News 7 January 2022

Elton John & Dua Lipa return to ARIA Singles Chart #1

Lots of post-Christmas re-entries and debuts!

Elton John & Dua Lipa return to ARIA Singles Chart #1

After dropping back to #4 last week due to the Christmas surge, Elton John and Dua Lipa return to take out sixth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’. This week marks the track’s 20th consecutive week in the Top Five, having been there since w/c 30/8/2021.

After dropping to #21 last week, Acraze’s ‘Do It To It’ jumps back up to a new peak at #8, one spot above its previous high. The drop out of all the Christmas songs from the Top 50 this week has also led to new peaks for Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott’s ‘Where Are You Now’ (#10) and Imagine Dragons, JID & League of Legends’ ‘Enemy’ (#15).

This week’s Singles Chart includes two debuts by tracks from the new Disney animated film Encanto. This highest debut is at #20 with ‘We Don't Talk About Bruno’, which includes contributions from much of the cast. Jessica Darrow’s performances of ‘Surface Pressure’ has debuted at #44.

In amongst the flux caused by the Christmas song drops, The Killers’ 2004 single ‘Mr Brightside’ has returned the Top 50 and claimed a new ARIA Charts peak at #23. The track’s previous peak of #29 was reached in January 2005, during its original chart run.

Dutch DJ Tiësto and American singer Ava Max make their debut at #37 with their collaboration ‘The Motto’. It’s Tiësto’s first chart entry since hitting the Top Ten last year with ‘The Business’ (#4 Feb. ’21). The debut gives Ava Max her first chart entry since ‘My Head & My Heart’ (#21 Mar. ’21).

Gold Coast producer Luude makes his ARIA Top 50 debut at #48 with his drum & bass reinterpretation of Men At Work’s 1981 single ‘Down Under’. The new version features reworked vocals by Colin Hay, the lead singer of Men At Work, who were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 1994. ‘Down Under’ topped charts in Australia, UK, US, Ireland, Canada, and many other countries.