Episode #475 of ARIA Chart Watch is here and it’s all about the boys in the No.1 spots on this week’s ARIA singles and albums charts.
Who’s got the debuts and big moves? Who’s bagged the new certifications?
Find out below.
After breaking the two year Australian music drought in the ARIA No.1 spot last week, 5 Seconds Of Summer solidify their position in top spot this week with a fresh new platinum accreditation.
So ‘Youngblood’ is most definitely selling. And in seven weeks has broken through the platinum barrier, meaning it’s ticked over an average of 10,000 sales a week since its debut.
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa edge a little higher to No.3 this week with ‘One Kiss’ (No.4 to No.3), taking over the spot vacated by Childish Gambino’s hit ‘This Is America’ (No.3 to No.6).
The new Selena Gomez single is starting to find its feet, shifting three spaces higher to make it to No.9, just ahead of a return to the top ten of the Shawn Mendes track ‘In My Blood’ (No.17 to No.10). Its improvement mainly down to the fact that his new self-titled album has just hit the chart (more about that later).
Also on the up this week is the Billie Eilish/Khalid single ‘Lovely’. It’s up eight places to No.13 with a bullet.
Good news for Cardi B, whose latest single ‘I Like It’ scores itself a new gold certification (35,000 sales down), steady at No.18.
The new Shawn Mendes album strikes again, this time for its second single ‘Youth’. That song easily eclipsing its previous chart peak of No.27 by jumping 15 places to No.19.
David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Flames’ hits gold at No.22 (down three), but Lil Dicky and Chris Brown’s ‘Freaky Friday’ slumps. It’s down from No.16 to No.26.
Also scoring a new certification this week is Khalid, Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack’s ‘OTW’ (now gold at No.27).
Hayden James’ star continues to rise; his latest single ‘Just Friends’ (with Boy Matthews) edging its way into the ARIA top 30 (No.33 to No.29).
It’s just ahead of a new fourth platinum accreditation for the Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line single ‘Meant To Be’, meaning that track has just blasted its way through 280,000 unit sales in Australia.
The week’s highest debut (No.34) comes courtesy of A$AP Rocky’s ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’. Its entry just three places higher than that for Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ (No.37).
Great news also for local lads Rüfüs Du Sol, whose new single ‘No Place’ cracks the top 50 on debut (No.41).
Keala Settle’s ‘This Is Me’ from the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ is now double platinum (140,000 units) at No.48, while Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ makes up one spot to re-enter the ARIA top 50 (No.51 to No.50).
Beyond the 50, Peking Duk’s ‘Reprisal’ continues to edge a little higher and is now on the precipice of a top 50 berth (No.55 to No.51).
But the news for South Korean boyband BTS isn’t quite as grand; their track ‘Fake Love’ falling from its No.36 debut to No.53.
Jess Glynne is up (‘I’ll Be There’ from No.64 to No.54), as is Vance Joy’s ‘Saturday Sun’ (No.71 to No.56). Shawn Mendes’ ‘Nervous’ debuts (No.57) and Drake’s ‘I’m Upset’ enters at No.59.
But the Shawn Mendes action doesn’t end there, with ‘Where Were You In The Morning’ jumping from No.99 to No.67 and ‘Lost In Japan’ re-entering the countdown at No.70.
But Bad Wolves’ ‘Zombies’ loses 15 places to No.71 (albeit now gold certified) and Taylor Swift’s ‘Delicate’ is down 20 to No.73 (though not gold certified).
More Shawn Mendes (‘Like To Be You’) at No.78 on debut and a debut also for Jonas Blue’s ‘Rise’ (No.82).
Slap bang in the middle of them both is the Bruno Mars/Cardi B single ‘Finesse’, which now wears a double platinum accreditation.
But the power of four (Rita Ora, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX) can’t quite deliver a big chart hit. ‘Girls’ stumbles significantly this week, losing 19 places to No.85.
New entries for Panic! At The Disco’s ‘High Hopes’ (No.86) and Diplo & co’s ‘Welcome To The Party’ (No.87) and a couple more thanks to Louis The Child’s ‘Better Not’ (No.93) and Shawn Mendes’ ‘Fallin’ All In You’ (No.94).
Post Malone’s ‘Stay’ doesn’t like it’ll be living up to its name much longer, losing 32 places to No.97, while the comeback of the Backstreet Boys was brief; their new single ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ losing a huge 48 places from last week’s No.50 debut.
With eight tracks peppering this week’s ARIA top 100 singles chart, the No.1 album on the ARIA top 100 albums chart couldn’t really have been anyone other than Shawn Mendes.
The Canadian superstar’s self-titled third album premieres at No.1 down under, gifting the singer his first ever Australian No.1 album (his previous LP – 2016’s ‘Illuminate’ – peaked at No.3).
He knocks Post Malone from top spot (No.1 to No.2), with ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack, Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ and the new A$AP Rocky album ‘Testing’ occupying positions three through five (the latter on debut).
Also debuting top ten this week are Xavier Rudd’s latest ‘Storm Boy’ (No.6), along with the new Chvrches album ‘Love Is Dead’ (No.7).
Just missing the top ten on debut this week are both Pusha T’s ‘Daytona’ and Snow Patrol’s ‘Wildness’. They’re into the countdown at Nos.11 and 12 respectively.
The BTS album ‘Love Yourself’ drops from No.6 on debut to No.15, while Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ loses 12 (No.8 to No.20) and Courtney Barnett’s ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ is down 19 from last week’s No.2 debut.
The soundtrack to ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ improves from No.33 to No.25, but Delta Goodrem’s ‘I Honestly Love You’ loses 16 to No.29.
A smidgen further down, there’s a new entry for Dream On Dreamer’s ‘It Comes And Goes’ (No.34) and a re-entry into the top 50 for Bon Jovi’s ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ (No.51 to No.39).
Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri’ loses 19 (No.26 to No.45) and Missy Higgins’ ‘Solastalgia’ is down 25 to No.53.
The force is not strong enough to get the ‘Solo : A Star Wars Story’ soundtrack into the ARIA top 50 on debut (No.58).
Bad Wolves’ ‘Disobey’ loses 28 places to No.63, while Kasey Chambers’ ‘Campfire’ is down 25 to No.65.
We’ve got a No.67 debut for Jonathan Davis’ ‘Black Labryinth’ and a massive 64 place plunge (to No.78) for the James Bay album ‘Electric Light’.
The Eurovision album tumbles 50 places to No.89. Adele’s ’21’ is down 29 to No.93. Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ is down 29 to No.98.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.