After recently becoming the number 1 artist in the world on Spotify (beating The Weeknd), Taylor Swift takes the ARIA charts by storm this week, scoring the #1 album, #1 single and eight of the top 10 singles.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) becomes her 12th #1 album in Australia and her third in 2023: Midnights was on top for seven non-consecutive weeks earlier this year (in addition to its seven weeks at the summit during 2022) and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) spent two weeks at #1 in July.
The new album marks Taylor’s biggest sales week ever on the ARIA Albums Chart, the biggest opening week for any new album since 2017 and a record-setting first week for a vinyl album.
Taylor now draws level with Madonna in third place on the list of acts with the most #1 albums in Australia. Jimmy Barnes is on top with 15 as a solo act (he had another five with Cold Chisel), followed by the Beatles with 14.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) is her fourth re-recorded album, all of which have topped the chart. The original version of 1989 was #1 for four weeks in 2014 and another five weeks in 2015, delivering three #1 hits: Shake It Off, Blank Space and Bad Blood.
Taylor also captures her 10th #1 single in Australia this week, as Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) takes the top spot.
The other four From The Vault tracks from her new album also land in the top 10, with Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) at #2, Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) at #3, Slut! (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) at #4 and Suburban Legends (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) at #8. She is also at #7 with Style (Taylor’s Version), #9 with Blank Space (Taylor’s Version) and #10 with Cruel Summer.
Aussie rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard arrive at #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart with The Silver Cord, their second top 10 album of 2023 (PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation peaked at #2 in July). The band have won two ARIA Awards and are nominated for four in this year’s Awards, which will be handed out on 15 November.
2023 ARIA Chart Toppers
January 2 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You
January 9 Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy
January 16 SZA Kill Bill
January 23 Miley Cyrus Flowers
January 30 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 6 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 13 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 20 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 27 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 6 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 13 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 20 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 27 Miley Cyrus Flowers
April 3 Miley Cyrus Flowers
April 10 Miley Cyrus Flowers
April 17 Morgan Wallen Last Night
April 24 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 1 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 8 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 15 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 29 Morgan Wallen Last Night
June 5 Morgan Wallen Last Night
June 12 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
June 19 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
June 26 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 3 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 10 Olivia Rodrigo Vampire
July 17 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 24 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 31 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
August 7 Billie Eilish What Was I Made For?
August 14 Billie Eilish What Was I Made For?
August 21 Billie Eilish What Was I Made For?
August 28 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 4 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 11 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 18 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 25 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
October 2 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
October 30 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
November 6 Taylor Swift Is It Over Now?(Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
January 2 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 9 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 16 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 23 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 30 SZA SOS
February 6 Sam Smith Gloria
February 13 Taylor Swift Midnights
February 20 Paramore This Is Why
February 27 P!nk Trustfall
March 6 Harry Styles Harry’s House
March 13 Harry Styles Harry’s House
March 20 Miley Cyrus Endless Summer Vacation
March 27 Morgan Wallen One Day At A Time
April 3 Lana Del Ray Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
April 10 Melanie Martinez Portals
April 17 Cub Sport Jesus At The Gay Bar
April 24 Metallica 72 Reasons
May 1 Morgan Wallen One Thing At A Time
May 8 Peach PRC Manic Dream Pixie
May 15 Ed Sheeran –
May 29 Lewis Capaldi Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent
June 5 Taylor Swift Midnights
June 12 Foo Fighters But Here We Are
June 19 Niall Horan The Show
June 26 The Teskey Brothers The Winding Way
July 3 Kerser A Gift & A Kers
July 10 Taylor Swift Midnights
July 17 Taylor Swift Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
July 24 Taylor Swift Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
July 31 Barbie The Album
August 7 Travis Scott Utopia
August 14 Travis Scott Utopia
August 21 G Flip Drummer
August 28 Barbie The Album
September 4 Powderfinger Vulture Street (20th Anniversary)
September 11 Polaris Fatalism
September 18 Olivia Rodrigo GUTS
September 25 Olivia Rodrigo GUTS
October 2 Kylie Minogue Tension
October 30 The Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds
November 6 Taylor Swift 1989 (Taylor’s Version)
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