Cheer Leader Of The Pack

22/May/2015

Omi takes a third week at No1 on the Singles Chart with 'Cheerleader', heading a Top 3 unchanged since last week - Wiz Khalifa holds at No2 and Major Lazer is steady at No3.


Jason Derulo returns to the Irish Chart at No4 to claim this week's highest new entry with 'Want To Want Me', his thirteenth Irish hit single, of which eight have made the Top 5.  So far a No1 eludes him - his personal best is 'Talk Dirty' which reached No2 in 2013.   Miami rapper LunchMoney Lewis continues to make strides in the right direction, up seven places from No12 to No5 with his breakthrough hit 'Bills'.  Also climbing steadily is David Guetta with 'Hey Mama' (feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack) up five places from No19 to No14 - his fifth Irish Top 30 single from the 'Listen' album.  The only other new entry in this week's Top 50 is at No21 for Taylor Swift with 'Bad Blood', the original version of which appears on her fifth album '1989', but the new single version features guest vocals from Kendrick Lamar.

Nathan Carter's 'Beautiful Life' holds on to the Album Chart top spot for a second week, despite an avalanche of new entries in the Top 20.  The highest of these is at No2 for The Killers' front-man Brandon Flowers with his second solo release 'The Desired Effect' - one place ahead of the No3 debut for his first solo album 'Flamingo' five years ago.  Just behind at No3, Dublin's Fight Like Apes maintain their 100% hit-rate, with all three of their albums landing in the Irish Top 10 - 'Mystery Of The Golden Medallion' made No9 in 2008 and 'The Body Of Christ & The Legs Of Tina Turner' reached No3 in 2010.  Paul Weller's 12th solo studio release 'Saturns Pattern' arrives at No9, an improvement on the No18 peak for previous release 'Sonik Kicks' in 2012, while the re-formed Faith No More debut at No10 with 'Sol Invictus'.  This is their first new material since 1997 when their sixth studio release 'Album Of The Year' reached No20.  Also new to the Top 20 this week are...The Eskies at No12 with 'After The Sherry Went Round', Twenty One Pilots with 'Blurryface' at No14, Ray Lynam's 'Essential' compilation at No17 (up from No36), The Kilkennys at No18 with 'The Colour Of Freedom' and finally Hot Chip at No19 with 'Why Make Sense?'.  This is a first ever appearance in the Irish Album Chart for all five artists except Hot Chip, for whom it's a fourth consecutive Top 20 album


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