Chart Watch is back for your Saturday night, with an old familiar face retaking the No.1 spot this week; that old familiar face now owns 20% of the top ten. Lower down there are just three debuts in the entire top 100.
Over on the albums chart, meanwhile, it’s raining debuts, not only with a new number one, but ten new entries in the top 50!
Who debuted in the top spot? And how have your other chart faves fared? Best you dive right in to this week’s Chart Watch!
That old familiar face we talked about in the opening paragraph?
Why that could be no-one but Drake, whose previous No.1 smash ‘One Dance’ retakes the top spot this week, edging out Calvin Harris and Rihanna, who slide to No.2.
While Justin Timberlake remains at three with ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’, Meghan Trainor is climbing slowly towards the chart summit with her latest choon ‘Me Too’ (No.5 to No.4).
But Drake’s seemingly in a much bigger hurry to replace himself in the top spot, with a little added help from Rihanna on ‘Too Good’ (No.11 to No.5).
On its current trajectory, the new Ariana Grande will be ensconced in the Aussie top ten this time next week; it’s up from No.16 to No.11, but though a five place bullet is good, it’s nowhere near the 31 places Shawn Mendes makes up this week with his newbie ‘Treat You Better’. It premiered on the ARIA top 100 at No.45 last week and has rocketed to No.14.
Squidged in the middle of both of them is the Galantis’ ‘No Money’, which bags a gold sales certification, having sold more than 35,000 copies down under.
Topic ftg. Nico Santos’ ‘Home’? It’s gone gold too this week (No.15); so too Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ track ‘This Girl’ (up five to No.18).
Dua Lipa’s ‘Be The One’ may be steady in the No.19 spot, but it’s pushed into platinum territory this week, having found its home in more than 70,000 music libraries across the country.
Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Ride’ jumps from No.25 to No.20, Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez’ new track ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ rises nine to No.22 and Lukas Graham’s former No.1 smash ‘7 Years’ gets a major certification tweak; it’s been sitting pretty at double platinum for an awfully long time. This week, their label Warner finally presses ‘go’ and gets it its fourth platinum gong (280,000 copies).
Highest debut of the week comes courtesy of Brisbane superstars The Veronicas. Their new DNA co-penned earworm ‘In My Blood’ is in your head and into the chart at No.26 on debut.
Little Mix’s ‘Hair’ goes gold (No.28), Annie-Marie’s ‘Do It Right’ also picks up a gold accreditation (No.35) and the sultry new Selena Gomez single ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness’ improves from No.49 to No.37.
The biggest bullet of the week comes courtesy of Ministry Of Sound’s Imany, who rockets from No.80 to a new peak of No.42 with ‘Don’t Be So Shy’.
Fifth Harmony’s ‘All In My Head (Flex)’ enters the upper half of the countdown (No.56 to No.45) and trust Usher to ‘Crash’ the top 50 party with his new single. It’s in first week at No.48.
The top 50 wraps this week with a triple platinum certification for Zara Larsson’s ‘Lush Life’.
Speaking of life, Delta’s ‘Dear Life’ takes a tumble this week, dropping 17 to No.54. Rihanna’s ‘Work’ is now double platinum (No.55), Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’ rises from No.84 to No.57 and Luke Christopher still seemingly has a ‘Lot To Learn’, down 14 places to No.58.
The Avalanches’ long-awaited foray into the ARIA top 40 was short lived. Their latest single ‘Frankie Sinatra’ premiered at No.34 last week, but finds itself 26 places lower as the excitement surround the album announcement subsides.
Kent Jones picks up the pace, however. ‘Don’t Mind’ bullets 30 places to No.61.
Mike Will Made-It’s new choon ‘Nothing Is Promised’, which features Rihanna on vocals, premieres at No.69; it’s one of five tracks to feature Rihanna’s vocals in this week’s top 100.
DJ Snake’s ‘Talk’ is down 14, Martin Solveig’s ‘Do It Right’ is down ten and though Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Dance Off’ is down only two positions (No.78 to No.80), it does achieve a shiny new platinum accreditation.
MØ’s ‘Final Song’ tumbles 17 from last week’s No.65 debut, Ghost Town DJs continue their chart slide with ‘My Boo’ (No.71 to No.89) and lil’ J-Lo’s ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ pokes its head back into the top 100 – at No.100.
Flume debuted at No.1 a couple of weeks back. Barnsey debuted at No.1 last week and The Temper Trap keep the Aussie tradition going this week with their new album ‘Thick As Thieves’.
