We start the chart how we have every week for the past 13 weeks with an update on the records busted by Tones and I. Dance Monkey is in week 13 at #1 and has now gone 5x platinum. The track joins Old Town Road by Lil Nas X (2019), Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (2017) and Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio (1995/1996) at equal second in the list of most weeks spent at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Meanwhile Tones and I has spent a fourth week at the top n the UK with 81,000 chart sales over the past seven days, including 9 million streams. Dance Monkey outperformed its closest UK competitor, Regard’s Ride It, by almost double.
Tones and I also has another tune in the top 10 with Never Seen the Rain reaching a new chart peak at #10 after 14 weeks creeping higher. Only two Australian artists have had two singles in the Top 10 in the same week in the last decade: Harrison Craig in June 2013 and Karise Eden in June 2012. Before that, Savage Garden also joined that club in June 1997.
There was only one new arrival debuting in the top 50 this week – Katy Perry with Harleys in Hawaii at #36. The track is the third single to be released from her forthcoming sixth studio album with inspiration came from riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Oahu with fiancé Orlando Bloom.
The Mauboy magic sweeps across the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week as her fourth studio album Hilda lands at #1.
It’s the first time there has been a new album at #1 since Post Malone replaced Tool at the top of the chart in the first week of September.
Hilda is Mauboy’s second solo #1 and features a collection of songs co-written by her. Mauboy’s other trips to the top of the chart were for The Secret Daughter soundtrack in October 2016 and as member of the cast of the film The Sapphires in August 2012.
With Mauboy and Tones And I at the top of the Albums and Singles Chart, this is the first week since August 2004 that two Australian female solo artists have sat at the top of both ARIA Charts. The last time this occurred, Missy Higgins topped the Singles Chart with the Scar EP and Paulini was at #1 on the Albums Chart with One Determined Heart. It is only the third time this has happened in ARIA chart history.
Seven other albums found their way onto the chart on debut:
#6 Various Artists on Triple J Like A Version 15. The previous compilation peaked at #6 a year ago while the collections #9 to #13 all peaked at #1. The new compilation features covers performed by Amy Shark, Adrian Eagle, Holy Holy, Thelma Plum, Vance Joy, The Presets, Cub Sport, Parcels, Lily Allen, The Wombats and more.
#7 Alter Bridge with Walk The Sky. The sixth album from the Florida rockers led by singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy.
#9 Horrorshow with New Normal. The Sydney hip-hop duo score a third top 10 appearance for their fifth album.
#10 Foals with Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2. The second album from the band this year after ENSWBL Part 1 in March this year which peaked at #11.
#15 Christie Lamb with Broken Lines. The third album from Lamb, one of the Australian country music artists on the ABC Music roster. Lamb was voted CMC Female Artist of the Year 2018.
#23 James Arthur with You. Third album from the UK winner of The X Factor back in 2012.
#38 Bad//Dreems with Doomsday Ballet. The third album from the Adelaide rockers was supported by shows in Sydney and Brisbane on the weekend with Melbourne, Perth and their hometown in the next fortnight.