It’s another week of ARIA Chart Watch and once again we’re here with your full weekly rundown of the ARIA top 100s. The debuts, the certifications, the big movers, singles and albums chart… it’s all right here in this succinct little wrap.
So without further ado… Let the ARIA Chart Watch begin!
There’s not a massive amount of movement in this week’s top ten, to be perfectly honest.
Both of Ed Sheeran’s new singles ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ remain wedged in the Nos.1 and 2 positions respectively, with Clean Bandit and co still occupying the No.3 spot with ‘Rockabye’.
The Chainsmokers’ new single ‘Paris’ improves two places on last week’s No.6 debut, leaving Zayn & Taylor and a freshly platinum (70,000 copies sold) ‘Fresh Eyes’ from Andy Grammer dropping one position each as a result.
Pnau’s ‘Chameleon’ improves from No.10 to No.7 and, though it lost six places last week, Train’s ‘Play That Song’ regains three of those; back up to No.11.
Hot on the heels of its success on this year’s Triple J Hottest 100 (finishing at No.2), Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ rockets from No.42 to No.13 (its previous peak was No.40).
It’s down two positions to No.14 this week, but that slightly slip doesn’t stop James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ from achieving a fourth platinum certification, meaning the track has now sold in excess of 280,000 copies down under.
How far will Alessia Cara go? Well, given her latest single ‘How Far I’ll Go’ bullets from No.27 to No.15 this week, we’d say she may go as far as the top ten if she keeps up with that trajectory.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey bag another certification this week with ‘Closer’. Down three positions to No.16, the former No.1 smash is now a huge eight times platinum (560,000 copies).
Zara Larsson also gets a new certification; ‘I Would Like’ hitting platinum at No.20. Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’ slides five (No.17 to No.22), but Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ slides further, down nine to No.24.
Then something of a charge is on, with a number of new singles making some serious moves into the top 50. They start with Snakehips and MØ’s single ‘Don’t Leave’, which rockets from No.56 to No.29.
Julia Michaels scores the week’s highest debut with her ‘Issues’ (No.31), Little Mix’s ‘Touch’ soars 54 places to No.32 and Sia’s ‘Move Your Body’ leaps 26 to No.34.
Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ is another track enjoying good gains this week, improving from No.50 to No.37 – a new chart peak, thanks no doubt to a top ten finish on Triple J’s Hottest 100.
Hot on the heels of its success over in the UK, Jax Jones and Raye’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ bullets from No.76 to No.44.
But The Chainsmokers’ ‘All We Know’ is headed in the opposite direction, losing ten places to No.45.
Little Mix’s ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ is now double platinum (140,000 copies) at No.46 and Sofi Tukker’s ‘Drinkee’ edges back into the top 50 – albeit just. It’s up from No.53 to No.50.
Fans of The Vamps will be interested to know that the boys’ latest single ‘All Night’ hasn’t gone anywhere this week. It’s still teetering on the precipice of the top 50; steady at No.51.
It may have disappeared from this week’s top 50 (No.48 to No.53), but Calvin Harris’s single ‘My Way’ has clearly done enough during its chart run to enjoy a fresh new second platinum accreditation.
Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’, which topped this year’s Hottest 100, improves only ten places (No.64 to No.54), but there’s a 12 place fall for John Legend’s ‘Love Me Now’ (No.44 to No.56) and an even larger 19 place drop for Sia’s ‘The Greatest’ (No.41 to No.60).
Falling further still, however, is Charli XCX’s ‘After The Afterparty’. It peaked at No.30 earlier in its chart run and spent last week improving seven places to No.40. That was clearly an anomaly, as the track plunges 23 places to No.63 this week.
Noah Cyrus improves to a new peak of No.67 with her breakout single ‘Make Me (Cry)’, ‘X Factor’ winner Isaiah is back into the countdown with ‘It’s Gotta Be You’ at No.76 and The Chainsmokers’ ‘Collage’ EP achieves a gold accreditation at No.78 for selling in excess of 35,000 copies.
