The Weeknd took seven weeks to climb to the top of the ARIA singles chart and he has now stayed there across the past four. Blinding Lights is a track from his forthcoming album After Hours.
The only change in the top 10 was Tones and I again being able to boast two tunes top 10 as Never Seen The Rain edges back up from #11 to #10. It has previously peaked at #7. And the song that fans won’t let get away – Dance Monkey – sits at #3 after 36 weeks on the chart.
Highest new entry on the chart and just missing the top 10 was Justin Bieber with Intentions featuring Quavo. The track is charting ahead of the release of his fifth album, Changes, being released later this month.
Other new releases landing in the top 50 on debut:
#31 Khalid with Disclosure on Know Your Worth
#33 OneFour with Welcome To Prison. The western Sydney hip hop collective score their highest chart entry.
#39 Joji with Run. Former YouTube comedian and rapper, the Japanese-born Australian picks up his second and highest ever chart entry.
#49 Ali Gatie with What If I Told You That I Love You.
The godfathers (grandfathers?) of punk claim their third #1 album with Father Of All… which is the band’s 13th album. Their previous album release Revolution Radio just missed top spot in 2016 when it peaked at #2.
Making a return to the top 10 with Love is Michael Bublé who was one of the stars at the Sunday night Fire Fight Australian concert. The album peaked at #2 last year and this is its ninth weak on the chart.
New to the top 10 this week was also the soundtrack to the movie Birds of Prey, the DC superhero movie featuring Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn. Artists featured on the soundtrack include Doja Cat, Halsey and Sofi Tukker.
Also making a substantial move this week was another featured at the Fire Fight Australia concert – Queen with Adam Lambert. The soundtrack to Bohemian Rhapsody jumped from #36 to #15 with the former #1 album now racking up 69 weeks on the ARIA chart.
Also new to the albums top 50 this week:
#33 Rapper Denzel Curry with producer/songwriter Kenny Beats with the EP Unlocked.