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ARIA Charts: Taylor Henderson Goes No 1

by Gavin Ryan on November 9, 2013

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

X-Factor runner-up Taylor Henderson debuts at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week with his debut original single “Borrow My Heart”, which achieves Gold (●) in sales in its first week of release.

“Borrow My Heart” becomes the 1010th number one single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 448th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus it’s the second chart-topper for a local act in 2013, with last weeks top-spot debut for Dami Im being the first. The song also achieves the 30th No.1 for a Reality Show contestant, and its 105th song to debut at the top of the Australian charts.

It’s the first time the word ‘Borrow’ has appeared in a No.1 song, but the 21st ‘Heart’ at the top, with the last being Kylie’s “2 Hearts” (Nov 2007), whilst it’s also the twenty-first No.1 for the Sony label. Taylor becomes the 37th Australian Solo Male Artist to reach the top of our charts, with the last NEW such act being Reece Mastin in November 2008, whilst Guy Sebastian was the last Aussie Male at the top in August 2012 with “Battle Scars”. Taylor is also the 99th Australian act to achieve a No.1 song locally, and over the past two years, we have had eight consecutive chart-topping songs by reality show acts, with Taylor preceded by Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Guy Sebastian, Justice Crew, Reece Mastin (twice) and Karise Eden. The last local non-reality show act to achieve a No.1 here was Gotye in August 2011 with “Somebody That I Used to Know”.

Eminem’s new album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” takes the No.1 spot in the country this week, and the latest single looked set to jump to the top until Taylor stalled it at No.2. “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna leaps up eleven places to No.2 after a full week of sales, this in turn pushes the former No.1 “Roar” by Katy Perry back down a place to No.3 this week, with the song now certified 6x▲Platinum. Last weeks debut at the top for Dami Im, “Alive”, is down to No.4 this week, whilst another reality show contestant, Nathaniel, is back up a couple of places to No.5 with “You”, helped by his ‘Dancing with the Stars’ performance and mass acoustic renditions on radio over the past couple of weeks, with the song now ▲ Platinum in sales.

Third placed X-Factor act Jai Waetford scores his first Top 10 entry by debuting at No.6 with his first solo original single “Your Eyes”, followed at No.7 by “Hey Brother” for Avicii and at No.8, “Timber” for Pitbull and Ke$ha (both now ▲Platinum), with Justice Crew back down a place to No.9 with “Everybody” (now Gold ●), and the sixth and final reality show act within the Top 10 is Guy Sebastian and “Like a Drum” which drops down six places to No.10 after debuting at No.4 last week.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Cedric Gervais has also remixed the current Lana Del Rey single from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack “Young and Beautiful” (HP-9), which helps the track to jump back up five places to No.11 this week, whilst Havana Brown leaps twenty-three places to a new peak of No.15 with “Warrior”. Eminem turns back around and jumps up fourteen places to No.27 with “Berzerk”, whilst “Survival” is back up sixteen spots to No.35. “Demons” for Imagine Dragons jumps up ten places to a new peak of No.36 and Uncle Jed with “Give Me Love” and Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” return to the Top 50 at No.44 and No.45 respectively.

DOWN DOWN: After debuting at No.3 last week, One Direction’s “The Story of My Life” drops nine places to No.12, but picks up a Gold (●) sales certification and after returning to No.9 last week, Redfoo is back down four places to No.13 with “Let’s Get Ridiculous”. After eight weeks within the Top 10 and three weeks at No.2, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” drops down six places to No.16, and Katy Perry debuted at No.11 last week with “Unconditionally”, which this week is down to No.17. Imagine Dragons tumble nine places to No.29 with “On Top of the World”, and Jessica Mauboy is down ten to No.33 with “Pop a Bottle” (now ▲Platinum), whilst Lady GaGa and R.Kelly drop sixteen places to No.40 with “Do What U Want”. Jason DeRulo and “Talk Dirty” is down twelve places to No.42 and Taylor Henderson’s version of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” plummets thirty-one spots to No.46 this week. GaGa’s “Venus” is down thirty-seven places to No.68 and Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” falls thirty-two to No.76.

The top three debuts are all from X-Factor runner-ups, as fourth placed Third D3gree see their first Top 30 hit in the form of a No.22 debut “Different Kind of Love”, followed one place lower at No.23 by Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran with “Old School Love”. Flo Rida is new at No.26 with “How I Feel”, which samples Billie Holiday and her version of the song “Summertime” first recorded for the Porgy & Bess play, and a 1936 US Top 10 hit for her. The only previous version of “Summertime” to chart in Australia was in September 1966 by Billy Stewart, which reached No.40. The final Top 50 entry of the week is the latest weekly release from Lady GaGa’s just released ‘Artpop’ album entitled “Dope” which is new at No.34.

Lower 50: Afrojack leaps forty-one places to No.57 with his new track “The Spark” and after their A.G.T. Grand Final performance, Uncle Jed’s other charting track “Brother” (HP-53) (the Matt Corby song) is back up twenty-six places to No.58. “Animals” for Martin Garrix is back up thirteen places to No.59, with Passenger’s “Let Her Go” up twelve spots to No.77. “Sail” for Awolnation is back up twelve also to No.80 and songs returning to the Top 100 this week include “Halo” at No.73 and “Love on Top” at No.95 for current tourist Beyonce, “Let Me Go” for Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger at No.81, “23” for Mike Will Made-it feat Miley Cyrus at No.83, “Alive” for Empire of the Sun at No.85, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” for Fergie at No.89, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk at No.94 and Pink’s former No.1 “Just Give Me a Reason” at No.96 helped by Uncle Jed performing the track this past week. Older songs rebound and return due to the exit of X-Factor performed and influenced songs which entered on mass last week.

This weeks Justin Bieber track fails to make to the Top 50, as “Bad Day” is new at No.54, and new at No.62 are Bombs Away with “Better Luck Next Time”. Panama debut at No.86 with their track “Always”, whilst at No.91 is “Beautiful Pain” for Eminem and local singer Sia, and track taken from his new album. Max Frost see their “Low High Low (EP)” come in at No.93 whilst scoring their first entry at No.99 is Goldroom with “Embrace”, and lastly Jessie J is new at 100 with her latest single “Thunder”.

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