Swimming Pools (Drank); F**kin' Problems; Never Catch Me; i; The Blacker The Berry; King Kunta; No More Parties In LA; untitled 08 l 09.06.2014; l untitled 02 l 06.23.2014; untitled 06 l 06.30.2014; Freedom; Really Doe; HUMBLE.; The Heart Part 4; LUST.; DNA.; XXX.; Don't Don't Do It!; Tints; Mona Lisa
Birds of Tokyo
Silhouettic; Broken Bones; Wild Eyed Boy; White Witch; Head In My Hands; An Ode to Death; The Saddest Thing I Know; Plans; In the Veins of Death Valley; Wild at Heart; Circles; This Fire; Lanterns; When The Night Falls Quiet; Brace
Map of the Problematique; United States of Eurasia; Uprising; Resistance; Unnatural Selection; MK Ultra; Undisclosed Desires; Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever); Survival; Madness; Follow Me; Panic Station; Psycho; Dead Inside; Reapers
Alors on danse; Ni**as In Paris; Black Skinhead; Thank You; Only One; All Day; Blessings; Real Friends; No More Parties In LA; Ultralight Beam; Champions; Ghost Town; Reborn; everything
Sick Muse; Gold Guns Girls; Gimme Sympathy; Eclipse (All Yours); Youth Without Youth; Synthetica; Speed The Collapse; The Shade; Cascades; Too Bad, So Sad; Fortunes; Dark Saturday; Dressed To Suppress
Kids; Electric Feel; Weekend Wars; The Youth; Of Moons, Birds & Monsters; Flash Delirium; It's Working; Siberian Breaks; Alien Days; Little Dark Age; When You Die; Hand It Over; Me And Michael
Myth; Lazuli; Wild; Sparks; Space Song; The Traveller; Majorette; Chariot; Lemon Glow; Dive; Drunk In LA; Alien
Soon We'll Be Found; You've Changed; Stop Trying; Bring Night; Never Gonna Leave Me; Elastic Heart; Eye Of The Needle; Burn The Pages; Alive; Bird Set Free; Cheap Thrills; Genius
Somebody That I Used To Know; Cameo Lover; Good Intent; Two Way Street; Warrior; With My Hands; 90s Music; Miracle; Sweet Relief; Everybody Knows; Version Of Me; Lightyears
F**kin' Problems; Hold On, We're Going Home; 6 Man; Energy; Blessings; Hotline Bling; Jumpman; Summer Sixteen; Work; Passionfruit; Get It Together; Nice For What
Not far behind
British India, CHVRCHES
Kings Of Leon
Beyonce, Chairlift, Lorde, The National, SAFIA
Boy & Bear, Samsaruh, Silversun Pickups, The Temper Trap, Wolf Alice
Arctic Monkeys, Art vs. Science, Children Collide, Foster The People, Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, MS MR, Rise Against
Dead Letter Circus, Disclosure, Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, Grimes, Lorde, Stonefield; Tired Lion
New year, new #1. After residing in the runner up slot for 3 weeks, Grimes has scored her first ever #1 hit with "We Appreciate Power" in its 6th week in the chart. Swapping places with Owl Eyes and "On Me" down to #2, it's the only movement in the whole top 6. Stevie Jean holds #3, SOAK holds #4, "Soaked" holds #5 & Samsaruh is at #6. We do however have one new entrant into the top 10, and it's Hozier scoring his first ever top 10 hit with "Movement" at #10.
I can't say I've heard much new music lately but the show must go on, and we've somehow got 4 entries. First up is the newest of the batch, as I extend the olive branch of 21 Savage chart entries for a 2nd week in a row. "a lot" is currently up to #22, and just a little behind it is "asmr" at #25, which is really good even outside of the gimmick. Up next is another relatively recent hip hop release, and a much more surprising inclusion from my perspective. For the first time ever, Wale scores an entry as I was instantly hooked on his new single "Winter Wars" at #28. After two December releases, we go back to...January last year for the next entry, because I only heard it recently. In a way it's the first ever entrance for Alice Glass, but if you go back...9 years now, Crystal Castles charted twice in 2010 with "Celestica" and "Not In Love". Free from that unpleasant person, she enters solo at #33 with "CEASE AND DESIST". Lastly it's another returning artist with less technicality. It's the return of occasional minor hit scorer Lupa J, who has charted twice before a few years back, now she's in with 3rd hit "You're In My Headphones" at #38.
