Chart Watch this week brings you new number ones on both singles and albums charts, plus Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown makes an impact, with plenty of songs championed by our national broadcaster surging or making their way back into the countdown.
So, without further ado, here’s this week’s Chart Watch.
Yes, there’s movement on the Aussie charts this week and it all starts with the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart, which has been overtaken by London based producer Jonas Blue and his cover of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’, which finally makes the pinnacle of the Aussie charts after seven weeks.
Credit where it’s due, however, as Flume did an incredible job throughout the week; his single ‘Never Be Like You’ spending time in the No.1 spot on iTunes but not quite doing enough to make the top spot. The song, however, does bullet from an already impressive No.10 debut to No.2, affording him his first ever top five hit.
That means that Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ tumbles two places to No.3, ahead of a big bullet for the new Charlie Puth single ‘One Call Away’, which is up from No.11 to No.4, equalling the peak of his previous hit ‘Marvin Gaye’.
Zara Larsson’s ‘Lush Life’ drops from No.4 to No.6, but picks up a gold certification for its troubles, while DJ Snake picks up a platinum accreditation for ‘Middle’ at No.9.
The Rubens peaked at No.25 with their single ‘Hoops’ back in October last year. But smash the No.1 spot on Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown and the single finds itself 80 places higher at a new peak of No.10.
Adele’s ‘Hello’ finds itself outside the top ten for the first time in 14 weeks, dropping from No.6 to No.11, but there’s clearly big interest in the new tracks from Selena Gomez and LDRU.
Selena’s track ‘Hands To Myself’ bullets from No.30 to No.13 and LDRU’s ‘Keeping Score’ (No.22 on the Hottest 100) is up from No.32 to No.14.
Also making great strides this week from the 30s to the teens are Kiiara’s ‘Gold’ (No.33 to No.16) and The Chainsmokers’ ‘Roses’ (No.37 to No.17).
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker’s ‘The Trouble With Us’ rises slightly on the back of its No.6 place finish in the Hottest 100 (No.23 to No.19), Troye Sivan’s ‘Youth’ drops seven and Alessia Cara’s ‘Here’ drops 12 to No.25, just as it was looking like taking off.
Flo Rida’s new single ‘My House’ is on fire, however. Debuting at No.87 last week, it’s up a staggering 60 places to No.27 this week, ahead of Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’, which improves from No.43 to No.28 (No.3 in the Hottest 100) and Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Stressed Out’, which is up from No.65 to No.29.
Sia chases ‘Cheap Thrills’; her new single re-entering the top 100 at a new peak of No.31, while Kendrick Lamar’s ‘King Kunta’ is back into the top 100 mix one space below, after managing No.2 on the Hottest 100.
Fleur East’s ‘Sax’ drops from No.25 to No.40, G-Eazy’s ‘Me, Myself & I’ improves from a No.58 debut to No.41, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Higher’ is lower (No.27 to No.42) and One Direction’s ‘Perfect’ drops 16 to No.45.
Aussie dance act Rüfüs are back in top 50 chart action with ‘You Were Right’. The single re-enters at No.47 on the official countdown after placing at No.12 on Triple J’s Hottest 100.
The 1975’s new single ‘The Sound’ bullets 20 places to No.53, just a couple of places ahead of re-entries from Jarryd James’ ‘Do You Remember’ (No.55 – No.7 on the Hottest 100) and Hermitude’s ‘The Buzz’ (No.56 – No.8 on the Hottest 100).
Now that the video’s finally out, One Direction’s ‘History’ also makes a move northwards. It was at No.100 last week and is 43 spots higher at No.57 this week.
The new AlunaGeorge single ‘I’m In Control’ pops in at No.64 on debut, Rüfüs’ ‘Like An Animal’ re-enters at No.68 after placing at No.28 in the Hottest 100.
Meg Mac’s ‘Never Be’ is back, at No.71 (thanks No.11 on the Hottest 100), Guy Sebastian’s ‘Black & Blue’ drops from No.50 to No.72 and Craig David gets a bit of ARIA charts action with ‘When The Bassline Drops’, which enters at No.74.
