After Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ leaked overnight on Monday night and especially given its delayed Aussie release, it was always going to be a tough ask for her to debut anywhere near the No.1 spot. So it’s not Gaga.
And Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ quickly settled into the No.1 position on the iTunes (and others) charts a couple of days earlier, remaining wedged there ever since.
But even Katy’s sales haven’t been enough to quell the rise of Mister Jason Derulo, whose new single ‘Talk Dirty’ is our new ARIA No.1 this week, premiering in top spot. So naturally Katy’s at No.2, right? Wrong.
Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ did enough throughout the past seven days to keep Katy Perry from the No.2 spot, so it’s Jason one, Avicii two (after six weeks atop the ARIA singles chart) and a No.3 debut for the new Katy Perry single ‘Roar’.
Naturally with two debut in the upper reaches of the charts, there’s a knock-on effect to those that came before them, but OneRepublic will take solace in the fact that their single ‘Counting Stars’ has picked up a second platinum accreditation this week (No.5) and Karmin will buzz with news that ‘Acapella’ is now a platinum certified hit.
We can’t believe it, but Flo Rida’s single ‘Can’t Believe It’ somehow edges into the top ten, up four places from last week’s No.12 debut, while Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ (No.9) goes gold and Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’ (No.11) hits double platinum. MKTO’s ‘Classic’ also hits platinum, but drops from No.9 to No.12.
The new Cedric Gervais remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ is paying dividends, with the single rocketing to No.14 after last week placing at No.62. But according to ARIA, there’s no Cedric Gervais involved – it’s just Lana Del Rey mentioned.
Will.I.Am and Miley’s ‘Fall Down’ picks up a gold sales gong (35,000 copies).
But hang about… we’ve not mentioned Gaga!? Well it turns out that that well publicised delay in getting the track out to digital media in Australia may have damaged Gaga’s chances of getting a top ten hit with ‘Applause’. Though the single spent plenty of time post its release in the No.4 position on Australia’s iTunes chart (it’s already sliding), it can only manage a No.19 debut on this week’s singles chart.
Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’ drops four places, but picks up a double platinum accreditation (No.17 to No.21), Rihanna’s new single ‘What Now’ bullets 14 places to No.23, Lorde’s track ‘Tennis Court’ goes gold (a new peak of No.28) and it’s Bastille vs Bastille at Nos.32 and 33 with ‘Pompeii’ improving from No.33 to No.32 and ‘Laura Palmer’ with a bullet from No.57 to No.33.
Jessie J’s ‘Wild’ eases ten places, Emeli Sandé’s ‘Next To Me’ doubles its chart fortunes – up 37 places to No.37, but John Newman’s former UK No.1 ‘Love Me Again’ drops from No.26 to No.38. Some consolation, perhaps, will be that it picks up a gold accreditation this week.
The new single from British boyband The Wanted ‘We Own The Night’ debuts at No.40, Bag Raiders’ ‘Shooting Stars’ re-enters the top 100 at No.44 and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ re-emerges in the top 50 at No.50 (up from No.56).
On the other side of the ’50’ precipice, boyband What About Tonight suffers the third week blues with their debut single ‘Time Of Our Lives’, which drops 21 spots to No.52. Other songs moving from the 40s to the 50s include ‘Wings’ (Macklemore & Lewis), ‘#Beautiful’ (Mariah Carey & Miguel), ‘Stay’ (Rihanna & Mikky Ekko) and ‘Love More’ (Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj).
Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ EP bullets from No.95 to No.59 and perhaps a little fortuitously, ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ contestant Uncle Jed debut at No.60 with their cover version of Matt’s single ‘Brother’.
The Preatures’ ‘Is This How You Feel?’ is up from No.87 to No.65, Empire Of The Sun’s ‘Alive’ is headed in the opposite direction (No.53 to No.70); ditto Elen Levon’s ‘Wild Child’ which, after debuting at No.48 last week, slides to No.71.
Justin Timberlake’s ‘Take Back The Night’ recovers slightly (No.93 to No.77), Tinie Tempah’s ‘Trampoline’ bounces back into the top 100 (No.78) and there are debuts at Nos.82 and 83 from Bridgit Mendler (‘Hurricane’) and Haim’s ‘The Wire’ respectively.
