Kodaline Again


As last week's top titles on the Album Chart shuffle places Kodaline are this week's winners, rising back to the top after a week's absence to give 'In A Perfect World' another week at No1. With this feat Kodaline join a distinguished group of artists to achieve nine weeks at No1 - the last to do this was Adele with '21' back in 2011.

George Michael's 'Symphonica' drops a place to No2 while Ellie Goulding climbs a place with 'Halcyon Days' to take the No3 spot. Country & Irish singer Jimmy Buckley takes the highest of five new entries in this week's Top 20 as his 'The Essential Collection' enters the chart at No6. This is the first of his many releases to break into the Top 40 Albums, although he did enjoy some Singles Chart success back in 1998 when his self-penned 'A Mother's Love' made the Top 20. Johnny Cash takes the next new entry with his album of 'lost' songs 'Out Among The Stars' which enters at No9 while Mary Byrne follows closely at No10 with 'Magic Of The Musicals', her third appearance in the Top 10 but not quite a match for 2011's No1 'Mine & Yours'. Dublin newcomers Morrissey & Marshall make a very respectable debut at No11 with their first album 'And So It Began...' a little ahead of this week's final new entry - Christina Perri's 'Head Or Heart' which enters at No14.

Mirroring this week's Album Chart, the Singles Chart also sees a return to the top for a former No1 as Pharrell Williams takes 'Happy' back up for a tenth week at the summit. He too joins a small group of artists to have spent so many weeks at No1 - this time matching an achievement last done in 2009 when Black Eyed Peas spent 12 weeks at No1 with 'I Gotta Feelin'. Hozier climbs five places to No2 with 'From Eden', Duke Dumont also moves up a place to No3 with 'I Got U' while Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' is this week's highest new entry at No4. The next new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No22 for Paolo Nutini's 'Scream (Funk My Life Up)' - this is the second track to be taken from his forthcoming album 'Caustic Love' and an improvement on the first track 'Better Man' which peaked at No34.

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