ARIA Charts: Adele and Elton John stay #1 in the lead up to Christmas

• Album of Australian Bird Calls reaches new peak


Elton John and Dua Lipa take out their fourth week at #1 with Cold Heart (Pnau Remix). It’s the track’s second run of two straight weeks at #1, following a two-week run in November.

Four weeks into its time in the chart, Gayle’s abcdefu moves up two spots to claim a new peak at #2. It matches the peak already hit by the single in the UK and Ireland.

Despite Sydney’s PNAU being the ones to remix Elton John & Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) at #1, the highest charting Australian artist this week is The Kid Laroi with Stay at #3. His single with Justin Bieber spent 14 weeks straight at the top of the chart before it was taken over by Adele’s Easy On Me. 

After two weeks at #11, Acraze’s remix of Cherish’s Do It To It moves up two spots to hit the top ten for the first time at #9. After gaining popularity on TikTok, the track peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in the US.

While Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You remains steady at #8 for a second week, Wham’s festive season classic Last Christmas has raced up this week’s chart, moving from #18 to #12. The 1984 track hit #2 at the end of 2020, its highest ever peak.

Rounding out the Christmas tracks this week are: Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas at #13, Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me at #21, Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s Merry Christmas at #29, Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree at #34 and Bobby HelmsJingle Bell Rock at #39.


Adele’s 30 takes out the #1 spot on the ARIA albums chart for the fourth straight week. The British pop superstar’s fourth album has now spent half as much time in the pole position as previous album 25 and an eighth as much as blockbuster 21

After debuting at #5 last week, the Australian Bird Calls album Songs Of Disappearance has moved up two spots to score a new peak at #3. Featuring the birdsong of 53 of the most threatened species of Australian native birds, the project is collaboration between the nature recordist David Stewart, Nature Sound, the Bowerbird Collective, BirdLife Australia, Charles Darwin University and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts. Proceeds from the album go towards BirdLife Australia’s conservation efforts.

Juice WRLD takes out the week’s highest debut at #7 with Fighting Demons. It’s the second posthumous album from the late American rapper, who passed away in December 2019. The first posthumous album, Legends Never Die, hit #1 in July 2020. Fighting Demons includes the singles Already Dead and Wandered To LA, as well as contributions from Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd and Suga of BTS. The album serves as a tie-in for documentary Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss, which was released in the US on 16 December.

#26: Norah Jones ‘I Dream Of Christmas’ – American singer-songwriter Norah Jones releases her first festive season album, I Dream Of Christmas. The collection features originals as well as Jones’ take on Christmas classics including White Christmas, Blue Christmas, Run Rudolph Run and Christmas Time Is Here. Jones last appeared on the ARIA albums chart with Pick Me Up Off The Floor at #21 in June 2020.

2021 ARIA Chart Toppers

January 4 24Goldn Mood
January 11 24Goldn Mood
January 18 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
January 25 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 1 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 8 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 15 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 22 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
March 1 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 8 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 15 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 22 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 29 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 5 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 12 Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon Peaches
April 19 Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon Peaches
April 26 Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
May 3 Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
May 10 The Kid Laroi Without You
May 17 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 24 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
July 5 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
July 12 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
July 19 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
July 26 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 2 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 9 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 16 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 23 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 30 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 6 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 13 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 20 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 27 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 4 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 11 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 18 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 25 Adele Easy On Me
November 1 Adele Easy On Me
November 8 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
November 15 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
November 22 Taylor Swift All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)
November 29 Adele Easy On Me
December 6 Adele Easy On Me
December 13 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
December 20 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)

January 4 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 11 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 18 Barry Gibb Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook
January 25 Illy The Space Between
February 1 Bluey Bluey The Album
February 8 The Kid Laroi Fuck Love (Savage)
February 15 Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight
February 22 The Rubens 0202
March 1 Tash Sultana Terra Firma
March 8 Architects For Those That Wish To Exist
March 15 Kings Of Leon When You See Yourself
March 22 Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
March 29 Justin Bieber Justice
April 5 Skegss Rehearsal
April 12 Justin Bieber Justice
April 19 Taylor Swift Fearless (Taylor’s Version) 
April 26 London Grammar Californian Soil
May 3 Justin Bieber Justice
May 10 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 17 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 24 Delta Goodrem Bridge Over Troubled Dreams
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 5 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 12 Jimmy Barnes Flesh And Blood
July 19 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 26 Tones and I Welcome to the Madhouse
August 2 The Jungle Giants Love Signs
August 9 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever
August 16 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever
August 23 Luke Hemmings When Facing The Things We Turn Away From
August 30 Lorde Solar Power
September 6 Kanye West Donda
September 13 Drake Certified Lover Boy
September 20 Drake Certified Lover Boy
September 27 Lil Nas X MONTERO
October 4 Ruby Fields Been Doin’ It For A Bit
October 11  Drake Certified Lover Boy
October 18 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
October 25 Coldplay Music Of The Spheres
November 1 Rüfüs Du Sol Surrender
November 8 Ed Sheeran =
November 15 ABBA Voyage
November 22 Taylor Swift Red (Taylor’s Version)
November 29 Adele 30
December 6 Adele 30
December 13 Adele 30
December 20 Adele 30

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