Triple J Has Australia's Number One Album
Triple J Like A Version 10

Triple J Beats Pink To Top Of ARIA Chart

by Gavin Ryan on October 18, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Triple J land their second No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as “Like a Version Volume 10” debuts at the top this week, and fifty-one weeks ago (28-Oct-13) Volume 9 did the same thing by entering at the top of the ARIA Chart.

“Like a Version Volume 10” becomes the 717th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2014) and the 568th for ARIA (1983 to 2014), plus the 366th Album to debut at No.1, plus only the second for the ABC Music (through Universal) to make it to the top. This also becomes the 25th Various Artists compilation to make it to No.1 in Australia (20th for ARIA) since the first back in September 1981, “Hitwave ‘81”. This new No.1 has tracks by Chrvches, John Butler Trio, Chet Faker, Karnivool, RUFUS, First Aid Kit, The Jezabels, James Vincent McMorrow, Dan Sultan, Illy and Lorde, plus a 25 track DVD included with some editions.

Alecia Moore (Pink) and Dallas Green (City & Colour {which is kinda also his name as he is a city and a color }), who have teamed together as the duo You+Me, and they enter at No.2 with their collaboration “rose ave.”, which are more folk in their sound than Pink’s usual rock or ballads style.

After five broken weeks at No.1, Ed Sheeran drops back to No.3 with “x”, which nearly gave him the top of both charts this week, as the albums current single “Thinking Out Loud” ascends to top of the ARIA Singles chart. The ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack and Barbra’s “Partners” both drops back down two places each to No.4 and No.5 respectively, whilst Sam Smith holds at No.6 with “In the Lonely Hour”, helped by his current single “I’m Not the Only One” jumping to a new peak of No.11 this week.

U2 debut at No.7 with their thirteenth studio album “Songs of Innocence”, which charts only on physical sales (as it’s already been delivered to every iTunes account) and becomes the bands first new entry in over five-and-a-half years, as their last entry was “No Line on the Horizon” back in early March 2009. This becomes their sixteenth Top 10 album and their lowest Top 10 debut for a new album since March 1987 when “The Joshua Tree” debuted and peaked at No.3, as every new album entry since then has entered at No.1.

Missy Higgins drops down three places to No.8 with her covers album “Oz”, and last weeks highest new entry for Lady Antebellum “747” drops down five places to No.9, whilst currently touring the country, and landing a new Top 30 hit with “Cosby Sweater”, the Hilltop Hoods stay at No.10 with “Walking Under Stars”.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: The two acts to appear on this weeks’ X-Factor see their albums jump back up, with The Script back up eight places to No.11 with “No Sound without Silence” and the self-titled debut album for 5 Seconds of Summer back up nine places to No.19. “The Very Best” for INXS is back up twelve places to No.24 and thanks to her current national tour, Miley Cyrus and her “Bangerz” album leaps up thirty-nine spots to No.25. BANKS is confirmed as one of the artists appearing at the Laneway Festival in late January, which helps her current album “Goddess” leap back up forty-six places to No.35, whilst also back into the fifty is the “Greatest Hits” for Guns N’ Roses (59 to 39) and re-entering the hundred at No.40 is Bon Jovi with their best of collection too.

DOWN DOWN: After three weeks apiece in the Top 10, both Alt-J with “This is All Yours” (HP-2) and “Cheek to Cheek” (HP-7×2) for Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa drop to No.12 and No.13 respectively, whilst the other dropout from last week Top 10 is Taylor Henderson with “Burnt Letters” after returning for a fourth week at No.8 last week, it drops nine this week to No.17. Leonard Cohen is down nine to No.22 with “Popular Problems” and falling fifteen to No.30 is Slash with “World on Fire”. The Preatures drop eleven to No.31 with “Blue Planet Eyes”, “X” for Chris Brown is down eight to No.37, Nico & Vinz descend twenty-seven to No.44 with “Black Star Elephant” and another of last weeks new entries “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone” for Lucinda Williams falls thirteen places to No.45. Dropping out from last weeks Top 50 are Stevie Nicks (16 to 51), Train (41 to 52), The Eagles (39 to 53), Maroon 5 (42 to 54), Tim McGraw (35 to 55), Four Seasons (38 to 58), Caribou (26 to 66), Augie March (14 to 69), Flying Lotus (48 to 73), SBTRKT (40 to 79), Weezer (45 to 85) and Sixx:A.M. (31 to 100), whilst leaving from last weeks fifty and dropping out of the Top 100 are The Beautiful Girls (#30) and Prince with “Art Official Age” (#49).

Jessie J sees her third studio album “Sweet Talker” debut at No.14 this week, which becomes her third Top 15 album in Australia, as her last set “Alive” (Sept 2013) debuted and peaked at No.7, and her first entry was “Who You Are” (entered March 2011) which made it to No.4 in early June 2011. The other Top 20 entry is in at No.20, the self-titled debut album for Hozier, which debuted at the top of the charts in his home country of Ireland, and also landed at No.2 in the USA this past week.

The ninth studio album for Yellowcard debuts at No.21 entitled “Lift a Sail”, and becomes the bands sixth album to chart here, plus their fourth Top 30 placing. New Found Glory see their eighth studio album “Resurrection” enter at No.33 becoming the bands sixth successive Top 50 album on the ARIA Charts, with this album equaling their second best chart peak, as their third album from 2002 “Sticks & Stones” debuted and peaked at No.33, whilst the follow-up from May 2004 “Catalyst” claimed a peak of one place higher No.32. And the final Top 50 entry this week is the debut album for Melbourne act The Delta Riggs entitled “Dipz Zebazios” which comes in at No.38.

Lower 50: There are a bunch of returning albums in the lower fifty this week, first the best of compilations come from Keith Urban (#56), Elton John (#65), The Angels (#72), Abba (#75), about to be tourists here The Rolling Stones (#83), Eminem (#84), and The Wiggles (#86). Albums coming back in are from The Tea Party with “The Ocean at the End” (#62), “Startup Cult” for AllDay (#67) and Taylor Swift’s “Red” (#99).

21 year old US female singer Tinashe sees her debut album “Aquarius” come in at No.57 this week, followed a few places lower at No.61 by Bryan Adams with his covers album “Tracks of My Years”, which is his first new entry in just over three years, as he last charted with a live album “Bare Bones” (HP-38) in September 2011. The final two lower fifty entries are The Piano Guys with “Wonders” at No.88 and UK singer from The Bloc Party, Kele with his third album “Trick” at No.92.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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