Hilltop Hoods pick up fifth ARIA #1
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Hilltop Hoods pick up fifth ARIA #1

February 27, 2016

Jack Garratt, Wolfmother, Simple Plan, The Corrs and more make their debut.

This week’s ARIA Albums Chart sees Aussie hip hop luminaries Hilltop Hoods take out the #1 spot with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung (see below). Last week’s #1, the Molly soundtrack, has dropped to #2.

Sia has double reason to celebrate with This Is Acting moving four spots to #4 and 1000 Forms Of Fear jumping 23 spots to #25. The Rod Stewart hits collection Some Guys Have All The Luck is up 23 to #14. Fleetwood Mac’s classic Rumours returns to the top 50 at #22, likewise Selena Gomez’s is back at #24.


#1: Hilltop Hoods ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ – Adelaide hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods pick up their fifth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung. The album features re-recorded, remixed, and restructured tracks from their two previous #1 albums, Drinking From The Sun (#1 Mar. ’12) and Walking Under Stars (#1 Aug. ’14). It was recorded in collaboration with the 32-piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the 20-piece Adelaide Chamber Singers Choir and features the singles ‘Higher’ (#9 Dec. ’15) and ‘1955’ (#6 Feb. ’16). As well as the aforementioned, Hilltop Hoods have also topped the ARIA Charts with The Hard Road (#1 Apr. ’06) and State Of The Art (#1 Jun. ’09).

Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung is the third Australian release to top the ARIA Albums Chart in 2016.

#9: Jack Garratt ‘Phase’ – Jack Garratt makes his ARIA Charts debut with Phase. The British multi-instrumentalist has recently won the BBC Sound Poll of 2016 and the Critics' Choice category at the 2016 Brit Awards.

#12: Simple Plan ‘Taking One For The Team’ – Canadian band Simple Plan return with their fifth album and first in five years, Taking One For The Team. The album has debuted one spot higher than previous album Get Your Heart On! (#13 Jun. ’11).

#17: Wolfmother ‘Victorious’ – Aussie rockers Wolfmother make their first appearance in the top 50 since 2009 with fourth album Victorious. The band’s first two albums – Wolfmother and Cosmic Egg – both debuted at #3 in ’05 and ’09, respectively.

#18: The Corrs ‘White Light’ – Irish siblings The Corrs return with their first album in a decade, White Light. The album marks an end to their hiatus which began following the release of Home (#44 Oct. ’05). It’s almost two decades since the quartet topped the Albums Chart with their debut Forgiven, Not Forgotten (#1 Aug. ’96).

#42: Nicole Car ‘The Kiss’ –Nicole Car makes her Albums Chart debut with The Kiss. The Melbourne soprano is well known for her roles in various major Opera Australia productions and for her appearances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.