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ARIA Albums: Taylor Swift 1989 Spends 9th Week On Top

by Gavin Ryan on February 7, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Taylor Swift notches up a ninth non-consecutive week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart with her set “1989”.

During its five appearance at the top of the Australian album chart, ‘1989’ is racking up its longest run at three consecutive weeks, something Taylor has achieved once before back in Oct/Nov 2012 when her last album “Red” spent its first three weeks on the charts at No.1.

Taylor has now accumulated 13 weeks at No.1 in Australia from her three chart-topping albums, and moves from equal 46th to equal 42nd on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums’ (1965-2015), alongside the thirteen weeks also achieved by Led Zeppelin, Midnight Oil (both from four No.1’s), James Blunt and Susan Boyle (both have had two No.1 albums).

Climbing back up one place each are Ed Sheeran with “x” to No.2, “Title” for Meghan Trainor to No.3 and recent visitor to our shores Mark Ronson with “Uptown Special” to No.4, which all rise due to “Built on Glass” by Chet Faker dropping three places to No.5 this week after leaping back to No.2 last week. The next albums all climb back up, with Sam Smith up two to No.6 with “In the Lonely Hour”, “1000 Forms of Fear” by Sia back up four to No.7 and the self-titled set for Hozier is back up one spot to No.8, with The Hilltop Hoods down two to No.9 with “Walking Under Stars”, and the “Frozen” Soundtrack is back up two places to No.10 this week.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: George Ezra is back up five places to No.11 with “Wanted on Voyage” and the “Triple J Like a Version Vol.10” jumps back up five also to No.12. Flight Facilities are about to tour overseas, but are currently appearing at the Laneway Festival before leaving, and this helps their “Down to Earth” album to leap back up forty-two places to No.13 this week, whilst other acts from the festival to climb include the self-titled album for Royal Blood (76 to 27), FKA Twigs with “LP1” (re-enter at No.30), although not the same for Pond with “Man it Feels Like Space Again” (15 to 44), the self-titled album for Jungle (re-entry at No.54) and a debut for Future Islands (which I will talk about down lower). “This is All Yours” for Alt-J jumps back up twelve spots to No.16, and after playing the Super Bowl Half-Time show this past week, Katy Perry’s two recent albums “Prism” (49 to 17) and “Teenage Dream” (re-entry at No.35) jump back up the charts. The Veronicas self-titled set is back up six to No.18 and Nickelback see their “No Fixed Address” jump back up nine to No.22. “Goddess” for BANKS returns to the Top 100 at No.23 and Guy Sebastian is back up ten places to No.28 with his “Madness” set, whilst “Motion” for Calvin Harris is on hold at No.34 and scores its first certification by achieving Gold (●) in sales, and thanks to their national tour the self-titled album for Angus & Julia Stone is back up fifteen places to No.37. Barbra’s “Partners” climbs back up eleven to No.39 and Maroon 5 see their “V” album jump up fifteen spots to No.41 thanks to its first Top 15 hit from the album, and also back in is Asgeir with “In the Silence” (58 to 47) and Chet Faker’s ‘iTunes Session” (61 to 48).

DOWN DOWN: The two albums leaving this weeks’ Top 10 are Fall Out Boy with “American Beauty/American Psycho” (10 to 14, HP-3 WI10-2) and last weeks highest new entry for Marilyn Manson and “The Pale Emperor” (6 to 24, HP-6, WI10-1). Right after MM, Bethel Music drop eleven to No.25 with “We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)” and Joey Bada$$ sees his set “B4.Da.$$” drop down ten to No.31 and after climbing last week, Vance Joy and “Dream Your Life Away” are back down twelve to No.32, whilst The Preatures double their position from last week, dropping eighteen places from No.18 to No.36. “Nevermind” by Nirvana drops back down fifteen to No.42 and as I mentioned above for Laneway, Pond drop almost thirty spots to No.44, with Pink Floyd down there to No.49 with “The Endless River”, which is now ▲Platinum in sales. Leaving from last weeks Top 50 are INXS’ “Kick” (40 to 55) “Best of Cold Chisel-All for You” (35 to 56), “F.E.A.R.” for Papa Roach (29 to 59), “Into the Woods” soundtrack (47 to 61), Bjork’s “Vulnicura” (26 to 70), “The Famine & the Feast” for O’Shea (36 to 81) and “Juggernaut: Alpha” for Periphery is down from its debut at No.22 to No.94 this wek, whilst the ‘Omega’ version of their album leaves the entire Top 100 from No.25, the same occurs for Leo Sayer with “Restless Years” (#39) and “We Are United” for Hardwell (#41).

Sydney three-piece hardcore punk band Hellions (not the X-Men enemies) see their third album score the highest new entry of the week, as “Indian Summer” comes in at No.19, becoming their second chart entry, as their second album “Die Young” debuted and peaked at No.49 in late September 2013. The second and final new entry to the fifty is also a punk band, this one from the USA instead, coming in at No.50 are Title Fight with “Hyperview”, also their third album, but their first to chart in Australia.

Lower 50: The compilation “Sounds of the 80’s” re-enters at No.51, Slipknot are back up four places to No.63 with “5: The Gray Chapter” which is now Gold (●) in sales and Foo Fighters “Greatest Hits” are back up nineteen to No.64 whilst Sticky Fingers see their former No.3 set “Land of Pleasure” jump back up thirty-five spots to No.65. The War on Drugs return at No.67 with “Lost in the Dream”, and Imagine Dragons return at No.71 with “Night Visions”, in-between though Robin Schulz flies back up twenty-nine spots to No.69 with “Prayer” (HP-66). “Hot Potatoes: The Best of” for The Wiggles is back up twenty to No.72 and other collections returning or climbing include “Curtain Call: The Hits” for Eminem (#73), Pink “Greatest Hits… So Far” (97 to 77), “Essential Michael Jackson” (#89) and for Icehouse “White Heat: 30 Hits” (#96), with other returnees being “Cold Fact” for Rodriguez (#87), “Drinking from the Sun” by Hilltop Hoods (#90). “Throw Me in the River” by The Smith Street Band (#92), “21” by Adele (#93), “An Awesome Wave” for Alt-J (#95) and the “Kauai” (EP) for Childish Gambino (#99), whilst The Script climb back up a couple of places to No.83 with “No Sound Without Silence”, which is newly crowned Gold (●) in sales.

Laneway Festival visitors from the US Future Islands, see their fourth album “Singles” become their first chart entry in Australia this week as it enters at No.60, the album having reached No.40 in the USA. And London sibling three piece Kitty, Daisy & Lewis {Durham} (two sisters and one brother) see their third album become their first chart entry this week as “Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third” enters at No.82.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan

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