* New Albums coming this week for Luke Combs, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Porcupine Tree, Giveon, Conan Grey, Jack Johnson, Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor, Dune Rays, Madonna (GH Rmxs), The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacey Jane, So Fresh Winter 2022 Compilation.
Singles Chartifacts: As we hit the halfway mark of the chart year, the eighth No.1 single for 2022 occurs as Joji's "Glimpse of Us" climbs to the top of the Australian Singles Chart.
"Glimpse of Us" (88rising/Warner Music) is the 1114th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2022), the 549th for ARIA (1983 to 2022), the eighth No.1 for 2022, the second for a Japanese artist (first for ARIA) and the 17th for the Warner label (first for 88rising) and their second consecutive No.1 since their first in 1963, as Kate Bush is also (now) a Warner act, the last time that two acts from that label went back-to-back was in February of 2010 when "Replay" by Iyaz (2 weeks from 8th of Feb.) was taken over at the summit by "In My Head" for Jason DeRulo (2 weeks from 22nd of Feb.).
"Glimpse of Us" also climbs to the top in New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore this week, while it leaps to No.2 in Ireland and The Philippines, it's at No.3 in Vietnam and Indonesia and jumps into the Top 10 in Norway (#5, LW-27) and debuts within the T10 in both Canada (#6) and The U.S.A. (#10). It's the first time that the word 'glimpse' has appeared in a No.1 Single title, while it's the sixth with 'Us' and the 62nd 'of', with the first No.1 song in Australia also containing an 'of' "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" (January 1940). This could (almost) be called Joji's second No.1 single, with his first being the promotion of the then unknown "Harlem Shuffle" song in 2013, which became the 1000th No.1 single in Australia for Baauer (February 25th, 2013)
As Joji is half-Australian (father's side) ad half Japanese (mother's side), he becomes the 42nd Solo Australian Male Artist to hit the top (first since Kid Laroi), the 109th Australian Act (solo male or female, duo or group), while his song becomes the 169th by an Australian Act to hit the top locally, and the second for 2022 after "Stay" for Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber regained the No.1 spot on January 31st. On the Japanese side of the artist, he is now only the second ever artist from that country to hit No.1 in Australia, the other was in the pre-ARIA era as Kyu Sakamoto's "Sukiyaki" spent two weeks at the top from July 13th, 1963, thus Joji has broken a nearly 60 year drought from that country at No.1 in Australia.
Of the eight No.1 single occuring during 2022, this is now only the third issued during this year to hit the top locally as the first four were 2021 or 2020 issued songs, while the song that Joji replaces was from 1985, as Kate Bush and her reinvigorated "Running Up That Hill" is down one spot to No.2 this week, while the song remains at No.1 for a second week in both England and Ireland, and it sits at No.2 in Canada and Switzerland, No.3 in Sweden and France, plus No.4 in Germany, The U.S.A.; on hold in both locations.
The top three singles are all current or ex-No.1 songs, with "As it Was" by Harry Styles dipping one place to No.3 this week, while it holds at the top in both The U.S.A. (7th week) and Canada (10th week), and while his current tour started in Scotland, England and Ireland this past week, thus his album has topped those three Album charts this week.
Drake issued a surprise album last Friday called "Honestly, Nevermind", which debuts at No.2 this week, while the album has pushed three tracks from it into the Top 15 this week, the highest of which comes in at No.4, "Jimmy Cooks" featuring 21 Savage (the only guest featured track on the entire album). By coming in at No.4 this now becomes Drake's 24th Top 10 entry and also the second for 21 Savage (he guested on the Post Malone No.1 single from 2017 "Rockstar"). Drake last appeared in the Top 10 in mid-September of 2021 when his "Certified Lover Boy" dumped five songs from the album within the ten.
After a third appearance at its peak of No.3 the Lizzo track "About Damn Time" drops back down two spots to No.5, followed by a single place dip to No.6 for Jack Harlow's "First Class" track. After three weeks of sitting at No.8, Glass Animals' "Heat Waves" is back up one spot to No.7, plus logging it's 72nd week within the Top 10 and the track is newly certified 11x▲Platinum in sales.
