There’s plenty happening on this week’s ARIA charts, including a new No.1 single and a trio of new entries atop the ARIA albums chart. Add in some seriously big moves up – and down – the charts and you’ve got another action-packed week of Chart Watch.
For four straight weeks, Justin Bieber has been wedged in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart. But spookily in the very week that he visits the country (cue hysteria), his latest single ‘What Do You Mean?’ loses its No.1 mantle.
Naturally, the promo trip did the trick, sending the song back to the top of some of our digital retailers, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Macklemore and Ryan Lewis notching up their fourth Australian No.1 single with ‘Downtown’. They previously claimed the position with ‘Thrift Shop’, ‘Same Love’ and ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ from their last album.
Robin Schulz’s ‘Sugar’ continues its rapid ascension up the ARIA charts. After bulleting from No.31 to No.11 last week, it’s up eight more to No.3 this week, just ahead of a newly platinum ‘Locked Away’ by R City and Adam Levine. (Look for our interview with the R City boys going live on the site next week).
Ellie Goulding is back in our top ten with ‘On My Mind’, which leaps from a No.15 debut to No.7 and what an ‘X Factor’ performance can do for a song… Jessica Mauboy performed her latest single ‘This Ain’t Love’ on the show last week and the result was not only an arrest in the slide of the single into the lower reaches of the top 100, but a huge jump in the other direction; No.75 to No.8 if you don’t mind.
Sia’s latest single ‘Alive’ debuts at No.10.
Though The Weeknd’s former No.2 single ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ drops four places this week – and out of the top ten – he’ll take some consolation from the fact the single picks up a second platinum certification, meaning it’s now bagged more than 140,000 copies locally.
Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ jumps from No.22 to No.13 and LunchMoney Lewis’ ‘Whip It!’ is up from No.20 to No.14, both new peaks for the respective tracks.
Nico & Vinz suffer a 12 place fall with their track ‘That’s How You Know’ (No.5 to No.17), but it’s now got a shiny platinum certification to call its own.
One Direction’s ‘Infinity’ improves five places on last week’s No.27 debut, Dawin’s ‘Dessert’ improves nine places (No.33 to No.24), P!nk’s ‘Today’s The Day’ is seemingly rather ‘yesterday’ (No.13 to No.27) and the new Birds Of Tokyo track ‘I’d Go With You Anywhere’ premieres at the even No.40.
Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’ re-enters this week’s top 50 at No.41 – a 20 place improvement on last week’s position – and Sam Smith’s ‘Bond’ theme, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ isn’t quite doing the same chart damage here as it’s done in the UK this week. There it’s No.1 on debut, here it’s No.44 on debut.
Aston Merrygold’s ‘Get Stupid’ virtually gets shafted from the top 50, dropping 14 places, but picking up a new platinum certification for its troubles.
Rudimental and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lay It All On Me’ wraps the top 50 debuts, popping into the countdown for its first week at No.47.
Outside the 50, Rüfüs’ new single ‘Like An Animal’ debuts at No.57, Shawn Mendes’ ‘Stitches’ leaps from a No.98 debut to No.66, but Diplo’s ‘Be Right There’ drops 21 places from last week’s No.49 debut and Selena Gomez’ ‘Same Old Love’ tumbles from No.50 to No.73.
There’s a debut for the new Little Mix single ‘Love Me Like You’ at No.89 and another for Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Love Myself’ at No.99.
Avicii’s ‘For A Better Day’ drops from No.71 to No.100.
Right… albums. And once again, the entire top three is new this week. But it’s Parkway Drive who claims the throne; the Aussie metalcore outfit claiming their first ever No.1 album with their fifth, ‘Ire’.
Disclosure settles for the No.2 position on debut with ‘Caracal’, while Chvrches have ‘Every Open Eye’ on them in the No.3 position. Both outfits won’t be complaining too loudly, however, given that the chart placings for both are the best albums chart result for each band in Australia.
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’, which was at No.1 last week, is down to No.5, while the Pierce Brothers are into the top ten on debut with their ‘Into The Dirt’ EP, new at No.10.
Fetty Wap’s LP premieres at No.13 and there are five debuts back to back starting at the No.19 position; new at No.19 is Maroon 5’s ‘Singles’, new at No.20 is New Order’s ‘Music Complete’, new at No.21 is The Dead Weather’s ‘Dodge And Burn’, new at No.22 is Silversun Pickups’ ‘Better Nature’ and new at No.23 is Don Henley’s ‘Cass County’.
Drake & Future’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ tumbles 22 places to No.26, Kurt Vile’s ‘B’Lieve I’m Goin’ Down’ is new at No.27, Ryan Adams’ cover of ‘1989’ drops 19 to No.28 and James Bay’s ‘Chaos & The Calm’ loses ten places.
This week’s debuts continue with Robin Schulz’ ‘Sugar’ new at No.31 and this week’s big falls continue with Jess Glynne’s ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ falling from a No.7 debut to No.32.
Jarryd James’ ‘Thirty One’ is down 18, Keith Richards’ ‘Crosseyed Heart’ is down 26, but with the band currently in the country on tour, Maroon 5’s ‘V’ improves from No.61 to No.46.
Ash Grunwald just misses the top 50 on debut with ‘Now’ (No.52), Chris Cornell’s ‘Higher Truth’ slumps 37 places from last week’s No.21 debut, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ is up 29 and the Broadway cast of ‘Hamilton’ get some chart love on the other side of the planet, premiering in the No.72 position.
There’s a debut for Thomas Rhett (‘Tangled Up’ at No.77), some big falls (Gary Clark Jr’s ‘The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim’ – No.58 to No.80, The Hollywood Vampires’ ‘Hollywood Vampires’ – No.46 to No.81 and The Waifs’ ‘Beautiful You’ – No.48 to No.87), but Atreyu has to take the cake for biggest falls within the top 100 this week; ‘Long Live’ plummeting from a No.29 debut to No.92.
Nero’s ‘Between II Worlds’ also tumbles – 35 places – to No.94.
Last week’s top 40 debuts from Mac Miller, Dustin Tebbutt, Shinedown and Gabrielle Aplin are all 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.