Jason DeRulo gains a bunch of second achievements this week, as his new single “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz enters at No.1, becoming his second No.1 and his second to debut at the top, plus it’s the second song of the year to enter at the top of the charts.
“Talk Dirty” becomes the 1006th No.1 single in Australian chart history (1940 to 2013) and the 444th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus as I mentioned it’s the second song this year to debut at the top of the ARIA Singles chart, as Baauer back at the end of February debuted at No.1 with “Harlem Shake” (lasting one week), so this new entry now becomes the 102nd song to debut at the top of the Australian charts.
Jason previously achieved a No.1 position with his second single “In My Head” (Feb 2010) which stayed atop for two weeks, and this becomes his thirteenth chart entry in Australia, with “Talk Dirty” instantly becoming his ninth Top 10 hit in Australia. The song also becomes the 13th No.1 for the Warner Brothers (direct) label since 1963, the last one being Jason’s previous No.1. It’s also the sixth chart entry for 2 Chainz and his second Top 10 after his June 2013 No.6 single “We Own it”.
There have been two previous No.1 songs with ‘Dirty’ and ‘Talk’ in their titles, one with both in fact. Wynter Gordon spent three weeks at the top in January 2011 with “Dirty Talk” and we’ve also had Salt-N-Pepa with “Let’s Talk About Sex” (4 weeks from 26-Jan-1992) and then The Black Eyed Peas with “The Time (Dirty Bit)” (2 broken weeks from 22-Nov-2010). Finally “Dirty Talk” becomes the 658th No.1 single for an American performer.
There was another contender for the No.1 spot this week, Katy Perry and her new track “Roar”, which debuts at No.3 after being released on Monday, meaning it’s had only four days worth of sales to achieve this position. It becomes Katy’s sixteenth chart entry in Australia and her first new material since June 2012’s “Wide Awake” (HP-4). And by debuting at No.3 it becomes her twelfth Top 10 entry and eleventh Top 5 hit, and is taken from her forthcoming fourth album entitled “Prism” (due 22-Oct). This is also the first time that the word ‘Roar’ has appeared on the Australian charts.
So after six weeks at the top, Avicii and Aloe Blacc with “Wake Me Up” drop down a place to No.2, whilst Lorde is down a couple of places to No.4 with her EP “The Love Club”. The two high entries push much of last weeks top five chart down with OneRepublic and “Counting Stars” (now 2x▲ Platinum), “Acapella” by Karmin (now ▲ Platinum) and “La La La” by Naughty Boy and Sam Smith down to five, six and seven respectively.
Last weeks highest new entry for Flo Rida and Pitbull with “Can’t Believe it” jumps up four places to No.8, becoming Flo’s fourteenth and Pitbull’s eleventh Top 10 entry. Falling down three places to No.9 is “Burn” for Ellie Goulding (now ● Gold) and also down three to No.10 is Vance Joy with “Riptide”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Zedd and Foxes hold at the No.13 peak with “Clarity”, but leaping up forty-eight places to land at No.14 is Lana Del Rey with “Summertime Sadness” instantly becoming her second Top 20 hit after the No.9 single “Young and Beautiful” (peaked June 2013, TW-50). Moving up one place to a new peak of No.15 are Imagine Dragons with “On Top of the World”, whilst they are also within the Top 20 with “Radioactive” at No.18. Rihanna jumps up fourteen places to No.23 with “What Now” and Lorde moves up four places to a new peak of No.28 with “Tennis Court” (now ● Gold) and with Bastille in the country at the moment, their latest track “Laura Palmer” jumps up twenty-four places to No.33 whilst one place ahead at No.32 is their first single “Pompeii” back up one place this week. Thanks to an X-Factor performance, Emeli Sande’s “Next to Me” bullets back up forty-one places to No.37 and in the same vein an Australia’s Got Talent dancing red-head who jived to “Shooting Stars” by Bag Raiders sees the song return at a new peak of No.44 this week, exactly four years since it initially entered the ARIA Singles chart (17-Aug-2009, former HP-62).
DOWN DOWN: After six weeks inside the Top 10 Miley Cyrus and “We Can’t Stop” (HP-4, now 2x▲) is down to No.11 and after a single week within the ten, “Classic” by MKTO (HP-9, now ▲) drops to No.12, but the boys will be here for a promo visit in September, so it shouldn’t drop too much more. Miley’s other Top 20 entry is on the Will.i.am track “Fall Down” (now ● Gold) which is down to No.17, and falling out of the Top 20 to No.21 is Matt Corby with “Resolution” (now 2x▲). Olly Murs falls seven places to No.26 with “Dear Darlin’” and Jessie J falls ten places to No.35 with “Wild”. John Newman picks up a Gold (●) certification for “Love Me Again”, the self-titled EP for Sheppard and “This is What it Feels Like for Armin Van Buuren all fall twelve places to No.38, No.39 and No.42 respectively. After two weeks inside the Top 30, What About Tonight fall twenty-one places to No.52 with “Time of Our Lives”, with big drops for Elen Levon and “Wild Child” (48 to 71) and “A Thousand Years” for Christina Perri (49 to 88).
There was another rush released track this week, which lands at No.19 after four days of sales, the first single from Lady GaGa’s forthcoming third album “Artpop” (due Nov 2011) entitled “Applause”, becoming her 20th ARIA Singles chart entry and first since “Marry the Night” which only climbed to No.80 in November 2011. This becomes her seventeenth Top 40 entry and fourteenth Top 20 appearance.
The Wanted are releasing their third album “Word of Mouth” in September (23rd) and the second single from the album debuts at No.40 entitled “We Own the Night”. It becomes the group’s sixth Top 100 chart entry and fourth Top 40 entry, and is the follow-up to the No.32 single from May entitled “Walk Like Rihanna”.
Lower 50: Thanks to singing competitions like X-Factor and Australia’s Got Talent we see a rise for Birdy who jumps back up eight places to No.51 with “People Help the People” (XF) and leaping thirty-six places to No.59 is Matt Corby with his “Into the Flame” (EP) thanks to A.G.T. performers Uncle Jed who debut one place lower at No.60 with their rendition of Matt’s track “Brother”. Also returning thanks to an AGT act is PSY with “Gangnam Style” at No.93. The Preatures jump up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.65 with “Is This How You Feel” which is now listed as an EP, whilst right behind them at a new peak of No.66 is Mark Wilkinson with “Middle Ground”. Justin Timberlake is back up sixteen places to No.77 with “Take Back the Night” (HP-57) and other returning tracks include “Supersoaker” (HP-43) for Kings of Leon at No.85, “Lost” (HP-46) by Frank Ocean at No.98 and back in a 100 is Avicii and Nicki Romero with “I Could Be the One” (HP-4). Also of note in the lower fifty is the new certifications for “Thrift Shop” (now 9x▲) for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at No.84, “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars (now 4x▲) at No.90 and up to 5x▲ Platinum now for “I Love it” by Icona Pop at No.95.
Last November Bridgit Mendler scored her first chart entry with a No.53 single entitled “Ready or Not”, and this week she lands her second entry by debuting at No.82 with the track “Hurricane”, whilst her debut album “Hello My Name is…” debuted at No.58 last week, but falls out of the album charts this week. And finally landing their third Top 100 Singles chart entry is HAIM with “The Wire” at No.83. They have previously charted with “Don’t Save Him” (HP-66, Jan 2013) and “Falling” (HP-86, March 2013).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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