ARIA Chart Watch is back to deliver your weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
Could Ed Sheeran still be dominating on both the singles and albums charts? What do you reckon?
Elsewhere on the charts, we have new entries, new certifications, big moves and a top ten album chart debut for a soundtrack. But for which movie? Find out all the chart tid-bits in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
No, no budging Ed Sheeran from top spot here on the ARIA singles chart this week.
His single ‘Shape Of You’ is right there in the No.1 spot. The same place it’s held for ten straight weeks. And there, right behind ‘Shape Of You’ is its companion release ‘Castle On The Hill’ in the No.2 position. Put plainly, Ed’s doing alright for himself.
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay might not have got the No.1 hit they were more than likely expecting with ‘Something Just Like This’ (it peaked at No.2 on debut a couple of weeks back), but they can take consolation in the fact that people have loved the track enough that it’s earned a gold sales certification (35,000 sales) within three weeks. It’s at No.3.
Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ holds at No.4, with the Kygo and Selena Gomez single ‘It Ain’t Me’ improving from No.7 to No.5 and achieving a gold sales accreditation.
Another star collaboration is on the improve within the top ten this week… Zedd and Alessia Cara’s ‘Stay’, which is up three to No.6.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ also improves three from last week’s No.10 debut, but Bruno Mars is up further with ‘That’s What I Like’. It’s up six spots to No.8, giving the affable US superstar his second Aussie top ten single from his latest album ’24K Magic’.
What with all the Ed Sheeran action on the chart last week, Jon Bellion’s ‘All Time Low’ slid from No.9 to No.17. What with a couple of Ed Sheeran tracks vacating the top ten this week, Jon Bellion’s ‘All Time Low’ rises from No.17 to No.10. And it picks up a fresh new platinum certification (70,000 sales).
Ed’s ‘Dive’ dives (No.5 to No.11) and ‘Perfect’ is down (No.6 to No.12).
Jax Jones & Raye’s UK smash ‘You Don’t Know Me’ continues to improve down under. In week ten of local action, the song shifts from No.23 to No.15.
Also up this week is the Martin Garrix/Dua Lipa single ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ (No.25 to No.18). And speaking of superstar collaborations, the new Stargate single with Sia and P!nk is the week’s highest new entry at No.19.
Snakehips & MØ’s ‘Don’t Leave’ is freshly platinum (No.20), Adele’s ‘Water Under The Bridge’ leaps from No.30 to No.23, but Ed Sheeran’s ‘Happier’ eases eight positions to No.24.
With the video finally seeing the light of day, The Weeknd’s ‘I Feel It Coming’ enjoys a little chart bump (No.35 to No.26), but Ed Sheeran’s ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’ is seemingly over and out, losing 16 places to No.29. His ‘New Man’ is down 12 (No.20 to No.32) and ‘What Do I Know?’ loses nine (No.24 to No.33).
A coulpe of new entries just miss the top 40 on debut. Lorde’s first with her new grat track ‘Liability’ (new at No.42) and Sheppard is second, with their new single ‘Keep Me Crazy’ (new at No.43).
More Ed Sheeran second week falls; ‘Hearts Don’t Break Around Here’ (No.32 to No.44) and ‘Eraser’ (No.31 to No.48).
But with Adele in the country for the local leg of her ’25’ tour, her former No.1 smash ‘Hello’ is back in the top 50, rising from No.65 to No.50.
Martin Jensen’s improving chart fortunes in the UK with ‘Solo Dance’ auger well for the track’s local success. It starts its Australian chart journey this week, premiering at No.52.
More drops for Ed (‘Save Myself’ down from No.38 to No.53 and ‘Bibia Be Ye Ye’ down from No.39 to No.54), while in position No.56, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ notches up its sixth platinum certification, meaning it’s now blasted through more than 420,000 sales down under.
The new Nicki Minaj track ‘No Frauds’ enters at No.58.
Adele’s ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ is up ten (No.69 to No.59), but Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello’s ‘Bad Things’ is down 17 (No.46 to No.63).
Future’s ‘Selfish’ (featuring Rihanna) is down 18 (No.49 to No.67), but Adele’s seven times platinum classic ‘Someone Like You’ is up 11 to No.71.
We’ve then got a No.72 debut for Future’s ‘Mask Off’, a 13 place jump for Adele’s platinum ‘When We Were Young’ (No.92 to No.79) and a ten place jump for her seven times platinum ‘Rolling In The Deep’ (No.90 to No.80).
