Marlisa won ‘The X Factor’, but could she win over the hearts of the record buying public? And what about the other ‘X Factor’ performance songs… Guy Sebastian’s ‘Mama Ain’t Proud’, Jess Mauboy’s ‘Can I Get A Moment?’, Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ and Olly Murs’ ‘Wrapped Up’… how their they fair? Meantime, there are some big drops on the ARIA albums chart (we’re looking at you, Jessie J and Hozier!), along with a swag of releases making their debuts, including a new No.1. Who’s the cat who’s got the cream? Best you read on for this week’s Chart Watch, now at the new time of 6pm Saturdays, to find out!
Despite her win on ‘The X Factor’ on Monday night, three days of sales hasn’t been quite enough for Marlisa Punzalan to nab the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart with her debut ‘Stand By You’.
Though the single was at the top of the iTunes chart for most of the week, she’s been held from the number one position by Ed Sheeran, who’s still flying high with ‘Thinking Out Loud’, settling instead for a No.2 debut. Marlisa becomes the first ‘X Factor’ winner since Altiyan Childs in 2010 not to debut in the top spot with her winner’s single post-show (could it be the Keating curse!?).
The Veronicas are still shining with their new smash ‘You Ruin Me’, however, which though down to No.3 this week, picks up a shiny new double platinum accreditation. 140,000 copies in five weeks is certainly nothing to be sneezed at.
Despite her performance of the track on ‘The X Factor’ grand finale, Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ drops one position (bad news), but picks up its third platinum certification (good news).
The good news continues for Jessica Mauboy, with new single ‘Can I Get A Moment?’ debuting in the No.5 spot, eclipsing the No.6 chart peak of ‘Never Be The Same’ to be her highest charting single for the year, no doubt thanks to her scintillating performance on ‘The X Factor’.
The Script’s ‘Superheroes’ is now at No.7 and David Guetta’s new tune ‘Dangerous’ makes its presence felt on the ARIA charts with a No.8 debut.
All this chart action has taken its toll on Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’, which finally looks to be falling out of favour with the record buying public. It’s down from No.4 to No.10 on this week’s chart.
Becky G’s ‘Shower’ hits platinum (steady at No.12), despite a performance on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, Redfoo’s ‘New Thang’ drops from No.8 to No.14, but Olly Murs’ time on the ‘X Factor’ stage has paid dividends for his new single ‘Wrapped Up’, which bullets from a debut of No.83 to No.15.
Also gracing ‘The X Factor’ grand final stage was Guy Sebastian, though clearly his fans ain’t diggin’ new tune ‘Mama Ain’t Proud’ as much as previous singles. It debuts in the ARIA charts this week at No.17.
Nathaniel’s ‘Live Louder’ is down from No.7 to No.18, Avicii’s ‘These Days’ from No.10 to No.20, but Taylor Swift gets some more chart love from ‘Welcome To New York’, which premieres at No.23, four places lower than ‘Out Of The Woods’.
Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’ is now double platinum (No.25), Paloma Faith’s ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ slides 11 to No.31 and Dean Ray’s cover of ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ premieres at No.33.
The delicious new slice of Peking Duk is on the turn… ‘Take Me Over’ drops 19 places from last week’s No.15 debut.
‘X Factor’ performance buddies Olly Murs and Dean Ray both re-enter the countdown with ‘Dear Darlin’ (Olly’s version) at No.39 and ‘Budapest’ (Dean’s version) at No.40 respectively.
With a new single incoming, 5SOS’ ‘Amnesia’ forgets to be a top 30 contender, sliding from No.29 to No.46, but the new Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding track ‘Outside’ debuts inside the top 50… just. It’s new at No.49.
Beyond the gates of the 50, it’s a bullet for The Magician ftg. Years & Years who leap positions & positions from No.76 on debut to No.51.
The Foo Fighters’ new track ‘Something From Nothing’ is in at No.53, Nico & Vinz’ ‘Am I Wrong?’ plunges from No.33 to No.54 and the Beau Ryan/Justice Crew collaboration ‘Where You From?’ might well answer, “from the top 50 if you must know…”. It’s down from No.44 to No.59.
Fences, Macklemore and Lewis drop from No.34 to No.61 with ‘Arrows’. Mary Lambert’s ‘Secrets’ are also out… No.45 to No.62.
