Paloma Faith looks set to retain the No.1 singles position she achieved this past week with “Only Love Can Hurt like This”, plus it looks like a female onslaught within the Top 5 this coming weekend.
G.R.L. leapt to No.4 (from 16) this past week with “Ugly Heart”, which could climb to No.2, whilst the highest new entry for this week was Meghan Trainor and her debut single “All About the Bass” (TW-36), which is currently sitting within the Top 5, whilst the other big leap of the past week was Gabrielle Aplin with “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” (86 to 3) which should retain a Top 5 berth, alongside a new entry for Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj with “Bang Bang” (NOT a cover of the Nancy Sinatra song).
Will.i.am and Cody Wise with “It’s My Birthday” (TW-6) along with Sam Smith and “Stay With Me” (TW-13), Ella Henderson and “Ghost” (TW-5) and The Madden Brothers’ “We Are Done” (TW-2) should all retain or regain Top 10 positions, plus they could be joined by George Ezra with “Budapest” (TW-21), which could push out Charli XCX with “Boom Clap”.
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora leapt from 85 to 28 with “Black Widow” this week, and it should jump into the Top 20 this coming weekend, whilst the next highest new entry should come via The Script with “Superheroes” possibly within the Top 25, whilst they also have another potential entry with “It’s Not Right for You” in the 61 to 70 chart region. Also possibly scoring a Top 30 debut is newcomer Troye Sivan and “Happy Little Pill”.
Vance Joy slipped back a little with “Mess is Mine” (TW 37 to 40), but it looks set to rebound into the lower end of the Top 30. Hilary Duff has not graced the ARIA Charts since November 2008’s “Reach Out” hit No.51, and now after almost six years, she is set to return with the upbeat track “Chasing the Sun”, and Avicii’s “Addicted to You” (TW-83) looks set for a rebound into the Top 40, with the song being used in the Channel 10’s promos for ‘Wonderland’ and the new ‘Bachelor’ series. And also looking for a Top 40 debut this week is a song I first heard back in February, “Jubel” by Klingande, with a wonderful 80’s saxophone threaded throughout the song.
Looking for a Top 50 entry this week could be Lil’ Jon and Tyga with the specific “Bend Ova”, recent tourist to our shores Lily Allen with “As Long As I Got You” and Lilly Wood & the Pricks with “Prayer in C (Robin Shultz Remix)”, whilst last weeks Top 50 debut for Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah “Crazy Stupid Love” should retain it’s status within the fifty.
AJR should enter with “I’m Ready”, and Vance Joy has another taste from his forthcoming debut album “Dream Your Life Away” (due Sept) due to enter this week entitled “My Kind of Man”, and Katy Perry could land a Top 60 entry with her new track “This is How We Do”. After being performed on The Voice: Kids this past week, One Direction’s “Story of My Life” could come back within the Top 80, as too within the same region Lady GaGa & Tony Bennett with their rendition of “Anything Goes”, Pharrell Williams with “Come Get it Bae”, and from their debut self-titled EP; Broods with “Sleep Baby Sleep”.
Further new entries could come from The Kite String Tangle with “Arcadia” from the ‘Vessel’ EP, Meg Mac with the haunting track “Roll up Your Sleeves”, the new Jason DeRulo song featuring Tyga entitled “Bubblegum”, another track from the new Sia album “1000 Forms of Fear” entitled “Burn the Pages”, and potentially entering could be The Presets with “No Fun”, Grimes feat Blood Diamonds with the dance track “Go” and the duo of Maddie & Tae with “Girl in a Country Song”.
Paloma Faith’s chart-topping single could also translate to the No.1 album in the country this weekend, as “A Perfect Contradiction” (TW-15) could leap to the top of the ARIA Albums chart, giving the album its first week within the Top 10.
But the competition for the No.1 spot this week is also between last weeks chart winner “x” for Ed Sheeran alongside recent tourist here Lily Allen with “Sheezus” (TW-32) and Sam Smith with “In the Lonely Hour” (TW-14). Retaining their Top 10 status should be Coldplay, Sheppard, Sia, Gabrielle Aplin and possibly the ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack, whilst George Ezra with “Wanted on Voyage” (TW-73) could either leap into the Top 10 or land just outside of it.
At the moment there are no major high new entries; albums seem to be rising due to the weekend festival for ‘Splendour in the Grass’. The self-titled EP for “Shawn Mendes” looks set for a Top 20 berth, Asgeir should climb with “In the Silence” (TW-64), with a potential Top 40 entry for PARTYNEXTDOOR with his second album “PartyNextDoor Two” and the debut set for Neon Jungle “Welcome to the Jungle”.
John Williamson’s 50th album “Honest People” could land a Top 50 debut, although this is only based on digital releases, with most of his fans likely to be buying the physical CD, so it should enter higher, whilst lower down we could see Sienna Skies with “Seasons”, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with their new set “Hypnotic Eye” and Diplo with “Random White Dude be Everywhere”.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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