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Aslan narrowly miss No 1 spot with This Is

1 of 1 Aslan pipped at the post for No 1
Aslan pipped at the post for No 1

Aslan have been pipped at the post in a bid to score their first ever No 1 single following a campaign to get This Is to the top of the chart.

Following last week's Night for Christy tribute concert in Dublin's Olympia Theatre, the Finglas band got behind an online effort to get the song, originally a No 12 hit in 1986, to the top but it has debuted on the chart at No 2.

Robin Thicke continues his seven-week rule as Ireland's No 1 single with Blurred Lines. However, Aslan have crashed into the top 10 album chart with their Platinum Collection.

U2 performed a cover of This Is as part of the tribute concert which also saw Irish acts such as Paul Brady, Mark Fehilly of Westlife and Jedward singing their interpretations of Aslan songs.

Dublin band Kodaline remain at No 1 for a second week with their debut album In a Perfect World.

Ireland’s Top 20 Singles

1 1 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Interscope)
2 This Is Aslan (Watergrasshill)
3 Walks Like Rihanna The Wanted (Global Talent)
3 (last week) 4 (this week) La La La Naughty Boy Feat. Sam Smith (Virgin)
2 5 Get Lucky Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams (Columbia)
5 6 Everything Has Changed Taylor Swift Feat. Ed Sheeran (Big Machine)
6 7 So Good To Me Chris Malinchak (Ministry Of Sound)
7 8 Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore)
4 9 The Other Side Jason Derulo (Warner Bros)
8 10 Dear Darlin' Olly Murs (Epic)
13 11 Treasure Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
10 12 Let Her Go Passenger (Nettwerk)
11 13 Pompeii Bastille (Virgin)
14 14 Wild Jessie J Feat. Dizzee Rascal & Big Sean (Lava/Republic)
15 Bang Bang Will.I.Am (Interscope)
17 16 High Hopes Kodaline (B-Unique)
19 17 Play Hard David Guetta Feat. Ne-Yo & Akon (Virgin France)
15 18 Just Give Me A Reason Pink (Rca)
43 19 We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus (Rca)
9 20 Waiting All Night Rudimental (Asylum)

Ireland’s Top 20 Albums

1 1 In A Perfect World Kodaline (B-Unique)
3 2 Random Access Memories Daft Punk (Columbia)
2 3 Collection: 1973 - 2012 Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
4 4 Yeezus Kanye West (Def Jam)
5 Long Way Down Tom Odell (Columbia)
5 6 . . . Like Clockwork Queens Of The Stone Age (Matador)
10 7 TheTruth About Love Pink (Rca)
7 8 All The Little Lights Passenger (Nettwerk)
17 9 Unapologetic Rihanna (Def Jam)
10 The Platinum Collection Aslan (Watergrasshill)
14 11 Trouble Will Find Me National (4AD)
8 12 Absolute Zero Little Green Cars (Island)
16 13 Our Version Of Events Emeli Sandé (Virgin)
15 14 To Be Loved Michael Bublé (Reprise)
18 15 The Heist Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore)
9 16 Right Place, Right Time Olly Murs (Epic)
28 17 Take Me Home One Direction (Syco Music)
23 18 Up All Night One Direction Syco Music
11 19 Time Rod Stewart (Capitol)
20 20 Unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars (Atlantic)

Chart courtesy of IRMA

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