Australia has now had two ten-week running ‘Flower’ tracks at #1.
A tenth week of being planted in the #1 spot in Australia occurs for Miley Cyrus’ Flowers track.
Australia has now had two ten-week running ‘Flower’ tracks at #1, with the previous 2006 track for Sandi Thom starting a ten-week stay from September 4th, 2006, with the other ‘Flowers’ at the top in the past few decades being Sunflower for Post Malone and Swae Lee (3 weeks from Jan. 7th, 2019), for the 1990s it was Kiss From A Rose by Seal (6 weeks from August 27th, 1995), while the closest title I could come by in the 1980s with a flower or plant connection was Venus (Fly Trap) for Bananarama (7 weeks from Sept. 15th, 1986).
Other than Flowers, two other songs this decade have spent ten consecutive weeks at #1, Blinding Lights for The Weeknd (Jan 27th to March 30th, 2020; ten straight weeks, eleven in total) and the longest for this decade Stay by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber (July 19th to Oct. 18th, 2021, for 14 straight weeks, a further three weeks for 17 in total from Jan. 31st, 2022). Flowers also ties for third longest #1 this decade alongside the ten broken weeks achieved by Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) for Elton John and Dua Lipa (Nov. 8th-15th; 2 weeks, Dec. 13th-27th 2022, 3 weeks, Jan. 10th-24th; 3 weeks and finally two final weeks from Feb. 21st-28th, 2022). Ahead of them are Mood for 24KGoldn, Heat Waves for Glass Animals and the aforementioned Blinding Lights all logged eleven weeks at #1 during this decade, while Stay is the longest at 17 weeks.
Flowers again holds for a tenth week at the top in both England and Ireland, while it’s a ninth week at the Canadian Singles summit and a return for a seventh week at #1 in The U.S.A., helped by her new album debuting at #2 in Canada and #3 in America. Flowers is now also one of nine songs to have spent a total of ten weeks at the top in Australia, the equal twelfth longest running #1 of all time locally, plus Miley’s 11thoverall weeks at the top places her now equal 66th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at #1: Singles (1940 to 2023)’ alongside another act from this decade who has logged eleven weeks from two #1 songs Olivia Rodrigo, as well as Cher, Culture Club, Billy Ocean, Nancy Sinatra and Normie Rowe.
It's a fifth week at #2 for PinkPantheress and Ice Spice with Boy’s A Liar (Pt.2), which also claims its first-ever certification by jumping to ▲Platinum in sales, while the song is also logging a fifth week at #1 in New Zealand. Climbing two places to land at a new peak of #3 is Morgan Wallen with his Last Night track, which rises thanks to his visit here this past week, which has also propelled his third album One Thing At A Time to the #1 Albums spot this week, along with New Zealand (1st week), The U.S.A. and Canada (2nd straight week).
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The third multi-week-hold appears at #4 as the SZA track Kill Bill remains in that position for a fourth straight week, meaning it has stayed there for all of March, after which is a swap-over from 3 to #5, as dipping two spots is The Weeknd with Ariana Grande and Die For You, after three weeks at #3, followed by another three-weeks-at-three track Escapism for RAYE with 070 Shake, the fourth and final non-mover within the Top 10, benched at #6.
Players for Coi Leray is back up two spots to its former peak of #7 for a third overall stay, having previously sat here on Feb. 27th and March 6th, which is followed by another two-place climb for Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift to #8, moving back up due to her Midnights album being reissued with seven extra tracks as the 3AM Edition, with one track from the new songs showing up at #18 this week. And with Harry Styles falling out of the Top 10 this week, Taylor’s track is now the current longest-running Top 10 entry at 19 weeks. After two weeks of sitting at its peak of #8 the Stephen Sanchez and Em Beihold duet Until I Found You is back down one spot to #9, while regaining a Top 10 berth this week is Creepin’ for Metro Boomin’, The Weeknd and 21 Savage, giving The Weeknd two Top 10 Singles and two Top 10 Albums this week, with the song up one spot to #10 and scoring an eleventh week inside of the ten.
The only Top 10 dropout this week is from recent tourist Harry Styles, with As it Was (HP-1x8, WI10-41) down four spots to #11, the first of only two Top 50 entries for Harry this week, as opposed to the eight he had two and three weeks ago. On hold within the Top 20 are three tracks, Sure Thing for Miguel at #12, I Ain’t Worried by another recent touring act here OneRepublic at #13 and not moving at #16 is the Tiësto and Tate McRae track 10:35.
