ARIA Chart Watch is back on your Saturday night and in edition #458, we’ve got a new No.1 single down under.
Not only that, but four singles shift into the ARIA top ten this week, displacing Marshmello & Khalid, Keala Settle, Camila Cabello and Post Malone. Find out who the newcomers are in ARIA Chart Watch!
So… to our new number one single firstly and, after premiering in a very respectable No.5 position this time last week, Drake is up four places and claims the No.1 position down under with ‘God’s Plan’.
In doing so, he knocks Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ from top spot after its extended stay. Not that Ed will mind one bit, however, but ‘Perfect’ has experienced quite the certification update. It’s gone from three times platinum (210,000 units) last week to a whopping SIX times platinum (420,000 units) this week. Yes, he’s a popular man.
Warner’s certifications team has also had its eye on the Bebe Rexha/Florida George Line single ‘Meant To Be’ which, although slipping one position to No.3, picks up its first certification – of the double platinum variety, having sold through more than 140,000 units.
Good news also for Bruno Mars and Cardi B. Their new track ‘Finesse’ edges five places higher and is now sitting pretty at No.6, adorned with a fresh new gold sales accreditation (35,000 units).
Ditto Camila Cabello’s ‘Never Be The Same’, which replaces her previous smash ‘Havana’ in the Aussie top ten and also picks up a gold certification for its troubles.
Pnau’s ‘Go Bang’ and the new Rudimental single ‘These Days’ (featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen) both pick up top ten berths this week, improving from No.14 to No.9 and from No.18 to No.10 respectively.
Need proof that ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack is going gangbusters? How’s about a new gold accreditation for Keala Settle’s ‘This Is Me’ (No.12)?
Camila Cabella’s ‘Havana’ loses its lustre, dropping seven places to No.13. Portugal The Man’s ‘Feel It Still’ (No.15) picks up a fresh new triple platinum accreditation (210,000 units) having had a single one last week. Dua Lipa’s ‘IDGAF’ picks up seven places and is now top 20 down under (No.23 to No.16).
The track’s No.1 place in this year’s Triple J’s Hottest 100 (along with its three Grammy wins) sees Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ bullet from No.45 to No.20, also picking up a new fourth platinum accreditation.
Clean Bandit & Julia Michaels’ ‘I Miss You’ (No.21) is now platinum certified (70,000 units), Imagine Dragons’ ‘Thunder’ gets quite the certification tweak too – up from double platinum last week to quadruple platinum this week.
Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Chateau’ bullets from No.48 to No.26 on the back of its Hottest 100 success.
There’s also a new accreditation for Maroon 5’s ‘What Lovers Do’ (a double platinum one no less, at No.28). Rita Ora’s ‘Anywhere’ is also now platinum.
Its fortunes have been gradually improving week after week and now, Camelphat and Elderbrook’s single ‘Cola’ is now rolling in the top 40 in Australia, jumping from No.41 to No.32 and picking up its first accreditation – a gold one.
David Guetta and Afrojack’s ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ hits platinum (No.34) and Justin Timberlake enjoys the week’s highest new entry in Australia with his latest single ‘Say Something’. It’s new at No.36.
Charlie Puth’s ‘How Long’ hits platinum (No.41), Macklemore & Kesha’s ‘Good Old Days’ hits double platinum (No.42), Peking Duk also enjoy a new platinum acceditation for ‘Let You Down’ (No.50 to No.44) and Vance Joy’s ‘Lay It On Me’ is back inside the top 50 (No.62 to No.47).
Gang Of Youths score some top 50 love with ‘Let Me Down Easy’ (No.49 on debut) and big congratulations to home grown talent Hayden James, who not only hits the top 50 with ‘Numb’, but also scores a gold accreditation for his troubles.
Beyond the top 50 this week, the certifications keep rolling, with a fourth platinum one for Macklemore & Skylar Grey’s ‘Glorious’ (No.53).
There’s a huge 24 place drop for Justin Timberlake’s ‘Filthy’ (No.33 to No.57), followed by a No.58 debut for Zedd & Grey’s ‘The Middle’, a new sixth platinum accreditation for Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ (No.60) and a fresh double platinum certification for Demi Lovato’s ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ (No.62).
No doubt producers will be buoyed by a 10 place rise (No.74 to No.64)for Liam Payne and Rita Ora’s ‘For You’ (from the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ soundtrack). Lorde’s triple platinum certified ‘Green Light’ is back in the top 100 right behind them.
