No change to the top of this week’s ARIA singles chart, where Ed Sheeran continues his domination with his latest single ‘Perfect’.
In fact the top three of Ed, Camila and Eminem with Ed is steady this week, with Post Malone improving to No.4 with ‘I Fall Apart’ and Marshmello and Khalid claiming a top five berth with ‘Silence’ (up from No.7 to reach its equal highest position).
Portugal The Man kicks off 2018 back into the top ten (No.13 to No.10) with ‘Feel It Still’ after dropping from No.10 to No.13 last week.
Pnau kick off their 2018 with a big bang. ‘Go Bang’, to be more specific. Their new single has hit written all over it and bullets from No.19 to No.13 with one eye firmly planted on the top ten.
G-Eazy and Halsey notch up the week’s first certification, now playing in gold territory with ‘Him & I’ having sold through more than 35,000 units in Australia. It’s also up one to No.16.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’, which claimed ARIA’s year-end No.1, bullets from No.29 to No.19 and there’s a new triple platinum certification (210,000 units) to kick 2018 off in fine style for Zayn and Sia’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ (No.20).
Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels improve with ‘I Miss You’ (No.31 to No.25), as does Post Malone with ‘Candy Paint’ (No.32 to No.26).
Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble are in a big move, however, with their single ‘This Is Me’, which is plucked from the soundtrack to the hit new film. It’s up from its No.79 debut last week to an impressive No.34 this week.
Vance Joy’s ‘Lay It On Me’ pops its head back into the top 50 for the first week proper of 2018 (No.52 to No.44), but P!nk’s ‘What About Us’ is headed in the opposite direction (No.39 to No.46). Camelphat and Elderbrook also improve this week to No.48 (up from No.57) with ‘Cola’.
SZA has you ready for ‘The Weekend’ with their new track. It’s up 20 positions to a new peak of No.53 and will be top 50 next week if it maintains its current trajectory.
‘The Greatest Showman’ continues to find favour on the other side of the top 50, with Zac Efron and Zendaya notching up a No.59 debut for their single ‘Rewrite The Stars’.
Now that its TV sync deal is done, Calum Scott’s ‘You Are The Reason’ continues to sink. It peaked at No.27 just a few weeks ago and was looking like being a big early new year hit. This week, however, it’s fallen another 21 places to No.67 and is seemingly on its way out.
Zendaya, Zac Efron, The Greatest Showman Ensemble, Keala Settle and Hugh Jackman are in at No.68 with ‘The Greatest Show’ and Hayden James with Graace shifts up to a new peak of No.73 with ‘Numb’.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Bloodstone’ is down 11 (No.66 to No.77), but Pnau’s ‘Chameleon’ receives a new year bump (No.99 to No.81).
And ‘Uptown Funk’ is back… incredibly 15 times platinum certified, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ anthem is a re-entry in the No.87 position.
Tyron Hapi and Mimoza are new at No.89 with ‘Anyway’ and there’s a No.80 to No.95 drop for 21 Savage’s ‘Bank Account’.
Those Christmas tracks have also fallen out of favour (no surprises there, really), with Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ plummeting out of the top 100 from the heady heights of No.6 and Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ also making its exit from the top 100 after being at No.11 last week.
Well Ed Sheeran technically kicked off 2018 with the No.1 album in the country, as last Saturday evening’s ARIA chart report was dated Monday January 01.
But he’s relinquished the position this week as audiences flock to cinemas across the country to see ‘The Greatest Showman’ and fall in love with its soundtrack.
After rocketing from No.77 to No.8 on last week’s countdown, the soundtrack this week overtakes Ed Sheeran to claim the No.1 spot down under.
Ed’s only down to No.2, of course, with P!nk, Eminem and Taylor Swift occupying the rest of the top five.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard had an insanely busy 2017; they released five albums, don’t you know!? The last of them was ‘Gumboot Soup’ and it’s that album that’s premiered in the No.6 position this week.
The rest of the top ten is made up of the ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ soundtrack (No.36 to No.7), Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’ (No.7 to No.8), Imagine Dragons’ ‘Evolve’ (No.15 to No.9) and Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ (No.38 to No.10).
‘The Very Best Of INXS’ is also on the ride (No.18 to No.11), but Michael Bublé’s ‘Christmas’ falls (No.4 to No.12).
There are also rises for the Cold Chisel best-of and the ‘Moana’ soundtrack, plus Eminem’s best-of and Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’. Khalid’s ‘American Teen’ also impresses, jumping 17 places to No.24.
Paul Kelly’s ‘Life Is Fine’, meantime, drops from No.10 to No.25 having placed as the No.1 selling Australian album of 2017.
Guns N’ Roses’ best of is also up (No.48 to No.30); so too Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ (No.40 to No.31) and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn.’ (No.45 to No.33).
Sliding in the opposite direction after Christmas, however, are Roy Orbison’s ‘A Love So Beautiful’ (No.16 to No.34) and Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete And Gold’ (No.22 to No.35).
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is also on the up again (No.57 to No.40), as are Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of (No.62 to No.44) and ABBA’s ‘ABBA Gold & More’ (No.93 to No.45).
Continuing the rises this week… Chris Brown’s ‘Heartbreak On A Full Moon’ (No.75 to No.48), The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ (No.68 to No.49), Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ (No.79 to No.50), Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.70 to No.51), Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ (No.77 to No.58), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.89 to No.59), AC/DC’s ‘Live’ (No.99 to No.60) and G-Eazy’s ‘The Beautiful & Damned’ (No.83 to No.62).
Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ also jumps (No.92 to No.65) as does Pnau’s ‘Changa’ (No.97 to No.66).
But Linkin Park’s ‘One More Light Live’ tumbles 21 to No.70 and Guy Sebastian’s ‘Conscious’ is down 27 to No.73.
The soundtrack to the new movie ‘Bright’ enters at No.85.
Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ is down 25 to No.88 and ‘The Very Best Of Cat Stevens’ premieres at No.93.
Apart from Michael Bublé, all the other top 50 Christmas albums from last week have vanished from the ARIA top 100 entirely on their respective sleighs.
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