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  • The Irish Chart Thread 2008

    A new year and a new thread! And before the first new chart which will appear at the weekend a few links and some background information

    The Irish chart is revealed online every Friday afternoon and covers sales between Friday and Thursday. Since the beginning of 2007 the main sales chart has included all physical and download sales as in the UK. The main charts are the singles chart (a Top 50), the artist albums chart (a Top 100), the compilation album chart (a Top 30) and the download-only chart (a Top 20). The first 3 of these can be found at www.irma.ie while www.chart-track.com carries the Top 50 singles, Top 75 Artist albums, Top 20 compilations and Top 20 downloads along with weekly commentaries. The weekly airplay Top 20 can be found at http://cclamp.radioandrecords.com/forma ... reland.asp

    At present the first and only broadcast of the chart on radio is on Sunday afternoons. Veteran presenter Larry Gogan has a 3 hour show between 2 and 5 and the middle hour is dedicated to the new chart. It usually kicks off with tracks from the top selling compilation and artist albums, then a couple of tracks from other album entries or something from the lower end of the singles chart with the Top 10 played in order - though not necessarily in full. The show can be heard online at http://www.rte.ie/radio/liveplayer_av.h ... m_new.smil

    For full archive charts from January 2000 onwards I would recommend the chart-track website as it contains all the weekly charts since then. The irma website seems to have added an archive section which can be found at http://www.irma.ie/charts_archive/overview.asp though this only seems to cover the Top 50 singles and artist albums of 2007 at present. The irma site also contains year end Top 20s for the last 5 years. Also worth checking out is www.irishcharts.ie which contains a fully searchable singles database going right back to 1962 when the first recognised chart was compiled (though there was a Top 10 published regularly from 1959). It is restricted to Top 30 hits but seems to be updated on a regular basis. This site also contains various other facts and figures and does have a certifications section though this is rather limited in content. Sales info is extremely hard to come by for Ireland and the only details that seem to appear are those mentioned from time to time in the chart-track commentary.

    Many pre-2000 singles charts were posted on the UKMix forums back in 2006. Links to these and other Irish chart related topics can be found below

    A Guide To The Irish Singles Charts of 2005
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    A Guide To The Irish Singles Charts of 2006
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=41605
    Ireland Number Ones 1960-69
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Chart Archives - 80s
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Full searchable Irish charts database now online
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Singles Charts 1976-1977
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Charts 1979 to 1981
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Charts 1982 to 1984
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Charts 1985 to 1987
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Charts 1988 to 1990
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Charts 1991 to 1993
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Charts 1994-96
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Charts 1997 to 1999
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    How much is Platinum sales in Ireland?
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Official Irish Downloads Chart Coming...
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Ireland's Favourites of The 21st Century
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish chartruns website>>
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Chart performance of Eurovision songs
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Number One Albums 1990 to date
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Complete Listing of Ireland's number one singles 1959 - date
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
    Irish Top Ten 1959-1962
    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... highlight=

    And not forgetting the 2007 thread which can be accessed at

    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0

  • #2
    Well, even before Shakyfan posts the first new charts of 2008 here later on, I must admit I'm shocked to see which two hits are suddenly rocketing back up the singles chart - one of them especially!!
    Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2021

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CZB
      Well, even before Shakyfan posts the first new charts of 2008 here later on, I must admit I'm shocked to see which two hits are suddenly rocketing back up the singles chart - one of them especially!!
      And you won't hsve to wait to Mundy to find out! Another one surprised me - could it make a journey into the Top 10?

      Comment


      • #4
        ^I doubt it. I expect they were spikes related to all the end-of-year programming in the post-Christmas days, and they will likely fall again next week. But who knows?

        Comment


        • #5
          Time to kick off with the first charts of 2008! Just ahead of that a look at the missing airplay chart from last week. I haven't been able to track down the full Top 20 but have been able to work out 17 of them

          Top 20 Airplay
          16th December - 22nd December 2007

          05 01 Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
          01 02 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
          02 03 Timbaland - Apologize
          10 04 Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
          04 05 Take That - Rule The World
          03 06 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
          15 07 Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
          14 08 Wham! - Last Christmas
          06 09 Sugababes - About You Now
          13 10 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots

          ?? 11 Band Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas? *
          09 12 KT Tunstall - Saving My Face
          08 13 Westlife - Home
          18 14 Shayne Ward - Breathless
          ?? 15 -
          ?? 16 -
          17 17 Alicia Keys - No-one
          19 18 Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing
          ?? 19 -
          07 20 Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts

          +Presumably this should be the original version but it was listed as Band Aid 20

          w.e. 3rd January
          Top 50 Singles

          01 01 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
          05 02 Timbaland - Apologize
          06 03 Soulja Boy - Crank That
          09 04 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
          02 05 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
          14 06 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
          04 07 Shayne Ward - Breathless
          10 08 Take That - Rule The World
          07 09 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
          20 10 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

          11 11 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
          08 12 Westlife - Home
          41 13 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
          15 14 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
          17 15 Alicia Keys - No-one
          21 16 Nickelback - Rockstar
          16 17 Britney Spears - Gimme More
          13 18 Sean Kingston - Me Love
          03 19 Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
          18 20 Sugababes - About You Now

          23 21 T2 - Heartbroken
          47 22 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
          19 23 Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me
          27 24 Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
          33 25 Tom Baxter - Better
          24 26 Sugababes - Change
          30 27 James Blunt - 1973
          34 28 Timbaland ft Keri Hilson & DOE - The Way I Are
          39 29 Rihanna ft Jay Z - Umbrella
          31 30 Kanye West - Stronger

          25 31 50 Cent ft Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (She Wants It)
          40 32 Fergie - Clumsy
          46 33 Amy Winehouse - Valerie
          26 34 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
          32 35 Michael Buble - Lost
          43 36 Coronas - San Diego
          Re 37 Mika - Grace Kelly
          42 38 Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls
          Re 39 Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr A
          36 40 Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts

          Re 41 Kings of Leon - Fans
          45 42 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
          Re 43 Kate Nash - Foundations
          35 44 Kanye West ft T-Pain - Good Life
          Re 45 Take That - Shine
          Re 46 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
          Re 47 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
          Re 48 Take That - Patience
          49 49 Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
          Re 50 Tiesto - Adagio For Strings

          Dropping out

          12 Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
          22 Brendan Grace - Safe Cross Code
          28 Wham - Last Christmas
          29 Shayne Ward - If That's OK With You
          37 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
          38 Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
          44 Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
          48 Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
          50 Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker



          Top 20 Downloads

          02 01 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
          05 02 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
          04 03 Timbaland - Apologize
          03 04 Soulja Boy - Crank That
          10 05 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
          13 06 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
          06 07 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
          08 08 Take That - Rule The World
          Re 09 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
          12 10 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie

          11 11 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
          14 12 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
          09 13 Shayne Ward - Breathless
          16 14 Nickleback - Rockstar
          15 15 Alicia Keys - No-one
          17 16 Westlife - Home
          01 17 Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
          Re 18 Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
          18 19 Sugababes - About You Now
          Ne 20 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy

          Dropping out

          07 Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
          19 Britney Spears - Gimme More
          20 Wham! - Last Christmas


          Top 20 Airplay
          23rd December - 29th December 2007


          02 01 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
          03 02 Timbaland - Apologize
          01 03 Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
          05 04 Take That - Rule The World
          06 05 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
          10 06 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
          29 07 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
          04 08 Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
          09 09 Sugababes - About You Now
          24 10 Tom Baxter - Better

          07 11 Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
          11 12 Band Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas?
          17 13 Alicia Keys - No-one
          20 14 Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts
          08 15 Wham! - Last Christmas
          22 16 Fergie - Clumsy
          13 17 Westlife - Home
          12 18 KT Tunstall - Saving My Face
          18 19 Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing
          14 20 Shayne Ward - Breathless

          Top 100 Artist Albums

          Ne 01 Radiohead - In Rainbows
          05 02 Garth Brooks - Ultimate Hits
          04 03 Westlife - Home Again
          01 04 Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
          06 05 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
          02 06 Shayne Ward - Breathless
          03 07 Leona Lewis - Spirit
          22 08 Cascada - Perfect Day
          21 09 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
          08 10 Led Zeppelin - Mothership
          18 11 Britney Spears - Blackout
          07 12 Andrea Bocelli - Vivere (The Best of...)
          27 13 Timbaland - Shock Value
          12 14 Take That - Beautiful World
          31 15 Kings of Leon - Because of The Times
          11 16 Whitney Houston - Ultimate Collection
          15 17 Tommy Fleming - A Journey Home
          25 18 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
          16 19 Mickey Modelle & Celtic Pride - Irish Club Anthems
          26 20 Killers - Sawdust

          Re 21 Christie Hennessy - The Definitive...
          45 22 Foo Fighters - Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
          14 23 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
          09 24 Celine Dion - Taking Chances
          28 25 Alicia Keys - As I Am
          56 26 Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
          10 27 Mario Rosenstock - Gift Grub 8: The G Factor
          17 28 David Gray - Greatest Hits
          13 29 James Blunt - All The Lost Souls
          34 30 Tom Baxter - Skybound
          Ne 31 Joe Dolan - Let There Be Love
          33 32 Spice Girls - Greatest Hits
          82 33 Nelly Furtado - Loose
          94 34 Killers - Sam's Town
          23 35 Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden
          49 36 Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds
          96 37 Amy MacDonald - This Is The Life
          40 38 Westlife - Unbreakable: Greatest Hits Vol 1
          42 39 Amy Winehouse - Frank
          24 40 Van Morrison - Still On Top (Greatest Hits)

          46 41 Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
          50 42 Cathy Davey - Tales of Silversleeve
          20 43 Tommy Makem - Legendary Collection
          35 44 Kylie Minogue - X
          81 45 Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
          Re 46 My Chemical Romance - Black Parade
          60 47 Eagles - Very Best of.....
          55 48 Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong
          93 49 Fergie - Dutchess
          61 50 Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots
          75 51 Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
          65 52 Mark Ronson - Version
          37 53 Sugababes - Change
          36 54 U2 - Joshua Tree
          38 55 Pogues - Very Best of.....
          72 56 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
          57 57 Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing
          78 58 Journey - Greatest Hits
          Re 59 Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
          Re 60 Joe Dolan - Make Me An Island - Best of....

