Despite missing out on the Mercury Music Prize this week, Adele’s ‘21’ returns to the top of the Album Chart – extending the tally at No1 to a massive 25 weeks and fast approaching the 200,000 sales mark in Ireland.
David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat’ climbs one place to No2 after debuting at No3 last week, nudging last week’s No1 The Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘I’m With You’ down to No3. West London rapper Elliot Gleave, better known as Example, claims this week’s highest new entry at No6 with his third album ‘Playing In the Shadows’. His first release ‘What We Made’ never charted, but the follow-up ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ reached No26 last year. The Beatles compilation of No1 hits ‘1’ , remastered and now available to download for the first time, re-enters the chart at No9 this week – the album spent ten consecutive weeks at No1 following the initial release in November 2000. There’s also a re-entry at No13 for Maroon 5’s ‘Hands All Over’, reissued to include their current No1 ‘Moves Like Jagger’, surpassing the No18 debut and peak when originally released this time last year. The fourth and final newcomer to this week’s Top 20 is veteran troubadour Ry Cooder with ‘Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down’ at No18 – his first appearance in the Irish Top 30 since 2001, when ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ reached No27.
Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera take a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Moves Like Jagger’, maintaining a healthy lead over Christina Perri, a non-mover at No2 with ‘Jar Of Hearts’. Leona Lewis & Avicii have this week’s highest new entry at No3 with ‘Collide’, Leona’s first release since November 2009 when ‘Happy’ reached No3 – and her seventh Top 5 single in Ireland. Snow Patrol, who also release their first new material in two years, claim this week’s next new entry at No5 with ‘Called Out In The Dark’, the lead track from their forthcoming ‘Fallen Empires’ album. Just one place behind, the Saturdays are new at No6 with ‘All Fired Up’, their tenth Irish hit single in three years, although none has yet to breach the Top 5. The fourth and final new entry in the Top 10 is at No10 for Pixie Lott with ‘All About Tonight’, outperforming all seven previous releases except ‘Boys And Girls’ which reached No4 two years ago.