Australian Albums: Human Nature ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ Clocks Up No 1

“Gimme Some Lovin’: Jukebox Vol.II” becomes the 775th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2016) and the 626th for ARIA (July 1983 to 2016), plus the 421st to debut at No.1 and the 26th album for this year (we were at 17 this time last year). It also becomes the 19th chart-topping album for the Sony (direct) label and second this year after Delta on July 11th.

It’s been almost ten years since Human Nature were last at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, back then the album “Dancing in the Streets-The Songs of Motown II” (late Oct 2006) spent four broken weeks at the top (3 weeks in November), and prior to that No.1 their “Reach Out: The Motown Record” was at the top for three broken weeks (2 weeks in late Dec 2005 and then one more for Mothers Day; May 2006), whilst the bands’ first No.1 album was their second studio album “Counting Down” (24th May, 1999), which also means that the boys have had a No.1 album in all of the three past decades.

Now that Human Nature have their fourth No.1 album, they join other Australian acts like Delta Goodrem (recently), Hillsong, Olivia Newton-John, INXS, Kylie Minogue, The Hilltop Hoods, Cold Chisel and Midnight Oil who have all had four chart-topping albums during their career, and the nine weeks accumulated at the top from those four albums is now the same amount that One Direction have achieved during their career. This is the first time that both the words ‘Gimme’ and ‘Lovin’ have appeared in a No.1 album title, whilst the second for Jukebox (Bruno Mars was the other one back in Jan 2013) and ‘Some’ (singular) was previously at the top for Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Some Gave All” (11th Oct, 1992, 2 wks). This becomes the boys’ tenth Top 10 album here and their previous collection of covers in “Jukebox” (HP-2) returns to the chart at No.24 this week.

Back on the 18th of July report I listed the Australian No.1 albums for each year of this decade so far, and now we have the 13th No.1 album for 2016, matching the thirteen achieved during all of 2013, meaning that we are just over half-way through the year and already have the potential for the best year of Australian performed No.1 albums. The new Human Nature No.1 album also becomes the 203rd by an Australian act (solo or group) and the 351st by a group (local or overseas), plus the 7th for 2016 by an Aussie group (matching the 2013 record also).

Two of the biggest acts at last weekends ‘Splendour in the Grass’ festival in Bryon Bay are at No.2 and No.3 this week. Firstly “Skin” by Flume, who closed the festival; blasts back up thirteen places to land at No.2 with his June 6th No.1 album, and the top album from two weeks ago “Wildflower” by The Avalanches is down one spot to No.3, whilst like the singles chart, number four and five this week swap places, with “25” for Adele back up one spot to No.4 and dropping a place to No.5 is Delta Goodrem and “Wings of the Wild”, meaning we have four of the Top 5 album this week by local Australian acts.

“Lemonade” for Beyonce is back up one spot to No.6 after her multiple MTV Video Award nominations this past week (Emmy noms the previous week too), and returning to its former lay-over position of No.7 is Keith Urban and his “Ripcord” album, which is up three this week after the just announced December national tour. The second album to debut within the Top 10 this week is new At No.8, the fifth studio album and third self-titled album for US progressive metal act Periphery, this new one entitled “Periphery III: Select Difficulty”, which is their fifth albums chart entry (four albums {#2 to #5} and one EP), but their very first Top 10 placing.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers hold at No.9 with “The Getaway”, which by holding for a sixth week within the Top 10 becomes their longest run within the ten since their 2006 album “Stadium Arcadium” spent thirteen weeks within this chart region, and finally down four to No.10 are Blink 182 and “California”, which by spending a fourth week within the ten is also the bands third longest Top 10 run after “Take Off Your Pants & Jacket” (2001, 5 wks) and “Enema of the State” (1999, 18 wks).

