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Hot 50 Chart: Southbound vs Darlinghurst in 2021's Biggest Chart Battle

9 July 2021 | 10:37 am | Mallory Arbour

This week sees the biggest chart battle of the year as two of the hottest new Aussie acts Southbound and Darlinghurst battle it out for the top spot.

This week sees the biggest local chart battle of the year as two of the hottest new Aussie acts Southbound and Darlinghurst battle it out for the top spot in the Countrytown Music Network Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart. Southbound have held the crown for the last few weeks but have been toppled by Darlinghurst's Unfaithful which has dethroned the reigning queens. With both bands gearing up for debut albums in the second half of the year, could this be country music's biggest battle of 2021?

Meanwhile, Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley’s Freedom Was A Highway leaps into third – it’s highest ranking yet! Dan + Shay move down a spot into #4 with Glad You Exist, with Karma by Hayley Jensen and Nashville Indiana by O’Shea staying put at #5 and #6 for another week respectively.

Recently married man, Blake Shelton's Minimum Wage is in seventh, followed by Jordan DavisLose You and These Days by Canada’s MacKenzie Porter, both of whom re-enter the top 10 after being nudged out last week. Casey Barnes manages to hold his position in the top 10, with his banger, Come Turn Me On.

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Morgan Evans makes a dash for the top 10 with Love Is Real coming in at #13, up eighteen spots from last week – will it make the top 10 next week? There was also some slight forward momentum for Last Call by Blake Dantier (#26) and Things A Man Oughta Know by Lainey Wilson (#27). Thomas Rhett’s Country Again also jumps an impressive eighteen spots ahead into #32.

Feels Like Us by Billie-Jo Porter is the highest debut for the week – coming in at an impressive #15. Christie Lamb’s Kiss About It enters the charts at #29 – we premiered the music video here. Other new entries include Scout’s Honour by Vixens Of Fall (#43), White Lyin’ by Petric (#49) – we premiered the music video here – and Buy Dirt by Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan (#50).

Blame It On You by Jason Aldean re-enters the charts at #37, followed by Save You Now by Allison Forbes (#40) and We All Need Love by Sam Hawksley featuring Wendy Matthews (#42). Hearts On Fire by Eric Church (#44) and Chasing After You by Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris (#48) also return.

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