Just three weeks into its chart journey, Adele’s ‘Hello’ now smashes through the double platinum ceiling and five new albums call the top ten home. But has any of them managed to knock off ‘The King’? Discover all you need to know in this week’s edition of Chart Watch.
Adele’s new single ‘Hello’ premiered at No.1 on the Aussie singles chart a couple of weeks back and was certified gold on debut. In week number two, the single had sold solidly enough to make it to platinum. Now, in week number three, it’s seemingly still selling by the truckload, as ‘Hello’ blasts impressively into double platinum territory, with 140,000 copies down.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ remains the bridesmaid in the No.2 spot, while the new Zara Larsson/MNEK collaboration ‘Never Forget You’, which has ascended with great speed towards the top five, improves from No.5 to No.3, picking up a gold sales certification in the process.
Duke Dumont’s ‘Ocean Drive’ also bags a gold sales gong this week, lifting one place to No.7. Dawin’s ‘Dessert’, meanwhile, is even sweeter, picking up a platinum accreditation for sales of more than 70,000 copies (No.8).
The combined talents of Marcus Marr and Chet Faker are enough to see their new collaboration ‘The Trouble With Us’ make it into the top ten (No.14 to No.10), while LunchMoney Lewis hits platinum with his latest single ‘Whip It!’.
Former Vine star Shawn Mendes continues his creep towards the top of the table with his breakout smash ‘Stitches’. It seals the deal at No.13 this week, up from No.16.
Another accreditation this week comes courtesy of the Disclosure/Lorde single ‘Magnets’, which almost matches its peak of No.14 by shifting from No.19 to No.15. It bags a gold certification.
And, ahead of the release of his new album ‘Purpose’, Justin Bieber’s grat track ‘I’ll Show You’ improves from a No.29 debut to No.16.
One Direction stay ‘Perfect’ at No.17, albeit now with a shiny gold certification, ditto Sia’s ‘Alive’ (No.21). And the new Rachel Platten single ‘Stand By You’ obviously benefits from her local promotional visit, jumping from No.41 to No.22.
Vance Joy’s performance of ‘Fire And The Flood’ on ‘The X Factor’ earlier in the week doesn’t result in a massive jump for the single… merely the six places from No.31 to No.25. There are debuts at Nos.29 and 30 for One Direction grat track ‘History’ and Avicii’s new single ‘Broken Arrows’ respectively.
Coldplay surprised us last week with the instant release of a new single and the announcement of a new album. The first chapter in the story of the new LP unfolds this week, with said lead single ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ beginning its chart journey in the No.33 position.
Sia’s ‘Bird Set Free’ takes chart flight in the No.36 spot, The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’ is gold at No.40, Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’ is into the top 50 again (No.56 to No.43) and Rüfüs’ ‘Like An Animal’ leaps from No.72 to No.44.
There’s a new Sam Smith track making its presence felt just beyond the top 50 precipice; ‘Drowning Shadow’ begins its chart journey at No.55.
Another 1D grat track – ‘End Of The Day’ – is new at No.65, Jess Mauboy’s ‘This Ain’t Love’ (now with a gold certification) is down from No.49 to No.66 and Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ is down 20 to No.67.
Jess & Matt top the ‘X Factor’ contestants’ chart fortunes this week; their cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ obviously findinf favour with audiences, debuting at No.68, right ahead of Samantha Jade’s ‘Shake That’ which, after her performance on the show, re-enters the countdown at No.69.
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ improves from No.97 to No.71, but poor Marlisa’s first single in twelve months, ‘Forever Young’, limps into the countdown at No.72.
Cyrus Villanueva’s cover of ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ also makes it into this week’s chart – No.80 on debut, but Sam Smith’s ‘Spectre’ song ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ is pretty much out of here… down 20 places to No.81.
One Direction’s ‘Love You Goodbye’ follows the other grat tracks into the chart ahead of the album’s release (No.86), Tinashe’s ‘Player’ debuts at No.90, Delta’s ‘Wings’ is down 20 to No.91 and ‘X Factor’ contestant Louise Adams picks up a No.94 debut for her cover of ‘You Don’t Own Me’.
Nathaniel’s ‘Always Be Yours’ is gone from the top 100 after a single week at No.79.
