It’s another big week of Chart Watch, with a massive move for Sia’s latest single, a debut for Lady Gaga and others (slightly less impressive) for Guy Sebastian and Dua Lipa.
While over on the albums front, 60% of this week’s top ten is made up of new entries, and 50% of the top 20. But who’s suffered the biggest falls in the wake of so many debuts?
Find out in Edition 386 of Chart Watch!
No change to the top spot on the ARIA singles chart this week, with The Chainsmokers maintaining their lead with latest single ‘Closer’ for the sixth successive week.
Though Sia wasn’t quite up for the challenge of nabbing No.1, she did make some incredible gains with her latest single ‘The Greatest’, which rockets from its No.25 debut last week to No.2, giving her her equal highest singles chart position in Australia (‘Chandelier’ also peaked at No.2 a couple of years back).
DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s ‘Let Me Love You’ slides from No.2 to No.6, while Major Lazer and Justin Bieber’s ‘Cold Water’ splashes into double platinum territory, ticking over 140,000 sales locally.
Jonas Blue’s ‘Perfect Strangers’ gains one position – along with a new platinum certification (70,000 copies) – to make No.11, while Lady Gaga’s new single ‘Perfect Illusion’ premieres on the Aussie charts at No.14.
Mike Perry’s ‘The Ocean’ is another single undergoing a certification tweak this week. Up one spot to No.16, it’s also now platinum in Australia.
Calvin Harris and Rihanna have upped the ante with ‘This Is What You Came For’, which achieves a fourth platinum gong (280,000 copies) at No.19 and Zara Larsson has improved eight places with her new single ‘Ain’t My Fault’ from last week’s No.32 debut.
Falling, however, is the new version of The Black Eyed Peas’ ‘#WheresTheLove’; down ten from last week’s No.15 debut.
DNCE’s ‘Toothbrush’ overtakes their previous single ‘Cake By The Ocean’; the former up from No.37 to No.34 and the latter down from No.31 to No.37.
Katy Perry’s ‘Rise’ also pops its head back into the top 50, up four to No.48. So too Little Mix’s ‘Hair’, up from No.55 to No.49.
The track may have dropped out of this week’s top 50 (No.45 to No.52), but ‘Cruel’ from Snakehips and Zayn Malik has hit gold status down under (35,000 copies sold).
Joel Adams’ single ‘Please Don’t Go’ is still swimming around the lower reaches of the ARIA top 100, spending its 21st week in at position 55, an equal peak. Fifth Harmony’s ‘Work From Home’ is now quadruple platinum (No.57).
A couple of new entries follow, first for Guy Sebastian (a worryingly low No.59 with ‘Candle’) and then for Dua Lipa (‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah)’) at No.62.
The new Empire Of The Sun single ‘High And Low’ is a little higher this week – 25 places in fact – from last week’s No.91 debut, Selena Gomez’s ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness’ loses 17 positions (No.63 to No.80) and Kings Of Leon grab another chart entry at No.81 with ‘Waste A Moment’ on debut.
Down at the very bottom this week, Dua Lipa’s ‘Hotter Than Hell’ slides 18 to No.89, the ‘Future Looks Good’ for OneRepublic (a No.90 debut), Digital Farm Animals ‘Millionaire’ drops 16, there’s a premiere at No.97 for Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Wavy’ and Britney Spears’ ‘Make Me’ is pretty much over and out, down 36 to No.98.
It’s a big week on the ARIA albums chart with some 16 albums making their entry into the top 100, ten of those within the ARIA top 20. But lots of album debuting most often means lots of albums slumping. So let’s delve into who’s done what on the albums chart!
So according to ARIA, we’re in record-breaking territory this week with the debut of the new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album ‘Skeleton Key’ at No.1.
It’s the band’s second No.1 on the ARIA albums chart, but it’s also the 15th Australian No.1 album of the year, a new record after 14 Aussie albums premiered in the top spot three years ago.
The Aussie album love continues at No.2 with the appearance of the debut album from Canberra natives Safia, ‘Internal’.
New at No.3 is the Dolly Parton/Linda Ronstadt/EmmyLou Harris collaboration ‘My Dear Companion’, while US country star Jason Aldean scores some Aussie chart love with his latest album ‘They Don’t Know’, a No.5 debut.
