At the end of May Australia scores its fourth No.1 single for 2020, as the track "Rockstar" by rappers DaBaby and Roddy Ricch jumps up three spots to land at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week.
"Rockstar" by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch becomes 1092nd No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2020), the 527th for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the fourth for this year and the 36th chart topping single for the songs record label Interscope, their last was over a year ago in "Bad Guy" for Billie Eilish (2 weeks from April 8th, 2019).
It's the second time that the word 'Rockstar' has been at the top in Australia, as just under three years ago Post Malone with 21 Savage spent seven weeks at No.1 with their "Rockstar" track from October 2nd, 2017. The pair also becomes the 195th American Male performers at the top in Australia, plus the 417th American Act (male, female, solo, duo or group), and the 702nd No.1 single here performed by an American. This first Top 10 entry for DaBaby and second overall for Roddy Ricch now becomes their highest charted single in Australia, and it matches the No.1 berth for the song achieved overseas in England, Ireland (both second week) and also climbing to the top in New Zealand too.
After six broken weeks at No.1 the SAINt JHN track "Roses" is back down to No.2, while also down a place each are "Blinding Lights" for The Weeknd (2 to No.3) and last weeks highest new entry for Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber called "Struck With U" (3 to No.4), which debuted at No.1 this week in both The U.S.A. and Canada, plus Ariana could score another Top 10 entry next week as she is guesting on the just issued Lady Gaga second 2020 release called "Rain on Me".
Last weeks U.S. No.1 single for Doja Cat and "Say So" is on hold here at No.5 for a third straight week, while back up one spot to No.6 is another female rapper in Megan Thee Stallion and "Savage". Drake dips one spot to No.7 with his track "Toosie Slide", followed by a stable end-of-the-ten with number eight, nine and ten all on hold this week; starting with "Death Bed" for Powfu at No.8, "SupaLonely" by Benee at No.9 and Dua Lipa hangs at No.10 with "Don't Start Now", which gives the track its 29th week within the Top 10, becoming the outright third longest running Top 10 single in Australia.
UP: * Dua Lipa is a couple of chart rungs away from No.10 by rising back up to No.12 with "Break My Heart", while her "Physical" track is only down one spot this week to No.38. * Two of the five tracks within the Top 20 that are on hold at their peaks this week are last week's new entry "Gooba" for 6ix9ine at No.14 and "Be Kind" for Marshmello and Halsey at No.15. * Surf Mesa and Emilee's rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" as "ily (i love you baby)" jumps up eight places this week and lands within the Top 20 at No.17. * Sam Fischer is back up a couple of places to his former peak of No.22 with "This City". * After sneaking into the Top 50 last week at No.49, this week the Topic track "Breaking Me" bullets up twenty-four places (almost halving its position from last week) to land at No.25. * Jack Harrow is back up a couple of spots to No.30 with "What's Poppin'". * Don Toliver lands his highest charted entry in Australia this week as his song "After Party" jumps up twelve places to a new peak of No.34, surpassing the No.43 peak of his previous Top 50 entry "No Idea". * With her second album just issued last week called "The End of Everything", Noah Cyrus and her 31 weeks (Top 100 WI) running entry "July" cracks the Top 40 for the first time by rising five to No.40. * A lower fifty entry from last week which leaps into the Top 50 this week is by Virginia native rapper StaySolidRocky and his TikTok viral track "Party Girl" which the 19 year old wrote last July and recorded in late 2019. The song jumps up thirty-three places to land him his first Top 50 placing at No.41. * The Future and Drake track "Life is Good" is back up eleven places to No.44 thanks to the new Future album "High Off Life" debuting within the Albums Top 20 section this week.
DOWN: * There are no Top 10 dropouts this week and the first track which drops harder than just one spot is the Halsey song "You Should Be Sad", which is down three spots to No.20. * That second Top 10 hit for Doja Cat doesn't look likely to be for "Boss B*tch", which drops two spots to No.21. * Post Malone's "Circles" spiral down five spots this week to No.26. * Tones and I's "Dance Monkey" is stable at No.16 this week (it also hit 1 billion YouTube views this week, 332 days after its was first uploaded), but her most recent single "Bad Child" is down two to No.28. * With Roddy Ricch scoring his first featured No.1 spot this week, his former No.4 single "The Box" drops down three spots to No.31. * The Rubens' "Live in Life" single dips three spots to No.36. * The first posthumous Juice WRLD single "Righteous" is the biggest dropping track this week, as it falls down thirteen spots to No.43. * Maroon 5 see their "Memories" fade this week seven spots to No.47. * The second entry for MedUZa called "Lose Control" dips six places to No.49.
