Singles Chartifacts: For a fourth week the Jawsh 685 and Jason DeRulo mash-up of "Savage Love" and "Laxed - Siren Beat" is holding the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart, while the song also holds for a fifth week in New Zealand.
Jason DeRulo ties his record for weeks-at-No.1 with this current chart-topping song, as his four week stay is now as long as his previous three No.1 songs added together (2 wks, 1wk, 1 wk), and with his overall eight weeks at the top he moves from equal 122nd on the list of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles' to now outright 113th just ahead of Celine Dion (8 weeks from 3 No.1's). The song "Savage Love" loses its top spot in Norway, England and Ireland this week, but it remains at No.1 in Austria, Sweden, Switzerland (all 2nd week) and starts in Belgium (1st week). Jason issued a new track on Friday called "Take You Dancing" on Friday so he could have two chart entries in the next few weeks.
Another note concerns the fact that it's the end of July and we've still only had five No.1 singles for the year, which is the same amount of No.1 songs that occurred in 1940, 1942 and 1943 (when the charts were monthly), with the least amount of chart-topping singles happening in a modern year being 1999, when only nine songs hit the top, while 2019 saw only 10 due to two massive charts runs in the later half of the year. So will this year go down as the least amount of No.1 singles?
The top three songs remain on hold this week with "Rockstar" for DaBaby and Roddy Ricch at No.2, holding for a sixth week at No.1 in America, and "Roses" for SAINt JHN at No.3, which climbs back to the top in Canada this week (6th overall week there). Last week's highest new entry Juice WRLD with Marshmello and "Come & Go" is this week up two places to a new peak of No.4, while his album is the new No.1 selling album in Australia. The song becomes the second highest charted for Juice WRLD as "Godzilla" with Eminem peaked at No.3, while for Marshmello this is his sixth Top 5 appearance and his third No.4 peaking track (his highest was the No.3 track with Bastille and "Happier" in 2018).
After five weeks at its peak of No.4 the Topic track "Breaking Me" is down one place to No.5, while also dipping one spot to No.6 is the Harry Styles track "Watermelon Sugar", which has spent the past three weeks at its peak of No.5, after which is an on hold Weeknd with "Blinding Lights" at No.7, logging its 31st week within the Top 10, becoming the equal second longest running Top 10 single in Australia, tied with the 31 weeks accumulated by "Sunflower" for Post Malone in 2018 & 2019.
Back up one spot to No.8 is the Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande track "Rain on Me" which is spending its ninth week within the Top 10, while returning to the ten and up two places to No.9 is the Jack Harlow track "What's Poppin'" (HP-8) for a third week overall within the ten, and finally the highest new entry for the week occurs at No.10 as DJ Khaled and Drake enter with "Popstar", the first of two Top 50 entries for the pair this week and the first track from DJ Khaled's forthcoming twelfth studio album "Khaled Khaled" (due soon, no date known as yet), with the new entry becoming the fourth Top 10 for DJ Khaled and the sixteenth for Drake, who was last in the ten with "Toosie Slide" back in April.
UP: Of all the Juice WRLD entries from last week, only one climbs (his Top 10 entry) and another stays on hold in the No.14 single "Wishing Well", while the rest fall away this week, which means some climbing and some rebounding tracks this week. Nea and her first entry "Some Say" is up four spots to a new peak of No.17 and newly crowned as Gold (●) in sales after six weeks within the Top 100, while Pop Smoke sees his track "The Woo" rise five spots to land at a new peak of No.19, and as the track features 50 Cent it's his first Top 20 appearance in Australia since he guested on the Ed Sheeran entry "Remember the Name" (HP-15, July 2019). The most recent Marshmello entry featuring Halsey and "Be Kind" is back up a couple of places to No.21, while the song that would become the No.1 song as of 53 weeks ago (first week of August, 2019) in the Tones and I track "Dance Monkey" rebounds seven places this week to No.22. Also rising back up within the Top 30 are "Intentions" (26 to No.23), "Death Bed" (27 to No.24), "Savage" (28 to No.25), "Someone You Loved" (30 to No.28) and "Before You Go" (31 to No.30) for Lewis Capaldi and "This City" for Sam Fisher (32 to No.29), while we also have a new peak within the Top 30 in the second Regard entry with RAYE and "Secrets" which after two weeks at No.33 jumps up six places to a new peak of No.27 this week, while his first single "Ride it" is back up four places to No.49. Brando is back up three spots to No.31 with "Look into My Eyes" (HP-24), while Amy Shark is again up with her latest entry "Everybody Rise", up four spots to a new peak of No.34, after which rising older entries are for "Pump it Up" (39 to No.37) and "Circles" for Post Malone (41 to No.38). The Hilltop Hoods latest entry "I'm Good?" rises five spots to score a new peak of No.41, while the Kygo and OneRepublic track "Lose Somebody" is back up two spots to No.42 and newly certified as Gold (●) in sales, after which Harry Styles is back up four places to No.45 with "Adore You". In the past week Daryl Braithwaite appeared on The Voice Grand Finale performing his latest track "Love Songs", which this week jumps up thirty-seven places to a new peak of No.43, becoming his first Top 50 appearance since his November 1993 peaking track "The World as it is" (HP-35) and his first new material to chart since November 1994's cover of "How Can I Be Sure" (HP-55), while he has been returning to the charts a few times with his 1991 No.1 track "The Horses" (2013 No.56, 2015 No.79 and Dec 2017 No.62) so overall this is the 22nd Top 100 entry in Australia for Daryl Braithwaite (solo, not including Sherbet, Highway, Sherbs or Company of Strangers) since his first in 1974.
