It’s a massive fourteenth week at No.1 at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for Tones and I and her worldwide smash single “Dance Monkey”, becoming the longest #1 for 2019 and the second longest for this entire decade.
“Dance Monkey” and it’s fourteen weeks at No.1 is one week shy of the lead for this decade (of which there is only 8 weeks left of), the current leader being Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” at 15 (broken) weeks in 2017 (mid-Jan. to early May), while in the overall scheme of No.1 songs (1940 to 2019) the song moves to equal sixth longest No.1 song of all time, matching the 1976 song by ABBA and “Fernando” (the last female-led vocal to spend this long at the top in Australia), and now for this year (2019) it surpasses the 13 weeks racked up by “Old Town Road” to become the longest running No.1 of the year.
The song “Dance Monkey” is still at the top in Norway (12 weeks), New Zealand (8 weeks), Finland, Switzerland, Austria, France (all 7 weeks), Belgium, Sweden (6 weeks), The Netherlands, England (5 weeks each) and it returns to the top in Germany for a third overall week. It leaps ten places to No.3 in Bulgaria, climbs into the Top 10 in Canada (11 to No.8) is also up ten spots in Portugal (28 to No.18) and after entering the U.S.A. charts three weeks ago it jumps twenty-four spots this week to a new chart height (debuted at 96, then up to 71, and now this week a new peak of No.51). Of note is her first single “Johnny Run Away” entering at No.83 in Ireland this week too.
Debuting within the Top 5 in most countries this week and landing at 1 in Ireland and No.2 in both England and here is the new Selena Gomez track called “Lose You to Love Me”, which becomes not only her sixth Top 10 single in Australia, but also her highest charted entry here, beating the No.4 peak of the 2018 song “Back to You” and her 2017 track “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo.
Selena’s entry pushes down the Post Malone track “Circles” to No.3 after the past seven weeks of sitting in the runners-up spot of No.2, while on hold at No.4 for a second week is the Regard remix of the Sean Paul song “Ride it”. Maroon 5 score a Gold (●) in sales for their current Top 10 entry “Memories”, which is down two places to No.5, followed by the Lizzo track “Good as Hell” which jumps up seven places to land at a new peak of No.6 and it also becomes her first Top 10 placing in Australia too, becoming it’s highest placement in the world at the moment and we are only the second country to make it a Top 10 hit, as it jumped from #18 to No.7 in the UK this week.
Kanye West’s ninth studio album “Jesus is King” debuts at the top of ARIA Albums Chart this week and all eleven tracks from the new set enter within the Top 100 this week (ten within the T50, one just outside of it), and the highest of these new tracks comes in at No.7 called “Follow God”, giving Kanye his eleventh Top 10 single in Australia and his first since 2018’s appearance on the Lil’ Pump track “I Love it” (HP-4).
Dan + Shay were in the country this past two weeks as support on the current Shawn Mendes national tour, and their track with Justin Bieber in “10,000 Hours”, along with the fellow-four-week-old track by Travis Scott in “Highest in the Room”, both drop down three places each to No.8 and No.9 respectively. The second new certification in the Top 10 this week, and also Gold (●) in sales, is the blackbear track “Hot Girl Bummer” which is down two spots to No.10.
* Flume will be issuing more remixes of his current chart entry with Vera Blue called “Running Back” in mid-November, and this week the track is up one spot to a new peak of No.15.
* With a mass of Kanye West tracks entering within the Top 50, there are not a lot of rising tracks this week, with the next new peak occurring down at No.42 as the new MeduZa & Goodboys track which entered last week called “Lose Control” is this week up eighteen places to No.42.
* This is followed by the current Zayn track with Shaed called “Trampoline”, up four spots to a new chart height of No.43.
* A new Juice WRLD infused version of the Ellie Goulding track “Hate Me” (FHP-85 in July) returns the track to the Top 100 this week at a new peak of No.78, making this the third overall entry for the song (two initial runs in July and then again in August of this year).
* Lewis Capaldi’s second entry “Bruises” (HP-85), is back up one spot this week to No.86.
* The final new peak (and climber) of the week is last weeks entry for Noah Cyrus and “July”, which rises two places to No.97.
