It’s happened again… For the third week in a row, we have new number ones on both the singles and albums charts, with both Zayn and Sia respectively giving up their time at the top.
This time around, however, the new number ones have already spent a few weeks on the chart. Who are they!? And what do they want with us!?
Best you clap your eyes around Chart Watch to discover.
Former 1D star Zayn was flying high last week, but his ‘Pillowtalk’ is clearly alluring enough only to spend one week in the No.1 sack.
Zayn drops to No.2 this week, albeit picking up a gold sales certification for his troubles, overtaken by homegrown super producer Flume, whose new single ‘Never Be Like You’ finally hits the peak after its fourth week of ARIA chart action. It also picks up a gold accreditation (for 35,000 sales) and gifts the 24 year old his first ever No.1 single.
But Twenty One Pilots have the No.1 spot in their sights and fly their latest single ‘Stressed Out’ from No.11 to No.3, ahead of Charlie Puth, Kiiara and Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’.
With Valentines Day due to hit tomorrow, The Chainsmokers couldn’t have timed the rise of their single ‘Roses’ much better. It’s up from No.19 to No.10 this week, with a shiny new gold certification in tow.
Flo Rida jumps from No.20 to No.15 with ‘My House’, Adele’s ‘Hello’ breaks through the five times platinum barrier (350,000 copies) at No.19 and Danish outfit Lukas Graham, who are already making waves on charts across the planet, arrive with a bang on the ARIA singles chart, debuting at No.20 with ‘7 Years’.
G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha combine to make chart magic with ‘Me, Myself & I’ (up from No.38 to No.21), Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ are limited to improving five places on the ARIA singles chart, but Triple J Hottest 100 No.1 – ‘Hoops’ from The Rubens – plops 14 places from No.9 to No.23.
Hilltop Hoods hit the No.25 spot on debut like it’s ‘1955’.
Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ finally gets an accreditation update, doubling its previous double platinum certification to make four times platinum (280,000 copies).
One Direction’s ‘History’ equals its previous chart peak of No.29, ahead of a big post-Superbowl bullet for Coldplay’s ‘Hymn For The Weekend’, which rockets from No.95 to No.32.
The ZHU/Skrillex/THEY collaboration ‘Working For It’ achieves a golden sheen this week, having sold through 35,000 copies and now that it’s officially been chosen as the second single, Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ re-enters the top 100 countdown in the No.39 position.
That ‘Home & Away’ sync seems to finally be paying off for Conrad Sewell’s ‘Remind Me’, which improves eleven places to No.44 this week (it’s also into the top 20 on iTunes). And Coldplay strikes again off the back of their Superbowl appearance, bulleting from No.77 to No.45 with ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’.
The news isn’t quite so crash hot for Drake’s latest single ‘Summer Sixteen’. It debuted at a respectable No.25 last week, but finds itself a whole lot more than sixteen places lower in its second week of Aussie chart action, losing 26 places to No.51.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘King Kunta’ is down 18, Fleur East’s ‘Sax’ is down 11, but (also thanks to Superbowl), Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ single ‘Uptown Funk’ is up six places to No.57 and now sports an extraordinary tenth platinum accreditation, meaning it’s sold more than 700,000 copies in Australia.
Miike Snow hit the top 100 with ‘Genghis Khan’ (new at No.59), as his single proper shines in the No.1 position this week, Flume’s ‘Smoke & Retribution’ plummets from a No.23 debut all the way down to No.60.
Rachel Platten becomes Rachel Platinum with ‘Stand By You’ (No.62), Major Lazer lights up the No.74 position with ‘Light It Up’, Halsey is new at No.78 with ‘Hold Me Down’ and LunchMoney Lewis hits double platinum with ‘Whip It’ (No.84).
Little Mix enters the countdown with ‘Secret Love Song’ at No.88, Walk The Moon’s classic ‘Shut Up & Dance’ has an accreditation tweak – it’s now four times platinum (No.90) – and Tame Impala’s ‘The Less I Know The Better’ tumbles 33 places to No.99.
And though it exits the top 100 this week, One Direction scores a new double platinum certification for ‘Drag Me Down’.
See ya, Sia! Yes, our homegrown pop darling has been replaced in the No.1 spot on this week’s ARIA albums chart by another homegrown superstar… Molly.
Now that the mini-series bearing the man-in-the-hat’s name has started screening on Channel 7, sales of its soundtrack have gone through the roof; it bullets from No.9 to No.1 this week, at the same time picking up a platinum certification.
It’s Bowie at 3, Bieber at 4, with Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ down to No.5 in it second week of chart love.
Coldplay’s Superbowl appearance not only improves the band’s fortunes on the singles chart, their album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ also improves this week… up from No.12 to No.6.
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Elton John and his new LP ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’. It’s new at No.11, becoming his highest charting Australian album in 15 years.
Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ improves from No.35 to No.12, James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ is up from No.37 to No.15, Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Blurryface’ jumps seven to No.18 and Chvrches’ ‘Every Open Eye’ rockets from No.68 to No.19, thanks to the band being on ground for both their Laneway Festival appearances and headline shows.
Lucinda Williams enters the countdown at No.20 with ‘The Ghosts Of Highway 20’, Elevation Worship’s ‘Here As In Heaven’ premieres in the No.27 spot, Future’s ‘Evol’ is new at No.31 and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley gets a little solo lovin’, debuting at No.35 with ‘The Driver’.
Among the albums dropping this week are Dream Theater’s ‘The Astonishing’ (down 29 places to No.39) and The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’ (down 24 places to No.40).
The Wiggles wiggle their way into the No.41 position on debut with ‘Wiggle Town’, ahead of The Cult’s ‘Hidden City’ (No.42) and a bullet for Flume’s eponymous debut album (No.74 to No.43).
Wiz Khalifa just scrapes into the top 50 on debut with ‘Khalifa’ (No.48), ahead of a bullet for Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ (No.72 to No.49).
Outside the 50, Elle King’s ‘Love Stuff’ drops 20 (No.32 to No.52), Foxes’ ‘All I Need’ is new at No.53, Cold Chisel’s best-of leaps 28 spots (No.82 to No.54), David Bowie’s ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ re-enters the top 100 at No.55 and Eric Prydz’ ‘Opus’ lands at No.56.
Further down the list, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of tumbles 27 places to No.67, Skyhooks’ ‘Hits’N’Riffs’ is new at No.71, Conrad Sewell’s ‘All I Know’ EP improves from No.97 to No.74 and Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Playlist’ is down 22 to No.75.
Melanie Martinez’ album ‘Cry Baby’ plunges 39 places to No.84 this week, right ahead of a premiere for the ‘Grease Live!’ soundtrack (No.85) and another for Majid Jordan’s self-titled set (No.87).
And while Selena Gomez’ album ‘Revival’ tumbles 25 places to No.88 this week, spare a thought for Bloc Party, whose album ‘Hymns’ is in virtual freefall, dropping a staggering 75 places from last week’s No.15 debut.
Last week’s top 40 new entries from Polaris and the Tedeschi Trucks Band are both gone from 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.