Andy Abraham capitalises on this week’s run-up to Mothers Day, entering the Albums Chart at No1 with his debut album ‘The Impossible Dream’. Eventually coming second to Shayne Ward in the recent series of X Factor, he trounces his other fellow-finalists Journey South, who come in at No25 this week with their self-titled debut.
In a very close tussle at the top of the chart, Corinne Bailey Rae settles for a third week at No2 – with a 38% increase in sales she ends up less than 100 sales behind Andy Abraham and just over 100 sales ahead of Johnny Cash ‘Ring Of Fire’ at No3. ‘The Essential Finbar Wright’ is this week’s next new entry at No5, a compilation of the Cork singer’s solo work before he joined Ronan Tynan and Anthony Kearns in The Irish Tenors. Pat Shortt makes it five consecutive weeks at the top of the Singles Chart with ‘Jumbo Breakfast Roll’, ahead of Pussycat Dolls who have a fourth week at No2 with ‘Beep’. Black Eyed Peas climb one place to No3 with ‘Pump It’ and likewise Bow Wow climbs one place from No5 to No4 with ‘Like You’. Pink has this week’s highest new entry at No5 with ‘Stupid Girls’, her 13th Top 30 single in Ireland over 6 years and her first since ‘Last To Know’ made No23 in April 2004. US R&B sensation Ne-Yo has this week’s third and final Top 10 new entry with ‘So Sick’ at No6.