ARIA Singles: Katy Perry Roar Spends Third Week At Number One -
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman.

ARIA Singles: Katy Perry Roar Spends Third Week At Number One

by Gavin Ryan on September 7, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Katy Perry scores a third week at No.1 with her track “Roar”, and with the video clip just released, it should secure a few more weeks at the top.

Katy also keeps former chart topper Jason DeRulo and “Talk Dirty” at No.2 for a third week.

The entire top four tracks are the same as last weeks, with Lana Del Rey at No.3 for a second week with “Summertime Sadness” (Cedric Gervais Remix) with the song picking up Platinum (▲) in sales, with Avicii and Wake Me Up now 5x▲ and holding at No.4 this week. Leaping up twelve places from last weeks debut is Eminem and “Berzerk” which instantly becomes his sixteenth Australian Top 10 entry and also his 14th Top 5 placement, and is his first Top 10 since his last No.1 single “Love the Way You Lie” (peaked July 2010).

John Newman was in the country last week, and that has helped his former UK No.1 single “Love Me Again” to bullet up twenty-four places to No.6, becoming his second Top 10 placing here, as he was the featured vocalist on the Rudimental track “Feel the Love” (HP-3, peaked July 2012). Lorde just entered the USA Top 10 this week with “Royals”, and here the accompanying EP “The Love Club” is down a couple of places to No.7 here. Flo Rida and Pitbull are down a place to No.8 with “Can’t Believe it” (now Gold ●) and another act who visited our shores last week were the duo MKTO, who see the current single “Classic” jump back up nine places to re-peak at No.9, whilst OneRepublic claim a final Top 10 week by falling four spots to No.10 this week with “Counting Stars”.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: If OneRepublic do fall out next week from the top ten, then they could replace themselves with their new track “Something I Need”, which is up nine places to a new peak of No.16 this week. Drake jumps eighteen places to land at No.30 with his new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and Paramore land inside the Top 40 with “Ain’t it Fun”, up six spots to No.35. Haim land their first forty placement and highest charting single in Australia as their “Heartache Tonight” (Eagles) infused (it’s got the same beat IMO) song “The Wire” leaps thirteen places to land at No.36. Robin Thicke climbs three places to a new peak of No.41 with “Give it 2 U” and Will Sparks with Joel Fletcher are up twenty places to No.44 with “Bring it Back”.

DOWN DOWN: Karmin drop down three places to No.11 with “Acapella” (HP-4×2) after six weeks within the Top 10, and also out is “Burn” for Ellie Goulding (HP-6) which also stayed for six week and is down four to No.13, whilst a seven week stretch was achieved by “La La La” (HP-5×2) for Naughty Boy & Sam Smith, which is down eight to No.18 this week. Lady GaGa and “Applause” spent the past two weeks at No.11, but drops eight to No.19 this week, but it picks up a Gold (●) sales certification, whilst Robin Thicke drops seven places to No.22 with “Blurred Lines” and the track is now re-certified 7x▲ Platinum, with Imagine Dragons falling five to No.27 with “Radioactive” which is now 3x▲ Platinum. Samantha Jade drops eight to No.37 with “Firestarter” and Matt Corby is down nine to No.40 with “Resolution”, but after leaping back after her promo visit last week, Jessie J falls back twenty-two places to No.46 with “Wild”, and Olly Murs drops fourteen places to No.53 with “Dear Darlin” which is now 2x▲ Platinum in sales, whilst falling out of the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are What About Tonight with “Time of Our Lives” from No.26.

