The 24KGOLDN track "Mood" remains as the No.1 selling single in Australia for a seventh broken week, becoming the second longest running chart-topper of 2020 in the process.
"Mood" is also spending a seventh week at the top in Canada, while it logs a fourth week at No.1 in America, plus returns for a sixth week at the summit in both New Zealand and Germany this week. And in staying for a seventh week in Australia it now surpasses four other songs in "Roses", "Rockstar", "Savage Love" and "WAP" which all spent six weeks at the top, to become the second longest running No.1 song in Australia for 2020, behind the eleven weeks racked up by The Weeknd's track "Blinding Lights" between late January and mid April.
The fifth week standing English No.1 single for Ariana Grande and "Positions" holds here at No.2 for a third week, while the entire top four songs are all on hold with last weeks No.3 debut for Billie Eilish and "Therefore I Am" (which she performed at the ARIA Awards this past week) remains at it's entry position, followed by Joel Corry and MNEK with "Head and Heart" at No.4, which at 15 weeks within the Top 10 is the current leader for 'Most Weeks in the Top 10', while "Mood" is in second place with 14 weeks within the ten.
Rising three places to a new peak of No.5 is the Dua Lipa remix for "Levitating", which becomes the second Top 5 single from her second album "Future Nostalgia", as its first release "Don't Start Now" made it to No.2 from January. Another feat the song does is give Madonna (who is on one of the remixes) a Top 5 single, as Madonna's last entry into the Top 10 in Australia was with her duet alongside Justin Timberlake and "4 Minutes" (HP-1x3, from late April 2008), making it twelve-and-a-half years since she last graced the upper reaches of our charts, and a 36 year span of Top 10 hits in Australia since her first in April of 1984 with "Holiday".
Both of the Top 20 debuts this week land next to their other chart entries, with Justin Bieber with Chance the Rapper and "Holy" down one spot this week to No.6, after which the highest new entry for the week is by Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, which comes in at No.7, and is called "Monster", which is the second single lifted from the December 4th due Shawn album "Wonder", whose title track made it to No.13 eight weeks ago and sits at No.29 this week. This new entry also becomes the seventh Top 10 entry locally for Shawn and the 22nd for Justin Bieber, plus his fifth for 2020.
After peaking at No.6 last week The Kid Laroi is back down two places to No.8 with "So Done", after which Tate McRae slips down two spots to No.9 with "You Broke Me First" and dipping one chart-rung to No.10 is the Pop Smoke entry "What You Know About Love".
UP: With the fifth Album for BTS debuting at No.2 this week the albums first release "Dynamite" rebounds eight places to No.16, becoming the only climbing song within the Top 20 this week, plus the song is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales. Ariana Grande's "34+35" is back up one spot to No.22 while Sigala and James Arthur see a four place rise to a new peak of No.26 with their entry "Lasting Lover". Last week's Top 50 entry for rapper CJ and "Whoopty" is this week up nine places to score a new chart height of No.32. The ARIA Awards were screened on Thursday night (which means five hours of potential chart sales, as Midnight Thursday is Australia's cut-off time for the weeks chart info), so any award winners will most likely rise on next week's chart, but Tones and I is one of the few nominees to rise this week, with her No.1 single from this time last year "Dance Monkey" back up one spot to No.36. There are also small upward moves from "What's Poppin'" for Jack Harlow (45 to No.44), "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa (48 to No.46) and the new No.1 single in Ireland this week was a Top 100 debut here last week for Meduza with Dermot Kennedy and the bands third entry "Paradise", which this week is up ten places to a new peak of No.48, becoming also their third Top 50 placing also.
