News 24 May 2024

Billie Eilish hits the charts hard

Hoodoo Gurus score a top 10 debut

Billie Eilish hits the charts hard

Billie Eilish’s third full-length studio album, Hit Me Hard And Soft, takes the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, while 2007 ARIA-Hall-of-Fame inductees, Hoodoo Gurus, mark seven albums in the top 10. 

Hit Me Hard And Soft marks three for three for Eilish, who topped the chart for eight non-consecutive weeks in 2019-20 with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and two weeks in 2021 with Happier Than Ever

The 40th anniversary of Hoodoo Gurus’ debut album Stoneage Romeos lands at #8. The original Stoneage Romeos peaked at #29 in 1984. 

Former One Direction star Zayn returns with Room Under The Stairs, new at #16. It’s the follow up to Nobody Is Listening, which climbed to #10 in 2021. His debut album, Man Of Mine, hit #1 in 2016. 

Guitar legend Slash debuts at #14 with Orgy Of The Damned. As a member of Guns N’ Roses, he scored top 10 albums with Appetite For Destruction (#7 in 1987), Use Your Illusion I (#2 in 1991), Use Your Illusion II (#1 in 1991), The Spaghetti Incident? (#1 in 1993) and Greatest Hits (#5 in 2004). As a solo act, he had visited the top 10 another five times before this week: Slash (#3 in 2010), Apocalyptic Love (#2 in 2012), World On Fire (#2 in 2014), Living The Dream (#4 in 2018) and 4 (#2 in 2022). 

American singer-songwriter Tommy Richman scores his first #1, as Million Dollar Baby steps up from #2 last week. He is the fourth act to score their first #1 this year, following in the footsteps of Noah Kahan, Benson Boone and Sabrina Carpenter. 

Billie Eilish scores 10 top 50 hits this week, all from Hit Me Hard And Soft. The best performer is Lunch, which lands at #5 and becomes her 15th top five hit here. Two of her singles have hit the top: Bad Guy for two weeks in 2019 and What Was I Made For? for three weeks last year.