There’s no change to the No.1 singles spot on this week’s ARIA Chart Watch, but change is afoot on the album’s side.
But what of the 99 places below? Who’s debuted? Who’s got their big moves on?
You know the drill… crack on!
As mentioned in the opener, no change to the top of the ARIA singles chart this week.
Lil Nas X is still manacled to the No.1 position with his mega-hit ‘Old Town Road’.
But it’s not just Lil Nas X steady on the countdown this week, with the entire top seven completely stationary.
It’s Ed and the Bieb, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, Ed and Chance, Shawn Mendes and Katy Perry in positions two through seven respectively.
Jonas Brothers’ little burst of promo sees a lift for their former No.1 hit ‘Sucker’. It’s up four places to No.8.
Tones And I’s ‘Johnny Run Away’ is up higher still, also gaining four places to a new peak of No.12.
But MeduZa’s ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ is on a faster trajectory, picking up another nine spots to No.14, also a new peak.
The week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Chris Brown’s ‘No Guidance’. Featuring Drake, the track is in at No.17, just three places ahead of Avicii’s ‘Heaven’, which is new at No.20.
Miley Cyrus’s ‘Mother’s Daughter’ is up four places from last week’s No.25 debut, but Halsey’s ‘Nightmare’ is down six to No.27.
The new Chainsmokers track ‘Call You Mine’ (featuring Bebe Rexha) debuted at No.54 on last week’s countdown. Seven days on, it finds itself in the top 50, an impressive 22 spot jump sending it all the way to No.32.
Ruel’s ‘Painkiller’ continues to kick in, up another five to No.35.
But Guy Sebastian’s ‘Choir’ is really motoring. From its No.96 debut last week, it rockets to an impressive No.38 (a huge 58 place improvement). It also becomes Guy’s first track to crack the top 40 since ‘Set In Stone’ back in 2016.
Amy Shark’s ‘Mess Her Up’ is down ten (No.29 to No.39). Ditto Ava Max’s ‘So Am I’ (No.30 to No.40).
Tones And I proves she’s no one hit wonder, with ‘Dance Monkey’ joining her ‘Johnny Run Away’ in the ARIA top 50; it’s up from No.56 to a new peak of No.43.
It’s right ahead of a No.44 re-entry in the ARIA top 100 of Luke Combs’ ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’, easily besting its previous peak of No.51.
Lauv and Troye Sivan’s ‘I’m So Tired…’ is down 11 to No.45.
The top 50 wraps with a debut for Tyga, J Balvin and Chris Brown’s ‘Haute’.
Beyond the walls of the fifty this week, Billie Eilish’s ‘Lovely’ suffers a tumble; down 15 places to No.57.
Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s ‘Find U Again’ also eases, down six from last week’s No.53 debut.
James Arthur’s new track, meantime, trips. It was on its way towards the top 50 just seven days ago, but slips 14 places to No.65.
P!nk’s ‘Walk Me Home’ plunges 22 places to No.66. Logic’s ‘Homicide’ (with Eminem) plunges further, down 29 places to No.67.
Brighter news for Andy Grammer though, with his newbie ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ improving 15 places from last week’s No.84 debut.
Though Kygo and Rita Ora’s ‘Carry On’ is down 12 places to No.72, the track does pick up a new gold certification for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
BTS and Charli XCX debut at No.77 with ‘Dream Glow’, Polo G and Lil Tjay are up from No.88 to No.82 with ‘Pop Out’, but Joyner Lucas dives from No.62 to No.84 with ‘Isis’.
After re-entering the ARIA countdown last week at No.64 due to her appearance on ‘The Voice’, Jess Glynne’s ‘I’ll Be There’ is down again, dropping 24 places to No.88.
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ is down 12 to No.90, but it hits triple platinum (210,000 copies sold).
Calum Scott’s ‘You Are The Reason’ is down again (26 places to No.96) after it re-entered the top 100 last weekend.
Lil Dicky’s ‘Earth’ is just about gone from the top 100 (No.83 to No.100), while Cardi B’s ‘Press’ disappears from the top 100 altogether having debuted last week at No.65.
Barnsey (Jimmy Barnes) claimed the No.1 spot on debut last weekend for his latest long player ‘My Criminal Record’.
Seven days on, however, and he’s relinquished that mantle to Billie Eilish, whose album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ re-takes top spot.
But Jimmy’s not gone too far, just down to No.2.
Jonas Brothers claim the No.3 position on debut with ‘Happiness Begins’. Ten years after their last album, they achieve their highest album chart position in Australia thus far, bettering previous album ‘Lines, Vines And
Trying Times’ by two spots.
Elton John and P!nk make up the rest of the top five this week, with Avicii’s posthumous album ‘Tim’ debuting at No.6.
Meg Mac also scores some top ten love, with her ‘Hope’ project premiering at No.9.
The ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack is up again (No.21 to No.11), Tyga’s ‘Legendary’ debuts at No.12, but there are drops for Conrad Sewell’s ‘Life’ (No.8 to No.17) and Susan Boyle’s ‘Ten’ (No.5 on debut to No.18).
Polish Club are top 20 with their new long player ‘Iguana’ (No.20 on debut).
Tyler The Creator’s album ‘Igor’ takes a tumble, losing 14 places to No.25. Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Backroad Nation’ is also down, though not by as much (No.17 to No.26).
We’ve got back to back new entries in positions 31 and 32 for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ ‘And Not For The Whatchamacallit’ and Motionless In White’s ‘Disguise’ respectively.
But not great news for the second week of Aussie chart action for Miley Cyrus’s ‘She Is Coming’, which dives 28 places from last week’s No.10 debut.
INXS’s ‘The Very Best’ is into the top 50 again (No.53 to No.40), but Skepta’s ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ plunges 29 places to No.44. YG’s ‘4Real 4Real’ is also down (No.36 to No.49).
Bob Dylan scrapes into the ARIA top 50 with his ‘The Rolling Thunder Revue : The 1975 Live Recordings’ (No.50 on debut), but Aurora just misses out (‘A Different Kind Of Human : Step 2’ new at No.52). Ditto Santana’s latest album ‘Africa Speaks’, which enters at No.55.
Rammstein’s self-titled set slumps from No.28 to No.61, but The Ten Tenors’ ‘Love Is In The Air’ really slumps. It’s down a huge 39 places to No.68.
Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Rumours’ loses 16 (to No.70), Rob Thomas’s ‘Chip Tooth Smile’ plunges 31 to No.74 and Jess Glynne’s ‘Always In Between’ also drops 31 – to No.75.
There’s a No.80 debut for Pipe-Eye’s ‘Inside/Outside’, a No.59 to No.83 drop for Queen’s ‘The Platinum Collection’ and a huge No.45 to No.89 plummet for The National’s ‘I Am Easy To Find’.
Spare a thought for Denzel Curry’s ‘Zuu’, however. It debuted at a respectable No.18 last weekend, but finds itself a massive 79 places lower at No.98 in week two.
Thomas Rhett’s ‘Center Point Road’, which debuted at No.24 last weekend, is gone entirely from the top 100 having lost more than 76 places in its second week on sale.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.