Despite a strong challenge from James Blunt and his ‘Bonfire Heart’, which topped the iTunes chart for most of the past week, it’s a fifth consecutive week at No.1 for Ms Katy Perry and her mammoth global smash ‘Roar’. Not only does the single celebrate eight weeks in the No.1 position (non-consecutive), it’s newly minted with a fifth platinum accreditation for sales in excess of 350,000 copies.
That’s not to say James Blunt didn’t impress on this week’s charts. ‘Bonfire Heart’ improved two places to No.3, but it was overtaken by the bulleting Avicii and his new single ‘Hey Brother’, which was up 12 places to No.2.
Nathaniel’s ‘You’ also picked up steam (up from No.9 to No.4) and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ smashes a double platinum accreditation at No.5.
Pitbull and Ke$ha may have let their local fanbase down by cancelling their forthcoming tour (due to rumoured poor ticket sales), but it seems us Aussies still love their music, with their collaboration ‘Timber’ debuting in the No.6 spot.
Redfoo’s ‘Let’s Get Ridiculous’ is also down this week (No.3 to No.7), but picks up a double platinum gong, while Jason Derulo’s ‘Marry Me’ picks up steam – up from No.15 to No.9 – and Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ hits platinum.
The new Justice Crew single ‘Everybody’ is making some noise, premiering at a respectable No.15, Ylvis’ ‘The Fox’ sneaks a little higher’ and we get the feeling that Calvin Harris’ ‘Under Control’ is only just beginning its ARIA chart journey at No.17 on debut.
Eminem’s single ‘Survival’ debuted last week at a slightly lacklustre No.61, but after a full week of sales here in Australia, the single bullets to No.18. On the other hand, the journey seems like it’s almost over for Jason Derulo’s ‘Talk Dirty’, which slides from No.8 to No.20.
Former British ‘X Factor’ star James Arthur impressed on last week’s Aussie edition of the show with his performance of new single ‘You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You’. And while his performance was pretty strong, the debut of the single on this week’s chart wasn’t quite as impressive as we’d expected, coming in at No.22.
Haim’s ‘The Wire’ is down from No.13 to No.23, Havana Brown’s ‘Warrior’ is up from No.32 to No.24, Capital Cities’ ‘Safe And Sound’ goes gold and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ improves from No.48 to No.35.
It’s once again Taylor Henderson who’s the best of the ‘X Factor’ bunch this week, with his cover of Augie March’s ‘One Crowded Hour’ impressing most, debuting at No.38 on the ARIA charts. As with previous weeks, there’s an ‘X Factor’ chart wrap positioned right between the singles and albums chart section.
Back to back debuts at Nos.40 and 41 for Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘All That Matters’ and there’s a new triple platinum accreditation for Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’ (down from No.40 to No.46).
Outside the top 50, we find a re-entry for James Arthur’s four times platinum Aussie hit ‘Impossible’ (No.59), right ahead of a fast-charging P!nk single in ‘Walk Of Shame’ (up from No.85). Ellie Goulding’s new single – ‘How Long Will I Love You’ – also improves from No.78 to a new peak of No.63.
Thanks to ‘The X Factor’, Gotye’s monster ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ rears its head again (No.67) and YG ftg. Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan are new at No.69 with ‘My Ni**a’.
While J Bieb might be fighting the fight with his single ‘All That Matters’, the new track he dropped last week – ‘Heartbreaker’ – plunges from its No.30 debut to No.76 as fans realise that with all these new tracks being released week after week, there must be an album in the offing soon.
Classified’s ‘Inner Ninja’ debuts at No.82, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Battle Scars’ is back (No.87) after its ‘X Factor’ covering, Cher’s ‘You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me’ (from the ‘Burlesque’ soundtrack – also a bonus track on her latest album ‘Closer To The Truth’), debuts at No.91 after a story on last week’s ‘Sunday Night’.
The Band Perry’s ‘If I Die’ caps off this week’s top 100 debuts at No.93.
THE X FACTOR
Dami was the favourite for such a long time, but it would appear that Taylor Henderson is now emerging as the frontrunner; he’s the best of the ‘X Factor’ bunch for another week. This time, as mentioned earlier, his cover of Augie March’s ‘One Crowded Hour’ was the highest of the ‘X Factor’ debuts, coming in at No.38. Even his covers of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ and Daryl Braithwaite’s ‘The Horses’ are still sticking around (Nos.80 and 83 respectively. Ironically after her elimination from the show, Jiordan Tolli’s ‘Royals’ is the only other ‘X Factor’ single in this week’s top 100 (No.100).
For the second successive week, the ARIA top ten albums chart features four new entries. Last week it was Miley Cyrus, Busby Marou, Jessica Mauboy and Korn. This week, only two of those artist’s albums remain within the walls of the ten.
Pearl Jam has knocked Miley from her No.1 spot this week, their ‘Lightning Bolt’ debuting in the No.1 position, the eighth time they’ve occupied top spot.
Lorde’s ‘Pure Heroine’ hangs onto No.2 with Miley and Jessica filling positions three and four.
Avicii’s ‘True’ is in quite the hurry, with punters realising the LP isn’t all about that one song (No.19 to No.5). Then a trio of new entries takes over; Havana Brown’s ‘Flashing Lights’ (No.6), John Newman’s ‘Tribute’ (No.7) and Trivium’s ‘Vengeance Falls’ (No.8).
Haim falls too; No.4 to No.9, but Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ bounces back from No.16 to No.11. The Arctic Monkeys’ album is now gold (35,000 copies); so too Keith Urban’s ‘Fuse’.
London Grammar’s ‘If You Wait’ is up (No.24 to No.18), OneRepublic’s ‘Native’ also up (No.31 to No.20), while Stonefield debuts at No.21 with ‘Stonefield’ and Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ is (erm) new at No.22.
Big second week drops for both Busby Marou and Korn’s albums, however. They were sitting at Nos.5 and 7 respectively last week, but falter this week to Nos.27 and 28 respectively.
Chase & Status’ ‘Brand New Machine’ cranks up its chart run at No.38, a national tour is doing wonders for Ricky Martin’s ‘Greatest Hits’ with the album moving from No.59 to No.40, but there are more big drops in the lower half of the 50 in Paul Dempsey’s ‘Shotgun Karaoke’ (No.17 to No.41), Panic At The Disco’s ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’ (No.26 to No.48) and Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2’ (No.21 to No.49).
Andre Rieu’s ‘Magic Of The Movies’ debuts at the even 50 after an instore event in Melbourne ahead of his national tour, which kicked off in Brisbane last Saturday.
Outside the 50, Kanye’s ‘Yeezus’ is back (No.51), Mayday Parade’s ‘Monsters In The Closet’ premieres at No.52 and a bagful of best-ofs plunge down the charts.
There’s Michael Jackson (No.14 to No.55), Guns N Roses (No.25 to No.59), Bon Jovi (No.27 to No.71), Fleetwood Mac (No.9 to No.74), Red Hot Chili Peppers (No.29 to No.95), Abba (No.11 to out of the top 100 entirely!). Ditto Bruce Springsteen’s best-of, which was No.23 last week and is now gone from the top 100 entirely.
Flume’s ‘Flume’ bullets from No.95 to No.57, Loon Lake’s ‘Gloamer’ debuts at No.76, Pludo’s ‘Haywire’ is in at No.80, but Alan Jackson’s ‘The Bluegrass Album’ slumps from No.40 to No.93.
Adele’s ’21’ avoids the top 100 chart cliff and pulls back from No.94 to No.81.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Savior, Daryl Braithwaite and the Glee Cast are all gone from the top 100.
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