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Noise11 The 1975 photo by Ian Laidlaw

ARIA Albums : The 1975 Have The No 1 Album In Australia

by Gavin Ryan on March 5, 2016

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

The second album for English act The 1975 entitled “I Like it When You Sleep, For You Are so Beautiful yet so Unaware of it” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming the bands first No.1 and Top 10 entry all in the same week.

“I Like it When You Sleep, For You Are so Beautiful yet so Unaware of it” becomes the 757th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2016) and the 608th for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 403rd to debut at No.1, and the first for the ‘Dirty Hit’ record label. The fifteen words within the title this week is NOT the longest No.1 album title, that honor goes to the nineteen words in the Bring Me the Horizon first chart-topping album from 18th of October, 2010 “There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen it. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret”.

The 1975 are the second act named after a year to make it to No.1 in Australia, the other being 1927 back in May of 1989 with their debut set “…ish”, and the first self titled debut album for The 1975 (TW-91) peaked at No.29 in late January of 2015, having originally debuted back in mid-September of 2013. The album has also landed three singles so far, with “Love Me” (HP-35, late October of 2015), after which we saw “The Sound” (returns TW-56, HP-53) and last weeks debut of “Somebody Else” (HP-34, TW-69) which became their highest charting single here.

The new No.1 album becomes the fourth to feature the word ‘Beautiful’, the second with ‘Sleep’, the sixth to feature ‘Like’, the second ‘When’ and the first to mention the word ‘Unaware’. The 1975’s album also becomes the 146th No.1 for an English Act (David Bowie was the last on 18th of Jan) and the 354th by a Group, plus The 1975 are the 68th English act to make it to No.1 and also the 37th English Group to hit the top here. Another tie in with this weeks No.1 and the English act Bring Me the Horizon is that B.M.T.H. were the last English group to make it to No.1 in Australia back on the 21st of September in 2015 with their third chart-topping album here “That’s the Spirit”.

The soundtrack to the TV mini-series “Molly” stays at No.2 this week and the second of five Top 10 debuts this week comes in at No.3, “Youth Revival” for Hillsong Young & Free, the highest charting album for the Churches side/youth group, and their second Top 10 entry, as their first “We Are Young & Free” debuted and peaked at No.6 (7-Oct, 2013). After that is two more former No.1 albums in “25” by Adele down one to No.4 (lowest charting position so far) and last weeks No.1 debut for The Hilltop Hoods in “Drinking From the Sun, Walking Under Stars: Restrung” which drops four places this week to No.5.

The second album to enter here (third studio set) for rapper and producer Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debuts at No.6 entitled “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made”, which becomes his first set to debut within the Top 10, and second Top 10 entry overall, as their previous album “The Heist” peaked at No.2 in late January of 2013. This new album has already seen the No.1 single “Downtown” (TW-45) and this week the second track from the album “Dance off” enters at No.21.

Another act scoring their first Top 10 debut with their third album are local rock band from Canberra, Hands Like Houses; who enter at No.7 with “Dissonants”. Their second album “Unimagine” debuted and peaked at No.51 in late July of 2013, after which the fifth and final new entry to the Top 10 is in at No.8, “Hills End” the debut album for local three-piece act DMA’s. The remainder of the Top 10 sees two albums both drop four places each, David Bowie with “Nothing Has Changed: The Best of” at No.9 and “Purpose” by Justin Bieber down to No.10, giving this weeks Top 10 five former or current No.1 albums within ten this week.

UP: The 1979/80 album “Off the Wall” (HP-1×2) by Michael Jackson re-enters at No.17 this week due to it being re-issued with a bonus DVD containing the doco ‘Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’, after which the next re-entry is at No.23 for Kelly Clarkson with “Piece by Piece” (HP-5), with the albums title track debuting at No.24 this week, the album also now a remixed set as of Friday’s releases. James Bay appeared on the ‘Graham Norton show’ screened here last Friday night, which helps his album “The Chaos & Calm” to jump up nine to No.27 and Sam Smith’s win at the Oscars for his Bond theme “Writings on the Wall” helps push his album “In the Lonely Hour” back up eight spots to No.29. Jumping up again this week is opera singer Nicole Car with “The Kiss”, climbing eight places to a new peak of No.34 and jumping back into the Top 50, up twenty-nine spots to No.37 is the “Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol.1” soundtrack.

