Let’s just call this week Billie Eilish week, shall we? ‘Cause the US singer’s paws are all over this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
Not only does she bad the No.1 album in the country on debut, but a track from it also premieres at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart.
But there’s so much more from the Eilish files, plus everything else the ARIA chart ordinarily serves up, so let’s crack on.
As mentioned in the opener, it’s Billie Eilish week on the ARIA charts and they don’t come much hotter than ‘Bad Guy’.
Lifted from her debut long player ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, ‘Bad Guy’ was serviced to media just over a week ago as the focus track from the new album.
And that’s seemingly done the trick; the track premiering at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart, in the process knocking the Jonas Brothers’ ‘Sucker’ to No.2.
But the Billie Eilish action doesn’t stop there… not by a long, long shot.
‘Bury A Friend’ rockets from No.13 to an equal peak of No.3, ‘Wish You Were Gay’ bullets from No.21 to a new peak of No.5, ‘When The Party’s Over’ soars from No.40 to a new peak of No.7, ‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’ premieres at No.8 and ‘Xanny’ is new at No.10.
Yes, that means that Billie owns 60% of the Australian top ten singles chart this week.
Though Khalid’s ‘Talk’ loses a top ten berth as a result (dropping from No.7 to No.11), it does pick up the week’s first new certification. It’s now platinum, for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
More Billie follows, however; ‘My Strange Addiction’ premiering at No.12.
Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ drops from No.4 to No.13, Sam Smith & Normani’s ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ is down from No.6 to No.14 and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ is down from No.8 to No.15 as a result.
We’ve got more Billie Eilish at No.16, with a re-entry for ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ (a new peak).
But it’s not just Billie hitting the high notes this week, with Lil Nas X bulleting from a No.47 debut to No.18 with ‘Old Town Road’. Without Billie, it would have been top ten!
More Billie in positions 20 and 23 with debut for ‘I Love You’ and ‘Ilomilo’ respectively. Smooshed in the middle of both is an 11 place drop for P!nk’s ‘Walk Me Home’ (No.11 to No.22).
Dean Lewis’s ‘7 Minutes’ is down 15 to No.25, but Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved’ bullets 20 places to No.26 – a new peak.
There’s a No.29 debut for the Billie Eilish track ‘Listen Before I Go’, a large 17 place drop for the former Dean Lewis No.1 smash ‘Be Alright’ (No.17 to No.34) and a No.35 debut for Billie Eilish’s ‘8’.
Billie’s impact on this week’s chart is such that a lot of acts and their tracks have had nowhere to go but down. The Calvin Harris / Rag ‘N’ Bone Man single ‘Giant’ is a case in point; losing 18 places to No.37.
The drop for Travis Scott and Drake’s ‘Sicko’ mode is exacerbated also, down 14 to No.39.
There’s an 18 place drop for Dean Lewis’s ‘Stay Awake’ (No.26 to No.44), plus a 16 place tumble for Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ (No.30 to No.46).
Good news for ‘Good Lord’, however; the new Birds Of Tokyo single picks up the pace this week, edging seven places higher to No.48, its first week in the top 50.
Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’ slips 17 to No.50. Yungblud’s ’11 Minutes’ slips 19 to No.51. There’s also a 17 place drop for Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ (No.36 to No.53).
Though most of the tracks from her new album are shining brightly in the ARIA top 50 this week, Billie Eilish’s ‘Goodbye’ makes its presence felt in the lower half of the countdown, debuting at No.54.
Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Leave Me Lonely’ stumbles, dropping 28 to No.55. YNW Melly’s ‘Murder On My Mind’ enters the ARIA top 100 at No.57 on debut.
There’s a No.39 to No.58 drop for Cardi B and Bruno Mars’ ‘Please Me’, Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence’ takes a battering (down 22 to No.67) and there’s a new entry for P!nk (‘Hustle’ debuting at No.69).
Flume’s ‘Friends’ also scores some ARIA chart love this week, premiering in the No.72 position.
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Close To Me’ (with Diplo and Swae Lee) plunges 24 places to No.77, Juice WRLD’s ‘Fast’ tumbles in the fashion its title suggests, down 25 to No.87.
Ariana Grande, meantime parks her little silver hat in the No.89 position on debut with her track ‘Monopoly’.
G Flip’s ‘Drink Too Much’ is down 25 (to No.92), Khalid’s ‘Self’ begins its ARIA chart journey in the No.93 position and Dynoro’s ‘In My Mind’ dives 23 to No.94.
So she’s got 60% of the top ten over on the singles chart and she’s got the No.1 album in Australia here on the ARIA albums chart. It’s a big, big week for US singer songwriter Billie Eilish and her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’.
The LP premieres in top spot ahead of the Hilltop Hoods album ‘The Great Expanse’, which not only bullets from No.8 to No.2, but also picks up a gold accreditation for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Last week’s No.1, Dean Lewis’s ‘A Place We Knew’, is down to No.3.
US metal outfit I Prevail premiere at No.6 with their sophomore album ‘Trauma’, while there are debuts to follow from Devin Townsend’s ‘Empath’ (No.10) and The Black Sorrows’ ‘Citizen John’ (No.11).
‘The Dirt Soundtrack’ from Motley Crue dips 13 from last week’s No.10 debut, but the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix 1’ soundtrack is up (No.35 to No.27) and Ben Platt’s ‘Sing To Me Instead’ is new at No.32.
There’s an improvement in the fortunes of P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits… So Far!!!’, which is up from No.45 to No.33.
It’s just ahead of a No.34 debut for the new Yelawolf record ‘Trunk Muzik 3′. Keith Richards’ ‘Talk Is Cheap’ is back in the top 100 at No.41.
The top 20 berth for Flume’s new ‘Hi This Is Flume’ mixtape was short lived. Seven days ago, it was flying high in the No.11 spot on debut. Seven days on it’s 35 places lower at No.46.
There’s a No.49 debut for Luke Dickens’ ‘After The Rain’. It’s right in front of an Imagine Dragons double that straddles the top 50 divide; ‘Evolve’ up from No.72 to No.50 and ‘Origins’ down from No.41 to No.51.
Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’ is up 20 to No.57, but Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ is down 21 to No.63.
Nipsey Hussle scores a posthumous No.71 ‘Victory Lap’ for his latest album (the release of which came just two days before his murder at the age of 33).
Guns N’ Roses’ best-of dips 28 to No.76, Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ is down 27 to No.77 and George Strait scores a No.80 debut for ‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’.
A big drop for Sticky Fingers’ ‘Yours To Keep’ (No.56 to No.83). But the biggest drops are again reserved for three albums that were flying high in last week’s top 50.
Rich The Kid’s ‘The World Is Yours 2′ debuted at No.33 last week, but has lost more than 67 places and is now gone from the top 100.
The Murlocs’ ‘Manic Candid Episode’ debuted at No.16 last week, but has lost more than 84 places and is also gone from the top 100.
But what about the Bryan Adams album ‘Shine A Light’. Seven days ago, it was shining brightly with a new peak of No.7 after rocketing from No.76. This week, however, it’s lost a staggering 93 places – and more – to be gone entirely from the ARIA 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.