Lily Blossoms

22/Nov/2013

After debuting at No5 last week, Lily Allen climbs four places to reach the top of this week's Singles Chart with 'Somewhere Only We Know' - her ninth Irish hit single, but her first No1. Meanwhile her tenth 'Hard Out Here' (from her forthcoming third album) debuts at No21.


One Direction released two pre-order singles from their new album this week, 'Diana' and 'Midnight Memories', which debut at No2 and No3 respectively, although both can be expected to plummet next week with the release of the album. Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' slips to No4 after four weeks in the runner-up spot, ahead of Eminem's 'The Monster' (feat. Rihanna) which dips to No5 after two weeks at the summit. Gary Barlow claims the third of this week's new entries at No8 with 'Let Me Go', his first solo Top 10 single in Ireland since 1997. The fourth and final new entry in this week's Top 20 is at No14 for Bastille with 'Of The Night'. This is their third Irish hit single, following 'Pompeii' which spent two weeks at No1 earlier this year, and 'Laura Palmer' which peaked at No29.

Eminem holds at No1 on the Album Chart with 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' for a third consecutive week since release, which means Robbie Williams misses out on a No1 debut for his 10th solo studio album 'Swings Both Ways'. Six of the previous nine have made it to the top, including 'Take the Crown' which debuted at No1 this time last year. Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Bugg lands the next new entry at No9 with 'Shangri La', the follow-up to his self-titled debut which charted at No10 in October last year then peaked at No3 back in July. The only other new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No22 for JLS with their valedictory compilation 'Goodbye - The Greatest Hits'. Their four previous albums all made the Top 10 in Ireland, including their debut which spent two weeks at No1 in 2009.


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