Taylor Swift Dominates ARIA Singles Chart Following Aus Tour On-sale

3 July 2023 | 1:17 pm | Gavin Ryan

One-fifth of the Top 50 this week is occupied by the US superstar.

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It's becoming a marathon at #1 for Dave and Central Cee, as the pair of Sprinter(s) land a fourth week as the top seller in Australia.  

Sprinter is also again holding for a fourth stay in their homeland of England, plus Ireland and New Zealand, while a third week in Switzerland, plus it also has Top 10 rankings in Denmark, Sweden (both #3), Norway (#5), Austria (#6) and drops slightly in Canada (#7). 

Of the six dual-male #1 songs that have occurred in Australia this decade, Sprinter is now the fifth longest stay of those six, as I previously mentioned Body for Russ Millions and Tion Wayne (2 weeks from May 17th, 2021), the higher ranked are Rockstar for DaBaby and Roddy Rich (6 weeks from May 25th, 2020) tied with Savage Love by Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo (6 weeks from July 6th, 2020) while the longer tracks are for Mood by 24KGOLDN with Iann Dior (11 broken weeks from Oct. 5th, 2020) and Stay by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber (17 weeks from July 19th, 2021). 

The only two stable tracks within the Top 10 this week are the top two, as Morgan Wallen holds again at #2 for a fourth week, while the track now logs a twelfth stay at #1 in The U.S.A. this week, along with his album One Thing at a Time in both North America (14th week) and Canada (15th week), while locally that album drops down three spots to #9 but is our #1 Country Album this week.

One-fifth of the Top 50 this week is occupied by Taylor Swift tracks, as her February 2024 tickets went on frenzied sale this past week across the country. This has helped all of her ten entries within the fifty this week to leap up the chart, some even back into the Top 100. So let's start with her highest placed entry, jumping up twenty-three places from last week to a new overall peak of #3 this week is her 2019 track Cruel Summer, which was to be issued as a major single in 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

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Now the song has become something of a signature tune for Swift, with the song also leaping in England (28 to #12), New Zealand (26 to #8), The U.S.A. (39 to #18) and Canada (44 to #30). The track originally peaked at #22 upon entry (Sept. 2nd, 2019), spending just four weeks within the Top 100, before it returned on May 1st of this year, while in-between that time it was sampled (and later acknowledged) within the Olivia Rodrigo track Deja Vu, plus other external factors has helped it to rise, with further explanations in the attached article.

Taylor's rise pushes down the Luke Combs rising for Fast Car, which this week is down one spot to #4, it's same location also held in Canada, while the track rises to new chart peaks in both The U.S.A. (3 to #2) and New Zealand (15 to #14). Two further single-place drops occur next for Flowers by Miley Cyrus (lowest ever chart position) and Daylight by David Kushner to #5 and #6 respectively. 

The two further Taylor Swift entries within the Top 10 this week are sitting back-to-back, with 29 weeks within the Top 10 and moving back up two spots to #7 is Anti-Hero (equal tenth longest Top 10 entry of all time), and after two weeks outside of the Top 10, her Karma returns by rising seven places to sit at #8 (WI10-4). So, this is just the effect of her tour announcement and tickets going on sale, what do you think might happen when she is actually in the country next February (2024). Both falling three places each are FIFTY FIFTY with Cupid (6 to #9) and Kill Bill for SZA (with Doja Cat), which is newly 4x▲Platinum in sales and spending its 28th week within the ten by landing at #10. 

TOP 20

Two songs jump up into the Top 20 this week, starting with Glastonbury Festival performer Lewis Capaldi, who couldn't make it through his set due to Tourette’s, so the crowd helped him out during the song, seeing the track this week up twenty-two places for Someone You Loved, which lands at #18, while Taylor Swift sees a thirty-eight place leap to #20 for her former #1 single from 2014 Blank Space

Everything else within the Top 20 decline's this week, with the two Top 10 dropouts being Die for You by The Weeknd and Ariana Grande (HP-3x3, WI10-16) and Boy's a Liar (pt.2) by PinkPatheress and Ice Spice (HP-2x5, WI10-19), both down three places each to #11 and #13 respectively, with a third-three-place drop occurring for All My Life by Lil' Durk and J. Cole (13 to #16). The Canadian #1 song for an eighth week is Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez, which dips here on spot to #12 after a new peak last week of #11, while another recent new peaking track in Something in the Orange for Zach Bryan is also down one spot, to #15, but newly certified from 1P to now 3x▲Platinum. 

