After one week away from the top spot, the Jawsh 685 and Jason DeRulo mash-up of "Savage Love (Laxed Siren Beat)" reclaims the No.1 berth for a fifth overall week at the top in Australia.
"Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)" and it's fifth week at the top makes it the equal second longest running No.1 song in Australia by a New Zealand act, tied with "How Bizarre" by OMC (April 1996), with the longest being the Split Enz classic "I Got You" (8 weeks from April 1980), while the current No.1 also holds for a seventh consecutive week at the top in New Zealand. Jason DeRulo sees his weeks at the top in Australia increase to nine overall weeks, helping to rise on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2020) from 112th to now equal 99th alongside the nine weeks from four No.1's racked up by Rod Stewart.
Rebounding up three spots and back to its position from two weeks ago is "Rockstar" for DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, now logging a fifth week at No.2 (it spent six weeks at No.1 prior to that), after which the highest new entry for the week occurs at No.3, Billie Eilish with "My Future", which by entering so high becomes her tenth Top 10 and her fourth Top 3 placing in Australia, and her first Top 10 berth since her James Bond theme from late February in "No Time to Die" (HP-4).
Another former No.1 in "Roses" for SAINt JHN is back up two places to No.4 locally, while the song reclaims the Canadian top spot for a seventh overall week (and third return to the top there), after which is last weeks No.1 debut for Taylor Swift and "Cardigan'', which falls four spots to No.5 this week, while the song debuts at No.1 in America this week (along with her album at #1), which is the first time an act has debuted at the top of both U.S. charts. Taylor also regains a second Top 10 entry from last week's five in total, as her No.3 entry "Exile" with Bon Iver falls down six places this week to No.9. She also can now claim the only SINGLE WEEK No.1 for 2020 (so far) in Australia for her "Cardigan" track.
Rebounding back up within the Top 10 are "Watermelon Sugar" for Harry Styles (10 to No.6) and "Breaking Me" for Topic with A7S (9 to No.7), while two songs return to the ten this week in "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd, which is up four to No.8 and now spending its 32nd week within the Top 10, becoming the outright second longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia, while back for a third week within the ten are Juice WRLD and Marshmello with "Come & Go", which is back up one spot to No.10.
UP: With last week's tsunami of Taylor Swift hits entering the charts (16 in total), this week sees the Swift total drop down to nine, and it's receding chart-waters push a whole heap of titles back up the charts this week. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande rebound five spots to No.12 with "Rain on Me" while Ariana's JB duet "Stuck With U" is back up seven to No.25. The Chris Brown and Young Thug track "Go Crazy" rises back up seven to No.13 and is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, after which is a new peak for Nea and "Some Say", which leaps nine spots to No.14. Back up into the Top 20 are "Wishing Well" for Juice WRLD (28 to No.17), "Break My Heart" by Dua Lipa (31 to No.19) and two new peaks occur for Pop Smoke and "The Woo" up twelve to a new chart height of No.18 and a track that blasts into the Top 50 this week and is the current third-week No.1 single in both England and Ireland, up a massive forty-three places to land at No.20 is "Head & Heart" for Joel Corry and MNEK, becoming Joel's second Top 50 entry and now highest placed ("Sorry" peaked at No.40 in January of this year) and the second also for MNEK who appeared on the 2015 Zara Larsson track "Never Forget You" (HP-3, peaked Nov. 2015). "Be Kind" for Marshmello and Halsey leaps back up seventeen places to No.23, the No.1 song from this time last year (2nd of 24 weeks) in "Dance Monkey" for Tones and I is back up ten to No.24, "Party Girl" for StaySolidRocky rises up eight to No.27, followed by a ten place rebound to No.28 for Brando and his sample laden "Look into My Eyes'', while Regard comes close to his former peak of No.27 with his second entry "Secrets'', which climbs back up seventeen spots to No.29. Lewis Capaldi regains his two Top 50 berths this week, as his first entry "Someone You Loved" is back up ten to No.32 and his second Top 10 entry "Before You Go" climbs back up fifteen spots to No.37. Sam Fischer and his first entry "This City'' climbs back up eleven to No.36 and Powfu's "Death Bed" squirms back up seven places to No.38. Returning to the Top 50 this week are Post Malone's "Circles" (57 to No.42), "Adore You" for Harry Styles (68 to No.45), "Lose Somebody" for Kygo & OneRepublic (59 to No.46), "ily" for Surf Mesa (56 to No.47 and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales) and "Pump it Up" for Endor (55 to No.50).
