The Ariana Grande run at the top continues in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada (all third week), England and Ireland (both 4 weeks) for her song "thank u, next", which got a video clip release on Saturday (1st of Dec.)
That clipped dropped at 9am (Australian time) Saturday morning and by the time of writing this at 2:30 it had already been watched 22.9 million times (it was 17m at midday, and by the time I finished writing at 5pm it cracked 29m), which will all go to next weeks sales, and the clip pays homage to the films 'Means Girls', 'Suddenly 30' and 'Legally Blonde'. But for this week the songs third week at the top takes her tally of weeks at No.1 here to now four during this decade, which moves her up to equal 26th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010's' alongside Lady Gaga (two No.1's and four weeks at No.1), with the song at the top of the streaming chart and down to No.13 on the digital chart (but with new mixes just issued it should rise their next week).
The current No.1 digital track is the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper duet "Shallow" which holds at No.2 nationally this week, while current visitor to our shores in George Ezra is back up one spot to No.3 with his former No.1 song "Shotgun", helped by him singing it at the ARIA Awards this past week, that song swapping places with the Halsey track "Without Me" which is down one place to No.4.
On hold are "Sunflower" for Post Malone and Swae Lee, "Eastside" by Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid plus ARIA Award winner Dean Lewis with "Be Alright" at No.6, No.7 and No.9 respectively, Dean's song now logging it's 20th week within the Top 10, matching 5SOS's "Youngblood". Another performer at the ARIA Awards (and presenter) was UK singer Rita Ora who sung her current track "Let You Love Me" on the night, and that song jumps up four places this week to a new peak of No.8 becoming her fourth Top 10 single here and now her second highest charted, with "I Will Never Let You Down" being her highest at No.5 in late April of 2014, which was also her last Top 10 entry too plus it also comes from her second album "Phoenix" which debuts within the Top 20 this week. Lastly down two places to No.10 is the Loud Luxury track "Body", it's eighth week within the Top 10.
UP: * Ava Max jumps up nine spots to a new peak of No.13 with her first entry "Sweet but Psycho". * Multi-ARIA Award winners this past week in 5 Seconds of Summer are back up one spot to No.17 with their 'Apple Music Song of the Year' winning "Youngblood". * Lukas Graham rises nine places to a new peak of No.22 with "Love Someone". * Imagine Dragons move up two places to a new chart height of No.27 with "Bad Liar". * Kian just signed with EMI Australia this week and his debut entry "Waiting" is back up two spots to its former peak of No.28. * Sheck Wes cracked the Top 50 two weeks ago, the Top 40 last week and now this week he jumps up ten places and into the Top 30 at No.29 with his track "Mo Bamba". * Also reclaiming their former peak is Morgan Evans with "Day Drunk", back up eight places to his original peak of No.35. * Zara Larsson just issued some new remixes of her track "Ruin My Life", which this week is up two spots to a new peak of No.40. * Kygo scores his seventh Top 50 entry this week as his new track "Happy Now" with Sandro Cavazza moves up five places to a new peak of No.50. * Amy Shark won several ARIA Awards this past week including 'Album of the Year' and 'Best Female Artist' and she sung with Keith Urban on his track 'The Fighter' and also performed her former No.6 single "I Said Hi", which this week is back up twenty-six places to No.52, while her most recent release in "All Loved Up" returns at a new peak of No.58 (former peak was No.72). * The newer entry for Benny Blanco with Calvin Harris and "I Found You" jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.54. * Guy Sebastian leaps this week twenty-five places to a new peak of No.62 with "Before I Go". * Ed Sheeran again claims the 'Longest Charted Single' crown for "Shape of You", which is up one spot to No.63 and spending its 99th week on the charts, while his 91 week running "Perfect" is also up one place to No.44. * Ellie Goulding is up sixteen spots to No.64 with "Close to Me" featuring Diplo and Swae Lee. * Last weeks entry for The Chainsmokers in "Beach House" is up seven spots to a new peak of No.89. * Returning songs this week include "Fefe" for 6ix9ine at No.90, "Ocean Eyes" by Billie Eilish at No.96 and "I'll Be There" for Jess Glynne at No.98.
