Sharon Shannon & Mundy hold on to the top spot on the Singles Chart for a third week with ‘The Galway Girl’, fending off competition from Madonna & Justin Timberlake’s ‘4 Minutes’ which climbs from last week’s No4 to No2 with the release of the physical formats. This is the first Madonna single to climb this high in the Chart since ‘Hung Up’, which reached No2 in November 2005.
The Top 10 sees two newcomers this week, the highest of which is Ireland’s Eurovision hopeful Dustin The Turkey at No5 with ‘Irelande Douze Points’. Since Dustin first appeared in the Charts back in 1990 with his Zig & Zag collaboration ‘Christmas No 1’ , seven of his previous eight releases have made the No1 spot - the last being in 2002 when he joined the Irish World Cup Squad for ‘Here Come The Good Times’. The second new entry is claimed by Dublin based Amy Martin who came to the public’s attention when she starred in TV3’s ‘Diary Of A Rising Star’: her debut single ‘Got Ur Number’ enters the Chart at No9. Mary Black continues her reign at No1 on the Album Chart for another week with ‘25 Years – 25 Songs’, her fifth week at the top. In a lean week for new releases, this week’s highest new entry is from the Last Shadow Puppets whose debut album ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ enters the Chart at No2. This collaboration between the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Miles Kane from The Rascals gives the Rascals frontman his first appearance in the Irish Charts. The Kooks ‘Konk’ completes the trio at the top of the Chart, dropping one place from last week’s No2 to No3.