Chart Watch uncovers who the Australian music-loving public has voted for in the past week with their pennies…
As voting in the federal election closes on the East Coast, we check out who’s got your preferences on the ARIA singles and albums charts. Yes, just like clockwork, it’s time for Chart Watch!
It’s now seven (non-consecutive) weeks on top for Drake and his megahit ‘One Dance’ here in Australia. Who’s going to be the act that finally prises him from his lofty tower for good?
The track, which last week achieved a double platinum certification, is still followed closely behind by Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This Is What You Came For’, which gets its own double platinum certification this week, having sold through 140,000 copies itself.
Despite throwing everything at the song in the past week (including high profile TV appearances), The Veronicas can’t quite make the leap to No.1 with their latest single ‘In My Blood’. That said, they’ll be incredibly happy with a No.3 position, bulleting 19 places from last week’s No.22.
Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ finally notches up platinum after 13 weeks in the countdown (70,000 copies sold) and P!nk’s ‘Just Like Fire’ smashes through the double platinum barrier at No.9.
Canadian teen superstar Shawn Mendes has another top ten Aussie hit on his hands with ‘Treat You Better’. Though its chart journey was looking shaky early on, it’s consolidated over the past couple of weeks; now improving from No.15 to No.10.
Ariana Grande’s latest single ‘Into You’ slips a little this week (No.11 to No.14), but the Australian record buying public has been sufficiently into ‘Into You’ to see it achieve a gold sales certification (35,000 copies down).
Galantis hit platinum with ‘No Money’ (No.15).
Bullets into the teens this week for both Imany’s ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ (No.26 to No.16) and Adele’s ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ (No.24 to No.17); both new peaks.
Another accreditation tweak; this time for Gnash ftg. Olivia O’Brien’s ‘I Hate U, I Love U’, which is now double platinum, albeit four places lower at No.20.
Dua Lipa’s ‘Be The One’ is eight places lower this week, sliding from No.13 to No.21. Cheat Codes ftg. Kris Kross Amsterdam’s ‘Sex’? That’s now gold (No.22).
With a new version (featuring the guest vocals of Alessia Cara) now doing the rounds, Troye Sivan’s platinum-selling smash ‘Wild’ re-enters the Aussie countdown at No.26.
OneRepublic’s newbie ‘Wherever I Go’ is finally starting to catch the ear of the Aussie record buying public; after jumping 16 places to No.50 last week, the tracks bullets again this week, up another 18 places to No.32.
Kent Jones won’t mind that ‘Don’t Mind’ is up ten places to No.39 and Ellie Drennan won’t mind at all that her new single ‘Hard Love’, which she performed on ‘The Voice’ early in the week, has premiered at No.41 on the ARIA singles chart (though her team at Universal would obviously have liked to have seen it much higher).
Delta Goodrem debuts at No.46 with her new track ‘Enough’ ahead of the release of her new LP yesterday.
After ten weeks, Rihanna’s ‘Needed Me’ achieves a gold certification and is steady at No.48 this week.
The same can’t be said for Dami Im’s single ‘Sound Of Silence’, which slumps 20 places this week after the ‘Love Child’ ad placement disappears from our screens.
Drake’s ‘Controlla’ wraps the top 50 action with a debut at the even 50.
Though it might have disappeared from this week’s top 50, Tinie Tempah’s ‘Girls Like’ wasn’t going to leave without firing one last salvo… a fresh new platinum accreditation in position 51.
Danish songstress MØ looks primed for a top 50 berth with ‘Final Song’, which improves 11 places to No.55,while Flo Rida’s ‘Hello Friday’ says ‘goodbye’ this Saturday, dropping 12 places to No.56.
Kiaara’s ‘Gold’ picks up a handy new double platinum accreditation this week (steady at No.60), Era Istrefi’s ‘Bonbon’, which debuted at No.81 last week, is up 20 to No.61 and there’s a new triple platinum gong (210,000 copies) for Charlie Puth’s ‘One Call Away’ at No.62.
Flo Rida’s ‘My House’ is now double platinum (No.68), Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Dark Necessities’ tumbles 17 to No.69, but Lukas Graham’s new track ‘Mama Said’ tumbles further, losing 29 places to No.71.
Coldplay will be hoping that their new single ‘Up & Up’ will do precisely what it says on the box over the coming weeks, having premiered at No.74, while Major Lazer’s ‘Light It Up’ is bathed in a golden glow this week (35,000 copies sold) at No.75.