DOWN: * After three broken weeks at a peak of No.10 the Billie Eilish track "When the Party's Over" drops down two spots to land at No.12 this week, one of five entries this week for her. * The Calvin Harris and Sam Smith track "Promises" is down three places to No.16 and newly certified 2x▲Platinum, while his teaming with Dua Lipa and "One Kiss" is down eight to No.74. * The XXXTentacion drops this week are for "Arms Around You" with Lil' Pump (16 to 18), "Bad" (38 to 47), "Falling Down" with Lil' Peep (44 to 48), "Sad!" (56 to 57) and "Jocelyn Flores" (88 to 100). * The Queen entries slide down a bit this week for "Bohemian Rhapsody" (started its initial No.1 run in England this week in 1975; 17 to 20), "Another One Bites the Dust" (37 to 41), "Somebody to Love" (47 to 51), "Don't Stop me Now" (53 to 59), "We Are the Champions" (52 to 61), "Under Pressure" (59 to 69, No.1 in at this time in 1981 in the UK), "We Will Rock You" (70 to 86) and "Killer Queen" (77 to 87). * The two further Lady Gaga tracks charting from 'A Star is Born' drop down a little this week in "Always Remember Us This Way" (19 to 21) and "I'll Never Love Again" (35 to 43). * The Little Mix track "Woman Like Me" with Nicki Minaj drops down four spots to No.30 and picks up a Gold (●) sales certification. * With the new Chainsmokers track moving up, their older entry "This Feeling" is down eleven to No.31. * The Pink version of 'A Million Dreams" from 'The Greatest Showman' drops down eleven spots also, to No.38. * The Martin Garrix and Khalid track "Ocean" leaves the Top 50 and is down five places to No.53, while Khalid is also down with "Suncity" (60 to 92) and "Love Lies" with Normani (83 to 93). * The three Top 100 entries for Dua Lipa all move down this week, as I mentioned before her teaming with Calvin Harris, along with her Silk City collaboration "Electricity" (49 to 56) and her only solo entry "Kiss and Make Up" (58 to 67). * Ariana Grande falls with her older entries in "Breathin" (51 to 70), "No Tears Left to Cry" (76 to 83) and leaves with "God is a Woman" (#94). * Even though they were nominated several times for their track "Fire"/"Reprisal" the Peking Duk track this week is down fourteen places to No.71, but with the ARIA Awards held on Wednesday this past week it did only give one day and six hours of sales from that Awards ceremony to contribute towards this weeks chart. * With a new Kygo track entering the Top 50 this week, his older entry "Born to Be Yours" with Imagine Dragons drops down eight places to No.73. * Eminem only has one song within the Top 100 this week in "Lucky You" which is down seven spots to No.81, while "Venom" (#91) and "Killshot" (#92) both leave the chart. * Conrad Sewell presented at the ARIA Awards this past week, but his two entries slide this week in "Healing Hands" (73 to 91) and his more recent entry "Changing" (departs from #93). * Bad Bunny with Drake and their track "MIA" drops down thirteen places to land at No.95.
NEW ENTRIES: * #23 - Come Out and Play by Billie Eilish * #75 - Bellyache by Billie Eilish (already certified ▲Platinum) are the U.S. singer/songwriters tenth and third singles released, with "Come Out and Play" expected to be on her forthcoming album, while "Bellyache" is on the currently charting set "Don't Smile at Me" (TW-25) and originally released in February of 2017 as a single, while these two entries also join her three other chart entries in "When the Party's Over" (HP-10, TW-12), "Lovely" (HP-5, TW-39) and "Ocean Eyes" (HP-58, returns this week at No.96).
* #42 - Leave Me Lonely by The Hilltop Hoods is the second single issued from the late February 2019 eighth studio album called "The Great Expanse" (due 22-Feb,19) and follows on from "Clark Griswold" (HP-48, peaked in late July of 2018) and this new entry becomes their 16th Top 100 and twelfth Top 50 appearance, with the band picking up the ARIA Award this past week for 'Best Urban Release' for "Clark Griswold".
* #65 - All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (returning track) makes its annual seasonal return to the charts, having gone as high as No.6 late last year, its first Top 10 appearance since its initial chart entry in late 1994, but for the past four years (2014 to 2017) the song did manage a Top 20 berth, while the track is now certified 5x▲Platinum in sales.
* #88 - Rewrite the Stars by James Arthur and Anne-Marie is the second single to chart from 'The Greatest Showman: Reimagined' compilation album of current pop and rock acts covering songs from the film of 'The Greatest Showman', as Pink first charted with her cover of "A Million Dreams" (HP-26, TW-38), with this new song becoming the sixth entry for James Arthur and the fourteenth overall for Anne-Marie.
--------------------==\/==------------------- The soundtrack for the film 'A Star is Born' logs a sixth week atop the ARIA Albums Chart, two weeks shy of the eight weeks set in January and February for the years other long-running No.1 soundtrack in "The Greatest Showman".
By landing a sixth week here (and also in New Zealand), 'A Star is Born' soundtrack has now spent longer at the top of the ARIA Album charts than Lady Gaga's first two No.1 album combined (3 weeks for "The Fame Monster" in 2010 and 2 weeks for "Born This Way" in 2011), and her overall tally of eleven weeks at No.1 now moves her up from equal 64th to now equal 56th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2018) joining other eleven week acts such as Australian Crawl, Joe Cocker, Eurythmics, Men at Work and Alanis Morissette (all done with two No.1's apiece). The last year to see two long running soundtracks at the top was back in 2001 when three sets ran long in 'Moulin Rouge' (11 weeks), 'Coyote Ugly' (6 weeks) and 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (5 weeks).
