Singles Chartifacts: The rapper 24KGOLDN and his second chart entry "Mood" remains the No.1 song in Australia for a second week.
"Mood" also logs a second week at No.1 in New Zealand, while it returns for a second stay in Canada this week and remains at the summit in England (3rd week) and Ireland (4th week), while losing the top spot in Germany after four weeks. And with "Mood" taking over from "WAP" last week it became the first time since May 2018 that a rap track has taken over the top spot from another rap song, back then it was three rap songs in a row in "Psycho" for Post Malone (7th of May, 2018), "Nice for What" by Drake (14th of May) and then "This is America" by Childish Gambino (21st of May).
Five of the top seven songs are on hold this week, with only a swap around in the middle of those seven. On hold are "WAP" for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion plus "Head & Heart" for Joel Corry & MNEK at No.2 and No.3 respectively, with Joel's track holding it's No.3 peak for a fourth consecutive week. Swapping places are "Savage Love" for Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo up one to No.4, and down one spot to No.5 is the Justin Bieber entry "Holy". Stable at it's No.6 peak for a second week is Internet Money and "Lemonade" followed by the sixteen week running Top 10 track for Harry Styles and "Watermelon Wine" at No.7 (this track is only five week's off it's one year chart anniversary).
Tate McRae last week cracked the Top 10 for the first time with her first chart entry "You Broke Me First", and this week that song rises two places to a new peak of No.8, following by the longest running Top 10 break for this week, "Breaking Me" by Topic, which is down one place to No.9 and logging its 19th week within the Top 10, while landing a second Top 10 entry this week is Jason DeRulo with his new solo track "Take You Dancing" which rises four places to land at a new chart height of No.10. The new Top 10 becomes his fifteenth Top 10 entry in Australia, and prior to this year his last Top 10 entry was in April of 2015 with "Want to Want Me" (HP-4).
UP: The Fleetwood Mac re-entry last week for "Dreams" skates up a massive twenty-five places this week to land at No.14, it's highest placing ever, as it beats the No.19 peak of the original 1977 chart run. It was boosted this week by a bunch of copycat videos on TikTok, one most notably by Mick Fleetwood himself. The only other Top 20 rising track is the Ritt Momney cover of "Put Your Records On", which is up one spot to a new peak of No.19. With a heap of new entries this week and a heap of tracks sliding down, there is the only one other rising track being a return to the Top 50 for the BLACKpink song with Selena Gomez called "Ice Cream" (HP-16) which rises back up seventeen spots to No.49 thanks to their first album landing at No.2 this week.
DOWN: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is "Roses" by SAINt JHN (HP-1x6, WI10-26) which is down three places this week to No.12 and now the seventh longest running Top 10 of all time in Australia at half a year within the Top 10. Former long running No.1 tracks which also fall are "Blinding Lights" for The Weeknd (12 to No.16) and "Rockstar" for DaBaby and Roddy Ricch (11 to No.17), with further dropping rap tracks from Drake and "Laugh Now Cry Later" (15 to No.18) and "Ain't it Different" for Headie One (16 to No.20), which is newly certified Gold (●) in sales. Miley Cyrus drops down six spots to No.23 with "Midnight Sky", which is the second and final Top 50 new certification for the week, landing a Gold (●) this week, and with a new Pop Smoke track (finally) entering the Top 50 this week he falls with "For the Night" (13 to No.15) and "Mood Swings" (19 to No.28). Juice WRLD is down with "Come & Go" (25 to No.29) and "Wishing Well" (44 to No.50). Jack Harlow falls six spots to No.33 with "What's Poppin'", DJ Khaled with Drake fall nine places to No.35 with "Popstar", Conan Grey's "Heather" wilts seven spots to No.40 and last weeks new entry for Travis Scott (with debuted at No.1 in the U.S.A. this week) called "Franchise" tumbles thirteen spots to land down at No.44.
NEW ENTRIES: * #11 - What You Know About Love by Pop Smoke (Victor Victor) is taken from the fallen rappers posthumous album "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" (TW-6) and other than debuting at No.11 it also become his eleventh Top 100 entry, and now his second highest placed, with "Mood Swings" (HP-5) his highest placed and only Top 10 berth (so far).
* #13 - Wonder by Shawn Mendes (Island) is the title track from the 4th of December, 2020 due fourth studio album by the Canadian singer/songwriter, and this is his first chart entry since he hit No.1 with his duet with Camila Cabello "Senorita" in 2019 (as a lead, he also guested on a version of "Lover" by Taylor Swift in late 2019), and overall this is his sixteenth Top 100 entry and ninth Top 20 placing since 2015.
* #27 - Lovesick Girls by BLACKpink (YG Entertainment/Interscope) * #42 - Bet You Wanna by BLACKpink feat/ Cardi B (YG Entertainment/Interscope) are both taken from the South Korean four-piece girl groups' debut set called "THE ALBUM" which lands at No.2 this week and also features this weeks No.49 single "Ice Cream" with Selena Gomez (LW-66).
