The Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion duet "WAP" remains for a sixth week at No.1 in Australia, and with the track record of 2020 placing songs at the top on average for six weeks, could this week be their last week of WAPping up the top spot locally.
"WAP" is also holding for a sixth week at the top in New Zealand and is spending a third non-consecutive week at No.1 in America. My statement above about the six week stay pertains to the fact that three of the last four No.1 songs here sat at the top for six weeks (broken or continual), with only Taylor's "Cardigan" lasting one week, the other sixers were "Roses" for SAINt JHN (2 weeks, one week off, four more weeks), "Rockstar" for DaBaby and Roddy Ricch (6 straight weeks) and "Savage Love" for Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo (4 weeks, 1 week off, 2 further weeks). This is only a theory for now, but with the fact that "Mood" by 24KGOLDN and Iann Dior keeps taking over the top spot around the world, as this week it starts a run at the top in both England and Canada, while it holds the top spot in both Ireland (2nd week) and Germany (3rd week), it could do the same next week, but for now it here holds for a fourth week at No.2.
The top three songs are all on hold this week, with the Joel Corry and MNEK track "Head & Heart" stable at No.3 for a second week at its highest chart placement (so far), while former No.1 "Savage Love" is down one place to No.5 this week, and in between debuting at No.4 in the new Justin Bieber track "Holy" with Chance the Rapper as guest on the track. By debuting so high it becomes JB's 21st Top 10 entry in Australia, his 17th Top 5 placing, and his fourth for 2020 after "Yummy" (HP-4, Jan), "Intentions" (HP-2, Feb) and his duet with Ariana Grande in "Stuck with U" (HP-3, May). Chance is also landing his fifth Top 10 entry, ALL of which have been as a guest artist, and two of those were alongside Justin Bieber on DJ Khaled tracks in 2017 and 2018.
A second Top 10 debut occurs this week as Keith Urban and Pink team up for "One Too Many" which comes in at No.6 and becomes the first ever local Top 10 single for Keith, while it becomes the 26th Top 10 for Pink in Australia since her first in 2000. It's also taken from the new No.1 album of the week for Keith called "The Speed of Now Part 1", which is his fourth local chart-topping album. Keith's previous highest charted single was a No.11 peak for his guest appearance on the John Butler Trio live ARIA Award performed rendition of "Funky Tonight" from November 2007, while his two solo Top 20 berths were with "Once in a Lifetime" (HP-18, 2006) and "The Fighter" (HP-19, 2016).
A third track makes its first appearance within the Top 10 this week, up six spots to a new peak of No.7 is Internet Money with Gunna, Don Toliver and NAV on the track "Lemonade", with the song having so far cracked the Top 10 in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and England, and the song jumps sixteen places in America this week to No.22. The three final Top 10 entries this week are Harry Styles with "Watermelon Sugar" (6 to No.8), the only Top 50 certification for the week goes to "Breaking Me" (5 to No.9) for Topic feat A7S, which is now 2x▲Platinum in sales and creating a 17th week within the Top 10, while the new longest running Top 10 single here goes to the DaBaby and Roddy Ricch track "Rockstar" (7 to No.10), which racks up a 21st week within the ten.
UP: The first climbing track outside of the Top 10 is the DJ Khaled and Drake track "Popstar" which is back up four places to No.21. Jubel's cover of "Dancing in the Moonlight" rebounds one place to its former peak of No.23, while the Ava Max debut album cracking the Top 10 this week helps pull her current single "Kings & Queens" up two places to a new peak of No.31. Machine Gun Kelly with blackbear see their collaboration "My Ex's Best Friend" jump up six places to a new peak of No.35, with last week's debut for Marshmello and Demi Lovato with "OK Not to Be OK" is up one place to No.47.
DOWN: Three songs leave the Top 10 this week with the Drake and Lil' Durk single "Laugh Now Cry Later" (HP-3, WI10-5) down three spots to No.11, "Roses" for SAINt JHN (HP-1x6, WI10-25) dipping two places to No.12, with the track now the equal seventh longest running Top 10 of all time in Australia, and lastly down six places to No.15 is the Pop Smoke track "Mood Swings" (HP-5, WI10-6), while Pop is also down with "For the Night" (16 to No.18) and "The Woo" (44 to No.48). Juice WRLD still holds three songs within the Top 50, all of which decline this week, starting with "Come & Go" with Marshmello (14 to No.20), then "Wishing Well" (38 to No.42) and a thirteen places drop for "Smile" with The Weeknd (32 to No.45). Nea drops down three spots to No.22 with "Some Say", while Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande and "Rain on Me" drops four places to No.24. Conan Grey and his track "Heather" are down six spots to No.27 with the Sia single "Together" slipping five spots to No.32. Regard's second entry "Secrets" tumbles eight places to No.36, while the Brando sampled "Look into My Eyes" dips five chart rungs to No.40 with the final big drop going to the BLACKpink and Selena Gomez collaboration "Ice Cream", melting down the chart ten places to No.50.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #4 - Holy by Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper (Def Jam)
* #6 - One Too Many by Keith Urban and Pink (Capital Nashville)
* #34 - Put Your Records on by Ritt Momney (Disruptor/Columbia) is the pseudonym of 20 year old Salt Lake City resident Jack Rutter, who started the project after most of his friends left for Mormon missions and his girlfriend left for college. His upcoming debut album is to be called "Her and All of My Friends" and this song is a cover of the Corrine Bailey Rae single (HP-30) from April of 2006, while his stage name is a play on the U.S. senator Mitt Romney's name. Last edited:
The eleventh studio album for country singer Keith Urban called "The Speed of Now Part 1" becomes his fourth No.1 album in Australia this week.
