Sweet Dreams For Robbie

02/Nov/2012

With Labrinth & Emeli Sandé holding at No1 on the Singles Chart for a second week with ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, Robbie Williams nevertheless lands his highest solo debut in twelve years with ‘Candy’ at No2 – only bettered by ‘Rock DJ’ which debuted at No1 in 2000.


Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ and Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ are at No3 and No4 respectively, but, fuelled by the release of physical formats and the premier of the movie, former No1 Adele climbs back up the chart from No9 to No5 with ‘Skyfall’. In a quiet week for high profile new entries, several tracks continue steady progress up the chart, notably Bruno Mars, whose ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ climbs for a fourth consecutive week (up from No17 to No14) and Otto Knows, up for a third consecutive week with ‘Million Voices’ (No18 to No17).

Taylor Swift takes a second week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Red’, ahead of this week’s highest new entry – Calvin Harris with his third album ’18 Months’ at No2. This is a personal best for the Scottish DJ/producer, whose debut ‘I Created Disco’ peaked at No34 in 2007 and the follow-up ‘Ready For The Weekend’ reached No6 in 2009. The next new entry is at No9 for Neil Young and Crazy Horse with ‘Psychedelic Pill’, their second album together in less than six months, following hotly behind ‘Americana’ which reached No4 back in June. One place behind at No10 is this week’s third new entry, Kylie Minogue’s ‘Abbey Road Sessions’, an album of orchestral reworkings of her hits spanning 25 years. The fourth and final new entry in this week’s Top 20 is at No14 for Matt Cardle with his independently-released second album ‘The Fire’. Following his 2010 X Factor victory he achieved massive success with ‘When We Collide’ (the fourth best-selling single in Ireland over the past twenty years) and his debut album ‘Letters’ reached No2 this time last year.


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