TOP 30

NEW PEAK: The Weeknd with Playboi Carti and Madonna have a ten place rebound this week to a new chart height of #21 with Popular, surpassing its original #24 entry position from four weeks ago, while The Weeknd continues to release tracks from his new TV series The Idol on a weekly basis, this week it's been Like a God and False Idols (with Lil' Baby and Suzanna Son). 

The two other rising tracks within the Top 30 this week are Riptide by Vance Joy (26 to #24) and People by Libianca (feat. Becky G.) (28 to #26). Falling back down are Miracle by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding (18 to #22), Creepin' for Metro Boomin' (20 to #23), Sunflower by Post Malone (25 to #28), Escapism for RAYE (24 to #29), while big drops occur for both Kylie Minogue's Padam Padam (19 to #27; #10 in both England and Ireland this week) and Area Codes by Kali (21 to #30).  

TOP 40

With the influx of Taylor Swift tracks to the Top 50 this week, Metro Boomin' is down to only two tracks within the fifty, as his only Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse entry is Am I Dreaming, which descends nine places to spin its web at #31, after which is the only non-mover outside of the Top 10 this week, a third week at #32 for Eyes Closed by Ed Sheeran, plus it's followed by a six-place fall to #33 for Dua Lipa's Barbie soundtrack entry Dance the Night

Just like the Top 10 this week, there are Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs and three Taylor Swift tracks within this chart region, with Morgan down two to #37 with You Proof and Luke's The Kind of Love We Make falling three to #39. Taylor Swift sees massive leaps for 2019's title track from Lover (LW-110 to #35), Cardigan (LW-90 to #38) and Shake it Off (LW-75 to #40)...

TOP 50

... while Taylor Swift also has three songs within the Top 50 section, two of them returning to the Top 100 this week; Don't Blame Me (LW-120 to a new peak of #41; former peak #46 on June 20th, 2022) and Enchanted (LW-163 to #43; also a new peak, formerly #50 on Nov. 29th, 2021), while her third here is the Midnights track Lavender Haze (LW-93 to #45; peaked at #2 on Oct. 31st, 2022). Taylor's other chart feat this week is having nine albums within the Albums Top 50, five of which are within the Top 10; Midnights (5 to #2; plus NZ #1), Lover (11 to #3), 1989 (9 to #5), Reputation (13 to #6) and folklore (16 to #10). 

Wish You the Best for Lewis Capaldi jumps back up fifteen places to land at #49 this week after his Glastonbury performances, while Elton John's final UK live show was also held at the festival, and he drops eight places to #50 with his Dua Lipa duet Cold Heart (PNAU Remix). Further drops occur for Shivers by Ed Sheeran (37 to #42), Sure Thing by Miguel (38 to #44), Players by Coi Leray (33 to #46; she just issued her new album COI last week) and 10:35 for Tiësto and Tate McRae (41 to #47), while last week's new entry for Doja Cat and Attention has dropped out of the Top 50 from last week's #30 spot. 


#34 - Barbie World (from Barbie) by Nicki Minaj feat. Ice Spice and Aqua (10K Projects/Capitol) is the second song from the July 20th due Barbie film starring Margot Robbie (as the title character) and Ryan Gosling (as Ken), with Margot and some of the cast in Australia on Friday for promotion of the upcoming release. The track lands one spot lower than the soundtracks first released single Dance the Night by Dua Lipa (HP-14, TW-33), with further acts like Lizzo, Tame Impala, Dominic Fike, HAIM, The Kid LAROI, Khalid, PinkPatheress, FIFTY FIFTY, Ava Max and Gayle on the upcoming soundtrack, with Charli XCX issuing her song from that album called Speed Drive on Friday (June 30th).  

This new entry for Nicki Minaj becomes her fourth Barbie song to chart in Australia, as she previously charted with Black Barbies (HP-47, December 12th, 2016), then Barbie Tingz (HP-41, April 23rd, 2018) and Barbie Dreams (HP-57, August 20th, 2018) while it's a return for the sample within the song from Aqua and their breakout single Barbie Girl (HP-1x3 from November 16th, 1997). 

New Certification

Kill Bill by SZA (feat. Doja Cat) ▲4

Something in the Orange by Zach Bryan ▲3 (was 1P)

Never Felt So Alone by Labrinth and Billie Eilish ● 

HP = Highest Position

LW = Last Week

WI10 - Weeks in Top 10

*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 23rd to the 29th of June 2023

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.