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This week, Kate Bush is #1 on the Singles Chart, and Post Malone debuts at #2 on the Albums Chart.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: Harry Styles ‘Harry’s House’ – Harry Styles holds strong for a third week with 'Harry’s House' at #1 on both the ARIA Albums Chart and the ARIA Vinyl Chart.
#2: Post Malone ‘Twelve Carat Toothache’ (debut) - American Rapper Post Malone scores his third Top 10 debut with his latest album 'Twelve Carat Toothache' coming in at #2. Post Malone’s previous albums 'Hollywood’s Bleeding' (2019) and 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' (2018) both debuted at #1 week of release.
#3: Thornhill ‘Heroine’ (debut) - Australian Metalcore outfit Thornhill take out #3 in the ARIA Albums Chart, #2 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart and a #1 debut on the Australian Albums Chart with LP 'Heroine'. 'Heroine' is the second album from the Melbourne quintet and their first ARIA Top Ten debut.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Kate Bush ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ - Kate Bush’s 1985 Single ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' has scored a new Single Chart peak, as it takes out #1 this week. It is the second week in the Top 5, following the single’s re-entry last week at #2 off the back of its inclusion in Season Four of Netflix’s 'Stranger Things'.
It is also the first #1 ARIA Singles Chart placement of the ARIA era in Kate Bush’s illustrious career, having previously claimed a Pre-ARIA #1 with 'Wuthering Heights' in early 1978.
#7: Post Malone Feat. Doja Cat 'I Like You (A Happier Song)' (debut) - Following the release of his fourth studio album 'Twelve Carat Toothache', Post Malone’s single 'I Like You (A Happier Song)' feat. Doja Cat debuts at #7 in the ARIA Single Chart. Earlier single ‘Cooped Up’ feat. Roddy Ricch notches up 13 spots to #10 and is also joined by a Singles Chart debut of #30 by ‘Wasting Angels’ Feat. The Kid Laroi and a re-entry at #42 for ‘One Right Now’ by Post Malone & The Weekend, also from the album.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'Harry's House' – Harry Styles
2. 'Twelve Carat Toothache' – Post Malone
3. 'Heroine' – Thornhill
4. 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' – Kendrick Lamar
5. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
6. '=' – Ed Sheeran
7. 'F*ck Love (Over You)' – The Kid Laroi
8. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
9. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat
10. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' – Kate Bush
2. 'As It Was' – Harry Styles
3. 'First Class' – Jack Harlow
4. 'About Damn Time' – Lizzo
5. 'Thousand Miles' – The Kid Laroi
6. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
7. 'I Like You (A Happier Song)' – Post Malone featuring Doja Cat
8. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
9. 'Late Night Talking' – Harry Styles
10. 'Cooped Up' – Post Malone featuring Roddy Ricch