* Three songs leave the Top 10 this week in “One Thing Right” (HP-4×2, WI10-10, 7 to No.11) for Marshmello and Kane Brown, followed by “Never Seen the Rain” for Tones & I (HP-10, WI10-1, 10 to No.12) and the new U.S. No.1 song and second-week Canadian chart-topper in the Lewis Capaldi ballad “Someone You Loved” (HP-4, WI10-19a, 9 to No.13).
* Ed Sheeran’s “South of the Border” peaked at No.12 last week and is down two this week to No.14, while Ed also slides with “Beautiful People” (11 to No.16), “I Don’t Care” (22 to No.28), “Perfect” (72 to No.83), “Cross Me” (79 to No.96) and the ‘Longest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (86 to it lowest ever position of No.98, 147 weeks within the Top 100).
* Shawn Mendes has been touring this country (with Dan + Shay) for the past two weeks, finishing in Sydney this weekend (2-3 Nov), and his current entries both drop down in his former and first No.1 here “Senorita” with Camila Cabello (14 to No.17) and “If I Can’t Have You” (69 to No.79).
* Harry Styles’ “Lights Up” dims seven places this week to No.22, while Niall Horan’s “Nice to Meet Ya” falls down six spots to land at No.72.
* With a new MeduZa and Goodboys track climbing their long running Top 10 single “Piece of Your Heart” drops down this week six places to No.23.
* Lil’ Nas X’s two Top 50 entries both drop down this week, with his former No.1 “Old Town Road” mosying down four to No.25 and his “Panini” shrinks fifteen places to No.48.
* Sam Smith jus issued his cover of the first hit for Donna Summer on Friday in “I Feel Love”, while his current chart entry “How Do You Sleep?” falls nine places to No.27.
* Halsey’s “Graveyard” slips down in Halloween week, declining six places this week to No.30, but she just issued an Axwell remix of the track on Friday and the song is newly Gold (●) in sales.
* With one Lizzo track rising into the Top 10 this week, her first entry “Truth Hurts” drops down here eight places to No.31, plus it also lost the U.S. top spot this week too.
* 5 Seconds of Summer with their “Teeth” track drop down six spots to No.32, plus the song is now ▲Platinum in sales, while their “Youngblood” track falls twelve to No.69.
* Freya Ridings peaked at No.29 last week with her first entry “Castles”, which this week falls down five chart-ramparts to No.34, picking up a Gold (●) sales certification this week too.
* Falling ten places to No.35 is the Ali Gatie ballad “It’s You”.
* Post Malone’s “Sunflower” wilts eleven chart-places this week to No.38, while he also drops down with “Goodbyes” (31 to No.47), on the French Montana track “Writings on the Wall” (51 to No.70), “Wow.” (62 to No.80) and “Take What You Want” (78 to No.95), with “Saint-Tropez” falling out from No.70.
* Both the Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes duets with Camila Cabello drop down this week, while her two solo entries all slide down in “Liar” (32 to No.40) and last weeks entry “Easy” (76 to No.88).
* Normani’s “Motivation” wanes this week thirteen spots to No.41, while also down 13 spots are “Eastside” for Benny Blanco (43 to No.56) and “Feelings” by Lauv (54 to No.67), with Lauv’s older entry “F**k, I’m Lonely” plummeting twenty-two places to No.66, giving him back-to-back entries this week.
* Lil’ Tecca and his track “Ran$om” falls down fifteen places to No.45, while the same fall occurs for the Dominic Fike track “3 Nights” (61 to No.76) and Khalid’s “Talk” (76 to No.89), with Khalid’s song “Better” falling eighteen places to #100.
* Miley Cyrus is down with her two entries this week in “Slide Away” (35 to No.49) and on the ‘Charlie’s Angles’ theme “Don’t Call Me Angel” (49 to No.68) alongside Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey, with the soundtrack for the film out on Friday, the song could rebound next week (five of the eleven tracks on the album are songs by or featuring Ariana Grande).
* Falling sixteen spots is the Kygo & Whitney Houston cover of “Higher Love” (34 to No.50).
