After roaring into the No.1 position last week, Ms Katy Perry solidifies her standing this week, making it week No.2 on top with her new single ‘Roar’. The track must be selling rather well too… notching up a platinum sales accreditation after just three weeks in. ‘Roar’ is ahead of Jason Derulo, Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais, Avicii and Lorde’s ‘Love Club EP’ this week, the latter bagging a third platinum accreditation.
Also hitting the triple platinum mark this week is OneRepublic and their single ‘Counting Stars’; steady at No.6.
Naughty Boy’s single ‘La La La’ hits platinum (but falls two places to No.10), Gaga holds steady with ‘Applause’ at No.11 and Jessie J’s new single ‘It’s My Party’ is headed for the top, racing up eight spots in its second week of chart action to No.12.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘On Top Of The World’ is now gold (No.13) and the highest debut of the week comes four places below, with Eminem’s ‘Berzerk’ premiering at No.17 after just a few days of sales.
Will.I.Am and Miley’s ‘Fall Down’ does so (just the one spot), but hits platinum at No.19, Zedd’s ‘Clarity’ is down from No.16 to No.20 but achieves platinum sales and on the back of her ‘X Factor’ performance, Jessie J’s ‘Wild’ bullets from No.42 to No.24.
New at No.25 is the new OneRepublic single ‘Something I Need’, John Newman’s ‘Love Me Again’ is up nine to No.30 and Calvin Harris’ ‘Thinking About You’ becomes his latest single to notch an accreditation, officially bagging a gold sales gong for selling in excess of 35,000 copies.
Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ erupts with a three times platinum accreditation in position No.38 (down nine), though it’s struggled in the charts, Jess Mauboy’s single ‘To The End Of The Earth’ has done enough to achieve gold (No.40), Paramore’s ‘Ain’t It Fun’ spends its second week in the top 100 up from No.62 to No.41, but after their tour, Bastille’s ‘Laura Palmer’ slides from No.26 to No.42.
His delivery of the song was pretty special and ‘X Factor’ star Jai Waetford’s rendition of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ helps it re-enter the charts at No.43 (his own rendition debuts at No.55). Still on the ‘X Factor’ bandwagon, James Morrison’s ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ (performed by Taylor Henderson on the show) re-enters at No.46, while Taylor’s version debuts at No.84.
Emeli Sandé’s ‘Read All About It (Pt.III)’ hits gold at No.47.
Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ bullets from No.88 to No.48, Haim’s ‘The Wire’ is up from No.58 to No.49 and Keith Urban’s ‘Shame’ debuts at the even No.50.
One ‘X Factor’ performer who didn’t out-sell the original this week was Dami Im and her cover of U2’s ‘One’, which is the highest ‘X Factor’ debut of the week at No.52.
Bonnie McKee’s ‘American Girl’ finally sees some Aussie chart action, debuting at No.59, with further debuts at Nos.63 and 64 from Hillsong Young & Free (‘Wake’) and Will Sparks ftg. Joel Fletcher (‘Bring It Back’) respectively.
Bag Raiders’ ‘Shooting Stars’ drops from No.38 to No.66, Havana Brown’s new single ‘Flashing Lights’ debuts at No.68 and though she’s down 27 places this week, Emeli Sandé will at least be satisfied that her single ‘Next To Me’ has joined ‘Read All About It (Pt.III)’ in picking up a new sales accreditation; this one double platinum.
Martin Solveig’s ‘Hey Now’ bullets from No.99 to No.73 (two shy of its peak thus far), Drake’s ‘Started From The Bottom’ re-enters at No.75, Nonono’s ‘Pumpin Blood’ debuts at No.82 and the new Olly Murs single ‘Right Place Right Time’ is in first week at No.88.
Also new is Martin Garrix’ ‘Animals’ at No.97, but Ariana Grande’s ‘Right There’, Uncle Jed’s cover of ‘Brother’ and Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Turn The Night Up’ (all in the 50s last week) have all plunged out of the top 100.
He did it with his 2012 album ‘Born & Raised’ and he’s done it again with ‘Paradise Valley’. John Mayer makes it the second time in a row debuting at No.1 with a new album – and his second Australian No.1 with new LP ‘Paradise Valley’. It debuts in the top spot this week, holding out stiff competition from Avenged Sevenfold’s new long player ‘Hail To The King’, which premieres right behind him in position 2.
P!nk, Fleetwood Mac, Boy & Bear, Passenger and the rest of the top ten all fall as a result of the double debut, some by bigger margins than others.
A glimmer of light for Imagine Dragons, however, will be that their album ‘Night Visions’ notches up one week shy of six months on the charts by picking up a gold sales accreditation.
The repackage of Ellie Goulding’s album ‘Halcyon’ has done the trick, with the now renamed ‘Halcyon Days’ re-emerging in the top 50 this week at a very respectable No.12. DevilDriver and Franz Ferdinand join the top 20 debut party, with their respective albums ‘Winter Kills’ and ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ coming in at Nos.14 and 18.
Down eleven spots apiece this week are Dead Letter Circus’ ‘The Catalyst Fire’ (No.9 to No.20) and Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ (No.10 to No.21).
Sara Storer’s ‘Lovegrass’ debuts at No.25, Perfect Tripod’s ‘Australian Songs’ at No.29 and Wendy Matthews’ ‘The Welcome Fire’ at No.31.
John Fogerty’s ‘Wrote A Song For Everyone’ notches up three months by bulleting 16 places back into the top 50 (No.37), Karnivool’s ‘Asymmetry’ drops from No.24 to No.43, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s ‘Made Up Mind’ debuts at No.48 and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ drops 29 to No.50.
New entries just outside the top 50 from A$AP Ferg (‘Trap Lord’ at No.51) and Lindsey Stirling (‘Lindsey Stirling’ at No.53) and big drops for Cloud Control’s ‘Dream Cave’ (No.25 to No.57) and Asking Alexandria’s ‘From Death To Destiny’ (No.42 to No.72).
Dannii Minogue’s new best-of ‘This Is It : The Very Best Of…’ debuts at No.80, Horrorshow’s ‘King Among Many’ drops from No.31 to No.88 and Snakadaktal’s ‘Sleep In The Water’ falls from No.55 to No.89.
Kate Ceberano’s ‘Kensal Road’, which re-emerged in the top 100 last week at No.46, falls back out of the countdown.
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