16th no.1 week for 'Dance Monkey'
Thursday, February 13, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
'Dance Monkey' by Australian singer Tones And I
reigns the Global Track Chart for an impressive 16th non-consecutive week
with 375,000 points, down 1,5% compared to the previous week. In our
chart history there were only eight songs with a longer stay at number
one: 'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (2017), 'It's Now Or
Never' by Elvis Presley (1960), 'I Gotta Feeling' by the Black Eyed
Peas (2009), 'Macarena' by Los Del Rio (1996), 'I Will Always Love
You' by Whitney Houston (1992), each of the five above with 17 weeks
at no.1, 'Hey Jude' by the Beatles (1968) with 18 weeks, and finally
'(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' by Bryan Adams (1991) and 'Happy'
by Pharrell Williams (2014), both with 19 weeks each. But there's only
a little chance that 'Dance Monkey' remains for a 17th week, because
The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' is getting stronger and stronger, this
week with another 6% boost to 359,000 points. The other big giants on
tally are 'The Box'
by Roddy Ricch at no.3 with 298,000 points (up 3%) and 'Don't Start
Now' by Dua Lipa at no.4 with 294,000 points (up 8%). And Dua Lipa
brings also this week's highest debut: 'Physical', the second single
from her upcoming album 'Future Nostalgia' (it's scheduled to be
released on April 3), bows at no.23 with 123,000 points. Outside the
Top 40 waiting among other 'High Fashion' by Roddy Ricch at no.44, 'My
Oh My' by Camila Cabello at no.45, 'What If I Told You That I Love
You' by Ali Gatie at no.46, 'Sigues Con El' by Arcangel at no.50, and
'Only The Young' by Taylor Swift at no.51
for their first appearance on the big list.
'Funeral', the thirteenth studio album by American rapper, singer,
songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor Lil Wayne, jumps
atop the Global Album Chart with 148,000 equivalent sales, 139,000 of
it from the United States alone. After two weeks at no.1 Eminem's
latest effort 'Music To Be Murdered By' slides to the runner-up slot
with 138,000 sales, a total of 716,000 after three weeks on the
hitlist. Billie Eilish sails to no.3 with her Grammy-decorated album
'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' and 122,000 sales. The set
ranks an impressive 43rd week inside the Top 10. Also new on our tally
are 'Walls', the debut album by former One Direction member Louis
Tomlinson and 'Shake The Snow Globe', the 14th studio effort by
American rapper Russ. The sets landing at no.7 with 76,000,
respectively at no.9 with 69,000 sales.
And now, as every
week, additional stats from outside the current Global Top 10 in
alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second
figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 14,000 / 11,317,000,
'21' by Adele 11,000 / 29,936,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,306,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 21,000 / 5,603,000, 'American Teen' by
Khalid 13,000 / 3,656,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 22,000 /
4,326,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 29,000 / 6,386,000,
the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 9,000 / 4,157,000, 'Circles' by Mac
Miller 45,000 / 322,000, 'Courage' by Celine Dion
572,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 29,000 / 1,398,000, 'Damn.' by
Kendrick Lamar 12,000 / 5,735,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
23,000 / 1,499,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 27,000 / 15,685,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 57,000 /
'Everyday Life' by Coldplay 20,000 / 816,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 12,000 /
Spirit' by Khalid 16,000 / 1,925,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack
47,000 / 1,053,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by
Juice WRLD 29,000 / 2,796,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers
13,000 / 1,309,000, 'In The
Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 8,357,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown
17,000 / 1,216,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 12,000 /
3,311,000, 'Jesus Is King' by Kanye West 7,000 / 761,000, 'Kamikaze'
by Eminem 8,000 / 2,942,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 10,000 / 2,820,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 49,000 / 3,052,000,
'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 10,000 / 4,325,000,
'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 41,000 / 2,995,000,
'Norman Fucking Rockwell!!' by Lana Del Rey 14,000 / 810,000,
'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 6,000 / 1,700,000, 'Over It' Summer
Walker 28,000 / 953,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco
7,000 / 1,733,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 22,000 / 4,212,000,
'Rammstein' by Rammstein 7,000 / 1,291,000, 'Rare' by Selena Gomez
47,000 / 362,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor
Swift 13,000 / 5,158,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 36,000 / 511,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 23,000 / 6,224,000,
'Seven' by Lil Nas X 21,000 / 1,161,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn
Mendes 14,000 / 2,691,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 25,000 /
1,170,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 18,000 / 5,329,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana
Grande 8,000 / 2,788,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 23,000 /
3,462,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 18,000 / 7,663,000,
'Views' by Drake 10,000 / 5,297,000, 'We Love You Tecca' by Lil Tecca
15,000 / 803,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 12,151,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 40 YEARS AGO...
