Much Loved

19/Apr/2013

Michael Bublé debuts at the top of this week’s Album Chart with his sixth studio release ‘To Be Loved’ – his fourth consecutive No1 in Ireland following ‘Call Me Irresponsible’ (2007), ‘Crazy Love’ (2009) and ‘Christmas’ (2011).


In the wake of her O2 gig last Friday, Pink takes a second week at No2 with ‘The Truth About Love’, one place ahead of Emeli Sandé who climbs four places from No7 to No3 with former No1 ‘Our Version Of Events’. Fall Out Boy claim this week’s second new entry at No4 with ‘Save Rock And Roll’ – a personal best for the band following the No6 peak for ‘Infinity On High’ in 2007 and the relative disappointment of ‘Folie à Deux’ which made No52 in 2008. The third new entry of the week is at No8 for New York trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs with their fourth album ‘Mosquito’ – and their chart positions have improved with each release: ‘Fever’ reached No18 in 2003, ‘Show Your Bones’ made it to No17 in 2006 and ‘It’s Blitz!’ peaked at No10 in 2009.

The Top 4 Singles remain unchanged since last week, with Bastille taking a second week at No1 with ‘Pompeii’, followed by three former No1’s from Pink, Passenger and Kodaline. Will.i.am has the highest new entry of the week at No5 with ‘#thatPower’ (feat. Justin Bieber), his sixth hit single in Ireland as lead artist including two No1’s last year – ‘This Is Love’ and ‘Scream & Shout’. Their album may have dipped from No1 to No6, but Paramore’s latest single ‘Still Into You’ is this week’s highest climber, up thirteen places from No25 to No12 and their first ever Top 20 single in Ireland. This week’s next new entry is at No13 for Psy with ‘Gentleman’, the follow up to ‘Gangnam Style’ which reached No2 in Ireland last year. Once again it’s a YouTube phenomenon, with over 160m hits worldwide in the first five days. The third new entry in this week’s chart is at No22 for Ryan Sheridan with ‘Upside Down’, his fourth hit single in Ireland following ‘Jigsaw’ (No11), ‘Walking In The Air’ (No7) and ‘The Dreamer’ (No25).


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