Gotye & Kimbra take a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, doubling their lead over the nearest rival to over 1,000 sales. This is the first Australian single to top the Irish Charts since Yolanda Be Cool’s ‘We No Speak Americano’ back in the summer of 2010.
Jessie J is a non-mover at No2 with her former No1 ‘Domino’, ahead of 2 tracks featuring Australian singer Sia – Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ at No3 and David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ which jumps from No7 to No4. Following her well-received Super Bowl show, Madonna has this week’s highest new entry with ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ (feat. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.) at No11 followed by another new entry at No13 for will.i.am (feat. Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez) with ‘T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)’, the first single from his forthcoming fourth solo album ‘#willpower’. For Mick Jagger, it’s his first appearance on this chart without his Rolling Stone band-mates since 1987 when ‘Let’s Work’ reached No24, although he was name-checked on two of last year’s best-sellers - ‘Swagger Jagger’ and ‘Moves Like Jagger’. David Guetta has the third new entry in this week’s Top 20 with ‘Turn Me On’ (feat. Nicki Minaj) entering at No14.
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ holds at No1 on the Album Chart for a second week, heading a Top3 unchanged since last week – Leonard Cohen at No2 with ‘Old Ideas’ and Maverick Sabre at No3 with ‘Lonely Are The Brave’. Paul McCartney claims this week’s highest new entry at No9 with ‘Kisses On The Bottom’, his first pop studio album since ‘Memory Almost Full’ which reached No30 in 2007. There are three more new entries outside the Top 10: Mark Lanegan Band at No12 with ‘Blues Funeral’ (their best ever showing on this chart), Van Halen at No16 with ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’ (their first new album in 14 years) and Air at No21 with ‘Le Voyage Dans La Lune’ (the French duo’s score for the restored 1902 silent film of the same name).