She may have missed out on that coveted No.1 position last week, but Katy Perry has done enough with her new single ‘Roar’ in the past seven days to improve on her No.3 debut last week and snatch the top spot from Jason Derulo’s ‘Talk Dirty’. ‘Roar’ becomes Katy’s third No.1 hit in Australia after ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘California Gurls’.
But Jason shouldn’t feel too dejected, because although ‘Talk Dirty’ drops to No.2 this week, it does pick up a platinum sales accreditation after just two weeks on the chart. And Avicii should be even more pleased in position No.3… His international smash ‘Wake Me Up’ jumps from double platinum to four times platinum in a week (280,000 copies).
On her way to the top this week is Lana Del Rey and her Cedric Gervais reworking of ‘Summertime Sadness’, which bullets from No.14 to No.4. It’s tinged with gold after selling more than 35,000 copies during its three week chart stay thus far.
Ellie Goulding’s having a good week too. Not only did she debut at No.1 on the UK charts (her first No.1 hit at home), but ‘Burn’ has also picked up a platinum sales accreditation on the other side of the world (No.10).
Gaga’s ‘Applause’ improves on its No.19 debut last week and surges to No.11 and a top 20 debut for the new Jessie J single ‘It’s My Party’ (No.20).
The accreditations keep coming at No.24 with Timomatic’s ‘Parachute’ falling slowly down the charts armed with a new double platinum sheen. His new single ‘Waterfalls’ was announced yesterday.
Who needs a record label to have a top 30 hit? Not former ‘X Factor’ boyband What About Tonight, that’s for sure. Their single ‘Time Of Our Lives’ has been swanning around the charts for the past few weeks, but this week is their best; the song bulleting from No.52 last week to a new peak of No.25 and all completely independent.
Bastile’s ‘Laura Palmer’ improves seven spots on the back of their Aussie visit (No.26), sales figures for Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ have been adjusted and it surges from five times platinum to seven times platinum (490,000 copies), but drops three spots to No.34.
Jess Mauboy’s ‘To The End Of The Earth’ slides from No.25 to No.37, Emeli Sandé’s ‘Read All About It (Pt.III)’ rockets back into the top 100 at No.40 after Joelle’s performance of the track on this week’s ‘X Factor’ and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Can’t Hold Us’ pops its head back into the top 50 at No.49.
Debuting just outside the top 50 this week is the new Ariana Grande single ‘Right There’ (No.51), Uncle Jed’s version of Matt Corby’s ‘Brother’ improves from a No.60 debut to No.53, Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Turn The Night Up’ is in at No.54 and Arctic Monkeys’ new single ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ is into the countdown at No.56.
But the new Robin Thicke single ‘Give It 2 U’ is stalling, falling eight places this week to No.57. No such problems for Haim and their new track ‘The Wire’ which soars from No.83 to No.58. And Paramore’s ‘Ain’t It Fun’ is new to the countdown at No.62.
More Aussie chart love for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with ‘White Walls’. It premieres at No.65 this week.
However, our love for UK boyband The Wanted seems to be waning. Their new track ‘We Own The Night’ debuted at No.40 last week, but it’s already falling at a rapid rate – down 26 places this week to No.66.
Re-entries for Will.I.Am and Britney’s ‘Scream & Shout’ and Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ (Nos.68 and 69 respectively), Birdy’s ‘People Help The People’ drops from No.51 to No.75, Jason Mraz’ ‘I Won’t Give Up’ is off 35 spots to No.38 and the Selena Gomez single ‘Come And Get It’ is down 16 places to No.80.
Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ is the last of the top 100 debuts at No.88.
Just the one week on top for Sydney outfit Rüfüs and their debut album ‘Atlas’. The album drops to No.4 in its second week of chart action, making way for another No.1 debutant in fellow Sydney-siders Boy & Bear. ‘Harlequin Dream’ is the band’s second album following on from 2011’s ‘Moonfire’, but becomes their first No.1 LP, debuting in top spot ahead of P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years : The Chain’.
Last week’s No.2 (Dead Letter Circus’ ‘The Catalyst Fire’) drops to No.9, ahead of a surging Bastille, whose album ‘Bad Blood’ bullets eight spots to No.10 on the back of their Australian visit.
Into the top 20 this week are the Charlie Pride collection ’40 Years Of Pride’ (No.21 to No.15), ‘The Very Best Of Slim Dusty’ (re-entering the top 100 at No.17), Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Party’ (A No.19 Aussie debut to follow on from his No.1 US debut) and Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’ (No.47 to No.20).
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ slides, however. It’s down from No.8 last week to No.21 ahead of a No.23 debut for Earl Sweatshirt’s album ‘Doris’ and another slide – this one from Cloud Control’s ‘Dream Cave’ (No.9 on debut to No.25).
OneRepublic’s ‘Native’ is up from No.35 to No.26, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ is back into the top 50 at No.32 (No.54), Bruce Springsteen’s best-of re-enters the countdown at No.34 ahead of tickets going on sale for his next Aussie tour and John Williamson’s ‘A Hell Of A Career’ surges from No.51 to No.35.
Bon Jovi’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is back in the top 50 (at No.38), but drops for Jay Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ (No.26 to No.40), Rudimental’s ‘Home’ (No.23 to No.41) and Asking Alexandria’s ‘From Death To Destiny’ (No.11 on debut to No.42).
‘Elvis At Stax’ debuts at No.43; Adele’s ’21’ and Kate Ceberano’s ‘Kensal Road’ both re-enter the top 50 (Nos.45 and 46 respectively).
Outside the top 50, Agnetha Fältskog’s ‘A’ eases 18 spots this week to No.54, but Snakadaktal’s ‘Sleep In The Water’ eases more (No.28 to No.55).
The new George Benson LP ‘Inspiration’ gets a look in at No.60 on debut, Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘The Wrong Side Of Heaven…’ drops another 23 spots (No.43 to No.66) and Luke Kennedy’s ‘A Time For Us’ is down from No.44 to No.68.
There’s a debut for Youngblood Hawke and their debut long player ‘Wake Up’; another for the ‘Melodie Francaise’ compilation (No.78) and a trio of debuts in the mid 80s; Dianna Corcoran’s ‘Love & Therapy’ (No.85), The Idea Of North’s ‘Smile’ (No.86) and Slim Dusty’s ‘The Son Of Noisy Dan’ (No.87).
More debuts in the 90s… Yellowcard’s ‘Ocean Avenue Acoustic’ at No.93 and the fourth volume of the ‘Offspring’ soundtracks at No.94.
Australia’s Backstreet Boys fans obviously snapped up their new album ‘In A World Like This’ last week, as the album plunges from No.30 to out of the top 100 this week. Diesel’s ‘Let It Fly’ debuted right behind them last week – it’s also gone from the top 100.
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