Racking up a ninth straight week at No.1 is The Weeknd track "Blinding Lights", and with his new album "After Hours" issued on Friday it could cement the song at the top for a few more weeks.
With "Blinding Lights" continuing at the top here, it is getting closer to tying or even eclipsing Drake's record of eleven weeks with "God's Plan" at No.1 (from 5th of Feb., 2018), the equal second longest by a Canadian artist, tying with Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do it for You" (11 weeks from 28th of July, 1991), while the current leader for most weeks at No.1 by a Canadian act is Justin Bieber as a part of the Luis Fonso and Daddy Yankee song "Despacito" (13 weeks from 22nd of May, 2017). "Blinding Lights" loses its No.1 spot in England this week, but it does return for a fourth time and seventh overall week in Germany.
And talking of Justin Bieber, his latest single "Intentions" with rapper Quavo breaks away from its four weeks at No.3 to rise a spot and score a new peak at No.2, giving us a Top 2 of Canadian acts this week. This track swaps places with the ten-broken-week No.2 peaking track for Dua Lipa and "Don't Start Now", which is spending its 20th week within the Top 10 (equal tenth longest running Top 10 of all time), becoming her longest running Top 10 song too, far surpassing the 14 weeks achieved by "New Rules" in 2017.
After pouncing into the Top 10 two weeks ago the Doja Cat track "Say So" is this week up a single spot to a new peak of No.4, swapping places with the Halsey track "You Should Be Sad", down one place to No.5, while the current U.S. (10th week) and Canadian (9th week) No.1 song "The Box" for Roddy Ricch is stable at No.6 here. Another international No.1 track moves here into the Top 10 for the first time, with "Roses" by SAINt JHN currently logging a third week in Ireland and its first week in England, the song is here up five places to a new peak of No.7.
With a new entry this week for Tones and I within the Top 20, her long-running former No.1 single "Dance Monkey" is down one spot to No.8 and spending its 37th week inside the Top 10, still the far ahead leader for 'Most Weeks within the Top 10'. Harry Styles' "Adore You" track also dips one spot to No.9 and last weeks highest new entry at No.11 for Benee featuring Gus Dapperton with "Supalonely" is up one spot to a new peak of No.10 and it becomes her first Top 10 single here, with the track in her native New Zealand sitting at No.3 this week.
UP: * Powfu continues to rise from his "Death Bed", as the song is up four to a new peak of No.13. * Eminem's "Godzilla" turns back around and climbs back up four chart-blocks to No.14. * There's an eleven place jump to No.15 for the latest Sam Smith track "To Die For", becoming his tenth Top 20 single in Australia (8 as lead, two as guest vocalist). * Last week Benee scored her first Top 20 single with her third entry, and this week her second entry here "Glitter" is up a spot to a new peak of No.20, becoming her second such entry in Australia. * Rapper Lil' Mosey shoots up eight places this week to a new peak of No.23 with "Blueberry Faygo". * Next week will be a year on the charts for the Billie Eilish track "Bad Guy" (TW 51 weeks), and the song is back up three spots to No.25. * The Rubens' current single "Live in Life" rises three spots to a new chart height of No.31, while the song is also newly certified Gold (●) in sales. * Four weeks ago 24KGOLDN entered the Top 100 with "City of Angels", three weeks ago the song jumped into the Top 50, and this week it rises again, up seven spots to a new peak of No.32. * After three weeks within the 41-50 section of the chart, the Endor cover of "Pump it Up" rises this week four spots and into the Top 40 at a new height of No.37. * After 21 weeks of charting within the Top 100, the Noah Cyrus track "July" is this week up to a new peak of No.49 and its first appearance within the Top 50. * Returning to the chart at a new peak this week is the YNW Melly track "Suicidal" which previously peaked at No.60 in early February and now is back in the chart at No.50.
DOWN: * Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, the Post Malone track "Circles" (HP-2) is down two places to No.11, its first week outside of the ten, meaning it has logged 28 weeks within the Top 10, and now sits as the third ever longest running Top 10 single in Australia (and the only one which didn't hit No.1). Also down two spots and landing at No.12 is the Lewis Capaldi track "Before You Go" (HP-7, WI10-5). * After climbing to No.14 last week the latest Dua Lipa single "Physical" is back down five to No.19. * With a new entry landing within the Top 20 this week it replaces the third Tones and I single "Never Seen the Rain" which drops down six places to No.21. * Falling four spots to No.24 is the Regard cover of "Ride it". * Dropping seven places to No.29 is the second MeduZa entry "Lose Control". * The Dua Lipa remix/version of the Brockhampton single "Sugar" was a one-week-surge as this week the song falls back down eleven spots to No.30. * Three weeks ago Lady Gaga debuted within the Top 10 at No.7 with her song "Stupid Love", which this week tumbles twenty places to No.33. * The Future and Drake track "Life is Good" drops down seven spots to No.36. * Billie Eilish is down six places with "everything i wanted" to No.39, while her James Bond theme "No Time to Die" leaves the Top 50 after four weeks of charting. * The Sofi Tukker track "Purple Hat" droops down five spots to No.40. * Justin Bieber's "Yummy" single falls seven places this week to No.43. * The Camila Cabello and DaBaby track "My Oh My" is down one to No.46 and now ▲Platinum in sales. * The title track for the new Weeknd album called "After Hours" is down four spots to No.48, but it should rebound next week thanks to the album coming out on Friday.