DOWN: The one song to leave the Top 10 this week is "Lemonade" (HP-5, WI10-9) by Internet Money with Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, which is down one place to No.11, and it also earns it's first ever sales certification by going ▲Platinum in sales. The third and final Top 20 ▲Platinum cert goes to Miley Cyrus and "Midnight Sky", which is down one place this week to No.13, one spot higher than her new entry with Dua Lipa at No.14. Justin Bieber's third Top 20 entry this week is his recent No.11 peaking track "Lonely", which drops five places to No.19, followed by a one place dip to No.20 for The Weeknd track "Blinding Lights", which celebrates one year (52 weeks) on the chart this week, while the artist is not happy at receiving NO Grammys nominations for any of his work this year. Ritt Momney drops down five spots to No.21 with his cover of "Put Your Records On", followed by a six place drop to No.23 for "Savage Love" by Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo, while last weeks entry for Tones and I called "Fly Away" is down three to No.24 this week, after which Keith Urban and Pink drop five spots to No.25 with "One Too Many". Topic with A7S and "Breaking Me" slides down six spots to No.28, "Rockstar" for DaBaby and Roddy Ricch dips four to No.30, followed by another former No.1 in "Roses" for SAINt JHN, which is down only three places to No.31. Pop Smoke also drops down with "For the Night" (25 to No.33) and "Mood Swings" (47 to No.50), followed by a six place drop to No.35 for Ariana Grande's "POV" track. Nea dips six to No.38 with "Some Say", The Kid Laroi tumbles eight places to No.42 with "Always Do", while his OneFour guest appearance leaves the Top 50 this week, after which Drake is down four places to No.43 with "Laugh Now Cry Later", and there are seven place slides for both Headie One and "Ain't it Different" and "Forever After All" by Luke Combs to No.47 and No.49 respectively.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #7 - Monster by Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber (Island USA)
* #14 - Prisoner by Miley Cyrus feat. Dua Lipa (RCA) is the third single issued from the just released seventh studio album for the American singer called "Plastic Hearts" (Nov 27th, 2020), which follows on from this weeks No.13 single "Midnight Sky" and her cover of "Heart of Glass" (HP-81), and this becomes her 28th Top 100 entry (24 as lead, 4 as guest), and her 22nd Top 50 placing since her first in 2007.
* #27 - Life Goes On by BTS (Big Hit Ent./The Orchard) is taken from the Korean boy bands fifth album "BE", which came in at No.2 this week and also features their former No.2 song "Dynamite", which rebounds to No.16 this week. Overall this is the group's seventh Top 50 placing in Australia, plus their 16th Top 100 entry.
* #40 - Send it! by Hooligan Hefs (DB Music/Warner Aust.) is the first Top 50 placing for the Western Sydney rapper born Simi Silapa in 1997, plus his second overall chart entry, as earlier this year he made it to No.88 with "F.A.M.E.", while in late August he scored a No.9 peak with his debut EP called "Living in Sin", on which this new entry is not featured.
For the first time since August a No.1 Album holds the top spot for a second week, as AC/DC's "Power Up" logs another week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.
"Power Up" and its second stay at the summit becomes the equal longest running No.1 album for AC/DC, tying with their chart-topping album from this week in 1992, the double "Live" set which logged two weeks at the top on the 22nd and 29th of November, 1992. This extra week at the top gives the band an increase to eight overall weeks at the top in Australia, moving them up on the list of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2020)' from 92nd to now 84th, moving ahead of Ariana Grande (8 weeks from 4 #1's). Their new album also debuted at No.1 in The U.S.A. and Canada this past week.
Of the 38 No.1 albums for 2020 so far, this is only the seventh album to log a second week at No.1, the others were by Harry Styles (Jan), BTS (March), Drake (May), Lady Gaga (June), "Music from the Home Front" (late June) and the last was for Taylor Swift who logged four consecutive weeks from the start of August with her Top-10-returning album this week, "folklore".
What could have potentially been the new No.1 album this week, as it landed at the top in New Zealand, was the fifth studio album for BTS called "BE", which comes in at No.2 this week, the first of four consecutive Top 10 entries. The Korean boy band did hit No.1 back in March with "Map of the Soul: 7" for two weeks, and overall this is their seventh Top 10 album placing in Australia (5 studios and 2 EP's), while the album has two Top 30 charting singles this week in "Dynamite" (HP-2, TW-16) and "Life Goes On" (new at #27).
