Welcome to edition #441 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
There’s no change at the top of the ARIA top 100 singles chart this week, but that’s not the case over on the album chart, where we’ve ‘Now’ got a new No.1.
Who might that be? Read on for all this week’s chart goss.
Let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start etc etc).
And the beginning this week is the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart which once again belongs to Post Malone and his latest single ‘Rockstar’. After claiming top spot from Sam Smith last week, he makes it two on the trot.
Macklemore’s performance at the NRL Grand Final pays immediate dividends for his smash ‘Glorious’, which edges one place higher to an equal peak of No.2.
His former No.1 single with Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert – and the track that was the cause of much consternation over the past couple of weeks – ‘Same Love’ re-enters the Australian singles chart at No.4. How’s that grab you, Tony?
Sam Smith’s former No.1 single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ falls to No.5 this week, but has done enough in its four weeks on the ARIA singles chart to achieve its first certification – a gold one for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Zayn and Sia’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ reaches a new peak of No.6 this week and also achieves the gold accreditation.
Former Fifth Harmony starlet Camila Cabello makes her presence felt in the ARIA top ten this week. She’s up from No.16 to No.8 with her global smash ‘Havana’. Khalid also cracks the top ten with ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ (No.13 to No.9) while as predicted, ‘Mi Gente’ by J Balvin and Willy William rockets towards the top after the addition of vocals by superstar Beyoncé.
Singles by Lauv, Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift fall from the top ten, but Macklemore’s latest single ‘Good Old Days’ benefits from his Grand Final appearance, soaring from No.25 to No.16.
Now that it’s been granted single status, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ continues its re-ascension (No.41 to No.19), but it’s still a long way shy of its No.6 peak.
The latest P!nk grat track, ‘Beautiful Trauma’, pops into the chart at No.27 as the week’s highest new entry.
Kendrick Lamar and Skrillex are up 12 with ‘Humble’ (No.42 to No.30), Taylor Swift is down 11 with ‘…Ready For It?’ and Niall Horan’s ‘Slow Hands’ takes a 12 place tumble to No.46.
Despite not quite achieving the same level of chart success as Macklemore, The Killers’ AFL Grand Final performance results in their former chart smash ‘Mr Brightside’ re-entering the Australian singles chart at No.48, just 19 places behind its original chart peak.
Seems like Post Malone is the man of the moment at the moment. Already shining brightly at No.1 and on Lorde’s ‘Dynamite’ remix at No.29 AND with ‘Congratulations’ at No.44, he’s also claimed the No.56 position debut this week with ‘I Fall Apart’.
Fans of Tom Petty have paid tribute to the star, who passed away suddenly during the week, by sending his classic hit ‘Free Fallin’ into the ARIA top 100. It’s a new entry this week at No.59.
The Killers’ latest single ‘The Man’ benefits from the AFL Grand Final outing, improving from its No.84 debut to No.65.
But just a few places below, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s now six-times platinum (420,000 copies) ‘Can’t Hold Us’ re-enters the top 100 at No.69.
The Killers’ ‘Somebody Told Me’ is back on the countdown (No.71 on re-entry), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ ‘I Won’t Back Down’ is back into the chart mix at No.78, but Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato’s ‘No Promises’ takes a dive, losing 25 places to No.80.
The Killers’ ‘When We Were Young’ is back (No.82) and Kita Alexander’s ‘Hotel’ checks in at No.89.
Right… that’s the ARIA singles chart done with… ‘Now’ it’s time for the ARIA albums chart. And it seems that Shania Twain’s time in the spotlight is certainly ‘Now’.
The country crossover performer has kept us waiting 15 long years for her latest album, but fans across the world have seemingly welcomed it with open arms. Hot on the heels of its No.1 debut in the UK overnight, Shania’s new long player also makes its debut at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart. It’s her third successive No.1 album down under.
Shania’s debut, of course, means that Miley Cyrus has to settle for a No.2 debut in Australia with her latest long player ‘Younger Now’.
Ed Sheeran’s at No.3, Th Killers’ ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ falls from No.1 to No.4 and Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete And Gold’ is in position five.
There are two more new entries in this week’s top ten; Rick Price and Jack Jones’ collaboration ‘California Dreaming’ enters the countdown at No.7 and Demi Lovato’s latest long player ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ is new at No.8 (her second successive Aussie top ten album).
Following on from his passing, fans have sent Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ ‘Greatest Hits’ back into the ARIA top ten – and at a new peak of No.9 no less. It’s also gold certified.
And The Killers’ performance at the AFL Grand Final has seen their ‘Direct Hits’ best-of bullet back into the top 10. It’s up from No.62 to No.10.
The latest Michael Jackson project, ‘Scream’, enters at No.14, Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ improves from No.25 to No.17 as his single ‘Rockstar’ shines in the No.1 spot and ABBA star Benny Andersson’s new LP ‘Piano’ premieres at No.18.
Given his performance at the NRL Grand Final, Macklemore’s double platinum album with Ryan Lewis, ‘The Heist’, re-enters the Australian charts at No.21.
Winston Surfshirt’s ‘Sponge Cake’ gets a slice of the chart action with a No.24 debut and Propagandhi enter at No.26 on their ‘Victory Lap’.
The shine’s come off Anthony Callea’s ‘ARIA Number 1 Hits In Symphony’ this week, however. The former No.1 album falls from No.8 to No.33, just ahead of the No.34 debut for ‘Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook’.
Queens Of The Stone Age are down 21 with ‘Villains’ (No.19 to No.40), but Van Morrison’s new album ‘Roll With The Punches’ flattens even further (No.11 to No.44).
Pearl Jam round out the week’s top 50 debuts with a No.45 premiere for ‘Let’s Play Two’.
Outside the top 50, it’s a No.51 debut for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ ‘Anthology : Through The Years’, it’s a No.53 re-entry for Shania Twain’s triple platinum ‘Greatest Hits’ and it’s a No.54 debut for Wolf Alice’s ‘Visions Of A Life’.
The National’s album ‘Sleep Well Beast’ continues to slide (down 21 to No.57), but Celtic Thunder’s new LP ‘Inspirational’ cracks the top 100 with a No.61 debut.
There’s a 35 place fall for Neil Finn’s ‘Out Of Silence’ (No.28 to No.63), a 26 place drop for The Script’s ‘Freedom Child’ (No.38 to No.64), a 33 place plunge for BTS’s ‘Love Yourself : 承 Her’ (No.33 to No.66) and a massive 45 place slump for London Grammar’s ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ (No.22 to No.67).
Further down, Zara Larsson’s ‘So Good’ loses 17 (No.66 to No.83) and Nickelback’s ‘Feed The Machine’ drops 18 (No.74 to No.92).
Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ pops its head back into the top 100 at No.96 and Primus dial up a No.97 debut for ‘The Desaturating Seven’.
Some huge second week drops this week, however; Fergie’s ‘Double Dutchess’ loses more than 61 places to be out of the top 100 in week two, The Bronx’s ‘Bronx (V)’ is down more than 74 places, Fanny Lumsden’s ‘Real Class Act’ tumbles more than 77 places, King Parrot’s ‘Ugly Produce’ debuted at No.21 last week and is also gone from the top 100.
But the biggest drop of all is saved for the new British India album ‘Forgetting The Future’. After debuting at a respectable No.12 last week, it’s lost more than 88 places and is now gone entirely from the ARIA top 100.
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