Just like clockwork, we’re back on your Saturday night with Chart Watch, our weekly look at the ARIA singles and albums top 100s, with new entries, new accreditation and all the big moves.
Who’s done what this week? Find out in this week’s Chart Watch!
Drake once again reigns supreme in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart this week. ‘One Dance’ retook the lead last week after prising Calvin Harris and Rihanna out and now spends its sixth (non-consecutive) week in pole position. (It must be said, it does feel a lot longer).
Not only is Drake still firing on all cylinders in the No.1 position, the single also picks up a fresh double platinum certification for sales in excess of 140,000 copies.
It’s not the only Drake track experiencing an accreditation tweak this week; ‘Too Good’ (featuring Rihanna) not only moves from No.5 to No.3 to sandwich Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) in the No.2 position, it hits gold (35,000 copies sold).
Seemingly content in its No.10 spot, DNCE’s single ‘Cake By The Ocean’ hits platinum (70,000 copies), while just behind, there’s a rush towards the top ten from Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez (‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ up from No.22 to No.12) and Dua Lipa (‘Be The One’ up from No.19 to No.13).
Shawn Mendes’ charge towards the top ten, however, seems to have stalled. After bulleting from No.45 to No.14 last week, his latest single ‘Treat You Better’ drops one to No.15.
‘In My Blood’, the new single from The Veronicas, improves slightly (No.26 to No.22), but with their new single starting to make an impact further down the list, Fifth Harmony’s last single ‘Work From Home’ begins to fade, down seven places to No.23.
Imany scores a top 30 hit with ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ (up from No.42 to No.26) and Alan Walker’s ‘Faded’ finally ticks over the triple platinum mark (210,000 copies), despite dropping eight to No.31.
The week’s highest debut is brought about by Twenty One Pilots, whose latest tune ‘Heathens’ (lifted from ‘Suicide Squad : The Album’) premieres at No.36.
As mentioned a little earlier, Fifth Harmony’s new single ‘All In My Head (Flex)’ is beginning its move up the charts (No.45 to No.39), as is Usher’s latest single ‘Crash’ (No.48 on debut to No.40).
And Lukas Graham might not be a one hit wonder after all; the band’s latest track ‘Mama Said’ makes its way back into the top 100 in a big way, re-entering at No.42.
Jarryd James and Broods premiere at No.47 with ‘1000X’, Rihanna’s ‘Needed Me’ reaches a new peak of No.48 (up from No.56) and new peaks too for Kent Jones’ ‘Don’t Mind’ (No.61 to No.49) and OneRepublic’s ‘Wherever I Go’ (No.66 to No.50).
With the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album in the shops, their single ‘Dark Necessities’ finds itself back in the singles chart mix, re-entering the countdown at a new peak of No.52.
Can Meghan Trainor hang on to a top 50 berth with her last single though? ‘No’. Down from No.39 to No.53.
The Chainsmokers’ ‘Roses’ droops from No.44 to No.57, Charlie Puth’s ‘One Call Away’ is down ten to No.59 and Kiiara’s ‘Gold’ tumbles 14 places to No.60.
There’s a No.61 debut for Mumford & Sons’ ‘Johannesburg’ EP, a No.63 re-entry for Shakira’s ‘Try Everything’ and a 16 place jump for Mø’s ‘Final Song’ (No.82 to No.66).
But Zara Larsson’s ‘Lush Life’ tumbles 17 and Delta Goodrem’s ‘Dear Life’ is off 14. Zayn’s ‘Pillowtalk’ earns itself a triple platinum certification at No.72.
Anne-Marie’s ‘Alarm’ goes off at No.78 on re-entry and there are debuts for Disclosure’s ‘Moog For Love’ (No.80) and Era Istrefi’s ‘Bonbon’ (No.81).
The Avalanches’ comeback single ‘Frankie Sinatra’ is just about forgotten in the top 100 race, dropping 40 places to No.100.
It might have been ten years since they last achieved the feat, but Red Hot Chili Peppers have once again claimed the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart; with their new album ‘The Getaway’.
