Sheeran scores sixth week at #1
Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack hits #1
ARIA DJ Of The Week: Mishtee
Justin Bieber holds the first #1 for 2016
This Week In... 1992
ARIA announces 2015 End Of Year Charts
Justin Bieber hits three weeks at #1 with 'Love Yourself'
This week's new releases - 08/01/2016
Five weeks at #1 for Justin Bieber
This week in... 1991
Chartifacts: Wednesday 13th January 2016
This week's new releases - 15/01/2016
Chartifacts: Wednesday 20th January 2016
This week's new releases - 22/01/2016
Justin Bieber holds onto #1 with 'Love Yourself'
David Bowie catalogue dominates the ARIA charts
Chartifacts: Wednesday 27th January 2016
This Week In... 1989
This weeks new releases - 29/01/2016
Rufus hit #1 with new album 'Bloom'
Chartifacts: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
This week's new releases - 05/02/2016
Ex-One Direction star Zayn makes #1 debut with 'Pillowtalk'
This Week In... 1996
Chartifacts: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Flume hits #1 with 'Never Be Like You
This week's new releases - 19/02/2016
Danish band Lukas Graham pick up their first #1 with 7 Years.
Molly soundtrack holds #1 for a second week
This Week In… 1986
Can Molly and Lukas Graham hold their #1s this week?
Tame Impala wins Best International Brit
This week's new releases - 26/02/2016
Lukas Graham notch up second week at #1
Hilltop Hoods pick up fifth ARIA #1
This Week In... 2004
Who'll challenge Hilltop Hoods and Lukas Graham for the #1s this week?
This weeks new releases - 04/03/2016
Lukas Graham make it a hat-trick with '7 Years'
Brit rockers The 1975 pick up first ARIA #1
This Week In… 1996
Will Lukas Graham and The 1975 hold their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 11/03/2016
Week four at #1 for Lukas Graham’s 7 Years
The Cat Empire nab second ARIA #1
This Week In... 2000
Can The Cat Empire and Lukas Graham hold on to their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 18/03/2016
Lukas Graham makes it five weeks at #1 with 7 Years
Matt Corby scores first #1 with Telluric
Who'll top this week's ARIA Charts?
This weeks new releases - 25/03/2016
Six weeks at #1 for Lukas Graham’s 7 Years
Waco gives Violent Soho first ARIA #1
This Week In... 1985
This weeks new releases - 01/04/2016
Seven weeks for 7 Years
Zayn’s Mind Of Mine Debuts At #1
This Week In... 2003
Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala take out top APRA gongs
Can Lukas Graham and Zayn keep their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 08/04/2016
Lukas Graham's 7 Years Hits Record-Breaking Eight Weeks At #1
Lukas Graham Nabs First #1 Album
ARIA Releases 2015 Wholesale Figures
This Week In... 1993
Can Lukas Graham hold their #1s?
This week's new releases - 15/04/2016
Gore gives Deftones first ARIA #1
Gnash's I Hate U, I Love U tops ARIA Singles Chart
This Week In... 2006
This week's new releases - 22/04/2016
I Hate U, I Love U #1 for a second week
Disturbed return to #1 with Immortalized
Who'll be #1 on this week's ARIA Charts?
This week's new releases - 29/04/2016
P!nk scores eighth #1 single
Lemonade gives Beyoncé second #1 album
This Week In… 1990
Who'll challenge Beyoncé and P!nk for #1 this week?
This week's new releases - 06/05/2016
Drake scores first #1 single with One Dance
Views hands Drake first #1 album
Who'll challenge Drake for #1?
Dami Im through to Eurovision Grand Final 2016
This week's new releases - 13/05/2016
Drake's One Dance scores second week at #1
Keith Urban scores third #1 with Ripcord
Dami Im takes out second at Eurovision
This Week In… 2004
Who'll challenge Drake and Keith Urban for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 20/05/2016
Drake notches up third week at #1 with One Dance
Ripcord gives Keith Urban second week at #1
This Week In… 1989
Can Keith Urban and Drake hold the #1s for another week?
This week's new releases - 27/05/2016
Week four at #1 for Drake's One Dance
Dangerous Woman gives Ariana Grande second ARIA #1
This Week In... 1994
Who'll challenge Ariana Grande and Drake for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 03/06/2016
Flume claims second #1 album with Skin
This Is What You Came For gives Calvin Harris second #1
This Week In... 1987
Can Flume and Calvin Harris top the ARIA Charts for another week?
