Australia scores it's seventh No.1 single for 2020 as last week's highest new entry of "WAP" for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion climbs one spot to take over the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart.
"WAP" becomes the 1095th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2020), the 530th for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the seventh No.1 for this year, the first chart-topper for both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion and now the 28th #1 song for the record label Atlantic, their last was with the Ed Sheeran & JB track "I Don't Care" (20th of May, 2019, 1 week).
The song "WAP" has also started it's run at the top in New Zealand, America and Canada, with those last two locales seeing the song debut at No.1 this week, while NZ follows us by rising from #2 to No.1. The letters "W.A.P." stand for 'Wet Ass Pussy', and of those three words two have graced the top spot in the past, with 'Wet' scoring a first time within a No.1 song title. For the last (and only) piece of 'Ass' at the top we have to go back to March 5th, 2012 with the Gym Class Heroes spent one week at the top with "Ass Back Home", while the only other 'Pussy' nestled at the top was the 1949 No.1 for Patty Andrews and Bob Crosby with "The Pussycat Song" (4 weeks from July 9th, 1949).
This new No.1 song becomes the 100th chart-topper performed by a American Female Solo performer and the first US Female pairing at the top since May 14th, 2001 when Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim and Mya spent three weeks at the top with their cover of "Lady Marmalade" from the 'Moulin Rouge' film. Of the American acts (solo, duo, group, male or female) to hit the top here this new No.1 song sees the pair become the 418th U.S. act, plus "WAP" is also the 705th American Performed chart-topping song in Australia.
After six broken weeks at No.1 the Jawsh 685 and Jason DeRulo mash-up of "Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)" is back down one spot to No.2, while the song retains its No.1 spot in Germany for a second week. For the fourth week in a row there has been a new entry occurring within the Top 3, as this week Drake teams with fellow-rapper Lil' Durk on the song "Laugh Now Cry Later", which is a song taken from his forthcoming sixth studio album "Certified Lover Boy" (no date known as yet), and it becomes his 17th Top 10 single locally for the Canadian artist (14 as lead, 3 as guest) and also his eighth Top 3 song.
Former No.1 "Rockstar" for DaBaby and Roddy Ricch dips one spot to No.4, while former five week No.4 song "Breaking Me" for Topic and A7S is back up two spots to No.5, followed by a two place drop to No.6 for the third of five No.1 songs within the Top 10 this week and "Roses" for SAINt JHN, which logs its overall 23rd week inside the Top 10, becoming now the equal ninth longest running Top 10 song of all time in Australia, while another song cements its position as the second longest Top 10 entry at 34 weeks for "Blinding Lights" for The Weeknd, which halves its position this week and drops five places to land at No.10.
Last week's No.1 song in America in the Harry Styles single "Watermelon Sugar" is down one spot to No.7 logging it's tenth week inside our Top 10, becoming his longest running (personal) Top 10 in Oz, and his first to crack double-digits within the ten. Landing the second and third new peaks within the Top 10 this week are Pop Smoke with "Mood Swings" and the current fifth week running No.1 single in both England and Ireland in the track "Head & Heart" for Joel Corry and MNEK, both tracks rising two places apiece to No.8 and No.9 respectively. "H&H" also became the first Australian Top 10 placing for Joel Corry and the second for MNEK who appeared on the No.3 single for Zara Larsson "Never Forget You" from late 2015.
UP: Nea stays at her peak of No.13 for a second week with her track "Some Say", followed by a two place rebound for the Jack Harlow track "What's Poppin'" to No.14. Pop Smoke has three songs within the Top 30 this week, with his track "The Woo" on hold at No.19 it is followed by a seven place boost to a new peak of No.24 for his third entry this week "For the Night". On both sides of that song are two rising Lewis Capaldi tracks in his first entry "Someone You Loved" (25 to No.23) and "Before You Go" is back up five to No.25. The second new peaking song within the Top 30 this week is last week's rise into the Top 50 for the Tate McRae first entry "You Broke Me First", leaping up eighteen spots to No.29. After two broken weeks at No.34 the Amy Shark latest entry "Everybody Rise" is up two places to a new peak of No.32, with the next rising entry belonging to the recently remixed Ava Max song "Kings & Queens", which lands its first week within the Top 50 by climbing up fifteen places to a new peak of No.44, with this new entry to the fifty becoming her third overall in Australia. Lastly Sia holds at No.48 for a second week with her latest track "Together".
