It’s ARIA Chart Watch time this Easter Saturday and everything’s changed atop the ARIA singles and albums charts.
Yes Australia, we have new number ones all ’round this week, but only one of them on debut.
Who’s grinning like the cats who got the cream? Find out in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch!
Just three short weeks ago, a little song from 20 year old US rapper Lil Nas X premiered at No.47 on the ARIA singles chart. That track, ‘Old Town Road’, spent its second week at No.18 and its third at No.2, giving us an indication it was headed straight for the top in a hurry.
This week, it’s finally nabbed the No.1 mantle in Australia after four short weeks on the local countdown.
Not only that, but the track also picks up a gold sales accreditation for its troubles (that’s sales in excess of 35,000 units in Australia to you and me).
But it’s not only ‘Old Town Road’ picking up the chart accolades this week; the track it replaces in the No.1 spot (Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’) also goes gold after a three week chart run. It’s down to No.2.
Billie’s ‘Bury A Friend’ also finds the certification love this week, hitting a new platinum mark at No.8, having sold more than 70,000 copies down under.
Marshmello and Chvrches’ track ‘Here With Me’ is also now gold certified – and up one position to a new peak of No.9.
Korean boyband BTS are back in a big way with their new single ‘Boy With Luv’ and they’ve got chart favourite Halsey in their corner. They debut at No.10, right ahead of a No.11 debut for the Avicii/ALoe Blacc single ‘SOS’.
The steady chart gains for Lewis Capaldi’s track ‘Someone You Loved’ continue. It’s up another six places to No.13; a new peak.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Wish You Were Gay’ is now gold accredited. Her ‘When The Party’s Over’ notches up its six month anniversary on the ARIA countdown with a new double platinum certification (140,000 unit sales) at No.17.
Mabel’s ‘Don’t Call Me Up’, meantime, jumps ten places to a new peak of No.18 and also goes gold.
Good news also for the boys from 5 Seconds Of Summer, whose collaboration with The Chainsmokers, ‘Who Do You Love’, achieves a new platinum sales accreditation at No.25 (down two).
Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Exit Sign’ is up seven to a new No.27 peak, but Khalid’s ‘My Bad’ is down 14 to No.28 (it does, however, pick up a gold certification on its way down).
Drax Project’s ‘Woke Up Late’ (with Hailee Steinfeld) rises 11 to No.29, but Ariana Grande’s ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ slips 10 to No.32 (albeit armed with a new platinum accreditation) and Blackpink’s ‘Kill This Love’ is down 16 from last week’s No.18 debut.
Those big shifts continue thanks to Birds Of Tokyo, whose new track ‘Good Lord’ jumps 14 to No.36, while Billie Eilish’s ‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’ dips 12 to No.37 and Ariana Grande’s ‘Monopoly’ slumps 18 to No.39.
Good news for George Ezra, whose former No.1 smash ‘Shotgun’ picks up a shiny new seventh platinum accreditation, meaning it’s sold more than 490,000 copies in Australia and is well on its way to ticking over the magical half a million mark.
Billie Eilish’s ‘My Strange Addiction’ is down 14 to No.47; her ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ is down 12 to No.48.
The new Amy Shark single ‘Mess Her Up’ is knocking on the door of a top 50 berth, edging eight places higher to a new peak of No.52.
But the Billie Eilish track ‘Xanny’ loses ground, dropping 16 places to No.54.
Incredibly, after 15 week in the countdown, the Alec Benjamin single ‘Let Me Down Slowly’ is still edging towards a spot in the top 50. Last week it hit a new peak of No.57. This week it does so again, creeping one spot higher.
The Jonas Brothers track ‘Cool’ drops from a No.54 debut to No.64, while the new Bazzi single ‘Paradise’ makes its ARIA chart entry in the No.68 position.
More drops for Billie Eilish tracks in the 70s, with ‘I Love You’ down 15 to No.70 and ‘Ilomilo’ also down 15, to No.71.
The Veronicas’ new tune ‘Think Of Me’ pops into the ARIA top 100 at No.83 on debut. No doubt they’ll be hoping for a vast improvement from there.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Listen Before I Go’ is down 21 to No.87, the BTS track ‘Make It Right’ is new at No.89, while Khalid’s ‘Don’t Pretend’ takes a 30 spot tumble to No.91.
More BTS love at No.92 with a debut for ‘Mikrokosmos’ (and another debut at No.99 with ‘Home’).
Tom Walker’s ‘Just You And I’, which premiered at No.97 on last week’s countdown, has left the top 100 armed with a gold sales accreditation.
Billie Eilish has lost her grip on the ARIA albums chart after two weeks on top with her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’. The LP is down to No.2 in its third week, replaced at No.1 by South Korean boyband BTS.
Their new seven track mini-album ‘Map Of The Soul : Persona’ (incidentally, there are also seven boys in the band) premieres at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart, giving the boys their third top ten album down under, but their first No.1.
It’s Billie at No.2 and Khalid at No.3, but The Seekers bid a fond ‘Farewell’ with their latest long player at No.4 on debut.
It’s Queen in positions five and six with their ‘Greatest Hits’ and the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack.
The little Australian promotional visit works for jazz chanteuse Norah Jones, whose seven track ‘Begin Again’ collection premieres in the No.14 spot.
Debuts in the teens too for The Chemical Brothers (‘No Geography’ at No.17) and also for Anderson Paak (‘Ventura’ at No.19).
Sara Storer just misses the top 20 on debut with ‘Raindance’, which enters the ARIA top 100 at No.21.
Clowns’ new long player ‘Nature/Nurture’ premieres at No.31.
It’s not great news for the Russell Morris album ‘Black And Blue Heart’. After debuting decently in the No.12 position seven days ago, the album’s down 27 places to No.39 in week two.
Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’ is up ten to No.40 and there’s a No.49 debut for the LSD album (that’s Labrinth, Sia and Diplo to you and me).
The Presets’ classic ‘Apocalypso’ is back in chart favour. Three times platinum, it’s back in the top 100 at No.51.
But the Brooks & Dunn album ‘Reboot’ is made for walkin’… straight out of the top 50 after just one week at No.15. It’s down 38 places to No.53.
I Prevail’s ‘Trauma’ leaves the top 50 with a thud, slumping 28 places to No.64, as does ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’ from Motley Crue, down 26 to No.70.
Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘AMO’ is up 15 (to No.73), but Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album is down 16 (to No.76).
The ‘Spiderman : Into The Spider-verse’ soundtrack drops 14, while Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’ plunges 30 to No.86. Rüfüs Du Sol’s ‘Solace’ is also down sharply (No.66 to No.90).
Proving that the Spice Girls still have a little bit of solo clout, Emma Bunton’s new album ‘My Happy Place’ scrapes into the ARIA top 100 at No.92 on debut.
But it’s almost ‘Goodbye & Good Riddance’ to the Juice WRLD album, which tumbles 21 places to No.93.
The ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack slumps 26 to No.97.
But it’s albums from ‘I Know Leopard’ (No.39), Pup (No.29), Sara Bareilles (No.25) and Periphery (No.21) that fall furthest this week, all gone from the top 100 after last week’s top 50 debuts in the positions mentioned above.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.