This week's Singles Chart sees the Glee Cast rising from last week's No25 to the top with ‘Gives You Hell’, taken from the latest televised episode. Despite having now had an unprecedented 28 tracks in the Top 50 since the beginning of the year the coveted No1 spot has until now remained out of their reach – both ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and ‘Halo/Walking On Sunshine’ made it to No4 – their previous highest position.
Usher Feat. Will.I.Am remain at No2 with ‘OMG’ while 2008 X-Factor Semi-finalist, Diana Vickers, launches her recording career and sees her debut single ‘Once’ enter the Chart at No3 as this week’s highest new entry. Train drop a place to No4 with ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ while Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s ’Telephone’ drop from last week’s No1 to No5.
The Album Chart also sees a change at the top this week as AC/DC go straight to No1 with ‘Iron Man 2’. Essentially a compilation album from a band infamous for not releasing greatest hits packages it was devised as the soundtrack to the upcoming film of the same name. Their last release in 2008 – ‘Black Ice’ – also made it to the top of the Chart. Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More’ drops a place to No2 while Florence & The Machine also drop a place as ‘Lungs’ slides from No2 to No3. Paul Weller releases his 10th solo studio album this week – ‘Wake Up The Nation’ – which enters the Top 10 at No8 – two places behind 2008’s ’22 Dreams’ which debuted at No6. Selena Gomez & The Scene provide the third new entry in the Top 20 as their debut album ‘Kiss & Tell’ enters the Chart at No14.