Katy Perry’s “Roar” spends a fifth non-consecutive week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, taking Katy’s accumulated total at the top of the Australian charts to fifteen weeks, placing her at No.49 on the list of acts with the ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1 (1940-2013).
Just above Katy are George Michael, Roy Orbison and Guy Sebastian who have also notched up fifteen weeks, George from five chart toppers, Guy and Roy did it with six. “Roar” also becomes Katy’s second longest run at the top, as her debut single “I Kissed a Girl” (from 14-July-08) spent six weeks at the top, and her June 2010 No.1 “California Gurls” stayed for four weeks.
The top three all hold steady this week, with Miley at No.2 with her “Wrecking Ball” and Redfoo at No.3 with “Let’s Get Ridiculous”, whilst charging back up four places to a new peak of No.4 is John Newman with “Love Me Again”, which pushes Jason DeRulo’s “Talk Dirty” back down a place to No.5.
OneRepublic spend a third straight week at No.6 with “Something I Need”, Lana Del Rey is down a couple of places to No.7 with her “Summertime Sadness”, Drake climbs a place to a new peak of No.8 with “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, which also becomes his personal highest chart appearance in Australia, whilst Avicii slips a couple of places to No.9 with “Wake Me Up”, whilst Lorde is back up two places to No.10 with her EP “The Love Club” feat ‘Royals’.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With Karmin in the country on a promo tour, and appearing on X-Factor last week, their former No.4 single “Acapella” jumps back up seven places to No.11, with HAIM one place behind at No.12, up nine places from last week with “The Wire”. Lady GaGa jumps back up six places to No.16 with “Applause” and Lorde’s debut at No.19 last week for “Team” holds steady this week. Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch” jumps up eight places to No.22 and Kodaline rise two places to a new peak of No.23 with “The High Hopes”. Capital Cities appeared on X-Factor this week too, and their former No.78 single “Safe and Sound” returns to the Top 100 at No.27 this week. Rudimental jump up nineteen places to No.29 with “Right Here” and Ylvis blasts up the charts, with “The Fox” leaping forty-eight places to No.36, whilst Macklemore & Ryan Lewis land their fifth Top 40 entry as “White Walls” climbs up seven places to No.40 this week.
DOWN DOWN: After three weeks within the Top 10, “Berzerk” by Eminem falls to No.13, having peaked at No.5 (the same peak that the songs sample “The Stroke” by Billy Squier achieved in 1981). There are mostly steady three to four place falls this week, with the biggest loss going to Timomatic’s new single “Waterfalls” which after debuting at No.26 last week falls back twelve places to No.38. Daft Punk drop four to No.42 with “Get Lucky” (now 5x▲ Platinum), whilst the only other new certification this week is at No.43, One Direction with “Best Song Ever” (now ▲). Will.i.am and Miley Cyrus tumble ten places to No.47 with “Fall Down” and Passenger is back down fourteen spots to No.48 with “Let Her Go”, whilst last weeks debut at No.46 for Havana Brown with “Ba*Bing” is out of the Top 100 this week.
X-FACTOR: Joelle left X-Factor this past week, but she scores the highest new entry for the show this week as her version of the Concrete Blonde song “Joey” debuts at No.33. Taylor Henderson debuts at No.51 with her version of the Cold Chisel song “Choir Girl” and the performance of the Train song “Drops of Jupiter” sees it return at No.52, and finally Dami Im debuts at No.78 with her version of the Foo Fighters song “Best of You”.
Birdy lands the highest new entry of the week, coming in at No.25 with the first single from her second album “Wings”. The album “Fire Within” is released this week, and this becomes her third chart entry in Australia, and first non-cover too.
Lower 50: KlangKarrussell jump up fifteen places to a new peak of No.60 with “Sonnentanz – Sun Don’t Shine”, with Rihanna moving back up to No.68 with “Diamonds”, helped by her current national tour, plus the song celebrates its one year anniversary within the Top 100. London Grammar continue to climb with “Strong”, up six places to a new peak of No.81 and The Kite String Tangle jump fourteen places to No.85 with “Given the Chance”. Returning tracks this week include “Started from the Bottom” by Drake at No.91, “Lanterns” for Birds of Tokyo at No.94 and “Higher” for Just Blaze & Baauer feat Jay-Z at No.99.
Linkin Park debut at No.56 with the track “A Light That Never Comes” featuring Steve Aoki taken from their forthcoming third remix album “Recharged” which is due at the end of October. New at No.77 is the 28th chart entry for Cher entitled “Woman’s World”, taken from this weeks new No.17 album “Closer to the Truth”. Cher last charted in November 2001 with “The Music’s No Good Without you” (HP-23) and this new entry gives her a solo hit in each of the past seven decades.
Ellie Goulding debuts at No.83 with “How Long Will I Love You” which is the theme to the new Rachel McAdams film “About Time”, with the last two new entries coming in the lower 90’s, both featuring Juicy J as guest act. First at No.95 is “23” by Mike Will Made-it featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J, and then at No.98 is “Lolly” by Maejor Ali featuring Juicy J and Justin Bieber.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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