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31/Oct/2008

Snow Patrol Turn Up The Heat

Snow Patrol head straight to the top of this week’s Album Chart with their fifth album ‘A Hundred Million Suns’, and in the process achieve the third fasting selling album of the year so far after Coldplay and Kings Of Leon. This is their third album to reach the No1 spot – 2006’s ‘Eyes Open’ also debuted at the top while 2003’s ‘Final Straw’ had to wait almost 9 months from release to make the top of the Chart.
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24/Oct/2008

AC/DC Back With Black

Veteran Australian rockers AC/DC storm into this week’s Album Chart at No1 with their 17th studio album ‘Black Ice’, in stark contrast to their previous album ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ which debuted and peaked at No46 eight years ago.
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17/Oct/2008

Just What The Doctors Ordered

The Saw Doctors debut at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘About You Now’, with a massive 90% of the sales made in their home county – Galway. Their version of the Sugababes 2007 hit is the 17th in a sequence of hit singles for them that stretches back 18 years and it’s their third No1, following ‘I Useta Love Her’ (1990) and ‘Hay Wrap’ (1991).
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10/Oct/2008

Oasis Can’t Dethrone The Kings

Three years on from their last studio album Oasis release their seventh album of original material ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ which enters this week’s Album Chart at No2 - only the second of all seven not to enter the Chart at No1. Their debut 1994 release ‘Definitely Maybe’ never made it to the top, peaking at No8 in the Chart, though their 1995 follow-up ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ held onto the No1 spot for an amazing 20 weeks giving it the second longest spell at the top after the ‘A Woman’s Heart’ compilation. Their last release - 2006’s greatest hits package ‘Stop The Clocks’ - peaked at No2.
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03/Oct/2008

Tickled Pink

Pink debuts at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘So What’, the first release from her forthcoming ‘Funhouse’ album. This is her 17th hit single in Ireland over eight years, and the third to hit the top spot following ‘Get The Party Started’ and ‘Lady Marmalade’ (with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mya).
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