Sweet Success For Monkeys’ Humbug


Three and a half years ago their first album landed at No1 and in the process broke all the sales records for a debut release. Two years ago the follow-up album repeated the chart feat, spending three weeks on top and this week Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys make it three out of three with ‘Humbug’ taking the Irish Album Chart crown, ahead of The Script who drop to No2.

With two singles in the Top 20, (‘Sexy Chick’ & ‘When Love Takes Over’), David Guetta has the next new entry at No3 with ‘One Love’, his fourth album and the first to make the Irish chart.. Florence & The Machine slip two places to No4 with ‘Lungs’, one place ahead of Black Eyed Peas ‘The E.N.D.’ at No5. Industry debut at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with their second release ‘Burn’, repeating the formula that took ‘My Baby’s Waiting’ to No1 back in June – a string of gigs at record stores around the country. Black Eyed Peas drop to No2 after six weeks at No1 with ‘I Gotta Feeling’, ahead of David Guetta & Akon, steady at No3 with ‘Sexy Chick’, and Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West whose ‘Run This Town’ is also a non-mover at No4. Dizzee Rascal has the next new entry at No5 with ‘Holiday’, his third Irish hit following ‘Dance Wiv Me’ and ‘Bonkers’ which reached No5 and No3 respectively.

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