A Swift Ascent

31/Oct/2014

Taylor Swift heads straight to the top of the Album Chart this week with her fifth studio release '1989', repeating her 2012 performance when 'Red' also debuted at No1.


Annie Lennox claims the second of four brand new releases in this week's Top 30 with her latest studio album 'Nostalgia' which enters at No17 - her best performance on this chart since her early solo releases. 1992's 'Diva' peaked at No3 while 1995's 'Medusa' made it to No5. Aslan take the next new entry with their latest compilation 'Bullets And Diamonds' coming in at No22 while U.S. rockers Black Veil Brides achieve their best ever showing on this chart as their eponymously titled fourth studio release enters at No29. Over forty years on from their original recordings Led Zeppelin show their enduring appeal as the remastered reissues of 'Four Symbols' (1971) and 'Houses Of The Holy' (1973) make a re-appearance in the charts at No15 & No26 respectively.

Nineteen weeks after its first appearance in the Top 50 Ed Sheeran finally takes 'Thinking Out Loud' to the top of the Singles Chart to give him his second Irish No1 - 'Sing' reached the top back in May of this year. Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' drops to No2 while Taylor Swift holds steady with 'Shake It Off' to complete the Top 3. Jedward return to the Chart this week with 'Ferocious', the second single taken from their forthcoming fourth album, and enter at No20 - the only new entry in this week's Top 50.


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