- 11 Jul 22
Harry Styles remains a firm favourite, while Dermot Kennedy, Belters Only and Jazzy take their places with the top Irish homegrown singles of 2022.
Harry Styles' 'As It Was' comes out on top as Ireland's favourite single of 2022 so far.
New Official Charts Company and IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association) data has revealed that the song – which spent ten consecutive weeks atop the Irish Singles Chart - is this year's biggest-selling single, with 78,000 combined chart units. It’s also the best-selling single on both physical copies and digital downloads of 2022 so far.
Lost Frequencies and Calum Scott's hit, 'Where Are You Now' comes in second, having also graced the top spot on the Irish Singles Charts earlier this year.
'Make Me Feel Good,' the infectious dance hit by Belters Only and vocalist Jazzy is revealed as the biggest release by an Irish act in 2022. The debut single from the group took the Number 1 spot on the Irish Singles chart earlier in the year, making them the first Irish homegrown dance act to do so in almost 22 years.
The song also holds the accolade of most-streamed single of the year, with 9.4 million streams over the last six months. Revisit our recent interview with the Dublin collective here.
Dermot Kennedy remains one of the most successful homegrown Irish acts, with two songs making the list. 'Better Days' (#18) holds its popularity among Irish audiences, while 'Something To Someone' (#44) is Kennedy's latest to reach Number 1 on the Irish Homegrown Chart.
Social media (particularly TikTok) played a major part in some of the biggest singles of the year so far, with Gayle’s 'abcdefu' (#8) becoming an anthem on the platform earlier this year. Similarly, Frank Ocean's 'Lost' (#27) experienced a huge resurgence across TikTok, 10 years on from its initial release. Kate Bush's 1985 hit 'Running Up That Hill' also makes the list (#34) thanks to its viral comeback, which saw the song re-enter the charts and reach Number 1 in Ireland in 2022.
Several other chart-toppers have earned their place in the Official Irish Singles Chart, such as Encanto's 'We Don’t Talk About Bruno' (#10) and Dave's 'Starlight,' which earned the UK rapper his first Irish number 1.