The eleventh studio album for the group Red Hot Chili Peppers entitled “The Getaway” becomes the bands sixth No.1 album in Australia this week, and their first No.1 in over ten years.
“The Getaway” becomes the 771st No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2016) and the 622nd for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 417th to debut at No.1 and the 22nd No.1 album for this year, plus the twentieth chart-topping album for the Warner (direct) label. The Chili boys first hit the top with “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik” (TW-75, 2 weeks, 26-April, 1992) then “One Hot Minute” (2 weeks from 24-Sept, 1995), “Californication” (TW-#65, 2 broken weeks from 14-June, 1999), “By the Way” (4 weeks from 15-July, 2002) and their last was “Stadium Arcadium” (3 weeks, 22-May, 2006), whilst overall this is the bands eleventh Top 10 entry, and they also are in the Top 10 at No.4 with their “Greatest Hits” (HP-2, Dec 2003) collection.
The Peppers move up to equal twelfth on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums’ (1965 to 2016) alongside the six No.1’s notched up by The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and The Foo Fighters. This is the first time that the word “Getaway” has appeared in a No.1 album title, and the only other album named “The Getaway” was for Chris De Burgh (HP-18, peaked early April 1983). The album becomes the 274th by an American act (group or solo) to make it to No.1 here (the fifth for 2016), and the 348th for a Group (the tenth for this year).
The Radiohead album “A Moon Shaped Pool” leaps back up forty-six places to land at No.2 again, the position if first entered at seven weeks ago, thanks to the album being released physically last week (digital only prior to that), and the album becomes their second album (of six No.2’s) to spend a second week at No.2, as “In Rainbows” spent three weeks at No.2 back in January of 2008. BTW, the opposite happened on the UK Albums chart this week, Radiohead lept back to No.1 and RHCP debuted at No.2.
“21” for Adele is down a place to No.3 and jumping six to No.4 is the “Greatest Hits” set for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whilst “Lemonade” for Beyonce is down a spot to No.5, but the album is now ▲Platinum in sales, and also down one to No.6 is Meghan Trainor and her second album “Thank You”. On hold at No.7 for a seventh week in the Top 10 is Keith Urban and his “Ripcord” album, which is the second new certification this week, achieving Gold (●) in sales. “Views” by Drake is also on hold at No.8, whilst sixth and seventh former No.1 albums in the Top 10 are “Skin” by Flume (down three to No.9) and Jimmy Barnes’ “Soul Searchin'” set, which is down seven to No.10.
UP: The recent iTunes G.H. cheap sale helps three sets leap into the Top 20 this week, first of which is the Fleetwood Mac “Greatest Hits” (HP-3), up twenty to No.13, then “Essential” for Michael Jackson flies up twenty-four spots to No.15 on the seventh year anniversary of his passing, whilst current tourist Richard Marx sees his “Ultimate Collection” leap up twenty-seven spots to a new peak of No.17. Ronan Keating performed his new single “Breathe” at the end of The Voice last Sunday night, and his album “Time of My Life” (HP-6) returns to the Top 100 at No.28 this week, whilst climbing two spots to a new peak of No.30 is the Play School collection “50 Best Songs”.
DOWN: The two albums leaving the Top 10 are last weeks two new entries to the ten, first of which is the No.1 debut for The Temper Trap entitled “Thick as Thieves” (HP-1×1, WI10-1), which falls thirteen spots to No.14 this week, and then the Garbage album “Strange Little Birds” (HP-9, WI10-1) falls twenty-nine spots to No.38. Dropping ten to No.27 is Ariana Grande with “Dangerous Woman”, “21” for Adele falls nine to No.29, “Title” for Meghan Trainor is down ten to No.33, last weeks debuts of “Pure McCartney” for Paul McCartney (26 to 34) and “Honey Bones” for Dope Lemon (11 to 36) both fall into the Top 40, whilst “Stranger to Stranger” for Paul Simon drops sixteen to No.40. “Badlands” for Halsey is down ten to No.44 and Sia is down twelve to No.49 with “This is Acting”. Falling into the lower fifty are the “Hamilton” Cast Recording (42 to 53), Ellie Goulding (47 to 58), Nick Jonas (13 to 70), Band of Horses (22 to 73), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (38 to 80) and leaving the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are letlive (#18), Tom Odell (#29) and Ngaiire (#41).
French metal-groove act Gojira see their sixth album “Magma” debut at No.11 this week, becoming the bands second chart entry here after their fifth set “L’Enfant Sauvage” (HP-47, July 2012). The collaboration album between Neko Case, k.d. Lang & Laura Veirs entitled “case/lang/veirs” debuts at No.12, and the third and final Top 20 entry this week is the third album for UK singer/songwriter Jake Bugg entitled “On My One”, which becomes his third entry and highest charting album here, as he previously charted with his self-titled debut set (HP-19×2, peaked August 2013) and then “Shangri La” (HP-38, Dec 2013).
The debut album for Sydney four-piece pop-punk act With Confidence enters at No.22 this week entitled “Better Weather”, whilst US rapper YG sees his second album “Still Brazy” enter at No.24 this week, beating the No.68 peak that his debut album “My Krazy Life” (HP-68) achieved in late March of 2014. Coming in at No.32 is the soundtrack to the recently released romantic film “Me Before You“, which contains tracks from Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Jessie Ware and The 1975 among its ten tracks. And the final Top 50 entry this week is in at No.46, “Car Boot Sale” for Bob Evans, the local singer/songwriters fifth studio album and fourth Top 50 entry, but lowest charting set so far.
Lower 50: The Monkees climb back up nine spots to No.51 with “Good Times!” and the first of thirteen lower-fifty re-entries is at No.56, “The Very Best of” for Fleetwood Mac, which by returning to the Top 100 this week rings up its 400th week within the hundred, still the highest for an album. Jai Waetford returns at No.57 with his recent No.24 set “Heart Miles” and the “Frozen” Soundtrack this week is back up a couple of spots to No.62, but moreso is now 5x▲Platinum in sales and the final cert is for the Bryan Adams collection “So Far So Good”, which drops down five spots to No.83 and has gone from 7x to now 11x▲Platinum in sales.
Two Red Hot Chili Peppers albums return this week, with “Californication” back in at No.65 and their first No.1 “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik” is back at No.75. Further best of/G.H. sets returning are for Nickelback (#64), Patrizio Buanne (#71), The Notorious B.I.G. (#81), Roxette and their “Roxbox” (#88), Van Morrison’s “Essential” (#89) and Birds of Tokyo (#93). Also back in are Imagine Dragons with “Smoke + Mirrors” (#68), “That’s the Spirit” for Bring Me the Horizon (#77) and “Beneath the Skin” by Of Monsters & Men (#84).
The last two shows ever played by UK act Motorhead were in Zenith, Munich in November of 2015, and were recorded for their eventual tenth live album “Clean Your Clock“, which this week is new at No.67. US rapper The Game recently did a three-part series for US network A&E called “Streets of Compton“, and the soundtrack to that series is new at No.72 here this week, whilst US electro act I See Stars and their fifth album “Treehouse” becomes their first chart entry at No.78, and also scoring their first entry, but from their 3rd album are US power-violence act Nails, their set “You Will Never Be One of Us” debuts at No.93 this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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