- 15 Feb 21
Master KG and Nomcebo Zikobe are this week’s highest climbers with 'Jerusalema' after members of An Garda Síochána took part in the TikTok dance challenge.
Picture This have blasted back into the Irish charts with their new single 'Things Are Different’. It is a strong opening for the track, in a world where the singles charts have slowed down considerably - with tracks spending far longer in a chart that is less prone to dramatic changes.
The track is seen by many in the industry as Picture This’ most international sounding record to date, and one that might just open up new global frontiers for the outfit from Athy.
Co-produced by Grammy Award winning producers The Monsters & Strangerz (Justin Bieber, Halsey), German (Camilla Cabello, Liam Payne), and the band themselves, 'Things Are Different' sets the stage for their forthcoming third studio album to arrive later this year.
"‘Things Are Different’ is a song that I may never have written if it wasn’t for the chaos that was going on in the world around me," lead singer Ryan Hennessy said of the track.
"Normally I write love songs about people who have been in my life and who I have been in relationships with and this too is a love song. However, this time it is a love song to the world.”
Picture This debut ahead of Cardi B's 'Up' and A1 & J1's debut 'Latest Trends'. Dutch DJ and producer Tiësto remains at Number 2 with 'The Business', featuring the uncredited vocals of James 'Yami' Bell.
'Up' marks Cardi B's first piece of new music since her collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, 'W.A.P', became an internet and chart sensation. The track makes a strong start at number 19 this week.
The catchy 'Latest Trends', meanwhile, has been gaining momentum across TikTok since it was previewed in 2020. The song has finally entered the chart at Number 26 following its burst in popularity.
Olivia Rodrigo holds on to the Number 1 spot with her global hit 'Drivers License', while her High School Musical: The Series track 'All I Want' enters the chart at Number 40.
The impassioned power ballad was written by the 17-year-old about her co-star Joshua Bassett, and became a TikTok sensation. It’s also a debut single that reached the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart after its first week out, where it has remained uncontested for four weeks - a huge feat.
The longest any of the current tracks has been in the charts is the 63 weeks – with the Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ attaining that distinction. The R&B star has earned deserved praise for his Super Bowl half-time performance last weekend.
The only other Irish representative is Dermot Kennedy, but he has three stayers. 'Days Like This' hits a new high of Number 21, 'Giants' sitting comfortable at Number 22 and 'Outnumbered' nesting at Number 44. His former Number 1 Meduza collaboration 'Paradise' is down three to Number 15.
Check out the full Irish Singles Chart here.