'Spider-Man' Swings Into ARIA Charts As Dave & Central Cee Claim #1

12 June 2023 | 11:42 am | Gavin Ryan

All the action from the ARIA Singles Chart.

Dave and Central Cee

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Debuting at #1 are English rappers Dave and Central Cee with Sprinter, one of four tracks from their EP Split Decision.

Sprinter (Neighbourhood/Live Yours) becomes the 1124th #1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2023), the 559th for ARIA (1983 to 2023), the 138th to debut at #1 and the second for 2023 as Miley Cyrus' Flowers did so upon entry on January 23rd, while Sprinter is also the fifth #1 song for 2023 (fourth new one) and the first for the record label Neighbourhood

The collaboration between the two English rappers has also debuted at the top in their home country, along with Ireland and New Zealand (so far), plus the track has become the UK's largest first-week sales for 2023, and has debuted within the Top 10 in Sweden, The Netherlands (both #5), Norway (#6) and Lithuania (#7). It's the first time that the word 'sprinter' has appeared in a #1 single's title, while for English Male Solo Artists both acts become the 48th, with the last pair of UK male rappers teaming up for a #1 being Russ Millions and Tion Wayne with Body (two weeks from May 17th, 2021), while the new #1 is also the 130th by an English Act (solo male or female, duo or group) and the 218th chart-topping song by any English performer (the last was for Sam Smith from October 3rd, 2022; sixth and last appearance on Jan. 9th, 2023).

Sprinter also becomes the third UK #1, second Irish #1 for Dave and his first in Australia, while overall this is his third chart entry and second Top 10 after peaking at #8 with Starlight (two weeks at #8 from March 28th, 2022), while he first charted alongside another UK rapper in Stormzy on Clash (HP-29, August 2nd, 2021). Central Cee last charted with Let Go (HP-11, Jan 16th, 2023) and last graced the Top 10 with Doja (HP-3 August 8th, 2022) which was followed by One Up (HP-92, Oct. 24th, 2022) while overall this is his fifth Top 100 entry after his first entry Obsessed With You (HP-30, Oct 11th 2021). The new #1 also becomes the first chart-topping single for Oakley Caesar-Su (Central Cee's real name) in Australia and England, while it's now his second in New Zealand after Doja, while the EP Split Decision was issued on the pair's birthday week, as Central was born June 4th and Dave June 5th, both artists turned 25 years old, so it's a birthday #1 for both British rappers.

After eight weeks of sitting at the top of the chart farm, Morgan Wallen dips one spot to #2 with Last Night, which remains at the top in The U.S.A. for a ninth week, while he retains the Canadian #1 Album spot with One Thing at a Time (OZ.TW-5), which is followed by the first of five stable tracks within the Top 10; Cupid by FIFTY FIFTY (which also sits in this same position in NZ after five weeks at #1), with Flowers for Miley Cyrus at #4 followed by a third straight week of a peak at #5 for Fast Car for Luke Combs (same position in Canada, also for a third week), with David Kushner and his Daylight track on-hold at #6. 

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After leaping to a new peak of #2 last week the Taylor Swift track Karma (now with added Ice Spice) drops down five places to #7, with the new version of the song also seeing it jump in The U.S.A. (27 to #2) Canada (20 to #4) this past week, while she is down to only two songs within the Top 50 in Australia this week with Anti-Hero (HP-1x6, WI10-27) down to #12 this week. 

SZA celebrates half a year (26 weeks) within the chart with the first new #1 song of 2023 (Jan. 16th) and Kill Bill by holding at #8, with the song potentially scoring half a year within the Top 10 next week if it remains here (TW.WI10-25), while her album SOS is also celebrating the same chart feat, but this time both WI100 and WI10 are at 26 weeks. Ice Spice is the only artist with two Top 10 entries this week, both of them as guest artist, as her teaming on the track Boy's a Liar (pt.2) with PinkPantheress is down two places to #9, while regaining its Top 10 position is the Lil' Durk and J. Cole entry All My Life (HP-9), up one spot to #10, and the same chart movement occurs also in New Zealand this week too (11 to #10), while it sits at #4 in The U.S.A. (LW-7, HP-2 upon entry three weeks ago) and #8 in Canada (LW-12, new peak).  

TOP 20

NEW PEAKS: After debuting last week at #22 the Dua Lipa Barbie Soundtrack song Dance the Night sashays up eight places to land at a new chart height of #14, becoming her thirteenth Top 20 entry in Australia (9 as lead, 4 as guest) and her first since Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Elton John left the Top 20 on February 6th of this year and her first since her last solo entry of Levitating (left the T20 on May 9th, 2022). Scoring her first Top 20 entry in Australia with her debut single is Kali and Area Codes, up ten places to land at #17, with the song also rising to new peaks in England (46 to #39) and Canada (42 to #39).

Other than Taylor's Top 10 departure, the other track to slip out of the ten this week is Die for You (HP-3x3, WI10-14), down two spots to #11, with the only non-mover within this chart region being As it Was for Harry Styles at #15. Three-place moves occur for Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding with Miracle (#1 Dance Single in Australia) who see a three-place dip to #16 (and also lose the English Singles crown to Dave and Central Cee), while the current five-week Canadian #1 song Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez is back up three spots here to land at #18. 

