Like clockwork, Chart Watch is back for your Saturday night’s reading pleasure.
This week, we’ve scored another new No.1 on the ARIA singles chart, but the top spot on the albums side of things remains with a certain ‘man in a hat’. So let’s not delay… let’s crack on with this week’s Chart Watch.
Another week, another new number one on the Australian singles chart. For the fourth week in succession, there’s a change at the top; Danish outfit Lukas Graham racing straight to the No.1 position with their global smash ‘7 Years’.
They knock off Flume’s single ‘Never Be Like You’, resulting in a knock-on effect for Zayn, Twenty One Pilots, Charlie Puth and Kiiara. That said, Charlie’s ‘One Call Away’ goes platinum (No.5) and Kiiara’s ‘Gold’ goes… well, gold (No.6).
A fast bulleting ‘My House’ from Flo Rida also ticks over the gold certification mark this week, improving eight positions to No.7.
Hilltop Hoods’ latest single ‘1955’ is in a big hurry, bursting not only into the top 20 this week, but into the top ten too. With Montaigne and Tom Thum in town, it’s up from No.25 to No.9 ahead of the week’s highest debut – Tim Minchin’s topical ‘Come Home (Cardinal Pell)’ – which premieres at No.11.
Snakehips’ ‘All My Friends’ has an accreditation tweak, dropping from double platinum to platinum this week. And if Sia gets her ‘Cheap Thrills’ from chart positions, she’ll no doubt get one from the fact that her latest single is up into the ARIA top 20 this week (No.22 to No.19).
Coldplay’s ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ is up seven (No.32 to No.25), Conrad Sewell surges with ‘Remind Me’ (No.44 to No.28) and Justin Bieber doubles last week’s double platinum certification with ‘What Do You Mean?’. Though the track achieved the feat last week, its accreditation update wasn’t shown on the official chart when it went live. Maybe this week!? It’s now four times platinum at No.31.
It’s a Daya debut at No.33 (‘Hide Away’), it’s gold for WSTRN (‘In2’) at No.37 and it’s a big bullet for the Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (Fifth Harmony) single ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’, which rockets from No.80 to a new peak of No.39. The song was also serviced to Australian media this week.
Robin Schulz’ former top five smash ‘Sugar’ tastes a little sweeter this week (No.42), breaking through the double platinum barrier, ahead of Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ and a debut for the new Cyrus single ‘Keep Talking’ (No.44).
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Something In The Way You Move’ leaps (No.73 to No.46) at around the same time as her Australian tour is announced (no coincidence there, then). Miike Snow’s ‘Genghis Khan’ improves to No.53 and DMX’s ‘X Gon’ Give It To Ya’ is new at No.54.
Coldplay’s performance at the Superbowl saw a bump in the chart fortunes of single ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ last week. Though the single drops by 12 and out of this week’s top 50 (No.45 to No.57), it’s done enough to notch up a gold sales certification.
The Little Mix ladies are heading in the right direction with ‘Secret Love Song’. Their latest track, with Jason Derulo on guest vocals, jumps from its No.88 debut last week to No.70 this week, but Charlotte Devaney is headed in the opposite direction (‘Flip It’ down 19 to No.77); so too Disclosure (‘Magnets’ down 15 to No.79) and Fleur East (‘Sax’ down 24 to No.80).
Joel Adams finally gets some official chart love with ‘Please Don’t Go’, which spends its first week of ARIA top 100 action in the No.88 position.
Vance Joy goes straight into the No.90 spot with ‘Straight Into Your Arms’ and Gwen Stefani’s newbie ‘Make Me Like You’ makes the top 100 – though only just, premiering at No.99.
There’s no denying the love for Ian (Molly) Meldrum in this country. Not only did the two part mini-series, screened over the past two weekends on Channel 7, capture Australia’s hearts (as well as the TV ratings), but it continues to capture the ARIA albums chart, with the eponymously-titled official soundtrack maintaining its lead atop the top 100 countdown.
Adele remains at No.2, while David Bowie’s ‘Nothing Has Changed’ maintains its No.3 spot.
The week’s highest debut (at No.4) comes courtesy of Aussie outfit The Jezabels, whose album ‘Synthia’ claims said position ahead of Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ and a No.6 debut for the new Ronan Keating album ‘Time Of My Life’.
Kendrick Lamar once again gave the top ten quite the crack with ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’. It’s up five places to No.11, but Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ is already on the slide. After debuting a couple of weeks back at No.5, it’s now down to No.15.
The next new entry is the soundtrack for arguably the biggest movie in the world right now, ‘Deadpool’. Now open in Aussie cinemas, its soundtrack (by Junkie XL) blasts into the No.18 position on debut.
There’s a big 20 place second week drop for the latest Elton John record, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’. It was new at No.11 last week. Skyhooks’ ‘Hits’N’Riffs’ does quite the opposite. After debuting at a lowly No.71 last week, the album rockets to No.32.
Bring Me The Horizon’s local tour announcement sends their album ‘That’s The Spirit’ soaring (No.51 to No.33), Meghan Trainor’s win at the Grammys sees ‘Title’ rebound (No.45 to No.34) and Courtney Barnett’s ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ jumps from No.64 to No.36.
Comebacks too for Rod Stewart’s ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’ (re-entry at No.37) and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Delirium’ (bulleting from No.99 to No.38). But Lucinda Williams’ ‘The Ghosts Of Highway 20’ is down 23 from last week’s No.20 debut.
Jumping : ‘Best Of Bowie’ (No.82 to No.46), Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ (No.91 to No.48).
Slumping : Megadeth’s ‘Dystopia’ (No.34 to No.50), Chvrches’ ‘Every Open Eye’ (No.19 to No.51).
With the improvement in the fortunes of ‘Remind Me’ over on the singles chart, Conrad Sewell’s ‘All I Know’ EP also increases its presence on the albums chart, leaping 21 places to No.53.
With his new single now out and about, the Cyrus album re-enters the top 100 at No.57.
Prince’s Aussie visit sees ‘The Very Best Of Prince’ re-enter at No.59. Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Rumours’ also re-enters (No.62), as does Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ (No.65) and, thanks to her ‘One Night Only’ tour, Tina Arena’s ‘Eleven’ (No.69).
Down this week is Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.44 to No.72), new this week is Nicole Car’s ‘The Kiss’ (No.74).
Down this week is Dream Theater’s ‘The Astonishing’ (No.39 to No.77), new this week is Simply Red’s ‘Big Love : Greatest Hits Edition’ (No.78).
Leon Bridges’ ‘Coming Home’ loses 26 places, the ‘Cats’ soundtrack premieres at No.95 and Elevation Worship’s ‘Here As In Heaven’ is on the highway to… well, chart oblivion, dropping 72 places from last week’s No.27 debut.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Future (No.31), Charles Kelley (No.35), The Cult (No.42) and Wiz Khalifa (No.48) are all gone from this week’s top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE (now with a fresh new look, with fresh new features) every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.