Leona Lewis has an eighth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Bleeding Love’, matching Rihanna’s 8 weeks for ‘Umbrella’, but overtaking Rihanna in terms of sales.
Shayne Ward and Timbaland hold steady for a third week at No2 and No3 respectively, ahead of The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Fairytale Of New York’, up from No8 to No4. Cascada has this week’s highest new entry at No6 with ‘What Hurts The Most’, her fifth Top 20 single in Ireland and the first from her second album ‘Perfect Day’. There are two very different high climbers on this week’s chart: Brendan Grace returns to the Top10 after a 26 year break, up to No7 from last week’s No22 with ‘The Safe Cross Code’ (‘Bottler On CB’ made it to No7 back in July 1981) and newcomer Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em climbs from No21 to No10 with his debut single ‘Crank That’, a No1 single in his native USA. With less that 500 sales separating the Top 3 Albums, Shayne Ward holds at No1 for a third week with ‘Breathless’, fending off the challenge from Leona Lewis ‘Spirit’ at No2 and Garth Brooks ‘The Ultimate Hits’ at No3. Westlife take a fourth week at No4 with ‘Back Home’, one place ahead of Michael Bublé at No5 with ‘Call Me Irresponsible’, up from No13. After debuting at No16 four weeks ago, Andrea Bocelli finally breaks into the Top 10 this week with ‘Vivere – The Best Of’ up to No8.