The celebrations are finally over for Danish band Lukas Graham, who finally vacate the No.1 position on the singles chart after eight long weeks. Their album is also gone from the top spot on the albums chart, meaning new number ones on both!
But who are they? And what other delicious chart goss can we serve up this week? Best you check out the Chart Watch!
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, eight weeks in the No.1 spot here in Australia is a fantastic effort, but Lukas Graham’s time is up and they’ve been replaced atop the ARIA singles chart by fresh new US artist Gnash and his single ‘I Hate U, I Love U’, featuring Olivia O’Brien.
The song ascends from No.5 to No.1 this week, knocking everything else out of the way and keeping Alan Walker’s ‘Faded’ (No.2) at bay.
The Chainsmokers’ new smash ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ is up from No.7 to No.3, edging Fifth Harmony to No.4 and Lukas Graham’s (now double platinum) former No.1 smash ‘7 Years’ to No.5.
Mike Posner is steady at No.6 with ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’, which ticks over into platinum territory, having sold in excess of 70,000 copies here. And though Disturbed’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ slips from No.4 to No.7 this week, it does achieve a shiny new gold certification, having passed through 35,000 sales.
Drake is up from No.43 on debut to No.15 with a bullet with his new track ‘One Dance’, Charlie Puth’s ‘One Call Away’ achieves double platinum at No.16 and Tinie Tempah’s newbie ‘Girls Like’ (with Zara Larsson) continues its chart ascendancy, lifting from No.28 to No.17.
Little Mix’s ‘Secret Love Song’ rises five (No.27 to No.22), but Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Dance Off’ is seven places lower (No.16 to No.23). They’ll take some consolation, however, from the new gold certification the song notches up this week.
Rising 13 places this week is Dua Lipa’s ‘Be The One’ (No.41 to No.28), Broods improves three with ‘Free’ (No.35 on debut to No.32 – so many rhymes!) and there’s still no stopping T-Swizzle, whose ‘New Romantics’ bullets from No.65 to No.39, still four places shy of the song’s chart peak thus far.
Speaking of peaks, there’s a new one for Iggy Azalea’s ‘Team’ (No.47 to No.40), Justin Bieber’s ‘Company’ is down nine (No.34 to No.43), but rising higher this week are Drake’s ‘Pop Style’ (No.62 to No.44) and Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ (No.64 to No.47).
Even Nick Jonas is in on the rising action; his latest single ‘Close’ (with Tove Lo) leaping from No.67 to No.49 in its third week of ARIA chart action.
Beyond the hallowed gates of the top 50, Rihanna’s ‘Kiss It Better’ is finally on the move, jumping 34 places to No.52 and Will.I.Am scores the week’s highest debut with ‘Boys & Girls’ (No.53). Also new in the fifties is Jason Derulo’s ‘If It Ain’t Love’ (No.59).
One Direction’s ‘History’ is… well… precisely what the song says it is (No.48 to No.60), Samantha Jade’s ‘Always’ is down from No.50 to No.65 and What So Not premieres in the No.67 position with ‘Lone’.
Luke Christopher scores a No.71 debut with ‘Lot To Learn’, Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ slides from No.56 to No.74, Halsey’s ‘Castle’ builds its Aussie chart history with a No.76 debut and Sneaky Sound System are back with ‘I Ain’t Over You’, premiering at No.79.
Ben Schuller pops into the countdown at No.94 with his cover of Lukas Graham’s No.1 hit ‘7 Years’ (re-branded ‘Once I Was 7 Years Old’).
This time last week, the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart belong to Denmark’s own Lukas Graham and their self-titled album. This week, that very same album lies down in the No.8 position, giving way for Californian outfit Deftones and their new long player ‘Gore’, which debuts at the very top.
The Lumineers weren’t far behind them, however, premiering at a very respectable No.2 with their sophomore album ‘Cleopatra’ (their highest Aussie chart position yet).
It’s Adele at No.3, Disturbed at No.4 and, sporting a fresh new double platinum certification, the ‘Molly’ soundtrack at No.5.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ is up (No.10 to No.6); so too Matt Corby’s recent No.1 album ‘Telluric’ (No.14 to No.9) as his national tour in support of it got underway in Sydney this week.
There are debuts for Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (‘Call It What It Is’) and M83 (‘Junk’) in positions 11 and 12 respectively, but Zayn’s on the wane. His debut album ‘Mind Of Mine’ drops from No.3 to No.15 in its third week of Aussie chart action.
A few best-ofs and recent hit albums make a run up the chart this week; among them Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ (No.27 to No.17), ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ (No.48 to No.19), Florence & The Machine’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ (No.64 to No.22), Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title’ (No.33 to No.23) and Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ (No.37 to No.24).
Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ joins the procession of improvement (No.41 to No.26), but The Last Shadow Puppets’ new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ is headed in the opposite direction, falling from a No.9 debut to No.28. Babymetal too feels the burn of a second week slump, down from No.7 to No.30.
Up this week are Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘That’s The Spirit’ (No.50 to No.32), Troye Sivan’s ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ (No.56 to No.34), Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ (No.69 to No.35) and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ (No.46 to No.36).
Down, however, is Nathaniel Rateliff’s ‘Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ (No.19 to No.38).
Mumford & Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’ re-enters the countdown at No.39. So too do Alison Wonderland’s ‘Run’ (No.41) and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ (No.42). Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Playlist’ jumps from No.78 to No.43 and Zakk Wylde’s ‘Book Of Shadows’ premieres at No.44.
But In Stereo’s ‘She’s Rock N Roll’ EP tumbles from a No.11 debut to No.46 in its second week, despite the boys being out on tour. The drop is even bigger for the Pet Shop Boys’ new album ‘Super’, which plummets from No.12 on debut to No.51.
Also heading down this week are Asking Alexandria’s ‘The Black’ (down 29 places to No.54) and Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ (down 23 places to No.55).
New are Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Painting Of A Panic Attack’ (No.56) and The Dandy Warhols’ ‘Distortland’ (No.57), but Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ tumbles 22 and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ is down 20.
More debuts at Nos.62 and 63 from Halfway (‘The Golden Halfway Record’) and Citipointe Live (‘Into The Deep’) respectively.
Best-of re-entries pepper the lower reaches of the charts, but there are drops in amongst them, including The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ (down 24 to No.73) and Jeff Buckley’s ‘You And I’ (down 37 to No.75).
But there’s also space for two more debuts; Josh Groban’s ‘Stages Live’ at No.76 and All Saints’ comeback album ‘Red Flag’ at No.77.
But those big drops keep coming; Iggy Pop’s ‘Post Pop Depression’ plunges 43 places to No.83, Amon Amarth’s ‘Jomsviking’ slumps 40 to No.85, Triple J’s ‘Like A Version 11’ is down 25 to No.87, Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of A Fear’ drops 32 to No.91 and ‘The Best Of NWA’ falls 34 spots to No.92.
Falling even further than all of them, however, is Weezer’s ‘Weezer (The White Album)’, which plummets more than 72 places to be out of the top 100 altogether after debuting at No.28 last week.
The signs aren’t good for Birdy either. ‘Beautiful Lies’ is also gone from the top 100 after spending just two weeks in it (No.10 on debut and No.42 last week).
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