Pop quartet Industry takes an unusual route to the top of this week’s Singles Chart: a string of daily performances in record shops around the country has generated enough CD sales to take their independent debut release ‘My Baby’s Waiting’ straight to No1.
David Guetta & Kelly Rowland’s ‘When Love Takes Over’ slips to No2 after just one week on top (despite sales increasing 3% since last week and topping the Download Chart), and Keri Hilson drops from No2 to No3 with ‘Knock You Down’ (feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo). Cascada soars from No37 to No8 with this week’s highest climber ‘Evacuate the Dancefloor’ – her sixth Irish hit single and a return to chart form following her previous release ‘Because The Night’ which failed to breach the Top 50 last summer. Two further new entries make this week’s Top 10: Jordin Sparks’ ‘Battlefield’ at No9 and La Roux’s ‘Bulletproof’ at No10 – the second single for both women with ‘No Air’ reaching No2 and ‘In For The Kill’ peaking at No13. Imelda May has a second week at No1 with ‘Love Tattoo’ still ahead of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s ‘Greatest Hits’ which holds at No2. The Script climb back up from No8 to No3 and former No1 Paolo Nutini slips back to No4. In another quiet week for new entries, the highest is at No24 for Soviet-American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor with her fifth album ‘Far’. Her previous album ‘Begin To Hope’ was her breakthrough release, reaching No22 two years ago. Finally, Gossip have the next new entry at No27 with ‘Music For Men’, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2006’s ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’.