ARIA Chart Watch is back for your Saturday afternoon’s reading pleasure.
Four charts into the new year and we have a new No.1 single down under, along with a handful of other new entries.
And there a two debuts in the top 20 over on the albums chart!
Discover who in the latest edition of ARIA Chart Watch!
Well it’s Ariana Grande shining brightly on the ARIA singles chart this week; the US pop starlet premiering in top spot with her latest single ‘7 Rings’, making it the first big new pop hit for 2019.
Post Malone and Swae Lee’s ‘Sunflower’ fades after three weeks at No.1, but it’s only down to No.2.
Last week’s top five all slip one place apiece as a result of Ariana’s debut at the top.
She knocks herself out of the top five, however… Her previous No.1 smash ‘Thank U, Next’ dropping from No.5 to No.6.
Seems as though the Mark Ronson/Miley Cyrus collaboration ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ is starting to hit its strides… It’s peaked at No.6 thus far down under and, after eight weeks on the countdown, is up two more places to No.7 this week.
Also moving on up this week is the new Sam Smith/Normani single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’. After a decent No.19 debut this time last week, it’s up nine places and is now an Aussie top ten hit.
Good news also for homegrown star Dean Lewis, whose latest single ‘7 Minutes’ scores a top 20 debut. It’s new at No.16. (His former No.1 smash ‘Be Alright’ is still in the top 20, albeit down four places to No.19).
5SOS’s former No.1 hit ‘Youngblood’ dips eight (No.14 to No.22), but there’s a giant leap for the latest single from Calvin Harris (featuring Rag ‘N’ Bone Man); ‘Giant’ jumping from No.47 on debut to No.28.
The Dominic Fike track ‘3 Nights’ edges a little higher to a new peak of No.38 and as their previous smash starts to dip, 5 Seconds Of Summer hit the top 50 for the first time with their latest single ‘Lie To Me’ (up from No.57 to No.42).
Also into the top 50 for the first time is the new Chainsmokers track ‘Hope’ (with Winona Hope). It’s up nine to No.43.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Before I Go’ dropped from No.43 to No.51 last week. Seven days on and it creeps back into the top 50 (at No.48). But it’s also armed with a new certification… a gold one for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Imagine’ is down ten (No.39 to No.49).
Peking Duk sweetens up the bottom half of the top 50 with a No.54 debut for their new single ‘Sugar’, which features extra vocals from Jack River.
Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ is down 14 to No.59. Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ is up 12 to No.62.
The latest Hayden James single ‘Better Together’ (with Running Touch) also continues to edge higher, reaching another new peak of No.63 this week.
Chris Brown’s ‘Undecided’ is up 13 to No.64, but Lil Pump and Kanye’s ‘I Love It’ is down ten to No.65.
Little Mix’s ‘Woman Like Me’ never troubled the top 20 down under, but it’s sold enough in its 15 week chart run to achieve a platinum certification (70,000 units sold down under).
We’ve got a No.73 debut for Kehlani and Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Nights Like This’.
There’s a 16 place drop for Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s former smash ‘Meant To Be’ (No.63 to No.79).
Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathin’ is back in the top 100 (at No.84), just ahead of a No.85 debut for Dan + Shay’s ‘Tequila’.
Debuts also for Logic’s ‘Keanu Reeves’ (No.92) and Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence’ (No.93); the latter with a gold accreditation alongside it.
Mustard and Migos wrap the top 100 this week with a No.99 debut for ‘Pure Water’.
Nothing to see here… at least not in the top seven on the ARIA albums chart.
All top seven positions this week are completely unchanged; the soundtrack to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ still leading the charge in the No.1 spot.
The only difference in the top seven this week is the new double platinum accreditation for ‘The Platinum Collection’ from Queen. It’s steady at No.5.
Maggie Rogers scores the only top ten debut of the week with her debut album ‘Heard It In A Past Life’.
But Phil Collins joins the top ten party with ‘The Singles’. The legendary British performer is currently on tour down under.
Great news for Brisbane outfit Cub Sport, with their third (self-titled) album premiering at No.12 (their first top 20 album).
Missy Higgins’ ‘The Sound Of White’ is back in the ARIA top 20. It re-enters the countdown at No.18.
Also on the move are Keith Urban’s ‘Graffiti U’ (No.35 to No.20), Mumford & Sons’ ‘Delta’ (No.30 to No.21), both bumps thanks to their respective Aussie tours.
There’s a No.22 debut for James Blake’s ‘Assume Form’, there are re-entries for Seal’s ‘Standards’ (No.31 – a new peak) and Niall Horan’s ‘Flicker’ (No.32) and there’s another new entry for Future’s ‘Future Hndrxx Presents : The Wizrd’ (No.33).
Missy Higgins’ album ‘On A Clear Night’ is also back in the ARIA top 100 at No.34, as is Silverchair’s ‘Young Modern’ (No.36).
We’ve got a No.42 debut for the new Papa Roach long player ‘Who Do You Trust’ and a No.43 re-entry for Lorde’s former No.1 album ‘Melodrama’.
Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ is also back in the top 100 mix, re-entering at No.47.
There’s a 20 place drop for Ziggy Alberts’ ‘Laps Around The Sun’ (No.29 to No.49), followed by a No.50 debut for Dodie’s ‘Human’.
Beyond the top 50 this week, Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is down 19 to No.34, Cardi B’s ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ is down 21 to No.54, but Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is up 22 to No.56.
They gain also with ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’; it’s up 35 to No.60. But 21 Savage tumbles with ‘I Am > I Was’ (down 22 to No.62).
Silverchair’s ‘Diorama’ is back (No.64), Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ is new (No.68) and Vance Joy’s ‘Nation Of Two’ is down (27 places to No.73).
Also taking a tumble are XXXTentacion’s ‘Skins’ (down 30 to No.75) and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ (down 28 to No.77). Jonas Blue’s ‘Blue’ is also down again (dropping 26 to No.82). Jess Glynne’s ‘Always In Between’ tumbles 24 to No.85 and the ‘Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again’ soundtrack loses 33 places to No.87.
Other big drops include the ‘Moana’ soundtrack (down 29 to No.89), Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Si’ (down 40 to No.91), Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ (down 37 to No.94) and 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Youngblood’ (down 31 to No.98).
Magic Dirt scrape into the top 100 with a No.97 debut for ‘Signs Of Satanic Youth’.
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