News 11 March 2022

Encanto soundtrack hits #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart

Seventh Top Ten for Missy Higgins.

Encanto soundtrack hits #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart

In its eleventh week on the ARIA Albums Chart, the soundtrack to the Disney animated film Encanto hits #1 for the first time. Featuring songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the album debuted at #29 at the start of January before hitting the Top Ten for the first time in its second week on the chart and staying there for every week since. This week, there are three Encanto tracks in the Top 50: ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ (#8), ‘Surface Pressure’ (#22) and ‘The Family Madrigal’ (#50).

Missy Higgins claims her seventh Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart, debuting at #3 with Total Control. The mini-album is the ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter’s first collection of all-new material since Solastalgia (#7 Dec. ’18). The material on Total Control was inspired by music Higgins created for the ABC TV series of the same name. It includes her version of The Motels’ 1979 hit ‘Total Control’.

A week on from performing their one-off show in Geelong as part of the Victorian initiative Always Love, Foo Fighters jump back into the Top Ten from #32 to #10 with their compilation Greatest Hits. Hitting #1 on release in 2009, this is the first week it has appeared in the Top Ten since January 2010. It’s the album’s 119th week in the Top 50.

Swedish metal band Sabaton score their third ARIA Top 50 entry as they debut at #25 with The War To End All Wars. The group’s tenth album is the sequel to The Great War (#7 Jul. ’19), and like its predecessor is a concept album about World War I.