There’s plenty to get your chart chops into in this 511th edition of ARIA Chart Watch, including new certifications and a change at the top on the albums chart!
Dig a little deeper into this week’s countdown in our ARIA Chart Watch.
It’s week three at the summit of Australia’s singles chart for US pop superstar Ariana Grande and her latest single ‘7 Rings’. She’s steady; so too are Post Malone and Swae Lee in the runner’s up spot with ‘Sunflower’.
But there’s a big change at No.3, where Billie Eilish makes a huge splash with a debut for her latest single ‘Bury A Friend’. It easily eclipses the No.5 peak of her single ‘Lovely’ to become her biggest hit yet down under.
Ava Max’s ‘Sweet But Psycho’ loses out, sliding two places to No.5, but it does so with the week’s first certification tweak… from gold last week to double platinum this week (that’s 140,000 units sold).
The new Sam Smith/Normani track ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ picks up the sales pace, improving from No.10 to a new peak of No.7. It also scores a certification this week; gold for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Also on the up this week is the former top five hit for Marshmello and Bastille, ‘Happier’. It was out of the top 20 last week (No.21), but shoots up eight places to No.13.
Just as his new single ‘Childism’ starts impacting at radio across the country, local singer songwriter Kian scores his highest chart position yet with his breakout track ‘Waiting’. It’s up four to a new peak of No.15.
After topping Triple J’s Hottest 100, Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence’ was on the rise last week, bulleting from No.93 to No.9. Seven days on and it’s lost nine positions to No.18.
Dean Lewis’s previous No.1 single ‘Be Alright’ dips seven places to No.23; his current track ‘7 Minutes’ steady in the No.14 position.
Good news for Charli XCX and Troye Sivan this week, with their single ‘1999’ hitting a new platinum mark. It’s now sold in excess of 70,000 units down under.
Also hitting platinum this week is Lukas Graham’s track ‘Love Someone’ (No.29 to No.31). That means they’re no one hit wonder here, having previously topped the Aussie chart with their smash ‘7 Years’.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Lovely’ jumps nine places to No.34. Lauv and Troye Sivan’s ‘I’m So Tired’ is up ten from last week’s No.47 debut.
5 Seconds Of Summer’s latest single ‘Lie To Me’ is a creeper. It’s continuing to edge its way up the countdown and improves four more places into position 38. It also does so while enjoying a new gold accreditation.
Meek Mill and Drake’s ‘Going Bad’ is also going gold this week (No.40).
A big jump into the top 50 for Kehlani’s single ‘Nights Like This’ (featuring Ty Dolla $ign). It’s up from No.59 to No.41 and on that trajectory should easily be inside the top 40 this time next week.
Panic! At The Disco score a triple platinum accreditation for their single ‘High Hopes’ (210,000 unit sales).
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie hits the top 50 with his single ‘Look Back At It’ (premiering at No.45), while the NOTD/Felix Jaehn/Captain Cuts/Georgia Ku single ‘So Close’ re-enters the upper half of the hundred, improving from No.53 to No.47.
Not such good news for Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd, however; their single ‘Lost In The Fire’. It loses 12 places to No.48.
Good news for Anne-Marie to kick off the second half of the top 100. Although it’s outside the top 50 (No.53 to be precise), her track ‘2002’ finally ticks over into triple platinum territory.
But Fisher’s ‘Losing It’, which premiered in the top 100 at No.35 last week after placing at No.2 in the Hottest 100, slumps 19 places to No.54.
Jonas Blue’s ‘Rise’ also falls (No.45 to No.55), while the 21 Savage single ‘A Lot’ re-enters the ARIA top 100 at a new peak of No.61.
Amy Shark’s ‘I Said Hi’ is down 15 to No.63, Mustard’s ‘Pure Water’ is up 19 to No.65 and Billy Eilish’s ‘Bellyache’ is back in the ARIA top 100 at a new peak of No.66 (also with a platinum certification).