The other big music-based film in cinemas at the moment is the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' whose soundtrack is back up one place to its former peak of No.2, while their first "Greatest Hits" jumps back up three places to No.3 and their 2003 compilation "The Platinum Collection" is up two spots to a new peak this week of No.5 giving the act three albums within the Top 5 this week, which is also being helped by Channel 9 playing their documentaries for the past four week also.
Last weeks highest entry for Michael Buble and "Love" is down two places to No.4, while he has his annual return to the Top 10 with his 2xDiamond selling "Christmas" set, up seven places this week to No.9 for its 46th week inside the Top 10 and it becomes the eighth year in a row that the set has made the Top 10 (first in 2011). The third double-up within the Top 10 this week is for 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack which is up one spot to No.8 and it's covers album "The Greatest Showman: Reimagined" down two spots to No.6 after debuting last week, with the newer set scoring two entries within the singles chart this week.
The third of last weeks debuts to survive another week within the Top 10 is the new US and Canadian No.1 album "Delta" for Mumford & Sons which drops down here five places to land at No.10. The only Top 10 debut this week is the first ever best of for Missy Higgins entitled "The Special Ones", which enters at No.7 this week to become her sixth Top 10 album in Australia (5 studios and now one best of), the set containing 20 tracks including six new songs or previously unreleased tracks.
UP: * Andre Bocelli's "Si" rises back up a couple of spots to No.11 this week. * Multiple ARIA Awards winner Amy Shark including 'Album of the Year' sees her debut set "Love Monster" leap back up thirteen places to No.12 (as the awards were broadcast on Wednesday night, there was only really one day and six hours of sales for this week charts, so expect it to climb again next week). * The fourth Queen compile in the charts this week is their late 1991 set "Greatest Hits II" which is on hold at No.17 this week, while climbing compiles are by Cold Chisel (45 to 38), Pink (46 to 40), Guns N' Roses (73 to 68), ABBA (Gold 77 to 70), Bon Jovi (82 to 72) and The Wiggles (88 to 82). * With George Ezra in the country at the moment (and performing at the ARIA Awards) his second album "Staying at Tamara's" jumps up sixteen places to No.20, while his debut set "Wanted on Voyage" returns to the chart at No.90. * Andre Rieu snuck into the charts last week at No.97 with his latest set "Romantic Moments II", and this week that set leaps up seventy places to score a new peak of No.27. * Travis Scott's "Astroworld" is back up seven spots to No.34 thanks to its physical release last week. * Luke Combs rises nine spots this week to land at No.39 with "This One's for You". * ARIA Awards winner Vance Joy for 'Best Contemporary Album' for "Nation of Two" sees that set rise nine spots this week to No.50. * Climbing back up for the first time in its six weeks on the charts is the Triple J 'Like a Version Vol.14' compilation, up six spots this week to No.54. * ARIA Awards host and performer Keith Urban sees his latest album "Graffiti U" jumps up twenty spots to No.55. * The Khalid EP "Suncity" is back up seven places to No.57. * Morgan Evans jumps up twelve places to No.59 with his album "Things That We Drink to". * Gang of Youths rise back up nine places to No.61 with "Go Farther in Lightness". * The first Volume soundtrack for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' jumps back up sixteens spots to No.65. * Three time ARIA Award winners this past week in 5 Seconds of Summer see their third album "Youngblood" climb back up fourteen places this week to No.75. * Further returning albums this week are by ARIA Award nominee Troye Sivan with "Bloom" (#96) and Ariana Grande with "My Everything" (#99).
