It might be Boxing Day, but Chart Watch is once again here for your Saturday evening’s reading pleasure.
It’s a slightly truncated version this week, given a) there’s not a great deal happening with regards chart movements and/or accreditations and b) we only received the information from ARIA a mere 27 minutes ago and have rushed to get the info to you!
So… Who’s rocking the top of the pops Down Under on this Boxing Day night? Find out in this week’s Chart Watch!
It’s been a big couple of days at ARIA head office. With Christmas Day yesterday, the team has today been scrambling to get the relevant information together in time to go live for tonight’s reveal.
There’s no change on top of the singles chart this week, with Justin Bieber maintaining his No.1 advantage with ‘Love Yourself’. The track is now back to back with ‘Sorry’; the latter improving from No.3 to No.2 this week, displacing Adele’s ‘Hello’ to No.3.
Those new versions of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ are impacting this week. But the biggest of the two is by Jonas Blue ftg. Dakota. This version has been doing the business on the iTunes chart, making it as high as No.1 in the past week, but on the official countdown, it’s up from No.82 to No.4… still very respectable.
WSTRN’s ‘In2′ jumps from No.18 to No.10, Snakehips’ ‘All My Friends’ (with Tinashe and Chance The Rapper) leaps from No.27 to No.11 and the Marcus Marr & Chet Faker collaboration ‘The Trouble With Us’ got itself a platinum certification for Christmas.
One Direction stays ‘Perfect’ at No.16, Mariah Carey’s seminal classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is back for another year, improving 17 places to No.17 (now a triple platinum single) and Elle King’s ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’ is up from No.33 to No.19.
But Rachel Platten’s ‘Stand By You’ tumbles 14 places after picking up 17 places last week.
Zara Larsson gets some Aussie chart love in her own right with ‘Lush Life’ (No.34 on debut), that other ‘Fast Car’ single (from Tobtok ftg. River) lands at No.37, but Conrad Sewell loses 17 places with ‘Who You Lovin’ (No.23 to No.40).
Charlie Puth’s new single ‘One Call Away’ is on the move – and how, picking up 36 places to peak at No.41, while Lost Frequencies’ single ‘Reality’ picks up some of the positions it recently lost, rebounding into the top 50 (No.53 to No.44).
Beyond the walls of the top 50, Taylor Swift’s song ‘Out Of The Woods’ loses 21 positions (No.38 to No.59), Major Lazer’s ‘Be Together’ is 23 places lower (No.39 to No.62) and Sia’s new grat track gets its ‘Cheap Thrills’ on in the No.65 spot on debut.
Disturbed’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ is new at No.83, Selena Gomez’ ‘Hands To Myself’ premieres at No.87, Fleur East finally gets her ‘Sax’ on down under (it’s new at No.94) and the debuts conclude with Jess Glynne’s ‘Take Me Home (Tiesto remix)’ at No.98.
No updates to her accreditations this week, but British songstress Adele holds for a fifth consecutive week atop the Australian albums chart with ’25’.
Try as he may have, Michael Bublé just hasn’t been able to crack the top spot this year with ‘Christmas’. It remains at No.2 ahead of Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.
The top ten is relatively stable this week, with the exception of Jess & Matt’s self-titled album, which bullets from a debut of No.29 to No.9, the same peak as ‘X Factor’ winner Cyrus Villanueva.
Human Nature and Kylie hold relatively steady with their Christmas sets and despite heading up the No.1 spot on iTunes in the days after its release, Chris Brown’s new album ‘Royalty’ will have to settle for the No.14 throne on debut.
Louise Adams’ self-titled album also improves from last week’s No.32 debut (up to No.22), while John Williamson’s score for ‘Star Wars : The Force Awakens’ makes it into the No.24 spot on debut.
Troye Sivan’s ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ slides from No.15 to No.26, ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ leaps from No.52 to No.38 and the surprise new Christmas release from US starlet Ariana Grande (‘Christmas & Chill’) is new into the countdown at No.49.
Baroness adds a splash of ‘Purple’ to the countdown (premiering at No.64), Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is back into the charts at No.70 (as is Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ just three places behind them), but Andre Rieu’s ‘Roman Holiday’ is already hitting the road, down from No.42 to No.77.
There’s a debut for Julie Anthony’s ‘Memories : The Ultimate Collection’ at No.81, the ‘Honeymoon’ is over for Lana Del Rey’s album (down from No.72 to No.94) and Sarah Blasko’s ‘Eternal Return’ slips from No.75 to No.97.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.