The chart week ended at midnight on June 23rd, the day that the Baz Luhrmann biopic 'ELVIS' opened in cinemas around Australia, and the lead single from the forthcoming soundtrack is Doja Cat with "Vegas", which shimmy's up four places to land at a new peak of No.8, also becoming her sixth Top 10 song in Australia (four as lead, two as guest artist), while she also replaces herself within the Top 10 as her guest appearance on the Post Malone track "I Like You (A Happier Song)" (HP-7, WI10-2) drops down to No.11 this week. There are tracks from the film due to chart soon from Eminem (The King and I), lead actor Austin Butler (T.R.O.U.B.L.E.), Swae Lee and Diplo (Tupelo Shuffle) and Maneskin (If I Can Dream).
Australian acts top-and-tail the Top 10 this week as Kid Laroi holds the last two positions within the ten, with his latest single "Thousand Miles" is followed by his Justin Bieber duet "Stay", both down three places each to No.9 and No.10 respectively, while "Stay" is also now 10x▲Platinum, one month after it's last certification (May 30th), plus his 17 week running former No.1 song is also logging it's 49th week within the Top 10, still the outright second longest of all time, with this week's No.7 for Glass Animals still maintaining the longest ever run at 72 weeks.
UP: The third issued single from the 'Top Gun: Maverick' soundtrack in the OneRepublic track "I Ain't Worried" flies up nine places this week to No.21, while the album's lead single for Lady Gaga and "Hold My Hand" is on hold at it's peak of No.35 for a second week, while "Danger Zone" for Kenny Loggins managed a new peak last week of No.72. Ten places lower is the next climbing single of the week, and it's also up nine places, landing at No.31 is "Sunroof" for Nicky Youre and dazy, while Ed Sheeran's "2Step" track with Lil' Baby jumps three places to land within the Top 40 at a new chart height of No.40. The last two songs to climb back up this week within the Top 50 are "Woman" for Doja Cat, clawing it's way up eight places to No.43, while J. Cole's long-running "No Role Modelz" is back up three spots to No.45, one place lower than it's May 9th peak of No.44.
DOWN: Leaving the Top 10 this week is the aforementioned Post Malone and Doja Cat single "I Like You", down two to No.11, while Harry Styles is reduced to only one Top 10 entry this week as "Late Night Talking" (HP-2, WI10-4) falls four spots to No.14, plus the song is newly Gold (●) in sales, while the fourth and final Top 50 certification for this week goes to Elton John and Dua Lipa's "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)", which is now 6x▲Platinum, and is down five places to No.18. Either side of that 'Cold Heart' are the two Ed Sheeran Top 20 entries in "Shivers" (16 to No.19) and "Bad Habits" which is down three spots to No.17 and scoring it's one-year chart anniversary this week (52 wks), plus his Camila Cabello duet "Bam Bam" falls five places to land at No.26. Post Malone sees his only other Top 50 entry this week "Cooped Up" with Roddy Rich drop down six places to No.24, while Harry Styles is down to only five Top 50 entries, as he also declines with "Matilda" (22 to No.27), "Music for a Sushi Restaurant" (24 to No.29) and plummeting fourteen places to No.46 is "Daylight". SUPER-HI's "Following the Sun" dips five spots to No.33, followed by a nine place slide to No.34 for the Imagine Dragons track "Enemy", while they issued a new track on Friday (June 24th) called "Sharks". Also releasing a new song this weekend is Lil' Nas X who teams with YoungBoy Never Broke on a track named "Late to Da Party", while his current dropping tracks are for both "Industry Baby" (29 to No.37) and "That's What I Want" (36 to No.39). Willow's "Wait a Minute" falls ten places to No.41 (her newly issued song is called "<maybe> it's my fault"), Gayle's "abcdeFU' is almost FU'ed with the Top 50, as it tumbles down seven spots to No.44, Vance Joy's jump to No.41 last week with "Clarity" is back down six this week to No.47, Adele's "Easy on Me" drops down ten spots to land at No.48, while last week's No.17 entry for BTS and "Yet to Come" leaves the Top 50 this week.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * # 4 - Jimmy Cooks by Drake feat. 21 Savage (OVO Sound/Republic) * #12 - Massive by Drake (OVO Sound/Republic) * #15 - Sticky by Drake (OVO Sound/Republic) are three of the fourteen tracks from the new Drake suprise album issued late last week called "Honestly, Nevermind", which has landed at No.2 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, while his last couple of albums have dumped all of their tracks upon the chart first week, the same has not (yet) occurred for this new album of his.
