In edition #474 of ARIA Chart Watch, an almost two year chart drought is broken thanks to our new number one single.
While over on the albums chart, a former No.1 album returns to top spot.
What’s it all about? Crack on and check out these and more chart tid-bits in our latest edition of ARIA Chart Watch.
So what’s that two year chart drought we were talking about in the opener? Why, that’d be the last time an Australian artist was at No.1 on the Australian singles chart. Back then (July 18, 2016), it was The Veronicas ruling the roost with their single ‘In My Blood’.
Since then, no other local artist has topped the local singles chart. Until this week, that is.
And it’s the boys from 5 Seconds Of Summer who’ve broken through, thanks to their new chart favourite ‘Youngblood’.
The title track of the boys’ upcoming third album project leaps from No.3 to No.1 just one day after tickets to their national ‘Meet You There’ tour went on sale.
Post Malone’s ‘Better Now’ is steady at No.2, with last week’s No.1 (Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’) down to No.3, albeit with the week’s first certification – a gold one for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa also score in the accreditation department this week; their single ‘One Kiss’ re-takes the No.4 position and goes platinum (70,000 unit sales) in the process.
Khalid & Normani’s ‘Love Lies’ continues the succession of certifications with a shiny new double platinum one, meaning it’s now broken through the 140,000 sales barrier down under.
Amy Shark’s ‘I Said Hi’ goes gold (No.9 to No.8), while Anne-Marie’s ‘2002’ is now top ten, creeping from No.12 to its new peak of No.10.
Good news for The Weeknd, with his single ‘Call Out My Name’ joining the accreditation party (now platinum at No.11), David Guetta and Sia’s collaboration ‘Flames’ lights up the top 20 (No.21 to No.19) and the Billie Eilish/Khalid collaboration ‘Lovely’ makes its charge towards the pointy end of the countdown, improving from No.34 to No.21.
King Princess’ ‘1950’ is now gold certified and up another six positions to No.26 this week. It’s just ahead of a ten place jump for the Khalid/Ty Dolla $ign/6lack single ‘OTW’ (No.37 to No.27).
Local indie star Hayden James continues his march towards superstardom thanks to his latest single ‘Just Friends’ (with Boy Matthews). The song spends its fourth week on the ARIA top 100 countdown jumping from No.42 to No.33.
There’s plenty of love in the room for Korean boyband BTS, whose ‘Fake Love’ enters the countdown at No.36. The debut coincides with the release of the chaps’ new album, which makes some waves over on the albums chart (more about that later).
Clean Bandit are in at No.39 on debut with their new single ‘Solo’ (with Demi Lovato), while six places lower, XXXTentacion scores the platinum love with ‘Sad!’ (down seven).
Backstreet’s back in the ARIA top 100 with their new single ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’. The boys were topping the iTunes chart with the track shortly after its release, but its downloads clearly weren’t sufficient enough for it to place any higher than No.50 on debut on the official ARIA countdown.
Beyond the top 50 this week, we have a new eighth platinum certification for the Camila Cabello former No.1 single ‘Havana’. Yes, it’s now sold in excess of 560,000 copies in Australia. It’s a hit.
Peking Duk’s ‘Reprisal’ edges just to places higher than its No.57 debut, but Post Malone’s ‘Stay’ and the new Rita Ora/Cardi B/Bebe Rexha/Charli XCX collaboration ‘Girls’ are both down (11 and 14 spots respectively to Nos.65 and 66).
Lil Baby scores a top 100 debut at No.68 with ‘Yes Indeed’, Vance Joy’s ‘Saturday Sun’ rises (No.86 on debut to No.71), but Post Malone’s ‘Spoil My Night’ is down 16 to No.72 and ‘Rich & Sad’ is down 19 to No.77.
Big drops also for Alison Wonderland’s ‘Church’ (down 24 to No.92) and Post Malone’s ‘Over Now’ (down 28 to No.93).
