This Week In Pop – 13 December 2021

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This week, Adele holds #1 on the Albums Chart for a third week, while Elton and Dua return to the top of the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Adele ‘30’ – For the third straight week, British singer-songwriter Adele holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with her fourth studio album, '30'. Australia is one of 22 territories the album has hit #1 in. '30' has also topped the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart for a third straight week.
#3: Paul Kelly ‘Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train’ – In its third week in the Top 50, Paul Kelly’s 'Christmas Train' climbs from #6 to #3. This week marks the start of the fourth running of the ARIA Hall Of Fame member’s 'Making Gravy' tour, which will include shows in Melbourne and Brisbane in the coming weeks.
#5: Australian Bird Calls ‘Songs Of Disappearance’ – This week’s highest debut comes from the Australian Bird Calls album 'Songs Of Disappearance'. A collaboration between the nature recordist David Stewart, Nature Sound, the Bowerbird Collective, BirdLife Australia, Charles Darwin University and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts, this project features birdsong of 53 of the most threatened species of Australian native birds. It’s the first album of its kind to chart in the ARIA Top Ten.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Elton John & Dua Lipa ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’ – After three weeks out of the top spot, Elton John and Dua Lipa return to claim a third week at #1 with ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’. In the UK, the track only managed one week at #1 but has to date spent ten weeks in the Top Ten. It’s the track’s 17th straight week in the Top Ten in Australia.
#8: Mariah Carey ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ jumps up ten spots to hit #8. It becomes the 17th week in the ARIA Top Ten for the 1994 track, which has hit #1 on the chart in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Top 10 Albums

1. '30' – Adele
2. '=' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Paul Kelly's Christmas Train' – Paul Kelly
4. 'Red (Taylor's Version)' – Taylor Swift
5. 'Songs Of Disappearance' – Australian Bird Calls
6. 'Voyage' – ABBA
7. 'Christmas' – Michael Buble
8. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
9. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat
10. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' – Elton John & Dua Lipa
2. 'Easy On Me' – Adele
3. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
4. 'ABCDEFU' – Gayle
5. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
6. 'Bad Habits' – Ed Sheeran
7. 'Shivers' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' – Mariah Carey
9. 'All Too Well (Taylor's Version)' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Industry Baby' – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

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