This week's new releases - 10/06/2016
Week two at #1 for Calvin Harris’ This Is What You Came For
Jimmy Barnes snares record-matching 11th #1 album
This Week In... 1998
Will Calvin Harris and Jimmy Barnes be #1 again this week?
This week's new releases - 17/06/2016
Drake's One Dance returns to #1
Temper Trap score second #1 with Thick As Thieves
This Week In… 1992
Who'll challenge Drake & The Temper Trap for #1 this week?
This week's new releases - 24/06/2016
Drake holds tight at #1 with One Dance
Red Hot Chili Peppers score their sixth #1 Album with The Getaway
This Week In... 1986
Who could unseat RHCP and Drake at #1?
This week's new releases - 01/07/2016
Drake hits seven weeks at #1
Chili Peppers stay at #1
Will Drake and RHCP hold their #1s?
This week's new releases - 08/07/2016
In My Blood lands The Veronicas third #1
Delta scores fourth #1 with Wings Of The Wild
Can Delta and The Veronicas stay at #1?
This week's new releases - 15/07/2016
The Veronicas stay at #1 for second week
The Avalanches debut at #1 with Wildflower
This Week In... 1991
Can The Avalanches and The Veronicas hold #1?
This week's new releases - 22/07/2016
Rise gives Katy Perry fourth #1
Good Charlotte score second #1
Sia scores first #1 US single
This week's new releases - 29/07/2016
Cold Water scores Major Lazer second #1
Fourth #1 for Human Nature
Can Human Nature or Major Lazer hold #1?
This week's new releases - 05/08/2016
Major Lazer spend second week at #1
Human Nature stays at #1
This Week In... 1990
This week's new releases - 12/08/2016
First #1 for The Chainsmokers
Suicide Squad soundtrack scoops #1
This Week In... 1984
ARIA Launches 30 Year Celebrations
Who'll challenge for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 19/08/2016
Chainsmokers hold #1 for second week
Third #1 for The Amity Affliction
Who'll top the ARIA Charts this week?
This week's new releases - 26/08/2016
Closer #1 for a third week
Blonde gives Frank Ocean first #1
Will The Chainsmokers or Frank Ocean hold #1?
This week's new releases - 02/09/2016
Chainsmokers claim fourth week at #1
Second ARIA #1 for Barbra Streisand
Crowded House to be inducted into ARIA Hall Of Fame
This week's new releases - 09/09/2016
Chainsmokers’ Closer notches up fifth week at #1
A Day To Remember scores first ARIA #1
This week's ARIA Charts contenders
This week's new releases - 16/09/2016
Week six at #1 for Chainsmokers' Closer
Bad Seeds' Skeleton Tree debuts at #1
This week's new releases - 23/09/2016
Chainsmokers stay #1 for seventh week
Anthony Callea scores #1 debut with Backbone
Who'll top this week’s ARIA Charts?
This week's new releases - 30/09/2016
Chainsmokers equal longest run at #1 in 2016
Passenger scores first #1 album
ARIAs Fine Arts, Artisan, Best Comedy Nominees Announced For 2016
2016 ARIA nominated artists revealed
This week's new releases - 07/10/2016
Chainsmokers snare 2016's longest #1 reign
Sticky Fingers snag first ARIA #1
This week's new releases - 14/10/2016
First ARIA #1 for James Arthur
Like A Version 12 debuts at #1
This week's new releases - 21/10/2016
James Arthur holds #1 for second week
Jessica Mauboy makes ARIA history
This Week In... 2002
This week's new releases - 28/10/2016
Week three at #1 for James Arthur
Secret Daughter soundtrack scores second week at #1
This week's new releases - 04/11/2016
James Arthur hits fourth week at #1
Week three at #1 for Jessica Mauboy
This week's new releases - 11/11/2016
Week five at #1 for James Arthur
Bon Jovi snare tenth #1
2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra performers revealed
This week's new releases - 18/11/2016
James Arthur makes it six weeks at #1
Illy debuts at #1
And The ARIA Award Goes To...
