Only three other songs have spent a longer tine at #1 after Old Town Road from Lil Nas X has racked up week 12 on top of the ARIA singles chart. Those other artists are Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee with Despacito (13 weeks, 2017), Coolio with Gangsta’s Paradise (13 weeks, 1995/96) and Ed Sheeran with Shape Of You (15 weeks, 2017). Two other tracks have also spent 12 weeks at #1: Eminem’s Lose Yourself (#1 Dec. ’02) and Pharrell Williams’ Happy (#1 Jan. ’14).
The highest new entry of four newcomers inside the top 50 was Post Malone featuring Young Thug at #5 with Goodbyes. The track is the US rapper’s first new chart entry since Wow in April this year.
After the season final of The Voice and then a performance at the State of Origin mid-week, Guy Sebastian spends a second week in the top 10, with Choir climbing three spots to #7.
This week’s other chart debuts:
#24 Ed Sheeran with Best Of Me featuring Yebba.
#40 Ed Sheeran again with Blow featuring Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars.
#41 Y2K and bbno$ with Lalala
Billie Eilish’s amazing run at or near the top continues with a fourth time at #1 where she has now spent seven weeks with her debut album When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?, released 15 weeks ago.
It is a relatively sedate album chart this week with four new entries cracking the top 50:
#2 Dreamville, J. Cole with Revenge Of The Dreamers III. American hip hop label Dreamville releases its multi-artist compilation album.
#26 Machine Gun Kelly with Hotel Diablo.
#28 Soundtrack for Mystify: A Musical Journey with Michael Hutchence
#34 Jaden with Erys.
Special mention to INXS this week as the Michael Hutchence doco Mystify has also powered up the INXS compilation The Very Best, which jumps from #39 to #19 and has now spent a staggering 252 weeks in the top 50.