          Re 61 Paolo Nutini - These Streets
          74 62 Kanye West - Graduation
          Re 63 Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
          92 64 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
          80 65 Oasis - Stop The Clocks
          58 66 50 Cent - Curtis
          Re 67 Akon - Konvicted
          41 68 Eric Clapton - Complete Clapton
          Re 69 Gwen Stefani - Sweet Escape
          29 70 Luciano Pavarotti - Ultimate Collection
          Re 71 Razorlight - Razorlight
          52 72 Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
          47 73 Bob Dylan - Dylan
          32 74 Monaghan Mimic - Nob Nation
          70 75 Enrique Iglesias - Insomniac
          19 76 Paul Potts - One Chance
          Re 77 Hoosiers - Trick To Life
          Re 78 Lily Allen - Alright, Still......
          Re 79 Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
          Re 80 Joe Dolan - 32 Greatest Ever Hits

          48 81 Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - Very Best of.....
          83 82 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Once (OST)
          Re 83 Killers - Hot Fuss
          Re 84 Green Day - American Idiot
          Re 85 REM - In Time: The Best of.....
          Re 86 Sigur Ros - Hvarfheim
          Re 87 Jay Z - American Gangster
          Re 88 Cure - Greatest Hits
          30 89 Davitts - 50 Irish Rebel Anthems
          Re 90 Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed
          79 91 Snow Patrol - Final Straw
          Re 92 Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
          43 93 Sonny Knowles - Very Best of.....
          89 94 Dolly Parton - Very Best of.....
          Re 95 U2 - Best of...(80-90)
          Re 96 Editors - An End Has A Start
          Re 97 Bon Jovi - Cross Road: The Best of.....
          86 98 Rolling Stones - Rolled Gold
          100 99 James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
          66 100 Plain White T's - Every Second Counts

          Dropping out

          39 Josh Groban - Noel
          44 Simon & Garfunkel - The Collection
          51 Paddy Casey - Addicted To Company
          53 Royal Showband - The Royal Showband Story
          54 Ronnie Drew - Best of...
          59 Traveling Wilburys - Collection
          62 Liam Lawton - Song of The Celtic Soul
          63 Daniel O'Donnell & Mary Duff - Together Again
          64 Katie Melua - Pictures
          67 Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo - Christmas With.....
          68 Toll Trolls - Toll Trolls 3
          69 Sean Kingston - Sean Kingston
          71 Shayne Ward - Shayne Ward
          73 KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic
          76 Katherine Jenkins - Rejoice
          77 Michael Buble - Caught In The Act
          84 Aslan - For Some Strange Reason
          85 Billy Joel - Piano Man: Best of....
          87 Beautiful South / Housemartins - Soup
          88 Christie Hennessy - Platinum Collection
          90 Finbar Furey - No Farewells, No Goodbyes
          91 Bee Gees - Greatest
          95 Tommy Fleming - Voice of Hope
          97 Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire - The Legend of....
          98 Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band - Live In Dublin
          99 REM - Live


          Top 30 Compilation Albums

          01 01 Now 68
          02 02 Best of MT USA
          04 03 R&B Yearbook: 2007
          06 04 High School Musical 2 (OST)
          09 05 Clubland 12
          10 06 Anthems 1991-2008
          05 07 Ronan Collins Showband Hits
          07 08 101 Country Hits
          19 09 Put Your Hands Up! 3
          08 10 Top Gear - Seriously Cool Driving Music

          12 11 Larry Gogan: Pickin' The Pops
          21 12 R&B: The Collection 2007
          Ne 13 PS I Love You (OST)
          13 14 Tom Dunne's Essential Selection Vol 1
          25 15 Clubland Xtreme Hardcore 4
          23 16 Jackie: The Album
          Ne 17 Godskitchen Trance Anthems
          15 18 Dirty Dancing (OST)
          Ne 19 101 Party Hits
          18 20 Legends of Irish Folk - Song For Ireland

          29 21 The Annual 2008
          Re 22 Tiesto: In Search of Sunrise 6
          Ne 23 101 No 1s
          14 24 Fanning's Fab 50 Vol 3
          20 25 Best Irish Power Ballads....Ever!
          Re 26 Very Best of Power Ballads
          11 27 Essential Country Collection
          Re 28 Paul Oakenfold: Greatest Hits & Remixes
          24 29 Now That's What I Call The 80's
          Re 30 High School Musical (OST)

          Dropping out

          03 Christmas Hits: 80 Festive Favourites
          16 101 Christmas Hits
          17 Now That's What I Call Christmas
          22 Gerry Ryan's Christmas Collection
          26 Bratz Girls
          27 Very Best of Extreme Euphoria
          28 Now Dance 2008
          30 All Time Favourite Christmas Party Megamix



          Chart Track Commentary

          04/Jan/2008
          Just over 10 years ago Radiohead debuted at No1 on the Irish Album Chart with ‘OK Computer’ and their next three studio albums ‘Kid A’, ‘Amnesiac’ and ‘Hail To The Thief’ all achieved the same feat. This week ‘In Rainbows’ matches the No1 chart debut of the previous four albums, despite the fact that it was available as a ‘pay as you please’ download ahead of this week’s physical release.
          Garth Brooks is denied a sixth Irish No1 album by a margin of just 18 sales, climbing from No5 to No2 with ‘The Ultimate Hits’. His previous chart-topper was ‘The Life Of Chris Gaines’ back in October 1999, and prior to that his ‘Hits’ compilation spent nine weeks at the top between December 1994 and April 1995.

          The first Singles Chart of the New Year sees Leon Jackson holding at the top for a third week with ‘When You Believe’, outselling nearest rival Timbaland by more than 2:1. Soulja Boy Tellem climbs for a fifth consecutive week with ‘Crank That’ up from No6 to No3, one place ahead of Britney Spears ‘Piece Of Me’ which jumps from No9 to No4. Several of last year’s top-selling downloads mount a resurgence this week, with Journey ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ up from No14 to No6, Rihanna ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ up from No20 to No10 and Mundy & Sharon Shannon ‘Galway Girl’ up from No41 to No13 – one of just three singles by Irish artists in this week’s Top 30.


          Shakyfan's Commentary

          Some interesting climbs on the singles chart partcularly Mundy & Sharon Shannon which climbs from 41 to equal its previous peak of 13.... on its 30th week in the Top 50. Three weeks after his death Christie Hennessy crashes back into the album chart at 21 though a similar compilation had been in the lower end of the Top 100 (at 83 and 88) over the last couple of weeks. There are 3 albums by Joe Dolan entering this week. Joe who was enjoying a number 1 single with Dustin the Turkey this time 10 years ago, died suddenly on Boxing Day.

          Finally a sharp drop out of the singles chart for one of the most bizarre hits of 2007. Brendan Grace's Safe Cross Code entered at 22, climbed to 7, then 6 before dropping back to 22 last week.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Shakyfan
            Dropping out

            12 Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
            22 Brendan Grace - Safe Cross Code
            28 Wham - Last Christmas
            29 Shayne Ward - If That's OK With You
            37 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
            38 Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
            44 Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
            48 Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
            50 Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
            We've lost a few old favourites - really old favourites! - this week. Their chart-runs through the mists of time:

            ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU - MARIAH CAREY
            11 03 03 05 10 15 [1994/95] / 34 22 13 08 10 12 [2007]

            THE SAFE CROSS CODE - BRENDAN GRACE 22 07 06 22

            LAST CHRISTMAS - WHAM!
            02 02 02 02 02 03 22 [1984/85] / 11 05 [1985] / 24 [1986] / 41 23 22 28 [2007]

            IF THAT'S OK WITH YOU - SHAYNE WARD 01 01 01 01 04 05 06 07 08 11 15 22 25 29

            DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID
            S1 01 01 01 01 02 04 04 05 13 [1984/85] / 02 02 [1985] / 14 [1986] / 37 28 33 37 [2007]

            DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - CHRIS REA
            28 [1988] / 33 34 38 [2007]

            MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE - SHAKIN' STEVENS
            13 06 03 [1985] / 45 29 27 44 [2007]

            IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR - ANDY WILLIAMS 39 36 48

            TEDDY PICKER - ARCTIC MONKEYS 32 45 50
            Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2021

            Comment


            • #7
              ... And not one new entry in the singles chart..
              The 65th Beatle

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Shakyfan
                Originally posted by CZB
                Well, even before Shakyfan posts the first new charts of 2008 here later on, I must admit I'm shocked to see which two hits are suddenly rocketing back up the singles chart - one of them especially!!
                And you won't hsve to wait to Mundy to find out! Another one surprised me - could it make a journey into the Top 10?
                OK, let me be the first to admit how wrong I was about that....

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by irishguy28
                  Originally posted by Shakyfan
                  Originally posted by CZB
                  Well, even before Shakyfan posts the first new charts of 2008 here later on, I must admit I'm shocked to see which two hits are suddenly rocketing back up the singles chart - one of them especially!!
                  And you won't hsve to wait to Mundy to find out! Another one surprised me - could it make a journey into the Top 10?
                  OK, let me be the first to admit how wrong I was about that....
                  We did have the advantage of having seen the chart before posting!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    ^No, I was referring to them both being back in the Top 10 on yesterday's chart...

