Here we are with edition #552 of ARIA Chart Watch. And in ARIA week, it’s awesome to see two Aussies at the top on both charts.
Despite coming under threat this week, Tones And I remains top of the pops on the singles chart, while an Aussie music icon claims the No.1 spot on the albums chart on debut.
Scratch the surface with us as we delve (good word) into this week’s ARIA top 100s.
As mentioned in the opener, there’s no change to the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart this week, with Tones And I continuing her record-breaking hold.
‘Dance Monkey’ continues to shine across the world, but here at home, it’s up to a huge 17 weeks in top spot. Of course, all signs point to the Melbourne native dominating at the 2019 ARIA Awards, to be held this Wednesday in Sydney.
Tones and I did have a serious challenge on her hands this week, however, with Billie Eilish almost spoiling the party with her latest single ‘Everything I Wanted’. Instead, Billie scores the highest debut of the week, with a nonetheless impressive entry at No.2. Could she score her second Aussie No.1 in the coming weeks? We’ll have to wait and see.
Viral sensation Arizona Zervas proves she’s got serious staying power with her single ‘Roxanne’. It premiered last week in the No.5 spot, but improves two places to No.3 in its second week.
Maroon 5 and Regard make up the top five with ‘Memories’ and ‘Ride It’ respectively.
It might be a bummer, but Blackbear’s ‘Hot Girl Bummer’ scores the week’s first accreditation. It’s now platinum certified, having sold through in excess of 70,000 units down under.
The addition of Shawn Mendes to the latest Taylor Swift single ‘Lover’ reaps instant rewards; the single bullets a very decent 30 places, from No.43 to No.13.
Another track hitting new heights (certification-wise at least) this week is Travis Scott’s ‘Highest In The Room’. It dips three places to No.17, but does pick up a shiny new platinum award.
A little further down, the Kanye West track ‘Follow God’ eases 12 places to No.31.
Though Sam Smith’s ‘How Do You Sleep?’ drops four places this week, the single is adorned with a new double platinum accreditation, for sales now above 140,000 units.
There are a couple of new entries at the tail end of the 30s; Harry Styles’ new track ‘Watermelon Sugar’ (No.38) and the new Onefour single ‘In The Beginning’ (No.39).
There’s also a new entry near the start of the 40s; Lauv and Lany’s new collaboration ‘Mean It’ (No.42).
Last week, we predicted that the Martin Garrix/Dean Lewis single ‘Used To Love’ was on track to break into the top 50 this week. Just call us Nostradamus. It’s up from No.57 to No.46.
But Camila Cabello’s ‘Liar’ eases 11 (No.36 to No.47).
Just outside the top 50, there’s a No.51 debut for Khalid’s ‘Up All Night’, but an 11 spot drop for Selena Gomez’s ‘Look At Her Now’ (No.41 to No.52). Lil Tecca’s ‘Ransom’ is down 13 to No.53.
Noah Cyrus’s latest, ‘July’, hits new heights (No.58 to No.55), but the Major Lazer/Khalid track ‘Trigger’ is pulled from the top 50, dropping from No.48 to No.57.
There’s also an 11 place fall for Young Thug’s ‘Hot’ (No.52 to No.63) and a 19 place drop for the Diplo/Jonas Brothers single ‘Lonely’.
The Chainsmokers hit platinum territory with their ‘Takeway (The Remixes)’, which is down nine to No.69.
There’s a debut at No.73 for Tyga’s ‘Macarena’, but the ‘Feelings’ not so grand for Lauv, with that track plunging 34 places to No.88.
The Coldplay comeback has stalled too; ‘Orphans’ in danger of falling out of the top 100 entirely next week. It’s slipped from No.78 to No.89. Though their fans will no doubt snap up their album ‘Everyday Life’ (which dropped yesterday) in droves.
But the drop’s not quite as large as that for the BTS/Lauv track ‘Make It Right’, which is down 27 places to No.90.
