After missing out on the Singles Chart crown last week by just 155 sales, Adele climbs to the top this week with ‘Someone Like You’ to claim her first ever Irish No1 single – and her previous release ‘Rolling In the Deep’ climbs back to No5.
Jessie J and B.o.B drop back to No2 with ‘Price Tag’, while Jedward’s ‘Lipstick’ and Rihanna’s ‘S&M’ are non-movers at No3 and No4. Rubberbandits have this week’s highest new entry at No6 with ‘I Wanna Fight Your Father’, the follow up to ‘Horse Outside’ which spent four weeks at No2 over Christmas – kept off the top spot by Matt Cardle. With eight Top 10 singles under her belt, including three No1’s, Katy Perry has the next new entry at No16 with ‘E.T.’ (feat. Kanye West) – the fourth single from her ‘Teenage Dream’ album released last summer.
In an unusual mirror of the Singles Chart, Adele has this week’s No1 album ‘21’ and is also at No5 with her previous release ‘19’. It’s her sixth week at No1 with ‘21’, which sells more copies this week than the combined sales of the next six albums. Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis band Beady Eye have the highest new entry at No3 with their debut release ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’, while Jessie J has the next new entry at No4 with her debut ‘Who You Are’. The third and final new entry in this week’s Top 20 is for Swedish singer Lykke Li at No16 with ‘Wounded Rhymes’, her second album and the follow-up to ‘Youth Novels’ which debuted and peaked at No75 in 2008.