13 weeks at #1 for Lil Nas X's Old Town Road
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13 weeks at #1 for Lil Nas X's Old Town Road

July 20, 2019

Moves for Billie Eilish, Tones And I and more!

Lil Nas X’s 'Old Town Road' holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a thirteenth week. This week, a new remix of the track was released featuring rapper Young Thug and 12-year-old Mason Ramsey (aka viral sensation ‘Walmart Yodelling Kid’). This now puts the American rapper level with two other 13-week chart toppers - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s 'Despacito' (13 weeks, 2017) and Coolio’s 'Gangsta’s Paradise' (13 weeks, 1995/95). Only one song has spent more weeks at the top in Australia - Ed Sheeran’s 'Shape Of You' (2017) with 15 weeks.
 
Billie Eilish’s former #1 ‘Bad Guy’ jumps back up the chart from #6 to #3 this week. It comes on the back of the release of a new remix of the song featuring Justin Bieber. ‘Bad Guy’ spent two weeks at #1 in April and hasn’t dropped out of the Top Ten since.
 
With his No.6 Collaborations Project debuting at #1 on this week’s Albums Chart, Ed Sheeran has inevitably scored multiple entries in the Singles Chart. Having taken out 17 places in the Top 50 the week his previous album ÷ was released, the English singer-songwriter has managed to claim 11 entries this time around. Of those 11, three are in the top ten – ‘Beautiful People’ (#4), ‘I Don’t Care’ (#5) and ‘Cross Me’ (#7) – and two score new peaks: ‘Best Part Of me’ (#17) and ‘Blow’ (#31). The other six are debuts (more below).
 
Byron Bay-based artist Tones And I continues her climb up the Singles Chart. After cracking the Top Ten for the first time last week, the singer-songwriter’s ‘Dance Monkey’ is up a further two spots to a new peak of #8, making her the highest charting Australian on the Singles Chart for the week.
 
Guy Sebastian’s first top ten entry in six years, ‘Choir’, holds its place in the Top Ten for a third straight week, taking out the #9 spot this week.
 
This week’s chart also includes new peaks for Y2K & bbno$’s ‘Lalala’ (#33) and Illy’s ‘Then What’ (#44).

Debuts:
 
#11: Ed Sheeran with Travis Scott ‘Antisocial’ – Six tracks from Ed Sheeran’s #1 album No.6 Collaborations Project have hit the Top 50 on this weeks Singles Chart: ‘Antisocial’ (#11), ‘South Of The Border’ (#14), ‘Remember The Name’ (#15), ‘Take Me Back To London’ (#29), ‘Put It All On Me’ (#48) and ‘Way To Break My Heart’ (#50). In the week Sheeran’s previous album ÷ was released, he scored 13 debuts in the chart.