A British favourite thunders into the No.1 spot on this week’s Aussie singles chart, while over on the albums front, 60% of the top ten is new, including a new number one. New number ones all ’round, plenty of debuts… it’s going to be one juicy edition of Chart Watch. Crack on…
So there were Macklemore and Ryan Lewis… enjoying their time, basking in the sunshine of the Australian number one spot, when all of a sudden an ominous, dark, British-looking cloud came along and rained on their parade. Well perhaps ‘rained’ is a little tame… Said cloud, of course, is Adele, who blew away everything before her after dropping her new single ‘Hello’ just over a week ago. She debuts in the No.1 spot with a bang, claiming a gold sales certification, which was achieved within just four days of the track being on sale. At this rate, look for a platinum certification next weekend.
As we mentioned in the Saturday edition of The Purge this morning, Justin Bieber must be kicking himself that he didn’t drop his new single ‘Sorry’ the week prior… it would’ve been a shoo-in for pole position. But faced with a new Adele single, ‘Sorry’ has to settle for a No.2 debut.
Drake’s down to three, The Weeknd’s down to four and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have slipped four positions to No.5 this week.
Check the bullet for the MNEK and Zara Larsson collab ‘Never Forget You’, however, which leaps from No.31 on debut last week to a very impressive No.9.
Despite an ‘X Factor’ performance during the week, LunchMoney Lewis’ single ‘Whip It!’ remains steady at No.11, while the One Direction single ‘Perfect’ slips from No.4 on debut to No.12. Rudimental and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lay It All On Me’ also slips; No.9 to No.14.
Brisbane artist Conrad Sewell’s latest single ‘Who You Lovin’ jumps a further 12 places (No.29 to No.17), Jess Glynne’s ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ looks to have peaked (No.10 to No.18), as does Omi’s ‘Hula Hoop’ (No.13 to No.22).
Shawn Mendes’ local chart fortunes look like following those in the US, with his single ‘Stitches’ proving to be the single to break him. The track spends its sixth week of Aussie chart action 24 places higher at No.24.
The Marcus Marr/Chet Faker collaboration ‘The Trouble With Us’ is up nine from last week’s No.37 debut, Diplo’s ‘Be Right There’ jumps 16 to No.34 and James Bay’s latest single ‘Scars’ re-enters the top 100 at No.40.
The No.43 position this week belongs to X Ambassadors’ ‘Renegades’ on debut and there’s just one more debut in this week’s top 50… it’s One Direction’s new grat-track ‘Home’ (No.48).
Outside the fifth, a debut at No.52 for Zhu (rather poetic, don’t you think?) along with They and Skrillex (‘Working For It’), Adam Lambert’s ‘Ghost Town’ drops out of the fifth (No.44 to No.55), the new Gwen Stefani single ‘Used To Love You’ is new at No.58 and there’s a huge 20 place drop for Sigala’s ‘Easy Love’ (No.39 to No.59).
Troye Sivan’s ‘Talk Me Down’ drops 27 (No.36 to No.63), Demi Lovato’s ‘Confident’ slumps 29 (No.35 to No.64) and Rüfüs’ ‘Like An Animal’ is down 21 (No.46 to No.67).
The new project from Jonas Brother Joe (DNCE) sees their track ‘Cake By The Ocean’ premiere at No.68, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lost And Found’ premieres at No.70 and LDRU’s ‘Keeping Score’ is a new entry in the very next spot.
Meghan Trainor’s new single ‘Better When I’m Dancin’ (from the upcoming ‘Peanuts’ movie) limps into the charts at No.80 and there’s a 32 place drop for Jarryd James’ ‘Do You Remember’.
No sign of any ‘X Factor’ contestants’ songs in this week’s ARIA top 100.
Right… with the singles chart out of the way, it’s time to get our teeth stuck into this week’s albums chart. It all kicks off with a flurry of top ten debuts – six in all, but there’s no higher spot in the land than the No.1 spot and this week, that belongs to… Aussie four piece 5 Seconds Of Summer, who follow up their 2014 No.1 debut with a 2015 No.1 sophomore.
‘Sounds Good, Feels Good’, follows the lead of the UK overnight by debuting in the No.1 position, despite the latest single from it (‘Hey Everybody’) not really firing.
Chris Isaak’s decision to be part of this year’s ‘X Factor’ judging panel looks to have paid dividends; his newbie ‘First Comes The Night’ premieres in the No.2 spot, ahead of Triple J’s ‘Like A Version 11’.
New at No.4 is Carrie Underwood’s latest ‘Storyteller’, ahead of a No.5 debut for Aussie soul/pop star Nathaniel’s debut album ‘Yours’.
Andrea Bocelli nabs the No.7 spot on debut with ‘Cinema’, Hillsong’s ‘Open Heaven/River Wild’ drops from its No.1 debut to No.8 and the new Rod Stewart album ‘Another Country’ gives him another top ten chart in Australia – new at No.9.
The debuts keep coming at No.12, thanks to Fat Freddy’s Drop’s new LP ‘Bays’.
Speaking of bays, James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ jumps from No.29 to No.16, but Adele’s last album ’21’ jumps higher… No.97 to No.17 as it basks in the halo effect of new single ‘Hello’.
Fleetwood Mac’s now on-ground down under and their ‘Greatest Hits’ improves from No.28 to No.18 as a result.
Russell Morris premieres at No.21 with ‘Red Dirt Red Heart’, but there are drops for Demi Lovato’s ‘Confident’ (No.3 to No.23) and Jamie Lawson’s self-titled set (No.4 to No.25).
More big love for Fleetwood Mac at No.27, with the re-emergence of another best-of, but Selena Gomez’ ‘Revival’ drops 17 to No.32 and Pentatonix’ album is down 29 to No.34.
At the back end of the 30s, meanwhile, a debut (Half Moon Run’s ‘Sun Leads Me On’ at No.39) and a jump (Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ from No.62 to No.40). Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years : The Chain’ re-enters the hundred at No.47, again as a result of their Aussie tour.
Beyond the 50, Daniel O’Donnell’s ‘The Hank Williams Songbook’ is new at No.51, The Waifs’ ‘Beautiful You’ is up 23 (No.76 to No.53), Adele’s ’19’ re-enters (No.55) and Marianas Trench debuts at No.56 with ‘Astoria’.
The mixed bag continues with a 23 place drop for Rudimental’s ‘We The Generation’ (No.36 to No.59), a re-entry from Neil Diamond’s ‘All Time Greatest Hits’ (No.61), a debut from Joanna Newsom’s ‘Divers’ (No.63) and a re-entry for Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Rumours’ (No.64).
Years & Years’ ‘Communion’ is back in the top 100 business (No.71), but Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ plunges 56 position to No.74.
A little more love for British band Lawson, who are supporting Robbie Williams on his national tour. Their self-titled LP is back in the top 100 at No.76.
Trivium’s ‘Silence In The Snow’ drops 27 (No.61 to No.88), Don Henley’s ‘Cass County’ is down 32 (No.60 to No.92) and last week’s new entries in the top 40 from Nothing But Thieves (No.27), State Champs (No.31), Omi (No.37) and Machine Gun Kelly (No.38) have all dropped out of 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 AEDT.