Ed Sheeran Tracking For A No 1 Song MIDWEEK SALES
Ed Sheeran, Photo Image Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Ed Sheeran, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Ed Sheeran Tracking For A No 1 Song MIDWEEK SALES

by Gavin Ryan on October 15, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Ed Sheeran looks set to land his second No.1 single here in Australia this coming weekend as “Thinking Out Loud” looks set to climb to the top of the ARIA Singles chart.

That will place Ed ahead of The Veronicas and “You Ruin Me” after their three week reign.

Taylor Swift will be in the country next week on a pre-album release promotional visit, plus she will be appearing on the X-Factor Grand Final too, and she has just released a second track from her October 28th due album “1989”, entitled “Out of the Woods”, which at the time of writing was flying high on several digital providers sales reports, but has only been out for a day or two, so it could make a big impact, but not on a full weeks sales as yet, whereas her other current single “Shake it Off” should maintain it’s top five status this weekend.

The Script are in the country this week, and appeared on X-Factor on Monday night performing their current single “Superheroes” (TW-39, HP-25), which looks set to jump into the Top 10 this coming week, whilst after debuting at No.50 this week, “The Days” for Avicii looks set to also leap into the Top 10, as too Alesso and Tove Lo with “Heroes (We Could Be)” (TW-18), whilst retaining their status within the ten should be Meghan Trainor, Echosmith, Timmy Trumpet & Savage and possibly Nathaniel also.

Ahead of the new Slipknot album “5: The Gray Chapter” coming out this Friday, they have three songs all selling well ahead of the albums release, “AOV”, “Sacrastrophe” and “XIX”. And with Calvin Harris releasing his new album “Motion” at the end of the month, another new track was issued this week entitled “Slow Acid” which is currently selling within the Top 20, whilst Paloma Faith could return to the twenty with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” thanks to Reigan’s version on X-Factor.

The new Peking Duk track featuring Safia “Take Me Over” could debut within the high end of the Top 30 this week, and now that “Cosby Sweater” (TW-60) by The Hilltop Hoods is the official new single from their “Walking Under Stars” album, it looks set to leap into the Top 30 too. 5 Seconds of Summer performed on X-Factor on Monday also, and “Amnesia” (TW-37) looks set to return to the Top 30, whilst Labrinth with “Let it Be” (TW-43) and Marlon Roudette with “When the Beat Drops Out” (TW-41) both look set to land just outside of the thirty.

X-Factor: This week it was down to the top four acts before next weeks Grand Final, and potentially landing the highest new entry this week could be Dean Ray with his medley of “Folsom Prison Blues / That’s All Right Mama” (Johnny Cash 1968 / Elvis Presley 1955) within the Top 40 and his other performance, “The Power of Love” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood / Gabrielle Aplin) could land Top 60 position, whilst Reigan and her version of Paloma’s former No.1 single “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” could land within the Top 50. Further entries from the show should come from Brothers 3 with “Massachusetts” (Bee Gees, 1967) and two from Marlisa Punzalan, “Impossible” (James Arthur) and “Girl on Fire” (Alicia Keys) even though she was eliminated.

Charli XCX looks set for a potential Top 50 debut with her new single “Break the Rules”, whilst 5SOS and “Good Girls” could re-enter within the Top 60 after they also sang it on X-Factor this past week. Bethany Mota with Mike Tompkins could enter the Top 70 with “Need You Right Now”, and last weeks non-entry for AC/DC (it could’ve come in within the Top 50) “Play Ball” could be a Top 70 entry alongside the new Karise Eden track “Dynamite”, which has been used recently in the promo’s for the TV series ‘Gotham’.

We Came as Romans have covered the Taylor Swift song “I Knew You Were Trouble” for the Nov 17th due compilation ‘Punk Goes Pop, Vol.6’, and The Magician with Years & Years could enter with his dance track “Sunlight” (both Top 80), whilst further entries could via Mansionair with “Hold Me Down”, Olly Murs with Travie McCoy and “Wrapped Up”, Fall Out Boy with “Immortals (from Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’)”, new Busby Marou and title track from their new EP “Days of Gold”, whilst Ariana Grande could sneak in with “Love Me Harder” which features guest act The Weeknd.

Pink looks set for her fifth No.1 album here in Australia, whilst Dallas Green from City & Colour looks on track for his first chart-topping album here, as the pair have teamed up to form the duo You+Me, and their first collaboration entitled “rose ave.” looks set to become the new No.1 album here this coming weekend.

It’s currently fending off the new compilation “Triple J: Like a Version Volume 10”, the last volume becoming the series’ first to make it to No.1 (28-Oct-2013), whilst Ed Sheeran’s “x” should only drop down to No.3, and current visitors to our shore The Script could see their current album “No Sound without Silence” (TW-19, HP-5) return to the Top 10 and maybe even the Top 5.

Childish Gambino debuted at No.25 with his “Kauai” EP this week, and it could leap into the Top 10, whilst retaining their Top 10 status should be Barbra Streisand, Hilltop Hoods, Sam Smith, alt-J and possibly Lady Antebellum. The highest new entry in the UK this week was the self titled album for Hozier (UK #4), and it could debut within the Top 15 here, whilst current returnees to our shores 5 Seconds of Summer (TW-28) could jump back up into the Top 20, also thanks to their X-Factor performance this past week.

Jessie J. looks set for either a Top 20 debut or high end of the thirty entry with her third album “Sweet Talker”, and Miley Cyrus’ current national tour should propel her former No.1 album “Bangerz” (TW-64, #1 this week in 2013) back into the Top 30. John Lennon would have celebrated his birthday this past week, which could re-launch his collection “Power to the People: The Hits” back into the Top 40, and also on track for a Top 50 entry are Yellowcard with their ninth album “Lift a Sail”.

Further entries lower down could come from The Delta Riggs with “Dipz Zebazios”, the five track self-titled EP from local act Little May, Anastacia with her new album “Resurrection”, another local act in For Our Hero with their set “The Final Curtain Call”, Lamb with their new set “Backspace Unwind”, The Acacia Strain with “Coma Witch” and finally Fit for a King with “Slave to Nothing”.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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