Honestly it's just that time of the year where things are generally at a stand still as new music hasn't really asserted itself. The top 10 is the same as last week save for 2 swaps, notably Samsaruh scores a 3rd top 5 hit with "The Beginning" at #5. Most of the action is lower down on the chart, notably 21 Savage is at #21 now.
Unlike last week, there is some genuinely new music in here to usher in a new year. There was quite a lot to choose from and leading the pack now is Billie Eilish. While still in my favour, she's had descending fortunes after going from top 10 hits to middle of the chart hits to not quite making the top 40 hits. Things have reversed now with a song that I cannot imagine is going to keep up a hit streak for her because I seem to like it more than most...but I am inclined to liking the creative approach here. I only begrudge the fact that I'll have to utilise a dumb tag to keep my scrobbles correct. Anyway, "WHEN I WAS OLDER" is the first 2019 song to impact the chart. It's at #20 and is Billie's 7th chart entry to date. Next up is another artist whose chart fortunes have also been descending until potentially now. But then it's hard not to descend when you start off with a #1 hit. I'm talking about Cherry Glazerr who now score their 4th entry. It's quite timely as prior entry "Daddi" has just dropped out, and now "Wasted Nun" has nearly outpeaked it at #26. The theme of gradually descending chart fortunes continues again with a 3rd 2019 entry for the week. It's new from Broods who last charted late last year alongside Kito on "Creature Kind". When it comes to solo entries, they've done well with sparse entries, hitting #1 with "Everytime" and #2 with "Free". Now their 4th entry "Hospitalised" is straight in at #29. But it can't all be 2019 stuff, so there's also possibly the last 2018 tracks to squeeze through. Noted rising star Jade Bird has her first ever entry with "Love Has All Been Done Before" at #37. Lastly it's the not so regular return of Hilltop Hoods. I'm right to say that since they've only charted once before with "1955". The source of my own amusement via its artwork also houses a really catchy tune, and "Leave Me Lonely" enters at #39.
Still riding through the slow time of the year. The top end of the chart is relatively inactive waiting on new 2019 tracks to start to gain real traction. Yet again the top 3 is unchanged. Grimes gets a 3rd week at #1 with "We Appreciate Power", while Owl Eyes takes #2 and Stevie Jean takes #3. Making for one switch, we've got Samsaruh climbing to #4 with "The Beginning" swapping with SOAK who is down to #5. An also otherwise not eventful top 10 is disrupted however by one of those curious 2019 tracks. Billie Eilish had the top debut last week with "WHEN I WAS OLDER" and now it rockets up 10 places to #10. It follows "bellyache" and "idontwannabeyouanymore" as her 3rd top 10 hit.
Fortunately this time around, it's a full round of 2019 tracks (well kind of), though there are just 3 of them. If you're expecting things to be jazzed up with all new artists, you couldn't be more wrong. Methyl Ethel already have a song on the chart and now they've got one more with their 2nd chart entry from their upcoming album. "Trip The Mains" enters at #23 and is their 4th chart entry to date. Following that is another artist who is currently charting, that being Two People, who go from strength to strength with another winning new single. "Phone Call" enters at #27 and is their 3rd entry to date. Their prior entry "In The Garden" currently resides at its #7 peak. Lastly I'm kind of cheating, but considering that it never got a wide release that was within my grasp when it was first released 2 years ago, I think charting "Ill Wind" by Radiohead is fair game. The song comes from a deluxe edition of their last album "A Moon Shaped Pool", which netted them their biggest chart hits to date. This new track is in at #32, and is their 7th chart entry to date.
The top 3 is the same as it has been all year. This gives Grimes her 4th week at #1. It's also still good news for Owl Eyes & Stevie Jean who don't get any sort of progression rather than soaking up the positions above SOAK and "Soaked". Disruption could well be on the way though because Billie Eilish has soared up 6 places to #4 with "WHEN I WAS OLDER", her highest ever charter. Samsaruh closes out the top 5 with "The Beginning" at #5. It causes a lot of downward motion in the top 10, but on the way up is a song that had no way of being affected by it since it was already below Billie. Cherry Glazerr have scored their 2nd top 10 hit with "Wasted Nun" which climbs to #10 in its 3rd week on the chart.
