Singles chart? New number one. Albums chart? New number one. But that’s not all… The Eurovision Song Contest impacts the ARIA charts, some big movers and a smattering of new accreditations. Can you feel it in your waters? It’s shaping up to be a big edition of Chart Watch.
She may have graced (clever, no?) the number one spot last week, but Aussie starlet Grace has already lost her hold on the position, tumbling to number three on this week’s ARIA singles chart. But it’s not all bad for her, however; ‘You Don’t Own Me’ does pick up a healthy platinum accreditation after just five weeks in.
Our new number one (surprise surprise) is Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’. After re-entering the charts last week at No.3, the single chews through the two remaining tracks left to conquer and claims the ARIA chart throne in just its third week in.
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s track ‘See You Again’ doesn’t miss out on the action either. Though it remains at No.2 this week, it picks up a third platinum accreditation.
Jessie J’s ‘Flashlight’ illuminates the No.5 position, Deorro and Chris Brown are into the top ten with ‘Five More Hours’ (No.13 to No.7) and there are fresh new platinum accreditations for Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor’s ‘Marvin Gaye’ (No.8), Jamie Lawson’s ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ (No.10) and James Bay’s ‘Let It Go’ (No.11).
Guy Sebastian’s more than decent fifth place finish in the final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest sees his entry ‘Tonight Again’ debut at No.12. It’s the first of five tracks from this year’s competition that debut in this week’s top 100.
Kygo and Conrad Sewell’s track ‘Firestone’ may have dropped back two places this week, but it hits the gold mark (35,000 copies sold), Skrillex, Diplo and Bieber are up six placed with ‘Where Are U Now’ and the Flo Rida/Robin Thicke/Verdine White track ‘I Don’t Like It, I Love It’ has the Aussie public doing a lot more of the latter, sending it seven places higher (No.25 to No.18).
We’ve dipped back into the archives and we think Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw may have just cracked the highest chart debut ever for a Eurovision winner; his track ‘Heroes’ premiering at a very healthy No.19.
Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’ loses ten places (No.16 to No.26), Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Anchor EP’ is into the top 30 and Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ leaps 20 places from No.52 to No.32.
There are a few new entries in the 40s; hello to Anja Nissen (‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ at No.40), Florence & The Machine (‘Delilah’ at No.41) and Andie Case (‘Want To Want Me/I Want You To Want Me Mashup’ at No.44).
The Barden Bellas’ ‘World Championship Finale 2’ tumbles from No.29 on debut to No.47, Hozier’s ‘Someone New’ is back in the positive half of the hundred (No.70 to No.48) and Jess Glynne’s ‘Hold My Hand’ is down ten.
Beyond the 50 is Beyoncé. Guesting on the new Nicki Minaj track ‘Feeling Myself’, she jumps 20 places from last week’s No.72 debut. Fifth Harmony’s ‘Worth It’ is higher (No.60 to No.54), right ahead of a debut for fellow girl group Little Mix’s new single ‘Black Magic’.
New Conrad Sewell (‘Start Again’) is new at No.60. Belgium’s Eurovision entry – Loïc Nottet’s ‘Rhythm Inside’ – premieres in the No.61 spot, Armin Van Buuren’s new single ‘Another You’, featuring the vocals of Mr Probz, is new at No.66 and there’s a new entry from Jarryd James. The independent star, who almost conquered the ARIA chart on his debut with ‘Do You Remember?’ is back with ‘Give Me Something’ (No.68).
Rita Ora’s ‘Poison’ is in at No.74 on debut, Florence & The Machine’s ‘Ship To Wreck’ loses 18 places, Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ is down 15, Russia’s Eurovision entry Polina Gagarina claims the No.79 position with ‘A Million Voices’ and Maroon 5 are back with ‘This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf****r’ (No.80 on debut).
Another debut at No.87, this time for Latvian Eurovision entry Aminata and her single ‘Love Injected’.
Asta’s ‘Dynamite’ might be a little more on the popping candy side of things when it comes to explosive chart hit… down 22 from last week’s No.66 debut. ‘Riff Off’ from the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack, tumbles 35 places from last week’s No.56 debut.
And three new entries in the 90s wrap our singles section this week; Avicii’s ‘Waiting For Love’ (No.92), Robin Schulz’s ‘Headlights’ (No.93) and Luke Bryan’s ‘Kick The Dust Up’ (No.98).
A new No.1 on the singles chart and now a new No.1 on the albums chart too. The prize this week goes to the team at Hillsong United, whose latest release ‘Empires’ becomes their second No.1 album. But the Hillsong Church, to which the band belongs, is no stranger to chart success, having claimed number one albums twice previously, along with a further 15 top ten entries.
Hillsong United keeps Daniel Johns’ new album ‘Talk’ out of the No.1 position; Daniel having to make do with a No.2 debut for his debut solo offering.
Eurovision mania swept across the country last week and the fans responded at retail, sending the Eurovision album soaring; it bullets from last week’s No.53 debut to a very respectable No.4.
A$AP Rocky’s new LP ‘A.L.L.A. (At Long Last A$AP)’ debuts at a very respectable No.5, while last week’s No.1 from Hermitude (we presume they’re still celebrating) slips to No.7.
A couple of other new entries in the top 20. Mariah Carey’s ‘#1 To Infinity’ is in there (No.18), as is the soundtrack to the second season of ‘Love Child’ (No.19).
Brandon Flowers’ LP ‘The Desired Effect’ drops ten (No.14 to No.24), Tim Rogers & The Bamboos take a fancy to the No.26 spot on debut with ‘The Rules Of Attraction’ and David Guetta’s ‘Listen’ is back in favour, up 15 places to No.28.
Alison Wonderland’s album makes a ‘Run’ towards the top (No.52 to No.31); ditto Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Carrie & Lowell’ (No.56 to No.32) and Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ (re-entry at No.33).
The Story So Far’s self-titled LP premieres at No.35, Alesso’s ‘Forever’ is in at No.41, Skrillex and Diplo’s ‘Jack U’ re-enters at No.34 and Conchita Wurst’s ‘Conchita’ drops 18 places from last week’s No.26 debut.
There’s a debut at No.45 (Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’), a re-entry for Tracy Chapman’s self-titled set at No.47) and another album gives us a spray on debut at No.48 (The Vaccines’ ‘English Graffiti’).
Beyond the 50, Yelawolf’s ‘Love Story’ is back in (No.55), Eminem’s ‘Curtain Call’ draws its drapes on the top 50 (No.24 to No.57) and Angus & Julia Stone’s self-titled set pops its head back into the top 100 (No.58).
Gang Of Youths’ ‘The Positions’ is down 26, the ‘Very Best Of The Eurovision Song Contest’ 60th anniversary compilation is new at No.70 and Zedd’s ‘True Colors’ gets some serious chart shade thrown in its direction. After debuting at No.19 last week, it’s now 60 places lower (No.79). Don’t you laugh, Leonard Cohen… while it might not be 60 spots, ‘Can’t Forget’ is still down 45.
Stan Walker’s ‘Truth & Soul’ loses 30 (No.57 to No.87), Van Morrison’s ‘Duets : Reworking The Catalogue’ slides 28 and Hot Chip’s ‘Why Make Sense?’ is down 63 from last week’s No.29 debut.
Want more big drops? How about King Parrot’s ‘Dead Set’? It’s seemingly squawked its last top 100 squawk, plunging 76 places to No.97. San Cisco’s ‘Gracetown’ is down 68 to No.100.
But it’s chart star Ed Sheeran’s ‘5’ that suffers the week’s biggest drop. It was at No.17 last week; it’s now gone from the top 100 entirely.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.