Toni Watson under her moniker of Tones and I and her second single “Dance Monkey” continues to swing at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart tree for a continual record-breaking seventeenth week at #1.
“Dance Monkey” and it’s seventeen weeks here is also matched as a summit-sitter in Norway (15 weeks and counting), Switzerland, Austria (both 10 weeks), Belgium, France (9 weeks apiece), The Netherlands, England (8 weeks each), and Germany (7th week), while it is back up to a re-peak of No.2 in Bulgaria and stuck at No.2 in Canada for a second week, with former No.1 slots now at No.2 in both Sweden and Denmark, and it’s sitting at No.3 in New Zealand and Finland, while it is also on hold in the U.S.A. for a second week at No.23. It’s eighth week in the UK becomes the equal longest running No.1 for 2019 tied with Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care”, plus it’s the longest running UK No.1 single for a solo female artist since Rihanna’s “Umbrella” un 2007 logged ten weeks at the top there.
For this decade’s tally listing of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s; Singles’ Tones and I is sitting at No.7 with her seventeen weeks (even though it’s not an accumulated total as such), meaning she has spent more time at No.1 this decade than Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (16 weeks from 4 #1’s), Katy Perry (14 weeks from 3 #1’s) and Flo Rida (14 weeks from 2 #1’s). “Dance Monkey” is also still the longest running No.1 for ARIA (1983 to 2019), the longest running No.1 for a Solo Australian Female artist, the longest stay at No.1 this century and for the modern-rock era (1955 to 2019) and the song will most likely spend a few more weeks at the top, as this coming week are the ARIA Awards (which falls during the next sales period too) and with her multiple nominations she could cement herself in the top spot for the remaining five weeks of 2019 and this decade.
Debuting at No.2 this week to challenge for the top spot is former No.1 artist Billie Eilish with a brand new track called “everything i wanted” (all in lower case), which has debuted at the top in Ireland, also at No.2 in New Zealand, No.3 in England and No.5 in Belgium (so far), and it becomes her eighth Top 10 single and third Top 3 placement in the two years of her charting. Last weeks highest new entry of “Roxanne” for Arizona Zervas is this week up two places to a new peak of No.3, while it also holds for a second week at No.1 in New Zealand.
After a single week at No.2 the Maroon 5 track “Memories” is back down two places to No.4, while also dropping two chart-rungs each are “Ride it” for Regard and “Circles” by Post Malone at No.5 and No.6 respectively. Lizzo is on hold at No.7 with her new U.S. Top 5 single “Good as Hell”, while we should see a rebound next week for the latest Dua Lipa track “Don’t Start Now” when she performs on the ARIA Awards this upcoming week, but for now it is down two places to No.8. Down a single place to No.9 is the Selenz Gomez song “Lose You to Love Me” and holding at its peak of No.10 for a fourth (non-consecutive) week is the third Tones and I single “Never Seen the Rain”.
* With a full week of sales under it’s belt, the Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes duet version of Tay’s track “Lover” (HP-3) leaps up this week thirty places to land at No.13, while her song from the upcoming ‘Cats’ live action musical of the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical dropped last week called “Beautiful Ghosts”.
* Rising a single place each to new peak are the second MeduZa single “Lose Control” and the first entry for Freya Ridings with “Castles” to No.19 and No.20 respectively.
* Harry Styles hosted the U.S. classic TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’ last weekend and his current entry “Lights Up” rebounds this week four places to No.27, while he also has a new Top 40 debut too, while former bandmate Niall Horan is on hold at No.59 with “Nice to Meet Ya”.
* The Sam Feldt and RANI track “Post Malone” is up three spots this week to a new chart peak of No.34.
* The Drax Project remain on hold at No.44 with their second entry “Catching Feelings”, while their older entry with ‘Dickinson’ star Hailee Steinfeld is back up four spots to No.78.
* After three weeks on the chart the new Martin Garrix track with Dean Lewis called “Used to Love” breaks into the Top 50, up this week eleven places to new peak of No.46.
* For a fourth week the cover of “Higher Love” for Kygo & Whitney Houston is on hold at No.50.
* Noah Cyrus continues to rise to new personal peaks on the chart (as in she’s never been this high with any of her previous chart entries) with her track “July”, this week it is up three to No.55.
* Not only does Billie Eilish debut at No.2, but she pulls a couple of her older songs back into the chart this week with the only two returning tracks “When the Party’s Over” (#92) and her Khalid duet “Lovely” (#94).
* Only one song leaves the Top 10 this week in the Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber ballad “10,000 Hours” (HP-4, WI10-6), which is down two places to No.11.
* After leaving the Top 10 last week (and entering the UK T10 this week), the blackbear track “Hot Girl Bummer” is down one place to No.12, but more so is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* Ed Sheeran is down with “South of the Borner” (12 to No.14), “Beautiful People” (18 to No.23, first time out of the Top 20 after 20 weeks inside it), “I Don’t Care” (24 to No.25), “Perfect” (70 to No.71) and the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (85 to No.86, 150 weeks in the Top 100, it’s three year anniversary is only a month away too).
* Both Marshmello entries drop down three places each this week, his country-fused track with Kane Brown and “One Right Thing” dips to No.16, while his older entry with Bastille in “Happier” is down to No.84.
