* New Albums coming this week from Christina Aguilera, Northeast Party House, Walker Hayes, Kiefer Sutherland, Years & Years, John Mellencamp, Yard Act, Billy Talent, Miles Kane, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard (2 titles).
"Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" for Elton John and Dua Lipa continues it's rule atop the Australian Singles Chart this week, holding for an eighth non-consecutive week at No.1.
The duet for Elton and Dua also remains at the summit in Canada for a third week, while the song is again Elton's longest running No.1 and Top 10 single (23 weeks) in Australia, and the third longest overall for this decade, plus it's now one of 47 songs to have racked up eight weeks at the top locally (since 1940). Elton also increases his tally on the listing for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2022) to seventeen overall weeks at No.1 in Australia, moving him up to 43rd on that tally-board (from 46th), to sit just ahead of The Platters, Kesha and Adele who've all notched up 17 weeks from three #1's.
The top four singles all remain on hold this week, with Gayle spending a third week at her peak of No.2 with "abcdeFU", while the song regains the No.1 spot in Ireland this week (2nd overall week) and is knocked off the top spot in both Germany (2 weeks) and England (1 week). The current U.S.A. No.2 single here is stable at No.3, "Stay" for Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, which is spending it's 28th week within the Top 10 here, one week shy of his highest record of 29 weeks for "Without You" (newly 6x▲Platinum in sales this week).
"Heat Waves" for Glass Animals is holding at a peak of No.3 in America while logging it's one-year anniversary on the Billboard Singles Chart, while here the No.1 selling single of 2021 is a non-mover at No.4, plus it's now cracked a 51st week within the Top 10, with the Triple J Hottest 100 2020 winner having started it's Top 10 run after it's win next week last year (Feb 1st, 2021).
Swapping places are the two Top 10 Ed Sheeran entries, with "Shivers" back up one spot to No.5 and his 'Longest Running Top 10 Single' in "Bad Habits" is down one place to No.6, after logging it's 29th week within the Top 10, the equal fifth longest of all time. The current U.S. No.1 single for Adele and "Easy on Me" (9th week) is here the fifth and final stable track within the Top 10, sitting at No.7 for a third week.
Rising two places apiece are three peaking tracks, with the ACraze and Cherish collaboration "Do it To it" regaining it's former peak of No.8 for a second time, followed by the Lost Frequencies and Calum Scott track "Where Are You Now", up to a new peak of No.9 and a second overall week within the Top 10 (it hit #10 on Jan. 10th), plus the track is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales in only it's seventh chart week. The new No.1 single in England this week is the 'Encanto' track "We Don't Talk About Bruno'', the first ever 'Disney' original song to hit No.1 in the UK, while here it's up to a new chart height of No.10 and it's first week within the Top 10, plus it's the first song from a soundtrack to crack the Top 10 locally since the 10th of June, 2019, when the Post Malone track from 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse' and "Sunflower" was sitting at No.10 (it's 31st and final week within the ten).
