This Week In Pop – 20 February, 2020

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This week, Green Day hit #1 on the Albums Chart and the soundtrack to 'Birds Of Prey' nabs a top ten spot.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Green Day ‘Father Of All...’ (Debut) – American punk veterans Green Day return to take out their third #1 album on the ARIA Charts. 'Father Of All...' is the trio’s 13th studio album and comes four years on from 'Revolution Radio' (#2 October ’16). It’s Green Day’s shortest ever album, clocking in at 26 minutes and 12 seconds. The band have also hit #1 in Australia with 'Dookie' (#1 March ’95) and 'American Idiot' (#1 September ’04).
#4: Michael Bublé ‘Love’ – On the back of his current Australian tour, Michael Bublé returns to the chart with his latest album 'Love'. The Canadian’s tenth album debuted at #2 back in November 2018. In December 2019, Bublé spent one week at #1 with perennial favourite 'Christmas'.
#9: Soundtrack ‘Birds Of Prey: The Album’ (Debut) – The soundtrack to 'Birds Of Prey' makes its Top 50 debut. Part of the DC Extended Universe, the film features Australian Margot Robbie in the lead role of Harley Quinn, the same role she performed in 'Suicide Squad'. The 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack spent one week at #1 in August 2016. The soundtrack features tracks by Doja Cat, Halsey, Sofi Tukker and more.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: The Weeknd ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Blinding Lights’. The Canadian artist this week revealed the title of his forthcoming fourth album: 'After Hours'. Both ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless’ (#10 December ’19) look set to appear on the follow-up to the EP 'My Dear Melancholy', (#3 April ’18).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Father Of All...' – Green Day
2. 'Music To Be Murdered By' – Eminem
3. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
4. 'Love' – Michael Buble
5. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
6. 'Lover' – Taylor Swift
7. 'Hollywood's Bleeding' – Post Malone
8. 'No.6 Collaborations Project' – Ed Sheeran
9. 'Birds Of Prey: The Album' Soundtrack
10. 'Diamonds' – Elton John

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Blinding Lights' – The Weeknd
2. 'Don't Start Now' – Dua Lipa
3. 'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I
4. 'The Box' – Roddy Ricch
5. 'You Should Be Sad' – Halsey
6. 'Godzilla' – Eminem featuring Juice WRLD
7. 'Circles' – Post Malone
8. 'Before You Go' – Lewis Capaldi
9. 'Everything I Wanted' – Billie Eilish
10. 'Never Seen The Rain' – Tones And I

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