Still hanging in there after an incredible 42 weeks on the charts is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’. It’s at No.84 this week and reaches a new milestone – that of nine times platinum for sales of 630,000 copies. No mean feat.
Kings Of Leon’s ‘Supersoaker’ spent a week outside the top 100 last week, but it’s back for a third week on the singles chart at No.85.
Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ slumps from No.49 to No.88, Rudimental’s ‘Right Here’ dives from No.58 to No.99 and the new Pez single ‘One Life’ has been dispensed from the top 100 after debuting last week at No.52.
It was P!nk’s for a second successive week last week, but she’s had to relinquish the No.1 spot again this week and make way for… Rüfüs. In a post on their Facebook page this week, the Sydney band said their heading on the iTunes chart was, “something we never thought would happen as a DIY band making some songs in a water tank and releasing them on an indie label”. Now they can tick off a No.1 debut album to their list of things to do.
But it wasn’t always guaranteed, with Brisbane outfit Dead Letter Circus breathing down their necks with their second album ‘The Catalyst Fire’. It debuts at No.2, squeezing P!nk to No.3.
It seems, however, that the public just can’t get enough of Fleetwood Mac of late; the band enjoying four entries inside the top 40, the best of which is their now gold-accredited ’25 Years : The Chain’ which rises from No.6 to a new peak of No.4. Want more proof of the band’s popularity? Check the movement on their ‘Greatest Hits’ package this week. It’s up from No.66 to No.8 ahead of a debut for Sydney outfit Cloud Control for their LP ‘Dream Cave’ at No.9.
Just missing out on a top ten heading are British outfit Asking Alexandria with their newbie ‘From Death To Destiny’, which debuts at No.11, while Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ soars from No.41 to No.18.
There’s a No.21 debut for the new Charlie Pride collection, but Horrorshow’s show is over, with their album ‘King Amongst Many’ slumping from a No.2 debut last week to No.22 this week. And Snakadaktal’s ‘Snake In The Water’ is down from No.9 on debut to No.28.
We mentioned last week about the Backstreet Boys album ‘In A World Like This’ debuting at No.73 on downloads alone and predicted it would rise in its second week once the physical stock hit the stores. That’s precisely what’s happened; the album rising from No.73 to No.30.
Diesel’s ‘Let It Fly’ debuts at No.31, P!nk’s ‘Funhouse’ is up from No.67 to No.34, Fleetwood Mac’s classic album ‘Rumours’ is up from No.93 to No.37 and their ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ collection re-enters the top 100 at No.40.
Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘The Wrong Side Of Heaven…” slumps from a No.13 debut to No.43 and Luke Kennedy’s ‘A Time For Us’ is off 23 spots to No.44.
Outside the top 50, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ bullets (No.76 to No.54), You Am I’s re-issued back catalogue re-enters (‘Hi Fi Way’ at No.56, ‘Hourly, Daily’ at No.58 and ‘Sound As Ever’ at No.59) and Mark Wilkinson’s ‘Let The River Run’ debuts at No.61.
The new Paul Kelly/James Ledger/Genevieve Lacy/ANAM Musicians collaboration ‘Conversations With Ghosts’ debuts at No.65, but not spectacular news for Jasmine Rae’s album ‘If I Want To’. It debuted at No.23 last week and finds itself 51 spots lower in week No.2.
Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Sempiternal’ is also down (No.43 to No.75); ditto Empire On The Sun’s ‘Ice On The Dune’ (No.55 to No.78), Muse’s ‘The 2nd Law’ (No.61 to No.83) and Selena Gomez’ ‘Stars Dance’ (No.60 to No.84).
The ‘Teen Beach Movie’ soundtrack enters at No.89, Celia Pavey’s ‘This Music’ dives from No.49 to No.92, Kate Ceberano’s ‘Kensal Road’ drops from No.59 to No.96, Josh Pyke’s ‘The Beginning And The End Of Everything’ slumps from No.51 to No.99 and 1927’s new album ‘Generation I’ debuts at No.100.
Among the albums falling out of the top 100 (with last week’s positions in brackets) are Michael Buble’s ‘Collection’ (No.25), The Civil Wars’ self-titled set (No.35 on debut) and Pond’s ‘Hobo Rocket’ (No.37 on debut).
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