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                    • #11
                      Back again! Apologies for last weeks absence but a severe chest infection meant that I could barely get out of bed for the first half of the week, never mind turn the computer on. Anyway back to normality and 2 weeks worth of hits to catch up with starting with what should have appeared this time last week. The brand new charts will be here later today

                      w.e. 10th January
                      Top 50 Singles

                      04 01 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                      01 02 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                      46 03 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                      03 04 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                      06 05 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                      02 06 Timbaland - Apologize
                      16 07 Nickelback - Rockstar
                      13 08 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                      05 09 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                      10 10 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

                      07 11 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                      08 12 Take That - Rule The World
                      09 13 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
                      22 14 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                      14 15 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                      11 16 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                      12 17 Westlife - Home
                      15 18 Alicia Keys - No-one
                      Ne 19 Kanye West - Homecoming
                      17 20 Britney Spears - Gimme More

                      25 21 Tom Baxter - Better
                      18 22 Sean Kingston - Me Love
                      20 23 Sugababes - About You Now
                      21 24 T2 - Heartbroken
                      32 25 Fergie - Clumsy
                      34 26 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                      26 27 Sugababes - Change
                      42 28 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
                      28 29 Timbaland ft Keri Hilson & DOE - The Way I Are
                      23 30 Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me

                      36 31 Coronas - San Diego
                      Ne 32 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar
                      24 33 Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
                      33 34 Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                      31 35 50 Cent ft Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (She Wants It)
                      30 36 Kanye West - Stronger
                      39 37 Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr A
                      Ne 38 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                      29 39 Rihanna ft Jay Z - Umbrella
                      41 40 Kings of Leon - Fans

                      44 41 Kanye West ft T-Pain - Good Life
                      27 42 James Blunt - 1973
                      Ne 43 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
                      49 44 Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
                      Re 45 Fray - How To Save A Life
                      43 46 Kate Nash - Foundations
                      35 47 Michael Buble - Lost
                      Re 48 Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It
                      Re 49 Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
                      Re 50 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly

                      Dropping out
                      19 Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
                      37 Mika - Grace Kelly
                      38 Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls
                      40 Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts
                      45 Take That - Shine
                      47 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                      48 Take That - Patience
                      50 Tiesto - Adagio For Strings


                      Top 20 Downloads

                      02 01 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                      04 02 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                      05 03 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                      Ne 04 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                      03 05 Timbaland - Apologize
                      01 06 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                      09 07 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                      06 08 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                      14 09 Nickleback - Rockstar
                      08 10 Take That - Rule The World

                      20 11 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                      Ne 12 Kanye West - Homecoming
                      12 13 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                      07 14 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                      15 15 Alicia Keys - No-one
                      11 16 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
                      10 17 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                      13 18 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                      Re 19 Tom Baxter - Better
                      Re 20 Britney Spears - Gimme More

                      Dropping out
                      16 Westlife - Home
                      17 Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
                      18 Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
                      19 Sugababes - About You Now


                      Top 20 Airplay
                      30th December 2007 - 5th January 2008


                      01 01 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                      02 02 Timbaland - Apologize
                      05 03 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                      04 04 Take That - Rule The World
                      06 05 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                      Re 06 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                      13 07 Alicia Keys - No-one
                      09 08 Sugababes - About You Now
                      10 09 Tom Baxter - Better
                      ?? 10 ?? - ??

                      07 11 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                      Re 12 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                      ?? 13 ?? - ??
                      ?? 14 ?? - ??
                      Ne 15 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
                      20 16 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                      19 17 Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing
                      ?? 18 ?? - ??
                      Ne 19 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                      Re 20 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

                      Top 100 Artist Albums

                      04 01 Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
                      05 02 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                      01 03 Radiohead - In Rainbows
                      02 04 Garth Brooks - Ultimate Hits
                      09 05 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
                      11 06 Britney Spears - Blackout
                      08 07 Cascada - Perfect Day
                      06 08 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                      03 09 Westlife - Home Again
                      07 10 Leona Lewis - Spirit
                      72 11 Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
                      10 12 Led Zeppelin - Mothership
                      18 13 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
                      12 14 Andrea Bocelli - Vivere (The Best of...)
                      23 15 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
                      14 16 Take That - Beautiful World
                      13 17 Timbaland - Shock Value
                      Re 18 Billy Joel - Piano Man: Best of....
                      15 19 Kings of Leon - Because of The Times
                      80 20 Joe Dolan - 32 Greatest Ever Hits

                      38 21 Westlife - Unbreakable: Greatest Hits Vol 1
                      16 22 Whitney Houston - Ultimate Collection
                      30 23 Tom Baxter - Skybound
                      21 24 Christie Hennessy - The Definitive...
                      24 25 Celine Dion - Taking Chances
                      20 26 Killers - Sawdust
                      25 27 Alicia Keys - As I Am
                      17 28 Tommy Fleming - A Journey Home
                      26 29 Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
                      58 30 Journey - Greatest Hits
                      28 31 David Gray - Greatest Hits
                      19 32 Mickey Modelle & Celtic Pride - Irish Club Anthems
                      29 33 James Blunt - All The Lost Souls
                      50 34 Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots
                      42 35 Cathy Davey - Tales of Silversleeve
                      31 36 Joe Dolan - Let There Be Love
                      22 37 Foo Fighters - Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
                      39 38 Amy Winehouse - Frank
                      40 39 Van Morrison - Still On Top (Greatest Hits)
                      34 40 Killers - Sam's Town

                      47 41 Eagles - Very Best of.....
                      35 42 Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden
                      37 43 Amy MacDonald - This Is The Life
                      44 44 Kylie Minogue - X
                      82 45 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Once (OST)
                      27 46 Mario Rosenstock - Gift Grub 8: The G Factor
                      32 47 Spice Girls - Greatest Hits
                      36 48 Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds
                      53 49 Sugababes - Change
                      45 50 Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
                      62 51 Kanye West - Graduation
                      33 52 Nelly Furtado - Loose
                      41 53 Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
                      Re 54 Shayne Ward - Shayne Ward
                      43 55 Tommy Makem - Legendary Collection
                      56 56 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
                      Re 57 Joe Dolan - No Better Man
                      52 58 Mark Ronson - Version
                      49 59 Fergie - Dutchess
                      51 60 Kate Nash - Made of Bricks

                      Re 61 Abba - Gold
                      90 62 Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed
                      68 63 Eric Clapton - Complete Clapton
                      65 64 Oasis - Stop The Clocks
                      54 65 U2 - Joshua Tree
                      61 66 Paolo Nutini - These Streets
                      Re 67 Johnny Cash - 32 Original Classics
                      85 68 REM - In Time: The Best of.....
                      48 69 Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong
                      Re 70 Nina Simone - Very Best of.....
                      67 71 Akon - Konvicted
                      86 72 Sigur Ros - Hvarfheim
                      46 73 My Chemical Romance - Black Parade
                      73 74 Bob Dylan - Dylan
                      70 75 Luciano Pavarotti - Ultimate Collection
                      59 76 Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
                      94 77 Dolly Parton - Very Best of.....
                      55 78 Pogues - Very Best of.....
                      Re 79 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
                      64 80 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

                      66 81 50 Cent - Curtis
                      95 82 U2 - Best of...(80-90)
                      57 83 Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing
                      75 84 Enrique Iglesias - Insomniac
                      98 85 Rolling Stones - Rolled Gold
                      76 86 Paul Potts - One Chance
                      91 87 Snow Patrol - Final Straw
                      97 88 Bon Jovi - Cross Road: The Best of.....
                      Re 89 Duke Special - Songs From The Deep Forest
                      Ne 90 Elvis Presley - Luxury Edition
                      Re 91 Mundy - Live & Confusion
                      Ne 92 Bob Marley - A Reggae Legend
                      Re 93 Paddy Casey - Addicted To Company
                      63 94 Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
                      Re 95 Joe Dolan - The Collection
                      69 96 Gwen Stefani - Sweet Escape
                      99 97 James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
                      Ne 98 Rat Pack - 40 Tracks From The Kings of Cool
                      Re 99 Johnny Cash - Man In Black: Definitive Collection
                      Re 100 U2 - Best of...(90-00)

                      Dropping out
                      60 Joe Dolan - Make Me An Island - Best of....
                      71 Razorlight - Razorlight
                      74 Monaghan Mimic - Nob Nation
                      77 Hoosiers - Trick To Life
                      78 Lily Allen - Alright, Still......
                      79 Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
                      81 Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - Very Best of.....
                      83 Killers - Hot Fuss
                      84 Green Day - American Idiot
                      87 Jay Z - American Gangster
                      88 Cure - Greatest Hits
                      89 Davitts - 50 Irish Rebel Anthems
                      92 Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
                      93 Sonny Knowles - Very Best of.....
                      96 Editors - An End Has A Start
                      100 Plain White T's - Every Second Counts


                      Top 30 Compilation Albums

                      01 01 Now 68
                      02 02 Best of MT USA
                      06 03 Anthems 1991-2008
                      03 04 R&B Yearbook: 2007
                      04 05 High School Musical 2 (OST)
                      05 06 Clubland 12
                      13 07 PS I Love You (OST)
                      09 08 Put Your Hands Up! 3
                      17 09 Godskitchen Trance Anthems
                      08 10 101 Country Hits

                      10 11 Top Gear - Seriously Cool Driving Music
                      11 12 Larry Gogan: Pickin' The Pops
                      07 13 Ronan Collins Showband Hits
                      18 14 Dirty Dancing (OST)
                      21 15 The Annual 2008
                      16 16 Jackie: The Album
                      12 17 R&B: The Collection 2007
                      Ne 18 Country Superstars
                      Ne 19 Country No 1 Hits
                      14 20 Tom Dunne's Essential Selection Vol 1

                      Ne 21 Clubbers Guide 2008
                      22 22 Tiesto: In Search of Sunrise 6
                      28 23 Paul Oakenfold: Greatest Hits & Remixes
                      25 24 Best Irish Power Ballads....Ever!
                      23 25 101 No 1s
                      Ne 26 Hits of The 50's
                      Re 27 100 Hits - 80s
                      20 28 Legends of Irish Folk - Song For Ireland
                      Ne 29 Great Rock 'n' Roll
                      15 30 Clubland Xtreme Hardcore 4

                      Dropping out
                      19 101 Party Hits
                      24 Fanning's Fab 50 Vol 3
                      26 Very Best of Power Ballads
                      27 Essential Country Collection
                      29 Now That's What I Call The 80's
                      30 High School Musical (OST)



                      Chart Track Commentary
                      Britney Hits Seven

                      11/Jan/2008

                      Nine years after her debut single ‘Baby One More Time’ stormed to the top of the Irish Singles Chart, Britney Spears lands her seventh No1 this week with ‘Piece Of Me’. Britney now ties with Madonna as the solo female artist with the most No1 singles in Ireland, but her hit-rate is more impressive: every one of her twenty singles has made the Top 10 except for 2001’s ‘Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know’ which peaked at No12.

                      Sweden’s Basshunter have this week’s highest Top 40 new entry with their massive European hit ‘Now You’re Gone’ (Boten Anna) at No3 – the first release on Ministry Of Sound’s new Hard2Beat imprint. There are three other new entries in this week’s Top 40: Kanye West ‘Homecoming’ at No19, Lupe Fiasco ‘Superstar’ at No32 – Lupe’s second appearance on the Irish Chart after guesting on Kanye’s ‘Touch The Sky’ in 2006 – and finally Maroon 5 ‘Won’t Go Home Without You’ at No38.

