Pharrell's Happy New Year


Pharrell Williams jumps six places from No7 to No1 with 'Happy' to claim Ireland's first No1 single of 2014.

Also climbing are Avicii with 'Hey Brother' up one place to No2 and Pitbull up five places to No3 with 'Timber' (feat. Ke$ha). Last week's top two tracks slip this week, with Lily Allen down two places to No4 and Sam Bailey dipping to No5 after two weeks on top. After five weeks in the Top 30, Jason Derulo climbs to a new high this week, up three places to No7 with 'Trumpets' - his eighth Top 10 single in Ireland. As is typical at this time of year, there are no new entries in this week's chart.

On the first Album Chart of 2014 Ellie Goulding climbs three places from No4 to No1 with 'Halcyon Days' - her first Irish No1. Originally released as 'Halcyon' back in October 2012 the album debuted at No8, and the reissue as 'Halcyon Days' (with extra tracks) in August 2013 saw the album return to the chart at No7. Since then the album has remained in the Top 30, before climbing all the way to the top this week. One Direction finally slip to No2 after five weeks at No1 with 'Midnight Memories', ahead of Beyoncé who drops to No3 and a resurgent Emeli Sandé, back up to No4 from No14. As with the Singles Chart there are no new entries this week, but several of last year's best-sellers benefit from price promotions: Avicii's 'True' leaps from No26 to No8, Bastille's 'Bad Blood' jumps from No24 to No9, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' climbs from No20 to No10 and Imagine Dragons' 'Night Visions' soars from No61 to No11.

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