For the first time in a few months on ARIA Chart Watch, we can finally say that Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ is not sitting at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart.
He does, however, still dominate the ARIA albums chart, with a few top five debuts following close behind.
Find out the rest of the chart goss on your Easter Saturday edition of ARIA Chart Watch.
Though he was thrown up a challenge this week (in terms of a glitch on Spotify during the week which meant his track wasn’t searchable), former One Direction star Harry Styles has conquered the ARIA singles chart with his debut solo offering ‘Sign Of The Times’.
It means that Ed Sheeran has to settle for second best when it comes to chart records, failing to equal the 14 week run at No.1 set by ABBA’s ‘Fernando’ some 40 years ago.
He’s not gone too far, mind you. Ed’s still in the No.2 position with ‘Shape Of You’. ‘Galway Girl’, however, falls from No.2 to No.4, with The Chainsmokers and Coldplay maintaining their No.3 heading with ‘Something Just Like This’.
Despite the Easter holiday, Zedd and Alessia Cara score an accreditation update for their single ‘Stay’ (No.5). It’s now certified gold, for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ achieves the same new certification this week and it’s on the improve; No.8 to No.6.
In its fourth week of ARIA chart action, the new Clean Bandit single ‘Symphony’ finally cracks the Aussie top ten, improving from No.14 to No.9. Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’, however, loses some of its flavour, dropping six to No.11.
Future gets his ‘Mask Off’ into the top 20 (No.22 to No.20), there’s a No.21 debut for the new Halsey single ‘Now Or Never’ and a five place drop for Katy Perry’s ‘Chained To The Rhythm’.
After re-entering in last week’s top 100 at No.50, Dean Lewis is riding his ‘Waves’ all the way towards the top 20. The single picks up another 25 positions and another new chart peak to be sitting pretty at No.25.
While one former 1D star is riding high, his former bandmate Zayn’s new single ‘Still Got Time’ isn’t faring quite so well. It’s already peaked (at No.20) and has fallen eight places to No.28 in its third week of chart action.
The Weeknd and Daft Punk hit double platinum (140,000 copies down) with ‘I Feel It Coming’ (No.31), Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ loses seven (No.28 to No.35), but Future and Rihanna’s ‘Selfish’ picks up six (No.43 to No.37).
Martin Jensen is still kicking chart goals with his top ten UK single ‘Solo Dance’ (No.46 to No.40), but Kyle’s US hit ‘iSpy’ is really starting to make its move, bulleting 17 places to No.42.
Ed Sheeran’s album track ‘Dive’ does precisely what it promises (No.33 to No.49) and the track most people thought was going to be a massive hit (given its superstar pairing of producers Stargate, Aussie favourite P!nk and Aussie sensation Sia) is just about over. ‘Waterfall’ peaked at No.19 during its five week chart run thus far, but is down another ten places to No.50 this week.
Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato’s ‘No Promises’ drop back eight places from last week’s No.49 debut. Kaleo’s ‘Way Down We Go’ picks up 12 places from last week’s No.70 debut.
And speaking of debuts… hi Beyoncé. She’s in at No.61 with ‘Die With You’.
One of the week’s big singles chart losers, however, is Rag’N’Bone Man and his track ‘Human’. Though he jumped from No.67 to No.38 last week, he’s lost almost all of the ground he gained again, down from No.38 to No.63.
Aussie indie girl group Beatz premiere at No.81 with their single ‘Ain’t Your Girl’, Dwayne Johnson leaps from No.99 to No.84 with ‘You’re Welcome’ and we’ve got a No.91 debut for Stanaj’s ‘The Preview’ EP.
The top 100 debuts are wrapped this week by a No.97 premiere for Joey Bada$$ and ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Rockabye Baby’.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 4’ disappears from the top 100 after just two weeks (at No.35 on debut and No.74 last week). Perhaps they were all waiting for his new album ‘Damn’, which arrived yesterday.
Poor Ed Sheeran may have to relinquish his grip on the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart, but here on the albums side of things, he and his album ‘÷’ still have a stranglehold.
Yes Ed’s still shining at No.1 for the sixth week in a row, holding off a trio of chart contenders who were all intent on breaking his run.
