- 04 Jul 19
After claiming seven chart hits so far in 2019, including two Number 1s, it should come as little surprise that Lewis Capaldi leads Ireland’s Top 50 biggest songs of the year to date.
The Scotsman’s breakthrough single 'Someone You Loved' – which spent six weeks at the top of the Official Irish Singles Chart - is Ireland’s most downloaded and streamed song of the first six months of 2019. Lewis features a further three times on the rundown, with 'Grace' at Number 17, his second chart-topping single 'Hold Me While You Wait' at Number 25, and his debut single 'Bruises' at Number 34.
Another popstar enjoying a breakout year is Lil Nas X: his track 'Old Town Road' ranks second on the year-to-date list. Ariana Grande’s '7 Rings' - the fastest-selling release of the year - lands at Number 3, while the US star has a further two entries with 'Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored' at Number 15 and 'Thank U, Next' at Number 20. The former helped Ariana replace herself at Number 1 on the Official Irish Singles Chart and join Britney Spears as the only women this millennium to claim four Number 1 singles in less than a year.
Billie Eilish is another artist with multiple entries; 'Bad Guy' and 'Bury a Friend' both reached Number 2 on the Irish chart and impact the year-to-date chart at Number 4 and Number 14 respectively. 'When The Party’s Over' also makes an appearance also at Number 26.
Other artists with more than one entry include Calvin Harris, Post Malone, George Ezra, Halsey, Khalid, and Marshmello.
As revealed in May, Dermot Kennedy’s 'Power Over Me' is the biggest homegrown song of the year so far, and the 22nd biggest song of the year overall. More Irish acts, including Westlife, Picture This and Hozier, also make the Top 50 with 'Hello My Love', 'One Drink' and 'Almost (Sweet Music)' respectively.
Here's the official Irish Singles Chart Top 5 of 2019 so far
1 SOMEONE YOU LOVED - LEWIS CAPALDI
2 OLD TOWN ROAD - LIL NAS X
3 7 RINGS - ARIANA GRANDE
4 BAD GUY - BILLIE EILISH
5 SHALLOW - LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER