Nine weeks and still holding at No.1 for Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)" in Australia, it's only worldwide top-slot this week.
"Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)" and it's ninth week at the singles summit makes it the longest No.1 for 2022, and as the song has now logged two separate runs at the top, an initial two weeks from June 13th, and then the last seven weeks at No.1 from July 4th (Joji knocked if off the top for a single week on June 27th), it becomes the longest continual run at the top for a Solo Female Artist this decade, with the last stretch for a female artist holding this long being Tones and I's "Dance Monkey" for it's first 21 weeks at the top (24 in total) from August 5th, 2019.
And while Dua Lipa might have logged ten overall weeks at the top alongside Elton John on their collaborative mash-up "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" it was done over four different runs at the top (2 weeks from Nov. 8th, 2021, 3 weeks from Dec. 13th, 2021, 3 more weeks from Jan. 10th and then 2 final weeks from Feb. 21st, both in 2022). Kate's track also becomes the equal 13th longest running No.1 of all time in Australia (1940 to 2022), alongside 26 older tracks which have logged nine weeks at the top locally, while Kate herself rises from equal 66th to now equal 62nd on the tally-board for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2022)' alongside Paul McCartney and Racey (two No.1's and 12 weeks at the top).
Half of the entire Top 20 are non-movers this week, with five each in both the Top 10 and Top 20, as Harry Styles' current Canadian No.1 single (15th week) "As it Was" remains at No.2, having now logged nine weeks in that position, five of which have been for the past five weeks, while the track has yet to leave the Top 3 in it's 19 weeks on the chart. Harry is followed by two new peaking tracks, with Steve Lacy's "Bad Habit" rising one spot to a new chart height of No.3, followed by a rebound of four places and a new peak of No.4 for the recently announced 2023 tourists here OneRepublic and their 'Top Gun: Maverick' theme tune "I Ain't Worried", plus the song is newly Gold (●) in sales and has also taken it's first overseas No.1 spot, climbing to the top in New Zealand this week.
The Glass Animals long-running former 11-week No.1 single "Heat Waves" is on hold at No.5 this week, as it celebrates it's second-year of charting (104 weeks) within the Top 100, as it first debuted on August 17th, 2020 at No.67, staying within the lower fifty for it's first sixteen weeks before poking it's head into the Top 50 on December 14th, 2020, and then after it's Triple J No.1 slot for their countdown in January 2021, it leapt from 11 to No.2 on February 1st, 2021, where it has lain within the Top 10 ever since, only leaving on two occasions since then, August 30th, 2021 (No.11) and May 30th, 2022 (No.16), as this week it racks up it's 79th week within the Top 10.
Beyoncé holds at a peak of No.6 with "Break My Soul", while her new album remains at No.1 for a second week, plus this track is holding for a second week at No.1 in Ireland and has jumped to top spot in her native U.S.A. this week after her album's release over there. After three weeks of charting and peaking at No.3 last week, the Central Cee track "Doja" drops back down four spots to No.7, while Doja herself is not far away, as she sits on hold at No.10 with Post Malone on "I Like You (A Happier Song)" (newly Gold (●) in sales, as too is "Cooped Up") and back up one spot to No.11 with "Vegas". In between all-that Doja are Lizzo's "About Damn Time", up one spot to No.8, and down two places to No.9 is the Joji former No.1 "Glimpse of Us".
UP: Doja's aforementioned "Vegas" No.11 track is the only rising song within the Top 20 this week, as there are two new entries and five non-movers, which are "Stay" for Kid Laroi (No.13), "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" for Elton and Dua (No.14, one-year chart anniversary this week), holding it's No.15 peak for a second week are Nicky Youre and dazy with "Sunroof" (U.S. T10 this week) and the two Ed Sheeran tracks "Bad Habits" and "Shivers" at No.17 and No.18 respectively.
Rosa Linn's "SNAP" is up two places to a new peak of No.21, while the two Top 30 non-movers are also the two new certified tracks within the thirty, "Ghost" for Justin Bieber (No.25, 3x▲Platinum) and "Save Your Tears'' (No.27, 7x▲Platinum) for The Weeknd, who also gains new certifications and rises with "Blinding Lights'' (48 to No.35), "Die for You" (44 to a new peak of No.40, first cert of 2x▲Platinum), along with "Starboy'' (12x▲Platinum), "The Hills (9x▲Platinum) and "Call out My Name" (5x▲Platinum).
