It’s like Groundhog Day on the ARIA charts again this week; once again it’s steady at the top on the ARIA singles chart, and once again a new entry claims the No.1 position over on the albums chart.
Who’s debuted, who’s dropped, who’s improved… discover all you need to know in our weekly Chart Watch.
Denmark’s Lukas Graham show no signs of slowing with their smash ‘7 Years’, which blasts through the six week mark in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart.
Though Alan Walker remains in the bridesmaid’s position again this week, his latest single is far from ‘Faded’, picking up a shiny new platinum accreditation, having sold through more than 70,000 copies down under.
Also gathering pace in the sales race this week is US girl group Fifth Harmony, whose latest track ‘Work From Home’ improves from No.6 to No.3, picking up a gold certification for its troubles on its way to becoming the girls’ first ever Aussie top five hit.
Hilltop Hoods hit platinum in the No.4 position with ‘1955’ and Daya’s ‘Hide Away’ achieves a gold accreditation at No.6 (up three places).
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis look like they’ve lost none of their popular appeal, with their latest single ‘Dance Off’ following its predecessors into top ten territory; up from No.14 to No.7. And it’s great news for Flume, whose latest ‘Never Be Like You’ smashes through the double platinum mark (140,000 copies) in the No.10 spot.
Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ and Meghan Trainor’s ‘No’ both leap (No.17 to No.12 and No.20 to No.13 respectively), Rihanna’s ‘Work’ is now platinum (No.13 to No.16) and Swedish starlet Zara Larsson’s life just got that much lusher, with ‘Lush Life’ picking up its second platinum gong.
Disturbed leaps from No.32 to a new peak of No.23 with ‘The Sound Of Silence’.
The Chainsmokers, who recently announced an Australian promo visit early next month (HERE) continue to enjoy improved chart fortunes with their latest single ‘Don’t Let Me Down’. It’s up 20 places on this week’s countdown to settle at No.25.
Alessia Cara joins them in catapulting into the top 30; ‘Wild Things’ up from a No.43 debut to No.27. And sandwiched between them both is Elle King and her newly double platinum single ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’.
G-Eazy hits platinum with ‘Me, Myself & I’ (No.28) and Tinie Tempah rockets into the top 50 with his latest single ‘Girls Like’. Featuring a guest vocal from Sweden’s Zara Larsson, the track premiered last week at No.81. This week it’s 44 places higher at No.37.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Company’ is up from No.52 to No.41, Zayn’s ‘Like I Would’ is down from No.31 to No.42 and Dua Lipa’s ‘Be The One’ bullets from No.77 on debut to No.46.
Right there on the precipice of the top 50, Zara Larsson and MNEK blast through the triple platinum ceiling (210,000 copies) with ‘Never Forget You’.
Beyond the 50, it’s a debut for Ariana Grande’s ‘Be Alright’ (No.52), a 21 place drop for Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece By Piece’ (No.40 to No.61) and a debut for Vera Blue at sixty two (‘Hold’).
DNCE’s ‘Cake By The Ocean’ is giving its second chart wind a good crack, jumping from No.93 to No.69, just one place shy of its No.68 peak thus far.
There’s a quartet of new entries in the 70s; Blonde & Craig David’s ‘Nothing Like This’ at No.71, Shakira’s ‘Try Everything’ at No.72, Kygo & Labrinth’s ‘Fragile’ at No.74 and Iggy Azalea’s ‘Team’ at No.79.
Right down towards the spongy end of the top 100, Marcus Marr and Chet Faker’s single ‘The Trouble With Us’ has a fresh double platinum tinge to it this week (No.84), Zayn’s ‘Befour’ debuts at No.86 and there are premieres for The Temper Trap’s ‘Thick As Thieves’ (No.92), Hillsong Worship’s ‘Grace To Grace’ (No.93) and The Weeknd’s ‘Acquainted’ (No.96).
It’s five on the fly. This week makes it five in a row that we’ve found a new album debuting in the No.1 position. And this week, that new No.1 belongs to Aussie outfit Violent Soho, who bag their first No.1 LP (also their first top five album).
Matt Corby hasn’t fallen too far from his tree top, however; ‘Telluric’ down to No.2, ahead of the ‘Molly’ soundtrack, Adele’s ’25 and Hilltop Hoods’ latest.
Gwen Stefani does better here than she does in the UK, premiering at No.6 with her long-awaited new album ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like’, just ahead of a No.7 debut for Iggy Pop’s ‘Post Pop Depression’.
Jeff Buckley’s ‘You And I’ drops from its No.2 debut to No.10, The Drones premiere at No.12 with ‘Feelin Kinda Free’, Elle King’s album ‘Love Stuff’ leaps from No.20 to a new peak of No.14 and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ leapfrogs his latest album ‘Untitled Unmastered’ (No.28 to No.15).
The Cat Empire drop nine with ‘Rising With The Sun’ (No.9 to No.18), Disturbed’s ‘Immortalized’ is up six to No.19 and Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ is down 11 to No.24.
We’ve got a new entry at No.25; the self-titled set from Koi Child.
Lots of big movements follow in the late 20s and early 30s; Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ is back in the countdown – a re-entry at No.27. Killswitch Engage drop 23 places from last week’s No.5 debut with ‘Incarnate’, Phil Collins’ ‘Hits’ is up 38 to No.30 and Bethel Music’s ‘Have It All (Live)’ slumps 24 to No.32.
There are debuts for the ‘Batman v Superman : Dawn Of Justice’ soundtrack (No.34) and Underworld’s ‘Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future’ (No.36), there are big jumps for Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ (No.75 to No.38) and Troye Sivan’s ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ (No.71 to No.39), but a big second week drop for Alessia Cara’s ‘Know It All’ (No.16 on debut to No.40).
Cold Chisel’s best-of jumps (No.74 to No.45) and Icehouse’s greatest hits (‘White Heat’) re-enters the top 100 (No.48).
Just beyond the top 50, it’s a re-entry for the self-titled set from Adam Brand And The Outlaws (No.51), a new entry for Baauer’s ‘AA’ (No.52) and Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ rockets to No.53 from last week’s No.90.
Up? Bryan Adams’ ‘Get Up’ (No.95 to No.58). Down? Urthboy’s ‘The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat’ (No.32 to No.59). Re-entries? ‘The Best Of NWA’ (No.63) and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ (No.64).
But Sara Storer’s newbie ‘Silos’ suffers a rather large 36 place second week slump (No.30 to No.66).
Melissa Etheridge’s ‘This Is M.E’ is down 20 to No.68, Madonna’s ‘Celebration’ is down 24 to No.70 and there, in amongst a slew of best-of re-entries this week, is the Spice Girls’ ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.72).
Kaylens Rain debut at No.78 with ‘In Our Blood’, Tuka debuts at No.80 with ‘Alive Death Time Eternal’, but there are huge tumbles from Chase Rice (‘Ignite The Night’ down 63 places to No.86) and Kip Moore (‘Wild Ones’ down 57 places to No.88).
Anthrax doesn’t escape the big drop syndrome, with ‘For All Kings’ slumping 26 to No.90. So too Miike Snow, whose ‘iii’ is down 40 places to No.91.
Primal Scream debut in the even No.100 position with ‘Chaosmosis’ and last week’s top 40 albums from Kelsea Ballerini, 3 Doors Down, Jason Aldean, Brian Fallon and Flatbush Zombies are all gone from the top 100 entirely.
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