ARIA Chart: Miley's Flowers Just Keep Growing

9 April 2023 | 5:41 pm | Gavin Ryan

Securing a twelfth week and now the second longest running #1 this decade is Miley Cyrus' Flowers, again the top seller in Australia.

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Miley also sees her Flowers score a 3x▲Platinum sales accreditation this week, six weeks after it went 2P (March 6th), while the track returns to #1 in New Zealand (6th overall week) and remains at the top in Canada (11th week), as it falls to #2 in The U.S.A. after Jimin debuted at #1 with his track Like Crazy this past week. 

Flowers secured the record for 'Longest running 'flower' at 
#1' last week, beating Sandi Thom's 10 weeks from 2006, and if she stays for another week at the top and she will tie her father's 13 weeks as a guest on Old Town Road for Lil' Nas X from 2019, although that was a broken 13 week run (4 weeks from April 22nd, then another 9 weeks from May 27th).

Flowers also becomes the second longest running 
#1 this decade behind the 17 accumulated weeks for Stay by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber (2021), plus the song also ties for the equal tenth longest running #1 in Australian Chart History, alongside Buttons & Bows by Dinah Shore  (1949), Lose Yourself for Eminem (2002) and Happy by Pharrell Williams (2014). Miley has also racked up 13 overall weeks at #1 in Australia, moving her up the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at #1: Singles (1940 to 2023)' to now equal 59th alongside Doris Day (13 weeks from two #1's) and just behind Lionel Richie (13 weeks from three #1's). 

The top five singles are on hold this week, with a peak hold for a second week at #2 is Morgan Wallen and Last Night, which dips from #2 to #3 in both Canada and The U.S.A., rises to #3 in New Zealand (LW-5) and scores new peaks in both England (66 to #59) and Ireland (19 to #13), with his latest album only dipping one place locally to #4, it holds for a fourth week at the top in both The U.S.A. and Canada this week. PinkPantheress and Ice Spice are non-movers at #3 this week with Boy's a Liar (pt.2), which loses its top spot in New Zealand this week after six weeks at their singles-summit (NZ.TW-2). 

Logging a remarkable sixth straight week at #4 is the SZA track Kill Bill, scoring the track a 16th week within the Top 10, while a third consecutive week at #5 occurs for The Weeknd and Ariana Grande collab Die for You, which so far has spent it's entire six weeks within the Top 10 at either #3 or #5 (3-3-3-5-5-5). 

Speaking of Top 10 runs, two tracks make history for their artists within the Top 10 this week, as Taylor Swift scores her longest running Top 10 entry in Australia this week as her current entry Anti-Hero is up one spot to #6 and accumulating a 21st week within the Top 10, surpassing her previous record of 20 weeks for Shake it Off (2014/15) which saw a return to the chart last week at #99. Returning to the Top 10 and rising back up four places to land at #7 is Harry Styles' As it Was, which lands a 42nd week within the Top 10, making it now the fourth longest running Top 10 entry ever in Australia, three weeks shy of Ed Sheeran's Bad Habits at 45 weeks. 

After his recent promo tour to Australia to promote his June 2023 local tour, Stephen Sanchez is back up two places to re-peak at #8 for a third stay with his Em Beihold duet Until I Found You, plus the track rises from Gold (certified Sept. 26th, 2022) to now 
3x▲Platinum in sales. Dropping to the tale-end of the Top 10 are Escapism for RAYE, down one to #9 and last week's highest entry for Ed Sheeran and Eyes Closed falls four spots this week to land at #10, plus it lost the top spot in England after a single week (UK.TW-3). 

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TOP 20: 
The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is Creepin' (HP-7x2, WI10-12) for Metro Boomin', The Weeknd and 21 Savage, down three spots to #12, which is one of two declining song's within the Top 20 this week, the other a single place drop to #14 for Miguel's Sure Thing, with two non-movers in Shivers for Ed Sheeran and Unholy by Sam Smith and Kim Petras at #16 and #17 respectively. 

Coi Leray moves back up to #11 with her Players track, one place lower than where it sits in NZ (#10), with further single place rises within the Top 20 for both OneRepublic and I Ain't Worried to #13 and Something in the Orange for Zach Bryan to #20. Two three-place rises and new-peaks occur for both Rema and Selena Gomez with Calm Down (former peak #17 two weeks ago) to #15, and making it's first Top 20 appearance is George Ezra with Green Green Grass to #19, and of the now four Top 50 entries for George, this is now on track to become also his fourth Top 10 placement if it keeps rising. 