                      The top of the Album Chart remains tight this week, with just a handful of sales separating the Top 3: Michael Bublé ‘Call Me Irresponsible’ back at No1, Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black’ at No2 and Radiohead ‘In Rainbows’ at No3. Britney Spears ‘Blackout’ debuted at No1 on release back in October last year, slipped down the chart for 6 weeks, and has since then climbed for 4 consecutive weeks – up to No6 from No11 this week to mount another challenge on the summit fuelled by her No1 single.


                      Shakyfan's Commentary

                      Abba's Gold is listed as a new entry by Irma - it appears to have been reissued on a new label

                      Meanwhile Chart-track appear to have an added all the commentaries as far as December 04 to their website.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Shakyfan
                        Lupe Fiasco ‘Superstar’ at No32 – Lupe’s second appearance on the Irish Chart after guesting on Kanye’s ‘Touch The Sky’ in 2006
                        Or even his third, if they had remembered "Daydreamin'" ( 38 - 49 in September 2006 ) !!



                        Despite its first appearance in the top ten, I briefly thought that "Galway Girl" wasn't going to be played in the chart hour last week, as stand-in presenter Dave Redmond played random chart hits in not quite ascending order. However, eventually it came - but not, I think, the version currently charting!

                        Interestingly, he also mentioned the number ones from years gone by, and played the chart-topper of [nearly] 25 years ago this week - "You Can't Hurry Love" by Phil Collins, which actually hadn't quite yet replaced Renee and Renato.......



                        Several l-o-o-ong chart histories among this week's eight drop-outs:

                        FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - POGUES FEAT. KIRSTY MACCOLL [ 06 01 01 01 01 05 10 [1987/1988] / 21 10 17 12 12 [1991/1992] / 04 04 11 16 26 33 36 44 [2005/2006] / 30 [2007] / 50 23 08 04 03 03 19 [2007/2008]

                        GRACE KELLY - MIKA 09 05 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 03 03 08 09 15 16 17 21 27 32 34 32 38 XX XX XX 49 42 48 XX 49 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 37

                        BEAUTIFUL GIRLS - SEAN KINGSTON 08 01 01 01 01 02 04 05 06 10 13 14 18 21 27 35 35 XX 42 38

                        2 HEARTS - KYLIE MINOGUE 29 12 16 17 23 30 37 36 40

                        SHINE - TAKE THAT 34 19 20 20 02 03 06 06 07 12 16 18 22 30 27 32 39 42 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 45

                        BACK TO BLACK - AMY WINEHOUSE 49 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 33 47 XX XX XX XX XX 47

                        PATIENCE - TAKE THAT 12 02 02 02 02 03 03 03 03 05 07 07 14 15 18 13 16 22 26 29 29 32 43 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 48

                        ADAGIO FOR STRINGS - TIESTO 49 XX 48 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 31 40 XX XX XX XX 40 41 50 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 36 35 38 42 23 29 24 24 23 23 43 39 33 25 22 24 20 31 20 28 31 46 XX 45 44 38 39 44 47 45 41 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 50
                        Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2021

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                        • #13
                          w.e. 17th January
                          Top 50 Singles

                          01 01 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                          03 02 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                          04 03 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                          02 04 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                          07 05 Nickelback - Rockstar
                          19 06 Kanye West - Homecoming
                          06 07 Timbaland - Apologize
                          14 08 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                          10 09 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                          32 10 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar

                          05 11 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                          13 12 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
                          08 13 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                          11 14 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                          09 15 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                          16 16 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                          12 17 Take That - Rule The World
                          15 18 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                          18 19 Alicia Keys - No-one
                          21 20 Tom Baxter - Better

                          22 21 Sean Kingston - Me Love
                          24 22 T2 - Heartbroken
                          20 23 Britney Spears - Gimme More
                          17 24 Westlife - Home
                          27 25 Sugababes - Change
                          Ne 26 Adele - Chasing Pavements
                          23 27 Sugababes - About You Now
                          38 28 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                          Ne 29 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Bad Day
                          25 30 Fergie - Clumsy

                          26 31 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                          39 32 Rihanna ft Jay Z - Umbrella
                          37 33 Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr A
                          Ne 34 Scouting For Girls - Elvis Ain't Dead
                          31 35 Coronas - San Diego
                          Ne 36 Kylie Minogue - Wow
                          36 37 Kanye West - Stronger
                          35 38 50 Cent ft Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (She Wants It)
                          29 39 Timbaland ft Keri Hilson & DOE - The Way I Are
                          43 40 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup

                          34 41 Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                          33 42 Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
                          28 43 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
                          Ne 44 ELO - Mr Blue Sky
                          50 45 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
                          48 46 Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It
                          41 47 Kanye West ft T-Pain - Good Life
                          Ne 48 Scouting For Girls - She's So Lovely
                          46 49 Kate Nash - Foundations
                          Ne 50 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Funkytown

                          Dropping out
                          30 Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me
                          40 Kings of Leon - Fans
                          42 James Blunt - 1973
                          44 Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
                          45 Fray - How To Save A Life
                          47 Michael Buble - Lost
                          49 Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker


                          Top 20 Downloads

                          01 01 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                          04 02 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                          09 03 Nickleback - Rockstar
                          12 04 Kanye West - Homecoming
                          02 05 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                          08 06 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                          03 07 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                          11 08 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                          05 09 Timbaland - Apologize
                          Ne 10 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar

                          07 11 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                          06 12 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                          16 13 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
                          13 14 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                          10 15 Take That - Rule The World
                          15 16 Alicia Keys - No-one
                          17 17 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                          14 18 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                          19 19 Tom Baxter - Better
                          Ne 20 Adele - Chasing Pavements

                          Dropping out
                          18 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                          20 Britney Spears - Gimme More


                          Top 20 Airplay
                          6th - 12th January 2008


                          02 01 Timbaland - Apologize
                          01 02 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                          03 03 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                          04 04 Take That - Rule The World
                          05 05 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                          19 06 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                          47 07 Kanye West - Homecoming
                          07 08 Alicia Keys - No-one
                          21 09 Sugababes - Change
                          24 10 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy

                          20 11 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                          15 12 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
                          12 13 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                          06 14 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                          09 15 Tom Baxter - Better
                          16 16 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                          11 17 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                          Ne 18 Kylie Minogue - Wow
                          17 19 Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing
                          08 20 Sugababes - About You Now

                          Top 100 Artist Albums

                          02 01 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                          05 02 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
                          06 03 Britney Spears - Blackout
                          01 04 Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
                          03 05 Radiohead - In Rainbows
                          07 06 Cascada - Perfect Day
                          04 07 Garth Brooks - Ultimate Hits
                          20 08 Joe Dolan - 32 Greatest Ever Hits
                          13 09 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
                          16 10 Take That - Beautiful World
                          23 11 Tom Baxter - Skybound
                          11 12 Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
                          18 13 Billy Joel - Piano Man: Best of....
                          15 14 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
                          08 15 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                          09 16 Westlife - Home Again
                          17 17 Timbaland - Shock Value
                          12 18 Led Zeppelin - Mothership
                          21 19 Westlife - Unbreakable: Greatest Hits Vol 1
                          10 20 Leona Lewis - Spirit

                          19 21 Kings of Leon - Because of The Times
                          14 22 Andrea Bocelli - Vivere (The Best of...)
                          22 23 Whitney Houston - Ultimate Collection
                          35 24 Cathy Davey - Tales of Silversleeve
                          24 25 Christie Hennessy - The Definitive...
                          38 26 Amy Winehouse - Frank
                          29 27 Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
                          45 28 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Once (OST)
                          51 29 Kanye West - Graduation
                          27 30 Alicia Keys - As I Am
                          30 31 Journey - Greatest Hits
                          26 32 Killers - Sawdust
                          33 33 James Blunt - All The Lost Souls
                          28 34 Tommy Fleming - A Journey Home
                          31 35 David Gray - Greatest Hits
                          25 36 Celine Dion - Taking Chances
                          41 37 Eagles - Very Best of.....
                          32 38 Mickey Modelle & Celtic Pride - Irish Club Anthems
                          50 39 Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
                          43 40 Amy MacDonald - This Is The Life

                          34 41 Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots
                          37 42 Foo Fighters - Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
                          77 43 Dolly Parton - Very Best of.....
                          44 44 Kylie Minogue - X
                          39 45 Van Morrison - Still On Top (Greatest Hits)
                          40 46 Killers - Sam's Town
                          42 47 Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden
                          58 48 Mark Ronson - Version
                          49 49 Sugababes - Change
                          53 50 Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
                          52 51 Nelly Furtado - Loose
                          55 52 Tommy Makem - Legendary Collection
                          95 53 Joe Dolan - The Collection
                          59 54 Fergie - Dutchess
                          71 55 Akon - Konvicted
                          57 56 Joe Dolan - No Better Man
                          64 57 Oasis - Stop The Clocks
                          60 58 Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
                          47 59 Spice Girls - Greatest Hits
                          70 60 Nina Simone - Very Best of.....