DOWN: Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, both of which spent a solo week inside of the ten, down two places to No.12 is the latest Guy Sebastian entry "Standing With You" (HP-10, WI10-1), while his brother Chris who won The Voice this past week, he is yet to be seen on the charts (at least within the Top 50). The second Top 10 entry from last week for Juice WRLD with Halsey and "Life's a Mess" (HP-8, WI10-1) plummets this week, down twenty-four places to No.32. Juice also drops with "Hate the Other Side" (15 to No.33), "Righteous" (25 to No.44), "Conversations" (19 to No.46) and on The Kid Laroi track "Go" (43 to No.47), with three tracks of his dropping into the lower fifty in "Titanic" (#40), "Bad Energy" (#42) and "Blood on My Jeans" (#45). Dua Lipa dips four spots to No.26 with "Don't Start Now", Doja Cat is down two to No.39 with "Say So", Drake's "Toosie Slide" is down five to No.40 and Surfaces dip one spot to No.48 with their "Sunday Best" track, as these are the only dropping singles not containing any Juice WRLD.
FURTHER NEW ENTRY: * #10 - Popstar by DJ Khaled feat. Drake * #35 - Greece by DJ Khaled feat. Drake are both taken from the forthcoming twelfth studio album for the uber-producer called "Khaled Khaled" and these two entries boost his Top 50 berths to six in total, with his last appearance in the fifty occurring in late May of 2019 with "Just Us" featuring SZA (HP-32), and these two new entries become his 13th and 14th Top 100 placements. Last edited:
Albums Chartifacts: Last week's No.3 entry for Juice WRLD called "Legends Never Die" is up two places to land in the No.1 spot in Australia, matching its peak in New Zealand (2nd week), America, Canada (1st week) and England (No.1 last week). "Legends Never Die" becomes the 887th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 737rd for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 25th No.1 album for 2020 and the 35th for the record label Interscope and their fifth for the year after Selena Gomez, Eminem (both in January), Billie Eilish (Feb) and the last was for Lady Gaga (June). And as this album is a posthumous release (issued after his death) it becomes the second such album this year after Pop Smoke on July 10th, with the last posthumous album prior to that to hit the top here being back in April of 2018 for Geoffrey Gurumul Yunupingu with his set "Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)". It's the first time that the word 'Legend(s)' has appeared in a No.1 album title, while it's the second ever 'Never' after The Black Eyed Peas album "The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)" for three weeks in June of 2009, while the word 'Die' has now graced two previous album titles at No.1, the B.E.P.s set and the last one was for Lana Del Rey with "Born to Die" (1 week on Feb 13th, 2012). The new No.1 album also becomes the 312th by an American performer (solo, duo, group, male or female), the 252nd No.1 album by a Solo Male Artist (local or overseas). Juice WRLD also became the 159th American Artist (solo, duo or group) to hit the top here and the 52nd Solo American Male act to hit the top. Coming in at No.2 is the eighth studio album for American group The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks), whose set "Gaslighter" is their first new release since their 2006's "Taking the Long Way", which also debuted and peaked at No.2 (for two weeks though) and overall this is the trios third Top 10 album in Australia as their 2002 sixth set "Home" climbed to No.4 in May of 2003. The No.1 album from three weeks ago in the Pop Smoke set "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" and the first chart-topping album from the start of the year in the second Harry Styles set "Fine Line" are both back up one spot each to No.3 and No.4 respectively, after which last weeks No.1 set for Lime Cordiale called "14 Steps to a Better You" is down four places to No.5. Billie Eilish is back up one to No.6 with "When We All Fall Asleep", swapping places with the cast recording for "Hamilton", down a spot to No.7, while last weeks No.2 new entry for DMA's and "The Glow" drops six places this week to land at No.8. The Japanese edition of the latest BTS album