The next new entry at No.3 is the debut studio album for local songwriter, actor and musical writer Tim Minchin called "Apart Together", and while he has written stage musicals like 'Matilda' and 'Groundhog Day' and issued six live albums since 2005, this is his first ever ARIA Albums Chart entry, plus he has managed one charting single in 2016's "Come Home (Cardinal Pell)" (HP-11). The album has also landed in the Top 30 this week in both England and Scotland.
Returning to the charts for the first time in eight years is Melbourne band Something for Kate with their seventh studio album called "The Modern Medieval", which the band started writing in 2017, finished in late 2019 and were due to release the material in mid-2020, but due to the pandemic, delayed its release until November instead. The album enters at No.4 this week becoming their sixth Top 10 album in Australia and first since "Leave Your Soul to Science" hit No.5 in early October of 2012.
The third successive Australian act as a new entry this week comes in at No.5, Nick Cave's new live album "Idiot Prayer-Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace", which becomes his fifth issued live album, and also his thirteenth Top 10 placing in Australia. The live show was a one-off performance on July 23rd, 2020 after his European and American tours were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus he live streamed the show from London's Alexandra Palace around the world, and now the live show has been issued as a DVD, Blu-Ray and CD for all of to enjoy.
A repackaged edition of the latest Taylor Swift album "folklore" helps the album to rebound fifteen places to land at No.6 this week, giving the album its 14th week within the Top 10, with the other album returning to the Top 10 this week being the Harry Styles set "Fine Line", up one spot to No.10 (48th week within the Top 10 too). In between those two climbers are three dropping albums in "Positions" for Ariana Grande (3 to No.7), "F*ck Love/Savage" for The Kid Laroi (4 to No.8) and "T.R.U.T.H." for Guy Sebastian (6 to No.9), giving us six Aussie acts within the Top 10 this week.
UP: Last week's new entry for Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is this week up seven places to a new peak of No.12, while another of last week's entries for Andrea Bocelli and "Believe" leaps up eleven spots to score a new peak of No.24. The biggest ever selling seasonal-set in Australia in the Michael Buble album "Christmas" leaps up this week twenty-two spots to No.38, with another long-running Xmas set for Mariah Carey and "Merry Christmas" jumping up twelve spots to land this week at No.47, and as she has a new Xmas special coming out soon, this album could jump again, and this week we have five seasonal-sets within the Top 50.
DOWN: Six albums leave the Top 10 this week, with the first two Xmas sets to make the Top 10 this year both dropping down this week for Delta Goodrem and "Only Santa Knows" (5 to No.11, WI10-1) and "Jolly Holiday" for Andre Rieu (10 to No.19, WI10-1). Also down are "Disco" for Kylie Minogue (2 to No.14, WI10-2), "Letter to You" by Bruce Springsteen (9 to No.15, WI10-4) and two more of last week's new entries in "Against All Odds" by OneFour (7 to No.33, WI10-1) and "Push the Blues Away" for Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald (HP-8, WI10-1), which falls down into the lower fifty this week. Falling four places each are Sam Smith with "Love Goes" (12 to No.16) and the repackaged Luke Combs set "What You See is What You Get" (14 to No.18), after which the Billie Eilish debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" is leaving the Top 20 for the first time, after 87 weeks of charting it's down five places to No.22, followed by five place drops for Juice WRLD and "Legends Never Die" and Dua Lipa's "Future Nostalgia" to No.23 and No.25 respectively. Midnight Oil's "The Makarrata Project" tumbles down fourteen places to No.30, multi ARIA Award nominees Lime Cordiale and their set "14 Steps to a Better You" is down nine spots to No.32, as too is the Luke Combs debut album "This One's for You" (27 to No.36). Elton John's "Diamonds" collection drops down nine to No.39, while the best of sets for Eminem (37 to No.48) and Maroon 5 (36 to No.50) also fall. Machine Gun Kelly's "Tickets to My Downfall" tumbles eleven spots to No.43, BLACKpink's "The Album" falls eighteen places to No.46 and the new entries from last week for both Chris Stapleton and Benee drops into the lower fifty this week.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #2 (LP#5) - BE by BTS (Big Hit Ent./The Orchard)
* #3 (LP#1) - Apart Together by Tim Minchin (Navel Enterprises/BMG)
* #4 (LP#7) - The Modern Medieval by Something for Kate (EMI Australia)
* #5 (Live#5) - Idiot Prayer-Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (Bad Seed/AWAL)
* #17 (EP#4+5) - Holiday Food / Everyone is Good at Something by Skegss (Ratbag/Warner) are the fourth and fifth EP's from the local act, originally issued in 2016 (Everyone...) and 2017 (Holiday) and for the first time issued on vinyl, and like their third EP "50 Push Ups for a Dollar" (HP-4, late Oct 2020), it becomes the first chart placing for their older re-issued material, plus their fourth albums chart entry all up.
