‘Everybody Hurts’ debuts at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart for Simon Cowell’s group of global stars, a charity project from which the proceeds will go towards helping the victims of last month’s Haiti earthquake. The song was originally released by R.E.M. in 1993 when it reached No6 in the Irish Charts.
Jedward drop to No2 after one week on top with ‘Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)’ ahead of Owl City’s ‘Fireflies’, down from No2 to No3. The Glee juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, with two new entries for the Cast in this week’s Top 10 – ‘Halo/Walking On Sunshine’ at No4 and ‘It’s My Life/Confessions Pt II’ at No7 – making an impressive total of eight Glee songs in this week’s Top 50.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, Michael Bublé’s ‘Crazy Love’ returns to the top of the Album Chart after a five week break – the album’s seventh week at No1 since release last October. Paolo Nutini holds at No2 for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Sunny Side Up’, while Lady Gaga slips from No1 to No3 after a three week run at the top with ‘The Fame’. There are four diverse new entries in this week’s Top 20, the highest of which is André Rieu at No4 with ‘Forever Vienna’, a collection of Viennese waltz music. Five places behind at No9 are Massive Attack with their fifth studio album ‘Heligoland’, seven years after their previous album ‘100th Window’ debuted at No1. Sade returns with her first album in ten years ‘Soldier Of Love’, new at No12, well ahead of ‘Lovers Rock’ which reached No27 back in December 2000. Finally, Fionn Regan has the fourth new entry at No13 with ‘The Shadow Of An Empire’, the follow-up to his first album ‘The End Of History’ which debuted and peaked at No30 in October 2006.