The Weeknd is spending a fourth week at No.1 atop the ARIA Singles Chart with his first chart-topper in Australia; "Blinding Lights".
The song also retains its pinnacle-position in Ireland (3rd week), England (2nd week) and returns to the top in Germany for a third week, while the song "Blinding Lights" becomes the longest running No.1 song of the year (so far), beating the three weeks racked up "Dance Monkey" for Tones and I at the start of the year.
Each time that Dua Lipa's song "Don't Start Now" has appeared at No.2, it has done so for two weeks and then dropped down before regaining it's two-peak, and this week the track logs its sixth non-consecutive week at No.2 and third run of two-week-stays-at-#2, while it also picks up its first ever certification and is newly 2x▲Platinum in sales.
The top four songs are all locked into place from last week, with the former No.1 single "Dance Monkey" for Tones and I stable at No.3, which helps to cement some new chart feats achieved by the second single for the local singer. (info thanks to OzFrog), 'Most Weeks within the Top 10 (32 weeks, surpassing "Sunflower" for Post Malone with 31 weeks), 'Most Consecutive Weeks in the Top 10' (in other words it hasn't left the Top 10 since it first entered last July, 2019), 'Most Weeks at No.1' (24 weeks in total from two runs), 'Most Consecutive Weeks at No.1' (21 weeks), 'Most Weeks within the Top 3' (30 weeks and counting), 'Most Consecutive Weeks in the Top 3' (30 weeks and still going), plus all the same records can be attributed to a solo Female Singer too. The song is no longer No.1 in any overseas countries as of this week, but it does break away from it's No.7 peak (4 broken weeks) in America and climbs up to No.5, while Tones returns to the Top 10 with "Never Seen the Rain", which is back up one spot to No.10 for an overall sixteenth week inside the ten.
The current No.1 single in America (5th week), Canada (4th week) and New Zealand (3rd week) is the Roddy Ricch track "The Box", which here is stable at its peak of No.4 for a second week, while the song is now newly Gold (●) in sales, after which is the latest single for Halsey called "You Should Be Sad", which jumps up three places to a new peak of No.5 and becomes her fourth Top 5 single (2 as lead, 2 as guest), and this pushes down the Eminem and Juice WRLD track "Godzilla" one spot to No.6.
The fifth and final stable track within the Top 10 is the Post Malone song "Circles", holding at No.7 for an overall 24th week inside the Top 10, making it now the equal fifth longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia, and if it stays again for another week it will become the only non-No.1 song to have accumulated 25 weeks or more inside the ten. Lewis Capaldi is up one spot to No.8 with his second Oz Top 10 single in "Before You Go", which he performed on the Graham Norton Show which was screened here on Friday, so it could climb again next week too, after which is the Billie Eilish track "everything i wanted", up one spot to No.9, while her Bond Theme dropped on Friday called "No Time to Die", so she could have two songs inside the Top 10 again next week, as this week...(see Down section below).
UP: * Harry Styles' "Adore You" single is back up two places to No.12 and now ▲Platinum. * Also rebounding two places within the Top 20 are "Lose Control" for MeduZa (16 to No.14) and "Life is Good" by Future and Drake (19 to No.17). * The Jonas Brothers' latest entry "What a Man Gotta Do" rises three spots to a new peak of No.22, plus the boys performed the song on the James Corden 'Late Late Show' on Friday (here), which could also help it rise again next week. * Benee is stable at her peak of No.23 with "Glitter". * Last weeks highest new entry for Dua Lipa and "Physical" is up four places to a new peak of No.26. * After two weeks within the Top 50, the highest charted single for US female rapper Doja Cat and "Say So" is this week up nine spots and into the Top 40 at a new peak of No.34. * Jumping up eleven spots to a new chart height of No.35 are The Rubens with "Live in Life". * Ali Gatie lands his second Top 50 single this week as his latest entry "What if I Told You That I Love You" leaps up seventeen places to land at No.49, while his first entry "It's You" is now 2x▲Platinum. * Three more of last weeks new entries in the lower fifty score new peaks this week in "Sunday Best" by Surfaces (67 to No.51), "Maniac" for Conan Gray (82 to No.57, thanks to his current promo tour), and the second entry for Roddy Ricch with Mustard and "High Fashion" (87 to No.68). * Two songs back-to-back which score new peaks from a single place rise are "Roses" for SAINt JHN at No.52 and the "Pump it Up" cover by Endor to No.53. * After returning at a new peak of No.89 last week the JP Saxe and Julia Michaels duet "If the World Was Ending" is this week up eight places to a new chart height of No.81. * The 'Longest Charted Single' crown again goes to the Ed Sheeran track "Perfect", which rebounds ten spots this week to No.83 and is newly certified 13x▲Platinum in sales too. * The only returning track this week is "The Git Up" for Blanco Brown at No.89. * Lil' Tecca rebounds nine spots to No.90 with his "Ran$om" single.