This week's new releases - 25/11/2016
James Arthur stays at #1 for seventh week
Metallica returns with sixth #1
This week's new releases - 02/12/2016
Clean Bandit claims first #1
Starboy gives The Weeknd second #1
Grammy Nods For Aussie Artists
This week's new releases - 09/12/2016
Clean Bandit holds #1 for second week
Stones roll in at #1
Clean Bandit's Rockabye holds #1 for third week
Farnham & Newton-John hit #1
Farnham & Newton-John Hold #1 For Second Week
Clean Bandit #1 for fourth week
Clean Bandit make it five in a row
Buble's Christmas returns to #1
ARIA announces 2016 End Of Year Charts
Week six at #1 for Clean Bandit
Trolls soundtrack hits #1
This Week In... 2001
This week's new releases - 13/01/2017
Ed Sheeran scores Singles Chart quinella
Trolls soundtrack stays at #1
This week's new releases - 20/01/2017
Ed Sheeran repeats Singles Chart quinella
The xx scores first ARIA #1
This Week In... 1999
Australia Day honours for music community
This week's new releases - 27/01/2017
Ed Sheeran scores third week at #1 & #2
Kasey Chambers claims fifth #1 album
This Week In... 1988
This week's new releases - 03/02/2017
Sheeran scores fourth week at #1
Trolls soundtrack returns to #1
This week's new releases - 10/02/2017
Five in a row for Ed Sheeran
Dune Rats score #1 debut
This week's new releases - 17/02/2017
Who'll top this week's ARIA Charts
This week's new releases - 24/02/2017
Hat trick for Ed Sheeran
Busby Marou score #1 Debut
Justin Bieber scores his longest running No.1 single in Australia this week, as “Love Yourself” is atop the ARIA Singles chart for a fifth consecutive week.
“Love Yourself” is also spending a fifth broken week at the top in the UK and here it his longest run at the top, beating the four weeks that “What Do You Mean?” (TW-9) spent during all of September 2015, in fact Justin has been in the Top 5 with one of his three current Top 10 singles since the first week of September (7th) of last year, that’s nineteen weeks and counting. Justin is also at No.3 again this week with “Sorry” which has only been in two chart spots since it debuted eleven weeks ago, number two (5 weeks) and three (6 weeks), plus he also moves up the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles, 2010’s’ from equal twelfth to now equal tenth alongside the nine weeks that Taylor Swift (3 #1’s) and Eminem (2 #1’s) have also notched up this decade.
Adele is on hold at No.2 again with her former No.1 “Hello” and after JB’s “Sorry” is one of three versions of “Fast Car” within the Top 100 this week, the tropical house version by Jonas Blue and Dakota is back up one place to its former peak of No.4, swapping places with Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” which drops back a spot to No.5 after which recent tourists here Snakehips along with Tinashe and Chance the Rapper climb two places to a new peak of No.6 with “All My Friends”, which in turn pushes “Middle” by DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine down one spot to No.7.
Elle King jumps up six places to land at No.8 with her debut single “Ex’s & Oh’s”, which also achieves Gold in sales, plus Australia becomes the highest chart placing for the track, having so far only peaked at No.10 in the USA and New Zealand. Justin is on hold at No.9 again with “What Do You Mean” and also stalling at No.10 for a third straight week are WSTRN with their debut single “IN2”.
Marcus Marr and Chet Faker climb back up to No.11 with “The Trouble with Us” and jumping ten places to land at No.15 is the second entry for Zara Larsson, “Lush Life” whilst also new to the Top 20 is Alessia Cara with “Here”, which is also up ten places to land at No.19. “Hotline Bling” for Drake is back up four places to No.18 and up three places to a new peak of No.23 is Troye Sivan with “Youth”. With her album debuting high this week, the Rachel Platten track “Stand by You” is back up five spots to No.26 and now certified Gold in sales whilst the official video for Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods” (HP-19) debuted on Tuesday (5th Jan) and has helped the song to bullet up into the Top 50 to land at No.29. The No.1 single for 2015 was “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, which is back up six to No.32 this week, followed by the rock/dance version of “Fast Car” by Tobtok and River, up six places to a new peak of No.33, “Magnets” for Disclosure and Lorde rises back up seven to No.34 and climbing two places to a new chart height of No.35 is Charlie Puth with Tyga on “One Call Away”. Last week “The Girl is Mine” by 99 Souls plummeted down the chart, but this week is back up nine to No.37, “Lean on” by Major Lazer is back up five to No.39 and also jumping back into the Top 50 is Selena Gomez with her “Same Old Love” (HP-33) which is back in at No.40, followed by Lost Frequencies and “Reality”, also back in at No.41, whilst the final returnee to the fifty is Calvin Harris with his former No.1 single “How Deep is Your Love” at No.48 and now certified 2xPlatinum in sales.
