After three weeks out of the top spot, Elton John and Dua Lipa return to claim a third week at #1 with ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’. In the UK, the track only managed one week at #1 but has to date spent ten weeks in the Top Ten. It’s the track’s 17th straight week in the Top Ten in Australia.
Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ jumps up ten spots to hit #8. It becomes the 17th week in the ARIA Top Ten for the 1994 track, which has hit #1 on the chart in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
After returning to the chart last week at #35, Michael Bublé’s ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ jumps up to 21 spots to hit #14. It’s ten spots below the peak the track reached in December 2019. Lower down the chart, Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ has moved to 18, while Ariana Grande’s ‘Santa Tell Me’ and Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree’ have re-entered at #31 and #49, respectively.
American neo-soul singer-songwriter SZA takes out her second Singles Chart entry for 2021 as ‘I Hate U’ debuts at #19. A demo of the track was released by SZA on Soundcloud in August before officially releasing it last week. Earlier in the year, SZA scored her highest peak with ‘Good Days’ (#7 Feb. ’21). More recently, SZA appeared as feature artist on the Doja Cat track ‘Kiss Me More’ (#2 May ‘21), which this week sits at #15.
Debuting at #26, Belgian DJ and record producer Lost Frequencies and British singer Calum Scott team up for the track ‘Where Are You Now’. It becomes the first Lost Frequencies track to hit the chart since ‘Reality’ (#35 Dec. ’15). For Scott, it’s his first Top 50 entry since ‘You Are The Reason’ (#27 Dec. ’17).
English singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Elton John debut at #27 with their duet ‘Merry Christmas’. Co-written by the pair, the song appears on the Christmas edition of Sheeran's = (#1 Nov. ‘21) as well as a new edition of John's The Lockdown Sessions (#2 Nov. ’21). It’s John’s second festive season single, coming 48 years on from 1973’s ‘Step Into Christmas’.
20-years-old American singer-songwriter Emmy Meli makes her ARIA Top 50 debut at #43 with ‘I Am Woman’. Not to be confused with the Helen Reddy track of the same name, Meli’s song gained popularity on TikTok, where it now has almost 22 million views.