Unlike in the UK, Justin Bieber holds for a second week in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart, while there’s a wild number one debut for an Aussie favourite over on the albums side of the draw.
We may have just given away too much, but here’s all the rest of the week’s juice in your Chart Watch.
After premiering in the No.1 position last week with ‘what Do You Mean?’, Canadian superstar Justin Bieber is unmoved this week, hanging onto the top spot, fending off a concerted effort by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to nab another No.1 down under.
Their track ‘Downtown’ jumps from a No.9 debut last week to a very healthy No.2, though neither the No.1 or No.2 nabs an accreditation for their troubles.
Though Nelly and Jeremih drop from No.3 to No.7 this week with ‘The Fix’, they do manage to pick up a gold certification, meaning they’ve notched up 35,000 sales in just three weeks. Not bad going.
Felix Jaehn pops into the top ten – at No.10 – with ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’, which improves from No.12 to No.10. Lost Frequencies, meanwhile, is steady at No.11 with ‘Are You With Me’, but they also nab a gold certification.
There are new entries in the teens for Sigala’s UK No.1 ‘Easy Love’ (No.14) and for the single version of Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ (No.16).
A new platinum certification is good for Selena Gomez and her hit ‘Good For You’ (No.20), The Weeknd improves to No.21 with ‘The Hills’ and we’re clearly doing what Sam Feldt has asked for, showing some love for his single ‘Show Me Love’, which hits gold at No.26.
Jess Glynne bullets with ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ (No.36 to No.28), ditto Omi’s newbie ‘Hula Hoop’ (No.45 on debut to No.29).
Fifth Harmony’s ‘Worth It’ drops ten, while the new Reigan Derry single ‘Feels Like Heaven’ debuts at a respectable No.37.
The news isn’t quite so good, however, for the winner of ‘The Voice’, Ellie Drennan, whose single ‘Ghost’, which debuted at a lowly No.25 last week, slips a further 13 places to No.38. That said, it could be that her fans were holding out for the release of her album, which dropped yesterday.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ bobs its head back into the top half of the hundred, improving from No.54 to No.44, The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’ is into the 50 at a new peak of No.48 and there’s a debut at No.49 for N.W.A. and ‘F**k Tha Police’.
Travie McCoy and Sia’s ‘Golden’ drops from No.41 to No.55, Dawin’s ‘Dessert’ looks like it’s being enjoyed by more and more people each week, shifting from No.68 to No.56, but James Bay’s new tune ‘Scars’ stumbles slightly, dropping from No.55 to No.65.
There’s a debut for Eazy-E’s ‘Boyz-N-The-Hood’ at No.69 and presumably off the back of her ‘Dancing With The Stars’ appearance, Tina Arena gets a little bit of singles chart love for her new single ‘I Want To Love You’, which debuts at No.72.
5 Seconds Of Summer tumble with ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ (No.48 to No.77). Same for Jamie Lawson’s ‘Ahead Of Myself’, which drops 21 to No.80.
There’s more singles chart love for Troye Sivan at No.85 with EP track ‘Fools’, Duke Dumont rebounds with ‘Ocean Drive’ (No.99 to No.86), Alessia Cara premieres in the No.90 position with ‘Here’ and Wiz Khalifa gets more chart action under his belt; ‘Stayin’ Out All Night’ debuting at No.93.
There are also re-entries in the 90s from Taylor Swift’s ‘Style’, Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ and John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’.
5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Jet Black Heart’, which debuted at No.34 last week, is already gone from the top 100. As is ‘Symphony’, the 2013 song from ‘The Voice’ runner-up Joe Moore, which drops out from the No.52 position.
It’s here on the albums chart where things really do get ‘Wild’. Yes, Aussie sensation Troye Sivan sold enough copies of his ‘Wild’ EP last week to have it debut right at the top of the Australian albums chart, giving him his first ever No.1.
He beats out the other two new entries in the top five; Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book Of Souls’, which is new at No.2 and Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘Got Your Six’, which debuts at No.3.
The Weeknd’s LP ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, which debuted at No.1 last week, drops to No.4, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ making up the top five.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ goes straight up to the top ten this week for N.W.A (No.39 to No.8), followed directly behind by the outfit’s ‘Greatest Hits’ collection (No.24 to No.9).
Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ is up from No.36 to No.12, Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ is down from a No.2 debut to No.13 and ‘What Went Down’ for Foals is clearly their album… 13 places from No.3 to No.16.
New at No.18 is Simply Red’s ‘Song Book : 1985-2010’, while their new album ‘Big Love’ debuts at No.22. Both chart positions no doubt thanks partly to Mick’s Aussie visit last week and partly to the band’s tour announcement.
Fidlar’s ‘Too’ is new at No.28, Travis Scott’s ‘Rodeo’ premieres at No.30, another N.W.A best-of bullets (No.69 to No.33) and there’s a debut at No.36 for Maundz’ ‘Nobody’s Business’.
The super-huge James Blunt boxset ‘I’ll Take Everything’ (comprising his four studio albums) debuts at No.39, ahead of a jump for Muse’s ‘Drones’ (No.59 to No.40) and a No.41 debut for Ice Cube’s ‘Greatest Hits’.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ is back into the top 50 (No.61 to No.44), the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack slumps from No.25 to No.47 and another bit of chart love for Ice Cube, with ‘Amerikkka’s Most Wanted’ debuting at No.49.
The Paper Kites’ latest album ‘TwelveFour’ clearly wasn’t designed to fly for long, plunging from No.8 on debut to No.51. Dead Letter Circus’ ‘Aesthesis’ is down a further 22 to No.52, the Oh Wonder album debuts at No.56 and Josh Groban’s ‘Stages’ slips, from No.37 to No.57. There’s a debut at No.59 for The Wonder Years’ ‘No Closer To Heaven’.
Also sliding this week are Jessie J’s album ‘Sweet Talk’ (down 24 to No.62), Motorhead’s ‘Bad Magic’ (down 34 to No.63) and Paul Simon’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ (down 20 to No.65).
A No.68 debut for Thirsty Merc’s ‘Shifting Gears’, a No.71 debut for Eazy E’s ‘Eternal E’ and a No.75 debut for The Arcs’ ‘Yours, Dreamily’.
Not such cracking news this week, however, for Gin Wigmore, whose album ‘Blood To Bone’ plunges 64 places from last week’s No.13 debut.
More Eazy-E at No.82 on debut (‘Eazy Duz It’), Years & Years tumble 24 places with ‘Communion’ (No.66 to No.90), Dr Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ premieres at No.91 and Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ plummets 51 places to No.92.
Last week’s top 50 debuts for Last Dinosaurs (No.18), Icehouse (No.27), Beach House (No.34) and Maddie & Tae (No.49) are already gone 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 AEST.