Australia has a reprieve or "Stay" of the No.1 single this week, as the Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber track logs a thirteenth consecutive reign on the ARIA Singles Chart.
"Stay" is also logging a tenth (broken) week in Justin's homeland of Canada, while it's also at the top this week in Sweden, Austria, The Netherlands (all 6th week), and atop the World Chart for an eighth week, while it drops to No.2 in America (after 6 weeks at #1) and Germany (after 2 broken wks), and it's down to No.3 in New Zealand (after 11 broken weeks), Norway (also 11 wks at #1), Denmark, Finland (both after 4 weeks) and Switzerland, plus it sits No.5 in Portugal and No.6 in France.
"Stay" is now the longest running No.1 single for this decade at 13 weeks, plus also the third-equal longest running No.1 for ARIA (1983 to 2021) and the eighth equal longest of all time (1940 to 2021). It is now tied with "Old Town Road" (2019), "Despacito" (2017) and "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995) as the equal longest for ARIA, while a further older 13-week-holder was "Hey Jude"/"Revolution" for The Beatles (1968/69). "Stay" is nearing the milestones for both "Fernando" (1976, 14 weeks) and "Shape of You" (2017, 15 weeks). The track "Stay" is also newly certified at 3x▲Platinum in sales locally, five weeks after it achieved 2xP (Sept. 6th, 2021).
Kid Laroi has now racked up 14 weeks overall at No.1 with his two chart topping songs "Without You" and "Stay", which moves him up the listing for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2021)' from equal 68th to now equal 65th alongside Bill Haley & His Comets and John Travolta (2 #1's, 14 weeks in total), while Justin Bieber has now amassed 44 weeks at No.1 from his eight chart-topping singles (solo and guest vocalist), moving up to No.14 on the aforementioned listing, just ahead of 1940's singer Kate Smith (44 weeks from 3 #1's), while if JB holds again next week he will match both Dinah Shore and Nat King Cole's record of 45 weeks.
But a threat has been knocking on the pair's No.1 stranglehold for two weeks now in the form of another duet from Elton John alongside Dua Lipa and their mash-up single "Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)", which holds at No.2 for a second week, the same position the song also holds in England and Ireland, while the tune climbs to No.1 in New Zealand this week, his sixth NZ #1 single and first duet for Elton at the top there since 1976's duet with Kiki Dee. The song is also No.4 in The Netherlands, No.6 in Denmark and No.9 in Switzerland this week too.
The top four singles are on hold this week, but the top three have all spent their entire chart career within the Top 10, as Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" remains at No.3, and has spent it's 15 charted weeks within the Top 4, while he also rebounds one place to No.5 with "Shivers'', regaining it's former peak position for a second time, with the song remaining at No.1 in both England and Ireland for a fourth week. In between the two Ed-tracks on hold at No.4 is the Glass Animals former No.1 "Heat Waves'', logging a 36th week within the Top 10 and holding as the third longest running Top 10 of all time in Australian Chart history, while the song regains it's U.S. No.15 peak this week and also lands a new UK peak of No.5 on this weekends chart after 47 weeks on the chart there (here it's been on our charts for 60 weeks within the T100).
Lil' Nas X drops back down to No.6 (for a fifth time in that position) with "Industry Baby" and is also back up one spot to No.7 for a second time in that peak with "That's What I Want", after which is a song that jumps up five spots to a new peak of No.8, "Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)" for CKay, landing it's first week within the Top 10. Climbing back into the Top 10 for a fifth week, and up two spots to No.9, is the Billie Eilish track "Happier Than Ever", followed by a one place drop to No.10 for Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U", which logs a 20th week within the Top 10 this week.
