Reward For Bad Behaviour


Jedward crash into the Singles Chart at No1 this week with ‘Bad Behaviour’, their third chart-topper in Ireland following ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Lipstick’. In a singles market now dominated by downloads, Jedward land on top on the strength of their CD sales which account for three-quarters of their weekly tally.

Pitbull drops to No2 after five weeks at No1 with ‘Give Me Everything’, ahead of Example who climbs back from No7 to No3 with ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’.  Example’s Ministry of Sound labelmate DJ Fresh debuts one place behind at No4 to claim the next new entry with ‘Louder’ (feat. Sian Evans) – his follow-up to ‘Gold Dust’ which crept inside the Top 40 for one week last September.

The numbers at the top of the Album Chart are shuffled this week, with Adele’s '21’ swapping places with Beyoncé’s ‘4’ to reclaim the top spot, although Adele’s ‘19’ is a non-mover at No3.  This gives Adele an extraordinary nineteenth week at No1, where she has resided for all but five weeks since the release of ‘21’ in January.  There’s only one new entry in this week’s chart: Selena Gomez & The Scene at No21 with their third album ‘When The Sun Goes Down’.  Their first release ‘Kiss & Tell’ debuted at No14 on the Irish Chart in April last year, with the follow-up ‘A Year Without Rain’ reaching No40 less than six months later.

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