Singles Chartifacts: Kate Bush returns to the ARIA Singles summit this week with "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)", for a third accumulated stay at No.1 in Australia.
By regaining the top spot on the singles chart this week Kate Bush now has had two three-week running No.1 singles in Australia, as she ties with her only other national No.1 song "Wuthering Heights" which stayed for three consecutive weeks at the top from May 22nd, 1978, while her tally of overall weeks at No.1 locally has now increased to six weeks, placing her now equal 79th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2022)', alongside other six-weeks-from-two-No.1's acts like Sherbet, Col Joye, Anastacia and Boyz II Men.
"Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)" regains the top spot thanks in part to the soundtrack for 'Stranger Things Season 4' entering at No.45 on the albums chart this week, while the second half of the show's season four was also screened this past week. The song remains for a third week at the top in England and Ireland, while it logs at No.2 in New Zealand and Switzerland, No.3 in Sweden, No.4 in Germany (again) and it drops down in both Canada (to No.7) and The U.S.A. (to No.9).
Last week I mentioned that this is the first time since 2010 (and second time overall) that a Warner issued single has take over at the top from another Warner song, and now this week the return of Kate Bush to No.1 has given Warner their first ever reclaim of a chart-topping song, and their first ever three-in-a-row summit-sitters, as last week's Joji No.1 song "Glimpse of Us" swaps places with Kate's 'run' to drop back down to No.2 after a single week at the top, but the song does remain at No.1 in New Zealand for a second week.
And of the eight No.1 songs for 2022, this is now the sixth single this year to go back to the top spot, while Elton and Dua Lipa's "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" went back to the top on two separate occasions. One of those recent returnees is stable at No.3 this week, with Harry Styles' "As it Was" on hold, just as his "Harry's House" set is also a non-mover at No.3 on the albums charts too.
Back up one spot to No.4 is the Lizzo track "About Damn Time" (she did Carpool Karaoke this past week), while the Doja Cat track "Vegas" from the 'ELVIS' soundtrack jumps up three places to a new peak of No.5, giving Doja her fourth Top 5 single in Australia (one as a guest, three as lead), while the song is also boosted by the movie now being in cinemas and the soundtrack to the film debuts at No.22 this week.
The second of three stable tracks within the Top 10 is at No.6, as Jack Harlow's "First Class" remains still, while the new debuting No.1 single this past week in both his homeland of Canada and The U.S.A. for Drake and 21 Savage with "Jimmy Cooks" (not 'Crooks' like I had it last week, sorry 'bout that!), which here is down three places to No.7 after such a higher debut last week.
Glass Animals' "Heat Waves" dips back down one spot to No.8, it's fourth week in that position in the past five weeks, while the song is racking up it's 73rd week within the Top 10 (Longest of all time), the second placed longevity track is stable at No.10 this week, logging it's 50th week within the Top 10 (and 51st week on the chart), is "Stay" for Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber.
In between those two long-stayers is last week's Beyonce debut, which jumps from No.32 to land at a new peak of No.9, as her new single "Break My Soul" rises up twenty-three places. The song which samples "Show Me Love" by Robin S (HP-78, late Feb. 1994, Steve Angello remix HP-73, June 2009), with this jumpin' (jumpin') track for Beyonce now becoming her fourteenth Top 10 single in Australia (11 as lead, 3 as guest) and her first Top 10 placement since her duet with Eminem "Walk on Water" debuted and peaked at No.10 on November 20th, 2017, while the song has also jumped into the Top 10 in England (21 to No.4) and Ireland (18 to No.2) this weekend.
