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Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman.

ARIA Singles: Katy Perry Roar Is Number One

by Gavin Ryan on August 24, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

After a full week of sales, Katy Perry scores her third No.1 single in Australia as “Roar” is up a couple of places from last weeks No.3 debut to the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week.

“Roar” becomes the 1007th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 445th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus it’s Katy’s third chart topper here, and the previous two were also lead singles from her albums, with “I Kissed a Girl” atop for six straight weeks from mid July 2008 and then almost two years later she was at No.1 again with “California Gurls” (June 2010) featuring Snoop Dogg for four weeks. So this now gives Katy a tally of eleven accumulated weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart. “Roar” also becomes the 55th No.1 single in Australia for the Capital record label (first was back in August 1946), and this is the first time that the word ‘Roar’ has been seen at the top of the Australian charts.

Last weeks’ top-spot-entry for Jason DeRulo, “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz is back down a place to No.2, but picks up a Platinum (▲) certification and another former No.1, “Wake Me Up” for Avicii and Aloe Blacc is also down a place to No.3 but is now 3x▲ in sales. Leaping up ten places to land at No.4 is Lana Del Rey with the Cedric Gervais remix of her track “Summertime Sadness”, which not only becomes Lana’s second Top 10 single and now highest charting success, but the track is certified Gold (●) in sales.

With Lana bulleting into the Top 5, it pushes all of last weeks Top 10 down a place with Lorde’s EP “The Love Club” to No.5, “Counting Stars” for OneRepublic at No.6, “Acapella” for Karmin is at No.7, “La La La” for Naughty Boy & Sam Smith is down to No.8, “Flo Rida and Pitbull’s “Can’t Believe it” is at No.9 and at No.10 is “Burn” for Ellie Goulding which is now certified Platinum (▲) in sales.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: After debuting at No.19 last week, Lady GaGa jumps up eight places to No.11 with her new single “Applause”, whilst Imagine Dragons still have two songs within the Top 20, “Radioactive” down a place to No.19 and up to a new peak of No.13 is “On Top of the World”. Up a couple of places to a new chart height of No.21 is Rihanna with “What Now”, with Lorde right behind her at No.22, up six places with “Tennis Court”. Four weeks ago What About Tonight debuted inside the Top 30 with “Time of Our Lives”, which last week dropped down to No.52, but this week it recovers twenty-seven places to score a new peak of No.25. Bastille rise into the Top 30, up seven places to No.26 with “Laura Palmer” after their visit here last weekend, with their first hit “Pompeii” back up three places to No.29. Up six to No.30 are AwolNation with “Sail”, and also up six are the Bag Raiders with “Shooting Stars” to No.38, a new peak again for the track. Returning to the Top 100 at No.40 and gaining a new peak in the process is Emeli Sande and “Read All About it (Part 3)”.

DOWN DOWN: After four weeks inside the Top 10 and peaking at No.7, “Riptide” for Vance Joy is down a couple of places to No.12 this week. Timomatic drops out of the Top 20 to No.24 this week with “Parachute”, which is now 2x▲ in sales, with Pink’s “True Love” down five to No.27 this week. Passenger is down four to No.28 with “Holes” and down three to No.34 with “Let Her Go” which is now 7x▲ Platinum in sales, whilst Samantha Jade’s “Firestarter” is now ▲ Platinum in sales and drops six places to No.36 this week. Jessica Mauboy falls twelve places to No.37 with “To the End of the Earth”, and after debuting at No.40 last week, The Wanted tumble twenty-six places to No.66 with “We Own the Night”.

Jessie J lands the highest new entry of the week with her new single “It’s My Party” which debuts at No.20, and is the follow-up to her recent No.6 single “Wild” (TW-42). Both tracks are taken from her September 23rd due second album entitled “Alive”, and this new entry for Jessie becomes her eight ARIA Singles chart entry.

Lower 50: Uncle Jed jump up seven places to a new peak of No.53 with their version of “Brother”, and Haim score their highest charting single so far, as “The Wire” jumps up twenty-five places to a new peak of No.58. “Alive” for Empire of the Sun is back up ten places to No.60 and returning tracks to the Top 100 include “Scream & Shout” for and Britney Spears (HP-2) at No.68, with BLACKstreet returning at No.69 with their 1996/97 Top 30 hit “No Diggity” (HP-21, peaked mid-March 97). Fergie is back in at No.77 with “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” (HP-43), Boy & Bear return at No.90 with “Southern Sun” (HP-63) taken from the new No.1 album of the week “Harlequin Dream”. Bloc Party return at No.96 with “Ratchet” (HP-81), Martin Solveig is back at No.99 with “Hey Now” (HP-71) and a further track returns at #100, “#ThatPower” (HP-6) featuring Justin Bieber.

Ariana Grande scores her third ARIA Singles chart entry this week as she debuts at No.51 with “Right There” featuring Big Sean. A month ago she spent a week inside the Top 100 with her second entry “Baby I” (HP-67) and her first song “The Way” climbed to No.37 in April of this year.

Enrique Iglesias lands his eighteen ARIA chart entry by debuting at No.54 with “Turn Up the Night” taken from a forthcoming (as yet) untitled album. But releasing their fifth album in a couple of weeks (Sept 9th) are the Arctic Monkeys who debut at No.56 with the second single from that album “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”, with the first single from the album “Do I Wanna Know?” (HP-37) sitting at No.63 this week.

Paramore land at No.62 with “Ain’t it Fun”, the third single from their former No.1 self-titled album (TW-61) after “Now” (HP-86, Feb 2013) and “Still into You” (HP-5, April 2013). A couple of places lower at No.65 is the fifth entry for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis entitled “White Walls”, also the fifth single lifted from their album “The Heist” (TW-29), and the final new entry is in at No.88, Drake featuring Majid Jordan and “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, becoming Drake’s ninth chart entry in Australia.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to



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