After causing scenes of mayhem at their Dundrum store appearance this week Jedward return triumphantly to the top of the Singles Chart, up from last week’s No2, to take a second week at No1 as the CD version of ‘Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)’ hits the shops. With sales levels far outstripping any of their competitors there can be no doubt of the Irish twins popularity on their home soil.
Despite a healthy increase in sales over last week, Helping Haiti’s ‘Everybody Hurts’ drops to No2 while Owl City holds steady at No 3 with ‘Fireflies’. This week’s highest new entry is another track in support of the Haiti Earthquake victims. Artists For Haiti, which includes an impressive list of over 80 artists, come together to record a new version of the 1985 USA For Africa’s ‘We are The World’. Recorded under the direction of the original producers, Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones, ‘We Are The World 25 For Haiti’ enters the Chart at No9 this week. The Glee Cast continue to maintain an impressive presence in the Top 50 with two new entries this week: ‘Keep On Holding On’ at No22 and ‘No Air’ at No29 bringing their Top 50 tally to six titles this week.
The Glee phenomena also dominates the Album Chart this week as ‘Glee – The Music Vol 1’ climbs from last week’s No41 to this week’s No1 on its official Irish release. Michael Bublé’s ‘Crazy Love’ drops a place to No2 while Paolo Nutini also drops a place as ‘Sunny Side Up’ slips to No3. Ireland’s The High Kings achieve this week’s highest new entry with their second album ‘Memory Lane’ which enters the Chart at No5 – a better debut than 2008’s self titled release which entered the Chart at No9. Owl City enters the Top 20 at No16 with ‘Ocean Eyes’ while Peter Gabriel achieves the only other new entry in this week’s Top 75 with his first album release for nearly eight years as ‘Scratch My Back’ enters at No22.