DOWN: Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, both of which are Juice WRLD tracks, "Come & Go'' (HP-4, WI10-4) with Marshmello is down two spots to No.11 and last week's new entry of "Smile" (HP-8, WI10-1) alongside The Weeknd drops down four places this week to No.12, while he also has a third entry within the Top 20 this week as "Wishing Well" holds at No.20. Taylor Swift is down to two songs within the Top 50 this week, with the No.1 song from four weeks ago and "Cardigan" this week dropping down six spots to No.18 and her second and final is "Exile" with Bon Iver, dropping eleven spots to No.28. Ariana Grande's two entries also dip down this week with her Lady Gaga duet "Rain on Me" down two to No.17 and her JB infused effort "Stuck With U" falling nine spots to No.35. After peaking at No.24 last week the second entry for Regard and "Secrets" drops back down two places this week to No.26, while his first entry "Ride it" falls four to No.50. The first of three new certified tracks this week occurs for "Rover" by S1MBA feat. DTG, which falls six places to No.27 and is now ▲Platinum in sales. Tumbling down twelve places to No.30 is the highest new entry from three weeks ago, the Billie Eilish song "My Future". The second Marshmello Top 50 entry this week is his track with Halsey called "Be Kind", which falls down seven places to No.34, while Justin Bieber's second entry "Intentions" falls down four places to land at No.37. StaySolidRocky and his "Party Girl" track drop five places to No.41 and are the second new cert for this week, newly ▲Platinum, while this is followed by another five place drop to No.42 for the Benee track "SupaLonely". Guy Sebastian's latest single "Standing With You" is now Gold (●) in sales and drops this week six places to land at No.46, while Harry Styles' "Adore You" falls seven spots to No.49.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #3 - Laugh Now Cry Later by Drake feat. Lil' Durk (Republic)
* #16 - Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus (RCA) is the first single lifted off of her forthcoming seventh album called "She is Miley Cyrus" (no date known as yet), and this is her first entry for 2020, having last charted in 2019 with "Slide Away" (HP-15) and as a part of the trio with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey on the Charlie's Angels (2019) theme song "Don't Call Me Angel" (HP-4). Overall this is now her 21st Top 50 entry and her 15th Top 20 placing too.
* #36 - Mood by 24KGOLDN feat. Iann Dior (LLC/Columbia) is the second entry for the San Francisco native who first made it to No.25 in April with his first hit here "City of Angels", with this new track featuring Puerto Rican rapper Iann Dior, the song currently sits within the Top 20 in New Zealand.
* #47 - Heather by Conan Gray (Republic) is also the second entry here for the California singer and the second from his debut album "Kid Krow" (HP-26, early April 2020), following on from the mid-April peaking No.24 single "Maniac".
Taylor Swift lands a fourth consecutive week at No.1 in Australia with her eighth album "folklore", becoming her second longest run at the top locally.
"1989" (TW-33) spent nine broken weeks at the top locally from November 3rd, 2014 (2-1-1-2-3 wks) and as that album never logged more than three consecutive weeks in a row at the top, "folklore" now becomes her longest continual run at No.1 in Australia and the most weeks at No.1 for 2020 (so far). Overall this now becomes her 20th week at No.1 at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, moving her up to 25th (from #28) on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2020)' just ahead of Mariah Carey (20 weeks from 3 No.1's), and on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: U.S. Female Solo artists' she moves to equal second, behind the 43 weeks racked up by Pink (from 6 #1's) to sit alongside Mariah's 20 weeks and just ahead of Madonna (19 weeks from 11 #1's) and Lady Gaga (18 weeks from 4 #1's). "Folklore" also holds for a third week at No.1 in both America and Canada.
Rebounding two places apiece are former No.1 posthumous albums for Juice WRLD and "Legends Never Die" and the Pop Smoke set "Shoots for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" to No.2 and No.3 respectively, while Pop Smoke has regained the No.1 slot in New Zealand for a second week overall. Harry Styles' second set "Fine Line" is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales and it, along with The Kid Laroi set "F*ck Love", are both up three places apiece to No.4 and No.5 respectively.
With tickets going on sale this past week for the 2021 Sydney production of the musical 'Hamilton' (HP-6) the cast recording rebounds back up four places to No.7 for a fifth week within the Top 10, and this is followed by two further returning albums to the ten in "Future Nostalgia" for Dua Lipa (14 to No.8, 15th week inside the Top 10) thanks to a new remix of "Levitating" with Madonna and Missy Elliott issued last week, and the latest Ronan Keating set "Twenty Twenty" (HP-9) which is back up two spots to No.10 for a second week inside the ten. The highest new entry of the week occurs at No.9 and is the debut album for local Sydney born and Nashville, U.S.A. based singer Emma Swift with her set "Blonde on the Tracks", an album of eight Bob Dylan songs/covers, the album title is a play on his albums "Blood on the Tracks" (1975) and "Blonde on Blonde" (1966).
