Chart Watch is back at the new time of 7pm each Saturday night (due to circumstances outside our control). But it’s once again packed with juicy chart tid-bits like debuts, certifications, big moves and more within your top 100s.
So let’s crack on with this week’s Chart Watch!
Aussie dynamic duo The Veronicas are still firing on all cylinders in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart with their smash hit ‘In My Blood’, holding Drake’s One Dance’ at bay.
But Drake’s still not too far behind and this week, ‘One Dance’ blasts through the triple platinum barrier for sales in excess of 210,000 copies.
Calvin Harris and Rihanna rise to No.3 with ‘This Is What You Came For’ and Shawn Mendes is up from eight to four with his latest single ‘Treat You Better’. It’s now equal with his previous smash ‘Stitches’ as his biggest Australian hit and achieves a gold certification to boot (35,000 copies sold).
The Chainsmokers are another act bagging a new accreditation this week; triple platinum for ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ (No.6 to No.7). Meantime, Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez calmly make their way through the door of the top ten, edging two places higher from No.12.
Little Mix, however, are clearly in a bit more of a hurry. Their latest single ‘Hair’ is charging up the charts and is up to No.11 after being ten places lower last week. Flume’s ‘Say It’ is a little higher.
Thanks to their performance on ‘The Voice’ Grand Final, Fifth Harmony’s new single ‘All In My Head (Flex)’ bullets from No.34 to No.19 (a new peak), but even with no ‘The Voice’ Grand Final performance, Usher’s ‘Crash’ also jumps 15 places (No.38 to No.23).
Kent Jones’ won’t mind that ‘Don’t Mind’ is up six to No.24, nor will Dua Lipa mind that her new single ‘Hotter Than Hell’ follows closely behind (No.31 to No.25).
A six place rise will be ‘Enough’ to keep Delta Goodrem happy (No.33 to No.27), but there’s sure to be a big smile on Anne-Marie’s face this week; her track ‘Alarm’ is on fire, rocketing from No.63 to No.30.
The Fifth Harmony girls are making chart news again with ‘Work From Home’, which loses four positions but picks up its third platinum accreditation (No.32). Dua Lipa’s ‘Be The One’ loses seven and Fergie’s ‘M.I.L.F. $’ is down nine from last week’s No.26 debut.
Speaking of debuts… There’s one at No.36 for the new DJ Mustard single ‘Don’t Hurt Me’ (featuring Nicki Minaj and Jeremih) and another right behind for Illy’s ‘Papercuts’ (featuring Vera Blue).
Drake’s ‘Controlla’ pokes its head into the top 50 – at No.50, which is a new peak.
Their performance on ‘The Voice’ sees Good Charlotte back in chart action, albeit beyond the top 50 precipice. ‘Life Can’t Get Much Better’ is new at No.53.
And that ‘The Graham Norton Show’ performance a couple of weeks back has kick started something for Christine And The Queens, whose single ‘Titled’ jumps from a No.65 debut to No.54.
Flo Rida’s ‘My House’ is up 14 to No.57, Joel Adams’ track ‘Please Don’t Go’ gets a new Australian chart peak of No.59 and the new Safia single ‘Over You’ is up 17 places from last week’s No.80 debut.
Mike Perry’s new track ‘The Ocean’ sets sail on its chart adventure with a debut at No.64, there’s some love for David Guetta and Zara Larsson’s ‘This One’s For You’ (No.67 on debut), but though he may be ‘Famous’, it seems our taste for Kanye West is still somewhat limited; the single plunging 27 places to No.70.
Daya’s ‘Hide Away’ also loses ground this week – down 15 to No.71 – and Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ re-working, despite the addition of Alessia Cara, just doesn’t have the staying power. It’s down 30 places to No.74.
Delta Goodrem’s ‘Dear Life’ is down 23, Tinie Tempah’s ‘Girls Like’ is down 21 and the new Olly Murs track ‘You Don’t Know Love’ debuts at a lowly No.77. No doubt Sony will be hoping that improves immeasurably in the weeks ahead.
Also new this week is The Avalanches’ new track ‘Subways’ (No.81), Frances’ ‘Don’t Worry About Me’ (No.88) and, sadly, ‘The Voice’ winner Alfie Arcuri’s ‘Cruel’ (a disastrous No.89).
Anne-Marie’s ‘Do It Right’ plummets from No.59 to No.92, The Amity Affliction are in with ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’ at No.94 and Thundamentals get the love with ‘Late Nights’ at No.97 on debut.
