification of the week is for the Khalid track “Talk”, now 3x▲Platinum in sales and down one place to No.44, his only declining track of the week.
* Drax Project with Hailee Steinfeld fall nine places this week to No.47 with “Woke Up Late”.
* The third entry/duet this week for Justin Bieber is on the Chris Brown track “Don’t Check on Me”, which falls thirteen spots to No.49.
* Miley Cyrus and “Mother’s Daughter” could return to the Top 50 next week thanks to a new remix issued on Friday, but for this week the song falls six spots to No.54.
* Machine Gun Kelly with YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker on “I Think I’m Okay” falls back down twenty one spot to No.76.
* Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello with “Find U Again” slides down nine spots to No.79.
* Queen’s classic 1975/76 former No.1 single “Bohemian Rhapsody” leaves the chart this week after 35 weeks back in the Top 100, putting it’s total weeks within the Top 100 to now 85 weeks from five separate chart runs in early 1976 (30 weeks), after Freddie’s death in late 1991 (Jan 1992 for 18 weeks) and then two more individual single weeks in 2008 (11-Aug and 10-Nov).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #37 – Fuck, I’m Lonely by Lauv feat. Anne-Marie is the fifth entry in Australia (4 as lead, 1 as guest) for the singer and songwriter Lauv (born Ari Leff) which will be on his forthcoming debut album “How I’m Feeling” (no date known as yet) and the soon to be issued third season of “13 Reason Why” (due August 23rd on Netflix) soundtrack, while for Anne-Marie this is her fifteenth entry locally.
* #48 – I.F.L.Y. by Bazzi is from the just dropped mixtape for Bazzi called “Soul Searching” (9th Aug) and fifth Top 100 entry for the singer who was just in the country for shows, while he is also sitting down at No.91 with his most recent Top 50 entry “Paradise” (HP-37, also on the mixtape).
* #98 – Good as Hell by Lizzo is a 2016 song from the U.S. singer and rapper, which was from her second EP called “Coconut Oil” (Oct. 2016) and is now her second chart entry in Australia after hitting No.18 with “Truth Hurts” (TW-26).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com