UP: The current New Zealand No.1 single "Down Under" by Luude and Colin Hay (2nd week) is here up five places to a new peak of No.14, with the song this week in 1982 logging it's sixth and final week at No.1 in Australia and this week in 1983 it was spending a third of four weeks at the top in The U.S.A. Rising back up two places each are "Kiss Me More" for Doja Cat and "Levitating" by Dua Lipa to No.18 and No.19 respectively, while the second 'Encanto' entry to the Top 20 occurs for "Surface Pressure", which jumps up four places to a new peak of No.20. Lil' Nas X climbs back up with his three Top 50 entries, with his highest being "Industry Baby" (13 to No.11), followed ten places lower by "That's What I Want" (22 to No.21), and then "Montero" jumps back up six spots to No.34. Six of last week's new entries for The Weeknd drop back down into the lower fifty this week, but his older entries rebound, with "Save Your Tears" up three to No.22, his teaming with Swedish House Mafia and "Moth to a Flame" flits up two places to No.28 and his 112 week charting former No.1 "Blinding Lights" is also up two spots, to No.37. Jumping into the Top 30 for the first time are "Edamame" for Bbon$ feat. Rich Brain, up eight spots to No.25, followed by the new Tiësto track with Ava Max and "The Motto", leaping sixteen places to land at No.26, surpassing it's former peak of No.37 from three weeks ago. Rebounding five places apiece are "Missing Piece" for Vance Joy (32 to No.27) and "Happier Than Ever" by Billie Eilish (35 to No.30). The Coldplay and BTS collaboration in "My Universe" flies back up six places to No.31, followed by a Top 100 returning track from 2012, Frank Ocean and "Lost", thanks to it recently going viral on TikTok. The song first charted on October 15th, 2012 at No.91, peaking at No.46 on the February 4th, 2013 chart after becoming the JJJ#100 No.8 song for 2012. So now, just under eight years later, it is scoring a new peak of No.32 and it's fifteenth overall week within the Top 100 and now second within the Top 50. Adele has had to postpone her shows due to many people in her crew succumbing to Covid-19, but her official second single from her "30" album is the track "Oh My God", which this week leaps back up seventeen places to No.36, having first peaked at No.6 upon debut in late November of 2021, while the song is also newly Gold (●) in sales. The tenth anniversary remixes of the Havana Brown track "We Run the Night" rebound nine places to land at No.39, followed by a ten place turn-around for the Jason DeRulo track "Acapulco" to No.40. The Killers' 2004 track "Mr. Brightside" is back up six spots to No.43, while Ed Sheeran's "Overpass Graffiti" and the SHouse "Love Tonight" track both rebound seven spots to No.45 and No.47 respectively. Doja Cat has three rising tracks within the Top 50, "Kiss Me More" (20 to No.18), "Woman" (31 to No.29), but more so "Need to Know" jumps back up thirteen places to No.49, followed by a ten place rebound for the third biggest selling single of 2021, "Driver's License" for Olivia Rodrigo to No.50.
DOWN: The two new entries to the Top 10 last week depart this week, with "Fingers Crossed" by Lauren Spencer Smith (HP-8, WI10-1) and "Sacrifice" by The Weeknd (HP-9, WI10-1) down four places each to No.12 and No.13 respectively. And with six of last week's new entries for The Weeknd sliding down this week, his other new album tracks within the Top 50 are "Is There Somebody Else?" (18 to No.33) and "Take My Breath" (15 to No.44), while he remains stable at No.23 with his Post Malone duet "One Right Now". Justin Bieber's "Ghost" track slips one spot to No.15, after which the next dropping track (not already mentioned) is the SZA entry "I Hate U", down four to No.38, while the eighth and final song to drop this week (within the Top 50) is Taylor Swift and "All Too Well", down five to No.48.
The Weeknd manages to hold onto the No.1 spot in Australia for a second week with "Dawn FM", his first #1 album to log a second week atop the ARIA Album Charts.
"Dawn FM" has debuted at No.1 in his native Canada this week and holds for a second week in Ireland, while it debuted at No.2 in the U.S.A. (behind Gunna), while here it's second week helps The Weeknd to raise his tally of overall weeks at No.1 to now five (from 4 #1's), moving him to equal 122nd on the listing for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2022)' alongside Keith Urban and Kanye West (5 weeks from 4 #1's), while on the same list for this decade he is now equal sixth alongside Billie Eilish (3 weeks from 2 #1's).
The fifth studio album and first in just under four years for British act The Wombats debuts at the top in their home country, while here "Fix Yourself, Not the World" enters at No.2, becoming their third #2 set in Australia, their fourth Top 10 overall and fifth Top 40 placement, having previously peaked at No.2 with "This Modern Glitch" (LP#2, May 2011, No.32 last November for it's 10th Ann. Ed.) and "Glitterbug" (LP#3, April 2015), while they last charted with "Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" (HP-5, Feb 2018).
Adele's "30" remains at No.3 for a second week, followed by the only new peaking album within the Top 10, the Disney soundtrack for 'Encanto', up one spot to a new peak of No.4, while the album has also scored a Top 10 single this week in "We Don't Talk About Bruno" (#10), plus has a second song at No.20 in "Surface Pressure". 'Bruno' has also made it to No.1 in England this week, their first ever original Disney song to hit the top of their singles chart.
