The Script’s ‘Science & Faith’ takes a fifth week at No1 on this week’s Album Chart giving them the longest continuous stretch at the top this year to date. Robbie Williams claims this week’s highest new entry with his latest greatest hits package celebrating 20 years of recordings – ‘In and Out Of Consciousness’ - which enters the Chart at No2 while Imelda May holds steady at No3 with ‘Mayhem’.
Dublin’s Republic Of Loose also claim a Top 10 new entry this week with their fourth studio album ‘Bounce At The Devil’ which enters at No10 - not quite a match for 2006’s ‘Aaagh!’ which entered at No2 or 2008’s ‘Vol IV: Johnny Pyro & The Dance Of Evil’ which entered at No6. Novelist and broadcaster Joseph O’Connor gains a Top 20 new entry with his radio show selections ‘Drivetime Diaries’ entering the Chart at No16. Belle & Sebastian achieve their highest showing on the Irish Chart as their eighth studio album ‘Write About Love’ enters at No21, ahead of Antony & The Johnsons’ ‘Swanlights’ new at No22 and Sufjan Stevens’ ‘The Age Of Adz’ new at No23.
There is also no change at the top of this week’s Singles Chart as Bruno Mars takes a second week at No1 with ‘Just The Way You Are’ holding off a strong challenge from Michael Bublé. Bublé’s latest release ‘Hollywood’ enters the Chart at No2 giving him both this week’s highest new entry and his highest single chart position to date. Tinie Tempah drops a place to No3 with ‘Written In The Stars’ (feat. Eric Turner) while Joe McElderry sees his second release 'Ambitions' enter the Chart at No4 - a little short of his debut single ‘The Climb’ which claimed the No1 spot last Christmas. Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Tempah climb two places to complete the Top 5 with ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’.