Welcome to ARIA Chart Watch, where the entire top four remains unchanged on the ARIA singles chart, but three of the top four on the ARIA albums chart are new entries. But who’s debuted where? And could we have a new No.1? Best you read further to find out.
After ascending to No.1 on the ARIA singles chart last week, British soul/pop singer James Arthur remains wedged at No.1 this week, doing enough in the past seven days to switch from the lowly gold certification to platinum, after sailing past the 70,000 sales mark.
But he’s not the only one selling, seemingly. Though he’s still the bridesmaid, The Weeknd conquers the gold certification mark (35,000 copies) at No.2. No change for either The Chainsmokers at No.3 and Calum Scott at No.4.
Hailee Steinfeld improves one position to No.5 with ‘Starving’ (the track’s equal-highest chart peak thus far).
Though Sia and Kendrick Lamar may have faltered by two positions (No.5 to No.7) this week, the Adelaide native has done enough to surpass the platinum sales barrier.
The Chainsmokers are up from No.10 to No.8 with ‘All We Know’ and Bruno Mars enters the ARIA top ten with his latest single ’24K Magic’ (No.12 to No.9).
Shawn Mendes is now starting to kick some goals with his latest ‘Mercy’, which bullets from No.20 to No.13 and goes gold.
Little Mix have done great things over in the UK with their new single ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, debuting at No.1 over there. They might not quite have achieved the same feat in Australia, but they do bag the week’s highest debut… No.16.
Illy and Anne-Marie are in the top 50 mix at No.18 on debut with their single ‘Catch 22’ and, with Illy’s previous single ‘Papercuts’ just two places lower, he’s got two tracks in the top 20.
The Maroon 5 boys are back in the charts at No.21 with their newbie ‘Don’t Wanna Know’, but Betty Who’s cover of ‘I Love You Always Forever’ falters slightly, losing seven positions to No.23.
It’s the return of ‘The Mack’ at No.30; the new version of the Mark Morrison classic (with Nevada and Fetty Wap) premiering at No.30 ahead of a nine place jump for Jess Mauboy’s cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’.
It’s a No.40 debut for The Veronicas’ new single ‘On Your Side’ (replacing their previous single ‘In My Blood’ in said position, but after her Australian (and global) tour wound up in Melbourne, Ellie Goulding’s single ‘Still Falling For You’ tumbles 17 places to No.44.
More good news for The Veronicas at No.45, with ‘In My Blood’ notching up a second platinum certification (140,000 copies).
Timmy Trumpet and MAKJ ftg. Andrew WK jumps from the No.59 debut to No.46.
Andy Grammer seemingly has ‘Fresh Eyes’ on the top 50; the single jumping from No.61 to a new peak of No.54. Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ has exited the top 50, however, sliding eleven places to No.55.
Fifth Harmony’s single ‘That’s My Girl’ drops back a few places (No.57) from last week’s No.54 peak.
Usher’s ‘Crash’ drops from No.45 to No.59. Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Tear In My Heart’ jumps from a No.89 debut to No.60.
It’s already bulleted to the precipice of the top ten (No.11) on the Billboard singles chart in the US, but now Zayion McCall and Zay Hilfigerrr’s ‘Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)’ is heading in the northerly direction here too. Up from No.88 to No.66 this week.
Bliss N Eso suffer an 18 place drop from No.55 with ‘Dopamine’, Passenger’s ‘Anywhere’ is down 20 to No.80 and not such great news for Lady Gaga, with her ‘Million Reasons’ plunging 45 places to No.82 ahead of the release of her album ‘Joanne’.
DNCE’s chart troubles continue with a big 20 place drop for ‘Toothbrush’ (No.66 to No.86), which is now just ahead of a No.87 debut for Starley’s ‘Call On Me’.
After last week’s entirely new top four on the ARIA albums chart, this week we’ve followed up with an entirely new top three.
Gone from No.1 is Triple J’s 12th edition of ‘Like A Version’, replaced by Jess Mauboy’s ‘The Secret Daughter’ soundtrack.
