After 9 weeks in the Top 40 Lady Gaga and Beyoncé climb one place to the top of this week’s Singles Chart with ‘Telephone’ – a fourth Irish No1 single for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s sixth (four solo and two with Destiny’s Child).
Boyzone slip back to No2 with ‘Gave It All Away’, ahead of Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ (up one place to No3) and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Starry Eyed’ (up three places to No4). Mumford & Sons move up twelve places from No22 to No10 with their second Irish hit ‘The Cave’, outperforming their debut ‘Little Lion Man’ which hits a new peak this week at No19 after 22 weeks in the Top 40. Dublin twins Heathers are the highest climbers in this week’s chart, soaring 14 places from No35 to No21 with ‘Remember When’, from their debut album ‘Here, Not There’. In a quiet week for new releases the only new entry comes from the Glee Cast with their twelfth hit ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ at No29.
‘Glee - The Music: Vol 2’ repeats the No1 success of the first volume, replacing Boyzone at the top as ‘Brother’ drops to No2. There are two new entries in this week’s chart: Laura Marling at No13 with ‘I Speak Because I Can’ and Goldfrapp at No17 with ‘Head First’. For Laura Marling, this is her first showing in the Top 40 - her debut ‘Alas I Cannot Swim’ has yet to chart - but for Goldfrapp it’s four out of five. ‘Black Cherry’, ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Seventh Tree’ all debuted in the Top 30, the first album ‘Felt Mountain’ the only one to miss out on a chart placing.