Chart Watch once again comes at you on your Saturday night, jam-packed with all the little juicy chart tid-bits that you’ve come to know and love. Who’s number one on both charts this week? Are we still dominated by Aussies?
Find out in the scintillating collection of paragraphs below.
The Aussies have vacated the No.1 spot on this week’s ARIA singles chart; The Veronicas edged out by a certain Katy Perry and her new single ‘Rise’. Doesn’t matter that it’s the theme song for the US Olympics broadcast on an American network, if it’s got KP’s name to it, we’ll gobble it up here, thanks very much.
Which, of course, leaves The Veronicas in the runners-up position this week with ‘In My Blood’.
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ finally looks like fading (here in Australia at least), losing three positions to No.5. And right behind him, Justin Timberlake notches up his second platinum certification for ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’, which has now sold through 140,000 copies across the country.
There’s a massive move into the top ten this week from an Aussie… Illy jumping an impressive 29 places with his latest single ‘Papercuts’ (featuring Vera Blue) to nab the No.8 spot.
Imany’s ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ is now gold (35,000 copies) at No.9 and Little Mix’s ‘Hair’ grows a little more, edging to No.10 and hitting platinum (70,000 copies).
Anne-Marie’s ‘Alarm’ wakes to a new position; it’s up from No.30 to No.12 this week, ahead of Adele’s ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’, which earns a shiny new gold certification in its tenth week of Aussie chart action.
Also earning its gold stripes this week is Charlie Puth’s latest ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ (with Selena Gomez), despite slipping four places to No.14. Meghan Trainor’s ‘Me Too’ loses seven (No.8 to No.15).
Dua Lipa gets another top 20 Aussie hit next to her name with ‘Hotter Than Hell’. It gains eight places this week to No.17, just a few places ahead of a new top 20 peak for Usher’s ‘Crash’ and a debut for 5 Seconds Of Summer’s latest ‘Girls Talk Boys’ (No.21) from the soundtrack of the new ‘Ghostbusters’ flick.
Mike Posner’s experimentation with drugs on a Spanish party island seems to have paid off big time. Though ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ loses seven places this week (No.20 to No.27), it does notch up a third platinum accreditation, meaning its found a home in 210,000 collections across the country.
DJ Mustard adds a little spice to the top 30 with ‘Don’t Hurt Me’ (No.36 to No.28), Topic ftg. Nico Santos’ ‘Home’ is now platinum (No.33), MØ’s ‘Final Song’ is up again (No.41 to No.35) and Sia’s thrills might come cheap, but she can afford more of them now that ‘Cheap Thrills’ is triple platinum (210,000 copies) at No.36.
Britney Spears scrapes into the top 40 countdown with her new single ‘Make Me’ (new at No.39), now that Delta Goodrem’s time on ‘The Voice’ has finished, her single ‘Enough’ slides 13 to No.40 and Snakehips’ new single ‘Cruel’ (with Zayn Malik) is new at No.42.
Fergie’s ‘M.I.L.F. $’ drops another ten (No.35 to No.45), Selena Gomez strikes gold with ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness’ (No.46) and Good Charlotte’s ‘Life Can’t Get Much Better’ edges precariously close to a top 50 berth, up from No.53 on debut to No.51.
Right behind them is a big bullet for Kanye West’s ‘Famous’, no doubt helped along by that little (well, highly publicised) spat with Tay Tay during the week. It’s up from No.70 to No.52.
Mike Perry’s ‘The Ocean’ rises from No.64 on debut to No.56, Little Mix’s ‘Secret Love Song’ is down 14 to No.57 and OneRepublic’s ‘Wherever I Go’ tumbles 13 to No.59.
She might not have got much traction with the singles from ‘Lemonade’, but Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’ still has a golden glow about it this week, after selling through 35,000 copies. Jonas Blue’s new single ‘Perfect Strangers’, which is already doing the business over in the UK, premieres here at No.64.
There’s a No.72 debut for Digital Farm Animals & Cash Cash’s ‘Millionaire’ and a fresh new seventh platinum certification for Adele’s ‘Hello’ (490,000 copies) at No.74.
The Chainsmokers’ ‘Roses’ smell a little sweeter now they’re three times platinum (albeit down 14 places to No.76), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Brad Pitt’s Cousin’ is new at No.85, Shakira’s ‘Try Everything’ loses 18 places to No.87 and Delta Goodrem’s ‘dear Life’ is down 15 to No.90.
In that lower ten, not such crash hot news for the Safia boys, whose latest single ‘Over You’ plunges 30 places to No.93, but Daya’s ‘Hide Away’ isn’t much better, losing 23 (No.71 to No.94).
Ed Sheeran’s eight times platinum ‘Thinking Out Loud’ re-enters at No.95, while his single ‘Photograph’ hits triple platinum at No.97.
Leaving the top 100 after just one week in are the new Olly Murs single ‘You Don’t Know Love’ (which debuted at No.77 last week) and the charts don’t auger well for ‘The Voice’ winner Alfie Arcuri. His single ‘Cruel’ sold a mere 1506 copies last week. And it’s gone from the top 100 this week.
The last time we saw a Good Charlotte album at No.1 in Australia was 12 long years ago (with ‘The Chronicles of Life and Death’). But the Madden Brothers have done it again this week; ‘Youth Authority’ premiering in top spot, yanking it from The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’, which falls only to No.2.
Peter Garrett has ditched parliament and is back in the charts; his new album ‘A Version Of Now’ debuting in the No.3 position.
Debuts also in the teens from Brisbane’s Emma Louise (‘Supercry’ at No.14) and Stonefield (‘As Above, So Below’ at No.19) and one just a couple of places out of the teens from the ‘Ghostbusters’ soundtrack (No.21).
There’s a big second week drop for ScHoolboy Q’s album ‘Blank Face LP’, which is down from a No.9 debut to No.34, but debuts for Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Love & Hate’ (No.35), Steven Tyler’s ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’ (No.37) and Jeff Beck’s ‘Loud Hailer’ (No.38).
Slim Dusty joins the debut party with ‘Prime Movers’ (No.43), as does NeedToBreathe with ‘H A R D L O V E’ (NO.46).
Parkway Drive are back into the top 100 mix, re-entering the countdown at No.55, but there are big drops for Diesel’s ‘Americana’ (down 28 to No.58) and Biffy Clyro’s ‘Ellipsis’ (down 46 places to No.61).
The ‘Me Before You’ soundtrack also plunges this week, down 36 places to No.92 and there’s a debut at No.99 from the ‘We Will Rock You’ cast.
In Stereo’s ‘The Speed Of Sound’ EP tanks. Though it spent two weeks in the ARIA top 100 (No.3 on debut and No.18 in its second week), it’s plunged more than 82 positions this week and finds itself out of the top 100.
Switchfoot’s ‘Where The Light Shines Through’, which debuted at No.34 last week, is gone from the top 100.
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