It could be a one-two hit at the top of the charts this week for Voice top-four finalist Harrison Craig as his original song “More Than a Dream” and his rendition of the classic “Unchained Melody” currently occupy the top spots on several download providers.
This could push Robin Thicke from the top spot this week, although he is appearing on the shows finale next week, which could mean his song “Blurred Lines” could be competing with the shows winner the following week.
With the ‘Fast & Furious 6’ now out in cinemas around the country, the main single from the soundtrack looks set for a Top 10 placing this week, as 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa with “We Own it” (it moved from 55 to 22 last week) could be in for another big leap this week. And with the performance of his new single on Monday nights Voice, Timomatic could be entering the Top 10 this week with his new track “Parachute”. Other Voice contestants up high include Luke Kennedy with his original track “Love is Gone” plus his cover of “Caruso”, whilst Celia Pavey is not far behind him as her new song “Candle in the Night” is set to debut high, whilst her rendition of “Xanadu” could land within the Top 40. Danny Ross could land within the Top 40 too with his original song “Windmill”, whilst his version of “Let Her Go” is just above it, but more so boosting the original by Passenger.
Olly Murs could climb again with his latest track “Dear Darlin’”, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis set for a Top 20 position with their new single “Wing$”. Miley Cyrus could enter the Top 30 with her new track “We Can’t Stop”, as too could Brisbane band Sheppard with their self-titled EP featuring the song “Let Me Down Easy”. The Triple J Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years voted for “Wonderwall” by Oasis as their No.1 song, and it could help the song re-enter the Top 50 this week, with Lorde also potentially entering that section of the chart with her new track “Tennis Court”.
Lower potential new entries could come from Major Lazer with “Bubble Butt”, Boy & Bear with “Southern Sun”, Triple J high flyer “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes and “The Nosebleed Section” for The Hilltop Hoods could re-enter, Voice S2 performed “Running up that Hill” by Kate Bush and the original Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody”.
It’s an Aussie battle for the No.1 spot on the album charts this week, between “The Great Gatsby” soundtracks (the film taking over 9 million last week here), up against the second solo album for former Powderfinger maestro Bernard Fanning entitled “Departures”. Both acts have proven No.1 power, with Baz scoring two in the past, Bernard landing six (one solo and five with his former band). Plus theirs also the threat from former Wolfmother artist Andrew Stockdale and his solo debut album “Keep Moving”, whilst there is a potential for the new Black Sabbath release of “13” to hit the Top 10 this week.
Also set for a Top 10 climb is the “Fast & Furious 6” soundtrack, which would be the first of the series to reach the top ten, whilst further new entries could come from The Lonely Island and their third release “The Wack Album”, Jimmy Eat World with “Damage”, The Goo Goo Dolls and “Magnetic”, Boards of Canada with “Tomorrow’s Harvest” and Jarren Benton’s “My Grandma’s Basement”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com