DOWN: * The only song leaving the Top 10 is the recent re-entry to the ten for the Triple J Hottest 100 winner and the 2019 Grammy winning song "Bad Guy" for Billie Eilish (HP-1, WI10-25a) which is down five places to No.11, and is now the equal fourth longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia, equal with "Perfect" for Ed Sheeran (2017/18). * Regard drops one spot to No.16 with his Sean Paul remixed track "Ride it", now 3x▲Platinum too. * With a new Justin Bieber single the highest new entry of the week, his four other charting entries all drop this week in "Yummy" (12 to No.19), his appearance on "10,000 Hours" with Dan + Shay (35 to No.37, first ever certification of 2x▲Platinum this week), on the Ed Sheeran track "I Don't Care" (42 to No.44) and he drops out with last weeks new entry "Get Me" from No.61, while his new album dropped on Friday called "Changes". * The two Lizzo entries both fall this week in "Good as Hell" (22 to No.27) and "Truth Hurts" (74 to No.86). * Selena Gomez is down with both of her entries too, in "Rare" (28 to No.32) and "Lose You to Love Me" (41 to No.47). * Ed Sheeran drops down with "South of the Border" (33 to No.40), "Beautiful People" (56 to No.59) and on the Stormzy track "Own I" (62 to No.65, newly Gold (●) in sales). * Travis Scott also falls down seven places to No.41 with "Highest in the Room". * There's an eleven place fall to No.43 for the Marshmello and Kane Brown track "One Thing Right". * "Turn Me on" for Riton x Oliver Heldens falls ten spots to No.50. * The Taylor Swift boost last week is over this week, as her new entry from last week "Only the Young" falls twenty-three spots this week to No.54, while she also slumps back with "Lover" (65 to No.70) and is stable with "You Need to Calm Down" at No.85. * Harry Styles' "Watermelon Wine" drops eleven spots to No.55, while fellow former-bandmate Zayn with SHAED and "Trampoline" is down six places to No.58. * The first entry for MeduZa and "Piece of Your Heart" along with the blackbear song "Hot Girl Bummer" both fall thirteen spots this week to No.60 and No.61 respectively. * The Joel Corry song "Sorry drops down eleven places to No.62. * No further "Good News" for Mac Miller's track, which falls this week sixteen spots to No.71. * Recent Triple J Hottest 100 place-getter at No.3 in "Charlie" for Mallrat is down seven spots to No.75, and newly certified Gold (●) in sales. * Last weeks entry for The Kid LAROI with Lil' Tecca and "Diva" is this week down seventeen places to No.93, while further entries from last week to leave this week are "Laying Low" for ChillinIT (#72) and "Wake Up Call" by KSI with Trippie Redd (#92). * The two final big drops are for "Yellow Hearts" for Ant Saunders (64 to No.98) and "Exit Sign" by The Hilltop Hoods" (75 to No.99), with the highest dropout for the week leaving from No.50 in "Eleven" by Khalid.
NEW ENTRIES: * #13 - Intentions by Justin Bieber feat. Quavo is the third released and chart entry for the Canadian singer from his just issued fifth studio alum called "Changes", first in just over four years, with this track joining previous entries from the album in "Yummy" (HP-4, TW-19) and "Get Me" (HP-61, out TW), this is now his 62nd Top 100 entry in Australia, plus with the new album out now we could get a slew of album tracks charting next week.