Tory Lanez’s ‘Jerry Sprunger’ plops in at No.95 on debut, Bazzi’s ‘I.F.L.Y.’ is down 25 to No.98 and The Black Eyed Peas with J Balvin scrape into the top 100 by the skin of their teeth with ‘Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)’, new at No.100.
What a way to kick off ARIA week… Tones And I shining brightly in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart with ‘Dance Monkey’ and legendary Aussie singer/songwriter Paul Kelly premiering at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart.
Paul premieres in top spot this week with his latest best-of package, ‘Songs From The South : Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits 1985 – 2019’. It’s his third No.1 album.
In debuting in top spot, he holds Celine Dion at bay; the Canadian songstress’s new album ‘Courage’ is new at No.2, marking her first entry in the Australian top five in 17 years (2002’s ‘A New Day Has Come’ hit No.1).
Luke Combs, who debuted in top spot last week with ‘What You See Is What You Get’, is down to No.3, with Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ occupying positions four and five.
Also new into the top ten this week is the new Lady Antebellum album ‘Ocean’, making it their sixth successive top ten album in Australia.
Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ is down from No.6 to No.11, while Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Ghosteen’ drops from No.2 to No.12.
There’s a No.23 to No.16 improvement for the P!nk album ‘Hurts 2B Human’, a No.18 debut for Tory Lanez’s ‘Chixtape’ and, with the tour announcement dropping throughout the week (as well as more stocks arriving into stores), a No.37 to No.19 place jump for Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’.
Jess Mauboy’s ‘Hilda’ is down from No.12 to No.22, U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ is up five to No.23 and the soundtrack to ‘Frozen 2’ is new into the countdown at No.24.
With her new single firing on all cylinders over on the singles chart, Billie Eilish’s ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ is up ten places to No.28.
There’s a 14 place drop for The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ (No.15 to No.29) and a 15 spot improvement for ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ (No.47 to No.32).
Winston Surfshirt gets his latest album ‘Apple Crumble’ into the No.38 spot on debut, while the Christmas parade kicks into a higher gear; John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Friends For Christmas’ up from No.53 to No.40, Human Nature’s ‘The Christmas Album’ up from No.55 to No.42 and Mariah Carey’s ‘Merry Christmas’ up three to No.45.
But in the middle of them all, there’s a huge 36 place drop from No.8 to No.44 for Six60’s ‘Six60 (3)’.
Even Rex Orange County takes another tumble this week, with ‘Pony’ riding into the top 50 sunset (No.35 to No.47).
There’s a No.55 debut for the Lil Peep album ‘Everybody’s Everything’ and a 25 place drop for Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Si Forever (The Diamond Edition)’ to No.56.
Christmas is definitely back further down the list. Michael Bublé’s ‘Christmas’, that is. The double diamond-certified album (that’s one million copies to you and us) is back in the ARIA top 100 at No.59.
Milky Chance is back on the ARIA albums chart with their latest long player ‘Mind The Moon’. It’s new at No.63.
Ruel’s ‘Free Time’ EP is down 21 to No.64, Doja Cat’s ‘Hot Pink’ is in freefall, plunging 38 places from last week’s No.30 debut, but the biggest fall of the week has to go to Irish outfit The Script and their latest long player ‘Sunsets & Full Moons’. It plummets a massive 63 places from last week’s No.11 debut.
James Blunt’s latest album ‘Once Upon A Mind’ is also down heavily, slumping 37 places to No.91.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO debuted in the No.12 spot with ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ two weeks ago. Last weekend it was down to No.34. Another week on and it’s down 66 places to No.100.
But the biggest drop of all comes at the hands of FKA Twigs and their album ‘Magdalene’, which loses more than 78 places after debuting last week at No.22.
Vanessa Amorosi’s album ‘Back To Love’ is out of the top 100 after debuting last week at No.84.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.