Katy Perry remains for a sixth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with her now 4x▲ Platinum selling track “Roar”, which equals her first No.1 “I Kissed a Girl” for longevity.
“Roar” also helps Katy become the equal second longest running number one for 2013, as she now ties with Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” at six weeks, whilst Robin Thicke is the leader (so far) with “Blurred Lines” at eight weeks. Katy also moves up the list of ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles’ from 48th to equal 42nd alongside Shaggy and Whitney Houston who have also notched up sixteen accumulated weeks at the top of the ARIA charts from three chart-toppers. Katy could also be charting if allowed with the tracks “Dark Horse” (#5) and “Walking on Air” (#18), but they are only charting upon the digital sales chart at the moment.
Competition for the No.1 spot this week comes from the No.2 debut for Jessica Mauboy, “Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)” ahead of her new album “Beautiful” which is out this week (so the song might drop next week as people buy the album). This new entry for Jessica, which she also performed on X-Factor last week, becomes her sixth Top 10 single and her 15th Top 100 entry, plus it’s her highest charting single since her No.1 “Burn” on 19-Jan-2009. She is also currently charting with the albums first single “To the End of the Earth” (HP-21, TW-79).
After two weeks at No.2, Miley Cyrus’ highest charting single in Australia “Wrecking Ball” falls back to No.3, whilst also down a spot is the now ▲ Platinum selling song “Let’s Get Ridiculous” for Redfoo to No.4. With Jason DeRulo in the country for a promo visit (and X-Factor performance), his former No.1 “Talk Dirty” holds at No.5, whilst OneRepublic spend a third week at their peak of No.6 in their sixth week upon the charts with “Something I Need”. John Newman drops down three places to No.7 with “Love Me Again” after peaking at No.4 last week, Lana Del Rey is down a place to No.8 with “Summertime Sadness” (now 2x▲ Platinum), and Drake is down to No.9 with “Hold On, We’re Going Home” which picks up its first certification, achieving Gold (●) this week, whilst recent visitors here Karmin returns to the Top 10 at No.10 with “Acapella”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: HAIM stay put at their peak of No.12 with “The Wire” which is now Gold (●) and OneRepublic are back up four places to No.13 with “Counting Stars” (now 4x▲), whilst last weeks return for Capital Cities of “Safe and Sound” is up eleven places to a new peak of No.16. Lorde has landed the new No.1 album in the country, and her former No.21 single “Tennis Court” is back up six places to a new peak of No.20. Ylvis jump up seven places to No.29 with “The Fox” and with Rihanna touring at the moment, her current single “What Now” (HP-21) is back up six places to No.31 this week. ‘The Great Gatsby’ was released in the past week on DVD and Blu-Ray and that has helped the former No.9 single from the soundtrack “Young & Beautiful” for Lana Del Rey to jump back up nineteen places to No.47, whilst AFL Grand Final performers (and current tourists) Birds of Tokyo see their former No.3 single “Lanterns” jump back up forty-six places to No.48.
DOWN DOWN: After fourteen weeks within the Top 10, Avicii and Aloe Blacc drop to No.11 with “Wake Me Up” (HP-1×6) and leaving the Top 10 for a second time and dropping to No.14 is Lorde and her EP “The Love Club” featuring ‘Royals’ which went to No.1 in the USA this week, and picks up a new certification of 4x▲ Platinum here. “Burn” for Ellie Gouling is down four places to No.18 (now 2x▲) whilst Lady GaGa falls eight places to No.24 with “Applause”. Avicii’s other current single “You Make Me” is down to No.26 (now Gold ●) whilst Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch” drops back eight places to No.30, with Birdy and her debut from last week “Wings” falling seven places to No.33 now that her new album is out. Kodaline see their “High Hopes” down sixteen places to No.39 and after a recent visit here Rudimental and “Right Here” drop twenty-one places to No.50 this week.
X-FACTOR: Dami Im scores the first Top 20 debut for this current season as her version of Simon & Garfunkel’s No.2 single from July 1970 (but No.1 on Go-Set charts) “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (also #1 for Anthony Callea in March 2005) enter at No.15. Taylor Henderson debuts at No.27 with his version of Rickie Lee Jones’ “The Horses”, whilst the May 1991 No.1 version by Daryl Braithwaite of “The Horses” is back in at No.56. Dami is also charting with “Purple Rain” (90 to 61 this week), “Roar” (70 to 67), “One” (returns at #89), “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (returns at #91) and “Best of You” (78 to 94), whilst Taylor is also charting with “Choir Girl” (51 to 70) and Joelle’s big entry for “Joey” last week drops from No.33 to No.81. The other new entry from the show is at No.83, Jai Waetford’s version of Justin Biebers “That Should Be Me”.
Jason DeRulo as I mentioned earlier was in the country this past week for a promo tour for this weeks No.8 album “Tattoos”, and the third single lifted from the album debuts at No.28 entitled “Marry Me”, following on from “Talk Dirty” (TW-5) and “The Other Side” (HP-4, TW-87) and it becomes his fourteenth Top 100 and Top 40 entry.
Zedd see their second chart entry as they debut at No.32 with “Stay the Night” featuring Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams as guest vocalist. Zedd are also charting with “Clarity” (HP-13, TW-37) and this is also the second guest vocal appearance for Hayley as she appeared on the B.o.B track “Airplanes” (HP-2×6, peaked late May 2010).
The final Top 50 entry this week is new at No.38, “Youngbloods” for Illy featuring Ahren Stringer as guest vocalist. It instantly becomes Illy’s highest charting single in Australia, beating his former best effort of “Heard it All” (HP-48, June 2012), plus it becomes his fifth Top 100 entry.
Lower 50: Mike Will Made-it with Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J jump up forty three places to No.52 with “23” whilst The Hunters & Collectors re-enter at No.60 with “Holy Grail” (HP-20, peaked July 1993) after playing at the song at the AFL Grand Final and their new tribute album “Crucible” debuting at No.3. Rihanna’s tour also helps her other two charting singles to climb, with “Diamonds” (68 to 64) and “Stay” (84 to 72), and The Bag Raiders are back up fifteen places to No.74 with “Shooting Stars”. Ellie Goulding and “How Long Will I Love You”, the theme from ‘About Time’ jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.76 and Just Blaze with Baauer and Jay-Z are up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.77 with “Higher”. ‘The Great Gatsby’ release also brings Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” (HP-43) back into the charts at No.80, whilst also from the soundtrack is the Will.i.am song “Bang Bang” new at No.84. Finally the ‘Winners & Losers’ finale from last week helps 1927’s “If I Could” (HP-4, peaked Dec 1988) back into the charts at No.97.
Guy Sebastian debuts at No.73 with “Dare to be Square” which is an anti-bully song with proceeds going to Kids Helpline, which becomes his nineteenth chart entry and first new entry since his appearance on the Swift K.I.D. track “Bed of Clouds” (HP-42) from March this year. And the final new entry sneaks in at No.100, Pink with “Walk of Shame” which is pre-promoting her upcoming November live DVD recorded during her recent Australian tour and is her 33rd Top 100 chart entry.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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