Arctic Monkeys have a third week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’, matching the 3-week residency at the top for ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not’ last year.
Cascada and Avril Lavigne are non-movers at No2 and No3 respectively, ahead of this week’s highest new entry at No4: Manic Street Preachers ‘Send Away The Tigers’. This is their eighth studio album, and their highest-charting since ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, which spent 4 weeks at No1 in 1998. Their only other Top 10 albums so far are 2001’s ‘Know Your Enemy’ (No5) and 2002’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No7). Fourteen years after her appropriately titled debut solo album ‘Debut’ entered the chart at No9, Björk has this week’s second new entry at No10 with ‘Volta’, her 6th studio album and third Top 10 album in Ireland, following the aforementioned ‘Debut’ and its follow-up ‘Post ‘ which reached No10 in 1995. After three weeks at No2 on the Singles Chart, Avril Lavigne returns to the top this week with ‘Girlfriend’ – her most successful single in Ireland to date, eclipsing ‘Complicated’ which spent two weeks at No1 in 2003. Timbaland climbs one place to No2 with ‘Give It To Me’, ahead of Akon who leaps from No13 to No3 with the CD release of ‘Don’t Matter’. McFly maintain their 100% hit-rate with this week’s highest new entry ‘Baby’s Coming Back’ at No16. Their twelve singles have all made the Top 30, but only 3 have made the Top10 – including ‘All About You/You’ve Got A Friend’ which reached No1 in March 2005.