This Week In Pop – 14 June 2021

Olivia Rodrigo
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

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This week, Olivia Rodrigo is atop the Albums and Singles Charts for a third week, Crowded House return with their ninth top ten album, and The Avalanches hit the top ten for an album re-release.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘SOUR’ – Olivia Rodrigo’s 'SOUR' holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a third straight week. The American singer-songwriter has eleven tracks in this week’s Singles Chart Top 50 with ‘Favourite Crime’ debuting at #13.
#2: Crowded House ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’ – Crowded House score their ninth Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts as they return with 'Dreamers Are Waiting'. It’s the seventh studio album from the beloved Trans-Tasman band and their first in eleven years. The follow-up to 'Intriguer' (#1 June ‘10) features a reconstituted line-up of the band; founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour are joined by Finn’s sons Liam and Elroy, as well as Mitchell Froom (keyboardist and producer of the band’s first three albums). Between albums, Crowded House were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2016, coinciding with four shows on the Sydney Opera House forecourt.
#4: Rise Against ‘Nowhere Generation’ – American punk band Rise Against take out their fifth Top Ten album with 'Nowhere Generation'. The group’s first album in four years is their ninth studio album. 'Between Wolves' (#5 June ’17) and Nowhere Generation, the band released 'The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1' in 2018, which reimagined tracks from their catalogue.
#5: The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ – 'Since I Left You', the debut album from Melbourne act The Avalanches, hits the ARIA Top Ten for the very first time following a reissue to mark its 20th Anniversary. First hitting the chart at #29 in December 2000, the album earned the group four ARIA Awards in 2001 including Best Dance Release and Producer Of The Year. It hit its previous Albums Chart peak of #15 in February 2017 following a release on vinyl. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes bonus discs with remixes by the likes of MF Doom, Stereolab, Cornelius, Prince Paul and more.
#8: Taylor Swift ‘evermore’ – Taylor Swift’s 'evermore' jumps back into the Top Ten for a twelfth week, hitting #8. The move comes following the release of the album on vinyl. Released in December 2020, evermore spent four straight weeks at #1.
#9: Wolf Alice ‘Blue Weekend’ – British indie trio Wolf Alice grab a new career charts peak as they debut at #9 with 'Blue Weekend'. The follow-up to 2017’s 'Visions Of A Life' is the band’s first Top 50 entry since their debut, 'My Love Is Cool' (#41 June ’15).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘Good 4 U’ – American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo notches up her third week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Good 4 U’. This week, ‘Favourite Crime’ debuts at #13, making it the eleventh track from Rodrigo’s 'SOUR' album to occupy the ARIA Top 50.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'Dreamers Are Waiting' – Crowded House
3. 'All I Know So Far: Setlist' – P!nk
4. 'Nowhere Generation' – Rise Against
5. 'Since I Left You' – The Avalanches
6. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
7. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber
8. 'Evermore' – Taylor Swift
9. 'Blue Weekend' – Wolf Alice
10. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Good 4 U' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'Kiss Me More' – Doja Cat featuring SZA
3. 'Deja Vu' – Olivia Rodrigo
4. 'Body' – Russ Millions & Tion Wayne
5. 'Save Your Tears' – The Weeknd
6. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
7. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
8. 'Traitor' – Olivia Rodrigo
9. 'Astronaut In The Ocean' – Masked Wolf
10. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi with Miley Cyrus

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