In this week’s Chart Watch, we bring you two top ten debuts on the ARIA singles chart and three top ten debuts on the ARIA albums chart. Plus accreditation tweaks, big movers and so much more.
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Despite the best efforts of a local pop starlet and an international pop superstar, Drake, Wizkid and Kyla remain wedged at the top of the ARIA singles chart for a second successive week with ‘One Dance’.
The combined pop power of Calvin Harris and Rihanna see their hit ‘This Is What You Came For’ remain in the number two position for the second successive week, though its certification is updated to gold, meaning it’s bagged in excess of 35,000 sales in just two weeks; no bad going.
The week’s highest debut (No.3) comes courtesy of Aussie pop diva Delta Goodrem and her new tune ‘Dear Life’. The singer threw everything at the track this week, including performances, interviews (including with US!), but it wasn’t quite enough for her to score her tenth No.1 hit.
Justin Timberlake’s infectious new earworm ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ premieres right behind Delts (No.4), ahead of The Chainsmokers’ ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ (No.5), P!nk’s ‘Just Like Fire’ (No.6) and a freshly platinum ‘I Hate U, I Love U’ from Gnash (No.7).
A little further down the list and it’s Tinie Tempah’s latest single ‘Girls Like’ which has its accreditation tweaked; it’s now a gold seller, improving to No.19 and just four shy of its No.15 peak thus far.
Topic’s ‘Home’ leaps from No.38 to No.20, DNCE’s ‘Cake By The Ocean’ jumps from No.37 to No.21 (the latter also now with a gold sales certification (35,000 copies).
Disturbed’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ falls nine to No.24 and, as reported on the site YESTERDAY, Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ now has a triple platinum certification to call its own (210,000 copies sold), while dropping three to No.25.
Ghost Town DJs jump from a No.42 debut to No.26 with ‘My Boo’. Jumps too for Kungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners (‘This Girl’ up from No.48 to No.31) and Anne-Marie (‘Do It Right’ up from No.47 to No.32).
Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ is off quite a bit this week. With the album now in the stores and the single still only the 32nd most played song on Australian radio, it slumps 20 places to No.37.
Jonas Blue’s ‘Fast Car’ hits triple platinum (No.38), Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’ tumbles 17 to No.42 and, thanks to his performance on the high-rating TV Week Logie Awards telecast, Conrad Sewell’s ‘Remind Me’ is back in the top 100 at No.44.
Wrapping the upper half of the top 100 is The Temper Trap, whose new single ‘Fall Together’ bullets from No.86 to a new peak of No.50.
Outside the top 50, it’s a No.51 debut for the new Meghan Trainor single ‘Me Too’, an improvement in Rihanna’s chart fortunes with ‘Needed Me’ up from No.61 to a new peak of No.54 and speaking of Rihanna… her collaboration on the new Drake album (‘Too Good’) premieres at No.55, just ahead of a No.56 debut for Ariana Grande’s ‘Into You’.
Radiohead’s newbie ‘Burn The Witch’ raises the chart stakes (No.81 on debut to No.63), Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ cracks the five times platinum mark (No.65) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Dance Off’ takes a big dive, slumping 23 places to No.67.
Future & Drake’s ‘Jumpman’ goes gold (No.70), Red Hot Chili Peppers debut at No.71 with ‘Dark Necessities’, Radiohead get ‘Daydreaming’ into the No.73 spot on debut and just the very mention of ‘Sex’ and Cheat Codes ftg. Kris Kross Amsterdam bullet from a No.98 debut to No.75.
But not everyone’s heading in a northerly direction. The Madden Brothers’ performance of ‘Amnesia’ on ‘The Voice’ a couple of weeks back resulted in a bump for the 5SOS track, but only briefly. It’s down 28 positions to No.88, while Blink 182’s ‘Bored To Death’ seemingly excited only their fans, dropping from a No.50 debut to No.78.
Twenty One Pilots’ newbie ‘Ride’ saunters in at No.81, Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ drops 16 and James Bay’s ‘Let It Go’ is down 17 (No.72 to No.89).
‘Purple Rain’ is the only Prince classic left standing in the top 100 this week, though it too suffers a big drop (No.53 to No.92).