REALITY COMPS: X-Factor helped their visiting guests to jump up the charts this week, with MKTO back into the Top 10 and their former No.2 single “Thank You” returns to the Top 100 at No.61, with their other show visitor Ricki-Lee debuting with her new single. Current XF front runner Dami Im lands a No.29 debut with her rendition of the Prince track “Purple Rain” (HP-41, peaked Nov 1984) which charts higher than the original, whilst her debut from last week, “One” (U2 & Mary J. Blige rendition) is up ten places to a new peak of No.42 this week. Performed on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ was a soulful rendition of Rihanna’s “Diamonds”, which helps the song jump back up twenty-six places to No.50, and a further X-Factor debut comes courtesy of Jiordan Tolli and her version of the Michael Jackson song “Thriller” (HP-4×2, peaked Feb 1984), which enters at No.63.

Avicii lands the highest new entry of the week with his new single “You Make Me” featuring Salem Al Fakir, becoming his sixth Top 100 chart entry and now fourth Top 40 placing, plus it’s taken from his forthcoming album “True” which is out September 17th. He is currently at No.4 with his first No.1 single “Wake Me Up”.

Miley Cyrus debuts inside the Top 20 too this week, with her new single “Wrecking Ball” which enters at No.15 and is the third Top 40 track for her this week. She drops seven places to No.21 with her former No.4 single “We Can’t Stop” and her appearance on the track “Fall Down” drops six places to No.25. Both “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” are both taken from her early October due album “Bangerz”.

Ricki-Lee launched her raunchy new video clip and performed on X-Factor on Monday night (which was also a steamy performance) for her No.28 entry this week “Come & Get in Trouble With Me”, becoming her fourteenth Top 100 appearance and her first new entry since December 2012’s “Burn it Down” (HP-49, peaked Jan 2013).

Avril Lavigne is releasing her fifth self-titled album in early November, and the second single lifted from that forthcoming album debuts at No.45 this week, “Rock N Roll”. Back in late April she debuted within the Top 20 with “Here’s to Never Growing Up” (HP-15), and this new entry becomes fifteenth Top 100 appearance in Australia.

Lower 50: Bonnie McKee is up eight places to a new peak of No.51 with “American Girl” and Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj with “Love More” (HP-29) is back up fifteen places to No.52 this week. With the new Arctic Monkeys album out this coming week, their former No.37 single “Do I Wanna Know?” is back up nineteen places to No.58 and their other charting single “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” (HP-56) is back up six to No.75. NoNoNo are up twelve places to a new peak of No.70 with “Pumpin’ Blood” and another of last weeks dance entries, “Animals” by Martin Garrix is up fourteen places to No.83. Tracks returning to the Top 100 this week include “Holy Grail” (HP-42) for Jay-Z at No.78, “Ratchet” (HP-81) for Bloc Party at No.82, “A Thousand Years” (HP-13) for Christina Perri at No.86, “Lose Yourself” (HP-1) for Eminem at No.99 and back in at #100 are The Preatures with the EP for “Is This How You Feel?” (HP-65)

James Blunt releases his fourth album in late October entitled “Moon Landing”, and the first track from the album is “Bonfire Heart” which enters at No.67, whilst the fourth (official) and fifth (here) entry from Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” (TW-11) album is “Gorilla”, which is new at No.68.

MIKA released his third album “The Origin of Love” this time last year, and the fourth single released from the album is the first to chart here, debuting at No.71 is “Popular Song” featuring Ariana Grande as guest vocalist. It becomes his seventh chart entry here and his first for this decade, as he last charted with “Rain” (HP-90) in November 2009. Local singer Gossling lands her first solo chart entry at No.73 with “Never Expire”, as she had previously appeared on the 360 track “Boys Like You” (HP-3, peaked Feb 2012) and another local act Peking Duck score their first Top 100 entry with their second release “Feels Like” at No.81, with their first track being the dance charts favorite “The Way You Are”.

New at No.87 is “Live for the Night” by electro trio from Chicago called Krewella, and also making their first chart entry is All Time Low featuring Vic Fuentes on their No.93 entry “A Love Like War”, with the band having placed their last three albums on the ARIA Album charts, whilst the last new entry is in at No.98 “Wasting My Young Years” for London Grammar, taken from their just released debut album “If You Wait”, and this becomes their third ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart entry.

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