The Pussycat Dolls (feat. Busta Rhymes) crash in at No1 on the Singles Chart with their debut ‘Don’t Cha’, as Daniel Powter’s ‘Bad Day’ slips to No3 after three weeks at the top.
Rihanna climbs back to No2 from No3 with ‘Pon De Replay’ and Jessica Simpson marches in the opposite direction with ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’, down from No2 to No4. Mylo has the next new entry at No5 with ‘Doctor Pressure’ – a mash up of his 2004 hit ‘Drop the Pressure’ and Miami Sound Machine’s 1984 hit ‘Dr Beat’, giving him his first Top 20 single in Ireland. Likewise, John Spillane has his biggest hit to-date with ‘Dunnes Stores Girl’ new at No6. Two further new entries complete the shake-up in this week’s Top 10: Faithless at No8 with ‘Insomnia 2005’ and Coldplay at No10 with ‘Fix You’. James Blunt has an eleventh consecutive week at No1 on the Albums Chart: he’s now beaten The Beatles’ ten week reign at the top with ‘1’ in 2000/2001 and he’s chasing Alanis Morrisette’s 1996 record of 17 consecutive weeks at the top. Kanye West holds at No2 for a second week with ‘Late Registration’, just ahead of Coldplay at No3 with ‘X&Y’, up from No4 last week. Dublin quintet The Chalets overcome heavyweight competition from The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan to claim this week’s highest new entry at No15 with their debut album ‘Check In’.