UP: TOP 20: Celebrating it's one-year chart anniversary this week (52 weeks) is the Dua Lipa track "Levitating", which is back up two places to No.12, and after two weeks of sitting at No.17 The Anxiety are up one spot to a new peak of No.16 with "Meet Me at Our Spot". Leaping up forty-three places from last week's lower-50 entry is Melbourne five piece act Rancid Eddie with their first chart entry called "Dry", landing at a new peak of No.17. Doja Cat again has three songs within the Top 20 this week, as she is stable with both "Kiss Me More" at No.15 and "Need to Know" at No.20, plus he newer entry "Woman" (HP-17) is back up one spot to No.18, followed by the fifth and final T20 climber this week, "Save Your Years" for The Weeknd, back up two spots to No.21. TOP 30: Drake's former Top 10 debuts from five weeks ago are all dropping down, but one of his album tracks in "Knife Talk" is this week back up five spots to No.21, plus his album "Certified Lover Boy" regains the No.1 Albums spot locally. The two other climbing T30 entries move up a single place each, Vance Joy with "Missing Piece" to No.24 and up to a new peak of No.30 is Central Cee with "Obsessed with You", while Tai Verdes remains for a second week at a peak of No.28 with "A-O-K". TOP 40: Of the four climbing songs within this chart region are Marshmello and Jonas Brothers with "Leave Before You Love Me" (34 to No.32), scoring a new peak of No.33 are SHouse and "Love Tonight" (up two spots), "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd and "Dreams" for Fleetwood Mac, which both rise back up three places to No.35 and No.36 respectively. TOP 50: Oliver Tree saw his first Top 50 entry last week with "Life Goes On", which this week jumps up eight places to a new chart height of No.41, followed by the third on-hold Doja Cat track for this week, "Get into it (Yuh)", which remains at No.42. After two weeks of sitting at a peak of No.50, the current U.S. No.5 single for country singer Walker Hayes and "Fancy Like" is here up three spots to a new peak of No.47. Two further songs which saw lower fifty entries last week, make a rise this week into the Top 50, firstly up three spots to a new peak of No.49 is Arz with "Alone With You", the debut single for the 17 year old British rapper from North East London, with this song climbing to a new peak of No.36 is home country this week. This is followed by a seventeen place leap to a new height of No.50 for the fourth Joel Corry Top 50 entry called "Out Out", which features Jax Jones, Charli XCX and Saweetie as guest vocalists and it heavily samples the Stromae 2009 issued song "Alors on Danse". The new song is the DJ and producer's follow up to "Bed" (HP-20, peaked June 28th, 2021) and his biggest hit "Head & Heart" (HP-2, 26th Oct., 2020), with his first being "Sorry" (HP-40, Jan 2020), with his second and third entries both still charting in the lower fifty at the moment.
DOWN: TOP 20: The two songs to leave the Top 10 this week are "Beggin" for Måneskin (HP-3, WI10-13a), down one spot to No.11 and last weeks highest new entry for Coldplay and BTS with "My Universe" (HP-7, WI10-1), which halves its position from last week and falls seven spots to land at No.14, while the song has debuted at No.1 in America this past week. The second and final Top 50 certification this week is for former No.1 "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" for Lil' Nas X, which is down one spot to No.13 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales. TOP 30: Drake has four songs within the Top 50 this week, all of them located inside the Top 30, with one climbing and three falling in "Fair Trade" (16 to No.23), "Girls Want Girls" (18 to No.26) and "Way 2 Sexy" (23 to No.27). The only other falling track within the thirty is the former No.1 for Kid Laroi and "Without You", which this week fell five places to land at No.29. TOP 40: Local acts Clinton Kane with "I Guess I'm in Love" (32 to No.37) and Masked Wolf with "Astronaut in the Ocean" (36 to No.38) both move down the chart, as too does "Peaches" (37 to No.39) for Justin Bieber and a massive eleven place slump to No.40 for Kanye West's "Hurricane". TOP 50: Olivia Rodrigo is down three spots to No.43 with "Traitor", landing right next to her first entry "Driver's License", which is on hold at No.44 this week, with the only other dropping track in this chart region being a seven place slide to No.48 for the Riton x Nightcrawlers track "Friday".
Drake regains the No.1 spot in the country this week as "Certified Lover Boy" rises back for a third overall week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.
