There’s no change to either No.1 spot on the top 100s as part of this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
But there’s plenty of movement elsewhere, with new entries and certifications peppering the countdowns.
Find out who’s debuted where and which releases are on the move… right here at ARIA Chart Watch.
It’s three weeks on the trot for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on the ARIA singles chart. Their duet ‘Shallow’, from the soundtrack to their smash movie ‘A Star Is Born’, maintaining its heading this week, despite a concerted effort from Ariana Grande to unseat them.
Ari’s new song ‘Thank U, Next’ premieres very decently at No.2 on this week’s countdown, edging George Ezra to three.
Halsey’s on the up, however. The pop starlet’s latest single ‘Without Me’ continues its charge down under, not only picking up one more spot to No.4, but also picking up the week’s first certification; gold for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
The rest of this week’s top ten is relatively unexciting, but Khalid’s ‘Better’ vacates (No.9 to No.12).
Cooper & Gaga’s ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ is down from No.15 to No.19, but Lil Pump and Kanye’s ‘I Love It’ is down from No.16 to No.22.
The double platinum Jonas Blue single ‘Rise’ is steady in the No.25 position this week, but right behind it is a fast charging anthem for a UK supergroup.
With the Queen biopic doing big business in the cinemas, the UK band’s seminal hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is enjoying a new time in the sun. It rockets from No.92 to No.26 on this week’s countdown, marking its first entry into the ARIA top 30 in almost 27 years.
Kian’s single ‘Wait’ might be hovering just outside the top 30 at the moment, but the single has done enough within its 12 week ARIA chart run to achieve a gold accreditation (No.32).
The Ava Max single ‘Sweet But Psycho’ muscles its way up the ladder, improving from No.45 to No.33.
After debuting at No.26 last week, P!nk’s cover of ‘A Million Dreams’ from the soundtrack of ‘The Greatest Showman’ (and with the aid of her daughter Willow) tumbles 17 places to No.43.
Khalid’s ‘Suncity’ also falters this week, losing 11 places to No.45.
But a few tracks are back in the top 50; Billie Eilish’s ‘Lovely’ (No.53 to No.46), XXXTentacion’s ‘Sad!’ (No.52 to No.47) and Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathin’ (No.59 to No.49). Sheck Wes enters the top 50 for the first time with ‘Mo Bamba’ (No.71 to No.48).
Beyond the top 50, it’s not just Queen’s classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ stirring the music consuming public this week… ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ re-enters the ARIA top 100 at No.51.
But Dua Lipa’s ‘Kiss And Make Up’ is headed in the wrong direction, tumbling 16 places out of the top 50 (No.36 to No.52) after premiering at No.33 a couple of weeks back.
Conrad Sewell’s ‘Healing Hands’ loses its grip on a top 50 berth (No.46 to No.57), there’s a gold certification for Eminem’s ‘Lucky You’ in position 58 (down ten from No.48) and though his ‘Venom’ continues to lose its chart sting (No.43 to No.60), it too picks up a gold certification for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
The love for Queen continues, with re-entries for ‘Somebody To Love’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ in positions 63 and 65 respectively.
They’re just ahead of a No.66 debut for the new Benny Blanco/Calvin Harris single ‘I Found You’.
Clearly it’s the week for new Eminem accreditations, because ‘Killshot’ also goes gold this week, despite falling 13 places to No.68.
No certification to speak of for Bad Bunny and Drake’s ‘MIA’, however, but it drops 20 places to No.69.
Bradley Cooper’s ‘Maybe It’s Time’ also stumbles, dropping 16 spots to No.74, just ahead of a No.75 debut for the new Hayden James/Running Touch collaboration ‘Better Together’.
More Queen (‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ re-entering at a new chart peak of No.78), a big second week fall for Cardi B’s ‘Money’ (No.65 to No.82) and more Queen in positions 85 and 86 (‘Under Pressure’ with David Bowie and ‘We Will Rock You’ respectively).
The Rubens’ ‘Never Ever’ continues its chart slide, losing another 24 places to No.87 this week.
Jess Glynne’s ‘I’ll Be There’ tumbles 19 to No.91, Ella Mai’s ‘Trip’ is down 16 to No.94 and French Montana’s ‘No Stylist’ slumps 21 to No.97.
The ARIA chart stay for the Steve Aoki/BTS single ‘Waste It On Me’ was brief. After debuting at No.61 seven days ago, it’s out of the top 100 in week two.
