Snow Patrol hold at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Eyes Open’ for a third consecutive week and a seventh week in total since release. Razorlight mount a serious challenge, but their self-titled second album falls short of the top spot by less than a hundred sales and they stick at No2 for a second week.
Dundee’s The View have this week’s highest new entry at No3 for their debut album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’, shunting Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black’ back to No4 from No3 last week. Damon Albarn and friends have the next new entry at No5 with ‘The Good, The Bad & The Queen’. This doesn’t quite match the most recent Blur album ‘Think Tank’ (No3 in May 2003) or Gorillaz latest ‘Demon Days’ (No2 in May 2005), but it’s good enough to give Damon Albarn his fifth Top 10 album of the decade in Ireland. Leona’s residency at the top of the Singles Chart continues for a sixth week for ‘A Moment Like This’, but challengers are stirring below: Just Jack climbs from No4 to No2 with ‘Starz In Their Eyes’, JoJo climbs from No6 to No3 with ‘Too Little Too Late’ and Mika moves up from No9 to No5 with ‘Grace Kelly’, which is this week’s most downloaded song. This week’s highest new entry is at No13 for Mason vs Princess Superstar ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’, giving Ministry of Sound an impressive 5 placings in this week’s Top 40 – Eric Prydz, Fedde le Grand, Booty Luv and Sharam complete the quintet.