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Number One – Enter The Fray

Eight weeks after debuting at No20 on the Singles Chart, The Fray finally climb to No1 with ‘How To Save A Life’, their first European single release. In contrast, after just one week at the top ‘You’re A Star’ finalists 21 Demands plummet to No19 for ‘Give Me A Minute’ as downloads dwindle after the end of the series. more


Chart History and Consolation for 21 Demands

After debuting at No2 last week and subsequently losing out to David O’Connor in the ‘You’re A Star’ Final, 21 Demands climb to No1 this week with ‘Give Me A Minute’ and in the process make a piece of Irish Chart history: the first download-only No1 Single. more


Mika Faces 21 Demands

Mika holds at No1 on the Singles Chart for a seventh week with ‘Grace Kelly’, despite a strong challenge from ‘You’re A Star’ hopefuls 21 Demands who storm in at No2 with downloads of ‘Give Me A Minute’. more


All Fired Up

Exactly two years after their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Funeral’ entered the Album Chart at No29, Arcade Fire’s follow-up ‘Neon Bible’ comes in at No1 this week. ‘Funeral’ has so far never made it higher than No16, despite spending 17 weeks in the Top 40, but the instant success of ‘Neon Bible’ means Arcade Fire are the first Canadians to top the chart since Avril Lavigne spent a week at No1 with ‘Under My Skin’ in June 2004. more


Take That!

After 13 weeks in the Top 20, Take That’s comeback album ‘Beautiful World’ climbs from No7 to No1 on this week’s Album Chart, eleven years after ‘Greatest Hits Vol 1’ spent 3 weeks at No1 in Spring 1996. more