ARIA Chart Watch is back on your Saturday afternoon and though there’s no movement at No.1 on the singles chart, there is atop the albums chart!
Find out who bags the No.1 album, who’s debuted highest on both charts and who’s bagged the new certifications… in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
As mentioned, no change to the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart this week, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper maintaining their hold with their triple platinum certified ‘Shallow’.
The top four remains unchanged this week, actually, with Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ and ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ holding in positions two and three respectively and the Post Malone/Swae Lee track ‘Sunflower’ still brightening up position four.
But there’s a big debut at No.5. And it seems that time has not dulled the love for the Jonas Brothers; their new single ‘Sucker’ premiering strongly at No.5. Amazingly, it’s the boys’ biggest ever hit in Australia; their first top five, top ten, top 20 and top 30 hit all rolled into one.
Improving one to a new peak of No.7 this week is Khalid’s latest ‘Talk’. It also secures the week’s first accreditation; gold for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Dominic Fike’s single ‘3 Nights’ continues its ascendancy, gaining another six places to another new peak of No.12.
Despite dropping two (to No.21), Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ scores a couple platinum accreditation, meaning it’s sold through more than 140,000 units in Australia.
The Lauc/Troye Sivan collaboration ‘I’m So Tired…’ edges seven places higher to a new peak of No.22.
J Cole’s ‘Middle Child’ is now gold at No.25 and there’s another new certification for Dean Lewis’s former No.1 smash ‘Be Alright’. It’s now six times platinum, meaning more than 420,000 sales (down two to No.30).
Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence’, the No.1 placegetter on this year’s Triple J Hottest 100, achieves a fresh new platinum accreditation at No.34 (70,000 unit sales).
Achieving its first ever ARIA certification this week (believe it or not) is the Queen classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. It’s been a monster since it was first released way back in 1975, but it’s never had a certification against it on the ARIA countdown… until now. Say hello to a six times platinum accreditation!
The week’s second highest new entry comes all the way down at No.44. It’s the Benny Blanco collaboration with Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin ‘I Can’t Get Enough’.
The Zedd and Katy Perry collaboration ‘365’, meantime, doesn’t fare quite as well, losing seven places to No.45.
Headed in the right direction is Juice WRLD’s ‘Robbery’, which jumps from No.61 to a new peak of No.46.
On the other side of the top 50, there’s a No.57 debut for the Billie Eilish single ‘Wish You Were Gay’ and a big leap of 16 places to a new peak of No.59 for Mabel’s ‘Don’t Call Me Up’.
Speaking of leaps, Drax Project’s ‘Woke Up Late’ (with Hailee Steinfeld) rockets 35 places from last week’s No.95 debut.
George Ezra’s ‘Hold My Girl’ is now gold certified at No.63.
Ariana Grande’s ‘Bloodline’ tanks (down 29 to No.74), while her ‘NASA’, ‘Imagine’ and ‘Needy’ also suffer bug drops (down 29 to No.84, down 26 to No.85 and down 28 to No.86 respectively).
Bebe Rexha pops her head into the countdown at No.96 on debut with ‘Last Hurrah’.
As mentioned in the opener, there is indeed change at the top of the ARIA albums chart this week.
Hilltop Hoods, who nabbed No.1 on debut last week with their latest long player ‘The Great Expanse’ are down to No.2, allowing Ariana Grande to reclaim No.1 with her newbie ‘Thank U, Next’.
The ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtracks are steady in positions three and four respectively, while Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ and ‘The Platinum Collection’ are steady in positions five and six.
Even the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ is unmoved this week (No.7).
But there is movement in the rest of the top ten, with a No.8 debut for Hozier’s ‘Wastland, Baby!’, a No.12 to No.9 improvement for Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ and a No.13 to No.10 move for Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’.
Pond scores the top 20 love, with a No.15 debut for ‘Tasmania’.
The debuts keep coming, with Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’ new at No.17, Tom Walker’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ new at No.18, Lil Skies’ ‘Shelby’ new at No.20 and Bryan Adams’ ‘Shine A Light’ new at No.21.
With her new single beginning to make an impact, the Amy Shark album ‘Love Monster’ improves from No.47 to No.30.
The Prodigy’s classic ‘The Fat Of The Land’ re-enters the ARIA albums chart at No.34 following the death of lead singer Keith Flint during the week.
There are new entries in positions 35 and 37 for 2 Chainz’ ‘Rap Or Go To The League’ and Mansionair’s ‘Shadowboxer’ respectively.
But Offset’s ‘Father Of 4’ suffers a second week stumble, losing 25 places from last week’s No.18 debut.
In Flames just make it into the top 50 with a No.48 debut for their album ‘I, The Mask’.
Beyond the top 50, The Viper Creek Band score the love with a No.56 debut for ‘Beautiful Destruction’.
But more drops follow; ‘The Eminem Show’ plunging 33 places to No.58, while Julia Jacklin’s latest album suffers a ‘Crushing’ chart blow, plummeting 52 places from last week’s No.8 debut.
While She Sleeps are new at No.63 with ‘So What?’, Bring Me The Horizon’s former No.1 ‘AMO’ is down from No.49 to No.65 and there’s a 16 place drop for Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ (No.52 to No.68).
But the drop for Dream Theater’s new long player ‘Distance Over Time’ takes the cake. It’s covered a huge distance over just seven days, plunging 61 places from last week’s No.10 debut.
Tom Petty’s ‘The Best Of Everything’ is new at No.73, Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ is down 41 to No.87, the soundtrack to ‘Forrest Gump’ is down 30 to No.61 and the huge drops continue for albums by Kehlani (‘While We Wait’ down 64 places to No.93) and Lil Pump (‘Harverd Dropout’ down 62 places to No.95).
Mark Morton’s ‘Anesthetic’ is new at No.97.
Gary Clark Jr’s ‘This Land’, which debuted at No.23 on last week’s top 100, is gone entirely 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.