But there are a few debuts…; Jessie J’s ‘Burnin Up’ (No.63), Karise Eden’s ‘Dynamite’ (No.65) and Marlisa’s cover of ‘Yesterday’ (No.67). Jess Mauboy’s ‘Never Be The Same’ bobs its head back in for a date with 69. (The best kind of date).
Lorde’s ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ is down 15, Enrique’s ‘Bailando’ down 19 and Dean Ray’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues/That’s All Right Mama’ down 24.
Brothers3 are ‘Safe And Sound’ in the No.82 spot on debut, big drops for Flo Rida and Vance Joy (24 spots apiece) and J-Lo’s ‘Booty’ has seen better days (No.61 to No.90).
Charli XCX’ attempts to ‘Break The Rules’ doesn’t seem to have worked. The song was perched at No.50 on debut last week, but finds itself floundering at No.93.
Waze, Odyssey and R Kelly are new with ‘Bump & Grind 2014’ at No.97.
Four top ten debuts on this week’s ARIA albums chart, but only one of them has premiered at No.1. And the No.1 goes to…
Heavy metal act Slipknot, who bag their second No.1 album in succession down under with ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’.
Last week’s No.1, Triple J’s ‘Like A Version : Volume 10’, drops to No.3, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ improving to No.2.
Clearly Australian retail thinks that You + Me’s album ‘Rose Ave’ is going to be a big seller over the coming Christmas period… they’ve snapped up enough copies of the album to give it a gold sales certification in just its second week of chart action (No.4).
The second highest debut of the week comes courtesy of former ‘The Voice’ winner Karise Eden. No doubt helped along by her touching piece on ‘Australian Story’, it seems Australians are connecting with both her honesty and her quality tunes. ‘Things I’ve Done’ is new at No.5.
Also new to the top ten this week are Dami Im’s first full album of originals for Sony, ‘Heart Beats’ (No.7) and Neil Diamond’s ‘Melody Road’ (No.8).
Both Ella Henderson and Ricki-Lee just miss out on top ten berths (No.11 for ‘Chapter One’ and No.14 for ‘Dance In The Rain’ on debut respectively).
There’s new music too at No.17 for CW Stoneking’s ‘Gon’ Boogaloo’. George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’ sails back into the top 20 (No.34 to No.19) and Florida Georgia Line can’t quite match their No.1 US debut here in Australia. ‘Anything Goes’ goes at No.20.
U2’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’ is down from No.7 to No.22, Alt-J’s ‘This Is All Yours’ falls from No.12 to No.24, despite the announcement of a national tour, and the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga collaboration ‘Cheek To Cheek’ drops 12 to No.25.
More new entries follow; No.27 for The Game’s ‘Blood Moon : Year Of The Wolf’, No.29 for Husky’s ‘Ruckers Hill’ and No.30 for Planetshakers’ ‘This Is Our Time’.
Taylor Henderson’s ‘Burnt Letters’ drops from No.17 to No.41 (the price is back to normal), Taylor Swift paints the top 50 ‘Red’ at No.42 on re-entry, a Neil Diamond best-of premieres at No.47 and The Church will be wishing they were ‘Further Deeper’ into the charts, settling for a pew at No.50.
Beyond the halfway mark, it’s a new entry for Ozzy Osbourne (‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ at No.51), a huge second week drop for Jessie J’s ‘Sweet Talker’ (No.14 to No.57), a debut for Cold War Kids (‘Hold My Home’ at No.61) and another for Neil Diamond’s ‘All Time Greatest Hits’ (No.65).
‘Bittersweet’ news for Kasey Chambers this week, who’s had to postpone her national tour due to a health scare. Her album also drops 19 positions.
Nico & Vinz’ ‘Black Star Elephant’ is down from No.44 to No.73, Train’s ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ from No.52 to No.74 and Tim McGraw’s ‘Sundown Heaven Town’ from No.55 to No.77.
Logic is ‘Under Pressure’ at No.79 on debut. Billy Idol’s in at No.81 with ‘Kings & Queens Of The Underground’ and the Mark Lanegan Band premieres at No.83 with ‘Phantom Radio’.
How about Hozier! Their self-titled set debuted at No.20 last week. This week, it’s 69 places lower.
Itch was almost scratched from the top 100, debuting in ‘The Deep End’ of the chart at No.92, while the Alex & Sierra album ‘It’s About Us’ is new at No.97.
Last week’s top 40 debuts from Yellowcard (No.21), New Found Glory (No.33) and The Delta Riggs (No.38) are gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, now every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.