In a Top 5 largely unchanged since last week Carly Rae Jepsen holds on at the top on this week’s Singles Chart for a fourth week with ‘Call Me Maybe’ although she reduces her lead over her closest rival, Fun (Feat. Janelle Monae), whose ‘We Are Young’ is a non-mover at No2.
Gotye & Kimbra climb back a place from No4 to No3 with “Somebody That I Used To Know’ while Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ swaps places to drop to No4. David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ is also a non-mover completing the Top 5. B.o.B provides this week’s highest new entry coming into the Top 10 at No9 and achieves his third Irish Top 10 hit – he reached No2 in 2010 with ‘Airplanes’ (with Hayley Williams) and No7 with ‘Nothin’ On You’ (with Bruno Mars) in the same year. After a push on various social media sites Wheatus bring their hit ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ back into the Top 30 at No29 eleven years after its original release when it reached No2. Mick Flannery also holds on to his lead at the top of this week’s Album Chart taking a second week at No1 with ‘Red To Blue’ while Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ climbs three places to the No2 spot. After an incredible fifteen months in the chart when it has never been out of the Top 10, Adele reaps the benefit of Easter sales to see ‘21’ climb back into the Top 3 at No3. The Moshi Monsters ‘Music Rox!’ holds firm at No4 while David Guetta drops to No5 with ‘Nothing But The Beat’. Alabama Shakes make their first appearance on the Irish Charts as their debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ is this week’s highest new entry at No13 while Florence + The Machine’ also enter the Top 20 with their ‘MTV Unplugged’ release comimg in at No15. The only other new entry in this week’s Album Chart is for The Counting Crows whose new release of cover versions – ‘Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) ‘ comes into the Top 50 at No46.