The soundtrack for the film ‘A Star is Born’ logs a sixth week atop the ARIA Albums Chart, two weeks shy of the eight weeks set in January and February for the years other long-running No.1 soundtrack in “The Greatest Showman”.
By landing a sixth week here (and also in New Zealand), ‘A Star is Born’ soundtrack has now spent longer at the top of the ARIA Album charts than Lady Gaga’s first two No.1 album combined (3 weeks for “The Fame Monster” in 2010 and 2 weeks for “Born This Way” in 2011), and her overall tally of eleven weeks at No.1 now moves her up from equal 64th to now equal 56th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2018) joining other eleven week acts such as Australian Crawl, Joe Cocker, Eurythmics, Men at Work and Alanis Morissette (all done with two No.1’s apiece). The last year to see two long running soundtracks at the top was back in 2001 when three sets ran long in ‘Moulin Rouge’ (11 weeks), ‘Coyote Ugly’ (6 weeks) and ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ (5 weeks).
The other big music-based film in cinemas at the moment is the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ whose soundtrack is back up one place to its former peak of No.2, while their first “Greatest Hits” jumps back up three places to No.3 and their 2003 compilation “The Platinum Collection” is up two spots to a new peak this week of No.5 giving the act three albums within the Top 5 this week, which is also being helped by Channel 9 playing their documentaries for the past four week also.
Last weeks highest entry for Michael Buble and “Love” is down two places to No.4, while he has his annual return to the Top 10 with his 2xDiamond selling “Christmas” set, up seven places this week to No.9 for its 46th week inside the Top 10 and it becomes the eighth year in a row that the set has made the Top 10 (first in 2011). The third double-up within the Top 10 this week is for ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack which is up one spot to No.8 and it’s covers album “The Greatest Showman: Reimagined” down two spots to No.6 after debuting last week, with the newer set scoring two entries within the singles chart this week.
The third of last weeks debuts to survive another week within the Top 10 is the new US and Canadian No.1 album “Delta” for Mumford & Sons which drops down here five places to land at No.10. The only Top 10 debut this week is the first ever best of for Missy Higgins entitled “The Special Ones”, which enters at No.7 this week to become her sixth Top 10 album in Australia (5 studios and now one best of), the set containing 20 tracks including six new songs or previously unreleased tracks.
* Andre Bocelli’s “Si” rises back up a couple of spots to No.11 this week.
* Multiple ARIA Awards winner Amy Shark including ‘Album of the Year’ sees her debut set “Love Monster” leap back up thirteen places to No.12 (as the awards were broadcast on Wednesday night, there was only really one day and six hours of sales for this week charts, so expect it to climb again next week).
* The fourth Queen compile in the charts this week is their late 1991 set “Greatest Hits II” which is on hold at No.17 this week, while climbing compiles are by Cold Chisel (45 to 38), Pink (46 to 40), Guns N’ Roses (73 to 68), ABBA (Gold 77 to 70), Bon Jovi (82 to 72) and The Wiggles (88 to 82).
* With George Ezra in the country at the moment (and performing at the ARIA Awards) his second album “Staying at Tamara’s” jumps up sixteen places to No.20, while his debut set “Wanted on Voyage” returns to the chart at No.90.
* Andre Rieu snuck into the charts last week at No.97 with his latest set “Romantic Moments II”, and this week that set leaps up seventy places to score a new peak of No.27.
* Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” is back up seven spots to No.34 thanks to its physical release last week.
* Luke Combs rises nine spots this week to land at No.39 with “This One’s for You”.
* ARIA Awards winner Vance Joy for ‘Best Contemporary Album’ for “Nation of Two” sees that set rise nine spots this week to No.50.
* Climbing back up for the first time in its six weeks on the charts is the Triple J ‘Like a Version Vol.14’ compilation, up six spots this week to No.54.
* ARIA Awards host and performer Keith Urban sees his latest album “Graffiti U” jumps up twenty spots to No.55.
* The Khalid EP “Suncity” is back up seven places to No.57.
* Morgan Evans jumps up twelve places to No.59 with his album “Things That We Drink to”.
* Gang of Youths rise back up nine places to No.61 with “Go Farther in Lightness”.
* The first Volume soundtrack for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ jumps back up sixteens spots to No.65.
* Three time ARIA Award winners this past week in 5 Seconds of Summer see their third album “Youngblood” climb back up fourteen places this week to No.75.
* Further returning albums this week are by ARIA Award nominee Troye Sivan with “Bloom” (#96) and Ariana Grande with “My Everything” (#99).
* The first of two albums leaving the Top 10 this week is “÷ (Divide)” by Ed Sheeran (HP-1×27, WI10-88) down three places to No.13, while the fifth Little Mix album “LM5” (HP-8, WI10-1) drops down eleven places to No.19.
