Welcome to ARIA Chart Watch edition #422, our latest weekly wrap of all the happenings on the ARIA top 100 singles and albums charts.
There’s no change at the top of what’s a largely uninteresting top ten on the singles side of proceedings. But there IS movement at the top on the ARIA album chart.
So who’s got the number ones covered in Australia this week?
Well on the ARIA top 100 singles chart, it’s all about Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and their hit single ‘Despacito’. After moving up to top spot last week, they maintain their chart advantage for a second successive week.
The top three is steady (DJ Khaled and Miley Cyrus respectively), with the Nos.4 and 5 positions swapping (Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ up to four, Harry Styles’ ‘Sign Of The Times’ down to five).
Positions six through nine are steady, with Niall Horan picking up seven places with his new solo single ‘Slow Hands’ to finally crack the top ten after three weeks (No.17 to No.10).
And just when you thought the clatter of former One Direction member singles couldn’t get any louder, enter Liam Payne’s ‘Strip That Down’ at No.11.
The new Selena Gomez single ‘Bad Liar’ also isn’t too far off bagging a top ten berth. The former Disney starlet’s new single premieres at a respectable No.13 on this week’s countdown, ahead of Zedd & Alessia Cara, Lady Gaga and Dean Lewis.
Up goes Charlie Puth and his latest single ‘Attention’. The track has been swanning around the charts for five weeks, but it cracks the top 20 for the first time this week, improving from No.30 to No.19.
Ditto Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato, spending their first week inside the top 20 (No.27 to No.20) after an eight week chart run.
Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ tumbles eight to No.24, Jonas Blue & William Singe’s ‘Mama’ leaps ten to No.29 and G-Eazy & Kehlani’s ‘Good Life’ scrubs up alright in position 32 now that it’s shining with a fresh new gold certification (35,000 units sold).
The new Katy Perry/Nicki Minaj collaboration ‘Swish Swish’ enters at No.37 (just two places lower than this week’s No.35 chart peak for her latest single ‘Bon Appetit’) and the new Imagine Dragons single thunders into the top 40; ‘Thunder’ up from No.58 to No.38.
Harry Styles’ ‘Sweet Creature’ edges into the top 40 and to a new peak (No.42 to No.39), but Kaleo’s ‘Way Down We Go’ (though now gold certified) goes down seven to No.40.
Kyle’s ‘iSpy’ also bags itself a gold accreditation this week, though it too is down (six to No.41).
Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid are up from No.64 to No.43 with a bullet with their collaboration ‘1-800-273-8255’ (we wonder how many people have tried to call the number?), while the solo debut for Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello (‘Crying In The Club’) debuts at No.45.
The Soundgarden classic ‘Black Hole Sun’ re-enters the Australian top 50 this week at No.49, 23 years after its release, in tribute to Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell, who passed away recently.
Sacre bleu! The Chainsmokers’ ‘Paris’ drops 13 to No.54, Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Most Girls’ is back into the top 100 at a new peak of No.60 and the Calvin Harris/Young Thug/Pharrell Williams/Ariana Grande single ‘Heatstroke’ has done enough within its eight weeks on the ARIA countdown to achieve a gold accreditation. Despite that, it plunges 19 places to No.65.
Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ is down 14 to No.66, Alan Walker and Gavin James debut at No.68 with ‘Tired’ and there’s a No.72 debut for Bebe Rexha’s ‘The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)’.
Audioslave’s gold-selling single ‘Like A Stone’ re-enters the countdown 14 years after its release at No.74, again in tribute to Chris Cornell.
The ‘Loyalty’ shown to Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna seemingly only extends so far (down 19 to No.75) and it seems that Australian audiences have suddenly gone really ‘Cold’ on the Maroon 5/Future single, which plunges 45 places to No.99.
Though it exits the top 100 this week, Peking Duk’s single ‘Stranger’ does so armed with a shiny new triple platinum certification, which means it’s sold through more than 210,000 units.
The top spot on the ARIA albums chart this week belongs to… Ed Sheeran.
