ARIA Charts: Aussie bird calls hit the top five, Adele scores another #1


• Return to singles chart #1 for Elton John and Dua Lipa


After three weeks out of the top spot, Elton John and Dua Lipa return to claim a third week at #1 with Cold Heart (PNAU Remix). In the UK, the track only managed one week at #1 but has to date spent ten weeks in the top ten. It’s the track’s 17th straight week in the top ten in Australia.

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. 

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You jumps up ten spots to hit #8. It becomes the 17th week in the ARIA top ten for the 1994 track, which has hit #1 on the chart in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

After returning to the chart last week at #35, Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas jumps up to 21 spots to hit #14. It’s ten spots below the peak the track reached in December 2019.

American neo-soul singer-songwriter SZA takes out her second singles chart entry for 2021 as I Hate U debuts at #19. A demo of the track was released by SZA on Soundcloud in August before officially releasing it last week. In Februrary this year, SZA scored her highest peak with Good Days at #7. More recently, SZA appeared as feature artist on the Doja Cat track Kiss Me More which hit #2 in May, which this week sits at #15.

Belgian DJ and record producer Lost Frequencies and British singer Calum Scott have teamed up for the track Where Are You Now at #26. It becomes the first Lost Frequencies track to hit the chart since Reality at #35 in December 2015. For Scott, it’s his first top 50 entry since You Are The Reason hit #27 in December 2017.

English singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Elton John debut at #27 with their duet Merry Christmas. Co-written by the pair, the song appears on the Christmas edition of Sheeran’s chart topping album = as well as a new edition of John’s The Lockdown Sessions. It’s John’s second festive season single, coming 48 years on from 1973’s Step Into Christmas.


For the third straight week, British singer-songwriter Adele holds #1 on the ARIA albums chart with her fourth studio album, 30. Australia is one of 22 territories the album has hit #1 in. 

In its third week in the top 50, this week’s highest ranking Australian album is Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train as it climbs from #6 to #3. This week marks the start of the fourth running of the ARIA Hall Of Fame member’s Making Gravy tour, which will include shows in Melbourne and Brisbane in the coming weeks.

This week’s highest debut comes from the Australian Bird Calls album Songs Of Disappearance at #5. A collaboration between the nature recordist David Stewart, Nature Sound, the Bowerbird Collective, BirdLife Australia, Charles Darwin University and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts, this project features birdsong of 53 of the most threatened species of Australian native birds. It’s the first album of its kind to chart in the ARIA top ten.

Melbourne blues rock band The Teskey Brothers take out their fourth ARIA top 50 entry as they debut at #11 with Live At Hamer Hall. The quartet’s second live album was recorded at the iconic Melbourne venue in December 2020, in collaboration with Orchestra Victoria. As well as tracks from the studio albums Run Home Slow and Half Mile Harvest, two original Teskey Brothers Christmas songs – Dreaming Of A Christmas With You and Highway Home For Christmas – are featured on the album. The first Teskey Brothers live album, Live At The Forum, spent a week at #1 in May 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)

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

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