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Time for our monthly review of the hottest chart contenders! This month Paloma Faith weighs in with her ARIA topping single 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This'. G.R.L. come out firing and prove that girl power is alive and well! Plus we have a listen to the debut albums by The Madden Brothers and Vance Joy. Along with new music from Gabrielle Aplin, The Script, Taylor Henderson and heaps, heaps more! 

Pick up the latest pop, rock and dance singles in one handy playlist - Chart Hits

 

Paloma Faith - 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This'

British singer Paloma Faith snares her first Australian number one with the single 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This'. Aussies are loving this tune, it ranks higher locally than anywhere else on the planet! It rocketed up the charts following a spot on Channel 7's 'Winners & Losers'. The soulful ballad is the second single from her third album 'A Perfect Contradiction' which also features 'Can't Rely On You' and 'Trouble With My Baby'.

 

Madden Brothers - 'We Are Done'

Joel and Benji Madden have left their punk rockin' days behind them. Few would've guessed the famous Good Charlotte brothers would turn to soul for their first single 'We Are Done'. But who can judge? It scored them a number one! The duo release their debut album 'Greetings From California' as The Madden Brothers this month. They've split the record in two, with one side upbeat, and the other more laid back. Guest writers include Ryan Adams and man of the moment, Pharrell Williams.

 

G.R.L. - 'Ugly Heart'

Introducing G.R.L, a collective of talent from Canada, Britain and the U.K! The five piece girl group have scored big with their single 'Ugly Heart'. It's taken from their self titled, debut EP (out now). G.R.L. are in safe hands with manager Larry Rudolph, who helped Britney Spears navigate the stormy waters of her career. G.R.L. bring back girl power on the EP cuts 'Show Me What You Got' and 'Girls Are Always Right'.

 

Vance Joy - 'Mess Is Mine' 

Aussie singer/songwriter James Keogh aka Vance Joy, releases his debut album 'Dream Your Life Away' this month. It's spawned the mega hit 'Riptide' which topped Triple J's Hottest 100 last year. 'Mess Is Mine' attempts to repeat the effort, having already made its way into the top 40. The 26-year-old artist has been compared to legends like Jeff Buckley and Paul Kelly. Vance Joy kicks off a huge international tour this month, including the U.K, Europe and the United States.

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