* #31 - Know Your Worth by Khalid x Disclosure becomes the 29th Top 100 and the 25th Top 50 entry for the American singer, who departs this week from No.50 with "Eleven", with this new entry of four current Top 100 entries his only as lead artist, as he is also charting this week with Ed Sheeran on "Beautiful People" (HP-4, TW-59), with Benny Blanco and Halsey on "Eastside" (HP-2, TW-69) and alongside Billie Eilish on "Lovely" (HP-5, TW-76).
* #33 - Welcome to Prison by Onefour is now the second entry for local drill music rap group from Mount Druitt in Sydney, and this new entry also becomes their highest charted too, surpassing the No.39 peak of the first entry "In the Beginning" (peaked in late November of 2019).
* #39 - Run by Joji also becomes the highest charted and second entry for the Japanese singer after his first entry "Sanctuary" peaked at No.42 in June of 2019, with both tracks to be featured on a second upcoming studio album.
* #63 - No Shame by 5 Seconds of Summer is the third single to be featured on the bands forthcoming fourth studio album called "Calm", which is due on March 27th, and also features "Easier" (HP-12) and "Teeth" (HP-15), while the band are still charting with their previous albums title-tune "Youngblood" (TW-78 at 96 weeks within the Top 100).
* #72 - Ballin' by Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch is the fourth entry for Mustard and the second from his 2019 album "Perfect Ten", the previous being "Pure Water" with Migos (HP-45, peaked March 2019), while it's also the second entry for the pair as they entered together last week with the single "High Fashion" which is only four places higher at No.68 this week.
* #77 - Birthday by Anne-Marie is now the 16th Top 100 entry for the U.K. singer and the first song from a forthcoming second studio album (no date or title known as yet), with this song already Top 10 in New Zealand (#8), Top 30 in Belgium ,The Netherlands and Scotland, while also charting in Ireland and England.
* #96 - Forever Yours-Avicii Tribute by Kygo, Avicii & Sandro Cavazza is a collaboration between the Norwegian DJ Kygo, Swedish producer and writer Sandro and passed fellow-Swede Avicii as a final tribute the fallen DJ whom they both worked with in the past. Sandro featured on the Avicii track "Gonna Love Ya", "Sunset Jesus" (both 2015), "Without You" (HP-20, 2016), while also with Kygo on the song "Happy Now" (HP-50, Dec. 2018). Last edited:
The thirteenth studio album for Green Day called "Father of all Motherf**kers" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week to become their third overall No.1 set in Australia.
"Father of All..." (censored title) or "Father of All Motherf**kers" for Green Day is the 868th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 718th for ARIA (1983 to 2020) and the 507th to debut at No.1 (since the first in 1976), the sixth No.1 for 2020, while it's also the 17th No.1 for the record label Reprise who were last at the top in the last week of 2019 with the Michael Buble 'Christmas' set (1 week on 30th of Dec., 2019), while their last new album at the top was "Gore" by The Deftones for one week on April 18th, 2016.
This is now the third No.1 album for Green Day in Australia, and their first to hit the top in 15 and a half years, as they were last at the top with "American Idiot" for two weeks from the 27th of September, 2004 (#1 in Canad this week in 2005), prior to which was their breakout set "Dookie" (3 weeks from the 19th of March, 1995), which was also sitting at No.1 in Canada this week in 1995 (5 of 8 weeks). This new set also lands at No.1 in England too, becoming their fourth chart-topping set there.
On the tally board of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1', Green Day have now racked up six overall weeks at No.1 in Australia, moving them from equal 121st to now equal 107th alongside other 3 LP's and 6 weeks total acts in Bob Dylan, and just ahead are John Butler Trio (4 #1 LP's, 6 weeks total), Cold Chisel and AC/DC (both have had 5 #1's, with a 6 weeks total at the top).
This is the first time that the word 'Father' and 'F**ker' has appeared in a No.1 album title (the previous highest 'Father' album was 2019's "Father of Ashed" for DJ Khaled which peaked at No.7, and the previous highest 'F**k' infused title was also last year when the Lana Del Rey set "Norman F**king Rockwell" debuted and peaked at No.4 in September), while we've had one previous 'Mother' at the top in the Ronan Keating album "Songs for My Mother" (4 weeks from April 27th, 2009) which sold well for Mother's Day of 2009.
