It is a Lorde vs Birdy vs Timberlake vs Haim vs Hunters week this week. A lot of major releases are grid-locked for the ARIA chart.
It’s gonna be another tough week to work out which album is going to take the No.1 spot in Australia, but it won’t be a second week at the top for Kings of Leon (yet), as the contenders will be Hillsong Young & Free with “We Are Young & Free”, Lorde’s debut album “Pure Heroine”, the second album for a slightly older teenager, Birdy with “Fire Within”, and the companion album for Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2”, but we should also be aware that the debut album for HAIM entitled “Days are Gone” and the covers/originals album of “Crucible – The Songs of Hunters & Collectors” could both enter within the Top 10 this week.
All Time Low have expanded their 2012 No.13 album “Don’t Panic” into the new set “Don’t Panic: It’s Longer Now!” which could either surpass the original or debut somewhere within the Top 20, whilst we could also see the new set for Moby “Innocents” land within the Top 30. The recent Glee episode featuring The Beatles songs could return “#1” back into the charts, and current tourists Rihanna with “Unapologetic”, One Direction with both “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home” and Alan Jackson’s two sets “The Bluegrass Album” and his new “The Very Best of” could all move up from last week, whilst the recently released DVD and Blu-Ray for “The Great Gatsby” should give the soundtrack a boost.
The new album for Dizzee Rascal entitled “The Fifth” and Alter Bridge with “Fortress” could both enter within the Top 50 and Nelly could see his new set “M.O.” debut within the Top 60. Country artists Lee Kernaghan with “Beautiful Noise” and Toby Keith with his collection “35 Biggest Hits” could see Top 70 entries with a possible entry in the lower 90-100 section for Live lead singer Ed Kowalczyk and “The Flood and the Mercy”.
One of the contenders for this weeks No.1 single is the new Jessica Mauboy track “Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)”, which is up against a possible sixth week run for Katy Perry’s “Roar”.
The past few weeks Katy has been releasing tracks from her upcoming “Prism” album, as two weeks ago was “Dark Horse” which would have debuted at No.6 this past week, and now another track of hers “Walking on Air” is selling, all three of her current releases are sitting within the Australian Top 5, so if the two new tracks were allowed to chart this week, she would have a huge chart dominance.
Dami Im can do no wrong on X-Factor at the moment, and her rendition of the 1970 classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel could potentially become her highest charting single so far, whilst another contestant Taylor Henderson could debut high with his version of Daryl Braithwaite’s “The Horses”.
Likely to retain their Top 10 status this week are Redfoo, Miley Cyrus, Jason DeRulo, One Republic and possibly John Newman and Drake. Capital Cities could climb into the Top 20 with “Safe & Sound” and Jason DeRulo could debut with his new single “Marry Me” either in the lower Top 20 or high Top 30.
Zedd (who sang “Clarity”) have a new song out called “Stay the Night” featuring Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams, which could enter within the Top 30 and we could see further climbs for Ylvis with “The Fox”, Britney’s “Work Bitch” and current tourist Rihanna with “What Now”. Guy Sebastian has a new song out entitled “Dare to be Square” (somehow tied in with Spongebob Squarepants), and it could debut within the lower top forty, and local rapper Illy has a chart potential with his new track “Youngbloods” featuring Ahren Stringer as guest MC, with the song possibly entering the Top 50, whilst Taylor’s version of Rickie-Lee Jones’ song “The Horses” could bring the Daryl Braithwaite 1991 No.1 song back into the charts.
Mike Will Made-it with Miley Cyrus on “23” could jump up to the lower fifty, and after returning at No.94 last week, the AFL Grand Final performance of “Lanterns” for Birds of Tokyo could help it to jump up into the Top 60, whilst the Hunters & Collectors who sang “Holy Grail” could be back within the Top 90. Missy Higgins has a new song out entitled “We Ride” from the documentary “Spark: A Burning Man Story” which could enter within the Top 80 and the TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ used the Badfinger 1972 song “Baby Blue” (HP-16, peaked July 1972) in it’s finale, which could return the song to the Top 100 this week. Finally Nathaniel from X-Factor 2012 could see his first entry with his song “You”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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