4/4 For The Script


The Script maintain their 100% No1 hit-rate as album No4 'No Sound Without Silence' debuts on top.

The band's first album 'The Script' spent 5 weeks at No1 in 2008, the follow-up in 2010 'Science & Faith' also spent 5 weeks at the summit, while the third album '#3' took just one week at No1 in 2012. Guns N' Roses guitar legend Slash makes his first solo foray into the Irish Top 20 this week, debuting at No2 with his third solo studio release 'World On Fire' - the previous two 'Slash' and 'Apocalyptic Love' reached No24 and No38 respectively. The third of six new entries in the Top 30 this week is at No5 for Chris Brown with 'X', his third Top 5 album in Ireland following 'Exclusive' (No2 in 2008) and 'Fortune' (No4 in 2012). One place behind at No6 is Barbra Streisand with 'Partners', her first new material since 'What Matters Most' which reached No37 in 2011. Twenty years after their debut album 'August & Everything After' reached No31, Counting Crows land at No13 with their seventh studio release 'Somewhere Under Wonderland'. In the intervening years their only Top 10 was their fourth album 'Hard Candy' which reached No4 in 2002. Following the massive success of the single 'Riptide', the sixth and final new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No26 for Vance Joy with his debut release 'Dream Your Life Away' - already No1 in his native Australia.

Since the inclusion of streams ten weeks ago the Singles Chart has moved at a much slower pace, and this week is no exception: Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz hold at No1 for a third week with 'Prayer In C', ahead of non-mover G.R.L. at No2 with 'Ugly Heart' and the Script at No3 with 'Superheroes', up from No5. Calvin Harris and John Newman buck the trend, leaping fourteen places from No19 to No5 with 'Blame'. The only new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No8 for drum and bass duo Sigma with 'Changing' (feat. Paloma Faith), the follow up to 'Nobody To Love' which reached No3 earlier this year.

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