The Frognoise album caused a major upset on Australia’s biggest music charts, pushing aside international superstars and household names as it claimed a top three spot.
The Bowerbird Collective, Australian Museum, and Native Amphibian album Songs of Disappearance debuted at No. 3 on the ARIA charts, almost knocking Taylor Swift off the top of the charts.
The album beat out Jimmy Burns’ new Christmas album, Blue Christmas, and pushed megastar Harry Styles’ latest release down from number three to number six.
Dr Jodi Rowley, Senior Research Fellow and Curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW, is thrilled with the results.
“This shows just how much Australia cares about our frogs and that their croaking sounds are truly beautiful, charming and mesmerizing!
“Australian Frogs have given Taylor Swift some money competition. It’s very exciting to see the Australian Frogs and their amazing calls in the spotlight!”
A similar Australian bird sounds album, released last year, peaked at number two on the charts, and the frog album revealed just how much Australians love animal sounds.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/harry-styles-jimmy-barnes-lose-out-to-frogs-on-arias-chats/news-story/3e9037a3dfc2fac9627d031353701a6e Australian frog croaking surpasses Harry Styles and Jimmy Barnes on ARIA charts