Last October Taylor Swift debuted at No1 on the Irish Album Chart with her fifth album '1989' and since then she's never dipped lower than No9. This week '1989' returns to the top spot on the back of her two sold-out nights at Dublin's 3Arena.
Florence + The Machine dip to No2 after three weeks at No1, while Kodaline also reap the benefits of summer gigs - 'Coming Up For Air' climbs from No4 to No3 and 'In A Perfect World' jumps from No13 to No7 following their shows in Cork and Dublin. The Frames have this week's highest new entry at No8 with 'Longitude', a collection of songs from the band's twenty-five years. The second of three new entries in this week's Top 40 is at No17 for Neil Young with 'The Monsanto Years', his 36th studio album and 13th this century. Remarkably all thirteen have made the Irish Top 40. The third and final new entry is for British folk veteran Richard Thompson with 'Still' at No26 - way ahead of his previous best on this chart, No67 for 'Electric' in 2013.
Lost Frequencies manage to break Major Lazer and Omi's five-week stranglehold on the top two places of the Singles Chart, climbing from No3 to No2 with 'Are You With Me', but they narrowly fail to topple Major Lazer's 'Lean On' from the No1 spot. Meanwhile Flo Rida continues to make giant strides with 'I Don't Like It, I Love It', up to No10 from No24 having climbed 83-64-40-24 over the past four weeks. Rita Ora claims this week's sole new entry in the Top 40 at No21 with 'Poison' - her sixth Irish hit single (as lead artist) including 'How We Do (Party)' which spent a week at the summit three years ago.