And the top 100 wraps this week with four debuts in the 90s; Celine Dion’s ‘Ashes’ at No.94, Liam Payne & J Balvin’s ‘Familiar’ at No.95, Shawn Mendes’ ‘Where Were You In The Morning?’ at No.99 and BTS with Steve Aoki’s ‘The Truth Untold’ at No.100.
Jessica Mauboy’s ‘We Got Love’ plummets from No.31 post-Eurovision and has now gone entirely from the top 100.
Another week, another album vacating the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart.
It was Arctic Monkeys ruling the roost with their ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ last week, but they’re now down to No.8, giving way to a bulleting LP and a trio of debuts in the seven places higher.
Best of the best this week is the Post Malone album ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’, which re-takes the No.1 position, leaping from No.5 to the top.
It’s not quite a No.1 album from Australia’s own Courtney Barnett, but it’s bloody close. The singer’s sophomore album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ enters the countdown at a highly respectable No.2, easily eclipsing the No.4 peak of her debut ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ back in 2015.
‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack is still hanging in there (No.2 to No.3), while the No.4 position belongs to Five Finger Death Punch and their latest album ‘And Justice For None’.
Ed Sheeran makes up the top five, just ahead of a No.6 debut for ‘Love Yourself’, the latest album from South Korean boyband BTS. Seems the world’s gone crazy for them.
The ‘Deadpool 2’ soundtrack joins the top ten party, with a No.9 debut.
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is up from No.18 to No.12, but Delta Goodrem’s ‘I Honestly Love You’ is down nine to No.13.
James Bay scores the ARIA chart love with his latest album ‘Electric Light’, which enters at No.14.
The new Charlie Puth album ‘Voicenotes’ can’t extend its run in the top ten to two weeks; after debuting at No.7 last week, the new LP loses 14 positions and now sits at No.21.
Missy Higgins’ ‘Solastalgia’ spends its fourth week on the countdown at No.28, 18 places lower than last week.
There’s a 30 place jump for Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ and a re-entry at No.33 for the ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ soundtrack.
Bad Wolves’ ‘Disobey’ loses 26 places from last week’s No.9 debut, while the Eurovision compilation slides 25 to No.39.
Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples’ ‘Campfire’ fizzles out slightly, losing 21 places to No.40.
There’s a No.45 debut for West Thebarton’s ‘Different Beings Being Different’, a 25 place jump to No.46 for Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ and a 21 place rise to No.48 for The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’.
Beyond the top 50, Bon Jovi’s ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ is up from No.85 to No.51 and Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ rises from No.68 to No.52. The ’13 Reasons Why 2′ soundtrack enters at No.54.
But it’s not all jumps within the top 100. Surely her local label should have been ensuring they did everything within their power to keep Kylie’s ‘Golden’ shining in the top 50 as she celebrates her 50th birthday on Monday? Nup. It’s down from No.29 to No.56. Leon Bridges’ ‘Good Thing’ also stumbles, down 27 to No.No.57.
Angus & Julia Stone’s album ‘Snow’ is another falling this week… it’s down 22 places to No.60.
Dan Sultan’s ‘Killer Under A Blood Moon’ is new at No.66, Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ sparkles again with a No.69 re-entry and The Killers’ ‘Direct Hits’ is down 22 to No.70.
The original Broadway cast recording of ‘Mean Girls’ makes it in with a No.81 debut, as do Parquet Courts with ‘Wide Awake!’ at No.93.
But Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ slumps a huge 40 places to be down to No.96 and the ‘Revamp’ Elton John covers set loses 38 places to No.99.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s ‘Inspiration’ closes the top 100 with a debut at No.100.
Things don’t look quite so grand for Dami Im this week, however. The singer’s covers album ‘I Hear A Song’ plummets more than 66 places and is now gone entirely from the top 100.
Other albums exiting this week include those from Beach House, Esoterik, Patrizio Buanne, Playboi Carti and Samantha Jade.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.