In amongst them all is the only album that hasn’t debuted in this week’s top five – the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack at No.4 – but that bags itself a gold sales certification (35,000 copies).
Bastille’s breakout album ‘Bad Blood’ earned them top ten success back in 2013, but their new album ‘Wild World’ has eclipsed its peak, premiering at No.7, while The Beatles re-emerge with their ‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’ release at No.8.
Devin Townsend Project wraps up the top ten debuts, premiering at No.10 with ‘Transcendence’.
All of these new entries, however, mean that a number of albums that were in the top ten last week are no longer there, one of which is last week’s No.1 from A Day To Remember, ‘Bad Vibrations’. It’s buzzed from the top ten, losing 11 places to No.12.
Jack White scores some chart love at No.13 on debut with ‘Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 – 2016’, but Human Nature’s ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ tumbles seven in the frenzy.
Wilco’s ‘Schmilco’ enters at No.16 (his highest ever solo Aussie albums chart position) and there are new entries at Nos.19 and 20 for What So Not (‘Divide & Conquer’) and Grouplove (‘Big Mess’) respectively.
Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ fades (No.8 to No.21), All Time Low’s ‘Straight To DVD II : Past, Present And Future Hearts’ debuts at No.22, Disturbed’s ‘Immortalised’ is down seven and John Williamson’s ‘His Favourite Collection’ tumbles 15 to No.24.
The 12th debut for the week is at position 27 and comes courtesy of Of Mice & Men and their newbie ‘Cold World’, not quite as spectacular as the No.9 peak for their previous record in 2014.
A series of big drops follow; Big Scary’s ‘Animal’ out of the top five – and how, dropping from No.5 to No.30. Roy & HG’s ‘This Sporting Life’ also down 25 spots to No.31, Bernard Fanning losing 18 with ‘Civil Dusk’ (No.14 to No.32) and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘The Getaway’ down 14 to No.33.
Travis Scott falls 27 places with ‘Birds In Trap Sing McKnight’, however. It’s down from a No.10 debut last week to No.37.
Delta Goodrem’s ‘Wings Of The Wild’ is down 19, The Hard Aches’ ‘I Freak Out’ debuts at No.48 and Britney Spears’ ‘Glory’ slumps from No.21 to No.50.
A debut at No.51 for ‘AIM’ might not be M.I.A’s best chart result in Australia, but it’s a damn sight better than her previous album ‘Matangi’, which peaked at No.99 a couple of years back.
The Avalanches are down 22 with ‘Wallflower’ (No.31 to No.53), Adele’s down 15 with ’21’ (No.40 to No.55) and Glass Animals are down 33 with ‘How To Be A Human Being’ (No.23 to No.56).
The drops continue… Ol’ 55’s ‘Time To Rock ‘N’ Roll’ down 23 to No.57, Flume’s ‘Skin’ down 20 to No.59, Blink 182’s ‘California’ down 18 to No.61 and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Greatest Hits’ also down 18 to No.62.
Cop the massive 39 place slump for Drapht’s album ‘Seven Mirrors’ (No.26 to No.65), the 20 place drop for Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ (No.48 to No.68), a 21 place fall for David Bowie’s ‘Nothing Has Changed’ (No.57 to No.78) and the 29 place tumble for Twelve Foot Ninja’s ‘Outlier’ (No.51 to No.80).
Even The King (Elvis) isn’t immune to the perils of chart plunges this week, tumbling from No.54 to No.82 with ‘If I Can Dream’.
Poor Angel Olsen made it just one week in the top 50 with her album ‘My Woman’. After premiering at No.29 last week, she’s down a staggering 59 places to No.88. Jimmy Barnes drops 51 with ‘Soul Searchin’ (No.41 to No.92).
Mi-Sex wrap the top 100 debuts this week, premiering at No.93 with ‘Not From Here’.
But those falls continue; Little Mix’s ‘Get Weird’ down 24 to No.96, Ball Park Music’s ‘Every Night The Same Dream’ down 39 to No.97, James Vincent McMorrow’s ‘We Move’ plummeting a disastrous 70 places to No.98 and Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ down 20 to No.99.
Jamie T’s album ‘Trick’ spent just one week in the ARIA top 50 (at No.35 last week), as did Felix Riebl’s album ‘Paper Doors’ (No.49).
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