"Certified Lover Boy" has been absent from the top for the past two weeks, and it's third week at No.1 makes it the equal second longest running chart-topping album for 2021, as sitting in first place with seven weeks is "SOUR" for Olivia Rodrigo, while equal second alongside Drake is fellow Canadian Justin Bieber with "Justice" at three separate weeks on March 29th, April 12th and May 3rd. This is also a pattern that his last studio album "Scorpion" achieved in 2018, as it initially spent two weeks at the top in July 9th and 16th, 2018 and then it returned four weeks later for one more week on August 20th, 2018, while his current and last sets are both now his longest running No.1's in Australia at three weeks apiece. This is also the fourth time for 2021 that an album has regained the top spot, previously there was also the aforementioned Justin Bieber as well as Dua Lipa (March 22nd) and Olivia Rodrigo (July 19th), and the "Certified Lover Boy" album has also held on for a fourth week at the top in his home country of Canada too.
Drake also racks up his fifth overall week at No.1 for this decade, placing him outright third on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 2020's' behind Taylor Swift (9 weeks) and Olivia Rodrigo (7 weeks) at the top in Australia. Plus Drake's overall tally of weeks at No.1 rises to nine overall weeks from his four No.1 Album here, moving him up the list of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2021) from 85th to now equal 80th alongside One Direction (9 weeks from 4 #1's). Drake has also now racked up as many weeks at No.1 in Australia as fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne (9 weeks from 2 #1's), making them the equal sixth Canadian act with the 'Most Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2021)'.
Also rising back up the charts this week are "SOUR" for Olivia Rodrigo, up one spot to No.2 and regaining it's former peak of No.3 for a seventh overall time is Doja Cat and "Planet Her", back up two spots to No.3, while the album also regains a second week at No.1 in New Zealand this week, after which is a stable No.4 for Lil' Nas X's debut album "Montero" and a rebound of seventy-three spots to No.5 for the set "Fearless (Taylor's Version)" by Taylor Swift, which is the No.1 selling vinyl album this week, helping it to vault back up the charts for a sixth overall week within the Top 10 after entering at No.1 on April 19th.
Perth psy-rock band Pond sees their ninth studio album aptly titled "9" debut at No.6 this week, becoming their first Top 10 placement from sixth Top 100 and five Top 50 entries, having first charted with their fourth set "Beard, Wives, Denim" (HP-64, March 2012). This is followed by a No.7 entry for Melbourne electro-pop duo Client Liaison and their second album "Divine Intervention", also becoming their first Top 10 entry locally, and it follows on from their other 'D.I.' titled album "Diplomatic Immunity" (HP-15, Nov. 2016). while they first entered the charts with their self-titled EP from September 2014 which hit No.76.
The remainder of the Top 10 consists of two place drops for both "Future Nostalgia" for Dua Lipa and the F**k Love" sets for Kid Laroi to No.8 and No.9 respectively, with those two entries being the highest and second longest running Top 10 entries at 50 and 44 weeks apiece. Holding at No.10 for it's tenth week within the Top 10 is the second Billie Eilish album "Happier than Ever", with the album's title track rising back up to No.9 this week on the singles chart.
UP: TOP 20: No rising albums within the Top 20... TOP 30: ... and none within the Top 30 either. TOP 40: The first album to rise outside of the Top 10 is a massive twenty-seven place rebound to No.31 for the third Adele album "25", as she teased a new track this past week which is due to drop on October 15th (next Friday) called "Easy on Me". It's the albums first Top 50 appearance since hitting No.47 on May 18th, 2020 and it's last Top 30 berth was a No.29 placing on August 5th, 2019. Gurrumul and his "The Gurrumul Story" set jumps back up nine places to a new peak of No.34, while the 30th anniversary this past week of Nirvana's "Nevermind" album sees it return to the chart at No.37, and the second of three climbing Taylor Swift albums this week sees "evermore" move back up four spots to land at No.40. TOP 50: The first of two climbing albums within the fifty chart region sees Pitbull's "Greatest Hits" set move back up two places to No.46, while Taylor's third and final rise occurs with her "Reputation" set moving back up to No.50.
