After just one week at the top of the Singles Chart, U2 and Green Day slip to No2 with ‘The Saints Are Coming’ swapping places with Westlife who claim their 13th Irish Number One with ‘The Rose’.
Akon (feat. Eminem) climbs from No26 to No3 with ‘Smack That’, his fourth Irish Top 20 single, nudging Beyoncé’s ‘Irreplaceable’ down from No3 to No4. Justin Timberlake (feat. T.I.) climbs from No16 to No5 with ‘My Love’, ahead of this week’s highest new entry – Christina Aguilera’s ‘Hurt’ at No6. All 15 of her singles have now made the Top 20, including 3 Number Ones (Lady Marmalade, Dirrty and Beautiful). Finally, Take That return to the Singles Chart after a ten year absence with ‘Patience’ which debuts at No12 on the strength of downloads, ahead of physical release today (17th November). Mario Rosenstock climbs to the top of the Album Chart with ‘Gift Grub Vol 7’, up one place from last week’s No2 debut and matching his previous album ‘Gift Grub 6’ which spent four weeks at No1 in November 2005. Damien Rice drops to No2 with ‘9’ after one week on top, ahead of this week’s highest new entry: George Michael’s ‘Twenty Five’, a compilation spanning his 25 year career. His previous greatest hits compilation ‘Ladies & Gentlemen – The Best Of’ debuted at No2 in December 1998 and went on to spend three weeks at No1 over the Christmas period. There are two more new entries in this week’s Top 10: ‘Doctor’s Advocate’, The Game’s follow-up to last year’s ‘The Documentary’ at No8 and Tenacious D’s second album ‘The Pick Of Destiny’ at No10.