Strange things are happening in the Irish charts. The IRMA chart is usually available on line on a Friday but was only there today, Monday. The new chart is dated October 15th but a song that was released (according to it's wikipedia page) on the 16th has charted already at number 13. That song is Cheryl Cole's new pop anthem Fight For This Love. But whatever the reason that happened all is good! There are a wonderful 11 new entries in the chart but they are not all brand new songs. That's still over one in every five songs and it all makes the chart a little bit more interesting. Without X Factor, shown here in Ireland on both UTV and TV3 the IRMA chart would truly be a whole lot less poppy. Alexandra and Flo Rida's Bad Boys is number one, and the other 3 brand new songs in the top ten; Robbie's Bodies at 3, Miley's Party In The USA at 5 and Michael Buble's Haven't Met You Yet have all been X Factor guest stars. And that's just the top ten. Here the IRMA chart for week dated October 15th. 1(-): Bad Boys - Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida 2(1): I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas 3(-): Bodies - Robbie Williams 4(2): She Wolf - Shakira 5(-): Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus 6(3): Sexy Bitch / Chick / Auld Wan- David Guetta featuring Akon 7(4): Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz 8(5): Empire State Of Mind - Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys 9(7): Oopsy Daisy - Chipmunk 10(-): Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble The other new entries include Irish band Identity Parade and Kicking Stones which is their second and biggest hit this year. Cheryl's Fight For This Love is at 13. Hmmm! Big Pink's Dominos, which I did a post on last week, is new at 25. Black Eyed Peas are brand new at 27 with Meet Me Halfway, perfectly timed as I Gotta Feeling finally falls to number 2. Danyl and his version of And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going To Leave The Gender Of This Song Title Untouched puts Jennifer Hudson's powerhouse version in the chart at 37, it's first time in the IRMA chart. Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons' charts at 49 and the 11th brand new entry, this time of an old song, is Leona's Footprints In The Sand. How high will Happy chart next month! Whitney's Million Dollar Bill is climbing again since Sunday night's X Factor but for now she's at number 40 in Ireland, a climb of 5. Beyonce's Brokenhearted Girl climbs to 33 from last week's 39 which isn't too bad for a very dull song.. Saturdays Forever Is Over drops to 15 already but that's mainly due to the 4 new entries in the top ten and the release of their album. Paulo Nutini, primarily an album artist in Ireland has the biggest drop as Last Request falls 20 places to 28. The songs I don't cover are mainly ones that have fallen down the chart and it shows the amount of songs doing so each week as they stay in the chart. JLS incidently are at number 39 with Beat Again which is now 14 weeks in the Irish Top 4o and Madonna's Celebration is at 23, it's 11th week in the chart. Both positions showing the respective artists popularity here in Ireland. Cheryl Cole's Fight For This Love is easily my most favourite song in the chart. Especially after the week it has been with the coverage of Stephen Gately death and funeral, I don't think there's a greater pop song title that gives the man himself and his husband Andrew tribute. For all the times that Stephen was in the IRMA chart as an artist over the years this week's very poppy chart is dedicated to him. The photo of Cheryl above was used on the cover of the Sunday Times magazine recently and here she is with the properly amazing Cahill Club Mix of Fight For This Love.
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