Rappers DaBaby and Roddy Ricch remain for a fourth straight week at No.1 in Australia with their track "Rockstar".
The song is also logging its fourth week at the top in New Zealand, England and Ireland, while it takes over the top spot in America for the first time too. The new No.1 song in Canada is our former chart-topper for SAINt JHN and "Roses", which here is back up one spot to No.2, while also back up a notch to No.3 is the other former No.1 within the top ten in "Blinding Lights" for The Weeknd which both rise back up due to the two place drop to No.4 for the Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande track "Rain on Me".
Last week Topic scored his first Top 10 entry in Australia with his track "Breaking Me", which this week becomes his first Top 5 placing by moving up two spots to a new peak of No.5, while also scoring a new chart height is Benee with her former No.8 peaking song "SupaLonely", which rebounds five places to No.6, thanks to the residual sales from her new double EP set at No.26 this week.
Two former back-to-back risers recombine this week in "Say So" for Doja Cat down two to No.7 and the Megan Thee Stallion track "Savage" rising back up two places to No.8, after which the second Ariana Grande Top 10 entry this week in her duet with Justin Bieber "Stuck With U" falls three places to land at No.9, and then there's a single place dip to No.10 for the Powfu track "Death Bed".
UP: * Drake has two entries within the Top 50 this week, which both rise back up one spot, starting with his latest entry "Toosie Slide" (12 to No.11) and his appearance on the Future track "Life is Good" (51 to No.50). * The Harry Styles track "Watermelon Sugar" initially peaked at No.12 in it's fifth chart week in late December of 2019, and this week it climbs back up four spots to re-peak at No.12 for a second overall time. * Chris Brown and Young Thug see a four place climb to a new peak of No.16 with "Go Crazy". * Sam Fischer is the highest placed Aussie performer this week with his track "This City" stuck at its peak of No.17 for a second week. * The person Sam took over from as the top ranked Aussie song was "Dance Monkey" for Tones and I which is right behind him and back up one spot to No.18. Tones also rises back up with "Bad Child" (38 to No.35) and with last week's new entry "Ur So F**king Cool", up five to a new peak of No.44. * Both Halsey entries are back up slightly this week, with her Marshmello appearance on "Be Kind" back up spot one to No.20 and her solo entry "You Should Be Sad" is up three to No.29. * StaySolidRocky and his "Party Girl" track dance up eight spots to land at a new peak of No.21. * Lewis Capaldi swaps places with himself this week, as his first entry "Someone You Loved" is back up two places to No.22, swapping with "Before You Go" which is down two to No.24. * S1MBA's track "Rover (Mu la la)" leaps eleven places to land within the Top 30 at a new peak of No.25 thanks to a new remix which includes Hooligan Hefs. * With the new Regard track "Secrets" yet to chart, his first entry "Ride it" is back up five to No.30. * After dropping to No.40 last week, this week the Lil' Mosey track "Blueberry Faygo" rebounds six places to No.34. * The only new entry to the Top 50 this week is a rising track from the lower fifty region of the chart, in fact it only debuted last week. "Look Into My Eyes" by Brando (from Los Angeles) samples the 1992 No.3 single by Charles and Eddie called "Would I Lie to You" (peaked Dec. 1992), and the Brando song rises sixteen places to land at a new peak of No.41. * The only Top 50 new certification this week is the Khalid x Disclosure track "Know Your Worth", which is back up one spot to No.46 and newly ▲Platinum in sales.
DOWN: * The only song leaving the Top 10 this week does so in dramatic style, last week's highest new entry for Lady Gaga and Blackpink called "Sour Candy" (HP-8, WI10-1), which plummets forty places this week to land down at No.48. * Surfaces just issued a new song on Friday called "Learn to Fly" which features guest vocals from Elton John, and this week their former No.10 single "Sunday Best" is down two places to No.28. * Jack Harrow drops three spots to No.33 with his first entry "What's Poppin'". * The second biggest drop of the week is for "The Scotts" by The Scotts in Travis Scott and Kid Ink, the song falling eleven scotts this week to land at No.36. * Doja Cat sees her 'Birds of Prey' soundtrack song "Boss B*tch" drop five places to No.39. * In a week of very few dropping tracks the final one of note is the Don Toliver song "After Party" which is down three spots to No.47.