* Travis Scott’s recent Top 10 entry “Highest in the Room” falls down three places to No.17 and is now ▲Platinum in sales, while his “Sicko Mode” track with Drake is down four spots to No.83.
* “Senorita” for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello is down five places to No.22, leaving the Top 20 for the first time in its 22 week stay, while Shawn’s older entry “If I Can’t Have You” drops down nine spots to No.80, and Camila’s second entry “Liar” slips down eleven places to No.47.
* Kanye West’s only remaining single from “Jesus is King” on the charts is “Follow God” which declines twelve spots this week to lay at No.31.
* Sam Smith drops down four places to No.36 with “How Do You Sleep?”, which is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales.
* Normani drops back down six places to No.41 with her “Motiviation” track.
* All three Jonas Brothers entries drop this week, their two solo entries not so much in “Only Human” (42 to No.43) and “Sucker” (74 to No.76), but their team up with Diplo in “Lonely” tumbles down nineteen places to No.66.
* Lil’ Nas X’s track “Panini” drops down nine spots this week to No.48.
* The second Selena Gomez entry called “Look at Her Now” drops down eleven spots to No.52.
* Lil’ Tecca slides down thirteen spots to No.53 with “Ran$om”.
* Khalid has a new entry this week, while his teaming with Major Lazer on “Trigger” drops back down nine spots to No.57, while the only solo Khalid entry to dip is just “Better” (86 to No.91).
* Juice WRLD with YoungBoy Never Broke Again are down ten places to No.61 with “Bandit”.
* Young Thug and Gunna with their entry “Hot” slides down eleven chart rungs to No.63.
* Zedd and Kehlani’s “Good Thing” track falls down nine places to No.65.
* The Chainsmokers alongside ILLENIUM and Lennon Stella with “Takeaway” are down nine spots to No.69 this week, but the track is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* The Drake and Rick Ross track “Money in the Grave” drops ten spots to No.79.
* With a new Lauv track debuting, his three older entries fall down this week in “F**k, I’m Lonely” (77 to No.81), and massive falls for both “Feelings” (54 to No.88) and his BTS guest appearance on “Make it Right” (63 to No.90).
* The new Coldplay album “Everyday Life” came out on Friday and should impact next weeks albums chart, which could also give a boost to the albums first single in “Orphans”, which is this week down eleven spots to No.89.
* The last big drop of the week is a rebounding track from last week in the Bazzi tune “I.F.L.Y.”, which tumbles twenty-five places this week down to No.98.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #38 – Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles is the second single/song lifted from the December 13th due second solo album for Harry called “Fine Line”, and follows on from “Lights Up” which hit No.7 six weeks ago and is sitting at No.27 this week. Harry hosted the U.S. comedy series ‘Saturday Night Live’ last weekend and this becomes his fifth solo Top 100 entry here and also his second to feature a fruit in the title after “Kiwi” (HP-92) in 2017.
* #39 – In the Beginning by Onefour are a Sydney Drill music/rap group (a style of trap music) with their first singles chart entry, and whose “The Beginning Tour” starts in Melbourne on Sunday the 24th of November and ends in Sydney on the 10th of December.
* #42 – Mean it by Lauv feat. LANY is the seventh track which will feature on his debut studio album “How I’m Feeling”, which is not due until early March of 2020 at the moment, and overall this is his eighth Top 100 and fifth Top 50 chart entry in Australia, while see above in the “Down” section for his three falling entries this week.
* #51 – Up All Night by Khalid is a new track (not yet from an album) for the 21 year old singer and now the 27th Top 100 entry (19 as lead, 8 as guest vocalist) and the new entry becomes his seventh Top 100 entry this week (4 as lead, three as guest), while it could jump up next week thanks to him performing at the ARIA Awards next week.
* #73 – Macarena by Tyga is the eleventh Top 100 entry for the U.S. rapper (Tyga stands for Thank You God Always) and this track is NOT taken from his June 2019 issued album “Legendary”, and the title is of course a semi-cover of the 1996 Los Del Rio track which logged nine weeks at the top (1st of Sept to 27-Oct, 1996), with the basic chorus used in the Tyga track with him rapping in the verses.
* #95 – Jerry Sprunger by Tory Lanez feat. T-Pain is taken from Tory’s new debuting album this week called “Chixtape 5”, a collection of songs featuring early 2000’s artists, this one of course featuring rapper and MC T-Pain with this becoming his 23rd Top 100 entry and first since March 2012 when he last charted with “Turn All the Lights on” featuring Ne-Yo (HP-14, peaked May 2012).
* #100 – RITMO (Bad Boys for Life) by The Black Eyed Peas feat. J. Balvin is the 21st Top 100 entry for the recent tourists here (as apart of the ‘R’N’B Fridays’ tour) and their first new entry here since they re-did their first No.1 single in Australia “Where is the Love” with ‘The World’ as guest vocalists, which debuted and peaked at No.15 in mid-Sept. of 2016. The song also serves as a theme to the mid-January 2020 due Will Smith and Martin Lawrence third ‘Bad Boys’ film installment ‘Bad Boys for Life’, plus the song features guest vocalist J. Balvin and also samples the 1994 No.8 single for Corona and “Rhythm of the Night”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com