Edition #444 of ARIA Chart Watch is here and it’s all steady atop both singles and albums charts this week.
Naturally, there’s plenty of interest and intrigue in the 99 positions beneath, however.
So let’s delve in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
It’s not just Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’ in the number one position that’s steady on the ARIA singles chart this week. Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ are looking relatively comfortable in their number two and three berths respectively.
But Khalid cracks the top five party with ‘Young Dumb & Broke’, which ascends from No.7 to a new peak of No.4.
Portugal The Man also find themselves in top five action with ‘Feel It Still’, which creeps from No.6 to No.5.
There’s a ‘Gorgeous’ new Taylor Swift track shining in the No.9 position on debut as the buzz for her new album starts to build.
The week’s first new certification belongs to P!nk, whose former No.1 smash ‘What About Us’ spends its 11th week on the ARIA chart eight places lower at No.13, but with a fresh new double platinum certification against it. This means it’s sold more than 140,000 units in Australia.
Post Malone cracks the top 20 with ‘I Fall Apart’ (No.23 to No.14), while Marshmello and Khalid’s ‘Silence’ picks up a new platinum accreditation (70,000 units) at No.16.
With his debut album now in the stores, Niall Horan’s ‘Too Much To Ask’ improves 11 (No.30 to No.19). French Montana’s ‘Unforgettable’ cracks a fresh new triple platinum certification (210,000 units) at No.22 and the local love for Charlie Puth’s new single ‘How Long’ starts to flourish; the single picking up 13 places to a new peak of No.27.
It’s seemingly been a long time coming, but Kesha’s comeback single ‘Praying’ achieves its second platinum certification. It’s spending its 16th week on the ARIA chart this week and is down just four places to No.32.
Niall Horan’s ‘Slow Hands’ are far from idle… up 16 to No.34. P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’, meantime, is down 13 places from last week’s No.27 debut.
After conquering the Billboard album chart recently, US rapper NF scores some local single chart love with his track ‘Let You Down’, which rockets from a No.70 debut to No.43.
Dean Lewis is back into the ARIA singles chart with ‘Lose My Mind’ – and with a new peak to boot (No.50) – wrapping up the top half of the chart perfectly.
The bottom half of the top 50 is helmed by the No.52 debut of ‘Bedroom Floor’, the new single from former One Direction star Liam Payne.
Angus & Julia Stone’s latest single ‘Chateau’ seems to be finding favour, improving another 16 places to a new peak of No.60 this week. That’s just two places ahead of a No.62 debut for 21 Savage’s ‘Bank Account’.
Sam Smith takes a tumble with ‘Pray’ (No.48 to No.63), as does Hailee Steinfeld with ‘Most Girls’ (No.59 to No.67). But Rita Ora makes another entrance to the top 100 with a No.68 debut for her latest tune ‘Anywhere’.
There’s a No.90 debut for the new Guy Sebastian single ‘Bloodstone’ and a No.94 debut for the new Kygo track ‘Kids In Love’.
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line bring it all home with a No.100 debut for ‘Meant To Be’.
Australia’s love for US superstar P!nk has prevented Niall Horan from claiming the No.1 spot with his debut album ‘Flicker’.
P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ maintains its No.1 heading after debuting there last week, with Niall having to settle for No.2.
The rest of the top five is made up of Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’, Trivium’s ‘The Sin And The Sentence’ and George Michael’s ‘Listen Without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged’, the former on debut in position four and the latter re-entering the ARIA top 100 at No.5.
Clearly Sony has plenty of belief that Jess Mauboy’s ‘The Secret Daughter Season 2’ soundtrack will be just as big as the first; it’s been gifted a new gold sales certification this week, meaning that there are more than 35,000 copies across the country as we speak, presumably most sitting on the shelves of retailers.
Shania Twain’s ‘Now’ falls out of the top ten for the first time since it premiered at No.1 a month ago (No.6 to No.13), the ‘Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2’ soundtrack is up six (No.23 to No.17) and there’s a No.18 debut for Hillsong Worship’s ‘The Peace Project’.
Demi Lovato’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ improves from losses in recent weeks. It’s up 24 places to No.20, but still a long way behind its No.8 peak thus far.
The Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ is up (with a bullet) from No.54 to No.27.
George Michael’s ‘Twenty Five’ is back into the countdown at No.28. And there’s a debut at No.29 for the new Darius Rucker long player ‘When Was The Last Time’.
More debuts in positions 33 and 35 for Chris Young’s ‘Losing Sleep’ and Future & Young Thug’s ‘Super Slimey’ respectively.
The latest chapter of Miley Cyrus’ career probably isn’t going as well as she and her team may have liked. After debuting at No.2 a month ago, her latest album ‘Younger Now’ is down 22 places to No.40 this week.
Jimmy Barnes’ ‘For The Working Class Man’ is back in the chart at No.41, as is George Michael’s ‘Ladies And Gentlemen… The Very Best Of’ at No.42.
Beyond the walls of this week’s top 50, there’s a rather impressive 25 place jump for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.77 to No.52), but big drops for Robert Plant’s ‘Carry Fire’ (down 37 to No.53) and also for Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (down a huge 50 positions to No.55).
Beck’s ‘Colors’ also loses its sheen this week. Having debuted at No.14 last week, it finds itself 42 places lower at No.56 in week two.
Even Marilyn Manson can’t stop the tumble; his album ‘Heaven Upside Down’ spending its third week of ARIA chart action in position No.60, down 40 from last week.
Rick Price & Jack Jones tumble 33 to No.61 with ‘California Dreaming’, but there’s a nice improvement for ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’, which leaps from No.95 to No.62.
Kogz’ ‘Antisocial’ makes it into the countdown at No.70 on debut, Jack Johnson’s ‘All The Light Above It Too’ is down from No.47 to No.72 and there are re-entries for Van Morrison (‘Roll With The Punches’), Dean Lewis (‘Same Kind Of Different’) and ‘The Very Best Of Prince’ in positions 73, 75 and 77 respectively.
Shania Twain’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is up (No.98 to No.80), but Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust For Life’ is down (No.56 to No.81). Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ also loses ground this week (No.63 to No.84).
The Michael Jackson ‘Scream’ project hasn’t really fired… the album tumbling 45 places to No.91, even with Halloween approaching.
Johnny Mathis already slumps with ‘Sings The Great American Songbook’, which plunges 60 places to No.94.
Sons Of Apollo score a No.97 debut with ‘Psychotic Symphony’ and Liam Gallagher’s ‘As You Were’ plummets. It’s down 62 places to No.98.
But the week’s biggest drop easily belongs to St Vincent, whose album ‘Masseduction’ is in freefall. It’s lost more than 81 positions from last week’s No.19 debut to be out of the top 100 entirely.
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