* Diplo and the Jonas Brothers’ collaboration “Lonely” falls down eleven spots to No.51, while the trio also drops down with “Only Human” (42 to No.57) and “Sucker” (64 to No.77); the other Diplo entry in “Heartless” drops eleven spots too to No.99.
* There are fourteen places drops for “LaLaLa” by Y2K & bbno$ (38 to No.52), the Chris Brown and Drake song “No Guidance” (39 to No.53), the song “Post Malone” by Sam Feldt (45 to No.59), “Shallow” for Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (46 to No.60), “Lover” by Taylor Swift (50 to No.64), “Shotgun” by George Ezra (67 to No.81) and “Be Alright” by Dean Lewis (68 to No.82).
* The seventeen place falls occur for “Takeaway” by The Chainsmokers (new remixes issued on Friday) 41 to No.58 and for “You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift (58 to No.75).
* Last weeks highest new entry for Katy Perry and “Harleys in Hawaii” zooms back down the chart this week twenty-five places to No.61, with other falling second week entries being for “Make it Right” for BTS with Lauv (53 to No.62), “223’s” by YNW Melly (56 to No.84), the aforementioned Camila Cabello entry and also “Find an Island” for Benee (83 to No.94).
* Tones and I falls eleven spots to No.63 with her first entry “Johnny Run Away”.
* Drax Project with Six60 and their second entry “Catching Feelings” are down ten places to No.65, plus their older entry “Woke Up Late” tumbles sixteen spots to No.93, while also dropping ten to No.91 is the Loud Luxury track “Body”.
* The two further entries for Drake are also down this week in “Money in the Grave” (59 to No.74) and on the second Travis Scott entry “Sicko Mode” (75 to No.90).
* Twelve places drops are felt by “Happier” for Marshmello and Bastile (73 to No.85) and “I.F.L.Y.” by Bazzi (80 to No.92).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #2 – Lose You to Love Me by Selena Gomez
* #29 – Look at Her Now by Selena Gomez are both new tracks for the U.S. pop singer which were issued one day after each other and were both co-written by Selena with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter and act as the two lead singles from a forthcoming third studio album (her first in over four years, no date or title known as yet), and these become her 19th and 20th Top 100 entries (14 as lead, 6 as guest) and 18th & 19th Top 50 placings.
* #7 – Follow God by Kanye West
* #18 – Selah by Kanye West
* #19 – Closed on Sunday by Kanye West
* #21 – On God by Kanye West
* #26 – Everything We Need by Kanye West feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Ant Clemons
* #33 – Every Hour by Kanye West feat Sunday Service Choir
* #36 – Use This Gospel by Kanye West feat. Clipse & Kenny G.
* #37 – Water by Kanye West feat. Ant Clemons
* #39 – God is by Kanye West
* #46 – Hands on by Kanye West feat. Fred Hammond
* #55 – Jesus is Lord by Kanye West are all taken from the ninth studio album and new No.1 set in Australia called “Jesus is King”, with the track “Use This Gospel” being the albums longest song at 3:34, most tracks clocking in at under 2 minutes and the lowest of this weeks entries in “Jesus is Lord” only lasting 49 seconds. Kanye did a similar thing where all of the tracks enter at once from a new album in June 2018 in “Ye”, and followed it a week after with his side project Kids See Ghosts pushing eight tracks from their album into the charts. This new album is also the film soundtrack to his new live concert of the same name, which he has distributed in IMAX cinemas so far in America.
* #71 – Orphans by Coldplay is the first track from the bands forthcoming eighth studio double album called “Everyday Life” and was also issued with another new track called “Arabesque”, with their new album split into two separate albums of ‘Sunset’ and ‘Sunrise’, and due for release on November 22nd. This becomes the bands 31st Top 100 entry since they first charted 19 years ago (late Sept., 2000) and their first entry since teaming up with The Chainsmokers on the No.2 single “Something Just Like This” in 2017.
* #87 – Trigger by Major Lazer & Khalid is now the fourteenth Top 100 entry for dance trio of DJ’s made up on Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums and also the 26th for Khalid, and this song is taken from the soundtrack to the action video game “Death Stranding: Timefall”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com