After a low-key debut at No70 five weeks ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis complete their steady ascent to the top of the Irish Singles Chart this week with ‘Thrift Shop’, up from No2 last week. Released on their own independent label, it’s a global success story, topping the charts in USA, UK, Australia, Canada and much of mainland Europe.
Passenger follows close behind, climbing five places from No7 to No2 with ‘Let Her Go’, ahead of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ at No3 and Will.i.am & Britney Spears ‘Scream & Shout’, down to No4 after four weeks at No1. Thirteen years after her first hit ‘There You Go’ reached No19, Pink leaps from No43 to No7 with ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ – her 25th hit single in Ireland and the 13th to make the Top 10. This week’s highest new entry is at No13 for Sweden’s Icona Pop with their Euro-hit ‘I Love It’ (feat. Charli XCX).
Emeli Sandé takes a second week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Our Version Of Events’, well ahead of the cast recording of ‘Les Miserables’ which holds for a second week at No2. Andrea Bocelli strikes a Valentine’s Day chord with ‘Passione’, up from No20 to No3, while Bruno Mars takes a leap back into the Top 10 at No4, from last weeks No11, with ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’. Foals debut at No7 with their third album ‘Holy Fire’. This is their first Top 10 in Ireland – debut ‘Antidotes’ reached No20 in 2008 and the follow-up ‘Total Life Forever’ peaked at No25 in 2010. The only other new entry in this week’s Top 30 is at No24 for Canadian twins Tegan and Sara with ‘Heartthrob’, their seventh studio album but the first to make the Irish Chart.