Exactly a year after its initial release The Script’s self titled album returns to the top of the Album chart this week, having previously had 5 weeks at No1 last summer. This ends Michael Jackson’s six week reign at No1 as ‘The Essential’ drops a place to No2. Florence & The Machine’s ‘Lungs’ holds firm at No3 for a second week while Black Eyed Peas climb a place from last week’s No5 to No4 – achieving their highest position for ‘The E.N.D.’ in this chart to date.
The Stone Roses have the highest entry into the Top 20 this week as their 1989 debut album – ‘The Stone Roses’ – gets a new lease of life in the form of various 20th Anniversary Editions and re-enters the Chart at No14. This week’s Singles Chart sees very little movement in the Top 10 as Black Eyed Peas hold onto the No1 position for a fifth week with ‘I Gotta Feeling’ - matching the other two longest running occupiers of the top spot this year – Lady Gaga’s ‘Just Dance’ and Tinchy Stryder’s ‘Number 1’, both of which also achieved 5 weeks at No1. Tinchy Stryders follow up single, ‘Never Leave You’ holds steady at No 2 while Mr Hudson & Kanye West’s ‘Supernova’ is also a non-mover at No3. Beyoncé continues to move in the right direction as ‘Sweet Dreams’ moves up three places from No7 to No4 while Pitbull also climbs a place with ‘I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)’, moving from No6 to No5. Calvin Harris is this week’s highest new entry , coming into the Chart at No9 with ‘Ready For The Weekend’ – the second single to be taken from next week’s Album release of the same name.