News 13 March 2021

Glass Animals land third week at #1 on ARIA Singles Chart with Heat Waves

Plus, debuts from Drake, Silk Sonic and more!

Glass Animals land third week at #1 on ARIA Singles Chart with Heat Waves

For the third straight week ‘Heat Waves’ by Glass Animals sits at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The track was the subject of an episode of the Song Exploder podcast released this week and has moved into the Top 5 in New Zealand.

Drake hits this week’s chart with ‘What’s Next’ (#7), ‘Wants And Needs’ (#15), and ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’ (#26). All three tracks come from the EP Scary Hours 2. The follow-up to the 2018 EP Scary Hours was announced the day before its release and features appearances by Rick Ross and Lil Baby. 2020 saw the Canadian rap superstar score Top Ten hits with ‘Toosie Slide’ (#3 Apr. ’20) and ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ (#3 Aug. ’20). Drake has now racked up 15 Top Ten singles in Australia.

P!nk and Willow Sage Hart’s ‘Cover Me In Sunshine’ moves up two to #8, claiming a new peak.

In its fourth week in the Top 50, ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ by Sydney rapper Masked Wolf jumps up five spots to score a new peak at #11.

American R&B stars Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak join forces as Silk Sonic, making their chart debut at #13 with ‘Leave The Door Open’. It’s the first single to come from the duo’s upcoming album, An Evening With Silk Sonic, which is expected later in the year. Mars last charted with ‘Finesse’ (#6 Feb. ’18).

Debuting at #19 with ‘Hold On’, Justin Bieber takes out his second new entry on the chart for 2021. The track is the fourth single from Bieber’s album Justice, which is set for release on 19 March. The album has already spawned the hits ‘Holy’ (#4 Sept. ’20), ‘Lonely’ (#11 Nov. ’20) and ‘Anyone’ (#5 Jan. ’21).

A week after debuting at #41, Riton x Nightcrawlers’ ‘Friday’ moves up 12 spots to #29.

American pop band AJR score their second ARIA Top 50 entry as they debut at #50 with ‘Bang!’. The single comes from the trio’s forthcoming fourth album, OK Orchestra, which is due at the end of March. AJR first hit the Singles Chart with ‘I’m Ready’ (#5 Aug. ’14).