Hilltop Hoods To Remain No 1 MIDWEEK REPORT
Hilltop Hoods - photo by Ros O'Gorman

Hilltop Hoods - photo by Ros O'Gorman

Hilltop Hoods To Remain No 1 MIDWEEK REPORT

by Gavin Ryan on August 20, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Hilltop Hoods will keep their no 1 spot on the album chart this week and Meghan Trainor is on for a third week with top single.

Meghan Trainor should retain the No.1 spot on the ARIA Single chart this weekend with “All About That Bass”, even though it’s not the current top selling song in Australia, it has been at the top for most of the week, as at the moment the just issued Taylor Swift track “Shake it Off” is at the top of several digital retailers, so it could land a Top 20 debut this coming weekend, and this is the first new material from her late October due album “1989”.

The female onslaught at the top of the Australian charts should continue with G.R.L. retaining their high position, whilst Ella Henderson should turn-around with “Ghost” (TW-9) and climb back into the top five, along with Klingande with “Jubel” (TW-4).

AJR with “I’m Ready” (TW-5) and Lilly Wood with “Prayer in C” (TW-8) both jumped into and should retain their Top 10 status this week, whilst Paloma Faith and George Ezra should also be within the ten, but could be joined by Itch and Megan Joy with “Another Man”, which this past week jumped from 43 to 26, whilst with the multiple versions of “Freaks” by Timmy Trumpet (radio edit, Savage version) could help it retain its Top 10 status.

5 Seconds of Summer could either climb into the ten, or land just outside of it with “Amnesia” (it was featured in ‘Winners & Losers’ this week), and Guy Sebastian’s “Come Home With Me” (New TW-13) doesn’t look like it will move up or down much, whilst a couple of climbers into the Top 20 should be “Black Widow” (TW-28) for Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora (now that the video is released) and “This is How We Do” (TW-25) for Katy Perry.

Also climbing should be Sam Smith’s new track “I’m Not the Only One” (TW-35) into the higher end of the Top 30, whilst we could see a new entry in the same chart region for the Nickelback single “Edge of a Revolution”. The new Jason DeRulo track “Bubblegum” dropped back to No.79 this week, but looks set for a jump into the Top 40 this weekend, whilst X-Factor judge Redfoo could enter within the forty with his new track “New Thang”.

In the lower half of the chart, there are a heap of potential entries, starting with possible Top 60 debutants: Will Sparks with “This is What the Bounce is”, X-Factor front-runners Brothers 3 with their version of the Willie Nelson penned track famously recorded by Elvis Presley, “Always on My Mind”, possible entry from last week (#89, but didn’t enter) Becky G with “Shower” and Missy Higgins’s next new material from her upcoming “OZ” album “NYE”, a cover of the Sydney singer songwriter Perry Keyes song from his 2005 set “Meter” (Thanks Paul C for the info).

The Chainsmokers could enter with their new track “Kanye” featuring Siren, whilst Broods could debut with “Four Walls” (both Top 70). Wiz Khalifa has teamed with Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign for the track “You and Your Friends”, Naughty Boy is back with Sam Romans on the dog-infused video track “Home” and Chris Brown with Usher and Rick Ross could enter with “New Flame” (all Top 80).

Further entries could come via Echosmith with “Cool Kids”, Illy with Thomas Jules and “One for the City”, vowel impaired act SBTRKT with Ezra Joeing on “New Dorp. New York” (spelt correctly BTW); Tinashe with Schoolboy Q “2 On”, Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd team up for “Really Don’t Care” and Hudson Mohawke could enter with their track “Chimes”.

The Hilltop Hoods could continue their run at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week with their fourth consecutive No.1 album “Walking Under Stars”, or they could be evicted from the top by the soundtrack for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, which would give Australia its second soundtrack at No.1 this year after ‘Frozen’ (May).

Retaining their Top 10 status this week should be Angus & Julia Stone, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, The Kite String Tangle and the aforementioned ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack, whilst we could see the Troye Sivan “Tryxe (EP)” enter the ten, and possibly a high entry for current tourists Hanson with “Anthem”. Landing a possibly Top 20 entry could be Kimbra with “The Golden Echo” and another fellow Kiwi act Shihad with “FVEY”.

The ‘Begin Again’ soundtrack debuted at No.59 this week, and looks set for a jump into the Top 30 this weekend, whilst we could also see entries from Taemin with “The 1st Mini Album “Ace” (EP)” and former Voice contestant (2012) Lakyn (Heperi) with his EP “Not Original Material”.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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