X Factor survivors John & Edward Grimes, better known as Jedward, seize the top spot on this week’s Singles Chart with their debut release ‘Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)’, teaming up with Vanilla Ice who reached No1 on the Irish Charts with his version 20 years ago. The Queen & David Bowie original reached No2 nearly 30 years ago.
Owl City’s ‘Fireflies’ drops to No2 after two weeks on top, ahead of Timbaland & Katy Perry who leap from No15 to No3 with ‘If We Ever Meet Again’ – one of two songs featuring Katy Perry in this week’s chart alongside ‘Starstrukk’ with 3OH!3 at No13. The next highest new entry is another Queen cover - Glee Cast at No10 with their take on ‘Somebody To Love’, one of five Glee songs in this week’s Top 40. The original version of the song was a No6 hit for Queen in 1976, although a Freddie Mercury tribute version with George Michael & Lisa Stansfield made it to No1 in 1993.
There’s no change at the top of the Album Chart for a third consecutive week, with Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame’ at No1 and Paolo Nutini’s ‘Sunny Side Up’ at No3. Mumford & Sons hit a new chart peak at No4 for ‘Sigh No More', up from No6 seventeen weeks after the album’s release back in October 2009. Ke$ha has this week’s highest new entry at No8 with her debut album ‘Animal’, following her breakthrough No1 with Flo Rida on ‘Right Round’ and her solo No3 hit ‘Tik Tok’. Two well-received albums debut outside this week’s Top 10: Midlake at No15 with their third album ‘The Courage Of Others’ (their first chart appearance in Ireland) and Hot Chip at No17 with ‘One Life Stand’ (their follow up to ‘Made In The Dark’ which debuted at No9 two years ago).