Though the band was beaten to the top by a resurgent Radiohead album over in the UK, Radiohead could only manage No.2 here in Australia, reaching the same position the album (‘A Moon Shaped Pool’) debuted in seven weeks ago.
The halo effect around the RHCP album also sees their ‘Greatest Hits’ package edge back into the top five (No.10 to No.4).
Beyoncé’s singles of late might not have been setting the charts on fire, but her album ‘Lemonade’ keeps ticking over, this week marching across the platinum sales line (70,000 copies) at No.5.
She’s not the only one with a new certification to her name this week either. As mentioned in The Purge this morning, Keith Urban’s album ‘Ripcord’ has done enough down under to be certified gold, for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
Just beyond the top ten this week, we have debuts for Gojira’s ‘Magma’ (No.11) and case/lang/veirs’ ‘Case/Lang/Veirs’ (No.12), along with a bullet for Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.33 to No.13), as anticipation for the repackage of their album ‘Mirage’ intensifies.
Flying high at No.1 last week, The Temper Trap find themselves 13 places lower with their new long player ‘Thick As Thieves’. But just behind them, there’s a bullet (‘Essential Michael Jackson’ – up from No.39 to No.15), a debut (Jake Bugg’s ‘On My One’ at No.16) and another bullet (Richard Marx’ ‘The Ultimate Collection’ – up from No.44 to No.17).
Debuts in the low 20s from With Confidence (‘Better Weather’ at No.22) and YG (‘Still Brazy’ at No.24) come just ahead of a re-entry at No.28 for Ronan Keating’s album ‘Time Of My Life’, no doubt helped on by his performance on ‘The Voice’ during the week, as well as his tour announcement.
The ‘Me Before You’ soundtrack is new at No.32, but Dope Lemon’s chart fortunes sour somewhat, ‘Honey Bones’ down from No.11 on debut to No.36.
Falling harder still is the new Garbage album ‘Strange Little Birds’. New at No.9 last week, it’s a worrying 29 places lower in week two.
Paul Simon’s ‘Strange To Stranger’ is down 16 (No.24 to No.40) and Bob Evans pops his ‘Car Boot Sale’ into chart action at No.46 on debut.
Beyond the 50, there are re-entries for ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ (No.56), as well as Jai Waetford’s ‘Heart Miles’ EP (No.57). There are more at Nos.64 and 65 for ‘The Best Of Nickelback’ and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Californication’.
Motorhead scores a No.67 debut with ‘Clean Your Clock’.
Nick Jonas may be well on the way to becoming a bonafide chart star, but it would appear his audience’s long-term love is limited (at this stage) to the singles chart. After debuting at No.13 last week, his new album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ takes a big dive, dropping 57 places to No.70.
The Game plays the charts at No.72 on debut with ‘Streets Of Compton’, but Band Of Horses also fall with their new album ‘Why Are You OK’. Last week, it was at No.22. This week it’s down 51 places to No.73.
Paul Dempsey’s ‘Strange Loop’ drops 20 to No.74 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ drops 42 to No.80. Sandwiched between them this week is a No.78 debut for I See Stars’ ‘Treehouse’.
More drops follow for The Wolfe Brothers (‘This Crazy Life’ down 30 to No.85), Kate Ceberano’s ‘Anthology’ (down 33 to No.86), Roxette’s ‘Good Karma’ (down 25 to No.87) and Eric Clapton’s ‘I Still Do’ (down 27 to No.90).
Nails’ ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ is new at No.93.
Though there are some big drops within the top 100 this week (Nick Jonas suffering the biggest of the bunch), there are bigger drops from those albums that debuted in the top 50 last week and are gone from this week’s top 100;
Ngaiire’s new album ‘Blastoma’ loses more than 59 places after debuting at No.41 last week.
Tom Odell’s new album ‘Wrong Crowd’ loses more than 71 places after debuting at No.29 last week.
And letlive’s ‘If I’m The Devil’ plunges more than 82 places after debuting at No.18 last week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE (now with a fresh new look, with fresh new features) every Saturday from 6:00pm AET.