‘Music From The Home Front’ All-Star Album Beats Bob Dylan to Australian Chart Crown

Bob Dylan will have to settle to second-best after the all-star charity fundraising album "Music From The Home Front" bowed atop the ARIA Albums Chart.

‘Music From The Home Front’ All-Star Album Beats Bob Dylan to Australian Chart Crown

It took something special to keep ’s comeback album from the crest of Australia’s albums chart. Music From The Home Front (Bloodlines/Universal) is something special.

The companion album to Michael Gudinski’s all-star virtual concert blasts to No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and becomes the ninth homegrown album to hit the summit in 2020.

Music From The Home Front was broadcast on free-to-air Channel 9 on ANZAC Day, April 25, featuring performances from the likes of Tones And I, Kevin Parker, Vance Joy, Delta Goodrem, Dean Lewis, Crowded House and Jimmy Barnes.

“I’m humbled and proud to receive this No. 1 award from ARIA on behalf of all the incredible artists who stepped up at the eleventh hour and delivered for ‘Music From The Home Front’, ‘Support Act’, ‘the RSL’ and all the front line workers,” comments Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski, who masterminded the project.

“I want to thank them all, and I’m also immensely proud of the Mushroom Team, Channel 9 and of course all the media that helped promote this most significant event. ‘Music From The Home Front’ is in the Top 5 moments of my life and I will never forget this unprecedented event that will remain etched in Australian music history”.

All profits from the album go to Support Act, the charity that delivers crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers.

Coming in at No. 2 on this week’s albums survey is Bob Dylan’s Rough And Rowdy Ways (Columbia/Sony), the legendary songwriter’s 39th studio album. It’s Dylan’s first appearance in the top three since Modern Times ruled the national chart in September 2006.

Rough And Rowdy Ways eclipses the No. 8 peak for Dylan’s last album of original material, Tempest, which peaked at No. 8 in September 2012.

Since then, Dylan has released a trio of cover albums, with Shadows In The Night the best chart performer of the lot, reaching No. 8 in February 2015.

Sydney outfit score a career best No. 3 with their third studio set, Lonely Diamond (UNFD/Orchard). It’s the followup to Chiaroscuro, which peaked at No. 11 in early 2019 and featured the Triple J Hottest 100 winner “Confidence”.

’s former chart-leader Chromatica (Interscope/Universal) holds at No. 4 while Lamb Of God round out the top 5 with their self-titled new set. The No. 5 bow for Lamb Of God (Nuclear Blast/Universal) is the U.S. metal band’s highest chart peak to-date in Australia.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, DaBaby’s “Rockstar” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Roddy Ricch rules for a sixth successive week, while SAINt JHN’s “Roses” (Sony) holds at No. 2 and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (Columbia/Sony) by New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 and U.S. R&B singer Jason Derulo vaults 24-3 in its second week.

The highest new entry on the current frame belongs to Adelaide hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods, whose “I’m Good?” (Hilltop Hoods/Universal) starts at No. 46. The single has been released to help raise funds for Support Act’s “Roadies” Fund.

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Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s ‘Savage Love’ Dances Into Lead In U.K. Singles Chart Race

Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love" holds a narrow lead on the Official Chart First Look.

Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s ‘Savage Love’ Dances Into Lead In U.K. Singles Chart Race

A teenage New Zealander could be the next U.K. singles chart champion.

Jawsh 685 (real name Joshua Nanai), the 17-year-old producer from Auckland, leads the Official Chart First Look with “Savage Love (Laxed Beat – Siren)” (RCA), his viral hit with U.S. R&B star Jason Derulo.

An instrumental cut of “Savage Love” exploded on TikTok and spawned the “Culture Dance” challenge, which invited users to celebrate their heritage in dance.

The version featuring Derulo’s vocals flew 22-4 in its first two weeks on the Official U.K. Singles Chart and is the top performer after the weekend’s sales and streaming activity.

It if holds its position when the weekly survey is published this Friday, it’ll give Derulo his fifth U.K. No. 1, and Jawsh 685 his first.

It’ll be a white-knuckle ride for the pair. The current No. 1 DaBaby’s “Rockstar” (Interscope) featuring Roddy Ricch, is just 317 chart sales adrift and sits at No. 2 on the sales blast, according to the Official Charts Company.

show fresh chart legs with “Living In a Ghost Town” (Polydor), which bows at No. 9 on the early chart. The legendary British band’s first single in four years was released in April, peaking at No. 63, and enjoys a burst early this week thanks to its release on vinyl and CD formats.

Finally, South Korean girl group BlackPink start at No. 13 with their record-breaking new release “How You Like That.”

Its music video reportedly broke the YouTube record for the most global its in first 24 hours, with 82.4 million views.

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