Welcome to edition #492 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100 singles and albums charts.
There’s no movement at the top of either top 100 charts this week, but each of the top tens features a new entry; four in the case of the albums chart.
Who are the cats that got the cream this week? Read on to find out!
After overtaking Dean Lewis for the No.1 mantle in Australia last week, British star George Ezra solidifies his position; a second week atop the ARIA singles chart with his latest single ‘Shotgun’.
The track’s nearest challenger this week is Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’, which swaps places with Dean Lewis’ ‘Be Alright’ to edge to No.2.
The Marshmello/Bastille single ‘Happier’ shows no signs of slowing. That track jumped from No.13 to No.8 last week, but improves two more spaces to No.6. Not only is it now within easy reach of a top five berth, ‘Happier’ also scores its first accreditation this week – a gold one for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
It sits right ahead of the new single from Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, ‘Falling Down’. That track debuts at No.7 on the ARIA countdown.
Panic At The Disco’s ‘High Hopes’ is the week’s second certification. That track edges one place higher to No.8 and picks up a shiny new platinum gong, for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
It’s not quite the No.3 debut it achieved over in the US this week, but Eminem will no doubt still enjoy a No.11 debut on the ARIA countdown for his latest track ‘Killshot’.
Khalid’s ‘Better’ improves three places from last week’s No.15 debut, while the Dynoro single ‘In My Mind’ is up seven places to a new peak of No.18 and Travis Scott and Drake hit platinum with ‘Sicko Mode’ (No.20, down four).
British singer Tom Walker scores the Aussie love; his single ‘Leave A Light On’ continues to climb the Aussie countdown. It was up from No.64 to No.41 this time last week. Seven days on, it’s up from No.41 to No.27.
Jess Glynne’s ‘I’ll Be There’ also catches a second wind, improving nine places to No.30.
After its climb last week, the new Imagine Dragons single ‘Natural’ drops back again. It’s down from its No.28 peak to No.35.
Ariana Grande’s ‘God Is A Woman’ is down further, however, losing 14 places to No.41.
The Cardi B single ‘I Like It’ is spending its 25th week on the ARIA singles chart in the No.42 position. But it’s shining just a little brighter this week, thanks to its new double platinum accreditation (140,000 unit sales).
There’s a new entry for the Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars and Kodak Black collaboration ‘Wake Up In The Sky’. It makes its entry down under in position 46.
Right behind in position 47 is a new double platinum accreditation for Dennis Lloyd’s ‘Nevermind’.
Down in position 49, The Chainsmokers just creep into the top half of the hundred, with a debut for their latest track ‘This Feeling’ with Kelsea Ballerini.
Alesso’s latest single ‘Remedy’ has spent the past couple of weeks hovering in the No.56 spot on the ARIA countdown. This week, however, it gains five places to a new peak of No.51 and is now just beyond the top 50 precipice.
But the news isn’t so crash hot for Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’. The title track from the rap star’s new album slumps 29 places to No.52.
Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Rap Devil’ leapt from No.61 to No.45 last week. This week, however, it’s back on the wrong side of the top 50 mark (No.57).
But the news is good for the Hayden James/Boy Matthews track ‘Just Friends’, which picks up a beautiful new platinum certification (No.59).
Morgan Evans’ ‘Day Drunk’ hits a new high of No.64 (up from No.73), while the Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line smash ‘Meant To Be’ finally scores a certification update (No.67). It’s now five times platinum, meaning it’s sold in excess of 350,000 units nationally.
There are new entries in positions 70 and 72 for David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin’s ‘Say My Name’ and Lukas Graham’s ‘Love Someone’ respectively.
Right in the middle of both, however, is a rather large 27 place drop for Eminem’s ‘Not Alike’ (No.44 to No.71).
There are debuts for Avril Lavigne’s ‘Head Above Water’ (No.75) and Rita Ora’s ‘Let Me Love You’ (No.77) and a new sixth platinum certification for Imagine Dragons’ ‘Thunder’, which rumbles over the 420,000 sales mark (No.78).