R3HAB and Amy Shark's cover of "Sway My Way" is up one spot to a new peak of No.27, while The Neighbourhood see their "Sweater Weather" track take a three place rise to a new chart height of No.34. "Enemy" for Imagine Dragons rebounds two spots to No.37 (newly 2x▲Platinum), followed by three new peaks; "Another Love" for Tom Odell (43 to No.38), a lower fifty entry from last week for Mac Miller and The Temper Trap with "Love Lost" (83 to No.39) and another lower fifty climber is "Numb" for Marshmello and Khalid (62 to No.49). Both "Dreams" for Fleetwood Mac (55 to No.43) and "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles (67 to No.50) also rise back into the Top 50 this week too.
DOWN: With no songs leaving the Top 10 this week, the two songs to dip within the Top 20 this week are "First Class" for Jack Harlow, down one spot to No.12 and "Jimmy Cooks" for Drake and 21 Savage, which falls three spots to No.19 and is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
Kid Laroi's latest single "Thousand Miles" and Harry's second of three Top 50 entries ``Late Night Talking" are both down three spots each to No.22 and No.24 respectively, while "Big Energy" for Latto falls six spots to land at No.26. Yung Gravy's "Betty (Get Money)" slips again this week, down four places to No.30, while the only song declining within the Top 40 this week is a two place dip to No.36 for Tate McRae's "She's All I Wanna Be".
The eighth and final Top 50 certification this week is for a song which has only logged five weeks within the Top 100, three of them within the Top 50; "Remember" by Becky Hill and David Guetta, which is down six spots to No.41 and scores it's first sales cert of ▲Platinum. The song was initially issued in July of 2021, and made it's first Top 100 impact at No.87 on August 23rd, 2021, with the song most likely selling continually since then, and then it made it's return to the Top 100 on July 25th of this year, before jumping to it's No.34 peak three weeks ago.
Last week within the Top 100 Beyoncé landed eleven tracks from her seventh album "Renaissance (Act 1)", eight of which were within the Top 50, while this week she is down two just two songs within the Top 50, with her "Break My Soul" holding at No.6, it's the albums highest new entry from last week "Cuff it" which gains a second week within the Top 50, as it's falls down twenty places to No.44.
NEW ENTRIES: * #16 - Staying Alive by DJ Khaled feat. Drake & Lil' Baby (We the Best/Epic) is the lead single from his August 24th due 13th studio album "God Did", with this new entry becoming his 16th Top 100 and seventh Top 50 entry, plus his fifth charted team-up with Drake after the two tracks "PopStar" (HP-10) and "Greece" (HP-30) both on July 27th, 2020, while they also charted together with "For Free" (HP-70, June 20th, 2016) and "To the Max" (HP-70, June 19th, 2017).
* #20 - Under the Influence by Chris Brown (RCA) is a bonus track taken from his 2019 album "Indigo", with that album issued in late June 2019, and the expanded/extended edition of the set in early October of that same year. This now becomes Chris' 18th Top 20 entry and his first since "Go Crazy" with Young Thug, which peaked at No.9 on June 29th, 2020.
* #31 - Bad Decisions by Benny Blanco feat. BTS & Snoop Dogg (Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope) is now the seventh Top 100 and fourth Top 50 entry for the U.S. record producer and songwriter, who last scored a Top 50 berth alongside Justin Bieber on "Lonely" (HP-11, peak Nov. 16th, 2020).
* #47 - Not Over Yet by KSI feat. Tom Grennan (Atlantic UK) is the third Top 50 placement for the British artist and YouTuber, teaming with fellow Brit Tom Grennan with his now second Top 50 entry, having first hit No.16 (July 26th, 2021) with "Little Bit of Love", while KSI has charted with "Holiday" (HP-24, June 28th, 2021) and "Lose" with Lil' Wayne (HP-38, August 16th, 2021). Last edited:
Beyoncé holds for a second week at No.1 in Australia with her seventh album "Renaissance (Act 1)".
