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The Kid LAROI Shoots Up The Hot 50 With 'Love Again'

3 February 2023 | 12:50 pm | Mary Varvaris

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


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The Kid LAROI's new single, Love Again, from his upcoming album The First Time, has debuted at #11 on the Radio Monitor Hot 50. The young Gamilaraay artist only features once on the mainstream radio chart, with his Justin Bieber-assisted hit STAY officially off the chart after 81 weeks. The top 10 is more of the usual, with Taylor Swift's Anti-Hero still at #1, Miley Cyrus's latest single, Flowers, up in second place, Ed Sheeran's Celestial in third place, Lil Nas X's League Of Legends World Anthem, Star Walkin at #4, and Lewis Capaldi's Forget Me at #5.

Directly below Capaldi are Post Malone and Roddy Rich's Cooped Up, Until I Found You by Stephen Sanchez, Sam Smith and Kim Petras's hit, Unholy, Meghan Trainor's Made You Look and Miss You by Oliver Tree & Robin Schulz.

Aside from The Kid LAROI at #11, only six other Australian artists appear on the Hot 50. They are Shouse with their Jason Derulo collab, Never Let You Go at #17, Dean Lewis at #18 with How Do I Say Goodbye, PNAU and Troye Sivan are at #39 with You Know What I Need, Amy Shark's Only Wanna Be With You is #32, and Vance Joy finds Clarity at #42.

Flowers has moved down to #4 on the TikTok chart. After spending two weeks up top, Miley Cyrus has been beaten by sped-up versions of Miguel's Sure Thing and George Ezra's Green Green Grass. Hey Mickey by Baby Tate follows, as does Her Way (sped up) by PARTYNEXTDOOR and Big Boss Vette. The Family Guy Main Title returns for a second week - what TikTok trend keeps Family Guy circling back?

On this week's triple j chart, numerous tracks have debuted or moved up to a high place. At #1 is Armani White feat. Denzel Curry with GOATED after debuting at #31 last week. The pair are trailed by Boy's A Liar (last week #12) by PinkPantheress at #2, The Kid LAROI's Love Again at #3, Gracie Abrams' Where Do We Go Now? at #4 and Kali Uchis with I Wish You Roses at #5 (last week #16). Elsewhere on the chart are Lastlings with Holding Me Like Water (#9), Danielle (smile on my face) by Fred Again.. up from #99 to #12, Ruel's Must Be Nice at #15, and Kanada The Loop rounding out the top 20 with Nuh Uh.

The Kid LAROI has broken his own 82-week streak of STAY or Thousand Miles at #1 and #2 on the NIMAs airplay chart, pushing both songs back for his new number, Love Again. Tia Gostelow is fourth with Say It To My Face. Ziggy Ramo's collaboration with Alice Skye, Sugar Coated Lies, Baker Boy and Bernard Fanning's reworked Wish You Well, Kanada The Loop, Thelma Plum and King Stingray finish the top 10. King Stingray have debuted at #10 on the chart with Raypirri.

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In the world of country music, The Wolfe Brothers retain first place with Livin' The Dream, while Mackenzie Porter's Pickup is second, and Casey Barnes' Small Town remains at #3. Jackson Dean's Don't Come Lookin' follows, with Keith Urban hot on his heels with Street Called Main. Kaylee Bell's Small Town Friday Nights is #6, and she's trailed by Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Jelly Roll and Morgan Evans. Elsewhere on the Countrytown Top 50 chart are The Music cover artist Loren Ryan, James Johnston and Kaylee Bell, The Buckleys, Carrie Underwood, Ashleigh Dallas, and Kane Brown.

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.