Basshunter climbs three places from No4 to take this week’s No1 on the Singles Chart with the CD release of ‘All I Ever Wanted’. It’s a second consecutive Irish No1 for Swedish DJ Jonas Erik Altberg performing as Basshunter, following in the successful footsteps of ‘Now You’re Gone’ which spent 5 weeks at No1 earlier this year and is currently the second best selling single of the year so far in Ireland (behind Sharon Shannon & Mundy’s ‘Galway Girl’).
Jordin Sparks (feat. Chris Brown) leaps to No2 with ‘No Air’, again, released on CD this week, ahead of Chris Brown’s solo effort ‘Forever’ which slips from No1 to No3. Kid Rock has this week’s highest new entry at No5 with downloads of ‘All Summer Long’ - eight years after his previous incursion on the Irish Charts with ‘American Bad Ass’ which reached No30 in August 2000. The ‘highest climber’ honours this week go to Dizzee Rascal who bounds 23 places from No32 to No9 with ‘Dance Wiv Me’ - No1 in the UK and his first hit in Ireland. Coldplay make it four weeks in a row at No1 on the Album Chart this week with ‘Viva La Vida’, still ahead of Chris Brown who holds at No2 with ‘Exclusive’. In an unusually stable Top 20, Beck has the highest new entry at No12 with his tenth studio album ‘Modern Guilt’. In terms of chart performance, this is his best ever showing on the Irish Chart: all seven of his previous albums made the Top 75 , but only three made the Top 20 - ‘Odelay’, ‘Sea Change’ and ‘Guero’, which was his previous best, peaking at No15 in 2005.