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"Don't Start Now" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her second studio album, Future Nostalgia (2020). Lipa wrote the song with Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, and its producer Ian Kirkpatrick. The song was released for digital download and streaming by Warner Records on 31 October 2019 as the lead single from the album. A nu-disco song, it features a funk bassline, inspired by music by the Bee Gees, Daft Punk and Two Door Cinema Club. Elements used in the production include handclaps, a crowd noise, cowbells, synth bursts and accented strings. Lyrically, Lipa celebrates her independence and instructs a former lover to forget about their past relationship. "Don't Start Now" has been ramped up by +27.5% across all dayparts, with notable contributions from Sydney stations The Edge (38 spins) and KIIS1065 (24). SCA’s Hit Network is yet to make a real move, however, adding only a couple of Nights spins across the country. "Don't Start Now" is this Weeks, Greatest Gainer moving up 40 places from #82 to #42.

 

Dua Lipa’s return to the charts is nothing short of a pop powerhouse. ‘Don’t Start Now’ has a strong disco and funk influence that facilitates the overall sassiness and confidence of the song. Presenting an elevated sound, she remains true to her pop and dance roots. It’s a catchy, fun and empowering break up song that affirms her place in pop music.

 

Reflecting upon how far she’s come after a break-up, in ‘Don’t Start Now’ Dua Lipa maintains her reputation for empowering break-up songs (most notably hit singles ‘New Rules’ and ‘IDGAF.’) Lyrically, this song is an emboldened power move highlighted with moments like ‘I’m all good already, so moved on its scary I’m not where you left me at all.’ These comments pierce through as assertions of confidence, strength and sass that are only matched further by the upbeat fun of the disco sound. She makes her stand as a strong female figure in the music industry time after time with her music and ‘Don’t Start Now’ is no exception.

 

This song is Dua Lipa with the dial turned up – it’s an elevated and a musically more considered song. The disco melodies, synth beats and piano motifs all call back to the likes of 70’s disco giants ABBA and Chic, and yet, Dua Lipa brings a freshness to the sound that keeps it modern and relevant. Earlier in the year she teased that she was working on new music with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers and this is clearly evidenced in the funky basslines that give this song it’s essence. In seeking influence from such musical icons, Dua Lipa has brought her music to an entirely new level.

 

‘Don’t Start Now’ is the first look into Dua Lipa’s new music and is one that is intriguing, exciting and promising, as well as being amazing for a good dance.

 

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"Thats What I Want" is a song by American rapper and singer Lil Nas X, released through Columbia Records on September 17, 2021, as the fourth single from his debut studio album Montero (2021). It is a pop and pop rock song with elements of power pop, while the rapper is singing about wanting love. It was written by Lil Nas X, and song's producers: Omer Fedi, Blake Slatkin, Ryan Tedder, and KBeaZy.
It received favorable reviews, with critics comparing it to OutKast work, especially to their 2003 single "Hey Ya!". The song's release was accompanied by Stillz-directed music video featuring the rapper falling in love with a football player. It contains a cameo apperance of Billy Porter and one of its scenes is an homage to 2005 film Brokeback Mountain. Lil Nas X performed this song for the first time on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. "Thats What I Want" is the highest debut on the National Radio Airplay Chart. There’s no stopping Lil Nas X with the singer-songwriter’s new single "Thats What I Want’ catapulting into the Top 50 on the Radio Airplay Chart at #41, in its first charting week thanks to increased support from Hit Network stations (+45.6% spins) and the national Nova network (+13.5%).
"Thats What I Want" is This Week's
Hot Debut entering the Hot 100 at #41.

Lil Nas X has dropped his debut album, Montero, on streaming services (it officially arrives on Friday) and he’s also shared the video for the LP track “That’s What I Want.”

The Stillz-directed clip opens on the rapper-singer finding lovers on the football field and by a campfire, but by the clip’s end, he’s alone walking down the aisle. “I want someone to love me,” he sings. “I need someone who needs me/’Cause it don’t feel right when it’s late at night and it’s just me and my dreams/I want someone to love me.”

“That’s What I Want” follows his previously released album singles “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Sun Goes Down.”

During the promotional lead-up to his album being released, he has hilariously appeared pregnant in a series of social media posts, including one where he’s in a hospital gown that’s soundtracked to a snippet of LP song “Scoop” and he attended his baby shower featuring gifts from his album collaborators alone. He’s also dropped fake lawyer billboards boasting potential financial compensation that pointed to his album’s website, and he appeared as a talk show host of The Montero Show before the “That’s What I Want” video and Montero dropped.

