Radiohead debut at No1 on the Album Chart with their ‘Best Of’ compilation, their sixth consecutive No1 album in Ireland since 1997 when ‘OK Computer’ gave them their first, and their second chart-topper of 2008, following ‘In Rainbows’ which debuted at the top in the first week of the year.
Sharon Shannon slips to No2 after two weeks at the top with ‘The Galway Girl – The Best Of’, ahead of Scooter who hold at No3 with ‘Jumping All Over The World’. Paul Weller has the next new entry at No6 with ‘22 Dreams’, his fourth solo Top 10 album: 2004’s ‘Studio 51’ made No5, while earlier albums ‘Heavy Soul’ and ‘Stanley Road’ both made No7. Rihanna returns to the Top 10 after a 12-week break, with the release of the new ‘Reloaded’ version of ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ - a No1 for her back in January. The top of the Singles Chart has a familiar look to it, with Rihanna taking a third week at No1 with ‘Take A Bow’, Ting Tings holding at No2 for a fourth week with ‘That’s Not My Name’ and Usher steady at No3 with ‘Love In This Club’. Mint Royale break the deadlock with a new entry at No5 - ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, popularised recently by ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner George Samson as his signature tune and prior to that as the theme to Volkswagen’s 2005 GTi ad.