TOP 30: Former #19 peaking track ceilings for Lizzy McAlpine is back up a couple of spots this week to #22, plus the track is now Gold (●) in sales, while back up two spots to #24 is Miss You for Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz, which is now logging half-a-year (26 weeks) within the Top 100, followed by the second-longest charted song within the Top 50 this week at 138 weeks (in the T100) and back up four places to #25 are Glass AnimalsHeat Waves
The new #1 song in England and second week running Irish #1 is Miracle for Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding, which here is up five places to a new peak of #28, while it could rise again next week thanks to Ellie issuing her new album Higher Than Heaven on Friday (April 7th), although this track is NOT on that album. 

Jumping into the Top 50 this week after debuting at #96 last week are South Korean four-piece girl-group FIFTY FIFTY who leap up sixty-six places to land at a new peak of #30 with their first chart entry Cupid, which also rises in England (96 to #61), New Zealand (20 to #12), The U.S.A. (100 to #94) and Canada (41 to #40), while the full title of their three-track single is The Beginning: Cupid, which contains both Korean and English versions, and it has also hit #1 in Singapore and #4 in Vietnam. 

TOP 40: Spending a 31st week within the Top 100 by holding at #31 for a fourth straight week is JVKE and golden hour, which also claims it's first ever sales certification by going 2x▲Platinum followed by rises back up for both Sunroof by Nicky Youre and dazy (35 to #32) and Another Love by Tom Odell (39 to #34), while the current oldest Top 50 entry (within the T100) is The Killers track Mr. Brightside (145 weeks), which regains a Top 40 berth by rising four spots to #40.

TOP 50: Two twenty-seven place chart jumps occur back-to-back this week at #41 and #42, with a 27 place jump to a new peak of #41 for Bailey Zimmerman and Rock and a Hard Place, landing its first ever Top 50 appearance. The song first charted on June 20th, 2022 at #89 for a single week within the chart, returning on July 25th for a three week stay (72-77-86), another two weeks from August 22nd (89-95), before returning to the chart on March 27th, 2023 and now rising 88-68-41 in the past three weeks thanks to a five-track EP called Religiously which he issued on March 17th and features that track. 

The other 27 place move is a drop to #42 for Taylor Swift and All of the Girls You Loved Before with two thirteen place declines for both Bad Habit for Steve Lacy to #43 and 5 Leaf Clover by Luke Combs to #45. Also down are Love Again by The Kid LAROI (41 to #47) and possibly for the last time within the Top 50 is B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All) for Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal (45 to #50). 

After twelve weeks within the Top 100 the breakout single for Cameroon Afrobeats artist Libianca called People rises into the Top 50 for the first time, up six places to a new peak of #46. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. in 2000 and moved at age of four to the African nation with her family. In 2021 she appeared on the U.S. edition of The Voice, making her way to the Top 20 on Blake Shelton's team before being eliminated from the show. The song People is currently at #4 in England (peak), rising to a new peak in Ireland (6 to #3), New Zealand (7 to #5) and Canada (59 to #52). 

NEW ENTRIES:* #18 - Fast Car by Luke Combs (Columbia) is the country artist's cover of the debut single for Tracy Chapman (HP-4, late June 1988), which was covered as a dance tracks by both Jonas Blue (HP-1, 1 week on February 1st, 2016) and Tobtok (HP-19, January 2016), while Luke's version is just like the original, just a guitar and vocals. The track is taken from the latest Luke Combs album Gettin' Old (TW-5) and is also climbing in England (70 to #54), Ireland (36 to #16) and debuts in New Zealand (#39), The U.S.A. (#44) and Canada (#14), while locally this now becomes Luke's second ever Top 20 entry, his highest so far being Forever After All (HP-14, Nov. 2020). 

* #33 - Flower by JISOO (YG Entertainment/Interscope) is the first single for the BlackPink member, who was born Kim Ji-soo in South Korea, taken from her first solo EP Me issued last week (March 31st). The track also debuts first week in England (#38), New Zealand (#40) and Ireland (#74) 

* #39 - DOGTOOTH by Tyler, the Creator (Columbia) is one of eight new tracks issued on the expanded Tyler album Call Me if You Get Lost (TW-18), now subtitled The Estate Sale, with this new entry becoming his ninth Top 50 placement (8 as lead, 1 as guest), plus this new entry from the album becomes his second highest placed single from that set, and fourth overall, after her charted with the Juggernaut (HP-49) Lumberjack (HP-40), and the highest Wusyaname  (HP-22) along with seven further track from the album in the lower fifty all on July 5th, 2021. 

New Certifications:

Flowers - Miley Cyrus ▲3

Until I Found You - Stephen Sanchez and Em Beihold ▲3 (was G)

ceilings - Lizzy McAlpine 

golden hour - JVKE ▲2 (first cert.)

HP = Highest Position LW = Last Week
WI10 - Weeks in Top 10

*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 31st of March to the 6th of April 2023
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.