Chart Watch is back for your Saturday night and this week, we feature a brand new No.1 on the ARIA albums chart; one of four new album debuting in this week’s top ten – and one of eight premiering in the top 20!
Did we also mention that there’s a new number one swinging on the singles chart too? Chart Watch has the answers!
Let’s kick off with that new number one on this week’s singles chart, shall we? If you believe the gossip columns, the newly single Calvin Harris overtakes Drake this week to finally smash the No.1 spot with his Rihanna collaboration ‘This Is What You Came For’.
P!nk improves swaps with Justin Timberlake; the former overtaking the latter into the No.3 position, ahead of Flume’s single ‘Say It’, which improves to No.5.
DNCE’s ‘Cake By The Ocean’ is now desperately close to top five status (No.8 to No.6), while the newly double platinum (140,000 copies) ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by The Chainsmokers is down from No.5 to No.7.
Meghan Trainor’s new single ‘Me Too’ is up into the top ten (No.12 to No.9) and the new Drake/Rihanna single ‘Too Good’ is seemingly in a bit of a hurry to retake the number one position vacated by ‘One Dance’, leaping from No.22 to No.13.
Ariana Grande’s new single ‘Into You’ is another track in a big hurry, bulleting from No.46 last week to settle inside the top 20 at No.19.
With Flume’s album performing solidly at retailers across the country last week, his single ‘Never Be Like You’ enjoys a bit of a bump, improving three to No.20. Little Mix’s ‘Hair’ grows (No.34 to No.25), an improvement for Cheat Codes ftg. Kris Kross Amsterdam’s ‘Sex’ (No.36 to No.28) and a massive bullet for Twenty One Pilots’ new track ‘Ride’, which soars from No.63 to No.29.
The Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood duet ‘The Fighter’ debuted strongly at No.30 a couple of weeks ago, but tumbled to No.44 last week. It’s regained some ground this week, improving to No.33.
Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez’ new single ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ is looking like being another big fat hit. It debuted at No.88 last week, but finds itself a whopping 52 places higher in week two.
Luke Christopher’s ‘Lot To Learn’ loses five, but hits gold (35,000 copies sold).
Also improving this week are the new Flo Rida single ‘Hello Friday’ (No.61 to No.42 with Jason Derulo) and, no doubt thanks in part to the tour announcement, the new Selena Gomez track ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness’ (No.74 to No.43).
Alessia Cara drops out of the top 50 this week with her ‘Wild Things’ (No.45 to No.54); Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ also down nine (to No.57).
Ghost Town DJs slide a little with ‘My Boo’ (No.47 to No.61), but there’s a trio of debuts to follow; Flume ftg. Vic Mensa’s ‘Lose It’ (No.63), Flume ftg. Little Dragon’s ‘Take A Chance’ (No.65) and Fifth Harmony ftg. Fetty Wap’s ‘All In My Head (Flex)’ (No.66).
OneRepublic’s ‘Wherever I Go’ slides 13 to No.68, there’s an improvement of 14 places for Kygo and Maty Noyes’ ‘Stay’ (No.83 to No.69), but a 13 place drop for Elle King’s ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’.
Need a little ‘Company’ from Justin Bieber? You’re not alone. It’s up 15 to No.82.
Anne-Marie’s ‘Alarm’ goes off with a bang at No.89, but Ariana and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Side To Side’ slides (No.71 to No.95).
Imany wraps the top 100 debuts at No.99.
Yep, Flume’s done it again. ‘Skin’ is in. In at No.1, that is, knocking the wind out of Ariana’s sails… ‘Dangerous Woman’ is all the way down to No.9.
So Flume notches up his second No.1 album in a row, premiering right ahead of British outfit Architects, who are new at No.2 with ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’.
Catfish And The Bottlemen are new at No.6 with ‘The Ride’. Fifth Harmony’s new album ‘7/27′ premieres at No.8; the US girl group’s highest Australian chart position thus far. No doubt there’ll be champagne corks popping.
Lots happening between No.10 and No.20 this week too, what with new entries for Rates’ ‘Untold’ (No.14), The Wiggles’ ‘The Best Of’ (No.16), Lacuna Coil’s ‘Delirium’ (No.19) and The Monkees’ ‘Good Times’ (No.20).
Add in a 15 place bullet for the Rüfüs album ‘Bloom’ (No.30 to No.15) and a massive 31 place jump for Graeme Connors’ ’60 Summers’ (No.49 to No.18) and it’s action aplenty.
Even the 20s don’t get off scot-free… a No.21 debut for Dierks Bentley’s ‘Black’ and a No.23 debut for Winterbourne’s ‘Pendulum’.
But with so many debuts and lots of movement towards the top by a number of albums this week, lots of LPs have to make way. Some of those are Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ (down 13 to No.25), Bob Dylan’s ‘Fallen Angels’ (down 15 to No.26), Eric Clapton’s ‘I Still Do’ (down 17 to No.27), Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ (down 22 to No.28) and Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title’ (down 15 to No.30).
The Cat Empire’s ‘Rising With The Sun’ is rising in the charts (No.47 to No.32), but there’s a 15 place drop to No.37 for Paul Dempsey’s ‘Strange Loop’ and a 21 place drop to No.39 for Kate Ceberano’s ‘Anthology’.
Flume’s debut album re-enters the top 50, rising from No.56 to No.42 as a result of a halo effect around the release of his new album ‘Skin’. Prince’s ‘The Hits/The B Sides’, however, tumbles from No.21 to No.44.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of is back in the top 100 at No.45, James Blake’s ‘The Colour In Everything’ slumps 27 to No.46, Beth Orton’s ‘Kidsticks’ is new at No.47, but the Eurovision album plunges 28 to No.48.
Also on the way up this week is Florence & The Machine’s album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ (No.74 to No.52), just ahead of debuts for Band Of Skulls’ latest LP ‘By Default’ (No.54) and Thrice’s ‘To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere’ (No.57).
Sam Smith’s joins the parade of albums falling heavily this week; ‘In The Lonely Hour’ down 37 places to No.66. Pierce The Veil’s ‘Misadventures’ tumbles 28 from last week’s No.40.
There’s a No.69 debut for Pup’s ‘The Dream Is Over’, but the dream is over for Kygo’s ‘Cloud Nine’, which is down 29 to No.70.
‘Everything’s Beautiful’ for Robert Glasper’s new LP, which debuts in the No.73 spot, but Highasakite will be feeling Lowasasewer this week, with news that their new album ‘Camp Echo’ has plummeted a staggering 54 places from last week’s No.24 debut.
Even The Weeknd is not immune to the tumbling; his album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ down a huge 53 places to No.79.
Death Angel are in at No.80 with ‘The Evil Divide’, but just behind is the biggest drop within the top 100 this week. That drop belongs to Ed Sheeran’s six times platinum ‘+’. Last week at No.17, this week it’s plunged a whopping 66 places.
The 50 place drop (from No.38 to No.88) for Elle King’s album ‘Love Stuff’ seems to pale in comparison.
Albums for Issues and Saosin, which debuted in the top 50 last week, are gone from the top 100.
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