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Australian Charts: Pink Returns To No 1

by Gavin Ryan on December 3, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” returns to the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart this week for a fifth overall week at the top in Australia.

The newly released title track to the album released a video clip with Channing Tatum recently, which helped the “Beautiful Trauma” single to climb to a new peak of No.25 this week, and the albums return to the top boosts Pink’s overall total of weeks at No.1 in Australia to 39 weeks, moving her up to now equal sixth on the list for ‘Accumualted Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2017)’ alongside ABBA who racked up 39 weeks from four No.1 albums, whilst she is now one week behind Adele at 40 weeks. For this decade Pink has now amassed 28 weeks, one week shy of the 29 weeks racked up by Ed Sheeran from his three No.1’s.

Pink ascension back to the top spot is a swap with the leader for the past two weeks in the Taylor Swift album “Reputation”, which this week is down one spot to No.2, whilst on hold at No.3 and No.4 are “÷ (Divide)” for Ed Sheeran and the Michael Buble seasonal staple “Christmas” respectively.

This past week the ARIA Awards were held in Sydney, and this years Hall of Fame recipient was 1970’s Sherbet lead singer and 1970/90’s solo singer Daryl Braithwaite, whose fifth greatest hits collection entitled “Days Go By: The Definitive Greatest Hits Collection” debuts at No.5 this week, with 28 tracks over 2CDs from his solo 70’s period up to today with new recordings, plus his side project like Company of Strangers, and this becomes his first Top 10 Greatest Hits set, as his first “Best of” in 1978 hit No.32, whilst his last “Six Moons (Best of 1988-1994)” hit No.31 in late November of 1994, and overall this is his third Top 10 album as a solo artist.

“The Secret Daughter Season 2” TV Soundtrack for Jessica Mauboy holds at No.6, helped by the two-part season finale this past week, plus Jess’s ARIA Awards performance. Sam Smith is down two spots to No.7 with his second album “The Thrill of it All”, which is now Gold (●) in sales, whilst also cracking Gold is Paul Kelly and “Life is Fine”, down one spot to No.9, and helped by the album winning four ARIA Awards this week (‘Best Male Artist’ {which he first won back in 1997 and again in 1998}, ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album’, and his album also won awards for ‘Engineer of the Year’ and ‘Best Cover Art’).

There are two more seasonal-sets within the Top 10 this week, with last weeks re-entry of “Friends for Christmas” by John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John climbing two places to No.8 and scoring his 25th Top 10 album this week is Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and “Christmas with…”, which leaps up twenty-five places to land at No.10, and it also becomes the pairings third Top 10 album together and the fifth for the RPO, as they recently had a fourth Top 10 with Roy Orbison and their first was back in early November of 1981 with “Hooked on Classics” (HP-9).

* A newly repackaged ‘Platinum’ edition of the Little Mix album “Glory Days” returns to the chart at No.11 this week, helped by the new track “Is Your Love Enough” (#28 digital only chart this week).
* ARIA Awards winners for ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Best Group’, ‘Best Rock Album’ and also the album won for ‘Producer of the Year’ were Gang of Youths and their second album and first No.1 “Go Farther in Lightness”, leaps back up thirty-seven places this week to No.12.
* Lorde’s tour and ARIA Awards performance help her second album “Melodrama” up one spot to No.17, whilst her first album “Pure Heroine” is up eleven places to No.62.
* The second soundtrack for “Guardians of the Galaxy” is back up ten places to No.20, whilst Vol.1 is back up seven to No.45. Other soundtracks rising are for “The Secret Daughter S1” (34 to 27), “Trolls” (37 to 30), “Stranger Things” (84 to 75), “Suicide Squad” (91 to 86) and a return at No.97 for the “Frozen” soundtrack in its 186th week within the Top 100.
* All three Imagine Dragons Top 100 singles entries rise this week, as too does their album “Evolve”, which is up four to No.23.
* The self-titled Harry Styles album bullets back up forty-six places to No.26 after his tour this past week and ARIA Awards performance and win for ‘Best International Act’.
* The new Seal album “Standards” jumps up nineteen places to a new peak of No.32 thanks to his recent March/April 2018 tour announcement.
* “The Best of-All for You” for Cold Chisel is up eight to No.34, with the other collections rising for Crowded House (63 to 57), Queen (77 to 73) and The Wiggles return at No.87.
* Shawn Mendes kicks off his national tour this weekend, and his “Illuminate” album is back up eight places this week to No.42.
* ARIA Award winner Amy Shark sees her EP “Night Thinker” jump up thirty-four places to No.46.
* With the Carole King stage play opening in Melbourne in January, her “Tapestry” album is back up fifteen places to No.47.
* Cat Stevens/Yusef Islam is touring Australia at the moment, and his collection “Remember Cat Stevens” (HP-10) returns at No.58 this week.
* Sia is touring the country too at the moment with Chali XCX and MØ, plus she won an ARIA Award this past week, thus her album “This is Acting” returns at No.63.
* Angus & Julia Stone jump back up fifteen places to No.64 with their “Snow” album, with the pair kicking off their US tour this past week.
* The 40th Anniversary Edition of The Eagles late 1977 album “Hotel California” sees the album return at No.65 this week.
* Elton John has two collections within the Top 100 this week, with his latest set “Diamonds” back up two places to No.68, and his older set “Rocket Man:Definitive Hits” returns at No.80 (there was an Elton John ‘Biggest Hits’ compile on Channel 9 this week too).
* “The Peace Project” for Hillsong Worship is back up ten places to No.72, plus the church picked up a Grammy Awards nomination this past week.
* Bruno Mars has just released a new single in “Chunky” from his album “24K Magic”, which is back in at No.79 this week.
* The EP “Notion” for Tash Sultana is back up seventeen places to No.83.
* Local rap-duo A.B. Original won ‘Best Urban Album’, and for ‘Best Independent Release’ at the ARIA Awards, and their album “Reclaim Australia” returns at No.92.