* #39 - Mr. Right Now by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin' feat. Drake (Slaughter Brothers/Republic) is taken from this weeks No.4 album for the pair of 21 Savage and Metro Boomin' called "Savage Mode II", and of the eight Top 100 entries so far here for 21, this is only his second Top 50 placing, as he appeared as a guest on the 2017 No.1 track by Post Malone in "Rockstar".
Albums Chartifacts: Queen and Adam Lambert debut at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week with "Live Around the World", becoming the groups third overall chart topping album in Australia and the first for Adam.
"Live Around the World" is the 894th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 744th for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 32nd chart-topping album for 2020, the 531st to debut at No.1, the first for the record label Miracle Recordings, and fifth live album of the year, and considering there were no live No.1 albums in the past five years, this strange year continues to deliver the unexpected.
Queen and Adam Lambert appeared at No.1 earlier this year on the live compilation "Artists Unite for Fire Fight" (1 week on March 20th), after which live performance No.1 albums occured for The Tesky Brothers (May 22nd), 'Music from the Home Front' (3 broken weeks from June 26th), Metallica (Sept 4th) and now Queen, with this being the bands eleventh live set and first since 2016's "On Air" (recorded between 1973 and 1977) plus the bands fifth live chart entry in Australia, but their first to hit the top. The new live set for the teaming of Queen and Adam also lands at No.1 in England this week.
Queen previously topped the Australian Albums chart with their album "A Night at the Opera" (2 weeks from 15th of March, 1976) and their second was with their biopic soundtrack 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (4 weeks from 7th of January, 2019), meaning they've had more No.1's here this century than they did in the last, plus their overall tally of weeks at No.1 here rises to seven in total, placing them equal 93rd on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2020)' alongside Michael Crawford and David Bowie who've also racked up seven weeks at the top from three different LPs.
This is the eighth time that the word 'World' has appeared in a No.1 album title, while only the second 'Around' (the other was a Kings of Leon set "Come Around Sundown" in Oct. 2010) and the fifth with 'Live' included in the title. This new No.1 set is also only the fourth chart-topper for the year by an English act, the three prior were Harry Styles (Jan), Dua Lipa (April) and The 1975 (June), while overall this is the 161st No.1 album in Australia by an English act (solo, duo, group, male or female) and the 396th by a Group (local or overseas).
The top four are all new entries this week, following at No.2 is the debut album for South Korean four piece girl group BLACKpink and "THE ALBUM", which has three singles within the Top 50 from it this week and the album came in at No.1 in New Zealand this week. Coming in at No.3 is the fifteenth studio album for Bon Jovi called "2020", which becomes their sixteenth Top 10 album (2 comps, 1 live, 13 studios) and their first new material in almost four years as their 2016 set "This House is Not for Sale" hit No.1 in November of that year.
New at No.4 is the second teaming (entry) for rappers 21 Savage and Metro Boomin' called "Savage Mode II", a follow-up to their 2016 EP "Savage Mode", while they first charted together here with their previous collaborative effort "Without Warning" (HP-39, Nov 2017), and for both acts this is their first Top 10 berth locally, while the single "Mr. Right Now" with Drake debuts at No.39 this week.
Machine Gun Kelly landed at No.1 in both America and Canada this week with his latest album "Tickets to My Downfall", which this week here is down three places to No.5, followed by the Pop Smoke set "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" dropping one spot to No.6, while the former No.1 for Keith Urban and "The Speed of Now Part 1" declines three chart rungs to No.7.
Stone Sour and Slipknot lead singer and guitarist Corey Taylor sees his first solo album "CMFT" come in at No.8 this week and it is the No.1 selling vinyl album this week, with Corey previously scoring five Top 10 albums with Slipknot here (3 of them #1's) and three with Stone Sour. After this fifth and final entry to the ten this week there are one place drops for "folklore" by Taylor Swift and "Fine Line" by Harry Styles to No.9 and No.10 respectively, with Harry logging a 43rd week within the Top 10 this week.
UP: The first of only two rising albums for the week occurs for last week's entry by Sufjan Stevens and "The Ascension" which is up four places to a new peak of No.28 thanks to its physical CD and vinyl release last Friday (Oct 2nd). The other riser is just above Sufjan in the Halsey set "Manic" which is back up two places to No.27. That's it for the risers this week!!
