Edition #497 of ARIA Chart Watch is live!
New entries, big movers, new accreditations, who’s number one?
We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the ARIA top 100s in the exciting paragraphs below.
After jumping from No.17 to No.1 on last week’s ARIA singles chart, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ (from the soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’) maintains its pole position for a second successive week.
In fact, the top four on the ARIA singles chart is unchanged this week, with George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’, Marshmello and Bastille’s ‘Happier’ and Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ maintaining positions two through four respectively.
There is one little change to that trio, however; that’s a new triple platinum certification for George Ezra, with ‘Shotgun’ now surpassing the 210,000 sales mark down under.
It’s great news for Halsey this week too. She features on the aforementioned track from Benny Blanco and now pulls up behind with her own single ‘Without Me’ (No.8 to No.5).
Also on the improve this week is the new Post Malone/Swae Lee single ‘Sunflower’, which brightens up the top ten at No.7, improving six places from last week’s No.13 debut.
The good news continues for Lady Gaga and the ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack, with her song ‘Always Remember Us This Way’ jumping six places from last week’s No.18 debut.
Speaking of debuts, there’s one at No.14 for XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Swae Lee and Maluma’s ‘Arms Around You’.
It’s swiftly followed by another Gaga track… ‘I’ll Never Love Again’, this time in the company of Bradley Cooper. That song bullets from a No.32 debut to No.15.
The Panic! At The Disco single ‘High Hopes’ loses its grip on a top 20 berth, dropping seven to No.22.
But the new Little Mix single ‘Woman Like Me’ is up. It jumps ten places this week to No.24, just one shy of its peak of No.23, which it achieved on debut two weeks ago.
The P!nk rendition of ‘A Million Dreams’ from the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ premieres in the No.26 position (we guess this is also officially her daughter Willow’s first chart hit).
The Charli XCX and Troye Sivan single ‘1999’ also continues its improvement. Up from No.52 to No.46 last week, it’s up another 17 places to No.29 in its fourth week of ARIA chart action.
Good news for Martin Garrix this week, with his single ‘Ocean’ (with Khalid) hitting a new double platinum milestone (that would be 140,000 units under its belt). Though the song dips five places to No.42.
Eminem’s ‘Venom’ loses plenty of its chart sting, however… it’s down 18 places from last week’s No.25 peak.
Heading in the right direction this week, however, is the Ava Max single ‘Sweet But Psycho’. After debuting in the No.61 spot last week, it’s up a rather decent 16 places to No.45.
Conrad Sewell’s comeback track ‘Healing Hands’ hits double platinum (No.46) and, beyond the top 50, improvements in the chart fortunes of Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’ (No.65 to No.54) and ‘I Fall Apart’ (No.67 to No.56).
Shawn Mendes’ ‘Lost In Japan’ (remix) is also up… a fairly decent 18 places to No.57 this week.
It’s a little way off a top 50 berth at this stage, but no doubt Steve Aoki will be hoping for an improvement in the chart fortunes of his latest single ‘Waste It On Me’, especially given it features an appearance by the so-hot-right-now Korean boyband BTS. It’s new at No.61.
Cardi B’s ‘Money’ is crisp and fresh at No.65 on debut. Khalid & Normani’s ‘Love Lies’ breaks through the four times platinum barrier in position 69 (that’d be 280,000+ sales in Australia).
Sheck Wes jumps with ‘Mo Bamba’ (No.88 to No.71), but Jess Glynne’s ‘I’ll Be There’ slumps (No.50 to No.72).
Zara Larsson’s ‘Ruin My Life’ is up (No.86 on debut to No.73), but Zedd & Elley Duhe’s ‘Happy Now’ is down (No.54 to No.74).
Speaking of ‘Happy Now’, a debut in the eighties from Kygo and Sandro Cavazza’s ‘Happy Now’ at No.85.