3 fresh entries again, and relatively high up too. First new one is a returning artist. Makthaverskan made a big first impression in 2015, and then a still noteworthy one 2 years later. Now they're back to seee if they can make another big russ splash with new single "Demands". At #17 it's their 4th entry to date, though it still sounds like all their other singles (and great). Here is a new artist who is totally only entering because of a prior artist, which to leap off something I just said, makes me on the older spectrum of "I Knew You Were Waiting" fans probably. Anyway, Australian producer LO'99 made the very auspicious decision to team up with Owl Eyes on his new single "Sometime" which enters at #20. Owl Eyes just recently got pushed out of the list of top 10 most entries, but now she's back in as she scores a 12th. Lastly it's a full debutant to the chart, though one I've been a little bit more familiar with over the years. Little Simz has teamed up with Cleo Sol, to score the first time in the chart for both of them, "Selfish" at #30.
2019 has officially begun! What is that nonsensical meaningless phrase actually referring to you ask? I mean that the #1 song this week was actually released in 2019. Possibly a surprising one at that. Not that it's particularly obscure, in fact I'd argue that it's my most popular #1 in ages, but relative to the standards of Billie Eilish who is having 2 year old singles crack charts around the world...yeah "WHEN I WAS OLDER" is not exactly an obvious one to ride for. But alas that's where we arrive, and it scores her a #1 hit for the first time. This makes her the youngest artist to ever hit #1 obviously, and the first born in the 21st century. Before this, the youngest was MOAMETAL from BABYMETAL who is still possibly the youngest in terms of when she hit #1 as she (and YUIMETAL actually) was still 16 at the time. Nonetheless, it's getting just one step closer to the existential chaos when an artist who is younger than the chart itself hits #1. Anyhow, with that addressed, I'll also note the damage done to the top 5, with Billie pushing Grimes down to #2, Owl Eyes down to #3 & Stevie Jean down to #4. She's not the only one making moves however, as Methyl Ethel bolt up to #5 with "Trip The Mains" giving them their 2nd ever top 10 hit. That's not the only top 10 arrival however, as we also greet Broods who have climbed up 5 places to #9 with "Hospitalized". They've hit the top 10 twice previously, but to notable success as those two songs ("Everytime" and "Free") hit #1 and #2 respectively.
Bumper week here with 6 fresh debuts. Most thrilling is that we lead the pack with an artist who has never charted before, teaming alongside a couple others who also haven't. Young Franco's new single "Otherside" which initially sounds suspiciously similar to "Genghis Khan" by Miike Snow manages to impress rather immediately. Of course credit to Reva DeVito on vocals, and I'm not sure what for but Golden Vessel is also here. It's in at #19. Just one debut from a non-Australian artist this week, but it's a kind of noteworthy one because it's Billie Eilish who is kind of a big deal at the moment. Surprisingly it's actually a song of hers that seems to be pretty relevant too! Miike Snow's impact continues as we all should know their best song is "Billie Holiday". But anyway the Billie who is only about twice as old as that song keeps racking up the hits, as "bury a friend" becomes her 8th chart entry, in at #24. Now another pretty familiar artist to the chart, although due to charting separately with a band, her chart history on its own looks a little less stellar. Not to discredit Julia Jacklin of course, as she scores her 3rd chart entry to date with "Pressure To Party" at #28. Speaking of Australian women with noted chart history, we've got the considerably longer chart history of Washington, although she only has 1 extra entry as she picks up her 4th with "American Spirit". It's in at #31 and carries the momentum as she recently scored her biggest ever hit with "Claws". Born Lion's Spotify page lists Grenadiers as a similar artist and they now share the excellent honour of both being Australian rock bands who have scored their first ever hit on my chart at the start of a calendar year. It'll be quite a feat if "Bigger Than Jesus" manages to be bigger than "Summer", but nonetheless they're making an impression at #34. To finish off, it's the belated debut to the chart for a fellow West Australian, Stella Donnelly. I was regrettably slow to her earlier singles, so she's just now getting a first top 40 hit with "Old Man" at #38.
