ARIA Charts: Paul Kelly takes #1, Frog Sounds ribbit up the charts

BTS leader RM makes a debut with Indigo at #15

The Christmas season is officially here as Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train pulls into the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, while Songs of Disappearance’s Australian Frog Calls makes a #3 debut. 

Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train tops the #2 peak position it reached upon the album’s release last year at #1. 

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “Two Aussie Christmas albums at #1 two weeks in a row is an amazing result and one more thing to celebrate as we enter the festive season. Congratulations to Paul for his success, it’s fantastic to see such an accomplished and important national story teller continue to reach new heights.” 

After a peak at #2 on the Albums Chart in 2021 with Australian Bird Calls, Songs of Disappearance is back in action with Australian Frog Calls, a collaborative project of Australia Museum FrogID project, the Bowerbird Collective, Listening Earth and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts. The album features calls from 43 of Australia’s most threatened frogs and aims to raise awareness for Australia’s declining frog population. 

Jimmy Barnes also holds a top 5 spot with Blue Christmas, falling to #4 after a #1 debut last week. Rounding out the Christmas albums in the top 10, Michael Bublé’s Christmas climbs to #8 and Andrea, Matteo, and Virgina Bocelli’s A Family Christmas sits at #9.  

In international album debuts, Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains enters the Albums Chart at #5, while BTS leader RM makes a debut with Indigo at #15 followed by Adalita at #16 with Inland

To round things out, the track of the season, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, continues to rocket up the Singles Chart to #3, up from #11 last week and #50 the week prior.

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
December 12 Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy


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
December 12 Paul Kelly Christmas Train

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