Chart Watch is back on your Saturday night and this week, we’ve got a new certification for Australia’s No.1 and some big moves into the top ten on the singles chart, along with three top ten debuts on the ARIA album chart, including a new No.1. Let’s delve.
US outfit The Chainsmokers make it five on the fly in the No.1 spot down under with their latest single ‘Closer’ and, as we predicted in last week’s Chart Watch, the single has just clicked over into double platinum territory (140,000 sales) for its troubles.
While DJ Snake and Justin Bieber remain steady at No.2 with ‘Let Me Love You’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ star Calum Scott makes a dive for the upper reaches with his Robyn cover ‘Dancing On My Own’, jumping from No.10 to No.3, displacing Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Heathens’ in the process.
Though ‘Heathens’ only relinquishes one position to Calum, it does pick up a shiny new platinum certification, after shifting 70,000 sales locally.
Then come two singles rocketing into the top ten; first is Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s collaboration ‘Side To Side’, which is up from No.36 to No.7 and then is Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Starving’, which bullets from No.24 to No.9.
Sandwiched between them both is the Lil Wayne single ‘Sucker For Pain’, which hits gold (35,000 copies).
Speaking of gold, Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha score said accreditation for their single ‘In The Name Of Love’, despite it falling two places to No.10.
Anne-Marie’s ‘Alarm’ is now platinum (No.13), as is MØ’s ‘Final Song’ (No.14).
The new version of Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Where Is The Love’ (‘Wheresthelove’) is the week’s highest new entry at No.15, while the original pops its head back in further in the countdown (more on that later).
Justin Timberlake’s infectious single ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ might have had its top 20 run stopped (down from No.18 to No.21), but it’s still ticking over in the sales race, this week achieving its third platinum certification, having sold more than 210,000 copies.
New at No.25 this week is ‘The Greatest’, the new single from Aussie superstar Sia. It’s not a bad debut whatsoever, considering the track only had about 48 hours on sale to achieve the feat. As of today, it’s at No.2 on iTunes.
Usher’s ‘Crash’ is now platinum (No.27), Tove Lo’s ‘Cool Girl’ saunters into the top 30 (No.32 to No.30) and there’s a new entry from fellow Swede Zara Larsson (‘Ain’t My Fault’) at No.32.
Not such good news for the new Shawn Mendes single ‘Mercy’ this week, dropping nine positions from last week’s No.26 peak; better news for DNCE, with their latest ‘Toothbrush’ polishing off a top 40 berth (No.45 to No.37).
Passenger pops up in the top 50 with ‘Anywhere’ (No.51 to No.43; a new peak) and the new Cheat Codes single ‘Let Me old You (Turn Me On)’ does the same (No.53 to No.50).
She might have dropped out of the top 50 this week (and only just), but P!nk is still an Aussie superstar and her latest No.1 single down under, ‘Just Like Fire’, has just hit triple platinum (No.48 to No.51).
Katy Perry’s ‘Rise’ falls further (down 13 to No.52), Little Mix lets their ‘Hair’ down 11 rungs (No.44 to No.55) and Fifth Harmony’s ‘Work From Home’ is down nine to No.58.
Though her new album ‘Glory’ may have debuted at No.4 on last week’s chart, the halo effect hasn’t had a lasting impact on the chart fortunes of its lead single ‘Make Me’, which tumbles 19 places to No.62.
Marc E Bassy continues his climb up the charts with the ‘Groovy People’ EP (No.70 to No.64) and Black Eyed Peas’ classic ‘Where Is The Love’ is back into the chart mix at No.67.
Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ drops 14 (No.73 to No.87), Disturbed’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ is now double platinum (No.88), Tkay Maidza’s ‘Carry On’ premieres at No.89 and there’s a new entry for Empire Of The Sun (‘High And Low’) at No.91.
The top 100 this week is rounded out by a 22 place drop for ‘Brad Pitt’s Cousin’ from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (No.71 to No.93) and a new entry from Rudimental (‘Healing’ at No.95).
Right… albums… And there are a few debuts and a few big drops on this week’s ARIA albums chart.
But kicking off right at the top is a debut for US rock outfit A Day To Remember at No.1. The band’s sixth studio album is also their first No.1 here in Australia and, seemingly, their first anywhere in the world.
On the flipside of the musical spectrum, Barbra Streisand, last week’s No.1 holder, doesn’t drop far with ‘Encore’; just to No.2.
Adele’s ’25’ is up six spots to No.4 and Melbourne’s Big Scary scores the highest album chart in their trajectory thus far, with ‘Animal’ roaring into the No.5 spot on debut. Their previous two albums haven’t even hit the top 30.
The Human Nature boys continue to enjoy a decent level of popularity here at home and this week their latest album ‘Gimme Some Lovin : Jukebox Vol.II’ hits a gold accreditation (35,000 copies).
John Williamson’s ‘His Favourite Collection’ improves into the top 10 (No.13 to No.9), Travis Scott’s ‘Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight’ premieres at No.10, but Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Things I Carry Around’ loses seven places from last week’s No.5 debut.
Also tumbling this week is Florida Georgia Line’s album ‘Dig Your Roots’ (down 13 to No.20), Britney Spears’ latest ‘Glory’ (down 17 places to No.21) and Glass Animals’ ‘How To Be A Human Being’ (down 12 to No.23). But Drake’s ‘Views’ is on the move northwards again (No.32 to No.25).
New entries at Nos.28 and 29 from James Vincent McMorrow (‘We Move’) and Angel Olsen (‘My Woman’) respectively and Jamie T’s ‘Trick’ takes its ARIA albums chart turn at No.35 on debut.
We’ve got a bullet for Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.48 to No.37) and another for Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ (No.54 to No.38), while Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ re-enters the top 50 after gaining 11 spots from No.56.
The Cat Empire frontman Felix Riebl premieres just inside the top 50 with his new solo album ‘Paper Doors’.
The news isn’t great for Twelve Foot Ninja this week. Though the Melbourne outfit’s sophomore album ‘Outlier’ may have debuted at a very respectable No.6 last week, it’s lost a huge 45 places this week and finds itself out of the top 50 – at No.51.
‘Play School’s album ‘Famous Friends’ is down 15, he Delta Riggs’ ‘Active Galactic’ is down 34 to No.67 and Ball Park Music’s ‘Every Night The Same Dream’ loses 24 positions to No.58.
The Wiggles spice up the lower half of the chart with their ‘Dance, Dance’ (a No.59 debut) and the Ted Mulry Gang does the same with their best-of (No.63 on debut), but Hillsong United is down 20 with ‘Of Dirt And Grace’ and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are down 12 with ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’.
Further down, it’s a No.70 debut for Our Past Days’ ‘Keep Safe’. It’s a 21 place jump for Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’. It’s a 21 place jump also for David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’, but it’s a 34 place drop for Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ and a disastrous 57 place drop for De La Soul’s ‘And The Anonymous Nobody’ (No.25 to No.82).
The new Eva Cassidy best-of premieres at No.83, the Fleetwood Mac best-of loses ground (No.57 to No.89) and Charlie Puth’s ‘Nine Track Mind’ suffers a ‘Twenty Place Drop’ (No.76 to No.96).
Vince Staples’ ‘Prima Donna’, which was new at No.35 last week, is gone from the top 100.
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