It’s all calm atop both countdowns in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
But two new singles debut in the singles chart top ten and there’s a top ten debut over on the albums chart too.
And what of the big movers and new certifications? Settle down please… we’re getting to that.
Welcome to edition 524 of ARIA Chart Watch!
As mentioned, there’s no change atop the ARIA singles chart this week, with Lil Nas X maintaining his hold on the No.1 position with his track ‘Old Town Road’.
But there IS a change in its certification… it shifts from platinum as of last weekend to double platinum, meaning it’s sold in excess of 140,000 units in just seven weeks.
But its tenure in top spot is under immediate threat, with the new single from Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber released yesterday (surely a shoo-in for No.1 next weekend).
Billie Eilish is up from No.3 to No.2 with ‘Bad Guy’ at the expense of Taylor Swift’s single ‘Me!’, which drops one from last week’s No.2 debut.
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Shawn Mendes, whose new single ‘If I Can’t Have You’ premieres at No.4. It equals the chart peak of ‘Stitches’, ‘Treat You Better’ and ‘There’s Nothing Holding Me Back’ (he’s yet to make it beyond the No.4 spot down under).
Logic and Eminem join the top ten party with their single ‘Homicide’, debuting at No.6.
Khalid’s ‘Talk’ drops five to No.10, while Post Malone’s ‘Wow’ is down four to No.7.
The Hilltop Hoods single ‘Exit Sign’ creeps into the ARIA top 20 (No.22 to No.20).
Further down, the Stormzy single ‘Vossi Bop’ rockets into the top 50 having debuted in position 59 last weekend. It’s up an impressive 17 places to No.42 in week two.
The news isn’t as shiny for SZA, however, whose new track ‘Power Is Power’ is down 13 to No.43.
Also improving in a big way this week is Lizzo’s single ‘Truth Hurts’. It premiered at No.74 seven days ago, but it up a mighty 30 places in week two to No.44.
Billie Eilish’s ‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’ is down 11 to No.53, but Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ is up ten to No.58. Blackpink are down ten (to No.62) with ‘Kill This Love’.
Not great news for the title track of the P!nk album ‘Hurts 2B Human’, however. It stumbles from No.48 to No.65 in its second week of ARIA chart action (the single proper ‘Walk Me Home’, however, is still top 20 at No.17).
Ruel’s newbie ‘Painkiller’ enters at No.68, Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ jumps ten (No.81 to No.71), but Calvin Harris’ ‘Giant’ drops ten (No.62 to No.72).
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Bad Liar’ loses 11 (No.64 to No.75) and Khalid’s ‘Saturday Nights’ loses 12 (No.66 to No.78).
There’s a debut at No.79 for MeduZa’s ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ and a seven place improvement in the chart fortunes of the new Why Don’t We single ‘I Don’t Belong In This Club’ (No.87 to a new peak of No.80).
But the Marshmello/Tyga/Chris Brown single ‘Light It Up’ dulls; slumping 23 spots from last week’s No.60 debut.
Unlucky for some; YNW Melly’s ‘Murder On My Mind’ is down 13 to No.86, Yungblud’s ’11 Minutes’ is down 13 to No.90. Tyga’s ‘Goddamn’, meantime, drops 11 to No.93.
Just one more debut for the week… and that comes in position No.94 from Pnau. It’s ‘Solid Gold’.
And though it only spent three weeks in the top 100 and has dropped out of it today, Beyoncé’s ‘Sorry’ scores a gold certification (35,000 unit sales) as it waves goodbye.
No change atop the albums chart either, with perennial Aussie favourite P!nk maintaining her No.1 spot after debuting there last week with her new long player ‘Hurts 2B Human’.
It’s Billie Eilish at two, while Aussie legends The Seekers score a new chart peak for their album ‘Farewell’, edging from No.5 to No.3.
Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ is up three to No.4 and Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ is up from No.12 to No.5.
The only new entry in this week’s top ten comes courtesy of Vampire Weekend, whose new album ‘Father Of The Bride’ premieres in position eight.
The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack is back in top ten action, however, improving five to No.9.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ is also up five, to No.10.
But the Mother’s Day advertising did the trick for the new David Campbell album ‘Back In The Swing’, which leaps 19 places to a new chart peak of No.14.
Not even divine intervention could prevent the Hillsong United album ‘People’ from dropping nine places from last week’s No.6 debut.
Amon Amarth hits the top 20 on debut with ‘Berserker’ (No.19).
The Human Nature Aussie tour sees their ‘Romance Of The Jukebox’ soar from No.37 to No.22, but ScHoolboy Q’s album ‘Crash Talk’ probably wasn’t as high on the Mother’s Day shopping lists of many, dropping 12 from last week’s No.11 debut.
New entries in the 20s for Ruby Fields’ ‘Permanent Hermit/Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinner’ (No.26) and for Bad Religion’s ‘Age Of Unreason’ (No.28).
The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix 1’ is up (No.42 to No.31), but the Catfish And The Bottlemen album ‘The Balance’ is down (No.9 on debut to No.32).
Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ also loses some of its fizz this week, dropping 14 to No.34. As does The Rolling Stones’ ‘Honk’, which dips from No.23 to No.41.
With the debut of his new single ‘If I Can’t Have You’, Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album finds itself in chart favour again, improving 15 places to No.50.
Further down, there’s a No.70 re-entry for Juice WRLD’s ‘Goodbye & Good Riddance’ and a No.71 debut for the Matt Ward album ‘Heartland’.
Not such great news for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, however, whose album ‘Fishing For Fishies’ tanks. After debuting at No.4 last week, it’s down a massive 68 places to No.72 in week two.
Matt Corby’s ‘Rainbow Valley’ is down 15 to No.81, Tyla Yaweh’s ‘Heart Full Of Rage’ premieres at No.85, Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ drops 19 to No.94 and Sunbeam Sound Machine wrap the top 100 action with a debut at No.97 for ‘Goodness Gracious’.
No second week love for Marina (of Marina & The Diamonds fame), however. Her new album ‘Love + Fear’ debuted at No.22 last week and is gone entirely from the top 100, losing more than 78 places in week two.
The Cranberries’ ‘In The End’ is also gone from the top 100, having premiered last week at No.28.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.