Welcome to edition #550 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly zip around the ARIA top 100 singles and albums charts.
No change at No.1 on either the singles or albums chart this week, but there’s one top ten debut on both the singles AND albums chart this week. Who’s debuted? Who’s moved? Who’s bagged themselves a shiny new certification?
Find out in our latest ARIA Chart Watch!
Tones and I’s massive hit ‘Dance Monkey’ just keeps on keeping on; the track this week notches up its 15th week in top spot, equalling Ed Sheeran’s record (‘Shape Of You’) for the longest No.1 this decade (though his run of 15 weeks was broken).
Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ regains the No.2 position which it lost last week to the new Selena Gomez track ‘Lose You To Love Me’ (No.3 to No.2).
The latter drops from No.2 on debut to No.5, allowing Regard’s ‘Ride It’ to climb to an all new chart peak of No.3. Not only does ‘Ride It’ reach ever higher this week, it does so with a shiny new platinum accreditation – for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
Maroon 5’s ‘Memories’ isn’t done with just yet, up one to No.4, with Selena’s new tune at five.
The big top ten debut we talked about in the opener? That’s at No.8. And it’s the fifth top ten hit for UK dance/pop songstress Dua Lipa. Her new track ‘Don’t Start Now’ is a disco stormer.
Tones and I’s ‘Never Seen The Rain’ regains its No.10 placing, while Kanye West’s ‘Follow God’ exits the top ten, dropping seven places from last week’s No.7 debut.
Good news for Lewis Capaldi this week, with his former top five smash ‘Someone You Loved’ picking up a new fifth platinum certification, meaning it’s sold in excess of 350,000 units in Australia.
Billie Eilish’s former No.1 smash ‘Bad Guy’ is back into the top 20, rising from No.24 to No.19 and gaining a new six times platinum award at the same time (420,000 sales).
With the Kanye album tracks all slipping this week, Freya Ridings’ ‘Castles’ is building again, improving from No.34 to a new chart peak of No.25.
But the new Harry Styles track ‘Lights Up’ dulls slightly again, losing another five places to No.27.
Meduza’s newbie ‘Lose Control’ (with Becky Hill and Goodboys) improves from No.42 to a new peak of No.28, with the Shaed/Zayn track ‘Trampoline’ also enjoying a double figure bounce, up from No.43 to No.30.
Lil Nas X’s ‘Panini’ suffered a big fall thanks to the proliferation of Kanye tracks in the chart last week, dropping from No.33 to No.48. Seven days on, however, and it’s back up from No.48 to No.34.
Selena Gomez’s ‘Look At Her Now’ slips eight from its No.29 debut. Miley Cyrus’s ‘Slide Away’ improves ten to No.39, as does the Diplo/Jonas Brothers track ‘Lonely’ (No.51 to No.41).
Sam Feldt’s ‘Post Malone’ recovers even more, however. Its previous chart peak prior to now was the No.45 spot. This week, it bullets from No.59 to a new peak of No.42.
Jonas Brothers’ ‘Only Human’ also recovers, jumping from No.57 to No.44, as does Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ (No.56 to No.45).
But the new Major Lazer and Khalid track is up all on its ownsome. After debuting at No.87 last week, it’s a massive 41 places higher and into the top fifty (No.87 to No.46).
Similarly, Drax Project’s ‘Catching Feelings’ has never been into the top 50 before. It’s there now, however, jumping from No.65 to a new peak of No.48.
Young Thug’s ‘Hot’ scrapes into the top 50 on debut, premiering at No.49.
Outside the top 50, Lauv’s ‘Feelings’ regains lost ground (No.67 to No.54), as does Zedd And Kehlani’s ‘Good Thing’ (No.73 to a new peak of No.58).
And 5 Seconds Of Summer crash through the ten times platinum barrier with their former No.1 smash ‘Youngblood’ (700,000 copies and counting).
Shawn Mendes is up 18 with ‘If I Can’t Have You’ (No.79 to No.61), Ariana Grande, Normani and Nicki Minaj premiere in the No.63 position with ‘Bad To You’ and there are 15 place improvements for George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ and Dean Lewis’s ‘Be Alright’ (No.81 to No.66 and No.82 to No.67 respectively). Bizarrely, both tracks (which are both eight times platinum) fell by precisely the same amount – 14 places – last week.
There’s only a tiny improvement for the Coldplay single ‘Orphans’ (No.71 to No.68, though it’s a new peak).
