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SINGLES. 

For the second week in a row, Meghan Trainor tops the ARIA Singles chart with All About That Bass, picking up a Platinum accreditation along the way. Just below Trainor are US pop girl group G.R.L. with Ugly Heart, who return to No.2 after falling to No.3 last week. The return is on the back of the group’s Australian promo tour this week which included the first live TV performance of the track anywhere on the world, on Sunrise. In its third week in the top 50, Jubel by French house duo Klingande moves in to the top five for the first time, jumping seven spots to No.4. It previously hit the top five in UK and France and has topped charts in a number of European countries including Germany, Italy and Austria. Three other artists have jumped in to the top ten this week - AJR with I’m Ready rocketing eleven spots to No.5, Lilly Wood & The Prick And Robin Schulz with Prayer In C leaping from No.25 to No.8 and Timmy Trumpet bouncing from No.83 to No.10 with Freaks. For Sydney DJ/producer/instrumentalist Timmy Trumpet it marks his first ever top ten hit. Freaks originally debuted at No.67 back in April.

No.11              GLADIATOR – Dami Im.  Gladiator is the second single from Dami Im’s forthcoming third album. It debuts in the same position that her previous single, Super Love (No.11 June ’14) peaked. It charts off the back of Im’s performance of the song on X Factor last week. It becomes Im’s fourth single to chart since winning the X Factor last year, including her appearance with other X Factor alumni on I Am Australian (No.51 Feb. ’14) and the chart topping winner’s single Alive (No.1 Nov. ’13).

No.13              COME HOME WITH ME – Guy Sebastian.  Australian pop singer Guy Sebastian, makes his first appearance on the ARIA Singles chart for 2014 with his new song Come Home With Me. It follows on from Like A Drum (No.4 Aug. ’14) and charts off the back of Sebastian performing the song on X Factor last week.

No.45              BEST MISTAKE – Ariana Grande Feat. Big Sean.  US pop singer Ariana Grande, makes her sixth appearance on the ARIA Singles chart with Best Mistake. It is the third track to chart from Grande’s upcoming second studio album My Everything. It follows on from Break Free (No.3 July ’14) and her highest charting single to date, Problem (No.2 May ’14). Grande’s album will be released this Friday.

No.67              RIGHT HERE – Jess Glynne.  After appearing as the feature artist on the singles Rather Be (No.2 Mar. ’14) and My Love (No.18 May ’14) by Clean Bandit and Route 94 respectively, UK singer Jess Glynne makes her ARIA chart debut as a primary artist with Right Here. It peaked at No.6 on the UK Singles chart earlier in the year.

No.71              SHARK FIN BLUES – Missy Higgins.  Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins returns to the ARIA Singles chart for the first time in two years with Shark Fin Blues. It is a cover of The Drones track and is the first single from her upcoming fourth studio album Oz, which will comprise of covers of Australian artists. The album will be released next month and will be accompanied by a book. Higgins last had a charting single with Everyone’s Waiting (No.11 July ’12).

No.73              EVERY OTHER FRECKLE – Alt-J.  English rock band Alt-J make their fourth appearance on the ARIA Singles chart and third for 2014 with Every Other Freckle. It is the third single from their upcoming second studio album, This Is All Yours. It follows on from previous singles Left Hand Free (No.94 July ’14) and Hunger Of The Pine (No.71 July ’14). The album is due for release next month.

No.74              I’LL GO CRAZY – Bluejuice.  Australian indie pop band Bluejuice, announced earlier this month that they are calling it quits, but not before going on one last tour and releasing a greatest hits compilation, Retrospectacle. Along with songs from their three studio albums, the release features the new single I’ll Go Crazy, which becomes the group’s fourth ARIA Top 100 single. It follows Act Yr Age (No.68 Feb. ’12), Ain’t Telling The Truth (No.64 Mar. ’10) and Broken Leg (No.27 Oct. ’09).

No.96              COSBY SWEATER – Hilltop Hoods.  With their latest album Walking Under Stars taking out the top spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week, Cosby Sweater becomes the third track from the album to crack the top 100 on the ARIA Singles chart. It follows on from singles Pyramid Building (No.42 July ’14) and Won’t Let You Down (No.17 July ’14). It becomes their eleventh top 100 ARIA single.

No.99              JUST THE WAY YOU ARE – Brothers 3.  Brothers 3 become the first of this year’s X Factor contestants to crack the top 100 with their version of the Bruno Mars hit, Just The Way You Are (No.1 Oct. ’10). As the name suggests, the trio is made up of brothers Shardyn, Tayzin and Makirum and the group were voted in by the public as an addition to this year’s twelve finalists as a wildcard entry.

No.100            ALL ABOUT YOU – Hilary Duff.  US pop singer makes her second appearance on the ARIA Singles chart for 2014 with All About You, the second single from her upcoming fifth studio album. It follows on from Chasing The Sun, which debuted at No.72 two weeks ago and marked her first ARIA singles chart appearance in almost six years. 