DOWN: The Taylor Swift dropdown sees her go from 16 Top 50 entries last week to nine this week, two of which remain within the Top 10, after that she also falls with "The 1" (4 to No.15, WI10-1), "The Last Great American Dynasty" (HP-7, WI10-1, 7 to No.21) and her third and final Top 10 dropout "My Tears Ricochet'' (HP-8, WI10-1, 8 to No.30). Also dropping for T.Swift are "August (13 to No.39), "Mirrorball'' (14 to No.44), "Seven" (16 to No.48) and "Invisible String" (19 to No.49). The only non-Taylor drop this week is the same act who had the only rising non-Swift entries from last week in The Kid Laroi, whose song "Go" with Juice WRLD is down five places to No.41. Last week he actually managed to place seven entries within the Top 100 from his debut set "F*ck Love" which remains within the Top 10 albums this week, plus his album also entered at No.8 in the U.S.A. Albums Chart this week too.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #3 - My Future by Billie Eilish
* #34 - Mood Swings by Pop Smoke feat. Lil' Tjay is the tenth Top 100 chart entry in Australia for the passed rapper, who saw his posthumous album "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" hit No.1 here five weeks ago and at that time seven songs from the album entered the chart, while this week sees him score a new peak with his first entry "The Woo", which climbs back up twelve spots to No.18.
Taylor Swift holds for a second week at No.1 in Australia with her eighth studio album "folklore", which also holds in England and debuts at the top in both America and Canada.
Taylor's "folklore" set becomes the sixth album to hold the No.1 slot for a second week during 2020, and that's as high as the weeks at No.1 for an album that we've accrued during the year, no one has yet to go more, and next week's top contenders might not make it to the top, with new albums coming from Deep Purple, Glass Animals and The Voice 2020 winner Chris Sebastian, so could Taylor become the first act of the year to hold the top spot for three weeks? Taylor's tally of weeks at No.1 now climbs to eighteen in total, moving her from 35th to now 29th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2020)', just ahead of another 2020 climber in Lady Gaga (18 weeks from 4 #1's), and if she hangs on here for another week she will amass 19 weeks at the top, matching Madonna's record here in Australia (as well as The Twelfth Man and E.L.O.).
Coming in behind Taylor at No.2 are Australian duo Hockey Dad with their third studio album called "Brain Candy". becoming their third Top 100 entry, second Top 10 placing and their highest charted entry, as they've previously charted with "Boronia" (HP-55, 2016) and "Blend Inn" (HP-6, Feb 2018). This is followed at No.3 by another Aussie duo in Paul Kelly and jazz musician and band leader Paul Grabowsky with "Please Leave Your Light On", which is Paul's 27th studio album, and also becomes Paul Kelly's eleventh Top 10 album in Australia and his fourth successive year of Top 3 entries from "Life is Fine" (#1, August 2017), "Nature" (#1, Oct 2018) and last years "Songs from the South 1985-2019: Greatest Hits" (#1, late Nov 2019). Eleven of the twelve tracks on the album are reworking's of Paul Kelly's songs, while the twelfth track is a cover of the Cole Porter 1944 song "Every Time We Say Goodbye".
On hold this week are Juice WRLD with "Legends Never Die" and Pop Smoke with "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" at No.4 and No.5 respectively, followed by a three place drop for last weeks No.3 entry by local rapper The Kid Laroi and "F*ck Love" at No.6, while the two long-running Top 10 entries are down a place each this week, Harry Styles' second set "Fine Line" (6 to No.7) and Billie Eilish with "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" (8 to No.9) logging its 69th week within the Top 10.
