Katy Perry’s reign atop the Aussie singes chart with ‘Roar’ continues unabated this week, with her label EMI updating the single’s accreditation this week – from double platinum to quadruple platinum, meaning that Ms Katy has sold 280,000 copies of her global smash in Australia in a mere eight weeks. Not bad going.
But she faced a determined challenge from homegrown songstress Jessica Mauboy and her new track ‘Pop A Bottle (Fill Me Up)’ this week, which slams into the No.2 position on debut, in the process becoming her second biggest chart hit ever after the No.1 smash ‘Burn’ back in 2008.
Not a massive amount of movement elsewhere in the top ten, though Redfoo’s ‘Let’s Get Ridiculous’ hits the platinum mark at No.4, the Cedric Gervais/Lana Del Rey collaboration ‘Summertime Sadness’ hits double platinum at No.8 and Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ bags a gold sales accreditation at No.9.
Haim’s ‘The Wire’, while steady at No.12, also picks up a gold gong, with some chart shuffling from both OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ and Lorde’s ‘Royals’ (17 to 13 and 10 to 14 respectively) probably not bothering either act, with each single hitting four times platinum this week.
The best of ‘The X Factor’ contestants this week is Dami Im, whose performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ had mentor Dannii overflowing with emotion after a turbulent week personally. It debuts at No.15 (we’ll cover all the other ‘X Factor’ goings on chart-wise at the end of the singles section).
Capital Cities’ visit sees their track ‘Safe And Sound’ up 11 spaces to No.16, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ hits double platinum and Gaga’s ‘Applause’ has seemingly done the rounds, dropping from No.16 to No.24.
Jason Derulo inks another top 30 Aussie hit into the history books, with ‘Marry Me’ debuting at No.28 ahead of Ylvis’ ‘The Fox’ (up seven to No.29) and Britney’s ‘Work Bitch’ (down eight to No.30).
Birdy’s ‘Wings’ are clipped as the single falls from No.25 on debut to No.33.
Illy’s ‘Youngbloods’ debuts at No.38, Kodaline’s ‘High Hopes’ EP drops 16 spots to No.39, but a couple of jumps into the top 50 this week from Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ (No.66 to No.47) and Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Lanterns’ (No.94 to No.48, presumably after their appearance at the AFL Grand Final).
Outside the 50, Rudimental’s ‘Right Here’ is down from No.29 to No.51, Jessie J’s ‘It’s My Party’ drops from No.34 to No.51, but Mike Will Made-It surges 43 places from his No.95 debut with ’23’ (featuring the vocals of Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J).
Hunters & Collectors’ classic ‘Holy Grail’ re-enters the top 100 at No.60 after their AFL Grand Final performance and Guy Sebastian’s song ‘Dare To Be Square’, released to combat the problem of bullying, premieres at No.73.
James Blunt’s ‘Bonfire Heart’ slowly flickers out (No.59 to No.75), Just Blaze’s ‘Higher’ is, erm… higher (No.99 to No.77), Jess Mauboy’s ‘To The End Of The Earth’ is fast heading to the end of the charts (No.62 to No.79) and Fergie’s ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody’ re-emerges in the top 100 at No.80 ahead of fellow ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack single in Will.I.Am’s ‘Bang Bang’ (No.84 on debut).
Dropping this week are Bonnie McKee’s ‘American Girl’ (No.64 to No.92) and Passenger’s ‘Holes’ (No.65 to No.95). P!nk’s ‘Walk Of Shame’ scrapes into the top 100 at No.100 on debut.
THE X FACTOR
Plenty happening on the charts this week as a result of ‘The X Factor’, so we’ve decided to give you a little insight as to who’s charting where.
As mentioned in the singles section, Dami Im is the best of the bunch this week, with her rendition of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ debuting at No.15.
Taylor Henderson’s performance of Daryl Braithwaite’s classic ‘The Horses’ lands at No.27 (Daryl’s original is back in the charts at No.56).
Dami’s recent rendition of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ edges from No.90 to No.61, while her version of ‘Roar’ is up three to No.67.
