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One Direction, Niall Horan, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Midweek Sales: Taylor Henderson Takes On One Direction

by Gavin Ryan on December 4, 2013

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

An X-Factor runner-up is challenging this week’s One Direction number one debut for next week’s top spot.


X-Factor runner-up Taylor Henderson could become the second X-F contestant to land a No.1 album (after Dami Im did it a few weeks ago), as his self-titled album looks on track to debut at the top of the Australian Albums chart this coming weekend.

That would push last weeks No.1 debut of the third album for One Direction, “Midnight Memories” out after a single week, and it could be pushed down due to ARIA Awards winner Flume and his self-titled re-packaged album leaping up into the Top 3, whilst the Christmas albums are also climbing too, for Michael Buble, Human Nature and a possible Top 10 debut for Pentatonix and their seasonal set “PTXmas”.

Lorde, Eminem and maybe a returning Avicii should have Top 10 placements this week, whilst Britney Spears’ new album “Britney Jean” could either debut within the Top 10 or land just outside it, the same could also be said for John Legend who should at least be Top 15 with his album “Love in the Future” (TW-33, HP-22). US Rock band A Day to Remember could also land a Top 20 debut with their fifth album “Common Courtesy”.

ARIA Award winner for ‘Album of the Year’, Tame Impala and “Lonerism” (TW-88) could be back within the Top 30 this week and current tourist and ARIA Awards performer Alicia Keys should see her “Girl on Fire” album jump back into the charts within the Top 40. Birds of Tokyo and “March Fires” (TW-80), Bliss N’ Eso with “Circus in the Sky” “Atlas” (TW-59) by RUFUS and “Push the Sky Away” for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds could also be Top 40 entries this week, whilst ARIA Hall of Fame recipients Air Supply could return with their set “The Ultimate Collection”.

Mariah Carey’s 1994 seasonal album “Merry Christmas” looks set to return yet again, whilst the re-packaged Simple Plan album “Get Your Heart on – The Second Coming” could land a Top 60 debut this week. The Rubens’ self-titled album could re-enter and the tenth anniversary edition of the debut album for Delta Goodrem, “Innocent Eyes” could return too. Of Mice & Men could enter with their album “Restoring Force” and a couple of expatriates in the form of Cody Simpson with “Surfer’s Paradise” and RY X with his “Berlin” EP could make entries in the lower section of the chart this week.


It’s a tussle for the top of the Australian Singles chart this week, between current king and queen Eminem and Rihanna with “The Monster”, who are up against tourist John Legend with his quick climbing track “All of Me”

John jumped up eleven places last week to No.2, with “All of Me” so far the song has notched up three weeks within the Top 100, whilst another Top 10 entrant from last week, Magic with “Rude” (28 to 7) could jump up into the Top 3 this coming weekend, whilst Guy Sebastian and Avicii could retain their status within the Top 5.

Pitbull and Ke$ha, Bastille, Justice Crew and Katy Perry should all retain their Top 10 status, with Taylor Henderson possibly regaining his Top 10 placing for his former No.1 “Borrow My Heart”, helped by his newly released self-titled album. The highest new entry for the week could be a Top 15 debut for Jason DeRulo with “Trumpets”, whilst last weeks No.41 debut for Avicii with “Addicted to You” could leap up into the Top 20 this week.

Vance Joy and “Riptide” (TW-38) could jump back up after his performance at the ARIA’s, whilst other ARIA Award performers and recipients who benefit this week also include Flume & Chet Faker with the last weeks highest new entry “Drop the Game” (Top 30 TW), Jessica Mauboy with “Pop a Bottle” (Top 50), Lorde tracks could stay stable, Flume with “Holdin’ On” (returning to the Top 60), Birds of Tokyo with “Lanterns” (Top 70), Matt Corby with “Resolution” climbing back up (TW-98), Bliss N’ Eso with “My Life”, and international guest on the night Alicia Keys with “Girl on Fire” (Top 80).

Pharrell Williams’ track “Happy” and current tourist Justin Bieber with “Change Me” could both debut within the Top 40 this week, whilst The Fray could jump into the forty with “Love Don’t Lie” (TW-51). MKTO are back with the new track “God Only Knows”, and Bruno Mars has released his new song entitled “Young Girls”, both of which should enter within the Top 50 this coming week.

The title track from Jessica Mauboy’s album “Beautiful” looks set for a Top 60 debut, as too the returning seasonal favorite by Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas is You”. Last week The Script song “Hall of Fame” came back in at No.89, and it looks like climbing up this week into the Top 70, as the song is being used by Channel 10 for their Socchi Olympics commercial. Pentatonix could enter within the Top 70 with their Acapella rendition of the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy”, and also now that his album is out, Taylor Henderson could see his rendition of “Human Nature” (the Michael Jackson song) chart within the Top 80.

Further entries could come from Busta Rhymes with Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne on the track “Thank You”, Ariana Grande with her Christmas song “Snow in California”, and SAFIA with the dance track “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues”.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

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