We’re back with another exciting edition of ARIA Chart Watch, our regular Saturday night wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
And though Tones and I still maintains her lead on the ARIA singles chart, Jess Mauboy has relinquished her grip over on the albums side of things. But she’s done so to a big name US performer.
It’s now a huge 14 weeks in the No.1 spot for Australia’s own Tones And I, as she continues to set new chart marks with her global smash ‘Dance Monkey’.
But there are big things also brewing in the No.2 spot this week too, with a No.2 debut – and the biggest ever Australian chart success – for US pop starlet Selena Gomez. Her single ‘Lose You To Love Me’ makes a big splash, easily eclipsing the No.4 peaks of her 2017 single ‘It Ain’t You’ (with Kygo) and her 2018 outing ‘Back To You’.
Maroon 5’s latest track ‘Memories’ looks like it’s reached its peak now, dropping two places to No.5. But though it does lose out in the position stakes, it gains in the accreditation stakes; it’s now gold certified (35,000 sales).
Great news also for Lizzo this week, who picks up her first ever top ten placing in Australia. Her latest tune, ‘Good As Hell’, has bulleted from No.13 to No.6 in its 13th week of ARIA chart action.
It’s followed at No.7 by a big debut for the Kanye West track ‘Follow God’.
Blackbear’s ‘Hot Girl Bummer’ slides two positions this week having peaked last week at No.8. But it too scores itself a new gold sales accreditation.
There’s more Kanye West action in positions 18 and 19, with debuts for ‘Selah’ and ‘Closed On Sunday’ respectively.
Further success follows with debuts for ‘On God’ (No.21) and ‘Everything We Need’ (No.26).
In between them, however, there’s a seven place drop for the new Harry Styles single ‘Lights Up’ (No.15 to No.22) and a six place drop for MeduZa’s ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ (No.17 to No.23).
Even Sam Smith’s ‘How Do You Sleep?’ is down further this week, down nine to No.27.
While one new Selena Gomez track is shining brightly in the No.2 spot, the other one (‘Look At Her Now’) is spending its first week on the Aussie countdown in the No.29 spot.
Having peaked at No.24 last week, Halsey’s ‘Graveyard’ is down six to No.30, but picks up a gold sales certification.
Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ is down from No.23 to No.31 and the 5SOS boys finally tick over into platinum territory with their latest tune ‘Teeth’ (70,000 sales), which is down six to No.32.
More new entries from Kanye in the 30s; ‘Every Hour’ at No.33, ‘Use This Gospel’ at No.36, ‘Water’ at No.37′ and ‘God Is’ at No.39.
Once again in between, we find a new gold certification for Freya Ridings’ ‘Castles’ at No.34 (down five) and a ten spot stumble for Ali Gatie’s ‘It’s You’.
Camila Cabello’s ‘Liar’ (which peaked at No.31) is down eight to No.40. Right behind her is her former fellow Fifth Harmony bandmember Normani with ‘Motivation’ (down 13 to No.41).
MeduZa’s ‘Lose Control’ is up in a big way, bulleting from a No.60 debut to No.42.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Choir’ is down again (No.37 to No.44) despite the inclusion of Samantha Jade on another new version of the track, which dropped last Friday.
Lil Tecca’s ‘Ransom’ is a large 15 places lower at No.45 and Kanye wraps his top 50 commitments for the week with a No.46 debut for ‘Hands On’.
Some other big drops round out this week’s top 50; Post Malone’s ‘Goodbyes’ down 16 to No.47, Lil Nas X’s ‘Panini’ down 15 to No.48, Miley Cyrus’s ‘Slide Away’ down 14 to No.49 and the Kygo and Whitney Houston version of ‘Higher Love’ down 16 to No.50.
The drops continue on the other side of the fifty, with an 11 place drop for the Diplo/Jonas Brothers track ‘Lonely’ (No.40 to No.51), a 14 place fall for Y2K’s ‘Lalala’ (No.38 to No.52) and another 14 place fall for Chris Brown’s ‘No Guidance’ (No.39 to No.53).
Kanye West is back again with ‘Jesus Is Lord’, new at No.55.
Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ is down 13 to No.56, Jonas Brothers’ ‘Only Human’ is down 15 to No.57, The Chainsmokers’ ‘Takeway’ is down 17 to No.58, Sam Feldt’s ‘Post Malone’ is down 14 to No.59 and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ is down 14 to No.60.
Spare a thought for Katy Perry, however, as her new single ‘Harleys In Hawaii’ plunges 25 places from last week’s No.36 debut.
The exit from the top 50 of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ has been exacerbated by the number of new Kanye tracks this week; it’s down 14 places to No.64.
