Chartifacts - Monday 5th August 2013

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Swedish DJ Avicii holds on to the top spot again this week with Wake Me Up, which scores its fifth consecutive week at No.1. The last Swedish artist to achieve more consecutive weeks at the top was Roxette, who spent six weeks at No.1 with The Look (No.1 July ’89). However, if he equals Roxette next week Avicii will still have a long way to go to beat Swedish megastars ABBA. They held the top spot for a whopping fourteen consecutive weeks with Fernando (No.1 Apr. ’76), the most weeks for any Swedish act. After performing at Splendour In The Grass as a last minute addition, New Zealand singer Lorde, moves in to the No.2 spot. Could Lorde be the act to stop Avicii’s run? Watch this place next week. The Love Club EP replaces OneRepublic’s Counting Stars which falls to No.3. US pop duo Karmin score their first ever top five hit with Acapella, moving four positions to No.4. The biggest rise this week comes from Imagine Dragon’s On Top Of The World, which jumped to No.23 this week after debuting at No.88 last week. It gives them their third top 50 appearance for the year and joins their previous single Radioactive, which is still riding high in the chart at No.9 this week.  

Check out the recently released video for Avicii's 'Wake Me Up'!

No.29       LOVE MORE – Chris Brown Feat. Nicki Minaj.  Love More is the third single to be released from Chris brown’s sixth album X, due out this month. The track features Nicki Minaj, who Brown had previously collaborated for Minaj’s single, Right By My SideLove More becomes the second single from the album to hit the Top 100 following on from Fine China (No.26 Apr. ’13). Brown is yet to match the success of his ARIA chart debut, Run It! (No.1 Jan. ’06) which has been his only chart topper. The closest he has come since was with Don’t Wake Me Up (No.2 Jul. ’12).  

No.30       TIME OF OUR LIVES – What About Tonight.  After making the finals of last year’s season of the X FactorWhat About Tonight have reformed and released their new single Time Of Our Lives. It is their first song to chart since leaving the show. The group is made up of Brock JaysLuke HowellTyrone Georgiadis and Wade Smith. During their time on the show, they managed to crack the Top 100 just once with Year 3000 (No.97 Oct. ’12). The original was by Busted and it reached No.42 in April 2003. 

No.67       BABY I – Ariana Grande.  Ariana Grande is a US actress making her transition in to the music world. Grande’s release of her upcoming debut album Yours Truly is set for September. Baby I is the second single from the album and becomes Grande’s second entry to appear in the ARIA Singles chart. It follows on from The Way, which hit its peak of No.37 earlier this year in April. Baby I debuted at No.21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 this week.  

No.74       THE WAY IT USED TO BE – Mike Posner.  The Way It Used To Be is the fourth Top 100 single from US singer/songwriter and producer, Mike Posner. It is taken from Posner’s second album Pages, which will be released later this year. Posner made his ARIA chart debut with Cooler Than Me (No.4 Oct. ’10) and was last in the charts with Bow Chicka Wow Wow (No.40 May. ’11). Posner has also produced and written many songs for other artists, including Boyfriend (No.5 Apr. ’11) by Justin Bieber and Labrinth’s Beneath Your Beautiful (No.5 Mar. ’13).

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No.83       HEARTS LIKE OURS – The Naked And Famous.  New Zealand indie band The Naked And Famous, are back on the charts this week after the release of their new single Hearts Like Ours. The single is taken from their second album In Rolling Waves, which is to be released in September. The band made their ARIA chart debut two years ago with their highest charting single to date, Young Blood (No.26 Feb. ’11). They were last in the charts with their only other Top 100 single, Punching In A Dream (No.56 Feb. ’11).  The band is set to tour Australia next year with Big Day Out

ALBUMS

After scoring their first ever No.1 album last week with AsymmetryKarnivool have been knocked off the top spot by the ever consistent P!nk. Her album The Truth About Love chalks up another week at the top, now totaling eight weeks. It has now made a return to the top for the third time this year thanks to the success of her national tour. The album now spends an impressive forty-second week firmly embedded in the Top 10 on the ARIA Albums chart. Many artists this week have experienced a post Splendour In The Grass sales boost, including Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE, which moves to No.11 this week just three positions behind its debut and peak of No.9 in February. This success was despite the fact that his tour was cancelled after just one show due to illness. Other Splendour acts enjoying a sales boost include Of Monsters And Men with My Head Is An Animal at No.17, James Blake with Overgrown returning to the Top 50 at No.27, Jake Bugg’s self-titled debut reaching a new peak of No.19 and Alt-J returning to the Top 40 with An Awesome Wave at No.25.

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No.23       KENSAL ROAD – Kate Ceberano.  Kensal Road is the first recordings of original material in over ten years for Australian singer, Kate Ceberano. It marks Ceberano’s first top 50 appearance since Merry Christmas (No.17 Dec. ’09). Ceberano made her ARIA chart debut with You’ve Always Got The Blues (No.7 June ’88) and followed it up with her highest charting album to date, Brave (No.2 Aug. ’89). Ceberano’s only other solo album to hit the top five was her collection of covers, Nine Lime Avenue (No.4 May ’07). Whilst Ceberano never scored a No.1 as a solo artist, she did so as a cast member of the first Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing the role of Mary Magdalene. The soundtrack topped the charts in July 1992.

No.24       EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS – Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros.  Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros score their third Top 100 album this week, with the release of their self-titled third album. It becomes the highest charting album for the LA indie-folk collective. Edward Sharpe is the alter ego of band leader Alex Ebert, who along with singer Jade Castrinos formed the band in 2007. They made their ARIA Albums chart debut with Up From Below (No.74 Apr. ’10) and have improved their all-time peak position with each subsequent release. The band was last in the charts with their second album Here (No.37 June ’12).

No.37       HYDE PARK LIVE – The Rolling Stones.  The Rolling Stones performed at London’s Hyde Park on the 6th and 13th of July this year as part of their 50 & Counting Tour. Their new album, Hyde Park Live, draws from the band’s two performances. Last year, to kick off the tour and their 50th anniversary, the band released their compilation album Grrr! (No.7 Nov. ’12). Whilst the band have scored six No.1 albums over the course of their career, the last album to do so was their twenty-second studio album, Voodoo Lounge (No.1 July ’94).

No.71       BODY MUSIC - AlunaGeorge.  Body Music is the debut album from UK electronic music duo AlunaGeorge. Made up of Aluna Francis on vocals and George Reid handling production duties, Body Music marks their ARIA chart debut as a primary artist. Whilst the singles from the album failed to chart here, Attracting FliesYour Drums Your Love and You Know You Like It reached No.17, No.50 and No.55 on the UK Singles chart respectively. As a feature artist, the duo appeared on the ARIA Singles chart on the Disclosure track White Noise (No.68 Mar. ’13).

No.83       TRACING BACK ROOTS – We Came As Romans.  Tracing Back Roots is the third album from US metalcore band, We Came As Romans. It becomes their second Top 100 album. The six-piece made their ARIA Albums chart debut with their second album Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be (No.72 Sep. ’11), which remains their highest charting album. Whilst they have not cracked the top 50 here, Tracing Back Roots debuts at No.8 on the US Billboard 200 chart this week.

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