News 31 May 2024

Hilltop Hoods walk back into the top 10

Twenty One Pilots fly to #1, Tommy Richman holds on top

Hilltop Hoods walk back into the top 10

Local hip-hop heroes Hilltop Hoods step back onto the charts this week with a classic album, while American rock band Twenty One Pilots score their first #1 in six years.

Formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009, Twenty One Pilots return with their seventh studio album Clancy, which storms onto the ARIA Albums Chart at #1.  Before now, they had hit the top 10 three times: Blurryface got to #7 in 2021, Trench went to #1 for one week in 2018 and Scaled and Icy stopped at #3 in 2021.

UK metal band Bring Me The Horizon arrive at #4 with Post Human: Next Gen. It’s their ninth studio album and the second installment in the four-album Post Human series. The first, Post Human: Survival Horror, peaked at #3 in 2020. They have had four #1 albums here: There Is A Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret in 2010, Sempiternal in 2013, That’s The Spirit in 2015 and Amo in 2019. 

The release of the 10th anniversary edition sees Hilltop Hoods’ Walking Under Stars re-enter at #5. The album hit #1 in 2014 for two weeks. The winners of 10 ARIA Awards, the band has had five consecutive #1 studio albums: The Hard Road in 2006, State Of The Art in 2009, Drinking From The Sun in 2012, Walking Under Stars in 2014 and The Great Expanse in 2019.

Over on the singles chart, it’s two weeks on top for Tommy Richman’s Million Dollar Baby.

The highest new entry of the week goes to American country superstar Zach Bryan, who arrives at #15 with Pink Skies. It’s the lead single from his upcoming fifth studio album, The Great American Bar Scene, and his third top 20 hit here. Its predecessors, Something In The Orange and I Remember Everything (with Kacey Musgraves), both peaked at #6.