Singles Chartifacts: It's a fifth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the "Rockstar" rappers DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, while the song also cracks five weeks at No.1 in New Zealand, England and Ireland, plus a second week in The U.S.A.
The top three songs are stable this week, with the current second week Canadian No.1 single "Roses" for SAINt JHN sitting at No.2 here and newly 3x▲Platinum, while another former chart-topper in The Weeknd track "Blinding Lights" is at No.3 again and updates its certification to now 5x▲Platinum in sales, plus the song is spending its 26th overall week within the Top 10, becoming now the sixth longest running Top 10 song of all time in Australia, and it is now one week away from tying with "Old Town Road", two weeks off the Post Malone "Circles" at 28 weeks and this year's recent entry to the list "Don't Stop Now" by Dia Lipa at 29 weeks.
Swapping places this week is song by Topic with A7S and "Breaking Me", up one spot to a new peak of No.4 and now Gold (●) in sales, and down one spot to No.5 is the Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande track "Rain on Me" to No.5. Ariana's second Top 10 entry in "Stuck With U" alongside Justin Bieber is also moving down one place to land at No.10, plus it gains it's first sales certification and is now Gold (●).
Harry Styles' first self-titled album produced one Top 10 single in the No.1 song "Sign of the Times" (April 2017), and now his second album "Fine Lines" (TW-5) has scored him his fourth overall Top 10 single as the second entry from the album in "Watermelon Sugar" jumps up six places to score a new peak of No.6 to become the albums highest charted single so far, following on from "Lights Up" (HP-7, Oct 2019) and "Adore You" (HP-7, Dec 2019).
Thanks to a new remix featuring local acts Hooligan Hefs, Youngn Lips and Hooks the S1MBA and DTG track "Rover (Mu la la)" leaps up eighteen places to land within the Top 10 at a new peak of No.7, becoming all acts' first Top 10 single locally. After leaping to a new peak of No.6 last week the Benee track "SupaLonely" is back down two places to No.8, followed by a single drop to No.9 for the Megan Thee Stallion song "Savage".
UP: * Dua Lipa is back up two spots to No.11 and poised to return to the Top 10 with her track "Don't Start Now", while she is also back up one to No.13 with "Break My Heart". * Chris Brown and Young Thug rise two places to a new peak of No.14 with "Go Crazy". * StaySolidRocky takes his track "Party Girl" into the Top 20 for the first time, up two to No.19. * After two weeks within the Top 40 chart region, the "Gooba" (HP-14) track for 6ix9ine is back up ten places to No.28 thanks to his new entry at No.45 this week. * After breaking into the Top 50 last week the Brando sample-heavy track "Look into My Eyes" jumps up ten places to land at a new chart height of No.31. * Last week the Regard second single "Secrets" featuring vocalist RAYE debuted at No.65, and this week it jumps up seventeen spots to land within the Top 50 at a new peak of No.48.
DOWN: * Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, both with double weeks within the ten, first of which is the Powfu track "Death Bed" (HP-5x4, WI10-12), down two places to No.12, followed by "Say So" for Doja Cat (HP-4, WI10-15), dropping a massive nine places to land at No.16 this week, while her "Boss B**tch" track moves down three to No.42. * Drake drops down four places to No.15 with his former five week running No.3 song "Toosie Slide". * After peaking at No.17 last week the Sam Fischer track "This City" is back down one to No.18, but he is still the highest placed Aussie act this week. * Tones and I slides down with "Dance Monkey" (18 to No.20), "Bad Child" (35 to No.39, new cert of ▲Platinum) and her newest track "UR So F**king Cool" (44 to No.49). * Surf Mesa with Emilee's sample of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" in the song "ily" is down three spots to No.22 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales. * Lewis Capaldi was up with both of his Top 50 entries last week, this week they both drop down in "Before You Go" (24 to No.25) and "Someone You Loved" (22 to No.26). * Endor drops down four places to No.27 with his cover of "Pump it Up", with further four place drops following on for "In Your Eyes" by The Weeknd (26 to No.30), "Sunday Best" for Surfaces (28 to No.32) and "Ride it" by Regard (30 to No.34). * Halsey falls down seven spots to No.36 with "You Should Be Happy", while her Marshmello teaming on "Be Kind" is down only one spot to No.21. * Kygo and OneRepublic peaked at No.31 for the past two weeks, this week the song drops back down six spots to No.37. * The final new certification of the week goes to The Scotts with "The Scotts", newly Gold (●) in sales and falling eight places to No.44. * Roddy Ricch is down four places to No.46 with his first entry "The Box".
