The Name’s Adkins…..Adele Adkins


Adele debuts at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with her theme from the new Bond film ‘Skyfall’. It’s her second Irish No1 single, following ‘Someone Like You’ which spent six weeks on top last year. More significantly, this is only the second Bond theme to top the Irish charts – Carly Simon also achieved this feat with ‘Nobody Does It Better’ (from The Spy Who Loved Me) back in 1977.

Swedish House Mafia narrowly miss out on a No1 with ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ coming in just fifty sales behind Adele at No2, but this is their best ever showing on this chart –their previous best was ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ which reached No5. Last week’s No1, One Direction’s ‘Live While We’re Young’, plummets five places to No6, but in the opposite direction the highest climber in the Top 30 is Kodaline’s ‘All I Want’, up thirteen places from No28 to No15. The next new entry in this week’s Top 30 is at No21 for Leona Lewis with ‘Trouble’ (feat. Childish Gambino) – her ninth hit single since winning The X Factor in 2006.

Mumford & Sons take a third week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Babel’, ahead of The Script’s ‘#3’ at No2 and Muse ‘The 2nd Law’ at No3. Ellie Goulding claims the week’s highest new entry with her second album ‘Halcyon’ at No8, improving on the No12 debut for ‘Lights’ two years ago – although the special edition ‘Bright Lights’ helped boost it to No6 a year after the initial release.  Finally, following his death two weeks ago at the age of 84, ‘The Very Best Of Andy Williams’ returns to the chart this week at No18.

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