The Traveling Wilburys have a second week at No1 on the Album Chart, holding on to a comfortable lead over fellow-Fathers Day-favourites The Police at No2, up from No3 last week.
This week’s highest new entry comes in at No5 for the White Stripes with their sixth album ‘Icky Thump’: their three early albums never charted in Ireland, but their breakthrough fourth album ‘Elephant’ debuted and peaked at No3 in 2003 and their fifth album ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ performed a similar feat in 2005. Bell X1 debut one place behind at No6 with their independently-released ‘Tour De Flock – Live At The Point’, their fourth Top 30 album in Ireland and second best behind ‘Flock’ which came in at No1 in October 2005. Rihanna and Jay-Z take a fifth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Umbrella’, leading a Top 3 unchanged from last week, with Hellogoodbye ‘Here (In Your Arms)’ at No2 and Akon ‘Don’t Matter’ at No3. Enrique Iglesias continues to climb with ‘Do You Know?’, up from No6 to No4, one place ahead of Gym Class Heroes ‘Cupid’s Chokehold’ which slips from No4 to No5. With the growing influence of downloads on the chart, high new entries in the Top 40 are becoming increasingly rare – and this week is no exception: there are no new entries in the Top 10 for a fifth consecutive week. Fergie has this week’s highest Top 40 debut at No14 with download-only ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, just ahead of Chemical Brothers ‘Do It Again’ new at No16 – their eleventh Irish Top 30 single over a period of eleven years.