News 2 March 2016

Who'll challenge Hilltop Hoods and Lukas Graham for the #1s this week?

Will we see new chart-toppers?

Who'll challenge Hilltop Hoods and Lukas Graham for the #1s this week?

Will we see new chart-toppers?

Adelaide hip hop luminaries Hilltop Hoods picked up their fifth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart last week with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung. On the Singles Chart, Danes Lukas Graham held the #1 for a second week with ‘7 Years’.

Who’ll reign supreme at the top of the ARIA Charts this week?

Let’s take a look at this week’s ARIA Charts contenders.


British group The 1975 will be hoping for a new ARIA Charts peak with second album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It; After peaking at #2 with The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hope to go one better with This Unruly Mess I've Made; Canberra post-hardcore band Hands Like Houses could pick up their first top 50 appearance with third album Dissonants; Youth worship group Hillsong Young & Free return with Youth Revival; Sydney’s DMA's will hope for a supersonic debut for first album Hills End; Metal legends Anthrax release their first album in five years, For All Kings; comedy glam band Steel Panther could chart with the acoustic album Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage; The legacy of the “Quiet Beatle” gets celebrated on the all-star live album George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison; Irish vocal group Celtic Thunder could chart with the live compilation Legacy Vol. 1.

Titles that could either move up or re-appear in the top 50 this week include Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall, Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece, James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm, Troye Sivan’s Blue Neighbourhood and David Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.


As well as a possible debut on the Albums Chart with This Unruly Mess I've Made, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis could pick up a new Singles Chart entry with ‘Dance Off’; Kelly Clarkson could pick up her first chart entry in a year with ‘Piece By Piece’; Norwegian producer Alan Walker looks set to make his ARIA Charts debut with ‘Faded’; Former 1Der Zayn could pick up his second solo chart appearance with ‘It's You’; Taylor Swift could be set to pick up an eighth top 50 single from 1989 with ‘New Romantics’; Fifth Harmony look set to follow up the chart success of ‘Worth It’ (#9 Aug. ’15) with ‘Work From Home’

Tracks that could make the move up the Singles Chart this week include Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Stressed Out’, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘1955’, Rihanna’s ‘Work’ and Daya’s ‘Hide Away’.

The weekly ARIA Charts announcement happens every Saturday at 6pm.