Not since her self-titled 2013/14 album has Beyoncé held for a second week at No.1 in Australia, that set scoring three consecutive weeks at the top from January 6th, 2014, and with her current album holding the No.1 spot again, it increases her tally of weeks at No.1 to now six in total, moving her up the listing for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2022)' from equal 83rd to now equal 79th alongside Bob Dylan, Linkin Park, Green Day and Guy Sebastian who've all had six weeks from three No.1 albums previously.
The "Renaissance (Act 1)" album also holds the top spots in New Zealand and England for a second week, while it debuted at the top in The U.S.A. and Canada this past week, making this the first album since "Harry's House" on June 13th that all five regions have had the same No.1 in a chart week, and the 35th time that this has chart-feat has occurred.
Debuting at No.2 is the second collection of tracks for Eminem called "Curtain Call 2", with the double album covering his singles from 2009 onwards, as his first best of "Curtain Call: The Hits" debuted and peaked at No.1 initially for a single week on December 12th, 2005 and scored a second week at the top on January 2nd, 2006, with the set sitting at No.13 this week after 342 Top 100 chart weeks (6 and a 1/2 years). All of the previous ten Top 10 Album entries for Eminem have landed at No.1 (nothing lower), so will this set break his run of No.1's, or climb highest in the following weeks?
Harry Styles and The Weeknd both drop back down a single place to No.3 and No.4 with their album's "Harry's House" (No.6 vinyl) and "The Highlights" respectively, after which is a return at a new peak of No.5 for the Olivia Newton-John collection "Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits" (former peak No.14 on June 18th, 2018, NZ.TW-40), thus it scores it's first week within the Top 10 and it becomes her tenth Top 10 album and third collection to land a berth within the ten (GH's 1975 HP-3 and GH's3 1982/3 No.1 for 2 weeks).
Olivia passed away last Monday the 8th of August, so these sales are only from three of the seven days of sales for the past week's chart info, with her two-part biopic and 'Grease' playing on TV the night of her passing. With the soundtrack to her biggest box-office success 'Grease' also returning to the Top 10 at No.8 this week (No.17 vinyl), it's first Top 10 appearance since September of 1998, after it's 20th anniversary edition had returned for it's fourth and final week at No.1 on the ARIA Charts on August 16th, 1998, the set first spending nine weeks at No.1 from August 14th, 1978, with the album is also now logging it's 67th week within the Top 10 (31 weeks for ARIA, 36 weeks for AMR)..
Local Australian indigenous rock/pop/surf act King Stingray from Northern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory sees their self-titled debut album enter at No.6 this week, with this being the first chart entry for the Triple J Unearthed winners for 2021. Dropping two places each are "SOUR" for Olivia Rodrigo and "= (equals)" for Ed Sheeran to No.7 and No.9 respectively, while "Planet Her" for Doja Cat is down one place to No.10.
UP: The Weeknd rises with two of his four Top 50 entries this week, "Starboy" is up two spots to No.12 and "After Hours" rebounds six places to No.23. Eminem's new entry at No.2 for his second collection helps his first "Curtain Calls: The Hits" to rise back up two places to No.13, while Spacey Jane fly back up twelve places to land at No.15 with "Here Comes Everybody", thanks to a No.8 placing on the vinyls chart and the last week's of their national tour, which finishes this coming week in Brisbane before they head to Canada and The U.S.A. in mid-October.
The debut solo album for Diesel called "Hepfidelity" has been re-issued as a 30th Anniversary edition, with the set returning at No.24 this week, plus it scores the No.1 spot on the vinyl chart. with the album initially debuting at No.1 on March 15th, 1992 and holding for four straight weeks.
Last week in the lower fifty the soundtrack to the Netflix film 'Purple Hearts' debuted at No.53, and now this week the Sofia Carson performed (and starred) film sees its song collection jump up twenty-five places to a new peak of No.28. The only other rising album of significance is a return at No.49 for the Glass Animals second-anniversary edition of "Dreamland", which is also the No.2 selling vinyl album of the week.
