- 18 Jan 19
Westlife’s comeback single finished just 39 combined sales behind Max
Ava Max’s ‘Sweet But Psycho’ spends a fifth week atop the Official Irish Singles Chart, narrowly fending off competition from Westlife's comeback single ‘Hello My Love’, which came in at number two.
‘Hello My Love’ is Westlife’s 26th top 10 hit and their first in eight years. The last time they were in the top ten was with 2010’s ‘Safe’. The new track finished just 39 combined sales behind Max. Halsey rebounds two places to Number three with a remix of ‘Without Me’ featuring Juice WRLD.
This week’s highest new entry comes from Sam Smith and Normani with ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ at number eight. Khalid’s ‘Saturday Nights’ jumps six spots to number nine, boosted by a new remix with country singer Kane Brown.
Elsewhere in the Top 20, Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man’s collaboration Giant lands at 15, Picture This claim their tenth Top 50 hit with If You Wanna Be Loved at 18, and French producer Gesaffelstein makes his first appearance in the Irish Chart as a lead artist – Lost In The Fire ft. The Weeknd opens at 19.
Over on the Albums chart, The Greatest Showman spends its 19th non-consecutive at number one. The soundtrack hit the top spot exactly 52 weeks ago and is now the longest-reigning number one of the decade behind Adele’s 21 (35 weeks) and Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (28 weeks).
The 1975 see a gain this week following arena shows in Belfast and Dublin. Their latest set A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships climbs eight places to Number 10, and their second album I Like It When You Sleep… rockets 46 positions to Number 40.
The Cranberries’ greatest hits Dreams – The Collection lifts 11 spots to 18 after the release of their new single 'All Over Now', featuring the late Dolores O’Riordan.