Lady Gaga's "Chromatica" remains the No.1 selling album in Australia for a second week, also scoring a second week in England and it debuts at the top in both The U.S.A. and Canada.
"Chromatica" becomes only the fourth album for 2020 to score two weeks at the top, the previous ones were Harry Styles (January), BTS (Feb/March) and the last was for Drake in the second and third weeks of May. If Gaga holds for a third week she will have the longest running No.1 album for the year (so far). Her competition next week is from new albums by Paul Kelly, The McClymonts, Norah Jones and Liam Gallagher (live).
The top three albums are all on hold this week, with Harry Styles' "Fine Line" at No.2 and scoring it's half year upon the charts (26 weeks) and also within the Top 10 (as it hasn't left the ten yet), and Billie Eilish with her debut set "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" at No.3.
After which are the two highest new entries of the week, coming in at No.4 is the second album for local Melbourne indie rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and "Sideways to New Italy", which comes two years after their first set "Hope Downs" made it to No.24 in June of 2018. This new album for them has also landed a Top 10 entry this weekend in Scotland (#8). New at No.5 is the fifth album and first self titled release for L.A. metalcore act The Ghost Inside and their first new material in almost six years, plus it also becomes their second albums chart entry and now first Top 10 placing here, as their fourth set "Dear Youth" debuted and peaked at No.16 in November of 2014.
Swapping places are "After Hours" for The Weeknd and "Future Nostalgia" for Dua Lipa, he's up one to No.6, she's down one to No.7, after which is a stable No.8 in the Post Malone set "Hollywood's Bleeding" which is racking up its 33rd week within the Top 10. There are two returning albums to the Top 10 next, with Luke Combs' "What You See is What You Get" back up two to No.9 and spending its eighth overall week within the ten, plus back up three to No.10 is Ed Sheeran's duets set "No.6 Collaborations Project" which also is spending its 33rd week inside the Top 10, and it hasn't been inside the ten since it left back in early March of this year (it's lowest chart position so far has been #17).
UP: * Ed Sheeran is also back up with his third set "÷ (Divide)" which also rises three spots to sit at No.11, while his second set "x (Multiply)" rebounds eight spots to sit at No.50 this week. * Luke Combs again rises with his first entry "This One's For You", back up three to No.13. * BTS rises back up three spots to No.17 with their former No.1 set "Map of the Soul: 7", which is now the groups longest running Top 50 album in Australia at 16 weeks, beating the twelve weeks racked up their previous set "Map of the Soul: Persona". * The two older Post Malone albums charting this week rise back up in "Beerbong's & Bentley's" (23 to No.19) and "Stoney" (47 to No.45). * Travis Scott is up five to No.20 with his "Astroworld" set. * Rising soundtracks this week are for "The Greatest Showman" (44 to No.40), "Frozen 2" (34 to No.28) and the biggest of all is Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" (43 to No.21), while Queen's "Greatest Hits" set rebounds thirteen spots to land at No.48, thanks in part to the repeated Queen TV specials last week. * With Tones and I climbing back up the singles chart this week, her EP "The Kids are Coming" also climbs, it's up a couple of places to No.24. * Rising best of sets this week are for Cold Chisel (28 to No.27), Eminem (30 to No.29), INXS (on hold at No.33), Maroon 5 (54 to No.35), Paul Kelly (49 to No.44) and the aforementioned Queen (61 to No.48). * The self-titled Dua Lipa debut set rises back up six spots to No.30. * Also back up six to No.31 is the Dean Lewis debut album "A Place We Knew". * This is followed by a third six place rise for the XXXTentacion set "?" to No.32. * Drake's "Scorpion" set jumps back up nine spots this week to land at No.36, while his recent No.1 set "Dark Lane Demo Tapes" is only down one place to No.18. * Khalid jumps back into the Top 50 this week with his "Free Spirit" album, back up nine to No.42.