DOWN: The only album from last week's Top 10 to survive another week within the Top 50 is the 'ELVIS' soundtrack, which returned to the chart at No.4 last week and is down ten places this week to No.14 after one week within the Top 10. The film has just been issued on streaming services this past week too, so it could retain it's chart position for the next few weeks. The three further Top 10 dropouts all fall into the lower chart region this week; "Real Rare Whale" (HP-6) for Dune Rats, Beddy Rays self-titled album (HP-8) and Tyler's "Call Me if You Get Lost" (LW-10, TWvinyl No.10), while his "Igor" set falls back down seventeen spots to No.29 (No.7 vinyl).
All three Top 50 entries for Luke Combs drop down this week, with his latest "Growin' Up" down five to No.16, his first 'This One...' drops four to No.36 and his second 'What You See...' falls eight places to No.38. While Taylor Swift is also down to only three entries in the fifty, "1989" (19 to No.21), "folklore" (26 to No.34) and "Lover" (47 to No.50).
"Look at Me: The Album" for XXXTentacion drops two places to No.18, it's fourth ever chart position (it's previously only ever been at No.15, 16 or 17), while Kid Laroi's mixtapes "F**k Love" drop four spots to No.25, it's lowest chart position since November 9th, 2020 when it was at No.29 (No.34 is it's ever lowest spot on Oct. 12th, 2020).
Drake's "Honestly, NeverMind" drops down seven spots to No.31, followed by an eleven place slide to No.33 for Post Malone and "12 Carat Toothache", Justin Bieber's "Justice" leaves the Top 40 for the first time ever, dropping seven spots to No.41 in it's 73rd week (1 year 5 months) within the Top 100, while Lizzo's latest "Special" album falls twelve chart rungs to No.47.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #2 (GH#2) - Curtain Call 2 by Eminem (Aftermath/Interscope)
* #6 (LP#1) - self-titled by King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
* #30 (LP#6) - Funk Wav Bounces Vol.2 by Calvin Harris (Columbia) is the sixth studio album for the Scottish artist and his second under the 'Funk Wav' name, after the first volume debuted and spent two weeks at No.5 in mid July of 2017, which was also his last albums chart entry, and the last five of his six studio albums have all now landed within the Top 40 in Australia.
* #37 (LP#5) - Midnight Choir by The Long and Short of it (Ambition/MGM) is the first chart entry for the Australian country duo of David Baird and Patsy Toop, with the album taking out the No.1 spot on this weeks ARIA Country Albums Chart, with the pair having previously issued four albums and two EP's since 2012.
* #45 (GH#9) - The Best of The Seekers (Universal Australia) is a collection of the 1960's bands biggest hits, and charts due to the passing last Friday the 5th of August by the group's lead singer Judith Durham, with this now becoming their eleventh best of compilation entry (out of 13 issued), with the groups' 1968 "Greatest Hits" set being the first ever No.1 by a local group to hit the top in Australia, holding for 17 weeks from July 27th, 1968.
New Certifications: Singles; I Ain't Worried by OneRepublic ● I Like You (A Happier Song) by Post Malone feat. Doja Cat ● Jimmy Cooks by Drake feat. 21 Savage ● Ghost by Justin Bieber ▲3 Save Your Tears by The Weeknd ▲7 Enemy by Imagine Dragons ▲2 Die for You by The Weeknd ▲2 (first cert.) Remember by Becky Hill and Davie Guetta ▲ (first cert.) Cooped Up by Post Malone feat. Roddy Rich ● Starboy by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk ▲12 (was 10P) The Hills by The Weeknd ▲9 (was 3P) Call Out My Name by The Weeknd ▲5 (was 2P)
No Album's this week.
EXTRA's Singles: Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears ▲5 (first cert) Master of Puppets by Metallica ▲2 (first cert) Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga ● I Was Never There by The Weeknd feat. Gesaffelstein ● Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais ▲9 (was 4P) Wait a Minute by Willow ▲3 Shallow by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ▲13 The Real Slim Shady by Eminem ▲8
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 5th to the 11th of August, 2022.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan. Last edited: