News 6 January 2023

Sam and Kim’s Unholy soars back to #1

Taylor Swift owns the Albums Chart, again

Sam and Kim’s Unholy soars back to #1

It’s an all-new top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, as Christmas music exits in a rush and newer favourites charge back up the chart. 

Last week’s #1, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, vanishes from the top 50, along with 33 other Christmas tracks. 

Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ Unholy flies from #13 last week back to the top spot, giving it five non-consecutive weeks at #1; it also reclaims the #1 spot on the new music singles chart. The return of Unholy to the top comes hard on the heels of the announcement that Kim will headline Sydney WorldPride’s closing concert, Rainbow Republic, on Sunday 5 March. 

SZA's Kill Bill grabs the runner-up spot on this week’s Singles Chart, jumping from #12 last week, while former #1 smash I’m Good (Blue) by David Guetta and Bebe Rexha vaults from #25 to #3. 

On track to reach #1 in the UK this week, Escapism. by new British star RAYE (featuring 070 Shake) claims a new peak on the Australian chart at #7. Australia’s #1 song of 2022, Harry Styles’ As It Was, makes a strong comeback, up 25 places to #9. 

On the Albums Chart, the #1 album of 2022 – Taylor Swift’s Midnights – stays on top for the 9th non-consecutive week (she also has another four albums in the top 40) and SZA’s SOS steps up a spot to #2.