Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’ Ousts Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ From Australia’s Chart Summit


It looks like the end of the road for Lil Nas X’s monster hit single in Australia, where Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's “Señorita” (Sony/Universal) finally clinches the No. 1 spot, while Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project (Atlantic/Warner) bags another week atop the national albums chart.

“Señorita” rises to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart after four consecutive weeks at No. 2, giving Mendes his first leader Down Under. Cabello already has a singles chart title under her belt with “Havana,” which ruled the survey for three weeks in late 2017.

With “Señorita” claiming top spot, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony) dips 1-2, ending its chart-topping run at 13 weeks, good enough for equal second best of all time alongside Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” and Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise”. Only Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” has enjoyed a longer streak at the summit, at 15 weeks.

“Old Town Road” could get a lift thanks to the release last week of another remix, “Seoul Town Road,” led by BTS star RM.

Meanwhile, hot homegrown indie act Tones And I is swinging up the charts with “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch/Sony), improving 8-3, a new peak, off the back of her performance last weekend at Splendour in the Grass festival in her hometown, Byron Bay. Tones And I‘s debut EP The Kids Are Coming is due out on Aug. 30, and will include the tune “Never Seen The Rain,” new at No. 38 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, and her platinum-certified debut “Johnny Run Away,” which is up 21-15 in its 11th week on the survey.

The top 5 is rounded out by Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” (down 3-4, Interscope) and Ed Sheeran’s “Beautiful People” (down 4-5) featuring Khalid, while Sam Smith has the highest debut on the current tally with “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol/EMI), which opens its account at No. 14.  

The English singer-songwriter hit the zenith of the survey with “Too Good At Goodbyes” from September 2017, and bagged a top 10 with his previous release, “Dancing With A Stranger,” featuring Normani, which peaked at No. 6 in March.

On the ARIA Albums Chart, Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project enters its second week at No. 1, eclipsing the single week his 2011 album Plus logged at the summit. The British artist’s collab-stacked album is still a long way from matching the 27 weeks at the chart summit logged by its predecessor Divide or the eight weeks achieved by Multiply.

Making a notable roar on the current chart is the soundtrack to Disney’s remake of The Lion King (Walt Disney/Universal), up 10-3, while Swedish power metal outfit Sabaton snag their first top 10 with The Great War (Nuclear Blast/Universal), their ninth studio set. The Great War starts at No. 7 and is the highest debut on the current chart.