* New Albums coming this week from Coldplay, Santana, Zac Brown Band, The Morris Springfield Project, Lucinda Williams, Judas Priest (GH), Toby Keith, Baker Boy, FINNEAS, Melvins, Hayden Thorpe, Norah Jones (Xmas), The Beatles (last LP redone), Kelly Clarkson (Xmas), Katie Melua (GH), Young Thug, PinkPantheress, Tom Morello, Disclosure, Cheat Codes and SAULT.
It's now a fourteenth week at No.1 in Australia for "Stay" by Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, becoming the outright third longest in ARIA Singles Chart history, while also the seventh of all time.
"Stay" now equals the only previous (rock-era) 14 week summit-holder in "Fernando" by ABBA (1976, pre-ARIA), while the song is now one week shy of Ed Sheeran's 2017 15 week running No.1 "Shape of You". Kid Laroi is now spending his 15th overall week at No.1, moving him to equal 59th (from 65th) on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2021)' alongside another act who also has scored 15 weeks from two No.1's in Lil' Nas X. And for Justin Bieber this is now his overall 45th week at No.1 (from guest and lead vocal No.1's), making him now equal twelfth on that list with 50's singer Dinah Shore (45 weeks from 8 #1's) and just behind Nat King Cole (45 weeks from #11's).
The current No.1 here is also atop the singles chart in Canada (11th week), America (returns for 7th week), Austria, The Netherlands (also both 7th week), Sweden (6th week) and again atop the World Chart (9th week). It's also at No.3 in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Germany, No.4 in New Zealand, No.5 in both France and Portugal and No.6 in Switzerland.
Elton John and Dua Lipa's mash-up on "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" holds for a third week at it's peak of No.2 locally, while it logs a second week at the top in New Zealand and becomes his first UK No.1 since his last 15 years ago (the same as here, as a guest on the 2Pac track "Ghetto Gospel" in 2005) and his eighth overall in his homeland. And the song is also at No.2 in Ireland, plus No.4 in The Netherlands, No.6 in Denmark, No.10 in Switzerland and is at No.11 in both Portugal and France this week. The song here also becomes Dua Lipa's second longest No.2 single, surpassing the two weeks achieved by her first "New Rules'' (2017), and way behind the nine broken weeks at No.2 she achieved in 2019 and 2020 with "Don't Start Now".
Elton John and Dua Lipa's track "Cold Heart" has been the No.1 selling digital track on six of the eight previous chart weeks (from it's debut week on August 23rd, 2021) and it could've possibly taken over the top spot in Australia, but alas it's not to be for now. And with a new Adele single being issued on Friday (Oct. 15th), she could have the new No.1 song next week. I was hoping that Elton could have taken out the top spot this week, even if it'd been for one week. It would've mirrored a 1976 Elton John chart event in that one of his most popular songs was robbed of multiple weeks at the top in Australia by a new track from a at-the-time-mega act in ABBA. August 30th, 1976 was the week Elton John and Kiki Dee's duet "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" went to No.1, after climbing 57-34-20-8-5-2-1, but alas the new ABBA track "Dancing Queen" was making massive inroads up the chart, having so far gone 38-8-3 leading up to the week of 'Heart' going to No.1, but the following week 'Queen' started an eight week reign at the top, while Elton's duet was relegated to No.2 for the next seven weeks. But we'll have to wait and see if Adele takes over the top spot next week, six years after her last No.1 single "Hello" (Nov 2015).
Ed Sheeran has two Top 4 positions this week with his former No.1 "Bad Habits" remaining at No.3 and his five week old entry "Shivers" rises one spot to a new peak of No.4, with the song losing it's top spot in England after four weeks, while it remains at No.1 in Ireland for a fifth week and scores it's first week at the top in Germany. And matching it's current UK No.5 peak (for a second week) is the 37 week running Top 10 entry "Heat Waves" for Glass Animals (still the 3rd longest running Top 10 of all time in Australia), which here is down one spot to No.5, while the song has climbed to a new peak of No.2 in Germany this week and holds for a third non-consecutive week at a peak of No.15 in America.