slay Billie! but ooh Methyl Ethel coming to maybe end your misandrist #1 pattern! (I'm not complaining about that pattern obv :p) yas Broods top 10! Good moves for Cherry Glazerr, Owl Eyes' unpromoted new song, Two People & Little Simz too. I've heard and like 5/6 of the new entries and am especially happy for Washington & Stella. Poor Nina leaving now just after her album came out
Billie Eilish retains the top spot for a 2nd week in a row. As I close in ever slightly more towards having an entire year of female vocalists at the top, the one group poised to stop that, is of course the band who many people have thought actually does have a female singer in the past. That is of course Methyl Ethel, who with "Trip The Mains" have climbed up to #2, the same peak shared by that "Ubu" song of which I have no manner of quip or remark about because why would I? In due process, Grimes slides down to #3 with "We Appreciate Power", and Owl Eyes is #4 with "On Me". Moving into the top 5 is Cherry Glazerr with "Wasted Nun" continuing its strong performance up to #5. Speaking of artists who have proven their out of nowhere massive success to not be a fluke, it's fortunate times for Makthaverskan, who have now picked up their 3rd top 10 hit courtesy of "Demands" up to #8.
Fresh from appearing in the latest Hottest 100 (an impressive feat that not many can lay claim to), Thelma Plum is back in the chart. With this she's solidified a solid pace of 1 new entry per year as she gets a 3rd to date with "Not Angry Anymore". It's off with strong pace too, in at #22. On the topic of artists who are a little less consistent with the timing of their entries, welcome back to the chart...Stella Donnelly. She's debuting for the 2nd week in a row, but new entry "Lunch" already leaps ahead of last week's "Old Man" as it enters at #27. Next up we have a much messier chart history to deal with, or rather it's just messier crediting. However it's notable for MARINA now as she is back in the chart in record time, usually going 4 years between entries, but this time it's more like 4 months. New single "Handmade Heaven" is in at #32 and it's her 4th charting entry to date. Finally, a new artist to the fold. It is something of a peculiarity that the artist in this set of entries I've seen live is not the one from the same state as me, but rather on the other side of the country. That artist happens to be Winterbourne, who assumably are trying to play a logical fight by slotting the word 'Golden' in their song title to see if it sticks big time. We shall see, but for now "Take The Golden" is at #35.
Billie Eilish has taken hold of the top spot for a 3rd week in a row now with "WHEN I WAS OLDER". An argument can now be made for Methyl Ethel's "Trip The Mains" being their biggest hit to date as it's held the #2 spot for 2 weeks, whereas "Ubu" was there for just 1. Cherry Glazerr have moved up to #3 with "Wasted Nun" while Broods are at #4 with "Hospitalized". As one of the dwindling remnants of 2018, Grimes is at #5 with "We Appreciate Power". It's also a bumper week for top 10 entries as there are 3 this time around. Fresh from taking the #1 spot on the ARIA Club Chart, LO'99 & Owl Eyes are up to #8 with "Sometimes". For Owl Eyes it's her 11th top 10 hit. More new to these heights is Little Simz & Cleo Sol, both with their first ever chart entry "Selfish" which is now up to #9. Finally Two People score a second top 10 hit a couple months after their first, with "Phone Call" up to #10.
Making a move away from her surely very interesting investment in making cover versions of recently popular songs, Sofia Karlberg released what I believe is an original song which looks to be a strong move for prospects on this chart at least. I've never seen Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind but I've seen the Simpsons episode that's based on it, so I'm obviously experienced enough to enjoy "Spotless Mind" in at #20. I'm a little late on this one because it only just clicked with me, but now I'm all about it so Lizzo gets her first entry ever with "Juice" at #25. Because I'm brainlessly ignorant, I was too distracted by the fact that this sounded a lot like some older Skepta singles to notice that it's a diss track against Wiley. Between this, Little Simz & 21 Savage, now 10% of the chart is UK rappers, as Skepta gets his 2nd ever entry with "Wish You Were Here" at #31, which surpasses the #33 peak of "Man". Suffice to say that I'm not the only person in Western Australia who has passionate opinions on Devolver Digital games because Methyl Ethel have a new album which includes a track titled "Ruiner". They're notching up the hits fast now as they score a 5th to date at #35. Speaking of artists with recently released albums and also have high charting songs already, Broods are back at it again with a track they released a few weeks back. A rare case of them charting with a slower song and not a banger, "Falling Apart" gets in at #39 which is their 5th entry to date.