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Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s ‘Only One’ Enters Australia’s Top 10

"Only One" opens at No. 8 to become the highest arrival on the new ARIA Singles Chart this week.

Kanye West’s unlikely collab with Paul McCartney has cracked the top 10 in Australia. 

“Only One,” which features the Beatles great on guest keys, becomes the highest new entry of the chart week by arriving at No. 8 on the new ARIA Singles Chart, published Sunday (Jan. 11). 

The chart feat gives Kanye his seventh top 10 single and his first appearance on the Australian chart since he provided guest vocals on Katy Perry’s “E.T.” (Capitol/EMI), which cracked the top 5 in late January 2011, and his first top ten single since “Stronger” went to No. 2 in September 2007.

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It becomes McCartney’s twelfth solo top 10 entry, and his first since “No More Lonely Nights” made it to No. 9 way back in November 1984, according to data provided by ARIA. 

The last time McCartney appeared in Australia’s top 50 was in January 1993 with “Hope of Deliverance”, which peaked at No. 29. All told, “Only One” is McCartney’s 40th chart entry in Australia since 1971 and it’s the 36th for Kanye since he opened his account in 2004.

“Only One” serves as the first single from Kanye’s as yet-untitled seventh studio album, and, according to Def Jam, is the first of further collaborations with McCartney. It’s already broken into the top 40 in the U.S. and U.K.

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Australia’s singles chart is again led this week by “Uptown Funk” (Columbia/Sony), by Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars, while Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Big Machine/Universal) retains the albums chart crown.