We’re flying high again this Saturday night with another scintillating edition of ARIA Chart Watch.
Once again we’ll take a trip through the top 100s on both the singles and albums chart.
New entries, new certifications, big moves… they’re all right here.
Let’s make it ten on the trot then. Yes, it’s ten weeks on top for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber and their global smash ‘Despacito’.
But they’re under challenge this week from Liam Payne, Quavo and their smash hit ‘Strip That Down’. That track shifts back to No.2, equalling its chart peak thus far.
Imagine Dragons are up even further with ‘Thunder’. They’re now from No.6 to No.4, ahead of Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean and their track ‘Feels’ (steady at No.5). That tracks also picks up the first of the certifications this week… it’s a gold one, meaning it’s sold through more than 35,000 units in its five week run.
Jonas Blue and William Singe are back up to their peak of No.7 with ‘Mama’ and though Jessica Mauboy might have dropped ten spots from No.15 to No.25 with ‘Fallin’ last week, she’s up again this week… and how. No.25 to No.11.
Also on the way up this week are Macklemore & Skylar Grey’s ‘Glorious’ (No.22 to No.15) and Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like A Back Road’ (No.23 to No.17).
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ is now out of the top 20 (No.13 to No.21).
Highest new entry this week comes courtesy of Selena Gomez and Gucci Maine and their new track ‘Fetish’, which premieres at No.23.
Second highest new entry this week is Vance Joy’s latest ‘Lay It On Me’ at No.31.
Major Lazer jump ten places with their newbie ‘Know No Better’ (No.44 to No.34), but it’s Demi Lovato who’s flying high this week with her new single ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’, which rockets 55 places from last week’s No.90 debut.
Peking Duk are peaking with their new single ‘Fake Magic’. Featuring AlunaGeorge, it edges from No.42 to No.37, eclipsing its previous peak by three places.
Drake’s ‘Signs’ is down seven places to No.44, but Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ tumbles 15 places to No.45.
Lady Gaga’s ‘The Cure’ is also down this week. It’s 12 places lower at No.47.
Another track scoring a new certification this week is Bliss N Eso’s ‘Moments’ featuring Gavin James. It’s now platinum; 70,000 units down.
Speaking of down… Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ (No.33 to No.50). Zedd and Liam Payne’s ‘Get Low’ (No.39 to No.52).
There’s some more local chart love for British supergroup Coldplay. They’re new at No.56 with their ‘Kaleidoscope’ EP.
Also new this week are French Montana, The Weeknd and Max Band their track ‘A Lie’ (No.71).
It’s a slightly less exciting second week for Teddy Cream’s cover of the Daryl Braithwaite classic ‘Horses’. After a No.55 debut last week, it’s down 21 in week two.
More debuts a little lower down; Kesha’s ‘Woman’ (No.78) and Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ (No.83).
Another certification to get your chops around on the singles chart this week; a sixth platinum certification for Flume and Kai’s ‘Never Be Like You’, meaning 420,000 copies have been sold in Australia.
And there’s another for Jax Jones and Raye’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’, which is now double platinum (140,000 copies).
Meg Mac’s in at No.92 on debut with ‘Maybe It’s My First Time’.
Jon Bellion’s down 22 with ‘All Time Low’ (No.72 to No.94) and there’s a new entry for Ty Dolla $ign (No.97) with ‘Love U Better’.
‘The Voice’ winner Judah Kelly was in the top 100 for only two weeks with his winner’s single ‘Count On Me’. It debuted respectably at No.19 just two weeks ago, dropped to No.53 in its second week and is now gone from the top 100 entirely.
Good on Meg Mac for giving it her all for a No.1 debut with her debut album ‘Low Blows’. It didn’t happen, sadly; Ed Sheeran maintaining his No.1 heading, but Meg does premiere in the very respectable No.2 position.
The rest of the top five is made up of Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’, Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ and the ‘Baby Driver’ soundtrack; the latter bulleting from No.47 on debut to No.5.
There’s a No.10 debut for the ‘Punk Goes Pop Vol.7’ compilation. There’s a 16 place bullet from No.27 to No.11 for the Rag N Bone Man album ‘Human’.
Though Haim are in the country at the moment for live appearances, their album ‘Something To Tell You’ drops from No.4 on debut to No.14. It may rise again next week, what with their Sydney instore earlier this afternoon.
They might have premiered at No.1 on the UK album chart overnight, but British band The Vamps are in at (a still respectable) No.22 here.
Royal Blood’s ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ leaps ten to No.26 and Alpha Wolf score a No.29 debut with ‘Mono’.
Pete Murray’s ‘Camacho’ rockets from No.69 to No.31.
It’s back to back debuts at Nos.36 and 37 for The Kite String Tangle’s self-titled album and Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’. Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ is down 12 places to No.38.
Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ is up from No.67 to No.42. But DJ Khaled’s ‘Grateful’ tumbles from No.22 to No.44
There are two debuts between Khaled and the top 50 precipice; Planetshakers’ ‘Legacy Pt.2′ (No.46) and Mura Masa’s self-titled release (No.49).
Beyond the 50 this week, Gorillaz’ ‘Humanz’ jumps 26 to No.52, but the ‘Beauty & The Beast’ soundtrack is down 26 to No.54. Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ slides 16 to No.61 and Kaleo’s ‘A/B’ is down 15 to No.64.
More new entries in the 60s, thanks to LDRU (‘Sizzlar’ at No.66) and French Montana (‘Jungle Rules’ at No.67).
But speaking of jungle rules, The Jungle Giants were ruling the roost last week with a No.11 debut for their new album ‘Quiet Ferocity’. Sadly this week they find themselves 57 places lower at No.68.
Lorde’s ‘Pure Heroine’ is down from No.39 to No.72 and The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ tumbles 21 to No.91.
There’s also a 19 place drop for the repackaged ‘OK Computer’ from Radiohead (No.73 to No.92), a 21 place fall for Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ (No.74 to No.95) and a 20 place drop for Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.76 to No.96).
Savage’s ‘Issa Album’ is gone from the top 100 entirely after premiering at No.42 last week.
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 AEST.