TOP 30

There are no further new peaks for the rest of the chart, with #21 seeing Metro Boomin', The Weeknd and 21 Savage down four places this week with Creepin', but its small demise is more than made up for the three new Metro Boomin' tracks which debut within the Top 50 this week, more on that below in the new entries section.

Three place rises occur for Say Yes to Heaven by Lana Del Rey (28 to #25) and Riptide by Vance Joy (31 to #28), with three place declines being for Escapism. by RAYE and 070 Shake (19 to #22), Players by Coi Leray (23 to #26), Eyes Closed for Ed Sheeran (24 to #27, not dropping so hard thanks to the Lost Frequencies remix recently issued) and Sure Thing by Miguel (26 to #29), while the non-mover within this chart region is at #30 for the long-running Glass Animals track Heat Waves, which rises from 12xP to now 15x▲Platinum in sales.

TOP 40

The two country artists residing within the Top 40 are on hold this week, Morgan Wallen's You Proof at #34 and Luke Combs with The Kind of Love We Make at #36, while two-place rises occur for Chemical by Post Malone (33 to #31), Shivers by Ed Sheeran (35 to #33), 10:35 by Tiësto and Tate McRae (37 to #35) and See You Again for Tyler, the Creator with Kali Uchis (39 to #37). 

Two tracks jump back into the Top 50 this week, both landing within the Top 40, firstly thanks to the just released new animated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse and its Metro Boomin' soundtrack charting this week, the previous film's lead single Sunflower (HP-1x3, January 7th to 21st, 2019) by Post Malone (from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse) jumps back up thirty places to land at #39, it's first Top 50 action since January 10th, 2022 when it was sitting at #49, while the track has now amassed 235 weeks within the Top 100, only falling out for five weeks in total since it debuted on October 29th, 2018. The song is featured in the opening and closing moments of the film, and Post Malone also has a voice credit in the movie as 'Brooklyn Bystander'. 

Kylie Minogue is the other act who leaps back into the Top 50 this week with her three-week old track Padam Padam, which jumps back up fifteen places from last week #55 to #40 this week, one spot lower than its entry position of #39 on May 29th. Thanks to a social media push for Kylie's new work this past week the track has also jumped up in England (23 to #12), less in Ireland (30 to #26), becoming her highest charted UK hit since 2011's Higher with Taio Cruz and equalling 2014's Into the Blue.

TOP 50

One climber and one stable track down here, with the only Lewis Capaldi Top 50 entry this week being his first big hit Someone You Loved, remaining at #42 this week, while a one-spot rise to #48 is seen by Tom Odell's Another Love. George Ezra mows down another three chart blades to #41 with Green Green Grass, after peaking at #40 last week the J. Cole track No Role Modelz drops down five to #45, with three out of four of last week's new entries and returns this week leaving the Top 50, the remainder sees a fifteen place fall to #47 for the Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar entry America Has a Problem, while departing are Taylor Swift entries of Snow on the Beach (with Lana Del Rey, LW-12) and Hits Different (LW-15), plus Tina Turner and The Best (LW-29). 


* #1 - Sprinter by Dave and Central Cee (Neighbourhood / Live Yours)

* #24 - Popular (from 'The Idol') by The Weeknd feat. Playboi Carti and Madonna (Republic) is now the second track taken from the just-dropped-first-episode (6 eps. in total) called The Idol, starring Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd, with the first entry being Double Fantasy (HP-9, May 1st, 2023), with the new track featuring guest vocals from Madonna, becoming her first Top 50 appearance since she guested on the Levitating remix for Dua Lipa, which was last within the Top 50 on April 17th of this year, while her last lead appearance was with Give Me All Your Luvin' (HP-25, February 13th, 2012) and its follow-up Girl Gone Wild (HP-93, April 2nd, 2012), plus Madonna also appears on the just issued new single by Sam Smith called Vulgar. (BTW: Madge's Oz 40th anniversary first chart appearance occurs in November of 2023). 

* #32 - Am I Dreaming (from 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse') by Metro Boomin', A$AP Rocky and Roisee (Republic)

* #38 - Annihilate (from 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse') by Metro Boomin', Swae Lee, Lil' Wayne and Offset (Republic)

* #44 - Calling (from 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse') by Metro Boomin', Swae Lee, NVA and A Boogie wit' da Hoodie (Republic) are three of the ten tracks by Metro Boomin' on the thirteen-track soundtrack for the just released animated feature Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse, the follow-up to 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, with further acts appearing on the album which debuts at #3 this week being Future, Lil' Uzi Vert, James Blake, Don Toliver, Wizid, Coi Leray, 21 Savage, Nas and 2 Chainz, plus the tracks on the album do not necessarily appear in the film as the album's title states 'Soundtrack from and Inspired by The Motion Picture', as songs from acts like Notorious B.I.G., Nicki Minaj, James Brown, Run-D.M.C., Jungle Brothers and Jaden Smith don't appear on this soundtrack but are in the film.

New Certifications

Heat Waves by Glass Animals ▲15 (was 12P)

Lovely by Billie Eilish and Khalid ▲11 (was 9P)

*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 2nd to the 8th of June 2023

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.