Florence Back On Top


After debuting at No1 two weeks ago but losing the top-spot to Muse last week, recently-promoted Glastonbury headliners Florence + The Machine return to No1 this week with 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'.

With Muse's 'Drones' down to No2, the next two positions are occupied by Top 10 perennials - Hozier up four places to No3 and Taylor Swift down one place to No4. The highest new entry of the week is at No11 for veteran singer-songwriter James Taylor with his seventeenth studio album 'Before This World'.  This is only his third appearance on the Irish Chart over the past twenty years - 'The Best Of' reached No9 in 2003 and 'Hourglass' peaked at No13 in 1998.  The Drays claim the next new entry at No21 with their debut release 'Look Away Down Collins Avenue' (No1 on this week's Indie Chart), while Robin Schulz arrives at No29 with his debut 'Prayer'.

There's no change at the top of the Singles Chart this week with Major Lazer taking a second week at the top with 'Lean On', Omi steady at No2 with 'Cheerleader' and Jason Derulo a non-mover at No3 with 'Want To Want Me'.  There are no newcomers in this week's Top 50 but four tracks make double-digit strides in the right direction.  Walk The Moon climb 13 places from No27 to No14 with 'Shut Up And Dance', Natalie La Rose moves up 11 places from No39 to No28 with 'Somebody', Fifth Harmony leap 14 places from No46 to No32 with 'Worth It' but highest climber honours go to Flo Rida who bounds 24 places from No64 to No40 with 'I Don't Like It, I Love It' (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White).

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