It’s Saturday night and ARIA Chart Watch time once again.
This week, we bring you an entirely steady top seven on the ARIA singles chart, but a brand new No.1 crowning the ARIA albums chart. So let’s tuck in to edition 398 of ARIA Chart Watch!
As mentioned in the opener, there’s no change to the top seven on this week’s ARIA singles chart; no movement, no new certifications, no nothing.
That’s obviously a good thing for Clean Bandit, Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, who all remain in the No.1 position with their collaborative smash ‘Rockabye’.
There’s movement for Peking Duk, however; the Aussie dance sensations notch up their third ARIA top ten single with ‘Stranger’, which edges from No.11 to No.8, ahead of Maroon 5’s ‘Don’t Wanna Know’ (steady at No.9) and Calum Scott’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ (down two to No.10, but now with a third platinum certification to call its own after selling more than 210,000 copies).
Movement into the 20 this week from The Weeknd’s ‘I Feel It Coming’ (No.24 to No.13) and Alessia Cara’s ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’ (No.23 to No.14); so too Frenship and Emily Warren’s ‘Capsize’, which bullets from No.30 to No.17.
Sia cops a dose of the double platinums at No.18 with ‘The Greatest’ (140,000 copies gone).
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Side To Side’ is down five (No.15 to No.20), but Zara Larsson’s ‘I Would Like’ is up six (No.27 to No.21).
Starley’s ‘Call On Me’ suffered a massive drop on the ARIA charts a few weeks back, disappearing altogether from the top 100 after being at No.53 the previous week. But with a new remix (by Ryan Riback), she’s back, re-emerging on the top 100 and now has a new peak of No.28 under her belt to boot.
Guy Sebastian’s latest single ‘Set In Stone’ bags itself a gold certification, having sold through more than 35,000 copies across the country. It improves a little this week (No.34 to No.29), but not as much as Charli XCX’s ‘After The Afterparty’, which is up seven to No.30 and Andy Grammer’s ‘Fresh Eyes’, which bullets 13 places to a new peak of No.32 and also achieves a shiny new gold accreditation.
Also going for gold this week is the new John Legend single ‘Love Me Now’ (No.33).
We’ve got bullets for Mura Masa’s ‘Love$ick’ (No.49 to No.37), Mariah Carey’s classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ (No.69 to No.39 and back in the top 50 for a fifth successive year) and the new Robin Schulz & David Guetta single ‘Shed A Light’ (up from No.61 on debut to No.40).
The Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha collaboration ‘In The Name Of Love’ is down just one position to No.41 this week, but it’s sold enough throughout its 19 weeks of Aussie chart action to achieve a second platinum certification.
Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ is up (No.71 to No.42), but The Weeknd’s ‘Party Monster’ is down (No.33 to No.43).
Nicki Minaj and Mike Will Made-It score the week’s highest debut; ‘Black Barbies’ entering the top 100 at No.47.
With her new single starting to make an impact, Zara Larsson’s previous chart hit ‘Ain’t My Fault’ is on the slide. And how. It loses 19 places this week to find itself outside the top 50 (at No.51).
The new Adele single ‘Water Under The Bridge’ may still be sans to 50 glory, but it’s slowly gathering pace in the lower half of the top 100. In its fourth week of ARIA chart action, the track is up 18 places to a new peak of No.57.
Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ improves from No.63 to No.59 (just two shy of its peak thus far), while the new Pnau single ‘Chameleon’ bullets 21 places to No.60.
Lil Wayne’s ‘Sucker For Pain’ drops ten (No.55 to No.65), Niall Horan’s ‘This Town’ drops 14 to No.66, but the new Train single shifts into a higher gear, bulleting from No.99 to No.67.
There’s a new entry for The Vamps (‘All Night’) at No.69, a re-entry for Lady Gaga’s ‘Million Reasons’ at No.71 and another for Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello’s ‘Bad Things’ at No.73 (also a new peak).
The Veronicas’ ‘In My Blood’ slides 16 (No.58 to No.74), Sofi Tucker’s ‘Drinkee’ slurps up the No.78 position on re-entry (a new peak), but Flume’s recently-released ‘Skin Companion’ EP tanks. Like really tanks. As in No.29 on debut to No.81.
Grace VanderWaal scores herself a spot of top 100 chart love with ‘I Don’t Know My Name’ (No.82 on debut), Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s ‘The Fighter’ re-enters at No.87 now that they pair is in Australia and there are re-entries for Childish Gambino’s ‘Me And Your Mama’ (No.90), Fifth Harmony’s ‘Work From Home’ (No.92), Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Stressed Out’ (No.98) and Pentatonix’s ‘Hallelujah’ (No.100).