Delta Goodrem’s ‘Wings’, which popped its head back into the countdown last week at No.100, is gone again, but not before saying goodbye with a fresh new double platinum certification.
Singles done… Now for the albums. And, given they’d kept us waiting 16 long years for their new album, was there really any way we wouldn’t be welcoming back The Avalanches with open arms?
Yes, for the second week in succession, it’s all Aussie at No.1 on both the Aussie singles and albums charts; The Avalanches debuting at No.1 this week with their long, long, long awaited second album ‘Wildflower’. It a chart position the band couldn’t manage with their first album ‘Since I Left You’, which peaked at No.21 ten months after its December 2000 release.
Of course, by doing so, they knock Delta Goodrem from her No.1 throne after just one week. Not that she’ll mind too much, given her album ‘Wings Of The Wild’ manages to blast through the gold sales barrier after just two weeks (35,000 copies sold).
Hillsong United are into the top ten with ‘Of Dirt And Grace : Live From The Land’ (No.12 to No.8), while ScHoolboy Q is into the top ten with his ‘Blank Face LP’, new at No.9.
Delta’s not the only one getting her hands on a new gold certification on the albums chart this week; Meghan Trainor does the same with her latest album ‘Thank You’, which is down two to No.11.
It managed No.1 in the UK this week, but Scottish outfit Biffy Clyro have to settle for a No.15 debut down under for their latest album ‘Ellipsis’.
The ‘Play School’ compilation ’50 Best Songs’ is up six to No.17, but as they head back to the classroom and the frenzy that was their school holiday instore run dies down, In Stereo’s ‘The Speed Of Sound’ EP tumbles 15 places from last week’s No.3 debut.
‘The Best Of The Wiggles’ is higher (No.26 to No.19); Christine And The Queens’ self-titled set is lower (No.8 to No.22).
With the celebration surrounding the release of their new No.1 album, The Avalanches’ debut album ‘Since I Left You’ makes a big re-entry into the top 50… No.25 to be precise, which is just four places shy of its highest ever chart position and the first time it’s made it into the top 50 in more than 14 years!
Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ drops ten (No.19 to No.29), Diesel’s ‘Americana’ is down 15 (No.15 to No.30) and Broods’ ‘Conscious’ is also down ten (No.21 to No.31). Dami Im’s ‘Classic Carpenters’ goes one better, sliding 11 (No.22 to No.33).
There’s a No.34 debut for Switchfoot’s newbie ‘Where The Light Shines Through’ and a top 100 re-entry for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Californication’ (No.39).
Elvis and Bowie both edge back into the upper half of the top 100 (Nos.45 and 46 respectively), as do The 1975, who are up 20 places with ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ (No.67 to No.47). Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Rumours’ re-enters the top 100 at No.50.
With their whirlwind promotional visit to perform on ‘The Voice’ Grand Final, the Fifth Harmony album ‘7/27’ bullets 32 places to No.51. It’s now just three places ahead of a No.54 debut for BadBadNotGood’s ‘IV’.
The ‘Me Before You’ soundtrack loses 15 spots (No.41 to No.56), Case/Lang/Veirs lose 20 (No.38 to No.58) and Melanie Martinez’ ‘Cry Baby’ is down 15 to No.60.
More debuts in the sixties from Aphex Twin (‘Cheetah EP’ at No.63) and Chevelle (‘The North Corridor’ at No.69) and another in the 70s for Roisin Murphy (‘Take Her Up To Monto’ at No.73).
But the 70s are also home to two albums that have plummeted in the past week; the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ soundtrack (which is down 29 places to No.75) and the Josh Pyke album with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, which plunges 52 places from last week’s No.27 debut.
Speaking of debuts, there’s one at No.81 for Missy Lancaster’s ‘Missy’ EP, but a 27 place drop to No.82 for Halsey’s ‘Badlands’.
Gojira’s ‘Magma’ is down 20 more (No.68 to No.88), Paul Dempsey’s ‘Strange Loop’ is down 19 (No.72 to No.91). But the week’s biggest drop by far within the top 100 is from Brisbane songstress Grace Sewell, who sees her debut album ‘FMA’ slump from a No.32 debut to No.99. Yep, that’s a 67 place drop. Ouch.
Last week’s top 50 debuts for Bat For Lashes and Maxwell (Nos.40 and 49 respectively) are gone from the top 100.
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