It’s Saturday afternoon, which means that once again it’s time for another scintillating edition of ARIA Chart Watch.
Yes, each week we take an in-depth look at the ARIA top 100 singles and albums charts.
Find out who debuted, who’s scored the new certifications, who’s slumped and more!
It’s steady as she goes at the top of the ARIA singles chart, with Tone And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ firmly ensconced in the No.1 spot for a third successive week.
The top three is steady this week too; Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at No.2 with ‘Señorita’ and Lil Nas X at No.3 with ‘Old Town Road’.
That said, the latter notches up the first accreditation for the week. The former No.1 megahit is now seven times platinum, having blasted through more than 490,000 unit sales down under; the magical half million now in sight.
The Ariana Grande and Social House single ‘Boyfriend’ might now be the fourth most played song on Australian radio, but it’s stumbled slightly on this week’s ARIA countdown, dropping from No.4 on debut to No.7. That drop has allowed Ed Sheeran and Khalid, Billie Eilish and Post Malone and Young Thug the chance to gain one spot each.
Chris Brown’s ‘No Guidance’ (with Drake) is steady at No.14, but it does notch up a shiny new platinum certification, meaning it’s sold in excess of 70,000 units here.
Rapper Lil Tecca holds the No.15 spot to ‘Ransom’ with his breakout smash, making it the week’s highest debut on the Aussie countdown.
There’s a very decent second week gain for the Lauv and Anne-Marie single ‘Fuck, I’m Lonely’. It debuted last week at No.37, but has gained an impressive 18 places to No.19.
Good news also for Jessica Mauboy, whose single ‘Little Things’ finally cracks the top 30 after eight weeks. No doubt hit’s hoped that the track, which rises from No.33 to No.25, sets up the release of her upcoming album ‘Hilda’ perfectly.
Kygo and Whitney Houston’s ‘Higher Love’ is a little lower again, losing six places to No.27. But it does gain a shiny new gold certification for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
And proving that it still doesn’t want to end its chart run just yet, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ regains nine positions to No.30.
There’s a No.33 debut for the new Katy Perry single ‘Small Talk’. There’s a new gold accreditation for Illy’s ‘Then What’ at No.36. And there’s a No.48 to No.41 gain for the new Bazzi track ‘I.F.L.Y.’.
A little further down, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Antisocial’ (with Travis Scott) dips a little more (No.31 to No.43) and The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha’s ‘Call You Mine’ is down eight to No.44.
Khalid’s Aussie chart run looks set to continue for his latest track ‘Right Back’. The single re-entered the top 100 at No.66 this time last week and gains another 14 places to be within easy shot of a top 50 berth this time next week.
Great news for Dean Lewis, with his former No.1 hit ‘Be Alright’ scoring a seventh platinum accreditation at No.54. It’s also now well on its way to cracking the magical half million mark.
Another former No.1 notching up a new milestone this week is George Ezra’s earworm ‘Shotgun’, which blasts through the eight times platinum barrier. It’s now sold in excess of 560,000 copies.
There’s a debut at No.64 for Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Hot Girl Summer’ (with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign). There’s a No.68 debut for Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’.
In between them both, however, there’s a big 21 place drop for Taylor Swift’s ‘The Archer’ (No.45 to No.66).
Ruel comes ‘Face To Face’ with the No.73 spot on debut. And Lady Gaga’s ‘Always Remember Us This Way’ is back in the ARIA top 100 at No.79.
But though one Chris Brown track is scoring the platinum spoils, another is tanking. The latter is his track with Justin Bieber, ‘Don’t Check On Me’. It plummets 31 places to No.80.
Ed Sheeran, Eminem and 50 Cent’s ‘Remember The Name’ continues to fall from grace, losing another 19 places to No.93.
YG, Tyga and Jon Z’s ‘Go Loko’ is down 14 to No.96.
Though it’s gone from this week’s top 100, the Mark Ronson/Camila Cabello single ‘Find U Again’ earns itself a gold certification. It peaked at No.53.