                          48 61 Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds
                          63 62 Eric Clapton - Complete Clapton
                          68 63 REM - In Time: The Best of.....
                          56 64 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
                          66 65 Paolo Nutini - These Streets
                          46 66 Mario Rosenstock - Gift Grub 8: The G Factor
                          89 67 Duke Special - Songs From The Deep Forest
                          36 68 Joe Dolan - Let There Be Love
                          Re 69 ELO - Very Best of.....All Over The World
                          75 70 Luciano Pavarotti - Ultimate Collection
                          99 71 Johnny Cash - Man In Black: Definitive Collection
                          76 72 Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
                          Re 73 Coronas - Heroes Or Ghosts
                          65 74 U2 - Joshua Tree
                          Re 75 Celine Dion - All The Way... A Decade of Song
                          97 76 James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
                          62 77 Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed
                          79 78 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
                          78 79 Pogues - Very Best of.....
                          96 80 Gwen Stefani - Sweet Escape

                          83 81 Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing
                          81 82 50 Cent - Curtis
                          54 83 Shayne Ward - Shayne Ward
                          80 84 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
                          94 85 Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
                          Re 86 Fratellis - Costello Music
                          Re 87 Britney Spears - My Prerogative (Greatest Hits)
                          73 88 My Chemical Romance - Black Parade
                          Re 89 Christy Moore - Live At The Point
                          69 90 Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong
                          Re 91 Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - Very Best of.....
                          Re 92 Nickelback - All The Right Reasons
                          Re 93 Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
                          Re 94 Cure - Greatest Hits
                          Re 95 Queen - Greatest Hits
                          74 96 Bob Dylan - Dylan
                          Re 97 Hoosiers - Trick To Life
                          91 98 Mundy - Live & Confusion
                          Re 99 Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire - The Legend of....
                          87 100 Snow Patrol - Final Straw

                          Dropping out
                          61 Abba - Gold
                          67 Johnny Cash - 32 Original Classics
                          72 Sigur Ros - Hvarfheim
                          82 U2 - Best of...(80-90)
                          84 Enrique Iglesias - Insomniac
                          85 Rolling Stones - Rolled Gold
                          86 Paul Potts - One Chance
                          88 Bon Jovi - Cross Road: The Best of.....
                          90 Elvis Presley - Luxury Edition
                          92 Bob Marley - A Reggae Legend
                          93 Paddy Casey - Addicted To Company
                          98 Rat Pack - 40 Tracks From The Kings of Cool
                          100 U2 - Best of...(90-00)


                          Top 30 Compilation Albums

                          01 01 Now 68
                          Ne 02 Big Tunes 2008
                          13 03 Ronan Collins Showband Hits
                          03 04 Anthems 1991-2008
                          02 05 Best of MT USA
                          07 06 PS I Love You (OST)
                          05 07 High School Musical 2 (OST)
                          21 08 Clubbers Guide 2008
                          06 09 Clubland 12
                          14 10 Dirty Dancing (OST)

                          09 11 Godskitchen Trance Anthems
                          04 12 R&B Yearbook: 2007
                          10 13 101 Country Hits
                          08 14 Put Your Hands Up! 3
                          11 15 Top Gear - Seriously Cool Driving Music
                          12 16 Larry Gogan: Pickin' The Pops
                          17 17 R&B: The Collection 2007
                          27 18 100 Hits - 80s
                          Ne 19 Irish Favourites
                          23 20 Paul Oakenfold: Greatest Hits & Remixes

                          18 21 Country Superstars
                          28 22 Legends of Irish Folk - Song For Ireland
                          20 23 Tom Dunne's Essential Selection Vol 1
                          Ne 24 Jukebox Hits
                          22 25 Tiesto: In Search of Sunrise 6
                          Re 26 Radio 1's Live Lounge Vol 2
                          16 27 Jackie: The Album
                          24 28 Best Irish Power Ballads....Ever!
                          15 29 The Annual 2008
                          19 30 Country No 1 Hits

                          Dropping out
                          25 101 No 1s
                          26 Hits of The 50's
                          29 Great Rock 'n' Roll
                          30 Clubland Xtreme Hardcore 4



                          Chart Track Commentary

                          Amy Takes The Slow Road To No1

                          18/Jan/2008

                          It’s taken her 15 months, but Amy Winehouse finally claims the No1 spot on the Irish Album Chart this week with ‘Back To Black’, which was released back in November 2006. After a relatively slow start, the album entered the Top 20 in the first week of 2007 and remained in the Top 30 for the entire year – and was the second best selling album of 2007 in Ireland (behind Leona Lewis ‘Spirit’).
                          In an all-female Top 3, Rihanna climbs from No5 to No2 with ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, another of last year’s top-sellers which debuted at No3 on release in June 2006, rose to No1 for one week and has resided in the Top 30 ever since. In third place, Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ climbs from No6 to return to the Top 3 after a nine week break, having debuted at No1 on release in November. A month after his death on Boxing Day, Joe Dolan’s ’32 Greatest Ever Hits’ climbs 12 places from No20 to No8 - one of four Joe Dolan albums in this week’s Top 75 – and three places ahead of another fast mover: Tom Baxter’s ‘Skybound’, up from No23 to No11.

                          Britney Spears takes a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Piece Of Me’, ahead of Basshunter’s ‘Now You’re Gone’ and Soulja Boy Tellem’s ‘Crank That’, both climbing one place from last week. Kanye West (feat. Chris Martin) leaps from No19 to No6 with ‘Homecoming’, still only selling on downloads with the physical release scheduled in two weeks. Mika’s ‘Relax, Take It Easy’ is the second newcomer to this week’s Top 10, up from No14 last week – his fifth single in 12 months and the third to make the Irish Top 10. After debuting at No32 last week on downloads, Lupe Fiasco is this week’s highest climber, up 22 places to No10 with ‘Superstar’


                          Shakyfan's Commentary

                          Well the chart continues to throw up unexpected entries - this week its the turn of ELO with Mr Blue Sky which makes its chart debut. Previous hits for the band in Ireland are:

                          Title: EVIL WOMAN Date of entry: 19.02.1976 Highest Placement: 10 Weeks in the Charts: 4
                          Title: LIVING THING Date of entry: 10.12.1976 Highest Placement: 6 Weeks in the Charts: 11
                          Title: WILD WEST HERO (RE 1) Date of entry: 22.06.1978 Highest Placement: 9 Weeks in the Charts: 4
                          Title: SWEET TALKING WOMAN Date of entry: 12.10.1978 Highest Placement: 6 Weeks in the Charts: 6
                          Title: ELO (EP) Date of entry: 11.01.1979 Highest Placement: 15 Weeks in the Charts: 1
                          Title: SHINE A LITTLE LOVE Date of entry: 31.05.1979 Highest Placement: 4 Weeks in the Charts: 6
                          Title: THE DIARY OF HORACE WHIMP Date of entry: 29.07.1979 Highest Placement: 10 Weeks in the Charts: 6
                          Title: DON'T BRING ME DOWN Date of entry: 09.09.1979 Highest Placement: 6 Weeks in the Charts: 6
                          Title: CONFUSION / LAST TRAIN TO LONDON Date of entry: 18.11.1979 Highest Placement: 9 Weeks in the Charts: 9
                          Title: I'M ALIVE Date of entry: 22.06.1980 Highest Placement: 10 Weeks in the Charts: 6
                          Title: ALL OVER THE WORLD Date of entry: 30.08.1980 Highest Placement: 12 Weeks in the Charts: 4
                          Title: DON'T WALK AWAY Date of entry: 30.11.1980 Highest Placement: 7 Weeks in the Charts: 5
                          Title: HOLD ON TIGHT Date of entry: 09.08.1981 Highest Placement: 3 Weeks in the Charts: 8
                          Title: TWILIGHT Date of entry: 25.10.1981 Highest Placement: 18 Weeks in the Charts: 4
                          Title: ROCK 'N' ROLL IS KING Date of entry: 19.06.1983 Highest Placement: 4 Weeks in the Charts: 6
                          Title: SECRET MESSAGES Date of entry: 04.09.1983 Highest Placement: 14 Weeks in the Charts: 2
                          Title: HERE IS THE NEWS / TICKET TO THE MOON Date of entry: 17.01.1986 Highest Placement: 17 Weeks in the Charts: 5
                          Title: CALLING AMERICA Date of entry: 27.02.1986 Highest Placement: 16 Weeks in the Charts: 5


                          Over on the album chart Amy Winehouse takes her time as Back To Black finally hits the top on its 64th week in the Top 100.. Full chart run is 26 26 42 57 49 55 57 38 33 16 4 3 4 6 9 10 8 10 13 16 18 21 19 21 23 22 18 16 12 13 11 15 16 14 5 9 16 22 14 10 9 8 6 6 5 7 7 5 6 6 5 4 7 6 10 9 9 8 9 8 6 5 2 1


                          Number 1 this week

                          Single: Britney Spears - Piece of Me (2nd week)
                          Download: Britney Spears - Piece of Me (2nd week)
                          Airplay: Timbaland - Apolgize (1st week)
                          Artist Album: Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (1st week)
                          Compilation Album: Now 68 (9th week)

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                          • #14
                            I've often wondered if ELO's omission from the Irish Charts for the period after Living Thing up to Wild West Hero was just an error on the part of the book compilers. As I don't have the charts I can't say for sure but I would've thought that Telephone Line and Mr Blue Sky should've charted as they were played to death on the Radio. Turn To Stone possibly also

                            And Wild West Hero actually re-entered twice. on 22/6/78 it entered for 2 weeks and made #16. It re-entered the first time on 27/7/78 at #9 for 1 week and it's final week was on 24/8/78 at number 14.
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                            • #15
                              I'm quite surprised by how many of those ELO hits I know. I did listen to them quite a bit in the early 90s when they made the news after our local council decided to ban them from playing at the local football ground after accusing them of being satanists!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by beatlened
                                I've often wondered if ELO's omission from the Irish Charts for the period after Living Thing up to Wild West Hero was just an error on the part of the book compilers. As I don't have the charts I can't say for sure but I would've thought that Telephone Line and Mr Blue Sky should've charted as they were played to death on the Radio.
                                I've wondered too just how many hits went missing from the book - not only from the strike period of 1980 - and thought about researching this in terms of whether the oorrect total number of hits per week are accounted for. Now that "Mr Blue Sky" has hit the chart for possibly the first time, I've just attempted such an exercise very briefly, and only on paper, without noting specific titles/artists, to see whether there appears to have been room for it in the Irish charts for any of the weeks in which it was doing well in the UK - February and March 1978.

                                Although there might be one or two gaps in the charts dated 23 February and 2 March, it looks as if the charts of the last four weeks of March are full. The last one, 30 March 1978, for example, seems to have had three new entries, five hits in their second week, four in their third, two in their fourth, one in its fifth, two in their sixth, one in its seventh, and two in their tenth week - making 20 altogether.

                                So, while I can't be certain about the earlier weeks, I think I'm fairly sure now that "Mr Blue Sky" could not have been in the Irish charts in the last four weeks of March 1978.

                                If anyone has the data for this period in a format enabling a similar exercise for the earlier part of 1978 to be carried out more easily/accurately, perhaps we could reach a similar conclusion (or otherwise) for those weeks too!
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                                • #17
                                  Do we know why Mr Blue Sky has entered this week?