DOWN: * The first of two albums leaving the Top 10 this week is "÷ (Divide)" by Ed Sheeran (HP-1x27, WI10-88) down three places to No.13, while the fifth Little Mix album "LM5" (HP-8, WI10-1) drops down eleven places to No.19. * Eminem's "Kamikaze" is down three spots to No.14, while his "Curtain Call: The Hits" drops four to No.33. * Taylor Swift's "Reputation" slips down six places to land at No.28. * With a new album expected before the end of the year the most recent Ariana Grande album "Sweetener" drops down seven places to No.31, with her "Dangerous Woman" set down five to #100. * After blasting back in at No.30 last week due to their February 2019 tour announcement, this week the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Greatest Hits" falls back down twelve spots to No.42, with other falling best of's being by Crowded House (76 to 80) and Elvis Presley (93 to 97). * Last weeks new entry drop-downs come from Roy Orbison & RPO (32 to 44), Mark Knopfler (14 to 48), Anderson .Paak (20 to 67) and Chris Cornell (53 to 92), while leaving after only one week were Mariah Carey (#15, the highest dropout this week), Kip Moore (#18) and Smashing Pumpkins (#63). * The live Midnight Oil album "Armistice Day" falls down eighteen places to No.45, while the No.1 album this week in 1992 for AC/DC and "Live" drops down seven spots this week to No.76. * The Barbra Streisand album "Walls" falls twenty-two places to No.56. * Ziggy Alberts sees his third album and first chart entry in "Laps Around the Sun" fall this week nineteen places to land at No.58. * The Muse set "Simulation Theory" drops twenty spots to No.60. * Metro Boomin' slide down fourteen places to No.66 with "Not All Heroes Wear Capes". * Now that his tour here is finished the Sam Smith album "The Thrill of it All" plummets thirty-five spots to No.73. * Matt Corby is only down seven places this week to No.74 with his set "Rainbow Valley". * Greta Van Fleet drop down eleven with their album "Anthem of the Peaceful Army" to No.83. * Architects debuted at No.8 three weeks ago with "Holy Hell", which this week that album slides down twenty-eight places to No.85. * Disturbed and their set "Evolution" fall down twenty-two chart rungs to land at No.87. * The debut album for Jonas Blue entitled "Blue" falls twenty-two spots to No.91. * Cardi B and her set "Invasion of Privacy" drops down sixteen places to No.95.
CHRISTMAS TITLES: * With only four more weeks until Christmas the Michael Buble annual climb into the Top 10 occurs this week with his "Christmas" album, up seven places to No.9 for its 46th overall week within the ten since first charting in 2011, it has been back and up to the Top 2 every year since. * The Human Nature "Christmas Album" jumps up seven spots this week to land at No.21. * David Campbell fell a little last week with his seasonal set "Baby it's Christmas", which this week rebounds nine spots to land at a new peak of No.24. * The John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John seasonal-duets album "Friends for Christmas" rises eight places to No.29. * Charting since 1994 has been Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas" which leaps this week twenty-two spots to No.30, while her annual singles chart entry "All I Want for Christmas is You" returns at No.65 this week. * Mark Vincent continues to score new peaks each week with his set "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", this week it rises fifteen spots to land at No.32. * #23 (LP#4,X#1) - The Magic of Christmas by Samantha Jade is the 2012 X-Factor winners fourth studio album and first seasonal-set, containing her covers of "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "Santa Baby", "The Christmas Song", "Silent Night", "Amazing Grace" and her duet with Guy Sebastian on "The Magic of Christmas". This becomes her fourth album to chart locally also and second for this year, having reached No.6 back in April with her covert set "Best of My Love".
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #7 (GH#1) - The Special Ones by Missy Higgins
* #15 (LP#2) - Phoenix by Rita Ora is her second studio album and now highest charted in Australia, beating the No.24 debut and peak of her first album "Ora" (Sept., 2012), plus this album also has four singles lifted from it already including her current and fourth Top 10 single "Let You Love Me" (TW-8).
* #23 (LP#4.X#1) - The Magic of Christmas by Samantha Jade (see above Christmas Titles info)
* #37 (LP#3) - Born to Fight by Karise Eden is the third album and first in over four years from the initial winner of 'The Voice' in 2012, with this new album becoming her third chart entry as she previously charted with "My Journey" (HP-1x6, July 2012) and then "Things I've Done" (HP-5, late Oct., 2014).
* #63 (GH#5) - Odyssey by Take That is a two disc, 27 track compilation of Take That's songs over the past 25+ years and their third Best of to chart locally after their initial "Greatest Hits" (HP-10, April 1995) and their fourth compile "Never Forget-The Ultimate Collection" (HP-72, peaked March 2007). This new set contains reworked and some redone version of their hits including duets with Boyz II Men and Barry Gibb.
* #71 (LP#1+2) - Come Over When You're Sober Pt.1 & Pt.2 by Lil' Peep is a mix of the rappers debut album and follow-up posthumous second set, released together for the first time, with Vol.2 peaking at No.15 three weeks ago and dropping from 54 to No.93 this week.
-------------------==/\==------------------ NEW CERTIFICATIONS: Singles; PROMISES Calvin Harris & Sam Smith ▲ 2 WOMAN LIKE ME Little Mix Feat. Nicki Minaj ● ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Mariah Carey ▲ 5 BELLYACHE Billie Eilish ▲
No Albums this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
Visit ARIA’s website for full chart information: http://www.ariacharts.com.au/ (updated after 5pm on Saturday) Produced with the co-operation of ARIA Last edited:
Was 6ix9ine's Dummy Boy prevented from charting this week or were its sales not registered with ARIA...? I was quite sure the few days of sales it had after being rush-released following its leak would've still enabled it to chart.