Taylor Swift Swoops Into First Place On The Hot 50

6 January 2023 | 12:35 pm | Mary Varvaris

All the action from this week's radio airplay and TikTok charts.

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Another week on the Hot 50 means another top place for Taylor Swift's Anti-Hero. The pop sensation has beaten out Lizzo with 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) on this week's Radio Monitor chart, Ed Sheeran's Celestial and two collaborations: Sam Smith and Kim Petras' Unholy and Post Malone and Roddy Rich (Cooped Up) make up the top five. 

David Guetta and Bebe Rexha's I'm Good (Blue), Beyoncé's Cuff It, Lewis Capaldi's Forget Me, Falls Festival hero Lil Nas X's League Of Legends World Anthem, Star Walkin', and P!nk's latest hit Never Gonna Not Dance Again round out the top ten.

The Aussies making waves on the Hot 50 include Dean Lewis at #12 with How Do I Say Goodbye, PNAU and Troye Sivan at #19 with You Know What I Need, Amy Shark's Only Wanna Be With You at #22, Vance Joy finds Clarity at #31, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's hit STAY remains on the chart at #38, Samantha Jade's rendition of Let's Hear It For The Boy (#41,) Peking Duk and Circa Waves' collaboration Spend It is #42, and Jolyon Petch and Reigan's take on Dreams closes the Hot 50.

The TikTok charts feature Kuya Magik's Spin Back X Collide Mashup, Danilo Stankovic's Pieces (solo piano version), a super sped-up version of RAYE'S Escapism, George Ezra's Green Green Grass, and Meghan Trainor's Made You Look stays strong at #8. As always, the TikTok chart is surprising and doesn't resemble other lists at all.

On the triple j chart, CXLOE has leapt up 12 places to #1 with Till The Wheels Fall Off, the aforementioned PNAU and Troye Sivan single, You Know What I Need, is #2, while Tkay Maidza's Nights In December, Lime Cordiale's aptly-titled Colin, and Hemlocke Springs' Girlfriend make up the top five. Elsewhere, the national youth broadcaster's most-played track of 2022, Mia Wray's Stay Awake is at #7, Paramore's The News is a place below, and Lana Del Rey, Bec Stevens, Men I Trust, The Vanns, and Cub Sport also feature.

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The Kid LAROI dominance continues on the NIMAs airplay chart; he retains the top two spots with his bangers, the Justin Bieber-collab STAY and Thousand Miles. He's also picked up third place with WITHOUT YOU. Baker Boy and Bernard Fanning's reworked Wish You Well sits at #4, Becca Hatch is #5 with Blessed, and Tia Gostelow, Sycco, Kanada The Loop, Budjerah, and Thelma Plum make up more places. 

In the world of country music, The Wolfe Brothers have leapt up to first place with Livin' The Dream, while Jackson Dean's Don't Come Lookin comes second on the Countrytown Top 50 chart. Keith Urban has moved up 13 places to third spot with Street Called Main, Mackenzie Porter's Pickup is #4, and Casey Barnes' Small Town is #5. Kaylee Bell, Morgan Evans, The Buckleys, Max Jackson, Lee Kernaghan's collaboration with Mitch Tambo & Isaiah Firebrace, Come Together, The Whitlams, Rachael Fahim, and more Aussies dominate.

There's also a host of great new tracks hitting streaming services this week, and you can check out all the latest on our Spotify and Apple Music playlists. There's something for everyone with selections from our tastemakers at The Music, Kill Your Stereo, Countrytown and Purple Sneakers. We've also got some fantastic new Aussie acts for you to discover on our state-based underground playlists, where you can find your new favourite artist.