Chart Watch is back for your Saturday night’s reading pleasure. Who’s on top of the ARIA charts this week? Who’s picked up new accreditations? How did the Eurovision Song Contest impact us locally? Can we stop the JT feeling? And what makes Oreos so delicious? We shall attempt to answer those and more questions (probably not the Oreo one, it must be said) in our weekly glance at all things ‘chart’; Chart Watch!
For the third week on the fly, Drake, Wizkid and Kyla are in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart with their smash single ‘Once Dance’. And, at this stage at least, it would appear that no-one’s up for the challenge, including Calvin Harris & Rihanna (who remain at No.2) or Justin Timberlake (who’s up one spot to No.3, despite the video dropping AND his Eurovision performance).
Speaking of Eurovision, Dami Im’s second place finish sees her entry ‘Sound Of Silence’ re-enter the countdown at a very impressive No.5, 63 places higher than its previous peak. It once again demonstrates this country’s passion for Australian pop music (albeit only when the rest of the world realises how amazing it is first).
Galantis make a move northwards (No.11 to No.6) with their new single ‘No Money’, while Pink (down one place to No.7) gets a shiny new platinum certification for ‘Just Like Fire’ after selling through more than 70,000 copies.
Flume also bags a new certification this week, with ‘Say It’ picking up a gold one for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
Universal Music told us through the week that Desiigner’s single ‘Panda’ has also notched up gold, but the accreditation hasn’t been updated on the official ARIA charts just yet. The single moves into the top ten (No.15 to No.10).
Delta Goodrem’s latest single ‘Dear Life’ suffers a 12 place second week fall after debuting last week at a respectable No.3.
Little Mix’s single ‘Secret Love Song’ hits platinum (No.16), with her new video doing the rounds (and, perhaps, thanks to her fall on Jimmy Fallon’s show in the US), Meghan Trainor’s new single ‘Me Too’ bullets from a No.51 debut to No.18, just ahead of its predecessor ‘No’ (No.19).
DNCE’s ‘Cake By The Ocean’ edges into the top 20 for the first time, Anne-Marie’s ‘Do It Right’ bullets ten places to No.22 and the week’s highest debut is down at No.30, thanks to Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s new collaborative effort ‘The Fighter’.
Drake and Rihanna follow their US lead by bulleting with ‘Too Good’ (No.55 on debut to No.38), Little Mix’s visit has an effect on not only ‘Secret Love Song’, but their new single ‘Hair’ too. It was in danger of slipping off the radar entirely last week, but the girl group’s Aussie shows see the track rebound from No.61 to a new peak of No.45.
Rihanna’s ‘Needed Me’ pops its head inside the top 50 (No.54 to No.48) and Cheat Codes ftg. Kris Kross Amsterdam’s ‘Sex’ gets hot and heavy, shooting from No.75 to No.49.
Beyond the 50, Troye Sivan’s ‘Youth’ jumps 13 places to No.53, Adele’s ‘Hello’ drops ten and Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’ is down 16 (to No.58).
The Temper Trap’s latest single ‘Fall Together’ may prove to be prophetically titled, losing 20 places from last week’s No.50 peak. Conrad Sewell’s ‘Remind Me’ falls further, however; from No.44 to No.71.
Vera Blue gets her ‘Fingertips’ into the top 100 this week, debuting at No.72, just two places ahead of the new OneRepublic single ‘Wherever I Go’.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Into You’, but we’re not quite so into her, it would appear. Her latest single tumbles 23 places from last week’s No.56 debut.
Sigala’s ‘Give Me Your Love’ bumps up 17 places, Jennifer Lopez’s new single ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ makes a belated appearance in the ARIA top 100 (new at No.85). Debuts too for Flo Rida ftg. Jason Derulo’s ‘Hello Friday’ (No.95) and Dua Lipa’s ‘Hotter Than Hell’ (No.100).
