PinkPantheress & Ice Spice Edge Closer To The Top Of Australia's Singles Chart

6 March 2023 | 12:25 pm | Gavin Ryan

Seeded firmly in the #1 Australian Singles spot for a seventh week is Miley Cyrus' Flowers.

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Flowers is again at #1 in England and Ireland (also seventh week), the US, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands and on the World Chart (all sixth week), Denmark (fourth week), Portugal (third week) and Sweden (second week), plus it also sits at #2 in New Zealand and Germany and at #3 in France, Norway and Finland. Here in Australia the song is also now 2x▲Platinum in sales, after achieving 1P only four weeks ago on 13 February. 

The seven weeks at #1 also ties Miley Cyrus with her Father's seven weeks achieved in October of 1992 when Billy Ray Cyrus took his first chart entry Achy Breaky Heart to the top here, while the last song to log seven consecutive weeks at #1 locally was the second run for Kate Bush and Running Up That Hill (July 4th to August 15th, 2022). Miley has also racked up eight weeks at #1 during this decade from her two chart-topping appearances, placing her just ahead of Harry Styles (8 weeks from one #1 song), while the track Flowers now becomes the sixth longest running #1 this decade (just behind the 8 weeks for As it Was for Harry Styles). 

The gap between the top two songs keeps getting closer week-by-week, as PinkPantheress and Ice Spice remain at #2 this week for a second stay with Boy's a Liar (part 2), while the song remains for a second week atop the New Zealand Singles Chart, and is also on hold at #2 in England and Ireland, jumps to #2 in Canada (LW-6) and is up to a new peak in North America (4 to #3). 

PP's track didn't get any traction until Ice Spice put her rap on the track (8 weeks after the initial release of the song), and the same has occurred for The Weeknd track Die For You, which saw a duet version with Ariana Grande issued last week, which has helped the former #38 peaking track (on Aug. 22nd, 2022) to leap up thirty-nine spots this week and land it's first week within the Top 10 at #3, with similar effect occurring overseas in England (37 to #4), Ireland (return at #6), New Zealand (#4 debut), while the rise will also occur next week in the US (TW 7 to #6) and Canada (TW 23 to #19), which are both new peaks for this song in those locations. This new Top 10 placement now becomes his 16th in Australia and also his seventh Top 3 placing. 

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Pushed down one spot to #4 by The Weeknd rush is SZA's Kill Bill, followed by the first of fifteen Top 100 entries for Harry Styles and his former #1 song As it Was remaining stable at #5 thanks to his massive national tour, after which is a two place dip to #6 for RAYE and 070 Shake with Escapism and holding at its peak of #7 for a second week is Players by Coi Leray while the song is also in the Top 10 in England (7 to #9), Ireland (stable at #7), New Zealand (6 to #9) and it rises to a new peak in the US (22 to #17) and peak-holds in Canada (stable at #14). While the last older entry within the Top 10 this week is Unholy for Sam Smith and Kim Petras, with the pair slipping two places this week to land at #10.

There are two more songs which climb into the Top 10 this week, although not as dramatically as the first one, with Morgan Wallen scoring his ever Top 10 placement in Australia as his song Last Night rises three places to land at a new peak of #8, matching the Top 10 placement in both the US (#5) and Canada (5 to #7), while it also jumps in New Zealand (31 to #20), plus he issued his third studio album One Thing At A Time on Friday, which could help to cement the track within the Top 10 again next week. 

Another couple of acts are also making their Top 10 debut this week, as the duet between Stephen Sanchez and Em Beihold called Until I Found You rises three spots to land at #9, with the track already having been a Top 10 entry in other Asian countries like India (#1), Indonesia (#2), The Philippines (#3) and Singapore (#4), while it has peaked at #16 in England (TW-60 to #53), hits a new peak in Ireland and Belgium (up to #13), moves back up in New Zealand (HP-17, TW-26 to #21), moves slightly in the US (HP-23, TW-32 to #31) and also scores a new peak in Canada (18 to #15). 

TOP 20: 
The three songs which leave the Top 10 this week all sit just outside of the ten, with a five place drop to #11 for Miguel and his Sure Thing (HP-6, WI10-2, newly 4x▲Platinum; two weeks after it's last certification), followed by three places drops for both Anti-Hero (HP-1x6, WI10-17) for Taylor Swift and Creepin' (HP-7x2, WI10-10) for Metro Boomin', The Weeknd and 21 Savage, falling to #12 and #13 respectively, while there's a weird chart anomaly in that The Weeknd replaced himself within the Top 10 this week, with a song older than the one he's replacing it with (as the original Die for You came out in 2017). 

OneRepublic start their national tour this coming week (10 March in Melbourne), and while they'll only be in the country for three shows, it should boost back up next week their former #2 single I Ain't Worried, which remains on hold at #14 this week while dropping down within the Top 20 are Miss You for Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz (13 to #15), Made You Look for Meghan Trainor (16 to #18) and I'm Good (Blue) by David Guetta and Bebe Rexha (15 to #19). 

Harry Styles has fifteen songs within the Top 100 this week, eight of those within the Top 50, with the aforementioned As it Was remaining stable at #5, his next entry is Late Night Talking  (HP-2), which leaps back up twenty-three chart-rungs to land at #16 this week, while a second track to leap into the Top 20 this week is a new entry from last week's lower fifty; Painting Pictures by Superstar Pride from their EP 5LBS OF PRESSURE. The track was issued last October and has been building TikTok likes ever since, with the song sampling the Faith Evans track Soon As I Get Home (1996), with the rapper (real name: Cadarrius Pride) having already issued three further singles since his initial release, What's Next (20 Feb), FullCourtPressure (12 Jan) and FreeWop (4 Jan). 

