New number one on the singles chart? That would be correct. New number one on the albums chart too? You bet your buns. In fact, 80% of the top five on the albums chart is new and a huge 20% of the top 50!
Who’s debuted where, however? That’s a matter of discovery via this week’s Chart Watch.
Delta’s ‘Wings’ were indeed made to fly. And they did, for two consecutive weeks, landing Delts her first number one in years. But those same ‘Wings’ have been clipped this week, Delta falling to the No.9 position, with Calvin Harris and Disciples ascending to the No.1 spot with ‘How Deep Is Your Love’.
But there are a number of others with their eyes on the No.1 prize, including Nico & Vinz, who bullet from No.7 to No.2 with ‘That’s How You Know’, R City with Adam Levine, who rocket from No.22 to No.5 with ‘Locked Away’, Taylor Swift, who’s up a very healthy 12 places to No.6 with ‘Wildest Dreams’ and even Vance Joy, whose now gold-certified ‘Fire And The Flood’ jumps from No.15 to No.8.
Nelly’s also doing very well for himself with his latest track ‘The Fix’, which scores the week’s highest debut – at the even No.10.
With a number of singles moving on up (© M People 1993), a trio of former chart favourites are moving on down, including Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ (No.5 to No.11), Pia Mia’s ‘Drag Me Down’ (No.9 to No.14) and Meghan Trainor/John Legend’s ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’ (No.8 to No.15).
Already doing big things in the UK (where it bulleted from No.54 to No.2 this week), Felix Jaehn’s ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ has rocketed up the ARIA singles chart. Not quite to the same extent, mind you, but a 42 place jump to No.21 is still most admirable.
Disclosure is into the top 30 with both Sam Smith and ‘Omen’ (No.35 to No.29) and British dance diva Jess Glynne bullets 17 spots to No.37 with ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’.
There’s a debut at No.47 for the new Jessie J single ‘Ain’t Been Done’, a bullet (a big bullet at that) from No.92 to No.48 for the Jarryd James/Julia Stone single ‘Regardless’ and Meg Mac’s ‘Never Be’ has edged into the top 50 – at No.50 – after being down at No.71 last week. It’s still shy of its No.39 peak (on debut) from a few weeks back.
Dawin’s ‘Dessert’ is served at No.53 on debut, just ahead of the premiere for the addictive new LunchMoney Lewis single ‘Whip It!’, new at No.57.
Fetty Wap’s ‘Again’ improves from No.76 on debut to No.63 and Rita Ora’s ‘Body On Me’ is up from No.80 to No.66, but Jamie Lawson’s ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ unexpectedly drops 20 places to No.69.
The new 5 Seconds Of Summer single ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ continues to falter, dropping a further 27 places this week to be at No.72. Jamie Lawson’s ‘Ahead Of Myself’ also sliding, though only by 13 (No.62 to No.75).
There’s a debut at No.79 for the new Nick Jonas single ‘Levels’, a 30 place drop for Duke Dumont’s ‘Ocean Drive’ (No.51 to No.81) and a mammoth plunge for 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Fly Away’ (No.26 on debut to No.85 – yes, 59 places).
Bring Me The Horizon bring their ‘True Friends’ to the top 100 party at No.91, Parkway Drive debuts at No.96 with ‘Crushed’ and Ms Carly Rae Jepsen just makes it into the countdown, with ‘Run Away With Me’ debuting at the even No.100.
But what of the albums, you cry? Well buckle up, because four of the ARIA top five albums are new entries this week, including the No.1 spot.
Bullet For My Valentine have already vacated the No.1 position this week. As a matter of fact, they’ve vacated the entire top ten; ‘Venom’ dropping from No.1 on debut to No.11
The gate for No.1 was left open and Chicago metal outfit Disturbed has charged at it, ‘Immortalized’ in the No.1 position for all of time (well, certainly until next week, at least).
Dr Dre’s ‘Compton’ picks up two spots from last week’s No.4 and the rest of the top top five is new; Bon Jovi’s ‘Burning Bridges’ at No.3, Rob Thomas’ ‘The Great Unknown’ at No.4 and Short Stack’s ‘Homecoming’ at No.5.
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Two Strong Hearts’ live album is up from No.19 to No.10, but drops for Dead Letter Circus’ ‘Aesthesis’ (No.2 to No.12) and The Waifs’ ‘Beautiful You’ (No.5 to No.18).
Two more new entries follow closely behind; Ghost’s ‘Meliora’ at No.20 and Szymon’s ‘Tigersapp’ at No.21, ahead of a 32 place jump for Jessie J’s ‘Sweet Talker’ (No.54 to No.22) and drops for Josh Groban’s ‘Stages’ (No.12 to No.26) and Adam Lambert’s ‘The Original High’ (No.16 to No.27).
The ‘Furious 7’ soundtrack leaps 14 places to No.28, the INXS best-of is up 15 to No.30, but the Gurrumul ‘Gospel Album’ is down 13 to No.31.
Bad//Dreems are new at No.33 keeping the ‘Dogs At Bay’ and there’s a re-entry from NWA’s ‘Greatest Hits’ at No.34.
Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ tumbles 18, the ‘Southpaw’ soundtrack re-enters at No.36 and Carly Rae Jepsen’s album ‘E.Mo.Tion’, which is apparently rather amazing, debuts at a lowly No.37.
Cold Chisel’s new album announcement does wonders for the band’s best-of, which is back into the top 50 (No.73 to No.41), but Kendrick Lamar suffers a 22 place setback after being at No.22 last week.
Kip Moore’s ‘Wild Ones’, The Devil Wears Prada’s ‘Space’ EP and Caitlyn Shadbolt’s self-titled set scrape into the top 50 on debut at Nos.46, 47 and 50 respectively.
Beyond the 50, Northlane’s ‘Node’ drops 20, NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and In Hearts Wake’s ‘Skydancer’ are both back in (Nos.53 and 54 respectively), but Jason Derulo’s ‘Everything Is 4’ is down (No.32 to No.57).
Debuts for Teddy Tahu Rhodes (‘From Broadway To La Scala’) and Wilco (‘Star Wars’) at Nos.59 and 60 respectively, but a 25 place drop for Lorde’s ‘Pure Heroine’.
Fear Factory’s ‘Genexus’ tumbles 37 (No.29 to No.66), David Bowie’s best-of ‘Nothing Has Changed’ drops 24 (No.44 to No.68) and Josh Pyke’s ‘But For All These Shrinking Hearts’ drops again (No.40 to No.70).
Rend Collective premieres in the No.71 spot with ‘As Family We Go’ and The Sword’s ‘High Country’ is new at No.74. Method Man’s ‘The Meth Lab’ enters the hundred at No.80 and there’s another debut from Nathaniel Rateliff at No.82 with ‘Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’.
Shane Nicholson’s ‘Hell Breaks Loose’ plunges 49 spot to No.86, Galantis’ ‘Pharmacy’ is down 23, The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Born In The Echoes’ also tumbles 23 and ‘The Strength Of Street Knowledge’ debuts at No.98 for NWA.
Dropping out of the top 100 this week were last week’s top 50 albums for Avril Lavigne (No.23), Dillon Francis (No.25), Melanie Martinez (No.27), Neck Deep (No.28), Andrew Hagger (No.43) and Stories (No.47).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.