The Hit Effect


‘Wake Me Up’ holds on to the No1 spot again this week outselling the closest competition by more than 2:1 giving Avicii six straight weeks at the top of the Singles Chart, but for a second week ‘The Hit’ TV show produces the highest new entry of the week as Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s ‘Who Do You Love’ debuts at No3 – equalling the performance of his only other charting song ‘No Name’ which also entered the chart at No3 a year ago.

OneRepublic continue to climb the chart taking ‘Counting Stars’ up to No2 from last week’s No7, helped by price promotions, while Imagine Dragons also benefit from a favourable price as ‘It’s Time’ climbs up to No9 from No21 – their first ever appearance in the Top 10. Lana Del Rey makes her fourth appearance in the Irish Top 20 this week with ‘Summertime Sadness’, new at No10. The Suspects and Guests achieve the next new entry at No13 with their version of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The River’, released in aid of the Bulger Brothers Tragedy Fund. Finally Brian Kennedy returns to the Top 20 this week with his The Hit show entry ‘Try’ new at No15 – his first appearance in the Singles Chart since 2006 when ‘Every Song Is A Cry For Love’ reached No4.

The Album Chart also remains unchanged at the top as Kodaline take a fifth week at No1 with ‘In A Perfect World’. Country singer Nathan Carter makes his biggest dent on the chart to date as his latest album ‘Where I Wanna Be’ is this week’s highest new entry at No2 – his previous best-seller 2012’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ peaked at No32 and climbs back to No33 this week. The Civil Wars also achieve their best performance on this chart taking the next new entry at No3 with their latest studio album ‘The Civil Wars’ – their previous release ‘Barton Hollow’ peaked at No26. Imagine Dragon’s ‘Night Vision’ climbs five places up to No4 while Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Collection: 1973-2012’ drops from last week’s No2 to complete the Top 5.

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