It’s action aplenty in this week’s top ten singles and albums charts, with debuts, moves and a new certification. Given that’s just the top ten, imagine what the 90 positions below must contain! It’s an action-packed Saturday night with Chart Watch.
No change to the top of the Aussie singles chart this week, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis holding firm with ‘Downtown’ for a fourth week. Consolidating their position, the single has now been certified platinum for sales in excess of 70,000 copies.
But Bieber’s now gone from the No.2 spot, replaced by Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’, which is up from No.5 to No.2. The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ bullets from its No.10 peak of last week to No.3, right ahead of the stylish new One Direction single ‘Perfect’, which debuts at No.4.
Robin Schulz’ ‘Sugar’ mightn’t be quite as sweet this week, dropping from four to six, but it’s not all sour; it does pick up a gold certification (35,000 copies down).
Jess Glynne’s ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ finally clicks over into top ten territory, improving from No.12 to No.10 (also now gold), Nelly and Jeremih hit platinum with ‘The Fix’ at No.15 and after being on the precipice of chart doom a few weeks ago, Duke Dumont’s latest single ‘Ocean Drive’ is now a bonafide top 20 Aussie hit, bulleting 16 places to No.17.
Fetty Wap’s ‘679’ also rebounds – it’s up to No.19 from No.27 – the Naughty Boy/Beyonce collaboration ‘Runnin’ (Lose It All)’ is up seven to No.22 and the Little Mix single ‘Love Me Like You’ edges higher still, up from No.36 to No.27.
An ‘X Factor’ performance usually results in a big leap for any performer, but the result for Conrad Sewell’s latest single ‘Who You Lovin’ probably wasn’t quite as grand as we might have expected. It’s up by 23 places, but from a debut of No.52.
The Zara Larsson/MNEK collaboration ‘Never Forget You’ is new at No.31, Selena Gomez’ ‘Same Old Love’ bullets from No.44 to No.33 and the Jessica Mauboy single ‘This Ain’t Love’ drops from No.19 to No.34.
Also headed in the right direction this week is the new Demi Lovato single ‘Confident’ which rises rather confidently from No.95 to No.35.
Debuts for Troye Sivan’s ‘Take Me Down’ and Marcus Marr/Chet Faker’s ‘The Trouble With Us’ follow (Nos.36 and 37 respectively), while the Rüfüs single ‘Like An Animal’ bobs its head into the top 50, improving from No.62 to No.46.
Also edging into the top 50 this week are Shawn Mendes’ ‘Stitches’ (No.55 to No.48) and Diplo’s ‘Be Right There’ (No.51 to No.50).
Jess & Matt’s performance of ‘Do You Remember’ clearly struck a chord with viewers recently; it’s the best of this week’s ‘X Factor’ bunch, debuting at No.53, with only Cyrus’ cover of ‘Hold Back The River’ joining them in a top 100 debut this week (his comes in at No.100).
Lost Frequencies’ ‘Reality’ bullets 29 places to No.57, Omi’s ‘Cheerleader’ pops a five times platinum certification, but Jarryd James’ ‘Do You Remember’ is down from No.39 to No.63 and Disclosure/Sam Smith’s collaboration ‘Omen’ drops 11 to No.65.
‘The Voice’ star Joe Moore – who many predicted would win the competition – debuts at No.68 with his debut major label single ‘Invincible’, suggesting there’s plenty more work to do to get him to where he’d like to be.
DJ Snake’s ‘Middle’ premieres at No.74, but there’s a huge drops for Cyrus Villanueva’s cover of ‘Wicked Game’, which lit up the ‘X Factor’ stage a couple of weeks back. Yes, it debuted at No.6 last week, but it’s all the way down at No.81 this week, suggesting there’s still plenty of work to do to ensure he’ll have a lasting chart impact post-show.
Matt Corby’s ‘Monday’ spends Saturday 31 places lower (No.89), there’s a debut at No.90 for Ellie Goulding’s ‘Something In The Way You Move’, but a disastrous result for The 1975’s single ‘Love Me’. Yes, it debuted at No.35 last week, but it’s gone from the top 100 entirely; a drop usually reserved for the albums chart.
When the gang at Hillsong put their energy into getting a No.1 album, there’s often not much that stops them. And their latest album ‘Open Heaven/River Wild’ has sailed all the way into the top spot on debut this week, knocking Boy & Bear’s ‘Limit Of Love’ to No.7 and holding the 11th edition of Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ at No.2.
New at No.3 is Demi Lovato’s album ‘Confident’, the singer’s highest ever Australian chart position on either singles or albums charts and bettering the album’s No.6 debut over in the UK.
Jamie Lawson’s self-titled album is new at No.4, while Pentatonix’ self-titled set premieres at No.5.
Selena Gomez’ ‘Revival’ i down from No.3 to No.15, while the City And Colour album ‘If I Should Go Before You’ is down from No.5 to No.16.
The INXS best-of jumps from No.39 to No.17 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ is up from No.26 to No.18. Both achieve one of ARIA’s famous bullets.
Nothing But Thieves see their self-titled set debut in the No.27 position, right ahead of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’, which bullets from No.61 to No.28 in the wake of the band’s local visit.
State Champs are ‘Around The World And Back’ in the No.31 position on debut, Rudimental’s ‘We The Generation’ drops further (No.19 to No.36) and you’ll find new entries occupying positions 37 and 38 (Omi’s ‘Me 4 U’ and Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘General Admission’ respectively).
The Matchbox 20 album ‘Yourself Or Someone Like You’ re-emerges in the countdown at No.41. Lorde’s ‘Pure Heroine’ re-enters at No.44, Bryan Adams’ ‘Get Up’ drops 23 to No.45, Raury’s ‘All We Need’ is new at No.46 and the Foals album ‘What Went Down’ was going down, but is now back up… No.100 to No.47.
Adam Lambert’s album ‘The Original High’ re-enters the Aussie top 100 after his appearance on ‘The X Factor’ during the week; it’s back in chart action at No.55.
Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ EP drops from No.25 to No.57, no doubt as people get ready for the release of his debut album in early December.
Up? Australian Crawl’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.86 to No.59). Down? Don Henley’s ‘Cass County’ (No.33 to No.60) and Trivium’s ‘Silence In The Snow’ (No.35 to No.61).
Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ jumps from No.92 to No.62, Claptone’s ‘Charmer’ seduces the No.64 position on debut, while Ludovico Einaudi’s ‘Elements’ premieres at No.66.
Avicii’s ‘Stories’ suffers another big fall. Last week it was down from a No.10 debut to No.38. This week it’s down from No.38 to No.70. But the fall’s not quite as large as that for Reece Mastin’s album ‘Change Colours’, which plunges from No.12 on debut to No.72.
New entries follow from Deerhunter (‘Fading Frontier’ at No.74) and Caligula’s Horse (‘Bloom’ at No.75).
Sol3 Mio’s ‘On Another Note’ is down 35 positions to No.80, Little May’s ‘For The Company’ is down 44 to No.84, Gurrumul’s ‘The Gospel Album’ is down 38 to No.85 and Peter Allen’s ‘The Ultimate Peter Allen’ drops 35 to No.86.
But the news isn’t good for John Newman. Just a few years back, we were loving the British singer and his smash single ‘Love Me Again’. This year, however, it seems as though he’s chart poison. His album ‘Revolve’ debuts at a disastrous No.94.
Toby Keith’s ’35MPH’ slows markedly in the sales race; down from No.43 to No.98.
Mayday Parade’s ‘Black Lines’ drops from its No.32 debut all the way out of the top 100.
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