David Guetta and Bebe Rexha are ‘good’ at No. 1 In Australia

David Guetta and Bebe Rexha is on top in the country Down Under as “I’m Good (Blue)” (Warner) lifts 3-1 on ARIA chart.

“I’m Good (Blue)” climbs to the top in its third week, giving Rexha a first lead in Australia, which eclipses No. 2 peak for 2017’s “Meant to Be,” a collaboration with American country act Florida Georgia Line; and gives Guetta his first since 2010’s “Sweat” featuring Snoop Dogg.

It’s the completion of an unlikely journey for the track, which interpolates Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee),” a No. 6 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000.

Guetta and Rexha worked on “I’m Good (Blue)” five years ago, and the French DJ first played part of the track to audiences in 2017.

Then, after catching fire on TikTok, where the snippet had amassed 130,000 total creations and over 500 million views, the single got its official release that August. 26.

“I’m Good (Blue)” leads a static top ten, with Nos. 2-8 unchanged from last week.

The highest debut on ARIA This week’s Single Chart belongs to the Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi whose comeback track “Forget Me” (Capitol/Universal) starts at No. 24. It’s Capaldi’s first release in three years.

Australian audience love his work. His 2018 breakthrough hit, “Someone You Loved,” peaked at No. 4, logging more than two years on the survey.

Also new to the ARIA Top 50 are a few tracks from This one is for you, Luke Combs‘ debut album from 2017.

The country star appears at No. 36 with “When It Rains It Pours” (Sony) and at No. 49 with “Beautiful Crazy” (Columbia/Sony), both enjoying a lift from the announcement of the CMA Entertainer of the Year’s August 2023 arena tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Combs will play nine arena shows in these parts, with Cody Johnson and Australian singer-songwriter Lane Pittman supporting on all dates, presented by Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring.

Onto ARIA Albums Chartheavy metal flows to the top as Parkway Drive bows at No. 1 with Darker Still (Parkway Records/Orchard), the Australian hardcore act’s seventh studio album and third consecutive leader.

“Parkway Drive has an absolutely incredible track record of success in Australia and overseas, representing our country at the forefront of the global metal scene for nearly two decades now,” comments ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd. “Congratulations on behalf of the entire ARIA for another No.1.”

British metal legend Ozzy Osbourne is close behind Patient number 9 (Epic/Sony), new at No. 2. It’s the follow-up to the 2020s Ordinary manwhich peaked at No. 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

It’s rare for Ozzy, who has never topped the Australian album chart as a solo artist and only managed it once as frontman with Black Sabbath, with Vol. 4 back in 1972.


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