"Another Brick In The Wall
(Part II)" was released on November 30, 1979 as a part of
Pink Floyd's rock opera The Wall that explores Pink, a jaded
rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society is
symbolized by a wall. The protest song "Another Brick In The
Wall (Part II)" against rigid schooling, features a children's
choir. It describes the protagonist's traumas including his
overprotective mother and abusive schoolteachers become
metaphorical bricks in the wall. Dave Gilmour recorded his
impressive guitar solo in one take, with no editing or mixing.
The song went to no.1 in many countries around the world, like
the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada,
Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland and it
was the biggest hit of the year 1980 globally.
'The Box' rules Billboard Hot 100 for fifth week
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Roddy Ricch's "The Box" spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100. It notches also a sixth week at No. 1 on
the Streaming Songs chart, despite a 6% drop to 63.2 million
U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 6,
according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The track rebounds 16-9 on Digital Song Sales, up 7% to 12,000
sold in the week ending Feb. 6, and surges 25-15 on Radio
Songs, gaining by 34% to 46.1 million all-format airplay
audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 9, as it wins the
Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive
Notably, "The Box" is the 14th song released on Atlantic to
lead the Hot 100 for at least five weeks in the chart's
six-decade history, a figure that has swelled by four since
just the start of 2017. The label's other such leaders in that
recent stretch: Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" (7 weeks, 2019) and
Ed Sheeran's "Perfect," with Beyoncé (6 weeks, 2017-18), and
"Shape of You" (12 weeks, 2017). Future's "Life Is
Good," featuring Drake, spends its fourth consecutive week at No. 2 on
the Hot 100, encompassing its entire run on the chart so far. It also
keeps at No. 2 on Streaming
Songs (37.6 million, down 13%).
The song is the second ever to log its first four weeks on the
Hot 100 at No. 2, after Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby"
became the first entry (of 32 to-date) to launch in the
runner-up spot, on the chart dated April 6, 1996. "Baby"
waited patiently for four frames as Celine Dion's "Because You
Loved Me" ran up its No. 1 run to six weeks before ascending
for a two-week reign of its own.
Post Malone's "Circles" is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100,
after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, and returns to No.
1 on Radio Songs, from No. 2, for a seventh week at the summit
(103.6 million, up 2%).
Maroon 5's "Memories" holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after
reaching No. 2. It dips to No. 2 on Radio Songs (although with
a less than 1% increase to 102.3 million), after it
interrupted the reign of "Circles" on the ranking a week
earlier, when it became the band's seventh leader, the most
Tones and I's "Dance Monkey" climbs 7-5 on the Hot 100,
reaching the top five for the first time, as it rises 5-3 on
Digital Song Sales (16,000, down 2%), 5-4 on Streaming Songs
(22.8 million, up 2%) and 12-11 on Radio Songs (54.6 million,
The song by the Australian singer-songwriter, real name Toni
Watson, previously became the longest-leading No. 1 in her
homeland, while topping multiple other global surveys,
including the Official UK Singles chart, where it broke the
record for the most time at No. 1 by a female soloist.
Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" slips 5-6 on the Hot 100,
after it spent three weeks at No. 1; Arizona Zervas' "Roxanne"
rises 8-7, after reaching No. 4; and Dan + Shay and Justin
Bieber's No. 4-peaking "10,000 Hours" drops 6-8, as it tops
the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for an 18th week.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Dua Lipa's "Don't Start
Now" holds at its No. 9 high, while claiming top Streaming
Gainer honors (16.1 million, up 12%), and Billie Eilish's
"Everything I Wanted" is steady at No. 10, after it hit a No.