Iggy Azalea tumbles 18 with ‘Team’, but top 100 debuts from Chris Brown’s ‘Grass Ain’t Greener’ and Sigala’s ‘Give Me Your Love’ shine in the lower reaches of the top 100 (Nos.97 and 100 respectively).
Australia’s King of country rules again. Keith Urban notches up his second successive No.1 Australian album with ‘Ripcord’ this week, swiping Drake’s ‘Views’ from the top spot and preventing Radiohead’s new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ from premiering at the peak (it’s new at No.2).
Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’, therefore, is down to No.3, with Adele’s ’25’ at No.4 and Drake’s ‘Views’ down from its No.1 debut to No.5. Prince’s ‘The Very Best Of’ remains in the No.6 position.
Aussie icon Kate Ceberano scores her first top ten album chart position in eight years with her best-of ‘Anthology’, which debuts at No.9.
Prince’s ‘The Hits/The B Sides’ is up from No.14 to No.10 and his ‘Ultimate’ bullets from No.21 to No.11.
There’s a debut for Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ at No.13, another for James Blake’s ‘The Colour In Everything’ at No.16 and more from Travis Collins (‘Hard Light’ at No.20), Kaytranada (‘99.9%’ at No.21) and Andy Black (‘The Shadow Side’ at No.23).
The new Cyndi Lauper album ‘Detour’ premieres in the No.26 spot, giving the iconic US singer her highest Australian chart position in 22 years!
Graeme Connors suffers a 16 place slump with ’60 Summers’ (No.11 to No.27), but more debuts follow, thanks to The Screaming Jets’ new album ‘Chrome’ (No.30) and Anohni’s ‘Hopelessness’ (No.35). Tourist’s ‘U’ is also new (at No.39), while the Conrad Sewell EP ‘All I Know’ re-enters the chart at No.40, thanks to his performance on last weekend’s Logies telecast.
But with so many new entries peppering this week’s chart, some albums had to fall – and hard. Paul Kelly’s ‘Seven Sonnets And A Song’ eases 18 places to No.25, for example. But Rob Zombie’s ‘The Electric Warlock Acid With Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser’, which debuted at No.8 last week, is down a huge 39 places to No.47.
The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ leaps 30 (No.79 to No.49), but Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s ‘Nonagon Infinity’ are down 28 (No.22 to No.50) and 32 (No.19 to No.51) respectively.
There’s a debut for Cole Swindell’s ‘You Should Be Here’ at No.52, a big 22 place drop for Andre Rieu’s ‘Magic Of The Waltz’, a 20 place fall for Richard Marx’ ‘The Ultimate Collection’ (No.37 on debut to No.57) and a 17 place fall for Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ (No.42 to No.59).
The falls continue, with Elle King’s ‘Love Stuff’ down 22, Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ down 21 and Sixx A.M’s ‘Prayers For The Damned’ down a staggering 57 places from last week’s No.9 debut.
Patizio Buanne’s ‘Bravo Patrizio’ is down 22 and Luca Brasi’s ‘If This Is All We’re Going To Be’ plunges 57 from last week’s No.18 debut.
Two back to back debuts (Nos.78 and 79) wrap the seventies (Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Boxes’ and the ‘We Will Rock You’ cast recording), ahead of more big drops; Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ down 37 to No.81, the ‘Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ down 27 to No.83 and James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ also down 27 to No.84. Even Hilltop Hoods aren’t immune from the tumbling this week, dropping 21 places with ‘Walking Under Stars’ (No.71 to No.92).
Despite a big, fat hit with ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’, Mike Posner’s long-awaited new album ‘At Night, Alone’ limps into the top 100 countdown at No.93 on debut. That’s ahead of a 25 place drop for Deftones’ ‘Gore’, a 39 place drop for Tremonti’s ‘Dust’ and a 40 place drop for Rudimental’s ‘We The Generation’.
The news isn’t good for Olympia, however. The Aussie songstress premiered at a respectable No.26 with her new album ‘Self Talk’ last week, but the album is gone entirely from this week’s top 100, losing more than 74 places in week two.
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