In this week’s Chart Watch, it’s steady at the top on the ARIA singles chart, but who picked up the week’s highest new entry – at No.34? And which act scores a big No.1 debut over on the ARIA albums side of the draw?
Discover the answers to these pressing posers, plus all the rest of the juice we can squeeze out of this week’s Chart Watch.
After ascending to the No.1 position on last week’s ARIA top 100 singles chart, Mister Calvin Harris maintains his No.1 heading (along with Rihanna) with ‘This Is What You Came For’.
Drake, Wizkid and Kyla are also steady at No.2 with ‘One Dance’. But picking up one position this week – along with a fresh new platinum certification after selling more than 70,000 copies – is Justin Timberlake’s catchy ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ (No.4 to No.3).
Meghan Trainor picks up a few extra places with ‘Me Too’ this week; the second single from her latest album ‘Thank You’ is up from No.9 to No.5, announcing its arrival in the top five with a shiny new gold certification after doing enough business throughout its five weeks on the charts to sell through 35,000 copies.
It’s a platinum accreditation too for Flume’s latest single ‘Say It’ (with Tove Lo), down one spot to No.6, while DNCE and Desiigner also lose a little ground.
Ariana Grande’s new track ‘Into You’ gains three (No.19 to No.16), but Cheat Codes ftg. Kris Kross Amsterdam are in a bigger hurry, up 11 places with a bullet to No.17.
The catchy new Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood track ‘The Fighter’ punches its ticket to a top 30 berth, improving five places to a new peak of No.28; the Charlie Puth/Selena Gomez single ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ also gaining five to No.31.
Featuring on a high profile ad campaign for Channel 9’s ‘Love Child’ might not have improved the chart fortunes for Dami Im’s Eurovision single ‘Sound Of Silence’ (steady at No.32), but after five weeks on the chart, the single has done enough to achieve a fresh new gold sales accreditation.
They’ve kept us waiting 16 long years for new music, but The Avalanches are back. And it’s their new single ‘Frankie Sinatra’ that tops the bunch when it comes to chart debuts this week, premiering at No.34. Start spreading the news… it’s also the band’s highest charting single ever!
Delta Goodrem’s ‘Dear Life’ slips ten places (No.27 to No.37), Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ is up seven (No.45 to No.38) and Flo Rida edges into the top 40 with his ‘Hello Friday’ (No.42 to No.39).
It might not be a spectacular debut, but the new Shawn Mendes single ‘Treat You Better’ is new at No.45. Given it was the most added track to Australian radio in the past week, we expect a big improvement to this next week.
Disturbed’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ drops ten to No.47, but Fifth Harmony’s new single ‘All In My Head (Flex)’ picks up ten to sit at a new peak of No.56, just ahead of a No.57 debut for the new DJ Snake/George Maple track ‘Talk’.
OneRepublic’s ‘Wherever I Go’ dropped 13 places to No.68 last week, but makes up nine of those this week to be at No.59.
Mø’s ‘Final Song’ premieres at No.65, DJ Khaled & Drake’s ‘For Free’ is new at No.75, but Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ tumbles 22 places to No.79.
Jumping 19 this week is Imany’s ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ (No.99 on debut to No.80), Beyoncé experiences another drop with ‘Hold Up’ (No.67 to No.84) and Broods aren’t safe from the sales slide, dropping ten places to No.85.
The top 100 debuts wrap with Kent Jones’ ‘Don’t Mind’ (No.91) and Lukas Graham’s ‘Mama Said’ (No.97).
Who’s that there debuting at No.1 on this week’s ARIA albums chart? Why that’d be Aussie icon Jimmy Barnes, no less. Barnsey nabs the No.1 spot on debut from Flume, whose ‘Skin’ droops to No.2.
With her new single flying on the ARIA singles chart, there’s a bit of renewed interest in the Meghan Trainor album ‘Thank You’, which jumps four places to No.3.
Prince’s ‘Very Best Of’ is up four places to No.8 and even Dami Im’s ‘Classic Carpenters’ is back in the top ten mix this week; up two to No.9.
