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Miley Cyrus' Flowers Still Planted At #1

20 February 2023 | 3:05 pm | Gavin Ryan

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Miley Cyrus remains firmly planted in the  #1 position this week with her Flowers

It's also apt that her song remains at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart in the week where most of the world's flowers are sold off for love, Valentine's Day, which fell during this past week's chart sales. Thus Flowers were the most popular song and the top selling gift of the week match. The track is logging it's fifth continual week at #1 locally, while it also logs a fifth straight week in England, Ireland and New Zealand. It's a fourth week in The U.S.A., Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands and the Global Chart, with a third week at the top in France, a second week in Denmark and it's first time at the top in Portugal

The Miley Flowers track's fifth week at the top means that the track now surpasses the three weeks racked up by Sunflower by Post Malone in 2019 to be now the second longest titled 'flower' song at #1 in Australia, while it's halfway to the point of tying with the ten weeks racked for Sandi Thom's Punk Rocker Flowers in Her Hair from 2006 (10 weeks). Ms. Cyrus also increases her tally of 'Weeks at #1' to now six overall, placing her now ninth on the list for 'Most Weeks at #1: Singles (2020's)', having done so with two #1 appearances, as she sits just ahead of seven acts who've all scored six weeks at the top from one appearance this decade, SAINt JHN, DaBaby, Jawsh 685, Jason DeRulo, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and most recently Sam Smith

The top two songs both remain on hold for a fifth straight week, as SZA and her Kill Bill track is at #2, with the song climbing from Gold (Jan 16th), to now ▲Platinum in sales after ten weeks of charting and nine weeks within the Top 10. After making such a massive entrance to the Top 100 last week (210 to #25), the first entry for both PinkPantheress and Ice Spice called Boy's a Liar is this week up twenty-two places to land at #3, heading for the top spot potentially either next week of the week after. The track has also jumped into the Top 3 in England (8 to #3), Ireland (14 to #3) and New Zealand (10 to #3), plus it debuts at #14 in both The U.S.A. and Canada, and debuts on the Global Chart (#29). 

Holding for a second week at #4 is Escapism for RAYE feat. 070 Shake, while her debut album My 21st Century Life snuck in at #97 here last week, after which are two declining tracks, the duet for Sam Smith and Kim Petras with Unholy, which the pair performed at BRIT Music Awards during the last week, down two spots to #5, followed by a single place decline to #6 for Taylor Swift's Anti-Hero, while dropping to #3 on the Albums Chart is her Midnights set.

The late 2010 issued track for Miguel and Sure Thing made its first ever chart appearance in Australia only four weeks ago (Jan. 30th), and now this week the song climbs four places to land at a new peak of #7, it's first time within the Top 10 locally, and now his second ever Top 10 (first as a solo act though), as her did guest vocals on the Mariah Carey track #Beautiful, peaking at #6 in June of 2013, plus the track is landing it's first ever sales certification at 3x▲Platinum. 

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Also landing a Top 10 appearance this week is Coi Leray with her track Players, up ten places to land at #8, while the song is stable in New Zealand (#6) and England (#12), it has jumped into the Top 10 in Ireland (13 to #7), and also rises in The U.S.A. (38 to #28) and Canada (28 to #19). It's also the first time within the Top 10 in Australia for the sample within Players too, as The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five only ever peaked at #21 in 1983, while it was last sampled and charted for Puff Daddy on Can't Nobody Hold Me Down in 1997, which reached #27 locally. 

The BRIT Awards this past week saw Harry Styles open the show with his current stable #9 track As it Was, which is logging it's 37th week within the Top 10 locally, while the track won 'Song of the Year' at the BRITs, he also picked up statues for 'Best Pop/R&B Artist', 'British Artist of the Year' and the big one 'Album of the Year', matching his Grammys win for 'Album of the Year' the previous week, with that set Harry's House rising to #2 nationally this week, while the final Top 10 entry is down two spots to land at #10, Creepin' by Metro Boomin', The Weeknd and 21 Savage.

TOP 20: 

The three songs that drop out of the Top 10 this week are Miss You (HP-4, WI10-14) for Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz (Robin issued a new song on Friday called Sweet Goodbye), down four spots to #11, followed by I Ain't Worried (HP-2, WI10-27) for OneRepublic dipping two spots to #12, while the new Kid Laroi single Love Again (HP-6, WI10-1) falls back down eight places to land at #14 after only a single week within the Top 10. 

