Welcome to edition #436 of ARIA Chart Watch.
In this week’s edition, we have two new number ones. No guesses as to who they are on either chart.
But as always there are bound to be big moves, other new entries and a smattering of fresh certifications. So let’s dive in and see what ARIA Chart Watch 436 has to offer…
Was there ever really any doubting that Taylor Swift would debut in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart with her new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’.
Yes, Australia loves Taylor and she notches up her fifth Aussie No.1 this week, following on from ‘Love Story’ (2008), ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Blank Space’ (2014) and ‘Bad Blood’ (2015).
In debuting in top spot, she knocks Pink down to No.2, while Justin Bieber and BloodPop’s new single ‘Friends’ stumbles in its second week, dropping from No.2 on debut to No.4.
Moving on up, however, is Dua Lipa. After claiming the No.1 position in her native UK with her latest single ‘New Rules’, Dua’s got her eyes firmly on the prize in Australia too, ascending a further four positions to No.6.
Our first new certification of the week goes to Kesha, who’s scored a shiny new platinum one for her single ‘Praying’. It’s now sold in excess of 70,000 units in Australia and this week sits at No.10.
Demi Lovato continues to rise with ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, which is already her biggest Aussie hit to date. It’s up three to No.11.
Lauv also maintains an upward trajectory with his single ‘I Like Me Better’. The LA native’s track has been part of the Aussie countdown for five weeks and heads five spaces further north to a new peak of No.24.
After entering the top 50 for the first time last week, Khalid’s ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ is up 16 with a bullet to No.28 this week. He also secures a fresh gold sales accreditation, having sold through 35,000 units.
Speaking of Khalid making it into the top 50, check Marshmello and Khalid’s ‘Silence’, which rockets from No.64 to No.30.
Former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello looks like having a hit with her latest track ‘Havana’, which also bullets (No.62 to No.36); ditto Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid’s ‘1-800-273-8255’ (No.67 to No.37 following on from their performance of the track at the VMAs).
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay suffer a sizeable drop with their former No.2 single ‘Something Just Like This’. It falters 15 by places this week and on current trajectory should be out of the top 50 by this time next week.
There’s a 12 place second week drop for the new Miley Cyrus single ‘Younger Now’ (No.49 to No.61).
After her VMAs hosting and performance, Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ re-enters the Australian top 100 countdown, albeit at a lowly No.66.
Also on the heels of a VMAs performance, Cardi B’s US top ten hit ‘Bodak Yellow’ makes a concerted shift towards the top 50 down under, leaping 25 places from last week’s No.94 debut. And Fifth Harmony re-enter the countdown with ‘Down’ (No.80) after their appearance.
There’s some top 100 love on debut for Angus & Julia Stone (‘Chateau’ premiering at No.90), Fergie with Nicki Minaj (‘You Already Know’ entering at No.95), OneRepublic with Seeb (‘Rich Love’ at No.97) and 30 Seconds To Mars (‘Walk On Water’ at No.99).
Another week on the albums chart and another new No.1.
After Paul Kelly and Gang Of Youths scored No.1 debuts in the past couple of weeks, this week it’s the turn of Queens Of The Stone Age and their new long player ‘Villains’ to lob in top spot.
It’s the band’s second successive No.1 album down under, following on from 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’.
Paul Kelly maintains No.2, with Ed Sheeran at three, the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.2’ soundtrack at No.4 (up from No.9) and a No.5 debut for The War On Drugs and their latest ‘A Deeper Understanding’.
Kim Churchill debuts at No.6 with ‘Weight_Falls’, while Gang Of Youths fall from top spot to No.7 in the second week of chart action for their long player ‘Go Father In Lightness’.
There’s seemingly no slowing the love for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ this week. Even the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.1’ soundtrack makes it back into the top ten (No.14 to No.8) ahead of a No.9 debut for the new Fifth Harmony album.
‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ enters the countdown at No.12 for PVRIS, but Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’ dulls slightly, losing eight places to No.15.
The excitement over the new Taylor Swift single (and upcoming album ‘Reflection’) sees her previous LP ‘1989’ jump 15 places to No.16.
There are more debuts and big best-of jumps into the 20s this week.
First three debuts; Gordi’s ‘Reservoir’ at No.20, Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ at No.22 and A$AP Mob’s ‘Cozy Tapes Vol.2’ at No.24.
Then two big jumps; Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ up 12 to No.25 and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ up 50 to No.26.
Then another debut – thanks to XXXTentacion’s ’17’ (No.29).
Guns N’ Roses’ best-of also soars this week, up 42 to No.36. As does Dan Sultan’s ‘Killer’ new album, which leaps from No.51 to No.38.
After dropping out of the top 50 in recent weeks, Stone Sour’s ‘Hydrograd’ is back in the top 50 business, improving from No.56 to No.41. Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’, however, continues its slide (No.27 to No.46).
Good news for Meg Mac this week, with her recently-released album ‘Low Blows’ jumping 18 places and landing back inside the top 50 (No.65 to No.47). Ditto Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ (No.59 to No.49).
Glen Campbell’s ‘The Glen Campbell Collection’ re-enters the top 100 at No.55 (a new peak) and Fleetwood Mac’s classic album ‘Rumours’ is back in the top 100 at No.62.
But the news isn’t good for Tyler, The Creator. His album ‘Flower Boy’ has done quite well for itself in debuting in the No.8 position. But this week it’s on the slide, losing 29 places to No.63.
But its slide is nothing when compared to the second week plunge suffered by Thy Art Is Murder’s latest long player ‘Dear Desolation’. It debuted at No.5 last week. This week it’s 62 places lower.
Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’ is down 30 to No.68, ‘Beautiful’, the Carole King tribute album, is down 22 to No.69 and Pete Murray’s ‘Camacho’ tumbles 32 to No.76.
Iron & Wine pop into the countdown with ‘Beast Epic’ (No.83 on debut) and US rapper Action Bronson is in the chart way with ‘Blue Chips 7000’ (No.94 on debut).
Remember last week when we were talking about Jen Cloher’s album losing more than 96 places to be out of the top 100 in just its second week?
A septet of last week’s top 50 new entries also fall from the top 100 entirely this week.
A$AP Ferg’s ‘Still Striving’ is down more than 66 places, Steven Wilson’s ‘To The Bone’ loses more than 71 spots.
There’s a 75+ spot chart drop for Grizzly Bear’s ‘Painted Ruins’ and a 81+ place chart drop for Sarah McLeod’s ‘Rocky’s Diner’.
But wait… there’s more. Neck Deep’s ‘The Peace And The Panic’ debuted at No.8 last week. It’s lost 93 positions or more to be outside the top 100 in its second week.
Brand New’s album ‘Science Fiction’ loses more than 94 places to also be out of the top 100 after debuting last week at No.6.
And King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard… well they take the cake, suffering the biggest drop from the top 100 we can ever remember. No.4 on debut last week, their latest LP ‘Sketches Of Brunswick East’ plummets more than 96 places and is now gone from the top 100.
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