* #20 (GH#42) - Classic Diamonds by Neil Diamond & The London Symphony Orchestra (Capitol) is a collection of fourteen classic Neil songs accompanied by the London Orchestra like "Song Sung Blue", "September Morn", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "Play Me", "Love on the Rocks"' Heartlight" and "Sweet Caroline" amongst them, plus it's also Neil's first albums chart entry since his late December 2016 set "Acoustic Christmas" (HP-46).
* #21 (LP#16) - K.G. by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Flightless) is the sixteenth studio album for the local psych-rock act, with the albums subtitle being 'Explorations into Microtonal Tuning, Volume 2', and this becomes their 22nd chart entry (15 studios, 5 live, 1 EP, 1 comp) plus their seventh albums chart entry for 2020 (5 live sets, 1 comp and now 1 studio album).
* #26 (LP#9) - Harmony by Josh Groban (Reprise) is the ninth studio album for the American artist, with this new set becoming his twelfth albums chart entry (9 studios, 2 live, 1 best of), and the album contains covers of such songs as "Angels" by Robbie Williams, "Shape of My Heart", "Both Sides Now", "She" by Charles Aznavour, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "It's Now or Never" and "The Impossible Dream", as well as duets with Kirk Franklin, Leslie Odom Jr. and Sara Bareilles.
* #28 (LP#1) - Parachutes (20th Ann. Ed.) by Coldplay (Parlophone) has been re-issued on limited edition yellow vinyl for it's twentieth anniversary, with the set this week in 2000 sitting at No.50, while it would go on to hit No.2 in mid February of 2001 for a four week broken stay.
* #35 (Live#1) - Delicate Sound of Thunder (expanded) by Pink Floyd (Pink Floyd Music/Sony) was the musical giants' first ever live album, issued in December of 1988, eventually hitting No.4 for two weeks in the last two weeks of that year. The album has been re-issued with eight extra tracks and expanded onto 2 CD's for over 2 hours of Pink music, while the live concert has also been re-issued on digital platforms recently.
* #37 (LP#7.2) - Walking Under Stars (Instrumental Version) by Hilltop Hoods (Hilltop Hoods Inc.) was the Adelaide bands seventh studio album from August 2014, hitting No.1 for two weeks from mid-August, logging seventeen weeks within the Top 10. This new instrumental edition of the album follows on from their other reissues of their older material like "State of the Art" (HP-31, 12th of October, 2020) and "Drinking from the Sun" (HP-21, 2nd of November, 2020).
* #41 (LP#1) - Good News by Megan Thee Stallion (300 Entertainment/Atlantic) is the debut album for the American female rapper, and the set features her former No.4 single here "Savage", but NOT her Cardi B duet "WAP". And of her seven releases (3 EP's and 3 mixtapes, 1 album) this is her first albums chart entry in Australia.
* #44 (LP#2) - Breakfast at Pathetics by Tired Lion (Dew Process) is the second album for the Perth indie rock band plus their second albums chart entry, as their 2017 debut set "Dumb Days" made it to No.21 in late September of that year.
* #45 (LP#2) - Reluctant Hero by Killer Be Killed (Nuclear Blast) is also the second album for the metal supergroup, and it lands two places higher than their self-titled first albums' chart entry of No.47 in mid-May of 2014 (HP-47).