Things are switching up in this week’s Chart Watch, with the No.1 on the singles chart remaining unchanged, but a new No.1 over on the albums side of things. That, plus a number of new certifications to get your pop chops around, so let’s crack on with Chart Watch Edition 357.
Danish outfit Lukas Graham claimed the No.1 spot on the Aussie singles chart this time last week. Their single ‘7 Years’ has been a smash throughout Europe, is already impacting the UK and the US and it continues to do so again this week. The track holds at No.1 and in doing so, also earns itself a gold sales certification, having passed through 35,000 copies.
Sydney’s Flume remains in the No.2 spot, but we don’t think he’ll mind too much, especially given the track, which has only been in the chart for six week, earns a shiny new platinum accreditation for sales in excess of 70,000 copies.
Also hitting platinum this week is the former No.1 from former 1D star Zayn, ‘Pillowtalk’. It’s steady at No.3.
And Twenty One Pilots also join the certification party this week; ‘Stressed Out’ achieving a gold one for 35,000 sales. Yes, the entire top four earning new certifications.
Though The Chainsmokers didn’t earn a new one for ‘Roses’, they’ll be so pleased to see the track bulleting from No.13 to No.5, ahead of Hilltop Hoods’ ‘1955’. Rihanna’s ‘Work’ jumps five places to equal its chart peak of No.10.
Outside the ten, Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ bullets seven (No.19 to No.12), Jonas Blue’s cover of ‘Fast Car’ breaks through the double platinum barrier (No.13), as does Snakehips’ ‘All My Friends’ (No.16).
G-Eazy’s ‘Me Myself & I’ goes gold (No.19), Conrad Sewell’s ‘Remind Me’ jumps six to a new peak of No.22, but Daya’s ‘Hide Away’ jumps higher; up nine to No.24.
The new accreditations keep coming, this time One Direction joining the party, with their single ‘History’ leaping across the golden threshold, but Tim Minchin’s ‘Come Home (Cardinal Pell)’, which premiered at No.11 last week, is off 21 places to No.32 this week. That said, it did what Tim set out to achieve.
The 1975 scores the week’s highest debut, though it is down at No.34; ‘Somebody Else’.
Sia’s ‘Alive’ bullets from No.66 to No.43 (perhaps the James Corden effect paid off?) and the new Missy Higgins single ‘Oh Canada’ comes in at No.46 on debut.
Former ‘X Factor’ group In Stereo just misses the top 50 on debut with their new track ‘Honest’. A collaboration with The Janoskians’ James Yammouni, the single premieres at No.51.
Alan Walker’s ‘Faded’ is new at No.54, Vance Joy’s ‘Straight Into Your Arms’ races straight into the top 60 (up from No.90 on debut to No.56) and the new Little Mix single ‘Secret Love Song’ rises ten to No.60.
Sia’s five times platinum ‘Chandelier’ re-enters at No.67, while her ‘Elastic Heart’ re-enters seven places behind.
James Bay re-enters too; ‘Let It Go’ back in the top 100 chart mix at No.77.
It’s taken a hell of a long time to start impacting charts across the planet, but we’re thrilled that things are starting to work out for Mike Posner. ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ becomes the singer’s first Aussie top 100 chart placing in three years (new at No.87).
The Rubens’ ‘Hold Me Back’ is new at No.91, but things aren’t looking so rosy for ‘X Factor’ winner Cyrus. Seems his audience just aren’t digging his new single and it’s sinking like a ‘stone’. It debuted at No.44 last week, but finds itself an alarming 48 places lower this week (No.92).
Disclosure and Lorde’s ‘Magnets’ drops 21 to No.100.
There’s seriously no denying the appeal of Aussie hip hop outfit Hilltop Hoods. The Adelaide outfit makes it five on the fly, premiering in the No.1 spot with their new album ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’, a new stripped back reimagining of their previous two albums.
The Hoods knock Molly down to No.2, with Adele falling to No.3.
James Cordon’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Sia pays dividends not only on this week’s ARIA singles chart, but here on the albums side of things too; her album ‘This Is Acting’ up four places to No.4.
Jack Garratt’s ‘Phase’ is new in the No.9 position, while Taylor Swift shakes it up, edging two places higher with ‘1989’ to regain a spot in the top ten.
Simple Plan’s ‘Taking One For The Team’ debuts at No.12, Rod Stewart’s ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’ bullets from No.37 to No.14 in preparedness for his upcoming Australian tour and debuts at Nos.17 and 18 from Wolfmother’s ‘Victorious’ and The Corrs’ ‘White Light’; the latter somewhat surprising given its release in other territories months ago.
Fleetwood Mac’s classic album ‘Rumours’ is back in the top 50 (up from No.62 to No.22), but The Jezabels’ newbie ‘Synthia’ loses ground, dropping 19 from last week’s No.4 debut.
Selena Gomez’s album ‘Revival’ makes like its title, bulleting 49 places to No.24 and Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ is up 23 to No.25.
But of course, big movements up most often mean big movements down. Ronan Keating can class himself in the latter; down 21 places to No.26 in week two for his latest album ‘Time Of My Life’.
Tina Arena’s run of shows sees ‘Eleven’ re-enter the top 50 (up from No.69 to No.40), Nicole Carr’s ‘This Kiss’ is up 32 to No.42, Nirvana’s seminal classic ‘Nevermind’ jumps 21 to No.44 and hello Rob Thomas. Though he was caught out for being just a tiny bit racist on stage in Melbourne, his album ‘The Great Unknown’ bullets from No.91 to No.48.
But Adam Brand & The Outlaws’ self-titled set is down 21 and Elvis Presley’s ‘If I Can Dream’ slumps 25 to No.50.
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Delirium’ tumbles 21 to No.59, Courtney Barnett’s ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ tumbles 24 to No.60.
Jess & Matt’s is another album taking a fall this week. It’s down 22 to No.69. But there are bigger; Lucinda Williams’ ‘The Ghosts Of Highway 20’ for one (down 29) and Elton John’s ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ for another (down 42).
Even Boy & Bear aren’t spared the dreaded drop this week, with ‘Limit Of Love’ falling 34 places to No.76.
Mavis Staples throws a debut into the chart equation (‘Livin’ On A High Note’ at No.77).
Cricket season is virtually over in this part of the world, so The 12th Man falls with ‘The Very Best Of Richie’ (No.54 to No.89).
Debut : After The Burial (‘Dig Deep’ – No.91). Mammoth fall : Chvrches (‘Every Open Eye’ – down 44 to No.95). Another big fall : Cyrus (‘Cyrus’ – down 40 to No.97). Debut : Animal Collective (‘Painting With’ – No.100).
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