This Week In Pop – 2 December, 2019

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This week, Coldplay land their sixth #1 album while Tones And I stays at #1 on the Singles Chart, and Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart and Human Nature all release new music.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Coldplay ‘Everyday Life’ – Coldplay score their sixth chart-topper with double album 'Everyday Life', returning to the summit for the first time since 'Ghost Stories' debuted at #1 in May 2014. Of the English band’s eight studio albums, the only two not to peak in the top spot are 'Parachutes' (#2 February ‘01) and 'A Head Full Of Dreams' (#2 December‘15). Comprising 16 tracks, 'Everyday Life' is divided into two sections: 'Sunrise' and 'Sunset', but don’t expect the English band to play their new material in Australia anytime soon, as they’ve cited environmental concerns for prompting them to abstain from international touring.
#2: Robbie Williams ‘The Christmas Present’ – Robbie Williams makes his 13th appearance in the Albums Chart Top 10 with his follow-up to 'The Heavy Entertainment Show' (#4 November ‘16). Comprising originals and cover versions of festive classics, the UK superstar’s first Christmas album features guest vocalists Tyson Fury, Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, Helene Fischer and Bryan Adams.
#3: Rod Stewart & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ‘You’re In My Heart’ – Rod Stewart enters the Top 50 for a 24th time with 'You’re In My Heart', which pairs classic vocal tracks from Stewart’s biggest hits with arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also included on the album is new track ‘Stop Loving Her Today’ and a new version of ‘It Takes Two’ with Robbie Williams.
#10: Human Nature ‘Still Telling Everybody: 30 Years Of Hits’ – In a week of milestones, Human Nature celebrated 30 years as a band and were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 2019 ARIA Awards, where they also performed a medley of their biggest hits. 'Still Telling Everybody' features highlights from their career, which has encompassed 11 previous Top 10 albums including most recent 'Romance Of The Jukebox', which debuted at #2 in August 2018.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Tones And I ‘Dance Monkey’ – It’s been another huge week for Tones And I, who performed ‘Dance Monkey’ at the 2019 ARIA Awards and collected trophies for Best Female, Best Pop Release, Breakthrough Artist and Best Independent Release at the event. The song she was celebrated for, ‘Dance Monkey’ extends its record for longest-running #1 single in ARIA Charts history by notching up an #18th week in the top position. Meanwhile, her latest single ‘Never Seen The Rain’ rises one place to a new peak of #9.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Everyday Life' – Coldplay
2. 'The Christmas Present' – Robbie Williams
3. 'You're In My Heart' – Rod Stewart & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
4. 'Songs From The South: Paul Kelly's Greatest Hits 1985-2019' – Paul Kelly
5. 'Hollywood's Bleeding' – Post Malone
6. 'No.6 Collaborations Project' – Ed Sheeran
7. 'What You See Is What You Get' – Luke Combs
8. 'The Kids Are Coming – EP' – Tones And I
9. 'Lover' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Still Telling Everybody: 30 Years Of Hits' – Human Nature

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I
2. 'Roxanne' – Arizona Zervas
3. 'Ride It' – Regard
4. 'Memories' – Maroon 5
5. 'Circles' – Post Malone
6. 'everything i wanted' – Billie Eilish
7. 'Don't Start Now' – Dua Lipa
8. 'Good As Hell' – Lizzo
9. 'Never Seen The Rain' – Tones And I
10. 'Lose You To Love Me' – Selena Gomez

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