What’s a Friday night without ARIA Chart Watch, right? All these new entries, all these big moves, all these new certifications, all wrapped up in a tasty little package for you to much on during your TV dinner.
Who’s got out No.1s this week? Find out here.
It’s ARIA Chart Watch time.
Despite all the challengers throwing everything at him, there’s just no budging Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ from the top spot on this week’s ARIA singles chart.
Ed’s now occupied the top spot for eight successive weeks, but this week he’s seen off a strong challenge from the superstar collaboration of The Chainsmokers and Coldplay.
Their track, premiered with a live performance at the Brit Awards just over a week ago, premieres at a very respectable No.2; the meat in an Ed Sheeran sandwich, with Ed’s other single ‘Castle On The Hill’ maintaining its No.3 placing.
The new Kygo and Selena Gomez collaboration sees some big improvement this week. It’s up from No.9 on debut to No.4, ahead of singles from Zayn & Taylor, Julia Michaels and Katy Perry.
Jon Bellion moves into the top ten for the first time with his single ‘All Time Low’ and picks up a gold certification (for sales in excess of 35,000 units) in doing so.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’ tumbles from No.2 to No.11. Not that he’ll mind so much, what with the album it comes from (÷) now at retailers across the planet and expected to be one of the year’s biggest (and fastest) selling.
Two superstar collaborations liven up the positions between 10 and 20, but the one which came out on top was that between Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Migos. Their track ‘Slide’ premieres highest of the two – at No.12.
Debuting at No.16, meantime, is ‘Stay’, featuring the new pairing of Zedd and the so-hot-right-now Alessia Cara.
Jax Jones & Raye’s single ‘You Don’t Know Me’ continues its climb (No.30 to No.23) and the new Maroon 5 single ‘Cold’ improves five places from last week’s No.32 debut.
Adele’s now on the ground in Australia for her first ever live shows here. And, as such, her latest single ‘Water Under The Bridge’ slides nicely into the top 30 for the first time. It’s up from No.37 to No.30.
Future’s single with Rihanna (‘Selfish’) premieres at No.39 and the new Bruno Mars single ‘That’s What I Like’ continues its ascent up the ARIA singles chart, improving seven places to No.40.
Not such good news for the new Sia single ‘Never Give Up’ this week. The track, featured on the soundtrack to the hit film ‘Lion’, tumbles 22 places from No.29 and is now gone from the top 50.
Beyond the 50 this week, we have a debut for the new Jason Derulo single ‘Swalla’ at No.55, a 17 place drop for Maroon 5’s ‘Don’t Wanna Know’ (No.43 to No.60), but an improvement in the chart fortunes of ‘How Far I’ll Go’ by Auli’i Cravalho after her performance of the track at this week’s Oscars.
Adele’s ‘Hello’ leaps from No.85 to No.69, while ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ improves from No.91 to No.74.
John Mayer scrapes into the top 100 with a debut for ‘Still Feel Like Your Man’ from his ‘Wave Two’ EP.
We’ve got a re-entry for Adele’s seven times platinum ‘Someone Like You’ at No.95, a debut for Ariana Grande and Future’s ‘Everyday’ at No.96 and a re-entry for Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson at No.100 with ‘You’re Welcome’.
Well if that’s not the best way to celebrate your 25th anniversary…
Yes, Aussie folk outfit The Waifs, who celebrate 25 years in the business in 2017, have premiered at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart with their latest album ‘Ironbark’.
Not only does its debut in the top spot give the Western Australian outfit a heck of an anniversary present, but it also gives them their first ever No.1 album.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will also be celebrating tonight; their album ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ premiering at No.2, giving them the highest chart position to date.
Of course, both will be thankful they released when they did, because come next weekend, Ed Sheeran will be at No.1 and will probably remain there for quite some time. No doubt ‘÷’ had something to do with The Waifs shifting the release of their album forward one week early last month.
Adele’s here. And her album ’25’ is up one spot this week to No.3, ahead of a No.4 debut for ‘Bardo State’, the new album from Western Sydney hip hoppers Horrorshow.
Even local indie rock outfit Holy Holy grab some top ten attention this week; their album ‘Paint’ colouring the No.7 position on debut.
Now that she’s here in the country and her son’s dodging fireworks, Adele’s ’21’ is back into the top ten (No.17 to No.10).
And while it might have managed a No.1 debut Stateside, Stormzy rumbles into the No.11 position down under on debut with ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’.
Queensland’s Busby Marou were flying high at No.1 last week with ‘Postcards From The Shell House’, but it’s out of the top ten entirely this week, dropping to No.14.
Ryan Adams’ ‘Prisoner’ also locked up a top ten berth for just one week. It loses 16 positions to find itself at No.19 in week two.
Adele’s ’19’ bullets from No.45 to No.20, Christie Lamb’s ‘Loaded’ is new at No.22 and ‘QSP’ by QSP is up from No.57 to a new peak of No.23.
All this upward movement from some means downward movement for others. Tash Sultana’s ‘Notion’ EP loses 13 places (No.12 to No.25) and The Wiggles’ ‘Nursery Rhymes’ loses 12 (No.15 to No.27). But sandwiched in the middle of the two is a new entry for Little Big Town (‘The Breaker’) at No.26.
Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ loses its fizz (No.14 to No.30), but the soundtrack to ‘T2 Trainspotting’ bullets from a No.66 debut to No.34.
Alessia Cara’s ‘Know-It-All’ returns to the top 100 at No.36 and Hillsong Young & Free’s ‘Youth Revival Acoustic’ manages only a No.37 debut.
With the band now gone from our shores, Guns N Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ is down 20 to No.40, Flume’s ‘Skin’ sheds 17 places and Human Nature’s ‘Gimme Some Lovin : Jukebox Vol.II’ slumps 24 to No.46.
The big drops keep coming with Thundamentals’ ‘Everyone We Know’… down 30 to No.51.
Debuts just outside the top 50 come courtesy of Future (‘Hndrxx’ at No.53) and Thundercat (‘Drunk’ at No.58), but Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Chapter And Verse’ loses 33 places to No.62 as he leaves the country post-tour.
Adam Brand’s ‘Get On Your Feet’ is down 32 to No.65, Guns N Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion II’ also loses 32 (No.41 to No.73) and Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ is down 24 to No.75.
We have a No.78 debut for the self-titled set for Suicide Silence, a 36 place drop (No.43 to No.79) for Tania Kernaghan’s ‘All Australian Girl’ and another 36 place drops for Guns N Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion I’ (No.50 to No.86).
Middle Kids suffer the biggest fall within this week’s top 100, however. Their ‘Middle Kids’ EP was shining at No.26 on debut last week, but loses an alarming 65 places to be at No.91 in week two.
Rhiannon Giddens’ ‘Freedom Highway’ is new at No.93.
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.