It’s action aplenty on this week’s album’s chart top ten with five debuts! But despite some big challenges, nothing could quite topple Elvis Presley from the No.1 throne.
Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are in the top spot in Australia for the second consecutive week, holding a succession of altogether decent debuts at bay.
The ladies of Little Mix score their highest album chart position in Australia to date with their new LP ‘Get Weird’, which debuts at No.2.
British pop starlet Ellie Goulding scores her highest album chart position in Australia to date with her new LP ‘Delirium’, which debuts at No.3.
It mightn’t be their highest chart position, but we doubt Birds Of Tokyo will mind the No.4 debut for their ‘Playlist’ best-of.
And we’re pretty sure that ‘The Voice’ runner-up and busker Joe Moore will be altogether thrilled with a No.5 debut for his debut album ‘A Thousand Lifetimes’.
Sarah Blasko makes her ‘Eternal Return’ to the ARIA albums chart with a No.6 debut, right ahead of Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which, thanks to the deluxe repackage treatment, bullets from No.26 to No.7.
Michael Buble’s eleven-times platinum ‘Christmas’ improves from No.17 to No.10 and speaking of eleven, Tina Arena’s album ‘Eleven’ drops nine places from No.2 to… (you guessed it) No.11.
Florence & The Machine’s local dates see ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ improve from No.24 to No.15, ahead of a debut for The Ten Tenors’ ‘Our Christmas Wish’ (No.17), a 26 place jump for Mumford & Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’ (No.44 to No.18), a debut at No.19 for Tim McGraw’s ‘Damn Country Music’ and another at No.20 for You Am I’s ‘Porridge & Hotsauce’.
5 Seconds Of Summer’s album ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ drops 15 (No.6 to No.21), Def Leppard’s ‘Def Leppard’ drops 19 (No.4 to No.23) and Cold Chisel’s ‘The Perfect Crime’ is down 15 (No.9 to No.24).
More debuts; City Calm Down’s ‘In A Restless House’ at No.25 and Bob Dylan’s ‘The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966 : The Bootleg Series Vol.12’ at No.26.
More drops; Chris Isaak’s ‘First Comes The Night’ from No.7 to No.27 and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ from No.15 to No.29.
We’ve got a debut from Grimes’ ‘Art Angels’ at No.30, but more album tumbles follow…
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Storyteller’ is down 19 to No.33, Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Cinema’ is down 22 to No.34 and Rod Stewart’s ‘Another Country’ is down 22 to No.35.
Phil Collins’ ‘Hits’ bullets from No.88 to No.36, but James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ is down from No.20 to No.41.
Neil Diamond’s ‘Melody Road’ is up from No.71 to No.42, but Hozier’s ‘Hozier’ is down from No.22 to No.44.
The repackage of The Beatles’ ‘1’ sees the ten times platinum set re-enter at No.45 and Chris Stapleton’s ‘Traveller’ emerges in the No.47 position on debut.
‘Tis the season for best-ofs, seemingly, with budget prices seeing a number of best-of albums back in chart contention. The ‘We Love Disney’ compile is in the middle of a swag of best-of improvers, premiering at No.54.
The Waifs’ ‘Beautiful You’ is up 20 to No.59, but The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’ is down 21 to No.60. The INXS best-of is down 27 to No.62.
Seal’s ‘7’ pops in at No.64, the allure of the Alanis Morissette ‘Jagged Little Pill’ repack was brief (down from No.19 to No.65) and Custard’s ‘Come Back, All Is Forgiven’ is new at No.71.
Dr Dre’s ‘Compton’ drops 24, Russell Morris’ ‘Red Dirt Red Heart’ is down 38, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ slumps 36 and NWA’s ‘Greatest Hits’ tumbles 41. Courtney Barnett’s ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ drops 28 and Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ plummets 53.
The ‘Get On With It Macca’ compile is new at No.83, Amy Winehouse’s classic ‘Back To Black’ is down 54 places to No.87, the new Sara Bareilles album ‘Songs From Waitress’ is new at No.90, but there are more big drops from Chvrches (36 places), Halsey (29 places), Nathaniel (52 places) and Fleetwood Mac (32 places).
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