Tiny Dancer – Dances On


Support for 4-year old Lily-Mae Morrison’s fight against cancer continues strongly this week as ‘Tiny Dancer – A Song For Lily-Mae’ holds on to the No1 spot on the Singles Chart for a second week. With a performance by the song’s choir and musicians scheduled for tonight’s Late Late Show, plus much local support and activity, it remains to be seen if the song can hold on at the top to take the coveted Christmas No1 prize in two week’s time.

Labrinth & Emeli Sandé remain at No2 with ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, ahead of The Lumineers who continue their climb up the chart from No7 to No3. Rihanna drops a place to No4 with ‘Diamonds’ while One Direction’s ‘Little Things’ also drops a place to complete the Top 5 at No5. Will.i.am has this week’s highest new entry at No8 with ‘Scream & Shout’ (feat. Britney Spears) – his eleventh appearance in the Irish Top 20 to date – five times with his own releases and six times as a featured artist. His last two appearances both reached the No1 position – guesting on The Script’s ‘Hall Of Fame’ in September and with Eva Simons on ‘This Is Love’ in June. Pitbull gains the next new entry at No20 with ‘Don’t Stop The Party’ (feat. TJR), his twelfth appearance in the Top 30 to date , while Sinead O’Connor & Danny O’Reilly claim the third new entry in this week’s Top 30 with ‘When A Child Is Born’ entering at No26.

One Direction remain at the top of the Album Chart this week with ‘Take Me Home’, increasing the sales gap with Rihanna whose ‘Unapologetic’ holds steady at No2 for a third week. Michael Bublé climbs a place into the Top 3 with ‘Christmas’ swapping places with Olly Murs whose ‘Right Place, Right Time’ drops to No4, while Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ climbs back into the Top 5 for the first time since September. With new entries into the Album Chart being traditionally thin on the ground as we go into December, Andre Rieu has the only new entry in this week’s Top 50 with ‘December Lights’ coming in at No17. As always at this time of year compilations perform well with the ‘Now’ series dominating the chart – ‘Now That’s What I Call Music! 83’ takes the No 1 spot again on the Compilation Chart this week with the highest overall album sales of the week while ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas’ takes a third week at No2. ‘A Murray Christmas’ – selections from John Murray’s RTE Radio show – moves up to No3 from last week’s No4 while the 20th anniversary tribute to the best-selling ‘A Woman’s Heart’ series is this week’s highest climber moving up from No21 to No7.

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