The other act with two Top 10 placements this week is Lil' Nas X who is stable at No.6 with "Industry Baby" and down one spot to No.8 with "That's What I Want", while in-between those two Nas X entries is a two place rebound to No.7 for the title track of the Billie Eilish album "Happier Than Ever", possibly rising due to her recent 2022 Australian tour announcement. After jumping into the Top 10 last week the CKay track "Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)" is back down one spot to No.9, while the fifth and final non-mover is at No.10, Olivia Rodrigo and "Good 4 U", logging a 21st week within the Top 10.
UP: TOP 20: The Anxiety see their track "Meet Me at Our Spot" move up three places this week to score a new peak of No.13, becoming Willow's highest charted single as it far surpasses "Whip My Hair"s No.18 peak from 2010. This is followed by the first of three rising Top 20 entries for Doja Cat in "Kiss Me More" (15 to No.14), "Woman" (18 to a new peak of No.16) and "Need to Know" (20 to No.18), with the fifth and final climber within the Top 20 being a one place move to No.20 for Drake's "Knife Talk", it's second week of climbing back up the chart. TOP 30: Local dance outfit SHouse sees their remixed 2017 track "Love Tonight" jump up this week eleven spots to score a new peak of No.22, while the song also lands a first week within the UK Top 20 at a new chart height there of No.18. Two other Aussie acts who climb within the Top 30 are Vance Joy with "Missing Piece" (24 to No.23) and Kid Laroi with Miley Cyrus on "Without You" (29 to No.27). "2055" by Sleepy Hallow remains a non-mover at No.25, but the song is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, followed by a two place rise to a new peak of No.26 (after three weeks at No.28) for "A-O-K" by Tai Verdes. TOP 40: Justin Bieber's "Justice" album was reissued last week as an expanded edition, and this week he rises back up seven spots with his former No.1 single "Peaches'', with another seven place rise occurring for Oliver Tree's entry "Life Goes On", moving to a new peak of No.34 this week. TOP 50: Joel Corry's fourth Top 50 entry "Out Out" leaps up eight spots to a new chart height of No.42, followed by another new peak at No.43 (up six) for UK rapper Arz and "Alone With You", which also hits a new peak of No.31 on his homeland chart this week. The third of four new chart peaks within the Top 50 this week goes to the current U.S. No.3 single for Walker Hayes and "Fancy Like", which here is up two places to No.45, while the second of two Top 100 entries last week for K-Pop singer Lisa called "Money" leaps up twenty-eight places from it's entry position to a new peak of No.49 this week.
DOWN: TOP 20: No songs depart the Top 10 this week, with two songs remaining non-movers just outside of the Top 10 in "Beggin" for Måneskin at No.11 and "Levitating" for Dua Lipa at No.12, while the only two songs which drop within the Top 20 are "Montero" by Lil' Nas X (13 to No.15) and a three place dip to No.17 for the Coldplay and BTS entry "My Universe", which should rebound next week as Coldplay just issued their new album on Friday (Oct. 15th). TOP 30: All three songs that decline within the Top 30 are entries by Drake, "Fair Trade" (23 to No.24), "Girls Want Girls" (26 to No.29) and "Way 2 Sexy" (27 to No.30), with all four of his current Top 100 entries sitting within the Top 30 this week. TOP 40: The Weeknd sits back-to-back with himself this week as "Blinding Lights" is on hold at No.35, while "Take My Breath" drops down two to leapfrog over himself to land at No.36. Central Cee peaked at No.30 last week with "Obsessed with You", which declined seven spots this week to No.37, with Clinton Kane's "I Guess I'm in Love" dropping three places to No.40. TOP 50: Doja Cat's only falling song this week is "Get into it (Yuh)", which is down one spot to No.41 and after seven weeks of charting is newly Gold (●) in sales. Olivia Rodrigo dips with two entries in "Traitor" (43 to No.44) and "Driver's License" (44 to No.46), Kanye West's "Hurricane" is losing wind again this week, down seven to No.47, while last weeks No.17 entry for local act Rancid Eddie and "Dry" is gone from this weeks Top 50.