Around those two single place drops are two further Top 10 entries this week, and new at No.8 is "Wreck Me" for local country artist Travis Collins, his eighth studio album, his fifth Top 100/50 entry and now his first ever Top 10 placing locally, which by coming in at No.8 beats his previous highest entry of his seventh set "Brave & the Broken" (HP-15, late August 2018). New at No.10 is the ninth studio album for Canadian artist Alanis Morissette called "Such Pretty Forks in the Road", and it's her first Top 10 placing locally since her 2002 set "Under Rug Swept" (#1 March 2002) and her fourth Top 10 placement here after her breakout third set "Jagged Little Pill (#1x10, peaked March 1996) and "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" (HP-1, Nov. 1998), plus it's also her first new album in over eight years with her 2012 set "Havoc and Bright Lights" being her last new entry, it debuted and peaked at No.22 (Sept. 2012).
UP: The Weeknd's album "After Hours" rebounds eleven spots this week to No.13, while the new No.1 album in New Zealand this week first hit the top there in early March of 1980 (2 weeks in NZ) and mid April, 1980 here (10 weeks in Oz), the fifth studio album for N.Z. act Split Enz and the 40th anniversary edition of their first of three consecutive No.1 albums here "True Colours", which was re-issued in multiple coloured vinyl editions and while it reclaims the top spot in New Zealand, here it returns to the chart at No.19. The soundtrack for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is back up five spots to No.29, with the only other climbing film set being for 'The Greatest Showman' (44 to No.42). Post Malone's second set "Beerbong's & Bentley's" is also up five spots to land at No.30 and his first set "Stoney" is up six to No.44, followed by an eleven place climb to No.31 for the Billie Eilish EP "Don't Smile at Me". Travis Scott's "Astroworld" set springs back up eight places to No.35, while the self-titled debut album for Harry Styles leaps back up twenty-there spots to No.38 this week. The INXS (41 to No.39) and Maroon 5 (47 to No.40) collections rise back up, and returning to the Top 50 are the Fleetwood Mac smash "Rumours" (52 to No.46) and Juice WRLD's "Goodbye & Good Riddance" (51 to No.48).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #2 (LP#3) - Brain Candy by Hockey Dad
* #3 (LP#27) - Please Leave Your Light on by Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky
* #8 (LP#8) - Wreck Me by Travis Collins
* #10 (LP#9) - Such Pretty Forks in the Road by Alanis Morissette
* #12 (LP#1) - I'm Doing it by E^ST is the debut album for Central Coast (NSW) based Melisa Bester who goes by the stage name of simply E^ST, with the South African born and Aussie based singer previously issuing four EP's prior to this first set, one of which charted in the past, her third EP called "Get Money!" which made it to No.96 in 2016, so this new entry becomes her second overall entry and highest charted.
* #19 (LP#5) - True Colours (40th Ann.Ed.) by Split Enz (see above)
* #26 (LP#2) - A Hero's Death by Fontaines D.C. are an Irish post-punk five-piece band who met while attending college in Dublin, Ireland and took their name from the Al Martino character he played in the film 'The Godfather' (Johnny Fontane) and added the D.C. (Dublin City) after another band in Los Angeles already had the name The Fontaines. This is the band's first charting album in Australia, as their debut 2019 set "Dogrel" didn't chart here.
* #34 (LP#1) - What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Dominic Fike is the debut album for American singer and rapper who previously charted with his debut single "3 Nights" which hit No.3 here in early 2018 and was taken from his debut EP called "Don't Forget About Me, Demos', while this album doesn't contain that track it does feature two recent releases in "Chicken Tenders" and "Politics & Violence".
* #45 (LP#4) - Nothing in Common But us by Tuka is the fourth studio album for the Thundamentals member Brendan Tuckerman from The Blue Mountains (NSW), and this is also his fourth albums charts entry, 3 albums and 1 EP, and his first new solo entry since his EP "Alive, Death, Time, Eternal Sessions (Live)" hit No.80 in March of 2016, while his highest charted entry was his last studio album "Life, Death, Time, Eternal" (LP#3, HP-6, July 2015).