The Hot 50 Stagnates; Taylor Swift Remains On Top

13 January 2023 | 12:46 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. This week's Radio Monitor chart looks remarkably similar to last week, with Ed Sheeran's Celestial and Lizzo's 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) behind the You Belong With Me hitmaker. Sam Smith is currently in the country, with an exclusive show held at Adelaide's d'Arenberg Cube, and stays strong on the chart with their collaboration alongside German artist Kim Petras, Unholy. Lil Nas X follows with League Of Legends World Anthem, Star Walkin'. Lewis Capaldi's Forget Me is next, then Post Malone and Roddy Rich's Cooped Up, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha's I'm Good (Blue), Meghan Trainor has moved up two spots to #9 with Made You Look, and Beyoncé's Cuff It closes the top ten.

The first Aussie artist on the Hot 50 appears in the form of Dean Lewis at #12 with How Do I Say Goodbye. PNAU and Troye Sivan are at #18 with You Know What I Need, Amy Shark's Only Wanna Be With You is 24th, Vance Joy's Clarity is 35th, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's hit STAY remains on the chart for its 79th week at #41, Peking Duk and Circa Waves' collaboration Spend It is two spots below,  Samantha Jade's rendition of Let's Hear It For The Boy is directly behind, The Kid LAROI reappears with Thousand Miles (#47) and Vance Joy's new single, Catalonia, makes its debut at #49. Overall, the Hot 50 is more of the same.

The royalty-free 2019 hit, Kevin MacLeod's Monkeys Spinning Monkeys, which played on TikTok 31,612,975,915 times up to June 2021, is back atop the TikTok charts. Another older song, 2018's Funny Song by Cavendish, follows, with the 2020 dance track, Power, by Interupt, in third place. ReoLamos' See You On The Other Side is next, with some more old songs like Armani White's BILLIE EILISH, a sped-up version of Echosmith's Cool Kids, and Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse's hit, Valerie also featuring. Now that Christmas is truly done and dusted, the TikTok chart suddenly makes no sense - why so many old songs? 

After six weeks on the triple j chart, Lime Cordiale have finally reached the top spot with their Colin Hay-assisted hit, Colin. The Moving Stills have remarkably jumped over 100 places to score #2 with Better. Last week's #1, CXLOE's Till The Wheels Fall Off, is third, Paramore's The News is fourth, and Kira Piru's Talk With Me debuts at #5. Lana Del Rey has moved up five places to #6 with Did You Know That There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. Hemlocke Springs, DMA's, Stormzy, Tia Gostelow, Tkay Maidza, Kendrick Lamar, Ninajirachi, and more 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, Tia Gostelow is #5 with Say It To My Face, and Ziggy Ramo's collaboration with Alice Skye, Sugar Coated Lies, makes its debut.

In the world of country music, Jackson Dean's Don't Come Lookin returns to #1 on the Countrytown Top 50 chart after The Wolfe Brothers stole first place last week. Kaylee Bell's Small Town Friday Nights is second, and last week's frontrunners are third. Morgan Evans is fourth, Mackenzie Porter's Pickup is fifth, while Keith Urban has moved down three places to the sixth spot with Street Called Main. Chloe Styler makes her debut with Vaguer Than Vegas, and The Music cover artist Loren Ryan is one spot above with Bounce Back.

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.