HomeTown Glory


Louis Walsh's latest protégées HomeTown land at No1 on this week's Singles Chart with their debut release 'Where I Belong'.

Ed Sheeran takes a third consecutive week at No2 (after three weeks at No1), while Band Aid 30 slips from No1 to No4 with 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. In a sure sign that the Christmas season is upon us, two hardy perennials break into this week's Top 40: The Pogues are up to No28 with 'Fairytale Of New York', ahead of Mariah Carey who climbs to No32 with 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.

He misses out on the Singles Chart crown this week by a narrow margin, but Ed Sheeran returns to the top of the Album Chart with 'X' - his fourth week at No1 since release back in June. This means One Direction's 'Four' dips to No2 after two weeks on top, despite a hefty 44% week-on-week sales increase. This week's highest new entry is for AC/DC with 'Rock Or Bust' at No6, compared with No1 debuts for their previous two albums - 'Iron Man 2' soundtrack in 2010 and 'Black Ice' in 2008. There's also a slight dip in form for Take That, who arrive at No10 with 'III', their first album performed as a trio. Their previous release 'Progress' debuted at No1 in 2010 and before that 'The Circus' debuted at No3 in 2008 before climbing to No1. The third new entry in this week's Top 20 is at No12 for hotly-tipped Dublin singer-songwriter Gavin James with 'Live At Whelans', his first full-length release.

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