Yep, Australia’s own Tones And I is still shining atop the ARIA singles chart; not only does she spend an impressive 13th week in top spot with her international smash ‘Dance Monkey’, but she also achieves a new fifth platinum accreditation by doing so. ‘Dance Monkey’ has now sold in excess of 350,000 units.
The top three is steady this week, but Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ (at No.2) ticks over into platinum territory, having sold more than 70,000 units.
Regard’s ‘Ride It’ is into the top five for the first time (No.6 to No.4) and also achieves a new accreditation; it’s now gold certified (35,000 copies sold).
Travis Scott also goes gold with ‘Highest In The Room’ (down one to No.6), while the Marshmello/Kane Brown single ‘One Thing Right’ is now double platinum at No.7 (140,000 sales).
Blackbear’s ‘Hot Girl Bummer’ continues to creep ever northwards (No.10 to No.8), while Tones And I’s ‘Never Seen The Rain’ is on a big hurry towards the upper echelons of the ARIA top 100, jumping from No.21 to No.10.
The lights went up on the new Harry Styles single seven days ago. But the track finds itself eight places lower than its No.7 debut in week two.
Flume and Vera Blue take ‘Rushing Back’ a little higher (No.19 to No.16) and the MeduZa single ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ is now triple platinum certified, having sold more than 210,000 copies (No.17).
Lil Nas X’s former global smash ‘Old Town Road’ is also still selling. Despite losing its grip on a top 20 berth this week (down from No.18 to No.21), it does pick up an impressive ninth platinum certification, meaning it’s sold more than 630,000 copies here.
Freya Ridings’ ‘Castles’ builds again, improving another seven places to No.29. There’s also a new gold accreditation for Camila Cabello’s ‘Liar’ at No.32 and a platinum one for Miley Cyrus’s ‘Slide Away’ at No.35.
Katy Perry scores the week’s highest new entry with her latest single ‘Harleys In Hawaii’, though no doubt the team at EMI will be hoping the track builds from its No.36 debut.
Diplo and the Jones Brothers hit the top 40 with ‘Lonely’ (No.44 to No.40), but Lauv and Anne-Marie drop nine to No.44 with ‘Fuck I’m Lonely’ (despite the track picking up its first accreditation this week… platinum).
The Sam Feldt / Rani single finally makes its way into the ARIA top 50. It’s been swanning around the lower reaches of the ARIA top 100 for 15 long weeks and now finally cracks the top half (No.51 to No.45).
Zayn’s ‘Trampoline Shaed’ also bounces into the top 50 this week, a leap of 15 places from last week’s No.62 debut.
Ditto Juice WRLD’s ‘Bandit’, up seven to No.48.
But the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ collaboration between Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey (‘Don’t Call Me Angel’) looks as though it’s spending its last week in the ARIA top 50. It drops ten to No.49, but does pick up a gold certification for its troubles.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ also bags a new certification. It’s now platinum and down five spaces to the even No.50.
The BTS/Lauv single ‘Make It Right’ is back into the ARIA top 100 at a new peak of No.53.
YNW Melly’s ‘223’s’ is new at No.56. Meduza’s ‘Lose Control’ is new at No.60.
Music consumers are tiring of Post Malone’s ‘Saint Tropez’, seemingly. That track tumbles 21 places to No.70.
But Ariana Grande and Social House’s ‘Boyfriend’ tumbles two spots further, from No.48 to No.71.
Camila Cabello’s into the countdown again with ‘Easy’ (No.76 on debut). Benee’s ‘Find An Island’ is new at No.83. And the Sam Smith/Normani single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ might be down at No.90, but its sales are still ticking over. It’s now four times platinum (that’s 280,000 sales).
Summer Walker’s ‘Playing Games’ dips from No.80 to No.92, there’s a 13 place drop for NF’s ‘Time’ (No.84 to No.97) and brand new music in positions 98 and 99 respectively for Flight Facilities’ ‘Better Than Ever’ and Noah Cyrus’s ‘July’.
Great news for Aussies here on the ARIA albums chart too, with Jessica Mauboy premiering at No.1 with her new album ‘Hilda’.
Staggeringly, take away the soundtrack to ‘The Sapphires’ and the first ‘Secret Daughter’ soundtrack and ‘Hilda’ is Jess Mauboy’s first ever No.1 album. So no doubt there’ll be celebrations all round at Sony HQ.
But wait… there’s more. With Tones And I at No.1 on the singles chart and Jess at No.1 on the albums chart, this week breaks a 15 year drought.
It’s the first time in 15 long years that solo Australian female artists are at No.1 on both the singles and albums charts. 15 years ago, it was Missy Higgins shining bright at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Scar’ and Paulini was gracing No.1 on the albums chart with her debut album ‘One Determined Heart’.
So Post Malone has relinquished his grip on the No.1 spot with his album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’.
Not that he’ll mind too much, however… he’s only down to No.2 and the album also bags a brand new gold certification for sales of 35,000 copies.
It’s Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift in positions three and four, with Tones and I’s ‘The Kids Are Coming’ EP making up the top five.
Then there are two more new entries back to back.
At No.6, we’ve got the 15th edition of Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ compilation.
And at No.7, there’s the new Alter Bridge album ‘Walk The Sky’. But wait… there’s more.
The new Horrorshow album ‘New Normal’ also joins the top ten debut party, entering at No.9. As does the new Foals album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’ (new at No.10). Interestingly, the latter bests the chart performance of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1’ by just one single spot.
Hillsong Worship’s ‘Awake’ is out of the top ten (No.3 to No.11).
There’s another new entry in position 15; Christie Lamb’s ‘Broken Lines’. And The Beatles’ classic ‘Abbey Road’ is down another nine places to No.16.
Good news for UK singer James Arthur, with a No.23 debut for his latest long player ‘You’, but less encouraging news for Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’, which is down another 12 places to No.31.
Ruel’s ‘Free Time’ EP is also down some more (13 places to No.36).
There’s a new entry for Bad//Dreems’ ‘Doomsday Ballet’ at No.38 and another 13 place drop for DaBaby’s ‘Kirk’ (No.34 to No.47).
Beyond the walls of the top 50, there’s a No.53 debut for Ali Barter’s ‘Hello, I’m Doing My Best’ and a No.56 debut for Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Surviving’. In between, however, Hayden James’ ‘Between Us’ slips 14 places to No.54.
88Rising are 37Dropping. Their long player ‘Head In The Clouds II’ slumps 37 places from last week’s No.30 debut.
Morgan Evans’ ‘Things That We Drink To’ is back into the top 100 at No.73.
Lil Tjay’s ‘True 2 Myself’ is down 23 to No.82. Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ tumbles 30 to No.83. And the Blink-182 album ‘Nine’ is down 23 to No.97.
But though those drops were all quite significant, there were even larger ones, with two albums from last week’s top 50 dropping out of the top 100 entirely.
The first is Babymetal’s ‘Metal Galaxy’, which is down more than 82 places. And the second is the new Grinspoon best-of ‘Chemical Heart’, which loses more than 91 positions after debuting last week at No.9.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.