It’s beginning to look — and sound — a lot like Christmas if the ARIA charts are anything to go by, which of course they are.
This weekend’s charts look set to be bombarded by carollers if mid-week sales are any indication (which of course they are), with Sia’s Everyday is Christmas, and The Wiggles’ Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas both looking to crash into the charts (Sia is set for a high Top Ten debut).
Michael Buble’s Christmas will climb from last week’s #7 to hit the top reaches – maybe this’ll be his nationally-agreed-upon week at #1 in 2017, given it has hit the top spot every year since 2011.
John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John’s Friends For Christmas will leap back into the Top Ten, while Chris Isaak’s Christmas will be in the Top 25.
Elvis’s Christmas record with the Philharmonic will remain in the charts, sitting at #41 this week.
Christmas spending is already kicking in, given that a fifth of the Top 50 is made up of Greatest Hits collections. “Dad likes the Eagles, doesn’t he?”
That kinda thing.
The charts come out this Saturday at 6pm, unless something terrible stops this from occurring. I don’t even wanna think about it, to be honest.