It’s edition #440 of ARIA Chart Watch and this week we’ve got two new number ones.
Yes, Sam Smith has gone from No.1 on the ARIA singles chart and the Foo Fighters have gone from the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart.
But who’s replaced them in top spot? Best you read on and find out.
After two weeks ruling the roost on the ARIA singles chart, Sam Smith has succumbed to the power of Post Malone’s new single ‘Rockstar’, which takes over the No.1 spot after debuting last week at No.4.
It’s already a bonafide smash in the US, where it debuted at No.2 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and it’s seemingly following suit around the world.
Dua Lipa maintains the runner up position, while Macklemore, who’s in Australia for his performance at tomorrow’s NFL Grand Final, bullets from No.6 to No.3 with his former No.2 smash ‘Glorious’.
Sam Smith drops from No.1 to No.4 with ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, with Logic’s ‘1-800-273-8255’ improving from No.7 to a new peak of No.5.
There’s a new peak of No.7 for Zayn and Sia’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ (No.9 to No.7) and a new one for Lauv’s ‘I Like Me Better’ (No.10 to No.8), while Taylor Swift looks in danger of slipping out of the top ten with her former No.1 smash ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ (No.3 to No.9).
Pink’s out now with ‘What About Us’ (No.4 to No.11) as her new single ‘Beautiful Trauma’ gets serviced to Australian media.
Khalid has the week’s first certification; his single ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ achieves a new peak at No.13 (up from No.14) and achieves a new platinum certification, meaning more than 70,000 units are now under his belt in Australia.
Speaking of certifications, Portugal The Man has one this week (a gold one – for sales of 35,000+ units) as their new single ‘Feel It Still’ continues its march up the ARIA countdown (No.20 to No.15).
Also continuing the climb is Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ (No.34 to No.16). It too achieves a new gold accreditation, as does Marshmello and Khalid’s ‘Silence’ (steady at No.24).
This week’s highest new entry pops its head into the countdown at No.25 – and it’s the new Macklemore and Kesha single ‘Good Old Days’, which was also serviced to Australian media this week to coincide with the former’s visit.
Speaking of servicing to media, Ed Sheeran’s new single ‘Perfect’ went out this week too, just as his former No.1 smash ‘Shape Of You’ achieves a huge ninth platinum certification. It’s now sold through in excess of 630,000 units in Australia.
Rita Ora’s ‘Your Song’ (at No.32) is now double platinum (140,000 units), while the J Balvin & Willy William single ‘Mi Gente’ improves slightly (No.37 to No.33) ahead of the new Beyoncé-featuring version making its impact next week.
Not great news for Niall Horan’s new single ‘Too Much To Ask’, which tumbles from No.23 on debut to No.35. It’s now below his previous single ‘Slow Hands’, which is at No.34.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ bullets from No.78 to No.41 as it begins its airplay assault and right there on the precipice of the top 50 (and steady too), The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s single ‘Something Just Like This’ achieves a shiny new fifth platinum certification, meaning it’s gone through more than 350,000 units down under.
As promised in this morning’s edition of THE PURGE, Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)’ is up again and on the verge of cracking the top 50 in Australia for the first time. It’s up from No.61 to another new peak of No.53.
It might be out of the top 50 now, but that hasn’t stopped DJ Khaled’s former No.1 smash ‘I’m The One’ from notching up another certification. That single (which features Justin Bieber on guest vocals) is now four times platinum certified (280,000 units).
We’ve got a new entry at No.59 from DJ Snake’s ‘A Different Way’ and there’s a new gold certification for Rudimental’s ‘Sun Comes Up’ at No.63, despite the track never cracking the ARIA top 50. It’s peaked at No.55 thus far and is four places lower at No.63 this week.
Peking Duk and AlunaGeorge’s ‘Fake Magic’ dip 15 places to No.69, Kygo and Justin Jesso are into the countdown at No.74 on debut with the ‘Stargazing’ EP and The Killers debut at No.84 with ‘The Man’.
