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Uptown Boy

In the week that he is due to play Dublin as part of his European tour Billy Joel moves up the Album Chart to take the No1 spot with his re-released greatest hits album – ‘Piano Man’. Razorlight hold onto No2 with their self-titled album ‘Razlorlight’ as Johnny Cash’s ‘American V: A Hundred Highways’ drops to No3. In a very quiet week for new releases Pharrell achieves the highest new entry as ‘In My Mind’ enters the Chart at No21. more


Razorlight Up The Chart

Not quite able to displace Johnny Cash from the top spot this week, Razorlight however manage to take this week’s highest new entry in the Album Chart as their self-titled second album enters the Chart at No2 - a much improved position on their 2004 Debut – ‘Up All Night’ which came into the chart at No50. Johnny Cash’s ‘American V: A Hundred Highways’ holds on to the No1 spot for a second week. He is only one of 5 artists over the last 10 years to have two Number One Albums in the same year – an honour he shares with Westlife, Norah Jones, David Gray and the Spice Girls. Shakira’s ‘Oral Fixation Vol 2’ drops a place to No3 whilst Billy Joel climbs from No9 to No4 with his greatest hits package – ‘Piano Man’. The Top Ten sees another new entry as newcomer Lily Allen enters the Chart at No 6 with her debut album ‘Alright, Still…’ more


Johnny Cash – The Legacy Builds

Nearly three years after his death in September 2003, Johnny Cash dominates the Charts this week: ‘American V: A Hundred Highways’ climbs from No5 to No1 on the Album Chart, ‘Ring Of Fire – The Legend Of’ climbs from No6 to No3, his bio-pic ‘Walk The Line’ takes a seventh week at the top of the Video Chart, and the accompanying soundtrack climbs to No5 in the Compilations Chart. more


Black Holes revealed on top of Album Chart

Muse debut at the top of the Album Chart this week with their fifth album ‘Black Holes & Revelations’, their first Irish No1 and an improvement on the No3 debut for ‘Origin of Symmetry’ in 2001 and ‘Absolution’ in 2003. more