Well it’s not here, that’s for sure.
Though he may have come under increasing pressure from the chasing pack throughout the week, Post Malone is still shining in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart with his single ‘Rockstar’.
In fact, he solidifies that position this week thanks to the single’s first accreditation; a gold one for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
Remember that chasing pack we mentioned? It’s led this week by former Fifth Harmony starlet Camila Cabello, whose new single ‘Havana’ is on track to be a global smash. It races from No.8 to a new peak of No.2 this week and with designs on top spot.
Give any Ed Sheeran track single status and it’s bound to rocket up the charts. The British superstar can do no wrong with his latest single ‘Perfect’, which bullets from No.19 to No.4, eclipsing its previous chart peak of No.6.
Portugal The Man score their first ever Australian top ten hit this week; ‘Feel It Still’ continuing its upwards trajectory with a further six place rise to No.9.
Macklemore’s new single ‘Good Old Days’ (with Kesha) also picks up the chart pace and also improves six to No.10.
Though it may have been on the wane for the past couple of weeks, P!nk’s ‘What About Us’ edges five places higher to No.12 after a) the new single dropped, b) the release of the new album approached, c) the ’60 Minutes’ special was aired and d) the tour was announced.
It bulleted 22 places to No.11 last week, but J Balvin, Willy William and Beyoncé’s ‘Mi Gente’ does drop back two this week. They’ll take some comfort, however, from the fact it’s now been certified platinum for sales in excess of 70,000 copies.
It might not have topped the chart, but Justin Bieber and BloodPop’s single ‘Friends’ still achieves a shiny new platinum certification for its troubles this week (No.16).
Maroon 5’s ‘What Lovers Do’ is into the top 20, but Demi Lovato’s ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ is in danger of dropping out of it (No.13 to No.20).
He’s ensconced at No.1, but Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ is also surging. After debuting in the No.56 position last week, the track gets its after burners on, rocketing 30 places to No.26.
As mentioned in The Purge this morning, Vance Joy’s ‘Lay It On Me’ achieves a shiny new platinum accreditation this week (down four to No.28) and Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’ hits double platinum (140,000 units) at No.39.
The 40s this week are peppered with big movers and new entries.
Halsey’s ‘Bad Love’ is a big mover. It’s up an impressive 32 places to a new peak of No.42 this week.
Behind her there are debuts for P!nk’s ‘Whatever You Want’ (No.44), Sam Smith’s ‘Pray’ (No.45) and Charlie Puth’s ‘How Long’ (No.47). Cardi B makes her long-awaited entry into the top 50 with ‘Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)’, which edges from No.52 to No.48.
But it seems that Australia’s love of Taylor Swift isn’t as strong this time around. Her former No.1 smash ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is in danger of toppling out of the top 20 next week, while her other new track ‘…Ready For It?’ is now out of the top 50, having hit No.3 six weeks ago and dropping 14 places from last week’s No.37.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ smash ‘Same Love’ was flying high in the No.4 spot on last week’s countdown after punters snapped it up en masse following on from former PM Tony Abbott’s comments that an NRL Grand Final was no place for him to perform it. But it plummets 56 places this week as the furore and subsequent outpouring of support for the US rapper subsides.
It dropped 26 places to No.100 last week, but the new Kygo and Justin Jesso single ‘Stargazing’ picks all those spots and more up this week, leaping 27 places to No.63.
Kita Alexander’s ‘Hotel’ rises 16 to No.73, Tash Sultana’s ‘Mystik’ is new at No.77 and the Sigala/Ella Eyre single ‘Came Here For Love’ has a golden glow about it this week, picking up a gold certification without ever reaching the top 50 (the track peaked at No.53).
The Maroon 5/Halsey collaboration ‘Help Me Out’ debuts at No.83, Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’ falls from No.59 to No.85 and Lil Pump’s ‘Gucci Gang’ enters the countdown at No.91.
The Killers’ ‘The Man’ is down from No.65 to No.95 after their appearance at the AFL Grand Final. Their other singles ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘Somebody Told Me’ and ‘When You Were Young’ are all gone from this week’s top 100.
That’s the singles chart taken care of… now for the albums side of things.
It might be unlucky for some, but the thirteenth outing of Triple J’s evergreen ‘Like A Version’ series claims the No.1 position on debut this week.
It was, however, to be unlucky for Jessica Mauboy, as the compilation prevents her second outing of ‘The Secret Daughter’ soundtrack from claiming pole position on debut.
Jess is in at No.2 as a new entry, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’, Marilyn Manson’s ‘Heaven Upside Down’ (on debut) and Shania Twain’s ‘Now’ rounding out the top five.
Liam Gallagher joins the top ten debut party this week with his new long player ‘As You Were’, which enters at No.9.
Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ achieves a new chart peak of No.10 having improved seven places from last week.
Good news for the ‘Moana’ soundtrack this week. After 43 weeks on the ARIA charts, the album this week finally blasts through the platinum barrier, having sold more than 70,000 units in Australia.
The buzz surrounding P!nk in the past week has seen her ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’ collection soar. It’s up 17 places to No.13 having spent a staggering 214 weeks on the countdown.
Miley Cyrus’ ‘Younger Now’ slides 12 from last week’s No.2 debut and there are new entries in positions 15 and 17 from Alex Lahey (‘I Love You Like A Brother’) and The Darkness (‘Pinewood Smile’) respectively.
Adele’s ’25’ is on the up (No.38 to No.29), but Demi Lovato’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ is on the way down (No.8 to No.30).
Lorde’s album ‘Melodrama’ finally scores some certification love this week. It’s now gold accredited having sold in excess of 35,000 units here (No.32).
Michael Jackson’s ‘Scream’ is down 22 from last week’s No.36 debut. It may potentially pick up again as Halloween approaches, so we’ll watch with interest.
P!nk’s nine times platinum ‘The Truth About Love’ re-enters the charts at No.41 and debuts for ‘Christmas With Elvis & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ and August Burns Red’s ‘Phantom Anthem’ (No.45 and No.46) dot the lower reaches of the top 50.
Benny Andersson’s ‘Piano’ slides 31 from last week’s No.18 debut.
Outside this week’s top 50, there’s a slice of chart action for the soundtrack to the new ‘Blade Runner’ film ‘Blade Runner 2049’, which enters at No.54.
With the second edition now shining in the upper reaches of the charts, the season one soundtrack to Jessica Mauboy’s ‘The Secret Daughter’ is back in the countdown at No.57.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘The Heist’ plunges 38 to No.59, Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ is down 20 to No.61 and The Church score some divine chart intervention, premiering at No.64 with ‘Man Woman Life Death Infinity’.
NF premieres at No.73 with ‘Perfection’, Winston Surfshirt’s ‘Sponge Cake’ loses its lustre, plummeting 59 places and The National’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’ continues its slide (No.57 to No.85).
More big drops this week; London Grammar’s ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ (No.67 to No.89), Pearl Jam’s ‘Let’s Play Two’ (No.45 on debut to No.90), Van Morrison’s ‘Roll With The Punches’ (No.44 to No.92) and BTS’s ‘Love Yourself : 承 Her’ (No.66 to No.95).
Even Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ stumbles more than 20 places this week; down 25 to No.97.
2Pac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ makes a top 100 debut – although only just – at No.98.
The only top fifty debut from last week to vacate the top 100 entirely is Propagandhi’s ‘Victory Lap’, which spent just one week in the ARIA top 100 at No.26.
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