John Mayer’s ‘Love On The Weekend’ is back into the countdown (No.80), thanks to the release of his ‘Wave One’ EP and Tash Sultana’s ‘Jungle’ premieres at No.83, having placed at No.3 on this year’s Triple J Hottest 100.
The Weeknd’s ‘Party Monster’ is up ten (No.95 to No.85), but The Veronicas’ ‘On Your Side’ loses 18 (No.68 to No.86). Guy Sebastian’s ‘Set In Stone’ sinks from No.62 to No.90, but Halsey’s ‘Not Afraid Anymore’ sinks further, losing 36 places to No.91.
JP Cooper wraps the top 100 debuts; premiering at No.99 with ‘September Song’.
It was The xx flying high at No.1 on last week’s ARIA singles chart; their album ‘I See You’ premiering in the top spot.
But they lose that position this week, with an Aussie favourite claiming pole position, again on debut.
It’s country superstar Kasey Chambers, who notches up her fifth ARIA No.1 album (and first in almost ten years) with ‘Dragonfly’. The LP claims the No.1 mantle ahead of the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack, the ‘Sing’ soundtrack and the ‘Moana’ soundtrack (occupying positions two, three and four respectively), with Adele’s ’25’ improving to No.5.
The McClymonts’ new album ‘Endless’ loses three places from No.3 and The xx’s former No.1 slides to No.7 in week two.
AFI’s ‘AFI (The Blood Album)’ is new at No.12 and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Skeleton Tree’ improves from No.22 to No.16.
Now that he’s in the country and has commenced his national tour, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Chapter And Verse’ bullets from No.40 to No.20. Expect that position to improve again in the coming weeks as The Boss continues to make his way across the country.
Jess Mauboy, Metallica, Elvis Presley and Crowded House all lose their grips on top 20 berths, but best-ofs from both Cold Chisel and INXS pick up the pace (No.61 to No.30 and No.42 to No.32 respectively).
Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ makes up some of the ground lose in previous weeks (No.44 to No.34) and there are top 40 debuts from both Aversions Crown (‘Xenocide’ at No.38) and The Lachy Doley Group (‘Lovelight’ at No.40).
Passenger’s Australian tour results in a nice bump for his album ‘Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea’ (No.81 to No.43), but Bonobo’s ‘Migration’ is headed south for the rest of summer, losing 32 places from last week’s No.12 debut.
Leonard Cohen’s album ‘You Want It Darker’ achieves a shiny new gold certification (No.47) and Jacob Sartorius scores some top 50 love for his ‘The Last Text’ EP, which premieres at No.49.
Beyond the 50, there are debuts for Starset (‘Vessels’ at No.52) and Bryan Lanning (‘Us’ at No.56). But there are big drops for David Bowie (‘Legacy’ down 24 places to No.55) and Robbie Williams (‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’ down 31 to No.59).
Mike Oldfield is in (‘Return To Ommadawn’ debuting at No.61), Rüfüs are back (‘Bloom’ re-entering at No.63) and there are drops for Phil Collins (‘The Singles’ down 19 to No.64), Coldplay (‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ down 18 to No.65) and Lady Gaga (‘Joanne’ down 37 to No.67). Garth Brooks’ ‘Gunslinger’ also suffers a fall – 19 places – to No.72.
There’s a new (self-titled) entry for QSP at No.78, a 30 place drop (No.50 to No.80) for Bon Jovi’s ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ and 20 place falls for both Isaiah’s album and ‘The Very Best of Prince’.
Big drops too for Dropkick Murphys (’11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory’ down 39 to No.91) and J Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ (down 40 to No.98), with As It Is’s ‘Okay’ premiering in the No.96 position.
Mirusia’s ‘This Time Tomorrow’, which was back in the top 100 at No.38 last week, is once again gone from the top 100.
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