¹ Tied with "Paradise" ² Tied with "Blurred Lines" ³ Tied with "Closer" ⁴ Tied with "24K Magic" ⁵ Tied with "Body" ^ 29/12/2018's chart was not published; the #1 is inferred from the following week's LW data. ⁷ Tied with "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" ⁸ Tied with "Choir"
It's quite funny there's been a conversation on the forum about the ARIA #1's that have been ignored by radios for the past few days and yet, the #1 on airplay this week isn't on the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart.
Is it the first time that a #1 on the airplay chart isn't in the ARIA Top 50 Singles chart by the way?
Prior to today, Kings Of Leon's "Radioactive"'s #19 peak was the lowest for an airplay #1 (further, "Stop and Stare" and "F**kin' Perfect" were #24 on ARIA on weeks at #1 on airplay). Brando hasn't even reached the ARIA top 100, but he might soon...not because of radio but because he's been finally added to Hot Hits Australia. Last edited:
I'd be curious to know if it happened prior to 2008. Unfortunately, there' seems to be no way to know about it. Perhaps with radio only singles like Chasing Cars (even if it was #1 for 10 weeks on the digital chart), Avril Lavigne's I'm With You or P!nk's Just Like A Pill? I imagine these three got a lot of airplay back during their promotional campaigns.
Brando is currently outside the Top 200 on Spotify, #108 on Apple Music and #35 on iTunes. Perhaps he'll chart soon thanks to Hot Hits as you said but I won't even be surprised if he doesn't. Last edited:
I actually found a couple 2005-2007 issues of The Music Network on the wayback machine many years ago (I can post the links if you want), which include the airplay top 100 with a peaks column, and there are a few airplay #1s listed within those charts that have relatively low ARIA peaks:
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning (#27) Natalie Imbruglia - Shiver (#19) Ben Lee - Catch My Disease (#27) The Fray - Over My Head (Cable Car) (#22) Coldplay - Talk (#20) Bernard Fanning - Wish You Well (didn't chart but obviously not due to a lack of popularity) Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (#53 and likewise)
I also found even longer ago that on the AUM Report chart, Paula DeAnda - Walk Away (Remember Me), a #60 ARIA hit, was listed as a 3-week #1. Presumably that was wildly incorrect, or due to the chart supposedly including 'opinions of internet music fans like you', but it's odd because when the AUM Report link was followed on this site around 2008-2010, it looked like a genuine airplay chart. Maybe they changed the methodology between 2007 and 2008. I'm still not sure what the makings of that chart truly are (I got the impression some years later that they were copying the official airplay top 40 and 'estimating' the rest, but nowadays the top 40 no longer matches, and there are all kinds of '00s and even '80s hits in the top 100 in a way that looks hard to believe but also too random to be made-up).
Also, since it wasn't mentioned in the thread, Blinding Lights became the longest running #1 of 'all time' (2008-present):
14 weeks - The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
10 - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger
9 - P!nk - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) 9 - Pharrell Williams - Happy 9 - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
8 - P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason 8 - Avicii - Wake Me Up 8 - Adele - Hello 8 - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna - This Is What You Came For 8 - P!nk - What About Us
7 - The Last Goodnight - Pictures Of You 7 - Ke$ha - TiK ToK 7 - Katy Perry - Roar 7 - Sheppard - Geronimo 7 - Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud 7 - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk 7 - Lukas Graham - 7 Years 7 - James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go 7 - Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be 7 - P!nk - Walk Me Home 7 - Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
Nothing Breaks Like A Heart also has 7 including a tie that it came out on the wrong side of.