This Week In Pop – 2 January, 2019

Published in Music News  
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Welcome to This Week In Pop, the first for 2019.

This week, Mariah Carey's famous Christmas hit is #1 for the first time while Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper stay on top of the Albums Chart for a tenth week.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ‘A Star Is Born’ – Notching up its tenth week at #1, Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga’s Soundtrack 'A Star Is Born' holds out against fierce Christmas competition to retain the top spot. The album has now topped the charts in over 15 countries, attaining platinum certifications from many of them, Australia included.
#9: Mariah Carey ‘Merry Christmas’ – After finally claiming the top single for the Christmas season, Mariah Carey’s 'Merry Christmas' leaps up into the Top 10 for the first time since its initial run in 1994 in which it peaked at #2.  This week will give the album a total of four weeks in the ARIA Albums Chart Top 10.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Mariah Carey ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – Twenty four years after its initial release,  'All I Want for Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey finally lands at #1 on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart. The track has been re-entering the singles chart every festive season since 2012. This week’s position in top spot beats the track’s original peak of #2 during its original chart run in 1994, which it held for two weeks.
#5: Wham! ‘Last Christmas’ – Jumping up thirteen spots on this week’s chart, Wham’s 'Last Christmas' lands in the top 5 for only the second time since its inaugural appearance at #3 in December 1984. The single has been working its way up the ARIA Singles Chart Top 40 for the last four weeks.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
 2.    'Bohemian Rhapsody' – Queen
 3.    'Christmas' – Michael Buble
 4.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 5.    'Greatest Hits' – Queen
 6.    'The Greatest Showman: Reimagined' Soundtrack
 7.    'The Platinum Collection' – Queen
 8.    'Love' – Michael Buble
 9.    'Merry Christmas' – Mariah Carey
 10.  '÷' – Ed Sheeran

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'All I Want For Christmas Is You' – Mariah Carey
 2.    'Sunflower' – Post Malone & Swae Lee
 3.    'Sweet But Psycho' – Ava Max
 4.    'Thank U, Next' – Ariana Grande
 5.    'Last Christmas' – Wham!
 6.    'Shotgun' – George Ezra
 7.    'Without Me' – Halsey
 8.    'Do They Know It's Christmas?' – Band Aid 30
 9.    'Shallow' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
 10. 'Happier' – Marshmello & Bastille


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