Kicking off with the No.1 single of the week which, again, is Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’. It spends its eleventh week at No.1 down under, holding off Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’ (steady at No.2 after its debut last week) and Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s ‘I Don’t Care’ (No.3).
Ed’s shaking up the top five with ‘Beautiful People’ featuring Khalid. That track debuts at No.4, prising Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ out.
Great news this week for Guy Sebastian, whose new single ‘Choir’ becomes his first top ten hit since ‘Like A Drum’ way back in 2013. No doubt benefitting from Guy’s appearance as a judge on ‘The Voice’ and his performance of the track on the show last week, it soars from No.20 to No.10.
Tones And I continues to hit with ‘Dance Monkey’, which jumps from No.31 to No.17, while Blanco Brown’s ‘The Git Up’ leaps from No.27 to No.19.
Just making the top 20 this week is the new collaboration between Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. ‘Don’t Check On Me’ premiering at No.20.
Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ also rises, gaining another seven places to No.21.
But others are on the slide; 5SOS’s ‘Easier’ down from No.16 to No.23, Jonas Brothers’ ‘Sucker’ down from No.14 to No.24 and Avicii’s ‘SOS’ down from No.19 to No.27. Young Thug’s ‘London’ also slides, dropping nine to No.30.
There’s a new entry for the Kygo/Whitney Houston collaboration ‘Higher Love’ at No.34 and there’s a fresh new gold certification (35,000 unit sales) for Ruel’s single ‘Painkiller’ at No.38.
Tyler The Creator’s ‘Earfquake’, meantime, drops 16 to No.39.
Marshmello’s new single ‘One Thing Right’ leaps into the top 50 having debuted last weekend at No.56. It’s up 11 to No.45. Taylor Swift’s ‘Me!’, however, is down ten to No.47.
A little further down, there’s a small four place improvement for Jess Mauboy’s single ‘Little Things’. It’s up to No.58 (a new peak), no doubt helped along by a performance on last weekend’s Logie Awards.
Flume and London Grammar’s ‘Let You Know’ is out of the top 50. It debuted at No.31 just a couple of weeks ago, but dropped to No.44 last weekend. It’s now 17 places lower again at No.61.
Illy’s ‘Then What’ enters at No.66, Halsey’s ‘Nightmare’ slide continues (No.54 to No.69) and Joji’s ‘Sanctuary’ drops from No.60 to No.73.
Morgan Evans enters the countdown with ‘Young Again’ in the No.77 spot. New entries also for Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD (‘Hate Me’) at No.85 and Ashley O (‘On A Roll’) at No.88.
Mabel’s ‘Mad Love’, meantime, has waned. It loses a huge 22 places from last week’s No.67 peak.
Dean Lewis is in positions 90 and 91 with ‘7 Minutes’ and ‘Stay Awake’ respectively.
P!nk scrapes into the top 100 – only just – with her new song ‘Can We Pretend’ (with Cash Cash).
Number one on the ARIA albums chart this week belongs to… Kylie Minogue!
Yes, our homegrown pop princess rolled out the hits and ‘Step Back In Time : The Definitive Collection’ has premiered in top spot, giving Kylie her first No.1 compilation and her sixth Aussie No.1 album overall.
There’s also some top five love for the new long players for Chris Brown (‘Indigo’) and The Black Keys (‘Let’s Rock’), which debut in positions three and four respectively.
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars’ drops from two to complete this week’s top five.
Though P!nk’s new single ‘Can We Pretend’ just scraped into the top 100 on the singles chart, the news is much better for the singer’s previous album ‘Beautiful Trauma’, which rockets from No.88 to No.10, joining its successor ‘Hurts 2B Human’ (No.7) in the ARIA top 10.
Morgan Evans’ album ‘Things That We Drink To’ is back in the top 100, re-entering in the No.13 position. It’s just ahead of a huge No.41 to No.14 jump for Himesh Patel’s LP ‘Yesterday’.
Jimmy Barnes’ ‘My Criminal Record’ drops ten to No.16, but Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ is up nine to No.19.
Daniel Caesar premieres in the No.26 position with ‘Case Study 01’. Mark Ronson’s ‘Late Night Feelings’ dives from a No.7 debut to No.28. And Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ tumbles from No.8 to No.32.
On the up this week, however, are Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ (No.42 to No.33) and Adele’s ’25’ (No.55 to No.34). The Beatles’ ‘1’ is up so much that it re-enters the ARIA top 100 at No.36.
Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Rumours’ also shines again, leaping 29 places to No.41.
Lang Lang just scrapes into the top 50 on debut with their long player ‘Piano Book’ (a debut at No.49).
The Aussie promo tour did the trick for Little Mix’s album ‘LM5’, which re-enters the top 100 at No.51.
Its re-entry is just ahead of a new entry for Thom Yorke’s ‘Anima’ (No.52).
Not great news for the second week chart performance of The Saboteurs’ ‘Help Us Stranger’ though. It’s down 30 spots from last week’s No.23 debut.
Tyler The Creator’s ‘Igor’ is down 18 (to No.55) and The Wiggles’ ‘Party Time’ is down 28 (to No.58).
New entries to kick off the 60s; Freddie Gibbs & Madiib’s ‘Bandana’ at No.61 and Mustard’s ‘Perfect Ten’ at No 62.
But there are also more sizeable drops; Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’ down 16 to No.64, Avicii’s ‘Tim’ down 30 to No.65 and Susan Boyle’s ‘Ten’ slumping 38 places to No.69.
BTS’s ‘BTS World’ soundtrack premieres at No.73. Benee’s ‘Fire On Marzz’ is new at No.75 and Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ re-enters the top 100 in the No.76 spot.
George Ezra’s ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ drops 22 to No.85, while Calum Scott’s ‘Only Human’ dips 26 to No.86.
There’s a debut for Julia Michaels’ ‘Inner Monologue Part 2’ at No.91. That’s ahead of 20 place drops for Joji’s ‘Ballads 1′ (No.74 to No.94) and Shawn Mendes’ ‘Illuminate’ (No.77 to No.97).
Bon Jovi’s best-of is down 25 to No.100.
But there are much bigger drops this week too. Hollywood Vampires’ album ‘Rise’, for example, debuted at No.44 last week. It’s out of the top 100 entirely having lost more than 56 places.
Hatchie’s ‘Keepsake’ debuted at No.25 last week. Seven days on and it’s lost more than 75 positions to be gone from the top 100.
And even Prince can’t withstand the big second week drops. His ‘Originals’ was new at No.18 last weekend. It’s dropped more than 82 places and is now out of the top 100 entirely.
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