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                                  • #18
                                    As far as I know it's used in a TV ad for Guinness
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                                    • #19
                                      ^Correct!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Shakyfan
                                        w.e. 17th January
                                        Top 50 Singles

                                        Dropping out
                                        30 Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me
                                        40 Kings of Leon - Fans
                                        42 James Blunt - 1973
                                        44 Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
                                        45 Fray - How To Save A Life
                                        47 Michael Buble - Lost
                                        49 Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker

                                        The full chart runs for this week's dropouts:



                                        SORRY, BLAME IT ON ME - AKON 24 10 11 21 19 14 17 12 9 9 11 12 14 17 17 19 23 30

                                        FANS - KINGS OF LEON 50 19 13 18 14 16 17 20 19 21 21 22 31 32 29 39 50 XX XX XX XX 47 XX XX XX XX 41 40

                                        1973 - JAMES BLUNT 28 5 6 6 7 8 10 15 15 19 23 39 XX XX 24 31 41 30 27 42

                                        RADIO NOWHERE - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 27 24 30 42 42 48 XX XX 39 44 XX XX 49 49 44

                                        HOW TO SAVE A LIFE - FRAY 45 20 11 9 3 2 3 2 1 2 2 5 6 9 12 14 16 16 15 23 25 33 25 30 34 36 39 42 XX XX XX 40 50 49 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX 45

                                        LOST - MICHAEL BUBLÉ 24 30 32 35 47

                                        TEDDY PICKER - ARCTIC MONKEYS 32 45 50 XX 49







                                        Originally posted by Shakyfan
                                        w.e. 17th January
                                        Top 50 Singles

                                        Ne 29 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Bad Day
                                        Ne 34 Scouting For Girls - Elvis Ain't Dead
                                        Ne 48 Scouting For Girls - She's So Lovely
                                        Ne 50 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Funkytown
                                        And among the acts replacing them in the new chart, two acts achieve their first two hits at the same time!! I don't think that's ever happened before.......
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                                        • #21
                                          Slightly late as I was ill again at the weekend

                                          w.e. 24th January

                                          Top 50 Singles

                                          02 01 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                                          01 02 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                                          05 03 Nickelback - Rockstar
                                          03 04 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                                          06 05 Kanye West - Homecoming
                                          10 06 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar
                                          26 07 Adele - Chasing Pavements
                                          04 08 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                                          08 09 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                                          07 10 Timbaland - Apologize

                                          09 11 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                                          20 12 Tom Baxter - Better
                                          12 13 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
                                          13 14 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                                          11 15 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                                          16 16 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                                          15 17 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                                          17 18 Take That - Rule The World
                                          18 19 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                                          19 20 Alicia Keys - No-one

                                          14 21 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                                          45 22 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
                                          36 23 Kylie Minogue - Wow
                                          22 24 T2 - Heartbroken
                                          34 25 Scouting For Girls - Elvis Ain't Dead
                                          25 26 Sugababes - Change
                                          23 27 Britney Spears - Gimme More
                                          35 28 Coronas - San Diego
                                          21 29 Sean Kingston - Me Love
                                          29 30 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Bad Day

                                          33 31 Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr A
                                          Ne 32 Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
                                          31 33 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                                          27 34 Sugababes - About You Now
                                          24 35 Westlife - Home
                                          32 36 Rihanna ft Jay Z - Umbrella
                                          44 37 ELO - Mr Blue Sky
                                          37 38 Kanye West - Stronger
                                          38 39 50 Cent ft Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (She Wants It)
                                          40 40 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup

                                          42 41 Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
                                          48 42 Scouting For Girls - She's So Lovely
                                          30 43 Fergie - Clumsy
                                          Re 44 Mika - Happy Ending
                                          28 45 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                                          49 46 Kate Nash - Foundations
                                          43 47 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
                                          41 48 Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                                          Re 49 Green Day - Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)
                                          Re 50 James Blunt - 1973

                                          Dropping out
                                          39 Timbaland ft Keri Hilson & DOE - The Way I Are
                                          46 Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It
                                          47 Kanye West ft T-Pain - Good Life
                                          50 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Funkytown


                                          Top 20 Downloads

                                          03 01 Nickleback - Rockstar
                                          04 02 Kanye West - Homecoming
                                          02 03 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                                          01 04 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                                          10 05 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar
                                          05 06 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                                          20 07 Adele - Chasing Pavements
                                          08 08 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                                          06 09 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                                          19 10 Tom Baxter - Better

                                          09 11 Timbaland - Apologize
                                          11 12 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                                          07 13 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                                          15 14 Take That - Rule The World
                                          17 15 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                                          16 16 Alicia Keys - No-one
                                          12 17 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                                          Ne 18 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
                                          Ne 19 Kylie Minogue - Wow
                                          14 20 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots

                                          Dropping out
                                          13 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
                                          18 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love


                                          Top 20 Airplay
                                          13th - 19th January 2008


                                          01 01 Timbaland - Apologize
                                          05 02 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                                          04 03 Take That - Rule The World
                                          02 04 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                                          06 05 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                                          18 06 Kylie Minogue - Wow
                                          09 07 Sugababes - Change
                                          03 08 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                                          07 09 Kanye West - Homecoming
                                          10 10 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy

                                          11 11 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                                          08 12 Alicia Keys - No-one
                                          27 13 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar
                                          62 14 Adele - Chasing Pavements
                                          13 15 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                                          22 16 KT Tunstall - Saving My Face
                                          15 17 Tom Baxter - Better
                                          23 18 Nickelback - Rockstar
                                          14 19 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                                          12 20 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup

                                          Dropping out
                                          16 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                                          17 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                                          19 Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing
                                          20 Sugababes - About You Now


                                          Top 100 Artist Albums

                                          02 01 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
                                          01 02 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                                          03 03 Britney Spears - Blackout
                                          11 04 Tom Baxter - Skybound
                                          04 05 Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
                                          06 06 Cascada - Perfect Day
                                          07 07 Garth Brooks - Ultimate Hits
                                          19 08 Westlife - Unbreakable: Greatest Hits Vol 1
                                          05 09 Radiohead - In Rainbows
                                          09 10 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

                                          08 11 Joe Dolan - 32 Greatest Ever Hits
                                          10 12 Take That - Beautiful World
                                          27 13 Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
                                          13 14 Billy Joel - Piano Man: Best of....
                                          28 15 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Once (OST)
                                          17 16 Timbaland - Shock Value
                                          40 17 Amy MacDonald - This Is The Life
                                          24 18 Cathy Davey - Tales of Silversleeve
                                          Ne 19 Joe Dolan - Greatest Hits
                                          18 20 Led Zeppelin - Mothership

                                          14 21 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
                                          20 22 Leona Lewis - Spirit
                                          22 23 Andrea Bocelli - Vivere (The Best of...)
                                          Ne 24 Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
                                          16 25 Westlife - Home Again
                                          15 26 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                                          21 27 Kings of Leon - Because of The Times
                                          26 28 Amy Winehouse - Frank
                                          30 29 Alicia Keys - As I Am
                                          75 30 Celine Dion - All The Way... A Decade of Song

                                          12 31 Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
                                          92 32 Nickelback - All The Right Reasons
                                          29 33 Kanye West - Graduation
                                          41 34 Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots
                                          23 35 Whitney Houston - Ultimate Collection
                                          25 36 Christie Hennessy - The Definitive...
                                          Ne 37 British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
                                          Re 38 Take That - Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection
                                          53 39 Joe Dolan - The Collection
                                          33 40 James Blunt - All The Lost Souls

                                          37 41 Eagles - Very Best of.....
                                          32 42 Killers - Sawdust
                                          43 43 Dolly Parton - Very Best of.....
                                          34 44 Tommy Fleming - A Journey Home
                                          31 45 Journey - Greatest Hits
                                          44 46 Kylie Minogue - X
                                          39 47 Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
                                          36 48 Celine Dion - Taking Chances
                                          57 49 Oasis - Stop The Clocks
                                          35 50 David Gray - Greatest Hits

                                          51 51 Nelly Furtado - Loose
                                          46 52 Killers - Sam's Town
                                          38 53 Mickey Modelle & Celtic Pride - Irish Club Anthems
                                          45 54 Van Morrison - Still On Top (Greatest Hits)
                                          48 55 Mark Ronson - Version
                                          55 56 Akon - Konvicted
                                          Ne 57 Eels - Meet The Eels (Essential Eels 96-06)
                                          47 58 Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden
                                          60 59 Nina Simone - Very Best of.....
                                          54 60 Fergie - Dutchess

                                          42 61 Foo Fighters - Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
                                          58 62 Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
                                          50 63 Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
                                          49 64 Sugababes - Change
                                          61 65 Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds
                                          72 66 Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
                                          73 67 Coronas - Heroes Or Ghosts
                                          97 68 Hoosiers - Trick To Life
                                          76 69 James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
                                          85 70 Rihanna - A Girl Like Me

                                          52 71 Tommy Makem - Legendary Collection
                                          56 72 Joe Dolan - No Better Man
                                          62 73 Eric Clapton - Complete Clapton
                                          69 74 ELO - Very Best of.....All Over The World
                                          82 75 50 Cent - Curtis
                                          98 76 Mundy - Live & Confusion
                                          63 77 REM - In Time: The Best of.....
                                          74 78 U2 - Joshua Tree
                                          Re 79 Radiohead - OK Computer
                                          Ne 80 Roy Orbison - Very Best of.....

                                          95 81 Queen - Greatest Hits
                                          70 82 Luciano Pavarotti - Ultimate Collection
                                          87 83 Britney Spears - My Prerogative (Greatest Hits)
                                          81 84 Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing
                                          64 85 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
                                          Re 86 Faithless - Forever Faithless (Greatest Hits)
                                          65 87 Paolo Nutini - These Streets
                                          100 88 Snow Patrol - Final Straw
                                          Re 89 Razorlight - Razorlight
                                          Re 90 Katherine Jenkins - Rejoice

                                          67 91 Duke Special - Songs From The Deep Forest
                                          Re 92 Rolling Stones - Rolled Gold +
                                          71 93 Johnny Cash - Man In Black: Definitive Collection
                                          59 94 Spice Girls - Greatest Hits
                                          Re 95 Clash - Singles
                                          78 96 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
                                          Re 97 U2 - Best of...(80-90)
                                          Re 98 Enrique Iglesias - Insomniac
                                          96 99 Bob Dylan - Dylan
                                          84 100 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

                                          Dropping out
                                          66 Mario Rosenstock - Gift Grub 8: The G Factor
                                          68 Joe Dolan - Let There Be Love
                                          77 Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed
                                          79 Pogues - Very Best of.....
                                          80 Gwen Stefani - Sweet Escape
                                          83 Shayne Ward - Shayne Ward
                                          86 Fratellis - Costello Music
                                          88 My Chemical Romance - Black Parade
                                          89 Christy Moore - Live At The Point
                                          90 Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong
                                          91 Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - Very Best of.....
                                          93 Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
                                          94 Cure - Greatest Hits
                                          99 Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire - The Legend of....


