The entire singles chart top five remains steady this week, meaning mister Bieber remains in the top spot down under for a fourth consecutive week.
On the albums chart, there are new entries at Nos.1, 2, 4, 7 and 9. But who bagged the top spot? Find out in this week’s Chart Watch.
Justin Bieber’s doing alright for himself on the ARIA singles chart. Despite being overtaken late this week by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on our iTunes singles chart, The Bieb remains in the No.1 spot on the chart that matters most – the official Australian chart.
But it’s surely won’t be long before Macklemore & Mister Lewis are breathing down his neck; their track ‘Downtown’ (at No.2 this week) has notched up a gold certification for sales of more than 35,000 copies.
There is one new tune in the top ten this week; Omi’s new single ‘Hula Hoop’ is seemingly finding favour in much the way his previous single ‘Cheerleader’ did, racing from No.20 to No.10, with Robin Schulz’ ‘Sugar’ following suit, leaping from No.31 on debut to No.11.
Vance Joy’s ‘Fire And The Flood’ drops from No.10 to No.12, but picks up a platinum certification for sales in excess of 70,000 copies and One Direction’s ‘Drag Me Down’ also ticks over the platinum mark (No.14).
Just one spot behind 1D is British starlet Ellie Goulding, whose new single ‘On My Mind’ opens the chart chapter of her forthcoming album ‘Delirium’ with a No.15 debut – the week’s highest.
LunchMoney Lewis’ ‘Whip It’ trickles over into the top 20 (up to No.20 from No.23), but Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ is in much more of a hurry, bulleting from No.50 to a new peak of No.22.
Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ drops eight, One Direction’s grat track ‘Infinity’ is new at No.27, Dawin’s ‘Dessert’ looks sweeter (up from No.49 to No.33) and Delta’s ‘Wings’ is another flying through the platinum barrier this week, down seven to No.35.
New at No.36 is Naughty Boy’s latest offering, featuring the vocals of Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin.
Disclosure’s ‘Omen’ drops (No.34 to No.45), but Fetty Wap’s ‘679’ improves (No.54 to No.46) and Diplo’s got another top 50 chart his on his hands, premiering at No.49 with ‘Be Right There’.
Channel 7’s Peter Allen mini series ‘Not The Boy Next Door’ continues to see an impact on the Aussie music scene. It sees the singer’s classic ‘Tenterfield Saddler’ debut at No.53. ‘I Still Call Australia Home’, which debuted at No.60 last week, is still in the top 100 mix, but only just – it slides to No.92.
Hardwell’s latest single with Jason Derulo, ‘Follow Me’, slides from No.40 to No.66, Jamie Lawson’s ‘Ahead Of Myself’ re-enters the countdown at No.67 and 5 Seconds Of Summer’s latest grat track stumbles not so confidently onto the countdown at No.69.
Demi Lovato’s got a whole different level of ‘Confident’, however. It’s the name of her latest single and it’s new at No.72.
Not such crash hot news for Jessica Mauboy, with her super-stylish new single ‘This Ain’t Love’ suffering a 34 place drop from last week’s No.41 debut. But it’s up from No.34 to No.16 on the list of the most played songs on Aussie radio this week, so its fortunes should start turning.
Though down from No.73 to No.82, Sia’s single ‘Elastic Heart’ picks up a third platinum accreditation, meaning it’s in more than 210,000 homes. London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ (which re-emerged last week after a performance on ‘The X Factor’) is down 39 to No.86 and there are new entries from Zhu (‘Automatic’) and Shawn Mendes (‘Stitches’) at Nos.97 and 98.
For the last two weeks on the ARIA albums chart, we’d seen new entries occupying positions one, two and three. And though that effort’s not been repeated this week, we did come close, with new entries in positions one, two and four.
The best performing of them all, however, was Lana Del Rey, who achieves a hat trick of No.1 albums in Australia with her latest long player ‘Honeymoon’. It repeats the peak of both 2012’s ‘Born To Die’ and 2014’s ‘Ultraviolence’ by claiming the No.1 mantle.
Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour scores himself a No.2 debut with his latest album ‘Rattle That Lock’, Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘That’s The Spirit’ is down from No.1 to No.3 and the new Drake & Future album ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ does better here than in the UK, premiering at No.4.
New at No.7 is Jess Glynne‘s album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, given a delayed release down under. Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift covers album ‘1989’ debuts at No.9, meaning that both his and Taylor Swift’s versions of the same album are in the top ten (Tay’s original is at No.5).
James Blunt’s turn as one of the judges on ‘The X Factor’ has seen the chart fortunes of his ‘I’ll Take Everything’ improve. The release, which includes all of his four albums, jumps from No.32 to a new peak of No.14.
Keith Richards’ ‘Crosseyed Heart’ is new at No.15, Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ mini album drops from No.7 to No.16, the ‘Ultimate Peter Allen’ leaps from No.24 to No.18 and Slayer’s ‘Repentless’ tumbles from No.3 on debut to No.20.
Chris Cornell, who’s touring Australia later this year, premieres in the No.21 position with his latest album ‘Higher Truth’, but Jarryd James’ stay in the ARIA top five was incredibly brief. His debut album ‘Thirty One’ debuted at No.2 last week, but finds itself 20 places lower in its second week.
Atreyu’s ‘Long Live’ pops into the countdown at No.29, Simply Red’s ‘Song Book’ drops 15 to No.31 and there are further debuts from Mac Miller’s ‘Go:od AM’ (No.32), Dustin Tebbutt’s ‘Home’ (No.34), Shinedown’s ‘Threat To Survival’ (No.37) and Gabrielle Aplin‘s ‘Light Up The Dark’ (No.38).
Prince’s ‘HitNRun Phase One’ rounds out the top 50 debuts with a premiere at No.50.
The news isn’t so crash hot, however, for ‘The Voice’ winner Ellie Drennan. Over on the singles chart, her winner’s single ‘Ghost’ has dropped out of the top 100 after just three weeks and a peak of No.25. Here on the albums chart, her debut LP ‘Close Your Eyes’ drops from a No.14 debut to No.52.
Robert Forster’s ‘Songs To Play’ debuts in the No.53 spot, Gary Clark Jr’s ‘The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim’ drops 40 to No.58 and Nero’s ‘Between II Worlds’ slumps 46 to No.59.
Glen Hansard achieves a little time in the chart sunshine with ‘Didn’t He Ramble’, Simply Red’s ‘Big Love’ drops 40 to No.69 and Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ ‘From Broadway To La Scala’ is down 29 to No.75.
There are new entries from Motion City Soundtrack (‘Panic Station’ at No.80) and Crossfaith (‘Xeno’ at No.82), with more to follow from Jon Stevens (‘Woman’ at No.86) and Metric (‘Pagans In Venice’ at No.87).
But it’s clear to all and sundry that Duran Duran fans were out in force only for the first week of sales for the band’s new album ‘Paper Gods’. What else could explain a 69 place plunge from No.19 on debut to No.88.
Bless The Fall’s ‘To Those Left Behind’ pops its head into the top 100 at No.98 on debut. Albums by Natalie Imbruglia, Planetshakers and Stereophonics, which debuted in the top 40 last week, are all gone from this week’s 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.