Released in November 2019, “Blinding Lights” ruled the weekly ARIA Singles Chart for a full 10 weeks in 2020, longer than any other record during the year, earning him an ARIA Award nomination for best international act.
When Aussies were keen to extend the mood, their album of choice was Harry Styles' Fine Line, which rules the 2020 ARIA Albums Top 10.
The former One Direction star’s sophomore album spent just one week atop the weekly ARIA Albums Chart during the year, but critically, it had staying power. By year’s end, the LP had logged 48 weeks in the Top Ten, and Styles took out fan-voted best international act at the 2020 ARIA Awards.
Aussies also loved Taylor Swift’s folklore, the No. 2 ranked album of the year, while collections from Billie Eilish (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), AC/DC (Power Up) and Luke Combs (What You See Is What You Get) round out the Top 5, respectively.
Also during the past year, there was a real rush to snag a copy of Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush on wax. Kevin Parker’s multiple-ARIA Award winning psychedelic rock act tops the inaugural 2020 Vinyl Albums Top 10, with Powderfinger coming in at No. 2 with the 20th anniversary edition of Odyssey Number Five.
If local content is king, then Tones And I was the queen of Australia's music scene in 2020. The busker-turned-international star snags the top two spots on ARIA’s 2020 Australian Artists Singles Top 10 with "Dance Monkey" and "Never Seen The Rain," respectively, and four of the Top 10.
Check out the ARIA Annual Charts here.