ALBUMS. 

Adelaide hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods, take the top spot this week with Walking Under Stars, their fourth straight No.1 album. They equal four other Australian artists who also have four No.1 albums under their belt - Midnight Oil, INXS, Kasey Chambers and Kylie Minogue. Walking Under Stars is also the ninth release by an Australian artist to top the ARIA Albums chart in 2014. Last week’s self-titled chart topper by Angus & Julia Stone holds strong at No.2, whilst Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 moves up four spots from its debut position to round out the top three. All three debuts in the top ten are by Australian artists, along with Hilltop Hoods, country music star Adam Brand enters the chart at No.5 with My Side Of The Street and Brisbane artist The Kite String Tangle debuts at No.8.  

No.1                WALKING UNDER STARS – Hilltop Hoods.  Adelaide hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods, pick up their fourth straight No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart with Walking Under Stars. The Hoods’ seventh studio album comes just over two years on from Drinking From The Sun (No.1 Mar. ’12) and features the singles Won’t Let You Down (No.17 July ’14), Pyramid Building (No.42 July ’14) and Cosby Sweater, which debuts at No.96 this week. Their first albums to top the ARIA Albums chart were The Hard Road (No.1 Apr. ’06) and State Of The Art (No.1 June ’09).

No.5                MY SIDE OF THE STREET – Adam Brand.  My Side Of The Street is the tenth studio album from Australian country music star Adam Brand. It is his second top five on the ARIA Albums chart, following on from There Will Be Love (No.4 Aug. ’12). The album also gives Brand his fourth No.1 on the ARIA Country Albums chart.

No.8                VESSEL EP – The Kite String Tangle.  The Kite String Tangle, the project of Brisbane electronic artist and producer Danny Harley, makes its Albums Chart debut with the Vessel EP. Prior to the EP’s release, two Kite String Tangle singles – Given The Chance and Arcadia – appeared in the top 100 of the ARIA Singles chart, both peaking at No.77.

No.11              GET HURT – The Gaslight Anthem.  American rock band The Gaslight Anthem makes their third appearance on the ARIA Albums chart and their highest to date with their fifth studio album, Get Hurt. It is the follow-up to 2012’s Handwritten (No.14 July ’12). The band made their ARIA Albums chart debut back in 2010 with their third studio album, American Slang (No.67 July ’10).

No.13              WORLDS – Porter Robinson.  22 year-old US producer/DJ Porter Robinson, makes his first appearance on the ARIA Albums chart with his debut album Worlds. Robinson had previously charted on the ARIA Singles chart with Language (No.53 Mar. ’13). The producer will be in Australia during December for a tour.

No.21              SELECTED WORKS: 1972-1999 – The Eagles.  Originally released in 2000, Selected Works: 1972-1999 is a four disc box set containing The Eagles greatest hits and previously unreleased live performances, chronicling all their work from their 1972 self-titled debut album to their 1999 millennium concert. It charts for the first time this week after being reissued last week ahead of their impending Australian tour early next year. The group were last in the charts with their seventh studio album Long Road Out Of Eden (No.1 Nov. ’07) and made their first chart appearance in Australia with their debut single Take It Easy reaching No.49 in 1972.

No.34              LP1 – FKA Twigs.  British alternative R&B singer Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better known as FKA Twigs, makes her first appearance on the ARIA charts with her debut album LP1. It follows on from 2013’s EP2.  Before working on music, Barnett was a backup dancer for such artists as Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J.

No.36              BEST YEARS 1974-2014 THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION – Richard Clapton.  Australian singer/songwriter and ARIA Hall Of Fame inductee, Richard Clapton, makes his sixth appearance on the ARIA Albums chart and first in over ten years with Best Years 1974-2014 The 40th Anniversary Collection. The compilation contains songs released over his forty year career and coincides with the release of his autobiography The Best Years Of Our Lives. Clapton was last in the charts with his twelfth studio album, Diamond Mine (No.90 July ’04).

No.59              BEGIN AGAIN – MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE – Soundtrack.  Begin Again is a musical drama starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo and features appearances by artists Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Mos Def and CeeLo Green. The soundtrack debuts this week and features performances by Knightley, Levine and Green.  

No.61              LIVE, LOVE, SING! – Geoff Sewell.  New Zealand tenor Geoff Sewell makes his second appearance on the ARIA Albums chart with Live, Love, Sing! It follows on from Believe (No.13 May ’08) and remains his highest charting release to date. Live, Love, Sing! debuts at No.1 on the ARIA Classical chart, a first for Sewell.

No.80              ABOUT FACE – #1 Dads.  #1 Dads is the solo project of Big Scary’s Tom Iansek and the second studio album following DadsMan Of Leisure. About Face marks the first appearance on the ARIA charts for the project. As a member of Big Scary, Iansek has charted twice with Not Art (No.32 July ’13) and Vacation (No.37 Oct. ’11). 

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