* There are two albums leaving the Top 10 this week, both of which debuted within the ten last week. The Sia seasonal album “Everyday is Christmas” (HP-7, WI10-1) drops down seven places to No.14, and the husband and wife duo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill with “The Rest of Our Lives” (HP-9, WI10-1) plummets thirty-four spots to land at No.43.
* Post Malone drops down four places to No.15 with his “Stoney” album.
* There’s an eight place drop to No.31 for the latest Chris Brown album “Heartbreaks on a Full Moon”.
* The Paul Kelly collection “Songs from the South Vol.1 & 2” drops back down fourteen spots to No.36, with other dropping best of’s are from Pink (33 to 39), Midnight Oil (21 to 40), Green Day (16 to 41), The Eagles (43 to 48), Red Hot Chili Peppers (59 to 70), The Killers (71 to 76), Phil Collins (65 to 78) and Guns N’ Roses (76 to 84).
* The new Maroon 5 album “Red Pill Blues” drops down thirteen places to No.59, whilst the “Greatest Hits” set stays at No.99 this week.
* Pnau and their “Changa” album drop down sixteen places to No.60.
* The AC/DC rises for last week are both down this week, with their “Live” album dropping twenty places to No.67 and their 1980 album “Back in Black” falling fifty-eight spots to No.93.
* With Drake’s tour here over, his album “Views” drops out from No.66 and his most recent release in “More Life” is down twenty-six places to No.71.
* There is a thirty-five place fall to No.74 for the Kerser album “Engraved in the Game”.
* The Eminem album “The Eminem Show” falls back down thirteen places to No.82.
* Last weeks high entry for the live Iron Maiden album “The Book of Souls: LiveChapter” plummets this week sixty-eight places to land at No.85.
* The new Evanescence album “Synthesis” drops forty-nine spots to No.89 this week.
* The re-packed Tame Impala album “Currents” is the biggest dropping album of the week, down a massive eighty-one spots to No.94.
* London Grammar and “Truth is a Beautiful Thing” drops back down thirty spots to No.98.
* Leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are the tribute album “Spawn (Again)” (#29), the EP “My Tired Mind” by The Pierce Brothers (#31), and ARIA have fixed The Wiggles seasonal mix-up by putting the new “Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas” album in as a new entry at No.49, and taking the old listing for the original 1996 same-titled album, which means it drops out from last weeks No.48.

* Three seasonal albums within the Top 10 again this week for Michael Buble, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John plus a new one by Elvis Presley, with the Sia album which entered at No.7 last week dropping down to No.14.
* The Wiggles Christmas album has been fixed (see above at the end of the ‘Down’ section), and they also return at No.87 with their “Best of” too.
* After climbing the past few weeks, the Chris Issak “Christmas” album tumbles down twenty-five places this week to No.51.
* Right after which is a newly re-packaged Josh Groban seasonal-set in “Noel” (HP-33) returning at No.52 this week.
* The return last week for “A Pentatonix Christmas” is up seventeen places to No.66.
* The final album for this time of the year is the Hanson set “Finally it’s Christmas”, back up two places to No.91.

* #18 (LP#3) – Who Built the Moon? by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is the third album for the former Oasis singer, with this becoming the groups third Top 20 album after their self-titled set in 2011 peaked at No.16 and their March 2015 second album “Chasing Yesterday” making it to No.8 upon debut.

* #22 (LP#9) – Utopia by Bjork becomes her ninth Top 40 album in Australia , with her seventh LP in “Biophilia” being her lowest charted album so far ar No.31, this album was lead by the releases “The Gate” (Sept) and most recently “Blissing Me”.

* #37 (LP#5) – No Shame by Hopsin is the second albums chart entry here for the US rapper here, as his July 2015 fourth album “Pound Syndrome” debuted and peaked at No.15.

* #88 (EP#1) – Grinspoon (EP) by Grinspoon is the Aussie acts first EP from 1995 which never charted upon release, and has just been re-issued in a limited edition Green Vinyl, with the five track EP featuring the bands Triple J Unearthed competition winning song “Sickfest”.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to



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