NEW ENTRIES: * #23 - Go by The Kid Laroi feat. Jucie WRLD is the fourth Top 100 and now his first Top 50 entry for the local rapper from Sydney, who toured as a support act with Juice WRLD when he came here in 2018 and 2019, having first come to prominence as a Triple J Unearthed High finalist in 2018. The Kid Laroi has previously charted in 2020 with "Diva" (HP-76, 10th Feb.), "Addison Rae" (HP-76, 6th April) and "Fade Away" (HP-73, 27th April).
* #24 - Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat) by Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo is a track by New Zealand artist and producer Jawsh 685 which was originally posted to YouTube in 2019 as "Laxed (Siren Beat)", the song paying homage to his Samoan and Cook Island heritage, plus the song helped the TikTok viral "Culture Dance", where participants do their over cultural roots dance to the music. Jason DeRulo mixed his song "Savage Love" with the track and went viral himself with it, but didn't clear the use of the Jawsh sample, and only recently did that get cleared up, thus the song enters high on charts around the world this week, a No.2 in New Zealand, No.5 in both Scotland and Norway and a Top 30 placing in England, Sweden, Ireland, Germany and Belgium.
* #45 - Trollz by 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj is the third teaming of 69 and Minaj after the 2018 tracks "Fefe" (HP-8, August) and "Mama" (HP-22, December) and is the second track to be lifted from his forthcoming second album due for August this year (no title known as yet) following on from the albums first release and this weeks No.28 song "Gooba" (HP-14), and this is overall his sixth entry locally. Last edited:
Albums Chartifacts: The duo of Vika & Linda (Bull) land their first No.1 Album in their native Australia this week as their collection called "Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006)" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart.
"Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006)" becomes the 883rd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 733rd for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 521st album to debut at the top, the 21st No.1 album of this year, and the second for the Mushroom/Liberation record label 'Bloodlines' after their first 54 weeks ago in the Jimmy Barnes album "My Criminal Record" (10th of June, 2019; 1 week).
The new No.1 album is also the 63rd Greatest Hits collection to make it to the top here, and the first since Paul Kelly's "Songs from the South: Greatest Hits 1985-2019" went to the top on November 25th, 2019, while it's the third Aussie best of in a year to hit the top, as Kylie Minogue's "Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection" did so on July 8th, 2019. It's the first time that the Tongan word 'Akilotoa' (means 'cascading') has appeared in a No.1 album title, but the third time for the word 'Anthology' after albums called that went to the top for The Beatles (Dec 1995, 1 week) and John Farnham (Oct 1997, 1 week).
The duo of Vika & Linda Bull have only ever graced the Top 10 once before, with their debut self-titled album from June 1994, which peaked at No.7 upon entry, thus this new collection of hits becomes their second Top 10 album locally, plus the set is also the 244th by an Australian Act to make it to No.1 and the eighth for 2020, plus the pair also become the 118th Aussie act (male, female, duo or group) to make it to the top of the local charts. As Vika & Linda are classed as a duo, they also score the 19th No.1 by a duo or pair and the first since 21 pilots did so in October of 2018, and they're the first local duo since Busby Marou in February of 2017 at No.1. The other thing that the duo does is also gives us a sixth Aussie duo at No.1 following on from Savage Garden, The Presets, Angus & Julia Stone, Hermitude and the aforementioned Busby Marou, which means we break free from the tie we have had been in with the U.S.A.'s five duo's to make it to the top (there have also been one duo from England and one from Germany at No.1 here).
There are three new entries to the top end of the chart this week, and all three are for Australian acts, as coming in at No.2 with their debut album is Fremantle, Perth, WA act Spacey Jane and the album "Sunlight", with the four piece act having previously won the Triple J Unearthed competition in 2018, with this albums second (of five) issued single "Good for You" being the JJJ Hottest 100 placed No.80 song for 2019.
New at No.3 is the sixth studio album for Australian country sisters The McClymonts called "Mayhem to Madness", which instantly becomes the trios sixth Top 50 entry, fifth Top 10 placing and also third Top 3 album, as the set lands in the same position that their January 2017 fifth album "Endless", while the girls' second album "Wrapped Up Good" has been their highest placed so far peaking at No.2 in January of 2010 upon entry.
After two weeks at No.1 the Lady Gaga album "Chromatica" falls to No.4, followed by further three place falls for the Harry Styles set "Fine Line" and the Billie Eilish set "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" to No.5 and No.6 respectively. Stable at No.7 and No.8 are the Dua Lipa set "Future Nostalgia" and the Post Malone album "Hollywood's Bleeding", followed by The Weeknd with "After Hours" down three spots to No.9 and then the Luke Combs album "What You See is What You Get" drops one spot to No.10 for a ninth week inside the ten.
