In this week’s ARIA Chart Watch, our number one single and album are both unchanged. But there are two top ten debuts on both charts!
Find out who they are – and just where they came into the countdown – right here in another exciting edition of ARIA Chart Watch!
Hot on the heels of her slew of ARIA nominations, Tones and I continues to shine brightly at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart with her smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’.
The track, spending its eleventh week in top spot, solidifies its position further this week by smashing through the four times platinum barrier, meaning it’s now sold in excess of 280,000 units.
Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ remains in the No.2 spot, but there’s a changing of the guard at No.3.
The week’s highest new entry goes to Travis Scott’s single ‘Highest In The Room’. It’s the US rapper’s biggest Aussie hit to date, surpassing the No.6 peak of his ‘Sicko Mode’ last year.
Also premiering in the ARIA top ten this week is Dan + Shay’s track ‘10,000 Hours’ (with Justin Bieber). It’s new at No.4, giving the country duo their biggest ever hit in Australia.
After racing from No.32 on debut to No.12 last weekend, the new Maroon 5 single ‘Memories’ is now a bonafide Aussie top ten smash, bulleting a further five places to No.7.
And though ‘The Git Up’ gits down (only by three positions – No.5 to No.8), it does so armed with a shiny new double platinum certification for sales in excess of 140,000 units.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Beautiful People’ also hits double platinum (No.6 to No.9).
Regard’s ‘Ride It’ is in a big, big hurry. Last week it scurried from No.42 to No.28. Seven days on and it’s up from No.28 to No.11, well on track to crack the ARIA top ten next weekend.
Lizzo goes gold with ‘Good As Hell’ (No.16 to No.14), meaning the song’s sold more than 35,000 copies.
Blackbear’s ‘Hot Girl Bummer’ is on the move. It’s up a huge 16 places to a new peak of No.17.
So too Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Cardi B’s ‘South Of The Border’, with a rise of six places to No.18. It’s now just four places shy of its No.14 peak thus far.
Lizzo scores another new accreditation, with ‘Truth Hurts’ hitting double platinum at No.20 (down five).
After a slight improvement last week, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Choir’ is down again, dropping ten to No.27. Down further this week, however, is Post Malone’s ‘Goodbyes’, which slides 14 places to No.28.
Lil Tecca’s ‘Ransom’ is also down heavily, losing 16 places to No.34.
Chris Brown scores a double platinum certification for his ‘No Guidance’ at No.38.
French Montana comes bursting into the top 50 with ‘Writing On The Wall’. That track debuted at No.58 last weekend. Seven days on and it’s up 15 places to No.43.
Diplo and Jonas Brothers are up (with a bullet) with ‘Lonely’. From a debut of No.75, it’s rocketed to No.48.
Speaking of decent jumps, there’s a No.78 to No.53 (a new peak) leap for Lauv’s ‘Feelings’ and a No.79 to No.56 jump for Drax Project’s ‘Catching Feelings’. We’re feeling both of them.
In between them both, Sam Feldt’s ‘Post Malone’ goes gold (No.54) and Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Little Things’ (No.55) achieves a new platinum accreditation (70,000 units sold).
There’s a big new certification tweak for Ed Sheeran’s former No.1 smash ‘Perfect’ at No.64. It’s now a massive 12 times platinum, meaning it’s sold in excess of 840,000 copies in Australia.
There’s a No.71 debut for the new Juice WRLD track ‘Bandit’ (with YoungBoy Never Broke Again), but a 14 place drop for Post Malone’s ‘Enemies’ (No.61 to No.75) and a 15 place drop for his ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ (No.62 to No.77).
Khalid’s ‘Right Back’ is down further, however, slumping 19 places to No.79.
Summer Walker debuts at No.83 with ‘Playing Games’, OneRepublic’s ‘Wanted’ is back into the top 100 at No.85 (no doubt thanks to their performance at the NRL Grand Final last weekend) and there’s a new platinum accreditation for Andy Grammer’s ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ (No.89).
Three more new entries dot the 90s; Illy and Robinson’s ‘Lean On Me’ at No.90, Niall Horan’s ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ at No.93 and Zedd and Kehlani’s ‘Good Thing’ at No.98.