TOP 30: 
The second highest placed Ed Sheeran track this week during his massive national tour is Bad Habits, which rises back up seven places to #22, while he is also up one spot to #17 with Shivers, but the Top 30 this week is dominated by two former One Direction members as another current touring artist in Harry Styles has two Top 30 entries and Niall Horan sees his new single leap into the Top 30 for the first time. 

Harry Styles jumps back into the Top 30 with Watermelon Sugar (50 to #23) followed by Music for a Sushi Restaurant (81 to #24), which is now ▲Platinum in sales. After debuting at #88 last week the first taste of Niall Horan's third album, The Show, due for release on 9 June, sees its lead single Heaven ascend the charts fifty-eight places to land at #30, becoming his fourth Top 30 and seventh Top 100 Solo single in Australia, with his last chart entry being with Anne-Marie on the May 2021 issued track Our Song (HP-51, peaked June 14th, 2021). 

The Kid LAROI drops five places to #25 with Love Again, followed by a half-year (26 weeks) milestone for Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez, down a couple of spots to #26, while further falls also occur for Something in the Orange by Zach Bryan (22 to #27), a nine place slump to #28 for P!nk with Trustfall and Glass AnimalsHeat Waves continues to decline, down three this week to #29 in it's 133rd week within the Top 100 chart.

TOP 40: 
Diving down within the Top 40 are George Ezra with Green Green Grass, back down four to #31 after peaking at #27 last week, Beyoncé drops five places to #33 with Cuff It (now 2x▲), followed by a nine place dive to #34 for Steve Lacy's Bad Habit (now 3x▲), while double-digit drops occur for B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All) by Eliza Rose and the Interplanetary Criminal (23 to #36) and Let Go by Central Cee (21 to #37). 

The third and final Ed Sheeran track within the Top 50 this week is his 2017 ballad Perfect, which is up three places to #40, while Ed has a further five songs within the lower fifty this week starting with Celestial (64 to #57), Shape of You (59 to #58), Thinking Out Loud (79 to #75), Castle on the Hill (89 to #79) and Photograph (95 to #86). With Ed playing two 100k+ shows in Melbourne falling into next week's sales period, expect more rises to occur for the UK singer. 

Harry Styles continues to see more rises this week, plus a heap more sales certifications too, with five of the ten Top 50 new certs all for Harry. Matilda leaps back up sixty-two places to land at #35 (now ▲Platinum), followed by Adore You (80 to #38, now 7x▲Platinum) and returning to the Top 100 at #39 is Satellite, while his last Top 50 placement is sitting at #50 as Daylight returns to the Top 100, both of those last two tracks newly Gold (●) in sales. 

His other entries in the lower fifty are Sign of the Times (returns at #51), Little Freak (returns at #55), Golden (re-entry at #63), Cinema and Keep Driving (returns at #66 and #67 respectively), Love of My Life (returns at #78), and lastly Daydreaming (returns at #85), meaning the 15 Top 100 entries this week for Harry Styles is the most chart entries he's achieved in his solo chart career, beating the his previous best of 13 Top 20/100 entries from May 30th, 2022 (when Harry's House first entered the chart). 

TOP 50: 
Diving down the chart and landing within the Top 50 this week are Luke Combs with The Kind of Love We Make (34 to #41), Sunroof for Nicky Youre and dazy (30 to #42), golden hour for JVKE (33 to #44, half-chart-year), Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) for Elton John and Dua Lipa (31 to #45) Stay for The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber (36 to #47, newly 13x▲Platinum), Rich Flex for Drake and 21 Savage (32 to 48#) and I Like You (A Happier Song) for Post Malone and Doja Cat (37 to #49). 

The only other rising track within the Top 50 is an eight place rise to a new peak of #43 for last weeks lower fifty entry ceilings by Lizzy McAlpine, which is her first chart entry locally and climbs thanks to her finally issuing a video clip in the past two weeks for the song, while the track is already embedded within the Top 10 in both England (9 to a new peak of #7) and Ireland (remains stable at its peak of #5), and it also climbs in New Zealand (33 to #28) and Canada (67 to #48) and debuts in the US (#75). 

* #32 - Rhyme Dust - MK and Dom Dolla (Area 10/Big on Blue/Sony UK) is the first chart entry for the Australian DJ, producer and songwriter, who has been releasing singles since 2013. He teams with American remixer MK for the track, while Dom Dolla has previously won an ARIA Award for his 2020 track San Frandisco for 'Best Dance Release', plus he has achieved five #1 ARIA Dance Singles during his career, while he also recently issued the banger called Miracle Maker featuring Clementine Douglas

New Certifications:
Flowers Miley Cyrus ▲2
Sure Thing - Miguel ▲4
Music for a Sushi Restaurant - Harry Styles
Cuff It - Beyoncé ▲2
Bad Habit - Steve Lacy ▲3
Matilda - Harry Styles ▲
Adore You - Harry Styles ▲7
Satellite - Harry Styles
Stay - The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber ▲13
Daylight - Harry Styles
How Do I Say Goodbye - Dean Lewis ▲ (first cert.)
Under the Influence - Chris Brown ▲3
Nobody Gets Me - SZA

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

*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 24th of February to the 2nd of March 2023. 

Written, compiled and researched by Gavin Ryan.