Garth Pips Lana For No1


With five weeks to go until his Croke Park gigs, Garth Brooks returns to the top of the Irish Album Chart with his re-released 2007 collection 'The Ultimate Hits'.

Lana Del Rey's second album 'Ultraviolence' arrives behind Garth at No2, failing to emulate the No1 debut of her first album 'Born To Die' back in February 2012. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' dips to No3 after four weeks on top, ahead of Imelda May's 'Tribal' at No4 and Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' at No5. There's a third new entry at No6 - Linkin Park's sixth studio release 'The Hunting Party'. This maintains the band's 100% Top 10 hit-rate, which includes two No1's - 'Meteora' (2003) and 'Minutes To Midnight' (2007). Just outside the Top 20, there are new entries for two dance legends: Tiesto is at No22 with 'A Town Called Paradise' and Deadmau5 is at No25 with 'While(1<2)'.

It's all-change at the top of the Singles Chart, with Aussie boy-band 5 Seconds Of Summer landing their second Irish No1 with 'Don't Stop' three months after 'She Looks So Perfect' achieved the same feat. This means Ella Henderson's reign at the top is over after just one week, and John Legend is dislodged from the runner-up spot after five consecutive weeks. In contrast to the Album Chart it's a quiet week for new entries: the only other newcomer in the Top 40 is Dublin duo Hudson Taylor, new at No35 with 'Battles'. Originally released independently, the song reached No51 in summer 2012.

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