DOWN: There are five albums leaving the Top 10 this week, firstly down seven to No.11 is Sia with “This is Acting” (HP-1×1, WI10-4) and then leaving the Top 10 for the first time is David Bowie with “Blackstar” (HP-1×1, WI10-7) dropping six to No.13 and becoming his longest charting Top 10 album since 1983’s “Let’s Dance” racked up 19 weeks. Coldplay drop six spots also to No.14 with “A Head Full of Dreams” (HP-2, WI10-8) and right behind them is Taylor Swift with her “1989” (HP-1×9, WI10-66) set, whilst the big dropout is one of last weeks new entries “Phase” (HP-9, WI10-1) by Jack Garratt which plummets forty spots to No.49 this week. Rufus drop five to No.16 with “Bloom” and down six to No.22 is Charlie Puth and his debut set “Nine Track Mind”. The Corrs debut from last week “White Light” is down seven to No.25 and also dropping seven to No.38 is the “Straight Outta Compton” soundtrack. After a rebound last week, the Sia album “1000 Forms of Fear” drops back down seventeen spots to No.42, whilst down ten to No.43 is Vance Joy with “Dream Your Life Away”. Three weeks ago The Jezabels were debuting with “Synthia” at No.4, this week it drops back down twenty-two spots to No.45, whilst Bring Me the Horizon is back down seventeen spots to No.47 with “That’s the Spirit”, and the second of three Top 20 debuts from last week in “Victorious” by Wolfmother is down thirty-three spots to No.50 this week. Big drops into the lower fifty come from Skyhooks (45 to 58), Ronan Keating (27 to 59), Adam Brand & the Outlaws (49 to 61), The Rubens (43 to 68), Selena Gomez (24 to 69), that third Top 20 debut from last week in Simple Plan (12 to 75) and Tina Arena (40 to 93, the only new cert too; now Gold ●), and leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are Rod Stewart with “Some Guys Have All the Luck” (#14), “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac (#22) and “Nevermind” for Nirvana (#44).

The eleventh studio album for thrash metal act Anthrax debuts at No.12 entitled “For All Kings”, which in the thirty+ years since their first album release (1984) this becomes the bands highest charting album, and first within the Top 20. This becomes the ninth album to chart here for the group (7 studios, 1 Live, 1 Collection), and their previous highest album was their sixth album from late May 1993 “Sound of White Noise” which climbed to No.30, and their last entry was their tenth album “Worship Music” which debuted and peaked at No.35 in late September 2011.

Another heavy-rock act to debut within the Top 20 this week is Steel Panther whose second live album “Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” debuts at No.19 this week, becoming the bands third albums chart entry in Australia after “Balls Out” (HP-50) and “All You Can Eat” (HP-2). Further down at No.32 is the tenth albums chart entry for Celtic Thunder (8 studio, 2 best of) entitled “Legacy Vol.1”, followed at No.39 by the first entry here and third studio album for US country act Chase Rice entitled “Ignite the Night”. The final Top 50 debut this week comes in at No.41 “George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison”, which is a 2CD compilation of songs from the September 2014 concert dedicated to the former Beatle, featuring such acts as Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers, Ian Astbury, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ann Wilson, his son Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper, Perry Farrell, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Brian Wilson & Al Jardine from The Beach Boys, Cold War Kids, The Flaming Lips and Butch Walker.

Lower 50: Sarah Blasko is back in at No.62 with her “Eternal Return” (HP-6) album and “2001” by Dr. Dre is back up thirty-one spots to No.63, whilst the next return at No.65 is the David Bowie album “Ziggy Stardust”. “Led Zeppelin IV” is back in at No.80 and “Get Weird” for Little Mix returns at No.86, whilst current tourist Chris Isaak is back in at No.90 with his only No.1 album in Australia “Best of”, with the debut self-titled album for The 1975 (HP-29) getting pulled back in at No.91 thanks to their new No.1 album. Dr. Dre also re-enters at No.92 with his “Compton” album and his former band’s (N.W.A.) debut album “Straight Outta Compton” is back in at No.95, The new Hillsong debut pulls their last studio album for the Church “Open Heaven/River Wild” back in at No.94, “The Complete Greatest Hits” by The Eagles is back in at No.98 and the soundtrack for “50 Shades of Grey” returns at No.99.

The third studio album for Santigold is entitled “99 Cents” and debuts at No.64 this week, becoming her third successive entry here after her self-titled (spelt then as Santogold) album debuting and peaking at No.64 (May 2008) and then in May 2012 she made it to No.16 with “Master of My Make-Believe”.

The eighteenth studio album for US singer Bonnie Raitt entitled “Dig in Deep” debuts at No.70 and becomes her first album to chart here in over 21 years, as her twelfth set “Longing in Their Hearts” (HP-27, May 1994) was her last entry here, and this now becomes her fourth Top 100 albums chart entry. One place lower at No.71 is an album entitled “Deluxe” for Van Halen and the final new entry for this week is new at No.82 “Summertime: Willie Nelson sings Gershwin” by Willie Nelson, his 74th album and it features Willie covering Gershwin songs with some duets with Cyndi Lauper and Sheryl Crow on two songs, plus his covers of “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Someone to Watch Over Me” and of course “Summertime”.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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