It’s ARIA Chart Watch time again, with another comprehensive look at the top 100 ARIA singles and albums charts.
Find out who’s shining in the number one spots, who’s scored the week’s highest debuts, who’s experienced big falls, big jumps and who’s nabbed the new certifications.
Read on! It’s all in the information-packed paragraphs below.
It’s the song that just keeps on keeping on. And this week, Tones And I’s massive global hit ‘Dance Monkey’ notches up not only another milestone (16 weeks in top spot), but also becomes the longest running number one single in ARIA Chart history.
Not content with simple setting a new record, the track also blasts through the six times platinum barrier, meaning it’s sold more than 420,000 copies since it first appeared on the ARIA charts six months ago to the week.
Maroon 5 will be happy with the performance of their latest single ‘Memories’ this week too. It edges from No.4 to a new ARIA chart peak of No.2, swapping places with Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ (No.2 to No.4).
Regard’s ‘Ride It’ is steady in the No.3 spot, with a new entry from viral sensation Arizona Zervas (‘Roxanne’) at No.5.
Dua Lipa’s new smash ‘Don’t Start Now’ creeps two places higher from its No.8 debut last week.
Great news for Flume this week, with his latest single ‘Rushing Back’ (with Vera Blue) scoring a new gold sales accreditation. It’s sold more than 35,000 units and is sitting pretty at No.16.
Meduza’s latest single ‘Lose Control’ was doing big business last week, bulleting from No.42 to No.28. It’s improved again this week, increasing another eight positions to now be top 20 (No.28 to No.20).
Freya Ridings’ ‘Castles’ is up again (No.25 to No.21), so too Shaed and Zayn’s ‘Trampoline’ (No.30 to No.27).
And while the Harry Styles single ‘Lights Up’ dulls a little more, losing four places to No.31, it does gain a shiny new gold sales certification.
Sam Smith’s ‘How Do You Sleep?’ dips nine (No.23 to No.32), Normani’s ‘Motivation’ is now a platinum certified hit down under (70,000 unit sales and up one to No.35, swapping places with her former bandmate Camila Cabello).
Taylor Swift’s single ‘Lover’ is now back into the ARIA top 50 (No.59 to No.43).
In the lower half of the top 100 this week, we have a very decent 26 place jump for the new Martin Garrix/Dean Lewis track ‘Used To Love’. After premiering seven days ago at No.83, the single soars up to No.57 and is well on track for a top 50 berth next weekend.
Noah Cyrus’s newbie ‘July’ is also up this week, improving from No.76 to a new peak of No.58. Doja Cat gets ‘Juicy’ in the No.68 position on debut.
Further down, we find a new platinum accreditation for the Lewis Capaldi track ‘Bruises’ (No.76 – a new peak) and a ten place drop from last week’s No.68 peak for the new Coldplay single ‘Orphans’.
Lil Mosey and Gunna squeeze ‘Stuck In A Dream’ into the ARIA top 100, with a No.92 debut. After debuting last week at No.63, the Ariana Grande/Normani/Nicki Minaj single ‘Bad To You’ is gone entirely from the ARIA top 100.
After two weeks in the No.1 spot, Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ has been dethroned down under, all thanks to ‘What You See Is What You Get’, the new album from country star Luke Combs.
The US performer’s sophomore album premieres in top spot, easily besting the No.4 performance of his debut, 2017’s ‘This One’s For You’.
One month ago, the new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album ‘Ghosteen’ was given a digital-only release. It peaked at No.7, dropped to No.58 the following week and subsequently vanished from the ARIA top 100.
Last Friday, it was given a physical release. And Nick Cave fans were seemingly out in force to snap it up in all its physical glory, as it’s back in the countdown this week and with a new peak of No.2 to boot.
The rest of this week’s top five is taken up by Post Malone (‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ at No.3), Ed Sheeran (‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ at No.4) and Taylor Swift (‘Lover’ at No.5).
Kanye’s album falls from one to six, just ahead of a No.7 debut for the ‘Last Christmas’ soundtrack (featuring the music of Wham and George Michael) and a No.8 debut for the Six60 album ‘Six60 (3)’.
Irish outfit The Script see their new album ‘Sunsets & Full Moons’ premiere in the No.11 position, while Jess Mauboy loses her grip on a top ten berth, with ‘Hilda’ down from No.9 to No.12.
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ bounces back slightly (No.22 to No.15), but there’s an 11 place fall for Shawn Mendes’ self-titled set (No.8 to No.19).
FKA Twigs just miss a top 20 berth with their ‘Magdalene’, which premieres at No.22.
Triple J’s ‘Like A Version 15’ is down from No.13 to No.24, while Rex Orange County’s ‘Pony’ is down 15 to No.25.
U2 are back down under, kicking off their Australian tour in Melbourne last night. Their classic album ‘The Joshua Tree’ is also back on the ARIA chart, re-entering in the No.28 position.
Doja Cat paints the No.30 position an intense shade of ‘Hot Pink’ on debut. While the Andrea Bocelli album ‘Si Forever (The Diamond Edition)’ is back in the ARIA countdown in the No.31 spot.
The second week news isn’t too crash hot for Jeff Lynne’s ELO and their album ‘From Out Of Nowhere’. It crash lands to No.34 after debuting last week at No.12.
The James Blunt album ‘Once Upon A Mind’ loses its grip on a top 50 berth, dropping from No.31 to No.54. Just two weeks ago it debuted at No.5.
Jason Derulo’s appearance down under sees his ‘Platinum Hits’ jump from No.77 to No.59.
Van Morrison, meantime, is headed in the other direction, slumping from No.30 to No.60 with ‘Three Chords And The Truth’.
Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’ is down 15 to No.62. Hillsong Worship’s ‘Awake’ is down 29 to No.63.
And The Chainsmokers premiere in the No.65 position with their latest long player ‘World War Joy… Push My Luck’.
No doubt Vanessa Amorosi and her team would have been hoping for a much better result than the No.84 debut for her long-awaited comeback album ‘Back To Love’.
After scoring his first ever top ten album last week, national treasure Archie Roach sees his ‘Tell Me Why’ plummet 80 places to No.87 in week two.
More big drops follow; Bob Dylan’s ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969 : The Bootleg Series Vol.15′ down 68 to No.89, Shawn Mendes’ ‘Illuminate’ down 38 to No.92, The Seekers’ ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ down 43 to No.93.
In between, there’s a No.91 debut for Lil Mosey’s album ‘Certified Hitmaker’.
Miranda Lambert’s latest long player ‘Wildcard’, which premiered at No.19 last week, has lost more than 81 positions and is gone entirely from the ARIA top 100.
Ditto Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Kiwanuka’, which drops more than 61 positions from last week’s No.39 debut.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.