Welcome to edition #496 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100 singles and albums charts.
And it’s a big week on both charts this week, with new number ones… and it’s the same artist at No.1 on both charts.
In the words of Men At Work… Who could it be now? Read on!
It’s not a debut at No.1 here on the ARIA singles chart. But it is quite a sizeable jump into the No.1 position.
It is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper who take the No.1 spoils this week, with their smash ‘Shallow’.
The track, from the soundtrack to the new movie ‘A Star Is Born’, premiered at No.25 a couple of weeks back, leapt to No.17 last week and, thanks to the movie now hitting cinemas, has rocketed to No.1 on the ARIA singles chart.
It’s Gaga’s fourth number one single in Australia and her first since ‘Born This Way’ way back in 2011.
That means, of course, that George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ is gone from No.1, but only to No.2.
Khalid’s ‘Better’ improves from No.9 to a new peak of No.6, while Halsey’s ‘Without Me’ also makes haste, improving from No.10 to No.8.
US singer songwriter Billie Eilish gets her second whiff of top ten success down under with her latest single ‘When The Party’s Over’, which debuts strongly at the even No.10.
Lil Pump & Kanye West’s ‘I Love It’ is down six (to No.12), while the Post Malone/Swae Lee single ‘Sunflower’ (lifted from the soundtrack of ‘Spiderman : Into The Spider-Verse’ is the week’s second highest new entry – at No.13.
The ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack continues to shine in position 18, with a debut for Lady Gaga’s ‘Always Remember Us This Way’.
Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s ‘Falling Down’ does precisely what says on the box, falling down seven spots to No.23.
The first accreditation of the week is down at No.29 and belongs to the Silk City/Dua Lipa number ‘Electricity’ (also powered by Diplo and Mark Ronson). It’s now gold certified, meaning it’s sold in excess of 35,000 units in Australia.
Right behind it is another debut – this time for Khalid and Empress Of. Their track ‘Suncity’ is new at No.30.
‘A Star Is Born’ is clearly connecting with cinema-going audiences across the country. There’s another debut from its soundtrack this week… the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper duet ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’ at No.32.
Dua Lipa’s latest track ‘Kiss And Make Up’ enters right behind at No.33.
But the second week news isn’t grand for Little Mix, who see their new Jess Glynne/Ed Sheeran co-penned single ‘Woman Like Me’ drop from a No.23 debut to No.34.
Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ slides nine to No.44, while Eminem’s ‘Killshot’ slides eleven to No.45.
Good news for Charli XCX and Troye Sivan, however, with their collaboration ‘1999’ finally cracking the Aussie top 50; up from No.52 to No.46.
Not such good news for Conrad Sewell’s ‘Healing Hands’, which tumbles 15 to No.48.
Outside the top 50 this week, Zedd and Elley Duhe’s single ‘Happy Now’, which was shining in the top 30 just a couple of weeks back, is out of the top 50, sliding 13 places to No.54 this week.
A$AP Rocky’s ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’ also loses its grip on a top 50 berth (No.48 to No.55), as does the DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber single ‘No Brainer’ (No.45 to No.56).
Ava Max enters the countdown at No.61 with ‘Sweet But Psycho’, while Bradley Cooper scores some chart love of his own in position 64 with ‘Maybe It’s Time’.
The Jason Derulo/David Guetta/Nicki Minah/Willy William single ‘Goodbye’ looks like it’s fallen out of favour with the music consuming public, sliding 19 places to No.70 this week.
It’s just ahead of Imagine Dragons’ ‘Natural’, which drops 16 to No.71.
Even the 6ix9ine single ‘Fefe’ can’t keep up the pace this week, losing 17 places to No.73.
XXXTentacion’s ‘Jocelyn Flores’ is down 18 (to No.76), Amy Shark’s ‘I Said Hi’ is down 17 (to No.81) and Alesso’s ‘Remedy’ loses 16 (to No.82).
We’ve got a trio of back to back debuts smack bang in the middle of the 80s; Khalid’s ‘Saturday Nights’ at No.84, Future & Juice WRLD’s ‘Fine China’ at No.85 and Zara Larsson’s ‘Ruin My Life’ at No.86.
The Noah Kahan/Julia Michaels track ‘Hurt Somebody’ takes a 24 spot tumble to No.95. It’s just two places ahead of a No.97 debut for Lady Gaga’s ‘Is That Alright?’.
