This week in Chart Watch, Drake makes it four on the fly at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart, while over on the albums side of things, we’ve got another No.1. But who is it? And what do they want with us?
Plus, we’ll bring you up to speed with all the latest certifications (and there are lots of them), big movers, chart tid-bits and more in this week’s Chart Watch!
Yes, Drake’s still flying the flag at the top of the Australian singles chart with ‘One Dance’, which spends its fourth consecutive week at No.1, once again holding the usual suspects of Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake at bay.
But Drake’s smash does pick up a new platinum accreditation this week, having sold through more than 70,000 copies in its eight week chart run.
But Drake’s not the only one notching up new certifications this week, with Calvin Harris and Rihanna also smashing through the 70,000 sales mark to hit platinum with ‘This Is What You Came For’ (No.2) and Justin Timberlake hitting gold (35,000 copies) in third place with ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’.
P!nk picks up three places with her former No.1 hit ‘Just Like Fire’ and Flume’s ‘Say It’ hits a new peak of No.6 as his new album hits the stores.
DNCE’s track ‘Cake By The Ocean’ was released in September last year. Talk about a slow burn, huh? It entered the Aussie top 100 13 weeks ago and this week, finally, it’s hit the top ten, bulleting from No.20 to No.8.
Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ (now gold certified) is up one to No.9, Galantis’ ‘No Money’ (not certified) is down four to No.10.
Then we’ve got a couple of tracks in a hurry towards the upper echelons of the chart; Topic’s ‘Home’ (up fro No.23 to No.11) and Meghan Trainor’s newbie ‘Me Too’ (up from No.18 to No.12). They’re both just ahead of Mike Posner’s hit ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’, which pops over the double platinum mark (140,000 copies sold).
Fifth Harmony’s ‘Work From Home’ also hits double platinum (No.14) and, although down another five places this week, the new Delta Goodrem single ‘Dear Life’ has done enough to achieve a gold accreditation.
With her album now in the stores, Ariana Grande’s title track ‘Dangerous Woman’ leaps 12 places to No.21 and is now just three shy of its peak thus far. That might be the end of said single, however, with Ariana’s infectious new track ‘Into You’ being serviced to Australian media yesterday.
Drake and Rihanna follow Ariana in a northwards direction, improving from No.38 to No.22.
But heading in the opposite direction is Eurovision runner-up Dami Im. ‘Sound Of Silence’ may have been flavour of the week last week, but it would appear Australians have quickly lost interest, sending it plummeting from a peak of No.5 to No.25.
Twenty One Pilots won’t be too ‘Stressed Out’ with news that their single has hit double platinum (No.26), nor will Meghan Trainor be too stressed that her last single ‘No’ falls ten places to No.29.
It’s Adele’s new single. It’s ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ and it re-enters the chart this week at a respectable No.30. It previously peaked at No.88 in the album’s release week back in November.
Little Mix’s ‘Hair’ cuts through the chart and bobs up 11 places to No.34 (whether the move northwards is permanent or not remains to be seen).
Cheat Codes ftg. Kriss Kross Amsterdam jumps from No.49 to No.36 and… could it be…? We think it is… We spy a new six times platinum certification (420,000 copies) for Justin Bieber’s previous No.1 hit ‘Love Yourself’, steady at No.37.
Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s single ‘The Fighter’ drops 14 places in its second week (No.30 to No.44) and Alessia Cara’s ‘Wild Things’ is down ten (No.35 to No.45). But the new Ariana Grande single ‘Into You’ is into the top 50, reaching a new peak of No.46 and bulleting 33 places from last week’s No.79.
Ghost Town DJ’s track ‘My Boo’ is spooked, and will soon be haunting the lower half of the hundred, dropping from No.36 to No.47.
Speaking of the lower half of the hundred, The Amity Affliction enter at No.53 with their newbie ‘I Bring The Weather With Me’; it’s the week’s highest new entry.
But it’ll seemingly be fighting for a top 50 berth next week against OneRepublic’s new single ‘Wherever I Go’, which is up from No.74 to No.55 and the new Martin Solveig/Tkay Maidza collaboration ‘Do It Right’, which is new into the countdown at No.56.
Flo Rida and Jason Derulo say “hello Saturday” with their new single ‘Hello Friday’, which bullets from a No.95 debut to No.61, but Broods’ new single ‘Free’ drops 12 places in its eighth week of chart action (No.52 to No.64). Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ is also down 12 (No.57 to No.69), but their later single ‘Light It Up’ is down 14 (No.56 to No.70).
