After competing in both The Voice Of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent this year, Ryan O’Shaughnessy lands the No1 spot on this week’s Album Chart with his self-titled debut release – a mini-album of self penned songs.
Emeli Sandé benefits from her appearance at the Olympic Games closing ceremony as ‘Our Version Of Events’ climbs from No5 to No2 equalling her best ever position on this chart while Ed Sheeran drops from the top spot to No3 with ‘+’. Both Elbow and Jessie J make large strides up the chart after their ceremony performances – Elbow’s ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ re-enters the Top 30 for the first time in well over a year at No22 and Jessie J’s ‘Who You Are’ climbs back into the Top 30 at No29. This week’s other big winners are the Saw Doctors whose greatest hits package – ‘To Win Just Once’ – climbs back into the Top 10 at No8 from last week’s No48. They have just been voted No1 on Today FM’s poll to find Ireland’s favourite ever Number One Single, for their 1990 hit ‘I Useta Lover’.
Of Monsters And Men achieve their first ever Irish No1 as ‘Little Talks’ completes its four week climb up the rankings to reach the top of this week’s Singles Chart, deposing Rita Ora’s ‘How We Do (Party)’ which drops to No2 after just a week on top. Ryan O’Shaughnessy also makes his mark on the Single’s Chart with ‘No Name’ - the lead track from his album - entering at No3 as this week’s highest new entry. Calvin Harris slips to No4 with ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ while Florence + The Machine also drop a couple of places to occupy the No5 position with ‘Spectrum (Say My Name). Taylor Swift achieves her best performance on the Singles chart for some years as ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ is a new entry in the Top 20 at No11 this week, while Elbow are a double Olympic winner as ‘One Day Like This’ also re-enters the Top 20 at No18.