The Alec Benjamin track ‘Let Me Down Slowly’ re-entered the countdown seven days ago and this week finds itself up 23 places to a new peak of No.76. Not only that, it also scores a gold certification along the way.
XXXTentacion’s ‘Arms Around You’ drops 18 places to No.80, but is now platinum.
Vera Blue’s ‘All The Pretty Girls’ improves seven to No.82, Dan + Shay’s ‘Tequila’ is also up seven (to No.83) and now gold certified.
There’s a new double platinum accreditation for Jess Glynne’s ‘I’ll Be There’.
And there are big drops for Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ (No.76 to No.92) and Ariana Grande’s ‘Imagine’ (No.67 to No.94).
The Tyga/Rich The Kid/G-Eazy track ‘Girls Have Fun’ premieres in the No.97 spot.
And as Pink’s cover of ‘A Million Dreams’ prepares to exit the top 100 (No.85 to No.99), it picks up a gold certification for its 15 week chart stay.
Change at the top of the ARIA albums chart this week, with Bring Me The Horizon relinquishing their grasp on top spot after premiering there with ‘Amo’ seven days ago.
With that album sliding to No.7, the No.1 spot was there for the taking. And it’s the soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’ that picks it up ahead of the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’, the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ and Queen’s ‘The Platinum Collection’.
Though she came close to cracking the top five for the first time with her album ‘Don’t Smile At Me’, Billie Eilish has to settle for a new No.6 peak, having improved from No.14.
Within Temptation premiere at (an unlucky for some) No.13 with ‘Resist’ and New Zealand pop duo Broods hit the No.17 position on debut with their album ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie soars from No.45 to No.26 with his long player ‘Hoodie SZN’, but the Backstreet Boys take a dive with their ‘DNA’. After debuting at No.5, the boys’ new album is down to No.27 in week two.
Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ jumps ten (No.39 to No.29), Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album is up 19 to No.34, Ziggy Alberts’ album ‘Laps Around The Sun’ improves 11 to No.36 and P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’ soars from No.54 to No.38.
Maroon 5 score a very healthy bump in sales with their ‘Singles Collection, no doubt thanks to their Superbowl halftime performance. It’s up from No.63 to No.39.
Also back in the top 50 mix this week are albums from Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Khalid, 21 Savage and Hilltop Hoods, along with the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix 1’ soundtrack.
The Kidz Bop franchise pops into Australia with a No.50 debut for ‘Kidz Bop 2019′.
Missy Higgins’ best-of ‘The Special Ones’ leaps from No.77 to No.52, but Maggie Rogers’ ‘Heard It In A Past Life’ eases another 11 to No.55 (it debuted at No.8 two weeks back).
A big 30 spot jump for Gang Of Youths’ ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ (No.86 to No.56), Chillinit is up from No.89 to No.59 with ‘Women Weed & Wordplay’ and the soundtrack to ‘Black Panther’ is up 18 places to No.60.
The news isn’t so great for Mumford & Sons, however. Their latest album ‘Delta’ is on the out – and in a big way this week, sliding 28 places to No.63. Niall Horan’s ‘Flicker’ loses 19 to No.67.
There’s a No.77 debut for ‘Burn The Skips’ from For King & Country. There’s a 26 place drop for the ‘Molly’ soundtrack. ‘The Very Very Best Of Crowded House’ sinks 41 places to No.83. Julia Michaels’ ‘Inner Monologue Part 1’ tanks 42 places from last week’s No.43 debut.
But Seal’s ‘Standards’, which has been firmly ensconced in the top 40 for the past couple of weeks, plummets 54 paces to No.86.
The same’s happened to Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs From The South Volume 1&2’. It’s down a staggering 62 places on last week’s No.36.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Bethel Music, Mirusia, Rudimental and Weezer have all gone from the top 100. Bethel Music dropping more than 77 places after debuting last week at No.23.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.