renamed "Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey" came in at No.65 last week and thanks in the past week to a physical release of the album, this week it leaps up fifty-six places to land within the Top 10 at a new peak of No.9, becoming the South Korean bands' sixth Top 10 placing in Australia. Down one spot to No.10 is the Luke Combs second album "What You See is What You Get", clocking up its eleventh week within the Top 10. UP:Elton John's "Diamonds" set rises back up four to No.12, while Ed Sheeran's two entries both rise within the Top 20, as his third set "÷ (Divide)" and his fourth "No.6 Collaborations Project" are both back up two places each to No.18 and No.19 respectively. Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" rises back up six to No.26 with the only rising collection being for Queen with their "Greatest Hits" which is up twenty-four spots to No.48 this week, while their biopic soundtrack 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is up two to No.28, while the only other rising soundtrack is for 'Frozen 2' (34 to No.32).Halsey is back up four places to No.38 with her "Manic" album, Post Malone's "Stoney" set rises six to No.41, with the last rising album being the Drake set "Scorpion", up three to No.45. DOWN:Two albums leave the Top 10 this week, with the long running third Post Malone album "Hollywood's Bleeding" (HP-1x6, WI10-38a) down one to No.11 and becoming the fifth time it has left the Top 10 (it returned to the ten in late April of 2020), and dropping five to No.13 is the compilation "Music from the Home Front" (HP-1x2. WI10-4). Dua Lipa drops four places with both of her albums this week, with "Future Nostalgia" down to No.15 and her self-titled set slipping to No.29, while she issued a new remix of her track "Hallucinate" on Friday from her second album. Taylor Swift drops down with her seventh album "Lover" (13 to No.16) and her fifth set "1989" (37 to No.39), while she just issued her eighth album on Friday called "Folklore", which if it becomes a No.1 album next week will become the 888th No.1 album in Australia (plus her 8th issued as well), unless she is beaten to the top by the new Kanye West album also issued on Friday.Lewis Capaldi falls five places to No.20 with his debut album, while the recent No.2 set for Bob Dylan and "Rough and Rowdy Days" drops seven spots to No.21 and The Weeknd leaves the Top 20 for the first time with his latest album "After Hours", down four spots to No.22. Ocean Alley are down four places to No.30 with their recent No.3 set "Lonely Diamond", after which the BTS album "Map of the Soul: 7" drops nine places to No.31 thanks to a new version hitting the Top 10 this week.The Billie Eilish EP "Don't Smile at Me" is back down six to No.33, Dean Lewis drops ten places to No.34 with "A Place We Knew" with dropping collections being for INXS (35 to No.36), Maroon 5 (33 to No.40) and Cold Chisel (44 to No.50). Pop Smoke's mixtape "Meet the Woo 2" falls six places to No.44 and the Tones and I EP "The Kids are Coming" falls back down eight spots to No.49. FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:* #2 (LP#8) - Gaslighter by The Dixie Chicks * #23 (LP#2) - Ugly is Beautiful by Oliver Tree is the second issued album for the filmmaker, comedian, rapper, producer and singer-songwriter, but his first with a major label, as in 2013 (under the name Tree) he issued "Splitting Branches", in between he also released three EP's (two through Atlantic, one self-issued). Australia is the album's highest chart placing so far, with it also coming in at No.28 in New Zealand and within the Top 40 in both England and Ireland (so far). * #25 (LP#4) - Brightest Blue by Ellie Goulding is the fourth studio album for the English singer Ellie Goulding, and also the new No.1 set in her home country (her third #1 there too), and her fourth albums chart entry here after "Halcyon" (HP-16, Oct 2012), then an expanded version of that album in "Halcyon Days" (HP-4, peaked June 2014) and her last entry was with "Delirium" (HP-3 upon entry, November 2015). The album features her 2018 singles here "Close to Me", "Sixteen" and "Hate Me" which featured Juice WRLD plus her latest single "Slow Grenade" with Lauv. Last edited: