The Killers debut at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with their second album ‘Sam’s Town’ with the highest weekly sales tally of any album so far this year (ahead of previous best Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Stadium Arcadium’). Their first album ‘Hot Fuss’ entered the chart at No52 in June 2004 and went on to spend 11 weeks at No1 last year.
The Scissor Sisters ‘Ta-Dah’ slips to No2 after two weeks on top, ahead of this week’s second new entry - Evanescence at No3 with their second studio album ‘The Open Door’. Their first album ‘Fallen’ took nearly a year to reach the same position in January 2004. Snow Patrol drop out of the Top 3 for the first time in 10 weeks, down to No4 with ‘Eyes Open’ and one place ahead of The Frames ‘The Cost’, down from No2 to No5. Cascada holds at the top of the Singles Chart with ‘Everytime We Touch’ - her fourth week at No1, broken in the middle for 4 weeks by Justin Timberlake’s ‘Sexyback’ which is now sitting at No3. P Diddy (with Nicole Scherzinger from Pussycat Dolls) is this week’s highest climber, up from download-only No39 last week to No8 this week with ‘Come To Me’. Only 2 of his previous singles have fared better in Ireland: ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ (with Faith Evans) reached No1 in 1997 and ‘Come With Me’ (with Jimmy Page) reached No2 in 1998. This week’s highest new entry is at No20 for Cork’s The Frank And Walters with ‘Miles And Miles’ – their first Irish hit single since ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’ reached No28 in 1993.