Swapping places at #14 and #15 are Unholy for Sam Smith and Kim Petras, up one to #14 and Shivers by Ed Sheeran, down one to #15, his first of only two Top 50 placements this week, with new Top 20 peaks occurring for Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez (19 to #17) and ceilings by Lizzy McAlpine (20 to #19), while jumping in sales certification from Gold to now 2x▲Platinum is Miss You for Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz, which drops three places to #20 this week.
George Ezra lands another new peak for his Green Green Grass track this week, as it climbs a couple of chart rungs to fertilize the #21 position, with the only other significant rise within the Top 30 going to Luke Combs and his single The Kind Of Love We Make, back up four spots to #26 and newly 2x▲Platinum in sales, while the track might surpass it’s #21 peak (Sept. 19th, 2022) next week thanks to its parent album Gettin’ Old being issued on Friday (March 24th).
Dropping within the Top 30 are David Guetta and Bebe Rexha with I’m Good (Blue) (18 to #22), Meghan Trainor’s Made You Look (21 to #23) who makes up for that decline by scoring a new Top 50 entry this week, Ed Sheeran’s second and final Top 50 track is Bad Habits, down three to #28 and Love Again by The Kid LAROI, which is only down one spot to #29 and scores its first sales accreditation of Gold (●) in sales.
JVKE holds at #31 with his golden hour, followed by rises for Another Love for Tom Odell (36 to #32) and Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) for Elton John and Dua Lipa (35 to #33), after which P!nk drops six places to #35 with her Trustfall track, which after eight weeks of charting is now Gold (●) in sales. Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding have teamed up again for a single, this new track is called Miracle, and after debuting at #68 last week it jumps up thirty-two places to land at #36 this week, with the song currently at #2 in both England and Ireland, after debuting there last week. The pair previously saw chart action together with I Need Your Love (HP-3, peaked May 2013) and Outside (HP-7, peaked December 2014).
B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All) for Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal drops three places to #37, followed by a sixteen-place dive to #38 for last week’s highest entry by Miley Cyrus and River. The other track which jumps up into the Top 40 this week is by the current #3 placeholder Morgan Wallen, who sees his May 2022 single You Proof rise nineteen places to #40. The track first spent two weeks within the Top 100 on May 23rd and 30th, 2022 at #70 and #99 respectively, and then three weeks ago it returned to the chart at #62, climbing to #59 last week and now thanks to his visit here this past week it makes its first-ever Top 50 appearance.
Slowly climbing back up the chart to #42 this week is Superstar Pride with their song Painting Pictures, while SZA lands a new peak at #46 with her Snooze track. The J. Cole song No Role Modelz returns to the Top 50 for the first time since Oct. 17th, 2022 (#49), up four places to land at #50 and the final song rising into the Top 50 this week is the new Meghan Trainor track Mother, which leaps forty places to land at #49. The video clip features Kris Jenner and samples the song Mr.Sandman by The Chordettes (No.1 for 4 weeks from April 2nd, 1955).
Dropping down within this chart region are Let Go for Central Cee (39 to #41), Rich Flex for Drake and 21 Savage (41 to #43), Cuff it by Beyoncé (40 to #44), Mr. Brightside for The Killers (43 to #45), a ten place slump for Harry Styles’ last Top 50 entry Late Night Talking (37 to #47) and I Like You (A Happier Song) for Post Malone and Doja Cat (45 to #48). Last week’s return at #50 for the Lewis Capaldi track Someone You Loved departs the Top 50 this week, but the song has racked up 208 weeks within the Top 100, equal to four years of charting (it started its chart life on March 25th, 2019, only ever leaving the chart twice; Jan. 3rd, 2022 and Jan. 2nd, 2023).
* #18 – All Of The Girls You Loved Before – Taylor Swift (Republic) is one of the seven new tracks on the expanded Midnights 3AM Edition issued this past week, which helps the album to climb back up to #5 this week (#3 selling Vinyl also), while she also has five more albums which jump up the ARIA Albums Chart this week, in part thanks to her current overseas tour of North America.
Boy’s A Liar (Pt.2) – PinkPantheress feat. Ice Spice ▲
Miss You – Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz ▲2 (was G)
The Kind Of Love We Make – Luke Combs ▲2.
Love Again – The Kid LAROI ●
Trustfall – Pink ●
Big City Life – Luude feat. Mattafix ▲
HP = Highest Position
LW = Last Week
WI10 - Weeks in Top 10
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 17th to the 23rd of March 2023
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.