It’s edition #473 of ARIA Chart Watch and again we’ve got new number ones on both the ARIA singles and albums charts.
The former gets there by ascension, the latter on debut. But who are they? And what of the other 99 entries? Best you check out this week’s wrap of the ARIA top 100s in our weekly ARIA Chart Watch!
No, no more Drake on top of the ARIA singles chart. His single ‘Nice For What’ has again relinquished its hold on the No.1 position, but this time it’s to Childish Gambino and his single ‘This Is America’.
The song jumps from No.7 on debut to No.1, just ahead of Post Malone’s ‘Better Now’ and a good six place jump for 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Youngblood’ (No.9 to No.3).
That leaves our former number one (‘Nice For What’) down in the No.4 position.
Amy Shark says hi to the ARIA top ten with her new single ‘I Said Hi’, which improves four places to a new peak of No.9.
Another track on the up this week is ‘2002’, the new single from British dance/pop starlet Anne-Marie. It bullets from No.24 to No.12 and, on current trajectory, should make it into the top ten this time next week.
But the allure of Lil Dicky is slowly shrivelling; his single ‘Freaky Friday’ dropping six places to No.14, just ahead of a No.15 debut for the new Selena Gomez single ‘Back To You’.
Kygo scores some top 20 chart love for ‘Remind Me To Forget’, which improves four to a new peak of No.17 and in the process notches up the week’s first accreditation – a gold one, for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Not great news for the Rudimental single ‘These Days’, however. The former No.2 single is seemingly falling out of favour and loses eight places to No.24.
Following on from her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend, Jessica Mauboy is back into the countdown with her 2018 entry ‘We Got Love’.
In fact, on the heels of her performance (and 20th place finish), ‘We Got Love’ re-enters at No.31, which easily eclipses its previous peak of No.47.
Dennis Lloyd is on the up with ‘Nevermind’ (No.46 to No.35) and after five weeks playing in the bottom half of the top 100, Kyle makes it into the upper half with ‘Playinwitme’ (No.51 to No.41).
Hayden James follows Kyle in, improving 18 places with his new single ‘Just Friends’ (No.60 to No.42), which is now his best ever result on the ARIA singles chart.
Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ loses 12 places from last week’s No.34 debut, but The Chainsmokers and Drew Love are hitting – and how – bulleting 35 places to No.49 with ‘Somebody’.
And speaking of somebody… somebody else follows them into this week’s top 50. That someone would be Ed Sheeran, who improves 14 places to No.50 with ‘Happier’.
Just beyond this week’s top 50, we have a debut for the new Rita Ora/Cardi B/Bebe Rexha/Charli XCX collaboration ‘Girls’ (No.52).
We also have a big 19 place drop for Camila Cabello’s single ‘Never Be The Same’ (No.36 to No.55) and a 16 place drop for Post Malone’s ‘Spoil My Night’ (No.40 to No.56).
But there’s a debut for the new Peking Duk project ‘Reprisal’ at No.57.
Post Malone’s ‘Over Now’ is over now (No.50 to No.65), but Jess Glynne’s ‘I’ll Be There’ is anything but, picking up 27 places from last week’s No.93 debut.
Alison Wonderland’s ‘Church’ slips back (No.54 to No.68), as does Post Malone’s ‘Same Bitches’ (No.52 to No.77).
But there’s a re-entry for Keith Urban’s ‘Parallel Line’ at No.78 and a debut for Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Four Out Of Five’ at No.80.
Vance Joy’s ‘Saturday Sun’ also scores some time basking in the top 100, premiering at No.86, while the new LSD (that’d be Labrinth, Sia and Diplo respectively) single ‘Audio’ makes itself heard at No.91.
Post Malone’s ‘Zack And Codeine’ slumps 31 (No.62 to No.93) and his ’92 Explorer’ is down 29 to No.99.
After a week in the No.1 position, Parkway Drive has exited stage left, allowing another new album to take over to spot down under.
And it’s Arctic Monkeys who take the spoils, premiering at No.1 with their new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, their second successive No.1 album down under (after 2013’s ‘AM’) and third No.1 here overall.
They’re just ahead of the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ (No.3 to No.2) and Keith Urban’s ‘Graffiti U’ (No.4 to No.3).
Delta Goodrem debuts in the No.4 position with her Olivia Newton-John covers set ‘I Honestly Love You’. It’s followed by Post Malone’s former No.1 ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ in the No.5 spot.
Charlie Puth’s new album ‘Voicenotes’ joins the top ten party, premiering in the No.7 position; the US pop star’s second successive top ten album in Australia also his highest placing, eclipsing the No.8 peak of his debut album ‘Nine Track Mind’ back in 2016.
Last week’s number one from Parkway Drive finds itself down in the No.8 position, while the Bad Wolves LP ‘Disobey’ premieres at No.9.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Evolve’ is up (No.22 to No.12), the Eurovision album is new at No.14, but J Cole’s ‘KOD’ loses nine places to No.16.
Taylor Swift picks up the pace with ‘1989’ (No.38 to No.18), as does the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ soundtrack (No.42 to No.25).
But Leon Bridges has the second week sales blues, falling from No.8 to No.30 with his new album ‘Good Thing’.
Adele’s up with ’25’ (No.51 to No.32); so too Angus & Julia Stone with ‘Snow’ (No.50 to No.38).
They’re just ahead of debuts for Beach House (‘7’ at No.39), Esoterik (‘My Astral Plane’ at No.42) and Playboi Carti (‘Die Lit’ at No.49).
In amongst those debuts, Patrizio Buanne’s album ‘Italianissimo’ stumbles post-Mother’s Day, dropping 18 places to No.44.
Just outside the ARIA top 50 this week are debuts for Hayley Jensen and Ry Cooder (‘Turning Up The Dial’ and ‘The Prodigal Son’ respectively debuting at Nos.52 and 53 respectively).
A Perfect Circle’s ‘Eat The Elephant’ is lower (No.30 to No.55), but Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ is higher (No.92 to No.56). So too Adele’s ’21’ (No.83 to No.57).
But with new albums and jumps come more big drops. Like DMA’s ‘For Now’, which loses 25 places to No.58. Or ‘Revamp’, the Elton John tribute album, which also loses 25 places to No.61.
A new entry… Spit Syndicate’s ‘Orbit’ at No.63.
A big drop… Middle Kids’ ‘Lost Friends’ down a huge 56 places to No.66 after debuting at No.10 last week.
And re-entries for Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ (No.67) and Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ (No.68).
Slowly Slowly get their hands on a top 100 berth, thanks to a No.77 debut for their long player ‘St Leonards’.
But Calum Scott’s ‘Only Human’ slides 28, Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Sr3mm’ plunges 50 places to No.87 and Camila Cabello’s ‘Camila’ is down 34 to No.88.
There’s love for Sevendust’s ‘All I See Is War’ (No.92), but a big post-tour drop for The Killers’ ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ (No.49 to No.94).
Spare a thought for Tropical Fuck Storm, however, whose album ‘A Laughing Death In Meatspace’ has lost more than 75 positions to be gone entirely from the top 100 after just one week in.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Jon Hopkins and Shinedown (Nos.44 and 45 respectively) are also gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.