* #23 - The Kind of Love Me Make by Luke Combs (Columbia) is the second track lifted from the just issued (June 24th) third studio album for the country artists called "Growin' Up", with the album's first release being "Doin' This" which debuted and peaked at No.91 on November 22nd, 2021, while this high entry for Luke becomes his third Top 50 single in Australia after "Beer Never Broke My Heart" (HP-44, June 2019) and his highest charted (so far) "Forever After All" (HP-14, Nov. 2020).
* #32 - Break My Soul by Beyonce (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia) is the lead single from her forthcoming July 29th seventh studio album "Renaissance", Beyonce's first new material since 2016 and her first solo entry since her live-action 'Lion King' soundtrack song "Black Parade" (HP-76, June 29th, 2020), while this dance track is her 31st Top 50 appearance (26 as lead, 5 as guest, excluding Destiny's Child entries). Last edited:
Albums Chartifacts: For the second time in 2022, a classic album has reclaimed the No.1 Album spot, as Jimmy Barnes' "Soul Deep 30" returns to the top of the ARIA Charts this week, with his record-tying 14th chart-topper.
"Soul Deep 30" (Bloodlines/Liberation) is the 951st No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2022), the 802nd for ARIA (1983 to 2022), while the original edition was the 263rd No.1 in Australia and the 115th for ARIA (from the 17th of November, 1991), while it initially spent two weeks at the top, it regained the No.1 slot for a third and final week on January 19th, 1992. The expanded 30th Anniversary edition also becomes the new No.1 selling vinyl album this week, the 586th to debut at No.1, the 20th No.1 for 2022 and the fifth for the Liberation/Mushroom offshoot label Bloodlines.
"Soul Deep 30" is also the third Bloodlines No.1 Album for Jimmy Barnes after "My Criminal Record" (1 week on June 10th, 2019) and his last chart-topping album "Flesh and Blood" (1 week on July 12th, 2021). For Jimmy's solo career since 1984's "Bodyswerve" (2 weeks from 8th of October) he has now amassed fourteen No.1 Albums in the past 38 years of his solo career, prior to which he had three No.1 sets as the lead singer of Cold Chisel, who would later score two more No.1's in 1998 and 2019, giving them five, and Jimmy's total figure of now 19 No.1 Album appearances.
The expanded edition of the album has four extra tracks, plus a deluxe edition which has a DVD or Blu-Ray edition of his 1991 Soul Deep tour, while two further soul albums also previously charted, with 'Soul Deeper... Songs from the South" (HP-3) on November 20th, 2000 and "Soul Searching" (HP-1, 13th of June, 2016). Jimmy Barnes also increases his tally of weeks at No.1 on the Australian Album Charts to now 36 accumulated weeks (as a solo artist), keeping him on hold at No.10 on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2022)', while his 14th No.1 Album as a solo act places him now EQUAL FIRST on the listing for 'Most No.1 Albums (1965 to 2022)' alongside The Beatles who've also racked up 14 No.1's locally.
For the word 'soul', this is now the seventh time that it has appeared in a No.1 Albums title, while it's the fourth for 'deep'. The new No.1 album is also the seventh by an Australian Act for 2022, plus the 272nd for a local act (solo male or female, duo or group), and the 274th for a Solo Male Artist (local or overseas) and the ninth for 2022, while I mentioned that this is the second classic album to retake the top spot during this year, as the passing of Meat Loaf in January saw his breakout album "Bat Out of Hell" reclaim the albums chart summit on January 31st for a single week.
What could've also been the new No..1 Album this week is the seventh studio album for Drake called "Honestly, Nevermind", which lands at No.2 in Australia, while it takes out the top spot in New Zealand and The Netherlands, but also lands in the second spot in England, Ireland, Sweden and Norway (so far). The album has deposited three singles within the Top 15 this week, "Jimmy Cooks" (No.4) with 21 Savage, "Massive" (No.12) and "Sticky" (No.15), while the album comes 42 weeks after his last No.1 album "Certified Lover Boy" which jumps back up eleven spots this week to No.27.
