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Miley Unstoppable In Aus: 'Flowers' Clocks 11 Weeks At #1 On ARIA Singles Chart

3 April 2023 | 10:45 am | Gavin Ryan

For only the fifth time this decade, a song has sat at #1 in Australia for an eleventh week.

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For only the fifth time this decade, a song has sat at #1 in Australia for an eleventh week, as Miley Cyrus remains at the top with her Flowers track.

Flowers is unique in that it has held the #1 spot for a consecutive eleven weeks, as opposed to the three other 11-week-running chart-toppers for this decade, Blinding Lights by The Weeknd (10 weeks from Jan 27th, 2020 and then a return one final week on April 20th), Mood by 24KGOLDN feat. Iann Dior (4 weeks from Oct. 5th, 2020, 5 more weeks from Nov. 16th and then two more weeks on Jan. 4th and 11th, 2021), with the third being Heat Waves by Glass Animals (initial 6 weeks from March 1st, 2021, then a further five weeks a year later; March 7th, 2022). The only other song which logged eleven or more consecutive weeks at the singles summit was Stay for The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber (14 initial weeks from July 19th, 2021, 3 final weeks from Jan. 31st, 2022, 17 in total).

So now Flowers becomes the second equal-longest running #1 for this decade, and Miley Cyrus increases her overall weeks at the top to now 12 weeks, third highest for the decade behind Kid L (18 weeks) and Bieber (19 weeks) in the top two spots, while overall Miley is now equal 62nd on the listing for 'Accumulated Weeks at #1: Singles (1940 to 2023)' alongside Kate Bush, Racey and Paul McCartney (12 weeks from 2 #1s). And with Flowers staying embedded for an eleventh week it's now one of seven songs to have logged 11 weeks at #1 in Australia and the equal 11th highest of all time, the four others were Mull Of Kintyre by Wings (1978), (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams (1991), Wannabe for The Spice Girls (1996/97) and God's Plan for Drake (2018).

The Miley track also holds for another week in both The U.S.A. (8th week) and Canada (10th week), while a recent U.S. #1 song for Morgan Wallen and Last Night rises one spot this week to land at a new peak of #2, thanks to his national tour here last week falling into part of the sales week (Friday and Saturday), while he also sits at #3 on the Albums chart and has a second Top 20 and entry this week too, more on that later. Our top two songs also match The U.S.A. this week (Miley at #1 and Morgan at #2). 

After five weeks of sitting at #2 the current fifth-week-running New Zealand #1 song Boy's A Liar (Pt.2) for PinkPantheress and Ice Spice swaps places with Morgan Wallen and is down one place to #3, followed by the two other non-movers within the Top 10, as it's a fifth straight week of sitting at #4 for Kill Bill by SZA, and on hold at #5 are The Weeknd and Ariana Grande with Die For You, while The Weeknd has a second Top 10 entry alongside Metro Boomin' and 21 Savage with Creepin', which is up one spot to #9 and scoring a twelfth week within the Top 10, helped by its recent video-clip release two weeks ago.

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The new English #1 single is the lead track from the forthcoming fifth studio album for Ed Sheeran called - (minus), which is due in a month's time (May 5th), with the track Eyes Closed landing locally first week at #6, becoming Ed's 28th Top 10 Single in Australia (14th UK #1 and 41st Top 10 entry). This new Top 10 placement for Ed also comes four weeks after he left the Top 10 with Shivers after his national tour (#10 on March 13th), with his last NEW Top 10 placement locally being December 2021's duet with Elton John and Merry Christmas (HP-10, Jan 3rd 2022), coming close with two weeks at #11 on April 18th and 25th with Camila Cabello and Bam Bam. Ed also ends the current leg of his international tour in Paris this weekend (April 2nd), before starting his U.S. leg on April 10th, which lasts until late September.

Taylor Swift rises one spot to #7 with her Anti-Hero track, now scoring a 20th week within the Top 10 (equal 19th longest of all time), followed by a two-place drop to #8 for Escapism by RAYE and 070 Shake, while visiting our shores on a promo tour this past week was Stephen Sanchez who announced his tour of three shows in Australia for early June (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane), which has helped his duet with Em Beihold and Until I Found You to only drop one spot this week to #10. 

TOP 20

Celebrating one year on the chart this week is the Harry Styles track As It Was, which is on hold at #11 this week, and it recently celebrated 41 weeks within the Top 10 (after his tour here) while the song has only ever dropped as low at #34 (Jan 2nd), with only six weeks during 2023 where it has now been within the Top 10. 

