Country Music Star Morgan Wallen Climbs To #1 In Australia With 'Last Night'

17 April 2023 | 1:01 pm | Gavin Ryan

After twelve weeks at #1, the Miley Cyrus track Flowers wilts only a little to lose one chart petal and dip to #2 this week.

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Morgan Wallen's Last Night (Big Loud/Mercury/Republic) becomes the 1123rd #1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2023), the 558th for ARIA (1983 to 2023), the fourth #1 for 2023 and the first country song to make it to the top this decade, the last being Old Town Road for Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, which wasn't purely country, hip hop/country more so, but Billy Ray was the last country artist at the top also on that track, which began a thirteen-week stay from May 27th, 2019. For the Mercury label, this now becomes their 36th #1 in Australia (since their first in 1947), while for Republic, it's now their 19th #1 locally. 

The new #1 also becomes the seventh title to contain the word 'last' and also the 14th for the word 'night', with the last one being for FUN. with Some Nights (2 weeks from July 23rd, 2012). Last Night also becomes the 720th #1 by an American Artist (solo male or female, duo or group), while Morgan Wallen also logs the 198th #1 by a Solo U.S. Male Artist, and he is also the 425th American Act to land at #1 locally. The song also rises back to the top in The U.S.A. this week for a second overall stay as their #1 song, while his album One Thing at a Time is back up to #3 in Australia and holds for a fifth straight week at #1 in both North America and Canada

After twelve weeks at #1, the Miley Cyrus track Flowers wilts only a little to lose one chart petal and dip to #2 this week, while the song remains at the top in both New Zealand (7th week) and Canada (12th week), while it also declines in England (2 to #7), Ireland (2 to #5), The U.S.A. (2 to #3) and rises slightly in Germany (4 to #3). 

Apart from a debut at #8 this week, only the top two and bottom two tracks in the Top 10 move at all, and even then, it's only one spot each, as the tracks between #3 and #7 are all on hold this week. Logging a third straight week at #3 are PinkPantheress and Ice Spice with Boy's a Liar (pt.2), followed by a seventh straight week at #4 for the SZA track Kill Bill, while the third multi-week-non-mover is at #5 for The Weeknd and Ariana Grande with Die for You, spending a fourth week in that position. 

The last two stable Top 10 entries are for Taylor Swift and her Anti-Hero track at #6, scoring a 22nd week within the Ten (still her longest ever), and Harry Styles remains at #7 with As it Was (matching its LP position too), it's 43rd week inside the Top 10 (4th longest ever), while the track debuted at the top 54 weeks ago (April 11th, 2022), this week six years ago he saw his first ever solo release and #1 as Sign of the Times debuted at the top here (April 17th, 2017). Swapping places at #9 and #10 are Ed Sheeran and Eyes Closed, back up one to #9, and down one to #10 are RAYE and 070 Shake and Escapism, dipping one spot this week. 

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Drake debuts at #8 this week with new music titled Search & Rescue, which is the first taste of a new album potentially dropping soon, plus the track samples both Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, talking within the song. The song has also debuted high in its first week in England (#5), Ireland (#6), New Zealand (#11) and Lithuania (#16), plus this new entry now becomes Drake's 29th Top 10 entry in Australia (26 as lead, 3 as guest).

TOP 20: 

After re-peaking at #8 last week, the Stephen Sanchez and Em Beihold track, Until I Found You (HP-8x3, WI10-6), drops down three places to #11, but don't expect this track to drop too fast, as he'll be touring locally at the start of June (under two months away). Last week's highest new entry by Luke Combs and his cover of Fast Car jumps up six places this week to score a new peak of #12, becoming Luke's highest-ever charted song in the process, and if it reaches the Top 10 next week it'll be the first time this decade that two country artists have appeared in the ten (both Morgan and Luke are currently at #3 and #4 on the Albums chart this week). 

