Here comes edition #423 of ARIA Chart Watch, your weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
Although there’s no movement on the top of this week’s singles or albums charts, there’s plenty happening in the 99 positions below. So let’s crack on. It’s ARIA Chart Watch time.
Bizarrely, just as has happened in the US and the UK this week, the top three on the ARIA singles chart are also unmoved.
That means, of course, that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are still No.1 on the Aussie countdown with ‘Despacito’, DJ Khaled and co are still No.2 (albeit now platinum certified having sold more than 70,000 units) and Miley Cyrus is still No.3.
‘Malibu’ continues to enjoy its time in the ARIA sun, and has done enough in its three weeks to go gold, having sold in excess of 35,000 units.
The big mover within this week’s top ten, however, is the new Shawn Mendes single ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’, which leaps from No.8 to No.4. In doing so, it becomes his equal highest charting hit in Australia – equal to 2015’s ‘Stitches’ and 2016’s ‘Treat You Better’.
Former 1D star Niall Horan joins the accreditation party this week with his single ‘Slow Hands’. It’s up from No.10 to No.8 and goes gold.
His former bandmate Liam Payne joins the top ten party too. ‘Strip That Down’ improving from a No.11 debut to No.9. It could have been a case of three former One Direction members in the ARIA top ten at the same time, but for the fact that Harry Styles’ ‘Sign Of The Times’ loses six places to No.11.
Future’s ‘Mask Off’ is now platinum. It’s also up another eight positions this week to a new peak of No.13.
Julia Michaels’ ‘Issues’ catches a second breath (No.25 to No.18), while the Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato single hits new heights, achieving a gold certification (No.19).
Jonas Blue and William Singe’s track ‘Mama’ went top ten in the UK overnight. It’s playing catch-up here in Australia, but a move from No.29 to No.20 bodes well for further improvement in the weeks ahead.
A nice new double platinum certification for Bruno Mars’ single ‘That’s What I Like’ (No.18 to No.23) as it passes the 140,000 unit sales mark. And Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan score the week’s highest debut; ‘There For You’ premiering at No.25.
Halsey’s ‘Now Or Never’ is now gold (No.27), Imagine Dragons’ ‘Thunder’ is up from No.38 to No.29 and the new Rita Ora single premieres at a respectable No.31.
There’s a nice little six place bump for Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’ this week. Up from No.44 to No.38, it’s now just one space shy of its Aussie chart peak thus far.
Lil Uzi Vert enters at No.40 with ‘XO Tour LLif3’. Maggie Lindemann’s ‘Pretty Girl’ is new at No.42.
The announcement of Hailee Steinfeld’s upcoming promotional visit has done wonders for her single ‘Most Girls’, which improves 17 places to No.43 in its third week of Aussie chart action.
But the Katy Perry album campaign is seemingly crashing down around her. Lead single ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ wasn’t the massive chart monster she and her team would have been hoping for. Ditto her new single ‘Bon Appetit’, which is down ten places to No.45 in just its fifth week of chart action.
Starley’s yo-yoing around the chart with ‘Call On Me’ continues. It’s up, it’s down, it’s up, it’s out of the countdown… this week it’s back (at No.49 no less).
Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ also takes a tumble; down from No.37 to No.50 in just its second week.
Camila Cabello’s solo beginnings also hit a little snag; her debut solo effort ‘Crying In The Club’ drops from No.45 on debut to No.51. Cross finger it’s still early days.
There’s a huge bullet for the Calum Scott cover of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’. At No.100 last week, it’s up to No.66 this week.
Zayn and PartyNextDoor lose 16 places with ‘Still Got Time’ (No.52 to No.68).
MØ’s ‘Nights With You’ re-enters the top 100 at No.74, having premieres recently at No.73 and then dropped out.
Little Mix’s ‘Touch’ plunges 22 places to No.75 as their new single starts to take hold.