UP: Two of the four Ed Sheeran Top 50 entries rise back up this week, his two Top 20 singles, with the No.1 song from this time last year "Bad Habits" up four to No.13 and it's successor "Shivers" moves back up three to No.16. Elton John and Dua Lipa's "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" is also back up four chart-rungs to No.14, while moving up one spot to land at a new peak of No.20 is the OneRepublic 'Top Gun 2' track "I Ain't Worried", becoming the bands sixth Top 20 single in Australia (7th if you include Far East Movement's teaming with Ryan Tedder in 2011). Luke Combs sees his third studio album "Growin' Up" land at No.2 this week, while the albums latest single "The Kind of Love We Make" moves up to a new peak of No.22, after which there's a six place jump to a new chart height of No.25 for the Nicky Youre and dazy track "Sunroof" and a four place reclimb to No.26 for Dua Lipa's "Levitating" track. Imagine Dragons just issued their new album on Friday, and their current singles chart entry "Enemy" is back up three spots to No.31, followed by rises for The Killers' "Mr. Brightside'' (38 to No.33) and Olivia's "Good 4 U" (37 to No.34). Adele's "Easy on Me" rebounds six spots to No.41, Gayle's "abcdeFU" moves back up slightly, two spots to No.42, while the latest Top 100 entry for Jax Jones with MNEK called "Where Did You Go?" breaks into the Top 50 this week by rising ten places to land at a new peak of No.43, helped by the recent performance of the song with John Newman on vocals at the 'Party at the Palace'. The final climber of the week is a return to the Top 50 for The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" track, rising back up seven spots to No.45.
DOWN: The only song to leave the Top 10 this week is Kid Laroi's "Thousand Miles" (HP-4x2, WI10-8), which is down only two spots to No.11, followed by last week's Top-10-dropout for Post Malone and "I Like You (A Happier Song)", which dips one spot to No.12, while Post's bigger drop occurs for his Roddy Rich duet "Cooped Up", which falls down eight places to No.32. Harry Styles is reduced to four Top 50 entries this week, as he declines with "Late Night Talking" (14 to No.18) and to a larger degree with "Music for a Sushi Restaurant" (29 to No.38) and "Matilda" (27 to No.39). Drake's other entries from last week to drop down are Massive" (12 to No.21) and "Sticky" (15 to No.27), while his teaming with Future on the single "Wait for U" is down three spots to No.23 and newly certified as Gold (●) in sales (the only T50 cert this week). Falling four places apiece are Tate McRae's "She's All I Wanna Be" and "Bam Bam" for Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran to No.29 and No.30 respectively, while Ed's four and final Top 50 single is his teaming with Lil' Baby for "2Step", which drops down six spots to No.46. The last two significant dropping tracks belong to Willow with "Wait a Minute!", down seven to No.48 and the latest Sleepy Hallow entry "Die Young'', which falls eight places to land at No.50.
NEW ENTRY: * #19 - Left and Right by Charlie Puth and Jung Kook (of BTS) (Atlantic) is the third issued track from the forthcoming third album for Charlie Puth simply named "Charlie" (not date known as yet), as by entering at No.19 is surpasses the No.20 peak of his new albums first issued song "Light Switch" (HP-20, Feb 7th, 2022), while the single issued in-between was called "That's Hilarious" (mid-April 2022), and this new entry now becomes his ninth Top 100 entry in Australia (8 as lead, 1 as guest).
Albums Chartifacts: Local act Spacey Jane rockets to No.1 with their second album "Here Comes Everybody", their first chart topping album.
"Here Comes Everybody" (AWAL/Inertia) becomes the 952nd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2022), the 803rd for ARIA (1983 to 2022), the 587th to debut in the top spot, the 21st No.1 Album for 2022, and the first for the record label AWAL.
Spacey Jane saw their debut album "Sunlight" debut and peak at No.2 106 weeks ago on June 22nd, 2020, logging two initial weeks within the Top 10 and then a further solo week on it's one year anniversary it shot back to No.6 thanks to a limited edition vinyl release, while this week that album is the No.7 selling vinyl album and their new set "Here Comes Everybody" is the No.1 vinyl seller.
This is now the seventh album with the word 'here' in its title at No.1, while only the second 'comes' and the first for an 'everybody'. The new No.1 Album is also the eighth for 2022 by an Australian Act and the 273rd overall by a local performer, while Spacey Jane become the 131st Aussie Act (solo male or female, duo or group) to land a No.1 Album, plus they're also the 71st Australian Group to hit the albums summit, while their album is the 417th by a Group (local or overseas) to make it to No.1 (eighth also for 2022). Plus with Spacey Jane taking over from Jimmy Barnes at the top of the ARIA Album Charts, it's the second time for 2022 that a local act has overthrown another local artist from the top spot, back in Feb-March we had three in a row from Huskii (Feb 21st), Midnight Oil (Feb 28th) and then Gang of Youths (March 7th).
