- 25 Feb 22
The No.1 single makes Belters Only the first Irish dance act to top the Official Irish Singles Chart in almost 22 years.
Following a dramatic few weeks on the chart, Dublin collective Belters Only have soared to the top spot on the Official Irish Singles Chart with 'Make Me Feel Good', featuring Jazzy.
The debut single from the hotly tipped group – which includes Irish DJs Bissett and Robbie G – was originally released in 2021, and has clocked up over 12 million streams on Spotify alone. Their friend Jazzy, of Dublin group Powerful Creative Minds, contributes vocals to 'Make Me Feel Good', which also recently broke into the UK Top 10. Currently in its eighth week in the charts there, it climbed from No.8 to No.5, suggesting that it might yet have what it takes to go all the way.
The No.1 single makes Belters Only the first Irish dance act to top the Official Irish Singles Chart in almost 22 years – following Mark McCabe's 'Maniac 2000', which spent ten weeks at No.1 between March and May 2000.
They're also the first Irish act to score No.1 on the chart as a lead artist since Dermot Kennedy with 'Giants' in December 2020.
“We are blessed to receive this Number 1 single," the group told Official Charts Ireland. "It took a lot of hard work, dedication, sacrifice and persistence. Thanks so much to all of our supporters for streaming the track and playing it at radio, we couldn't have done it without you!”
Belters Only's success sees last week's chart-topper, Lost Frequencies and Calum Scott's 'Where Are You Now' (currently at No.4 in the UK), drop to No.2.
Belters Only are set to return with their follow-up record in the coming weeks – having emerged as a powerful new force on the Irish and UK dance scene.
Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Belters Only, set to appear in the next issue of Hot Press...
Elsewhere on the chart, 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' from Disney's Encanto drops to No.3 (it remains No.1 in the UK); Sam Fender's 'Seventeen Going Under' remains at No.4 (while dropping to No.7 in the UK); and Mimi Webb's 'House On Fire' enters the chart at No.5 (it debuts at No.6 in the UK).
On the Official Irish Albums Chart, meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR claims No.1 once again – knocking Ed Sheeran's = back down to No.2. Meanwhile in the UK, Sour – a former No.1 – is at No.5, with Ed Sheeran topping the charts.
The highest new entry in the UK is Disrespectful by Bad Boy Chiller Crew at No.2, followed closely by Everything Was Forever, by Sea Power at No.4 – neither of which has registered yet in Ireland.