ARIA Chart: Lime Cordiale album is the 10th Aussie #1 in 2020

Lime Cordial

Singles: Juice WRLD takes over singles chart with nine in top 50

Singles

A third week at #1 for Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) from New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 and American R&B star Jason Derulo.

Despite no change to the top five this week, the rest of the chart has hosted an unusual amount of activity – two songs debut top 10 with another six top 50 debuts, albeit most of them linked to Juice WRLD’s new album.

The two top 10 debuts are:

#6: Juice WRLD & Marshmello with Come & Go. The highest chart position of nine tracks from the new Juice WRLD album Legends Never Die which debuts at #3 this week. The other Juice WRLD tunes flooding the top 50 this week are Life’s A Mess (#8), Wishing Well (#14), Hate the Other Side (#15), Conversations (#19), Titanic (#40), Bad Energy (#42) and Blood On My Jeans (#45). Righteous (which peaked at #15 in May this year) has re-entered at #25.

A welcome return to the top 10 for Guy Sebastian with Standing with You which climbs from #35 in its third week on the chart. This is Sebastian’s 14th entry into the top 10.

Another Aussie on the move is Amy Shark with Everybody Rise up from #49 to #38 in its second week on the chart. It could be just a matter of time for this infectious track to rise higher as it’s hard to forget after a couple of listens.

Albums

Another Australian artist tops the chart this week, with another local act holding second spot.

Lime Cordiale’s second album 14 Steps to a Better You is the latest Australian chart-topper. The Sydney duo of brother Oli and Louis Leimbach first charted with Lime Cordiale’s Permanent Vacation back in October 2017 with a chart peak of #79. The band have been promoting their album with live shows at venues who have been re-opening after Covid lockdowns. Shows included two a night at the Oxford Art Factory in the past week and the northern beaches band return there this week for some more.

Dan Rosen, CEO of ARIA, said: “Congratulations to Louis and Oli of Lime Cordiale, and their team at Chugg Music, on topping the ARIA Albums Chart. Despite all the difficulties of the times, the band found a way to put on shows and connect with their audience. Their ingenuity, hard work and creativity has gotten them their first ever #1 album.

“I would also like to congratulate DMA’S for debuting at #2 with their album The Glow, their third Top 10 ARIA album. What a brilliant week for Aussie music!”

14 Steps To A Better You is the tenth Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2020.

DMA’S

As Mr Rosen noted above, to get to #1, Lime Cordiale had to outperform DMA’S this week, which they managed, just. With their #2 album The Glow, DMA’S record their highest chart position with their third album. All of their albums have cracked the top 10, with their previous releases For Now hitting #7 in May 2018 and Hills End at #8 in March 2016. The band is supporting the release with a residency of nine nights at The Factory in Marrickville starting next week.

The third of three new entries filling the top three spots is the late US rapper Juice WRLD with Legends Never Die. After passing away from a seizure at a Chicago Airport last December his posthumous vocals have appeared on a number of other releases ahead of the release of this album. Juice WRLD’s previous albums were Death Race for Love which went top 10 in March last year while Goodbye & Good Riddance just made the top 40 in December last year.

The sole other new entry this week was Monsters, the third album from the US synth pop duo The Midnight which debuted at #28.

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