Welcome to edition #476 of ARIA Chart Watch, our comprehensive weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
There’s no change atop the ARIA singles chart this week, with 5SOS still flying high.
But the same can’t be said for the ARIA albums chart, where we have a new No.1 album. But out of the four top ten debuts (Father John Misty, Kanye West, Ghost and The Presets), who nabs top spot?
Best you read on to find out.
It’s week three at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart for homegrown outfit 5 Seconds Of Summer. The boys’ single ‘Youngblood’ is the first Australian ARIA No.1 in almost two years and it’s proving its stripes by holding off all challengers again this week.
The entire top four is unchanged this week; the 5SOS boys followed by Post Malone, Calvin Harris/Dua Lipa and Ariana Grande.
Maroon 5 has a new Aussie hit on their hands, however, thanks to their new single ‘Girls Like You’ (with Cardi B). That track is the only movement in the top five, debuting at No.5.
Amy Shark gains a little ground with her single ‘I Said Hi’ (up two to a new peak of No.6), while Selena Gomez also continues her ascendancy with ‘Back To You’ (No.9 to No.7).
Just missing the top ten on debut this week is the Kanye West track ‘All Mine’ (No.12). It’s one of seven Kanye tracks entering the singles chart within the ARIA top 50 this week.
‘Yikes’ also enters within the top 20 (No.18), but ‘Ghost Town’ just misses out (No.22).
Shawn Mendes’ former top ten hit ‘In My Blood’ loses ten places from No.10 to No.20 this week, as the halo effect surrounding the release of his new album dims.
Up with a bullet this week are Ed Sheeran’s ‘Happier’ (No.39 to No.26), Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ (No.37 to No.27) and Clean Bandit & Demi Lovato’s ‘Solo’ (No.36 to No.28).
Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s ‘Friends’ falls nine (No.20 to No.29), while Shawn Mendes’ ‘Youth’ falls 12 (No.19 to No.31).
Kanye’s back with a No.33 entry for ‘Wouldn’t Leave’, Lil Dicky’s ‘Freaky Friday’ loses 12 (No.26 to No.38) and more Kanye love in positions 40 and 41 (‘Violent Crimes’ and ‘I Thought About Killing You’ respectively). ‘No Mistakes’ wraps Kanye’s top 50 dominance, entering the chart at No.46.
News ain’t good for A$AP Rocky (‘Praise The Lord’ down 13 to No.47), but is good for Drake (‘I’m Upset’ up from No.59 to No.48).
Calum Scott’s ‘You Are The Reason’ continues to yo-yo all over the place. It’s up again this week from No.91 to No.58, having been in the ARIA countdown for 28 weeks and never getting higher than No.27.
Post Malone’s ‘Paranoid’ is down 16 (No.44 to No.60), as is his ‘Ball For Me’ (No.47 to No.63).
There’s a second week stumble for the new Rüfüs Du Sol single ‘No Place’. Though it debuted admirably at No.41 last week, it’s lost its grip on a top 50 berth in week two, slumping to No.66.
It’s just ahead of a No.68 debut for the new James Arthur single ‘You Deserve Better’. The new Ruel single ‘Dazed & Confused’ enters at No.74.
The first certification of the week is for Zayn’s ‘Let Me’. A gold accreditation (35,000 copies) is probably the highlight of the week for the single, as it slumps 21 places to No.76.
BTS’s ‘Fake Love’ also takes a tumble, losing 26 places to No.79. Lil Baby’s ‘Yes Indeed’ is down 17 to No.80.
The 1975 wrap this week’s top 100 debuts, entering at No.94 with ‘Give Yourself A Try’.
So which act nabbed the No.1 album on debut this week?
The fact that Kanye West had seven songs debut within the ARIA top 50 singles chart should have given you some indication, surely?
Yes, Kanye’s in at No.1 on debut with ‘Ye’, his second ever No.1 on the ARIA albums chart (behind 2013’s ‘Yeezus’).
Last week’s No.1 (the Shawn Mendes album) falls from grace, down to No.6 in week two.
Positions two through four are steady (Post Malone, ‘The Greatest Showman’, Ed Sheeran), but there’s another new entry in the No.5 spot – and that belongs to The Presets’ new long player ‘Hi Viz’. Though it hasn’t quite enjoyed the same heights as its two predecessors, it joins them in making the top five on the ARIA albums chart.
Ghost scores the top ten love with ‘Prequelle’ (No.7), Luke Combs bullets from No.64 to a new peak of No.8 with ‘This One’s For You’ and the new Father John Misty album ‘God’s Favourite Customer’ enters at No.9.
Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ is up (No.19 to No.14), as is Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ (No.22 to No.15).
But albums by Fiver Finger Death Punch, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T are down (No.10 to No.20, No.5 on debut to No.21 and No.11 on debut to No.22 respectively).
Ben Howard is into the top 30 mix with his new album ‘Noonday Dream’ (No.23), there’s a jump for Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ (No.35 to No.27) and Niall Horan’s visit to our shores this week has paid immediate dividends, with a No.28 re-entry for his album ‘Flicker’.
Xavier Rudd takes a tumble with ‘Storm Boy’ (No.6 on debut to No.31). BTS are down 17 with ‘Love Yourself : Tear’ (No.15 to No.32) and Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ also falls (down 24 to No.33).
Courtney Barnett’s ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ also continues to slide (No.21 to No.40), but with ticket sales to their national tour going gangbusters, Gangs Of Youths pick up 16 places with ‘Go Father In Lightness’ (No.57 to No.41).
The ’13 Reasons Why’ soundtrack muscles its way into the ARIA top 50, making up ten spots to No.45.
Outside the top 50, we’ve got a debut for Blake O’Connor’s self-titled set (No.56) followed immediately by a re-entry for the Greta Bradman album ‘Home’.
But the news isn’t great for Delta Goodrem, whose ‘I Honestly Love You’ covers set slumps 29 from 29 to No.58.
Still, that drop isn’t as large as the one for Snow Patrol’s ‘Wildness’, which is down 47 from last week’s No.12 debut.
We’ve got a No.64 entry for Lauv’s ‘I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist)’, a No.65 re-entry for Carole King’s classic ‘Tapestry’ and a 41 place plunge for the ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ soundtrack (No.25 to No.66).
Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ is also down (No.44 to No.71), as is The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ (No.52 to No.83).
There are debuts in positions 88 and 93 for Neko Case’s ‘Hell-On’ and Finding Faith’s self-titled set respectively (the latter the new side project for Human Nature star Andrew Tierney).
Kylie Minogue’s ‘Golden’ slips 25 to No.91.
Not great news for Dream On Dreamer this week either, whose album ‘It Comes And Goes’ does plenty of the latter after doing plenty of the former last week. It’s down more than 66 positions and has vanished from the ARIA top 100.
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