This Week In Pop – 20 October 2021

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This week is the 14th atop the Singles Chart for The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber. Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo returns to #1 on the Albums Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘SOUR’ – After twelve weeks out of the top spot, Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album 'SOUR' returns to #1 on the ARIA Charts for an eighth week. Since its release in May of this year, the album has spent all 21 of its weeks on the chart in the Top Ten, dipping only as low as #4.
#4: The Hard-Ons ‘I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken’ – Sydney punk legends The Hard-Ons score their first ever entry in the ARIA Top Ten at #4 with 'I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken'. The band’s 13th studio album is their first album to feature You Am I’s Tim Rogers as vocalist. Rogers and You Am I had a Top Ten earlier in the year with 'The Lives Of Others' (#2 May '21). Previously the highest-charting Hard-Ons album was the compilation 'A Decade Of Rock' (#68 February ’94). 'I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken' tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#9: Trivium ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’ – Trivium take out their seventh Top Ten album on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'In The Court Of The Dragon'. The American metal band’s tenth album comes just over a year on from 'What The Dead Men Say' (#5 May ’20). Their highest peak of their career was reached with both 'Shogun' (#4 October ’08) and 'The Sin And The Sentence' (#4 October ’17).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber ‘Stay’ – ‘Stay’ by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a 14th consecutive week. The track now sits outright third in the list of longest runs at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart (July 1983-present) behind Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ (15 weeks) and Tones and I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ (25 weeks).
#4: Ed Sheeran ‘Shivers’ – In its fifth week in the ARIA Top 50, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shivers’ moves up one spot to hit a new peak at #4. It comes two weeks before the release of the single’s parent album, '=' on 29 October.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'Certified Lover Boy' – Drake
3. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat
4. 'I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken' – The Hard-Ons
5. 'Happier Than Ever' – Billie Eilish
6. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber
7. 'MONTERO' – Lil Nas X
8. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
9. 'In The Court Of The Dragon' – Trivium
10. 'F*ck Love (Over You)' – The Kid Laroi

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
2. 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' – Elton John & Dua Lipa
3. 'Bad Habits' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'Shivers' – Ed Sheeran
5. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
6. 'Industry Baby' – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
7. 'Happier Than Ever' – Billie Eilish
8. 'That's What I Want' – Lil Nas X
9. 'Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)' – CKay
10. 'Good 4 U' – Olivia Rodrigo

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