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ARIA To Celebrate Dance Music With New Charts

6 December 2022 | 8:40 am | Mary Varvaris

The Australian Dance Singles Chart and the Australian Dance Albums Chart have been added to a growing list of Australian-based charts.

(Pic by Nathan Landers)

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It's an exciting day for dance music pioneers and fans alike as ARIA has added two new chart categories: the Australian Dance Singles Chart and the Australian Dance Albums Chart.

The new lists are now available to view. David Guetta and Bebe Rexha's smash hit, I'm Good (Blue), continues to dominate and now tops the Australian Dance Singles Chart. The collaboration is followed by B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All) by Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal, Heat Waves by Glass Animals, and Aussies Luude, Amy Shark, and Rüfüs Du Sol making the Top 10.

The Australian Dance Albums Chart will feature just ten records, while the Singles Chart will showcase 20 songs. The new additions to ARIA are the second and third charts added this year, after the New Music Chart became the first chart to be introduced in three years in June. 

ARIA Charts are looking fuller and more representative of what people are listening to, including Australian Hip Hop/R&B, Country, and Top 20 Singles and Albums, in reporting how Australians consume homegrown music every week. 

Annabelle Herd, CEO of ARIA, said: "ARIA is determined to find ways to showcase Australian music from all who create it; this is another step in the right direction as we endeavour to provide a transparent scoreboard for our industry and music fans alike to understand how local music is being streamed, purchased and engaged with."

She added, "It makes total sense to have Australian Dance Charts in addition to our regular Dance Charts; you only have to look at this year's ARIA Awards featuring RÜFÜS DU SOL, Luude and Flume to see that dance music plays such an important role in Australian music culture. It represents many of our most-loved acts across the globe and countless DJs filling clubs across the country on a nightly basis. 

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"We're determined to work with the dance music community to find ways to ensure established and up-and-coming producers are recognised for their contribution to this culture and provide a greater spotlight as nightlife across Australia continues to recover."