Welcome to This Week In Pop.
This week, Harry holds his #1 double for a second week, while Kate Bush re-enters the Singles Chart and the likes of Ball Park Music, Def Leppard and Tate McRae score Top Ten debuts.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: Harry Styles ‘Harry’s House’ – Harry Styles scores a second week at #1 with his third album, 'Harry’s House'. Of the British star’s previous two chart-toppers, Harry Styles spent one week at #1 and 'Fine Line' spent three weeks at #1. 'Harry’s House' also spends a second week at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#2: Ball Park Music ‘Weirder & Weirder’ – Brisbane’s Ball Park Music score their third #2 album on the ARIA Charts with 'Weirder & Weirder'. The group’s seventh album is the follow-up to their self-titled sixth album (#2 November ’20), which earned them three ARIA Awards nominations in 2021. 'Weirder & Weirder' becomes Ball Park Music’s sixth Top Ten album.
#3: Def Leppard ‘Diamond Star Halos’ – Def Leppard takes out their fifth ARIA Top Ten album with 'Diamond Star Halos'. The twelfth album from the rock veterans is their first since 'Def Leppard' (#4 November ’15) seven years ago. Named after a line from T. Rex’s ‘Bang a Gong (Get It On)’, 'Diamond Star Halos' is the band’s homage to glam rock, one of their biggest influences.
#4: Daniel Johns ‘FutureNever’ – Daniel Johns’ 'FutureNever' climbs up ten spots to #4 in its sixth week in the Top 50. The jump by the former #1 comes on the back of heavy sales of the album on cassette. So far in 2022, 'FutureNever' has been the only Australian album to spend three weeks in Top Five, the only Australian Album to occupy the Top Ten for 4 weeks, the only Australian Album to hit #1 after its debut release week, the only Australian Album to occupy the ARIA Top Two for two weeks and the only Australian Album to occupy the ARIA Top 15 for six weeks.
#5: Liam Gallagher ‘C’mon You Know’ – Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher claims a new solo peak on the ARIA Charts as 'C'mon You Know' debuts at #5. The follow-up to 'Why Me? Why Not.' (#7 September ’19) is Gallagher’s third solo album. 'C'mon You Know' debuts at #2 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. To coincide with the new studio album, Gallagher also released the live album - 'Down By The River Thames' – which has debuted at #9 on the Vinyl Albums Chart. As a member of Oasis, Gallagher had six Top Tens, including two #1s: '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' (#1 January ’96) and 'Be Here Now' (#1 August ’97).
#7: Ed Sheeran ‘=’ – Ed Sheeran’s '=' climbs back from #11 to #7 following the release of a 'Tour Edition'. The new version of the former #1 features an additional ten tracks including ‘The Joker And The Queen’ with Taylor Swift (#11 February ’22), ‘2step’ with Lil Baby and ‘Bad Habits’ featuring Bring Me the Horizon.
#10: Tate McRae ‘I Used To Think I Could Fly’ – Releasing her debut album, 'I Used To Think I Could Fly', Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae make her Albums Chart debut at #10. The album features the singles ‘She’s All I Wanna Be’ (#19 February ’22) and ‘Chaotic’ (#39 April ’22). McRae released two EPs prior to the album.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Harry Styles ‘As It Was’ – Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ notches up its seventh week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. After scoring 13 entries in the Top 15 last week, this week the former One Direction member has 13 releases across the Top 40, including three in the Top Ten, with ‘Late Night Talking at #5 and ‘Matilda’ at #9.
#2: Kate Bush ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ – Kate Bush’s 1985 single ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ has scored a new Singles Chart peak, as it re-enters at #2. Originally released as the first single from the album Hounds Of Love (#6 November ’85), the track peaked at #6 in November 1985. The resurgence in popularity of the songs comes on the back of its inclusion in the fourth season of the Netflix series 'Stranger Things'.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'Harry's House' – Harry Styles
2. 'Weirder & Weirder' – Ball Park Music
3. 'Diamond Star Halos' – Def Leppard
4. 'FutureNever' – Daniel Johns
5. 'C'Mon You Know' – Liam Gallagher
6. 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' – Kendrick Lamar
7. '=' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
9. 'F*ck Love (Over You)' – The Kid Laroi
10. 'I Used To Think I Could Fly' – Tate McRae
Top 10 Singles
1. 'As It Was' – Harry Styles
2. 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' – Kate Bush
3. 'About Damn Time' – Lizzo
4. 'First Class' – Jack Harlow
5. 'Late Night Talking' – Harry Styles
6. 'Thousand Miles' – The Kid Laroi
7. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
8. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
9. 'Matilda' – Harry Styles
10. 'Big Energy' – Latto x Mariah Carey x DJ Khaled