Pink debuts at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘So What’, the first release from her forthcoming ‘Funhouse’ album. This is her 17th hit single in Ireland over eight years, and the third to hit the top spot following ‘Get The Party Started’ and ‘Lady Marmalade’ (with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mya).
The Kings Of Leon drop to No2 after two weeks at No1 with ‘Sex On Fire’, but maintain a healthy lead over this week’s next new entry for T.I. and Rihanna’s ‘Live Your Life’ at No3. Boyzone have the third Top 10 new entry at No6 with ‘Love You Anyway’, returning to the charts after a nine year break. Between 1994 and 1999 they registered 17 hits, all of which made the Top 3 including eight No1’s. In the same year that Boyzone had their first hit with ‘Working My Way Back To You’ (1994), Oasis also made their first impact on the Irish Charts with ‘Live Forever’ which reached No17 – and they too have a new entry in this week’s chart with ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ at No12. Unlike Boyzone, they haven’t had a mid-career break and this is their 26th hit single in Ireland. Despite losing their Singles crown, Kings Of Leon hold for a second week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Only By The Night’, selling more than three times as many as the nearest challenger – Rihanna’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ at No2. In a fairly static Top 10, Dublin outfit Fight Like Apes have this week’s highest new entry at No9 with their debut album ‘Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion’. Just behind them at No10, boy soprano Andrew Johnston has the next new entry with ‘One Voice’, his first release since coming third in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.