After debuting last week at No39 on just one day’s sales, Owl City (a.k.a. Adam Young from Minnesota) soars all the way to the top of the Singles Chart this week with ‘Fireflies’, adding Ireland to the impressive list of territories (including USA, Canada, Australia, Netherlands & Denmark) where the song has topped the chart.
Iyaz climbs one place to No2 with ‘Replay’, moving ahead of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ which drops from No1 to No3. It’s another good week for the cast of Glee who have seven songs in the Top 50, but there’s only one other new entry in this week’s Top 30 - JLS at No19 with their third release ‘One Shot’. Their previous two ‘Beat Again’ and ‘Everybody In Love’ reached No3 and No2 respectively last year.
Lady Gaga returns to the top of the Album Chart with ‘The Fame’ after a 42-week break, just one sale ahead of Paolo Nutini whose ‘Sunny Side Up’ slips to No2 after two weeks on top. There are two new entries in this week’s chart: Justin Bieber at No12 with his debut album ‘My World’ and Eels at No13 with ‘End Times’. This is Eels’ eighth studio album in 14 years, and all eight have made the Irish Top 50, including last year’s ‘Hombre Lobo’ which debuted and peaked at No24.