It’s a third week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for the soundtrack to the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper film ‘A Star is Born’.
And the set is No.1 again in New Zealand (also third week) and holds again in Canada (4th wk), and here is now the second longest running soundtrack for 2018, surpassing the two weeks logged by ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ (late July) and is on it’s way to trying to equal ‘The Greatest Showman’ and its eight weeks at No.1 during January and February. Lady Gaga has now amassed eight weeks at No.1 from her three chart-topping sets and she moves from equal 92nd up to equal 83rd on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 1965-2018’ alongside Barbra Streisand (8 weeks from 3 albums too).
With a full week of ticket sales for the film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen the soundtrack for the film holds for a second week at No.2, but is joined within the Top 10 by the bands “Greatest Hits” (11 to 3, last this high on 23-Nov, 1981 when on its second charting week it went from 19 to 4) and for the first time within the Top 10 their “Platinum Collection” (18 to 5) which first charted in late April of 1993, while the band have two more album returning to the chart this week and have seven songs within the Top 100 singles, and this is their first time ever to have three albums within the Top 10 at one time.
The second studio album for local singer/songwriter Matt Corby entitled “Rainbow Valley” is the highest new entry this week at No.4, with his debut album “Telluris” entering at No.1 in March of 2016 and overall this is his fourth entry as he also charted initially with two live albums in 2012 (#19) and 2013 (#48). Taylor Swift continued her national tour here last week and her No.1 album from this time last year in “Reputation” is down two spots to No.6 this week on its one year chart anniversary (52 weeks).
The thirty-sixth studio album for Barbra Streisand entitled “Walls” debuts at No.7 this week which becomes her 17th Top 10 album in Australia since her first in July of 1965 “The Barbra Streisand Album” (HP-6), and her third successive Top 10 album in a row as she hit No.1 with “Partners” (late Sept 2014) and then “Encore: Movie Partners sing Broadway” (early Sept 2016), while this week in 1980 she had her first No.1 album with “Guilty” (6 weeks from 10-Nov, 1980). Eminem’s “Kamikaze” album drops back down five places to No.8 this week, while the new US No.1 album in “Si” for Andrea Bocelli is down two places to No.9 here. Last week the first five releases (four studios and one EP) for local act King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard were re-issued and all five sets chart for the first time this week, with their second release “Eyes Like the Sky” (first released February, 2013) coming in at No.10 this week becoming their fifth Top 10 album in Australia.
* With a new track debuting at No.2 this week for Ariana Grande her most recent studio album (which the new track is NOT on) in “Sweetener” is back up a couple of spots to No.21, while she also returns at No.85 with her “Dangerous Woman” set.
* Amy Shark’s debut set “Love Monster” jumps back up fourteen spots this week to No.22 and is now Gold (●) in sales.
* Queen return to the chart with two more albums this week, their “Greatest Hits Vol.II” (HP-4, peaked Dec 1991, debuted the week of 17-Nov, 1991) is back in the charts at No.26, while their one and only No.1 album, their fourth set, “A Night at the Opera” (which features “Bohemian Rhapsody”) (peaked late March 1976 for two weeks) is back in the chart at No.72, the set fell off the charts this week in 1976 (8th of November).
* The DVD and Blu-Ray release this past week for ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ helps the soundtrack to rise back up three places to No.34, and is the only rising soundtrack this week.
* The INXS “Very Best of” is back up nine spots to No.41, with other rising collections being for Guns N’ Roses (returns at No.59), Crowded House (77 to 70), Bon Jovi (92 to 73, touring soon in December), Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of returns at No.92), Elvis Presley (‘The King’ returns at No.99) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (GH returns at #100)
* Sam Smith kicked off his national tour this past weekend, and his second album “The Thrill of it All” returns at No.58.
* A re-packed and limited edition issue of the BTS set “Love Yourself: Answer” brings the album back in at No.63 this week.
