Paolo Uno (di Nuovo)

17/Apr/2014

Five years after landing his first Irish No1 with 'Sunny Side Up', Scottish singer-songwriter Paulo Nutini repeats the feat this week with his third album 'Caustic Love', outselling the nearest challenger by 5:1.


With three hit singles to their name, The Vamps arrive at No2 with their debut album 'Meet The Vamps', ahead of Kodaline, Ellie Goulding and Riptide Movement who slip to No3, No4 and No5 respectively. By way of contrast, the third new entry in this week's Easter Chart is at No6 for the Céile Dé Collective with 'Hymns Of Passion and Resurrection', twelve songs recounting the story of Holy Week. There are several re-entries benefiting from a range of price promotions (Bruno Mars, Lorde, David Guetta and Passenger), but the only other brand new entry in this week's chart is at No24 for Wallis Bird with 'Architect'. This is her fourth album and the third to make the Irish Top 30 following 'New Boots' (No14 in 2009) and 'Wallis Bird' (No11 in 2012).

Pharrell Williams remains 'Happy' on this week's Singles Chart, with a twelfth week at No1 and chart records in his sights: only Bill Whelan's 'Riverdance' and the Republic Of Ireland Soccer Squad's 'Put Em Under Pressure' have spent longer at No1 since the Irish Charts started on October 1st 1962. Coincidentally the compiler of that first chart, veteran broadcaster Jimmy Magee, claims this week's highest new entry at No6 with 'These Old Eyes Have Seen It All', a charity release in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Two songs move into this week's Top 5 after several weeks of slow progress: John Legend's 'All Of Me' climbs from No7 to No2 and Coldplay's 'Magic' jumps from No9 to No4.


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