After debuting last week at No29 and No20 respectively on just one day’s sales, Cheryl Cole and Rihanna both leap up the Singles Chart this week to do battle for the top spot. Rihanna held the lead all week, but she’s pipped at the post by Cheryl who claims her second Irish No1 with ‘Promise This’. ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ gives Rihanna her eleventh Top 3 single in Ireland over five years, including three No1’s.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Just The Way You Are’ slips to No3 after three weeks on top, ahead of Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ at No4 and Duck Sauce’s ‘Barbra Streisand’ at No5. Thirty years after peaking at No10, Jona Lewie’s ‘You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties’ returns to the Top 30 this week, up from No34 to No21, fuelled by IKEA’s TV ad (which even features a cameo appearance by Jona Lewie himself). This week’s highest new entry is for Navan 5-piece The Whatmans who debut at No22 with their independently-released second single ‘Kiss The Mind’.
The Kings Of Leon maintain a comfortable lead for a second week at the top of the Album Chart with ‘Come Around Sundown’, ahead of Michael Bublé’s ‘Crazy Love’ at No2 and The Script’s ‘Science & Faith’ at No3. Snapping at the heels of the leading pack are three new entries: Tommy Fleming at No4 with ‘Going Back’, Joe McElderry at No5 with ‘Wide Awake’ and Taylor Swift at No6 with ‘Speak Now’. The Wanted also achieve a new entry at No11 with their self-titled debut album which features both their current hits ‘Heart Vacancy’ (No26) and ‘All Time Low’ (No34).