TOP 50 NEW ENTRY: * #28 - Ghost by Justin Bieber (Def Jam) originally hit No.53 upon Justin's release of "Justice" back on March 29th, 2021, and now that the album has been expanded and is back up to No.6 this week, this is the albums next official single, with the video clip featuring Diane Keaton as Justin's mother already amassing 16m views in the past week since it's release. It's now the tenth Top 50 entry from the album and also the 15th Top 100 entry. Last edited:
The debut album for Olivia Rodrigo called "SOUR" returns twelve weeks after it last topped the ARIA Albums Chart, now logging an eighth overall stay at the top in Australia.
"SOUR" also regained the top spot in Ireland this week, and here it's now spending it's third time in the No.1 spot, having first spent six weeks atop the Albums chart from May 31st to July 5th, and then a seventh week on July 19th, 2021, extending it's lead as 'Longest Running No.1 Album' for this current decade of No.1 Albums, placing Olivia at equal 90th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2021)' alongside other eight week running No.1 Acts like George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton (all with one No.1 Album), with further eight week accumulated No.1 artists being Post Malone, The Offspring, Janet Jackson (all with 2 #1's), Barbra Streisand (3 #1's) and Ariana Grande (4 #1's). Olivia's eight weeks at No.1 also sits just behind Taylor Swift's nine weeks at No.1 from her three chart-topping albums during this decade, and "SOUR" is now the second album this decade to score three separate No.1 berth's, with Justin Bieber's "Justice" being the first one in March, April and May of this year.
For now this could be the last week of the year that we see an album returning to the No.1 spot, as the remainder of 2021 will see some big albums released, starting with next week's potential chart-topping sets from either local artist Baker Boy with his debut album, or the new Coldplay set "Music of the Spheres" (25th Oct.). Further potential No.1 Albums for the rest of the year could be (Nov. 1st) Elton John, Lana Del Rey or Rufus du Sol, (Nov. 8th), Ed Sheeran (also that week Tori Amos, Dami Im, Bad Wolves), (Nov. 15th) ABBA, (Nov. 22nd) Taylor Swift (also Courtney Barnett, Rod Stewart, Little Mix, Silk Sonic), and then from November 29th for the rest of the year could be the fourth Adele album "30" (out Nov. 19th).
So last week's returnee for Drake and "Certified Lover Boy" is back down one spot to No.2 after reclaiming a third week at No.1, with the set holding for a fifth week at No.1 in his homeland of Canada. On hold at No.3 for an eighth overall week at that peak is the Doja Cat album "Planet Her", followed by the highest new entry of the week at No.4, the thirteenth studio album and first Top 10 placement for Australian hard-rock act The Hard-Ons called "I'm Sorry Sir, This Riff's Been Taken", who are now fronted by You Am I singer Tim Rogers, which could also be why of the four Top 100 entries for the act this is now their first ever Top 10 placing. The Hard-Ons issued their first album "Smell My Finger" in November of 1986, and saw their first chart entry with their fourth album "Yummy!" (HP-93, Jan. 1991), followed 18 months later by the EP "Dateless Dudes Club" (HP-78, Aug. 1992) and the last entry was with October 1994's "A Decade of Rock" compilation (HP-68, Oct. 1994).
Billie Eilish announced a 2022 Australian tour this past week, which has helped her second album "Happier Than Ever" to rebound back up five spots to No.5 this week, followed by a seven place surge back up to No.6 for Justin Bieber's "Justice" set, thanks to it being expanded with extra tracks last week, the set now spending a 21st week within the Top 10. Down three places to No.7 is the debut set for Lil' Nas X called "Montero", followed by a stable No.8 for Dua Lipa's "Future Nostalgia", which next week will have logged a year within the Top 10 (TW-51 weeks).
The second and final Top 10 debut this week is the tenth studio album for U.S. heavy metal act Trivium with "In the Court of the Dragon" which enters at No.9, becoming their seventh Top 10 album in Australia of a total of eight chart entries (all #14 or higher), with the band hitting No.5 in early May of 2020 with their ninth set "What the Dead Men Say". Lastly down one place to land at No.10 is the Kid Laroi "F**k Love" sets, as he logs a fourteenth week at No.1 on the singles chart with "Stay", with this album now spending it's 45th week within the Top 10.
