Olivia Rodrigo has done it again. The U.S. pop phenom lands a fifth chart double in Australia, as Sour (Interscope/Universal) continues its reign over the national albums chart and “Good 4 U” extends its streak atop the singles survey.
It's a rare feat. The last artist to log five or more weeks at No. 1 on both the ARIA Singles and Albums Charts was Ed Sheeran, who spent five straight weeks at the top in March and April 2017 with “Shape Of You” and Divide, respectively.
Sour is now gold-certified (35,000 combined units) and has accumulated over 147 million streams in Australia, where it’s the longest-running No. 1 of the year.
Regard, Troye Sivan & Tate McRae Take 'You' to No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Rodrigo’s hit holds off Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ fast-moving Carnage (AWAL/Inertia), which returns to the chart at No. 2 following its release on physical formats. On its first chart appearance, following a digital-only release in February, the collaborative album peaked at No. 40.
It’s the first full-length studio LP as a duo by the long-time friends and Bad Seeds bandmates, aside from several soundtracks, including The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The Road.
At 8 years old, Rodrigo was the star of the Boys and Girls Club "Idol" stage: "They gave me a trophy that was as tall as me at the end, and they gave me a big check. It was like $100, but at eight years old I was like, 'Oh my god, I'm rich. I can buy an American Girl doll,'" she recalled. By 18, she was performing her debut hit single on the Brit Awards stage.
But ahead of the Brits, the obvious highlight of her trip to London in May, she had a rough time in quarantine.
"We were quarantining in this little, real 18th century English cottage in the countryside, and it was so cold and we couldn't figure out how to turn on the central air and heating, but they had a fireplace so we lit the fireplace all the time and that's how we kept warm," she said on Hot Ones.
Rodrigo recalled, "I just remember one day waking up and it was so smoky. I think I got mild carbon monoxide poisoning 'cause the whole day, I couldn't stop throwing up in an English countryside house. So that's definitely a lowlight. I recovered. I don't know if I had carbon monoxide poisoning, but I was very sick for a day."
Rodrigo ended up being OK after that experience. But between bites of spicy wings, the singer-songwriter shared another scary story -- this time, a supernatural encounter her mother had years ago.
"I don't f--- with ghosts and they don't f--- with me," Rodrigo made clear, but said, "My mom grew up in Wisconsin, and her parents had this nice house that they got for really cheap. One day, she woke up to go to the bathroom and she saw a man standing at the top of the stairs, and she didn't tell anyone until 25 years later, and my grandma was like, 'Oh, you know the reason we got the house for so cheap was because somebody died in the basement -- a man died in the basement.'"
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” tops the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs Chart for a sixth straight week, surpassing Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B (“WAP”) and Mariah Carey (“All I Want For Christmas Is You”) as the female artist with the most consecutive weeks at Number One.
Enter Anthony Vincent, the moustached multi-talented virtuoso who's made a name for himself by reconstructing songs into any genre or artistic style he pleases. Vincent, aka The Ten Second Man, has covered Rodrigo's punchy sing-a-long anthem Good 4 U in a whopping 20 styles, making one impressive – if slightly confusing – listen.
Vincent starts off by mimicking Rodrigo's stylish pop panache before upping the tempo, adding riffs and a deeper vocal pitch to channel Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182. Following the punk trio, he sails through the sounds of Aerosmith (whilst digitally enlarging his mouth to honour Steven Tyler's famously ample gob), as well as Jinjer, Nirvana, Limp Bizkit, Katy Perry, My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold and more. There's also a snippet in the style of a corny 80s movie soundtrack and another of Vincent performing in a pair of skimpy leopard-print skivvies. Clearly, a man of diverse taste.
If you're one of the few people on the planet to be avoiding the Rodrigo wave, there are plenty of Vincent's other creations for you to peruse, where you'll find him creatively jamming out to songs such as Disturbed's Down With The Sickness and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, both cleverly covered in a variety of different styles.
The impressive 2021 continues for Olivia Rodrigo, who this week claims the top two spots on the Mediabase pop radio chart.
The artist’s “good 4 u” enjoys a third week at #1 on the listing, while her fellow “SOUR” single “deja vu” rises one spot to a new peak of #2. Only a handful of other artists have simultaneously occupied the top two spots on an official pop radio chart.
“good 4 u” received ~19,506 spins during the August 1-7 tracking period, trailing last week’s mark by 141 but keeping the song ahead of the pack. “deja vu” posted a play count of ~18,177, up 688 from last week’s mark.
Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More (featuring SZA)” drops one spot to #3, and Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” holds at #4. Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” meanwhile stays in the #5 position.