ARIA Chart Watch is back on your Saturday night, again packed with useful little chart tidbits, including new certifications (Ed’s got a couple this week), big moves, debuts and more.
Let’s crack on then…
No change to what’s a relatively stable looking top five this week, with Ed Sheeran still shining in the Nos.1 and 2 positions with ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ respectively. BUT… Ed does get a shiny new certification for each of them this week; ‘Shape Of You’ jumps from gold last week to double platinum (140,000 copies), while ‘Castle On The Hill’ improves from gold to platinum (70,000 copies).
Also shifting from gold to platinum this week is Amy Shark’s Hottest 100 favourite ‘Adore’ at No.3, while Zayn & Taylor Swift’s ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ goes from no certification to platinum (No.4).
The Chainsmokers’ new single ‘Paris’ goes gold at No.5 (35,000 copies), meaning that each of the top five singles in the country have achieved a new certification this week.
She’s been conquering the iTunes top ten for most of the past week and now Julia Michaels does the same on the ARIA singles chart, rising from No.14 to No.7 with her new single ‘Issues’.
The certification updates continue with Andy Grammer’s ‘Fresh Eyes’ which, although down one position to No.9, notches up a second platinum gong.
The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s ‘I Feel It Coming’ is another sporting a new accreditation; platinum (No.10); ditto Starley’s ‘Call On Me’ (No.11).
Snakehips and MØ clearly have designs on a top ten position with their new collaboration ‘Don’t Leave’, which is up from No.28 to No.12, Little Mix’s ‘Touch’ rises from No.21 to No.13, Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa are up from No.35 to No.15 with ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ and Alessia Cara’s ‘How Far I’ll Go’ regains some of the chart points it lost last week, up from No.24 to No.17.
Milky Chance’s ten place drop for ‘Cocoon’ surprises, as does the nine place drop for Peking Duk and Elliphant’s ‘Stranger’.
Alessia Cara joins the new certification party with ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’, which is now platinum (No.20 to No.24), as does Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello’s ‘Bad Things’, now gold (No.22 to No.25).
Jon Bellion rises to an all time high with ‘All Time Low’ (No.45 to No.28) and Imagine Dragons premiere on the top 100 with their new track ‘Believer’, which also takes the mantle as the week’s highest debut.
‘Never Give Up’, the new track from Sia, is in a hurry this week, bulleting 42 places from last week’s No.77 debut.
Adele’s ‘Water Under The Bridge’ continues its creep up the top 100 chart. After 13 weeks in and ahead of her first ever Australian tour, the single edges into the top 40 for the first time; a new peak of No.38.
The post Hottest 100 slump is on for Flume and Kai’s ‘Never Be Like You’ (No.18 to No.39), Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’ hits platinum at No.41 (down nine) and UK band The Vamps continue their climb with ‘All Night’ (No.48 to No.43).
Jax Jones and Raye leap into the top 50 with ‘You Don’t Know Me’ (No.55 to No.44), Lady Gaga’s Superbowl performance sees her ‘Million Reasons’ back into the top 100 (No.46) and Tash Sultana’s ‘Jungle’ tumbles from No.39 to No.50.
It rose eight places to No.42 last week, but Sofi Tukker’s ‘Drinkee’ has lost that ground and then some this week, tumbling 13 positions to No.55.
Flume’s ‘Say It’ falls 14 (No.43 to No.57), but there are big gains for both Big Sean’s ‘Bounce Back’ (up 25 to No.58) and Bruno Mars’ ‘That’s What I Like’ (up 38 to No.60).
Illy and Vera Blue’s ‘Papercuts’ slumps 20 spots to No.66, the new Zara Larsson single ‘So Good’ drops 11 from last week’s No.59 debut and we’ve got a new entry at No.73 from Alex Da Kid (with X Ambassadors, Elle King and Wiz Khalifa). The single called ‘Not Easy’.
Another new entry comes just four places below (No.77 for the slow ones); it’s Big Sean’s ‘No Favors’.
But the drops keep coming too; The xx’s ‘On Hold’ down 18 places to No.78 and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘1955’ down 29 to No.79.
John Legend and Ariana Grande’s version of ‘Beauty And The Beast’ caps an action-packed week on the top 100, premiering at No.99.
