The Triple J compilation “Like a Version Volume 13” becomes the fifth of the radio stations collections to hit No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
“Like a Version Vol.13” becomes the 811th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2017) and the 663rd for ARIA (1983 to 2017), plus the 456th to debut at No.1, the 21st chart-topping album for 2017 and the sixth for the ABC record label, with the end of October being the usual week this album hits the top, with Vol.9 doing so on 28th of October in 2013, followed each successive year by a new set, with “Vol.10” (20-Oct-2014), “Vol.11” (12-Oct-2015), “Vol.12” (17-Oct-2016), all of which spent a single at the top apiece.
This new compilation becomes the 28th Various Artists set to hit the top in Australia, with the first one being “Hitwave ’81” back in mid-September of 1981. This is the ninth album with a ‘Like’ in its title to hit the top, in fact the first one did so back on 14th of October, 1985, “Listen Like Thieves” for INXS for two weeks, and of course the fifth with a ‘Version’ in its title. The new collection has tracks performed by HAIM, Flume, Matt Corby, Violent Soho, Glass Animals, Paul Kelly, Dan Sultan, Amy Shark, Emma Louise, Kasabian and Tash Sultana amongst its thirty-eight tracks.
51 weeks ago we saw the soundtrack for the Jessica Mauboy TV series “The Secret Daughter” debut at No.1 (this week it returns at No.57), and now ahead of the second season screening on Channel 7 (still no date given on their site or YouTube links), the songs from the series debuts at No.2 this week, featuring Jess covering such songs by The Church, Crowded House, Thirsty Merc, Frank & Nancy Sinatra (a duet with Isaiah), Clean Bandit, Paul Kelly, Sonia Dada, Aretha Franklin, Birds of Tokyo, Evemore, Goanna and her rendition of “Amazing Grace” with Dr. G. Yunupingu, with the album potentially going to the top when the show starts screening, and this now becomes her fifth Top 10 album in Australia too, plus the albums lead single “Fallin'” (HP-11) is sitting at No.49 this week.
The new Ed Sheeran Top 10 single keeps his album “÷ (Divide)” entrenched at No.3 again this week for a 32nd straight week within the Top 4 (it hasn’t dipped lower than #4 so far), and last weeks No.1 entry for Shania Twain and “Now” is back down four places to No.5 this week. The Macklemore album “Gemini” is on hold at No.6 this week, followed by two former No.1 albums in “Concrete and Gold” for The Foo Fighters (down two to No.7) and “Wonderful Wonderful” by The Killers (down four to No.8), whilst making its first Top 10 appearance after 22 weeks within the Top 100 is the Post Malone set “Stoney”, which is up seven places to a new peak of No.10, thanks to his older single from the album “I Fall Apart” jumping to No.26 and his current No.1 status with “Rockstar” (not from the album).
Scoring their sixth Top 10 album this week by debuting at No.4 is Marliyn Manson with their tenth studio album “Heaven Upside Down”, and by coming in that high it becomes the bands second highest charted album in Australia after “Mechanical Animals” which entered at No.1 back in September of 1998, and their last entry to the ten was with their ninth album “The Pale Emperor” (HP-6, Feb 2015). The debut solo album for former Oasis member Liam Gallagher debuted at No.1 in the UK this week, and here it enters at No.9 entitled “As You Were”.
* The soundtrack for ‘Moana’ is on hold at No.11 and newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
* With the new Pink album out on Friday, she charges back up seventeen places with her “Greatest Hits… So Far” to No.13, and her previous album “The Truth About Love” returns at No.41.
* Khalid is back up three places to No.22 with his “American Teen” (HP-15) album.
* The past week saw the ‘Justice League’ trailer released online, and the song used in the trailer was a cover of the David Bowie song “Heroes” by Gang of Youths, which could be why their album “Go Farther in Lightness” is back up three spots to No.25 this week.
* Adele’s “25” is back up nine places to No.29 in its 99th week on the chart.
* The second and final certified album this week is for Lorde’s “Melodrama”, which is now Gold (●) in sales and back up three places to No.32, the same position her current single “Homemade Dynamite” is over on the singles chart this week too.
* The Michael Hutchence doco-series starts on Monday on Channel 7 (they’ve been promoing it all week), and there is a ten place rise to No.33 for the INXS “Very Best of” this week.
* Further rising best of sets are by The Wiggles (69 to 58), Guns N’ Roses (99 to 69), Crowded House (80 to 75), Roy Orbison (89 to 82) and Fleetwood Mac (GH 98 to 91) (Very Best #99 return).
* Drake’s “Views” are back up eleven spots to No.66.
* The new Chainsmokers single helps their album “Memories… Do Not Open” to rise ten places and land at No.71 this week.
