High Flying Noel


Twenty years after his first Irish No1 album with Oasis 'What's The Story (Morning Glory)', Noel Gallagher lands his seventh this week with 'Chasing Yesterday'.

In the intervening years there were four more Oasis No1's ('Be Here Now', 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants', 'Heathen Chemistry' and 'Don't Believe The Truth') followed by a No1 with the eponymous Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album in 2011. Last week's Top 3 all drop one place to accommodate the newcomer - Ed Sheeran to No2, Sam Smith to No3 and Hozier to No4. The second new entry of the week is at No8 for Kelly Clarkson with her seventh studio album 'Piece By Piece'. Of the previous six, four made the Top 10 including 'Breakaway' which made it all the way to the top in 2006. The third and final new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No21 for The Overtones with 'Sweet Soul Music', their fourth consecutive Top 30 album in Ireland.

Ellie Goulding holds at No1 on the Singles Chart for a fifth week with 'Love Me Like You Do', ahead of Rihanna's 'Four Five Seconds' at No2 and Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk!' at No3. After winning the prestigious BBC Sound Of 2015 Award in January, London trio Years & Years make their first appearance on the Irish Charts with 'King', this week's highest new entry at No10. Since the introduction of streams there's now a slower dynamic to this chart, exemplified by this week's No13 track 'Cheerleader' by Omi. Since arriving in the Top 100 at No88 eleven weeks ago, the song has climbed steadily up the rankings on the strength of streaming, until sales kicked in two weeks ago to propel this Euro-hit into the Top 30.

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