Lauv’s ‘F*ck I’m Lonely’, however, is down even further, losing 22 places to No.66. It’s now back to back with his latest track ‘Feelings’, which drops 13 places to No.67.
Though the movie is still not quite in the cinemas, ‘Don’t Call Me Angel’, from the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack (performed by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey) is down again, losing 19 places to No.68.
The ‘Writing On The Wall’ is now a lot more pronounced for French Montana’s single; down 19 to No.70.
Coldplay are back. But far from a bonafide No.1 smash now, they have to settle for a No.71 debut for their latest single ‘Orphans’.
Drake’s ‘Money In The Grave’ is down 15 to No.74, Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need To Calm Down’ is down 17 to No.75. There’s also a 15 place drop for Dominic Fike’s ‘3 Nights’ (No.61 to No.76).
The new Ellie Goulding track ‘Hate Me’ is back into the top 100 this week for its fifth week of ARIA chart love. And it notches up a new chart peak too; No.78.
Post Malone’s ‘Wow’ is down 18 (to No.80), with 14 place falls for both George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ and Dean Lewis’s ‘Be Alright’ (No.67 to No.81 and No.68 to No.82 respectively).
YNW Melly’s ‘223s’ takes a big 28 spot tumble from last week’s No.56 debut.
There’s a No.87 debut for the new Major Lazer track with Khalid, ‘Trigger’, but a 17 place fall for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Cross Me’ (No.79 to No.96). Khalid’s ‘Better’ is down from No.82 to No.100.
Beyond the walls of the top 100 this week, Jess Mauboy’s ‘Little Things’ has spent its last week in the top 100 (for now, at least). It was sitting at No.63 seven days ago.
With ten debuts in the top 50 and another one in the lower half of the top 100, the writing was pretty much on the wall for a No.1 debut for Kanye West and his new album ‘Jesus Is King’.
It’s Kanye’s third number one album down under and follows on from the No.1 success of his previous album ‘Ye’, released last year.
There’s no change to positions two and three, with Post Malone and Ed Sheeran holding steady.
But Rex Orange County sees his album ‘Pony’ ride right into the No.4 spot on debut, followed swiftly behind by the new James Blunt album ‘Once Upon A Mind’, new at No.5.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ may not be in the top five this week (it’s down from four to six), but it does pick up a sparkly new platinum accreditation (70,000 copies) for its troubles.
Jess Mauboy’s album ‘Hilda’ is down from No.1 to No.7 in week two.
Van Morrison’s ‘Three Cords And The Truth’ is new at No.11.
Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album bullets from No.24 to No.13. And the new Airbourne album ‘Boneshaker’ is new at No.14.
Chillinit’s up with a bullet with ‘Women Weed & Wordplay’ from No.59 to No.18. The album’s previous chart peak prior to tonight was No.41.
Thornhill scrapes into the top 20 on debut with ‘The Dark Pool’ (No.20). Desert Sessions’ ‘Vols.11 & 12’ is new at No.27.
Tyler The Creator sees his ‘Igor’ up from No.57 to No.40, while King Princess scores a No.41 debut for her ‘Cheap Queen’. Fleetwood Mac is back into the top 50 with ‘Rumours’ (No.60 to No.43).
Two more new entries in the top 50 drop into the countdown in the 40s; ‘Western Stars : Songs From The Film’ by Bruce Springsteen is in at No.45 and Bad Wolves’ ‘N.A.T.I.O.N’ is new at No.46.
There’s a big second week drop for the new James Arthur album ‘You’. It’s down from No.23 on debut to No.59.
But there’s a bigger drop for Foals’ ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’, which plummets 52 places from last week’s No.10 debut.
In between them both, there’s a No.61 debut for the new Cigarettes After Sex album ‘Cry’.
DaBaby’s ‘Kirk’ drops again (down 20 to No.67) and Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ is down 21 to No.69.
A little love for Old Dominion, with their self-titled LP into the countdown at No.79.
But spare a thought for Alter Bridge. Their latest long player ‘Walk The Sky’ debuted strongly at No.7 last week. That number proved to be not so luck in week two; the album’s down a staggering 76 places to No.83.
Morgan Evans’ ‘Things That We Drink To’ is also down, losing 26 places to No.99.
From the top 50 to top 100 oblivion are; Bad//Dreems’ ‘Doomsday Ballet’, down more than 62 places from last week’s No.38 debut, Christie Lamb’s ‘Broken Lines’, down more than 85 places from last week’s No.15 debut and Horrowshow’s ‘New Normal’, down a mammoth 91+ places from last week’s No.9 debut.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.