A No.4 placing in the Hottest 100 results in a No.79 debut for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less I Know The Better’, Cyrus’ ‘Stone’ drops 18 to No.80, Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ tumbles 20 to No.88 and Mø’s ‘Kamikaze’ premieres at No.92.
All David Bowie singles exit the top 100 this week, including ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Heroes’, which were at Nos.44 and 48 respectively last week.
After Mister Bowie claimed the top spot with ‘Blackstar’ (★) the previous week, Adele reclaimed her No.1 position on last week’s ARIA albums chart with ’25’.
But no sooner had she got comfortable there with a nice cup of tea and a sweet biscuit, than she’s again been prised from her seat. This time it’s Sydney electronic outfit Rüfüs, who claim their second No.1 album in a row with ‘Bloom’, following on from 2013’s ‘Atlas’.
Megadeth claim the second highest entry of the week; ‘Dystopia’ entering the countdown at No.6, ahead of the ‘Molly’ soundtrack, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and ‘The Complete Greatest Hits’ of The Eagles, which is up from No.14 to No.10.
Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ slides eight from last week’s No.3 debut.
After conquering all comers on Triple J’s Hottest 100 and seeing their single ‘Hoops’ doing big business on the singles chart, The Rubens see their album of the same name re-enter the albums chart at No.15.
Tame Impala’s two places in the top five on the same countdown is enough for their album ‘Currents’ to enjoy a sizeable sales bump, rising from No.40 to No.16.
The Eagles’ ‘Selected Works : 1972 – 1999’ rises by 13 (No.35 to No.22) and, again thanks to Triple J, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ flutters from No.37 to No.25.
While ‘Nothing Has Changed : The Best Of David Bowie’ continues to shine in the top ten this week, the same can’t be said for ‘Best Of Bowie’, which tumbles 20 places to No.26 – ahead of Jess & Matt’s eponymous debut, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’, which soars from No.55 to No.28 and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Greatest Hits’, which is up from No.50 to No.29.
Boy & Bear’s ‘Limit Of Love’ is back in the top 50 (No.57 to No.32); so too ‘All For You : The Best Of Cold Chisel’ (No.53 to No.35).
The Vamps also gain a bit of chart traction with their album ‘Wake Up’, which re-enters the countdown at No.36 following their one-off show in Sydney last weekend.
Albums from Twenty One Pilots and Bring Me The Horizon improve (to Nos.39 and 40 respectively), Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ bullets from No.78 to No.45 and Major Lazer’s ‘Peace Is The Mission’ is back into the top 100 mix at No.46.
Enya’s ‘Dark Sky Island’ drops 18, Leon Bridges’ ‘Coming Home’ is down 19, but Melanie Martinez’ ‘Cry Baby’ is back into the countdown at No.51 to kick off the lower half of the top 100.
Chet Faker pops back in with ‘Built On Glass’ (No.57), but Brothers3 suffer a massive second week fall for their album ‘Brothers Never Part’, which plunges 47 places to No.58.
Birds Of Tokyo leap (‘Playlist’ up from No.82 to No.59), Flume’s ‘Flume’ re-enters (No.60), but Adele’s ’19’ and David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ both drop (No.34 to No.62 and No.22 to No.66 respectively).
The new Savages album ‘Adore Life’ premieres in the No.74 spot, but Louise Adams’ self-titled ‘X Factor’ album loses ground, dropping 36 to No.77.
David Bowie’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ suffers the week’s biggest drop within the 100, however, down a huge 52 places to No.85. (‘Heroes’ is down 42 to No.90, ‘Scary Monsters’ is down 41 to No.95 and ‘Diamond Dogs’ is down 30 to No.96).
Bennett Bowtell & Urquhart’s ‘Bennett Bowtell Urquhart’ (wonder where they got the album title from?) premieres at No.92.
Daughter’s album ‘Not To Disappear’ has… disappeared. After debuting at No.26 last week, the LP tanks more than 74 places to be out of the top 100. Jesus Culture’s ‘Echo’ is also out after premiering at No.36 last week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.