There’s plenty of movement on the top 100s as part of this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
Said movement includes plenty of action on the ARIA singles chart and half of the albums chart top ten made up of new entries!
So could Ed Sheeran make it to No.1 with his new collaborations project? What do YOU reckon? ;)
It’s unlucky for some, but 13 proves to be quite the treat for Lil Nas X, whose single ‘Old Town Road’ still sits atop the ARIA singles chart – after 13 big weeks.
But once again, the superstar pairing of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello is refusing to budge from position two, even despite a decent gain for Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’, which is up from No.6 to No.3.
Ed Sheeran and Khalid are at four with ‘Beautiful People’ and Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber are at five with ‘I Don’t Care’. Ed Sheeran, Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock are up from No.14 to No.7 with ‘Cross Me’ too, making it three entries in the top ten this week for Sir Sheeran.
Current local favourite Tones And I, meantime, edges two places higher to a new No.8 peak with ‘Dance Monkey’; the track also achieving a gold accreditation for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
There’s more Ed Sheeran action just outside the top ten, with a No.11 debut for his song ‘Antisocial’ with Travis Scott.
Collaborations with Camila Cabello & Cardi B (‘South Of The Border’), Eminem & 50 Cent (‘Remember The Name’) and Yebba (‘Best Part Of Me’) are also in the top 20 this week; the former two on debut in positions 14 and 15 respectively, the latter up from No.24 to No.17.
After a few weeks of good gains, Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ drops back a little this week. It’s down from a peak of No.18 to No.26.
More Ed at No.29 with a debut for ‘Take Me Back To London’ (with Stormzy). It’s two places ahead of a No.40 to No.31 jump for last week’s grat track ‘Blow’ (with Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars).
Y2K and bbno$ gain eight positions from last week’s No.41 debut for their track ‘Lalala’. And Miley Cyrus’s ‘Mother’s Daughter’ also gains… though in certification terms. Down seven to No.36, but now gold accredited.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ drops 11 (No.34 to No.45), but there are more debuts for Ed Sheeran just before the top 50 drop; ‘Put It All On Me’ (with Ella Mai) at No.48 and ‘Way To Break My Heart’ (with Skrillex) at No.50 on the dot.
Not such crash hot news for the Marshmello and Chvrches single ‘Here With Me’, which loses 15 positions and is now gone from the top 50 (No.37 to No.52).
But despite never ticking over into the top 50, having reached a peak of No.51, Andy Grammer’s ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ has done enough during its chart run to secure a gold certification (No.53).
Ed Sheeran scores more debuts; No.54 with ‘Feels’ (alongside Young Thug and J Hus) and No.56 with ‘1000 Nights’ (alongside Meek Mill and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie).
Machine Gun Kelly’s newbie ‘I Think I’m Okay’ rises from a No.77 debut to No.59.
But Avicii’s ‘Heaven’ and Marshmello and Bastille’s ‘Happier’ are both down 14 (Avicii from No.48 to No.62 and Marshmello & Bastille from No.49 to No.63).
Even more love for Ed Sheeran follows into the 60s. Back to back debuts for ‘I Don’t Want Your Money’ (featuring H.E.R) and ‘Nothing On You’ (featuring Paulo Londra & Dave) in positions 64 and 65.
Both precede his former No.1 smash, the eleven times platinum certified ‘Perfect’ (No.66).
Mabel loses 17 places with ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ (No.54 to No.71) and Taylor Swift’s ‘Me!’ is also on its way down, losing 15 to No.73.
Tyler The Creator’s ‘Earfquake’ plunges 22 places to No.78, while the Martin Garrix track ‘Summer Days’ achieves a gold accreditation in position 87 after ten weeks in (peak of No.47).
Lauv and Troye Sivan, meantime, have been in the countdown for 25 weeks with ‘I’m So Tired…’ and even made it as high as No.11. No certification there, however; the track slipping 19 to No.90.
P!nk’s ‘Walk Me Home’ is also down 19 (No.73 to No.92), Mabel’s ‘Mad Love’ is down 17 (to No.97) and Ava Max’s ‘So Am I’ loses 15 (to No.98).
Ed Sheeran’s debut atop the ARIA top 100 albums chart was never really in doubt, was it?
He’s a global superstar, responsible for some of the biggest music sales we’ve experienced in recent years.
And on his new ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’, he’s teamed up with some of the biggest names in the music business, ensuring the No.1 debut was all but guaranteed.
It’s Ed’s fourth successive No.1 album here in Australia, following the successes of ‘+’, ‘x’ and ‘÷’ in 2011, 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Bug big props also have to go to Dope Lemon (aka Angus Stone), whose new album ‘Smooth Big Cat’ does enough to premiere right behind Ed in the No.2 spot.
Billie Eilish is down to No.3 as a result with her LP ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’.
The top ten is given another little shake with the impressive No.4 debut for Thelma Plum’s debut long player ‘Better In Blak’.
Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ rounds out the top five.
But more home-grown success follows, with the No.7 debut for Allday’s ‘Starry Night Over The Phone’, his third successive top ten album.
The soundtrack to ‘The Lion King’ also enters the ARIA top ten this week… right there in position ten.
Five new entries in the top ten means five albums have had to make way. Add in the re-entry into the top ten of the ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack (No.13 to No.9) and six albums have had to make way.
And this week they are Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ (down from No.10 to No.11), Lil Nas X’s ‘7’ EP (No.5 to No.12), Chris Brown’s ‘Indigo’ (No.6 to No.13), the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack (No.9 to No.14) and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars’ (No.7 to No.17). Add Dreamville and J Cole’s ‘Revenge Of The Dreamers’ into that club too; it slumps from No.2 on debut to No.22.
Hillsong United’s ‘People’ leapt from No.80 to No.33 last weekend. One week on and it’s gained another ten places to No.23.
Banks locks in a No.25 debut for ‘III’, but Kylie’s ‘Step Back In Time : A Definitive Collection’ loses another 15 places and is down to No.26.
New? Black O’Connor’s ‘Everything I Feel’ at No.31. Down? ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ (from No.19 to No.34). Down even more? P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ a big 31 place drop to No.47).
But Jonas Brothers’ ‘Happiness Begins’ pops its head back into the top 50 (albeit just), edging six places higher to No.50.
Michael Hutchence’s ‘Mystify’, however, is headed in the other direction, dropping 23 places from last week’s No.28 debut.
Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Diablo’ loses greater ground though, dropping 26 places from last week’s No.26 debut.
Even Adele can’t escape the drops this week; ’25’ down 28 places to No.55.
Morgan Evans’ ‘Things That We Drink To’ tumbles 20 (No.37 to No.57), but the drop is nothing on that for Jaden (Smith)’s album ‘Erys’, which plunges 40 places from last week’s No.34 debut.
The Seekers ‘Farewell’ the top 50, dropping from No.50 to No.79 and Mustard’s ‘Perfect Ten’ drops a perfect 16 – to No.88.
Looks like Madonna will be spending her last week in the ARIA top 100 with ‘Madame X’ on current trajectory; the album down from No.83 to No.91.
DMA’s scrape into the top 100 with a No.94 debut for ‘MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne)’.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.