The battle for the No.1 spot this week was won by Spacey Jane, but what potentially could've been the new No.1 is the third album for Luke Combs titled "Growin' Up", which lands at No.2 this week, becoming his third Top 10 Album in Australia after "What You See Ain't Always What You Get" (HP-1, Nov. 18th, 2019) and "This One's For You" (issued June 2017, first Top 10 placement at No.8 on June 11th, 2018, then HP-7 on March 25th, 2019, then third and final Top 10 week on May 25th, 2020 at No.9), with those two albums rising up to sit back-to-back at No.27 and No.28 respectively. The album's third single "The Kind of Love We Make" is up to a new peak of No.22 this week, while the album's first chart entry was "Doin' This" (HP-91, Nov. 22nd, 2021).
Remaining a non-mover at No.3 on both the single and album charts this week is Harry Styles, as his third album "Harry's House" doesn't move from it's No.3 spot, while the set is also the No.4 selling vinyl album too, after which the new U.S. and Canadian No.1 Album for Drake with "Honestly, Nevermind" is here down two spot to No.4 after it's entry here last week at No.2.
The No.3 vinyl this week is for the new entry at No.5 for local Sydney hardcore act SPEED with their second EP and first chart entry "Gang Called Speed", which is followed by a No.6 debut for the tenth studio album for Chris Brown called "Breezy", which becomes his eighth Top 10 Album in Australia, with his last being "Indigo" (HP-3, July 2019).
Olivia Rodrigo's "SOUR" is down two spots to No.7, while the album rebounds 37 to No.8 on the vinyl sales chart thanks to a limited colour edition of the album being issued. The fifth and final Top 10 debut this week comes in at No.8, the second studio album for Conan Gray called "Superache", which becomes his first Top 10 Album in Australia, as his debut album "Kid Krow" entered and peaked at No.26 on March 30th, 2020. "The Highlights" for The Weeknd remains stable at No.9, logging its 47th week within the Top 10, after which is Ed Sheeran's "= (Equals)" set, down four places to No.10 and scoring it's 33rd week within the ten.
UP: There are more non-movers within the Top 50 than rising albums this week, with six stable entries and five climbing sets. XXXTentacion's doco soundtrack "Look at Me" remains at No.17, with the two aforementioned Luke Combs albums at No.27 and No.28 being the first albums to climb up the chart. A massive vinyl surge for the just issued "ReWiggled" covers album by The Wiggles sees it leap back into the Top 100 at No.31 (LW-443), with it being the No.2 selling vinyl of the week. Taylor Swift's "Lover" rises back up four places to No.37, while a No.15 vinyl chart debut this week sees the recent Machine Gun Kelly album "Mainstream Sellout" zoom back up 54 spots to land at No.47 this week.
DOWN: Four of the five Top 10 dropouts this week land within the Top 20; down seven places to No.11 is the BTS collection "Proof" (HP-1, WI10-2), followed by a two place decline to No.12 for Doja Cat's "Planet Her" (HP-2, WI10-50a), the recent Post Malone set "Twelve Carat Toothache" (HP-2, WI10-3) halves its position from last week and drops seven spots to No.14, while last weeks No.1 Album entry for Jimmy Barnes and his "Soul Deep 30" (HP-1, WI10-1) set falls seventeen places to land at No.18, with the fifth and final departure being the Chris Cheney set "The Storm Before the Calm", which leaves the Top 50 from it's No.8 entry position. Harry Styles' "Fine Line" declines four spots to No.15, while his self-titled set drops two to No.36 (No.13 vinyl), both Billie Eilish sets dip, with 'Sleep' down five to No.29 and her "Happier than Ever" falls ten spots to No.41, it's first time out of the Top 40 in it's 48 weeks of charting. The same too for Justin Bieber's "Justice" set, leaving the Top 30 for the first time (in 67 weeks) and down seven spots to No.32, followed by a seventeen place slump to No.33 for Vance Joy's latest "In Our Own Sweet Time". Pop Smoke's "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" album is racking up it's two-years on the chart this week (104 weeks), and is down three to No.35, while Drake's "Certified Lover Boy" slumps back down thirteen places to No.40 (it's lowest chart position too), while the latest Jack Harlow set "Come Home the Kids Miss You" also falls thirteen spots, down to No.43. One Taylor Swift album is stable this week ("1989" at No.26), while she drops down with "Red (TsV)" (35 to No.38), "folklore" (40 to No.49) and "Reputation" (42 to No.50), while the 'Top Gun: Maverick' soundtrack free-falls eleven places to land at No.48 this week.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#2) - Here Comes Everybody by Spacey Jane (AWAL/Inertia)
