Taylor Swift Spends Second Week Atop Australia's Singles Chart

Mert & Marcus
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift extends her lead at the top of Australia’s singles chart into a second week while Ed Sheeran’s Divide (Warner) returns to the peak of the national albums chart. 

Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” (Universal Music Australia) opened at the top and it stays there for a second successive stint. It’s her fifth singles chart title. If history is anything to go by, the American pop singer should grab at least another week at the summit. Three of her four previous No. 1s -- “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” – spent three weeks at the pinnacle.  

Pink’s former chart leader “What About Us” (RCA/Sony) holds at No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart while Swift collects a 12th top five as “...Ready For It?” starts at No. 3. The track is the second lifted from her forthcoming sixth album Reputation.

The top 5 is completed by Macklemore’s “Glorious” (ADA/Warner) featuring Skylar Grey, and “Friends” (Def Jam/Universal) by Justin Bieber and BloodPop. Just four homegrown tracks crack the top 50 this week, none inside the top 20.

With Sheeran returning to the zenith of the ARIA Albums Chart after three weeks, the British singer and songwriter has now spent 20 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. 

The week’s highest debut is The Script’s Freedom Child (Columbia/Sony), which starts at No. 5 here after a No. 1 bow in the U.K.

After two weeks out of the top 50, Vance Joy’s former chart-topping debut album Dream Your Life Away returns to the top 10 following the release of his latest single, “Lay It On Me” (it's currently No. 25, the highest among all homegrown tracks this week). Dream Your Life Away reenters at No. 8. 

Also, LCD Soundsystem collect a first ever top 10 with American Dream (Columbia/Sony), the reunited American dance-indie rockers’ fourth album. Their previous best was a No. 11 peak for This Is Happening back in May 2010.

And just missing out on a berth in the top 10 is Crowded House and Split Enz singer songwriter Neil Finn, whose Out Of Silence (EMI) opens at No. 12. Finn’s fourth solo studio album was recorded in one session on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at his Roundhead Studio in Auckland. The session and rehearsals were live-streamed every Friday during August and included contributions from various Finn family members.