There’s action aplenty in ARIA Chart Watch edition #445 and it starts right from the get-go, with a new certification for our No.1 single.
But there’s lots more tidbits of chart info to get your chops into, so let’s not dally…
It’s a sixth week on top of the Australian singles chart for Post Malone, 21 Savage and their smash hit ‘Rockstar’. And the occasion has been celebrated by the track notching up a new certification; platinum, having sold through more than 70,000 units down under.
They’re not the only ones celebrating a new platinum certification this week, however. Portugal The Man, who are sitting at the other side of the top five (with Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran and Khalid in between), also notch up the new milestone this week with their hit ‘Feel It Still’.
Australia’s love for Post Malone is seemingly only getting stronger. After powering from No.23 to No.14 last week, his single ‘I Fall Apart’ is also charging towards the upper reaches of the local countdown. It’s up another eight spots this week to No.6.
Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ (up from No.10 to No.7) also glimmers with a slightly healthier glow this week. It’s got a new double platinum certification against it (140,000 units).
Macklemore and Kesha’s ‘Good Old Days’ goes gold (35,000 copies) at No.8, Sam Smith’s ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ is now platinum at No.10, the Macklemore and Skylar Grey track ‘Glorious’ blasts through the triple platinum barrier (210,000 copies) and Logic’s ‘1800-273-8255’ is now double platinum (No.13).
The week’s highest debut is in the countdown at No.15. It’s the new Selena Gomez/Marshmello collaboration ‘Wolves’.
After rising from No.30 to a peak of No.19 last week, Niall Horan’s ‘Too Much To Ask’ slips back again… only to No.25, however. And it does score a fresh gold accreditation for its troubles.
But the slip back blues are real for the latest Taylor Swift grat track ‘Glorious’, which slumps from a No.9 debut to No.26.
It jumped from a No.70 debut to No.43 last week. And now NF’s track ‘Let You Down’ is soaring again, gaining another 12 places to No.31.
P!nk and Eminem’s ‘Revenge’ was short and sweet (No.25 to No.37), but Taylor Swift’s ‘…Ready For It’ gains ground again following on from the reveal of the music video (No.59 to No.44).
Lil Pump’s ‘Gucci Gang’ is also on the rise – and how – No.66 to No.45.
DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller achieve more success with ‘Wild Thoughts’, which though down three places to No.47, now has a third platinum accreditation of its own.
Peking Duk creep back into the top half of the countdown with ‘Let You Down’ (No.54 to No.49) and just as it’s about to bid a fond farewell to the ARIA top 50, Maggie Lindemann’s track ‘Pretty Girl’ waves its goodbyes with a new double platinum certification.
Halsey’s ‘Bad At Love’ isn’t afforded the luxury of a top 50 berth right now, but it is afforded a new accreditation – gold – at No.54. Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Chateau’ continues to edge towards the 50, up five to a new peak of No.55.
Ditto Rita Ora’s ‘Anywhere’, which improves 11 places from last week’s No.68 debut.
But Liam Payne’s new track ‘Bedroom Floor’ has stumbled. After a debut of No.52 last week, it’s slid back six places in its second week of local chart action.
DJ Snake and Lauv’s ‘A Different Way’ is up (No.79 to No.61), 21 Savage’s ‘Bank Account’ is looking healthier with a new gold certification (No.62), but Dean Lewis’ ‘Lose My Mind’ is down 14 to No.64.
There’s new stuff for Clean Bandit this week (‘I Miss You’ with Julia Michaels at No.65 on debut) and another for Big Shaq’s (‘Man’s Not Hot’ at No.68). In the middle of both, however, is a 20 place drop for Rita Ora’s ‘Your Song’ (No.47 to No.67).
Migos debuts at No.74 with ‘Motorsport’, Dean Lewis’ ‘Waves’ crashes (No.58 to No.77) and there are back to back debuts at Nos.80 and 81 for Sam Smith’s ‘Burning’ and Pnau’s ‘Go Bang’.
