Strange things perform this week on the Australian Singles Chart, as Kate Bush makes a dramatic comeback with ‘Running Up That Hill’.
The iconic English singer re-enters the ARIA chart at No. 2 with ‘Running’ (via Warner), her mid-’80s hit that is resurrected in the fourth and final season of Netflix’s sci-fi series stranger things.
Only “As It Was” by Harry Styles (Columbia/Sony), which enters a seventh week at No. 1 on the ARIA chart, exceeds “Running Up That Hill”, which reaches a new high.
Originally released as the first single from love dogs“Running” peaked at No. 6 in November 1985, according to ARIA.
The top debut in the latest Singles Survey, for the week beginning June 6, 2022, belongs to Kanye West and the late XXXTentacion, with “True Love” (Columbia/Sony) new at No. 21, while Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa make the list again with “Potion” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Young Thug, new at No. 32.
It’s a second straight double for Styles, with “As It Was” holding the singles crown and the British pop singer Harry’s house retaining the number one spot on the ARIA Albums Chart.
Brisbane alternative rock band Ball Park Music claim third place in the ARIA rankings with More and more strange (Inertia), their seventh album. Stranger is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled November 2020 album, which also peaked at No. 2 and went on to garner three ARIA Award nominations.
British rock legends Def Leppard land a fifth ARIA Top 10 with Diamond Star Halos (USM/Universal), new n°3, while Liam Gallagher completes the Top 5 with Come on you know (Warner UK), new at No. 5. It’s an ideal solo chart for the former Oasis frontman who, to coincide with the studio album, is also releasing the live LP Along the Thames, the ninth best-selling album on wax this week in Australia.