After five weeks of charting, the third Harry Styles album "Harry's House" is now certified Gold (●) in sales, with the set dipping one spot to No.3, while it's also the No.5 selling vinyl album of the week, plus with Harry's British tour occuring this past week the album has regained the No.1 spot in England, Ireland and Scotland this week. Further former No.1 Albums occur for the next three chart positions, with last week's No.1 entry for BTS and "Proof" down three places to No.4 this week, while "SOUR" for Olivia Rodrigo and "= (Equals)" for Ed Sheeran are both back up one place each to No.5 and No.6 respectively, which pushes down two places to No.7 the latest Post Malone's album "Twelve Carat Toothache".
Australian rock act The Living End claimed nine Top 10 albums (two of them #1's) between 1998 and 2018, and now their lead singer Chris Cheney sees his debut solo album "The Storm Before the Calm" enter at No.8 (No.2 vinyl) this week, giving him now his tenth Top 10 appearance in the past 25 years. The last two Top 10 entries belong to The Weeknd's collection "The Highlights", down one place to No.9 and rising one spot to No.10 is Doja Cat's "Planet Her", the same week her ELVIS soundtrack entry "Vegas" jumps to a new peak of No.8 on the Singles Chart.
UP: Harry Styles' second set "Fine Line" rebounds two spots to No.11 (No.18 vinyl), after which the debut album for The Smile called "A Light for Attracting Attention" returns at a new peak of No.15 thanks to it being the No.3 selling vinyl album this week, with the set originally debuting at No.41 on May 23rd. Both Billie Eilish albums rebound, with 'Sleep' up one to No.24 and 'Happier" rising three to No.31, Taylor Swift rises back up with "1989" (28 to No.26), and lower down with "Lover" (45 to No.41) and her "Reputation" set (46 to No.42). Drake's last album "Certified Lover Boy" jumps back up eleven places to No.27 thanks to his new No.2 entry, while Luke Combs just issued his third album on Friday (June 24th), whose second single "The Kind of Love We Make" has debuted at No.23 this week, which helps his first two albums to rise and land back-to-back this week; "What You See Ain't Always What You Get" rises five to No.28 and "This One's for You" is back up six to No.29. Pop Smoke's "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" ascends five spots to No.32, while The Weeknd's "Dawn FM" remains stable at No.36, his second and final rising set is "Starboy", back up three to No.44.
DOWN: Now that his national tour is over, Kid Laroi's mixtapes "F**k Love" (HP-1x1, WI10-48) drop down five places to No.14, while last week's No.3 entry for Vance Joy and "In Our Own Sweet Time" (WI10-1) falls down thirteen spots to land at No.16, while plummeting down forty places to land at No.50 is George Ezra's third set "Gold Rush Kid" (HP-10, WI10-1), with the fourth Top 10 dropout being last week's King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard set "Omnium Gatherum" which leaves the Top 50 from last weeks No.4 spot. Kendrick's latest album "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers" drops down six places to No.18, while Dua Lipa's "Future Nostalgia" is down three spots to No.19, it's lowest chart position since December of 2020. Jack Harlow's "Come Home the Kids Miss You" drops down six spots to No.30, Harry's debut self-titled set moves down five places to No.34 (No.17 vinyl), while tumbling down into the Top 40 is the soundtrack for 'Top Gun: Maverick' (27 to No.37) and the Tate McRae debut album "i used to think i could fly' which descends nineteen places to No.38 (halving it's position from last week). Further high entries from last week's chart to drop into the lower fifty this week were from Motionless in White (No.14), Carrie Underwood (No.21), O'Shea (No.26) and SZA (No.30).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES * #1 (LP#5.2) - Soul Deep 30 by Jimmy Barnes (Bloodlines/Liberation)
* #2 (LP#7) - Honestly, Nevermind by Drake (OVO Sound/Republic)
* #8 (LP#1) - The Storm Before the Calm by Chris Cheney (Chris Cheney/Liberator)
* #12 (LP#2) - Bridges by Calum Scott (Capitol) is the second studio album for the British singer, whose debut set "Only Human" debuted and peaked at No.5 on March 19th, 2018. Calum appeared as a musical guest at last weekend's returned Logie Awards on the Gold Coast, staying in the country for less than 24 hours.
