One Direction hold at No1 on the Singles Chart for a fourth week with ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, but for a second week in a row Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera’s ‘Move Like Jagger’ is the best-selling download and it’s One Direction’s resilient CD sales that land them the top spot again.
Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ (feat. Calvin Harris) is this week’s highest new entry at No3, rush-released on Monday to counter the avalanche of cover version downloads ahead of the official release. This matches her highest position on the Irish Charts this year (for S&M in February), despite a near-continuous presence in the Top 40. This week’s highest climber is LMFAO with ‘Sexy And I Know It’, leaping 27 places from No33 to No6 to give the duo their third Irish hit following ‘Party Rock Anthem’, which spent four weeks at the top back in the spring, and ‘Champagne Showers’ which reached No15 in June. The next new entry in this week’s Top 30 is at No13 for Florence + The Machine with ‘Shake It Out’ – the second single from the soon-to-be-released second album ‘Ceremonials’.
There’s no change at the top of the Album Chart this week, with Adele at No1 for a 29th week with ‘21’ and James Morrison holding at No2 with ‘The Awakening’. Galway three-piece The Kanyu Tree have this week’s highest new entry with ‘People Street’ at No4 – the highest-placed Irish artists in this week’s chart, ahead of Jedward and Imelda May. Lady Antebellum have the next new entry at No18 with their third album ‘Own the Night’. Their self-titled debut has yet to chart in Ireland, but their second release ‘Need You Now’ reached No11 last year.