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Midweek Music Sales: Avicii For Album, Pharrell For Single

by Gavin Ryan on January 30, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Pharrell Williams looks set for a fifth week at No.1 with his “Happy” little song, but after a big week of music events occurring (Big Day Out, Grammys, Triple J Hottest 100) the rest of the Top 10 is shaken up majorly.

After blasting into the Top 10 last week, A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera could jump up again into the Top 3 with “Say Something”, whilst JJJ T100 winner Vance Joy could score a new peak with “Riptide” (TW-35, HP-7) as it looks set to jump into the Top 5, joining Rudimental and Emeli Sande alongside London Grammar.

Lorde won a few Grammy’s for “Royals”, plus she performed the song at the ceremony, which has all helped propel the former No.2 single back into the Top 10 this weekend, whilst John Legend, Jason DeRulo, Magic and possibly Avicii or Joel Fletcher could retain their Top 10 status for this week.

Flume & Chet Faker’s “Drop the Game” placed high on the JJJ T100 for 2014, and it looks set to help the track jump into the Top 15, whilst multi-Grammy winners Daft Punk could see their former No.1 “Get Lucky” (TW-68) back up and into the Top 20. Beyonce and Jay-Z opened the Grammys with “Drunk in Love” which if allowed to enter this week, could debut in the higher end of the Top 20, above her current single “XO”.

Rihanna might be charting on two duets (Eminem and Shakira), but she also could enter this week with her new single “Jump” which features her interpolated lyrics of the Ginuwine single ‘Pony’ (HP-3, peaked March 1997), with the track at the moment sitting in the Top 30, whilst a debut from last week, “Take Me Home” (TW-52) by Cash Cash, looks set to rise into the higher Top 40.

The new Kylie Minogue track “Into the Blue” was released on Monday and at the moment it’s sitting within the Top 40 (although Warner’s official release date here is Feb 14th). Another of last weeks debuts, “Best Day of My Life” (TW-56) by American Authors looks set to jump into the Top 40, as too Enrique & Pitbull’s latest teaming “I’m a Freak”. Local acts The Kite String Tangle with “Given the Chance” (HP-85, peaked late Sept 2013) and The Preatures with “Is This How You Feel?” (TW-90, HP-65), both placed high in the JJJ100, and they could both jump into the Top 50 this coming weekend, whilst the same could occur for The Arctic Monkeys with “Do I Wanna Know?”, whilst BDO act The Lumineers could re-enter the Top 50 with “Ho Hey”.

Lower 50: Lea Michele has a third single released entitled “What is Love?” which could enter within the Top 60 this week, with the ensemble of Dami Im, Jessica Mauboy, Justice Crew, Nathaniel, Samantha Jade, Taylor Henderson feat John Foreman could debut in the same region with their version of “I am Australian”. Violent Soho debuted this week with their first chart entry “Covered in Chrome” (TW-94), which polled well in the J100, and it could leap into the high-end of the Top 70, as too another Arctic Monkeys favorite “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”.

The Vamps second single “Wild Heart” didn’t chart last week, and could debut within the Top 70 this week, whilst The Grammy performed “Same Love” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis could return in the same region. Grammy winner Sara Barielles could debut with her track “Brave” (Top 80), whilst a couple of 1983 singles could return to the charts this week too. “Reckless” (HP-1×1) by Australian Crawl could be back in the charts due to their back catalogue being issued on digital for the first time, and the eight week running No.1 single by Austen Tayshus “Australiana” could also return due to first-time-digital sales.

JJJ100 entrants “Take Me” by Rufus and “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” for Fatboy Slim could return to the charts, whilst newcomer Austin Mahone has enlisted Pitbull on his single “MMM Yeah”, and teaming with Eminem on “Headlights” is Fun lead singer Nate Ruess, both tracks could debut within the Top 90, whilst there might also be an entry for Haim on their new track “If I Could Change Your Mind”.

With Avicii touring the country at the moment, it could send his debut album “True” (HP-2) to the top of the ARIA Charts this coming weekend, although he does have a battle on his hands with Grammy Award winners Lorde with “Pure Heroine” and Daft Punk with “Random Access Memories”.

The ‘Frozen’ soundtrack should at least retain its Top 5 status, as too Bruce Springsteen, whilst Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar and maybe Rufus or Flume will be within the Top 10 this coming weekend. There’s also the possibility that the newly released Australian Crawl “Greatest Hits” collection could debut within the Top 10, with their back catalogue being released digitally for the first time.

US Metalcore band Of Mice and Men could see their third album become their first chart entry in Australia this weekend, as “Restoring Force” could debut within the Top 20, whilst the self-titled album The Lumineers (TW-87) could jump back up into the Top 30 after their BDO shows. Local artist Andy Mineo could see his “Never Land” EP debut within the Top 60 and Kendrick Lamar could re-enter within the same region after his Grammy nods for “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City”. Periphery could chart with the “Clear (EP)” and the “Juliette (EP)” for the band Jackie Onassis could both debut within the Top 70.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

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