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Arctic Monkeys. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Midweek Chart: Arctic Monkeys Shows Promise For Number One

by Gavin Ryan on September 11, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Arctic Monkeys should have the number one album in Australia in the next chart.

Arctic Monkeys’ fifth studio album “AM” looks set for a debut at the top of the Australian charts this coming weekend, and it would become the band’s second No.1 here, after their debut set “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (Feb 2006). There is also potential for London Grammar to score a Top 5 entry with their debut album “If You Wait”.

And with Pink finishing up her national tour, she should remain within the Top 10 with “The Truth About Love” along with Imagine Dragons, and potentially OneRepublic could climb from their re-peak of No.14 last week with “Native”. We could also see the sixth album for Goldfrapp, “Tales of Us” become their first Top 10 album here in Australia, as they’ve only ever been as high as No.11 with their fourth set “Seventh Tree”.

With Birds of Tokyo playing the AFL Grand Final at the end of the month and their national tour about to start, their former No.1 set “March Fires” could be back within the Top 20 this week, and Alicia Key’s tour announcement could also see her “Girl on Fire” album back within the Top 30. Tonight Alive could see their album “The Other Side” enter the Top 30 along with local act Violent Soho and their set “Hungry Ghost” and Rise Against with their new collection “Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-13”.

Also new this week we could see John Legend with “Love in the Future”, Kaskade with “Atmosphere”, a jump again for “ABBA Gold” after the two documentaries on Channel 7 on Tuesday night, and lower down the new 2 Chainz album entitled “B.O.A.T.S. II” could also enter the chart.


After debuting his new song on X-Factor Monday Night, judge and LMFAO member Redfoo could either land a No.1 debut with his track “Let’s Get Ridiculous” or at least land a Top 5 entry, as it is currently atop several download providers, but it has only been selling since Monday night, so Katy Perry could retain the top spot for a fourth week with “Roar”.

Another contender for the top spot is the new Miley Cyrus track “Wrecking Ball” which entered at No.15 this week and could potentially become her highest charting single ever (“We Can’t Stop” was her recent highest charting song at #4), plus with the highly talked about video clip launched this week, it’s all about Miley at the moment. Retaining their Top 10 status this week could be Jason DeRulo, John Newman, Lana Del Rey, Avicii and they could be joined by OneRepublic’s new single “Something I Need” and potentially Drake could leap up from this weeks No.30 into the Top 10 with “Hold On, We’re Coming Home”.

Eminem might lose his Top 10 status after only a week with “Berzerk” as too could Lorde, whilst Avicii’s new single “You Make Me” might fall backwards somewhat and Lady GaGa might climb back up with “Applause”. Haim leapt into the Top 40 last week with “The Wire”, and this week it could be just outside the Top 20, whilst Coldplay might be landing a debut within the Top 30 with their Hunger Games 2 theme song “Atlas”.

Mumford & Sons look set to return to the Top 40 with “I Will Wait” after the song was performed on X-Factor by Taylor Henderson this week, with his version looking to debut not too far behind. Cher Lloyd and T.I. look set for a Top forty entry with “I Wish”, as too are The Collective with “Another Life”. Will Sparks and Joel Fletcher could be up into the Top 40 with “Bring it Back” and X-F favourite Dami Im looks like she might enter the lower forty with her rendition of “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (Thelma Houston/Communards). Alicia Keys’ 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night and her recently announced tour here could help her tracks “Girl on Fire” (Top 50) and “Empire State of Mind” (Top 80) back into the charts this week, whilst Martin Garrix and his dance track “Animals” (TW-83) look set for a jump into the lower Top 50.

Lower 50: Potential new entries in the lower half of the Top 100 could come from Arcade Fire with “Reflecktor”, X-F’s Jai Waetford with his version of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”, Chet Faker and Kilo Kish with “Melt”, X-F guest for next week Miguel looks set for his first solo entry with “Adorn” Showtek with their ragga-tech track “Booyah”, Aaron & Ben Wheeler with “I’m a VIP (which didn’t quite make it last week), Xavier Rudd with the new track from his “Solace” album entitled “Let Me Be”, London Grammar and “Strong” and a possible entry for Just Blaze and Baauer featuring Jay-Z with “Higher.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

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