C’est Magnifique!


Sixteen years after their first appearance in the Irish Singles Chart (No20 with ‘Da Funk’), Daft Punk land their first No1 this week with ‘Get Lucky’ (feat. Pharrell Williams). In the intervening years the French duo made the Top 10 twice – ‘Around The World’ (No8 in 1997) and ‘One More Time’ (No9 in 2000) – but all their other releases stalled outside the Top 30.

Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ dips to No2 after two weeks on top, ahead of Pink who slips from No2 to No3 with ‘Just Give Me A Reason’. Aslan leap thirty-four places from No40 to No6 with ‘Catch Your Fall’ – their collaboration with Don Mescall for the Pieta House Charity – well ahead of the No24 peak for previous release ‘Too Late For Hallelujah’ last year, but a little behind their previous best – No3 for ‘Where’s The Sun’ (1994) and ‘Crazy World’ (2004). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feature twice in this week’s Top 20, with ‘Can’t Hold Us’ finally climbing into the Top 5 at No4 from last week’s No11 after twenty one weeks in the chart, and ‘Thrift Shop’ dropping from No7 to No11. Sean Og has this week’s next new entry at No14 with ‘I Know’, his sixth appearance in the Irish Top 30 in three years, although so far a Top 10 placing remains elusive.

Michael Bublé takes a second week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘To Be Loved’, maintaining a huge lead over his nearest rivals Emeli Sandé at No2, Pink at No3 and Justin Timberlake at No4. Will.i.am claims the highest new entry at No5 with ‘#Willpower’ – his fourth solo release but the first to dent the Irish Chart. In a good week for French artists, the next new entry is at No10 for Versailles rock band Phoenix with their fifth album ‘Bankrupt!’. Of the previous four, their last album ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ was the only one to chart in Ireland, peaking at No64 in 2009.

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