Having re-entered the countdown last week, Joel Adams’ breakout smash ‘Please Don’t Go’ is up another 18 places to No.79, there’s a debut at No.82 for Kanye West’s ‘Famous’, a re-entry for Broods’ ‘Free’ at No.86 and debuts at Nos.93 and 94 for Lil Wayne & co’s ‘Sucker For Pain’ and X Ambassadors’ ‘Unsteady’ respectively.
That new Jarryd James/Broods collaboration, ‘1000X’, which debuted at No.47 last week, is already gone from the top 100.
So Broods… Did they claim the ARIA No.1 spot on debut with their new album ‘Conscious’…?
They did not, no. Held off the top spot by Red Hot Chili Peppers, who maintain their No.1 heading for a second straight week with ‘The Getaway’.
Broods will, of course, take comfort from the fact that their No.2 debut is their highest album chart position in Australia thus far. Read David’s review of the LP here on the site on Monday morning.
There’s really not a lot more to report about this week’s top ten… just a few moves here and there, but all up it’s relatively steady.
Twenty One Pilots threatened to spoil the top ten serenity, however, with ‘Blurryface’. It bullets 23 places to No.12 this week, with Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ up from No.20 to No.13 and Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ up from No.21 to No.14.
School holidays across Australia see sales of the ‘Play School’ and Wiggles albums soar; ’50 Best Songs’ up from No.30 to No.17 and ‘The Best Of’ up from No.26 to No.18 respectively.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ also improves this week (No.27 to No.19), but ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ improves more (No.56 to No.21).
The Temper Trap lose another nine places with their former No.1 album ‘Thick As Thieves’ (No.14 to No.23), but the bullets continue with albums from Little Mix (No.31 to No.24), Ed Sheeran (No.39 to No.26), Florence & The Machine (No.37 to No.27) and Halsey (No.44 to No.28) all improving.
DJ Shadow’s ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ casts its spell over the No.31 position on debut, just four places ahead of a debut for the ‘Game Of Thrones : Season 6’ soundtrack, new at No.35. Neil Young + Promise Of The Real’s ‘Earth’ is new at No.37.
Though it debuted at No.11 last week, Gojira’s ‘Magma’ stumbles in week two, down 30 places.
The Offspring’s ‘Greatest Hits’ re-enters the top 100 countdown at No.44, but the Michael Jackson best-of tanks. It’s down 33 places from last week’s comfy No.15.
Charlie Puth’s ‘Nine Track Mind’? It’s up 14 to No.49. The 1975’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’? It re-enters at No.51. The ‘Love Child : Season 3’ soundtrack? It debuts at No.52. And Birds Of Tokyo’s best-of ‘Playlist’? That’d be up 41 places to No.53.
Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Vessel’ sets sail towards the top 50 (No.97 to No.57) and Steve Vai’s 25th Anniversary edition of ‘Modern Primitive/Passion & Warfare’ premieres at No.59.
The news isn’t good for Garbage. The trajectory for their new album ‘Strange Little Birds’ is a little worrying. A No.9 debut in week one, a 29 place drop in week two and a further 24 place drop in week three (No.62 now, for those whose maths isn’t quite what it used to be).
Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’, however, is headed the other way (No.92 to No.63), as are Alessia Cara’s ‘Know-It-All’ and Cold Chisel’s best-of, both of which re-enter this week’s countdown.
Though the drops for Garbage’s album might be worrying, the one for Jake Bugg’s new album ‘On My One’ will be troubling for EMI… After a No.16 debut last week, the new LP plummets 52 places to No.68.
Ditto for Richard Marx’ best-of ‘The Ultimate Collection’, which plunges 58 places to No.75. Though that could have something to do with the fact that he was touring here recently and he’s now left our shores.
The Monkees’ ‘Good Times!’ is down 27, Brendam Maclean’s ‘Funbang1’ EP is new at No.89 and Whitechapel’s ‘Mark Of The Blade’ cuts its way into the top 100 at No.96 on debut.
Marina Prior and Mark Vincent’s ‘Together’ slumps 45 places to No.100, but the fall is nowhere near as big as that for Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’. It was flying high at No.13 last week. This week it’s gone from the top 100 entirely, losing more than 87 places. Ouch.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from With Confidence (No.22), YG (No.24) and Bob Evans (No.46) are gone from the top 100.
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.