The Kings Of Leon land at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with their fifth studio album ‘Come Around Sundown’ – their third No1 album in Ireland, following ‘Because Of The Times’ (2007) and ‘Only By The Night’ (2008).
The Script’s ‘Science & Faith’ drops to No2 after five weeks at No1, one place ahead of Michael Bublé who climbs from No15 to No3 with the release of the ‘Hollywood’ edition of ‘Crazy Love’ – last year’s Christmas No1 album and the second best seller of 2009 behind Susan Boyle’s ‘I Dreamed A Dream’. There are new entries outside the Top 10 for two music legends: Bob Dylan’s ninth volume of his Bootleg Series ‘The Witmark Demos’ debuts at No13 and The Beatles 4-disc set of the Red and Blue compilation albums is new at No17. Finally, Pixie Lott makes a return to the Top 20 at No18 with ‘Turn It Up Louder’, an expanded version of her first album ‘Turn It Up’ which was released in September last year, when it debuted and peaked at No18.
Bruno Mars tightens his grip on the Singles Chart, making it three weeks in a row at No1 with ‘Just The Way You Are’. Duck Sauce, a.k.a. DJ duo Armand van Helden and A-Trak, leap twenty-five places from No27 to No2 with ‘Barbra Streisand’, sampling Boney M’s ‘Gotta Go Home’ which reached No11 in Ireland back in 1979. Katy Perry claims this week’s highest new entry at No3 with ‘Firework’, her eighth appearance on this chart including three No1’s. Mike Posner climbs two places to No4 with ‘Cooler Than Me’, ahead of Tinie Tempah & Eric Turner who slip to No5 with ‘Written In the Stars’.