UP: TOP 20: There are only climbing, non-movers or new entries within the Top 20 this week (no drops), as "Donda" for Kanye West is back up one to No.11, "Highlights" for The Weeknd is back up three to No.12 and after a re-screening last week of his biopic 'Rocketman' and his current No.2 single, the Elton John comp "Diamonds" rises back up four to No.14 (with his new duets album a few weeks away). With a new track issued on Friday (Oct. 15th), the older Adele albums leap back up this week, with her last issued set "25" zooming up thirteen places to land at No.18 (it was last in the Top 20 in early Sept. of 2017), followed by a three place rebound back into the Top 20 for the first Billie Eilish album to No.19. TOP 30: Of the two Taylor Swift albums within the Top 30, one rises and one falls, with "1989" back up four spots to No.22, with the second Adele album "21" rebounding a massive thirty-six places this week to No.24 after returning to the Top 100 last week at No.60, this set hasn't been this high on the charts since late April of 2017. Guy Sebastian's "T.R.U.T.H." album rises back up six spots to No.28, followed by a massive turn-around for Iron Maiden's "Senjutsu", leaping back up nineteen places to No.29 and thanks to its vinyl release last week and it's position as the second highest selling vinyl album this week, returning to the Top 100 at No.30 is the third new No.1 of the year "Bluey The Album". TOP 40: Taylor Swift has two four-place rising albums within this chart region, "Lover" (38 to No.34) and "evermore" (40 to No.36), the only two sets to move back up here. TOP 50: Ed Sheeran's "x" set climbs back up eleven places to land at No.41, while the Morgan Wallen "Dangerous: The Double Album" rebounds five spots to land at No.44, again the only two climbing albums here.
DOWN: TOP 20: All three of this week's Top 10 dropouts slip into the lower fifty this week, with the returning U.S. No.1 Album this week in "Fearless (Taylor's version)" by Taylor Swift (LW-5, HP-1x1, WI10-6a) being the highest dropout, followed by the new entries from Pond and "9" (HP/LW-6, WI10-1) and Client Liaison with "Divine Intervention" (HP/LW-7, WI10-1). There are no falling albums within the Top 20. TOP 30: Of the four Taylor Swift albums within the Top 50 the only one dropping (other than the dropout) is "folklore", down two spots to No.25, with the only other Top 30 declining album being "Rumours" for Fleetwood Mac, down three to No.27. TOP 40: The only two new entries from last week to stay within the Top 50 are "Love for Sale" by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, down twenty-two spots to No.33 and "Tales from the Script: Greatest Hits" for The Script, dropping twenty-one to No.37, with that album showing up as Gold (●) in sales on the chart after only being issued two weeks ago. TOP 50: The 30th Anniversary of Metallica's 'Black Album' drops down fourteen places to No.43, with other sliding albums being "Legends Never Die" for Juice WRLD (42 to No.47), Ed Sheeran with his "No.6 Collaborations Project" (43 to No.49) and "The Gurrumul Story" drops sixteen places to No.50.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #4 (LP#13) - I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken by The Hard-Ons (Cheersquad Records)
* #9 (LP#10) - In the Court of the Dragon by Trivium (Roadrunner)
* #15 (LP#10 - Old Gods by Shihad (Warner New Zealand) is the tenth album for the New Zealand act, and now their sixth No.1 set in their native homeland (plus fourth in a row), while it's their first new material since August 2014's "FVEY" (HP-9) and overall this is the bands' seventh albums chart entry (all Top 50 peaks).
* #17 (LP#2) - Life of a Don (L.O.A.D.) by Don Toliver (Cactus Jack/Atlantic) is the second studio album and now third Top 20 placement for the American singer and rapper, as he previously charted with his debut set "Heaven or Hell" (LP#1, HP-20, March 2020) and prior to that his collaborative set "JackBoys" with Travis Scott (HP-5, Jan 2020), who also features on two of the tracks on this new album.
* #46 (LP#2) - Seventeen Going Under by Sam Fender (Dew Process) is the second studio and second Scottish and English No.1 Album for the 27 year old UK musician, while here this new entry becomes his highest charted, surpassing the No.62 entry and peak of his September 2019 debut release "Hypersonic Missiles".