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30/Nov/2012

Tiny Dancer - Massive Hit

There’s a brand new No1 on this week’s Singles Chart – ‘Tiny Dancer - A Song For Lily-Mae’ – performed by a choir of over 200 voices, including Mary Black, Paddy Casey and many others. The song, a cover of Elton John’s 1971 classic, is in support of 4-year old Lily-Mae Morrison who is suffering from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, and it’s the fastest-selling non-X Factor-related single in Ireland for six years.
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23/Nov/2012

Five Beautiful Weeks

Labrinth & Emeli Sandé extend their run at the top of the Singles Chart to five weeks with ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, the longest continuous run at the top for any artist this year. This reflects a much higher turnover at the top this year compared with last year – 21 different No1’s in the first eleven months of 2012 compared with 14 over the same period in 2011.
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16/Nov/2012

Home Run For One Direction

A year after the release of their first album ‘Up All Night’, One Direction debut at No1 with their second album ‘Take Me Home’. Their first album debuted at No3, but over the past twelve months not only did it climb to No1, but it has remained in the Top 20 throughout the entire period – and is at No12 this week.
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09/Nov/2012

Robbie Wears The Crown

He missed out narrowly on a No1 single last week, but this week Robbie Williams debuts at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Take The Crown’. This is his ninth solo studio release and represents a major return to chart form: following five consecutive No1’s, his last two failed to hit the top spot - ‘Rudebox’ peaked at No2 in 2006 and ‘Reality Killed The Video Star’ reached No6 in 2009.
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02/Nov/2012

Sweet Dreams For Robbie

With Labrinth & Emeli Sandé holding at No1 on the Singles Chart for a second week with ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, Robbie Williams nevertheless lands his highest solo debut in twelve years with ‘Candy’ at No2 – only bettered by ‘Rock DJ’ which debuted at No1 in 2000.
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