So… ARIA Chart Watch #448. What’s it all involve?
Well there’s no change atop either chart this week, but there’s movement elsewhere – and that includes in the certification stakes!
Best you dip your toes into the cool waters of ARIA Chart Watch edition 448.
It’s a second week on top of the ARIA singles chart for Camila Cabello and her breakthrough hit ‘Havana’, though she remains under pressure from Post Malone, who’s in positions two AND three with ‘Rockstar’ and ‘I Fall Apart’ respectively.
And both of Post’s songs pick up new certifications this week; ‘Rockstar’ blasting into double platinum territory (140,000 unit sales) and ‘I Fall Apart’ achieving its first accreditation… platinum (70,000 units sold).
Though it’s slipped from No.3 to No.4, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ also earns itself some new stripes this week. It’s now triple platinum having sold in excess of 210,000 units.
Selena Gomez is on the precipice of achieving her biggest ever hit down under. Her new single ‘Wolves’ (with Marshmello) improves from No.9 to No.5. One more spot and she’ll equal her highest ever chart position in Australia (‘It Ain’t Me’ with Kygo peaked at No.4).
Eminem and Beyoncé’s new single ‘Walk On Water’ eases five positions from last week’s No.10 debut. And there’s another improvement for NF’s ‘Let You Down’. It’s now top 20 in Australia, having improved five more places to No.17.
It’s steady as she goes for the new Charlie Puth single ‘How Long’ this week. Though wedged in that No.18 position, he does pick up a new gold accreditation, meaning it’s sailed over the 35,000 unit sales mark.
Rita Ora’s ‘Anywhere’ jumps (No.37 to No.23), as does P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (No.44 to No.32) after the premiere of the video and that ridiculous performance (i.e. ridiculously good) at the AMAs. The song also picks up a new gold certification this week.
David Guetta and Afrojack bring their ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ into the ARIA top 50 this week. The song, featuring vocals from Charli XCX and French Montana, leaps from No.51 to a new peak of No.37.
With her new album in the shops, Taylor Swift’s ‘…Ready For It?’ leapt ten places to No.35 last week. This week it drops again by precisely the same number of places (No.35 to No.45).
Two more tracks make their way into the top 50 this week; Pnau’s ‘Go Bang’ jumping from No.62 to No.48 and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Whatever It Takes’ up ten to the even No.50.
Beyond the walls of the top 50, Kita Alexander’s single ‘Hotel’ continues to climb. It’s up another five places to a new peak of No.51 this week. More to come, no doubt.
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Meant To Be’ also improves this week, though admittedly it’s in a slightly bigger hurry to make it into the top 50 (No.85 to No.52).
N.E.R.D’s ‘Lemonade’ claws back some of last week’s losses (No.63 to No.53), there’s a new triple platinum certification for Charlie Puth’s former top ten hit ‘Attention’ (No.54) and a new peak for 21 Savage’s ‘Bank Account’ (No.70 to No.55).
Clean Bandit’s ‘I Miss You’ (with Julia Michaels) also continues to improve (No.72 to a new peak of No.59), but the Taylor Swift track ‘Gorgeous’ is gone from the top 50 (No.49 to No.61).
Rita Ora’s latest single ‘Anywhere’ seems to be having a halo effect on her previous single ‘Your Song’. The latter improving 21 places to No.62.
With new no entries in the entire top 50 this week, the highest debut falls to UK performer Calum Scott and his new single ‘You Are The Reason’. It’s into the ARIA top 100 at No.64.
Good news for Guy Sebastian this week too, with his single ‘Bloodstone’ improving 21 places to a new peak of No.70.
Louis Tomlinson’s ‘Back To You’ is down 12 (No.59 to No.71), Jonas Blue and William Singe’s ‘Mama’ is now triple platinum certified (No.72) and the new Machine Gun Kelly/X Ambassadors/Bebe Rexha single ‘Home’ enters at No.74.
New entries too from Diplo & Mø (‘Get It Right’ at No.77), A$AP Ferg (‘Plain Jane’ at No.79), Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato (‘Echame Le Culpa’ at No.80) and Flo Rida & Maluma (‘Hola’ at No.81).
The news isn’t quite so great for Sam Smith’s song ‘Pray’, however, which takes a 28 place tumble to No.82.
Good news for Dean Lewis, with a new gold certification for his single ‘Lose My Mind’. It’s down ten places to No.85 this week having peaked at the even No.50.
