Calvin Harris debuts at the top of the Singles Chart this week with ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ (feat. Example) – his second Irish No1 single, although the previous was as featured artist on Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’. His first hit ‘Acceptable In The 80s’ reached No30 in 2007 and in the intervening five years he’s made a further ten appearances on this chart.
Rita Ora debuts just behind Calvin Harris at No2 with her third hit and first Top 10 single ‘How We Do (Party)’ – ‘R.I.P.’ reached No11 and ‘Hot Right Now’ peaked at No17 earlier this year. Two of last week’s newcomers make significant further strides this week: Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen jump from No19 to No7 with ‘Good Time’, while Of Monsters And Men leap from No28 to No10 with ‘Little Talks’. This week’s third and final Top 30 new entry is at No18 for Wiley with his first Irish hit ‘Heatwave’ (feat. Ms D) – although he came very close with ‘Wearing My Rolex’ which reached No31 four years ago.
Adele takes advantage of a quiet week on the Album Chart, returning to No1 with ‘21’ for an astonishing 35th week at the top. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ dips to No2, one place ahead of Ed Sheeran whose ‘+’ climbs two places from No5 to No3. Emeli Sandé is this week’s highest Top 30 climber as ‘Our Version Of Events’ moves up sixteen places from No23 to No7 following her performance at the Olympics opening ceremony. Her contribution ‘Abide With Me’ isn’t on the album, but the track reaches No63 on the Singles Chart this week. Highest new entry honours go to the winner of MTV’s Brand New For 2012 award, British singer Conor Maynard, who lands at No10 with his debut release ‘Contrast’.