"The Speed of Now Part 1" also becomes the 892nd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 742nd for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 529th to debut at No.1 (since 1976) the 30th No.1 album for 2020 and for the record company Capitol the 24th in total since their first in 1979, while it's their second for this year after 5 Seconds of Summer took "C A L M" to No.1 back in early April for one week.
Keith's first No.1 album here was with his second best of set "The Story So Far" (1 week, May 21st, 2012) followed by "Fuse" (1 week, September 23rd, 2013) and his last chart-topping album was with "Ripcord" for two weeks from May 16th, 2016, with his last studio set "Graffiti U" debuting and peaking at No.2 in early May of 2018. Overall this is his eighth Top 10 album in Australia (6 studio, 2 best of) and it features guest performers like Nile Rodgers, Eric Church and Pink, who features on the first ever Top 10 single for Keith, "One too Many" which enters at No.6 over on the singles chart this week.
Keith also joins twenty other acts who have had four No.1 albums in Australia, the two others which joined that list this year were 5SOS and Lady Gaga, while Keith has now amassed five weeks at No.1 here from his four chart-topping sets, moving him up from equal 140th to now 120th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums'. This is the seventh album to feature the word 'Now' in its title but the first with the word 'Speed' (although Wings had "Red Rose Speedway" in 1973) and 'Part'.
In 2016 Australia sent twenty local or Aussie born artists to No.1, the following year in 2017 it was only eight, which was repeated again in 2019. But in 2018 we scored ten local artists hitting No.1 locally, and now 2020 has also cracked the tenth Aussie act at the top during the year, and the first new one since Lime Cordiale back on July 20th. Overall this new No.1 album becomes the 246th by an Australian act to hit the top, and Keith's new set is the 253rd No.1 by a Solo Male Artist (local or overseas) and the first local Solo Male artist since Paul Kelly in late November of 2019 with his 'Greatest Hits 1985-2019' set.
The Pop Smoke album is back up two places to No.2 this week, with the set holding for a seventh broken week at No.1 in both New Zealand and Canada, plus it rises to No.1 in England for the first time in its twelve week chart run, as it's their No.1 streamed album of the week. Taylor Swift is on hold at No.3 with her "folklore" set, followed by single place rises for "Legends Never Die" by Juice WRLD, "Fine Line" by Harry Styles (my prediction from last week did not come true for this album) and the Billie Eilish debut set "When We All Fall Asleep..." to No.4, No.5 and No.6 respectively.
The two further Top 10 debuts this week occur at No.7 and No.8, with the first album for pop singer Ava Max called "Heaven & Hell" coming in at No.7, which features her 2018 hit "Sweet but Psycho" as well as her current chart entry "Kings & Queens (TW-31), followed by the No.8 entry for the six track EP for Melbourne fusion act Mildlife and "Automatic", and now their first chart entry as their earlier release of their first six track set called "Phase" from 2018 failed to chart.
The remainder of the Top 10 sees Katy Perry holding at No.9 with her latest album "Smile", thanks in part to No.10 return on the vinyl albums chart this week for the set, and up one place to No.10 is the second Luke Combs album "What You Get is What You See", which now logs it's twelfth overall week within the Top 10 here, plus his first set "This One's for You" follows suit and is up one spot just behind at No.11.
UP: There are four albums which leap back up the charts (or return) thanks to their vinyl sales, firstly the Cold Chisel collection "The Best of: All for You" rebounds thirty-one spots to No.12 (#3 vinyl sales), Run the Jewels fourth set "RTJ4" returns to the Top 100 at a new peak of No.21 (former peak #24) and takes out the No.1 vinyl sales spot this week, with the Bob Dylan recent set "Rough and Rowdy Ways" is this weeks No.2 selling vinyl set, and it returns to the chart at No.27, and lastly the first issuing of the Charli XCX set "How I'm Feeling Now" (HP-37) re-enters at No.46 and is the No.4 selling set on the vinyl chart. The INXS collection "The Very Best" rebounds eleven spots this week to No.23 and the set has a new sales certification of 7x▲Platinum, after which we see rebounds for the Lady Gaga album "Chromatica" (41 to No.28) and the Halsey set "Manic" is up a massive thirty-four places to land at No.29 this week. "Rumours" for Fleetwood Mac is back up four to No.42 and a lower fifty entry from last week jumps up thirty places this week to land at No.45, the soundtrack to the recently released show 'Julie and the Phantoms', about a girl who plays in a rock band with four spirits/ghosts/phantoms.
