Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera crash straight into the Singles Chart at No1 this week with ‘Moves Like Jagger’, giving the LA rockers their first Irish No1 – and a fourth for Christina Aguilera, following ‘Beautiful’, ‘Dirrty’ and ‘Lady Marmalade’.
Last week’s other best-sellers drop a place to make way for the newcomers, with The Wanted’s ‘Glad You Came’ down to No2 after five weeks on top and Christina Perri’s ‘Jar Of Hearts’ down to No3. David Guetta scores his fifth Top 10 single of the year as ‘Titanium (feat. Sia)’ leaps from No31 to No10, just ahead of this week’s other major climber Bad Meets Evil, up fourteen paces from No25 to No11 with ‘Lighters (feat. Bruno Mars)’. Fresh from a five week residency at No1 with ‘Give Me Everything’, Pitbull returns to the Top 20 this week with his follow-up single ‘Rain Over Me (feat. Marc Anthony)’, up from No27 to No16.
Jedward’s ‘Victory’ maintains a comfortable lead at the top of the Album Chart for a second week, ahead of Adele’s ‘21’ at No2 and Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ at No3. After debuting at No9 last week on the strength of digital sales alone, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ climbs to No5 with the release of the CD versions alongside the digital. Highest new entry honours this week go to Fionn Regan who debuts at No10 with his third album ‘100 Acres Of Sycamore’, marking steady progress with each release: his first album ‘The End Of History’ debuted at No30 in 2006 and the follow-up ‘The Shadow Of An Empire’ came in at No13 in February last year.