The Script hold at No1 on the Album Chart for a second week with ‘Science & Faith’ – and with ‘For The First Time’ still at No1 on the Singles Chart they have now topped both charts for two consecutive weeks, a feat which hasn’t been achieved since November 2007 (Leona Lewis with ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Spirit’).
With Imelda May at No2 and No4 with ‘Mayhem’ and ‘Love Tattoo’, The Script’s first album slips in between at No 3 climbing from last week’s No11. Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ completes the Top 5 climbing from No7. The Saw Doctors have this week’s highest new entry at No7 with ‘The Further Adventures Of’ – their first studio album since 2005’s ‘The Cure’ which reached No26. Outside the Top 10 there are two more newcomers this week: Manic Street Preachers at No13 with ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ – their tenth studio album - and Maroon 5 at No18 with ‘Hands All Over’ – not quite a match for 2007’s ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ which debuted at No3.
The Script make it three weeks in row at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘For The First Time’, ahead of Eminem’s ‘Love The Way You Lie’ (feat. Rihanna) which climbs back up from No3 to No2. Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ drops a place to No3 while Taio Cruz holds steady at No4 with ‘Dynamite’. Kings Of Leon have this week’s highest new entry at No 5 with ‘Radioactive’, their first single since ‘Use Somebody’ which reached No6 in November 2008 – and the first release from their ‘Come Around Sundown’ album due in mid-October. Must Be The Music winner Emma’s Imagination has the next new entry with the song that won her the series crown ‘Focus’. This is her second Top 10 single in three weeks, following ‘This Day’ which reached No9 after her semi-final performance and climbs this week back up to No16 from No18. Bruno Mars has the third and final Top 20 new entry at No12 with ‘Just The Way You Are’, his first solo release in Ireland after featuring on two Top 10 hits – Travie McCoy’s ‘Billionaire’ (No2) and B.o.B’s ‘Nothin On You’ (No7).