DOWN: Five albums leave the Top 10 this week, four of which entered their last week, but first the Juice WRLD posthumous set "Legends Never Die" (HP-1x1, WI10-12) which is down two spots to No.12, while last weeks No.1 entry for Joji and "Nectar" (HP-1x1, WI10-1) tumbles this week twelve spots to No.13. The three other dropouts from last weeks ten all fall into the lower fifty this week in "OHMS" by Deftones (#3), "A Quiet Place to Die" for Alpha Wolf (#6) and "Ultra Mono" for IDLES (#7). Billie Eilish drops down four to No.15 with "When We All Fall Asleep", and Luke Combs departs the Top 20 with both of his album in "What You See is What You Get" (13 to No.21) and "This One's for You" (12 to No.22), followed by drops for the Ed Sheeran set "÷ (Divide)" (14 to No.23), Elton John's "Diamonds" (16 to No.24), Post Malone with "Hollywood's Bleeding" (15 to No.25) and the Katy Perry latest "Smile" (20 to No.26). Ed's most recent album "No.6 Collaborations Project" falls eleven to No.32, the Maroon 5 "Singles Collection" drops ten to No.33 and The Kid Laroi set after eleven weeks of charting with "F*ck Love" drops down sixteen places to No.34. Taylor Swift falls with her two other Top 50 entries in "Lover" (25 to No.36) and "1989" (33 to No.49) and the Eminem (22 to No.38) and INXS (24 to No.41) best of sets also tumble. With a new Queen album entering at No.1 this week their biopic album for 'Bohemian Rhapsody" falls fourteen places to No.40, with the other charting soundtracks falling for 'The Greatest Showman' (31 to No.44), 'Hamilton' (30 to No.45) and 'Julie & the Phantoms Season 1' (35 to No.50). Also down are "14 Steps to a Better You" by Lime Cordiale (28 to No.47) and the Post Malone second album "Beerbong's & Bentley's" (36 to No.48).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (Live#11) - Live Around the World by Queen & Adam Lambert (Miracle Recordings)
* #2 (LP#1) - THE ALBUM by BLACKpink (YG Entertainment/Interscope)
* #3 (LP#15) - 2020 by Bon Jovi (Island)
* #4 (Colab#2) - Savage Mode II by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin' (Slaughter Boomin')
* #8 (LP#1) - CMFT by Corey Taylor
* #11 (LP#3) - A N N I V E R S A R Y by Bryson Tiller (RCA) is the third studio album and now second entry for the U.S. singer, with this new set landing one place higher than his second set "True to Self" (HP-12) achieved in June of 2017, plus he's also set to release a fourth album later this year called "Serenity". This new album was also issued on October 2nd, the fifth anniversary of his debut set "Trapsoul" being released.
* #14 (Comp#1) - Demo's Vol.1 + Vol.2 by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (Flightless) * #30 (Live#5) - Live in Asheville '19 by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Flightless) are two new entries for the local psych-rock act, the first being their first compilation of missing and rare tracks from earlier in their career, while they also score their fifth live entry for 2020, having issued three live albums in January and a fourth in April.
* #16 (Comp#8) - The Rarities by Mariah Carey (Columbia) is a collection of unreleased song to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mariah's debut self-titled album from 1990, with this album containing 15 tracks from recordings between 1990 to 2020, plus a second CD of a live recording from her 1996 'Daydream World tour' containing 17 tracks.
* #18 (LP#2.2) - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis (Big Brother) was just re-issued to celebrate the albums 25th anniversary, with a silver vinyl version coming out last week (#4 selling vinyl for this week) and a 2CD set coming on October 23rd. The original 1995/96 chart run saw the album spend five weeks at No.1 in February and March of 1996, around the time that the single "Wonderwall" was riding high on our charts.
* #19 (EP#2) - Piano Salt (EP) by Angie McMahon (AWAL) is a live stripped back seven track version of her debut album "Salt", which peaked at No.5 in August of 2019, performed on piano and also filmed for release, so overall this is her second chart entry locally and it is the No.3 selling vinyl album this week.
* #31 (LP#5.3) - State of the Art (Instrumental Edition) by Hilltop Hoods (Hilltop Hoods Inc.) is the second highest selling vinyl release of the week, with this limited edition red vinyl of their fifth album (HP-1 for two weeks from June 22nd, 2009), with plans for the band to issue instrumental version of their last four albums.
* #35 (Live#4) - Us + Them by Roger Waters (Columbia) is the companion album of his concert film of the same name, which followed the 2017-18 world tour of the Pink Floyd founder. The 17 track set contains solo and Floyd material on the album like "Another Brick in the Wall", "Money", "Wish You Were Here", "Dogs" and "Pigs". Overall this is his eighth Top 100 entry in Australia, four solo studio albums and four live sets now.
* #37 (LP#8) - Melanie C by Melanie C (Red Girl Media) is the eighth studio album for the former Spice Girls member and her third overall to chart, plus her second Top 50 landing. She first charted with her debut set "Northern Star" (HP-32, October 1999) and then her second album "Reason" (HP-71, 2003).
* #42 (LP#2) - Yesteryear by Cosmo's Midnight (Nite High) is the second album for the Sydney brothers Cosmo and Patrick Liney, whose debut set "What Comes Next" made it to No.36 in June of 2018, thus this new set becomes their second Top 50 entry.