The highest placed of them all is Tina Arena. Her new ‘Greatest Hits & Interpretations’ album has premiered in the No.2 position, just ahead of premieres from The Smith Street Band’s ‘More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me’ (No.3) and The Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ (No.4).
Adele’s still hanging in there at No.5 with ’25’.
Though it slips from No.2 to No.6 this week, the ‘Moana’ soundtrack has clearly been a favourite of kids (and parents) across the country, as it notches up a gold certification (35,000 copies).
There’s another top ten debut this week – at No.10 – and that comes from US vocal group Pentatonix (PTX Vol.4).
Five more new entries make up the top 20; Father John Misty’s ‘Pure Comedy’ at No.14, Bethel Music’s ‘Starlight (Live)’ at No.15, Falling In Reverse’s ‘Coming Home’ at No.16, Joey Bada$$’s ‘All-American Bada$$’ at No.19 and Deep Purple’s ‘Infinite’ at the even No.20.
Mastodon’s time in the top ten was short lived, however. Their album ‘Emperor Of Sound’ drops 21 places from last week’s No.3 debut.
Former ‘The Voice’ favourite Rachael Leahcar scores a No.25 debut with her new album ‘Shadows’.
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is up from No.40 to No.27, Jon Stevens’ ‘Starlight’ is down 12 to No.28 and the ‘Remembrance’ compilation gains 19 places to No.29.
Drake’s another one quickly losing a foothold on the upper reaches of the charts with his latest long player ‘More Life’. After debuting at No.2 a few weeks back, it’s down another 15 places to No.32 this week.
Body Count’s ‘Bloodlust’ falls heavier, however. It’s down 21 places from last week’s No.12 debut.
Speaking of debuts, there’s another at No.34 for The Ten Tenors’ ‘Wish You Were Here’.
The news isn’t crash hot for Jamiroquai this week; the UK soul/funk outfit, headed by the charismatic JayKay, lose 35 places from last week’s No.7 debut for their new album ‘Automaton’.
The Waifs’ ‘Ironbark’ loses 18 (No.25 to No.43), there’s a No.46 debut for Deez Nuts’ ‘Binge & Purgatory’, a new gold certification for ‘The Best Of The Wiggles’ (No.47) a No.69 to No.48 jump for Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ and a 46 place bullet for Shawn Mendes’ ‘Illuminate’ (No.96 to No.50).
Beyond the 50, the Bruno Mars chart love-in continues with his album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’, which leaps from No.90 to No.54.
Though it might be out of the top 50 now, The Weeknd’s album ‘Starboy’ achieves a new gold sales certification (No.55).
Northlane’s ‘Mesmer’ is down another 36 places to No.57, Future Islands’ ‘The Far Field’ enters the chart at No.60 and a couple more double digit drops; Tash Sultana’s ‘Notion’ down 15 to No.61 and Steel Panther’s ‘Lower The Bar’ down 32 to No.62.
It reached an all-time high last week thanks to her national tour with Blondie, but Cyndi Lauper’s latest long player takes quite the ‘Detour’ this week, losing 51 places from last week’s No.15.
Polish Club’s ‘Alright Already’ suffers a similar plunge, down 49 to No.68.
Adele’s ’19’ is down 28 to No.69, Disturbed’s ‘Immortalized’ is down 21 to No.73 and Paul Costa’s ‘Whisper In The Crowd’ premieres in the No.75 spot.
More drops; ‘Play School : 50 Best Songs’ down 26 to No.79, Nickelback’s ‘Best Of Vol.1’ down 16 to No.80, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ down 19 to No.84, Milky Chance’s ‘Blossom’ down 29 to No.88, Blondie’s ‘Greatest Hits’ down 20 to No.93, Kasey Chambers’ ‘Dragonfly’ down 38 to No.94 and Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris’ ‘My Dear Companion’ down 28 to No.99.
Goldfrapp’s ‘Silver Eye’ falls further, unfortunately. Premiering at a respectable No.20 last week, it’s out of the top 100. So too albums from Dixie Chicks, Jimmy Barnes & The Wiggles and Bob Dylan.
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