News 27 February 2021

Glass Animals hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with Heat Waves

Plus, moves by Cardi B, Masked Wolf and more!

Glass Animals hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with Heat Waves

In its twelfth week in the Top 50, ‘Heat Waves’ by Glass Animals hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for the first time. The track, which topped the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2020 in January, becomes the British band’s first chart-topping single anywhere in the world. They’re the first British group to top the Singles Chart since Clean Bandit spent six weeks at #1 in 2016/7 with ‘Rockabye’ (#1 Dec. ’16).

On hearing of their #1, Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley said:

“Can’t believe this. This was never the intention when we started this album….the goal was to write some songs that maybe made someone feel less alone for a moment when they needed it. Thats what my favourite songs do for me at least. The messages, kind words, art and other creative responses to this album have gone beyond all of our wildest dreams. That makes this number one endlessly meaningful. Australia - you have been home to many firsts for us - and this is another one. Thank you, we miss you, and we will be there asap. I actually have the dates pencilled in my calendar. We will celebrate together then. x”

‘Up’, the follow-up to Cardi B’s chart-topping ‘WAP’ (#1 Aug. ’20), climbs seven spots to hit #12 in its third week on the chart. It takes over from ‘I Like It’ (#14 Jul.’18) as the American rapper’s second-highest chart peak. To date, ‘Up’ has peaked at #2 in the US.

ARIA Award winner Amy Shark takes out her first new Singles Chart entry for 2021 as she debuts at #22 with the Keith Urban-featured track ‘Love Songs Ain't For Us’. Co-written with Ed Sheeran, it’s the fourth single released from Shark’s forthcoming second album, Cry Forever, which is set for release in April. The album will also include previous single ‘Everybody Rise’ (#31 Sept. ’20).

After debuting at #47 last week, Sydney rapper Masked Wolf climbs 22 spots to #25 with ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’. The track was originally released in mid-2019 before being re-released in January of this year. As well as charting here in Australia, it has begun to make waves on charts in the US, UK and across Europe.

German DJ/producer ATB hits the ARIA Top 50 for the first time in over 20 years at #45 with ‘Your Love (9pm)’. It’s a reworking of ‘9pm ('Till I Come)’ (#10 Jun. ’99) that sees ATB teams up with fellow German DJ/producer Topic and Swedish singer A7S. The original was ATB’s highest chart peak in Australia.

Jumping into the chart at #50, Polo G makes his Singles Chart debut with ‘Martin & Gina’. The track comes from the American rapper’s second album The Goat (#10 May ’20). The title is a reference to characters from the 1990s sitcom Martin, starring Marin Lawrence.