After two weeks at No2 on the Singles Chart, Californian singer-songwriter Katy Perry climbs to the top this week with downloads of ‘I Kissed A Girl’, a week ahead of the single’s release on CD.
Kid Rock slips to No2 after four weeks at No1 with ‘All Summer Long’, ahead of three non-movers: The Script, Rihanna and Jordin Sparks. Following his death on Saturday 16th August, ‘The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew’ re-enters the chart at No19 this week. The charity single, which spent two weeks at No1 back in March this year, features U2, Kila, The Dubliners and a host of other Irish musicians paying tribute to the legend. The Script take a second week at No1 on the Album Chart this week with their eponymous debut album, heading a Top3 unchanged from last week: Abba’s ‘Gold’ holds at No2 and Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ holds at No3. ‘The Best Of Ronnie Drew’ is unsurprisingly this week’s highest climber, returning to the Top 40 at No24 – well ahead of the album’s previous peak at No37 last December. Similarly, there’s a re-entry for ‘The Definitive Dubliners’ at No50 – a Top 10 album when released back in 2001.