ARIA Charts: Lil Nas X and London Grammar top the charts

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• The Offspring claim their eighth top ten album with Let The Bad Times Roll


American rapper Lil Nas X scores his second ARIA singles chart number one as he hits the top spot with Montero (Call Me By Your Name). Now in its fourth week in the top 50, the track previously spent one week at number one in the US and has notched up three straight weeks on top in the UK. Lil Nas X spent 13 weeks at number one on the ARIA chart with Old Town Road in April 2019.

The top Australian track of the week remains Astronaut In The Ocean by Masked Wolf at number five. This week is the tenth week in the charts for the Sydneysider.

Climbing up five spots to number six, Olivia Rodrigo claims her second singles chart top ten this week with Déjà Vu. The follow-up single to Drivers License has also made the top ten in the US, New Zealand and Canada.

It’s a big week for anniversaries. This week is the 20th week in the charts for Heat Waves by Glass Animals and Without You by The Kid Laroi. It’s week number 40 for the 1977 hit Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, which re-entered the charts off the back of a viral TikTok video (that was even spoofed by Mick Fleetwood himself). It’s week 60 for Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles, and week 95 for Tones and I’s breakout hit Dance Monkey.


English indie-pop band London Grammar score their first number one on the ARIA albums chart this week with Californian Soil. The trio’s third album is their first in four years, coming as the follow-up to Truth Is A Beautiful Thing which peaked at number three in 2017. It takes over from debut If You Wait as their highest peak, which hit number two in 2013. London Grammar recently announced an Australian tour for February 2022.

The top Australian album this week comes from The Kid Laroi with F*ck Love (Savage), which holds steady this week at number nine.

This week punk veterans The Offspring released their first album in nine years, Let The Bad Times Roll. Debuting at number two, the album becomes their eighth top ten in Australia. The follow-up to Days Go By was originally meant to be released in 2020 but was pushed back due to Covid-19. The Offspring have previously topped the ARIA albums chart with Smash in February 1995 and Americana in January 1999.

Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Henry Foster makes his ARIA charts debut with the live album Standing Under Bright Lights. The set includes Foster and his band’s performance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on July 5, 2019. It includes performances of every song from his 2019 debut album Windows in the Sky.

Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent enters its 100th week on the charts this week, still performing well at number 26.

Other new entries to the album chart are Flu Game by AJ Tracey at number 12, Violence Unimagined by Cannibal Corpse at number 28, and The Battle At Garden’s Gate by Greta Van Fleet at number 42.

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)

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

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