The midweek sales have MAGIC! in for a possible number one song and Michael Bublé back on top with his ‘Christmas’ album. However the Triple J doctor is no-one near a number one with ‘Triple J – Christmas Number 1’.
With MAGIC! in the country this week on a promo visit, it looks like it might have paid off for them in the form of the new No.1 single across Australia for this coming week, with their track “Rude”.
But John Legend is currently touring here also, so he might be able to hold onto the lead with last week chart-topping track “All of Me”, whilst last weeks highest new entry at No.23 of “Trumpets” for Jason DeRulo looks set for a jump into the Top 5 this week, alongside former No.1 “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna, whilst there might also be a debut high up in the Top 10 (maybe top five) for Pharrell Williams with “Happy”, which would have landed around #36 if it charted this past week.
Retaining their Top 10 position this week should also be Avicii, Guy Sebastian, Pitbull & Ke$ha, Bastille and maybe Katy Perry with “Roar”, although Imagine Dragons did jump to No.11 last week with “Demons”, which might also climb a little this week.
“Addicted to You” (TW-18) for Avicii should climb up this coming weekend, whilst The Vamps could leap into the Top 20 with “Can We Dance” (TW-34), with the possibility of Rudimental with Emeli Sande and Nas on the current No.57 single “Free” jumping either into the lower Top 20 or high end of the Top 30. Debuting in that same region could be the song “Triple J – Christmas Number 1” performed by Lindsay McDougall, Abbe May, Laurence Pike, Andy Bull, Bertie Blackman, Joyride, Phil Jamieson, Jeswon, Tuka & Thomas Rawle, Triple J personalities alongside local musicians.
Glee star Lea Michele could land her debut single “Cannonball” within the Top 30 this coming week, whilst Flume should bounce back with “Drop the Game” (TW-21 to 37), whilst Justin Bieber looks set for a tenth entry in as many weeks with “Confident” which features Chance the Rapper, whilst a further Top 50 entry could come from climbers “Beautiful” by Jessica Mauboy (TW-66) and the 1994 Mariah Carey Xmas classic “All I Want for Christmas is You” (TW-70).
Lower 50: The Script’s “Hall of Fame” continues to climb thanks to those Sochi TV ads, and Busta Rhymes’ “Thank You” (TW-92) could jump up into the Top 60 this coming week. The Aston Shuffle could debut Top 70 with their new track “Tear it Down”, whilst there could be a return for Bliss N’ Eso with “My Life” and Kid Ink & Chris Brown with “Show Me”. Lower down there could be entries for Nicky Romero & Krewella with “Legacy”, Tkay Maidza featuring Bad Cop with “Brontosaurus”, Ariana Grande featuring Liz Gillies and their seasonal song “Santa Baby”, whilst Will.i.am with Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard could debut with “Feelin’ Myself”.
The first week of December in 2011 (5-Dec), and the second week of the same month in 2012 (10-Dec), Michael Buble and his “Christmas” album ascended to the top of the ARIA Albums chart. So could the third week of December in 2013 (16-Dec) be Michael’s third run at the top here in Australia, as the set looks likely to take over the top spot this week, making it the first album in Australian chart history to regain the top spot on three separate occasions from three different chart entries.
Retaining Top 10 status this week should be Lorde, Eminem, Human Nature, One Direction, Katy Perry, Twelfth Man and maybe Avicii will be back inside the ten. Taylor Swift and Jack Johnson are touring here at the moment, and their respective albums “Red” and “From Here to Now to You” could be boosted up into the Top 20 this week, as too albums for tourist’s Bon Jovi with their “Greatest Hits” and Alicia Keys with “Girl on Fire” up into the Top 30.
Landing the highest new entry this week might be Childish Gambino with his second album “Because the Internet”, which could enter within the Top 20 this weekend, his first album “Camp” made it No.99 back in late January. Jai Waetford could see his six track EP debut within the Top 30, and if allowed to charting Nationally (it’s on the catalogue chart at #4 this week), Mariah Carey’s 1994 album “Merry Christmas” would return to the Top 30 this weekend.
British electronic producer Mat Zo (Matan Zohar) could see his debut album “Damage Control” enter within the Top 40 this week, as too the Zac Brown Band album “The Grohl Sessions Volume 1”, which features Dave Grohl as a guest on the set. And a possible Top 50 entry could come from Hiatus Kaiyote with “Tawk Tomahawk”. Whilst lastly there is a possibility of “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug”, the soundtrack by Howard Shore, entering in the lower half of the Top 100.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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