This Week In Pop – 27 October, 2020

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This week, Guy Sebastian hits #1 for the third time on the Albums Chart and 24kGoldn's 'Mood' spends its fourth week atop the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Guy Sebastian ‘T. R. U. T. H.’ – Releasing 'T. R. U. T. H.', his ninth studio album, Guy Sebastian takes out his third #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The singer-songwriter’s follow-up to 'Conscious' (#4 November ’17) includes the singles ‘Before I Go’ (#43 January ’19), ‘Standing With You’ (#10 July ’20) and 2019 ARIA Song Of The Year winner ‘Choir’ (#7 July ’19). 'T. R. U. T. H.' is the thirteenth Australian album to hit #1 on the ARIA Charts in 2020.
#4: Skegss ‘50 Push Ups For A Dollar’ – Byron Bay garage rock trio Skegss grab their second Top Ten entry with '50 Push Ups For A Dollar'. The EP was originally released in 2015 and included the singles ‘Fun’ and ‘Eat It’. The band first appeared in the chart with 'My Own Mess' (#2 September ’18), which was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2019 ARIA Awards. '50 Push Ups For A Dollar' is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#10: Powderfinger ‘Odyssey Number Five: 20th Anniversary Edition’ – In the week they announced their forthcoming 'Unreleased' collection of rarities (coming out in November), Powderfinger have returned to the Top Ten with their #1 album from 2000. 'Odyssey Number Five' hit the chart again at #2 in September when it was reissued. It’s #2 on the Vinyl Albums Chart, while the Brisbane band’s second album, 'Double Allergic' (1996) is at #3, and third album 'Internationalist' (1998) is at #7.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: 24kGoldn Feat. Iann Dior ‘Mood’ – American rapper 24kGoldn sits at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth straight week with ‘Mood’. So far, the track has also spent four weeks at #1 in the UK.
#2: Joel Corry & MNEK ‘Head & Heart’ – After five straight weeks at #3, Joel Corry and MNEK’s ‘Head & Heart’ moves up one spot to claim a new peak at #2. It’s the former UK #1’s tenth week in the Top Ten.
#10: Ritt Momney ‘Put Your Records On’ – Ritt Momney’s version of ‘Put Your Records On’ hits the Top Ten for the first time in its fifth week on the chart. Corinne Bailey Rae’s original version of the song peaked at #30 in Australia in April 2006. In the UK it peaked at #2.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'T.R.U.T.H.' – Guy Sebastian
2. 'The Speed Of Now Part 1' – Keith Urban
3. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
4. '50 Push Ups For A Dollar' – Skegss
5. 'The Album' – BLACKPINK
6. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
7. 'Live Around The World' – Queen, Adam Lambert
8. 'Legends Never Die' – Juice WRLD
9. 'Rumours' – Fleetwood Mac
10. 'Odyssey Number Five: 20th Anniversary Edition' – Powderfinger

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior'
2. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
3. 'WAP' – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
4. 'Holy' – Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper
5. 'Dreams' – Fleetwood Mac
6. 'Lemonade' – Internet Money, Gunna featuring Don Toliver, NAV
7. 'What You Know Bout Love' – Pop Smoke
8. 'Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)' – Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo
9. 'You Broke Me First' – Tate McRae
10. 'Put Your Records On' – Ritt Momney

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