Another Saturday afternoon, another ARIA Chart Watch.
And edition #522 kicks off with the same number one single as last weekend.
But there IS change over on the top of the albums chart.
Find out who’s come out on top this week in another exciting serve of ARIA Chart Watch.
After edging into the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart last week, the Lil Nas X single ‘Old Town Road’ is firmly wedged there for week two, keeping Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ at bay, along with a charging ‘3 Nights’ from Dominic Fike’, which rises from No.5 to a new peak of No.3.
After debuting at No.11 on last week’s countdown, the posthumous Avicii single ‘SOS’, featuring Aloe Blacc, improves three places to No.8. It’s his seventh top ten single down under.
The Lewis Capaldi track ‘Someone You Loved’ also goes top ten for the first time, and also jumps three (No.13 to No.10).
The Ava Max track ‘So Am I’ is also higher this week. It gains another eight places and is now into the Aussie top 20 for the first time (No.22 to No.14).
BTS’s ‘Boy With Luv’ is down six from last week’s No.10 debut, while P!nk’s ‘Walk Me Home’ is up three to No.20.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Wish You Were Gay’ is down seven (to No.21), but Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Exit Sign’ is up five (to No.22); Drax Project’s ‘Woke Up Late’ gaining six to No.23.
Also in the ascendancy this week is the Birds Of Tokyo track ‘Good Lord’. It’s been on the top 100 countdown now for six week in total and spends its sixth week in the No.25 position, up 11.
Billie Eilish scores the first new certification of the week with her track ‘Lovely’ (with Khalid). It’s up from No.42 to No.37 and picks up a third platinum accreditation in the process, meaning it’s sold in excess of 210,000 units down under.
The news isn’t quite so good for Khalid’s ‘My Bad’, however. It sheds 11 spots this week, down from No.28 to No.39.
Dean Lewis’s ‘Stay Awake’ gains (No.46 to No.40), but Blackpink’s ‘Kill This Love’ eases (No.34 to No.43).
Amy Shark’s ‘Mess Her Up’ finally cracks the top 50 in its seventh week of top 100 action (No.52 to No.44), while Lil Dicky pokes his way into the countdown with the week’s highest debut (No.46 for ‘Earth’).
More good news for Billie Eilish, with her former top 20 single ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ hitting platinum in position 47 (that’s 70,000 sales to you and me).
A smidge outside the ARIA top 50, Queen’s classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ jumps 12 places to No.53, followed directly behind with a No.54 debut for the SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott track ‘Power Is Power’.
After its No.68 debut last week, the new Bazzi track ‘Paradise’ is up to a new peak of No.56.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Xanny’ is down 10 to No.64; Ariana Grande’s ‘Monopoly’ is down 27 to No.66.
But the second week news is better for The Veronicas. The Aussie duo’s new single ‘Think Of Me’ debuted in the lowly No.83 position seven days ago. But it’s up 13 places to No.70 for week two.
Ellie Goulding premieres at No.77 with ‘Sixteen’, Kygo and Rita Ora are in at No.79 with their newbie ‘Carry On’.
There’s a new double platinum certification (140,000 unit sales) for Billie Eilish’s ‘Bellyache’, which is up two to No.84.
Cardi B and Bruno Mars’ ‘Please Me’ is down 14 to No.89, Tyga’s ‘Goddamn’ is new at No.90 and Africa’s ’80s classic ‘Toto’ is back in the top 100 mix at No.91.
The drops keep coming, thanks to Benny Blanco’s ‘I Can’t Get Enough’ which, seemingly, the public has had enough of. It’s down 16 places to No.94.
Last week was all about South Korean boyband BTS on the ARIA albums chart; the boys’ latest seven track mini album ‘Map Of The Soul : Persona’ premiered in top spot, knocking the Billie Eilish album off its perch in the process.
One week on, however, and Billie regains her crown with ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’.
And not only does she regain top spot on this week’s ARIA albums chart, but she also notches up a fresh gold certification, meaning she’s sold in excess 35,000 copies in just four weeks.
Khalid’s up from No.3 to No.2, with BTS now down to No.3.
It’s Queen and The Seekers making up the rest of this week’s top five, with ‘Greatest Hits’ and ‘Farewell’ respectively.
The love for Billie Eilish shows no sign of slowing down with her previous release ‘Don’t Smile At Me’, which picks up a fresh new platinum accreditation this week. It’s up one to No.12.
The Rolling Stones ‘Honk’ their way into the No.15 spot on debut.
Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ is back in the top 100 mix at No.17 on re-entry, just ahead of a No.18 debut for her ‘Homecoming : The Live Album’.
Cold Chisel’s best-of is up eight to No.24, INXS’s best-of rises nine to No.25.
There’s a No.27 debut for the new Ten Tenors album ‘Love Is In The Air’, while the Tom Walker album ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ surges back into the top 100 (re-entering at No.34), perhaps off the back of his performance on ‘The Graham Norton Show’.
Lizzo’s critically acclaimed ‘Cuz I Love You’ enters at No.38.
After 178 weeks, the Adele album ’25’ pops its head back into the ARIA top 50, improving 11 places to No.47.
The soundtrack to ‘Molly’ is also back in the top 50 (No.63 to No.48).
Matt Corby’s ‘Rainbow Valley’ is up from No.61 to No.53. Imagine Dragons’ ‘Evolve’ is down from No.45 to No.54. Hozier’s ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ is back in the top 100 at No.55.
The news isn’t so crash hot for Anderson .Paak, however, whose new album ‘Ventura’ plunges 40 places from last week’s No.19 debut.
The LSD album is also down, dropping from a No.49 debut to No.67. The new Norah Jones album plummets 59 places in its second week to No.73 and The Chemical Brothers album ‘No Geography’ plunges 57 places to No.74.
Brooks & Dunn’s album ‘Reboot’ also loses a huge number of places, dropping 43 places to No.96.
But the biggest drop this week is reserved for the Sara Storer album ‘Raindance’, which loses its grip on a top 100 berth having debuted at No.21 last week (that’s a drop of more than 79 places to you and I).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.