In a Top 5 almost unchanged from last week Ryan O’Shaughnessy holds onto the top spot for a second week although he significantly narrows his lead over the chasing pack: Emeli Sandé at No2, Ed Sheeran at No3, Adele at No4 and One Direction at No5.
The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ enters the Top 10 for the first time in its 38 week chart history after their Dublin Concert this week, climbing to No6. Bloc Party are this week’s highest new entry with their fourth album – aptly entitled ‘Four’, entering the Top 10 at No10 – their best performance on this chart being 2007’s ‘A Weekend In The City’ which debuted at No2. After re-forming with their original members The Darkness take their third studio album – ‘Hot Cakes’ - into the Top 20 at No14 – their best ever debut position, although 2005’s ‘Permission to Land’ did climb the chart to No2 after an initial entry at No17. The Furey’s see their weekly sales show a healthy increase after Finbar Furey’s guest spot on Gay Byrne’s ‘For One Night Only’ Friday night show with ‘The Furey’s Finest’ album gaining a Top 40 spot at No32.
The Singles Chart also sees no change at the top as Of Monsters And Men hold on for a second week at No1 with ‘Little Talks’. Rita Ora is stationary at No2 with ‘How We Do (Party)’ while Florence + The Machine turn around and head back up the chart to No3 with ‘Spectrum’. Taylor Swift takes ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ into the Top 10 - climbing to No4 – just one position off her best showing in this chart for 2009’s ‘Love Story’ which peaked at No3. Emeli Sandé also climbs into the Top 10 with ‘Read All About It Pt III’ completing the Top 5 – up from last week’s No19. This week’s highest new entry is for Sam And The Womp at No22 with ‘Bom Bom’.