Alt-J Vs Missy Higgins Too Close To Call For No 1
Alt-J, Ian Laidlaw, Photo, Gwil Sainsbury

Gwil Sainsbury, Alt-J, Photo By Ian Laidlaw

Alt-J Vs Missy Higgins Too Close To Call For No 1

by Gavin Ryan on September 24, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Alt-J and Missy Higgins albums are both two of the hottest albums in Australia this week but sales are too close to call to estimate who will be no 1.

Also on the singles chart Meghan Trainor looks set for another week atop the ARIA Singles Chart this weekend with “All About That Bass”, helped by her EP “Title” also selling very well, whilst we might be back to an all female top three again this week too.

The Veronicas now have a full week of sales for their new single “You Ruin Me” (last week it would have debuted within the Top 60), and look set for a top three entry this week, whilst Taylor Swift is still staying put near the top with her former No.1 “Shake it off”. Nathaniel jumped to No.5 this week with “Live Louder”, which should retain its Top 5 status thanks now to the song being used in the promos for the new season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, and Redfoo with “New Thang” (TW-4) should also remain at the same chart-heights.

Ed Sheeran is in Australia at the moment, playing the AFL Grand Final this weekend, and his third single from ‘x’ “Thinking Out Loud” (TW-41) looks set to leap into the Top 10 this weekend, whilst retaining their status within the ten should be Timmy Trumpet & Savage, Calvin Harris & John Newman, Klingande and the trio of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

Echosmith climbed to a new peak of No.16 this week with “Cool Kids”, which could land just outside of the Top 10 this coming week, and Sam Smith with “I’m Not the Only One” (TW-17) should climb into the Top 15, and after climbing to No.21, Becky G and “Shower” should climb into the Top 20. You+Me look on track to land a Top 20 placing this weekend with “Break the Cycle”, and thanks to their current tour and X-Factor appearance this week, American Authors could return with their former No.10 single “Best Day of My Life” (Top 30) and their new single “Believer” (Top 50).

With the X-Factor split over two nights (Sunday and Tuesday) due to the Brownlow Medal count on Monday night, the entries this week should start to enter within the 40 to 50 region. At the moment the leader is Jason Heerah with her version of the Disclosure and Sam Smith single “Latch”, the original which returned at No.95 this week could leap into the Top 50 too. Milky Chance this week sits at No.48, whilst the Dean Ray cover of their former No.2 song “Stolen Dance” could land an entry within the fifty, also pushing the original back up, and the same is potentially going to happen for Reigan Derry with “Dog Days are Over”, the Florence & the Machine” version could return within the Top 70. Brother3 did the 1989 single No.1 single for The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”, whilst another version by Sleeping At Last of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” could also chart, and finally from this weeks XF potential entries is Marlisa Punzalan with “Try” lower down.

Alesso and Tove Lo entered at No.70 this week with “Heroes (We could be), which looks likely to jump into the Top 30, whilst this weeks leap for Fences and “Arrows” (TW-35) could further climb into the thirty this weekend. The new Script album is on-track for a Top 5 debut and could also pull “Superheroes” (TW-50) back up into the Top 40 and NRL Footy Show member Beau Ryan along with Justice Crew could debut within the Top 50 with their teaming “Where You From?”, and also on track for fifty-berth is Ella Henderson with her second single “Glow”.

Lower: Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea are set for a Top 60 entry with their teaming “Booty”, and Ricki-Lee has two potential entries this week from her forthcoming October 17th due album ‘Dance in the Rain’, with “Happy Ever After” (Top 70) and “In the Mood” (Top 90). Kendrick Lamar has sampled the Isley Brothers song “That Lady” in his new single “i (Love Myself)” which is headed for a Top 70 entry this week, same with “Yelawolf with “Till it’s Gone”.

Enrique Iglesias along with Sean Paul, Descember Bueona & Gente de Zona have teamed up for the song “Bailando” (Top 80) and former Mattafix lead singer Marlon Roudette could see his former German No.1 single “When the Beat Drops Out” land an entry this weekend. Also potentially entering could be Imagine Dragons with “Warriors”, the theme for the upcoming game ‘League of Legends: 2014 World Championships’ and the new Jessie J and 2 Chainz collaboration “Burnin’ Up”.

There are a mass of albums all headed for the Top 10 this week, but at the moment it’s a race between alt-J with their second album “This is All Yours” and the potential fourth consecutive No.1 album for local artist Missy Higgins with her fourth studio album “Oz”.

Also headed for a possible top three entry are The Script with “No Sound without Silence”, the new No.1 album in the UK this week, followed by Chris Brown with his own “X”, and also set for Top 10 debuts could be Barbra Streisand and “Partners” and the teaming of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga with “Cheek to Cheek”. Holding their Top 10 status this week should be the touring Ed Sheeran with “x” (TW-10), Sam Smith, Vance Joy and possibly this weeks No.1 album for The Madden Brothers “Greetings from California”.

With American Authors in the country at the moment, their April released album “Oh, What a Life” (HP-35) could return within the Top 20 this week and Pentatonix just released their third set “PTX Vol.III”, which could also land within the same region, also the new Tim McGraw set “Sundown Heaven Town” is on track for an entry within the twenty.

Justin Timberlake’s tour should help his entire “20/20 Experience” albums climb back up the charts, whilst his former sets “FutureSex/LoveSounds” could come back within the Top 30 and “Justified” looks likely to re-enter within the Top 50. Aphex Twin could see his new album “Syro” debut in the Top 30 and Robbie Williams’ tour should keep his “Swings Both Ways” (TW-25) album riding high, whilst James Bay could debut with his new EP “Let it Go”.

Sara Bareilles is also touring, and her former No.73 peaking album “The Blessed Unrest” could re-peak this week within the Top 60, whilst debuting within the same chart region could be Lenny Kravitz with his new album “Strut”. Also entering this week could be Joe Bonamassa with “Different Shades of Blue”, Blackjack Billy and “Rebel Child” the “Live” album for Gary Clark Jr., and Airling with “Love Gracefully (EP)”.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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