In the week that he is due to play Dublin as part of his European tour Billy Joel moves up the Album Chart to take the No1 spot with his re-released greatest hits album – ‘Piano Man’. Razorlight hold onto No2 with their self-titled album ‘Razlorlight’ as Johnny Cash’s ‘American V: A Hundred Highways’ drops to No3. In a very quiet week for new releases Pharrell achieves the highest new entry as ‘In My Mind’ enters the Chart at No21.
Shakira’s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ holds firmly onto the top of the Singles Chart this week giving her a 7th consecutive week at No1 – matching the achievements of both Shayne Ward’s ‘That’s My Goal’ and Gnarls Barkleys ‘Crazy’ who also had 7 consecutive weeks at the top. ( ‘Crazy’ did however go back to No1 for an 8th week after a break) Having so many releases holding onto the No1 position for so long has meant that in the seven months of 2006 there have only been 6 different No1’s – the lowest number since the Charts began. Rihanna holds on at No2 with ‘Unfaithful’ whilst Nelly Furtado’s ‘Maneater’ is also a non-mover at No3. Irish Indie band Aftermath are this week’s highest new entry debuting at No 11 with ‘One Is Fun/Are You Not?’.