The Music Network Chart Wrap: April 16


1. Birthday by Katy Perry (watch below)

2. Sing by Ed Sheeran

3. Marilyn Monroe by Pharrell Williams

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Bad by David Guetta and Showtek feat. Vassy

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HOT 100

Calvin Harris’ Summer has hit the top of the TMN Hot 100 in only its fourth week in the chart. This would be a shock if the DJ wasn’t responsible for landing 10 other singles in the Top 15 of the TMN chart within the past year.

Sheppard are climbing the chart rapidly too, leaping from #25 to #9 with what has become their first #1 ARIA single this week. Pharrell’s Happy is certainly – and finally – on its way out, falling from #8 to #16.

Biggest movers are JT’s Not A Bad Thing, up from #53 to #20; Joel Fletcher and Seany B’s Loco (#43 to #23) and Rita Ora’s I Will Never Let You Down, up from #77 to #32. Other than that, it’s a fairly static week on the chart. Considering the amount of big singles that have been serviced to radio in the past 14 days, expect the charts to be shaken up quite a bit over the next few weeks.



1. Summer by Calvin Harris

2. Rather Be by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

3. She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer

4. Brave by Sara Bareilles

5. Chandelier by Sia

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Brisbane six-piece Sheppard have hit #1 on the ARIA charts, the second Aussies to occupy the top spot in 2014, following 5 Seconds Of Summer’s one-week stay at the top two weeks ago. Geronimo leapt from #18 to take out the top spot. It’s been an impressive week for local acts all around, with Sia’s Chandelier jumping from #10 to sit at #4, her all-time peak in the ARIA Singles chart. Canberra duo Peking Duk have also hit an all-time High, sitting at #5 this week. 5 Seconds Of Summer remain in the Top 10 also, at #7.

Joel Fletcher and Seany B’s Loco, Never Be The Same by Jess Mauboy, and Taylor Henderson’s When You Were Mine are all hovering around the Top 20, at #15, #17 and #18, respectively.

The highest debut this week was Rita Ora’s I Will Never Let You Down, entering at #19 and narrowly beating 360 and Pez’ Live It Up, which debuted at #21. Lower in the chart: Justin Timberlake’s Not A Bad Thing jumped from #39 to #25; Gooey by Glass Animals entered at #40; Loyal by Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Too $hort debuted at #43; and Beautiful by Enrique and Kylie entered the chart at #47.


Two high debuts for Aussie artists, with Ball Park Music’s Puddinghead landing at #2 first week in the charts – held off by The Very Best by INXS, which continues to dominate the chart. Dan Sultan makes his chart debut in style, landing his third studio album Blackbird at #4. Imaginary Enemy by The Used debuts just outside the Top 10, at #12, while Australia’s love affair with ABBA shows no signs of slowing, with the repackaged, expanded 3-disc version of ABBA Gold debuting at #13.

Violent Soho are certainly benefiting from the recent announcement of their tour: Saramona Said – re-enters the Top 20, moving from #26 to #17. The previous week, they moved up from #49.

A lot of classic catalogue items re-entered the chart this week, with The Very Best Of The Eagles re-appearing at #20, its 80th non-consecutive week in the ARIA Albums chart. One place below it, Nirvana make another appearance, no doubt as a result of the interest surrounding the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. The album has spent 75 non-consecutive weeks in the chart since its release in 1991. Previous sales spikes occurred a few months after the record was released, throughout 1995 – when promotion for the posthumous MTV Unplugged release was in full swing – in November 2009, and in October 2011, when the 20th anniversary edition was released. The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac leaps from #45 to #23, in its 142th non-consecutive week on the chart. The Bee Gees’ Number Ones has re-entered at #34, while word of a ‘new’ Michael Jackson ‘album’ has propelled his Essential collection from #48 to #35. Lower still, Phil Collins’ Hits re-entered at #45, while Experience Hendrix re-entered at #49. Basically the charts look like the CD library at WS-FM.

Elsewhere, Aussie Tim Campbell debuts at #25 with High School Disco, while Marcia Hines takes position just below him, at #27. In the wake of new single Sing, Ed Sheeran’s debut + has re-entered the chart at #33, while news of Chet Faker’s debut album has pushed his EP Thinking In Textures back in, at #38.


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