Welcome to ARIA Chart Watch edition #456. We’re hoping to now bring you all the ARIA chart action at the earlier time of 5pm AEDT from this week.
So who’s where on which charts? Best you find out here;
Things are still relatively stable in the ARIA top ten this week, with the top three of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ and Eminem’s ‘River’ (featuring Ed Sheeran) all holding positions (at one, two and three respectively).
Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ swaps places with Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Meant To Be’, the former improving to No.4.
NF continues to fly high with ‘Let You Down’. The track edges to a new peak of No.7 on this week’s countdown and in the process picks up a shiny new double platinum certification, meaning it’s sold through more than 140,000 units domestically.
We’ve got two new songs in the top ten, however. Not new entries, mind, but tracks that are into the ten with a bullet.
The first of them is the new version of Bruno Mars’ ‘Finesse’, featuring Cardi B. It improves by six to No.9 and Keala Settle and ‘The Greatest Showman’ ensemble improve nine to No.10 with ‘This Is Me’.
Home grown pop star Troye Sivan notches up another top 20 success thanks to his new single ‘My My My!’ which scores the week’s highest new entry at No.14.
Camila Cabello is now far from a one hit wonder; new single ‘Never Be The Same’ bulleting – and how – from No.57 to No.17.
Good news for the guys from Sheppard too. Not only does their latest single ‘Coming Home’ edge one place higher to No.22 this week, it also scores itself a fresh new gold accreditation, meaning more than 35,000 units have now been registered in Australia.
Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ is down eight as new single ‘IDGAF’ starts making its impact and, proving that ‘The Greatest Showman’ really is dominating proceedings at the moment, Zac Efron and Zendaya’s ‘Rewrite The Stars’ jumps 12 places to No.30.
Sam Smith’s visit to Australia during the week no doubt spurred his label EMI into action to give his certifications a bit of an update. His single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ soars from a single platinum accreditation last week to triple platinum this week (210,000 units). Despite his visit, however, the song loses five places to No.37.
Taylor Swift’s newbie ‘End Game’ (with Ed Sheeran and Future) jumps into the top 50 for the first time, up 14 places from last week’s No.52 debut.
‘The Greatest Show’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ jumps 12 (No.54 to No.42), but P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is down 11 (No.36 to No.47).
Congratulations go to Australia’s Angus & Julia Stone, whose latest single ‘Chateau’ finally makes its debut appearance in the ARIA top 50 this week. After languishing in the bottom half of the top 100 for 17 long weeks, in its 18th week, it’s up two to No.49.
Dua Lipa’s new track ‘IDGAF’ lands on the Aussie charts just outside the top 50; a No.53 debut to be precise.
Vance Joy also scores a top 60 debut for his new single ‘We’re Going Home’ (No.57).
There was a wave of support for some of The Cranberries’ biggest hits during the week following the sudden death of the band’s lead singer Dolores O’Riordan. Fans have sent their former No.1 hit ‘Zombie’ back into the ARIA top 100 at No.58. ‘Linger’ follows it in, re-entering at No.59 – a new peak for that single according to ARIA.
Hayden James and Graace see their single ‘Numb’ climb ever higher (No.70 to No.62), but ‘For You’, the lead single from the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ soundtrack by Liam Payne and Rita Ora, stalls, losing five places from last week’s No.58 debut.
Big Shaq’s ‘Man’s Not Hot’ is also off the boil… and how. It loses 20 places to find itself at No.64. Ditto Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like A Back Road’; down 20 to No.79.
The Cranberries’ ‘Dreams’ is back in at No.78.
Camila Cabello scores a No.86 debut for ‘Real Friends’ and Sam Smith scrapes in by the skin of his teeth with ‘One Last Song’ (a No.98 debut).
Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ finally loses its grip on a top 100 spot this week. But it smashes through a ninth platinum certification as it disappears from the ARIA singles chart. It’s now sold in excess of 630,000 copies domestically.
It’s still all about the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ this week; the No.1 album in Australia for a third consecutive week.
The closest challenger again was Ed Sheeran and his album ‘÷’, with a No.3 debut for Camila Cabello’s debut album ‘Camila’.
Eminem’s ‘Revival’ and P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ make up the top five.
We’ve got a top ten debut for The Cranberries’ best-of ‘Stars’. It’s new at No.8 as the outpouring of emotion over the death of Dolores O’Riordan continues.
Criminally underrated Aussie outfit Tonight Alive score a No.11 debut for their fourth album ‘Underworld’, released via their new label UNFD.
And Black Veil Brides are in at No.13 with ‘Vale’.
More debuts within the top 20 this week come from the Original Cast Recording of ‘Muriel’s Wedding The Musical’ (No.17) and from Joe Satriani’s ‘What Happens Next’ (No.20).
Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete And Gold’ bullets from No.35 to No.18.
Cold Chisel’s best-of takes a tumble (No.11 to No.29), but Foo Fighters’ ‘Greatest Hits’ is up No.49 to No.30).
There are debuts in positions 39 and 40 for Tiny Little Houses’ ‘Idiot Proverbs’ and The Cranberries’ ‘Gold’ respectively, along with a No.45 debut for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s ‘Wrong Creatures’.
Vance Joy improves 13 places with ‘Dream Your Life Away’ (No.59 to No.46), but Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’ and the 13th edition of Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ are headed in the opposite direction (No.31 to No.48 and No.32 to No.49 respectively).
The Cranberries’ classic album ‘No Need To Argue’ is back in the top 100 at No.52, but U2’s ‘Songs Of Experience’ slides 16 to No.54.
Guns N Roses’ best-of is also down – and quite a long way at that. It loses 35 places and ends the week on No.60.
Roy Orbison’s ‘A Love So Beautiful’ tumbles 19, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ plunges 27 and Michael Bublé’s ‘Christmas’ finally falls now that the season is over. It’s down from No.19 to No.73.
The Killers can’t escape the cascade; ‘Direct Hits’ down 24 to No.75. Elvis either; ‘The King’ down 22 to No.78.
Celtic Woman score a No.80 debut with ‘Voices Of Angels’, however. And Corrosion Of Conformity are in at No.95 with ‘No Cross No Crown’.
Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs From The South Vols.1 & 2’, meantime plummets 51 places to No.98.
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