Listen Up


With his musical career now spanning 40 years, Christy Moore debuts at No1 on the Album Chart this week with ‘Listen’ - his first studio album since ‘Burning Times’ which made No3 in 2005. His previous live album ‘Live At The Point 2006’, however, did reach the top back in April 2006.

Lady Gaga yo-yo’s back to No2 with ‘The Fame’, ahead of Depeche Mode who have the next new entry at No3 with ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ - a return to chart form for the Basildon boys. Their previous two studio albums ‘Playing The Angel’ and ‘Exciter’ debuted at No15 and No13 respectively, whereas ‘Ultra’ and ‘Songs Of Faith & Devotion’ reached No3 and No4 respectively in the Nineties. Pink’s ‘Funhouse’ returns to the Top 10 this week after a 22-week break, up from No26 to No4 following her Dublin O2 gigs. It’s all change at the top of the Singles Chart this week, with Eminem surging from No25 to No1 with downloads of ‘We Made You’ – his first solo No1 since ‘Lose Yourself’ in 2002, although he featured on Akon’s ‘Smack That’ which reached the top in November 2006. A.R.Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls slip to No2 after two weeks at No1 with ‘Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)’, just ahead of Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’, down from No2 to No3.

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