Major Lazer’s ‘Know No Better’ tumbles 20 to No.87, 360 and Hein Cooper are in at No.88 with ‘Yesterday’ and there’s a debut for BTS’s ‘DNA’ at No.99.
It was all about the Foo Fighters last week as their new album ‘Concrete And Gold’ nabbed the No.1 spot.
This week, however, it’s all over to The Killers and their new long player ‘Wonderful Wonderful’. It’s the band’s first No.1 album in Australia since their debut ‘Hot Fuss’ way back in 2004. And it comes just as they’re about to hit the stage for the post-game celebrations at the AFL Grand Final.
Foo Fighters haven’t gone too far, mind you. They’re down from No.1 to No.2, with Macklemore’s new album ‘Gemini’ entering the chart at No.3. Ed Sheeran and Angus & Julia Stone round out this week’s top five.
After a No.14 debut last week, Elvis Presley’s ’50 Greatest Hits’ leaps to No.7.
Just missing the top ten on debut this week are Van Morrison’s ‘Roll With The Punches’ (No.11) and British India’s ‘Forgetting The Future’ (No.12).
The Oils are back in the top 100 mix at No.16 with ‘Essential Oils’, but Gang Of Youths’ ‘Go Father In Lightness’ tumble 13 places from last week’s No.4 debut.
There’s a trio of debuts in the the 20s; King Parrot’s ‘Ugly Produce’ (No.21), Fanny Lumsden’s ‘Real Class Act’ (No.23) and Bronx’s ‘Bronx (V)’ (No.26).
The split digital/physical release thing has seen Neil Finn’s ‘Out Of Silence’ yo-yoing across the countdown in recent weeks. Up from No.46 to No.9 last week, but down from No.9 to No.28 this week.
After re-entering the top 100 at No.29 last week, P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’ has achieved a fresh new eighth platinum accreditation, meaning it’s blasted through more than 560,000 sales.
It’s not good news for BTS’s ‘Love Yourself : 承 Her’, which slumps 25 places from last week’s No.8 debut.
Eminem’s best-of is back in (No.34 on re-entry), The National’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’ is down 21 to No.36, but Tina Arena’s ‘Greatest Hits/Interpretations’ is back up from No.56 to No.37.
Another new entry (albeit a lot lower than she’d no doubt have liked) from Fergie’s ‘Double Dutchess’ (No.39). And a re-entry at No.40 for Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ off the back of her new Netflix documentary.
‘Dream Your Life Away’ drops 20 for Vance Joy (No.25 to No.45).
Outside this week’s top 50, we’ve got a No.53 debut for Cradle Of Filth’s ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’, a No.100 to No.54 jump for Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ and a No.56 debut for Enter Shikari’s ‘The Spark’.
Cut Copy’s ‘Haiku From Zero’ fails to crack the top 50 on debut either (No.59).
Not good news for Prophets Of Rage’s self-titled album in its second week (No.11 to No.61), but there’s a No.94 to No.62 jump for The Killers’ ‘Direct Hits’ and a No.64 debut for Sleeping With Sirens’ ‘Gossip’. A new entry too for Cub Sport’s ‘Bats’ (No.67).
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Greatest Hits’ bulleted from No.87 to No.34 last week. But this week, it’s down again from No.34 to No.83.
ABBA’s ‘ABBA Gold & More’ was back in the top 100 last week after the band’s appearance on Channel 7’s ‘Sunday Night’. But it’s slumped again this week (No.27 to No.87).
Odesza’s ‘A Moment Apart’ is down 43 (to No.94), while The War On Drugs’ ‘A Deeper Understanding’ is down 46 (to No.98).
Albums debuting in last week’s top 50 that are gone from the top 100 entirely include Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ (No.20), Tired Lion’s ‘Dumb Days’ (No.21), Galantis’ ‘The Aviary’ (No.40), Touch Sensitive’s ‘Visions’ (No.48) and Caligula’s Horse’s ‘In Contact’ (No.50).
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