* Eminem’s “Kamikaze” is down three spots to No.14, while his “Curtain Call: The Hits” drops four to No.33.
* Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” slips down six places to land at No.28.
* With a new album expected before the end of the year the most recent Ariana Grande album “Sweetener” drops down seven places to No.31, with her “Dangerous Woman” set down five to #100.
* After blasting back in at No.30 last week due to their February 2019 tour announcement, this week the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Greatest Hits” falls back down twelve spots to No.42, with other falling best of’s being by Crowded House (76 to 80) and Elvis Presley (93 to 97).
* Last weeks new entry drop-downs come from Roy Orbison & RPO (32 to 44), Mark Knopfler (14 to 48), Anderson .Paak (20 to 67) and Chris Cornell (53 to 92), while leaving after only one week were Mariah Carey (#15, the highest dropout this week), Kip Moore (#18) and Smashing Pumpkins (#63).
* The live Midnight Oil album “Armistice Day” falls down eighteen places to No.45, while the No.1 album this week in 1992 for AC/DC and “Live” drops down seven spots this week to No.76.
* The Barbra Streisand album “Walls” falls twenty-two places to No.56.
* Ziggy Alberts sees his third album and first chart entry in “Laps Around the Sun” fall this week nineteen places to land at No.58.
* The Muse set “Simulation Theory” drops twenty spots to No.60.
* Metro Boomin’ slide down fourteen places to No.66 with “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”.
* Now that his tour here is finished the Sam Smith album “The Thrill of it All” plummets thirty-five spots to No.73.
* Matt Corby is only down seven places this week to No.74 with his set “Rainbow Valley”.
* Greta Van Fleet drop down eleven with their album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” to No.83.
* Architects debuted at No.8 three weeks ago with “Holy Hell”, which this week that album slides down twenty-eight places to No.85.
* Disturbed and their set “Evolution” fall down twenty-two chart rungs to land at No.87.
* The debut album for Jonas Blue entitled “Blue” falls twenty-two spots to No.91.
* Cardi B and her set “Invasion of Privacy” drops down sixteen places to No.95.
* With only four more weeks until Christmas the Michael Buble annual climb into the Top 10 occurs this week with his “Christmas” album, up seven places to No.9 for its 46th overall week within the ten since first charting in 2011, it has been back and up to the Top 2 every year since.
* The Human Nature “Christmas Album” jumps up seven spots this week to land at No.21.
* David Campbell fell a little last week with his seasonal set “Baby it’s Christmas”, which this week rebounds nine spots to land at a new peak of No.24.
* The John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John seasonal-duets album “Friends for Christmas” rises eight places to No.29.
* Charting since 1994 has been Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas” which leaps this week twenty-two spots to No.30, while her annual singles chart entry “All I Want for Christmas is You” returns at No.65 this week.
* Mark Vincent continues to score new peaks each week with his set “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, this week it rises fifteen spots to land at No.32.
* #23 (LP#4,X#1) – The Magic of Christmas by Samantha Jade is the 2012 X-Factor winners fourth studio album and first seasonal-set, containing her covers of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Santa Baby”, “The Christmas Song”, “Silent Night”, “Amazing Grace” and her duet with Guy Sebastian on “The Magic of Christmas”. This becomes her fourth album to chart locally also and second for this year, having reached No.6 back in April with her covert set “Best of My Love”.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #15 (LP#2) – Phoenix by Rita Ora is her second studio album and now highest charted in Australia, beating the No.24 debut and peak of her first album “Ora” (Sept., 2012), plus this album also has four singles lifted from it already including her current and fourth Top 10 single “Let You Love Me” (TW-8).
* #23 (LP#4.X#1) – The Magic of Christmas by Samantha Jade (see above Christmas Titles info)
* #37 (LP#3) – Born to Fight by Karise Eden is the third album and first in over four years from the initial winner of ‘The Voice’ in 2012, with this new album becoming her third chart entry as she previously charted with “My Journey” (HP-1×6, July 2012) and then “Things I’ve Done” (HP-5, late Oct., 2014).
* #63 (GH#5) – Odyssey by Take That is a two disc, 27 track compilation of Take That’s songs over the past 25+ years and their third Best of to chart locally after their initial “Greatest Hits” (HP-10, April 1995) and their fourth compile “Never Forget-The Ultimate Collection” (HP-72, peaked March 2007). This new set contains reworked and some redone version of their hits including duets with Boyz II Men and Barry Gibb.
* #71 (LP#1+2) – Come Over When You’re Sober Pt.1 & Pt.2 by Lil’ Peep is a mix of the rappers debut album and follow-up posthumous second set, released together for the first time, with Vol.2 peaking at No.15 three weeks ago and dropping from 54 to No.93 this week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com