UP: * Thanks to a vinyl release of their No.1 album from four weeks ago, The 1975 set "Notes on a Conditional Form" rebounds back up the charts seventy-seven places to land at No.16 this week. * The XXXTentacion album "?" returns to the Top 30 for the first time since April of 2019 by climbing back up three spots to No.29. * Queen's "Greatest Hits" set returned to the Top 50 last week, and this week it rises sixteen spots to land at No.32, with other climbing best of sets being for Eminem (29 to No.26), Maroon 5 (35 to No.34) and returning to the Top 50 are The Seekers with "Hidden Treasures Vol.1" (52 to No.37). * The second Halsey set "Manic" makes a small rise back up two places to No.35.
DOWN: * Last weeks top two debuts both fall into the lower fifty this week in the Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever set "Sideways to New Italy" (HP-4) and the self-titled fifth album for The Ghost Inside (HP-5), with the third album leaving the Top 10 this week being the Ed Sheeran duets set "No.6 Collaborations Project" (HP-1, WI10-33) down one spot to No.11. * BTS slip back down five spots to No.22 with "Map of the Soul: 7". * Soundtracks slipping this week are 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (21 to No.25), 'Frozen 2' (28 to No.38) and 'The Greatest Showman' (40 to No.47). * Polo G sees his album "GOAT" drop four places to No.27. * Drake's mixtape "Dark Lane Demo Tapes" drops ten places this week to No.28, while his "Scorpion" set falls four to No.40. * The Tones and I debut EP "The Kids are Coming" slips down six spots to No.30. * The double EP's for Benee in "Fire on Marzz"/"Stella & Steve" drop down seven places to No.33. * Dean Lewis drops five places to No.36 with his album "A Place We Knew". * The collections for INXS (33 to No.41) and Cold Chisel (27 to No.42) both fall into the 41-50 region. * LAUV drops down seven spots to No.46 with his album "~How I'm Feeling~". * Niall Horan slides five places this week to No.48 with his second album "Heartbreak Weather".
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (GH#1) - Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006) by Vika & Linda
* #2 (LP#1) - Sunlight by Spacey Jane
* #3 (LP#6) - Mayhem to Madness by The McClymonts
* #18 (LP#2) - Pain is Power by Justice for the Damned is the second album for the Sydney five piece whose first album called "Dragged Through the Dirt" made it to No.37 in August of 2017.
* #21 (LP#8) - Pick Me Up off the Floor by Norah Jones is the eighth studio album for the singer and songwriter and her overall tenth entry (8 studios, 1 featured artist and 1 compilation) while it's also her second lowest charted album overall, as her appearance on the Peter Malick Group album "New York City" (HP-22, August 2003) was her lowest placed album.
* #50 (Live#2) - MTV Unplugged (Live at Hull City Hall) by Liam Gallagher is the new No.1 album in his home country of England this week, becoming his third overall No.1 there. Here he has charted with two solo albums in "As You Were" (HP-9, October 2017) and "Why Me? Why Not" (HP-7, late September 2019). Liam previously released a live album called "Acoustic Sessions" in January of this year and overall this is his third entry here. Last edited:
New Certifications: Singles; ROSES SAINt JHN ▲3 BLINDING LIGHTS The Weeknd ▲ 5 BREAKING ME Topic Feat. A7S ● STUCK WITH U Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber ● ily (i love you baby) Surf Mesa feat. Emilee ● BAD CHILD Tones and I ▲ THE SCOTTS The Scotts (Travis Scott & Kid Cudi) ●
Apologies if there are any Vika and Linda stans here--and this isn't dissing their or Australian talent--but how dire do album sales have to be for Vika and Linda, who have only ever had one top 10 album and whose highest peaking single couldn't even reach the top 50, to have a number one greatest hits collection in 2020? Jesus. I would think anything else in the top 10--even Spacey Jane with their Triple J origins--could've topped the chart over a forgotten duo best known for their connection to the Black Sorrows....
Vika & Linda have been part of The Red Hot Summer Tour for many years across Australia. They’ve earned it. Overall album sales are dismal. Chromatica dropped 80% in week 2. Top 10 Singles has decreased also.
It does seem to me a case of 'well what's out this week...oh i remember these women from the black sorrows' . It's a dire time in the music industry. I don't think anyone is saying that Vika and Linda haven't earned their number 1 album. The comment is that of all the releases this week...that is the one that sells the most. I take Ss112's comment as one on the state of the industry rather than a comment on the bull sisters indivdual talent. Besides didn't they do some online performance? That would certainly get the word out there.
V&L have a bigger market share than these other acts who would love to accrue 40 years worth of loyal paying fans and while you could argue they are a bit of a saturated market in the local live music scene it has just been a real anomalous week for things, we've seen this 'shock' before anyway.