                                          Top 30 Compilation Albums

                                          01 01 Now 68
                                          02 02 Big Tunes 2008
                                          04 03 Anthems 1991-2008
                                          06 04 PS I Love You (OST)
                                          Ne 05 Power of Love
                                          05 06 Best of MT USA
                                          10 07 Dirty Dancing (OST)
                                          07 08 High School Musical 2 (OST)
                                          08 09 Clubbers Guide 2008
                                          03 10 Ronan Collins Showband Hits

                                          09 11 Clubland 12
                                          11 12 Godskitchen Trance Anthems
                                          12 13 R&B Yearbook: 2007
                                          14 14 Put Your Hands Up! 3
                                          15 15 Top Gear - Seriously Cool Driving Music
                                          13 16 101 Country Hits
                                          Re 17 Bodyguard (OST)
                                          Ne 18 Step Up (OST)
                                          Ne 19 The Rush
                                          Re 20 Ronan Collins Collection - Showband Hits

                                          Ne 21 WWE - Raw 15th Anniversary
                                          16 22 Larry Gogan: Pickin' The Pops
                                          27 23 Jackie: The Album
                                          Re 24 Footloose (OST)
                                          25 25 Tiesto: In Search of Sunrise 6
                                          20 26 Paul Oakenfold: Greatest Hits & Remixes
                                          22 27 Legends of Irish Folk - Song For Ireland
                                          29 28 The Annual 2008
                                          Re 29 1916 Easter Rising: 90th Anniversary
                                          Ne 30 Songbird 2008

                                          Dropping out
                                          17 R&B: The Collection 2007
                                          18 100 Hits - 80s
                                          19 Irish Favourites
                                          21 Country Superstars
                                          23 Tom Dunne's Essential Selection Vol 1
                                          24 Jukebox Hits
                                          26 Radio 1's Live Lounge Vol 2
                                          28 Best Irish Power Ballads....Ever!
                                          30 Country No 1 Hits


                                          Chart Track Commentary

                                          Now Basshunter’s Gone To No1

                                          25/Jan/2008

                                          Swedish musician & DJ Basshunter climbs from No2 to take this week’s top spot on the Singles Chart with ‘Now You’re Gone’ (feat. DJ Mental Theo’s Bazzheadz) - the first dance record to make No1 since Cascada’s ‘Everytime We Touch’ in October 2006.

                                          Britney’s ‘Piece Of Me’ falls to No2 after two weeks on top, ahead of Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’ which climbs to No3 after ten weeks in the Top 40 – and is this week’s top-selling download. Hotly-tipped newcomer Adele has this week’s highest climber with ‘Chasing Pavements’ up 19 places from No26 to No7 as physical sales kick in.

                                          Last week’s Top 2 albums swap positions this week, with Rihanna returning to the top with ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ after a 28 week break. Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ slips from No1 to No2, ahead of Britney’s ‘Blackout’ - a non-mover at No3. Tom Baxter continues to leap up the chart with ‘Skybound’, up from No11 to No4 this week after climbing 12 places the previous week. There are two new entries in this week’s Top 30: Joe Dolan’s ‘Greatest Hits’ at No19 (joining his ‘32 Greatest Ever Hits’ in the Top 20) and Lupe Fiasco’s second album ‘The Cool’ at No24 – a huge improvement on the No81 peak for his debut album ‘Food & Liquor’ in October 2006.

                                          Shakyfan's Commentary

                                          On it's 34th week in the Top 100 Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad returns for a 2nd week at number 1 in the album chart, 29 weeks after its previous short spell at the top. Its full run is as follows: 3 2 3 2 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 6 9 9 9 9 10 7 5 9 10 17 19 18 18 22 24 21 9 5 2 1

                                          Meanwhile ELO get a 2nd week in the singles chart thanks to the use of Mr Blue Sky in a Guinness commercial


                                          Number 1 this week

                                          Single: Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone (1st week)
                                          Download: Nickleback - Rockstar (1st week)
                                          Airplay: Timbaland - Apolgize (2nd week)
                                          Artist Album: Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad (1st week)
                                          Compilation Album: Now 68 (10th week)

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by Shakyfan
                                            w.e. 24th January

                                            Top 50 Singles

                                            Dropping out
                                            39 Timbaland ft Keri Hilson & DOE - The Way I Are
                                            46 Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It
                                            47 Kanye West ft T-Pain - Good Life
                                            50 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Funkytown
                                            Their full chart runs:

                                            THE WAY I ARE - TIMBALAND FEAT. KERI HILSON & D.O.E. 27 10 6 4 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 12 15 17 21 20 24 32 40 40 34 28 29 39

                                            LET ME THINK ABOUT IT - IDA CORR VS FEDDE LE GRAND 15 10 8 10 14 18 21 23 25 33 XX XX 48 46

                                            GOOD LIFE - KANYE WEST FEAT. TPAIN 43 50 35 38 29 43 40 24 24 31 32 33 XX XX 35 44 41 47

                                            FUNKYTOWN - ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS 50





                                            Originally posted by Shakyfan

                                            w.e. 24th January

                                            Top 50 Singles

                                            02 01 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone

                                            Swedish musician & DJ Basshunter climbs from No2 to take this week’s top spot on the Singles Chart with ‘Now You’re Gone’ (feat. DJ Mental Theo’s Bazzheadz) - the first dance record to make No1 since Cascada’s ‘Everytime We Touch’ in October 2006.
                                            And could that be the first Swedish act to reach number one in Ireland since Abba with "One Of Us" at the end of the 1981 amd beginning of 1982?
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                                            • #23
                                              .......or even since Europe - "The Final Countdown" (1986) !

                                              Still over 20 years ago - although some other Swedish acts have more recently hit number one in the UK.
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                                              • #24
                                                w.e. 31st January

                                                Top 50 Singles

                                                01 01 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                                                03 02 Nickelback - Rockstar
                                                02 03 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                                                06 04 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar
                                                04 05 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                                                05 06 Kanye West - Homecoming
                                                07 07 Adele - Chasing Pavements
                                                09 08 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                                                22 09 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
                                                12 10 Tom Baxter - Better

                                                11 11 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                                                10 12 Timbaland - Apologize
                                                08 13 Leon Jackson - When You Believe
                                                13 14 Cascada - What Hurts The Most
                                                30 15 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Bad Day
                                                15 16 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                                                16 17 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                                                14 18 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                                                19 19 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                                                23 20 Kylie Minogue - Wow

                                                25 21 Scouting For Girls - Elvis Ain't Dead
                                                17 22 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                                                Ne 23 Kelly Rowland - Work
                                                20 24 Alicia Keys - No-one
                                                18 25 Take That - Rule The World
                                                28 26 Coronas - San Diego
                                                21 27 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                                                24 28 T2 - Heartbroken
                                                Ne 29 Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
                                                34 30 Sugababes - About You Now

                                                37 31 ELO - Mr Blue Sky
                                                41 32 Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
                                                36 33 Rihanna ft Jay Z - Umbrella
                                                27 34 Britney Spears - Gimme More
                                                26 35 Sugababes - Change
                                                29 36 Sean Kingston - Me Love
                                                38 37 Kanye West - Stronger
                                                42 38 Scouting For Girls - She's So Lovely
                                                35 39 Westlife - Home
                                                31 40 Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr A

                                                44 41 Mika - Happy Ending
                                                43 42 Fergie - Clumsy
                                                Ne 43 Robyn - Be Mine
                                                46 44 Kate Nash - Foundations
                                                49 45 Green Day - Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)
                                                Re 46 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                                                40 47 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
                                                39 48 50 Cent ft Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (She Wants It)
                                                50 49 James Blunt - 1973
                                                Re 50 Kanye West ft T-Pain - Good Life

                                                Dropping out
                                                32 Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
                                                33 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                                                45 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                                                47 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
                                                48 Amy Winehouse - Valerie


                                                Top 20 Downloads

                                                01 01 Nickleback - Rockstar
                                                03 02 Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone
                                                02 03 Kanye West - Homecoming
                                                05 04 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar
                                                04 05 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                                                07 06 Adele - Chasing Pavements
                                                06 07 Soulja Boy - Crank That
                                                08 08 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                                                18 09 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
                                                10 10 Tom Baxter - Better

                                                09 11 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
                                                Ne 12 Alvin & The Chipmunks - Bad Day
                                                13 13 Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
                                                11 14 Timbaland - Apologize
                                                12 15 Mundy & Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl
                                                19 16 Kylie Minogue - Wow
                                                Ne 17 Scouting For Girls - Elvis Ain't Dead
                                                15 18 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                                                16 19 Alicia Keys - No-one
                                                20 20 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots

                                                Dropping out
                                                14 Take That - Rule The World
                                                17 Leon Jackson - When You Believe


                                                Top 20 Airplay
                                                20th - 26th January 2008


                                                06 01 Kylie Minogue - Wow
                                                02 02 Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
                                                01 03 Timbaland - Apologize
                                                09 04 Kanye West - Homecoming
                                                03 05 Take That - Rule The World
                                                05 06 Britney Spears - Piece of Me
                                                13 07 Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Superstar
                                                76 08 Duffy - Mercy
                                                10 09 Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                                                11 10 Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

                                                14 11 Adele - Chasing Pavements
                                                08 12 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse - Valerie
                                                07 13 Sugababes - Change
                                                04 14 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
                                                12 15 Alicia Keys - No-one
                                                18 16 Nickelback - Rockstar
                                                17 17 Tom Baxter - Better
                                                16 18 KT Tunstall - Saving My Face
                                                20 19 Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
                                                25 20 Feeling - I Thought It Was Over

                                                Dropping out
                                                15 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                                                19 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You


                                                Top 100 Artist Albums

                                                04 01 Tom Baxter - Skybound
                                                02 02 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                                                Ne 03 Adele - 19
                                                01 04 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
                                                15 05 Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Once (OST)
                                                03 06 Britney Spears - Blackout
                                                05 07 Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
                                                06 08 Cascada - Perfect Day
                                                08 09 Westlife - Unbreakable: Greatest Hits Vol 1
                                                Ne 10 Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire

