Farnham & Newton-John Hold #1 For Second Week
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December 24, 2016

Moves for Trolls Soundtrack, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble and more!

Following on from its jump to #1 last week, John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John’s Friends For Christmas holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second straight week.

After hitting the top ten for the first time last week, the soundtrack to Trolls continues its rise up the chart, scoring a new peak at #6 in its fifth week in the top 50.

Having spent two weeks outside the top ten, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic returns to the top ten for a third week at #7.

With Christmas sitting at #2, Michael Buble’s Nobody But Me returns to the top ten for a fourth week, sitting at #10.

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris’ My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection jumps 29 spots up to #14 in its eleventh week in the top 50. The compilation previously peaking at #3 in September 2016.

As well as Friends For Christmas at #1, there’s eight other Christmas albums in this week’s top 50: Michael Bublé’s Christmas (#2), Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas (#17), Pentatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas (#22). Human Nature’s The Christmas Album (#25), The Ten Tenors’ Our Christmas Wish (#36), Pentatonix’s That’s Christmas To Me (#39), Neil Diamond’s Acoustic Christmas (#46) and Kylie Minogue’s Kylie Christmas (#50).


#42: Soundtrack ‘Sing’ – The soundtrack to new animated film Sing features performances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Seth McFarlane and more. As well as originals, the soundtrack includes covers of tracks made famous by The Zombies, The Beatles, Elton John, Taylor Swift and others.

#46: Neil Diamond ‘Acoustic Christmas’ – Veteran singer-songwriter Neil Diamond returns with his 33rd studio album, Acoustic Christmas. The album includes several original songs as well as acoustic versions of holiday classics such as ‘We Three Kings’, ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘Do You Hear What I Hear’. Diamond’s last studio album was Melody Road (#8 Oct. ’14).