Double Silver For Passenger

03/May/2013

Following a week of intense promotional activity, including sold out gigs at Vicar Street and Roisin Dubh, Passenger rises to No2 on both the Singles and Album Charts: ‘All The Little Lights’ climbs four places to reach a new high on the Albums and former No1 ‘Let Her Go’ jumps five places back up the Singles.


Michael Bublé’s ‘To Be Loved’ holds at No1 on the Album Chart for a third week, but the sales margin between the Top 2 is slim – less than a hundred sales. Hackney drum & bass quartet Rudimental have this week’s highest new entry at No5 with their debut album ‘Home’, this despite their relative lack of success on the Irish Singles Chart: two of the three singles from the album made No1 in the UK, but to-date both have peaked outside the Top 10 in Ireland. Seven months after their debut on this chart at No52, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis finally make the Top 10 this week with ‘The Heist’, up five places from No11 to No6.

Daft Punk, with assistance from Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, take a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Get Lucky’ – and it’s the fasting selling song of the year so far in Ireland. There’s an absence of new entries in the upper echelons of the chart this week, but two songs move into the Top 10: David Guetta leaps from No22 to No8 with ‘Play Hard’ (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) and The 1975 jump from No16 to No9 with ‘Chocolate’. Robin Thicke has this week’s highest new entry at No13 with ‘Blurred Lines’ (feat T.I & Pharrell) – his first ever appearance in the Irish Top 30, despite a successful 10-year career in his native USA.


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