News 16 January 2021

Olivia Rodrigo makes her ARIA Singles Chart debut at #1 with Drivers License

Plus, moves by Tones And I, SZA and more!

Olivia Rodrigo makes her ARIA Singles Chart debut at #1 with Drivers License

American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo debuts at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with her first single, ‘Drivers License’. The 17-year-old Californian has previously acted in the series Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. She contributed the track ‘All I Want’ to the latter’s soundtrack. Rodrigo becomes the first artist to debut at #1 with their debut single since Harry Styles’ ‘Sign Of The Times’ (#1 Apr. ’17).

Moving up one spot to #7, Tones And I’s ‘Fly Away’ equals the peak reached by ‘Never Seen The Rain’ (#7 Dec. ’19), becoming the ARIA Award winner’s joint second-highest chart entry. The record-breaking ‘Dance Monkey’ was #1 on the 2020 ARIA End Of Year Australian Singles Chart announced this week.

After debuting at #38 last week, SZA climbs up the chart 29 spots to hit #9 with ‘Good Days’. It’s becomes the American neo-soul artist’s first solo entry in the Top Ten. She previously hit #2 when she collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on ‘All The Stars’ in February 2018.

In its sixth week in the chart, Glass Animals’ ‘Heat Waves’ moves up five spots to #17, hitting the Top 20 for the first time. The track, from the English band’s third album Dreamland (#6 Aug. ’20), is being touted as a contender for the top spot in the upcoming Triple J Hottest 100.

Tiësto’s ‘The Business’ climbs 15 spots to hit a new peak at #25 in its second week in the Top 50.

At #44, British DJ/producer Paul Woolford makes his ARIA Top 50 debut with the Kareen Lomax-featured single ‘Looking For Me’. The collaboration with Diplo has hit the Top Ten in the UK and reached #1 in Ireland.

Debuting at #50, ‘Save Your Tears’ becomes the fifth track from The Weeknd’s After Hours (#1 Mar. ’20) to hit the Singles Chart Top 50. ‘Blinding Lights’ was #1 on the 2020 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart and sits at #13 this week.