Chart Watch is our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s and includes the new certifications, the new entries (hello new No.1 album this week), the big moves up (and down) the charts and more!
So sit back, relax… it’s a Saturday night and Chart Watch is back!
The Chainsmokers edged into the No.1 spot last week with their new single ‘Closer’, featuring the vocals of up and coming US starlet Halsey. It’s still No.1 this week, but blasts through a platinum sales status (70,000 copies) after just three weeks on the charts.
It’s clear that DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s single ‘Let Me Love You’ packs some serious selling punch too; it only debuted (at No.3) last week, but in improving to No.2, it also bags its first certification… gold (35,000 copies).
Jonas Blue is another going for gold this week, with ‘Perfect Strangers’ swapping places with Shawn Mendes’ ‘Treat You Better’; Jonas up to No.6, Shawn down to No.7.
How about the jump from our own Betty Who, however!? Last week, her cover version of the Donna Lewis classic ‘I Love You Always Forever’ premiered at No.58. But it’s improved this week (and how)… some 49 places higher and into the top ten! It’s Betty’s biggest hit so far.
Drake’s ‘Once Dance’ smashes into quadruple platinum territory (280,000 copies) on its exit from the top ten (No.9 to No.11), while that Lil Wayne collaboration, ‘Sucker For Pain’, from the ‘Suicide Squad’ album is up another five places and is now threatening to break down the door of the top ten (No.17 to No.12).
‘The Ocean’ is rising, thanks to the talents of Mike Perry. The single, up from No.22 to No.14, also bags a shiny new gold accreditation for its troubles.
Katy Perry’s ‘Rise’… falls (No.16 to No.24), Imany’s ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ is now platinum (No.26) and Tove Lo’s new track ‘Cool Girl’ rockets 20 places from last week’s No.52 debut.
Martin Garrix follows Tove straight into the ARIA top 40 this week with his new track ‘In The Name Of Love’. It becomes only his second Aussie top 40 hit to date, after 2013’s ‘Animals’.
DNCE’s ‘Toothbrush’ joins the band’s previous hit ‘Cake By The Ocean’ in the upper half of the chart, no doubt helped along by the band’s Australian visit (No.66 on debut to No.41), but ‘Don’t Hurt Me’ by DJ Mustard loses some flavour, dropping from No.32 to No.44.
And just as it exits the top 50 after 28 weeks on the chart, Hilltop Hoods’ single ‘1955’ picks up a new triple platinum accreditation for sales in excess of 210,000 copies.
Florence & The Machine are back on the Australian charts – with their ‘Songs From Final Fantasy XV’ EP (No.57 on debut), Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Starving’ is up eight to No.63, Calum Scott’s cover of ‘Dancing On My Own’ finally makes its way into the Australian charts (a No.70 debut) and OneRepublic’s ‘Kids’ berths at No.72, also on debut.
There’s a new entry at No.81 for the new Bon Jovi single ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ and another for Green Day’s ‘Bang Bang’ at No.83. Squidged right in between them is Little Mix and Jason Derulo, whose single ‘Secret Love Song’ picks up its long-awaited double platinum certification (140,000 copies).
Debuts for Galantis (‘Make Me Feel’) and Big Scary (‘The Opposite Of Us’) wrap the countdown at Nos.99 and 100 respectively.
The Amity Affliction make it three No.1s on the fly with their new album ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’.
The Queensland-based outfit achieved the feat with both ‘Chasing Ghosts’ back in 2012 and ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ in 2014 and now have a third No.1 under their belt with ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’, which premieres in the top spot, knocking off the ‘Suicide Squad’ album after just one week.
Twenty One Pilots’ album ‘Blurryface’ comes charging back into the top ten this week, improving from No.20 to No.7, while Delta and Beyoncé are also back in the top ten mix, up from No.11 to No.8 and No.12 to No.9 respectively.
But other albums are on the move too; Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ is up from No.29 to No.11 and Disturbed’s ‘Immortalized’ is up from No.25 to No.12.
Then there’s a debut at No.13 for PartyNextDoor’s ‘PartyNextDoor 3 (P3)’, a fresh new gold certification (35,000 copies down) for Flume’s new album ‘Skin’ at No.14 and a 13 place drop for Montaigne’s ‘Glorious Heights’ from its previous (debut) glorious height of No.4.
The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’ falls seven (to No.21), Pete Garrett’s ‘A Version Of Now’ reverses its slide, rebounding eight spots to No.25, but Elvis Presley’s ‘Way Down In The Jungle Room’ is way down in the sales department this week, dropping 17 places from last week’s No.9 debut.
More falls follow… Dustin Tebbut’s ‘First Light’ tumbles 19 places to No.32 and DJ Snake’s ‘Encore’ slumps 23 places to No.33, despite having the No.2 single in the country.
Those albums may be falling, but others are headed in the opposite direction; check DJ Khaled’s ‘Major Key’ (No.56 to No.35) and Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ (No.46 to No.36). Check also the No.38 debut for Thy Art Is Murder’s ‘The Depression Sessions’ and a No.40 debut for Michael Stein & Kyle Dixon’s ‘Stranger Things Vol.1’.
Dami Im’s ‘Classic Carpenters’ bobs its head back into the ARIA top 50, but let us be clear… Gang Of Youths look like they’re spending their last week in the top 50 with ‘Let Me Be Clear’ (down from No.23 to No.46).
Melanie Martinez leaps from No.87 to No.50 with ‘Cry Baby’, Guns N’ Roses ‘Greatest Hits’ is back in the chart mix (a No.52 re-entry) and Hockey Dad’s new long player ‘Boronia’ enters the countdown at No.55.
A handful of new entries following closely; ‘The Get Down’ compile is new at No.58, Celtic Thunder’s ‘Legacy Vol.2′ is new at No.59, Justin Moore’s’Kinda Don’t Care’ is new at No.61 and the ‘Bad Moms’ soundtrack is new at No.63.
Further down, Housefires score a No.72 debut with ‘Housefires III’, but the news isn’t quite so crash hot for Skillet. ‘Crash’ being the operative word. The Christian rock band’s latest album may have debuted at No.7 last week, but plunges a disastrous 66 places to No.73. So Good Charlotte’s 20 place drop for ‘Youth Authority’ (No.54 to No.74) kinda pales in comparison.
Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ is down from No.48 to No.81, Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Sremmlife 2’ is new at No.83 and the original Broadway cast of ‘Aladdin’ make some magic at No.86.
Now the tour’s over, so too is Selena Gomez’s ‘Revival’, down 46 places to No.89. Human Nature’s ‘Jukebox’ is down 27, Cold Chisel’s best-of falls 24 and ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Blank Face LP’ falls a further 20.
Alan Jackson falls further, however, with ‘Genuine : The Alan Jackson Story’. After debuting at No.41 last week, the new LP is now a huge 55 places lower.
The Dead Daisies ‘Make Some Noise’ (albeit a little noise) with a No.97 debut.
Last week’s new top 50 entries for Storm The Sky (No.30), Jack Carty (No.36), Dinosaur Jr (No.38) and Alex Lloyd (No.45) are all 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.