Down a single place each are Ed Sheeran with his "= (Equals)" set to No.5, "SOUR" for Olivia Rodrigo to No.7 and "Planet Her" by Doja Cat to No.8, while The Weeknd bookend's the Top 10 this week as his collection album "The Highlights" dips two places to No.10, two weeks shy of it's one-year chart anniversary.
There are two more albums which debut within the Top 10 this week, coming in at No.6 is the seventh studio album for British born/L.A. based Simon Green under his moniker Bonobo and "Fragments", which becomes his highest charted album and second Australian Albums Chart entry after his sixth set "Migration" debuted and peaked at No.12 this week five years ago (Jan 23rd, 2017). Local band Lime Cordiale have teamed with British actor Idris Elba for their six track EP called Cordi Elba, recorded in 2021 while the actor was in Australia filming, with Idris having previously charted on the Macklemore single "Dance Off" (HP-7, peaked March 2016). The EP also becomes the second Top 10 placement for Lime Cordiale who hit No.1 with their last album "14 Steps to a Better You" (July 20th, 2020).
UP: Two Taylor Swift albums rise back up in "1989" (20 to No.15) and leaping ten places to No.22 is her "Lover" set. In between those two is the Maroon 5 "Singles Collection", back up one to No.20, while Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" rises three to No.25 and Bon Jovi's GH's set rises five to No.39. Rüfüs du Sol see a nine place rise back up to No.40 with their recent album "Surrender", with further rising best of sets occurring for Foo Fighters (53 to No.42) and Green Day (52 to No.50).
DOWN: Three albums leave the Top 10 this week, with Taylor Swift's "Red (Taylor's Version)" (HP-1, WI10-9) down two to No.11, the 'Sing 2' soundtrack (HP-10, WI10-1) drops three to No.13 after a single week within the Top 10, and plummeting twenty-four spots to land at No.26 is last week's No.2 entry for Dope Lemon and "Rose Pink Cadillac" (HP-2, WI10-1). Billie Eilish sees both of her studio albums decline, with "Happier Than Ever" down four to No.19 and "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" dipping three to No.32. Down five places each are Drake with "Certified Lover Boy" and "Montero" for Lil' Nas X to No.23 and No.24 respectively. Adele's "25" falls seven places to No.29, while the new U.S. No.1 Album this week for Gunna and "DS4EVER" here drops twenty-two spots to land at No.34. Taylor dips down with "folklore" (30 to No.35) and "Reputation" (34 to No.36), while the Juice WRLD set "Fighting Demons" falls thirteen places this week to No.38. Down seven places each are "Between Us" for Little Mix (39 to No.46) and the Lewis Capaldi debut album (41 to No.48), while a rebound two weeks ago for the Morgan Wallen set "Dangerous: The Double Album" sees it this week drop back down eleven spots to No.49, while the ABBA comeback album "Voyage" leaves the Top 50 from last weeks No.33 position after ten weeks.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #2 (LP#5) - Fix Yourself, Not the World by The Wombats (The Wombats/Warner)
* #6 (LP#7) - Fragments by Bonobo (Ninja Tune)
* #9 (EP#4) - Cordi Elba (EP) by Lime Cordiale and Idris Elba (Chugg Music)
* #17 (GH#3) - The Very Best of: Three Decade of Hits by Lee Kernaghan (ABC Music) is the third best of / greatest hits collection for the Australian Country singer, one for every decade now, as his first was "The Big Ones: Greatest Hits Volume 1" (HP-16, Oct. 2004) and then his last was "Ultimate Hits" (HP-8x2, Oct. 2011), and overall this is now his 14th Top 20 placing, 17th Top 50 and 18th Top 100 entry.
* #44 (LP#2) - From a Bird's Eye View by Cordae (Atlantic) is the second album and entry for the American rapper (formerly known as YBN Cordae), as he first charted with "The Lost Boy" (LP#1, HP-27, August 2019).
New Certifications: Singles; Where Are You Now by Lost Frequencies feat. Calum Scott ▲ Oh My God by Adele ● Without You by Kid Laroi (feat. Miley Cyrus) ▲6 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston ▲7 (missed from last week)
No Albums this week.
EXTRA: Single; Fancy Like by Walker Hayes ▲
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 14th to the 20th of January, 2022
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan. Last edited: