* New titles coming this week from Alice Cooper, Madison Beer, Willie Nelson, Slowly Slowly (repack), Melvins, Robin Schulz, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Nick Cave, Sheppard, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard and the triple j Hottest 100 Vol.28.
Climbing to the top of the Australian Singles chart this week after four weeks at No.2 are England band Glass Animals with their triple j Hottest 100 #1 placed track "Heat Waves".
"Heat Waves" becomes the 1100th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2021), the 535th for ARIA (1983 to 2021), the second No.1 for 2021, the first for their record label Wolftone (through Universal) and Glass Animals become the first English act to hit the top in Australia this decade, as the last act from the UK to make it to No.1 was Ed Sheeran (alongside Justin Bieber) with "I Don't Care" (1 week on 20-May-2019), while the last English band to make it to No.1 was Clean Bandit (actually a duo) on the 5th of Dec., 2016 with "Rockabye" (6 weeks at the top), while overall (duo or group) this is the 21st by an English band to make it to No.1 locally.
The new No.1 song is also the first time that both the words 'Heat' and 'Wave(s)' has appeared in a No.1 song title, while all up this is the 127th British Act (solo, duo, group, male or female) to make it to the top in Australia, while the song "Heat Waves" becomes the 208th No.1 single performed by a British artist.
The "Heat Waves" single was first issued in June of 2020, and then it first charted within the Top 100 on August 17th, 2020, having now logged 28 weeks within the Top 100 (that's the same amount of weeks as 'Mood' by 24KGOLDN), also the song spent one week out of the T100 on October 20th, 2020, and by November 9th, 2020 it had only peaked at its entry point of No.67, but it had scored its first Gold (●) sales certification, after which it continued to rise up the charts, first cracking the Top 50 on December 14th, 2020, some four months after it's initial entry. By the start of January 2021 it was within the Top 40 and by the end of that month it had climbed to No.11 and been certified ▲Platinum in sales. Then the triple j Hottest 100 countdown for the Australian Day long weekend put it as the No.1 voted song in their poll, which saw it leap to No.2 the following week (1-Feb-2021) where it had been sitting for all of February. Last week it was the No.1 streamed single in the country (#8 digital) and this week it takes the top spot for the first time, also the first No.1 anywhere in the world for the band Glass Animals, with "Heat Waves" now up to No.4 in New Zealand, and new peaks in Ireland (#12) and their homeland of England (#23).
After six weeks at No.1 last week's No.2 digital and streamed track "Drivers License" for Olivia Rodrigo is down one spot to No.2, following last year's trend of (mostly) six weeks at No.1. The song remains at No.1 in New Zealand, England, Ireland (all 7 weeks) and America (sixth week). 1 & 2 swap places this week, as too does 3 & 4, with The Kid Laroi back up one spot to No.3 with his current worldwide Top 10 single called "Without You", while last weeks highest new entry (and the new Canadian No.1 single) for Lil' Tjay and 6lack with "Calling My Phone" dips one place this week here to land at No.4.
The only two stable tracks this week are in the middle of the Top 10, with "The Business" for Tiësto and The Weeknd's "Save Your Tears" on hold at No.5 and No.6 respectively, while The Weeknd is holding at his peak of No.6 for a second week. The HVME remix of the Travis Scott track "Goosebumps" rises two places to a new peak of No.7 this week, which in turn pushes down one spot each the tracks "Mood" for 24KGOLDEN and "Levitating" for Dua Lipa to No.8 and No.9 respectively, while back up one place to No.10 is the Joel Corry single "Head & Heart" with MNEK. "Mood" now racks up its 27th week within the Top 10 (equal 6th longest ever alongside "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X), "Head & Heart" has now done 26 weeks within the Top 10 (equal 7th longest alongside "Roses" by SAINt JHN), while Dua Lipa's track earns a 16th week within the Top 10 becoming the third longest running Top 10 at the moment.
UP: TOP 20: After dramatically falling out of the Top 10 last week, the latest Tones and I track "Fly Away" is back up a couple of spots to No.11, followed by a seven place flier for Cardi B. and "Up", which lands at a new peak of No.12. The newly repacked Ariana Grande album leapt to No.3 this week, while it's latest chart entry in "34+35" is back up one spot this week to No.19. TOP 30: "Paradise" (HP-19) by Meduza is back up to No.21, with the Sigala track "Lasting Lover" rising back up two to No.23. Last week's Dua Lipa entry "We're Good" is up three spots to a new peak of No.24, followed by local rapper Masked Wolf and "Astronaut in the Ocean" which flies up a massive twenty-two chart-rungs to land at No.25. The third and final new peak within the Top 30 goes to Ava Max's latest entry "My Head & My Heart", which is up two spots to No.27, followed by a six place rise back up to No.30 for Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" re-entry. TOP 40: Cardi B also sees her former No.1 single "WAP" rise back up too, gaining three places to land at No.31, followed by rises for older entries in "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (38 to No.34), "Looking for Me" by Paul Woodford (37 to No.35) and "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles (41 to No.38). TOP 50: Last week Pop Smoke's track "What You Know About Love" fell ten spots to No.43, now this week it is back up one place to No.42, while two songs rise into the Top 50 this week. Firstly turn-of-the-century artist ATB sees a remix of his No.10 June 1999 peaking song "9PM (Till I Come) now called "Your Love (9PM)" move up ten spots this week to land at a new peak of No.45, with the track featuring guests Topic and A7S, who hit No.4 last year with their track "Breaking Me". A second climber moves up six places from last week to land at a new chart height of No.50, "Martin & Gina" by Polo G, which first was issued in August of 2020 and it was already Gold (●) in sales before hitting the Top 50. Both tracks have been within the Top 100 chart for the three weeks apiece.
DOWN: TOP 20: One song leaves the Top 10 this week, The Kid Laroi's first entry to the ten, "So Done" (HP-6x2, WI10-13a), which is down four places this week to No.14. Last week's No.1 digital seller was the Pink new entry "Cover Me in Sunshine" with her daughter Willow, the song this week is down one place to No.16, while the big drop within the Top 20 is for the SZA entry "Good Days" which falls six spots to No.18. TOP 30: Only two songs drop within this chart region, "Booster Seat" for Spacey Jane, down three to No.26 and "Whoopty" by CJ, dipping two spots to No.28. TOP 40: Ed Sheeran's "Afterglow" and Taylor Swift's "Willow" tracks both plummet nine spots this week to No.33 and No.37 respectively, with Taylor's "Love Story (redo)" entry from last week leaving the Top 50 this week (out from #21). The last big drop here is the Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa track "Prisoner", which dives eight places to land at No.40. TOP 50: Right after which another eight place drop occurs for "Holy" for Justin Bieber with Chance the Rapper, down to No.41. The BTS album "BE" returns to the Albums Top 10 this week thanks to a re-packaging, while the albums charting single "Dynamite" is down three places to No.43, after which "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I is down two places to No.46, it's lowest chart position since May 2019 when it was just outside of the Top 50.
NEW ENTRY: * #22 - Love Songs Ain't for Us by Amy Shark feat. Keith Urban (Wonderlick/Sony) is the fourth track to be issued from Amy's April 30th due second album "Cry Forever", and follows on from "Everybody Rise" (HP-31, peaked 21-Sep-2020) and "C'Mon" with Travis Barker (HP-56, peaked 2-Nov-20), while late in 2020 she also issued "All the Lies About Me" which didn't chart. Overall this is Amy's ninth Top 100 entry (8 solo, 1 as guest) and her sixth Top 50 entry. Last edited:
The second album for local singer/songwriter Tash Sultana called "Terra Firma" becomes her first No.1 album this week as it debuts in the top spot.
"Terra Firma" by Tash Sultana (Lonely Lands/Sony) is the 908th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2021), the 758th for ARIA (1983 to 2021), the seventh No.1 album for 2021 and the first for her record label 'Lonely Lands', while she is also the first female artist at the top since Taylor Swift's 'evermore' held over from 2020 for the first two weeks of this year. This also becomes Tash's third Top 10 berth after her second EP "Notion" (HP-8, Oct. 2016) and her first album "Flow State" (HP-2, Sept. 2018).
This is the first time that the words 'Terra' and 'Firma' have appeared in a No.1 album title, with the only other charted "Terra Firma" being for Phil & Tommy Emmanuel, which hit No.12 in March of 1995. Of the eight No.1 albums for this year, six (five fully local) Aussie's have hit No.1, with this new entry becoming the sixth after The Rubens, The Kid Laroi, Bluey, Illy and Barry Gibb (the former Aussie). Overall this new No.1 album by a local artist becomes the 256th to hit the top here (since the first in 1968), while Tash Sultana becomes the 122nd Australian Artist (solo, duo, group, male or female) to score a No.1 album locally. The last local solo female artist to hit No.1 in Australia was Kylie Minogue with "DISCO" on November 16th, 2020, and overall this is now the 139th No.1 Album by a Solo Female Artist (local or overseas), and Tash becomes the 16th Solo Australian Female Artist to hit No.1, since Olivia Newton-John was the first in 1978, 1980 and 1983 (the first two were soundtrack appearances on 'Grease' and 'Xanadu').
The next two albums are repackaged editions of the original albums, with last weeks repacked flier for Dua Lipa and "Future Nostalgia (Moonlight Edition)" this week up one spot to No.2, followed by the new 'Deluxe Edition' of "Positions" for Ariana Grande which leaps back up twenty-nine spots to land at No.3, with the set now featuring five extra tracks/remixes and it gives the album its seventh week within the Top 10 and its second week during 2021 for a Top 10 appearance (#10 on 11-Jan-21).
