ARIA Charts: Dean Lewis, Slowly Slowly, and Joji bring Aussies to the top 5

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Taylor Swift’s Midnights continues to enjoy its time in the sun


Taylor Swift’s Midnights continues to dominate the charts, with the album’s lead single Anti-Hero staying firmly on top of the singles chart. After having broken records with Midnights – 13 of the top 14 singles were Midnights songs upon the album’s release – this week there are only two singles off the album in the top 10. Aside from Anti-Hero, Lavender Haze comes in at #7.

The one sone that kept Taylor Swift from a clean sweep of the ARIA charts top 10 upon the release of Midnights was Sam Smith and Kim Petras with Unholy. This week marks the 7th week in the singles charts for the previous chart-topper, with Unholy coming in at #2.

The newest album from Drake and 21 Savage, the highly anticipated Her Loss, has made its mark on the singles chart this week, with four tracks in the top 10. Rich Flex comes in at #3, Pussy Millions comes in at #5, Circo Loco comes in at #9, while Major Distribution rounds out at #10. 

The highest rating Australian single is further down the chart this week. How Do I Say Goodbye, the track Dean Lewis wrote for his father after a cancer diagnosis, comes in at #29. It was the third single from its parent album, The Hardest Love, which debuts this week at #4 on the albums chart.

Having now gone 12x platinum, this week Heat Waves by Glass Animals celebrates its 101st week in the singles chart.


It’s been a major week for Australians on the charts this week, however they’ve been pipped to the post by some major US releases.

It’s no surprise that the behemoth that is Taylor Swift’s Midnights remains in the #1 spot, while Drake and 21 Savage come in at #2 with their collaboration, Her Loss.

Joji, Dean Lewis and Slowly Slowly debut in the top 5 of the ARIA albums chart this week at #3, #4 and #5 respectively in a huge week for Australian music, with the final countdown to the 2022 ARIA Awards beginning with ARIA Week this Monday. 

Japanese Australian artist Joji lands #3 with his second album, Smithereens, featuring the ARIA Song of the Year-nominated hit single Glimpse of Us. The single has appeared on the ARIA singles chart 21 times, peaking at #1. This is the second #1 album debut for Joji, after 2020’s Nectar.  

ARIA Song of the Year nominee, Dean Lewis, takes the #4 spot with The Hardest Love. Lewis has received 13 ARIA Award nominations, and previously peaked at #1 on the ARIA albums chart with A Place We Knew in 2019. 

At #5, Victorian indie outfit Slowly Slowly debuts with their fifth album, Daisy Chain. This is an ARIA peak for the band after their third album, Race Car Blues, reached #7 in 2022 – their fourth album, Race Car Blues Chapter Two didn’t land in the ARIA top 100 albums chart, but peaked at #7 on the ARIA vinyl chart upon its 2021 release.

As the festive season creeps up, Christmas music is starting to make its presence felt on the charts. A Family Christmas by Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli, and Virginia Bocelli comes in at #7 this week, whilst Aussie duo Vika & Linda debut with Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas! at #46.

Mariah Carey hasn’t fully defrosted for the season yet, but the opening notes of All I Want For Christmas Is You are surely just around the corner.

2022 ARIA Chart Toppers


January 3 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You
January 10 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
January 17 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
January 24 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
January 31 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
February 7 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
February 14 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
February 21 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
February 28 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
March 7 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 14 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 21 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 28 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 4 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 11 Harry Styles As It Was
April 18 Jack Harlow First Class
April 25 Jack Harlow First Class
May 2 Harry Styles As It Was
May 9 Harry Styles As It Was
May 16 Harry Styles As It Was
May 23 Harry Styles As It Was
May 30 Harry Styles As It Was
June 6 Harry Styles As It Was
June 14 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
June 20 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
June 27 Joji Glimpse of Us
July 4 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
July 11 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
July 18 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
July 25 Kate Bush ­Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
August 1 Kate Bush ­Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
August 8 Kate Bush ­Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
August 15 Kate Bush ­Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
August 22 Harry Styles As It Was
August 29 Blackpink Pink Venom
September 5 Britney Spears & Elton John Hold Me Closer
September 12 Nicki Minaj Super Freaky Girl
September 19 David Guetta & Bebe Rexha I’m Good (Blue)
September 26 David Guetta & Bebe Rexha I’m Good (Blue)
October 3 Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy
October 10 Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy
October 17 Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy
October 24 Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy
October 31 Taylor Swift Anti Hero
November 7 Taylor Swift Anti-Hero
November 14 Taylor Swift Anti-Hero


January 3 Adele 30
January 10 Adele 30
January 17 The Weeknd Dawn FM
January 24 The Weeknd Dawn FM
January 31 Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell
February 7 The Weeknd Dawn FM
February 14 Korn Requiem
February 21 Huskii Antihero
February 28 Midnight Oil Resist
March 7 Gang of Youths Angel in Realtime
March 14 Encanto Soundtrack
March 21 The Wiggles ReWiggled
March 28 Charli XCX Crash
April 4 Machine Gun Kelly Mainstream Sellout
April 11 Red Hot Chili Peppers Unlimited Love
April 18 Wet Leg Wet Leg
April 25 Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia 
May 2 Northlane Obsidian
May 9 Future I Never Liked You
May 16 Daniel Johns FutureNever
May 23 Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
May 30 Harry Styles Harry’s House
June 6 Harry Styles Harry’s House
June 14 Harry Styles Harry’s House
June 20 BTS Proof
June 27 Jimmy Barnes Soul Deep 30
July 4 Spacey Jane Here Comes Everybody
July 11 Harry Styles Harry’s House
July 18 Harry Styles Harry’s House
July 25 Harry Styles Harry’s House
August 1 Harry Styles Harry’s House
August 8 Beyoncé Renaissance
August 15 Beyoncé Renaissance
August 22 Harry Styles Harry’s House
August 29 Madonna Finally Enough Love 
September 5 Muse Will of The People
September 19 Parkway Drive Darker Still
September 26 Meg Mac Matter of Time
October 3 5 Seconds of Summer 5SOS5
October 10 Slipknot The End, So Far
October 17 Daniel Johns FutureNever
October 24 The 1975 Being Funny In A Foreign Language
October 24 Taylor Swift Midnights
November 7 Taylor Swift Midnights
November 14 Taylor Swift Midnights

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