1D Red Nose No1


Twenty-seven years after the first Comic Relief charity single made No1 in Ireland, (Cliff Richard & The Young Ones with ‘Living Doll’), One Direction debut at the top with this year’s official release ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’. The Blondie/Undertones mash-up is the band’s third Irish No1, following ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and ‘Live While We’re Young’.

Passenger takes a second week at No2 with ‘Let Her Go’, ahead of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’ which dips to No3 after just one week on top. Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ falls one place to No4, just clear of this week’s two main movers: Baaur’s YouTube dance sensation ‘Harlem Shake’ up from No38 to No5 and Grand Parade’s Shave or Dye charity release ‘Start Again’ new at No6. Back in Ireland for their Olympia Theatre gig, Of Monsters And Men return to the Top 20 this week with former No1 ‘Little Talks’ climbing from No31 to No15.

With two new Brit Awards under her belt, Emeli Sandé holds comfortably at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Our Version Of Events’, extending her lead over ‘Les Miserables’ which takes a third week at No2. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds claim this week’s highest new entry at No3 with their independently-released ‘Push The Sky Away’. This is a personal best on this chart for Nick Cave, ahead of his previous highest charting album ‘Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus’ which debuted and peaked at No4 in 2004 – and it’s his tenth appearance in the Irish Top 30 over a period of seventeen years, eight with The Bad Seeds and twice with Grinderman. The next new entry is at No12 – and it’s Emeli Sandé again, with a live album (plus DVD) recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in November last year.

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