DOWN: There are four albums leaving the Top 10 this week, with both of last week's new entries dropping down this week "Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso)" for Vika & Linda (2 to No.18, WI10-1), and last weeks No.1 set by Marilyn Manson "We Are Chaos" (1 to No.24, WI10-1), followed by the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Powderfinger set "Odyssey No.5" (HP-1x3, WI10-28a, 10 to No.33) and the No.1 album from three weeks ago "Music from the Home Front" (HP-1x3, WI10-6a) which plummets forty places to No.48. Dropping soundtracks this week are for 'Hamilton' (21 to No.26), 'The Greatest Showman' (24 to No.32) and the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (29 to No.38). Metallica's "S&M2" falls twenty places to No.34, while Maroon 5's best of is down eight to No.39 and The Weeknd slumps ten spots to No.40 with "After Hours". Travis Scott's "Astrworld" and "?" for XXXTentacion are both down fifteen places apiece to No.41 and No.43 respectively, while the self-titled Dua Lipa set falls back down seven to No.44. Harry Styles debut album of the same name falls nine to No.47 and the Eminem best of "Curtain Call" drops ten to No.49.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#11) - The Speed of Now Part 1 - Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville)
* #7 (LP#1) - Heaven & Hell by Ava Max (Atlantic)
* #8 (EP#2) - Automatic (EP) by Mildlife (Mildlife/Inertia)
* #13 (LP#7) - ALICIA by Alicia Keys (RCA) is the seventh studio album since her debut set in 2001, and this new set was showcased on the James Corden 'Late Late Show' this past week, with guest artists on this album being Sampha, Miguel, Khalid, Jill Scott and 21 Savage. Overall this is her eighth chart entry here (7 studios and 1 live set) and it debuts one place higher than her sixth album "Here" achieved in November of 2016.
* #19 (LP#1) - Self Care by Yours Truly (UNFD/The Orchard) are an Australian four-piece punk band (1 woman and 3 men), and this is their debut studio album, which has so far had four tracks issued from it during 2020, "Composure", "Together", "Undersize" and "Funeral Home" at the start of September.
* #36 (LP#1) - Mind Like Mine by Take Two (Better Noise Records/MGM) are the twin brothers Jordan and Brandon from Sydney, who at the age of 17 in 2012 decided to take their singing and musicality seriously, with the pair having issued 77 tracks/singles/covers since 2016, with sixteen songs on this new album.
* #50 (LP#4.2) - Tea for the Tillerman2 by Yusuf/Cat Stevens (Cat-O-Log Records) is a full re-recording by Yusuf (Cat Stevens) of his fourth album issued in April of 1971 (in Oz) which peaked at No.2 during that year, after which he had two massive No.1 albums in "Teaser & the Firecat" (Nov 1971) and "Catch Bull at Four" (October 1972). The album is a reimagining of the original eleven songs for a new age, and it features some of his classic tracks like "Wild World", "Father and Son" and "Where Do the Children Play?".
I know the chart's published in about 18 hours so I might be proven wrong pretty soon, but does anyone else think from ARIA's chart update published on Wednesday, where they run down the potential new entries and climbers, that Ava Max's album is either not going to debut very high or be counted at all? She was in the top 10 on iTunes most of the week, so I was thinking she'd be pretty high, enough for ARIA to say she "may" enter the top 50...
I noticed the same thing too. It's fairly common when it comes to big streaming singles/albums* where it seems ARIA hasn't picked up on them yet (Pop Smoke's What You Know 'Bout Love is completely absent from the Pulse Chart but will probably debut this week, same happened to Mood Swings before), but I think Ava will get enough traction on sales so even if they hadn't counted her streams yet, I'd have thought she'd be top 50 on the midweeks. Whoever does the report may have just overlooked her when observing new entries.
*Also worth noting that streaming data is always running behind until the chart is finally released, so sales heavy entries are always overpredicted a tad and vice versa. Last edited:
I've always purchased a song should it's Points be 400+ #01 = 100 Points & #100 = 1 Point from the year of 1980.
2020 Has been the slowest year.
However September has been a strong month in comparison. Hopefully we can have more turnover as I was concerned there wasn't going to be a TOP 100. Just to note these are 2020 songs only not songs that surpassed 400+ that made a debut in 2019.
ARIA must have been using a top 2000 system for some time because through a google search i found info on a dolly parton live album that peaked at 1117 and debuted at 2008 in 2010. What tinascousin referred to is what i saw and as someone who doesn't follow the ARIA charts it was quite a surprise. If you had anything to do with this info bullion muchos gracias to you sir Last edited: