It’s the tail end of ARIA week and though Paul Kelly loses his grip on the No.1 spot on the albums chart, Tones & I continues to fly high on the singles chart.
There are four top ten debuts on the ARIA albums chart; three of them claiming the top three.
Read on to discover who they are – and who conquered this week’s No.1.
Yes, Australia’s own Tones And I, who picked up four ARIA Awards at Wednesday night’s ceremony (but strangely not the public voted Video Of The Year or Single Of The Year), still maintains her lead atop the ARIA singles chart.
It’s now a massive 18 weeks in top spot for ‘Dance Monkey’, proving beyond doubt which single has been most popular in Australia in the past 12 months.
Her closest competition this week came from viral star Arizona Zervas and her ‘Roxanne’, which improves one more position to claim a new peak of No.2.
Regard’s ‘Ride It’, Maroon 5’s ‘Memories’ and Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ make up the rest of the top five.
The new Billie Eilish single ‘Everything I Wanted’, which debuted at No.2 last week, is down four positions in week two.
Meduza’s ‘Lose Control’ further cements itself as a bonafide top 20 hit down under, improving four places to a new peak of No.15. But there’s a big improvement in the fortunes of ‘Watermelon Sugar’, the new single from former One Direction star Harry Styles. It’s up from a No.38 debut to No.20 in its second week of ARIA chart action.
The week’s highest debut belongs to Lewis Capaldi, whose ‘Before You Go’ premieres in the No.24 spot.
After 21 weeks on the countdown, the Sam Feldt track ‘Post Malone’ finally edges into the top 30, improving four positions to No.30.
Thanks to his appearance at the ARIAs, Khalid’s ‘Up All Night’ soars from its No.51 debut to No.35.
Two spots lower, there’s a debut (No.37) for the Ant Saunders track ‘Yellow Hearts’.
Following on from his ARIA wins, as well as his performance and hosting duties on the show, Guy Sebastian’s single ‘Choir’ makes its way back into the ARIA top fifty on its six month anniversary on the countdown; No.54 to No.45.
The Miley Cyrus single continues to ‘Slide Away’ (No.40 to No.49), while Kygo and Whitney Houston’s ‘Higher Love’ is steady in the No.50 spot.
Beyond the walls of the ARIA top 50 this week, the Onefour single ‘In The Beginning’ slides 13 places from last week’s No.39 debut. Though after the cancellation of their shows during the week, it may yet grow again as a form of protest.
Stormzy’s newbie ‘Own It’ (featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy) debuts at No.55, Post Malone’s ‘Goodbyes’ bids adieu to the top 50 (No.49 to No.57), while Tyga’s ‘Ayy Macarena’ improves 11 places from last week’s No.73 debut.
Not such great news for the Lil Nas X single ‘Panini’, however. It peaked at No.15 during its ARIA chart journey, but suffers a 16 place fall to No.64 this week (though it has been in the countdown for 23 weeks).
Mariah Carey’s seminal festive favourite ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is back again, re-entering the ARIA top 100 at No.68.
It’s just two places higher than the No.70 debut for Riton and Oliver Heldens’ ‘Turn Me On’ (featuring Vula).
Coldplay’s ‘Orphans’ gets a No.89 to No.71 bump due to the release of the album, but Juice WRLD’s ‘Bandit’ is down from No.61 to No.75.
Doja Cat’s ‘Juicy’ is also down 14 (No.72 to No.86), although her ‘Candy’ sweetens up the lower reaches of the ARIA top 100 with a No.92 debut.
Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Bruises’ drops from No.77 to No.93.
And two debuts round out this week’s top 100; Partynextdoor’s ‘Loyal’ at No.99 and Sofi Tukker’s ‘Purple Hat’ at No.100.
As mentioned in the opener, Paul Kelly has lost his grip on the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart after just one week. But he’s still firmly ensconced in the top five, behind a trio of debuts in the top three.
In top spot this week is UK supergroup Coldplay and their eighth long player ‘Everyday Life’. It’s the band’s sixth number one album down under and betters the No.2 chart peak of its predecessor ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ back in 2015.