DOWN: TOP 20: The only Top 10 dropout to survive for another week within the Top 50 this week is the recent Kanye West album "Donda" (HP-1x1, WI10-5), which drops down four spots to No.12. Justin Bieber just issued an expanded edition of his "Justice" album on Friday, so this week's two place drop to No.13 will be turned around next week (possibly). Dropping down four places each are Elton John's "Diamonds" collection and Luke Combs' "What You See is What You Get" to No.18 and No.20 respectively. TOP 30: Maroon 5's "Singles Collection" also drops back down four to No.21, with Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" declining five places to No.24, while Taylor Swift sees two dipping albums within the Top 30 in "folklore" down one to No.23 and "1989" falling eight to No.26, while Metallica's 'Black Album' drops five to No.29. TOP 40: Guy Sebastian falls seven places to No.33 with his "T.R.U.T.H." set, the INXS "Very Best of" falls three to No.35, Dua Lipa's self-titled first album drops five spots to No.36 and Taylor Swift's sixth Top 50 entry this week in "Lover" is a non-mover at No.38. TOP 50: After one week back within the Top 40, Katy Perry's 2010 set "Teenage Dream" drops back down five spots to No.41, followed by another five place drop to No.42 for Juice WRLD's "Legends Never Die". Ed Sheeran and his "No.6 Collaborations Project" drops back down nine places to No.43, the Green Day "GH: God's Favourite Band" falls six to No.47 and the new Iron Maiden set "Senjutsu" tumbles down thirteen places to No.48. The top five dropouts from last week's Top 50 were all by local Australian acts, Ruby Fields (#1), Darlinghurst (#9), Vika & Linda (#20), 360 (#25) and Natalie Imbruglia (#30), with four of those acts debuting in those positions last week (all but V&L).
FURTHER NEW TOP 50 DEBUTS: * #6 (LP#9) - 9 by Pond (Spinning Top Records)
* #11 (Collab#2) - Love for Sale by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (Columbia/Interscope) is the second collaboration between the 1950's crooner Tony and the 2000's chanteuse Gaga, containing (up to) 19 tracks of covers of classic songs like "Night & Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Love for Sale" and "It's De-Lovely", all of the songs being written by 1930's and 40's musicals writer Cole Porter. The pair previously teamed up for "Cheek to Cheek" which debuted and re-peaked at No.7 in October of 2014.
* #16 (GH#1) - Tales from the Script: Greatest Hits by The Script (Sony UK) is the Irish bands first collection of singles, featuring eighteen of their tracks, one a new song called "I Want it All". The act has landed twelve charted singles in Australia between 2008's "We Cry" (HP-82) and 2014's "No Good in Goodbye" (HP-93) and scored four Top 10 entries locally in "Breakeven" (#3, 2008), "Before the Worst" (#10, 2009), "Hall of Fame" (#4, 2012) and "Superheroes" (#7, 2014), with eleven of their twelve chart entries here appearing on this album. This best of has landed at No.1 in England this week, becoming their sixth chart-topping album there, while here they have scored five Top 10 entries and now two Top 20 berths (their sixth and previous album and now this GH set).
* #19 (LP#4) - The Scrapbook by Angus Gill (Rivershack) is the fourth album and third entry for the local country singer, plus his highest charted, as he previously entered the ARIA Album Charts with "Welcome to My Heart" (LP#2, HP-47, late Sept 2019) and his last was "3 Minute Movies" (LP#3, HP-28, late October 2020).
Also, noticed the other day that ARIA's Chartifacts in their report last week said that Out Out "is Corry's first appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart since Head & Heart (No.2 Oct. '20)". Apparently they forgot Bed, which is still on the chart in the lower 50... Last edited:
Wouldn't be the first time. "Soaked" by BENEE didn't start getting tracked until the EP came out, some 5 months after it would've been a top 50 hit and instead never made the top 100.
A problem with platform year ends is that they don't combine entries, of which there are no remote shortage of in current hits and even the really old songs that sell enough. Like how Old Town Road can re-enter the ARIA top 100 without touching the Spotify chart anymore