Cruz Explodes At No1


Taio Cruz lands his first Irish No1 this week with ‘Dynamite’ leaping from last week’s No26, where he debuted on the strength of just one day’s sales. This is his sixth Irish hit single, but before ‘Dynamite’ his previous best was a No2 placing for ‘Break Your Heart’ last September.

Eminem and Rihanna dip to No2 after three (interrupted) weeks at No1 with ‘Love The Way You Lie’, ahead of Flo Rida and David Guetta who also drop one place with ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’.  Brandon Flowers has this week’s highest climber, up from No35 to No4 with ‘Crossfire’ - as with Taio Cruz, his debut last week was on the strength of just one day’s sales.  This is his first solo release away from The Killers, and he manages to equal the band’s best showing on this chart – No4 with ‘Human’ in January last year.  Highest new entry honours this week go to Cavan five piece Shouting At Planes with their independently-released ‘Hospice’, new at No23.

Eminem remains at No1 on the Album Chart for a second consecutive week with ‘Recovery’ – the sixth week on top since release – ahead of Arcade Fire’s ‘Suburbs’ at No2 and Mumford & Sons ‘Sigh No More’ at No3.  Eels have this week’s highest new entry at No9 with their ninth studio album in fourteen years ‘Tomorrow Morning’ – their first ever Irish Top 10 album.  All the previous eight made the Top 50, but the previous best was ‘Blinking Lights & Other Revelations’ which reached No11 in 2005.

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