Premiering at No.2 this week is fellow Brit Robbie Williams, whose ‘The Christmas Present’ becomes his ninth top five studio album.
Another Brit conquers the No.3 spot on debut this week. This time it’s legendary performer Rod Stewart, who teams up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on his best-of ‘You’re In My Heart’.
Paul Kelly’s at No.4 (down from one), with Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ making up this week’s top five.
The rest of the top ten is comprised of Ed Sheeran, Luke Combs, Tones and I and Taylor Swift, with the new Human Nature best-of, ‘Still Telling Everybody : 30 Years Of Hits’, taking up position in the top ten (No.10 on debut).
Legendary singer songwriter Leonard Cohen premiers just outside the top ten with his farewell record ‘Thanks For The Dance’.
The new Celine Dion album ‘Courage’ falls out of the top ten in its second week, dropping from No.2 to No.13.
But on the back of their appearance (and wins) at the ARIA Awards, The Teskey Brothers album ‘Run Home Slow’ bullets from No.54 to No.14.
‘9’ is at 16. That’s the new Jason Aldean album, of course. It’s on debut this week.
Michael Bublé’s back to help you celebrate the festive season; ‘Christmas’ bulleting from No.59 to No.19.
The INXS best-of is also on the rise, improving from No.32 to No.23.
And thanks to the repackage (you call THAT a megamix!?), the Kylie Minogue best-of ‘Step Back In Time’ steps back into the ARIA top 100 at No.25.
Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ is down 19 to No.31, Beck’s ‘Hyperspace’ is new at No.33, while P!nk’s ‘Hurts 2B Human’ is down from No.16 to No.34.
Improvements for Human Nature’s ‘The Christmas Album’ (No.42 to No.35) and for Mariah’s ‘Merry Christmas’ (No.45 to No.36), but the classic U2 album ‘The Joshua Tree’ dips (No.23 to No.37).
But dipping a little further this week (well, a LOT further) is the Lady Antebellum album ‘Ocean’. After making a splash last weekend with a No.7 debut, it’s a rather large 32 places lower in its second week.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ is down 12 (No.28 to No.40) and Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album is down 16 (No.25 to No.41).
Bing Crosby scores a No.44 debut with ‘Bing At Christmas’. But there’s a No.19 to No.46 slump for Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’. Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ loses its sting, dropping 15 to No.48.
Just outside the ARIA top 50 this week, The Seekers’ new festive set ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ re-enters the countdown at No.51. That’s just one spot shy of its No.50 peak thus far. Expect it to go higher next month.
But John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Friends For Christmas’ loses its grip on a top 50 berth, dropping from No.40 to No.52.
Also out of the top 50 this week are The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ (down 24 to No.53), Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ (down 17 to No.54) and Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’ (down 19 to No.55).
G Flip’s ‘About Us’ is also gone from this week’s top fifty, dropping 15 places to No.56.
But The Teskey Brothers’ ‘Half Mile Harvest’ is back into the top 100, re-entering at No.57.
‘Like A Version 15’ from Triple J plunges 20 (No.39 to No.59), Chris Brown’s ‘Indigo’ is down 19 (to No.65) and there’s a No.66 debut for The Basics’ ‘Faxing Zimbabwe’.
The drops continue, however; Rex Orange County’s ‘Pony’ down 21 to No.68, Lil Tecca’s ‘We Love You Tecca’ down 18 to No.80, Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Si Forever (The Diamond Edition)’ down 17 to No.73 and Six60’s ‘Six60 (3)’ down 33 places to No.77.
But a little more worrying is the 60 place plunge for Tory Lanez’ ‘Chixpate 5’ (No.18 on debut to No.78).
Jason Derulo’s ‘Platinum Hits’ drops 25 to No.83, there’s a No.89 debut for Chris Tomlin’s ‘Adore Christmas Songs Of Worship’ and a massive 52 place slump for the Winston Surfshirt album ‘Apple Crumble’ (No.38 on debut to No.90).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.