Box Office Smash


Two Door Cinema Club debut at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with their second album ‘Beacon’, the follow-up to their platinum slow-burner ‘Tourist History’ which has now spent more than a year in the chart but never made higher than No16.

Of Monsters And Men slip to No2 with ‘My Head Is An Animal’ after debuting at No1 last week, one place ahead of Ed Sheeran who climbs back from No5 to No3 with ‘+’. Following a hugely successful local in-store album launch, Cork jazz veterans The Roaring Forties have the next new entry at No6 with ‘There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens’. The Vaccines are new at No8 with their second album ‘Come Of Age’, improving on the No16 peak for their first release ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’. The fourth new entry is at No12 for Ronan Keating with his eighth solo studio release ‘Fires’. Of the previous seven, only 2009’s ‘Songs For My Mother’ reached No1, whereas all four of his studio albums with Boyzone reached the top. The fifth and final new entry in the Top 20 is at No19 for Florida rockers Matchbox Twenty with their fourth studio album ‘North’. The previous three all debuted between No10 and No20, but their compilation ‘Exile On Mainstream’ is their most successful to-date, reaching No9 in 2007.

On the day they release their third album ‘#3’, The Script debut at No1 on the Singles Chart with the lead single ‘Hall Of Fame’ (feat. This is their seventh hit single in Ireland and the second to make No1 following ‘For The First Time’ in September 2010. Of Monsters And Men hold at No2 with ‘Little Talks’, ahead of Lykke Li, up from No4 to No3 with ‘I Follow Rivers’, and Little Mix who dip to No4 after one week on top with ‘Wings’. Six years after his debut release ‘So Sick’ reached No2, Ne-Yo has the next new entry at No5 with ‘Let Me Love You’, his eighth solo Irish hit plus another five as featured artist. Mumford & Sons claim this week’s third new entry at No11 with ‘I Will Wait’ – the first single from their forthcoming second album ‘Babel’. The fourth and final newcomer in this week’s Top 20 is at No19 for Flo Rida with ‘I Cry’, his twelfth appearance in the Irish Top 20 including six No1’s. Finally, RTE’s new show The Hit, which aired for the first time last night, makes an immediate impact: Royseven land at No26 with ‘Sidelines’ and Brian McFadden comes in at No38 with ‘Invisible’.

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