The Missy Higgins/Bernard Fanning/Crowded House medley from the ARIA Awards drops out of the top 100 after just one week (at No.53) and also gone from the top 100 are the Robbie Williams single ‘Love My Life’ and, worryingly for Sony, ‘X Factor’ winner Isaiah’s winner’s single ‘It’s Gotta Be You’ (its chart run being No.26 on debut, No.65 second week… gone).
Eleven years after their last studio album, 22 years after their last No.1 studio album in Australia and more than 52 years since the release of their first album, iconic outfit The Rolling Stones are in the No.1 position again down under.
The band premieres in the top spot with their new LP ‘Blue & Lonesome’ with a bang, knocking The Weeknd for six (or for seven, as the case may be – ‘Starboy’ down from last week’s No.1 debut to No.8).
But right behind them, a festive favourite is positioning itself to once again steal the No.1 mantle. Michael Bublé is back for another year with ‘Christmas’, sidling up into the No.2 spot this week and no doubt hopeful of rolling the Stones.
If Michael can do it, it’ll be the first time since 2014 that ‘Christmas’ has been able to make it into the No.1 position.
Metallica are down to No.3, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Friends For Christmas’ is steady at No.4 and Adele’s album ’25’ will no doubt be making it into plenty of stockings again this Christmas, edging back into the top five (No.6 to No.5).
Jessica Mauboy’s project ‘The Secret Daughter’ hits platinum (70,000 copies) at No.6, while with his Aussie tour now in full swing, Keith Urban’s ‘Ripcord’ bullets from No.17 to No.7.
We’ve got debuts for Childish Gambino (‘Awaken, My Love’ at No.9) and Cold Chisel (‘The Live Tapes Vol.3’ at No.11) to straddle the No.10 position, which this week is filled by Elvis Presley’s ‘The Wonder Of You’, which bags a gold sales certification.
The movie is a hit, the soundtrack is also on the move; ‘Trolls’ up from No.21 to No.12.
Coldplay are in the country for their ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ tour, so understandably, the album that inspired it jumps from No.22 to No.14.
‘The Very Very Best Of Crowded House’ loses 12 (No.5 to No.17), Robbie Williams’ ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’ loses nine (No.9 to No.18) and the new SuBo album ‘A Wonderful World’ is down eight to No.22.
We’ve got a No.26 debut for ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’, a 12 place drop for Garth Brooks’ ‘Gunslinger’ after last week’s No.16 debut and an eight place rise for ‘The Christmas Album’ from Human Nature.
New at No.31 is Guy Sebastian’s ‘Part 1’ EP. New at No.35 is the new Kate Miller-Heidke best-of. And, surprisingly, there’s a lowly No.37 debut for the new John Legend album ‘Darkness And Light’.
The Twenty One Pilots ‘Vessel/Blurryface’ package wraps this week’s top 50 debuts, premiering at No.41.
But back into the top 50 this week are The Ten Tenors (‘Our Christmas Wish’ from No.51 to No.42) and A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’ (No.95 to No.44).
Illy’s former No.1 ‘Two Degrees’ tumbles 18 to No.45, Sticky Fingers’ ‘Westway (The Glitter & The Slums)’ is back into the top 100 at No.46, Kylie’s ‘Kylie Christmas’ repackage stumbles (No.30 to No.48) and there’s a bump for the Coldplay 4CD set, which leaps from No.67 to No.50.
Beyond the top 50 this week, Carrie Underwood’s Aussie visit for the Keith Urban tour results in her album ‘Storyteller’ making its way back into the countdown (No.52), but there’s a massive 45 place drop for AB Original’s ‘Reclaim Australia’ (No.10 on debut to No.55).
We’ve got new entries at Nos.58 and 60 from Deadmau5 (‘W:/2016Album/’) and Kane Brown’s self-titled set respectively.
Delta Goodrem’s ‘Wings Of The Wild’ plunges 23 to No.64 and Ed Sheeran’s out of favour this Christmas with ‘X’, which is down 26 to No.65.
Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Blurryface’ slumps 33 thanks to that value-added repack (No.34 to No.67), Kerser’s ‘Tradition’ is down 34 to No.77, Prince’s ‘4Ever’ plummets 43 to No.79 and Kate Bush’s ‘Before The Dawn’ dives from No.35 on debut to No.81.
Drake’s ‘Views’ isn’t immune from the big drops this week (down 24 to No.83).
Trivium are in with ‘Ember To Inferno’ at No.85 on debut, Troye Sivan’s ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ is down 38 places to No.95 and the Nicole Millar EP ‘Communication’ wraps those top 100 debuts in the No.97 spot.
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 5:00pm AEDT.