No change at the top of this week’s singles chart and the closest debut is all the way down in position 20. But the albums chart is a vastly different beast and this week, 60% of the top ten is made up of new releases, including No.1. Who’s grinning? Check out this week’s Chart Watch.
It’s week number two in the top spot for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ latest single ‘Downtown’, with Justin Bieber maintaining the runner’s up position for the second consecutive week.
But Ellie Goulding is making a charge. Her latest single ‘On My Mind’ has been sitting pretty at No.1 on the iTunes chart throughout the week and improves from No.7 to No.3 on tonight’s official chart.
Jessica Mauboy’s ‘This Ain’t Love’, which rebounded back into the charts and into the No.8 spot following her performance of the track on ‘The X Factor’, improves even more this week, up to No.5. But Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ moves further, up from No.13 to No.6.
Though the new Rudimental/Ed Sheeran collaboration ‘Lay It All On Me’ didn’t get off to the most auspicious chart beginnings (debuting at a lowly No.47 last week), it does redeem itself this week by bulleting from No.47 to No.11.
The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ and LunchMoney Lewis’ ‘Whip It’ both creep slightly higher, the latter picking up a gold sales certification in the process, Dawin’s ‘Dessert’ is up from No.24 to No.17 and the week’s highest debut comes courtesy of the Disclosure/Lorde single ‘Magnets’, which discovers a natural attraction to the No.20 position.
Sia’s ‘Alive’ suffers a big second week fall (No.10 to No.21), The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’ jumps from No.34 to No.25, but there’s a heck of an ascension for Duke Dumont’s ‘Blase Boys Club’, which bullets from No.79 to No.38.
One Direction’s ‘Infinity’ looks like staying around for… well two weeks in the top 50 at least, down from No.22 to No.44 and Matt Corby’s long-awaited new single ‘Monday’ premieres at No.45.
Peking Duk’s ‘Say My Name’ re-enters the top 100 at No.50.
Beyond the walls of the 50, Ellie Goulding’s latest single ‘On My Mind’ seemingly has resulted in a halo effect around her previous single ‘Love Me Like You Do’, which jumps from No.86 to No.55; ditto (though to a lesser extent) her appearance on Major Lazer’s ‘Powerful’ (No.65 to No.56).
Aston Merrygold’s ‘Get Stupid’ is over and out from the top 50 (No.45 to No.59). The same could be said for Sam Smith’s ‘Bond’ theme, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, which slumps from a No.44 debut to No.63 and it’s a disappointing beginning for the new single from The Vamps’; ‘Wake Up’ beginning its chart journey down under at No.65.
Fetty Wap’s ‘679’ is down (No.54 to No.70), but Jamie Lawson’s ‘Ahead Of Myself’ is up (No.83 to No.71). The ‘Shine’ comes off Years & Years’ latest (No.63 to No.78) and James Bay’s ‘Let It Go’ (No.59 to No.79) and the Skrillex/Diplo single ‘To U’ is new at No.83.
And, with a 25 place drop for Conrad Sewell’s ARIA-nominated ‘Start Again’ (No.74 to No.99), the top 100 singles wrap is… wrapped.
Things get a little more interesting over on the ARIA albums chart, with six new entries peppering this week’s Aussie top ten, including a new No.1.
This week, top spot belongs to the eleventh edition of Triple J’s favourite ‘Like A Version’, which premieres in the No.1 position ahead of Cold Chisel’s newbie ‘The Perfect Crime’ (No.2). It matches the No.2 position of ‘No Plans’, released back in 2012.
Last week’s No.1, Parkway Drive’s ‘Ire’, is at No.3, Rudimental’s new album ‘We The Generation’ is new at No.4 and James Blunt’s bulging box (set) ‘I’ll Take Everything’ is up from No.11 to No.5.
There’s a No.6 debut for Bryan Adams’ ‘Get Up’ and a No.7 debut for Trivium’s ‘Silence In The Snow’.