8 peak to-date in November. Lil Wayne’s Funeral -- which debuts at No. 1 -- leads a packed top 10 on the
Billboard 200 albums chart, where five albums bow in the region.
Funeral is the fifth leader for Lil Wayne, and it enters with 139,000 equivalent
album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 6, according to Nielsen
Music/MRC Data. The album was released on Jan. 31 via Young Money / Republic
Lil Wayne previously topped the Billboard 200 with Tha Carter V (2018), Tha
Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008).
Funeral not only secures Lil Wayne his fifth leader, but also his 12th top 10
effort. He first hit the Billboard 200 just over 20 years ago, on the list dated
Nov. 20, 1999, when Tha Block Is Hot debuted and peaked at No. 3.
Streaming activity drove 72% of Funeral’s first-week units, as, of its 139,000
total unit start, 99,000 were in SEA units. (That translates into 134 million
on-demand streams for the album’s songs in its first week.) The remaining unit
sum of its total first week was provided by 38,000 in album sales and 2,000 in
TEA units. Funeral’s first-week album sales were bolstered sales from by a
concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, as well as an array of
merchandise/album bundles sold via his website.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being
Antisocial falls one spot with 86,000 equivalent album units earned (down 9%).
Eminem’s former leader Music to Be Murdered By dips one rung to No. 3 with
69,000 units (down 22%), though the set’s album sales perked up by 55% to
22,000, as the album’s CD arrived in stores following its initial commercial
release on digital download only. Russ’s Shake the Snow Globe bows at No. 4 with
65,000 equivalent album units earned (with 39,000 of that sum in album
sales, pumped by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, as well
as merchandise/album bundles). It’s the third total and consecutive top
10 effort for the hip-hop artist, and it matches his highest-rank on the
chart, first achieved with 2018’s Zoo.
Rap rules the entire top five on the Billboard 200, as Post Malone’s former No.
1 Hollywood’s Bleeding is steady at No. 5 with 55,000 equivalent album units
earned (up 1%). The last time the top five albums were all rap titles was a
little over a year ago, on the Jan. 26, 2019-dated list.
Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? slips 3-6 with 52,000
equivalent album units earned (down 16%). A week ago, the former No. 1 surged
10-3 in the wake of its multiple Grammy Award wins on Jan. 26, including album
of the year.
Kesha snares her fourth top 10 album, as High Road bows at No. 7 with 45,000
equivalent album units. Of that starting sum, 35,000 were in album sales, aided
by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with her upcoming tour, as well
as merchandise/album bundle sales via her official website. Kesha previously
clocked top 10s with Rainbow (No. 1 in 2017), Warrior (No. 6, 2012) and Animal
(No. 1, 2010).
Halsey’s Manic descends four spots to No. 8 with 43,000 equivalent album units
earned (down 23%).
Louis Tomlinson’s debut album Walls bows at No. 9 with 39,000 equivalent album
units earned. Album sales comprise 35,000 of that sum, driven by a concert
ticket/album sale redemption offer with his upcoming tour, as well as
Closing out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 is Yo Gotti’s Untrapped, which
starts at No. 10 with 35,000 equivalent album units earned. It’s the fourth top
10 effort for the rapper, and follows the No. 6-peaking I Still Am in 2017.
Untrapped was driven largely by streaming activity, as SEA units comprise 27,000
of its total starting sum. It also netted 7,000 in album sales (bolstered by
merchandise/album bundle sales) as well as a little under 1,000 in TEA units.
Billie Eilish -
big Grammy Award winner 2020
She won all four main categories of the 62nd Annual
Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and
Newcomer Of The Year. It's only the third time in history that this has
happened, after Christopher Cross (1981) and Norah Jones (2003).
