AC/DC Holds Off Powderfinger For Australian Chart Title


AC/DC enters a third week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Power Up as another beloved Australian rock band, Powderfinger, makes a hot start on the national survey.

Powderfinger, the now-retired Brisbane band, bow at No. 2 with Unreleased (1998 – 2010), a compilation of previously unheard tunes from their golden era. Unreleased is the group’s first album of new music since Golden Rule from 2009, the last of their five consecutive chart-topping albums.

Earlier in 2020, the rockers re-entered the ARIA Albums Chart at No. 2 with the 20th Anniversary Edition of their classic album Odyssey Number Five.

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus bags her sixth Top 10 title as Plastic Hearts enters at No. 3 on the ARIA chart.

It’s Cyrus’ first studio album since Younger Now, which peaked at No. 2 in October 2017, though the U.S. pop singer did drop an EP last year, She Is Coming, which reached No. 10 on the survey.

Closing out the Top 5 are BTSBE (down 2-4) and Taylor Swift’s former leader folklore (up 6-5), respectively, while Andrea Bocelli’s Believe climbs into the Top 10 for the first time. In its third week on the chart, Believe lifts 24-10, and becomes the Italian tenor’s eighth Top Ten title in the land Down Under.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, 24kGoldn’s “Mood” featuring Iann Dior is the champion for the eighth week.

The San Francisco rapper’s first leader in Australia has now logged the second longest streak at the summit in 2020, behind only The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” which spent eleven weeks at No. 1.

“Mood” leads a pop-heavy top five, which also features Ariana Grande’s “Positions” (unchanged at No. 2), Joel Corry & MNEK’s “Head & Heart” (up 3-2), Billie Eilish’s “Therefore I Am” (down 3-4), and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” (unmoved at No. 5), respectively.

Mariah Carey makes her annual dance up the chart as the seven-times platinum “All I Want For Christmas Is You” soars 63-16 in its 35th week on the chart.

Originally released in 1994, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has returned to the chart every year since 2012, according to ARIA, and finally hit No. 1 for the very first time on the last chart of 2019.

Finally this week, Tones And I is flying on the chart with “Fly Away,” which lifts 24-19 in its third week. Tones And I (real name Toni Watson) was part of the all-star, show-closing performance of Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” at the Nov. 25 ARIA Awards.

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