Yes, he might have been bumped out of the No.1 position last week by the debut of Harry Styles’ debut, but Ed’s got staying power. And selling power, seemingly, given the album breaks through the four times platinum barrier this week, meaning it’s sold in excess of 280,000 units in Australia. Not bad for 12 weeks work.
Harry’s only down to No.2, however, keeping Linkin Park’s ‘One More Light’ from premiering any higher than No.3.
The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.2’, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘x’ are steady in positions four, five and six, ahead of a bullet for Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ (No.78 to No.7) and a re-entry for Audioslave’s self-titled debut album (No.8).
Pierce Brothers’ ‘The Records Were Ours’ is new at No.9 and the deluxe repackaging of Blink 182’s ‘California’ sees it back into the top 100 at No.10.
There’s a No.18 debut for Papa Roach’s new album ‘Crooked Teeth’, a 16 place second week drop for the new Paramore album ‘After Laughter’, an eight place jump for Drake’s ‘More Life’ (No.28 to No.20) and a re-entry at No.21 for Chris Cornell’s ‘Songbook’.
Rascal Flatts premiere at No.24 with ‘Back To Us’.
The post-Mother’s Day slump comes to Tina Arena’s ‘Greatest Hits/Interpretations’ (No.10 to No.25) and Mark Vincent’s ‘A Tribute To Mario Lanza’ (No.7 to No.26).
The outpouring of emotion over the death of Chris Cornell continues with a re-entry of Soundgarden’s ‘Badmotorfinger’ at No.27, there’s a 13 place jump for Kaleo’s ‘A/B’ (No.42 to No.29) and a big 22 place second week slump for Zac Brown Band’s ‘Welcome Home’ (No.8 to No.30).
The Soundgarden re-entries continue at No.33 with ‘King Animal’, while British outfit DragonForce score a top 40 debut at No.35 with ‘Reaching Into Infinity’.
Up this week are the ‘Fifth Shades Darker’ soundtrack (No.83 to No.41) and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.91 to No.44), ahead of re-entries for Chris Cornell’s ‘Higher Truth’ and Soundgarden’s ‘A-Sides’ at Nos.46 and 47 respectively.
Though it debuted last week at a respectable No.27, Dean Lewis’s ‘Same Kind Of Different’ EP finds itself 22 places lower this week.
There are also big drops for the Eurovision album (down 39 to No.54) and The Ten Tenors’ ‘Wish You Were Here’ (down 37 to No.55).
More movements beyond the 50 include a No.56 debut for Temple Of The Dog’s self-titled set and a No.58 re-entry for Audioslave’s ‘Out Of Exile’.
Milky Chance’s ‘Blossom’ loses 14 (No.46 to No.60), but Aled Jones’ ‘One Voice’ loses more (down 41 to No.62). Lee Kernaghan’s ‘The 25th Anniversary Album’ is also down this week – by 27 places to No.67. As is The Smith Street Band’s ‘More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me’ (No.50 to No.72).
Audioslave’s ‘Revelations’ is back (No.76 on re-entry). Ditto Soundgarden’s ‘Telephantasm’ (No.79 on re-entry).
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ best-of ‘Lovely Creatures’ plunges 44 positions to No.80.
There’s a little love for Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G., with ‘The King & I’ entering at No.85.
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ drops 29 to No.87, Chris Stapleton’s ‘From A Room’ slumps 42 to No.89 and the Soundgarden re-entries continue; ‘Down On The Upside’ popping its head back into the countdown at No.91.
The rest of the top 100…? Snoop Dogg’s ‘Neva Left’ is new at No.94, Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ plummets 44 to No.95, Elton John’s ‘The Definitive Hits’ loses 25 to No.97 and the ‘La La Land’ soundtrack eases 34 to No.98.
Dead Letter Circus’s new album ‘The Endless Mile’ is gone from the top 100; losing more than 83 places from last week’s No.17 debut.
Also gone from this week’s top 100 after debuting in the 50 last week are new albums for Seether, Machine Gun Kelly and Midnight Oil, who were on debut at positions 29, 37 and 38 respectively.
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