Robin Thicke looks set for a third week at No.1 in Australia with his hit “Blurred Lines” feat T.I. and Pharrell.
However unlike last weeks stable top five singles, it could be a very shaken top ten this week, with The Voice finals beginning and thus shooting it’s contestants into the Australian top ten.
Harrison Craig’s version of the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (HP-1×5, Jan 1962), Luke Kennedy’s rendition of John Farnham’s “Please Don’t Ask Me”: (HP-67, Feb 81 and live version HP-21, Dec 92) and Celia Pavey’s “Jolene” (Dolly Parton HP-99, July 1974 and Olivia Newton-John HP-29, peaked Aug 78) are all possible Top 5 entries this week, and with only the one episode of The Voice this week, all contestants have to chart well to move through to the next rounds.
Daft Punk with “Get Lucky” might retain its top five status, but with the album out this week and potentially heading towards No.1, it won’t matter so much that the single slips a little when they will be compensated on the albums chart. Passenger, Bastille, Rudimental, and Jason DeRulo all potentially could remain within the Top 10, and joining them could be Bruno Mars with his new single “Treasure”, making it three Top 10’s from the Unorthodox Jukebox” album.
Further Voice entries this week could come from Kiyomi Vella and her version of the Bjork song “It’s oh So Quiet” (HP-6, peaked Feb 1996), Miss Murphy with the Beyonce track “1 + 1”, and the Jackie Sannia rendition of the Demi Lovato track “Skyscraper” (HP-45, Aug 2011), all possibly debuting within the Top 20. Mitchell Anderson belted out “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles written, Doug Parkinson In Focus rendition, HP-5, peaked July 1969) which looks set to debut within the Top 40, as too is Jac Stone with “Uninvited” (Alanis Morissette) Michael Stangle with “Four Walls” (Cold Chisel), Michael Paynter with “Locked Out of Heaven” (Bruno Mars) and Simon Meli’s rendition of The Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil”, with Steve Clisby maybe cracking the Top 50 with “Just the Two of Us” (Grover Washington Jr and Bill Withers, 1981).
Mariah Carey looks set for a new Top 10 hit, as “#Beautiful” jumps up into the higher teen’s section this week, as too Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull on her new track “Live it Up”, which came in at No.84 last week, so a Top 20 entry this week is major jump. Armin van Burren could also land his first Top 40 hit in Australia, as “This is what it Feels Like” jumps up the charts this week.
Matt Corby has a new track out entitled “Resolution” which could debut inside the Top 50 this week, with further new entries coming from Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest and “Only Teardrops”, Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash with the dance track “Reload” featuring John Martin on vocals. Keith Urban looks set to climb with his new track “Little Bit of Everything”, and the new Olly Murs UK Top 20 single “Dear Darlin’ could also chart here this week.
Eurovision winner Emmelie De Forest
Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload
Dear Darlin’ – Olly Murs
Daft Punk could land their first No.1 album in Australia this week as “Random Access Memory” is released, with their previous best effort coming from 2001’s “Discovery” (HP-7). Also with new albums out this week, and possible Top 10 entrants, are The National and “Trouble Will Find Me”, The Cat Empire and “Steal the Light”, 30 Seconds to Mars and their fourth album (and potentially first Top 10 in Australia) entitled “Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams”.
The Eurovision 2013 compilation could score a Top 20 debut, as too Gabrielle Aplin with her debut album “English Rain”. The passing of The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek could bring “The Very Best of The Doors” back into the albums chart, with the second album for Jinja Safari (self-titled) potentially charting higher than their first, “Locked by Land” (HP-53, Nov 2011).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com