Mary Black takes a second week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘25 Years – 25 Songs’, maintaining a slender lead over Duffy’s ‘Rockferry’ at No2.
In an unchanged Top 4, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova hold at No3 and Amy Winehouse holds at No4. Las Vegas rockers Panic At the Disco have this week’s highest new entry at No7 with their second album ‘Pretty. Odd.’ - quite an achievement given their debut album ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ peaked at No59 in April 2006 and until this week none of their four singles had breached the Top 40 (‘Nine In The Afternoon’ enters the Singles Chart at No39 today). Chris Brown has the only other major mover in this week’s Top 20 with ‘Exclusive’, up from No30 to No11 and benefiting from the success of his current single ‘With You’. Despite the decline of the CD format and the rise of downloads, this week’s Top 3 singles all see a surge in sales as a result of the physical release. Flo Rida climbs from No7 to No1 with ‘Low’, Estelle & Kanye West jump from No8 to No2 with ‘American Boy’ and Chris Brown’s ‘With You’ leaps from No14 to No3. Duffy’s ‘Mercy’ slips from No1 to No4, ahead of Mundy & Sharon Shannon’s ‘Galway Girl’, down from No2 to No5. Madonna & Justin Timberlake have this week’s highest climber with downloads of ‘4 Minutes’, up 24 places from No33 to No9, and Britney Spears manages a 21 place climb from No37 to No16 with ‘Break The Ice’.