This new No.1 album is also the 308th by an American act to hit the top spot (solo, duo, group, Male or Female) and the fourth (of six) No.1's for the year by an American act after Selena Gomez, Eminem (both in January) and two weeks ago Billie Eilish after her Grammy wins. The No.1 album is also the 383rd by a Group too, whether they're local or overseas, and the first American group at the top since Tool did so on the 9th of September, 2019.
Rising back up one spot each are the Eminem set "Music to Be Murdered by" (#1 in Canada for a fourth straight week) and the Billie Eilish set "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go" to No.2 and No.3 respectively. This is followed by the fifty-six place rebound to No.4 for the latest Michael Buble album "Love", which returned to the chart last week at No.60 and rises due to his national tour which kicked off last week in Brisbane. This time back in 2011 he was also touring the country and his "Crazy Love" set retook the top spot for three weeks from the 21st of February, 2011 after having previously logged three weeks from the 19th of October, 2009. This current set originally peaked at No.2 in late November of 2018, and is now racking up its sixth overall week within the Top 10.
The only album on hold within the Top 10 this week is at No.5, the second album for Harry Styles and "Fine Line", followed by a one place rise for both "Lover" by Taylor Swift and "Hollywood's Bleeding" for Post Malone to No.6 and No.7 respectively. Ed Sheeran rebounds two places to No.8 with his duets set "No.6 Collaborations Project" and Elton John won his second Oscar this past week, and his first with 53-year collaborator Bernie Taupin, for the song from his biopic 'Rocketman' in "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (his first was for "Can You Feel the Loive Tonight" in 1995), while Elton will be back in the country next week to wrap up a few more shows before he heads onto the next leg of his farewell tour, which has all helped his collection "Diamonds" to rise back up one spot to No.10 this week for an overall 24th week within the Top 10.
The second and final new entry to he Top 10 this week is the soundtack to the new Harley Quinn / Margot Robbie led anti-hero film "Birds of Prey", which enters at No.9 this week, which is a further series of tales for Harley who was first introduced in the film "Suicide Squad" (HP-1, August 2016) film four years ago. This new album features only female artists like Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Normani, Halsey, Sofi Tukker, Summer Walker and Adona amongst its 15 tracks.
UP: * The 'Frozen' soundtrack was also up for an Oscar this past week, and the main song from the film was performed by all of voice actors/singers from different countries around the world at this past weeks ceremony, thus the soundtrack is back up a couple of places to No.12, while the original 'Frozen' album rebounds five spots to No.58. * Queen with Adam Lambert began their current national tour last week, with them also appearing at the Bush Fire relief concert next week, thus the soundtrack for the bands biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rebounds a massive twenty-one places this week to No.15, while their "Greatest Hits" set is back up four places to No.90. * Dua Lipa's self-titled 116 week charting debut album is back up six spots to No.22, even though her two current Top 30 singles are NOT from this album. * Last week the Hugh Jackamn film 'The Greatest Showman' was screened on free-broadcast TV and this week the soundtrack (which was sitting at No.1 this week two years ago) is back up nineteen spots to No.24, which is the last of the rising soundtracks for this week. * With a new Khalid track debuting within the Top 40 this week his last album "Free Spirit" is back up six places to No.28, while his first set "American Teen" is up two spots to No.63. * The Chainsmokers album "World War Joy" rises six places also, back up to No.29. * Doja Cat jumps into the Top 40 on both charts this week, with her albm "Hot Pink" (HP-30) rising ten places to No.35. * Rising best of sets this week are for Paul Kelly (33 to No.30), Eminem (46 to No.41, after his Oscars performance this past week), Green Day (74 to No.44, thanks to their new No.1 album), Maroon 5 (51 to No.46), The Wiggles (59 to No.54), Jason DeRulo (82 to No.81), The Killers (92 to No.84) and Foo Fighters (91 to No.87). * Ruel's EP "Free Time" rises again this week, up eight places to No.42. * The Cold Chisel album "Blood Moon" fell 49 places last week to No.73, while this week it rebounds back up eighteen spots to land at No.55. * The Hilltop Hoods' latest set "The Great Expanse" rises back up six spots to No.71. * There are only two albums re-entering the Top 100 this week, first at No.86 is the self-titled debut set for Harry Styles, while the Tame Impala set "Currents" returns at #100, as they dropped their new album "The Slow Rush" on Friday, so that could enter high next week.