Montero features collaborations with Doja Cat (“Scoop”), Jack Harlow (“Industry Baby”), Elton John (“One of Me”), Megan Thee Stallion (“Dolla Sign Slime”), and Miley Cyrus (“Am I Dreaming”).
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THAT'S WHAT I WANT

Lil Nas X | SME

DON'T START NOW

Dua Lipa | WMA

That's What I Want
Lil Nas X
New Entries:New Entries:
Your Love (9PM)
ATB, Topic & A7S
Weekend
Mufasa & Hypeman
& Dopamine

#42 - #82

#14 - #21

#15 - #20

#22 - #29

#24 - #34

#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
#10
Bad Habits
Ed Sheeran
Dreams
Jolyon Petch
Beggin'
Maneskin
Good 4 U
Olivia Rodrigo
Take My Breath
The Weeknd
Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)
Elton John & Dua Lipa
Shivers
Ed Sheeran
Stay
The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
Iko Iko (My Bestie)
Justin Wellington ft. Small Jam

#21 - #26

Believer
Guy Sebastian

#32 - #42

Hot Debut
Greatest Gainer
Greatest Gainer

#28 - #33

Hot Debut
Little Bit Of Love
Tom Grennan
Missing Piece
Vance Joy
Heat Waves
Glass Animals
1 Feels Good Now
The Vanns | IND
2 DiE4u
Bring Me The Horizon | SME
3 Happy Hangover
Hope D | IND
4 Butterflies
Baker Boy | UMA
5 Nobody Has To Know
Thomas Headon | WMA
6 Sun Came Up
Sofi Tukker & John Summit | SME
7 Winnie Crush
Merci Mercy | MUSH
8 I Am Not A Woman, I'm A God
Halsey | UMA
9 Week On Repeat
Beddy Rays | IND
10 I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)
Glass Animals | UMA

#33 - #46

#35 - #48

We're Good
Dua Lipa
The Business
Tiesto
Australian Music Report
Australian Top 10:
Triple J - Most Played:
Triple J - Most Played:
Triple J - Most Played:

#26 - #35

Dreams
The Cranberries
Mood
24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior

#41

Country Radio Airplay Top 10:Country Radio Airplay Top 10:
1 And You Will Have Your Way
Shane Nicholson | UMA
2 Wanted
Jayne Denham | Checked Label Services
3 Haggard In The Air
Vanessa Bourne | Blue Shamrock Music
4 God Took His Time On You
Casey Barnes | IND
5 Strong Love
Lloyd Back | Kross Kut Records
6 Before I Go
Andy Penkow | IND
7 Couldn't Keep Up
Ashleigh Dallas | Check Label Services
8 Island Time
Lindsay Waddington | Kross Kut Records
9 Home Truths
Catherine Britt | IND
10 I Used To Think I Was An Outlaw
Raechel Whitchurch ft. Kevin Bennett | Compass Bros Records
Movers:Movers:
Love Tonight
SHOUSE

#43

#54

Ghost
Justin Bieber
Who's In Your Head
Jonas Brothers

#38 - #43

Don't Start Now
Dua Lipa
Australian Radio Airplay Top Ten

#44 - #57

You Broke Me First
Tate McRae
1 Dreams
Jolyon Petch | IND
2 Stay
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber | SME/UMA
3 Iko Iko (My Bestie)
Justin Wellington ft. Small Jam | SME
4 Missing Piece
Vance Joy | WMA
5 Believer
Guy Sebastian | SME
6 Cloudy Day
Tones And I | SME
7 Falling Up
Dean Lewis | UMA
8 Love Tonight
SHOUSE | IND
9 WITHOUT YOU
The Kid LAROI | SME
10 Week On Repeat
Beddy Rays | IND
How Will I Know (Remix)
Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit
My Universe
Coldplay & BTS
Let Me Down Easy
Sheppard
Bad Things
Darlinghurst
For Tonight
Giveon
Hard Skool
Guns N' Roses
Gone Gone Gone
Casey Barnes
Country Outta My Girl
Morgan Evans
After All
Elton John & Charlie Puth
Talk
Budjerah ft. MAY-A

#66

I Am Not A Woman,
I'm A God

Halsey

#56 - #62

Falling Up
Dean Lewis

#65

Next To Me
Rufus Du Sol

#62 - #85

#60 - #68

#63 - #79

#69 - #93

Mr Perfectly Fine
Taylor Swift
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper
Castles
Freya Ridings

#71 - #76

Post Malone
Sam Feldt ft. RANI
Breaking Me
Topic ft. A7S
Visiting Hours
Ed Sheeran

#85 - #98

Ugly Heart
G.R.L
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston

#89 - #97

#74 - #94

#75 - #87

Sun Came Up
Sofi Tukker x John Summit
The Middle
Zedd & Grey ft. Maren Morris