* Lauren Daigle returned at No.94 last week with “Look Up Child” album, which this week rises twenty-three spots to No.71.
* Further returning albums are “Hysteria” by current tourists Def Leppard at No.89 and “Illuminate” for Shawn Mendes at No.93.
* There are five albums leaving the Top 10 this week starting with the soundtrack for ‘The Greatest Showman” (HP-1×8, WI10-45a) down five to No.11, for the first time in its 88 week chart run Ed Sheeran’s third album “÷ (Divide)” (HP-1×27, WI10-87) falls six spot to No.16 (his two others stayed 44 weeks for “+” and 116 weeks for “x”, initially 67 straight weeks in the Top 10), “Beerbongs & Bentleys” (HP-1×2, WI10-25a) for Post Malone is down eight to No.17, “Solace” HP-2, WI10-2) by Rufus Du Sol drops down fifteen spots to No.23 and the biggest fall is last weeks highest entry for Gang of Youths and their “MTV Unplugged: Live in Melbourne” (HP-5, WI10-1) which plummets seventy-seven spots down to No.82.
* Drake is down six places to No.20 with his former No.1 set “Scorpion”.
* Triple J’s ‘Like a Version Vol.14’ falls nine places this week to No.24.
* Disturbed’s three week old entry “Evolution” drops down eighteen places to land at No.30.
* Paul Kelly was No.1 four weeks ago with his “Nature” set, which this week halves its position by dropping sixteen to No.32.
* The Cold Chisel collection “The Best of-All for You” falls fourteen spots to No.33, with other falling best of’s being for Maroon 5 (62 to 64), ABBA (Gold 63 to 80), Troy Cassar-Daley (45 to 87) and The Wiggles (81 to 88).
* Post Malone also drops with his previous entry “Stoney”, down seven places to No.38.
* Travis Scott slides seven places to No.40 with his “Astroworld” set.
* Last weeks debuts to also fall includes “Ballads 1” for joji (17 to 43) and “Women, Weed & Wordplay” for ChillinIt (41 to 54).
* Ed Sheeran also slips with his first two albums as “x (Multiply)” is down six to No.44 and “+ (Positive)” drops seven to No.77.
* Jess Glynne sees her second album “Always in Between” fall twenty-three places to land at No.49.
* Greta Van Fleet’s album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” also halves its position, down twenty-five places to No.50.
* Khalid’s new EP “Suncity” drops down twenty-four to No.51, while his album “American Teen” falls eight spots to No.55.
* twenty one pilots fall twenty-four spots to No.52 with their recent No.1 set “Trench”.
* Luke Combs slides twelve places to No.56 with his 34 week running album “This One’s for You”.
* The soundtrack for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1’ drops down twelve places to No.61, with other falling soundtracks being ‘Moana’ (69 to 81) and ‘Black Panther’ (80 to 96).
* The A/DC “Live” album drops down thirteen spots to No.65.
* Cher’s “Dancing Queen” falls twenty-eight spots to No.68 this week.
* The John Butler Trio’s set “Home” falls twenty-three places this week to No.69.
* David Guetta’s “7” set drops down twenty-three spots also, to No.71.
* Not only does the Gang of Youths live set plummet, but their last studio album “Go Farther in Lightness” is down twenty places to No.75.
* After bulleting up the chart last week The Kingdom Choir album “Stand by Me” falls back down fifty-five places to No.76.
* Sticky Fingers fall back down fifteen places to No.79 with “Caress Your Soul”.
* 5 Seconds of Summer and their third album “Youngblood” drops down fifteen spots to No.83.
* Pink plummets twenty-seven spots to No.86 with her “Beautiful Trauma” album.
* Kendrick Lamar is down eighteen places to No.90 with his “DAMN.” album.
* There’s a thirty-four place slump to No.95 for the self-titled Ella Mai album.
* Panic! At the Disco falls twenty-three places to No.97 with their set “Pray for the Wicked”.
