Welcome to edition #472 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
There’s movement at the top of the singles and albums charts again this week, with Post Malone losing his grip on both. But who’s claimed them? And what about the other debuts, big moves and new certifications?
Well step this way…
Post Malone was flying high on the ARIA singles chart last Saturday, thanks to the strong performance of his new album ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’.
Seven days ago, ‘Psycho’ was at the top of the countdown for the very first time, thanks to the album halo effect.
But with the album now settled into its chart run, everything changes, including the ARIA No.1.
Our new number one (again) is Drake’s latest single ‘Nice For What’, which re-takes the lead after a couple of weeks’ absence.
That’s not to say the Post Malone effect is extinguished entirely, with ‘Better Now’ edging two places higher to No.2, a new peak.
Former No.1 single ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ by Ariana Grande has only been on the ARIA countdown for three weeks, but it’s sold well enough during those 21 days to achieve a gold certification for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Also notching up a fresh new gold certification this week is the Calvin Harris/Dua Lipa single ‘One Kiss’, which is up to a new peak of No.4.
Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ drops from one to five, with Khalid & Normani’s ‘Love Lies’ steady at No.6 and the new Childish Gambino single ‘This Is America’ the week’s highest debut at No.7.
Good news for Lil Dicky and Chris Brown, whose collaboration ‘Freaky Friday’ notches a new platinum accreditation this week for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
And the news is also good for 5 Second Of Summer, who are back in top ten action with their track ‘Youngblood’. It’s up from No.24 to No.9, gifting the boys their first top ten single since ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ three years ago.
It’s been a big win for Aussie songstress Amy Shark. Win one was placing first in the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition, pocketing $50,000. Win number two is the No.28 to No.13 leap for her latest track ‘I Said Hi’.
But Amy’s isn’t the only single rocketing up the ARIA countdown this week. The David Guetta/Sia collaboration ‘Flames’ rockets from 67 places to No.19, 55 places higher than its previous peak.
Kygo’s ‘Remind Me To Forget’ is also up (No.33 to No.21), as is Anne-Marie’s ‘2002’ (No.35 to No.24).
As mentioned, the halo effect surrounding the release of Post Malone’s album last week is over, prompting a number of the songs from it to trickle down the countdown. ‘Paranoid’ is one such track, which loses 16 places to No.26.
There’s a No.27 debut for the Shawn Mendes track ‘Youth’, a ten place jump for Robinson’s ‘Nothing To Regret’ (and a new gold accreditation to boot) and a 16 place drop for Post Malone’s ‘Ball For Me’ (No.14 to No.30).
Also on the up this week is the Billie Eilish/Khalid single ‘Lovely’, which leaps 35 places to No.32.
Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ is new at No.34, King Princess’ ‘1950’ is up 12 to No.35 and the Khalid/Ty Dolla $ign/6lack single ‘OTW’ gains 14 to No.39.
But there are a couple more tumbles for Post Malone; ‘Spoil My Night’ down 21 to No.40, ‘Rich & Sad’ down 23 to No.44 and ‘Over Now’ down 23 to No.50.
But ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ poke their heads back into the top 50 at numbers 45 and 48 respectively.
Post Malone’s ‘Same Bitches’ plunges 27 places (No.25 to No.52). But the Alison Wonderland track ‘Church’ soars to a new peak of No.54 (up from No.76).
J Cole’s ‘KOD’ is down 13 (No.45 to No.58), as is Eminem and Ed Sheeran’s ‘River’ (No.46 to No.59). And the Post Malone drops continue with ‘Zack And Codeine’ losing 30 places to No.62.
No.65 is where Travis Scott’s ‘Watch’ begins its Australian chart journey, while the Post Malone drops continue; ’92 Explorer’ down 26 to No.70, ‘Takin Shots’ down 36 to No.72 and ‘Otherside’ down 33 to No.74.
Pnau’s ‘Go Bang’ is down 18 to No.79, Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Chateau’ is down 17 to No.80 and Clean Bandit’s ‘I Miss You’ loses 21 to No.81.
There’s a 42 place fall for Post Malone’s ‘Blame It On Me’ and a 36 place drop for Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’.
A couple of familiar faces with new singles begin their chart journeys in the 90s. ‘Florence & The Machine’ score a No.92 debut for ‘Hunger’ and Jess Glynne premieres right behind them with her latest single ‘I’ll Be There’.
Another week, another new number one on the ARIA albums chart.
This week, top spot belongs to Byron Bay rockers Parkway Drive and their new long player ‘Reverence’.
It’s the band’s second No.1 album in succession, following on from their 2015 release ‘Ire’.
Post Malone hasn’t gone too far with last week’s No.1 album, however; ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ only dropping to No.2, ahead of ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack, Keith Urban’s ‘Graffiti U’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’.
US soul star Leon Bridges sees his sophomore album ‘Good Thing’ do good things locally, premiering at No.8, replicating the success of his breakout LP ‘Coming Home’ back in 2015.
Sydney outfit Middle Kids strike gold with their debut long player ‘Lost Friends’, which cracks No.10 on entry.
There are jumps for P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (No.29 to No.14), Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’ (No.24 to No.16), Vance Joy’s ‘Nation Of Two’ (No.30 to No.19) and Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ (No.27 to No.20).
Tropical Fuck Storm enter the countdown at No.25 with their latest long player ‘A Laughing Death In Meatspace’.
They’re just ahead of a 14 place jump for the Patrizio Buanne album ‘Italianissimo’, which is up to No.26 just in time for Mother’s Day.
Hillsong’s ‘There Is More’ loses 13 (No.16 to No.29), while A Perfect Circle’s ‘Eat The Elephant’ is down 17 (No.13 to No.30).
There’s also a 26 place slump for DMA’s album ‘For Now’, which debuted at No.7 last week.
But there’s a glimmer of light for Dami Im’s album ‘I Hear A Song’. Last week, the album plunged 42 places to No.91, but it’s made that up – and a little more for good measure – thanks to a burst of TV advertising and the approach of Mother’s Day (No.91 to No.35).
The new Rae Sremmurd LP ‘Sr3mm’ is into the countdown at No.37, but Samantha Jade’s ‘Best Of My Love’ loses 22 places to No.39.
Jon Hopkins and Shinedown wrap this week’s top 50 debuts; their albums ‘Singularity’ and ‘Attention Attention’ into the countdown in positions 44 and 45 respectively.
Anne-Marie’s ‘Speak Your Mind’ suffers a second week slump, despite the success of her latest single ‘2002’, dropping 28 places to No.46.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is back in the top 100 mix (No.57 on re-entry), but Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ suffers quite the hard disc failure, plunging 50 places from last week’s No.12 debut.
Harry Styles’ self-titled album is down 37 after its recent time in the top 50 (No.43 to No.80), Halsey’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ loses 39 (No.46 to No.85), Jason Aldean’s ‘Rearview Town’ slumps 36 (No.50 to No.86) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of loses 50 places (No.44 to No.94).
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