Who’s flying at No.1 on this week’s ARIA singles chart? Where did Delta’s ‘Wings’ land? How far did 5SOS’s ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ fall in its second week? We’ll answer all these questions and more.
On the albums chart, there are ten debuts in the top 50, three of which are in the top five, including a new No.1.
Yes, it’s an exciting week on the charts, so let’s do some delving with this week’s Chart Watch!
If One Direction keep on going the way they have been during their new track’s first 24 hours of sales, Lose Frequencies had better watch their back on next week’s singles chart. But this week, there’s no problem for them, retaining their No.1 heading for a second successive week with their former UK No.1, ‘Are You With Me’.
The Weeknd sticks at No.2, while a newly gold certified ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ from Galantis edges from No.4 to No.3.
Pia Mia’s track ‘Do It Again’ continues its rapid rise towards the top. After rocketing from No.22 to No.10 last week, she’s up another five positions to No.5.
Delta Goodrem returns to the ARIA top ten this week with her new single ‘Wings’. The dance/pop track, co-penned by the DNA boys, premieres at No.8 and will no doubt enjoy a little more time in the chart sunshine with a live performance of the track slated for tomorrow night’s episode of ‘The Voice’.
US girl group Fifth Harmony hit the top ten down under for the first time with ‘Worth It’, which edges from No.11 to No.9. Silento’s ear worm ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ edges from No.12 to No.10, while picking up a gold certification.
Selena Gomez looks like she’s got her eyes fixed on the Aussie top ten too; her latest single ‘Good For You’ (with A$AP Rocky in tow) jumps from No.17 to No.12 this week, her highest ever placing on the Aussie singles chart.
Travie McCoy and Sia’s ‘Golden’ lives up to its name, getting an accreditation after selling through 35,000 copies (No.14), Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ improves to a new peak of No.16 (this is also set to rise with the singer on ground for a promotional visit, which will include a performance of the track on ‘The Voice’ tomorrow night) and Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’ finally gets double platinum for real real, not for play play, but is down ten spots to No.17.
The new Vance Joy single ‘Fire And Flood’ just misses the top 20 on debut (No.21), former JLS star Aston Merrygold leaps six with ‘Get Stupid (No.28 to No.22), Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ jumps from No.49 to No.25 and Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ smashes through the triple platinum barrier, also edging two places higher to No.27.
Years & Years, who were in Australia this week for live performances, are up to a new peak of No.28 with ‘Shine’, while Jason Derulo’s ‘Cheyenne’ gets another breath of wind under its chart sails, improving from No.56 to No.33.
It’s not such cracking news for Aussie outfit 5 Seconds Of Summer, however. Despite the boys’ new track ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ being entirely new, the track has plunged 34 places from last week’s No.6 debut. Do the fans not like it? Or have they already moved on?
Sam Feldt scores a top 50 debut with ‘Show Me Love’ (No.43) and Hozier blasts through five times platinum with ‘Take Me To Church’, which looks likely to spend its last week in the upper half of the top 100 after dropping from No.41 to No.49.
Rita Ora’s ‘Poison’ drops again (No.40 to No.55), there’s a debut for Bring Me The Horizon (‘Throne’) at No.58 and Samantha Jade, who we interviewed on the site this week, sees a big 27 place second week drop for her latest single ‘Shake That’.
Bonnie Anderson, who we also interviewed recently, debuts at No.63 with her inspirational new single ‘Unbroken’, ahead of premieres for David Zowie’s ‘House Every Weekend’ (No.64) and Kygo’s newbie ‘Stole The Show’ (No.66).
Demi Lovato’s single ‘Cool For The Summer’ was on the precipice of chart oblivion last week, but it’s crawled back into a slightly safer sphere, edging from No.99 to No.80.
Fetty Wap’s ‘My Way’ rounds out this week’s top 100 debuts at No.99, while we’re going to have to send out a ‘Search Party’ for Sam Bruno’s single, which drops out of the countdown after last week’s No.61 debut.
A new number one album, did we hear you say!? You sure did. But that’s not all… there’s also a new No.2 AND a new No.4.
But it’s Sydney metalcore band Northlane who conquer them all this week, nabbing their first ever No.1 album with ‘Node’. They’re on top after beating out the equally metallic Lamb Of God’s new LP ‘Sturm Und Drang’, which becomes their highest ever Aussie charting album, premiering at No.2.
Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ drops from one to three, while country superstar Alan Jackson makes the No.4 spot his own on debut with his latest album ‘Angels And Alcohol’ (also his highest ever Aussie chart placing).
Brisbane outfit Holy Holy just miss the top ten with their debut album ‘When The Storms Would Come’, but they’ll no doubt be completely thrilled with a No.11 debut for it, while the ‘Southpaw’ soundtrack is new two places lower and Hopsin’s ‘Pound Syndrome’ is also new two places lower than that (No.15).
The Chemical Brothers’ album ‘Born In The Echoes’ slides from No.5 on debut to No.18, there’s a jump from No.41 to No.20 for The Wombats’ ‘Glitterbug’, a re-entry at No.21 for Roger Waters’ ‘Amused To Death’, a 29 place jump for Flight Facilities’ ‘Down To Earth’ (No.51 to No.22) and a debut at No.23 for Joe Satriani’s ‘Shockwave Supernova’.
Also debuting this week are Suze DeMarchi’s ‘Home’ (No.26), We Came As Romans’ self-titled set (No.29) and the crowd-funded Katie Noonan’s Vanguard album ‘Transmutant’ (No.33).
The Magic Mike soundtrack loses ground, however, dropping from No.10 on debut to No.34. Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ improves (No.78 to No.40), Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ slides 18 (No.41) and Alison Wonderland’s ‘Run’ once again makes another run at the top 50, leaping from No.95 to No.43.
Beyond the 50, the end of the ‘best-of’ discounting has had a profound impact on a number of albums, but it’s not just the best-ofs slumping, with MS MR’s new album ‘How Does It Feel’ losing a huge 48 places from last week’s No.12 debut.
Tuka’s ‘Life Death Time Eternal’ also tumbles… down 33 places in week number three to No.64.
Jill Scott’s ‘Woman’ enters at No.68, Bon Jovi’s best-of is 29 places lower at No.69 and Daniel Johns’ ‘Talk’ drops from No.50 to No.73.
Also dropping… Leon Bridges’ ‘Coming Home’ (down 38 to No.76) and the ‘Love Child’ soundtrack (down 22 to No.86), before a debut for Celtic Woman’s ‘Decade’ at No.90.
The biggest drops of all are to come, however;
Jason Isbell’s ‘Something More Than Free’, for example. It debuted at No.32 last week and is a whopping 60 places lower at No.92 this week.
What about Neil Diamond’s ‘All Time Greatest Hits’? Down a huge 47 places to No.94.
Or bigger still, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Very Best Of’, down a staggering 82 places to No.96.
Albums in last week’s top 50 to have disappeared entirely from this week’s top 100 (last week’s positions in brackets) are; The Eagles’ ‘Complete Greatest Hits’ (No.20), Art Of Sleeping’s ‘Shake Shiver’ (No.27 debut), Ratatat’s ‘Magnifique’ (No.29 debut), Jessie Ware’s ‘Tough Love’ (No.36 debut), ‘Paper Towns’ soundtrack (No.44) and Rod Stewart’s ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’ (No.49).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.