ARIA Chart Watch is back for your Saturday night’s reading pleasure, with all the latest debuts, moves and new certifications, including a top five debut on the singles chart and four top ten debuts over on the albums side of things. Check out all the action in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch!
The Chainsmokers have nabbed the record for the longest run at No.1 (nine weeks) in 2016 with their single ‘Closer’, eclipsing Lukas Graham’s previous record of eight weeks, which they set with ‘7 Years’ earlier in the year.
‘Closer’ maintains its advantage over Calum Scott’s cover of ‘Dancing On My Own’, which has an accreditation tweak this week… now platinum (70,000 sales), skipping the gold mark altogether.
James Arthur’s new single ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ spends its third week of Aussie chart action in the No.3 position and, having sold more than 35,000 copies in its three week run, notches up a gold sales certification.
The Weeknd’s latest single ‘Starboy’ improves from No.9 on debut to No.4 and is now his third biggest hit in Australia, behind only ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘The Hills’, which peaked at Nos.2 and 3 respectively.
And the top five debut? Why that’d be at No.5 and it’d be courtesy of former One Directioner Niall Horan and his debut solo single ‘This Town’.
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are on the slide with ‘Side To Side’, dropping two places (No.4 to No.6) in the wake of The Weeknd and Niall Horan’s arrivals. The good news for the girls, however, is that the single is now platinum, skipping the gold mark altogether.
Hailee Steinfeld also skips the gold certification of 35,000 units by instantly nabbing a platinum certification for ‘Starving’ at No.7. DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s ‘Let Me Love You’ blasts through double platinum (140,000 copies) at No.9.
Calvin Harris sneaks his way into the top ten with ‘My Way’ (No.12 to No.10), right ahead of a debut for the new Chainsmokers track ‘All We Know’ at No.11. And speaking of sneaking… Shawn Mendes’ ‘Mercy’ is doing some sneaking of its own… up four places to No.18 and into the top 20.
Good news also for Martin Garrix this week, with his single ‘In The Name Of Love’ bagging a new platinum accreditation (No.19). It’s one place higher than Shawn Mendes’ now double platinum ‘Treat You Better’ (No.20) and a few places higher than Ellie Goulding’s ‘Still Falling For You’, which is now gold at No.24.
Ahead of his December tour, Keith Urban’s single ‘The Fighter’ bullets back into the top 50, up 29 places to No.31; the single also being given a certification tweak this week, upped from gold to platinum.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Into You’ hits double platinum (No.35) and despite going nowhere near the top 20 in its nine week stay thus far, Tove Lo’s single ‘Cool Girl’ has seemingly sold enough copies to edge over the gold accreditation line (No.36).
With the new drama series in which she stars now on the TV screens, Jessica Mauboy leaps 60 places to No.37 with her cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’. Bliss N Eso debut at No.38 with ‘Dopamine’.
It’s a new peak for Cheat Codes and Dante Klein’s ‘Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)’ this week, as the artists rise eight places into the top 50 (No.51 to No.43), with the accreditations department brushing up on their love of DNCE’s single ‘Toothbrush’, which is now gold (No.45).
It’s popped out of the top 50 this week (No.48 to No.52), but Rihanna’s single ‘Needed Me’ has finally achieved a platinum certification after 24 weeks in as it bids us goodbye.
Frenship’s ‘Capsize’ is up another nine positions (No.62 to No.53), Passenger’s ‘Anywhere’ is down eight (No.46 to No.54) and there’s a debut for Shannon Noll at No.56 (‘Who I Am’).
Encouraging news for Delta Goodrem too, with ‘The River’ snaking its way up to the No.58 spot, having debuted at No.89 last week.
Cashmere Cat gets the cream at No.59 with a debut for his new single ‘Trust Nobody’, which features vocals from Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez.
Not such good news for Artists Of Then, Now & Forever, however, with their ‘Forever Country’ slumping 34 places to No.60 after just three weeks on the countdown.
It’s another DNCE debut at No.62 with ‘Body Moves’, a 14 place drop for Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ (No.49 to No.63) and, thanks no doubt to his appearance at the AFL Grand Final, Vance Joy’s triple platinum ‘Fire And The Flood’ is back in chart action at No.64, while seven times platinum ‘Riptide’ is in right behind at No.65.
Meghan Trainor drops 15 spots with ‘Me Too’ (No.53 to No.68), P!nk’s ‘Just Like Fire’ tumbles 12 (No.58 to No.70) and Lady Gaga’s ‘Perfect Illusion’ slumps… down 33 places to No.73.
Even Imany’s ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ is down this week (not quite to same extent to Gaga, mind you), losing 18 places to No.75.
US girl group Fifth Harmony have another Aussie chart entry under their designer belts… ‘That’s My Girl’ entering the countdown at No.79.
Andy Grammer’s ‘Fresh Eyes’ are on the prize… if the prize happens to be the No.85 position on debut.
But Snakehips and Zayn’s ‘Cruel’ suffers a 19 place drop (No.67 to No.86), ditto Dua Lipa’s ‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah)’ (No.68 to No.87) and Throttle’s ‘Money Maker’ loses the ground it made up last week, dropping from No.65 to No.88.