But there’s a couple of big second week drops for Kanye West; ‘On God’ dropping a massive 49 places to No.70 and ‘Closed On Sunday’ plunging 55 places to No.74. ‘Selah’ is down even further though… losing an enormous 60 places to No.78.
The new Martin Garrix/Dean Lewis collaboration ‘Used To Love’ debuts in the No.83 position.
But another huge drop for Kanye occurs in the 90s; ‘Everything We Need’ down a huge 68 places to No.94.
‘Don’t Call Me Angel’ from the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack tumbles another 28 places to No.96.
Kanye West’s ‘Use This Gospel’? Down 63 places to No.99.
Kanye’s other tracks (‘Every Hour’, ‘Water’, ‘God Is’, ‘Hands On’ and ‘Jesus Is Lord’), which debuted last week in positions 33, 37, 39, 46 and 55, are all gone from the ARIA top 100.
‘Jesus Is King’ by Kanye West is still king of the ARIA charts this week. After debuting in top spot last weekend, the album notches up a second week at the summit of the Australian albums chart.
The Nos.2 and 3 positions are also unchanged, with Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ both holding steady.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ improves from No.6 to No.4, with Tones and I’s ‘The Kids Are Coming’ EP up from No.8 to No.5.
Staggeringly, indigenous Aussie singer songwriter Archie Roach notches up his first ever top ten album with ‘Tell Me Why’. His previous best was 2016’s ‘Let Love Rule’, which peaked at No.24.
Shawn Mendes’ self-titled set is up from No.13 to No.8, while Rex Orange County’s ‘Pony’ is riding towards the top ten sunset, losing six from last week’s No.4 debut.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO just misses out on a top ten berth, with a No.12 debut for ‘From Out Of Nowhere’.
Dean Lewis’s album ‘A Place We Knew’ improves from No.21 to No.14, while there are debuts straddling the No.20 position this week; No.19 for Miranda Lambert’s ‘Wildcard’ and No.21 for Bob Dylan’s ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969 : The Bootleg Series Vol.15′.
The release of the new Dua Lipa single sees her self-titled album bullet from No.36 to No.24.
There are a couple of sizeable drops to follow; Van Morrison’s ‘Three Chords And The Truth’ is down from a No.11 debut to No.30, James Blunt’s ‘Once Upon A Mind’ plunges 26 to No.31 and Hillsong Worship’s ‘Awake’ is down from No.19 to No.34.
Mariah Carey has kicked off the festive season with a new deluxe edition of her seasonal classic ‘Merry Christmas’. That album, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has re-entered the countdown this week at No.36.
There’s a new entry for Michael Kiwanuka (‘Kiwanuka’) at No.39, just ahead of big moves for Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ (No.69 to No.41) and The Teskey Brothers’ ‘Run Home Slow’ (No.93 to No.42).
It’s not just Mariah getting on the festive bandwagon early this year. The Seekers’ ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ is also in the countdown, premiering at No.50.
Tyler The Creator’s ‘Igor’ drops 17 spots to No.57.
It’s followed by a trio of new entries. There’s a No.58 debut for the soundtrack to ‘Charlie’s Angels’, there’s a No.60 debut for Yelawolf’s ‘Ghetto Cowboy’ and a No.61 debut for The Babe Rainbow’s ‘Today’.
Chillinit’s album ‘Women Weed & Wordplay’ bulleted from No.59 to No.18 last week, but seven days on it’s down again – and a little further too – to No.62.
Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Rumours’ is down 21 to No.64.
Maybe it was the news they were to be inducted into this year’s ARIA Hall Of Fame, but the Human Nature festive collection ‘The Christmas Album’ re-enters the ARIA chart at No.65.
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Friends For Christmas’ also re-enters (No.67).
Adele’s ’25’ drops ten (No.63 to No.73), Lana Del Rey’s ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ is down 14 (No.60 to No.74) and James Arthur’s ‘You’ loses another 16 (No.59 to No.75).
DaBaby’s album ‘Kirk’ also drops this week. It’s down 21 places to No.88, while Foals’ ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’ is down a rather large 33 places to No.95.
Earl Sweatshirt scrapes into the top 100 with his newbie ‘Feet Of Clay’.
Top 50 debuts from last week that have vanished entirely from the top 100 include latest albums from Bad Wolves, Bruce Springsteen, King Princess, Desert Sessions, Thornhill and Airbourne.
Airbourne’s album ‘Boneshaker’ premiered at No.14 last week. It’s lost more than 86 places to be gone entirely 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 AEDT.