Beyoncé climbs from download-only No20 last week to No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘Irreplaceable’ – her eighth solo Top 30 hit and her second solo No1 after 2003’s ‘Crazy In Love’.
Cascada slips to No2 after 3 months in the Top 10 with ‘Everytime We Touch’, one place ahead of P Diddy & Nicole Scherzinger who climb for a fourth consecutive week, up from No5 to No3. Holland’s Fedde Le Grand has this week’s highest new entry at No5 with ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’, and debuts at No1 on this week’s Dance Chart. Highest Climber honours go to Girls Aloud, up 40 places from No48 to No8 with their 13th Irish Top 20 single ‘Something Kinda Ooooh’: ten of the thirteen hits have made the Top 10, but only their debut ‘Sound Of The Underground’ made it all the way to the top. Despite a throng of strong new entries in this week’s Album Chart (six in the Top 20), The Killers hold on to the No1 spot for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Sam’s Town’. Robbie Williams leads the pack of new entries at No2 with his ninth album ‘Rudebox’: his debut album ‘Life Thru A Lens’ peaked at No4 and the next seven all debuted at No1 except 2003’s ‘Live At Knebworth’, which came in at No2. Snow Patrol and Razorlight drop one place to No3 and No4 respectively, just ahead of My Chemical Romance who have the next new entry at No5 with their 3rd studio album ‘The Black Parade’ – a significant improvement on their previous best, No36 for ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’ in June 2005.