Big Shaq hits platinum with ‘Man’s Not Hot’ (No.67). Halsey hits platinum with ‘Bad At Love’ (No.68). Cashmere Cat jumps from No.91 on debut to No.70 with ‘Miss You’. And Calum Scott’s ‘You Are The Reason’ is now a gold accredited single down under (No.72).
Further down, Migos’ ‘Motorsport’ races from No.98 to a new peak of No.73, Pink’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ loses 16 places to No.76 and Kesha’s triple platinum ‘Praying’ is back (No.81 on re-entry).
Bazzi hits the top 100 with a No.84 debut for ‘Mine’. Lil Pump’s ‘Gucci Gang’ is now platinum certified (No.87) and there’s a No.88 debut for Sia, David Guetta and Afrojack’s ‘Helium’.
And still the new accreditation come; Shawn Mendes’ ‘There’s Nothing Holding Me Back’ (up from double platinum to 4 x platinum at No.90), Khalid’s ‘Saved’ (gold and a new entry at No.92), Justin Bieber & BloodPop’s ‘Friends’ (now double platinum, but down 31 places to No.94).
Gang Of Youths’ ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’ enters at No.93.
Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like A Back Road’ also gets a certification tweak; was platinum at No.86 last week, now three times platinum at No.97.
Kylie Minogue’s latest single has gone ‘Dancing’ out of the top 100 after just one week in position No.46.
Bad news and good news for Guy Sebastian’s ‘Bloodstone’. Bad news? It’s gone from the ARIA top 100. Good news? It departs with a new gold accreditation.
‘The Greatest Showman’ continues to attract audiences to cinemas across the country. And, as a result, its soundtrack continues to shine atop the ARIA albums chart.
This week, however, it goes one better. In its fifth successive week as the No.1 album in the country, it picks up its first certification, hitting gold for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Gang Of Youths’ album ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ picks up 24 places No.28 to No.4) and with the tour continuing across the country, Foo Fighters’ ‘Greatest Hits’ is back up into the top ten (No.11 to No.5).
Top ten love also this week for Machine Head’s ‘Catharsis’, which enters in the No.10 spot.
Sam Smith loses his grip on a top ten berth, however; ‘The Thrill Of It All’ losing eight places to No.12.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ is up ten (No.23 to No.13), Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ is up eight (No.25 to No.17), but Fall Out Boy’s ‘M A N I A’ loses 15 places from last week’s No.3 debut.
There’s love for Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ (No.34 to No.22), a jump for Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’ (No.43 to No.27) and a No.28 debut for Migos’ ‘Culture II’.
But First Aid Kit’s ‘Ruins’ loses 16 places from last week’s No.13 debut.
Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Snow’ is up (No.45 to No.30), as are ‘The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac’ (No.42 to No.32) and Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ (No.48 to No.34).
‘Stars’, the Cranberries’ best-of album, loses 24 places to No.38.
But heading up this week are AC/DC’s ‘Live’ (No.52 to No.39), the soundtrack to ‘Molly’ (No.81 to No.40) and Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs From The South Volume 1 & 2’ (No.95 to No.41).
The new Craig David album ‘The Time Is Now’ lobs at No.43 on debut.
Also rising this week… ‘The Very Very Best Of Crowded House’ (No.70 to No.49) and Pnau’s ‘Changa’ (No.66 to No.52).
Above & Beyond’s ‘Common Ground’ enters the Aussie countdown at No.55, but Jess Mauboy’s ‘The Secret Daughter Season Two’ soundtrack loses 23 places and is now out of the top 50 (No.35 to No.58).
Re-entries for The Jungle Giants’ ‘Quiet Ferocity’ (No.65) and Vera Blue’s ‘Perennial’ (No.67), along with debuts for Cory Asbury’s ‘Reckless Love’ (No.69) and Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Black Coffee’ (No.72).
There’s a big drop for the original cast recording of ‘Muriel’s Wedding : The Musical’ (No.41 to No.81) and another for the soundtrack to ‘Stranger Things’ (No.62 to No.86).
Elvis Presley’s ‘The King’ tumbles 34 places to No.99.
Last week’s top 50 debuts for Missy Lancaster (No.26), Of Mice & Men (No.29) and Black Label Society (No.30) are all gone from the top 100.
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