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

Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman.

ARIA Singles: Katy Perry Tops Chart For Second Week

by Gavin Ryan on August 31, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Katy Perry’s “Roar” is at the top of the Australian charts for a second week, plus the song also achieves Platinum (▲) in sales this week too, whilst there are only two changes within the entire top six songs this week.

Jason DeRulo holds steady at No.2 with “Talk Dirty”, but swapping places are Avicii and Lana Del Rey, giving her song “Summertime Sadness” a new peak of No.3 this week. Whilst Lorde and OneRepublic hold at No.5 and No.6 respectively, but they both also pick up a 3x▲ Platinum re-certification for their songs.

Flo Rida and Pitbull climb back up two positions to a new peak of No.7 with “Can’t Believe it”, with Karmin down a place to No.8 with “Acapella”, Ellie Goulding is back up one spot to No.9 with “Burn” and down a couple of places to No.10 are Naughty Boy with “La La La”, which is now ▲ Platinum in sales.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Lady GaGa with “Applause” at No.11 and Imagine Dragons with “On Top of the World” at No.13 (now ● Gold) hold their peaks this week, but in-between at No.12, bulleting up eight places from last weeks debut is Jessie J with her new track “It’s My Party”, plus her former No.6 single “Wild” jumps back up eighteen places to No.24, all helped by her recent promo tour here and X-Factor performance. Lorde moves up one place to a new peak of No.21 with “Tennis Court”, and after a couple of weeks in the Top 40, “Sail” by AwolNation climbs three places to land a new chart height of No.27. John Newman’s promo visit here sees his track “Love Me Again” (HP-23) turn around and jump back up nine places to No.30. Paramore leap twenty-one places to No.41 with their new single “Ain’t it Fun”, and after his MTV VMA’s performance last weekend, Robin Thicke sees his current track “Give it 2 U” (HP-43) jump back up thirteen places to No.44. Seeing their first Top 50 action this week are “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake which jumps up forty places to No.48 and HAIM land their first Top 50 placing as “The Wire” is up nine places to No.49.

DOWN DOWN: “Riptide” by Vance Joy is down four places to No.16 and after her MTV VMA performances Miley Cyrus is back up one place to No.14 with “We Can’t Stop”, but she’s down one place on the track “Fall Down” to No.19, plus Zedd and Foxes are also down four places to No.20 with “Clarity” (both tracks are now ▲). Matt Corby falls eight places to No.31 with “Resolution” and Calvin Harris is down a couple of places to No.33 with “Thinking About You” (now ●), and Pink and “True Love” are down seven to No.34. Bastille tumble after their concert rises last week, as “Pompeii” drops nine to No.38 (now 3x▲) and “Laura Palmer” tumbles sixteen places to No.42. Jessica Mauboy has her new album “Beautiful” out in the first week of October, and the current single from the album “To the End of the Earth” is down three to No.40 but now certified Gold (●). After returning to the Top 100 at No.40 last week, Emeli Sande and “Read All About it (Part III)” drops down to No.47 but picks up a new sales level of Gold (●), whilst her other charting single “Next to Me” falls twenty-seven places to No.70 and is now 2x▲.

Eminem is set to release his new album in early November, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”, and the first single from the album debuts at No.17 after three days of sales, “Berzerk”. The song samples Billy Squier and his song “The Stroke” (HP-5, peaked mid-Nov 1981) and also a ‘Kick-it!!’ from The Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for your Right (to Party)”. Both the new track and Beastie Boys material was produced by Rick Rubin.

The third single (here) from the OneRepublic album “Native” (TW-17) debuts at No.25 entitled “Something I Need”, with the previous two songs from the album being this weeks No.6 song “Counting Stars” (HP-2×3) and “If I Lose Myself” (HP-53, peaked April 2013). This becomes the bands eighth Top 100 chart appearance overall.

X-Factor: Jessie J jumped due to her appearance and also last years winner Samantha Jade performed and her current song “Firestarter” is back up seven places to No.29. And with the final twelve contestants doing their first live show last Monday night, this has influence over returning songs this week, with Coldplay’s “Fix You” (HP-25) coming back in at No.43, with the performance of the song by Jai Waetford debuting at No.55. Taylor Henderson’s version of the James Morrison song “I Won’t Let You Go” (HP-13) enters at No.84, with the original jumping back in at No.46. Dami Im and her version of U2’s “One” (the Mary J Blige/U2 version moreso) debuts at No.52 and also performed by acts on the night was “Everything has Changed” by Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran (TW-97 to 83) and “#ThatPower” for and Justin Bieber (TW-100 to 99).

The final new entry to the Top 50 is the second single from Keith Urban’s September 13th due album “Fuse”, the new song debuting at No.50 is entitled “Shame” and is the second single from the forthcoming album after the recent (and current US Top 40 hit) “Little Bit of Everything” (HP-40, peaked June 2013), and this becomes Keith’s sixteenth Top 100 entry.

Lower 50: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis jump up twelve places to No.53 with “White Walls”, with Martin Solveig jumping up twenty-six places to No.73 with “Hey Now” (HP-71). Empire of the Sun fall nine places to No.69 with “Alive” but it is now certified Platinum (▲). With the new Top 50 success for Drake, his former No.92 single from Feb/March “Started from the Bottom” is back in at a new peak of No.75 this week, whilst also returning is MTV VMA winning “Mirrors” for ‘Best Video’ and “Take Back the Night” by Justin Timberlake at No.79 and No.92 respectively, whilst the last returnee is Dustin Tebbutt with “The Breach” at No.96.

Bonnie McKee makes her first ARIA Singles chart appearance by debuting at No.59 with “American Girl”, Hillsong Church land their third singles chart entry by coming in at No.63 with “Wake” for Hillsong Young & Free, followed right behind at No.64 with Will Sparks and Joel Fletcher with Will’s song “Bring it Back”. Havana Brown is back at No.68 with her fifth chart entry entitled “Flashing Lights”.

Swedish dance trio NoNoNo debut at No.82 with their first single “Pumpin’ Blood”, and a further dance track come from the No.97 entry for Dutch DJ Martin Garrix and his first entry “Animals”, plus Olly Murs lands his sixth chart entry by debuting at No.88 with the title track from his album “Right Place Right Time”.

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