It’s another scintillating edition of ARIA Chart Watch, with all the big movers and shakers, new entries and more.
There’s a new number one (on debut) on the albums chart, nine new entries on the top 100 album chart and much more besides.
So crack open a bevvie, sit back and relax as we meander through this week’s ARIA countdowns.
No change to the No.1 spot here on the ARIA singles chart; The Weeknd maintaining position for a third week with his single ‘Blinding Lights’.
Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ has also dropped from the No.2 spot too (down to No.3). It’s been replaced by Dua Lipa’s single ‘Don’t Start Now’, which improves from No.4 to No.2.
Roddy Ricch moves into the ARIA top five with ‘The Box’ (No.6 to No.4), with Eminem’s ‘Godzilla’ making up the top five.
Good news for both Halsey and Lewis Capaldi this week. Their latest single are both into the top ten for the very first time. Halsey’s ‘You Should Be Sad’ improves from No.15 to No.8, while Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Before You Go’ is up from No.14 to No.9.
After bulleting to a new peak of No.8 last weekend (off the back of its No.2 placing in Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown), Flume and Vera Blue’s ‘Rushing Back’ dips 12 places to No.20.
Down in the No.30 spot, there’s a debut for the new Dua Lipa single ‘Physical’. It’s just ahead of the No.31 debut for the new Taylor Swift single ‘Only The Young’.
No Money Enterprise’s single ‘German’ edges six places higher to a new peak of No.37 and Doja Cat’s ‘Say So’ is up four to No.43.
Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’ loses its chart flavour a little this week, however. It’s down from No.36 to No.44.
And The Rubens make it into the top 50 with their track ‘Live In Life’ (No.53 to No.46).
Outside the top 50 this week, there’s an eight place drop for Shaed and Zayn’s ‘Trampoline’ (No.44 to No.52), an 11 place rise for Saint JHN’s ‘Roses’ (No.64 to No.53) and a 13 place fall for Mac Miller’s ‘Good News’ (No.42 to No.55). Halsey’s ‘Graveyard’ is down nine (No.48 to No.57).
The countdown to the release of the new Justin Bieber album sees ‘Get Me’ (with Kehlani) premiere in the No.61 spot.
It’s just ahead of a No.65 re-entry for Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ and a No.67 premiere for the Surfaces single ‘Sunday Best’.
But there are drops too. Take Mallrat’s ‘Charlie’, for example. Off the back of its No.3 finish in Triple J’s Hottest 100, ‘Charlie’ debuted on the main countdown last weekend at No.50. Seven days on, it’s down 18 places to No.68.
Lewis Capaldi improves with ‘Bruises’ (No.87 to No.70 – a new peak), while Chillinit’s ‘Laying Low’ premieres in the No.72 position.
The Kid Laroi also scores a top 100 debut this week, into the countdown with ‘Diva’ at No.76.
Lime Cordiale’s ‘Robbery’ tumbles from No.63 to No.80, Conan Gray’s ‘Maniac’ is new at No.82 and there’s a huge 25 place drop for the Don Toliver single ‘No Idea’ (No.58 to No.83).
Not to be outdone, Post Malone’s ‘Wow’ drops 14 to No.84 and The Jungle Giants’ ‘Heavy Hearted’ slumps 25 to No.86.
Roddy Ricch scores more ARIA chart love with ‘High Fashion’, which struts its way into the top 100 at No.87 on debut.
KSI and Trippie Redd are new at No.92 with ‘Wake Up Call’.
DaBaby’s ‘Bop’ drops 13 to No.94, Halsey’s ‘Without Me’ is down 12 to No.96 and George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ dips 11 to No.97.
We’ve got a new number one on the ARIA albums chart. And it’s a home-grown one at that!
Yes, Brisbane rockers Dune Rats have claimed their second successive No.1 album with their third long player ‘Hurry Up And Wait’, which premieres atop the ARIA top 100 countdown.
It follows on from the No.1 peak of their last album, 2017’s ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’.
It was a battle between Aussie acts for the No.1 spot this week; but Sydney rapper Chillinit settles for second place with his second album ‘The Octagon’.
Eminem, Billie Eilish and Harry Styles make up the rest of the top five. Harry certainly winning the favoured former 1D member race, given his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson premieres in the No.6 spot with his debut album ‘Walls’.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ rises from No.15 to No.7, while Meghan Trainor’s new album ‘Treat Myself’ misses the top ten on debut, premiering in the No.13 spot.
James Blunt’s Australian promo trip results in a No.20 re-entry for his album ‘Once Upon A Mind’.
It’s one spot higher than a No.34 to No.21 jump for Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’.
Two albums losing their grip on top 20 berths this week, however, are Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’, which loses 12 places to No.23 and Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’, which also loses 12 places (No.13 to No.25).
Kesha’s latest long player ‘High Road’ debuts at No.26.
Taylor Swift’s back catalogue rockets. ‘1989’ is up 28 places to No.31. ‘Reputation’ is up 51 places to No.32.
But there’s a little setback for G Flip’s ‘About Us’, which dips 16 to No.39.
Russ rustles up a No.44 debut for ‘Shake The Snow Globe’. And Doja Cat slinks back into the top 50 with ‘Hot Pink’ (No.57 to No.45).
Thelma Plum’s ‘Better In Blak’, however, slides 18 places to No.49.
Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is back in Australia on his national tour. As such, his latest album ‘Love’ re-enters the countdown at No.60. No doubt it’ll climb a little higher in the week ahead, especially as Valentine’s Day approaches.
There’s an 18 place fall for the ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack (No.46 to No.64).
The Teskey Brothers’ ‘Run Home Slow’ slumps 20 to No.67.
But Lil Wayne is right there behind them, premiering in the No.68 position with ‘Funeral’.
The news is not good for Cold Chisel this week though. Their album ‘Blood Moon’ plummets a massive 49 positions to No.73. Hilltop Hoods’ ‘The Great Expanse’ is down 33 to No.77.
But Ludovico Einaudi scores from ARIA chart love with ‘Islands : Essential Einaudi’, which enters at No.80.
It’s followed by a mammoth 73 place plunge for the Pet Shop Boys album ‘Hotspot’ (No.8 to No.81).
Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is down 29 (to No.83) and Guns N Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ drops 23 to No.95.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.