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ARIA Albums: A Day To Remember Debut At No 1 In Australia

by Gavin Ryan on September 12, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

The sixth studio album for US rock act A Day to Remember entitled “Bad Vibrations” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, a first for the five-piece act from Florida.

“Bad Vibrations” becomes the 780th No.1 Albums in Australia (1965 to 2016) and the 631st for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 426th to debut at No.1, and the 31st No.1 album for 2016 (this time last year we were at our twenty-second). It’s is also only the second No.1 album for the Epitaph record label, the other was way back in February of 1995 when “Smash” for The Offspring went to the top for three weeks (through Shock Records at the time). This is not only the first No.1 album for the group here but also their first Top 10 entry, as the band has charted in the past here with their fourth and fifth albums; “What Separates Me from You” (LP#4, HP-24, Nov 2010) and their last entry was “Common Courtesy” (LP#5, HP-13, Dec 2013)

This is only the second album to feature the word ‘Bad’ in it’s title (M.J.’s only made it to No.2 here), the other being “Bad Habits” for Billy Field (2 weeks from 6th of July, 1981), and the first with ‘Vibrations’ in its title. (the only other charted album with ‘vibrations’ in its title to chart here was back in 1974 when Ten Years After climbed to No.84 with “Positive Vibrations”). The new No.1 album becomes the 278th by an American act (solo or group), and the 353rd No.1 album by a Group (local or overseas). A Day to Remember is also the 149th American Act (solo or group) and the 65th American Group to make it to No.1 also.

With residual sales from last weekends Fathers Day here in Australia (the Friday, Saturday and Sunday sales) Barbra Streisand is only down one spot to No.2 with her third No.1 album here “Encore”, whilst this also pushes down the “Suicide Squad” soundtrack to No.3 after spending the past three weeks at No.2, whilst Adele bullets back up six places to No.4 with her third album “25”, racking up its 42nd consecutive week within the Top 10, with last week’s #10 spot being the albums lowest charting position (so far).

Australian duo Big Scary see their third studio also become their first Top 10 placing, as “Animal” is new at No.5 this week, beating the peak of their first two albums “Vacation” (HP-37, Oct 2011) and “Not Art” (HP-32, July 2013). Further Father’s Day sales help “This Sporting Life” for Roy & HG to rebound to its original entry peak of No.6 this week, and also up two places to No.7 are Human Nature with “Gimme Some Lovin’: Jukebox Vol.II”, and the album is the only new LP certification this week, the set is now Gold (●) in sales.

“Blonde” for Frank Ocean tumbles five places to No.8 this week, after which we see the John Williamson compilation “His Favourite Collection” rise four spots to land at No.9, becoming the sixth Top 10 album for John, and it also his first for this decade, giving him now a Top 10 album in the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and now 10’s. US hip-hop artist Travis Scott sees his second studio album “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” debut at No.10 this week, beating the No.30 peak of his first album “Rodeo” (from this week last year in September, 2015), and also giving him his first Top 10 placing here too, no doubt by the many guest appearances on the album such as Kendrick Lamar, Savage, Andre 3000, Young Thug and The Weeknd.

UP: Climbing three places each within the Top 20 are Keith Urban and “Ripcord” (16 to 13), “Civil Dusk” for Bernard Fanning (17 to 14), “Blurryface” for twenty one pilots (18 to 15) and “Immortalized” by Disturbed (19 to 16), which is spending its one year anniversary (52 weeks) within the Top 20 this week, the first time that one of the bands’ albums has stayed this long. “The Getaway” for RHCP is back up four to No.19, up five to No.22 are Coldplay, “Views” by Drake jumps up seven to No.25, the Queen compilation “Greatest Hits” is up eleven to No.37 and now that she has her second Top 10 single from the album, Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” rebounds sixteen places to No.38 this week. “21” by Adele is back up nine to No.40, “This is Acting” for Sia is back up eleven to No.45 and sneaking back into the Top 50, up six to No.48 is Justin Bieber and his “Purpose” album.