Young Thug’s ‘The London’ hits platinum at No.91. Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Good Lord’ tumbles from No.74 to No.96.
And though it’s disappeared from the top 100 this week, the Panic! At The Disco track ‘High Hopes’ bids its farewell armed with a new fourth platinum accreditation.
As mentioned, no change again to the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart, with Post Malone once again flying the flag with his ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ (for a fifth successive week).
Ed Sheeran’s up to No.2 and Taylor Swift up to No.3 as a result of The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ losing two spots to No.4.
Tones And I pops back into the top five with ‘The Kids Are Coming’ EP.
The two new entries in the top ten we spoke about in the opening paragraph appear in positions seven and eight.
At No.7, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds score with ‘Ghosteen’. And at No.8, City And Colour debut with their ‘A Pill For Loneliness’.
Elton John’s back in the top ten with his ‘Diamonds’ (No.15 to No.9), while Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ improves from No.16 to No.10.
There’s also positive movement for albums from Luke Combs (No.14 to No.11), Khalid (No.17 to No.12), the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack (No.22 to No.13) and also for Tyler The Creator’s ‘Igor’, which re-enters in the ARIA top 100 at No.15.
US singer Summer Walker premieres at a very respectable No.17 with her debut album ‘Over It’.
New entries in the 20s too; The Darkness debuting at No.22 with ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ and Wilco debuting at No.23 with ‘Ode To Joy’.
DaBaby’s ‘Kirk’, which entered the countdown at No.11 last week, is down 13 to No.24.
Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’, meantime, improves ten to No.25. Chris Brown’s ‘Indigo’ is up 15 to No.26. And Angel Olsen’s ‘All Mirrors’ is new at No.27.
Good gains for the Lizzo album ‘Cuz I Love You’, which soars 40 places to No.30.
A big move in the opposite direction, however, for Boy & Bear, whose ‘Suck On Light’ slumps from its No.7 debut to No.33.
There’s a No.38 debut for Dermot Kennedy’s ‘Without Fear’. And more debuts in positions No.41 and No.42 for We Lost The Sea’s ‘Triumph & Disaster’ and Maundz’ ‘True North’ respectively.
Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ is down 11 to No.44, but Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ is up 11 to No.49.
Bad news for Blink-182, however. After their new album ‘Nine’ debuted at No.4 two weeks back, it spend its second week at No.10. One week on and it’s down a massive 40 places to be on the precipice of disappearing from the top 50 entirely.
The Dyson Stringer Cloher album (imaginatively titled ‘Dyson Stringer Cloher’) just misses a top 50 berth on debut, premiering at No.52.
Amy Shark’s ‘Love Monster’ is up from No.83 to No.61. But Lil Nas X’s ‘7’ EP is down 13 to No.62.
One of the bigger drops this week, however, falls to Opeth. Their album ‘In Cauda Venenum’ plummets a huge 48 places from its No.20 debut to No.68.
Slipknot’s 26 place drop for ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ (No.45 to No.71) pales in comparison.
But you want a big drop? Steel Panther’s takes the cake this week. The band’s new long player ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ premiered at a respectable No.13 last week. That very number must have been an omen, because the album plunges 65 places in week two to No.78.
Hermitude’s ‘Pollyanarchy’ also loses a stack of positions in its second week, down a mammoth 62 places to No.80.
Towards the end, there’s a No.85 debut for Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Fire & Brimstone’.
Korn’s ‘The Nothing’ slumps 58 places to No.99.
Three albums from last week’s top 50 are no longer in the top 100; Hellyeah’s ‘Welcome Home’ drops more than 75 places from its No.25 debut. Complete’s ‘Death Rattle’ couldn’t have been more aptly named, diving more than 88 places from last week’s No.12 debut.
But the biggest fall of the week goes to Busby Marou. Their album ‘The Great Divide’ was shining brightly last week as a No.5 debut. It’s gone entirely from the top 100, meaning it’s lost in excess of 95 chart positions in just one week, making it one of the biggest drops of 2019.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.