This Week In Pop – 20 November 2023

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

Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, The Kid LAROI’s debut studio album 'The First Time' breaks into the ARIA Albums Chart this week with a #3 debut, while Taylor holds at #1 for third straight week with '1989 (Taylor’s Version)'.

'The First Time' contains the recent hits 'Love Again', 'Too Much' (with Jung Kook and Central Cee) and 'Bleed'. Stray Kids debut at #2 with 'Rock-Star', the South Korean boy band’s fifth charting album or EP here. They climbed to #2 earlier this year with '5-Star'.

On the Singles Chart, Jack Harlow roars in at #1 with his new track 'Lovin On Me'. It's his fifth top 10 hit here: 'What’s Poppin' hit #8 in 2020, 'Industry Baby' (with Lil Nas X) peaked at #4 in 2021 and 'First Class' spent two weeks at #1 in 2022. He also featured on Jung Kook’s '3D', which went to #7 last month.

Dua Lipa is new at #7 with 'Houdini', the first track from her upcoming third album, which arrives next year. It’s her 11th top 10 single here.

Top 10 Albums

1. '1989 (Taylor's Version)' – Taylor Swift
2. 'Rock-Star' – Stray Kids
3. 'The First Time' – The Kid Laroi
4. 'Midnights' – Taylor Swift
5. 'Lover' – Taylor Swift
6. 'The Highlights – The Weeknd
7. 'GUTS' – Olivia Rodrigo
8. '1967-1970' – The Beatles
9. 'Reputation' – Taylor Swift
10. 'One Thing At A Time' – Morgan Wallen

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Lovin On Me' – Jack Harlow
2. 'Greedy' – Tate McRae
3. 'Paint The Town Red' – Doja Cat
4. 'Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) [From The Vault]' – Taylor Swift
5. 'Cruel Summer' – Taylor Swift
6. 'Prada' – Casso x Raye x D-Block Europe
7. 'Houdini' – Dua Lipa
8. 'Water' – Tyla
9. 'I Remember Everything' – Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves
10. 'Strangers' – Kenya Grace

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