* Lil’ Wayne slumps thirty-eight spots to land at No.98 with his set “Tha Carter V”.
* Leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are by Pierce Brothers (#13), Robyn (#20) and The Teskey Brothers (#48).
* With three new entries last week two of those survive for another week in “Baby it’s Christmas” for David Campbell (34 to 36) and Mark Vincent with “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (66 to a new peak of No.60), while the John Legend seasonal set falls out from No.88.
* The 2013 Human Nature set “The Christmas Album” (HP-4) returns at No.45 for it’s sixth chart run having initially peaked at No.4 in 2013 it returned to No.10 in 2015 and last year made it back up to No.15.
* The John Farnham and OIivia Newton-John former No.1 album “Friends for Christmas” returns at No.48 for its third year, having initially hit No.1 for two weeks in 2016, it made it to No.4 for it’s 2017 chart run.
* The first ever Christmas No.1 album in Australia occurred in 2011 when Michael Buble’s “Christmas” set logged five weeks at No.1, and then again in 2012 (4 wks), 2013 (3 wks), 2014 (1 wk) and also returned every year since in 2015 (HP-2 for two weeks), 2016 (HP-1 for one more week) and in 2017 (HP-3 for two weeks). The set returns this week at No.78 for its eighth run on the charts, and with Michael releasing a new album called “Love” next week he could have two albums within the Top 10 by years end.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #10 (LP#2) – Eyes Like the Sky by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (Feb 2013)
* #12 (LP#3) – Float Along-Fill Your Lungs by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (Sept 2013)
* #13 (LP#4) – Oddments by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (March 2014)
* #14 (LP#1) – 12 Bar Bruise by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (Sept 2012)
* #15 (EP#1) – Willoughby’s Beach by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (Oct 2011) are five of the six first releases for the Australian psych-rock band (their first EP was “Angelsea” in March of 2011) and by charting for the first time these sets become their ninth to thirteenth chart entries locally, having charted four albums during 2017.
* #18 (LP#1) – Not All Heroes Wear Capes by Metro Boomin’ is the debut studio album for US producer born Leland Tyler Wayne who took a mixtape with 21 Savage and Offset to No.39 called “Without Warning” in November of 2017, with this album featuring guests such as Travis Scott, Young Thug, Wizkid, 21 Savage, Kodak Black and Drake among them.
* #19 (LP#7) – No Tourists by The Prodigy becomes their seventh consecutive No.1 album in their homeland of England this week and here it is their seventh album chart entry (6 studios and one best of) and their second not to land in the Top 10, their collection of hits in “Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005” made it to No.29 here in October of 2005.
* #25 (Bootleg Series #13) – More Blood, More Tracks: Bootleg Series Vol.14 by Bob Dylan becomes the ninth of the thirteen Bootleg Series of Bob’s to make it into the Top 50 here, with his 12th volume his last to chart this high, making it to No.26 in mid-November of 2015. This album features unreleased tracks from late 1974 which the recordings would go on to form his 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks” (HP-4, peaked late March 1975).
* #47 (LP#3) – FM! by Vince Staples is the third entry here for the US rapper (two studios and one EP) with this album becoming his third Top 50 placing also, the album set-up around a radio station taken over by the rapper and his friends who include E-40, Jay Rock, Tyga and Earl Sweatshirt among them.
* #59 (LP#4) – Post-Apocalypto by Tenacious D. is the fourth studio album and entry here for the duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass who released their self-titled debut album back in 2001 (HP-13) and this is their first set not to land within the Top 50 (yet), having also charted with “The Pick of Destiny” (HP-35, late Nov 2006) and “Rize of the Fenix” (HP-6, late May 2012).
* #67 (LP#5) – Don’t Mess Up My Tempo-The 5th Album by Exo is the fifth album and first entry here for the nine-piece South Korean and Chinese vocal and dance act.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com