Wait, it’s Saturday again? Already? Well we guess this is as good a time as any to let you know that we’re all steady atop both the singles and albums chart this week. But there’s movement in the top ten, with a single debut featuring in both of them (albums and singles). Who are they? Get your chops around this week’s Chart Watch.
After knocking the dynamic duo of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars off their No.1 perch last week with his breakthrough single ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)’, Jamaica’s Omi holds steady in the pole position on this week’s ARIA singles chart. That said, he’s still only platinum, while ‘Uptown Funk’, which remains steady in position two, picks up its fourth platinum accreditation.
The entire top five is totes steady, but it’s the rest of the top ten where things get rather interesting.
Chet Faker’s triumph in Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown sees his single ‘Talk Is Cheap’ bullet from No.52 to a new peak of No.6. Its highest prior to this week was No.31. But beyond that, Chet’s all-conquering single also picks up a platinum sales accreditation.
The sun’s certainly not going down on Robin Schulz’ single. On the contrary, it’s seemingly still rising; ‘Sun Goes Down’ leaping from No.13 to No.7.
Then it’s Ellie Goulding’s new single ‘Love Me Like You Do’ which powers into the Aussie countdown at No.8. The track’s struck a chord with local audiences, even before the highly anticipated raunch-fest from which it’s lifted (‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’) hits cinemas.
Avicii’s back in the Aussie top ten with ‘The Nights’ (No.23 to No.9) and Hilltop Hoods’ placing on the J’s countdown sees it reclaim a top ten position (No.10).
Meghan Trainor’s third single ‘Dear Future Husband’ already hits gold at No.11, despite being in the charts for only three weeks and not yet seeing top ten action. The Rihanna/Kayne/Paul McCartney collaboration ‘FourFiveSeconds’ premieres at (an unlucky for some) No.13, while Peking Duk’s ‘Take Me Over’ also benefits from the Triple J love, bounding six places higher to No.14.
But after jumping into the number eight spot last week, The Avener’s ‘Fade Out Lines’ drops back to No.16. He can take some solace, however, in the fact that the track is now gold certified.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Style’ enters the top 20 (No.21 to No.17), Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ drops from No.9 to No.18 and AronChupa’s now double platinum ‘I’m An Albatraoz’ slumps from No.7 to No.19.
Guy Sebastian’s back in top 20 action, this time with his ace single ‘Linger’. After peaking at No.25 two weeks back, the single now rises to No.20.
It really does feel like this week’s charts are a bit of a purge of pop past. Even Taylor Swift’s monster ‘Shake It Off’ has been given its marching orders, dropping nine places on this week’s countdown. Ditto Meghan Trainor’s ‘Lips Are Movin’, down 11 to No.25. Labrinth’s ‘Jealous’ picks up a gold certification at No.23.
More bullets; Peking Duk’s ‘High’ (No.64 to No.26) thanks to Triple J, Maroon 5’s ‘Sugar’ (N.39 to No.27) no thanks to Triple J. Wretch 32’s new tune ‘6 Words’ are “I’m. Into. The. Countdown. At and Number”. followed by a No.29.
G.R.L.’s comeback is on. ‘Lighthouse’ switches things up this week by rising from No.38 to No.30. And Milky Chance’s ‘Stolen Dance’ rises from No.58 to No.40 on the back of their placing on Triple J’s Hottest 100.
Mashd N Kutcher is into the top 50 (No.56 to No.41) with ‘Do It Now’, as is Philip George (No.59 to No.43) with ‘Wish You Were Mine’. One Direction’s ‘Night Changes’, though now gold, is down eight and David Guetta’s ‘Dangerous’ is down 16.
In the lower half of this week’s top 100, Chet Faker’s back with ‘Gold’ at No.52, just 12 places lower than its peak. One Direction’s ‘Steal My Girl’ drops from No.41 to No.56, presumably as their fans steal themselves for the band’s arrival on our shores next week. And bullets for Kid Ink’s ‘Hotel’ (No.81 to No.60) and Hayden James’ ‘Something About You’ (No.85 to No.62).
Alison Wonderland’s newbie ‘U Don’t Know’ is new at No.63, Zhu’s ‘Faded’ and Chet Faker’s ‘1998’ both re-enter the top 100 (Nos.65 and 66 respectively), while Vance Joy’s ‘Mess Is Mine’ climbs from No.98 to No.67; the latter three all the result of their inclusions on Triple J’s Australia Day countdown.
