Bush and Australia, it would seem, have a tight, mutual bond. Brisbane’s Pub Choir is going viral with its cover of Bush’s 1985 hit, which caught the attention of its creator. Its singers are buzzing off an email received by the choir’s founder and director Astrid Jorgensen, in which Bush responds, “I’ve been so busy that I’ve only just had the chance to watch you all singing RUTH. It’s utterly, utterly wonderful! I love it so much! Thank you everyone. You sing it really beautifully. I’m incredibly touched by your warmth and all your smiling faces.”
The Stranger Things effect can be seen further down the list, for the chart week of July 18, 2022, as Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” enters the Top 20 for the first time, lifting 24-19. The title track from Metallica’s 1986 album is flying following Eddie Munson’s pure “metal” guitar solo, late in season four.
Meanwhile, Harry Styles hangs onto the ARIA Albums Chart crown with Harry’s House, while Cold Chisel charge up the chart with Circus Animals, the Aussie rock legends’ fourth studio album from 1982. Circus Animals blasts to No. 2 following the release of a 40th anniversary edition.