NEW ENTRIES: * #17 - The Less I Know the Better by Tame Impala was last weekend voted the No.1 song for the 2010's in the Triple J voted 'Best of the Decade' countdown, and the song makes its first ever Top 50 appearance this week, having previously peaked at No.66 in February of 2016 after its was voted as the No.4 song in their 2015 countdown, so now the 3x▲Platinum selling track scores its fourth week within the Top 100 and its first ever week inside the Top 20, AND its high entry breaks the recent record set by the band (five weeks ago) for the act with the most non-Top 50 entries within the Top 100 (10 in total), as now they've got their first Top 50 and first Top 20 entry in one this week.
* #18 - Bad Child by Tones and I is the first new material for 2020 for the Australian singer/songwriter, the song backed with the ballad "Can't Be Happy All the Time". And by coming in at No.18 it becomes her fourth Top 20 single, as she is still within the Top 10 with her first entry there and former No.1 in "Dance Monkey" (TW-8) and she drops to No.21 this week with her second Top 10 entry "Never Seen the Rain" (HP-7).
* #45 - The Difference by Flume feat. Toro y Moi is the third release in a row from an as yet unknown third studio album by the Australian EDM artist, this time he teams with singer/songwriter/producer Chas Bear under his moniker of Toro y Moi (Bull and (in Spanish) Me (French)), and it follows on from "Rushing Back (HP-8, TW-27) which next week reaches half-a-year on the charts, and "Let You Know" (HP-31, June 2019). This is his 16th Top 100 and ninth Top 50 appearance in Australia too. Last edited:
Two weeks after the initial concert for Fire Relief on March 12th, 2020, the accompanying album called "Artists Unite for Fire Fight: Concert for National Bushfire Relief" debuts at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart.
"Artists Unite for Fire Fight" becomes the 872nd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 722nd for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 511th to debut at No.1 and the tenth for 2020, while it also becomes the 26th for the Sony Record label and their first (direct title) since "Hilda" for Jessica Mauboy (28-Oct-2019). The new album was NOT issued on digital streaming services and all of its sales are due to physical copies of the double album being sold, the set featuring acts such as Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Pete Murray, Daryl Braithwaite, Illy, Tina Arena, Amy Shark, 5SOS, Icehouse, John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John and Hilltop Hoods alongside international acts like Ronan Keating, Michael Buble, Alice Cooper, k.d. Lang and Queen with Adam Lambert among its 23 tracks.
The new No.1 album also becomes the 29th Various Artists compilation to make it to No.1 in Australia since the first in September of 1981 (it's the 24th for the ARIA charts), with the previous five No.1 compilations being Triple J 'Like a Version' albums from volume 9 through to volume 13 (2013 to 2017) and only the second Australian-specific compile to hit the top, the other was almost 20 years ago with the 27th Olympiad album hitting the top for three weeks (25-Sept.-2000). This is the first time that the words 'Artists', 'Unite' and 'Fight' have appeared in a No.1 album title, but the sixth with 'Fire' in the title, the last two occurred in 2013 with "Holy Fire" for Foals (1 week on 18th of Feb., 2013) and "March Fires" for Birds of Tokyo (1 week on March 11th, 2013).
The second solo album for former One Direction member Niall Horan debuts at No.2 this week called "Heartbreak Weather", with the set becoming his first No.1 album in his native England this week too. It's the same position that his debut solo set "Flicker" achieved in late October of 2017, that first entry logged three weeks within the Top 10 and had several successful singles issued from it prior to its release, whereas this new set has had one Top 60 single and a few small entries, but no big hits as yet, but he did perform a lot of the album the week of its release on the James Corden 'The Late, Late Show' (10th to 14th of March, 2020).
Niall is the second former 1D member to join Harry Styles in the Top 10 this year, as Louis Tomlinson did so for a week back in mid-February with "Walls" (HP-6), now Harry is still within the Top 10 and back up one spot to No.3 with his second album "Fine Line", helped back up thanks to his recent Nov. 2020 national tour announcement, with the album swapping places with the Billie Eilish set "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go", down one to No.4, followed by last weeks No.1 debuting album for Lil' Uzi Vert and "Eternal Atake", which falls four spots to No.5 and is also the new Albums chart-leader in both Canada and the U.S.A. this week.
The fifteenth studio album for local country singer Adam Brand is called "Speed of Life", and it comes in at No.6 this week becoming his seventh Top 10 album locally and his third to peak at No.6, as his last entry and third compilation "Milestones... 20 Years" debuted and peaked at No.6 (23rd of July, 20018), while he also hit No.6 with his 13th set "Adam Brand & The Outlaws" (January 2016), plus this is also his fifth Top 10 album in a row since 2014.
