Suicide Squad soundtrack scoops #1
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Suicide Squad soundtrack scoops #1

August 13, 2016

Debuts for Bernard Fanning, Montaigne, DJ Snake and more!

The soundtrack to new superhero blockbuster Suicide Squad has taken out the #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart (see below).

This week’s top ten features six debuts and one re-entry. The re-entry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ This Unruly Mess I've Made, makes its way back up the chart to #6 on the back of the duo’s current national tour.

Also on tour, Troye Sivan has moved up nine spots to sit at #18 with Blue Neighbourhood.

After returning to the top 50 in June, Eminem’s The Eminem Show returns to the top 50 again, this time at #34.

With no new album in sight, Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE re-enters the top 50 at #48.

Debuts:

#1: Soundtrack ‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ – The soundtrack to the new film based on characters from the DC Comics universe. Suicide Squad: The Album includes Eminem’s ‘Without Me’ (#1 May ’02), Grace’s ‘You Don’t Own Me’ (#1 May ’15) and Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Heathens’ (#5 Aug. ’16). Two tracks from the album, ‘Sucker For Pain’ by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic and ‘Purple Lamborghini’ by Skrillex & Rick Ross, have debuted at #17 and #39 respectively, this week.

#2: Bernard Fanning ‘Civil Dusk’ – The third solo album from former Powderfinger front man Bernard Fanning. Civil Dusk is the follow-up to Departures (#1 Jun. ’13). Fanning’s debut solo album, Tea And Sympathy, debuted at #1 in November 2005.

#4: Montaigne ‘Glorious Heights’ – Montaigne makes her ARIA Albums Chart debut with Glorious Heights. The Sydney singer-songwriter’s debut album comes two years on from her debut EP Life Of Montaigne. In March this year, Montaigne peaked at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart as a featured artist on the Hilltop Hoods track ‘1955’.

#7: Skillet ‘Unleashed’ – With their tenth studio album, American Christian rock band Skillet pick up their first appearance in the ARIA top 50. The group released their self-titled debut in 1996. Unleashed is the follow-up to 2013’s Rise.

#9: Elvis Presley ‘Way Down In The Jungle Room’ – A new two-disc bringing together Elvis Presley’s final recordings. The tracks were recorded primarily in February and October of 1976 at Graceland. Presley reached #1 in November 2015 with the album If I Can Dream, which featured The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

#10: DJ Snake ‘Encore’ – The debut album from French producer DJ Snake. Encore features the singles ‘Middle’ (#5 Dec. ’15) and ‘Let Me Love You’ (#3 this week). Guests include Justin Bieber, Mr Hudson, Skrillex and Swizz Beatz.

#13: Dustin Tebbutt ‘First Light’ – Dustin Tebbutt releases debut album First Light. It’s the Sydney singer-songwriter’s second Albums Chart appearance. The EP Home peaked at #34 in September 2015,

#27: Play School ‘Famous Friends (Celebrating 50 Years)’ – As part of Play School’s 50th birthday celebrations, Famous Friends brings together a stellar cast of Australian personalities to perform much-loved nursery rhymes and stories from the series. Old favourites such as Benita Collings, John Hamblin and Don Spencer are joined by the likes of You Am I, Dan Sultan, Emma Wiggle, Carrie Bickmore, Katie Noonan, Missy Higgins, Josh Thomas and more. It’s the second Play School release to chart this year, following on from 50 Best Songs (#17 Jul. ’16).

#30: Storm The Sky ‘Sin Will Find You’ – The second album from Melbourne metalcore band Storm The Sky. Sin Will Find You comes 18 months on from the band’s debut Permanence (#45 Jan. ’15).

#36: Jack Carty ‘Home State’ – Album four from Brisbane-based Jack Carty. The singer-songwriter has previously released One Thousand Origami Birds (2011), Break Your Own Heart (2012) and Esk (2014).

#38: Dinosaur Jr. ‘Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not’ – Indie rock legends Dinosaur Jr. return with Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not. The band’s eleventh album – and the fourth since the reunion of the original line-up – is their first to hit the top 50 since Without A Sound (#13 Sept. ’94).

#41: Alan Jackson ‘Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story’ – A new three disc collection, spanning the career of American country music star Alan Jackson. Jackson released his first album, New Traditional, in 1987. He most recently charted with his twentieth album, Angels And Alcohol (#4 Aug. ’15); his highest ARIA Charts peak.

#45: Alex Lloyd ‘Acoustica’ – Singer-songwriter Alex Lloyd hits the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time since Amazing: The Best Of Alex Lloyd (#34 Sept. ’06) with Acoustica. The album features re-interpretations of some of Lloyd’s best-known songs including 'Amazing' (#14 Nov. ’01) and 'Coming Home' (#24 Aug. ’03), as well as a cover of Leonard Cohen’s 'Hallelujah'.