The Music Network Chart Wrap: Sept 17

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

Not a lot of movement this week in the Top 5, Katy Perry’s Roar held tight for its second week in 1st place, followed by Avicii, Jason Derulo and Lana Del Rey X Cedric Gervais.

Vance Joy now occupies the fifth spot in his 13th week in the chart with his slow burning folk tune Riptide. Avicii’s You Make Me continues to move up the ladder this week up three places to #14. One Republic have held tight in sixth place with Counting Stars, as their second single Something I Need has been bolstered up 4 spots to #16.

Applause by Lady Gaga has made a big jump this week, up 9 places to #17, which equals her last charted effort: You & I from 2011. Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball moved up three spots over the week to #27, following her instructional How To Contract Tetanus video clip of the same name. Though the video clip’s producers stress that Miley was in no danger of contracting tetanus during the clip, the owner of the wrecking ball and sledgehammer has filed a complaint over the return of his tools as they were ‘one day away from retirement’. Moral or not, the monster video nearly broke the Internet and Vevo records alike on Tuesday last week, racking up nearly 20 million views in its first 24 hours. Billboard US predicts it will top their chart in the coming weeks and we predict similar achievements here.

James Blunt has debuted at #54 with Bonfire Heart, his first single in two years, while X-Factor judge and ex-Party Rocker Redfoo has debuted at #75 with Let’s Get Ridiculous. Major movers this week are Rudimental’s Right Here up 36 spots to #40, and James Newman’s Love Me Again up 26 spots to #32.

On a final note, last week's Heatseeker Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine) by Klangkarussell and featuring Will Heard has debuted at #87 in our hot 100 this week after an increased week of adds last week including Novanation and Channel [V]. I imagine it won't take long for the Today network to pick up on the feel good summertime vibes.



1. Roar by Katy Perry (CAP/EMI)

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

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

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

5. Riptide by Vance Joy (LIB)

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1. Let's get Ridiculous by Redfoo (UMA)

2. I Wish by Cher Lloyd and T.I. (SME)

3. The Fox by Ylvis (WMA)

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Wings by Birdy (WMA)

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Redfoo’s Let’s Get Ridiculous has debuted at #1 this week. The X-Factor judge and ex LMFAO party rocker can add a solo #1 to his belt. Let’s Get Ridiculous is the second single from his forthcoming album I Look Good Naked.

Katy Perry’s Roar is in at #2 and Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball is up 12 positions from last week to #3. Wrecking Ball is now one spot higher than We Can’t Stop’s peak a few weeks ago.

One Republic’s Something I Need is up nine spots from last week to place at #7, it’s their third top 10 single. Drake and Majid Jordan’s Hold On, We’re Going Home has jumped up 16 spots from last week to #14 making it Drake’s second top 20 single.


It’s all about the Arctic Monkeys this week. Their fifth studio effort AM has become their second album to have debuted at the top the of the ARIA album chart. Fun fact: AM is set to break this year’s first week album sales record in the UK, currently held by Daft Punk. The record also, not surprisingly, topped the UK iTunes chart.

London Grammar have taken out second place with their much hyped debut album If You Wait, proving British indie rock is alive and kicking. Sydney’s Tonight Alive have debuted at #5 with their second album The Other Side, the follow-up to What Are You So Scared Of, which peaked at #15 back in October 2011. Pink’s The Truth About Love and Fleetwood Mac’s 25 Years – The Chain have maintained their positions for yet another week at #3 and 4 respectively. Brisbane rockers, Violent Soho have debuted just shy of the top 5 in sixth place with Hungry Ghost. Hungry Ghost comes more than three years after their self-titled second album.


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