DOWN: * Four albums leave the Top 10 this week, firstly is last weeks No.1 entry for Dune Rats and "Hurry Up and Wait" (HP-1x1, WI10-1) which plummets down fifty-one places to land at No.52 (their previous No.1 album fell to No.17 in its second week), after which last weeks No.2 entry for local rapper ChillinIT and "The Octagon" (HP-2, WI10-1) which falls only twelve spots to No.14, and the third new entry from last week for Louis Tomlinson and his debut set "Walls" (HP-6, WI10-1) falls down fifty-five spots to No.61, while the less "Manic" fall for Halsey (HP-2, WI10-3) who is down two spots to No.11 after three weeks within the Top 10. * Falling best of sets this week are by Cold Chisel (17 to No.19) and INXS (38 to No.46) whose "Very Best of" albm started its seven week run at No.1 this week in 2014. * Mac Miller and his posthumous set "Circles" drops down fifteen places to No.38. * The former No.1 set "Rare" for Selena Gomez also falls fifteen spots to land at No.40. * Last weeks new entries to tumble this week are also "Treat Myself" for Meghan Trainor (13 to No.43) and the "Islands - Essential Einaudi" for Ludovico Einaudi (80 to No.98), while the sets leaving from last weeks entries are for Kesha (#26, highest Top 100 dropout), Russ (#44) and this weeks new U.S. No.1 album "Funeral" for Lil' Wayne (#68). * G Flip drops down ten spots to No.49 with her set "About Us". * After climbing last week, this week the NF set "The Search" falls back down eleven spots to No.53. * Thanks to his promo tour helping his latest album back into the charts last week, this week the James Blunt set "Once Upon a Mind" diminishes forty-five spots to No.65. * Thelma Plum and her debut set "Better in Blak" falls nineteen spots to No.68. * Three albums all falling twelve places apiece are "Kirk" for DaBaby (57 to No.69), "Laps Around the Sun" by Ziggy Alberts (58 to No.78) and the Benee EP "Fire on Marzz" (61 to No.73).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#13) - Father of All Motherf**kers by Green Day
* #9 (Stk) - Birds of Prey: The Album / Soundtrack
* #33 (EP#3) - Unlocked (EP) by Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats is the third EP issued and the third albums chart entry for the U.S. rapper, having previously charted with "TA13OO" (LP#3, HP-27, Aug 2018) and "Zuu" (LP#4, HP-18, June 2019). The set of eight songs is a collaboration with American record producer Kenny Beats, plus there is also a short film to accompany the album too.
* #60 (LP#1) - Bonedigger by Allison Forbes is the debut album for Wee Waa born and Tamworth raised female country singer, who with the help of Shane Nicholson has previously issued two EP's called "What'll Happen to Me Now?" (EP#1, 2013) and "Augustine" (EP#2, 2016). She is also on a national tour and this weekend played in Canberra and Newcastle, with Sydney this coming week and Melbourne the week after.
* #77 (LP#12) - Limitless by Richard Marx is now the sixth charted album for the America singer (5 studios and one best of), with his last entry being his "Ultimate Collection" which made it to No.17 in May of 2016, while his first four albums all charted at No.11 or higher, including his second album and only No.1 set "Repeat Offender" (7 weeks from mid-September of 1989).
* #88 (LP#4) - Bury the Moon by Ásgeir is the fourth studio album for the Icelandic guitarist and now his third to chart in Australia after "In the Silence" (LP#2, HP-8, March 2014) and "Afterglow" (HP-22, May 2017).