Galantis drops 21 to No.91 with ‘No Money’, Katy Perry’s ‘Rise’ is down 17 to No.93, Bob Marley & The Wailers ftg LVNDSCAPE & Boiler are into the countdown with ‘Is This Love’ at No.97 and it’s just about time to say goodbye to Adele’s ‘Hello’, which spends its 50th week of Aussie chart action in position 98, down from No.84 the week prior.
No.1 this week is a big debut for Sydney outfit Sticky Fingers and their third long player ‘Westway (The Glitter & the Slums)’. It’s the band’s first ever No.1 album and it becomes the 17th Aussie album to make it to No.1 throughout the course of 2016.
US outfit Bon Iver make it two from two at No.2 with ’22, A Million’. It’s the band’s second successive album to premiere in the bridesmaid’s position, after their eponymously-titled sophomore album achieved the same feat back in 2011.
Keith Urban’s ‘Ripcord’ pulls into the No.3 position, up from No.14, leaving the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Chapter And Verse’ to fill the remaining top five places.
Passenger’s album ‘Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea’ loses five places after debuting in the No.1 spot last week, ahead of debuts for Opeth (‘Sorceress’ at No.7) and Banks (‘The Altar’ at No.8). Shawn Mendes’ ‘Illuminate’ drops seven places from last week’s No.3 debut.
There’s a debut for Van Morrison’s ‘Keep Me Singing’ at No.11, another for The Sunny Cowgirls’ ‘Here We Go’ at No.13 (their first ever top 30 album) and a No.14 debut for Yellowcard’s ‘Yellowcard’.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Skeleton Tree’ loses eight from No.8, Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ gains 24 after that Grand Final performance (No.41 to No.17) and Anthony Callea’s ‘Backbone’ is down 12 to No.18.
More new entries kick off the twenties this week; Regina Spektor’s ‘Remember Us To Life’ (No.20) just edging out Solange’s ‘A Seat At The Table’ (No.21), as well as Pixies’ ‘Head Carrier’ (No.23) and Planetshakers’ ‘Overflow’ (No.25).
In amongst them is a 13 place drop for the ACR of ‘Dream Lover : The Bobby Darin Musical’.
Tay Tay jumps 11 with ‘1989’ (No.37 to No.26) and Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ is up 36 to No.27, no doubt thanks in part to that tour announcement earlier in the week.
Craig David scores some Aussie love for his new album ‘Following My Intuition’, which enters the countdown at No.29. Melissa Helser and Jonathan David are three places lower on debut with ‘Beautiful Surrender’.
Speaking of lower, however… Airbourne’s ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ tumbles 20 places from last week’s No.13 debut, but Tash Sultana’s ‘Notion’ EP falls further, down 25 in week two to No.36.
Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title’ is up (No.64 to No.37), but Jason Aldean’s ‘They Don’t Know’ is down (No.19 to No.38).
Safia’s ‘Internal’ is also down 19 this week (No.23 to No.42), as is Dolly Parton’s ‘Pure & Simple’ (No.30 to No.49), but three new entries dot the even numbers in the 40s. And they are; Amber Lawrence’s ‘Happy Ever After’ (No.44), Epica’s ‘The Holographic Principle’ (No.46) and Danny Brown’s ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ (No.48).
With his new single ‘Starboy’ shining over on the ARIA singles chart and the new album it’s lifted from incoming, The Weeknd scores a bit of love with his previous album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, which re-enters the top 100 at No.53.
That’s right ahead of a debut for Void Of Vision’s ‘Children Of Chrome’ (No.54) and a series of drops; Usher’s ‘Hard II Love’ (down 31 to No.55), The Beatles’ ‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’ (down 25 to No.56), Drake’s ‘Views’ (down 23 to No.57), The Amity Affliction’s ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’ (down 23 to No.58) and A Day To Remember’s ‘Bad Vibrations’ (down 27 to No.60).
In amongst all these falls is Eric Clapton’s ‘Live In San Diego’, which lobs at No.61 on debut.
More falls? Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ (down 16 to No.62), Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (down 24 to No.63) and Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title’ down 22 to No.66.
But Little Mix are headed in the opposite direction with their album ‘Get Weird’, which is up from No.97 to No.64 (nice prices always help the cause).
There’s a 24 place drop for Floria Georgia Line’s ‘Dig Your Roots’ (No.54 to No.78) and a plunge for Every Time I Die’s ‘Low Teens’ (down 54 to No.79). Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘The Getaway’ loses 32 positions (No.48 to No.80), but My Chemical Romance take the cake, with a huge 66 place drop for ‘The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts’, the repackage of which seemingly had only limited appeal.
The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’ is down 27 to No.82, Marina Prior and Mark Vincent’s ‘Together’ loses 40 places (No.45 to No.85) and Bastille’s ‘Wild World’ is down another 34 (No.53 to No.87). Harts’ ‘Smoke Fire Hope Desire’ plummets 55 to No.91 and Die Antwoords’ ‘Mount Ninja And Da Nice Time Kid’ drops 36 to No.92.
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