Shakira (feat. Wyclef Jean) has a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Hips Don’t Lie’, heading a Top 10 which is virtually unchanged from last week.
Sandi Thom’s ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)’ is at No2, Nelly Furtado’s ‘Maneater’ is at No3 and Infernal’s ‘From Paris To Berlin’ is at No3. This week’s highest new entry comes from Sergio Mendes & Black Eyed Peas at No14 with ‘Mas Que Nada’ – a reworking of his 40-year old hit for Nike’s 2006 World Cup ad. Sandi Thom’s ‘Smile…It Confuses People’ climbs one place from No2 to top this week’s Album Chart after debuting at No3 two weeks ago. Shakira rockets from No45 to No2 with ‘Oral Fixation Vol 2’: originally released in March earlier this year, it debuted and peaked at No23, but the release of a new edition which includes her No1 ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and 2 further tracks has given the album a new lease of life. Keane’s ‘Under The Iron Sea’ slips to No3 after debuting at No1 last week, ahead of non-mover Johnny Cash ‘Ring Of Fire – The Legend’ at No4. Fatboy Slim has this week’s highest new entry at No5 with ‘Why Try Harder – The Greatest Hits’, culled from his four studio albums spanning 10 years. 1996’s ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ failed to make the Irish Chart, but in 1999 the follow-up ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ spent 7 weeks at No1. His third album ‘Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars’ came in at No10 in 2000 and peaked at No9 two years later, but the most recent studio album ‘Palookaville’ failed to rise above its No63 debut in 2004.