Slim Pickings


After debuting on the Album Chart at No5 last week, Fatboy Slim climbs to the top this week with his greatest hits package ‘Why Try Harder’, his second Irish No1 seven years after 1999’s ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’.

Shakira has a second week at No2 with ‘Oral Fixation Vol 2’, ahead of Sandi Thom’s ‘Smile…It Confuses People’ which falls to No3 after one week at the top. In a quiet week for new releases, Welsh rockers Lostprophets have this week’s highest new entry at No30 with their third album ‘Liberation Transmission’ - an improvement on the No61 debut for their previous release ‘Start Something’ in February 2004. Shakira makes it three weeks in a row at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ - and for a third week the Top 3 remains unchanged, with Sandi Thom’s ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)’ at No2 and Nelly Furtado’s ‘Maneater’ at No3. Pussycat Dolls register their fourth Irish hit in less than a year with ‘Buttons’ at No4: ‘Don’t Cha’ spent 4 weeks at No1 last summer, and ‘Stick Wit U’ and ‘Beep’ both made it to No2. Ne-Yo has the next new entry at No8 with ‘Sexy Love’, his follow-up to his debut single ‘So Sick’ which reached No2 and spent 8 weeks in the Top 10 earlier this year.

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