Jess holds the Hillsong Workship team out of top spot, with ‘Let There Be Light’ premiering at No.2, ahead of the new Kings Of Leon album ‘Walls’, which debuts at No.3.
So… last week’s No.1 is now at No.4, last week’s No.2 (Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’) is at No.6, last week’s No.3 (Barry Gibb’s ‘In The Now’) is now at No.5 and last week’s No.4 (Norah Jones’ ‘Day Break’) is down to No.10.
In amongst those drops are two new entries; Trophy Eyes’ ‘Chemical Miracle’ at No.8 and Lisa Mitchell’s ‘Warriors’ at No.9.
There’s a new entry at No.14 from The Dilinger Escape Plan (‘Dissociation’) and a nine place jump for the Australian Cast Recording of ‘Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical’.
The Game’s new album ‘1992’ enters the countdown at No.19, ahead of a nice 24 place jump for INXS’s ‘The Very Best’ (No.45 to No.21), but there’s an 11 place drop for Bon Iver’s ’22, A Million’ (No.12 to No.23).
Debuting at No.24 this week is Two Door Cinema Club’s latest album ‘Gameshow’, but Sticky Fingers’ ‘Westway (The Glitter & The Slums)’ tumbles 16 (No.10 to No.26). Andrew Rieu is ‘Falling In Love’ with the No.27 position on debut.
The continued chart success of Ariana Grande’s new single ‘Side To Side’ results in a 22 place leap for her album ‘Dangerous Woman’ (No.50 to No.28). Human Nature’s album ‘Gimme Some Lovin : Jukebox Vol.II’ climbs 11.
A big drop? Alter Bridge’s ‘The Last Hero’ (down 27 places to No.33). A big jump? Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (up 56 places to No.34). Another big drop? OneRepublic’s ‘Oh My My’ (down 28 spots to No.36). A debut? The Naked And Famous album ‘Simple Forms’ at No.37.
There’s a big 31 place drop for Meshuggah’s ‘The Violent Sleep Of Reason’ (No.9 on debut to No.40).
The ’50 Best Songs’ from ‘Play School’ pops its head back into the top 50 (No.51 to No.41), but the ‘Bridget Jones’s’ Baby’ soundtrack is down 13 to No.42.
Sabrina Carpenter’s ‘Evolution’ is new at No.44, Tash Sultana’s ‘Notion’ is back into the top 50 (No.54 to No.45) and new entries from both Jagwar Ma (‘Every Now & Then’) and JoJo (‘Mad Love’) to wrap the top 50 debuts this week at Nos.47 and 48 respectively.
Dropping? Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ (down from No.19 to No.53). Rising? Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Things I Carry Around’ (up from No.82 to No.54) and Carrie Underwood’s ‘Storyteller’ (back into the top 100 at No.56). But Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is also down… 40 places as it happens… to No.57.
Anthony Callea’s ‘Backbone’ drops 22 to No.65, but Sum 41’s ’13 Voices’ is down much further, however… 54 places to No.67 after last week’s No.13 debut.
The Sunny Cowgirls also slide with ‘Here We Go’ (No.39 to No.68), but so too do Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title’ (down 46 to No.70), Van Morrison’s ‘Keep Me Singing’ (down 40 to No.71) and Solange’s ‘A Seat At The Table’ (down 46 to No.76).
A trio of new entries kick off the 80s…Jayson Gilham’s ‘Bach | Schubert’ at No.80, Beth Hart’s ‘Fire On The Floor’ at No.81 and The Long And Short Of It’s ‘The Night Of Our Life’ at No.82.
Banks’ ‘The Altar’ looks as though it’s spending its last week sitting in the pews of the top 100, plummeting 57 places to No.92. Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ is also down (No.59 to No.97), but nowhere near as dramatically. The Panics plunge from No.52 to No.99 with ‘Hole In Your Pocket’.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from NOFX and Melissa Etheridge (which were at Nos.27 and 40) have exited the top 100.
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