Welcome to edition #462 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
And there’s plenty happening this week, with a top ten debut on both the singles and albums chart.
One of those debuts is at No.1. We’ll tell you who it is and on which chart in the words below.
No, it’s not here where the No.1 debut takes place, though credit to Post Malone who gave it a damned good crack with his new single ‘Psycho’.
No, Drake’s still flying in the No.1 position; ‘God’s Plan’ occupying top spot down under for a fifth successive week.
But Post Malone came close, premiering in the No.2 position with his latest single ‘Psycho’, edging out Kendrick Lamar and SZA in the process.
In fact, that former track’s debut at No.2 causes last week’s No.2, 3 and 4 placegetters to cascade by one.
Those new Ed Sheeran certifications Frontier Touring talked about on the eve of his Australian tour (see this morning’s edition of The Purge) haven’t materialised on the official charts just yet, with ‘Perfect’ still on its six times platinum status.
Zedd, Grey & Maren Morris climb another four places with ‘The Middle’ (No.16 to No.12), while the new Marshmello/Anne-Marie single ‘Friends’ bullets another nine to No.13.
Bulleting even further this week is ‘We’re Going Home’ from Vance Joy, which leaps from No.31 to a new peak of No.16; the track’s fortunes no doubt helped along by the release of his new album ‘Nation Of Two’.
The Bruno Mars/Cardi B track ‘Finesse’ falls back a little this week. Shining brightly in the top ten last week, the song loses nine positions to No.18.
Heading in the opposite direction, however, is Khalid & Normani’s ‘Love Lies’, which jumps ten to No.19.
No movement for Justin Timberlake’s ‘Say Something’ this week. The track has done enough in its five week stay in the countdown, however, to achieve a new gold sales certifcation, meaning it’s sold more than 35,000 units in Australia thus far.
NF’s ‘Let You Down’ slips eight to No.22, Migos’ ‘Stir Fry’ is up five to No.25 and Marshmello and Khalid’s ‘Silence’ slides ten to No.27.
No doubt the boys from 5 Seconds Of Summer would have been hoping for a slightly better position for their new single ‘Want You Back’ to debut in. Though No.32 is still pretty decent.
BlocBoy JB and Drake are into the top 50 (No.36) after debuting at No.51 last week with their US smash ‘Look Alive’, while Vance Joy pokes his head back inside the ARIA top 50 with ‘Lay It On Me’, which leaps 25 to No.50.
The Chainsmokers’ ‘Sick Boy’ has spent six weeks inside the ARIA top 100 thus far, only reaching as high as No.37. But though it loses a worrying 15 places to No.55 this week, it’s done enough during its chart visit to make it to a gold accreditation.
Tyron Hapi’s ‘Anyway’ also reaches gold this week (up one spot to a new No.58 peak).
Congratulations to Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’, which notches up a full year on the ARIA top 100 in position 60.
Peking Duk’s ‘Wasted’ is up seven to a new peak of No.66, The Chainsmokers’ ‘You Owe Me’ improves to No.73 from last week’s No.82 debut and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle On The Hill’ improves from No.86 to No.75 now that his tour has touched down in the country.
Logic’s ’44 More’ is new at No.85, Delta Goodrem’s new single ‘Think About You’ has tanked… down 56 from a No.32 debut to a disastrous No.88.
Maroon 5’s ‘Wait’ is in at No.91 on debut and Imagine Dragons score a No.96 debut for ‘Next To Me’.
There’s also a big drop for Peking Duk’s ‘Let You Down’, which slumps 33 places to No.97.
After eight long weeks shining brightly in the No.1 position on the ARIA albums chart, the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ has lost its grip.
And it’s lost it this week to homegrown star Vance Joy, whose sophomore album ‘Nation Of Two’ makes it two from two to debut in the No.1 spot (his debut album ‘Dream Your Life Away’ also achieved the feat back in late 2014).
Not that ‘The Greatest Showman’ has gone too far… it’s only down to No.2, with Ed Sheeran in three, the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack in four and a No.5 debut for Sarah Blasko’s new album ‘Depth Of Field’.
In debuting at No.5, the Sydney-based songstress’ new album equals the chart peak of her 2009 long player ‘As Day Follows Night’ as the highest charting of her career.
Ed Sheeran’s previous albums are on the move, with the singer now in the country for the local leg of his ‘Divide’ world tour. ‘x’ improves two to No.8, while ‘+’ is up eight to No.12.
6ix9ine’s ‘Day69′ just misses a top ten berth on debut, coming in at No.11.
Gang Of Youths’ ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ is back in business. It’s up another five places this week to No.15.
Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ is basking in the glow of the new album, leaping eight places to No.18, just ahead of a No.20 debut for the new Augie March record ‘Bootikins’.
Four weeks in and the Justin Timberlake album ‘Man Of The Woods’ is showing signs of fatigue, losing 11 places to No.22. The Wombats’ album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ also eases this week… it’s down 14 to No.27.
Queen’s Australian visit sees the band’s ‘Greatest Hits’ pick up the pace (No.40 to No.29), while Fall Out Boy’s ‘Mania’ also improves (No.43 to No.32) thanks to the band’s Australian visit.
Not such great news for Ball Park Music this week, however. After seeing their latest long player ‘Good Mood’ premiere in the No.5 spot last week, they see it drop by 33 positions in its second week.
That said, their ‘Happiness And Surrounding Suburbs’ does pop its head back into the top 100 just five places below.
A re-entry this week, too, for First Aid Kit’s ‘Ruins’ (No.47), but a huge 41 place drop for Marlon Williams’ ‘Make Way For Love’ (No.8 on debut to No.49).
Just outside the top 50 this week, Robbie Williams’ ‘Greatest Hits 1990-2010’ is back in the chart mix thanks to his visit to our shores. It re-enters at No.51.
Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’ is down 21 to No.59, Ball Park Music’s ‘Museum’ is back open for business at No.62 on re-entry, but Hockey Dad’s ‘Blend Inn’ falls further (No.46 to No.63).
The ‘Pitch Perfect 3′ soundtrack also takes a tumble this week (No.49 to No.71), just ahead of a re-entry for Robbie Williams’ gold-selling ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’ (No.72).
Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ also falls (No.53 to No.74), as does Shania Twain’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (down 29 to No.86).
Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete And Gold’ is almost gone from the top 100 now that the band’s Australian touring commitments have wrapped… It’s down 39 places to No.98.
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