Ed Sheehan could return to the top of the Australian album chart this week but The Veronicas are set to maintain the no. 1 single.
The Veronicas look set to retain the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this weekend with “You Ruin me”, helped by their performance on X-Factor this week, and the media response to their return to the top of the Australian charts.
Ed Sheeran also appeared on X-Factor this week, performing “Don’t” (TW-35) and “Thinking Out Loud” (TW-12), which look both set to climb up the charts this week, with “Don’t” back into the Top 20 and ‘Thinking’ possibly leaping into the Top 3, whilst his AFL Grand Final performances on the weekend could help some of his older tunes back up, with “Sing” (TW-76) looking to re-enter the Top 50 and “Lego House” and “A Team” potential re-entries to the Top 100.
One Direction have just announced the lead single from their forthcoming fourth album simply entitled “FOUR”, the track “Steal My Girl” is currently sitting within the Top 3 on several digital retailers, whilst Nathaniel, Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor are all battling to be the other two within this weeks Top 5. Retaining their Top 10 status this week should be Timmy Trumpet & Savage, Redfoo and possibly Klingande, but with AJR in the country (and also an XF performance), their former No.5 single “I’m Ready” (TW-17) could return to the Top 10, whilst Echosmith with “Cool Kids” (TW-13) could also become an item within the ten this weekend.
You+Me continue to create potential Top 20 hits (although none have charted as yet), with this week possible entrant being “Capsized” which is currently Top 15, whilst an entry just outside of the Top 20 could be Lorde with “Yellow Flicker Beat” which is from the soundtrack to the new Hunger Games movie “Mockingjay: Part 1”. Alesso and Tove Lo leapt to No.27 this week with “Heroes (We Could Be), which looks set to continue to climb (albeit slower this week), and after Brother3 covered the 5 Seconds of Summer song “Amnesia” (TW-30) on this weeks XF, the song could be back up within the thirty this weekend.
X-Factor contestant Dean Ray could have the highest entry of the week with his rendition of the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds song “Into My Arms”, with the original set to re-enter in the lower reaches too. Reigan Derry could also chart with her version of John Farnham’s “Burn for You”, whilst the only other current possible entry from this weeks show seems to be Justice Crew & the Top 6 singing “Happy”.
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s teaming for “Booty” debuted at No.59 this week, and looks set to leap into the higher end of the Top 40, whilst another entry from the lower fifty this week, former Mattafix lead singer Marlon Roudette with “When the Beat Drops Out” (TW-88) looks on track for a Top 40 berth. Potential Top 50 entries could come via Mary Lambert with “Secrets”, and Labrinth with “Let it Be” (not a cover), whilst leaping into the same region could be Kendrick Lamar with a full week of sales for “i (Love Myself)” which snuck in at No.92 this week.
Lower down Enrique Iglesias looks set to be stable this week with “Bailando” (New TW-64), Rihanna to return with “Stay” (Top 70, XF performance), Carrie Underwood could debut with “Something in the Water” (Top 80), with further lower entries coming from Andy Grammar with his country infused track “Honey, I’m Good”, Florida Georgia Line with “Bumpin’ the Night”, Steve Aoki with Chris Lake, Tujamo and Kid Ink on the remixed song “Delirious (Boneless)”, new 360 in the form of “Spiral Down”, and possibly sneaking in could be Jessie J with her new track “Personal”.
Ed Sheeran’s X-Factor and AFL Grand Final performances looks likely to return his “x” (TW-6) album back to the top of the ARIA Albums chart this weekend, for a fourth broken week, whilst this has also helped his first album “+” (TW-56) to also ascend the albums charts, possibly back into the Top 20.
Alt-j should retain their high placing for “This is All Yours” (TW-2), but Barbra Streisand should drop from the top spot with “Partners”, whilst Missy Higgins, Sam Smith, Chris Brown and The Script could all retain the Top 10 positions, with the highest possible entry this week being the debut album for The Preatures entitled “Blue Planet Eyes” coming in within the Top 5. Also on track for a Top 10 debut should be Blake Shelton with his new set “Bringing Back the Sunshine”, whilst an under $10 promotion for Lana Del Rey’s former No.1 “Ultraviolence” (TW-50) could see it zoom back up to either into the Top 10 or just outside of it.
Leonard Cohen could land a Top thirty entry with his new album “Popular Problems”, as too Prince with “Art Official Age”, whilst his other release from last week alongside 3rdEyeGirl entitled “PLECTRUM ELECTRUM” could also enter this weekend. SBTRKT could also land a Top 30 entry with their set “Wonder Where We Land”, whilst potential entrants within the Top 50 could be Tove Lo with “Queen of the Clouds”, just announced tourist Jamie T with “Carry on the Grudge”, and Kenny Chesney with his new album “The Big Revival”. Lower down we could also see Madchild with “Switched On”, tyDi with “Redefined” and remixer and producer Robin Schulz with his remix album “Prayer”
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.