Rihanna climbs from No5 to the top of the Singles Chart this week with ‘Take A Bow’ – her first No1 Single since her massive 2007 hit ‘Umbrella’. Her hit-rate is really impressive: six of her nine singles have made the Top 5 and eight have reached the Top 10.
The Ting Tings hold steady at No2 with ‘That’s Not My Name’ while Madonna and Justin’s ‘4 Minutes’ slips back to No3 after one week on top. Despite his failed Eurovision bid this week, Dustin halts his downward slide as ‘Ireland Douze Points’ re-enters the Top 10 at No8 from last week’s No11. With the best selling single of the year so far under her belt, Sharon Shannon finally gets her first Irish No1 Album this week with her hits collection ‘The Galway Girl – The Best Of’ which climbs to the summit after two weeks at No2. Having previously clocked up Top 5 hits with 2000’s ‘Diamond Mountain Sessions’ and 2003’s ‘Libertango’, which both reached No4, and a No2 position for her last hits compilation ‘The Collection 1990-2005’, the top spot has until now remained elusive. Christie Hennessy’s ‘The Two Of Us’ drops a place to No2 while the No3 spot is occupied by this week’s highest new entry – Salford duo The Ting Tings debut album ‘We Started Nothing’. As he embarks on the Dublin leg of his World Tour, Bruce Springsteen sees two albums re-enter the Top 20 as ‘Magic’ climbs from No36 to No10 and ‘Greatest Hits’ moves from No34 to No12.