what would your Saturday afternoon be without a little slice of ARIA Chart Watch action?
In edition 494, there’s some movement in the top ten on the singles chart, but not within the top three, which is identical to last week.
There is, however, movement on the albums chart, with a brand new number one. But who?
Read on to discover.
Starting right at the very beginning and it’s British star George Ezra still shining brightly with his No.1 smash ‘Shotgun’.
He leads a top three also featuring Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ and Dean Lewis’s ‘Be Alright’; both also unchanged this week.
There is movement in the top five, however, with Marshmello and Bastille’s ‘Happier’ clawing the No.4 spot from the paws of Lil Pump and Kanye West’s ‘I Love It’. They swap places (No.5 to No.4, No.4 to No.5 respectively).
Dynoro’s in a hurry with ‘In My Mind’. In its fourth week of chart action, the single shoots from No.13 to No.7.
Also improving this week is Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’, which not only creeps two spaces higher to a new peak of No.8, but also scores the week’s first new accreditation. It’s now platinum certified, meaning it’s sold in excess of 70,000 units in Australia.
Also with a new certification this week is the Jonas Blue single ‘Rise’. Despite a three place fall, the track blasts into double platinum territory, having sold more than 140,000 units.
It’s followed by the new Halsey single ‘Without Me’, which takes the title of the week’s highest debut, premiering strongly at No.11.
They’ve been peppering us with new songs recently, none of which has really stuck, but The Chainsmokers look as thought they’ve finally got a song that’s resonating with Australian audiences. ‘This Feeling’ is into the ARIA top 20 this week, up from No.23 to No.17. It’s their biggest hit since their collaboration with Coldplay, ‘Something Just Like This’ early last year.
Tom Walker’s ‘Leave A Light On’ is now top 20 (No.24 to No.20), DJ Khaled’s ‘No Brainer’ loses six places (No.15 to No.21) and Eminem’s ‘Killshot’ loses seven (No.17 to No.24).
The teaming of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga sees their single ‘Shallow’ make it into the countdown at No.25 on debut. Two places lower is a No.27 debut for Rita Ora’s ‘Let You Love Me’. One spot below her is a No.28 debut for DJ Snake’s ‘Taki Taki’ (featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B).
Kian’s ‘Waiting’ is biding its time before really making a run at the top 20. It continues to gather steam, picking up another seven places to a new peak of No.31.
Eminem’s ‘Lucky You’ runs out of luck, dropping 15 places to No.34. But his ‘Venom’ sinks its teeth into a top 40 berth, landing at No.37, a new peak.
And sadly, due to an error with the charts this week, we’re unable to bring you any more than the top 40 singles chart at this stage. However, we’ll return later tonight with the rest of the top 100 singles.
As you’ll see below, however, top 100 albums… all fine.
With their fifth studio album ‘Trench’, US duo Twenty One Pilots score their first ever No.1 in Australia, thanks to ‘Trench’.
It premieres in the top spot this week, knocking last week’s No.1 (John Butler Trio’s ‘Home’) out of the top ten entirely in the process.
And with last week’s trio of new entries in the top three vacating, Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ sees the light and creeps back up from No.4 to No.2.
The soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’ with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper premieres strongly at No.3.
Cher’s ‘Dancing Queen’ is still holding, given she’s been touring it across the country during the week (No.2 to No.4).
The soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ seems as though it’s not finished with its top ten dalliance just yet; it’s up from No.12 to No.7. Ditto Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ (up from No.13 to No.9).
As mentioned earlier, John Butler Trio’s latest album ‘Home’ was shining brightly at No.1 last week, but it’s lost plenty of ground in week two, including a spot in the top ten. It’s down from No.1 to No.15.
The Billie Eilish record gains good ground, up from No.25 to another new peak of No.18.
Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Pray For The Wicked’ also soars this week, jumping from No.49 to No.22.
And there’s a No.26 debut for the new Last Dinosaurs record ‘Yumeno Garden’.
Logic’s new album ‘YSIV’ didn’t stick around in the top ten for long. It debuted at No.8 on last week’s countdown, but has lost 19 places in week two to be at No.27.
There’s a No.34 debut for Behemoth’s ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ and a No.42 debut for Cat Power’s ‘Wanderer’.
The news isn’t so grand for the Rod Stewart album ‘Blood Red Roses’, however. Despite the love continuing for Sir Rod over in his homeland, the same can’t be said for here in Australia; the LP plunging 29 places to No.44.
It’s ahead of debuts for Lil Baby & Gunna’s ‘Drip Harder’ (No.45) and Coheed & Cambria’s ‘The Unheavenly Creatures’ (No.49).
Brockhampton’s ‘Iridescence’ looks as thought it’s spending its last week in the ARIA top 50, dropping 27 places to No.50.
Aled Jones’ ‘One Voice’ slides 21 (to No.54), Carrie Underwood’s ‘Cry Pretty’ plunges 39 (to No.59) and Gang Of Youths’ ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ is down 18 (to No.61).
There’s a No.63 debut for the new Eric Church album ‘Desperate Man’ and another for the new You Me At Six long player ‘VI’ (No.73).
Where’s The Living End’s new album in all of this, we ask you hear? Well after debuting at No.3 on last week’s countdown, ‘Wunderbar’ plummets a staggering 76 places to No.79.
That makes the 38 place drop for Slash’s ‘Living The Dream’ (from No.42 to No.80) pale in comparison.
Maroon 5’s ‘Red Pill Blues’ drops 20 to No.92.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.