Tones And I, Ed Sheeran Lead Australia’s Charts


Tones And I continues to lord it over Australia’s singles chart with “Dance Monkey” (Bad Patch Records/Sony), which enters a second week at No. 1, while Ed Sheeran snags a fourth week atop the albums survey and Tool's catalogue rushes the chart. 

The ARIA Singles Chart belongs to Tones And I (real name Toni Watson), a one-time busker whose first three releases are currently inside the top 25. The one-time busker’s debut “Johnny Run Away” dips 17-14 and her most recent release “Never Seen the Rain” improves 32-24. Platinum-certified “Dance Monkey” also rules the Streaming Singles tally.

The highest–charting new release this week belongs to Ariana Grande and Social House, their collaboration “Boyfriend’ (Universal) debuting at No. 4. It’s the third top ten entry for Grande on the ARIA Singles Chart in 2019, after “7 Rings” (No. 1 in Jan) and “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” (No. 2 in February). 

Just one other new arrival makes an impact on the top 40, Lauv’s “f**k, I'm Lonely” (AWAL/Kobalt) featuring Anne-Marie. It’s new at No. 37.

Over on the ARIA Albums Charts, Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project (Atlantic/Warner) holds top spot once again, while Melbourne folk-rock outfit The Teskey Brothers enjoy an impressive bow with their second studio album, Run Home Slow (Ivy League/Universal). It’s new at No. 2, while their 2017 debut Half Mile Harvest returns to the chart this week at No. 27. Run Home Slow also debuts at No. 9 in Holland, No. 54 in the U.K. and No. 74 in Germany.

Another homegrown act starting high this week is Northlane, the Sydney metalcore band whose fifth studio set Alien (UNFD/Sony) enters at No. 3. The follow-up to Mesmer (No. 3 in April 2017), Alien is the band’s fourth top 10 effort. The new album also tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Canadian hip-hop giant Drake sees his Care Package (Universal) compilation sent in at No. 7 on the current chart while Aussie alternative rock outfit Holy Holy snare a third top 50 with My Own Pool Of Light (Wonderlick Entertainment/Sony), new at No. 14. 

And finally, Tool gets to work on the ARIA Albums Chart, thanks to the release of their back catalogue to digital services for the first time. The American prog-metal band sees five albums impact the top 50, led by 1996’s Ænima (Volcano/Sony), which returns to No. 6, while former chart-leaders Lateralus and 10,000 Days are at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

Tool’s first studio album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, is due out at the end of the month.