It was a four-way race at the top of this week’s Singles Chart as Pitbull, DJ Fresh, Example and The Wanted vied to topple Jedward from the summit. When they crossed the finishing line at midnight last night, The Wanted were marginally ahead of the pack claiming their first Irish No1 trophy for 'Glad You Came'.
With less than 50 sales separating them, the other contenders hold on to their last week’s positions: Pitbull’s ‘Give Me Everything’ stays at No2, Example holds on at No3 with ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ and DJ Fresh ends the week at No4 with ‘Louder’. Jedward’s ‘Bad Behaviour’ trails the pack, dropping to No5, one place ahead of Beyoncé who has this week’s highest climber with ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ up 12 places to No6 giving her an eleventh Irish Top Ten hit.
The Album Chart is a more staid affair, with no change in the Top 3 since last week: Adele takes a twentieth week at No1 with ‘21’ ahead of Beyoncé’s ‘4’ at No2 and ‘19’ at No3. Rihanna climbs two places up from No6 to No4 with ‘Loud’ while Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ completes the Top 5 at No5. There are two new entries in this week’s chart: Big Time Rush, the boy band created for Nickelodeon’s TV series of the same name, at No17 with their debut ‘BTR’ and The Horrors at No30 with their third release ‘Skying’ – an Irish breakthrough for the Southend rockers, as neither of their previous albums charted here.