• Singles: Katy Perry returns to the top with “Rise”, fourth ARIA #1
• Albums: Coaches from The Voice top the chart, Peter Garrett #3
The Veronicas have surrendered top spot to a former regular chart-topper in Katy Perry. Perry’s single “Rise”, released to coincide with the Rio Olympic Games, sits on top on its first week of release as last week’s Aussie leaders drop just one spot to #2 after six weeks on the chart. The song is Perry’s fourth #1 single and her first single in two years.
There are two other top 10 new arrivals this week:
#8 “Papercuts” from Illy featuring Vera Blue jumps from #37 on its second week
#10 “Hair” from Little Mix jumps just one spot, but it’s a big move given it puts the single into the top 10 after 15 weeks charting
Three other singles made the top 50 on debut:
#21 “Girls Talk Boys” from 5 Seconds of Summer
#39 “Make Me…” from Britney Spears featuring G–Eazy
#42 “Cruel” from Snakehips featuring Zayn
Just a week after the end of The Voice for 2016, coaches Joel and Benji Madden have crashed into the chart at #1 with the new album from the reformed Good Charlotte – “Youth Authority”. The brothers spend so much time in Australia every year that perhaps ARIA could count this as another Aussie #1(?) This is the first Good Charlotte album in six years and their second ARIA #1 album. The album “Greeting From California” by The Madden
Brothers was #1 just under two years ago.
Last week’s chart champ The Avalanches have dropped one spot to #2.
Also debuting in the top 10 is former Labor politician, and the lead singer with Midnight Oil, Peter Garrett with his first solo album “A Version of Now”.
Ten albums were new to the top 50 this week – the other eight are:
#14 Brisbane singer-songwriter Emma Louise with “Supercry”
#19 Victorian sisters Stonefield with their second album “As Above, So Below”
#21 Ghostbusters soundtrack which features the 5SOS single that charted this week
#35 Michael Kiwanuka with “Love & Hate”
#37 After 46 years with Aerosmith, Steven Tyler‘s debut solo album “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere”
#38 50 years after being voted Britain’s #1 guitarist, Jeff Beck is still recording with his latest “Loud Hailer”
#43 Slim Dusty with “Prime Movers”
#46 NeedToBreathe with “Hard Love”