Passenger Rides to the Top


Having debuted at No32 six weeks ago with ‘Let Her Go’, Passenger completes his journey to No1 on the Irish Singles Chart this week, up from No2 last week. The song has now topped the chart in five countries: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Sweden, as well as Ireland.

London quartet Bastille make their first appearance in this chart with this week’s highest new entry ‘Pompeii’ at No2, ahead of One Direction who drop to No3 after one week on top with ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’.  Justin Timberlake’s ‘Mirrors’, as performed at the Brits last week, climbs into the Top 20, up from No38 to No15, and there’s also a major leap for Adele whose ‘Skyfall’ climbs sixteen places from No36 to No18 following her Oscars win on Sunday.   The final newcomer to this week’s Top 30 is at No23 for Olly Murs with ‘Army Of Two’ – his seventh hit single in Ireland.

It took her twelve months to get there, but Emeli Sandé  now extends her run at the top to four weeks with ‘Our Version Of Events’, still ahead of ‘Les Miserables’ which takes a fourth week in the runner-up spot behind her.  Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace have this week’s highest new entry at No12 with ‘Amok’, the first release for the supergroup which also includes Flea, Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker.  The second new entry of the week is at No15 for Josh Groban with his sixth studio album ‘All That Echoes’.  This is his highest debut to-date in Ireland, although his previous album ‘Illuminations’ climbed to No12 five months after coming in at No19 in 2010.  The third and final new entry in the Top 20 is at No19 for Smiths legend Johnny Marr with his first solo album ‘The Messenger’.

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