Keith Urban rules again on this week’s ARIA albums chart; his latest album ‘Ripcord’, which debuted in the top spot last week, hangs on to its position for a second successive week, with Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ edging its way from No.3 to No.2.
A trio of debuts then litter the top five; the best of the bunch being Meghan Trainor’s sophomore album ‘Thank You’, which premieres at No.3, The Living End’s new album ‘Shift’ (new at No.4) and Paul Dempsey’s ‘Strange Loop’ (a No.5 debut). The No.5 debut for Paul’s album equals the chart peak of his 2009 debut solo record ‘Everything Is True’.
Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ drops from No.2 to No.6, with Adele and Drake following. The Eurovision compilation album slams into the top ten, bulleting 51 places to No.9 this week; a new peak. Watch it sink like a stone next week.
Pierce The Veil’s ‘Misadventures’ wasn’t quite strong enough to pierce the top ten on entry (settling for a No.12 debut), while Kygo’s ‘Cloud Nine’ had to settle for Position Thirteen.
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is up from No.32 to No.15, Meghan Trainor’s debut album ‘Title’ jumps from No.38 to No.18. But the Marina Prior/Mark Vincent album ‘Together’ begins to lose its lustre after Mother’s Day, dropping 12 places to No.20.
A new entry at No.21 for DevilDriver’s ‘Trust No One’. Another at No.26 for Modern Baseball’s ‘Holy Ghost’, but a 15 place drop for Adele’s 15 times platinum ’21’.
There’s a No.33 debut for Hatebreed’s ‘The Concrete Confessional’, a 14 place jump to No.34 for Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ and a big 26 place drop to No.35 for Kate Ceberano’s ‘Anthology’.
Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ also couldn’t keep pace with the rest of the chart this week, slipping 23 places. Graeme Connors’ album is down ten, Iron Maiden’s down 14 and Kaytranada’s down 18.
A little further down the list, Matt Corby’s album ‘Telluric’ tumbles 14 places to No.47, but Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ rises 27 to No.49.
Charlie Puth is another artist seeing their album fall this week. His ‘Nine Track Mind’ is 22 places lower at No.51.
The Lion debuts at No.55 with ‘Become L-Fresh’. Carrie Underwood re-enters at No.56 with ‘Storyteller’. Cyndi Lauper drops 33 places with ‘Detour’ (No.26 on debut to No.59).
This week’s premiere for Paul Dempsey’s new album results in a halo effect for his 2009 debut release ‘Everything Is True’, which re-enters at No.62.
Big falls for The Screaming Jets’ ‘Chrome’ (down 37 to No.67) and Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Cinema’ (down 32 to No.68). But an even bigger one for Josh Groban’s ‘Stages (Live)’, which plummets a staggering 52 places to No.70.
That fall makes the 31 place drop for Conrad Sewell’s ‘All I Know’ EP (No.40 to No.71) seem insignificant by comparison.
New at No.73 is the ‘Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’. Up 21 to No.75 is the ‘Matilda : The Musical’ cast recording. But down 42 is Anohni’s ‘Hopelessness’ from last week’s No.35 debut.
Even Adele’s ’19’ is off this week (down 33 to No.79). But spare a thought for both Travis Collins and Andy Black. Their albums were well within the top 30 on debut last week. For Travis, ‘Hard Light’ plunges a mind-boggling 63 places to No.83. Andy’s ‘The Shadow Side’ falling by the same margin to No.86.
Ireland’s Foy Vance’ debuts at No.87 with ‘The Wild Swan’, there’s a huge 37 place drop for Andre Rieu’s ‘Magic Of The Waltz’ (No.56 to No.93), a debut for Kvelertak’s ‘Nattesferd’ at No.99 and a big 47 place plunge for Ronan Keating’s ‘Time Of My Life’ (No.53 to No.100).
Tourist’s ‘U’, which debuted last week at No.39, is already gone from the top 100.
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