Four weeks consecutive for Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ atop the ARIA singles charts and seven weeks in the top spot in total thus far. Katy holding off Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ and Redfoo’s ‘Let’s Get Ridiculous’ this week, with Jess Mauboy’s ‘Pop A Bottle (Fill Me Up)’ slipping back two spots to No.4 but picking up a respectable gold sales accreditation.
After that it’s James Blunt bulleting best with his single ‘Bonfire Heart’ roaring up the charts after his performance on ‘The X Factor’. The track spent much of the past week at No.1 on iTunes, but can manage only No.5 on the ARIA charts, bulleting from No.75 last week. Thanks to performances on the show, ‘Royals’ by Lorde re-enters the top ten (No.14 to No.6) and Avicii’s worldwide smash ‘Wake Me Up’ is back up four places to No.7, with a shiny new sixth platinum accreditation to boot. Jason Derulo drops from No.5 to No.8 with ‘Talk Dirty’, but has his accreditation updated from platinum to triple platinum.
The week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of former ‘X Factor’ star Nathaniel, whose single ‘You’ premieres at No.9 after his return performance on the show this week.
A few bullets into the top 20 too; Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother’ up from No.93 to No.14, Jason Derulo’s ‘Marry Me’ up from No.28 to No.15, Zedd’s ‘Stay The Night’ featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams up from No.32 to No.16 and Ylvis’ novelty smash ‘The Fox’ up from No.29 to No.19. John Newman’s ‘Love Me Again’ is down from No.7 to No.18.
Eminem’s ‘Berzerk’ is now officially platinum, but drops from No.17 to No.22; Karmin’s ‘Acapella’ falls from No.10 to No.23, but Zedd ftg. Foxes’ ‘Clarity’ regains ground – up from No.37 to No.24.
Justin Bieber sneakily dropped a new single last week. ‘Heartbreaker’ popped onto the local radar on Monday, but did enough within the four days of sale to debut at No.30 on the ARIA charts, just two spots ahead of Havana Brown’s new single ‘Warrior’ (No.32 on debut).
Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ loses more ground (No.24 to No.37), but hits platinum after nine weeks in, while the Mike Will Made-It single with Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J is into the top 50 for the first time, improving from No.52 to No.39.
Taylor Henderson is the best of the ‘X Factor’ bunch this week, with his cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ debuting at No.49 (check the ‘X Factor’ section of Chart Watch for more).
Keane’s classic ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ re-emerges in the top 100 at No.51 thanks to Jai Waetford’s cover on ‘The X Factor’, Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ jumps 20 spots to No.52 and just three spaces below, she’s in the chart mix again with ‘Pour It Up’, which debuts at No.55.
Pearl Jam’s ‘Sirens’ and Eminem’s ‘Survival’ debut back to back at Nos.60 and 61 respectively, Sia’s ‘Elastic Heart’ from the forthcoming ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack debuts at No.67, but Rudimental’s ‘Right Here’ plunges from No.50 to No.86 (Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Lanterns’ drops 40 to No.88).
John Newman’s ‘Cheating’ is new at No.87.
THE X FACTOR
Not quite so spectacular on the ARIA charts this week from an ‘X Factor’ point of view, with Taylor Henderson the best of this week’s bunch. His cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ debuts highest – at No.49. Dami’s cover of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ debuted at No.15 last week, but slides to No.59 this week. After her, it’s Taylor’s cover of ‘The Horses’ (No.27 to No.64), Dami’s cover of ‘Clarity’ (No.77 on debut) and Jiordan Tolli covering Lorde’s ‘Royals’ (a No.81 debut).
Third D3gree’s ‘Pump It’ is in at No.84, Jai’s cover of ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ at No.95 and Dami’s ‘Purple Rain’ rounds out the top 100 action, down from No.61 to No.97.
After last week’s record-breaking week (in which the entire top six was made up of new entries), things have calmed down a little this week, with only four new entries making it into the top ten. Once of those, however, beat all comers by debuting in the top spot. And we reckon said artist will be licking the nearest mallet with glee. Yes, it’s Miley Cyrus, who whipped her ‘Bangerz’ out last week to a rapturous response, debuting atop this week’s ARIA albums chart.
Last week’s No.1 (Lorde’s ‘Pure Heroine’) didn’t do too badly however, dropping only one spot and picking up a very likeable gold sales accreditation.
Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Beautiful’ debuts at No.3, in the process becoming her highest charting album after her ‘Journey’ album post-Idol peaked at No.4.
Busby Marou is in at No.5 with ‘Farewell Fitzroy’ (also their highest chart position), while Korn’s ‘Paradigm Shift’ (new at No.7) doesn’t quite top their No.1 albums from the late ’90s.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ bullets from No.80 to No.9 ahead of their upcoming tour, ABBA aren’t touring, but their best-of jumps back into the top 100 at No.11. ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ is another best-of bullet; No.63 to No.14.
Paul Dempsey’s ‘Shotgun Karaoke’ premieres at No.17, Hillsong Young & Free’s ‘We Are Young & Free’ drops from No.6 to No.18 and JT’s ‘The 20/20 Experience : 2 Of 2’ slips from No.4 on debut to No.21.
More best-ofs back in chart action this week are Bruce Springsteen’s (re-entry at No.23), Guns N’ Roses (No.60 to No.25), Bon Jovi’s (No.66 to No.27) and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ (No.85 to No.29). Panic At The Disco’s new album ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’ debuts right in the middle of them at No.26.
Savior’s ‘First Light To Me Death Bed’ is in the chart mix at No.38 on debut, Alan Jackson’s ‘The Bluegrass Album’ drops from No.18 to No.40 and just two more top 50 debuts from Daryl Braithwaite (‘Forever The Tourist’ at No.47) and the Glee Cast (‘Glee Sings The Beatles’ at No.48).
From 50 and beyond, it’s like a Coles commercial… down down, albums are down; Rudimental’s ‘Home’ (No.24 to No.50), Jessie J’s ‘Alive’ (No.28 to No.51), Alter Bridge’s ‘Fortress’ (No.13 to No.53) and Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ (No.30 to No.55).
Ricky Martin’s best-of bucks the trend (well it would, given he was on tour) – No.88 to No.59, while ‘Dora’s Christmas’ from Dora The Explorer is in at No.60.
The All Time Low album ‘Don’t Panic – It’s Longer Now’ re-enters at No.61, Kate Ceberano’s ‘Kensal Road’ re-emerges at No.65 and there are new entries at Nos.68, 70 and 71 from Soulfly, Sub Focus and St.Lucia respectively. World’s End Press and Nelly wrap up this week’s top 100 debuts with their new albums ‘World’s End Press’ and ‘M.O.’ at Nos.75 and 81 respectively.
Alan Jackson’s ‘Thirty Miles West’ drops from No.44 to No.87, Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ from No.31 to No.91 and Bernard Fanning’s ‘Departures’ from No.51 to No.92.
And could this be the last week we see Adele’s evergreen album ’21’ on the ARIA albums chart? After a staggering 142 weeks on the charts, the LP drops from No.76 to No.94 this week and if it keeps on that trajectory, it’ll be gone this time next week.
Last week’s top 40 debuts from Dizzee Rascal and Moby are both gone from the top 100 entirely.
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