The Stephen Sanchez track Until I Found You is stable at #13, while Eliza Rose's B.O.T.A. is down four places to #19, with both tracks logging their half-year (26 weeks) within the chart. The new Morgan Wallen entry from last week halves its position this week by jumping fifteen places to land at a new peak of #15 for his Last Night track, becoming now his first ever Top 20 entry in Australia. Further drops occur for Meghan Trainor and Made You Look, down four to #16 and BRIT Award performer David Guetta with Kim Petras and I'm Good (Blue) down three to #17, while Beyoncé won two BRITs for 'International Artist of the Year' and 'International Song of the Year' for Break My Soul, while her current track Cuff it  remains on hold at #20 (rising in NZ 24 to #18, USA 15 to #6 and Canada 41 to #22). 

TOP 30: 

Fred again.. makes a twelve place jump to a new peak of #25 (LW-37) with Delilah (Pull Me Out of This), while he is also within the Top 100 with Jungle (LW-58) and new entry Turn on the Lights Again (LW-71) with Swedish House Mafia and Future. The only other Top 30 rise goes to Ed Sheeran and his Shivers track, back up six places to #30, while he's also risen five spots to #44 with Bad Habits, ahead of his national tour which kicked off in Brisbane on February 18th. 

Flume drops back down eight places to #24 with his J100 #1 hit for 2022 and Say Nothing featuring MAY-A, after which Zach Bryan drops down four spots to 26 with his Something in the Orange, with three place dips for both Heat Waves by Glass Animals and I Like You (A Happier Song) by recent tourist Post Malone with Doja Cat, to #27 and #29 respectively.

TOP 40:

The big climber into the Top 40 this week is an eleven place jump to a new peak of #39 for the George Ezra song Green Green Grass, with only small single-place rises occuring for both golden hour by JVKE to #32 and Another Love for Tom Odell to #40. Pink's latest entry Trustfall dips down three places to #34, but with the album of the same name issued on Friday (Feb. 17th), it will most likely rise back up next week. Bigger drops though occur for Rich Flex for Drake and 21 Savage, down nine places to #36 and Dean Lewis sees a ten place drop to #38 with How Do I Say Goodbye

TOP 50:

Last week The Weeknd was back-to-back at #42 and #43, now this week he's again side-by-side, with Die For You up two spots to #41 and on hold at #42 with Save Your Tears. NewJeans rise three places to a new peak of #43 for their OMG track, while the recent tour locally for Post Malone has also pulled up his 2017 issued and January 2018 #2 track I Fall Apart, which returned to the Top 100 last week at #67 and this week it's up twenty-one places to #46, it's last T100 week was August 26th, 2019. 

The Lil' Uzi Vert track Just Wanna Rock (HP-39) jumps back up nine places to #48, while making it's first Top 50 appearance at #50 is the SZA track Snooze, which is up eleven spots this week to it's new peak, with the song making it's initial chart appearance upon her SOS albums debut (#59 on Dec. 19th, 2022), before returning on January 23rd and charting 64-57-66-61-50 over the past five weeks. The two major drops for this week within this chart region are both for Lizzo, with 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) down seven to #45 (also half-year status; 26 weeks) and About Damn Time, dropping eight to #47, both of which she performed in a medley from her Special album at the BRIT Awards this past week (plus her Graham Norton interview and appearance was screened here on Friday the 17th of Feb, so that could affect next weeks positions).


* #28 - Love You Anyway by Luke Combs (Columbia) is the second issued track from the March 24th due fourth album for the U.S. country artist called Gettin' Old, the follow-up to his June 2022 third set Growin' Up (TW-31), while seven places lower Luke is stable at #35 with The Kind of Love We Make, which peaked at #21 in Sept. of 2022, plus he's also within the Top 100 at the moment with his forthcoming albums' first issued track Growin' Up and Gettin' Old (HP-59, LW-77). This new entry becomes his sixth Top 50 placement and his third highest charting behind this week's #35 and his highest placed Forever After All (HP-14, Nov. 2020).

* #49 - Lost by Linkin Park (Warner Music) was recorded during the band's 2003 issued second album Meteora, which is due for it's 20th Anniversary reissue and repackaging on April 7th of this year, as a six disc set with this 'lost' track being one of 14 on Disc 6 called Lost Demos, while the album will also feature full live set lists from Texas, Nottingham (UK), a live rarities disc and a 2.0 version of the original album. This new entry becomes the band's 22nd Top 50 entry and their first since Heavy featuring Kiiara reached #33 in late February 2017.

New Certifications:

Kill Bill by SZA ▲ 

Sure Thing by Miguel ▲3 (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 10th to the 16th of February 2023

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.