Carly Rae Jepsen climbs four places from No5 to No1 with ‘Call Me Maybe’, seizing the Singles Chart crown from Gotye who slips to No2 after five weeks at the top with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (feat. Kimbra). She’s the first Canadian artist to top this chart since Avril Lavigne in 2007 with ‘Girlfriend’.
David Guetta & Sia continue to yo-yo in the Top 10, back from No8 to a new peak No3 this week after an incredible 30 weeks in the Top 50 with 'Titanium'. The highest new entry of the week is at No6 for Katy Perry with her twelfth Irish hit ‘Part Of Me’ - of the previous eleven, seven made the Top 3. Jedward re-enter the Top 10 at No8 with ‘Waterline’ which debuted at No5 three weeks ago and now gets a new lease of life with the release of the CD version (accounting for 84% of their sales this week). Labrinth has the next new entry at No17 with ‘Last Time’, his third appearance in the Top 20 following ‘Frisky’ and ‘Earthquake’ (both with Tinie Tempah) which reached No3 and No12 respectively.
It’s all quiet on the Album Chart front this week, with the Top 4 unchanged from last week and no newcomers to the Top 10: Bruce Springsteen remains at No1, the Chieftains are at No2, Emeli Sandé is at No3 and Adele is at No4. This week’s highest new entry is at No14 for The Shins with their fourth album ‘Port Of Morrow’, five years after their previous release ‘Wincing The Night Away’ debuted at No8. The only other new entry in the Top 20 is for Paul Weller who lands at No18 with his eleventh solo studio release ‘Sonik Kicks’. Of his six most recent (from 2000 onwards), all have debuted in the Top 20 except for the 2005 independently-released ‘All Is Now’ which came in at No24, and his highest solo spot to-date is No5 for 2004’s ‘Studio 150’.