NEW ENTRIES: * #37 - Daisies by Katy Perry is another track from an August due sixth studio album for Katy (no title known as yet), becoming the seventh single since early 2019 yet to appear on an album for her, and while she is producing her first child at the moment, she also lands her 29th Top 50 entry (25 as lead, four as guest vocalist) and its her first Top 50 placing since the late October 2019 single "Harleys in Hawaii" (HP-36), as her last single "Never Worn White" only made it to No.79 in mid-March.
* #45 - Lose Somebody by Kygo and OneRepublic is the third entry from Kygo's May 29th due third album called "Golden Hour", following on from 2019's No.20 single "Higher Lover" with Whitney Houston, and the recent lower fifty entry "Like it Is" featuring Zara Larsson and Tyga which peaked at No.78 in April, overall this new entry becomes Kygo's 18th Top 100 entry in Australia, while for OneRepublic it's their 17th.
The third chart entry for local group The Teskey Brothers becomes the bands first No.1 Album as "Live at The Forum" enters at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week.
"Live at The Forum" becomes the 880th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 730th for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 518th to debut at No.1, the eighteenth No.1 Album for this year, and finally the first No.1 Album for the record label Ivy League, who previously scored their only No.1 single in 2006 with "Forever Young" by Youth Group (2 broken weeks from April 3rd, 2006).
In 2019 The Teskey Brothers took home several ARIA Awards for their second studio album "Run Home Slow" (TW-20) which debuted and peaked at No.2 in August of last year, while they first charted with "Half Mile Harvest" (HP-18, peaked June 2017), and now they land a No.1 slot with their first live album which features tracks from both of those albums, plus their cover of the John Lennon track "Jealous Guy".
It's the fourth No.1 album to feature the word 'Live' in it's title, and the first with a 'Forum' within its title. All up this is now the ninth Live album by an Australian Act to make it to No.1, since the first by Cold Chisel in 1981 (Swingshift, 2 weeks from April 13th, 1981), with the last two Live album at No.1 being both for Hillsong groups (July 2004, Church and Oct. 2015, Worship). This new No.1 by an Aussie act is the seventh for 2020 and the 243rd chart-topping album by a local act (solo, duo, group, male or female), the 390th by a Group (local or overseas), while The Teskey Brothers become the 117th Australian Act to hit the top locally (solo, duo, group, male or female) and the 65th Australian Group to hit the summit.
Swapping places again this week at two and three are Harry Styles' "Fine Line" (3 to No.2) and Dua Lipa's second set "Future Nostalgia" (2 to No.3), while stable again this week are Billie Eilish at No.4 with "When We All Fall Asleep..." and The Weeknd at No.5 with his latest set "After Hours". The No.1 album for the past two weeks in the Drake set "Dark Lane Demo Tapes" drops down five places to No.6 this week.
Luke Combs returned to the Top 10 three weeks ago with his second set "What You See is What You Get", which returns to the ten again this week, up four places to No.7, scoring the set its sixth overall week within the Top 10, PLUS he also drags his first album "This One's for You" back up five places to land at No.9, this album having now amassed three weeks within the Top 10, one week in 2018 (#8 June), then one week in 2019 (#7, March) and it's third overall week in 2020 (#9). In between the two Luke Combs sets is a stable No.8 album for Post Malone in "Hollywood's Bleeding" (30th week within the Top 10), and the second and final Top 10 debut this week comes in at No.10, "The Goat" for rapper Polo G (born Taurus T. Bartlett in Chicago), his second album, but first chart entry, as his 2019 set "Die a Legend" didn't chart here.
UP: * Ed Sheeran's third set "÷ (Divide)" is back up four spots to No.11, while his fourth album "No.6 Collaborations Project" stays put at No.13 this week. * Both Top 50 entries for Taylor Swift climb back up four places this week; "Lover" (18 to No.14) and "1989" (50 to No.46). * Lewis Capaldi celebrates a year of charting this week by regaining the UK No.1 Album spot for a tenth overall week at No.1 there, here the album is back up four places and into the Top 20 at No.17. * With the new Teskey Brothers live album taking out the No.1 spot, their previous No.2 peaking set "Run Home Slow" rebound seventy-seven places this week to land at No.20. * The only rising soundtrack this week is for 'Frozen 2', back up five to No.22. * Doja Cat's "Hot Pink" set jumps back up four spots to No.26. * The self-titled debut Dua Lipa set rebounds nine places to No.28. * Billie Eilish's EP "Don't Smile at Me" recoups ten spots this week to land at No.29. * The LAUV set "~How I'm Feeling~" is back up seven places to No.31.
