Imelda Makes Her Mark


Imelda May’s ‘Love Tattoo’ is this week’s best-selling album, climbing five places from No6 to No1. Since debuting at No7 five months ago, the album has never dipped lower than No12 but this week sails past the previous peak of No4 two weeks ago. In the process she becomes the first Irish female solo artist to top this chart with an album of new material since Mary Black with ‘Circus’ way back in August 1995.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s ‘Greatest Hits’ climbs one place to No2 after debuting at No3 last week, one place ahead of Paolo Nutini’s ‘Sunny Side Up’ down to No3 after a week on top. There are two new entries in this week’s Top 10: Jonas Brothers at No6 with their fourth album release in Ireland in less than 12 months ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’ and Michael Bublé at No9 with his CD/DVD live set ‘Meets Madison Square Garden’. David Guetta & Kelly Rowland climb 35 places from No36 to No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘When Love Takes Over’ – last week’s lowly debut due to a rush-release and just one day’s sales in the chart. This is Guetta’s third Irish hit single: ‘Love Don’t Let Me Go’ made No12 in 2006 and ‘Love Is Gone’ made No21 in 2007. Keri Hilson debuts at No2 with downloads of ‘Knock You Down’ (feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo), her sixth appearance on the Irish Singles Chart, although she was a ‘featured artist’ on four of the previous five. The Veronicas slip to No3 after just one week on top with ‘Untouched’, ahead of Tinchy Strider, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas. Take That have the second new entry in the Top 30 with ‘Said It All’ at No17, but their previous singles also get a boost from Saturday’s Croke Park show: ‘Rule The World’ re-enters at No27, ‘Greatest Day’ is back in at No35, ‘Shine’ resurfaces at No41 and finally ‘Patience’ returns to the chart at No48.

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