Things are all steady atop the ARIA singles and albums charts in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch, but there’s a handful of new entries peppering both the singles and albums charts.
Who are they? Where did they land? Find out below in edition #544 of ARIA Chart Watch.
Well here we are; Tones And I is still shining brightly atop the ARIA singles chart with her smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’. This week marks a ninth week in the No.1 spot for the song and is now equal with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s ‘You’re The One That I Want’ for the most weeks at No.1 by an Australian female artist in Aussie chart history. One more week and that chart record will be hers.
There’s no change to the Nos.2 and 3 positions either, with Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ and the Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello collab ‘Señorita’ holding their respective spots.
But the Marshmello/Kane Brown collaboration ‘One Right Thing’ does make a move, edging two places higher to a new peak of No.4.
Blanco Brown’s ‘The Git Up’ joins Marshmello and Kane in the top five for the first time, also improving two places (No.7 to No.5).
Last week, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey were flying high, debuting at No.4 with ‘Don’t Call Me Angel’ (from the soundtrack to ‘Charlie’s Angels’). Seven days on and the track slips six places to No.10.
The latest 5 Seconds Of Summer single, ‘Teeth’, continues to gain chart ground, improving another three positions to a new peak of No.15. Not only does it score a new peak this week, it also claims its first accreditation; gold for sales in excess of 35,000 units.
Lizzo’s ‘Good As Hell’ continues to make strides on the singles chart. That song is spending its eighth week on the ARIA chart in position No.23, an eight place gain and a new peak.
The second new certification for the week goes to Y2K and bbno$’s ‘Lalala’, which ticks over into platinum territory, having sold through more than 70,000 units.
The week’s highest debut drops into the top 100 in the No.32 spot. It’s the new Maroon 5 single ‘Memories’, which was released alongside a new ‘memories’ photo app with Apple.
The Kygo/Whitney Houston version of ‘Higher Love’ is another song with a new accreditation this week. It too is now platinum certified, improving two places to No.34 in the process.
Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Cardi B’s ‘South Of The Border’ gets some wind beneath its wings, improving 12 places to No.36.
And, after rocketing from a No.96 debut to No.47 on last week’s countdown, Blackbear’s ‘Hot Girl Bummer’ continues to make its way in a northerly direction, leaping from No.47 to No.38.
Good news for Jonas Brothers too, with their latest track ‘Only Human’ improving another nine positions to now be inside the ARIA top 40 – albeit just (No.49 to No.40).
Regard’s ‘Ride It’, however, is in a big hurry. A debut at No.80 last week, followed by a massive 38 place jump to No.42 this week.
Though Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ is still flying high up towards the top of the ARIA top 100 countdown, the title track for his latest album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ is much softer this week, losing 13 places to No.45. ‘Enemies’ is similarly down, from No.38 to No.47, while previous chart hit ‘Wow’ is down ten to No.50.
Beyond the fifty, the Freya Ridings single ‘Castles’ is building very nicely indeed, bulleting from its No.91 debut last week to No.56. On current trajectory, it should be well within the ARIA top 50 by this time next week.
George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ is up seven (to No.57), but Post Malone’s ‘On The Road’ is down 16 (No.43 to No.59).
Another certification milestone for Dean Lewis’s former No.1 smash ‘Be Alright’ this week. It’s now eight times platinum accredited, meaning it’s sold in excess of 560,000 units.
Right below it, Sam Feldt’s ‘Post Malone’ is up from No.76 to a new peak of No.64.
But the Ruel single ‘Painkiller’ dips markedly, losing 16 places to No.76 now that the excitement surrounding the release of his latest EP dies down.
Big news for OneRepublic, with their single ‘Wanted’ jumping 19 places to No.78. And Drax Project’s ‘Catching Feelings’ is also catching a wave of chart success, improving from No.94 on debut to No.85.
The week’s second top 100 debut enters the countdown at No.87. It’s Lauv’s latest, ‘Feelings’.
But like his single ‘Painkiller’, Ruel’s ‘Real Thing’ also slips, losing 17 places to No.90.
Camila Cabello’s ‘Shameless’ dips nine (to No.94), Post Malone’s ‘A Thousand Bad Times’ plunges 44 places to No.98 and the Diplo/Morgan Wallen single ‘Heartless’ JUST makes it into the top 100 on debut, premiering at No.99.
Post Malone’s ‘Die For Me’, which was at No.45 last week, loses its grip on a spot in the top 100.
Though there are only ten Post Malone tracks remaining in the ARIA top 100 singles chart now, hit latest album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ still has a firm grasp on the No.1 spot over on the ARIA albums chart.
The LP continues to lead Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’, which are in positions two and three respectively.
The week’s highest new entry appears on the Aussie countdown at No.4. That position belongs to the new Blink-182 album ‘Nine’. The band’s cheekily titled eighth studio album doesn’t quite match the No.2 peaks of its two predecessors ‘Neighborhoods’ (2011) and ‘California’ (2016).
The other new entry in the top ten this week belongs to Liam Gallagher, whose ‘Why Me? Why Not’ debuts in the No.7 spot. The British singer’s sophomore album eclipses the No.9 peak of its predecessor, 2017’s ‘As You Were’.
Ruel’s ‘Free Time’ EP is down from its No.3 debut to No.8. Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ and Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ make up this week’s top ten (Nos.9 and 10 respectively).
Three albums losing their top ten berths this week are; Lana Del Rey’s ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ (No.10 to No.11), Korn’s ‘The Nothing’ (No.5 to No.13) and Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ (No.9 to No.15).
The Dean Lewis album ‘A Place We Knew’ is back into the top 20, improving seven places to No.17.
There’s a trio of debuts in the 20s; Jetty Road’s ‘Because We Can’ at No.25, As I Lay Dying’s ‘Shaped By Fire’ at No.27 and Zac Brown Band’s ‘The Owl’ at No.29.
Further down and with their new single now out and about, Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’ makes its way back into the ARIA top 50 (No.52 to No.41). The ‘Aladdin’ soundtrack is also back into the top 50, no doubt helped along by the release of the movie on DVD.
‘Kamikaze’ by Eminem also regains a top 50 berth, improving 11 places to No.45.
There’s a No.47 debut for Angus Gill’s ‘Welcome To My Heart’.
With The 1975 touching down in Australia for their national tour last week, their ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ made it back into the Aussie top 100, re-entering at No.52.
Its entry is two spot higher than the No.54 debut for the new Tove Lo album ‘Sunshine Kitty’.
The news isn’t good for the Brockhampton album ‘Ginger’, which drops 23 places to No.63. It’s even less rosy for Charli XCX, whose latest album ‘Charli’ plummets from a No.7 debut to No.64.
Kyle Lionheart is into the top 100 mix with a No.74 debut for ‘Too Young’. The Bon Jovi best-of re-enters at No.78.
But spare a thought for The Hu, whose album ‘The Gereg’, which premiered at No.11 this time last week, is a staggering 79 places lower at No.90.
Two more new entries dot the 90s; Matt Scullion’s ‘Aussie As’ (No.93) and the soundtrack to ‘Hitsville : The Making Of Motown’ (No.95).
Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’, which re-entered the countdown last weekend at No.67, is down 29 places to No.96.
Three albums from last week’s top 50 lost their grip on a spot in the top 100 seven days on.
Pixies’ ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ lost more than 64 places from its No.36 debut.
The Lumineers’ ‘III’ lost more than 77 places from its No.23 debut.
And Sampa The Great’s album ‘The Return’ slumped more than 88 places and is also gone from 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.