Ariana Grande’s ‘God Is A Woman’ is just about gone from the top 100, losing 23 places to No.98.
We’ve given you an idea as to who might be No.1 on the ARIA albums chart.
The soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’ premiered at No.3 a couple of weeks back and stayed at No.3 last week.
One week on and with the movie now in the cinemas, it has shot to No.1 on the ARIA albums chart, again the first Lady Gaga project to top the ARIA chart since 2011’s ‘Born This Way’.
But this week’s top ten is peppered with new entries… seven in all, leaving last week’s No.1 from Paul Kelly decidedly on the outer.
Our very own Rüfüs Du Sol are the bridesmaids this week, entering at No.2 with their third long player ‘Solace’. But for Gaga and Bradley Cooper, they’d have scored their third successive No.1 album.
Disturbed hit No.3 on debut with their latest long player ‘Evolution’. Had they taken top spot, it would have been their third Australian No.1 album.
Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ is down from two to four and is ahead of another trio of new entries.
It’s the soundtrack to the new Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ debuting at No.5, just ahead of the new Triple J compilation ‘Like A Version 14’ (No.6) and Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.7).
And the top ten debuts keep coming, with new entries for Khalid’s ‘Suncity’ (No.9) and Greta Van Fleet’s ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ (No.10).
Taylor Swift’s Australian visit (she played Perth this week and Melbourne last night) sees her album ‘Reputation’ bullet from No.17 to No.12.
As mentioned, the Paul Kelly album ‘Nature’ takes a tumble from the No.1 spot. It’s out of the top ten entirely; down to No.15 in week two.
Twenty One Pilots are also gone from this week’s top ten; their album ‘Trench’ dropping ten places to No.19.
There’s a No.23 debut for the new Hellions record ‘Rue’ and a No.28 premiere for the Future & Juice WRLD LP ‘Future & Juice WRLD Present… WRLD On Drugs’.
With the Queen movie in cinemas this week coming, the band’s ‘The Platinum Collection’ jumps from No.44 to No.29.
The news isn’t great for the Morgan Evans album ‘Things That We Drink To’, however. It debuted strongly at No.5 last week, but has tumbled 27 places in week two to No.32.
Amy Shark’s ‘Love Monster’ is down from No.22 to No.35, RM’s ‘Mono’ is new at No.36 and the Taylor Swift album ‘1989’ bullets from No.52 to No.37 as Tay Tay makes it down under for her tour.
There are more drops, however… Ella Mai’s self-titled set dropping 21 places from its No.19 debut and Quavo’s ‘Quavo Huncho’ tumbling 25 places from its No.16 debut.
John Butler Trio’s ‘Home’ continues its cascade down the charts, dropping another 23 places to No.49.
Dua Lipa’s ‘Dua Lipa’ is up from No.85 to No.53, the Panic! At The Disco album ‘Pray For The Wicked’ is down 28 to No.61 and there’s a No.62 debut for Lil Yachty’s ‘Nothin’ 2 Prove’.
Logic’s ‘YSIV’ drops 21 to No.70, Major Lazer’s ‘Essentials’ is new at No.74 and despite improving nine places last week, the Tony Bennett and Diana Krall album really takes a tumble this week. It’s down a huge 45 places to No.75.
Even the Jimmy Barnes ‘Working Class Boy’ soundtracks drop, but not quite to the extent of Tony and Diana’s album (No.38 to No.77).
Lady Gaga’s lead in ‘A Star Is Born’ has reignited interest in her former No.1 album ‘The Fame Monster’. It’s back in the ARIA top 100 at No.78.
The Kingdom Choir’s album ‘Stand By Me’ premieres at a lowly No.92. Expect a bump given they’ve been in the country during the week to perform at The Invictus Games.
Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame’ is also back in the countdown (No.96).
Spare a thought for two albums that have plunged from this week’s top 100, however. Both of these albums were shining brightly on the countdown last week, but have fallen… hard.
Powderfinger was back in the top ten last week with the 20th anniversary edition of their album ‘Internationalist’.
It re-entered the countdown at No.8, but loses a staggering 92 positions (and more) to be out of the top 100 entirely).
But it’s Canberra rock outfit Hands Like Houses who suffer the biggest fall this week. Though their fourth album ‘Anon’ was shining brightly at No.4 on debut last week, it’s gone from the top 100 entirely, a drop of more than 96 positions in one week. Put plainly, HUGE!
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.