The Wolfe Brothers claim a No.10 debut with ‘This Crazy Life’, Tegan + Sara score their highest Aussie chart position to date (albeit only just), debuting at No.13 with ‘Love You To Death’, while Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is back in favour with the record buying public, improving 14 places to No.14.
Catfish & The Bottlemen drop nine with ‘The Ride’ and Meghan Trainor’s debut long player ‘Title’ jumps 13 to No.17.
Then we’ve got four debuts back to back; Beartooth’s ‘Aggressive’ is new at No.18, Ladyhawke’s ‘Wild Things’ is new at No.19, Hellyeah’s ‘Undeniable’ is new at No.20 and The Kills’ ‘Ash & Ice’ premieres at No.21.
We’ve then just got Disturbed’s ‘Immortalized’ (No.22) and Florence & The Machine’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ (No.52 to No.23) before another trio of debuts; Jai Waetford’s ‘Heart Miles’ EP (No.24), Roxette’s ‘Good Karma’ (No.25) and Paul Simon’s ‘Stranger To Stranger’ (No.26).
Above & Beyond joins the top 30 debut party with ‘Acoustic II’ landing at No.30.
A little lower we find Halsey’s album ‘Badlands’ back in the top 50 (No.53 to No.33), but a couple of big drops; Rüfüs’ album ‘Bloom’ (23 places lower at No.38) and Architects’ LP ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ (37 places down from last week’s No.2 debut).
Even Radiohead loses 15 places with ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ (No.25 to No.40).
James Bay picks up the pace with ‘Chaos And The Calm’ (No.89 to No.43), but the drops continue (Blake Shelton’s ‘If I’m Honest’ down 22 to No.44), The Living End’s ‘Shift’ down nine to No.45 and Eric Clapton’s ‘I Still Do’ down 19 to No.46).
Volbeat’s ‘Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie’ premieres at No.47 ahead of more chart slumps, including a 28 place drop for The Monkees’ ‘Good Times!’ and a seriously worrying 41 place plunge for the new Fifth Harmony album ‘7/27’, which debuted at No.8 last week.
Beyond the 50, David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ is back in the ascendancy (No.65 to No.51), Ellie Goulding’s ‘Delirium’ is back in the charts (a re-entry at No.52) and Amy Winehouse is ‘Back To Black’ (up 29 places to No.55).
Bob Dylan’s ‘Fallen Angels’ slumps 31 from last week’s No.26 and Kate Ceberano’s ‘Anthology’ loses 21 places to No.60.
With their new album now confirmed, there’s renewed interest in The Avalanches first (and only) album ‘Since I Left You’, which re-enters the ARIA top 100 at No.62, just three positions ahead of the debut for Michael Franti & Spearhead’s new LP ‘Soulrocker’.
The Cat Empire’s ‘Rising With The Sun’ plunges 36, Maren Morris’ ‘Hero’ debuts at No.69, Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ is 15 places lower and Flume’s ‘Flume’ drops 30 to No.72. Red Hot Chili Peppers also drop 30 with their ‘Greatest Hits’ package (No.45 to No.75).
The Eurovision album is down 29 to No.77, but the drops don’t come much bigger than that for Lacuna Coil’s album ‘Delirium’. After debuting at No.19 last week, it’s down a whopping 63 places to No.82.
Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ is down 29 to No.55, Prince’s classic ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack is 21 places lower at No.85 and Paul Kelly’s ‘Seven Sonnets And A Song’ loses 30 to No.88.
There are debuts at Nos.89 and 91 for The Highwaymen (‘Live – American Outlaws’) and Dan + Shay (‘Obsessed’) respectively and Adele’s ’19’ drops 26 to No.100.
But check the drop for Rates’ album ‘Untold’, which has lost more than 86 places this week after debuting at No.14 last week. It’s now gone from the top 100, as are album debuts from (last week’s chart positions in brackets) Dierks Bentley (21), Winterbourne (23), Beth Orton (47), Band Of Skulls (54) and Thrice (57).
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