The second new peak within the Top 20 sees FIFTY FIFTY jump up thirteen places and land at #17 with their first chart entry Cupid, with the track also jumping in England (61 to #34), debuting in Ireland (#41), cracking the Top 10 in New Zealand (12 to #9) and also rising in The U.S.A. (94 to #85) and Canada (40 to #26). Holding its peak of #19 for a second week is the George Ezra track Green Green Grass, with the two biggest falls within the Top 20 this week being four place drops for both Miguel and Sure Thing and Ed Sheeran with Shivers to #18 and #20 respectively. 

TOP 30: 

Leaving the Top 20 for the first time in its 29 week-chart-life is the Sam Smith and Kim Petras former #1 single Unholy, down five places to #22, with other Top 30 drop-downs being for 10:35 by Tiësto and Tate McRae, down four to #25 and the only Top 50 new sales certification this week, as it scores it's first cert of ▲Platinum sales; followed by the You Proof track for Morgan Wallen, which drops four to #27, and down five to #29 are Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz's version of Miss You

Meghan Trainor's Made You Look is back up three spots to #23, with smaller rises for former #1 tracks I'm Good (Blue) by David Guetta and Bebe Rexha (29 to #26) (he dropped a new track last week called Baby Don't Hurt Me, sampling What is Love by Haddaway), and Heat Waves by Glass Animals (25 to #24), and holding at its peak of #28 for a second week is the Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding track Miracle, which holds again at #1 in both England (2nd week, plus her new album debuts at #1) and Ireland (3rd week). This is followed by a massive twenty-one place leap to #30 for the Lewis Capaldi breakout track Someone You Loved, which returns to the chart thanks to his newly released Netflix documentary called How I'm Feeling Now being issued in the past week. 

TOP 40: 

Falling from the roof, through the ceilings and into the rafters is the Lizzy McAlpine track, down nine spots this week to #31, while the older entry for Luke Combs and The Kind of Love We Make falls six spots to lay at #33 this week. After four weeks of sitting at #31, the JVKE track golden hour drops down four places to #35, while logging a third straight week at #37 is the Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber track Stay, followed by a four place fall-back to #38 for Tom Odell and Another Love. Rebounding back into the Top 40, up sixteen places from last week, is the Fleetwood Mac track Dreams, last appearing within the Top 50 on January 23rd, and the song is landing its 134th week within the Top 100 since its return in October of 2020, while they also regain a T100 return with Go Your Own Way at #93. 

TOP 50: 

Both of the Top 50 entries for The Kid LAROI are on hold this week, as his more recent entry, Love Again, remains at #47 this week, while there are four songs making their return to the Top 50 this week, starting with a twenty-one place jump to #43 for the Taylor Swift track Lavender Haze (HP-2, Oct. 31st 2022), followed by the second Lewis Capaldi leap for the week in his most recent hit Forget Me, back up thirty-six spots to #45 thanks to his doco launching this week, plus he also returns at #82 with Before You Go, and lastly he will be in Australia during July so this rebound could occur again during his tour. 

Dua Lipa is appearing in the upcoming Barbie movie, due July 20th locally, and her long-running remix for Levitating rises back up nine places this week to land at #46 (last in the T50 on Jan. 30th), while the current #1 Dance Track in Australia makes its return to the fifty, back up seven spots to land at #50 is the MK and Dom Dolla collab Rhyme Dust, which peaked at #32 upon entry seven weeks ago, March 6th. 


* #8 - Search & Rescue - Drake (Republic)

* #48 - SLUT ME OUT - NLE Choppa (Warner Music) is the first chart entry for the U.S. rapper born Bryson Lashun Potts in 2002, with the track being first issued in April of 2022, and in recent weeks has seen a remix with female rapper SexyyRed appear, which has helped the song to jump into the Top 100 this week from #105 last week. The track appears on his just-issued second studio album Cottonwood 2 on Friday (April 14th), and has also jumped this week in England (100 to #68), The U.S.A. (82 to #43) and Canada (75 to #28). 

New Certifications:

10:35 - Tiësto and Tate McRae ▲ (first cert.)

MBAPPÉ - Day1 feat. KAHUKX 

HP = Highest Position

LW = Last Week

WI10 - Weeks in Top 10

*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 7th to the 13th of April 2023

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.