ARIA Midweek Report: Delta And Gurrumul Could Be No 1 -
Gurrumul image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Gurrumul - image by Ros O'Gorman

ARIA Midweek Report: Delta And Gurrumul Could Be No 1

by Gavin Ryan on June 5, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

A week after the reconciliation week, and week in which we lost his former band mate from Yothu Yindi; Geoffrey Gurrumul and Delta Goodrem’s rendition of his song “Bayini” could be headed for a No.1 debut this week in Australia.

Gurrumul image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Gurrumul - image by Ros O'Gorman

They performed the song on The Voice two weeks ago (27-May), and this week look set to either land a Top 5 or higher debut here. Also due to Yothu’s lead singer passing, “Treaty” (1991 HP-11) could also return to the Top 100 this week too (see below for album re-entries too).

But that’s not to say that Robin Thicke and “Blurred Lines” won’t compete for the chance of a fifth week at No.1, whilst Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Passenger’s “Let Her Go” still could reside within the Top 5 this week too. Other Top 10 possibilities include Matt Corby, Bastille, Mariah Carey and possibly even Lana Del Rey with “Young and Beautiful” from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack.

The Voice on Monday (3-June) premiered 2012 winner Karise Eden’s new single “Threads of Silence”, which could land in the Top 5 this week, along with Voice Season 2 contestants Celia Pavey with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Carole King penned), “If” (Bread) for Harrison Craig, “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” (Smokey Robinson) for Miss Murphy and “Overjoyed” (Stevie Wonder) by Luke Kennedy, with Steve Clisby’s “Sunday in Savannah” (Nina Simone) all potential Top 20 or higher debuts this week.

Miley Cyrus could have her first Top 20 hit in over three years, as her new track “We Can’t Stop” looks set to debut within said twenty this week. In late May 2010 she entered the Top 20 with “Can’t Be Tamed” (HP-14), and was last on our charts in late April this year as guest on the album track “Fall Down” (HP-47). Also set for a Top 20 jump is Jessie J who debuted at No.66 last week, and looks set to leap up forty places this week with “Wild” featuring Big Sean.

Also jumping could be Olly Murs with “Dear Darlin’”, “Wing$” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and “We Own it” for 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, all top thirty potentials this week. Then there’s more Voice contestants with potential debuts in the Top 40 like Kiyomi Vella with “Pack Up” (Eliza Doolittle), Danny Ross and “It’s Time” (Imagine Dragons) and Mitchell Anderson with “Take Me to the River” (Al Green penned).

Brisbane band Sheppard look set to take their self-titled EP (featuring “Let Me Down Easy”) higher and up into the Top 50 this week, with further new entries coming from Kelly Clarkson and “People Like Us”, “Hey Now” by Martin Solveig, “Southern Sun” from Boy & Bear and “Make it Home” by Hoodie Allen featuring Kina Grannis.

Daft Punk could potentially stay for a third week at No.1 with “Random Access Memories”, but with two version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack they could possibly overtake R.A.M. this week and become the first album since February to climb to the top rather than debut there. And new albums from Queens of the Stone Age with “…Like Clockwork”, City & Colour and “The Hurry and the Harm” and dance act Disclosure with “Settle”, they could all potentially debut within the Top 10 this week.

With the Imagine Dragons track “It’s Time” being performed on The Voice this past week and their current Top 20 hit “Radioactive” across radio, their “Night Visions” album could surpass its former peak of No.28 peak this week. As too with “DNA” (HP-10) for Little Mix which could be back up into the Top 20 this week thanks to a new expanded edition of the album.

US post-hardcore band Sleeping with Sirens could see their third album “Feel” become their first chart entry here in Australia, heading for the Top 20, as too is John Fogerty who has teamed up with a bunch of musicians to cover his songs (and a couple of new ones) on his new collection “Wrote a Song for Everyone”. Martha Wainwright was on Q&A the other night, and her album “Come Home to Mama” (HP-77, Oct 2012) could be back on the charts this week. Also returning could be the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack (the film was screened last week), and due to their lead singer passing away, Yothu Yindi’s “Healing Stone – The Best of” (HP-88, Dec 2012) looks to set to chart higher than when it entered late last year after the bands ARIA Hall of Fame induction.

Lower new entries could come from Shapeshifter with “Delta”, the Baby Animals with “This is Not the End”, the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 soundtrack, Thundercat with “Apocalypse”, and also Megadeth with their latest “Super Collider”.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to



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