What Katy Did


Five years after her debut single ‘I Kissed A Girl’ spent four weeks at No1 on the Irish Singles Chart, Katy Perry hits the top spot again this week with ‘Roar’ – the lead single from her upcoming fourth album ‘Prism’ due for release in October.

Avicii dips to No2 after seven weeks at No1 with ‘Wake Me Up’, ahead of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ at No3 and OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ at No4. Once again The Hit TV show produces two new chart entries: Samantha Mumba at No5 with ‘Somebody Like Me’ and Republic Of Loose at No16 with ‘Thinking Of You’. Samantha had five Top 3 singles between 2000 and 2002 (including a No1 with ‘Always Come Back To Your Love’), and Republic Of Loose have made five previous appearances in the Top 30 between 2005 and 2008 – the highest of which was for ‘The Steady Song’ which peaked at No12. Flo Rida and Pitbull have each appeared fifteen times in the Irish Top 30 and this week they jointly score a sixteenth hit with ‘Can’t Believe It’ new at No19.

After two weeks at No2, Nathan Carter climbs to No1 on the Album Chart this week with his fifth album ‘Where I Wanna Be’. Kodaline drop to No2 with ‘In A Perfect World’, one place ahead of Eminem whose ‘Curtain Call – The Hits’ leaps from No19 to No3 following his Slane Castle gig on Saturday. John Mayer has this week’s highest new entry at No7 with ‘Paradise Valley’ – his sixth studio album in twelve years and best performing to-date in Ireland, ahead of last year’s ‘Born and Raised’ which reached No14. The only other new entry in this week’s Top 30 is for District3 (formerly known as GMD3) who rose to fame in the 2012 series of X Factor. Their 6-track self-titled EP debuts at No23.

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