The Music Network Chart Wrap: Oct 30
MOST ADDED TO RADIO
1. Unconditionally by Katy Perry (video below from her appearance on Sunrise)
2. Do what u want by Lady Gaga feat. R Kelly
3. Thunder by Jessie J
TOP SINGLE TO RADIO
Girls (all around the world) by Reece Mastin
This week we’re all about Katy Perry again! Roar is in at #1 for the eight week, which makes it the longest running #1 this year. Not only is it winning in the TMN Hot 100 but it’s rocking a tonne of other charts too, sitting at #2 on ARIA streaming, #1 on ARIA singles and #2 on iTunes singles. Internationally, she’s #2 on Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the UK Radio Airplay chart from Music Week and #4 in their UK singles chart. Her album PRISM is out this week and is already causing a stir; it was too late for this week’s ARIA chart, but she’s already #1 in iTunes here and in the UK, plus #1 on the UK album chart. This definitely sets the pace for the rest of the album’s singles, which are already crawling up our Hot 100. Dark Horse currently sits up 6 spots from last week, to #25, and last week’s Most Added single to radio Unconditionally has breached the Hot 100 this week at #28, our highest new entry. Katy is currently in the country for a string of promotional performances on the likes of Sunrise and X Factor.
Miley Cyrus hangs in tight at #2 with mega hit Wrecking Ball for the third week (#5 ARIA Single), still unable to dethrone Queen Perry, while Jessica Mauboy is unwavering at #3 with Pop A Bottle (#11 ARIA Single). Will Mauboy become the latest Australian to grace the #1 spot in our Hot 100? The timing looks right, she’s 5 weeks into the chart, sitting at #3 behind two tracks whose radio lifespans are dwindling due to recently released albums and follow-up singles.
Drake is out of the top 5, down to #9 with Nothing Was The Same. Fun fact, he celebrated his 27th birthday over the weekend with a concert in his hometown of Toronto. Drake’s movement has allowed the new single from Zedd (Stay The Night), Avicii’s Hey Brother (#5 iTunes, #3 ARIA Single) and Nathaniel’s You (#7 iTunes, #6 ARIA single) to move forward one spot, each to #4, 5 and 6 respectively.
Up 18 spots from last week are Pitbull and Ke$ha with Timber. They now occupy seventh place, in front of Jason Derulo’s Marry Me, which also enjoyed a weekly gain of 9 places. Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais’ first collaboration, Summertime Sadness, is now out of the top 10 after a solid run, currently sitting at #13, which makes way for the new effort: Gervais’ re-work of Young & Beautiful, which debuts this week at #36. It was the second most added track to radio last week, just shy of Perry’s Unconditionally.
Lorde’s Team is back in the top 20 after renewed radio interest – no doubt, the consequence of good album sales and international attention. Lorde is still #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Royals, for a fourth week, this week she also took out #1 in iTunes in the UK, and is #1 on the UK singles chart and #8 in UK airplay. It appears her global reign has just begun. Last week she penned an article about her place and feelings in the music industry and her monumental rise to fame. Check it out if you get a chance.
John Newman’s Cheating enjoyed a gain of almost 20 spots this week, up to #27, but this week’s biggest gainer comes in the form of Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You, from #91 to #37, up a massive 54 spots. Inner Ninja, the new single from Classified and Olly Murs, has moved up 16 places on last week’s debut to #42, and Imagine Dragons new single Demons has debuted at #45. As the last debut in our top 50, this track currently sits at #12 in the Billboard Hot 100, their previous single On Top Of The World is still sitting at #16.
Outside of the top 50, Britney Spears Work Bitch is on a downward slide; sitting at #51 from #46 last week, it appears Australian radio has really stopped caring, given this is only the sixth week of the single. The sentiment is shared overseas too as Work Bitch is down to #28 in the US, and currently sits outside of the top 50 in UK airplay. It’s a poor but expected effort for the single that was touted as being the primary competition for current #1 and 2: Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
Icona Pop’s new single All Night, which debuted at #100 last week, is now sitting at #55, our second biggest gainer this week. Pink’s chart topping single from a few months back, Just Give Me A Reason, is up from #74 to #60, and Little Mix’s Move has debuted at #72. The last few tracks to debut this week were Afrojack and Spree Wilson’s pop EDM monster The Spark at #76, Havana Brown’s Warrior at #86, and Iggy Azalea & T.I’s Change Your Life in at #93.
1. Roar by Katy Perry
2. Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
3. Pop a Bottle by Jessica Mauboy
4. Stay the night by Zedd feat. Hayley Williams
5. Hey Brother by Avicii
Katy Perry spends a ninth week atop the Aria Singles chart for Roar, and just behind her at #2 is X Factor’s Taylor Henderson’s rendition of Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Henderson’s performance is the highest charting for an X Factor contestant this year and is also the highest placement since the show’s performances started appearing in the ARIA charts last year. Pitbull & Ke$ha are #4 with Timber, Miley’s Wrecking Ball closes out the Top 5.
Viral Norwegian duo Ylvis have cracked the top 10 this week for the first time with The Fox, in its fifth week in the top 50. Imagine Dragons’ On Top Of The World is in at #10 this week. On Top Of The World has become their second top 10 single, after Radioactive reached #6 midway through the year.
Eminem’s Rap God is up 25 spots in its second week in.
As with last week, Eminem still has three tracks in the top 50. Lady Gaga and R. Kelly ‘s Do What U Want has debuted at #21; the second single from Artpop, following Applause, is R. Kelly’s first chart appearance since 2007’s Same Girl.
triple j’s Like A Version 9 compilation has debuted in the top spot this week. The ninth compilation of covers is the first from the series to top the ARIA albums chart whose previous best was #2 with Like A Version 6 in 2010. James Blunt is in next with his new album Moon Landing. It’s the fourth studio album from Blunt and features current single Bonfire Heart.
Tina Arena’s seventh English-language studio album Reset is in at #4; it’s her first album since 2008’s Songs Of Love & Loss II. American punk rock quartet AFI have debuted at #10 Burials. It’s their first album since 2009’s Crash Love.
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