Gnarls Barkley (aka Danger Mouse & Cee-lo) finally breaks Pat Shortt’s 6-week stranglehold at the top of the Singles Chart as ‘Crazy’ debuts at No1, knocking ‘Jumbo Breakfast Roll’ down to No2.
Ne-Yo slips one place from No2 to No3 with ‘So Sick’, ahead of Mary J. Blige & U2 who are new at No4 with their re-working of ‘One’, originally a No1 hit for U2 back in March 1992. This is MJB’s highest chart position to-date in Ireland, one place ahead of her previous best - No5 for ‘Family Affair’ in September 2001. Massive Attack end up on top of the Album Chart this week after probably the closest three-way tussle ever recorded – the top three are separated by just 68 sales. Andy Abraham drops to No2 after 2 weeks at the top, and Morrissey is new at No3 with his eighth solo studio album ‘Ringleader Of the Tormentors’, matching the No3 debut of his last album ‘You Are The Quarry’ two years ago. The Flaming Lips have the next new entry at No6 with ‘At War With The Mystics’, a personal best for them in Ireland ahead of the No9 peak for their previous album ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ in July 2002.