The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is Players for Coi Leray (HP-7x3, WI10-6), down five places to #12, followed by a single place drops for Sure Thing for Miguel and I Ain't Worried for OneRepublic to #13 and #14 respectively. Rising three places to a new peak of #15 is last week's highest entry for Taylor Swift and All Of The Girls You Loved Before, taken from her expanded album The More Lover Chapter, not as a part of the bonus tracks from her latest album (as I mistakenly mentioned last week).

Falling three places each are Unholy for Sam Smith and Kim Petras along with 10:35 by Tiësto and Tate McRae to #17 and #19 respectively. Down one to #18 is Calm Down for Rema and Selena Gomez, which peaked last week at #17, while overseas the track is at #6 in England, #8 in New Zealand (LW-10) and The U.S.A. (on hold) and up to #2 in Canada (LW-3). The big leap into the Top 20 this week halves its position from last week, up twenty places to land at #20 is Morgan Wallen with You Proof, giving the recent tourist his second-ever Top 20 placement seven weeks after he landed his first, this week's #2 single Last Night.

TOP 30

Up three spots to #21 is Zach Bryan and Something In The Orange, the only climbing song within the Top 30, while down one spot after peaking at #21 last week to #22 this week is George Ezra's Green Green Grass, followed by another of last-week's-peaks in the Lizzy McAlpine track ceilings, down five to #24. Meghan Trainor's Mother only lasted one week (so far) within the Top 50 (LW-49), with her only Top 50 entry this week being her former #3 track Made You Look, dropping to #25 (this might drop faster now that her stint on Australian Idol finished last week).

Further Top 30 declines occur for Miss You by Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz (20 to #26), I'm Good (Blue) by David Guetta and Bebe Rexha (22 to #27), the only declining Luke Combs entry The Kind Of Love We Make (26 to #28), Heat Waves by Glass Animals (25 to #29; its equal second lowest position this year after #38 on Jan. 2nd) and Bad Habit for Steve Lacy (27 to #30). 

TOP 40

Holding at #31 for a third week is JVKE with golden hour, followed by the second of four Top 50 entries this week for Luke Combs, two of which land within the Top 40. Up twenty-four spots this week after debuting at #56 last week is 5 Leaf Clover, while his #28 entry from Feb. 20th and Love You Anyway returns to the Top 100 at #40 (LW-104) for a fifth week inside the T100, both taken from his #2 debuting album this week Growin' Old.

The new #1 single in Ireland and #3 in England (plus new peak in Canada of #94) is the Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding early 2000s sounding track Miracle, which locally rises three places to a new peak of #33 (video clip issued in the past week), with the last rise within the Top 40 being Save Your Tears by The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, back up to #38. Long-running entries dropping down include Bad Habits for Ed Sheeran (28 to #34; 92 weeks within the Top 100), Sunroof by Nicky Youre and dazy (30 to #35; 43 weeks), Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) for Elton John and Dua Lipa (33 to #36; 85 weeks), Stay for The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber (34 to #37; 90 weeks) and Another Love by Tom Odell (32 to #39; 46 weeks).

TOP 50

The fourth and final Luke Combs entry sees the title and bridging track between his last and new albums return to the chart at #50, Growin' Up and Gettin' Old rebounds one hundred and seventy four places (LW-224 according to the ARIA website) to gain a fourth overall week within the Top 100, having first charted for three weeks from February 6th; 59-77-77-out, but with his new album entering at #2 this week, it gets pulled back into the chart at a new peak. 

The only rising track within the Top 50 is a one place move to #44 for The Killers track Mr. Brightside, while dropping into the fifty this week are The Kid LAROI and Love Again (29 to #41), Trustfall by P!nk (35 to #42) and B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All) for Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal (37 to #45), followed by a six place slide to #47 for Central Cee's Let Go, and a five-place drop to #48 for Drake and 21 Savage with Rich Flex.


* #23 - Like Crazy - Jimin (BIGHIT Music) follows on from last week's lower fifty entry for the BTS member called Set Me Free Pt.2, which came in at #71, while he has previously charted earlier this year as a guest on the Taeyang track Vibe (HP-48, Jan. 23rd, 2023), with both of his new solo tracks taken from his debut EP Face, which was issued last week.

New Certification

Heartless - Diplo and Morgan Wallen ▲3 (was G)

HP = Highest Position

LW = Last Week

WI10 = Weeks in Top 10

WI100 = Weeks in Top 100

*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 24th to the 30th of March 2023

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.