                                                13 11 Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
                                                07 12 Garth Brooks - Ultimate Hits
                                                11 13 Joe Dolan - 32 Greatest Ever Hits
                                                10 14 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
                                                32 15 Nickelback - All The Right Reasons
                                                09 16 Radiohead - In Rainbows
                                                17 17 Amy MacDonald - This Is The Life
                                                90 18 Katherine Jenkins - Rejoice
                                                12 19 Take That - Beautiful World
                                                30 20 Celine Dion - All The Way... A Decade of Song

                                                16 21 Timbaland - Shock Value
                                                28 22 Amy Winehouse - Frank
                                                21 23 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
                                                22 24 Leona Lewis - Spirit
                                                18 25 Cathy Davey - Tales of Silversleeve
                                                20 26 Led Zeppelin - Mothership
                                                27 27 Kings of Leon - Because of The Times
                                                23 28 Andrea Bocelli - Vivere (The Best of...)
                                                33 29 Kanye West - Graduation
                                                29 30 Alicia Keys - As I Am

                                                26 31 Shayne Ward - Breathless
                                                35 32 Whitney Houston - Ultimate Collection
                                                24 33 Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
                                                25 34 Westlife - Home Again
                                                Ne 35 Cat Power - Jukebox
                                                40 36 James Blunt - All The Lost Souls
                                                45 37 Journey - Greatest Hits
                                                38 38 Take That - Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection
                                                Ne 39 Scouting For Girls - Scouting For Girls
                                                34 40 Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots

                                                31 41 Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
                                                36 42 Christie Hennessy - The Definitive...
                                                46 43 Kylie Minogue - X
                                                42 44 Killers - Sawdust
                                                47 45 Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
                                                48 46 Celine Dion - Taking Chances
                                                41 47 Eagles - Very Best of.....
                                                43 48 Dolly Parton - Very Best of.....
                                                14 49 Billy Joel - Piano Man: Best of....
                                                59 50 Nina Simone - Very Best of.....

                                                69 51 James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
                                                44 52 Tommy Fleming - A Journey Home
                                                50 53 David Gray - Greatest Hits
                                                49 54 Oasis - Stop The Clocks
                                                61 55 Foo Fighters - Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
                                                51 56 Nelly Furtado - Loose
                                                Ne 57 Mars Volta - Bedlam In Goliath
                                                Re 58 Shayne Ward - Shayne Ward
                                                39 59 Joe Dolan - The Collection
                                                62 60 Kate Nash - Made of Bricks

                                                54 61 Van Morrison - Still On Top (Greatest Hits)
                                                58 62 Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden
                                                Ne 63 Fureys & Davey Arthur - 30 Years On
                                                57 64 Eels - Meet The Eels (Essential Eels 96-06)
                                                60 65 Fergie - Dutchess
                                                52 66 Killers - Sam's Town
                                                64 67 Sugababes - Change
                                                82 68 Luciano Pavarotti - Ultimate Collection
                                                37 69 British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
                                                65 70 Justin Timberlake - Futuresex / Lovesounds

                                                55 71 Mark Ronson - Version
                                                19 72 Joe Dolan - Greatest Hits
                                                73 73 Eric Clapton - Complete Clapton
                                                56 74 Akon - Konvicted
                                                Ne 75 KD Lang - Watershed
                                                Ne 76 30 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
                                                Re 77 Christy Moore - Live At The Point
                                                63 78 Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
                                                53 79 Mickey Modelle & Celtic Pride - Irish Club Anthems
                                                67 80 Coronas - Heroes Or Ghosts

                                                75 81 50 Cent - Curtis
                                                70 82 Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
                                                84 83 Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing
                                                68 84 Hoosiers - Trick To Life
                                                89 85 Razorlight - Razorlight
                                                Re 86 Abba - Gold
                                                74 87 ELO - Very Best of.....All Over The World
                                                79 88 Radiohead - OK Computer
                                                78 89 U2 - Joshua Tree

                                                100 90 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
                                                71 91 Tommy Makem - Legendary Collection
                                                Re 92 Michael Buble - Michael Buble
                                                97 93 U2 - Best of...(80-90)
                                                77 94 REM - In Time: The Best of.....
                                                99 95 Bob Dylan - Dylan
                                                Re 96 Michael Buble - It's Time
                                                Re 97 Pogues - Very Best of.....
                                                98 98 Enrique Iglesias - Insomniac
                                                Ne 99 Black Mountain - In The Future
                                                80 100 Roy Orbison - Very Best of.....

                                                Dropping out
                                                66 Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
                                                72 Joe Dolan - No Better Man
                                                76 Mundy - Live & Confusion
                                                81 Queen - Greatest Hits
                                                83 Britney Spears - My Prerogative (Greatest Hits)
                                                85 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
                                                86 Faithless - Forever Faithless (Greatest Hits)
                                                87 Paolo Nutini - These Streets
                                                88 Snow Patrol - Final Straw
                                                91 Duke Special - Songs From The Deep Forest
                                                92 Rolling Stones - Rolled Gold +
                                                93 Johnny Cash - Man In Black: Definitive Collection
                                                94 Spice Girls - Greatest Hits
                                                95 Clash - Singles
                                                96 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend


                                                Top 30 Compilation Albums

                                                01 01 Now 68
                                                02 02 Big Tunes 2008
                                                Ne 03 R&B Lovesongs 2008
                                                03 04 Anthems 1991-2008
                                                04 05 PS I Love You (OST)
                                                06 06 Best of MT USA
                                                07 07 Dirty Dancing (OST)
                                                05 08 Power of Love
                                                Ne 09 Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet St. (OST)
                                                08 10 High School Musical 2 (OST)

                                                09 11 Clubbers Guide 2008
                                                12 12 Godskitchen Trance Anthems
                                                Ne 13 Later With Jools Holland Live
                                                19 14 The Rush
                                                11 15 Clubland 12
                                                21 16 WWE - Raw 15th Anniversary
                                                10 17 Ronan Collins Showband Hits
                                                17 18 Bodyguard (OST)
                                                16 19 101 Country Hits
                                                15 20 Top Gear - Seriously Cool Driving Music

                                                14 21 Put Your Hands Up! 3
                                                13 22 R&B Yearbook: 2007
                                                Re 23 Irish Favourites [Galaxy Music]
                                                27 24 Legends of Irish Folk - Song For Ireland
                                                Ne 25 Juno (OST)
                                                23 26 Jackie: The Album
                                                Re 27 Chick Flicks: The Collection
                                                26 28 Paul Oakenfold: Greatest Hits & Remixes
                                                Ne 29 No 1 Dance Hits Album 3
                                                18 30 Step Up (OST)

                                                Dropping out
                                                20 Ronan Collins Collection - Showband Hits
                                                22 Larry Gogan: Pickin' The Pops
                                                24 Footloose (OST)
                                                25 Tiesto: In Search of Sunrise 6
                                                28 The Annual 2008
                                                29 1916 Easter Rising: 90th Anniversary
                                                30 Songbird 2008


                                                Chart Track Commentary

                                                The Sky’s The Limit

                                                English singer-songwriter Tom Baxter climbs from No4 to the top of this week’s Album Chart with his second album ‘Skybound’, the follow-up to ‘Feather & Stone’ which debuted and peaked at No45 on release back in August 2004. After splitting with Sony in 2007, Tom recorded ‘Skybound’ independently for his own Sylvan label, before it was picked up by Charisma/EMI and released 3 months ago.

                                                Amy Winehouse narrowly misses out on a return to No1 with ‘Back To Black’, holding at No2 ahead of this week’s highest new entry, sometimes described as ‘The New Amy Winehouse’ - Adele at No3 with her debut album ‘19’. There’s one other new entry in this week’s Top10 from Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine with their second album ‘Scream Aim Fire’ at No10, their first appearance in this chart, with their debut album 2005’s ‘The Poison’ failing to yet breach the Top 75.

                                                DJ Basshunter has a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Now You’re Gone’ (feat. DJ Mental Theo’s Bazzheadz), ahead of Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’ which climbs to No2, their best showing on the chart since ‘How You Remind Me’ spent five weeks at No1 in Spring 2002. Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová leap from No22 to No9 with the Oscar-nominated ‘Falling Slowly’, from their soundtrack to the film ‘Once’. In the same week that his album makes it to No1, Tom Baxter gets his first Top 10 single in Ireland with ‘Better’, climbing from No12 to No10.


                                                Shakyfan's Commentary

                                                Recent UK no 1 albums are falling way short in Ireland - Amy McDonald hangs on at 17 this week while Scouting For Girls finally make their debut at 39. Amy may well climb next week with her first Irish dates coming up - she's in Belfast on Monday (4th) and then Dublin the following night. Kathyrn Jenkins gets a huge climb, no doubt helped by an appearance on last week's Late Late Show

                                                Number 1 this week

                                                Single: Basshunter & DJ Mental - Now You're Gone (2nd week)
                                                Download: Nickleback - Rockstar (2nd week)
                                                Airplay: Kylie Minogue - Wow (1st week)
                                                Artist Album: Tom Baxter - Skybound (1st week)
                                                Compilation Album: Now 68 (11th week)

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                                                • #25
                                                  The sluggish start to the new year continues, with few new entries, and many, many long runners continuing to pile on the weeks....... Perhaps January's charts have been this way at times in the past, but maybe not to this extent!



                                                  Originally posted by Shakyfan
                                                  w.e. 31st January
                                                  Dropping out
                                                  32 Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
                                                  33 Rihanna - Hate That I Love You
                                                  45 Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
                                                  47 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
                                                  48 Amy Winehouse - Valerie

                                                  Their full chart-runs:


                                                  JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE - RADIOHEAD 32

                                                  HATE THAT I LOVE YOU - RIHANNA 44 22 21 26 25 13 14 15 19 25 32 26 34 26 31 33

                                                  WON'T GO HOME WITHOUT YOU - MAROON 5 38 28 45

                                                  STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - LED ZEPPELIN 27 24 30 39 41 39 45 42 28 43 47

                                                  VALERIE - AMY WINEHOUSE 46 XX XX XX XX XX XX 46 33 34 41 48




                                                  A good show today - a track from the album and compilation chart-toppers, a new entry (Hot Chip), and the whole of the top ten.
                                                  Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2021

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