Avicii could be headed for a fourth a week at No.1 with his track “Wake Me Up”, but there are a bunch of British boys who are challenging him for the top spot in Australia this week, One Direction and their new track “Best Song Ever”.
With the multi-track and single-track version of 1D’s “Best Song Ever” selling high on download retailers they could possibly gain their first No.1 single in Australia, as they’ve had a No.2 single (Live While We’re Young) and two No.3’s (One Thing and One Way or Another). This in turn means that another ‘One’ in the form of OneRepublic might miss out on taking the top spot with their high flying single “Counting Stars”.
Lorde is expected to keep her high placement for her EP “The Love Club” (featuring ‘Royals’) and Ellie Goulding could jump up into the Top 5 with “Burn”. After debuting at No.17 last week Karmin could jump up into the Top 10 with “Acapella”, whilst Vance Joy could be enjoying his first week within the Top 10 with “Riptide” after it reached a new chart height of No.12 this past chart week.
MKTO could climb higher with “Classic” (TW-18), as too could Will.i.am and Miley Cyrus with “Fall Down” (TW-21) and with Sebastian Ingorosso and Tommy Trash charting high (Top 5) in the UK, their track “Reload” could jump into the Top 20 this week (TW-31). We could also be seeing a high new entry from Jessica Mauboy and her new single “To the End of the Earth” somewhere inside the high Top 30.
Calvin Harris and Ayah Marar debuted at No.67 last week with his new track “Thinking about You”, the eighth single from his “18 Months” album to chart in Australia. The song could leap up into the high 30-40 section of the chart, whilst there is also a potential for the new Chris Brown song “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj to appear in the same chart region. And at the moment the new Kings of Leon song “Supersoaker” could debut just outside of the Top 40.
With the ‘Underbelly: Squizzy’ promo’s running for the show’s final start at the end of July (or early August), the ads feature Karise Eden’s former Top 20 (from June) single “Threads of Silence”, which could see it back into the lower Top 50 this week, whilst last weeks entry of “Sail” by AwolNation at No.71 could improve by jumping into the lower fifty this week too. Tinie Tempah is back with a new track featuring everyone’s current collaborator 2 Chainz on a song called “Trampoline”, which at the moment could debut within the Top 60.Also new entries could come from Robin Thicke featuring Kendrick Lamar on Rob’s new track “Give it 2 U”, David Guetta and GlowintheDark featuring Harrison with “Ain’t a Party”, Capital Cities and their track “Safe and Sound” (sounding very MGMT), Dustin Tebbutt with “The Breach” (sounding a little Matt Corby/Vance Joy), Selena Gomez with “Slow Down”, Bastille with their new track “Laura Palmer” and possibly Fatboy Slim with Riva Starr on “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat”.
It’s been four years since Perth band Karnivool released an album (“Sound Awake” #2 in June 2009), but they could either match or beat that peak this week with their third album “Asymmetry” headed for the high reaches of the albums chart, but of course they have to beat last weeks leader of uber-tourist Pink and her set “The Truth About Love”.
Passenger could climb back into the Top 10 with his album “All the Little Lights” now that a second single “Holes” is making its way up the charts, and Imagine Dragons could also potentially claim their first week inside the Top 10 with “Night Visions” now that their national tour has been announced. And last weeks Graham Norton musical guest Jake Bugg could see his self-titled album debut for the first time in Australia within our Top 20 (it was released last October and hit No.1 in the UK).
The Rolling Stones “Hyde Park Live” set should also land within the Top 20, and the first solo (away from her backing back band ‘The Scene’) and fourth overall album for Selena Gomez entitled “Star Dance” could also be a top twenty entry. Calvin Harris’ “18 Months” could leap back into the Top 30 thanks to its new and eighth single release and there is also a possible return for MS MR with their #22 May album “Secondhand Rapture”.
Other potential entries could come from We Came as Romans with “Tracing Back Roots”, Misery Signals with “Absent Light”; Lauren Aquilina with “Sinners”, Hands Like Horses and “Unimagine”, and a new collection from John Williamson entitled “A Hell of a Career”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com