DaBaby is not about to give up top spot quietly. Rockstar featuring Roddy Ricch has now topped the chart for four of its eight weeks charting. Getting new music even near the top continues to be a challenge. There was just one new entry in the top 50 this week. The only change to the top 10 was the re-entry of Supalonely from Benee at #6 after a previous chart peak of #8. The top three songs in the ARIA Singles chart – Rockstar, Roses and Blinding Lights – have been on the chart for a total of 53 weeks.
The sole new entry is US singer/songwriter Brando with Look Into My Eyes at #41. Brando last charted in Australia featured on Loud Luxury’s Body in 2017.
While this column took a break on the long weekend last week, we need to congratulate Tones and I for a year on the ARIA Chart with Dance Monkey which in its 53rd week is still top 20 at #18. Her new single Ur So F**kInG cOoL spends a second week on the chart at #44 after debuting at #49 last week.
Lady Gaga spends a second week at #1 with Chromatica. It will need a special performance from fans to break her record for weeks at #1 which is currently the soundtrack for A Star is Born which topped the chart for 11 weeks.
There are three new entries in the top 50, two of them cracking the top 10:
#4 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever with Sideways to New Italy. The second album from the Melbourne indie guitar band has debuted top five after their first Hope Downs peaked at #24 exactly two years ago.
#5: The Ghost Inside with The Ghost Inside. Many artists release a self-titled album the first time they emerge from the studio. Not so with this US metalcore band who have released The Ghost Inside as their fifth album. This is their second time to crack the ARIA Album chart after their fourth album Dear Youth peaked at #16 in 2014. The delay between recordings is from a hiatus they took after their tour bush crashed in 2015 which killed the drivers of both vehicles while drummer Andrew Tkaczyk lost one of his legs.
#25: Run The Jewels with RTJ4. The second album to chart here from the duo of rapper Killer Mike and rapper and producer El-P which has been released to great reviews as it is addresses political issues facing people in the US right now.