This Week In Pop – 30 May 2023

Lewis Capaldi
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, Aussie icon John Farnham takes his 20th top 10 album with the soundtrack to 'John Farnham: Finding The Voice' landing at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

John Farnham first went to #1 with 'Whispering Jack' in 1986, spending 25 weeks at #1.

South Coast band, The Vanns, score a top 10 debut at with their second album 'Last Of Your Kind' at #8, their first appearance on the Albums Chart.

Topping the Albums Chart this week is the much-anticipated debut of Lewis Capaldi's 'Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent'. It is his second album and first #1 in Australia after his debut album 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' peaked at #7 in 2019.

On the Singles Chart, 'Last Night' by Morgan Wallen spends its seventh week at #1, while fellow American country superstar Luke Combs’ remake of 'Fast Car' by Tracy Chapman steps up from #7 to #5.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent' – Lewis Capaldi
2. 'John Farnham: Finding The Voice (Music From The Feature Documentary)' – John Farnham
3. 'Take Me Back To Eden' – Sleep Token
4. '-' – Ed Sheeran
5. 'SOS' – SZA
6. 'One Thing At A Time' – Morgan Wallen
7. 'Midnights' – Taylor Swift
8. 'Last Of Your Kind' – The Vanns
9. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
10. 'Hoo Ha!' – Bad//Dreems

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Last Night' – Morgan Wallen
2. 'The Beginning: Cupid' – Fifty
3. 'Flowers' – Miley Cyrus
4. 'Daylight' – David Kushner
5. 'Fast Car' – Luke Combs
6. 'Boy's A Liar' – PinkPantheress
7. 'Kill Bill' – SZA
8. 'Die For You' – The Weeknd
9. 'All My Life' – Lil Durk featuring J. Cole
10. 'Until I Found You' – Stephen Sanchez & Em Beihold

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