There’s a 16 place improvement for the Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line single ‘Meant To Be’ (No.100 on debut to No.84), but a 15 place drop for The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ (No.70 to No.85).
Sam Smith’s ‘Pray’ is also down this week (No.63 to No.88) and 360 debuts ‘Way Out’ of the top 50 with his latest single (No.95).
Not great news for the Guy Sebastian single ‘Bloodstone’, however. After debuting at a lowly No.90 last week, the single is already gone from the top 100.
Miley Cyrus’ ‘Malibu’ is now gone from the top 100, but not without waving goodbye with a new triple platinum certification.
No change to the top of the ARIA albums chart again this week, with P!nk holding position with her new long player ‘Beautiful Trauma’.
Ed Sheeran shores up his top five position prior to the busy Christmas period; ‘÷’ improving from No.3 to No.2.
Though he didn’t quite score the coveted No.1 position on the ARIA albums chart, rapper 360 did score a third successive top five album with new LP ‘Vintage Modern’ (new at No.3).
And, after Niall Horan’s ‘Flicker’ at No.4, a trio of debuts; Chris Brown’s ‘Heartbreak On A Full Moon’ at No.5, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Meaning Of Life’ at No.6 and Hanson’s ‘Finally It’s Christmas’ at No.7.
Speaking of Christmas… with the festive season approaching, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Very Best Of’ compilation enjoys a huge 40 place jump (No.62 to No.22), ahead of a 18 place leap for Jimmy Barnes’ ‘For The Working Class Man’ (No.41 to No.23). The ‘Trolls’ soundtrack is also on the up (No.34 to No.24).
George Michael’s ‘Ladies & Gentlemen… The Best Of’ improves from No.42 to No.29, Due Lipa’s album is up 35 to No.31 and ‘The Very Best Of The Eagles’ soars from No.93 to No.32.
We’ve got new entries in the 30s from Ne Obliviscaris (‘Urn’ at No.35) and Ty Dolls $ign (‘Beach House 3′ at No.37), plus a bullet for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of (No.52 to No.39).
Yelawolf and Hollywood Undead score top 50 debuts in positions 41 (‘Trial By Fire’) and 42 (‘Five’) respectively, but Trivium’s second chart week for their LP ‘The Sin And The Sentence’ is probably one they’d rather forget. It’s down 39 places from last week’s No.4 debut.
Demi Lovato’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ sheds 28 places (No.20 to No.48) and The Killers’ ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ tumbles 30 to No.51. Hillsong Worship’s ‘The Peace Project’ continues the avalanche, losing 34 places to No.52.
The Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ also loses ground (down 26 to No.53).
There’s a debut for Gregory Porter’s ‘Nat King Cole & Me’ at No.54, a 25 place drop for Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Snow’ (No.30 to No.55), a No.57 debut for 21 Savage’s ‘Without Warning’ and a No.58 re-entry for Phil Collins’ ‘The Singles’.
‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ from Elvis Presley slides 22 to No.61, Foot Fighters’ ‘Greatest Hits’ is down 25 to No.63, but Tina Arena’s ‘Greatest Hits / Interpretations’ re-enters at No.63.
It’s just ahead of a No.64 debut for Weezer’s ‘Pacific Daydream’ and a No.69 debut for The Used’s ‘The Canyon’.
If you needed any more indication that the festive season is fast approaching, check out the No.74 re-entry for Michael Bublé’s festive favourite ‘Christmas’, which is certified double diamond (that’s a million copies to you and me).
P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ slumps (No.45 to No.81), Harry Styles’ self-titled debut is down 24 to No.87 (albeit now platinum certified) and the Miley Cyrus album ‘Younger Now’ is tanking. It’s shed 51 positions from last week (No.40 to No.91) having debuted at No.2 just over a month ago.
There are further top 100 debuts for The Wiggles (‘Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas!’ at No.95 and already double platinum) and Stereophonics (‘Scream Above The Clouds’ at No.99).
Top 50 albums last week from Darius Rucker, Chris Young and Future & Young Thug (Nos.29, 33 and 35 on debut respectively) have all gone from the top 100.
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