This Week In Pop – 1 February 2021

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This week, Bluey breaks a record by becoming the first Australian children's album to top the ARIA Albums Chart. Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo continues her domination and Hottest 100 entries are sprinkled throughout the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Bluey ‘Bluey The Album’ – 'Bluey The Album', the soundtrack to Australian animated series Bluey debuts at #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart. The release features 17 original compositions from Season 1 of the Emmy-winning ABC Kids show, including an extended version of its beloved theme tune. Joff Bush, 'Bluey'’s music composer, has twice been nominated for APRA Screen Music Awards for episodes from the show. 'Bluey The Album' becomes the first Australian children’s album to top the ARIA Albums Chart.
#3: Bring Me The Horizon ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ – On the back of its physical release, 'Post Human: Survival Horror' by British rock band Bring Me The Horizon re-enters the Top 50 for a fourth week. Released in November 2020, the EP originally peaked at #7. This week also saw two tracks from 'Post Human: Survival Horror' make it into the Triple J Hottest 100.
#8: Lime Cordiale ’14 Steps To A Better You’ – Sydney band Lime Cordiale climb up 28 spots to #8 with their former #1 '14 Steps To A Better You'. It comes after five songs from the album featured in the Hottest 100. The band won Best Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 ARIA Awards.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘Drivers License’ – It’s week three at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for ‘Drivers License’ by American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo. The single this week continues its dominance at the top of charts around the world including the US and UK.
#2: Glass Animals ‘Heat Waves’ – After taking out the #1 spot on the Triple J Hottest 100, ‘Heat Waves’ by Glass Animals jumps from #11 to #2 on this week’s chart. It’s a new peak for the British band who also had two other tracks in the annual countdown, which aired on 23 January. Glass Animals’ third album 'Dreamland' returns to the ARIA Top 50 this week at #22.
#6: Tones And I ‘Fly Away’ – Tones And I’s ‘Fly Away’ scores a new peak as it moves up two spots to #6. The track placed at #58 in the Hottest 100. It’s the single’s fourth week in the Top Ten.
#8: Spacey Jane ‘Booster Seat’ – Perth band Spacey Jane scores their first entry in the Top 50 of the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Booster Seat’. Coming from the band’s debut album 'Sunlight' (#2 June ’20), the track placed #2 in Triple J’s Hottest 100. Spacey Jane had three other tracks in the Hottest 100.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Bluey The Album' – Bluey
2. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
3. 'Post Human: Survival Horror' – Bring Me The Horizon
4. 'Dangerous: The Double Album' – Morgan Wallen
5. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
6. 'Evermore' – Taylor Swift
7. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
8. '14 Steps To A Better You' – Lime Cordiale
9. 'What You See Ain't Always What You Get' – Luke Combs
10. 'Legends Never Die' – Juice WRLD

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Drivers License' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
3. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
4. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
5. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
6. 'Fly Away' – Tones And I
7. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
8. 'Booster Seat' – Spacey Jane
9. 'So Done' – The Kid Laroi
10. 'Anyone' – Justin Bieber'Good Days' – SZA

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