No change atop either the singles or albums charts in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch. But one of them’s sounding like a broken record.
Find out more as we delve deep into the ARIA top 100 singles and albums charts with another exciting edition of ARIA Chart Watch.
And here’s where said broken record happens; No.1 on the ARIA singles chart.
Local star Tones And I maintains her position at No.1 for a tenth week with her smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’. By doing so, she breaks an Australian chart record; the longest run at No.1 by an Australian female solo artist in Aussie chart history! Quite the feat. No doubt the champagne will be flowing in Hargrave Street this week.
Amazingly, Tones and I headlines a top ten that’s pretty steady this week. Only the No.10 position changes, with positions one through nine unmoved.
But Post Malone’s ‘Circles’, in position two, has done enough throughout its five week chart run to notch up a gold sales accreditation (35,000 unit sales).
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Marshmello & Kane Brown and Blanco Brown make up the rest of the top five.
Sam Smith will also be celebrating, thanks to ‘How Do You Sleep’ sliding into the top ten for the first time (No.11 to No.10).
There’s a much bigger move for the new Maroon 5 single ‘Memories’, however. That rockets from its No.32 debut to No.12 and seems destined to muscle its way into the top ten next weekend.
Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ also edges its way to the ten, picking up another three spot this week to a new peak of No.15.
Good news also for Guy Sebastian. Thanks to the new Alan Walker rework of his top ten hit ‘Choir’, it’s back into the top 20 (No.21 to No.17) and has also picked up a second platinum accreditation, meaning it’s sold in excess of 140,000 units.
Flume premieres in the No.20 position with his fresh new single ‘Rushing Back’ (with Vera Blue on vocals). It’s his first top 20 hit since ‘Say It’ (with Tove Lo) placed top five back in 2016.
‘Don’t Call Me Angel’, the new collaboration from the soundtrack to ‘Charlie’s Angels’ between Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, takes an eleven spot tumble from No.10 to No.21
If the chart record at No.1 wasn’t cause enough for celebration in the Tones And I camp this week, her single ‘Never Seen The Rain’, which improves from No.25 to No.23, notches up a fresh new platinum certification (70,000 units).
Meantime, the Ed Sheeran/Camila Cabello/Cardi B collaboration ‘South Of The Border’ improves from No.36 to No.24.
The Miley Cyrus single continues to ‘Slide Away’ (No.17 to No.25), but Regard’s ‘Ride It’ is headed in the opposite direction, leaping from No.42 to No.28.
Normani’s ‘Motivation’ now comes with a glimmering gold certification (No.32), while Blackbear’s ‘Hot Girl Bummer’ continues its Aussie chart ascent, up from No.38 to No.33 (a new peak).
Camila Cabello’s ‘Liar’ looks like it’s run out of steam, dropping seven from its No.33 home of the past couple of weeks.
Post Malone’s ‘Saint Tropez, however, is down a little further, sliding 13 to No.41.
There’s a No.56 to No.48 improvement for Freya Ridings’ ‘Castles’ (a new peak), plus a re-entry into the top 50 for 5 Seconds Of Summer’s former No.1 smash ‘Youngblood’ (No.55 to No.49).
After a 12 place gain last week, Sam Feldt’s ‘Post Malone’ is up again, gaining another ten places to No.54.
His performance at the AFL Grand Final last weekend sees Dean Lewis’s ‘Be Alright’ improve seven to No.56.
And there’s a No.58 debut for the French Montana/Post Malone/Cardi B/Rvssian single ‘Writing On The Wall’.
Post Malone’s ‘Enemies’ is down from No.47 to No.61. His ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ is down from No.45 to No.62.
Further down in the No.75 position, Diplo and Jonas Brothers make an ARIA top 100 splash with their collaboration’Lonely’.
There’s a shiny new double platinum accreditation for Hilltop Hoods’ single ‘Exit Sign’ (with Illy and Ecca Vandal).
But the news isn’t crash hot for another Post Malone song, ‘On The Road’. It’s on the road to top 100 oblivion, plunging 32 places to No.91.
Ruel’s ‘Painkiller’ is also down heavily, dropping 22 to No.98.
Alright… albums chart time. And there’s still no budging Post Malone’s latest long player from the top spot on the ARIA top 100 albums chart.
‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ is spending its fourth week in the No.1 spot and this week holds off an impressive No.2 re-entry from The Beatles’ classic ‘Abbey Road’ album, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
No.3 belongs to Ed Sheeran, No.4 to Taylor Swift, but then Busby Marou come along to shake up the ARIA top five, scoring the highest debut of the week with ‘The Great Divide’ (No.5).
Though it doesn’t quite match the No.1 success of its predecessor, 2017’s ‘Postcards From The Shell House’, it does match the No.5 peak of their sophmore album, 2013’s ‘Farewell Fitzroy’.
Fellow local favourites Boy & Bear also enjoy some time in the top ten sunshine with their new album ‘Suck On Light’. It debuts at No.7, short of the No.1 peaks of their previous two albums.
Again, no doubt thanks to his appearance at the AFL Grand Final last weekend, Dean Lewis’s ‘A Place We Knew’ is up (No.17 to No.9). But Blink-182’s newbie ‘Nine’ falls to ten (No.4 to No.10).
There’s a trio of new entries just outside the walls of the top ten this week; DaBaby’s ‘Kirk’ new at No.11, Complete’s ‘Death Rattle’ new at No.12 and Steel Panther’s ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ new at No.13.
That trio ahead of a No.20 to No.14 jump for Luke Combs’ ‘This One’s For You’ and a No.9 to No.15 drop for Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’.
Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ is also down this week (No.10 to No.17) ahead of a No.18 debut for Hermitude’s ‘Pollyanarchy’ and a No.20 debut for Opeth’s ‘In Cauda Venenum’.
Ruel’s ‘Free Time’ EP has spent just two weeks inside the ARIA top ten – and two weeks inside the ARIA top 20 – having dipped from No.8 to No.24.
Hellyeah’s ‘Welcome Home’ is new at No.25. But Lana Del Rey’s ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ continues its slide, losing another 16 places to No.27. Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ also slides again, losing 18 to No.33.
There’s a rather large 29 place drop for Korn’s ‘The Nothing’ (No.13 to No.42).
The Teskey Brothers’ ‘Run Home Slow’ is also down, dropping 15 to No.59.
Beth Hart scores an ARIA chart debut for her latest long player ‘War In My Mind’ (No.64), but it seems the love for Liam Gallagher only goes so far. His latest album ‘Why Me? Why Not’. debuted strongly at No.7 on last week’s ARIA countdown. It’s all the way down at No.71 in week two.
There’s a No.72 debut for the new Adam Lambert EP ‘Velvet : Side A’, an 18 place drop for ‘The Lion King’ soundtrack and one more new entry… at No.87 for DragonForce’s ‘Extreme Power Metal’.
Albums from Jetty Road, As I Lay Dying, Zac Brown Band and Angus Gill, which premiered in positions 25, 27, 29 and 47 in last week’s ARIA top 50, are all gone from the ARIA 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.