Tiny Dancer - Massive Hit

30/Nov/2012

There’s a brand new No1 on this week’s Singles Chart – ‘Tiny Dancer - A Song For Lily-Mae’ – performed by a choir of over 200 voices, including Mary Black, Paddy Casey and many others. The song, a cover of Elton John’s 1971 classic, is in support of 4-year old Lily-Mae Morrison who is suffering from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, and it’s the fastest-selling non-X Factor-related single in Ireland for six years.


Labrinth & Emeli Sandé dip to No2 after five weeks on top with ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, ahead of Rihanna who climbs back from No7 to No3 with ‘Diamonds’ and One Direction, who drop from No2 to No4 with ‘Little Things’. Sean Og has the next new entry at No22 with ‘You’re So True’, his fifth Top 30 single in Ireland. It’s not even December yet, but the first of the Christmas perennials returns to the chart this week: The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Fairytale Of New York’ at No20.

One Direction take a third consecutive week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Take Me Home’, maintaining their lead over Rihanna whose ‘Unapologetic’ holds for a second week at No2. Olly Murs has this week’s highest new entry at No3 with his third album ‘Right Place, Right Time’, improving on the No11 debut for his self-titled first album in 2010 and No6 for the follow-up ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ in 2011. With a new deluxe CD edition available, last year’s Christmas No1 – Michael Bublé’s ‘Christmas’ – leaps ten places from No14 to No4 to mount another challenge for the coveted Festive No1 spot. This week’s second new entry is at No17 for Girls Aloud with their first album in four years ‘Ten’ - their second hits compilation following ‘The Sound Of – The Greatest Hits’ which reached No9 in 2006. The next four new entries are also compilations: The Dubliners ‘50 Years’ at No18, Neil Diamond’s ‘The Very Best Of’ at No19, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Greatest Hits – Chapter One’ at No21 and Il Divo’s ‘The Greatest Hits’ at No23. The seventh and final newcomer in this week’s Top 30 is Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ at No27 – the same entry spot as her previous 2009 album ‘The Element Of Freedom’, which subsequently climbed to No9.


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