Ariana Grande’s ‘One Last Time’, which was being used to tribute the victims of the Manchester bombing, re-enters the Australian countdown at No.86, just three places ahead of the new Nick Jonas track ‘Remember I Told You’, new at No.89.
Frenship’s ‘Capsize’ enters triple platinum territory at No.90 (210,000 units down), while there are debuts at Nos.93 and 96 for Halsey’s ‘Strangers’ and Vera Blue’s ‘Mended’ respectively.
No top 100 action for the new Samantha Jade single, sadly.
Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’, which re-entered the countdown at 49 last week in tribute to the passing of songwriter and frontman Chris Cornell, sets from the Australian 100.
Right… singles? Done. Albums? Well hello Ed Sheeran, maintaining his No.1 presence for a second successive week with his album ‘÷’.
In maintaining, he prevents former Powderfinger front man Bernard Fanning from premiering in pole position with his new album ‘Brutal Dawn’. Though a No.2 debut for it is far from a disgrace.
New at No.3 is In Hearts Wake’s ‘Ark’, while the re-issue of The Beatles’ classic ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ to coincide with its 50th anniversary sees it back in the countdown at No.5.
FrenzaL Rhomb joins the top ten debut party, with a No.9 premiere for ‘Hi-Vis High Tea’.
But Bryson Tiller just misses out on that coveted top ten berth, entering at No.12 with ‘True To Self’.
The Teskey Brothers enter the countdown at No.18 with their newbie ‘Half Mile Harvest’, while Linkin Park’s new LP ‘One More Light’ flickers out of the top ten – and almost out of the top 20 – losing 16 places from last week’s No.3 debut.
Going up? The ‘Fifty Shakes Darker’ soundtrack (No.41 to No.21).
Debuts in the top 30 come courtesy of Caitlyn Shadbolt’s ‘Songs On My Sleeve’ (No.26) and Elvis Presley’s ‘The Wonder Of You & If I Can Dream’ (No.27).
Sales of Ariana Grande’s album surged in Australia after the attack in Manchester (No.45 to No.34), while Bernard Fanning’s previous LP ‘Civil Dusk’ is back in top 50 contention, re-entering the top 100 at No.35.
But Pierce Brothers’ album ‘The Records Were Ours’ takes a big second week tumble; 28 places to be precise (down from No.9 on debut to No.37).
Audioslave’s self-titled album falls further, however… down 39 places to No.47.
But the Little Mix album ‘Glory Days’ is up (No.65 to No.49), as is Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ (No.74 to No.51).
The repackage of Blink 182’s ‘California’ clearly had a number of people excited last week. Those same people weren’t that excited this week, however; the album losing 43 places to No.53.
Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ is up 14 (No.68 to No.54), Diana Krall’s ‘Turn Up The Quiet’ is down 13 (No.43 to No.56) and the ‘La La Land’ soundtrack bullets 40 places to No.58.
More debuts come from Lil Yachty (‘Teenage Emotions’ at No.62) and from Cable Ties (‘Cable Ties’ at No.63), but there’s a heavy drop for Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’. It’s down a staggering 57 places after being at No.7 last week.
Dean Lewis’s ‘Same Kind Of Different’ is down 17 (No.49 to No.66), The Ten Tenors are down 15 with ‘Wish You Were Here’ (No.55 to No.70), but Kyle Lionheart scores some chart love for his new album ‘Eleven And Two’, which premieres at No.79.
Poor Papa Roach, however. There they were shining in the No.18 position on debut last week with their new album ‘Crooked Teeth’. And now here they are, languishing towards the lower reaches of the top 100, having shed a staggering 72 chart positions in a week.
Shakira pops her head into the countdown with ‘El Dorado’ at No.92, Mac DeMarco’s ‘This Old Dog’ loses 33 positions (No.64 to No.97), Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of is down 55 to No.99 and the Eurovision compilation tumbles from No.54 to No.100.
Rascal Flatts’ new album ‘Back To Us’, which debuted at No.24 last week, has gone entirely from the top 100.
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