Two newbies (Ariana Grande’s ‘Side To Side’, debuting at No.71 and Selena Gomez’ ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness, debuting at No.74) sandwich a 15 place drop for Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’ (No.58 to No.73) and precede a 22 place drop for Troye Sivan’s ‘Youth’ (No.53 to No.75).
Snakehips’ ‘All My Friends’, down ten spots to No.76, picks up a new triple platinum gong (210,000 copies sold), the Broods newbie ‘Couldn’t Believe’ is new at No.81 and The Temper Trap’s ‘Fall Together’ is down another 16 spots to No.86 (presumably their audience is more intent on getting its mitts on the album).
New stuff for Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez (‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’) at No.88, a big 26 place drop (No.67 to No.93) for Zayn’s ‘Like I Would’ (which now sports a gold sales certification) and a 24 place fall for Conrad Sewell’s ‘Remind Me’ (No.71 to No.95).
Singles chart? Done! Album’s chart? Here we go…
Ariana Grande picks up her second successive Aussie No.1 album with ‘Dangerous Woman’, which debuts in the top spot, knocking Keith Urban from his perch after two weeks on the fly.
That leaves Beyoncé still sitting pretty in the runners up position, while Meghan Trainor’s new album ‘Thank You’ drops from three on debut to No.4.
Taylor Swift and Prince are back into the top ten (the latter, presumably given physical stock was back in the shops last week) with ‘1989’ (No.15 to No.6) and ‘The Very Best Of’ (No.11 to No.7) respectively.
Eric Clapton’s ‘I Still Do’ just makes it into the top ten on debut (No.10 is his highest solo studio album chart here in almost 22 years).
Bob Dylan’s ‘Fallen Angels’ debuts right behind Eric at No.11 and Blake Shelton’s ‘If I’m Honest’ is new at No.13 which, according to our sources, is his highest ever Australian chart position.
Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ soars from No.31 to No.14, Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ bullets from No.49 to No.17 and Kate Ceberano’s ‘Anthology’ gets another breath of wind beneath its sales (pun intended), leaping from No.35 to No.18.
The ‘Eurovision’ compilation slides 11 places to No.20, the Paul Dempsey album ‘Strange Loop’ is down 17 to No.22 and The Living End’s ‘Shift’ is in a swift southerly direction, down from a No.4 debut to No.25.
But Highasakite break the falls, premiering at No.24 with ‘Camp Echo’.
The Weeknd’s former No.1 album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ improves 14 to No.26, Marina Prior and Mark Vincent’s ‘Together’ eases 11 to No.31 and Issues get into the top 50’s ‘Headspace’ at No.36 on debut.
Big second week drops for Pierce The Veil (‘Misadventures’ down 28 to No.40) and Kygo (‘Cloud Nine’ also down 28, to No.41), but there’s a No.44 debut for Saosin’s ‘Along The Shadow’.
Outside the top 50 this week, the drops continue, with DevilDriver’s ‘Trust No One’ slumping 31 places from last week’s No.21 debut. But Selena Gomez is up with ‘Revival’ (No.96 to No.59).
Debuts for Against The Current’s ‘In Our Bones’ and Katatonia’s ‘The Fall Of Hearts’ follow (at Nos.61 and 62 respectively), but King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard loses 22 places with ‘Nonagon Infinity’ and ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ is down 17 to No.69. (Spookily ‘Thriller’ returns to the chart just one place lower… at No.70).
‘Thriller’ leads a conga-line of re-entries from the likes of Paul Simon, Gwen Stefani, Baby Animals, Florence & The Machine, The Wiggles and Triple J’s ‘Like A Version Vol.11’.
But how’s about the drop for Kaytranada’s ‘99.9%’. We’re 100% sure that its drop from No.39 to No.84 would’ve hurt just a little. Probably not quite as much as the drop for Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book Of Souls’, however, which plunges 52 places to No.90.
Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Detour’ is down 32 to No.91, Josh Groban’s ‘Stages (Live)’ is down 24 to No.94 and Zayn’s ‘Mind Of Mine’ is 19 places lower at No.97.
Top 50 albums last week from Modern Baseball (‘Holy Ghost’) and Hatebreed (‘The Concrete Confessional’) – which were at Nos.26 and 33 respectively – have already left the building.
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