Dean Lewis’s ‘Stay Awake’ also achieves a new accreditation this week. It was gold at No.100 last week. It’s platinum and gone from the top 100 this week.
Album number six from US heavy metal outfit Slipknot becomes their third consecutive Australian number one (studio) album. The debut of ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ in this week’s No.1 spot follows on from the No.1s of 2014’s ‘.5 : The Gray Chapter’ and 2008’s ‘All Hope Is Gone’.
That means that Ed’s gone from No.1 this week. Though his ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ hasn’t gone too far; just down to No.2, with The Teskey Brothers, Billie Eilish and the ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack occupying positions three, four and five respectively (the latter improving from No.10 to No.5).
There are two more top ten debuts this week too… In position seven we’ve got the new Fleetwood Mac compile, ’50 Years : Don’t Stop’, which benefits from the band being in the country on their national tour, and in position eight there’s the new Bon Iver album ‘i,i’.
Conrad Sewell’s album ‘Life’ is back in the ARIA top ten, improving from No.25 to No.10.
And just shy of said top ten are debuts for Safia’s ‘Story’s Start Or End’ (No.13) and Seeker Lover Keeper’s ‘Wild Seeds’ (No.14). The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack is back up (No.22 to No.15).
Just like his certification tweaks over on the ARIA singles chart this week, Dean Lewis scores another here on the albums chart with his LP ‘A Place We Knew’. It was gold seven days ago. It’s now double platinum, meaning it’s sold in excess of 140,000 units.
There’s improvement for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘The Great Expanse’ (No.41 to No.22).
It’s just a couple of spot higher than a trio of debuts back to back; Trippie Redd’s ‘!’ at No.24, Bazzi’s ‘Soul Searching’ at No.25 and Route 33’s ‘Coro Drive’ at No.26.
Though Tool’s ‘Aenima’ has quickly vanished from the top ten having re-emerged there last Saturday. It’s down from No.6 to No.33.
There’s a No.37 debut for the ‘Palm Beach’ soundtrack and a 30 place drop from No.8 to No.38 for Tool’s ‘Lateralus’.
Fleetwood Mac’s tour, meantime, results in their classic album ‘Rumours’ jumping 20 places to No.39.
More big drops follow. Northlane’s album ‘Alien’, which debuted at No.3 last week, plummets 39 places to No.42. And Tool’s ‘10,000 Days’, which re-entered the countdown at No.9 last week, plunges 34 places to No.43.
Drake’s ‘Care Package’ also tanks in its second week. It’s down a massive 43 places to No.50.
The 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ trudge across the zebra crossing in London sees their ‘Abbey Road’ album re-enter at No.55.
Another certification tweak this week goes to Amy Shark’s ‘Love Monster’, which is now platinum certified (No.60).
P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is down from No.46 to No.65, Thelma Plum’s ‘Better In Blak’ is down from No.50 to No.66 and the ‘Descendants 3’ soundtrack slumps 33 places to No.69.
More Fleetwood Mac love at No.71, with a re-entry for ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’, but a huge 53 place tumble for Tool’s ‘Undertow’ (No.21 to No.74).
Adele’s ’25’ is also down (No.54 to No.75), Rick Ross’s ‘Port Of Miami 2’ is new at No.79 and Angie McMahon’s ‘Salt’ loses its flavour big time, plummeting 55 places to No.80.
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars’ is down 28 to No.83, DJ Khaled’s ‘Father Of Asahd’ is down from No.68 to No.84 and the Holy Holy album ‘My Own Pool Of Light’… well that pretty much sinks to the murky depths of the ARIA top 100 in its second week… dropping a massive 75 places from last week’s No.14 debut.
TBN Cordae’s ‘The Lost Boy’ also loses ground, down 32 to No.90.
Skillet’s ‘Victorious’ is gone from the top 100 entirely, having debuted last week at No.31. Change The Rapper’s ‘The Big Day’ loses more than 63 places and is also gone from the top 100.
And Tool’s ‘Opiate’, which debuted last week at No.43, is also out of the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.