It’s edition #465 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly look at the ARIA top 100s.
With Ed Sheeran’s tour wrapping up in Australia, it’s steady as she goes in top spot for ‘÷’ on the albums chart.
It’s also steady at No.1 on the singles chart too, but there’s bound to be plenty of chart tid-bits amongst it, so let’s crack on…
It’s now eight weeks in the No.1 spot for Drake and his smash single ‘God’s Plan’. The international smash continues to go great guns across the planet and still shows no signs of slowing down under.
The top three (of Drake, Post Malone and Ed Sheeran) is steady; a swap between positions four and five the only movement in the top five (Rudimental’s ‘These Days’ up to No.4).
With rapper XXXTentacion’s new album making its debut this week, his single ‘Sad!’ rockets. It debuted two weeks ago at No.33, leaped 11 to No.22 last week and jumps a further 13 this week to No.9.
The week’s first accreditation belongs to Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, whose former No.2 earworm ‘Meant To Be’ picks up a third platinum certification, meaning it’s now sold in excess of 210,000 units in Australia.
Khalid & Normani join the accreditation club; their hit ‘Love Lies’ improving three to No.11 and picking up a gold certification (35,000 units).
Lil Dicky pokes his way into the countdown this week. Alongside Chris Brown, his track ‘Freaky Friday’ enters at No.18.
The 20s and 30s are relatively steady this week, with no debuts and no big moves.
But there IS a big move for Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels’ ‘Hurt Somebody’, which leaps from No.60 to a new peak of No.46.
Also in the ascendancy this week is XXXTentacion’s ‘Changes’, which re-enters the ARIA top 100 at a new peak of No.48.
The Chainsmokers score a debut right at the pointy end of the top 50 with their new track ‘Everybody Hates Me’ (No.50).
Just beyond the top 50, but in desperate need of a mention, is a huge 42 place second week jump for Bad Wolves’ ‘Zombie’ (No.93 on debut to No.51).
It’s right ahead of a No.52 debut for Kygo’s ‘Remind Me To Forget’ and a No.56 debut for the new Taylor Swift single ‘Delicate’.
Ed Sheeran improves five places with his eleven times platinum certified ‘Thinking Out Loud’ (No.64 to No.59) and there’s a re-entry for N.E.R.D’s gold-certified ‘Lemon’ at No.63.
Macklemore’s ‘Good Old Days’ are seemingly gone (No.52 to No.64), while Lauv’s ‘I Like Me Better’ also falls this week (No.50 to No.65).
Lorde’s ‘Homemade Dynamite’ is also down slightly this week, losing eight places to No.66. That said, it’s been in the chart for more than six months, so to be expected..
Robinson climbs from a No.100 debut to No.68 with her single ‘Nothing To Regret’, but Zac Efron’s star power can’t save ‘Rewrite The Stars’ from falling; it’s down 15 to No.70.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Whatever It Takes’ falls from No.62 to No.74, Tyron Hapi’s ‘Anyway’ is down from No.59 to No.65 and SZA’s ‘The Weekend’ tumbles 23 to No.77 (although it does pick up a new platinum certification – 70,000 units sold).
It seems as though the allure of 5 Seconds Of Summer has faded in their absence. The boys’s new single ‘Want You Back’ debuted at No.32 four weeks ago, but it’s been slowly tumbling down the chart since. It’s now at No.78, having lost a further 12 places on last week’s position.
Ofenbach & Nick Waterhouse placed as high as No.54 with their single ‘Katchi’, but it’s down another 17 places to No.91 on this week’s countdown.
David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Brooks are new at No.93 with ‘Like I Do’ and the new Charlie Puth/Kehlani single ‘Done For Me’ has some work to do, entering at No.97.
The news isn’t great for Jessica Mauboy, however. Her Eurovision single ‘We Got Love’ entered the chart at No.47 last week and has already gone from the ARIA top 100.
G-Eazy’s ‘No Limit’ scores a platinum certification on its way out of the countdown and Kylie’s ‘Dancing’ also exits the top 100, having been in the precarious position 99 last week.
Ed Sheeran’s national tour is now done and dusted, but given he was still playing shows here ’til the middle of the week, the album after which the tour got its name is still flying high in the No.1 spot.
Could the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ re-take the lead next week? Only time will tell!
Debuting at No.3 is ‘?’, the sophomore long player from US rapper XXXTentaction.
It’s ahead of Ed (‘x’), Bruno (’24K Magic’) and Ed again (‘+’) in positions four, five and six.
Dua Lipa’s Australian visit (no, she wasn’t in the US, Mr Wilkins) has also been paying dividends for sales of her self-titled album, which jumps from No.17 to No.9, a new peak.
Also on the up this week are Luke Bryan’s ‘What Makes You Country’ (No.38 to No.11 thanks to CMC Rocks Queensland and his Sydney and Melbourne headline shows), Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ (No.18 to No.13 thanks to her new single) and P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (No.19 to No.14).
But Calum Scott’s album ‘Only Human’ drops back a little from last week’s No.5 debut; down ten spots in its second week.
Luke Combs is an artist whose album really picks up the pace thanks to his appearance at the CMC Rocks Queensland event last weekend. It’s rocketed from a peak of No.62 to a new peak of No.16.
Logic’s ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is down seven from last week’s No.10 debut.
Billy Ray Cyrus was another country artist in the country in the past week. He took the opportunity to do some promo while he was here and as a result, his new album ‘Thin Line’ debuts at No.20.
Ian Moss’s ‘Ian Moss’ is down from No.11 to No.23. Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ is down from No.15 to No.32.
Country star (and CMC Rocks performer) Dustin Lynch’s ‘Current Mood’ will be buoyant, given his album ‘Current Mood’ re-enters the ARIA top 100 at No.34, a new peak.
Judas Priest’s current mood will be subdued, given their album ‘Firepower’ drops from a No.12 debut to No.35.
And there’s a No.38 debut for the rework of the Stone Temple Pilots’ self-titled album.
Luke Bryan’s second album ‘Crash My Party’ re-enters at No.39. His third album ‘Kill The Lights’ is also back (No.48).
Though his album ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’ debuted impressively at No.14 last week, What So Not finds himself 36 places lower this week and on the cusp of losing his hold on a top 50 berth.
Outside the top 50 this week, the new Jimi Hendrix long player ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ slumps from No.20 on debut to No.54 and Camp Cope’s ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ loses 28 positions to No.60.
Luke Bryan was clearly a popular performer at CMC Rocks in Queensland last weekend, along with his headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. His 2011 album ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ scores its first ever Australian chart placing, debuting at No.64, meaning that his last four albums are all in the ARIA top 100 this week.
Sarah Blasko’s ‘Depth Of Field’ is a little deeper into the top 100, down from No.50 to No.72.
Four debuts in the 80s this week; the ‘Love, Simon’ soundtrack at No.82, Old Dominion’s ‘Happy Endings’ at No.84, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Trixie Mattel’s ‘One Stone’ at No.85 and The Decemberists’ ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’ at No.86.
Fall Out Boy’s ‘Mania’ is down 32 to No.97 and Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ loses 22 to No.99.
But if you want a drop, you’re not going to get one much bigger than that of The Wiggles’ album ‘Nursery Rhymes 2’. It has freefallen more than 97 places this week, having jumped from No.68 to No.3 on last week’s countdown. Yes, down more than 97 places and now gone from the ARIA top 100.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Lil Yachty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Three Days Grace are also gone from the 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.