UP: Rising seven to No.15 is the Coldplay album “A Head Full of Dreams”, while after tumbling out of the Top 10 last week (9 to 34), the ScHoolboy Q album “Blank Face LP” jumps back up fifteen spots to land at No.19 this week. Matt Corby is back in at No.22 with his “Telluric” (HP-1) album after his ‘Splendour” performances, the pending August tour for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis helps their album “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” to continue rising again this week up, seven to No.25; and Splendour act and current tourists here The Cure see their 2001 No.27 (peaked late Jan 2002 for two weeks) collection of “Greatest Hits” returns to the Top 100 at funnily enough No.27, whilst the Queen “Greatest Hits” collection is back up sixteen to No.29, helped by the ‘We Will Rock You’ stage musical in Brisbane at the moment. Further ‘Splendour’ acts who return to the chart this week are Jack Garratt with “Phase” (HP-9) at No.31, “The Positions” (HP-5) for Gang of Youths at No.35 and DMA’s with “Hills End” (HP-8) at No.50. “This is Acting” for Sia climbs back up fourteen to No.38, the Phil Collins 1984 album “No Jacket Requried” is back in at No.42 after its re-issue/remastered/re-packaged, and the INXS “Very Best of” collection climbs back up eleven to No.45.

DOWN: The first of three Top 10 dropout albums this week is the Hillsong United set “Of Dirt and Grace-Live from the Land” (HP-8×2, WI10-2) which is down six to No.14 (#40 debut in the USA and #80 in the Dutch charts too), and then last weeks two Top 10 entries both fall out this week, with the debut solo album for Peter Garrett and “A Version of Now” (HP-3) down thirteen to No.16 and last weeks No.1 debut for Good Charlotte and “Youth Authority” (HP-1×1) tumbling sixteen spots to No.17 this week. Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool” is down five to No.21, “The Best of” for The Wiggles falls six to No.26, “The Very Best of” for Prince, the self-titled Christine & the Queens, plus the “Soul Searchin’” by Jimmy Barnes all fall ten places each to No.33, No.36 and No.39 respectively. “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande is also down ten to No.40 and dropping eleven to No.44 is the Dami Im covers album “Classic Carpenters”, with the second Michael Kiwanuka album in “Love & Hate” down thirteen spots to No.48. Falling into the lower fifty are Emma Louise (14 to 55), Broods (39 to 58), case/lang/veirs (47 to 60), the Ghostbusters 2016 soundtrack (21 to 69), Slim Dusty (43 to 90), Steven Tyler (37 to 94), Red Hot Chili Peppers album “Californication” (42 to 95) and Jeff Beck (38 to 99), with albums from last weeks fifty leaving the Top 100 from Stonefield (#19) and NeedToBreathe (#46).

Lower 50: Like the singles chart (again), there are only Top 10 debuts this week, nothing new enters within the 11 to 50 section, with the lower fifty climbers starting with Charlie Puth and his “Nine Track Mind” album (62 to 52), “Essential Michael Jackson” (63 to 56), Splendour act Violent Soho and “Waco” (70 to 59), Creedence’s “Ultimate Collection” (71 to 61), the self-titled Rage Against the Machine (93 to 62), “Rocket Man: The Best of” for Elton John (76 to 63), “Dream Your Life Away” by Vance Joy returning at No.66 and “Greatest Hits” by Fleetwood Mac (88 to 67). Further Splendour acts returning are Boy & Bear with “Limit of Love” (#79) and the previous Violent Soho set “Hungry Ghost” (#80), City Calm Down and “In a Restless House” (#82), the self-titled album for The 1975 (#84), whilst further non-splendour returns come from Bethel Music and “Have it All (Live)” at No.83, “Together” for Marina Prior and Mark Vincent (#86) and the Sia album “1000 Forms of Fear” (#87).

The four albums all entering within the lower fifty this week are all first time entries from established acts. Firstly at No.53 is the third album for US metalcore act Crown the Empire and “Retrograde”, followed at No.71 by local Aboriginal singer Warren H. Williams who has teamed with Dani Young for his eleventh studio album entitled “Desert Water”. One place lower at No.72 is US rock band Relient K. with their ninth studio album and first entry here “Air for Free”, and finally at No.73 is the recent No.1 New Zealand albums chart entry for their local artist and singer Aaradhna and her fourth album “Brown Girl”, as aforementioned her first here.

[Source:-Noise 11]