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25/Jan/2013

Les Miz Does The Biz

The motion picture cast recording of ‘Les Miserables’ climbs one place to claim the No1 spot on this week’s Album Chart – the first movie soundtrack to top this chart since AC/DC’s ‘Iron Man 2’ in 2010. Meanwhile the original 1985 London Cast version leaps thirty nine places from No71 to No32 – the first time it’s been in the Top 50 since 1999.
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18/Jan/2013

Villagers Land Second Number 1

Nearly three years after their acclaimed debut ‘Becoming A Jackal’ arrived at No1 on the Album Chart in May 2010, Conor O’Brien’s Villagers repeat the feat this week with their follow-up ‘{Awayland}’ – the first Irish artist to top this chart since The Script (#3) back in September last year.
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11/Jan/2013

Bowie’s Back

In another quiet week for new releases on the Singles Chart, the big news of the week was the surprise release on Tuesday of a brand new song from David Bowie – ‘Where Are We Now?’ – which debuts at No9. This is his first new material in ten years and his first appearance on this chart since 1997 when ‘Little Wonder’ reached No27 – although the last time he featured in the Irish Top 10 was back in 1986 when ‘Underground’ peaked at No6.
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04/Jan/2013

Happy New Year for Ed

The first Album Chart of 2013 sees a return to No1 for Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ – its third week at the top since release in September 2011. Over this 16 month period, ‘+’ has never dropped lower than No17 and has spent an impressive 60 weeks in the Top 10.
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