It’s the first ARIA Chart Watch of December (well… technically the second, but who’s counting).
And it would appear there’s no end to Tones And I’s dominance of the singles chart.
BUT… there is change in the No.1 position over on the albums side of things.
Discover who – and all the other juicy chart tid-bits you’ve come to expect – in our latest edition of ARIA Chart Watch!
It’s now a staggering 19 weeks on top of the ARIA singles chart for Australia’s Tones And I and her global smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’. If she continues on this trajectory, she could well end the year at No.1 too.
But who’s going to be the one to challenge her?
Will it be internet sensation Arizona Zervas, whose single ‘Roxanne’ remains in the No.2 spot?
Or could it possibly be Dua Lipa, whose Australian promotional visit (and TV appearances) has seen her latest hit ‘Don’t Start Now’ jump from No.7 to a new peak of No.3 this week?
Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ and Maroon 5’s ‘Memories’ make up the top five; swapping positions.
Tones And I’s success doesn’t end with the No.1 single. Her ‘Never Seen The Rain’ is also still shining within the Aussie top ten. This week it improves to a new peak of No.8 – and achieves a fresh new double platinum certification (140,000 units) to boot.
The Weeknd scores the highest debut of the week, entering the countdown at No.10 with ‘Heartless’.
The Weeknd is back again at No.16 on debut with ‘Blinding Lights’.
The first certification for the week comes courtesy of the Marshmello / Kane Brown collaboration ‘One Thing Right’. Though it eases two positions, it does gain a fresh new triple platinum accreditation, for sales in excess of 210,000 units.
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas for Mariah Carey, whose ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ jumps back into the top 20. It’s up a huge 48 places to No.20. Could it go to No.1 again this festive season?
Taylor Swift loses ground with ‘Lover’. It’s down from No.16 to No.23.
And there’s an eight place dip for the Harry Styles track ‘Watermelon Sugar’ (No.20 to No.28) as people wait patiently for the release of the album.
The festive season really starts ramping up, with a No.38 re-entry for the Wham classic ‘Last Christmas’. It achieved its highest ever Aussie chart position last year, peaking at No.5. Could it go better this year?
Harry Styles’ ‘Lights Up’ dulls a little further and, like ‘Watermelon Sugar’, eases eight positions (No.33 to No.41).
Michael Buble’s ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ re-enters the ARIA chart and easily eclipses its previous chart peak of No.89. It enters the top 50 for the very first time (No.42).
Kanye West’s ‘Follow God’ is down nine (No.40 to No.49), Lauv’s ‘Mean It’ dips seven to No.51, while Ali Gatie’s ‘It’s You’ is down a decent 15 places to No.56.
Normani’s ‘Motivation’ also wanes, down ten to No.61. And OneFour’s ‘In The Beginning’ tumbles from No.52 to No.65.
Stormzy’s ‘Own It’ (with Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy) also takes a tumble, slumping 17 places from last week’s No.55 debut.
Lil Nas X’s former top 20 hit ‘Panini’ gets a little toastier with a fresh new double platinum accreditation (140,000 unit sales), but is down nine to No.73.
Diplo and the Jonas Brothers’ track ‘Lonely’ picks up a gold certification (35,000 unit sales) at No.81 and there’s good news too for PartyNextDoor, whose latest track ‘Loyal’ (featuring Drake) improves 17 places from last week’s No.99 debut.
Joel Corry is ‘Sorry’ at No.87 on debut, Coldplay’s ‘Orphans’ is down from No.71 to No.89, Juice WRLD’s ‘Bandit’ crashes from No.75 to No.93 and there’s a No.94 debut for Don Toliver’s ‘No Idea’.
The week’s top 100 chart wraps with top 100 debuts for Michael Bublé’s ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ (No.97) and DaBaby’s ‘Bop’ (the even No.100).
One week after debuting in top spot with their new album ‘Everyday Life’, British band Coldplay have lost their throne.
Australia’s number one album this week belongs to… Robbie Williams.
After debuting at No.2 last week with his new festive collection ‘The Christmas Present’, Robbie ascends to top spot this week to kick the holiday season into gear.
It’s the British singer’s fourth No.1 studio album in Australia, and first since ‘Reality Killed The Video Star’ ten long years ago.
Robbie may have iced the No.1 spot this week, but a cool and colourful bunch of characters have put a chill into the No.2 position. Of course, it’s the ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack, which bullets from a No.24 peak to a brand new No.2 peak.
Human Nature’s best-of ‘Still Telling Everybody : 30 Years Of Hits’ looks like it’ll be in plenty of stockings this year. It bullets from last week’s No.10 debut to No.3.
Paul Kelly and Tones And I make up the rest of this week’s top five.
Michael Bublé’s on the charge again with his seasonal collection ‘Christmas’. It jumps from No.19 to No.6, with Coldplay tumbling from No.1 on debut to No.8.
Most of the rest of the top 20 is relatively steady, but two Christmas collections are here to disrupt the party; Mariah Carey’s ‘Merry Christmas’ up from No.36 to No.19 and Human Nature’s ‘The Christmas Album’ up from No.35 to No.20.
Jumps too for The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ (No.53 to No.24) and for John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Friends For Christmas’ (No.52 to No.27).
The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack is also up (No.38 to No.30), as is The Seekers’ ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ (up from No.51 to a new peak of No.33).
There are sizeable gains also for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘The Great Expanse’ (No.50 to No.37), The Teskey Brothers’ ‘Half Mile Harvest’ (No.57 to No.39) and Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Rumours’ (No.74 to No.43).
They’re closely followed by a trio of debuts in the 40s; Pink Floyd’s ‘The Later Years : 1987-2019’ (No.45), Trippie Redd’s ‘A Love Letter To You 4′ (No.47) and Jimmy Barnes’ ‘My Criminal Record / Modus Operandi’ (No.48).
Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ slumps from No.27 to No.50.
Beyond the 50, there’s a debut at No.53 for The Game’s ‘Born 2 Rap’, a big No.72 to No.54 jump for the original ‘Frozen : The Songs’ soundtrack and a huge 30 place drop for Kylie Minogue’s ‘Step Back In Time : The Definitive Collection’ (No.25 to No.55).
Elton John’s classic ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is back into the charts as the legendary performer darts across Australia on his farewell tour (No.57).
There’s a No.59 debut for ‘The Best Of Pentatonix Christmas’. ‘Tis the season after all.
And Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ has a little chart resurgence, improving 21 places to No.60.
Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ is down nine (No.54 to No.63), Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’ is down ten (No.55 to No.65), but Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ is down much further, slumping 23 to No.69.
Further down, there’s a No.84 debut for Sunnyboys’ ‘Sunnyboys 40’.
But a worrying tumble for the new Jason Aldean album ‘9’, which debuted last week at No.16. It’s now a massive 73 places lower at No.89.
Lil Tecca’s ‘We Love You Tecca’ is down 21 to No.91, Cardi B’s ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ is down 21 to No.98.
But Beck’s ‘Hyperspace’ also takes quite the tumble. After debuting seven days ago at No.33, it’s now gone entirely from the ARIA 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.