Music Week Report
The Weeknd gets a second week at number one
Monday, February 17, 2020
by Alan Jones, London
Blinding Lights continues to shine for The
Weeknd, enjoying an easy second week atop the chart, with consumption up for the
seventh straight frame at 64,954 units (including 57,534 from sales-equivalent
streams). Appropriately arriving in the Top 10 on Valentine’s Day, Roses makes a
double-digit ascent for the fourth week in a row,
for SAINt JHN, exploding 21-8
(31,856 sales). It is the only new arrival in the top tier, replacing Arizona
Zervas’ Roxanne, which dips 9-33 (15,236 sales) after falling into ACR.
The rest of the Top 10 is somewhat becalmed, with The Box (2-2, 54,125 sales) by
Roddy Ricch, Before You Let Go (3-3, 44,881 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Don’t Start
Now (4-4, 44,627 sales) by Dua Lipa, Godzilla (5-5, 36,738 sales) by Eminem
feat. Juice WRLD and Adore You (10-10, 29,015 sales) by Harry Styles stationary,
while there are slight shifts for Life Is Good (8-6, 34,611 sales) by Future
feat. Drake, Someone You Loved (6-7, 32,890 sales) by Lewis Capaldi and
Everything I Wanted (7-9, 31,260 sales) by Billie Eilish.
Singles sales are down 0.56% week-on-week at 20,820,895, 16.46% above same week
2019 sales of 17,877,793. Paid-for sales are down 1.97% week-on-week at 557,572
– 30.64% below same week 2019 sales of 803,826, and below same week, previous
sales for the 341st week in a row.
It’s a great day for Green Day, whose pithy 13th studio album, Father Of All…
debuts atop the album chart, becoming their fourth No.1.
In the seventh change of leadership of the chart in a row, it achieved
consumption of 23,389 units (including 2,055 from sales-equivalent streams) –
24.26% down on its immediate predecessor, Revolution Radio, which also debuted
at No.1 in October 2016 on consumption of 30,880 units.
That, in turn, is well below the opening tallies of 89,385 and 79,770 that
produced Green Day’s previous No.1 debuts, American Idiot (2004) and 21st
Century Breakdown (2009). It is even further below their record weekly sale of
104,790 set by American Idiot on its 14th week of availability, in the sales
period immediately prior to Christmas 2004, when it was ranked 13th in the
American Idiot is by far the band's biggest album, with to-date consumption of
2,307,385 units (2,209,930 pure sales), followed by their third album Dookie,
which gave them their breakthrough in 1994, and has consumption of 1,016,491
(982,586 pure sales) copies, despite peaking at No.13. Including live albums and
compilations, Green Day have placed 15 albums in the Top 75, and nine in the Top
10. Two of the rock/punk trio’s three members – leader Billie Joe Armstrong and
bassist Mike Dirnt - have been with them since their formation in 1987, while
Tre Cool joined in 1990. All are 47 years old.
Incidentally, with 10 succinct tracks and a playing time of 26 minutes, Father
Of All is little more than a third of the length of 21st Century Breakdown,
whose 18 songs occupied more than 69 minutes.
London duo Oh Wonder - Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht - have never had
a single in the Top 75 nor a Top 50 entry on the radio airplay chart…but attract
a sizeable following, and secure their second Top 10 album this week. Their
eponymous 2015 first album debuted and peaked at No.26 (2,971), while their
critically-lauded second album, Ultralife made it to No.8 (5,806 sales) on its
2017 release. Their third set, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, equals
Ultralife’s No.8 placing on higher consumption of 6,178 units.
The rest of the Top 10: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2-2, 14,593
sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Music To Be Murdered By (3-3, 10,543 sales) by Eminem,
Big Conspiracy (5-4, 8,424 sales) by J Hus, No.6 Collaborations Project (8-5,
7,222 sales) by Ed Sheeran, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (6-6, 7,007
sales) by Billie Eilish, Heavy Is The Head (7-7, 6,972 sales) by Stormzy, Fine
Line (10-9, 5,297 sales) by Harry Styles and Huncholini The 1st (9-10, 4,430
sales) by M Huncho.
Overall album sales are down 2.01% week-on-week at 1,809,105, 3.51% above same
week 2019 sales of 1,747,787. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,331,843
sales, 73.62% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 3.24% week-on-week
at 477,262, 20.22% below same week 2019 sales of 598,251.