The pulling power of two movies has prevented Matt Corby from scoring another No.1 debut on the ARIA albums chart this week. His sophomore album ‘Rainbow Valley’ premieres at (a still highly commendable) No.4, held out of the top spot by the soundtracks to ‘A Star Is Born’ (No.1) and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (No.2) and, as a result of the latter, the Queen ‘Greatest Hits’ collection too (No.11 to No.3).
In fact, right behind the No.4 debut for ‘Rainbow Valley’ is another Queen best-of, ‘The Platinum Collection’, which hits the ARIA top ten for the very first time (No.18 to No.5).
With all that action in the top five and Taylor Swift still in the country for her ‘Reputation’ tour (resulting in her album holding (No.4 to No.6), the new Barbra Streisand album ‘Walls’ is left to build its ARIA chart journey from No.7.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards know what their fans want… re-issues of their first five albums on vinyl. And their fans have responded wonderfully, sending all five into the top 15 on debut this week. ‘Eyes Like The Sky’ the best of the bunch, debuting at No.10, but ‘Float Along – Fill Your Lungs’, ‘Oddments’, ’12 Bar Bruise’ and ‘Willoughby’s Beach’ are no slouches either, debuting in positions 12 through 15 respectively.
Metro Boomin’s LP ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ and, despite premiering at No.1 on the UK albums chart overnight, The Prodigy can’t quite match it down under with their latest long player ‘No Tourists’; it’s new at No.19.
Amy Shark’s ‘Love Monster’ roars to life (No.36 to No.22) and also picks up a gold certification in the process (35,000 sales), but Rüfüs Du Sol’s ‘Solace’ is now found beyond the top 20 (No.8 to No.23).
There’s a No.25 debut for the Bob Dylan release ‘More Blood, More Tracks : The Bootleg Series Vol.14’ and a No.26 re-entry for Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits II’.
Disturbed drops (‘Evolution’ down from No.12 to No.30), as does Paul Kelly (‘Nature’ down from No.16 to No.32).
There’s also a 26 spot second week tumble for joji’s ‘Ballads 1’ (no.17 on debut to No.43).
It’s beginning to look like Christmas, with HumanNature’s ‘The Christmas Album’ re-entering at No.45 and the John Farnham/Olivia Newton-John album ‘Friends For Christmas’ re-emerging at No.48. In between both is a No.47 debut for Vince Staples’ ‘FM!’
Speaking of “in between”, Jess Glynne’s album ‘Always In Between’ takes a fourth week ARIA chart tumble, losing 23 places to No.49. Greta Van Fleet’s ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ fares even less well, losing 25 spot to No.50.
Khalid’s ‘Suncity’ is down 24 to No.51 and Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Trench’ is also out of the top 50, also down 24 places (to No.52).
Guns N’ Roses’ best-of is back (No.57), as is Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’ (No.58, no doubt thanks to his time on the ground this week, including an appearance at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday).
Tenacious D scores a No.59 debut for ‘Post-Apocalypto’ and there’s a No.63 re-entry for the BTS album ‘Love Yourself : Answer’.
But it’s not just BTS representing South Korea on our countdown this week. Fellow South Korean boyband Exo score some Aussie chart love with ‘Don’t Mess Up My Tempo : The 5th Album’, which premieres at No.67.
Cher’s ‘Dancing Queen’ slides 28 to No.68, John Butler Trio’s ‘Home’ is down 23 to No.69.
But Lauren Daigle’s LP ‘Look Up Child’ rebounds, picking up 23 places to No.71.
David Guetta’s ‘7’ hasn’t been quite so lucky in the chart stakes, dropping another 23 places to No.74.
The Kingdom Choir’s ‘Stand By Me’ also slumps. Well… plummets, really. Down a huge 55 places from No.21 to No.76.
Michael Bublé’s double diamond certified ‘Christmas’ (that’s more than a million copies sold in Australia to you and me) is back in the countdown for another year, re-entering at No.78.
Not such great news for Gang Of Youths, however. Their album ‘MTV Unplugged’ scored a rather decent debut at No.5 last week. Seven days on and it’s in freefall, plunging a staggering 77 places to No.82.
P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is down 27 (No.59 to No.86), Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Greatest Hits’ continues its slide, down 42 to No.87 and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ slides 18 to No.90.
There are also sizeable drops for Ella Mai’s self-titled LP (down 34 to No.95), Panic At The Disco’s ‘Pray For The Wicked’ (down 23 to No.97) and Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ (down 38 to No.98).
Spare a thought for Pierce Brothers, however, whose album ‘Atlas Shoulders’ plummets more than 87 places and is gone from the top 100 after debuting at No.13 seven days ago.
Robyn’s ‘Honey’ drops more than 80 places after its No.20 premiere last week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.