Bum note: U2 album fails to hit top spot in Irish charts

Bum note: U2 album fails to hit top spot in Irish charts. Another blow for band after iTunes download drama

19th October, 2014
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The new U2 album has given the band their worst-performing position in the Irish charts in three decades. After one week on sale, Songs of Innocence has failed to enter the Irish charts in the No 1 position, making it U2’s first album since 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire not to debut at the top of the Irish charts.

It follows the controversial decision to give Songs of Innocence away free by automatically downloading...

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