Double Feature


With Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ taking a third week at No1 and Robin Thicke leaping eleven places to No2 with ‘Blurred Lines’, the star of the week is Pharrell Williams – featured artist on both tracks.

Pharrell’s only other two excursions into the Irish Top 10 both peaked at No7 – with Snoop Dogg on ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ in 2004 and with Swedish House Mafia on ‘One’ in 2010 – but he’s produced dozens of other hits over the past decade. With their debut album landing in the Top 10 last week, Rudimental score their first Top 10 single this week as ‘Waiting All Night’ climbs seven places from No15 to No8. Highest new entry honours go to New York DJ Chris Malinchak, new at No19 with his potential summer anthem ‘So Good To Me’.

It’s quiet at the top of the Album Chart with the Top 4 unchanged since last week: Michael Bublé’s ‘To Be Loved’ holds at No1, followed by Passenger, Pink and Emeli Sandé. There are, however, three new entries further down the rankings, the highest of which is at No10 for Lady Antebellum with ‘Golden’. This is the Nashville trio’s fourth studio album and debuts just ahead of their previous chart peak – No11 for their second album ‘Need You Now’ in 2010. The second new entry of the week is at No18 for Noah & The Whale with ‘Heart Of Nowhere’, continuing a 100% hit-rate which has seen all four of their albums make the Irish Chart. The third and final new entry in this week’s Top 30 is at No26 for Hugh Laurie with his second blues album ‘Didn’t It Rain’, the follow-up to ‘Let Them Talk’ which debuted and peaked at No14 exactly two years ago.

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