Endangered Aussie Birds Closing In On ARIA Albums Chart #1

17 December 2021 | 5:01 pm | Staff Writer

Can they claw #1 from Adele?

Adele might have held onto #1 for a fourth straight week on the ARIA Albums Chart, but the fight for the top spot is still as lively as ever as we enter the final weeks of 2021.

This week, Songs Of Disappearancean album featuring the sounds of 53 of the county’s most threatened avian species, has jumped to #3, after debuting at #5 last week.

With an aim to raise awareness of the actions needed to preserve habitats and revive important populations, Songs Of Disappearance is an initiative from Birdlife Australia, who pieced it together following a recent study on how Australia's climate change is affecting birds.

“This album is a very special record with some rare recordings of birds that may not survive if we don’t come together to protect them,” BirdLife Australia CEO Paul Sullivan said.

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“While this campaign is fun, there’s a serious side to what we’re doing, and it’s been heartening to see bird enthusiasts showing governments and businesses that Australians care about these important birds.”

The only debuts on this week’s Albums Chart come from Juice WRLD’s Fighting Demons and Norah JonesI Dream Of Christmas.

Juice WRLD’s second posthumous album debuted at #7, while American singer-songwriter Jones’ first festive season album debuted at #26.