Ellie Leads The Pack

07/Feb/2014

Ellie Goulding holds at No1 on the Album Chart for a fourth week with 'Halcyon Days', ahead of Kodaline's 'In a Perfect World' at No2 and Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' at No3.


Bombay Bicycle Club have this week's highest new entry at No8 with their fourth album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. This is their first appearance in the Irish Top 10 - their only other chart appearance was at No18 for their third album 'A Different Kind Of Fix' in 2011. With his five Croke Park concerts selling out in record time, Garth Brooks makes a major impression on this week's album chart: his 1997 album 'Sevens' returns to the chart at No14 and his new 'Blame It All On My Roots' collection is new at No16. Most unusual, however, is the download-only 'Ultimate Tribute To Garth Brooks' by Country Heroes which climbs from No25 to No13 - due to the fact that Garth does not allow his music to be sold on iTunes. The only other new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No25 for Broken Bells with their second album 'After The Disco', an improvement on their eponymous debut which reached No50 four years ago.

Pharrell Williams' residency at the top of the Singles Chart continues, taking a sixth week at No1 with 'Happy', with Clean Bandit providing the strongest challenge, up from No4 to No2 with 'Rather Be' (feat. Jess Glynne). Shakira & Rihanna halt their slide down the chart as 'Can't Remember To Forget You' turns around and bounces back from No30 to No9, fuelled by the release of their controversial promo video which has 80m YouTube views in its first week. Just behind at No10 are Beyoncé & Jay-Z with 'Drunk In Love', up from No20, and there's a huge leap from No34 to No12 for Imagine Dragons with 'Demons' - a first appearance in the Top 20 despite having sold steadily for well over a year . Also new to the Top 20 this week are A Great Big World whose 'Say Something' climbs from No26 to No13 and The Heavy with 'What Makes A Good Man?' - the soundtrack to the new Guinness 'Sapeurs' ad - up from No27 to No19.


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