The band’s third album is also their second No.1 album, following on from 2012’s eponymous effort.
The boys knock Barnsey into No.3, while Adele’s ’25’ once again picks up the sales pace, improving from No.4 to No.2.
The rest of the top five? That’s held this week by Beyoncé in position four and Meghan Trainor in position five.
Flume’s ‘Skin’ sheds another four places this week (No.2 to No.6) and the new Garbage album premieres in the No.9 spot; their sixth consecutive top ten studio album (albeit their lowest charting one).
Red Hot Chili Peppers bullet a whopping 65 places to No.10 with their ‘Greatest Hits’ this week, while Dope Lemon’s new album ‘Honey Bones’ is new at No.11. (Dope Lemon is Angus Stone’s new project).
Nick Jonas bests his UK chart result – by a country mile – debuting at a respectable No.13 (though unlucky for some) with ‘Last Year Was Complicated’.
LetLive cop a No.18 debut with ‘If I’m The Devil…’, there’s a 16 place jump for Adele’s ’21’ (No.36 to No.20), a debut for Band Of Horses’ ‘Why Are You OK’ at No.22 and a 16 place jump for ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ (No.41 to No.25).
It’s ‘Pure McCartney’ from Paul McCartney that takes the No.26 spot on debut this week, followed just a few places down by Tom Odell’s ‘Wrong Crowd’ (No.29 on debut).
We’ll peer through the much maligned arch window to see ’50 Best Songs’ from the team at ‘Play School’ debut in the No.32 position, just ahead of a re-entry for Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.33).
Bullets too for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ (No.74 to No.38) and ‘Essential Michael Jackson’ (No.66 to No.39), ahead of a No.42 debut for Ngaiire’s ‘Blastoma’ and re-entries for the Original Broadway Cast of ‘Hamilton’ (No.42 – a new peak) and Richard Marx’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ (No.44).
Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ leaps 21 places into the top 50 (No.67 to No.46) and Phil Collins re-appears in the top 100 with his ‘Hits’, just managing the upper half of the countdown at No.50.
Lots of bullets, naturally, mean that inevitably some little falls must happen; Prince’s ‘Ultimate’ is one of those this week (down 21 to No.52), but The Wolfe Brothers’ ‘This Crazy Life’ falls further – much further – (No.10 on debut to No.55).
Hellyeah’s ‘Undeniable’ spent just one week in the top 50 (a debut last week at No.20), but finds itself 38 places lower this week. Roxette’s ‘Good Karma’ was also short lived; it’s down 37 places from last week’s No.25 debut.
Kaleo’s ‘A/B’ is new at No.66, The Living End’s ‘Shift’ is down 22 to No.67, Adele’s ’19’ is up 32 to No.68 and Jon Bellion’s ‘The Human Condition’ premieres at No.69. (Fun fact : We first featured Jon on the site back in 2011 when he had barely a dozen likes on his Facebook page! HERE).
Tegan And Sara might release some of the best pop in the world, but their success on the albums chart with their latest long player ‘Love You To Death’ has been incredibly brief. After debuting at No.13 last week, they find themselves a staggering 58 places lower at No.71.
Nahko And Medicine For The People’s ‘Hoka’ is new at No.72.
The big drops continue, this time for Ladyhawke and her new album ‘Wild Things’; new last week at No.19 and this week a terrifying 54 places lower at No.73.
Architects don’t escape unscathed in the big drops stakes, down 35 with ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ (No.39 to No.74).
Fifth Harmony’s ‘7/27’ is down another 30 to No.79 and James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ slumps 41 to No.84.
Wrapping up this week’s countdown, we’ve got a No.85 premiere for Van Morrison’s ‘It’s Too Late To Stop Now’, a mammoth 60 place plunge for Graeme Connors’ ’60 Summers’ (No.28 to No.88) and a 33 place fall for Bob Dylan’s ‘Fallen Angels’.
Spare a thought for Beartooth’s ‘Aggressive’, however. It may very well have been aggressive in its hunt for the perfect place to debut in the chart last week (No.18, don’t you know), but is gone from the top 100 entire, losing more than 82 positions in week two.
Also out of the top 100 this week are The Kills’ ‘Ash & Ice’ (down more than 79 places), Jai Waetford’s ‘Heart Miles’ EP (down more than 76 places), Above & Beyond’s ‘Acoustic II’ (down more than 70) and Volbeat’s ‘Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie’ (down more than 53).
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