The Music Network Chart Wrap: Oct 9

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.

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Katy Perry remains atop our chart this week with Roar for the fourth week. Perry’s forthcoming album Prism, out October 18, is set to have a huge impact on our charts, with singles already topping our Most Added to Radio charts before they’ve been officially serviced. Perry’s follow up to Roar, entitled Dark Horse, is also in this week at #36 and is the most tagged song in Australia according to Shazam. One Republic’sCounting Stars has shifted up 2 spots to #2 this week in their 15th week in the charts – now equal with its position in the UK airplay chart. The Colorado Rockers had the pleasure of two tracks in the top 10 last week, and have dropped down to #11 this track with Something I Need.

Miley Cyrus has broken into the top 10 this week at #7 with Wrecking Ball. The new queen of controversy has stirred more trouble over the weekend as her beef with Sinead O’Connor has escalated, with legal action threatened by O’Connor after Cyrus’ bullying – it’s also provoked responses from the likes of Annie Lennox and Amanda Palmer but I digress. Cyrus shows no signs of slowing down though, as last week’s photo shoot with Terry Richardson and Saturday night’s hosting of SNL(in which she declares Hannah Montana dead) in the States proves Miley’s business model: as 50 Cent so eloquently put it in In Da Club, "If people hate, then let ‘em hate and watch the money pile up." Miley is also on top of the iTunes UK singles and album chart with Wrecking Ball and Bangerz, plus #3 in ARIA singles and #3 in the Billboard Hot 100 – dethroned this week by Lorde’s Royals.

Speaking of Lorde, she hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week withRoyals… I’ll just let that sink in for a second. The young Kiwi is enjoying an epic rise as she now sits ahead of the likes of Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Avicii, Lady Gaga etc. Her album also dropped last week in Australia and currently sits atop of the iTunes album chart and ARIA album chart, and is forecast to hit #2 in the US when it drops there this week. Royals is currently the most tagged tune in the US and Team is currently #4 in Australia, according to Shazam. She’s currently got 3 tracks in our Hot 100: Team at #21, Royals at #23 and Tennis Court at #57. All without any nudity or controversy, well played Southern Hemisphere.

Vance Joy is up 2 spots to #6 with Riptide. In its 16th week in the charts, the catchy single has racked up almost 2 million plays on YouTube, and is #24 in Shazam's Top Tags. Drake has finally cracked the top 10 at #9 in its 4th chart week. Hold On, We’re Going Home just keeps gathering steam both here and abroad, with his album Nothing Was The Same topping the Billboard 200 in its debut week and sitting at #5 in Music Week’s albums chart. Currently the 3rd most tagged song in Australia and the US, Hold On, We’re Going Home shows no signs of slowing down, as predicted in our Breakers column a few weeks back: #13 in UK airplay, #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 ARIA singles. The full impact internationally is yet to be felt.

Redfoo’s Let’s Get Ridiculous has made moves back up the chart; after falling a little behind last week, he’s up 10 spots to #13. While he sits just outside our top 10 and is #4 on the ARIA singles chart, funnily enough (maybe a sign of change in the world of music), the track is almost non-existent anywhere else in the world. Well done to the rest of the world. Jessica Mauboy’s Pop A Bottle is also up 13 places to #4 following a whole lot more airplay and additions last week. Great news for the young Australian in her third chart week. Rhianna is up 5 places with What Now. Her new single Pour It Up sported a new film clip this week and has racked up more than 32 million plays on Vevo in the last 4 days. The video features her and some exotic dancers twerking on stripper poles and knee deep water.

Capital Cities Safe And Sound has made a huge jump from #66 to #28 over the week and has also jumped to #16 in the ARIA Singles chart, no doubt due to the performance they gave a few weeks ago on AustralianX-Factor. Other fast movers include Zedd’s Stay The Night up from #79 to #29, You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You by James Arthur up to #31 from #63, and Pink’s Walk Of Shame, which moved from #74 to #43.


1. Roar by Katy Perry (CAP/EMI)

2. Counting Stars by One Republic (UMA)

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

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

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

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1. You by Nathaniel (SME)

2. Marry Me by Jason Derulo (WB/WMA)

3. Animals by Martin Garrix (MOS/UMA)

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Everybody by Justice Crew (SME)

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Katy Perry’s Roar sits on the throne of the ARIA Charts for another week, equalling I Kissed A Girl as Perry’s longest running #1. Jessica Mauboy has debuted at #2 with Pop A Bottle. The second single from her newly released album Beautiful follows the success of To The End Of The Earth back in August.

X-Factor contestants had a few notable debuts this week, firstly from Dami Im’s cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water at #15. It’s her 4th top 50 entry and her highest peak to date. Also debuting this week is Taylor Henderson’s cover of The Horses by Ricki-Lee Jones, made famous by Daryl Braithwaite in 1991. It came in at #27 and is his first top 50 appearance.

Jason Derulo’s Marry Me has debuted at #28, the third single from his new album Tattoos, following The Other Side and Talk Dirty.


This week’s ARIA Album Chart features, for the first time in 30 years, a Top 5 full of debuts – headed this week by Lorde’s Pure Heroine, which includes singles Royals, Tennis Court and Team. Lorde is the first female Kiwi solo artist to top the ARIA Albums Chart. Haim’s highly anticipated debut album Days Are Gone has debuted at #2 and is #1 in the Music Week albums chart in the UK. The group fronted by Californian sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim have had previous success with singles Don’t Save Me, Falling and The Wire, the latter of which is currently sitting at #20 on our Hot 100 and #2 in Shazam top tags.

Crucible, the new compilation of covers of ARIA Hall Of Famers Hunters & Collectors has debuted at #3. The double disc set includes a disc of covers from Birds Of Tokyo, Oh Mercy, Alpine, The Living End and many more, while the second disc contains the originals. Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 is in at #4. The second album this year from Timberlake includes the single Take Back The Night and features big name guests like Jay-Z and Drake. Finally to wrap up the top 5 is Bidy’s Fire Within. The second studio album from the British singer-songwriter includes her current single Wings.

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