But with so many risers, there have to be some fallers. Nico & Vinz’ ‘In Your Arms’ is one of them (No.40 to No.74), Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Heartbeat Song’ is another (No.51 to No.78), Chris Brown and Tyga’s ‘Ayo’ is another (No.47 to No.84).
Drops too for Parra For Cuva’s ‘Wicked Games’ (No.65 to No.85), The Wombats’ ‘Greek Tragedy’ (No.61 to No.87) and Marlisa’s ‘Stand By You’ (No.66 to No.89).
This week’s debuts wrap with Kygo’s ‘Firestone’ (No.94) and Pitbull’s ‘Time Of Our Lives’ (No.96).
Jai Waetford’s ‘Shy’ spent just one week in the top 100 (at No.54) before dropping out. Kanye’s ‘Only One’ is also gone from the countdown after debuting at No.8 just a few weeks back.
She may not have claimed the No.1 position on Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown (disqualified before the starter’s pistol was even loaded), but why does she care? After 14 weeks, Taylor Swift’s album ‘1989’ is still flying high where it matters most… on the ARIA albums chart. Her LP ‘1989’ maintains its No.1 heading for a second week, holding off a fast-charging Chet Faker from the number one position. With thanks to our national broadcaster, Chet’s up 11 places to No.2 with ‘Built On Glass’.
Ed, Meghan and Mark all hold top five positions, while Marilyn Manson claims a top ten debut for his new LP ‘The Pale Emperor’, which emerges in the No.6 position; his highest chart position in Australia in 12 long years. Fall Out Boy’s ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ tumbles seven places from last week’s No.3 debut.
Top 20 debuts for Bethel Music’s ‘We Will Not Be Shaken’ (No.14) and Pond’s ‘Man It Feels Like Space Again’ (No.15); both positions the bands’ best chart placings thus far.
The Preatures’ ‘Blue Planet Eyes’ is up from No.35 to No.18 and Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ jumps from No.26 to No.20.
It’s ‘Juggernaut : Alpha’ which performs the best of the two Periphery albums released last week. ‘Alpha’ is in at No.22, while ‘Omega’ pops into the countdown three places lower at No.25. Squidged in the middle of them both is the One Direction album ‘Four’ which, ahead of the boys’ national tour, picks up a second platinum accreditation.
Björk’s ‘Vulnicura’ picks up two places from last week’s No.28 debut, Alt-J’s ‘This Is All Yours’ benefits from the band featuring in the Hottest 100 countdown multiple times, rising 12 places to No.28 and Papa Roach’s ‘F.E.A.R’ premieres at No.29.
Up this week; The Amity Affliction’s ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ (No.62 to No.33), Cold Chisel’s best of (No.83 to No.35) and O’Shea’s ‘The Famine And The Feast’ (No.52 on debut to No.36). Down, however, is AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ (No.18 to No.37).
Leo Sayer’s new LP ‘Restless Years’ is new at No.39, INXS’ ‘Kick’ re-enters at No.40 and Hardwell’s ‘We Are United’ pops into the countdown at No.41.
The ‘Into The Woods’ soundtrack flounders (No.22 to No.47), Catfish and The Bottlemen debut at No.51 with ‘The Balcony’, Chet Faker’s ‘Thinking In Textures’ rises from No.84 to No.57 and Asgeir’s ‘Silence’ re-enters at No.58.
Sleater-Kinney debut at No.63 with ‘No Cities To Love’, The 1975 drop 32 places with their eponymously-titled set and there are re-entries for Australian Crawl and Maroon 5 at Nos.66 and 68 respectively.
Trance masters Above & Beyond were flying high at No.11 on last week’s countdown with their new album ‘We Are All We Need’, but they’re a little (read : a lot) lower on this week’s chart, plunging 62 places. Even 5 Seconds Of Summer are slumping; their live album ‘LiveSOS’ drops 31 places, while their album proper is down 22 spots.
Foo Fighters’ best-of loses 33 (No.50 to No.83), The Script’s ‘No Sound Without Silence’ tumbles 34 (No.51 to No.85) and Melinda Schneider & Beccy Cole’s ‘Great Women Of Country’ slides 42 spots to No.89.
But it’s Enter Shikari who loses the most; the album ‘The Mindsweep’ premiering at No.19 last week and now gone entirely from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.