Linkin Park and Kiiara drop 19 with ‘Heavy’ (No.66 to No.85), Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ is down 18 (No.70 to No.88) and Auli’i Cravalho’s ‘How Far I’ll Go’ is down 21 to No.92.
Astrid S’s ‘Breathe’ comes to life in the No.97 position on debut.
And ‘X Factor’ winner and now Eurovision representative Isaiah finally scores a gold sales certification for his single ‘It’s Gotta Be You’ (No.99).
Any guesses as to who might be No.1 on the ARIA albums chart for the second week in succession?
We’ll give you a clue. It’s a he. He’s got a two letter first name. He’s British. And he’s got red hair.
No clues necessary, really. Buckle up, because we have a sneaking suspicion that Ed Sheeran’s stay in the No.1 position might be a protracted one.
There’s no change to the certification this week either. In fact, the top three remains unchanged, with Adele’s ’25’ in the No.2 spot and Ed’s ‘x’ wedged in at No.3. Adele’s ’21’ edges from No.5 to No.4.
That soundtrack we mentioned in the opener? That’d be the ‘Beauty & The Beast’ soundtrack, which enters the countdown at No.6 as the week’s highest new entry.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ drops from No.4 to No.8, but Adele’s ’19’ improves from No.12 to No.9. This means, of course, that Ed and Adele are currently responsible for 60% of this week’s Aussie top ten.
Justin Bieber’s Aussie tour results in his album ‘Purpose’ reemerging in the top ten (No.18 to No.10), while Tash Sultana’s ‘Notion’ regains some ground (No.23 to No.14).
The week’s other top 20 debuts come courtesy of The Shins’ ‘Heartworms’ (No.16) and Laura Marling’s ‘Semper Femina’ (No.19).
Kingwood’s ‘After Hours, Close To Dawn’ is down (No.10 to No.21), but Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ is up (No.59 to No.22).
Also on the rise this week (thanks no doubt to a repackage and the inclusion of four new songs) is ‘The Secret Daughter’ soundtrack, though it’s only up by eight positions (No.33 to No.25).
Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ fares much better in the improvement stakes; No.66 to No.26.
Bruce Springsteen’s classic ‘Born In The USA’ is back into the top 100 at No.31, but All Our Exes Live In Texas suffer a sizeable second week fall with their new album (ironically titled ‘When We Fall’). It’s down from No.8 on debut to No.36.
Kasey Chambers’ ‘Dragonfly’ is down 15, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are down 18 and Busby Marou ease 14 with their ‘Postcards From The Shell House’.
There’s a debut for Colin Hay’s ‘Fierce Mercy’ (No.44), a top 100 re-entry for Fleetwood Mac’s classic LP ‘Rumours’ (No.48) and a big 33 place drop for Methyl Ethel’s ‘Everything Is Forgotten’ (No.16 on debut to No.49).
Beyond this week’s top 50, you’ll discover a big 46 place jump for ‘Loaded’ by Christie Lamb. On the cusp of the top 100 last week, the album’s jumped to No.54.
Horrorshow’s ‘Bardo State’ loses 20 (No.35 to No.55), Drake’s back with ‘Views’ (No.59 on re-entry), Stormzy’s ‘Gang Signs & Prayers’ loses a huge 39 places (No.24 to No.63) and there’s a No.64 debut for the ‘Nashville Season 5’ soundtrack.
More drops; (Train’s ‘A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat’ – No.42 to No.65, Dune Rats’ ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’ – No.48 to No.67), Holy Holy’s ‘Paint’ – No.43 to No.68) and Ryan Adams’ ‘Prisoner’ – No.40 to No.70). But there’s a little debut for the new Charli XCX mixtape ‘Number 1 Angel’ at No.74.
The McClymonts’ run in the top 100 looks like it might be coming to an end. Their album ‘Endless’ loses 31 places to No.80
C3 Music’s ‘Breathe’ enters the countdown at No.86, while Got7’s ‘Flight Log : Arrival’ is also new at No.92.
The lower reaches of the chart is peppered with re-entries by best-ofs and classic albums from the likes of Michael Jackson, The Eagles, Neil Diamond and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
QSP’s ‘QSP’ plunges from No.39 last week and is now out of the top 100 entirely. Darlene Zschech, who debuted at No.41 with ‘Here I Am Send Me (Live)’ last week, is also now gone from the top 100.
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