Major artists issuing music this week are Shawn Mendes, YUNGBLUD, Arctic Monkeys (live), Hilltop Hoods (instrumental edition), Sigur Ros, Hollywood Undead, TISM, Timmy Trumpet and the EOY So Fresh double set.
Spending an eighth broken week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart is the track "Mood" for rapper 24KGOLDN with Iann Dior.
The song "Mood" also logs an seventh broken week at the top in New Zealand, and here it has spent four of the past weeks at No.1, the same amount of time it originally spent at the top here from the 5th to the 26th of October, plus it still remains the second longest running No.1 song of 2020 behind The Weeknd's track "Brights Lights" (11 weeks).
Holding for a fourth week at No.2 is the Ariana Grande track "Positions", while the song remains for a sixth week at the top in England. Another UK No.1 song in "Head & Heart" for Joel Corry and MNEK is back up one place to No.3 here, and the song is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales and is the longest running Top 10 single at the moment, notching up its sixteenth week within the T10, while it swaps places with the latest Billie Eilish entry "Therefore I Am", which drops a single place to No.4 after two weeks at its debut position of No.3.
The third and final non-mover within the Top 10 this week is at No.5, the Dua Lipa remixes of her track "Levitating", which scores a second week at its peak of No.5, after which there's a two place rise to its former peak of No.6 for The Kid Laroi track "So Done", which is the second and final Top 50 certification of the week, newly Gold (●) in sales. These two songs are followed by a new peak at No.7 for the Miley Cyrus song "Midnight Sky", which climbs six spots and becomes her tenth Top 10 entry in Australia (8 as lead, 2 as guest), plus it benefits from her new album "Plastic Hearts" debuting at No.3 this week.
After some promo work on Australian TV last week, the Tate McRae track "You Broke Me First" is back up one spot to No.8 and logging a tenth week within the Top 10, then there are drops down for the Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber track "Monster" to No.9 (down two spots), with the song debuting at No.1 in their native Canada this week, it could rebound next week thanks to Shawn's new album coming out on Friday (4th of Dec). Justin Bieber is also back-to-back with himself this week as his track with Chance the Rapper and "Holy" drops down four places to land at No.10.
UP: The other Miley Cyrus entry at the moment, with Dua Lipa as guest, which entered last week at No.14, is up one spot to a new peak of No.13, while the longest running No.1 song of the year for The Weeknd and "Blinding Lights" rebounds six places this week to No.14 after he received NO Grammy nominations late last week, plus there was a new remix of the song featuring Spanish singer Rosalia which came out late last week. Mariah Carey's seasonal song "All I Want for Christmas is You" returned to the Top 100 last week at No.63, and this week it leaps up forty-seven spots to land at No.16, logging its 44th week within the Top 100 since it first entered in November of 1994, with the song returning to No.1 here on the last charts of both 2018 and 2019, can it make it a third year in a row as the last #1 of 2020 (that'll be the 28th of December chart). The song just leapt back up to No.2 in England this week and regained a second week at No.1 in Germany (in 2019 was it's first week). Ariana Grande's "34+35" rises up four places to land at No.18, while Tones and I appeared on the ARIA Awards last week, and with the video clip for her latest single launching recently, "Fly Away" rises five spots to score a new peak of No.19 this week. Latino rapper CJ sees his song "Whoopty" continue to climb here, this week it leaps up eleven spots to a new chart height of No.21, while the Sigala and James Arthur entry "Lasting Lover" featuring the MGMT sample from "Time to Pretend", rises two places to a new peak of No.24. The next new peak comes down at No.37 with last week's entry for rapper Hooligan Hefs and "Send it!", which is up three places to No.37 this week. Two further Xmas staples return to the chart this week (both returning to the Top 100), coming in at No.40 is the 1984 released "Last Christmas" by Wham!, which originally spent eight weeks at No.3 in 1984/85, and returned to that peak at the end of 2019, having gone as high as No.5 in 2018. Right after them is Michael Buble's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" at No.41, which last year climbed as high as No.4. Irish singer Dermot Kennedy scored a back-to-back homeland No.1 single this week with his new song "Giants", which took over from "Paradise" by Meduza feat. Dermot Kennedy, which here is up three places to a new peak of No.45. Dermot's chart feat is the first time an Irish artist has taken over the top spot on the Irish singles chart ever, although it has been done seven times in the past by acts from outside of Ireland.