* #2 (LP#3) - Growin' Up by Luke Combs (Columbia)
* #5 (EP#2) - Gand Called Speed (EP) by SPEED (Flatspot Records)
* #6 (LP#10) - Breezy by Chris Brown (RCA)
* #8 (LP#2) - Superache by Conan Gray (Republic)
* #13 (LP#11) - Closure / Continuation by Porcupine Tree (Porcupine Ltd/Sony UK) is the eleventh studio album and now third Top 100 entry in Australia for the English act, and also their highest charted after "The Incident" (LP-10, HP-5, Sept 2009) and "Fear of a Blank Planet" (LP-9 HP-66, April 2007). This is their first new material in almost thirteen years and it becomes their first English Top 10 entry by landing at No.2 there this week, while it also enters at No.1 in both Germany (1st Top 10 entry) and The Netherlands (2nd Top 10 entry).
* #22 (S/T) - ELVIS Soundtrack (RCA) is the music from the recently released Baz Luhrmann production of Elvis Presley's life story, with the albums lead single "Vegas" by Doja Cat hitting a new peak of No.5 this week locally, while the album's 36 tracks contain many Elvis originals, the set also includes songs by Eminem, Diplo, Swae Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Maneskin, Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Denzel Curry and Jack White.
* #30 (LP#1) - Give or Take by Giveon (Not So Fast/Epic) is the debut studio album for the American singer-songwriter, plus his second chart entry, as he previously charted with "When it's All Said and Done... Take Time" which was a compilation of his first two EP's, that set debuted and peaked at No.32 on March 22nd, 2021.
* #42 (LP#5) - Otherness by Alexisonfire (Dine Alone) is also the first new material in 13 years from the Canadian post-hardcore act, as they last charted this week in 2009 (June 30th) with their fourth album (and highest charted) "Old Crows / Young Cardinals" (HP-17), with their first entry coming via their third album "Crisis" (HP-7, 4th Sept., 2006).
* #45 (TV S/T) - Stranger Things Season 4 TV Soundtrack (Sony Music) is the sixteen track compilation of 80's songs used in the recent first part of Season 4 from the Netflix series, while the expanded edition of the album was issued on July 1st with six extra tracks, thus the album might rise again next week, as also screened this past week was the second half of the streamed series four. The current No.1 single for Kate Bush is featured on the album, as "Running Up That Hill" logs a third week at the top, while the set also contains 80's era classics from Falco, Journey, Talking Heads, Dead or Alive, Musical Youth and Baltimora, plus further pre-80's classics from Kiss, The Beach Boys, The Cramps, The Surfaris, Ricky Nelson, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, while the expanded edition has songs from James Taylor. Rick Derringer, Moby, Metallica and Siouxsie & The Banshees.
New Certifications: Singles: Wait for U by Future feat Drake & Tems ●
No Albums this week.
Extra's: Singles; Surface Pressure by Jessica Darrow ▲ Electric Love by Børns ▲2 (first cert) Lights Up by Harry Styles ▲2 Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams ▲8 (was 6P) Africa by Toto ▲11 Take Me to Church by Hozier ▲13
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 24th to the 30th of June, 2022.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan. Last edited:
Indeed, though that one is easier to understand if they're using some later date (eg when it got signed to a major label or when they started promoting it or, more likely, just whatever date the label happened to give ARIA), whereas I cannot see any excuse for Bam Bam
The best excuse I have is that all things considered, 17 weeks *is* less than 4 months which is the originally stipulated concept if we ignore the code of practice. But I dunno, suppose wait and see if it's a regular standard.