Cheryl Cole takes a third week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Fight For This Love’, heading a Top 3 with a distinctly X-Factor flavour: last year’s runner-up JLS debut at No2 with ‘Everybody In Love’ and last year’s winner Alexandra Burke holds at No3 with ‘Bad Boys’.
After debuting at No2 last week, Westlife slip to No4 with ‘What About Now’, ahead of Black Eyed Peas who climb one place to No5 with ‘Meet Me Halfway’. Snow Patrol have the second new entry at No6 with ‘Just Say Yes’, their eighth Irish hit and a taster for their forthcoming compilation ‘Up To Now’. Lady Gaga claims her fourth Irish Top 10 single with ‘Bad Romance’ up from No20 to No9: virtually unkown this time last year, she has now racked up six hits in less than twelve months – including the two best-sellers of the year so far, ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Just Dance’.
Michael Bublé maintains a clear lead over the rest of the pack on this week’s Album Chart, with ‘Crazy Love’ taking a third week at No1. He heads a Top 4 unchanged since last week with Cheryl Cole at No2, Saw Doctors at No3 and Alexandra Burke at No4. Foo Fighters have this week’s highest new entry with their ‘Greatest Hits’ at No6 – their first ever compilation, which spans their entire 14 year career. The Foos are new kids on the block compared with their compatriots Bon Jovi who have the next new entry at No7 with ‘The Circle’ - their eleventh studio album in a 25-year career.