DOWN: All four Top 10 dropouts this week spent a single week within the ten last week upon debut, so the four albums leaving are “Things I Carry Around” by Troy Cassar-Daley (5 to 12), “Dig Your Roots” for Florida Georgia Line (7 to 20), “Glory” for Britney Spears: (4 to 21) and the worst drop of all is “Outlier” for Twelve Foot Ninja (6 to 51). BTW this is the worst Top 10 dropout for Britney since her third album ‘Britney’ debut at No.4 and then fell to No.14 in its second week. Glass Animals also suffer a second-week-slump, as their second album “How to Be a Human Being” is down twelve to No.23, the RHCP “Greatest Hits” drops seven to No.27, the Ol’55 “Time to Rock’N’Roll: The Anthology” is down thirteen to No.34, “Skin” by Flume drops six to No.39. Falling into the lower fifty this week are the Play School album “Famous Friends” (37 to 52), The Delta Riggs (22 to 56), Ball Park Music (34 to 58), Hillsong United (46 to 66), Guns N’ Roses with their “Appetite for Destruction” set (45 to 79), De La Soul (25 to 82), and falling out of the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Vince Staples (#35), Frank Ocean with his first set “Channel ORANGE” (#40) and finally The Viper Creek Band (#50).

The third album for Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow debuts at No.28 this week entitled “We Move”, becoming second Top 50 entry, as his last set “Post Tropical” debuted and peaked at No.25 in January of 2014, whilst his first album “Early in the Morning” made it to No.93 in April of 2013. American Indie-folk singer Angel Olsen sees her sixth album “My Woman” debut one place lower at No.29, becoming her first chart entry here. English singer/songwriter Jamie T lands at No.35 with his fourth album and entry entitled “Trick”, matching the peak of his last entry “Carry on the Grudge” (LP#3, HP-35, Oct 2014), whilst he has also charted with “Kings and Queens” (LP#2, HP-17, Sept 2009) and “Panic Prevention” (LP#1, HP-88, Feb 2007). And the final Top 50 entry this week is new at No.49, the second album for leader and co-founder of the group The Cat Empire, Felix Riebl, whose album “Paper Doors” is new at No.49 this week, and is his first albums chart entry as a solo act.

Lower 50: With the recent announcement this past week of a second Elvis Presley teaming with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming soon, the first collaboration “If I Can Dream” is back up fourteen places to No.54, whilst back up nine to No.55 is the “Molly” TV Soundtrack. Troye Sivan is up seven to No.73 with his “Blue Neighbourhood” album, Vance Joy’s recent AFL Grand Final appearance announcement sees their debut set “Dream Your Life Away” jump back up twenty-one places to No.74, “Blackstar” for David Bowie is up twenty-two to No.77 and “That’s the Spirit” by Bring Me the Horizon is up fifteen to No.84. Returning album this week are by Dope Lemon (#90), Rage Against the Machine (#91), Marina Prior & Mark Vincent (#92), Human Nature with “Jukebox” (#94), “I Still Do” by Eric Clapton (#97), “19” by Adele (#98) and “The Last Stand” for Sabaton (#99), whilst like the singles chart, we also have an oddity at #100, as last weeks No.100 album “Like a Version Vol.11” is on hold this week at 100.

The first of four new entries in the lower fifty this week is new at No.59, the 44th album for Australian kids act The Wiggles entitled “Dance, Dance”, which gives them two albums within the Top 100 this week, as their latest compilation “The Best of” (HP-16) is at No.33 this week. Like last weeks Ol’55 first ARIA Albums Chart entry, the same occurs again this week for another seventies Aussie act, as coming in at No.63 is “The Very Best of” for the Ted Mulry Gang. This is the seventh overall albums chart entry for the group and second compilation of hits, but their first on the ARIA Albums Chart, as their last entry was back in 1978. The debut album for Sydney act Our Past Days entitled “Keep Safe” is new at No.70 and the final entry at No.83 is another compilation album, this one is “The Best of” for Eva Cassidy, becoming her seventh albums chart entry and her first best-of set, even though it’s her third overall, plus this is her first entry this decade, as she last charted with the album “Somewhere” (HP-78) back in August of 2008.

compiled by Gavin Ryan for

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