After debuting at No1 on the Singles Chart four weeks ago, Shayne Ward continues his run at the top this week with ‘If That’s OK With You’, denying Sugababes a second Irish No1 single (after 2005’s ‘Push The Button’). ‘About You Now’ joins three other Sugababes singles which peaked at No2: ‘Freak Like Me’, ‘Round Round’ and ‘Hole In The Head’.
Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse leap from No11 to No3 with the CD and vinyl release of ‘Valerie’, the first time either artist has appeared on the Irish Singles Chart Top 10 despite massive success on the Album Chart. Proving that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, Britney Spears has this week’s highest new entry at No9 with downloads of ‘Gimme More’, the lead track from her upcoming fifth studio album ‘Blackout’. Bruce Springsteen makes it three weeks at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Magic’, matching ‘Devils and Dust’ which spent three weeks at the top in April 2005. Michael Bublé has a second week at No2 with ‘Call Me Irresponsible’, ahead of R.E.M. ‘Live’ – this week’s highest new entry at No3 and their first new offering since ‘Around The Sun’ which debuted at No1 three years ago. Matchbox Twenty have the next new entry at No9 with their greatest hits collection ‘Exile On Mainstream’ – all three of their studio albums have made the Top 20, but none have breached the Top 10. Stereophonics have the third and final Top 20 new entry with their sixth studio album ‘Pull The Pin’, a disappointing start compared with their three previous albums which all debuted at No1.