It’s now three weeks in a row on top for Katy and her new single ‘Roar’ and now that the video is out and about, her position can only be strengthened in the week ahead. The entire top four remains unchanged this week, but there are a couple of new accreditations in there; Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais’ ‘Summertime Sadness’ is now platinum and Avicii’s global smash ‘Wake Me Up’ is now five times platinum.
Bulleting from its No.17 debut last week is Eminem’s new single ‘Berzerk’, which surges 12 places to No.5 this week. But even his 12 place jump is nothing compared to John Newman’s 24 place rise with ‘Love Me Again’ off the back of his appearance on ‘The X Factor’. The single’s highest point to date had been No.23. Now it’s top ten (No.6).
Flo Rida and Pitbull’s ‘Can’t Believe It’ goes gold at No.8 and another surge for an ‘X Factor’ guest… MKTO’s ‘Classic’ rising from No.18 to No.9.
The highest debut this week is at No.12 and it’s from Avicii. The Swedish EDM superstar’s new tune ‘You Make Me’ is another top 20 Aussie hit and joins its predecessor in the top 20 this week.
Miley Cyrus was on the verge of having two singles in the top 20 too, but with ‘We Can’t Stop’ dropping from No.14 to No.21 this week, the 20 is left all alone to ‘Wrecking Ball’, which enters this week’s chart at No.15 ahead of a nine place jump for OneRepublic’s new single ‘Something I Need’ (No.25 to No.16).
Gaga’s ‘Applause’ might not have reached the lofty heights she was expecting (it drops eight spots this week), but she does pick up a gold sales accreditation for it. Robin Thicke, meanwhile, has done much better with ‘Blurred Lines’ which although dropping seven spots, picks up a seventh platinum accreditation (490,000 copies).
There’s also a third platinum accreditation for Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ at No.27.
Debuts at Nos.28 and 29, the first of which is Ricki-Lee’s new single ‘Come & Get In Trouble With Me’; the second from ‘The X Factor’ favourite Dami Im and her cover of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ (last week’s cover of U2’s ‘One’ also pops into the top 50 this week – up from No.52 on debut to No.42). Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ is up 18 spots to No.30.
Haim’s ‘The Wire’ bullets from No.49 to No.36, Will Sparks’ ‘Bring It Back’ is up from No.64 to No.44 and Avril Lavigne’s ‘Rock N Roll’ debuts at No.45.
But there are drops from Jessie J’s ‘Wild’ (No.24 to No.46), Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ (No.36 to No.47) and Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ (No.38 to No.49). Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ pokes its head back into the top 50 at No.50.
Outside the top 50, Bonnie McKee’s ‘American Girl’ improves eight positions on last week’s No.59 debut, Olly Murs’ ‘Dear Darlin’ is now double platinum at No.53 (down from No.39) and Jess Mauboy’s ‘To The End Of The Earth’ drops from No.40 to No.56.
Bastille’s ‘Laura Palmer’ is down from No.42 to No.57, MKTO says ‘Thank You’ to ‘The X Factor’ appearance that sees the single re-enter the top 100 at No.61 and Jordan Tolli’s ‘X Factor’ performance of MJ’s ‘Thriller’ thrills the record buying public enough for it to debut at No.63.
Four debuts in quick succession; No.67 for James Blunt’s ‘Bonfire Heart’, No.68 for Bruno Mars’ ‘Gorilla’, No.71 for Mika ftg. Ariana Grande’s ‘Popular’ and No.73 for Gossling’s ‘Never Expire’.
Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ drops from No.43 to No.80, Peking Duk adds a little flavour to the top 100 at No.81 on debut with ‘Feels Like’ and Krewella’s ‘Live For The Night’ debuts at No.87.
James Morrison’s ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ slides from No.46 to No.90, Empire Of The Sun’s ‘Alive’ is down from No.69 to No.92 and two more new entries, courtesy of All Time Low (‘A Love Like War’ at No.93) and London Grammar (‘Wasting My Young Years’ at No.98).
What About Tonight’s ‘Time Of Our Lives’ plummets from the top 100 after occupying No.26 last week. Last week’s debuts from Keith Urban, Jai Waetford, Hillsong Young & Free and Havana Brown have also left the top 100.
After a little visit down to ‘Paradise Valley’ with John Mayer last week, the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart once again belongs to P!nk and ‘The Truth About Love’. Now that she’s all but wrapped up her mammoth Aussie tour, however, will the album fall from the upper reaches next week when it celebrates its one year anniversary on the chart? We’ll wait and see, but no doubt Sony will be pulling out all the stops to ensure it remains there.
Fleetwood Mac shows no signs of slowing down with ’25 Years : The Chain’, which rises to a new peak of No.2 this week and with Nine Inch Nails’ newbie ‘Hesitation Marks’ debuting at No.3, Mister Mayer’s album is relegated to the No.4 spot in its second week.
A pretty solid debut, however, for Ariana Grande’s album ‘Yours Truly’, which cracks the top ten down under with a respectable No.6 debut.
Just missing a top ten debut are The Jungle Giants with their new album ‘Learn To Exist’ (No.12). The Paper Kites’ ‘States’ is in at No.17, Bob Dylan’s ‘Another Self Portrait’ enters at No.20 and Volcano Choir’s ‘Repave’ debuts at No.27.
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon Days’ seems to have enjoyed its time in the sun, however. After rebounding into the top 50 at No.12 last week due to the new repackage, it’s retreated to No.28 this week.
The Eagles’ best-of is up; so too Fat Freddy’s Drop’s LP ‘Blackbird’, which swoops from No.91 to No.33, and Rod Stewart’s’ Time’ comes ’round again, re-entering the top 100 at No.40.
DevilDriver’s ‘Winter Kills’, a No.14 debut last week, falls to No.42 this week and Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ slides from No.18 to No.45, but Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die : The Paradise Edition’ is up from No.83 to No.49.
On the other side of the 50 precipice, Barnsey’s ‘Hits’ bullets from No.76 to No.51, JT’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ is up from No.74 to No.53 and Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ rises from No.81 to No.59.
There’s a debut for Naughty Boy’s ‘Hotel Cabana’ at No.62, a re-entry from Rodriguez’ ‘Cold Fact’ at No.67 and a drop for ‘Elvis At Stax’ from No.41 to No.69.
Perfect Tripod’s ‘Australian Songs’ drops from a No.29 debut to No.75, Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ is down from No.46 to No.78 and Hillsong Live’s ‘Glorious Ruins’ slides from No.52 to No.86.
Miguel rounds out the top 100 album debuts this week with his ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’, which premieres at No.93.
Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Doris’ debuted at No.28 last week; it’s down to No.100 this week. While last week’s debuts from Tedeschi Trucks Band, A$AP Ferg, Lindsey Stirling and Dannii Minogue all fall from the top 100.
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