Retaining its No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week is the soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman”.
This time five years ago Hugh Jackman landed his first No.1 album in America appearing on the “Les Miserables” soundtrack (HP-2 here), staying at the top there for a single week. And the album has a Top 20, Top 50 and Top 100 entry this week in “This is Me” at No.19, “Re-Write the Stars” at No.42 and “”The Greatest Show” at No.54. Two further soundtracks reside within the Top 10 this week, with “Pitch Perfect 3” on hold at No.7 and back up five places to No.10 is the “Moana” soundtrack, logging a 23rd overall week within the Top 10, the set was sitting at No.3 this time in 2017.
The entire Top 5 are on hold from last week, all of them current or former No.1’s in “÷ (Divide)” for Ed Sheeran at No.2, Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” at No.3, Eminem and his “Revival” at No.4 and again at No.5 is “Reputation” for Taylor Swift. With a new No.2 single this week the Post Malone album “Stoney” rises four places to land at a new peak of No.6 (it made it No.9 for two weeks in November of 2017), helped by his current national tour here no doubt. Imagine Dragons and their “Evolve” album are up one place to No.8, swapping places with “The Thrill of it All” by Sam Smith, down one spot to No.9.
* The Cold Chisel “Best of-All for You” is up a couple of places to No.11 this week, with other rising collections being for Guns N’ Roses (30 to 25), Elton John’s “Diamonds” (42 to 28, thanks to Channel 9 replay his recent TV special), Fleetwood Mac (Very best of 38 to 33), Red Hot Chili Peppers (44 to 40), Foo Figters (54 to 49), The Wiggles (79 to 63), Cat Stevens (last weeks RE-ENTRY for “Very best of” from 93 to 71), Green Day (92 to 73), Maroon 5 (91 to 76), Five Finger Death Punch (94 to 86) and a return for Nickelback (#93) and the Queen “Platinum Collection” (#98).
* Both older Ed Sheeran albums are back up four places each this week in “x” (16 to 12) and “+” (22 to 18).
* The new Bruno Mars single “Finesse” debuts at No.15 this week, and his “24K Magic” album jumps back up fifteen places to land at No.14.
* Khalid’s debut album “American Teen” rises back up eight places to land at No.16.
* Kendrick Lamar is up nine spots to No.24 with his “Damn.” album.
* The Adele third album “25” rises again this week, up ten places to No.29, while her “21” set is stable at No.75.
* The new repackaged version of Chris Brown’s “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” jumps up eighteen places to No.30 this week.
* The only new certified album this week is the debut set “Flicker” for Niall Horan, now Gold (●) in sales and back up four spots to No.39.
* Both album entries for The Weeknd are back up, with “Starboy” rising six to No.43 and “Beauty Behind the Madness” up seventeen places to No.81.
* With a big Top 15 hit off the album at the moment the Pnau set “Changa” is back up thirteen spots to No.53.
* G-Eazy having two Top 50 hits from his new album “The Beautiful & Damned” sees it rise back up eight places to No.54.
* There are no new entries to the albums chart this week, only re-entries, the first of which is “The King” for Elvis Presley at No.56, whilst further returning albums are “So Good” for Zara Larsson (#77), “Nine Track Mind” for Charlie Puth (#85), “Lust for Life” by Lana Del Rey (#88), the SZA album “CTRL” (#89) and the EP “Notion” for Tash Sultana (#92).
* Drake and his “More Life” set is back up fourteen places to No.57, with his “Views” set rises thirteen places to No.84.
* The new peak for the Angus & Julia Stone track “Chateau” this week helps their “Snow” album to rise twenty places to No.62.
* Dua Lipa on Friday released her new track “IDGAF”, and her self-titled album rises sixteen spots to No.65 this week.
* The Hilltop Hoods’ “Drinking…Walking…Restrung” rises back up seventeen spots to No.70.
* Calvin Harris’ “Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1” rises eight places to No.91.
* The only album leaving the Top 10 this week is last weeks highest entry in “Gumboot Soup” (HP-6, WI10-1) for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and it also leaves the Top 100 from its entry at No.6.
* Michael Buble and his “Christmas” album only fall seven places this week to No.19.
* Daryl Braithwaite’s best of “Days Go By” is down five spots to No.22, with other dropping GH’s set being for Paul Kelly (37 to 47), ABBA with “Gold & More” (45 to 50), Queen (51 to 61), Crowded House (57 to 68), Tom Petty (59 to 69), Midnight Oil (63 to 82) and Cat Stevens (Remember, 76 to 97).
* Lorde’s “Melodrama” drops six places to No.27.
* The Triple J “Like a Version Vol.13” is also down six spots to No.32.
* The U2 album “Songs of Experience” tumbles down twenty places to land at No.38.
* The Roy Orbison and RPO set “A Love So Beautiful” is down ten places to No.44.
* Carole King’s “Tapestry” unravels fourteen chart places to lay at No.64 this week.
* The soundtrack for the TV series “Stranger Things” is down eleven spots to No.72, the “Sing” soundtrack drops ten spots to No.94 and last weeks debut for the “Bright: The Album” soundtrack slumps back down nine spots to No.95.
* “The Eminem Show” drops down seven spots to No.87.
* Guy Sebastian falls twenty-three places to No.96 with his “Conscious” set.
* The Killers “Wonderful Wonderful” album drops down seventeen places to No.100.
NO NEW ALBUMS ENTRIES THIS WEEK.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com