HomeRun for HomeTown


Six months after their debut single 'Where I Belong' landed at No1, HomeTown notch up a second this week with the follow-up 'Cry For Help'.

James Bay dips to No2 after a week at the top with 'Hold Back The River', one place ahead of non-mover Omi at No3 with 'Cheerleader' - the most streamed track in Ireland this week. Ed Sheeran's 'Bloodstream', now remixed by Rudimental, soars from No69 to No13, and is one of seven tracks by Ed in the Top 100. This week's next new entry is at No39 for Rihanna with 'B**** Better Have My Money', the second single from her forthcoming eighth album - the previous 'Four Five Seconds' drops from No2 to No5 on today's chart.

He's deposed from the top of the Singles Chart, but James Bay holds on to the Albums crown with 'Chaos And The Calm' taking a second week at No1 and heading a Top 3 unchanged from last week. This week's highest new entry is at No4 for The Prodigy with their sixth studio album and first new material in six years, 'The Day Is My Enemy'. This is their fifth consecutive Top 5 album, following in the footsteps of 'Music For The Jilted Generation' (No1 in 1994), 'Fat Of The Land' (No1 in 1997), 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' (No3 in 2004) and 'Invaders Must Die' (No3 in 2009). One place behind at No5 is Sufjan Stevens with 'Carrie & Lowell', his seventh album and only the second to make the Irish Chart: 'Illinoise' reached No62 in 2005 and 'The Age Of Adz' peaked at No23 in 2010. Further down the rankings Finnish metal band Deathwish arrive at No21 with their eighth studio release 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'. Their only other appearance on this chart was for one week eight years ago when their sixth album 'Dark Passion Play' debuted and peaked at No62.

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