Four albums within the Top 10 are on hold this week, and up next are three of them; with "F**k Love (mixtape)" / "Savage (EP)" for The Kid Laroi, "The Highlights" by The Weeknd and "Fine Line" by Harry Styles all non-movers this week at No.4, No.5 and No.6 respectively, while the fourth and final on-hold-LP is at No.8 for Pop Smoke and "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon".
The only dropping album within the Top 10 this week is down five places to No.7, the Foo Fighters latest entry "Medicine at Midnight''. Returning to the Top 100 this at No.9 is the 'Anniversary Edition' of the last BTS album "BE", giving the album its third overall week within the Top 10 and it's first chart entry since leaving the Top 100 on January 25th, 2021 after an initial eight weeks of chart, peaking at No.2 upon entry. The fourth entry and second NEW entry to the Top 10 this week is the 15th studio album for local country artist Adam Harvey called "Songs from Highway One", which by entering at No.10 this week becomes his sixth Top 10 album in Australia and also his thirteenth overall chart entry (12 studios and 1 Best of), with his last entry being August 2018's "The Nashville Tapes" (HP-9).
UP: TOP 20: Three country (themed) albums climb back up within the Top 20, the current U.S. (6th week) and Canadian (returns for a 5th week) No.1 Album for Morgan Wallen and "Dangerous: The Double Album" is back up to No.12, followed by Luke Combs' "What You See is What You Get" (17 to No.13) and after leaving the Top 10 last week the Barry Gibb "Songbook" set rebounds six spots to No.16. Rising back up five places to No.19 is the Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" album. TOP 30: Elton John's "Diamonds" collection rises again this week, up three to No.22, while the past week saw the announcement of French dance duo Daft Punk officially splitting up, which has seen their last studio album "Random Access Memories" (HP-1x2, peaked late May 2013) return to the chart at No.24. Lewis Capaldi's debut album rises four to No.25, Maroon 5's "Singles Collection" is also up four to No.27 and AC/DC's "Power Up" resurges back up twelve places to No.29. TOP 40: Post Malone issued a new song on Friday, a cover of the 1995 Hootie & the Blowfish track "Only Wanna Be With You" for the 'Pokemon 25th Anniversary', and he also sees his older album "Hollywood's Bleeding" rise back up three spots to No.32, while collections for Eminem (38 to No.34) and INXS (42 to No.38) along with 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack (48 to No.40) also move back up the chart this week. TOP 50: Ed Sheeran's only current Top 50 entry in his duets set "No.6 Collaborations Project", which is back up five spots to No.41, followed by climbers from below the Top 50 from last week for Halsey and "Manic" (52 to No.46), Green Day's Best of (57 to No.47, they also issued a new track on Friday), Doja Cat (53 to No.48) and Polo G with "The Goat" (54 to No.50), which is the same position his albums' singles entry "Martin & Gina" is sitting at over on that chart.
DOWN: TOP 20: One of the four album dropouts this week falls into the Top 20 chart region, with "evermore" (HP-1x4, WI10-10) by Taylor Swift down two places to No.11 and leaving the Top 10 for the first time in its eleven week chart run, while the only other Top 20 dropping album is Taylor's previous album to this one in "folklore", down a spot to No.20. TOP 30: Last week's No.1 album for The Rubens called "0202" (HP-1, WI10-1) drops a massive twenty places this week to land at No.21. The only two other slipping albums here are two places drops for both The Weeknd's "After Hours" (21 to No.23) and "Tickets to My Downfall" by Machine Gun Kelly (26 to No.28). TOP 40: Lime Cordiale's "14 Steps to a Better You" falls five to No.33, with single place drops occurring here for Miley Cyrus's "Plastic Hearts" (30 to No.31), "?" for XXXTentacion (34 to No.35) and "1989" by Taylor Swift (36 to No.37), which is backed with her "Lover" set up one spot to No.36. TOP 50: The second and final album to score a second week within the Top 50 after debuting last week is UK rapper Slowthai with his second set "Tyron", which plummets thirty-one spots this week to land at No.42, and it's the only declining album within this chart region. Two of last weeks entries which leave to land within the lower fifty this week are Luca Brasi with "Everything is Tenuous" (#7) and "Chasing Ghosts" for The Amity Affliction (#10), while new entries from last week for Sia (#12), The Pretty Reckless (#15) and Spacey Jane (#23) all leave the Top 50 this week after entering or returning last week.
NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#2) - Terra Firma by Tash Sultana (Lonely Lands/Sony)
* #10 (LP#15) - Songs from Highway One by Adam Harvey (Sony Australia)
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