* After the Pink and Jessica Mauboy returns there are re-entries for Kane Brown (#76), Tash Sultana (#84), Amy Shark (#88) and 2Pac’s “Greatest Hits” (#98).
* All five albums that leave the Top 10 this week spent only a single week inside the Top 10, firstly the Rick Price and Jack Jones set “California Dreaming” (HP-7) is down five to No.12, whilst last weeks No.2 entry for Miley Cyrus and “Younger Now” drops down twelve places to No.14. Collections for both Tom Petty (HP-9) and The Killers (HP-10) fall to No.19 and No.28 respectively whilst the Demi Lovato album “Tell Me You Love Me” (HP-8) falls twenty-two places to No.30.
* Angus & Julia Stone see their “Snow” fall eight places to No.20.
* Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” drops seven places to No.27.
* Dropping best of’s this week are for The Foo Fighters (29 to 35), Shania Twain (53 to 65) and Cold Chisel (85 to 93).
* The Michael Jackson compilation “Scream” dives down twenty-two places to No.36.
* Jack Johnson falls back down eleven spots to No.38 with “All the Light Above it Too”.
* QOTSA see their “Villains” fail seven spots this week to land at No.47.
* The Anthony Callea album “ARIA No.1 Hits in Symphony” is down fifteen to No.48.
* Last weeks debut at No.18 for Benny Andersson and “Piano” falls back thirty-one to No.49.
* Macklemore’s former album “The Heist” returned after his visit here at No.21, whilst this week it drops back down thirty-eight places to No.59.
* The Lady Gaga album “Joanne” had been sitting at No.41 for the past two weeks, and this week is drops twenty places to No.61.
* “Dangerous Woman” for Ariana Grande is back down fourteen places to No.70.
* There’s a fifty-nine place drop to No.83 (from #24) for the Winston Surfshirt album “Sponge Cake”.
* The National fall twenty-eight spots to No.85 with their set “Sleep Well Beast”.
* London Grammar’s “Truth is a Beautiful Thing” falls a further twenty-two spots this week to No.89.
* The live Pearl Jam album “Let’s Play Two” halves its debut position by falling forty-five places to No.90 this week.
* Three weeks ago the Van Morrison album “Roll with the Punches” debuted at No.11, and this week it falls fortty-eight spots to land at No.92.
* BTS and their EP “Love Yourself” is down twenty-nine spots to No.95.
* The Katy Perry album “Witness” falls twenty-five places to No.97.
* Neil Finn drops thirty-seven places to No.100 with his recent Top 10 album “Out of Silence”.
* Last weeks No.26 entry for Propagandi with “Victory Lap” is the only Top 50 dropout this week.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #15 (LP#1) – I Love Your Like a Brother by Alex Lahey is the debut album for the female singer/songwriter from Melbourne who won the Triple J Unearthed competition and also released her debut EP entitled B-Grade University in 2016.
* #17 (LP#5) – Pinewood Smile by The Darkness is the fifth album from the British hard rock band, and also their fifth Top 30 entry and third to peak within the Top 20, with their first entry “Permission to Land” hitting No.17 in February of 2004 and they also took their third album “Hot Cakes” to No.15 in late August of 2012 (their highest charted album so far).
* #45 (Xmas) – Christmas with Elvis Presley & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the third collaboration between the King of Rock and the Philly Orchestra, having first hit No.1 together in November of 2015 with “If I Can Dream” and then 2016’s “The Wonder of You” made it to No.3, with this new set featuring Elvis singing seasonal tracks like “White Christmas”, “Santa Claus is Back in Town”, “Silent Night”, “The First Noel” and “Blue Christmas” amongst its thirteen tracks.
* #46 (LP#8) – Phantom Anthem by August Burns Red is the fourth albums chart entry for the Pennyslvania heavy metal band, and now their second Top 50 entry, as their seventh album “Found in Far Away Places” debuted and peaked at No.43 in July of 2015.
* #54 (S’Tck) – Blade Runner 2049 by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch is the soundtrack to the sequel which is released 35 years after the original 1982 film, both starring Harrison Ford, and the new film also stars Ryan Gosling, with the original album by Vangelis only charting when the film was re-issued in 1994, hitting No.79 in July of that year.
* #64 (LP#23) – Man Woman Life Death Infinity by The Church is the follow-up to the bands album from three years ago “Further Deeper” which debuted and peaked at No.50, this new set becoming the bands seventeenth albums chart entry (12 studios, two EPs and three Greatest Hits sets).
* #73 (LP#4) – Perception by NF is the fourth album and first chart entry for Nathan Feuerstein from Michigan, who at the age of 26 has had two No.1’s on the US Christian charts and his last set also topped the US Rap chart (it hit #12 on the Billboard National Top 200 also).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com