Taylor Henderson’s cover of ‘Choir Girl’ drops from No.51 to No.70, Joelle’s cover of Concrete Blonde’s ‘Joey’ slumps from No.33 to No.81 and Jai Waetford’s ‘That Should Be Me’ rounds out this week’s ‘X Factor’ top 100 debuts at No.83.
Dami Im re-enters the top 100 at Nos.89 and 91 with ‘One’ and ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ respectively, but her cover of ‘Best Of You’ drops from No.78 to No.94.
On last week’s albums chart, there were a staggering ten new entries in the ARIA top 20. This week, there’s another little chart record being broken, with the entire top six being made up of new releases.
Chart historian Gavin Ryan, who pens ARIA’s Chartifacts tells us that although there were six debuts in the top ten back in May 2008 (Madonna’s ‘Hard Candy’ debuting in the top spot) and an entirely new top four earlier this year, he can find no other reference to the entire top six of debuts on the ARIA albums chart.
So who’s bagged one of the top six debuts? No.1 : Lorde with ‘Pure Heroine’. No.2 : Haim with ‘Days Are Gone’. No.3 : the compilation ‘Crucible : The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors’. No.4 : Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2’. No.5 : Birdy’s ‘Fire Within’. And No.6 : Hillsong Young & Free’s ‘We Are Young & Free’. The entire top six, all new.
Naturally, that means that last week’s top six all have to make way for the new entries, with Drake’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’ fairing best – dropping from No.2 to No.7.
Kings Of Leon’s ‘Mechanical Bull’, which sat in the top spot last week, has dropped to No.10, but some consolation will be taken from the fact the album is now gold certified, with 35,000 copies shipped to stores.
Alter Bridge’s ‘Fortress’ is the only other top 20 debut this week, coming in at No.13. Jack Johnson’s ‘From Here To Now To You’ drops ten spots to No.16, Alan Jackson’s ‘The Bluegrass Album’ improves from its No.32 debut to No.18, Avicii’s ‘True’ drops from No.10 to No.19 and ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack bullets from No.66 to No.20.
Mixed chart fortunes elsewhere too; Rudimental’s ‘Home’ drops 15 spots to No.24, Rihanna’s Aussie tour sees her album ‘Unapologetic’ jump from No.44 to No.27 and second week slumps for Jessie J (‘Alive’ down from No.7 to No.28) and Metallica (‘Metallica Through The Never’ down from No,16 to No.29).
Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ jumps (No.59 to No.31), ditto Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ (No.81 to No.31). Dizzee Rascal’s ‘The Fifth’ debuts at No.33 and Moby’s ‘Innocents’ is in at No.35.
Chvrches’ ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ slides from No.13 on debut to No.39, Eskimo Joe’s ‘Wastelands’ drops from a No.12 debut to No.43.
Outside the top 50, Bernard Fanning’s ‘Departures’ is higher – improving from No.72 to No.51 and Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes will be thrilled with a No.53 debut for their LP ‘Black Coffee’.
Dream Theater continues the raft of hefty chart plunges this week, with their self-titled set dropping from a No.15 debut to No.55. Same with Grouplove’s ‘Spreading Rumours’ (No.18 to No.57).
Seems not a massive number of punters were overly interested in ‘The 20/20 Experience : The Complete Experience’, which can only manage a No.64 debut, three spots ahead of Scar The Martyr’s self-titled LP on debut. Ed Kowalczyk’s ‘The Flood And The Mercy’ enters the top 100 at No.72.
More big drops; Ariana Grande’s ‘Yours Truly’ (No.54 to No.78), Of Monsters And Men’s ‘My Head Is An Animal’ (No.52 to No.82), Placebo’s ‘Loud Like Love’ (No.35 to No.87, The Bloody Beetroots’ ‘Hide’ (No.28 on debut to No.94) and Adalita’s ‘All Day Venus’ (No.30 on debut to No.96).
Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ has well and truly sailed… from a No.39 debut last week, it’s now gone from the top 100.
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