DOWN: * The four albums leaving the Top 10 this week are the Lewis Capaldi debut album "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent" (HP-7, WI10-3) down five to No.15, followed by the Kygo set "Golden Hour" (HP-9, WI10-1) which drops seven to No.16. Harder falls occur for "Wild World" (HP-4, WI10-1) for Kip Moore and the re-entry last week of the 1980 Cold Chisel set "East" (LW-5), which both plummet into the lower fifty this week. * Leaving the Top 20 for the first time this week is the 5 Seconds of Summer fourth album "C A L M", which is down four spots to No.22. * Benee's double EP set "Fire on Marzz"/"Stella & Steve" drops down seven places to No.26 just as her latest single "SupaLonely" rebounds to a new peak of No.6 this week. * Billie Eilish sees her long running EP "Don't Smile at Me" fall five spots to No.29. * Halsey has a "Manic" fall this week as said-titled album drops ten places to No.37. * The Tame Impala album "The Slow Rush" has a nine place slide down to No.41.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #4 (LP#2) - Sideways to New Italy by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
* #5 (LP#5) - Self-titled by The Ghost Inside
* #25 (LP#4) - RTJ4 by Run The Jewels is the fourth self-titled album for the hip-hop supergroup made up of uber-rap-producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike, and this new entry becomes their second albums chart entry in Australia, as their third set "Run the Jewels 3" made it to No.36 in January of 2017, thus "RTJ4" is now their highest charted album locally. The set also features guest rapper 2 Chainz, and singers Pharrell Williams, Josh Homme (QOTSA) and Mavis Staples. Last edited:
When i saw the first two songs i knew it was gonna be a slow week. Which leads me to a question. Why is such little new music making an impact on the top 50 from week to week? Is it because people aren't as interested in what's coming out or is the whole pandemic making it more problematic for artists for film music videos so songs aren't immediately released...anyone have any theories? I know daryl braithwaite was #1 on itunes for much of this week but if he debuted at all this week it wouldn't have made much of a dent on the chart at all. People seem to be buying/streaming music possibly more than ever so what's the problem?
I guess you can account multiple factors. People might not have new music discovery on their mind indeed, but also the channels that push them aren't really prodding people on their way to that either. If promotional playlists don't change much, they'll only prop up their current content and make it harder for anything to break through that wall (also there's this thing I explained in another thread about Venn diagrams making the big hits bigger), hence most of the rebounds this week is more a case of Lady Gaga's album diminishing in a 2nd week, or also a big decline for "THE SCOTTS" which was prematurely taken off of Hot Hits Australia which thinks it's more important to promote "Post Malone" the song, as it has for the past 11.5 months.
Case in point, the Spotify top 200 last week amassed 81.1 million streams. This week, it's 78.2 million. This was an especially slow week on new releases, and the only 'new' song in the Spotify top 200 this week was an XXXTENTACION song that is actually from 2015. Next week at least looks a little more promising.
ALSO Drake's "Chicago Freestyle" should be in the top 50 but of course no amount of global conflict would ever make ARIA change the eligibility guideline that seems to so disproportionately affect artists that ARIA lump together under a dodgy 'genre' categorisation that several institutions have already recently made motions to abolish, eh?
With this past week in particular I think there were less releases due to the focus on Black Lives Matter/protests - I've seen several artists choose to delay music releases until a more appropriate time, and the Australian 'New Music Friday' Spotify playlist was a lot smaller than usual (only 45 songs, compared to usually around 70-90 songs lately).