Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Saturday night editions of ARIA Chart Watch.
And in edition 542, we take a look at our number ones, including a brand new one over on the albums chart.
But you won’t need to look much further than the ARIA singles chart to hazard a guess as to who’s No.1 on the albums chart.
Plus new certifications, big moves, the other debuts… ARIA Chart Watch has it all!
It’s the seventh successive week at No.1 for Tones And I and her track ‘Dance Monkey’.
But it’s not just a seventh week at No.1 for ‘Dance Monkey’ this week. It’s also a third platinum certification, meaning it’s cracked through the 210,000 sales mark and is the only song in the entire top 100 to have achieved a new accreditation this week.
There’s a very decent second week gain for the Post Malone single ‘Circles’. Having premiered strongly at No.5 seven days ago, the single roars towards the top of the singles chart to No.2.
It knocks Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’ out of the No.2 position in the process. That song down to No.3.
Post Malone’s ‘Goodbyes’ says hello to the top five again, jumping from No.11 to equal its previous chart high of No.5.
There’s more Post Malone success to come, with a No.29 to No.14 jump for ‘Sunflower’.
He’s back again with a No.17 debut for ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and a No.19 debut for ‘Saint-Tropez’.
Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ is up two more positions to No.21, but it’s still three spots shy of its No.18 peak thus far.
There’s more Post Malone newness at No.23 (‘Die For Me’). And still more with debuts at No.28 for ‘Enemies’ and No.30 for ‘Take What You Want’ (with Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott).
Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need To Calm Down’ has taken a little tumble, losing 12 places and a grip on a top 30 berth (No.19 to No.31).
More Post Malone follows; ‘Wow’ up from No.55 to No.34, ‘On The Road’ new at No.35 and ‘A Thousand Bad Times’ new at No.39.
Lil Nas X’s ‘Panini’ is back into the top 50, gaining 12 positions to No.41.
Camila Cabello follows immediately after with a No.42 debut for ‘Liar’.
Drake’s ‘Money In The Grave’ drops ten (No.33 to No.43); so too Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ (No.34 to No.44).
Post Malone isn’t so ‘Allergic’ to the No.45 position (new entry), nor of the No.48 spot, where he debuts with ‘Staring At The Sun’. That makes it 13 entries in the top 50 for Post Malone this week. Getting an idea who might be No.1 on the albums chart yet?
Last week, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Cardi B’s ‘South Of The Border’ jumped 11 places to No.39. Seven days on and it’s down 11 places to No.50.
Shawn Mendes’ ‘If I Can’t Have You’ drops 12 to No.52 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Cross Me’ falls 15 to No.53.
‘I’m Gonna Be’ is another album track from Post Malone to make the top 100 on debut this week. It enters at No.54 and is right ahead of a big drop for Taylor Swift’s ‘The Man’, which slumps 25 places in its third week of ARIA chart love.
Katy Perry’s ‘Never Really Over’ drops 16 from No.43 to No.59, but 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Easier’ is down 17 places to No.61.
The other new Camila Cabello track, ‘Shameless’, enters the Aussie countdown in the No.62 position.
Someone throw OneRepublic’s ‘Rescue Me’ a lifebuoy. It sinks 18 places to No.64. And NF’s ‘Time’ is up. Well no, it’s actually down, but you get the gist. It’s down a rather large 21 places to No.68.
Another entry for Post Malone at No.71 (‘Myself’). And another huge drop for Taylor Swift (‘Cruel Summer diving 38 places to No.73). Her ‘Me!’ is also down heavily, losing 25 places to No.75.
More Post Malone (‘I Know’ at No.76 and ‘Internet’ at No.77). But ahead of the release of his latest EP, Ruel’s ‘Painkiller’ stumbles 20 places to No.83.
But not all Post Malone is flying high this week. Sam Feldt’s track ‘Post Malone’ is down heavily; down 22 places to No.86.
But Taylor Swift’s exodus continues with ‘I Forgot That You Existed’, which tumbles a huge 38 places to No.90.
Just one more debut in the top 100 this week. And that’s Blackbear’s ‘Hot Girl Bummer’ in the No.96 spot.
After his domination of the singles chart top 100 this week, it’s really no surprise to see Post Malone shining in the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart with his latest long player ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’.
He premieres in pole position, knocking Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ flying (it’s down to No.4).
Taylor Swift holds onto her No.2 position with ‘Lover’, with the other regular top five visitor Ed Sheeran holding down position three with ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’.
Tones And I holds in the top five with her new ‘The Kids Are Coming’ EP, which drops two places to No.5.
The week’s second highest new entry comes courtesy of Melanie Martinez and her ‘K-12’, which premieres at No.6, easily eclipsing the No.27 peak of her debut album ‘Cry Baby’ back in 2015.
Brisbane’s own Mallrat debuts in the No.10 spot with her debut album ‘Driving Music’, while Melbourne’s own G Flip slips seven places with her ‘About Us’ (No.6 to No.13).
Slipknot’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ slips; down from No.9 to No.21, but the Fleetwood Mac album ’50 Years : Don’t Stop’ is headed in the other direction in a big hurry, leaping 46 places to No.23.
The Teskey Brothers album ‘Run Home Slow’ also makes a move, but it’s in a southerly direction, down 14 to No.25.
XXXTentacion’s album ‘?’ is back into the top 50; the former No.2 album jumps from No.56 to No.41, just two places ahead of a No.55 to No.43 jump for Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’.
Also re-entering the top 50 this week are Eminem’s ‘Curtain Call : The Hits’ (No.61 to No.45), Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ (No.54 to No.46), Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ (No.52 to No.48) and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ (No.57 to No.50).
Outside the top 50, Jax Jones premieres in the No.54 spot with ‘Snacks (Supersize)’, but the soundtrack to ‘Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ drops another 15 places to No.56.
Melinda Schneider bids ‘A Farewell To Doris’ in the No.58 position.
The soundtrack to ‘Aladdin’ bounces back somewhat, up 28 places to No.61. The Wiggles’ best-of leaps 20 to No.67 and there’s a No.69 debut for the remixed edition of the Rüfüs Du Sol album ‘Solace’.
The Wiggles are up another 20 with ‘Party Time!’ (No.91 to No.71) and there’s a No.74 debut for Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Artemis’. But Thelma Plum’s ‘Better In Blak’ takes a tumble, slumping 25 places to No.75. Tool’s ‘Lateralus’ is also lower, down 18 to No.88.
There’s a No.91 debut for Iggy Pop’s ‘Free’ and another debut for Status Quo; ‘Backbone’ entering the ARIA top 100 at a lowly No.98.
Albums spending just one week inside the ARIA top 100 having debuted within the top 50 last week (last week’s positions in brackets) are; Paul Kelly and James Ledger’s ‘Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds’ (No.43), Ash Grunwald’s ‘Mojo’ (No.40), DZ Deathrays’ ‘Positive Rising : Part 1’ (No.21) and Montaigne’s ‘Complex’ (No.19).
Bon Iver’s ‘I,I’, which re-entered the top 100 at No.14 last week, has re-exited just as quickly, dropping more than 86 places 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.