After debuting at No11 two weeks ago and jumping to No2 last week, Duffy climbs to the top of the Singles Chart this week with ‘Mercy’. However, U2, Kila, The Dubliners and ‘A Band of Bowsies’ have this week’s top-selling download with their charity collaboration ‘The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew’, coming close to debuting at No1 on the main Singles Chart ahead of the official physical release today (Fri 29th).
Following their success at The Oscars, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova leap from No15 to No3 with ‘Falling Slowly’ – the winner in the ‘Best Original Song’ category from the ‘Once’ soundtrack. In the face of such fierce competition, Basshunter slips to No4 after five weeks at No1 with ‘Now You’re Gone’, one place ahead of Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’, down from No3 to No5. Luan Parle has the next new entry with downloads of ‘Ghost’ at No10, her fourth hit single in Ireland and the highest-charting to date. The ‘Oscars-effect’ drives Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova to the top of the Album Chart this week with their ‘Once’ soundtrack, up from No3 last week. This is the first soundtrack album to top this chart since James Horner’s ‘Titanic’ ten years ago. Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ dips to No2 after one week on top and Michael Jackson’s re-issued ‘Thriller 25’ drops from No2 to No3. Goldfrapp have this week’s highest new entry at No9 with their fourth album ‘Seventh Tree’ – matching the No9 debut for their previous album ‘Supernature’ in August 2005.