Given how hard it is to rank #1 or even get in the best 10, there was quite a bit of action near the top of the chart.
This was despite no change at #1 where Tones And I with Dance Monkey remains solid for an eleventh week. This week, the singer-songwriter breaks the record for most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart by a female solo act, a record previously jointly-held by Sandi Thom’s I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair) (2010) and Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You (1992/93). Tones And I last week received eight nominations for the 2019 ARIA Awards, including for Song Of The Year and Best Video for Dance Monkey.
Two new releases managed to debut top 50 this week and both of them landed in the top 10:
#3: Travis Scott with Highest In The Room – US rapper Travis Scott takes out his first Top 50 debut for 2019 with a track that is his third top 10 single and his highest chart peak to date, surpassing Sicko Mode (#6 earlier this year), which spent 38 weeks in the top 50.
#4: Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber with 10,000 Hours – US country duo Dan + Shay team up with Justin Bieber which becomes the first to hit the top 50 singles for Dan + Shay.
New to the top 10 this week at #7 is Maroon 5’s Memories. The tune is the US band’s 12th top 10 single in Australia after first appearing in the top 10 with This Love 15 years ago.
Nine albums debuted in the top 50 this week with two into the top 10.
#7: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with Ghosteen. This is 12th top 10 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Cave and his band. The group’s 17th studio album is a double album and follows on from Skeleton Tree (#1 2016) and Push The Sky Away (2013). More recently they released the compilation Lovely Creatures – The Best of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1984 – 2014) which went top 10 in 2017.
#8: City and Colour with A Pill For Loneliness. The Canadian band’s fourth album is their first in four years and their fourth top 10 in Australia.
#15 Tyler, The Creator with Igor
#17 Summer Walker with Over It
#22 The Darkness with Easter Is Cancelled
#23 Wilco with Ode To Joy
#27 Angel Olsen with All Mirrors
#37 Dermot Kennedy with Without Fear
#41 We Lost The Sea with Triumph & Disaster
#42 Maundz with True North