The Music Network Chart Wrap: Nov 14
MOST ADDED TO RADIO
1. Borrow my heart by Taylor Henderson (watch his X Factor performance below)
2. Of the Night by Bastille
3. Youngbloods by Illy feat. Ahren Stringer
TOP SINGLE TO RADIO
So Blue by Akon
A new star has put Katy Perry’s reign at the top of our Hot 100 to an end: Sony’s Nathaniel with his track You, which is also atop the Shazam chart this week. Nathaniel rose from the sixth spot last week to nab first place from Perry’s long-standing hit Roar (Still #1 in UK Airplay) and has become the first Australian this year to top the Hot 100. This was a surprise to us, as it long appeared that Jessica Mauboy would claim the throne first. Either way, movement in the top 10 is as follows: Avicii is up to #3 with his current single Hey Brother, which knocked Jessica Mauboy down to #4, while Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball dropped from second place to #5. Meanwhile, Justice Crew have burst up from #14 last week to #7, moving Drake’s Hold On, We’re Going Home down to #8. Finally, Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais are up 11 places from last week to sit at #10 with his reworking of Young & Beautiful.
Guy Sebastian is at #12 with Like A Drum: a movement of 16 places, in just his second week in the chart, while Katy Perry’s Dark Horse is up from #20 to sit just behind him at #13. Dark Horse is currently #9 on the ARIA Streaming chart and is the second most tagged track in Australia according to Shazam, could this be a sign of bigger things to come from the (unofficial) single? Sitting just behind it – unmoved from last week – is the officially-serviced Unconditionally, at #15.
Our highest debut this week comes in the form of last week’s most added song to radio: Eminem and Rihanna’s latest effort The Monster, at #17. Debuting inside the top 20 is no small feat and it mirrors the track and album’s success overseas: #3 in the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the UK Singles chart, #1 on the Australian iTunes chart, with Eminem also claiming the #1 iTunes album both here and in the UK. It’ll be interesting to see how the record performs in the US, but it’s set to move around 750k copies – according to Billboard.
Behind that we see good movement from both Imagine Dragons new single Demons, up from #30 to #22, and last week’s third most added track, Flo Rida’s How I Feel – up to #24 from its #50 debut last week. X Factor winner Dami Im debuts this week at #25, after a heavy two weeks of adds. The track is performing solidly everywhere, as she’s currently #6 on iTunes and #4 on ARIA’s Singles chart. She’s the first of the new batch of X Factor contestants to break our Hot 100, but certainly won’t be the last. Last week’s Most Added saw all of X Factor’s ‘Top 4′ make an appearance, lead by second-place-winner Taylor Henderson’s debut single Borrow My Heart, which is currently #2 on iTunes and #1 on ARIA Singles.
Biggest gain of the week goes to Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran’s single Old School Love: up 28 places from its debut position of #55 last week, it sits at #27. Everyone’s favourite boy band One Direction’s new single Story Of My Life has finally debuted in the Hot 100 at #32, just behind Afrojack’s The Spark, #29 in its third week. Taylor Swift’s new single Sweeter Than Fiction is up to #35, from last week’s debut position of #48, while Lady Gaga’s Do What U Want is down in its second week, from its debut at #23. Massively unexpected considering the hype surrounding the track and album at the moment – it will be one to watch in the next few weeks.
Other tracks to debut inside the top 50 this week are New Politics new one Harlem at #39, Bastille’s Of The Night at #43, and UK outfit, The Wombats’ new single, Your Body Is A Weapon. Outside of the top 50, Fall Out Boy’s Alone Together debuts at #54 and Vance Joy’s Play With Fire is in at #86.
1. You by Nathaniel Willemse
2. Roar by Katy Perry
3. Hey Brother by Avicii
4. Pop a Bottle by Jessica Mauboy
5. Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
X Factor runner up Taylor Henderson debuts at #1 on the ARIA singles chart this week with his first post-show single. As mentioned earlier, the single has had success both on radio – being Most Added last week – and on the iTunes singles chart, which it sits at #1. During the run of the show, Taylor charted in the top 50 with six of his performances. Eminem’s The Monster jumped up 11 places this week after a debut at #13 last week. It comes from this week’s ARIA #1 Album, The Marshall Mathers LP2. Katy Perry’s Roar is down to #3 and is followed by last week’s #1: Dami Im’s Alive, at #4. Our TMN Hot 100 #1, Nathaniel, is in at #5 with You and X Factor’s Jai is at #6 with Your Eyes. Your Eyes is the first post show single from 14-year-old Jai Waetford, and was the fifth most added song to radio last week.
Outside of the top 10, Lana Del Rey’s Young & Beautiful is in at #11 – the original peaked at #9 in June of this year. On another X Factor note, Third D3gree’s Different Kind Of Love makes its ARIA debut at #22. It’s their first ARIA chart appearance.
As mentioned earlier, it’s all about Eminem this week with the release of The Marshall Mathers LP2 killing it worldwide. It’s the seventh #1 on the ARIA Albums chart for ya boy Slim Shady, AKA Marshall Mathers, AKA Eminem, and is the sequel to his first ARIA chart topper The Marshall Mathers LP, which hit pole position back in March of 2001. Katy Perry’s Prism is down one spot from its debut last week to #2.
Arcade Fire’s new album Reflektor makes its debut at #3 this week. It’s been on high rotation at the TMN offices in recent weeks (we’re actually listening to it right now). It’s their fourth album and was produced with the help of James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame. It’s their third top 10 locally, joining previous efforts Neon Bible and The Suburbs. Canadian pop punk princess Avril Lavigne’s self titled fifth album debuts at #7. So far the album has spawned three singles: Here’s To Never Growing Up, Rock N Roll and Let Me Go with husband Chad Kroeger.
Further down the chart, other notable debuts include Melbourne boys Cut Copy with their fourth album Free Your Mind at #19. It’s the follow-up to their ARIA Award winning Zonoscope, released back in 2011. Last but not least, Tinie Tempah’s Demonstration enters the chart at #22. It’s the British R&B singer’s second album.
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