Ed Sheeran’s after his AFL appearance looks set to keep the momentum flowing to maintain other number one slot on the album chart and The Veronicas are safe for a third week with the top single.
The Veronicas look set to continue their stay atop the Australian Singles chart for a third week this weekend with “You Ruin Me”, whilst the rest of the top five looks stable also with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Nathaniel all likely to stay put within the top five.
Nico & Vinz appeared on X-Factor this week playing their two singles, with this weeks’ new entry “In Your Arms” (TW-83) looking set to leap into the Top 10, and their former No.2 song “Am I Wrong” (TW-60) jumping back up into the Top 20 or even higher. “Cool Kids” for Echosmith (TW-8) could climb a little higher and Redfoo, Timmy Trumpet & Savage plus possibly Calvin Harris could all retain Top 10 positions this coming week.
“Heroes” (TW-30) for Alesso and Tove Lo looks set to jump into the Top 20 and Becky G in her “Shower” (TW-19) looks set to climb into the Top 15, whilst it looks like One Direction’s No.15 debut this week of “Steal My Girl” could remain stable or at least stay within the Top 20. “Lorde” debuted at No.52 with only half a week of sales for “Yellow Flicker Bear” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which should leap into the Top 30.
The X-Factor is getting closer to completion and this week all the remaining acts sung two songs, and at the moment Dean Ray looks like scoring the highest new entry once again, firstly with his version of the Roy Orbison song “Crying” (HP-1, peaked Nov 1961), whilst his second song was The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” (HP-2, peaked Feb 2012) which is currently within the Top 80. Brothers3 could score two high entries this week with their cover of the Justice Crew No.1 single from this year “Que Sera”, and also the Simon & Garfunkel debut single “The Sound of Silence” (HP-3, peaked Feb 1966). 2013 runner-up Taylor Henderson performed his new single “Host of Angels” on the show and it’s currently within the Top 30, with his album looking set to rebound back into the Top 10. Lower entries from this weeks show should come via Marlisa Punzalan with “Titanium” (David Guetta & Sia) and Judy Garland’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, Caitlyn Shadbolt with only one entry, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (The Shirelles, HP-4, peaked March 1961), and Reigan Derry has two potential entries with “Only Girl (in the World)” by Rihanna and her version of the Radiohead song “Creep” (HP-6, peaked Dec 1993).
AC/DC announced their new album coming out at the end of this year, and the first taste could debut this week entitled “Play Ball”, whilst Avicii could enter with “The Days”, and the first new material from Fergie in over a year entitled “L.A. Love (la la)”; all of these should enter within the Top 50 this coming weekend.
Lower down we could see entries from Cobra Starship teaming with Icona Pop on the upbeat track “Never Been in Love”, Florida Georgia Line with the song “Sippin’ on Fire”, hard rock from Angels & Airwaves entitled “Paralyzed”, Jessie J from her forthcoming new album with “Masterpiece”, NRL Grand Final performers and current tourists Train could return with their first chart entry here “Drops of Jupiter” (HP-5, peaked Aug 2001). Planetshakers could see two tracks enter, the title track from their October 21st due album “This is Our Time” and also “Covered”, whilst Flo Rida teams with Sage the Gemini and Lookas on his new single “GDFR” which stands for God Damn For Real, and features a hook from the War song “Low Rider”, whilst the last entry could come from Dami Im, “Heart Beats Again”.
At the moment it looks likely that Ed Sheeran will be holding onto the No.1 spot on the Australian Albums chart again this weekend with “x”, making it five weeks atop our charts, whilst X-Factor performers from this week could take the No.2 and No.3 spots.
Taylor Henderson jumped up from 40 to 14 this week with his second album “Burnt Letters”, helped mainly by his shows in Melbourne at the Royal Show, but with him singing his new song on X-Factor this week, his albums looks set to rebound into the Top 3 this weekend, whilst the other act to sing on the night, Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz could also land a top three position with their debut album “Black Star Elephant”.
Also on track for a Top 10 debut are Childish Gambino with his “Kauai (EP)”, and Lady Antebellum with their fifth album “747”, which if it debuts within the Top 10 will be their fourth consecutive Top 10 album here in Australia. Also on track to retain their Top 10 status this week are Sam Smith, alt-J, Barbra Streisand, with The Hilltop Hoods likely to climb back up and potentially Chet Faker with his former No.1 album “Built on Glass” (TW-45), as he picked up nine ARIA Award Nominations this week, whilst Sia who landed six nominations could jump back up into the Top 30 with “1000 Forms of Fear” (TW-51).
Looking set for debuts within the Top 50 this week are Caribou with “Our Love” (Top 30), Flying Lotus with “You’re Dead” (Top 40), The Beautiful Girls and their fifth album “Dancehall Days” and State Champs with “The Acoustic Things” (both Top 50). Lower down the self-titled 2005 album for Amos Lee could finally crack the charts, Weezer with their new set “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” and Steve Nicks with “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault” (both Top 80), Sixx:A.M. with “Modern Village”, Steve Aoki and his “Neon Future 1”, Echosmith and their debut set “Talking Dreams” and possibly the new albums from Jamie Cullum with “Interlude” and Augie March with “Havens Dumb”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.