This week it’s new entries, new accreditations and an entirely new top three on the albums chart. There’s even some love for the Kylie/Garibay EP!
The debuts, the improvers, the big drops and the certifications… you’ll discover them all. It’s our weekly Chart Watch.
Despite him being in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart for two weeks, Justin Bieber still hadn’t managed an accreditation for his chart smash ‘What To You Mean?’. But that all changes this week, with a platinum certification (70,000 copies) being placed next to the single, which spends its third week in pole position.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the bridesmaids for the second successive week, while Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ edges to a new peak of No.3, swapping with R City and Adam Levine’s ‘Locked Away’.
Felix Jaehn’s ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ improves to No.8.
But Aussie chart favourite P!nk just misses the top ten with her new single ‘Today’s The Day’. The track, recorded as the theme tune for the 13th season of ‘Ellen’, premieres at No.11.
British dance diva Jess Glynne looks like she’s finally getting some Aussie chart love, via her new single ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, which improves a further 11 places to No.17 this week. The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ continues to climb, now into the top 20 at No.19 and with a shiny new gold certification.
Omi’s ‘Hula Hoop’ also hits the top 20 – at No.20 – improving nine places on last week.
Delta’s ‘Wings’ looks like it’s had about enough time swanning around the top 20; the former No.1 single dropping 13 places to No.28 ahead of Demi Lovato’s (now gold certified) ‘Cool For The Summer’ and Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ (Nos.29 and 30 respectively).
Robin Schulz gives us a ‘Sugar’ hit on debut at No.31, The Rubens jump through into the top 40 with ‘Hoops’ (No.48 to No.37) and duo of ‘love’ debuts at Nos.41 and 42 from Jessica Mauboy’s ‘This Ain’t Love’ and Selena Gomez’ ‘Same Old Love’ respectively.
After a performance of the track on ‘The X Factor’ this week, London Grammar’s double platinum ‘Strong’ re-enters the top 100 at No.47 ahead of former ‘The Voice’ coach Jessie J’s ‘Flashlight’ which dulls from No.36 to No.48.
Dawin’s ‘Dessert’ and Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ buzz themselves into the top 50 for the first time, up from No.56 to No.49 and No.67 to No.50 respectively.
The wonderful world of television is also responsible for the debut at No.60 of Peter Allen’s 1980 classic ‘I Still Call Australia Home’, after the debut of Channel 7’s miniseries ‘Peter Allen : Not The Boy Next Door’ earlier in the week.
Hermitude and Yeo’s collaboration ‘Searchlight’ lands in the No.66 position on debut, Sia’s ‘Elastic Heart’ is back in at No.73 and her song ‘My Love’, which was also featured on ‘The X Factor’, premieres at No.76.
Jamie Lawson probably wasn’t expecting a 19 place drop for his single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ (No.58 to No.77) and Mumford & Sons’ ‘Ditmas’ is new at No.80.
But the news isn’t good for ‘The Voice’ winner Ellie Drennan. Her winner’s single ‘Ghost’ barely scraped into the top 40 on debut last week (No.38), but the track’s already gone from the top 50 – and how – dropping 49 places to No.87, presumably because most of her fans were snapping it up as part of the album instead (see below in the albums section).
Eazy-E joins the chart slides this week with ‘Boyz-N-The-Hood’ (No.69 to No.91). Ditto James Bay with ‘Scars’ (No.65 to No.92) and 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ (No.77 to No.97).
Kylie Minogue’s ‘Kylie + Garibay’ lands at No.100 on debut.
Reigan’s ‘Feels Like Heaven’, which debuted at No.37 last week, has already been vanquished from the top 100.
Last week’s albums chart saw the entire top three made up of new entries. This week’s albums chart sees the entire top three made up of new entries.
Yes, this whole new top three thing has happened for a second successive week, but it’s Bring Me The Horizon who comes out on top on this occasion. Their new album ‘That’s The Spirit’ debuting highest – in the No.1 spot – giving the band their third successive No.1 album here, in the process cementing Australia as their most successful chart territory.
Jarryd James will no doubt be pleased with a No.2 debut for his debut album ‘Thirty One’, which equals the No.2 peak of his debut single ‘Do You Remember’.
No.3 on debut is Slayer’s ‘Repentless’.
Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ mini-album, which popped into the countdown at No.1 on debut last week, is down to No.7, Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title’ is back up to No.10 and there are debuts at Nos.13 and 14 for Nero’s ‘Between II Worlds’ and ‘The Voice’ winner Ellie Drennan’s ‘Close Your Eyes’.
Five Finger Death Punch drop 12 with ‘Got Your Six’, the Simply Red ‘Song Book 1985 – 2010’ improves two on last week’s No.18 debut and speaking of debuts… No.18 for Gary Clark Jr’s ‘The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim’ and No.19 for Duran Duran’s ‘Paper Gods’.
Natalie Imbruglia’s new album ‘Male’ (read our interview with the singerHERE) debuts at No.25, 42 places higher than the peak of her 2009 album ‘Come To Life’ and impressive given its belated Australian release.
Planetshakers are in at No.28 with ‘#Let’s Go’, The Hollywood Vampires get their teeth stuck into the No.34 position on debut with ‘Hollywood Vampires’, but there are drops from Aussie favourites John Farnham & Olivia Newton John (No.15 to No.35) and Jimmy Barnes (No.10 to No.36).
Stereophonics can’t quite match the No.1 British debut for ‘Keep The Village Alive’ down under (No.39) and Bon Jovi’s ‘Burning Bridges’ is already flaming out, dropping from No.20 to No.43 in week four.
Also dropping are Alan Jackson’s ‘Angels And Alcohol’ (No.23 to No.47) and ‘The Essential Van Morrison’ (No.27 to No.50).
Rob Thomas’ ‘The Great Unknown’ joins the chorus of droppers (No.25 to No.54).
The Libertines miss the ARIA top 50 on debut with ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, premiering at No.55, eight places higher than the premiere of Beirut’s LP ‘No No No’.
Ice Cube’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is down 24 to No.65, Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Spirit Of The ANZACs’ is down 32 to No.66, Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ slides 23 to No.67 and Greta Bradman’s ‘My Hero’ is down 27 to No.69.
US singer songwriter Jewel gets her first Aussie chart action in nine years, with ‘Picking Up The Pieces’ premiering at No.75, while British songstress Leona Lewis also gets in on the ARIA chart love; ‘I Am’ debuting at No.82. It’s her first Aussie chart placing in six years.
Muse’s ‘Drones’ drops 45 places to No.85, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ is down 24, Bon Jovi’s ‘Greatest Hits’ slides 20 and Motorhead’s ‘Bad Magic’ is down 32 to No.95.
The biggest drops, however, are reserved for those albums which are no longer in the top 100. Fidlar’s ‘Too’ has plunged more than 72 places from last week’s No.28 debut, Travis Scott’s ‘Rodeo’ more than 70 spots and Maundz’ ‘Nobody’s Business’ more than 64 places.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.