The recent No.1 album by BTS and "Map of the Soul: 7" drops down five spots to land at its namesake of No.7, with the other falling album being Justin Bieber's "Changes", down three places to No.9. In between and around those two albums are two more new entries, as coming in at No.8 is this weeks No.1 selling vinyl album and the second studio and Top 10 album for Melbourne nu-metal act Ocean Grove called "Flip Phone Fantasy", as their debut set "The Rhapsody Tapes" made it to No.5 upon entry in February of 2017, while they initially charted with their second EP called "Black Label" (HP-50, June 2015). The fifth and final Top 10 entry this week is the third album for local female country singer Fanny Lumsden from Tallimba in NSW, whose album "Fallow" comes in at No.10, becoming her first Top 10 placement and her second overall entry, as her second set "Real Class Act" debuted and peaked at No.23 in early October of 2017.
UP: * The first album outside of the Top 10 to climb up the charts is down at No.33, as the now two year old entry for XXXTentation and "?" is back up five spots. * This is followed at No.34 by a re-entry for the 1988 issued Def Leppard album "Hysteria" thanks to limited edition orange vinyl version of the album. * The previous Tame Impala album "Currents" re-enters at No.40 thanks to the album containing this weeks highest entry of "The Less I Know the Better" being voted the No.1 song of the 2010's in the recent Triple J poll, that song returns to the chart at a new peak of No.17 this week. * Zooming back up into the Top 50 is the Guns N' Roses set "Appetite for Destruction" to No.41. * The Arctic Monkeys' previous album "AM" returns to the chart this week at No.45. * The Killers' collection "Direct Hits" jumps back up into the fifty, landing at No.46 this week. * Finally the Hilltop Hoods set "Drinking... Walking... Restrung" rebounds to No.50.
DOWN: * With five albums debuting within the Top 10 this week, that means five must move down, the first of which is Post Malone with "Hollywood's Bleeding" (HP-1, WI10-22) down four to No.11, followed by last weeks new entry for LAUV and "~How I'm Feeling~" (HP-5, WI10-1) dropping seven to No.12, and leaving the ten for the time are both the Eminem set "Music to Be Murdered by" (HP-1, WI10-9, 9 to No.13) and "The Slow Rush" for Tame Impala (HP-1, WI10-4, 10 to No.16), and finally plummeting eleven spots to No.19 is the Elton John collection "Diamonds" (HP-3, WI10-27). * Three soundtracks drop down this week in 'Frozen 2' (13 to No.15), 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (22 to No.28) and 'The Greatest Showman' (39 to No.43). With the current state of the world, we might not see too many high flying soundtracks again for awhile, like the new 'Trolls: World Tour' set (their previous album was a No.1 set for three weeks). * After leaving the Top 10 for the first three weeks ago, this week the Ed Sheeran fourth album "No.6 Collaborations Project" is down five to No.17, while his third set "÷ (Divide)" drops five spots to No.17, with that album logging its third week at No.1 this week in 2017 and its 25th week (of 27) in 2018. * Lewis Capaldi falls down seven places to No.21 with his debut set "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent". * Both Luke Combs albums moves down this week, with his latest "What You See is What You Get" sliding eight to No.23 and his two year old entry "This One's for You" down five to No.25. * There's a seven place slide for both "Manic" by Halsey and "Hot Pink for Doja Cat to No.24 and No.26 respectively. * Post Malone also drops down with his two older album this week (all three rose up last week), as "Beerbongs & Bentleys" dips six spots to No.27 and "Stoney" declines five to No.47. * The Billie Eilish EP "Don't Smile at Me" along with the self-titled Dua Lipa album are both down seven spots to No.30 and No.31 respectively. * Dean Lewis' debut album "A Place We Knew" hits the one-year mark (52 weeks) and is down four to No.32. * Lizzo tumbles down eleven spots to No.37 with her "Cuz I Love You" set. * Five Finger Death Punch sees a twenty place tumble to No.38 with their recent No.2 set "F8". * The Chainsmokers' "World War Joy" drops down seven spots to No.42. * Ozzy Osbourne's first ever Top 10 album in Australia in "Ordinary Man" is this week down seventeen spots to No.48.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (V/A) - Artists Unite for Fire Fight by Various Artists
* #2 (LP#2) - Heartbreak Weather by Niall Horan
* #6 (LP#15) - Speed of Life by Adam Brand
* #8 (LP#2) - Flip Phone Fantasy by Ocean Grove
* #10 (LP#3) - Fallow by Fanny Lumsden
* #14 (LP#3) - Juveniles by Kingswood is the third studio album and entry for the Melbourne alt-rock band, and their first NOT to enter within the Top 10, as they previously charted with "Microscopic Wars" (LP#1, HP-6, Sept., 2014) and then "After Hours, Close to Dawn" (LP#2, HP-10, March 2017).
* #20 (LP#1) - Heaven or Hell by Don Toliver is the debut solo album for the American rapper from Houston, Texas, and it features his January 2020 peaking entry "No Idea" (HP-43, peaked in the first two weeks of the year), plus he is/was a part of the Jackboys self-titled album from January which debuted and peaked at No.5.