In his third week in the Singles Chart Kid Rock takes his ‘All Summer Long’ to the Top of the Chart up from last week’s No2. By far his best ever showing in the Irish Chart – only ‘American Bad Ass’ back in 2000 entered the Top 30 – at No 30.
Basshunter slips a place from No1 to No2 with ‘All I Ever Wanted’ while Jordin Spark’s ‘No Air’ holds steady at No3. This week’s highest new entry is awarded to Dublin’s The Script who enter the Chart at No9 with their second single ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’. Their first single released earlier in the year – ‘We Cry’ – entered the Chart at No18 and peaked at No9. The Top 3 on this week’s Album Chart remain unchanged as Coldplay stay firmly entrenched at the top – the sixth week at No1 for ‘Viva La Vida’ – not since Snow Patrol dominated the Album Chart for the first two months of 2007 with ‘Eyes Open’ has anyone else managed at least 6 consecutive weeks at No1. Basshunter hold onto the No2 spot with ‘Now You’re Gone – The Album’ and Chris Brown’s ‘Exclusive’ digs in at No3. The success of Mamma Mia continues to work it’s magic for Abba as their old greatest hits package – ‘Gold’ – continues its climb up the Chart from No9 to No6. U2 also see old releases re-entering the Chart as their first three albums are remastered and all enter the Top 20: ‘Boy’ at No13, ‘War’ at No16 and ‘October’ at No17.