Singles: Delta Goodrem soars to the top with “Wings”
Albums: Dr. Dre lands at #1, keeps The Rubens to #2 debut
Mediaweek had a tip on Friday that it was looking like an interesting week on the charts. The news alert was on the money. Big news in both charts, starting with Delta Goodrem‘s second surge up the singles chart with “Wings”. When it first appeared a fortnight ago, the song debuted at #8 before sliding down the chart to #26 in its second week. However the coach on The Voice has struck back with vengeance this week after a live performance on the Nine reality show, with the song bouncing back up…and bouncing so hard it has landed at #1. It’s Delta’s ninth #1 single.
There was very little movement in the rest of the top 10. Making way for Delta was One Direction with “Drag Me Down” being dragged down to #8 in its second week and Fifth Harmony dropping out of the top 10.
A busy Australian promo visit from Aston Merrygold helped his catchy “Get Stupid” lift from #22 to #12, its highest chart spot in six weeks.
Several tunes made some headway up the chart, including:
#37 to #16 “That’s How You Know” from Nico & Vinz
#68 to #20 “Cool For The Summer” from Demi Lovato
#77 to #35 “Locked Away” from R. City featuring Adam Levine
Just two new releases found their way into the top 50 on debut:
#39 “Never Be” from Meg Mac
#44 “Follow Me” from Hardwell featuring Jason Derulo
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Ten new albums debuted in the top 50 with three of them cracking the top five.
New at #1 is Dr. Dre with “Compton” which has dislodged Meghan Trainor from top spot with “Title” now back at #4. It’s been a big 18 months for the man who already has an incredible career. Apple took over his Beats headphone business last year for $3b+. Dre recently revealed that this would be his final studio album.
Dre’s #1 debut stopped Aussie alt-rockers The Rubens from a #1 debut for their second album “Hoops”. The three Margin brothers, with Scott Baldwin, landed at #2 with “Hoops”. Their self-titled debut album peaked at #3 in 2012.
The third artist to debut top five, at #5, was American country music artist Luke Bryan with “Kill The Lights”.
Just missing the top 10 on debut was Greta Bradman who was the star attraction in the recent two-part Australian Story episode about her grandfather Don Bradman and his family. Greta’s album “My Hero” landed at #11.
This week’s other chart debuts:
#15 “Genexus” from Fear Factory
#16 “Hell Breaks Loose” from Shane Nicholson
#17 “Vultures Above, Lions Below” from Buried In Verona
#24 “Another One” from Mac DeMarco
#25 “Speakerzoid” from The Jungle Giants
#31 “It’s Never Too Late” from Tommy Emmanuel