But Imagine Dragons won’t be so happy with a 16 place drop for ‘Natural’ (No.71 to No.87). Ditto Jason Derulo and David Guetta’s 20 place slump for ‘Goodbye’ (No.70 to No.90).
There’s a little love for Conrad Sewell’s ‘Changing’ (No.91 on debut) and also for Lady Gaga’s ‘Look What I Found’ (No.95).
After improving to No.1 on the albums chart last week, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper maintain their heading for a second successive week with the soundtrack to their smash movie ‘A Star Is Born’.
Though it’s not the only movie making waves in the ARIA top five this week. The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack is also on the move now that that movie’s in the cinemas. It’s up from last week’s No.5 debut to No.2.
Taylor Swift’s Australian visit has seen the album it’s in honour of shuffle higher on the local countdown; ‘Reputation’ picking up another eight places this week to be sitting pretty at No.4.
There’s another debut for Gang Of Youths (‘MTV Unplugged : Live In Melbourne’) at No.5, a seven place jump to No.6 for the ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack and a No.7 debut for the new Andrea Bocelli album ‘Si’.
Also improving this week are Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ (No.14 to No.9) and Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.25 to No.11).
Disturbed’s ‘Evolutions’ dives from the top ten in the process (No.3 on debut to No.12) and Pierce Brothers score the top 20 love with their latest long player ‘Atlas Shoulders’, premiering at No.13.
Also new in this week’s top 20 are Joji’s ‘Ballads 1’ (No.17) and Robyn’s ‘Honey’ (No.20… her first ever Australian top 50 album).
It premiered at a lowly No.92 on last week’s countdown, but The Kingdom Choir sure know how to pick up the pace in week two; their album ‘Stand By Me’ soaring 71 places to No.21 in week two.
Greta Van Fleet’s album ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ drops 15 places from last week’s No.10 debut. Khalid’s new album ‘Suncity’ drops further, however… down from No.9 on debut to No.27.
There’s a little bit of love for Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ (No.37 to No.29), five places ahead of the No.34 debut for David Campbell’s festive collection ‘Baby It’s Christmas’.
Cher fans are seemingly all danced out; ‘Dancing Queen’ dropping 24 places to No.40 in its fifth week of ARIA chart action.
It’s right ahead of a No.41 debut for Chillinit’s ‘Women Weed & Wordplay’.
The news isn’t crash hot for the new best-of for country star Troy Cassar-Daley. It was shining brightly inside the ARIA top ten on debut last week (No.7 to be precise), but loses plenty of ground (38 places to be precise) in week two.
Khalid’s ‘American Teen’ is also on the slide (No.33 to No.47), but The Teskey Brothers’ ‘Half Mile Harvest’ squeezes its way back into the ARIA top 100 at No.48.
Beyond the walls of the 50 this week, there are re-entries for Calum Scott’s ‘Only Human’ (No.57) and The Living End’s ‘Wunderbar’ (No.58), along with a 26 place drop for Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ (No.34 to No.60) and a 21 place tumble for Ella Mai’s self-titled set (No.40 to No.61).
Thom Yorke is in at No.65 with ‘Suspiria’. Mark Vincent has seemingly lost some of his chart clout these days, debuting at No.66 with ‘The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’.
The news isn’t so crash hot for Future & Juice WRLD either. Their album ‘Future & Juice WRLD Present… WRLD On Drugs’ premiered at No.28 last week. Seven days on, it’s down 43 places to No.71. 6lack’s ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ also takes a tumble, losing 27 places to No.75.
The ‘Molly’ soundtrack is down 24 (to No.83), the Quavo album ‘Quavo Huncho’ is down 43 (to No.84) and the ‘Suicide Squad’ album drops 27 (to No.87).
Joining the countdown this week in position 88 is the last of the top 100 debuts… John Legend’s ‘A Legendary Christmas’.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Hellions and RM (positions 23 and 36 respectively) are gone from the ARIA top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.