Pharrell Williams’ shows last week at Future Music Festival and his many media interviews around the country seem to have cemented him at the top of the Australian charts for a possible tenth week with his infectious track “Happy”.
If he does stay at the top for a tenth week, he will tie “Roar” by Katy Perry as the longest running No.1 song this decade, whilst possibly holding for a fourth week at No.2 are Clean Bandit with “Rather Be”, with the potential for David Guetta to climb up to No.3 with “Shot Me Down”, displacing Sara Bareilles back down to No.4 with “Brave”, and this weeks No.17 entry of “Magic” for Coldplay could shoot up into the Top 5 this coming weekend.
With Rudimental in the country for F.M.F. also, plus playing on SYTYCD on Sunday night, their former No.5 single “Free” (TW-16) could rebound back into the Top 10 this week, whilst retaining their top ten status should be 5 Seconds of Summer, Kim Cesarion and A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera. The highest possible entry could be the new single for X-Factor 2013 runner-up Taylor Henderson with the track “When You Were Mine”, due for a Top 10 debut (at the moment).
Hopefully EMI/Universal will allow Katy Perry’s long-charting (and now high flying) track “Dark Horse” track to finally hit the Top 100, as it’s been on the digital charts since its initial release in September of 2013, and now with her many shows for November and it’s high-profile clip doing the rounds, I personally think it’s time to let the Dark Horse on the chart-track (pun intended), as at the moment the track would enter within the Top 15. Also on track for an entry in the same area is Jessica Mauboy with her new single “Never Be the Same”, whilst jumping into the Top 20 this week should be Gabrielle Aplin with “The Power of Love” (TW-25), “Stupid Love” for Jason DeRulo (TW-39) and Peking Duk with “High” (TW-29).
The Chainsmokers jumped up to No.53 this week with “#SELFIE”, which could potentially jump a further thirty places this weekend, whilst set for a Top 30 debut could be Iggy Azalea with Charli X on her new track “Fancy”. Christina Perri’s new track “Human” (TW-66) looks set to leap into the higher end of the Top 40, whilst the new No.1 single in the UK, “My Love” for Route 94 (the US route between Chicago and Detroit, the home of techno and house) featuring Jess Glynne could also enter within the forty.
The new remix of Miley Cyrus’ latest track “Adore You (Cedric Gervais Remix)” could push the track back up this week, whilst John Martin should jump either into the Top 50, or high-end of the Top 60 with his debut solo release “Anywhere for You” (TW-85). Foster the People could be back on the charts with their new track “Best Friend” (Top 70) and other potential new entries could come from DJ Cassidy with Robin Thicke & Jessie J with “Calling All Hearts” and DVBBS & Borgeuos with their techno-treat entitled “Tsunami”.
Pharrell could be No.1 on both the singles and albums chart this weekend, as his visit here could help his second album “G I R L” to climb up to the top spot, after debuting at No.2 this past week, whilst INXS could fall down into the Top 5 with their four week running No.1 album “Very Best of”.
Both Pharrell and Rudimental were some of the big names at the Future Music Festival of the past two weeks, and their newly repackaged album “Home” (TW-7) could climb back to it’s former No.2 peak, whilst the recent Hillsong annual meeting could help propel other Religious bands onto the charts this week in the form of The Planetshakers with “Endless Praise” (potential for Top 20) and Jesus Culture with “Jesus Culture Reconstructed” (possibly Top 40).
Current tourist Bruno Mars should retain his Top 10 status with his former No.1 album “Unorthodox Jukebox” (TW-5), and Katy Perry’s now-multi-selling shows for November should keep her “Prism” album within the Top 10 this week. The same goes for the Avicii album “True” and the ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack, whilst there’s also potential for the debut album from ‘Glee’ actress and singer Lea Michele entitled “Louder” for either a Top 10 or high-end of the Top 20 debut this weekend.
Also looking to enter the Albums chart this week are Elbow with “The Take Off and Landing of Everything” (Top 30), Buried in Verona with “Faceless” (Top 40), ahead of their national tour at the end of the month (25 to 30th March) 30 Seconds to Mars could return with their last album “Love Lust Faith + Dreams”. Lower down we could see new entries from Paloma Faith with “A Perfect Contradiction”, current promo visitor Boy George with his new album “This is What I Do”, Metronomy with “Love Letters”, Dierks Bentley and his new set “Riser”, Lauren Aquilina with her “Liars (EP)”. Vancouver Sleep Clinic and their “Winter (EP)” and lastly Eli Young Band with “10,000 Towns”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com