* #13 (LP#7) - Life is Yours by Foals (Warner UK) is the British acts seventh studio album, and now their sixth chart entry in Australia, as their debut set failed to chart here, while this is now also their fifth Top 15 album, having gone as high as No.1 with their third set "Holy Fire" (1 week on 18th of February, 2013). Last edited:
New Certifications: Singles: Heat Waves by Glass Animals ▲11 Stay by Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber ▲10 Late Night Talking by Harry Styles ● Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) by Elton John & Dua Lipa ▲6 Blinding Lights by The Weeknd ▲13 Sunflower by Post Malone & Swae Lee ▲15 Without Me by Eminem ▲12 Circles by Post Malone ▲10
Albums: Harry's House by Harry Styles ● ANTI by Rihanna ▲ (first ever certification, since being issued in Feb. 2016)
EXTRA'S: Singles: Don't Blame Me by Taylor Swift ▲ Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur ▲16
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 17th to the 23rd of June, 2022.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan. Last edited:
Apple's pretty popular here although you don't usually see it because the top end of its chart strongly resembles Spotify's anyway. I seem to recall that "3 Nights" first charted from strong Apple streaming before it took off on Spotify.
Does anybody understand the pattern they are going with by excluding "Falling Back". This is the song that Drake released as a video and the track listed on Hot Hits Australia play list on Spotify. I understand limiting it to 3 album tracks but likely "Falling Back" did enough to chart in the top 10. Seems odd.
Yeah that's been the baffling thing for me Grogsta. If anything is a single, it's that (mind you "Massive" has been sent to US radio and "Jimmy Cooks" almost certainly will eventually as well). On the Apple charts, "Falling Back" is doing a bit worse which makes me think there's a *slight* chance that it was only the 4th highest song and that's what they're doing, but they also confirmed these 3 particular debuts on Thursday and I'd think by then, it'd have an early lead over "Sticky" that wouldn't have been caught yet.
They also left all his stuff off the hip-hop chart (although the album is on there) and it's not on the dance chart either (I was speculating in the week if they might put the whole album on there without thinking and let the one non-dance song dethrone Glass Animals, lol). The whole thing stinks of a slapdash effort. Last edited:
So does this mean ARIA have started restricting the amount of entries on the main chart as well, or is this just another one of their chart 'quirks' that they've only allowed three Drake songs (that we know of so far) to chart? I would have thought if they had started restricting the amount of entries on the main chart to three they would have specified so... Last edited:
I feel like with ARIA it's case by case. Bear in mind that Drake's had omissions before. Only one track from both "More Life" and "Dark Lane Demo Tapes" charted (which included omitting "Chicago Freestyle" which should've charted for months).
The only rationale that makes sense to me is that they did omissions based on which tracks charted digitally in the top 100, which is honestly probably what they did with those previous Drake projects as well. I've also hypothesized that they did this with Ed Sheeran's "Divide", redundantly mind you since every track on that album was top 100 digitally, but it made sense to me happening right around the same time as with Drake, as well as Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." whose 4 charting entries also matched up to that rule, and just like with this new Drake album, they weren't necessarily the highest charting ("ELEMENT." should've charted ahead of "LOVE.").
I agree with Jinx that it's probably case by case,though how the criteria is decided we may never know. The record company is gonna want as many beyonce tracks to be eligible to chart come august when the album is out late july.
lower entries updated, with three new singles entries, one re-entry, plus one of those new entries is a 2018 Joji track making it's first chart appearance thanks to his new No.1 single.
Jax Jones' "Where Did You Go?" has jumped to a new peak of No.53.
No new album entries, Joji's "Nectar" snuck back in at No.99, plus two extra singles certs were added this week too.
I asked ARIA about the "3 only track restrictions" for album tracks, but they have NOT implemented such a policy, so it would have to come from the record companies themselves. I guess we'll see with the upcoming big albums due soon.
Well, "SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK" finally reaching the chart is a nice consolation, even if it only did so because of so many missing songs. It was meant to do so back in 2018 but ARIA didn't start counting it until it was too late, alas.
btw I realised after I posted that my digital track theory also holds water for Post Malone's album entries, for what it's worth. Last edited:
After putting up with nearly two years of constantly and worsening random resets of my poota, I've been saving up for a new one in the past 18 months and I've finally got it. That's why the list update is so late.