DOWN: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Pop Smoke track "What You Know About Love" (HP-5, WI10-7), which drops down two places to No.12 this week, with his only other Top 50 entry this week being "For the Night" which is down one spot to No.34, as his first Top 10 single "Mood Swings" leaves the Top 50 this week. Former No.1 "WAP" for Cardi B and Meghan Thee Stallion drops three places to No.15, with the third and fourth Top 20 droppers this week going to "Take You Dancing" for Jason DeRulo (15 to No.17) and "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles (18 to No.20). Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" falls five places to No.22, while BTS are back down to one Top 50 entry this week as "Dynamite" deflates seven places to No.23, and their entry from last week in "Life Goes On" leaves the Top 50 from No.27, plus that song debuted at No.1 in America this week. Ritt Momney drops four places to No.25 with his cover of "Put Your Records On", "Savage Love" for Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo falls four to No.27 and the third Justin Bieber Top 50 entry this week in "Lonely" falls nine spots to No.28. The title track from the just released Shawn Mendes album "Wonder" is down four places this week to No.34, with the track potentially climbing back up next week, with the next major dropping track being the Ariana Grande third Top 50 entry of the week "POV", which declines eight spots to No.43. Down five to No.46 is the Juice WRLD track "Come & Go", Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later" drops six to No.49 and Harry Styles' "Golden" track dips five places to No.50.
NEW ENTRY: * #32 - Light a Candle by Jam Mountain Music (Independent/Jam Mountain Music) is a collective of Tasmanian musicians who've come together to record a song which will see it proceeds go to the Australian charity organisation ActforKids, to help prevent and treat vulnerable children who suffer from child abuse and neglect. The artists include Tim Gambles, operatic tenor and The Voice 2014 finalist Matthew Garwood and the group Nathalie Gower & The Buzz.
AC/DC's "Power Up" becomes the bands longest running No.1 Album locally, as it scores a third straight week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.
"Power Up" also becomes the equal-second longest running No.1 album of 2020, tying with the compilation album "Music from the Home Front", which spent two weeks at the top on June 29th and July 6th, followed by a third week on September 14th, 2020. But AC/DC's set has spent its three weeks at the top consecutively, while if it stays for another week it will equal Taylor Swift's four weeks at No.1 during August with "folklore".
AC/DC's previous longest running No.1 was their late November 1992 two-week-running set "Live", so this third week at the top for "Power Up" is their new longest running chart topping album in Australia, while they also move up on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2020) from 84th to now equal 77th, alongside The Hilltop Hoods (9 accumulated weeks from 6 No.1 Albums), while just ahead of them are Metallica (9 weeks from 7 #1's) and Pearl Jam (9 weeks from 8 #1's).
The two highest new entries this week are up next, and coming in at No.2 in "Unreleased (1998 - 2010)" by Powderfinger, containing ten previously unissued songs from their recording years, and it becomes the bands ninth Top 10 entry locally and their second for this year (2020), as the 20th Anniversary Edition of their 2000 album "Odyssey No.5" scored two separate weeks within the Top 10 this year in mid-September (#2) and late October (#10). This is also their fourth compilation album to chart and their second to reach No.2 as 2004's "Fingerprints: The Best of 1994-2000" debuted and peaked at No.2 in early November of 2004.
The seventh studio album for Miley Cyrus called "Plastic Hearts" enters at No.3 this week, becoming her seventh Top 10 album in Australia (6 studios and 1 soundtrack) and this is her first albums chart entry since "She is Coming" made it to No.10 in June of 2019. The album contains three previously issued singles in "Midnight Sky" (TW-7), her cover of "Heart of Glass" and her second current chart entry "Prisoner" with Dua Lipa (TW-13).
The new No.1 album in both America and Canada this week is "BE" for BTS, which came in at No.2 here last week, and this week it dips two places to No.4. After that are three albums which climb back up this week, the expanded "folklore" album for Taylor Swift rises on spot to No.5, ARIA Award winner Guy Sebastian sees his current album "T.R.U.T.H." rise back up three places to No.6 and the Harry Styles second album "Fine Line" is also up three spots to No.7.
Down one spot each are "Positions" by Ariana Grande and "F*ck Love"/"Savage (EP)" for The Kid Laroi to No.8 and No.9 respectively. Rising a massive fourteen places this week to land at No.10 is the latest album for Andrea Bocelli called "Believe", which becomes his eighth Top 10 album in Australia, and is his first entry to the ten here this decade, his last album to reach this high was "Si", which peaked at No.7 in early November of 2018.
UP: Bruce Springsteen rises four places to No.11 with his former No.1 set "Letter to You", while the second Dua Lipa album "Future Nostalgia" rebounds thirteen places this week to No.12, thanks to it's remix version being added to the original album as a double CD set as of last week. While Delta Goodrem has the highest placed Xmas album this week at No.13, right after it is the biggest selling seasonal set in Australia, Michael Buble's "Christmas" (HP-1x14), which returned to the Top 50 last week at No.38, and rises twenty-four places this week to land at No.14, while the 1994 Mariah Carey set "Merry Christmas" leaps up twenty-seven spots to No.20 this week, and of the seven seasonal sets within the Top 50 this week, five rise in total, the others being for Human Nature (49 to No.31), John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John (56 to No.43) and Robbie Williams (82 to No.50). The documentary of Adam Lambert and Queen was re-screened on TV last week, and they rebound this week with "Live Around the World" (31 to No.22) and their No.2 1982 album this week in their first "Greatest Hits" (97 to No.37), with the only other climbing collection being Elton John's "Diamonds" album, up ten places to No.29. Keith Urban rises back up six places to No.28 with "The Speed of Now Part 1", after which the self titled Harry Styles first album rebounds twelve places to No.39. Machine Gun Kelly's "Tickets to My Downfall" is up three spots to No.40, The Weeknd's non-Grammy nominated album "After Hours" is up thirteen places to No.46, The Arctic Monkeys' last album "AM" leaps back up thirty-three chart rungs to No.47 ahead of their new live album issued on Friday (Dec. 4th), and the Taylor Swift set "Lover" jumps back up eleven places to land at No.49.
DOWN: The three albums to leave the Top 10 this week all entered within it last week, first up is the Nick Cave entry "Idiot Prayer" (HP-5, WI10-1) which is down twenty-two spots to No.27, followed by Something for Kate with "The Modern Medieval" (HP-4, WI10-1) which tumbles down thirty-one places to No.35 and the Tim Minchin debut album "Apart Together" (HP-3, WI10-1) falls into the lower fifty this week, as too does new entries from last week for Skegss (#17), King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (#21), Josh Groban (#26) and Megan Thee Stallion (#41). The two most recent new Xmas albums are both down this week for Delta Goodrem (11 to No.13) and Andre Rieu (19 to No.24), and last week's rising album for Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is back down seven spots this week to No.19. Last week Ed Sheeran fell to just one album within the Top 50, and this week his third set "÷ (Divide)" drops seven places to No.34. Last week's new entry for Neil Diamond's "Classic Diamonds" with the London Symphony Orchestra is this week down twenty-one spot to No.41, while last weeks returned and repackaged Pink Floyd live set "Delicate Sound of Thunder" falls thirteen places to No.48 and is newly certified 3x▲Platinum in sales.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #2 (Comp#4) - Unreleased (1998 - 2010) by Powderfinger (Universal Australia)
* #3 (LP#7) - Plastic Hearts by Miley Cyrus (RCA)
* #23 (EP#1) - No Way to Treat an Animal (EP) by Spacey Jane (AWAL/Inertia) is the debut EP for the Fremantle, W.A. band which was originally issued in 2017, and it makes its first chart appearance this week thanks to a recent first time vinyl release, and it's their second albums chart entry for this year as their debut album "Sunlight" made it to No.2 in June and is still charting within the lower fifty now.
* #26 (LP#6) - What the Future Holds by Steps (BMG/ADA/Warner) is the sixth studio album for the British five piece act and their first in three and-a-half years, plus their fourth album to chart locally after "Tears on the Dancefloor" (LP#5, HP-46, late April 2017), and their first two albums "Step One" (LP#1, HP-5x2, peaked here September and October 1998) and "Steptacular" (LP#2, HP-25, late October, 1999).
* #36 (LP#11) - Cyr by The Smashing Pumpkins (Sumerian/ADA/Warner) is the eleventh studio album for the American act, plus their fourteenth entry in Australia (2 EP's, 2 compilations, 10 albums), and their first Top 50 berth since 2012 "Oceania" made it to No.8, as in between were the sets called "Monuments to an Elegy" (HP-55, 2014) and "Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol.1" (HP-63, 2018).