Avicii’s ‘Stories’ is new at No.10 and Ms Janet Jackson mirrors her chart debut in the UK here in Australia, premiering at No.11 with new LP ‘Unbreakable’.
With so much action in the top ten, there have to be a few losers. Being prised from their cherished single-digit positions this week are Disclosure’s ‘Caracal’ (No.2 to No.12), Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ (No.8 to No.13), Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘That’s The Spirit’ (No.6 to No.14), Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ (No.5 to No.15), Chvrches’ ‘Every Open Eye’ (No.3 to No.16) and Dave Gilmour’s ‘Rattle That Lock’ (No.9 to No.18).
The release of the new Cold Chisel album results in a halo effect for their ‘All For You : The Best Of’ package, which leaps from No.55 to No.21 and there’s a bit of ‘Psychic Warfare’ going on in the No.23 position, courtesy of Clutch. Good word.
New entries follow from Dylan Joel (‘Authentic Lemonade’ at No.28) and Eagles Of Death Metal (‘Zipper Down’ at No.29), but with their tour over, Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’ suffers the second week sales blues, sliding from No.19 on debut to No.38.
Bryan Adams’ performance at the AFL Grand Final sees not only ‘Get Up’ debuting at No.6, but a re-entry for his greatest hits collection ‘The Best Of Me’ at No.39.
Thanks to the story on last weekend’s ‘Sunday Night’, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ is also back in the chart mix – at No.42.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ leaps from No.67 to No.43 and Sevendust’s ‘Kill The Flaw’ enters the countdown at No.44.
But the news isn’t so crash hot for Fetty Wap. Despite success Stateside and a burgeoning collection of singles hits, his self-titled debut slumps from last week’s No.13 debut to No.46.
Robbie Williams’ Aussie tour sees his best-of ‘In And Out Of Consciousness’ re-enter at No.49 ahead of drops for LPs from Slayer and Kurt Vile (No.34 to No.50 and No.27 to No.51 respectively).
Drake & Future’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ spends its third week of Aussie chart action in the No.54 position (down from No.26 last week), Bryan Adams’ ‘So Far So Good’ is back into the countdown at No.55 and Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ drops from No.28 to No.56.
Gurrumul’s ‘The Gospel Album’ makes up some lost ground (No.99 to No.57), Robin Schulz’ ‘Sugar’ hit is over (No.31 on debut to No.62) and New Order’s ‘Music Complete’ plunges 44 places to No.64.
Thanks, no doubt, to Cyrus Villanueva’s sensational performance of ‘Wicked Game’ on ‘The X Factor’ last week, Chris Isaak’s ‘Best Of’ is back in chart action at No.66. Ditto Courtney Barnett’s multi-ARIA-nominated album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’, which re-enters the countdown at No.67. Best Cover Art? Really?
Simply Red’s ‘Song Book’ is down 23 (No.45 to No.68), Children Of Bodom’s ‘I Worship Chaos’ is new at No.69, the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack drops 20 to No.70 and The Dead Weather’s ‘Dodge And Burn’ plummets 50 places from last week’s No.21 debut.
George Strait’s ‘Cold Beer Conversation’ is on tap in the No.74 position on debut, there’s a premiere from The Winery Dogs (‘Hot Streak’) at No.79, another from Wavves (‘V’) at No.85 and another from Justine Clark (‘Pyjama Jam’) at No.86.
But the ‘Furious 7’ soundtrack tumbles 32, Bon Jovi’s ‘Burning Bridges’ is down 25 and Silversun Pickups’ ‘Better Nature’ is in freefall, dropping a staggering 70 places from last week’s No.22 debut.
Speaking of debuts, hello Editors’ ‘In Dream’ (No.91). But goodbye Maroon 5’s ‘V’ (No.46 to No.94).
Speaking of goodbyes… The Pierce Brothers debuted at No.10 last week with their ‘Into The Dirt’ EP. It’s plunged more than 90 positions in just its second week and is nowhere to be found in this week’s ARIA top 100. That’s gotta hurt.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.