The only dropout from this weeks Top 10 is “Never Forget You” (HP-3, WI10-10) for Zara Larsson and MNEK, dropping six places to No.13, whilst spending its first week out of the Top 20 is “Perfect” by One Direction, which has so far spent a single week in the Top 10 and then ten weeks within the twenty, this week it drops seven to No.22. “The Hills” fall six to No.27 for The Weeknd, but falling eleven places to No.28 is “Dessert” for Dawin, whilst “Fire & the Flood” for Vance Joy is down six to No.30. “Whip it!” for LunchMoney Lewis falls eight to No.36, after which Guy Sebastian is “Black & Blue” and One Direction has seen “Drag Me Down” both fall nine places to No.44 and No.45 respectively, with the biggest drop of the week goes to X-Factor 2015 winner Cyrus with his debut track “Stone” falling nineteen places to No.39, but it does pick up its first certification, going Gold this week.
Seven weeks and running for Adele as her third set “25” remains at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart again this week.
“25” is the first album to spend seven straight weeks at the top since Adele’s previous album “21” (TW-18) did so during an eight week run in it’s 16th to 23rd weeks at the top from early September to late October in 2011. Adele also racks up here 39th overall weeks at the top from her two albums in Australia, moving her up the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums’ from equal seventh to now equal fifth alongside the 39 weeks that ABBA have notched up from their four No.1 sets (4 in the 1970’s, ‘ABBA Gold’ in the 1990’s), and if she stays again next week she will be outright fifth on that list.
The entire top four albums are all stable this week, and the top six albums are all former No.1’s, with Justin Bieber and “Purpose” at No.2, “1989” by Taylor Swift at No.3 and Ed Sheeran with “x” stays put at No.4. Elvis’ “If I Can Dream” album is back up one spot to No.5 and the sixth biggest album for 2014 and 2015, “In the Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith is back up ten places to (funnily enough) No.6 this week, racking up its 52nd overall week within the Top 10 and also its twelfth appearance at #6.
After jumping back up last week the Coldplay album “A Head Full of Dreams” drops back down two places to No.7, followed by The Weeknd with “Beauty Behind the Madness” on hold at No.8 this week. The TV soundtrack to the upcoming mini-series “Molly” (due to screen in February) is up three places to land a new peak of No.9 and its first week inside the Top 10, whilst One Direction are back down three places to No.10 with their fifth album “Made in the A.M.”.
One of the headline acts at the recent Falls Festival was Leon Bridges, whose album “Coming Home” leapt to the top of the iTunes albums chart late in the week, and he also played sideline shows in Melbourne and Sydney, which all helps his set “Coming Home” (HP-8) to leap back into the Top 50 this week at No.15, whilst returning to its former entry position and peak of No.24 is the soundtrack for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, after which jumps occur for Katy Perry with “Prism” (41 to 27) and Courtney Barnett with “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit” (45 to 29) which scores its first certification by going Gold in sales. Sia is back up to No.30 with “1000 Forms of Fear” ahead of her new album at the end of January, after which two Tracy Chapman bullets occur; firstly her debut self-titled (HP-2) album returns at No.35 (it contains ‘Fast Car’) and her recent “Greatest Hits” set jumps back up into the fifty at No.36. Also returning to the Top 50 are The Hilltop Hoods with “Walking Under Stars” at No.46, whilst “The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac” and “Limit of Love” for Boy & Bear are back in too at No.49 and No.50 respectively.
The first of two Top 10 dropouts this week is led by the self-titled album for X-Factor act Jess & Matt, which is down one spot to No.11 after peaking at No.9 and spending two weeks within the ten. The other falling album from last weeks ten is Michael Buble with “Christmas” (HP-1x13, WI10-32, WI10:2015-8) which drops into the lower fifty this week and is the only festive season album left within the Top 100. After leaping back up to No.11 last week, “Blue Neighbourhood” for Troye Sivan is down three to No.14 and also down three is the self-titled album for XF winner Cyrus, falling to No.16. With many albums falling only a few places each this week, the next big drop comes from Little Mix with “Get Weird” which is down twelve places to No.38 and Florence’s “How Big…” album is down eleven to No.39, but bigger still is the fifteen place drop for 5SOS and “Sounds Good Feels Good” which falls to No.44. Queen and their “Greatest Hits” is down ten spots to No.47 whilst also dropping fifteen to No.48 are Bring Me the Horizon with “That’s the Spirit”.
The first new entry of 2016 and the only debut within the Top 100 this week comes in at No.12 and is the third album for US singer Rachel Platten entitled “Wildfire”. Her first album she issued in 2003 and then her second in 2011 were independently released, and this major label debut contains the two current hits “Stand by You” (TW-26) and the former No.2 hit “Fight Song”.
29 ‘Out of the Woods’ – Taylor Swift
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.