Despite having dropped out of the Top Ten on the Singles Chart in Christmas week Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’ continues its subsequent turnaround climbing right to the top of the Chart from last week’s No5 - giving Flo Rida his fifth appearance on a No1 track in Ireland.
Olly Murs has to be content with holding on to the No2 spot for a second week while Little Mix drop to No4 with ‘Cannonball’ ending their four week reign at the top. With nine artists acheiving at least four weeks at No1 in the last year, 2011 saw artists holding on to the top spot for significantly longer than in 2010 – with only 16 different tracks topping the chart in 2011 compared to 25 different tracks in 2010. This week’s Chart sees a few heathly climbers as Jessie J leaps 32 places to enter the Top 10 at No3 – her best performance since topping the Chart last February with ‘Price Tag’. Rizzle Kicks jump 27 places with ‘Mama Do The Hump’ to enter the Top 20 at No17 while Taio Cruz takes ‘Troublemaker’ up 21 places to enter the Top 30 at No25.
Adele again heads this week’s Album Chart in a Top 10 line-up of artists unchanged since last week. In a slight shuffling of position Olly Murs moves up a place from No3 to No2 with ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’, Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ moves up a place from No4 to No3 while Florence + The Machine climb with ‘Ceremonials’ – up to No5 from No6. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds see their self-titled debut move up 29 places back into the Top 20 at No18 while the sole new entry in this week’s Chart belongs to The Maccabees whose third album release ‘Given To The Wild’ enters the chart at No31 – their first appearance on the Irish Album Chart.