Brisbane outfit Dune Rats have never before reached the top 20 on the ARIA albums chart. They peaked at No.22 with their debut self-titled release back in 2015. Fast forward three years, however, and how things have changed…
Dune Rats this week claim the No.1 position on debut with their sophomore album ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’, which claims the mantle from the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack (down to No.2).
Not that the producers of the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack will mind too much, however, given that the album notches up a new platinum certification this week.
An Aussie visit and plenty of promo time sees Human Nature’s album ‘Gimme Some Lovin : Jukebox Vol.II’ leap from No.17 to No.4, just ahead of a No.5 debut for ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’ from Melbourne outfit Ocean Grove.
Also on the ground in Australia over the past week was Ed Sheeran, drumming up support in readiness of the release of his new album ‘÷’. Naturally, the hype helps ‘X’ to bullet from No.18 to No.6.
Kasey Chambers’ ‘Dragonfly’ is down from No.2 to No.9, Guns N Roses’ Aussie visit not only sees their ‘Greatest Hits’ leap from No.24 to No.10, but also pick up a shiny new ninth platinum certification, meaning it’s sold in excess of 630,000 copies down under.
New entries in the teens from Big Sean (‘I Decided’ at No.14) and Elbow (‘Little Fictions’ at No.16), while Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ jumps 30 spots to No.17 thanks to his visit.
Though Bruce Springsteen is in the country, his ‘Chapter And Verse’ hasn’t hit the heights we presumed it might, though it still gains three positions to sit inside the top 20 (No.18). (Bruce does quite well with his ‘Greatest Hits’, however, which re-enters the ARIA top 100 at No.23).
Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra premiere at No.20 with ‘Classic House’.
There was plenty of love for Lady Gaga after her halftime performance at the Superbowl, with her album ‘Joanne’ soaring from No.70 to No.25.
Train’s album ‘A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat’ runs off the rails in its second week, losing 22 places from last week’s No.5 debut.
Sampha’s ‘Process’ is new at No.28, QSP’s ‘QSP’ leaps from No.58 to a new peak of No.32 in its third week of chart action.
There’s a No.34 debut for the Original Broadway Cast recording of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, but a 23 place drop for Flume’s ‘Skin’ (No.12 to No.35).
Guns N Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ re-enters the countdown at No.40, the Crowded House best-of slips 21 to No.41 and Human Nature’s original ‘Jukebox’ album re-enters the top 100 right at the halfway point; No.50.
They might have been flying high with their album ‘After All These Years’ last week, premiering at No.7, but the second week hasn’t been quite so kind to Brian & Jenn Johnson, who slide 46 positions and out of the top 50.
Further down, there’s a debut for Kari Jobe’s ‘The Garden’ (No.57), a re-entry for Guns N Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion I’ (No.59) and a debut for The Menzingers’ ‘After The Party’ (No.61).
More re-entries follow; Bethel Music’s ‘Have It All (Live)’ (No.62), Guns N Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion II’ (No.63) and ‘The Essential Bruce Springsteen’ (No.64).
Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ tumbles from No.41 to No.65, there’s a re-entry for DD Dumbo’s ‘Utopia Defeated’ at No.68 and a No.71 debut for the new James Blundell album ‘Campfire’.
James Arthur tumbles 19 places with ‘Back From The Edge’ (it’s just waiting for that next big chart hit to kick it back into gear) and Brantley Gilbert’s time in the top 50 has already come to an end; his album ‘The Devil Don’t Sleep’ losing 42 places from last week’s No.34 debut.
Silverchair score a new certification for their ‘Frogstomp : 20th Anniversary Edition’. Though it’s down 22 places to No.79, it picks up a sixth platinum certification, meaning the classic Aussie album is now owned by more than 420,000 of us.
If you thought the drop for Brantley Gilbert’s LP was steep, check out The Avalanches’ ‘Since I Left You’, which plummets 65 places to No.80.
Rüfüs’ ‘Bloom’ fades (No.51 to No.82), Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ is down 21, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Skeleton Tree’ is in freefall, dropping 49 places to No.86 and Run The Jewels’ ‘RTJ3’ drops 29 to No.89.
Poor Kreator too; ‘Gods Of Violence’ flying high at No.30 on debut last week, but down a staggering 66 places in week two.
Last week’s top 50 debuts for Aleyce Simmonds (No.25), Migos (No.26) and Kehlani (No.32) are all gone from the top 100.
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.