New Certifications: Singles: DON'T START NOW Dua Lipa ▲ 2 (1st certification) THE BOX Roddy Ricch ● ADORE YOU Harry Styles ▲ RIDE IT Regard ▲ 3 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber ▲ 2 (1st cert.) OWN IT Stormzy Feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy ● CHARLIE Mallrat ● PERFECT Ed Sheeran ▲ 13
Shame that Tame Impala's new album is out the same week as Bieber's.
Followed by Hijinx with...
I feel like Tame Impala has a chance to take the spot spot. Bieber sold 4 times as much on debut in 2015 but I feel there's a lot more good will to Tame Impala, while Bieber's singles aren't impressing anyone nearly as much as last time around.
Then I.E. responded with...
I hope you are right. I've also noticed that there seems to be far less fanfare around Bieber this time than in 2015.
Tame Impala will outsell Justin physically for sure and Justin will do better on streams. Not sure about digital sales but Tame Impala may win the race at this level.
Having listened to both the new Tame Impala and Justin Bieber albums now, the Tame Impala one stands out much more than the minimalist JB set, Tame Impala have such lush sound fields and structuring in their music, whereas Justin is very bare, simple, minimal and quite similar in its tracks.
Next Tracks: 103 - Happier - Marshmello & Bastille 104 - How Do You Sleep? - Sam Smith 105 - No Guidance - Chris Brown & Drake 106 - Shape of You - Ed Sheeran 107 - Woke Up Late - Drax Project 109 - Sicko Mode - Travis Scott & Drake 110 - AYY Macarena - Tyga 111 - Johnny Run Away - Tones & I 112 - Used to Love - Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis 113 * Misunderstood - Youngn Lipz 114 - Falling - Harry Styles 116 - Body - Loud Luxury 117 - Confidence - Ocean Alley 118 * React - Pussycat Dolls 119 - Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur 120 - Heartless - The Weeknd 131 - All I Want - Olivia Rodrigo (NEW PEAK) 133 * No Judgement - Niall Horan 136 * Still Be Friends - G-Eazy feat. Tory Lanez & Tyga 141 - Two of Us - Birds of Tokyo (LW-235, NEW PEAK) 149 * Other Side - Youngn Lipz 155 - Me & UR Ghost - blackbear (NEW PEAK) 161 - Not a Hobby (EP) - Sam Fischer (NEW PEAK) 163 * Blueberry Faygo - Lil' Mosey 186 - Boss Bitch (from 'Birds of Prey' - Doja Cat (LW-339, NEW PEAK) 199 * Yikes - Nicki Minaj 248 * Destined for Greatness - Tobi & Manny feat. Janelle 305 * Revenge - Joyner Lucas 368 * Like That - Doja Cat feat. Gucci Mane 378 * Broke in a Minute - Tory Lanez 405 * Texas Sun - Khruangbin & Leon Bridges 436 * Don't Break Me (Eurovision 2020 Aust. Entry) - Montaigne 494 * Kissing Other People - Lennon Stella
no Vanessa Amarosi, Casey Donovan or any other Eurovision entrants charted this week.
Next Albums: 101 - Chiaroscuro - Ocean Alley (LW-132) 102 - Live in B.A. - Coldplay 104 * Perdida - Stone Temple Pilots 105 - No One Else Can Wear Your Crown - Oh Wonder 107 - + - Ed Sheeran 108 - Damn - Kendrick Lamar 109 - The Fame - Lady Gaga 111 - Over it - Summer Walker 112 * Quadra - Sepultura 113 - Red - T. Swift 114 - Ballads 1 - Joji (LW-172, new singles chart entry rise) 115 - Good Kid, MAAD City - Kendrick Lamar 116 - American Idiot - Green Day (LW-179, new #1 rise) 117 - A Love Letter to You 4 - Trippie Redd 118 - Party Time! - The Wiggles 119 - You - James Arthur 149 * The Dangerous Age - Kate Ceberano, Steve Kilby & Sean Sennett 222 - Collection - Michael Buble (LW-300, touring) 275 * Diamonds in the Rough - Avenged Sevenfold 316 * Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1974 - Bryan Ferry 370 * Apocolypse & Chill - Delain 482 * Barbara - Trixie Mattell