Hayden James scores the chart love with his latest track ‘Numb’ (No.86 on debut).
Taking a tumble this week are Chris Brown’s ‘Questions’ (down 21 to No.97) and Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Falling’ (down 21 to No.98).
Alan Walked, Noah Cyrus and Digital Farm Animals scrape into the top 100 with a No.99 debut for ‘All Falls Down’.
Lil Uzi Vert wraps the top 100 party with a new platinum accreditation for ‘XO Tour Llif3’.
Beyond the top 100, Taylor Swift’s ‘Call It What You Want’, Keith Urban’s ‘Female’ and Sheppard’s ‘Coming Home’ all lose their chart berths; the latter two after debuting last week in positions 55 and 79 respectively.
DJ Khaled’s ‘I’m The One’ waves itself goodbye to the top 100 with one last certification (a fifth platinum one for sales in excess of 350,000).
While she’s vacated the No.1 spot over in the UK already (and how… dropping to No.8), Taylor Swift still holds steady on the ARIA albums chart with her latest LP ‘Reputation’.
Not only does she hold this week, Tay also picks up a fresh new platinum certification, meaning there are more than 70,000 copies of it either a) out in stores or b) already in homes.
P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ maintain positions two and three respectively, but our old mate Michael Bublé is back for the festive season, nestling into the top five with his perennial favourite ‘Christmas’ (No.7 to No.4). Sam Smith makes up the top five.
Speaking of Christmas, the new Sia album of seasonal originals ‘Everyday Is Christmas’ enters the Aussie chart at No.7.
It’s ahead of a 16 place jump for Paul Kelly’s ‘Life Is Fine’ (No.24 to No.8), a debut for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s ‘The Rest Of Our Life’ (No.9) and a re-entry for John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Friends For Life’ (No.10) now that it’s got a deluxe repackage.
Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ is back in the top 100 – and how (No.13 on re-entry) and we’ve got debuts in positions 16 and 17 for Green Day’s ‘God’s Favourite Band : Greatest Hits’ and Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book Of Souls : Live Chapter’ respectively.
Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ bullets back into the top 50 (No.53 to No.18), as does Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs From The South Volume 1 & 2’ (No.70 to No.22) as the ARIAs fast approach.
Up to a new peak of No.26 this week is Chris Isaak’s new ‘Christmas’ album (No.46 to No.26), the ‘Spawn (Again)’ tribute to Silverchair makes its way into the countdown at No.29 and Pierce Brothers’ ‘My Tired Mind’ is new at No.31.
‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ falls (No.19 to No.36), but Kerser’s ‘Engraved In The Game’ (No.5 to No.39) and Evanescence’s ‘Synthesis’ (No.6 to No.40) fall harder.
Pnau’s ‘Changa’ also takes a tumble this week, dropping from a No.11 debut to No.44. Maroon 5’s ‘Red Pill Blues’ also drops (No.21 to No.46).
But ‘Live AC/DC’ is back into the top 100 at No.47.
It’s nowhere near the No.1 debut she achieved in the UK overnight, but Paloma Faith is still loved by some here in Australia. Just not enough for her to crack the top 50 on debut, sadly. ‘The Architect’ must build its Aussie chart story from position No.57.
AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’ is back (No.58 on re-entry).
Not great news, however, for the latest instalment of the Cold Chisel live tapes series. Volume four premiered at a very respectable No.9 on last week’s chart. This week, however, it’s a huge 55 places lower.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ drops 20 (No.47 to No.67), but Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ drops 37 (No.33 on debut to No.70). Shania Twain’s ‘Now’ is also gone from the top 50, losing 39 places to No.75.
There’s a new entry for Morrissey’s ‘Low In High School’ (No.81), a 25 place drop for Hillsong Worship’s ‘The Peace Project’ (No.57 to No.82), a debut at No.83 for Pentatonix (‘A Pentatonix Christmas’) and a 22 place drop for the ‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack (No.62 to No.84).
360’s ‘Vintage Modern’ loses another 47 places to No.92, the ‘Baby Driver’ soundtrack drops 33 to No.94 and Th Corrs’ ‘Jupiter Calling’ is in freefall, plunging 70 places from last week’s No.27 debut.
Country star Chase Rice wraps this week’s top 100 with a No.98 debut for his latest album ‘Lambs & Lions’.
The chart stay was brief for INXS’s ‘Kick 30’; into the top 50 last week at No.38, it’s now gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE (now with a fresh new look, with fresh new features) every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.