DOWN: * There are four albums leaving the Top 10 this week, two of them former No.1 sets, starting with The Birds of Tokyo album "Human Design" (HP-1x1, WI10-3) which flies down sixteen spots to No.25, the other being the compilation set "Artists Unite for Fire Fight" (HP-1, WI10-9) which plummets twenty-six places to land at No.36. Last weeks two Top 10 debuting albums both drop into the lower fifty this week in "Petals for Armor" by Hayley Williams (HP-6, WI10-1) and "6 to the World (EP)" by HP Boyz (HP-7, WI10-10). * The next drop after Birds of Tokyo at No.25 is the Dean Lewis set "A Place We Knew" which slips down four spots to No.32. * The soundtracks to drop are for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (19 to No.33) and 'The Greatest Showman' (36 to No.44). * Tame Impala sees an eleven place drop to No.34 with "The Slow Rush" album. * The Cold Chisel collection is on hold at No.35, while INXS' "Very Best of" drops ten places to No.41, then Paul Kelly has a two place dip to No.45 with his latest "Songs of the South" compile. * Justin Bieber's "Changes" set drops down six places this week to No.39. * The Niall Horan set "Heartbreak Weather" tumbles nine chart rungs to No.43. * The Khalid set "Free Spirit" slips five spots to No.47.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (Live#1) - Live at The Forum for The Teskey Brothers
* #10 (LP#2) - The Goat by Polo G
* #15 (LP#8) - High Off Life by Future is the eighth studio album for the American rapper and now his ninth overall entry in Australia (6 studios and 3 mixtapes), with his previous five studio album entries all landing within the Top 4 or higher here. This current album has so far seen a No.11 single issued in January called "Life is Good" featuring Drake, the song is this week back up to No.44.
* #19 (LP#7) - Reunions by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit is the seventh album issued and his third entry here in Australia, having previously charted with "Something More Than Free" (LP#5, HP-32, July 2015) and "The Nashville Sound" (LP#6, HP-30, June 2017), thus with this album entering within the Top 20 it becomes his highest charted album locally.
* #37 (LP#4) - how i'm feeling now by Charli XCX is the fourth studio album for the British singer and it becomes her fourth entry (3 studios and 1 mixtape), while with no current charting singles from the album it lands thirty places lower than her third set "Charli" (HP-7, Sept 2019), while Charli has also charted with "Sucker" (LP#2, HP-53, Dec 2014) and "Number 1 Angel" (mixtape #3, HP-74, 2017).
* #42 (Comp) - Eurovision 2020 - A Tribute to the Artists & Songs by Various Artists is a collection of what would've been this years competition entries from 41 countries across Europe and Australia, but due to the current world pandemic it didn't take place last week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, but for last weekend's schedule broadcast SBS put together several shows from the past and for this year, as well as a look at the songs from the host countries studios on Sunday night. This is the first time in its 65 year history that the competition was postponed and also the first time in awhile where that years album hasn't made it either into the Top 10 or at least the Top 20 here. Last edited:
Rockstar's rise to #1 has me wondering how many #1s over the years have been ignored/very underplayed by commercial radio even after hitting #1? I imagine some of the Idol/Voice/X Factor winner #1s at the very least?
This is something I've been paying close attention to for a few years as ever since streaming has trumped sales on the charts, radio has gone from playing pretty much everything that got big ("Bangarang" was about the only major exception in the download era), to completely skewing reality.
There haven't been many applicable cases for #1's mainly because we've had so few #1 hits lately But in my time of watching the airplay chart, I think the biggest case has been "This Is America", which squeezed to #40 for 1 week right after hitting #1, and this was on a slow week with triple j's outlier status in regards to hip hop hits being what got it across the line. Of course "This Is America" is a #1 hit only in formality, you could also note "SICKO MODE", "lovely" and "when the party's over" as particularly huge hits that never touched the airplay chart. Reece Mastin's "Shout It Out" also only got to #37 for 1 week.
Of course with all this in mind, you're right to note DaBaby because the song still hasn't cracked top 40 airplay, and Nova who have the biggest 18-25 demographic share have not played a single DaBaby song ever. I don't think it sounds too stylistically different to Country Grammar era Nelly and I feel it could totally wind up being a radio hit if given the chance. Post Malone's song of the same name sounds more out of place and that was a huge radio hit
Edit: Oh, there's Karise Eden too of course Last edited:
Those all make sense. Karise Eden was who came to mind first tbh. I also feel like Afroman "Because I Got High" didn't get much airplay on commercial radio back in the day, but I could be wrong. I guess Bob The Builder too for that matter Last edited: