ARIA Charts: The charts start looking festive, but Adele still reigns


• The annual Christmas surge begins for Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey


Adele’s Easy On Me notches up its fourth week at #1 on the ARIA singles chart. The British singer-songwriter has one other track in this week’s top ten, with Oh My God claiming #10. She’s also at #36 with I Drink Wine, #39 with My Little Love and #40 with Can I Get It.

Despite Sydney’s PNAU being the ones to remix Elton John & Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) at #2, the highest charting Australian artist this week is The Kid Laroi with Stay at #3. His single with Justin Bieber spent 14 weeks straight at the top of the chart before it was taken over by Adele’s Easy On Me

Following its debut at #17 last week, ABCDEFU by American singer-songwriter Gayle jumps 13 places to hit #4. To date, the track has already hit the top ten in Ireland, Germany, Finland and a number of other European markets.

Sitting at #8, this week marks 52 weeks in the ARIA top 50 for Glass AnimalsHeat Waves. Debuting at #45 in December 2020, the track spent six consecutive weeks at #1 in March/April of this year. It’s spent all but one week since the start of February in the top ten. Its 44 weeks in the top ten hold the record for most weeks in the top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart (July 1983-present). In this year’s Spotify wrapped data, Heat Waves was the country’s most streamed track.

As has been the case since 2012, Mariah Carey’s 1994 track All I Want For Christmas Is You makes its December return to the ARIA top 50, hitting #18 this week. The festive season classic has managed to hit #1 on the chart in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Imagine Dragons move up 15 spots to hit #20 with Enemy, their first top 50 entry in nearly two years. It equals the peak set by previous chart entry, Bad Liar in January 2019.


For the second consecutive week, Adele tops the ARIA albums chart with her fourth LP, 30. Of the British pop megastar’s two previous #1 albums, 25 spent eight weeks in the top spot, while 21 spent 32 weeks at the peak, the second most weeks at #1 in ARIA Charts history (behind Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms at 34 weeks). This week 25 sits at #10 and 21 is at #18.

The highest ranked Australian album this year comes from Sydney rapper Chillinit, who scores his third top ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with Family Ties at #5. It’s the third album in four years from Chillinit, who scored top tens in 2020 with his second album, The Octagon at #2 in February 2020, as well as the mixtape Full Circle at #3 in October 2020.

As we hit December, Christmas, the perennial festive favourite from Canadian crooner Michael Bublé starts its move back up the chart, hitting #8 this week after re-entering at #40 last week. Originally released in 2011, the album has spent a total of 82 weeks in the top 50, including a combined 15 weeks at #1 across 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019. The tenth anniversary of Christmas sees the release of a 2CD special edition, as well as a deluxe box set.

Ringside, a live album from ARIA Hall Of Fame members Cold Chisel, re-enters this week’s chart at #16. Originally peaking at #27 in November 2003, the album’s chart return comes following its debut release on vinyl as a 3LP set. Ringside captures highlights from four shows the band performed at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion in June of 2003.

The BeatlesLet It Be re-enters the ARIA top 50 for the second time in three months at #24. The final studio album from the band, originally released in 1970, returned to the chart at #2 in late-October after being reissued to mark its 50th anniversary. The album hits the chart again following the release last week of The Beatles: Get Back, a three-part docu-series capturing the January 1969 sessions that lead to the album that draws on material captured for the original Let It Be film. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film climaxes with the full 42-minute performance by the band on the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters in London’s Saville Row; the band’s final public performance.

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)
May 3 Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
May 10 The Kid Laroi Without You
May 17 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 24 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
July 5 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
July 12 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
July 19 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
July 26 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 2 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 9 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 16 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 23 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
August 30 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 6 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 13 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 20 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
September 27 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 4 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 11 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 18 The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
October 25 Adele Easy On Me
November 1 Adele Easy On Me
November 8 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
November 15 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
November 22 Taylor Swift All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)
November 29 Adele Easy On Me
December 6 Adele Easy On Me

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
May 3 Justin Bieber Justice
May 10 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 17 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 24 Delta Goodrem Bridge Over Troubled Dreams
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 5 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 12 Jimmy Barnes Flesh And Blood
July 19 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 26 Tones and I Welcome to the Madhouse
August 2 The Jungle Giants Love Signs
August 9 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever
August 16 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever
August 23 Luke Hemmings When Facing The Things We Turn Away From
August 30 Lorde Solar Power
September 6 Kanye West Donda
September 13 Drake Certified Lover Boy
September 20 Drake Certified Lover Boy
September 27 Lil Nas X MONTERO
October 4 Ruby Fields Been Doin’ It For A Bit
October 11  Drake Certified Lover Boy
October 18 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
October 25 Coldplay Music Of The Spheres
November 1 Rüfüs Du Sol Surrender
November 8 Ed Sheeran =
November 15 ABBA Voyage
November 22 Taylor Swift Red (Taylor’s Version)
November 29 Adele 30
December 6 Adele 30

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