The Music Network Chart Wrap: Oct 2

In this weekly piece for Radio Today, the crew from The Music Network will let us know what's going on in music with their Chart Wrap.

HOT 100

What a crazy few weeks we’ve had. A tonne of new releases has seen the Hot 100 shaken up considerably; let’s get stuck in. Katy Perry’s Roar holds tight for a third week at #1, as her new single Dark Horse makes its debut in our Hot 100 at #43, and #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s the second single from her forthcoming album Prism which is sure to be dropping hit bombs all over us upon its release.

Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness has risen to #2 up from 4th place last week, making this her greatest effort by far. It also sees her sitting atop our TMN Dance chart, #4 on Shazam’s USA top tags and #6 in Australia. Avicii’s Wake Me Up is still hanging in at #3 and new single You Make Me is down in its 4th week from #13 to #16; it’s currently sitting at #5 on the Shazam Top Tags chart for Australia and #4 on the ARIA Dance singles. Is this is a momentary lapse before total chart takeover or are Wake Me Up’s shoes simply too big to fill.

One Republic can break out the champagne this week as they’ve achieved two tracks in the top 10; it’s a monster achievement with Counting Stars and Something I Need sitting at #4 and #7 respectively. MKTO Classic hits the top 10 in at #9, up from #15 in its 11th week in the charts, and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball has cracked the top 10: at #10 from #17 last week.

Just outside of the top 10 but sure to impact in the coming weeks is Lorde’s Team, followed closely by Timomatic’s Waterfalls. In the past week, Team’s moved up from #51 to #18 and is the second most tagged track in Australia according to Shazam; we believe it’s set to chart higher than first single Royals, which is still in at #26 after 13 weeks, and is #1 on Shazam’s US Top Tags and #3 in the Billboard Hot 100. Waterfalls sits at #19 this week after its debut at #26 last week. This single is poised to do good things, definitely one to keep an eye on over the next few weeks as they race to the top 10.

Redfoo’s Let’s Get Ridiculous is on a downer now, mirroring the attention span of his listeners: down from #14 to #23 this week, and let’s be honest, it’s not such a bad thing. Jessica Mauboy’s Pop A Bottle has debuted this week at #27. A crazy high debut for the local lass, whose previous single To The End Of The Earth is still sitting within the top 50. Britney Spears’ Work Bitch has made a huge jump from #89 last week to #28. The single is not quite as popular here as it is overseas though; Work Bitch debuted this week at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Speaking of fast risers, British young gun Birdy’s new single Wings is up from #90 to #51,

X Factor UK success story James Arthur has entered our Hot 100 at #63 following its #1 placement on our Most Added list last week. Closer to (his) home, Arthur debuted at #45 on the Music Week airplay chart. He’s definitely one to watch. Other debuts this week include Pink’s Walk Of Shame at #74 and Zedd’s new one with Hayley Williams: Stay The Night at #79.


1. Roar by Katy Perry (CAP/EMI)

2. Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais (MOS/UMA)

3. Wake Me Up by Avicii (UNI/UMA)

4. Counting Stars by One Republic (UMA)

5. Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo (WB/WMA)

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1. You're nobody 'til somebody loves you by James Arthur (SME)

2. Wings by Birdy (ATL/WMA)

3. Stay the night by Zedd feat. Hayley Williams (IGA/UMA)

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Stay the night by Zedd feat. Hayley Williams (IGA/UMA)

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Katy Perry’s Roar has claimed #1 again this week and equalled her previous smash I Kissed A Girl for the artist's longest running #1. John Newman's Love Me Again is up four spots from last week, due to its use on a number of TV promos, this is backed up by his #11 placing on the Shazam top tags chart. Contrary to downward movement in the Hot 100, Redfoo has remained steadfast at #3 in singles sales. Haim’s The Wire is up 9 spots from last week to #12, mirroring its movement in our Hot 100 from #18 to #15, and to #1 on Australian Top Tags from Shazam. The move came as anticipation for their debut album Days Are Gone ramped up, sure to be a hit on next week’s album chart.

Britney Spears Work Bitch enjoys an improved week of sales, up 8 spots from last week to #22. Birdy’s Wings has debuted at #25, it’s the first single off her second album Fire Within, and it’s out this week through Warner. Capital Cities Safe & Sound marks their first top 40 appearance and debuted just behind her at #27. Before this week the track peaked at #78' the rise can be attributed to their performance on last week's X Factor.


A big week for albums this week with 7 major debuts in the top 20. Kings Of Leon have achieved their third straight #1 debut on the ARIA Albums chart. Mechanical Bull is the quartet's sixth studio album and features their most recent single, Supersoaker. Last week’s Heatseeker Drake has debuted at #2 this week with his third album Nothing Was The Same, featuring singles Started From The Bottom and Hold On, We’re Going Home which is currently #8 in ARIA singles, #1 in Urban singles, #3 in Shazam Top Tags, and #12 in our Hot 100. Nothing Was The Same is also #1 in the UK iTunes, #2 Music Week’s album chart, and is enjoying a high rotation in the TMN office.

Jason Derulo’s Tattoos breaks in at #5, the American R&B singer’s third album includes smash singles Talk Dirty and The Other Side. Alive by Jessie J is in at #7, Eskimo Joe’s 6th album Wastelands is in at #12, Chvrches debut album The Bones Of What You Believe is in just behind it at #13, and American prog rockers Dream Theatre are in at #15 with their 12th album, creatively named Dream Theatre.


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