Akon has a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Lonely’, chased this week at No2 by new entry ‘Axel F’ by Crazy Frog – the Jamster ring-tone and the Harold Faltermeyer 1980’s ‘Beverley Hills Cop’ theme merged by German production team Bass Bumpers.
Tony Christie’s ‘Amarillo’ drops one place to No3 and Donna & Joe fall to No4 with Eurovision disappointment ‘Love’. Gwen Stefani has the next new entry at No5 with ‘ Hollaback Girl’, the third single from ‘Love. Angel. Music. Baby’ – both previous singles reached No2 in the chart earlier this year. 2 more new releases make this week’s Top 20: ‘1 Thing’ at No10 by latest US R&B sensation Amerie and Coldplay’s ‘Speed of Sound’ at No12, the lead single from their forthcoming ‘X&Y’ album. Faithless hold for a second week at No1 on the Albums Chart with ‘Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits’, increasing their sales by 15% on the previous week and seeing off the challenge from a trio of new entries in the Top 10. Cartoon quartet Gorillaz come in at No2 with their second album ‘Demon Days’ (their eponymous first album debuted at No12 in April 2001, then climbed to No6). Audioslave enter at No3 with ‘Out Of Exile’, well ahead of their first album which debuted at No41 and peaked at No21 in April 2003. Finally, Australian country star Keith Urban makes his Irish chart debut at No7 with ‘Days Go By’, no doubt aided by his appearance on 'The Late Late Show' on Friday.