Ed Sheeran will be happier this week, given ‘Happier’ is now triple platinum (210,000 unit sales at No.80). French Montana will also be happy that ‘No Stylist’ (with Drake) makes it into the top 100 on debut (No.81).
There are further debuts for Dua Lipa (‘Want To’ at No.83) and Ella Mai (‘Trip’ at No.86), and another for the new Vance Joy track ‘I’m With You’ (No.97).
But the news isn’t so crash hot for LSD. The trio made up of Labrinth, Sia and Diplo see their latest single ‘Thunderclouds’ tank, losing 36 places to No.98.
Childish Gambino’s ‘Feels Like Summer’ loses 23 (No.76 to No.99), while the David Guetta/Anne-Marie single ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’ loses 37 places and is now at the even No.100 mark.
Over to the ARIA albums chart and it’s Eminem still shining brightly at No.1 in Australia.
His latest album ‘Kamikaze’ spends its fourth week on top of the Aussie countdown, this week leading Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ (No.2) and Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ (No.3).
No.4 belongs to a new entry… the highest new entry this week belonging to guitar icon and Guns N’ Roses legend Slash, whose ‘Living The Dream’ (with The Conspirators) premieres.
US outfit Brockhampton also score the top ten love down under this week, via a No.6 debut for their latest album ‘Iridescence’.
Home grown hip hop outfit Thundamentals can’t quite match the No.3 and No.2 debuts for their previous two records with their fourth, ‘I Love Songs’. It debuts at No.9 on the ARIA countdown this week, just ahead of a No.10 debut for the self-titled set for Brisbane’s own Dead Letter Circus.
Missing the top ten on debut this week is Josh Groban. The US performer’s latest long player ‘Bridges’ has to settle for a No.14 debut, a long way shy of the No.2 peak for his previous effort ‘Stages’ in April 2015.
David Guetta’s ‘7’ is down six (No.9 on debut to No.15), while 6lack’s ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ loses 13 from its No.6 debut.
Falling further, however, is Carrie Underwood’s album ‘Cry Pretty’ (No.4 on debut to No.26) and that’s despite her being on ground late this week for a promotional visit and an appearance at the Deni Ute Muster this weekend. Expect that chart position to improve next Saturday.
The new Prince record ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’ enters the Aussie countdown at No.33, but the Mac Miller album ‘Swimming’ continues to float downstream, losing 17 places to No.34.
The Cold Chisel and INXS best-ofs are back into the top 50 countdown (No.59 to No.46 and No.58 to No.47 respectively). The Paper Kites scape into the ARIA top 50 by the skin of their teeth; a No.48 debut for ‘On The Corner Where You Live’.
Beyond this week’s top 50, the ‘Molly’ TV soundtrack improves (No.71 to No.54) and the new The Story So Far album ‘Proper Dose’ enters the countdown at No.55.
Machine Gun Kelly can ‘Binge’ on the No.62 position if they like; that’s where their latest album has entered.
A 15 place drop for The Amity Affliction’s ‘Misery’ (No.50 to No.65) and a 20 place drop for Human Nature’s ‘Romance Of The Jukebox’ (No.46 to No.66).
A little further down, there are back to back debuts for Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Redemption’ and The Aints’ ‘The Church Of Simultaneous Existence’ (Nos.81 and 82 respectively). The Chainsmokers’ ‘Sick Boy… This Feeling’ also enters… at No.87.
But the news isn’t good for Skegss. The Byron Bay outfit debuted at No.2 with ‘My Own Mess’ two weeks back. Last week the album fell 41 places to No.43. This week it’s another 45 places lower at No.88.
Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ is down 29 to No.95.
But where’s Australia’s love for the Madden Brothers gone? The new Good Charlotte album was doing alright for itself at No.24 on debut last week. It’s plummeted more than 76 places in week two and is now gone from the top 100 entirely.
Ditto last week’s top 50 debut for both Jungle (28) and Dreams (42).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.