No change at the top of the Aussie singles chart this week, but there is change over on the albums chart.
Add in new certifications and an almost number one debut and you’ve got another scintillating read in this week’s Chart Watch!
Chart Watch kicks off this week with a new gold certification (35,000 copies) for Gnash’s single ‘I Hate U, I Love You’. After bounding into the No.1 spot last week from No.5, the single sticks in pole position, holding a fast charging new P!nk single at bay.
Not that P!nk will be too disappointed with a No.2 debut for her new single ‘Just Like Fire’, however. It’s not a lead single from an album; merely a track plucked from the soundtrack to the upcoming movie ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’.
Alan Walker’s ‘Faded’ has… well, faded, dropping from No.2 to No.5. But just a couple of places below, that promotional visit for Dua Lipa during the week has done wonders for the chart fortunes of her breakout smash ‘Be The One’, which bullets from No.28 to No.7.
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ cha chas its way into the top ten in its third week of Aussie chart action (No.15 to No.10), but Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ and Meghan Trainor’s ‘No’ both fall from the top ten.
Broods’ ‘Free’ improves two to No.30, Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ is up from No.47 to No.32 and the new Jason Derulo single ‘If It Ain’t Love’ bullets from No.59 on debut to No.34.
There’s a new gold certification for Coldplay’s ‘Hymn For The Weekend’, a 12 place jump for the new Nick Jonas single ‘Close’ (No.49 to No.37) and there’s a lot to like about Luke Christopher’s ‘Lot To Learn’ this week, which rockets from its No.71 debut last week to No.39.
Future and Drake also jump with (ironically) ‘Jumpman’, which is up 25 places to No.47, Rihanna’s ‘Kiss It Better’ sneaks up four places and into the top 50 for the first time (No.48) and finally it would appear that DNCE might be starting to make some waves with their earworm ‘Cake By The Ocean’, which is up from No.63 to No.50.
Still sitting just outside the top 50, Troye Sivan’s single ‘Youth’ hits platinum (70,000 copies) at No.52 and despite not being the megahit she’s used to by now, Taylor Swift’s latest ‘New Romantics’ (which drops from No.39 to No.53) has done enough to bag a gold sales accreditation.
Yo Preston’s ‘Love Yourself vs F@ck Yourself’ is down 21 to No.56, Will.I.Am’s ‘Boys & Girls’ drops eight from last week’s No.53 debut and the new Safia track ‘Make Them Wheels Roll’ tumbles from No.48 to No.64.
New entries for Galantis and The Temper Trap at Nos.66 and 72 (‘No Money’ and ‘Fall Together’) respectively and another new entry at No.75 for Northlane & In Heart’s Wake (‘Equinox’).
Troye Sivan’s ‘Talk Me Down’ is up (No.92 to No.78), Kygo’s ‘Stay’ is gold (No.79), Samantha Jade’s ‘Always’ is down 20 (No.65 to No.85) and Halsey’s ‘Castle’ is down ten (No.76 to No.86).
The Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello collaboration ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ continues to falter, dropping from No.64 to No.87, but there are a couple of new entries to spice up the latter stages of the top 100; Ariana Grande’s ‘Let Me Love You’ (No.88) and Disciples & David Guetta’s ‘No Worries’ (No.90).
The new Sneaky Sound System single (‘I Ain’t Over You’) spent just one week in the top 100.
The No.1 spot on the albums chart this week is all about Disturbed who, after 32 weeks on the ARIA albums chart with ‘Immortalized’, reclaim the top spot this week at the expense of Deftones, who vacate the top spot (and the entire top ten, it has to be said) after just one week.
Not only has Disturbed made it back to the No.1 position, they’ve also picked up a gold sales certification in the process. Happy chaps, no doubt.
Adele’s at two, Hilltop Hoods are up from No.7 to No.3, Ed Sheeran’s at No.4 and the Rüfüs album ‘Bloom’ bullets from No.31 to No.5.
PJ Harvey scores a No.7 debut for her new long player ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’, which smashed the No.1 spot in the UK overnight. Marina Prior and Mark Vincent’s collaboration ‘Together’ is new at No.8, Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ is up five to No.9 and the new Santana album (‘Santana IV’) premieres at No.11.
Back to Deftones, however, who tumble from their No.1 perch to No.15 in their second week with ‘Gore’. Heading up in a big way is Josh Groban’s ‘Stages (Live)’ which, after debuting at No.76 last week is 59 places higher at No.17 this week.
The Lumineers’ ‘Cleopatra’ suffers the second week blues, down from No.2 to No.18 and long time Andre Rieu collaborator Mirusia scores a No.21 debut for ‘This Time Tomorrow’.
Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book Of Souls’ re-enters at No.29, M83’s ‘Junk’ slumps 20 places to No.32.
Speaking of Andre Rieu… his ‘Magic Of The Waltz’ premieres at No.41, just ahead of another European favourite… the 2016 ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ album (No.42).
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will ‘Call It What It Is’. We’ll call it a second week sales slump; their album down from No.11 on debut to No.49.
The Last Shadow Puppets are down 26 with ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’, James Bay’s back with ‘Chaos And The Calm’ (No.59) and Jon English’s ‘Six Ribbons : The Ultimate Collection’ tumbles 35 to No.62.
‘The Man Who Sold The World’ makes a run for the charts at No.70 on debut. Alison Wonderland’s ‘Run’, on the other hand, makes a run towards the chart precipice, down from No.41 to No.72.
Worshippers be new (C3 Music’s ‘Abide’ at No.79), worshippers be down (Bethel Music’s ‘Have It All (Live)’ down from No.60 to No.83). Asking Alexandria’s ‘The Black’ sinks from No.54 to No.88, but Nathaniel Rateliff’s album plunges 58 places to No.96.
Albums from Zakk Wylde, In Stereo and Pet Shop Boys are all gone from the top 100.
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