UP: Luke Combs rises with both of his albums within the Top 20 this week, "What You See is What You Get" is up four to No.11 and "This One's for You" rebounds seven to No.13. Post Malone rises with two of his three Top 50 entries, "Hollywood's Bleeding" is back up four to No.12 and his first set "Stoney" also rises four places to No.43. Ed Sheeran has two albums back within the twenty this week with "÷ (Divide)" back up three to No.14 and his chart-topping album from this time last year "No.6 Collaborations Project" rebounds six spots to No.18. Taylor Swift's hit No.1 this week last year too with her "Lover" album, and that album is back up three places this week to No.15 on its one year anniversary. Elton John's "Diamonds" is back up three to No.16, with other collections rising being for INXS (30 to No.24), Maroon 5 (44 to No.35), Eminem (40 to No.39), Cold Chisel (50 to No.47) and after sixty-six weeks within the Top 100 and a previous peak of No.58 (which it reclaimed last week) is the Jason DeRulo collection called "Platinum Hits", up nine spots to a new peak of No.49 and its first week within the Top 50, helped by his recent No.1 single (TW-2). Not only does Lewis Capaldi have two singles within the Top 30, but he also rises back up four places to No.22 with his debut album "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extant". Leaping back up a massive twenty-four spots to land at No.25 is the soundtrack for `The Greatest Showman', followed by a nineteen place leap to No.29 for the Polo G set "The Goat". Harry Styles sees his debut self-titled set rise back up ten places to No.32, with further rising sets being "Hot Pink" for Doja Cat (55 to No.41), Drake and "Scorpion" (54 to No.45, thanks to his new #3 entry this week), Benee's two EP's "Fire on Marzz"/"Stella & Steve" (51 to No.46) and lastly is Cardi B. and her debut set "Invasion of Privacy" (68 to No.50), thanks to her first #1 single this week.
DOWN: Four albums leave the Top 10 this week, starting with the Paul Kelly and Paul Graboswky set "Please Leave Your Light On" (HP-3, WI10-2, 10 to No.19), last week's highest new entry for Luke Bryan and "Born Here, Live Here, Die Here" (HP-2, WI10-1, 2 to No.20), and the two other Top 10 entries from last week also depart in "Dreamland" for Glass Animals (HP-6, WI10-1, 6 to No.23) and "Kaliyuga" by In Hearts Wake (HP-3, WI10-1, 3 to No.26). With so many albums rebounding this week, the next major drop for an album is the Fleetwood Mac set "Rumours" (32 to No.37) and "Brain Candy" by Hockey Dad (41 to No.48), with drops down into the lower fifty for recent entries by Deep Purple (#13), Bronson (#22), Stand Atlantic (#23), Sleepmakeswaves (#25) and Alanis Morissette (#38).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #9 (LP#1) - Blonde on the Tracks by Emma Swift (Tiny Ghost Records/MGM).
* #21 (LP#9) - A Celebration of Endings by Biffy Clyro (14th Floor Records/Warner) is the ninth studio album for the Scottish band, and the new No.1 album in both their native Scotland (their 4th there, all studio sets) and England (their fifth there, 3 studios, 1 Live, 1 Compilation; those last two were #1's on the UK Rock & Metal Chart). This is now the third Top 50 placing for the band here, after "Ellipsis" (LP#7, HP-15, July 2016) and "Opposites" (LP#6, HP-22, February 2013).
I've never heard of it, but according to the 1000th #1 thread, there's a song called "He" by Al Hibbler that was #1 in 1956, and if you ignore bracketed parts, there's also one called "If (They Made Me A King)" from 1951.
Otherwise, I think those are the only ones in the thread that are shorter, but there are several others with 3 characters ("OMG", "You", "Low", "SOS" (twice), "Ben", "Cry").
If - Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres (1951) He - Al Hibbler (1956) Cry - Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads (1952) Ben - Michael Jackson (1972) SOS - ABBA (1975) SOS - Rihanna (2006) Low - Flo Rida feat. T-Pain (2008) You - Wes Carr (2008) OMG - Usher feat. Will.i.am (2010) S&M - Rihanna (2010)