Band Aid Sticks On Top


The Band Aid 30 collective takes a second straight week at No1 on the Irish Singles Chart with their new version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', outselling the nearest contender by a factor of more than 2:1.

Ed Sheeran is a non-mover at No2 with 'Thinking Out Loud' and celebrates two months around the top of the chart (three weeks at No1 and five weeks at No2). One Direction take a third week at No3 with 'Steal My Girl', ahead of Meghan Trainor, steady at No4 with 'All About That Bass'. This week's highest new entry is at No8 for Take That with 'These Days', their 21st hit single in Ireland over a period of 22 years. Also new this week at No22 is 'The Hanging Tree' from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' soundtrack, scored by James Newton Howard with vocals from Jennifer Lawrence.

There's no change at the top of the Album Chart with One Direction taking a second week at No1 with 'Four', although The Coronas are breathing down their necks with this week's highest new entry 'The Long Way' at No2. This is the Dublin quartet's fourth album and most successful to-date: 'Heroes Or Ghosts' reached No21 in 2007, while 'Tony Was An Ex-Con' and 'Closer To You' both debuted and peaked at No3 (2009 and 2011 respectively). Olly Murs also releases his fourth album this week, 'Never Been Better', the second new entry at No7. His previous album 'Right Place Right Time' debuted at No3 in 2012, although his star performer so far is 'In Case You Didn't Know', his second album which debuted at No6 in 2011 then climbed to No2 in January 2012. The third and final new entry in this week's Top 10 is at No9 for superstar DJ David Guetta with his sixth studio album 'Listen'. His first three albums failed to chart, but his breakthrough came with album No4 'One Love' which debuted at No3 in 2009, followed by 'Nothing But The Beat' which also debuted at No3 (2011).

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