ARIA Charts: Jimmy Barnes claims his 20th #1 album

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Big milestones for Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift


Marking the official start of the festive season, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You sits just outside the top 10 on the Singles Chart at #11, climbing from #50 last week. First released in 1994, the single topped the ARIA Singles Chart in 2018 and has returned to #1 every Christmas since then.  

Also re-entering the Single s Chart this week are Wham!’s Last Christmas at #30, and It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble at #47.

The highest rating Australian single this week comes from Dean Lewis, with How Do I Say Goodbye? standing strong at #14. 


Deck the halls, Jimmy Barnes is at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart once more with the debut of Blue Christmas – knocking Taylor Swift‘s Midnights down to #2

Barnesy was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2005 with six ARIA Award wins. Blue Christmas is his 20th studio album and marks his 15th ARIA #1. It also comes in at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. Barnes has now topped our charts more than any other artist in ARIA history. His 15 solo number ones (plus five more with Cold Chisel) comfortably eclipse The Beatles (14), Madonna (12), Eminem, and U2 (11).

On his latest success, he said: “This is a fantastic Christmas present and I’m grateful to receive it. It’s been a rough week given that I’ve withdrawn from summer touring to have surgery.  

“I’d like to say that the warm reception for this album has put a spring in my step, but that would be a medical miracle right now. Instead, I’ll just say thanks to everyone who keeps listening to my new music and thank all the people behind the scenes for their help. I wish everyone the happiest of holidays and can’t wait to get back onstage next year.” 

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “As the year comes to an end and the Christmas albums make their way up the charts again, I’m thrilled to be congratulating an Australian artist on leading the charge with a #1 debut, let alone an icon like Jimmy Barnes. His contribution to Australian music over decades is almost untouchable, from shaping the face of local rock and roll, to children’s albums and everything in between. Congratulations again Jimmy.” 

Continuing the trend for Australian music icons, The Seekers make a return to the Albums Chart with Carry Me debuting at #10. The album celebrates the 60th anniversary of the group and is its first release since the sad passing of long-time lead singer Judith Durham in August. 

This week marks two big achievements for some heavy hitters in the Albums Chart. Ed Sheeran’s ÷ marks 300 weeks in the top 50, while Lover by Taylor Swift celebrates 150 weeks.

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
November 21 Taylor Swift Anti-Hero
November 28 Taylor Swift Anti-Hero
December 5 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
November 21 Taylor Swift Midnights
November 28 Taylor Swift Midnights
December 5 Jimmy Barnes Blue Christmas

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